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Our Dogs

There are typically between 25 and 35 dogs in our program at any given time – some will stay with us longer than others as they overcome their medical or behavioral challenges.  Click here to read about some of our dogs who came into our program with serious medical issues and learn how we helped them recover.

The costs to run our rescue are well over $200,000 per year.  If you would consider sponsoring a dog, click here, or click on the "Sponsor Me" button on the dog's page.  If you are interested in meeting some of our available dogs, come to the next adoption event.  

Bisbee Having Fun



Hello world!  Do you want to play?  I am a sweet girl who would love to be a part of your life. Click here to learn more about me!


Hope Too



Hope is learning how great life can be!  She's still a pup, very smart and she's looking for a loving home. Click here to learn more about her.


Marley and Dexter

Marley and Dexter

Marley and Dexter are the best pair of friends you could ask for.  They love their balls and they are very gentle and low key.  They would love to stay together...two are better than one!  Click here to learn more about them.


Zion in the Yard


If you are looking for a gentle, sweet companion, take a look at Zion.  He's a wonderful boy who doesn't need much...just your love.  Click here to learn more about me.




Aren't I a good looking fella?  I am a real catch, or so I have been told.  Ask about me.  Bartok!  Click here to learn more about me.


Gulliver - Boy With A Ball


Hey!  Do you wanna play?  Well, I am ready and waiting for you to pick me!  Click here to learn more about me.



Referral Dogs (not in our program)

We provide listings for referral dogs as a service to the community, but we do not screen dogs to determine their suitability for adoption.  We make no representations regarding the accuracy of the information provided by the owners/fosters and we assume no responsibility for the condition or behavior of the dogs.


Hello - My name is Simon.  I am a 6.5 yr. old english golden retriever.  I get compliments all the time about how beautiful I am.  I am looking for either a forever home here in Wilmington where my mommy could still be a part of my life or someone who would like the company of a dog but not the expense 4 days a week when my mommy works.

My story is a long one but I will try and keep it short.  My first mommy was in the military and we moved from Germany to the USA.  Unbeknownst to my mommy, she bought a house near the firing range at the military base.  The noise and vibration really frightened me.  I was about 3 years old.  I started to get anxious and would claw the door interfacings and doors when no one was home with me.  I was so scared.  Then I started to get destructive during  thunderstorms and fireworks. My mom at that time put me in a crate during the July 4th fireworks and I busted out and broke out a tooth.  I can’t be crated unattended or during storms or fireworks now.  My new mommy who is an angel, took on this challenge of rescueing me  from this situation 2 yrs ago.  She thought all I needed was a quiet home and I would be all better.  She has literally tried everything. She even hired Dr. Nicholas Dodman at Tufts University, animal behaviorist and well known for his expertise in the field of  pharmacology.  He put me on thyroid meds.  I was already on Prozac and L-theanine when mommy adopted me. I am currently on Clomicalm and Buspirone and pre-storm Clonidine.  I have a storm defender and thunder shirt I wear when storms are approaching.  If I am left alone during storms or fireworks I will claw door interfacings and anything near the door.  When there is a storm and mommy is home I will pant and pace but I am not destructive.  My mommy has continued to deal with my issues and she is getting really stressed.  She loves me so much and I love her.  In her heart she knows what is best for me is to find a stay-at-home retired couple or someone who works from home who will be able to be with me during the day when  storms are predicted.  However if you don’t want to take my issues on full-time she would like to find someone who stays at home 4 days a week who can take me when she works.  This would be great for someone who wants the company of a great dog but not the cost associated with having a dog.   I am looking for someone with a fenced in backyard.  I love to swim and mommy takes me to the beach quite often. I also loves walks and I walk good on a leash but if I see a squirrel I may pull a little to try to chase it.   Hey - I am a dog!

I get along well with other dogs and would prefer to have a buddy.  I am friendly and gentle with children. I have no other medical issues.   I am only destructive if no one is home during change of weather and during fireworks.  If you can’t adopt me full-time than hopefully you can help mommy out when she works and storms are predicted.  runnergirl433@bellsouth.net  Diane 910-791-3038

Zoey Referral Three
Zoey is a sweet girl.  She's a short, stout little girl at about 55 pounds, with a medium amount of energy.  Her foster Mom affectionately calls her Tootsie Roll.  She is estimated to be about five years old, and had a rough start at life.  Zoey was found as a puppy in Raleigh and had been kept in an outdoor pen most of her life up until her foster parents brought her home.  Understandably, the world initially was very scary for her but she blossomed quickly into a happy, goofy, eager to please lady.  She absolutely loves the grass between her paws and all the other things she missed out on early in life. As soon as you pet her, she stops and melts, happily soaking up the love she didn't get for so long.  She is crate trained and has no issue going in. 

She will go in her crate and sit randomly because she knows she'll get a little treat.  She's a fast learner.  She walks well on a leash and loves her walks and playing fetch in the backyard.  She is good with other dogs, but should go to a cat free home, as she sees them as a live stuffed animal (not aggressive, just wants to play with them...in her mouth).  She is good and gentle with children, but because she sometimes gets excited, older children would be best. Zoey is a sweet girl who deserves a happy ending and a loving family to call her own.  If interested, please contact Katie B. at katendy@gmail.com