Our Adoptable Dogs

PICTURES UPDATED 11/06/14!!
Click here to watch Mamie on YouTube!

Click on “View my page” to read about Mamie and Dr. Brian Hare’s Dognition Program at Duke!!

This pretty girl is MAMIE, a 2-3 year old Pit mix who loves people and attention - nothing makes her happier than

TASHA is our ADOPTAPET of the week 11/19/14!
PICTURES UPDATED 11/13/14!!
TASHA is a gorgeous American Pit Bull Terrier mix, about 3 years old. She’s a very athletic girl, full of energy and enthusiasm, with a lovely tail wag of greeting! Since she also has a rather sensitive side, she’ll

UPDATED 10/5/14!!
LEO
is a handsome Lab mix who’s about 8 months old. He loves people, has lots of energy and enthusiasm, and is smart and very food-motivated (he should be a fabulous dog to take to obedience class since he’s SO ready to learn!) He likes other dogs.
Leo

MAISIE is a sweet, rather submissive girl, a Lab/Basset mix who’s about 3 years old. Though she can seem very energetic and outgoing in her kennel, she’s actually a little timid in new situations, but she warms up with kind encouragement. She has a playful side – she loves to

CLEMENTINE is a cute, cuddly American Staffordshire Terrier mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s a compact little girl who loves to play – she enjoys chasing a tennis ball, and likes her toys. Although she’s social and vibrant, she also has a rather submissive, sensitive side, so will need

MARY is a pretty Rat Terrier/Dachshund mix who’s about one year old. She’s a gentle, rather anxious and sensitive little dog who loves kind handling, and she responds well to positive training and encouragement. Her interest in food treats will be a big help with confidence-building  :-)
She seems to

BONNIE is a small-size Lab mix who’s 6-7 months old. She’s cute, wiggly, friendly and all-around adorable! She likes to chase a tennis ball, loves her toys, and pays attention beautifully for food treats (she’ll be fun to train!) She does well with other dogs.
Bonnie will be a fabulous

MALACHI is a handsome Flat Coat Retriever/Greyhound mix who’s about one year old. He was quite emaciated when he first arrived at the shelter, but has done a great job of putting on weight! He remains a little thin, and is still very, very interested in food and food treats

BIRDIE is a 6-7 month old Boxer/Hound mix who’s full of puppy energy and enthusiasm! She settles and focuses well when food treats are on offer, and already has a very nice “sit”. She’s quite a playful girl – she likes to chase a tennis ball, loves her toys and

TREVOR is a handsome Cattledog/Manchester Terrier mix who’s about 18 months old. He’s smart, attentive, playful and high energy! He LOVES toys, tennis balls, treats and attention, and would likely excel at dog sports (Frisbee, Flyball or agility) – this is a dog who will thrive if given a job!!

CALLIE is a pretty Pointer/Pit mix who’s 6-7 months old. She’s friendly, outgoing, and full of energy! Since she’s very attentive and food-motivated, she’ll likely be a star at obedience class  :-) She seems to like other dogs.
Callie will be a wonderful companion for an active family who’ll give

UPDATED 11/5/14!!
MAX 
is a sweet senior Pekingese who’s loves people and attention! Though he only has one eye, it doesn’t hold him back – he’s perky, likes to go for walks, and has lots of nice tail wags for everyone he meets.
Though he’s polite in the passing with

UPDATED 11/17/14!!
ZIPPY
is a small-size Terrier mix who’s about 2 years old. He has lots of energy, and is looking for someone to help him direct it :-)
Since he’s smart and focuses well for food treats, he should be a fabulous little dog to train!
Zippy is looking

UPDATED 11/17/14!!
WILBUR
is a 4-5 year old Beagle/Pit mix who’s affectionate and friendly. He enjoys people and attention, and he also loves food treats :-)  He’s excellent with other dogs!
Wilbur will be a wonderful family pet.
Wilbur lives in kennel 38.
For more information contact 919-560-0640 during business

ESTELLE is a gentle, rather anxious Shepherd mix who’s 3-4 years old. She came to the shelter as a cruelty case with one of the most severely embedded collars we’ve ever seen. It seems beyond belief that someone could let a dog languish as Estelle did, with her collar growing

CUPID is a 6 year old Chihuahua (maybe mixed with Pomeranian?) who’s gentle and a little sensitive and submissive. Though he’s quite worried in his kennel (he tends to hang out in a corner looking sad), he perks right up as soon as he gets to go out for a

BERTHA is a 4-5 year old Shar-Pei mix who’s friendly, wiggly and affectionate! She also has a playful side – she likes to chase a tennis ball and loves her toys. Since she’s very attentive and food-motivated, she should be a fun and easy to train. She seems to be

CONRAD is a Pointer/Border Collie mix, about 6 months old, who’s full of energy and enthusiasm! He loves people and attention (he would like to get on your lap if you’d let him!), and is also very playful – he likes his toys, and gets along with other dogs.
Conrad

CALEB is an adorable Lab/Pit mix puppy who’s 2-3 months old. He’s friendly, cuddly and playful – just a fun little guy all-around!
Caleb is looking for a loving family who’ll give him the time, attention and training all puppies need.
Caleb lives in kennel 15.
For more information contact

MILES is a perky, small-size Terrier mix who’s about 18 months old. Though he can be a little unsure and anxious at first, he warms up quickly (especially if food treats are on offer!) He does well with other dogs.
Miles will blossom in a calm, kind home.
Miles lives

MARCUS is a handsome, friendly Lab who’s 2-3 years old. He’s a gentle, affectionate big guy who loves to lean against you to be petted :-) He gets along well with other dogs.
Marcus will be a fabulous companion for a lucky family.
Marcus lives in kennel 31.
For more

PENELOPE is a sweet, rather shy Rat Terrier mix who’s gentle and a little worried. She does gravitate to people, though, and once she gets to know you, she likes to get in your lap :-)
She perks up when food treats are on offer, which will be a help

MAYA is an adorable Lab mix who’s 2-3 months old. She’s a friendly, cuddly puppy who likes her toys and loves food treats (she’d really enjoy puppy class!)
Maya will be a wonderful family pet.
Maya lives in kennel P10.
For more information contact 919-560-0640 during business hours.

BERYL is a sweet, smart, energetic puppy, a Pit mix who’s 2-3 months old. She loves her toys, likes to chase a tennis ball, and pays attention nicely when food treats are on offer (she’ll be fun to train!).
Beryl is looking for an active, committed family to call her

COSMO is a gorgeous Pit mix puppy, 2-3 months old. He’s active, friendly and playful!
Cosmo needs a loving family who’ll give him exercise & playtime, and take him to puppy class :-)
Cosmo lives in kennel P8.
For more information contact 919-560-0640 during business hours.

LUCILLE is a pretty Foxhound mix puppy who’s about 4 months old. She’s got lots of energy and enthusiasm, loves her toys, and is very food-motivated and attentive – she’d love to go to puppy class!
Lucille needs an active, committed family who’ll give her the time, attention and training

KIRSTY is a pretty Border Collie mix who’s about one year old. She’s a gentle, affectionate young dog who also has quite a playful, energetic side – she’ll enjoy a  home where she has lots of exercise and playtime! Since she’s smart, attentive and motivated, she’ll be lots of fun

FLETCHER is a gentle, small-size Lab mix who’s around one year old. He’s a shy, rather sensitive young dog who warms up with gentle handling and encouragement, and he has lots of nice tail wags when food treats are on offer  :-) He does well with other dogs.
Fletcher will

SYLVESTER is a perky, outgoing Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix who’s a little under one year old. He’s very social, loves to chase a tennis ball and play with his toys, and pays attention nicely for food treats (he’ll be a wonderful little dog to train!) He seems to like other

RUDY is a gentle 2-3 year old Poodle mix who’s a little submissive and sensitive, but he tries his best to please. He really perks up for food treats, which will be a big help with settling and bonding in a new home. He seems to get along with other

ALFIE is sweet, social Chihuahua mix who’s about 4 years old. Though he can be a little worried in new situations, he seems to like people and attention, and he LOVES food treats  :-)
He gets along with other dogs.
Alfie will blossom in a kind, low-stress home.
Alfie lives

We have lots of puppies available for adoption.
For more information contact 919-560-0640 during business hours.

Our Foster Dogs

Click here to read Achilles’ blog!
This handsome young man is ACHILLES, a Mastiff mix who’s about 18 months old. He was dropped off at the shelter several months ago with severe skin issues, but with medication and lots of love and attention from his foster mom, he’s barely

 UPDATED 10/23/14!!
Click here to watch Eva on YouTube!
EVA is a pretty Pointer/Pit mix puppy who’s about 10 months old. She’s energetic and playful (she loves her toys!), and also smart and very food-motivated – she’ll be a wonderful puppy to take to puppy class. She loves people of

UPDATED 9/18/14!!
GREER is a lovely Blue Tick Hound who’s about 8 years old.
Here’s what Greer’s foster mom has to say about her: When I brought Greer home to foster, I expected to enjoy a houseguest with a mellow, easy-going disposition and refined manners, and in these personality traits,

UPDATED 11/13/14!!
SMEDLEY
is a playful, friendly (smaller-size) Lab mix who’s 8-10 months old. As you can see from his photos, he arrived at the shelter with severe demodectic (non-contagious) mange, but with great medical care and lots of love and attention, he’s recovered remarkably quickly and now looks (and

Other Rescue Groups

Adoptions Pending

*ADOPTION PENDING*
DAPHNE
is a gorgeous Hound (Red Tick or Bloodhound?) mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s a gentle big girl who loves everyone  :-)
Since she’s very food-motivated, she should be fun and easy to train. She’s polite, though not especially playful, with other dogs.
Daphne will be

*ADOPTION PENDING*
ALVIN
is a 2-3 year old Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix who’s cute, perky and all-around adorable! He loves to play with his toys, and is also smart, attentive and very food-motivated – he’ll be a fun little dog to train!
Alvin will be a wonderful addition to an active

*ADOPTION PENDING*
UPDATED 11/15/14!
WOODROW
is an adorable Beagle mix, about 18 months old. He’s friendly and gentle, and though he can be a little unsure of himself at first, he always tries his best. He likes his toys, and is excellent with other dogs (he would be a great

*ADOPTION PENDING*
PORTIA
is a gentle, rather worried Dachshund mix who’s 2-3 years old. Though she’s quite unsure of herself, she tries hard to please, and responds well to kind handling and encouragement. Positive (reward-based) training will be a good way to build her confidence.
Portia needs a calm, patient

*ADOPTION PENDING*
QUINN
is a soft, cuddly Spaniel mix who’s about 18 months old. He’s a friendly, cooperative little guy who loves everyone and everything! He does well with other dogs.
Quinn will be an adorable addition to a kind, loving family.
Quinn lives in kennel 27.
For more information

*ADOPTION PENDING*
SIGMUND
is a Giant Schnauzer mix who’s 2-3 years old. He’s a gentle big guy who’s rather unsure what’s expected of him, but he tries hard to do the right thing. He walks well on a leash, and is very attentive for food treats (= fun to train!)

*ADOPTION PENDING*
KELSEY
is a cute, perky Chihuahua mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s a tiny, rather delicate little dog who has a sensitive side, so she’ll need kind, gentle handling and positive (reward-based) training to help her build her confidence. She seems to like other dogs, preferring small,

*ADOPTION PENDING*
ARCHIE is a Shih Tzu mix.
Archie lives in kennel 43.
For more information contact 919-560-0640 during business hours.

Our Adopted Dogs

*ADOPTED 11/15/14*
UPDATE 11/10/14!!
Twyla has successfully undergone surgery to remove one of her eyes which had been damaged by a serious medical condition. She’s recovering well and is ready for visits
!
TWYLA is a perky, energetic Chihuahua who’s 3-4 years old. Though she can be a little timid

*ADOPTED 11/11/14*
UPDATED 10/9/14!!
SYLVIA
is a lovely Lab mix, about 4 years old. She’s a sweet, rather sensitive girl who tries hard to please her people – she loves just to be with you  :-) She has a playful side (she likes to chase a tennis ball), and is

*ADOPTED 11/6/14*
NATHAN
is a chunky, cuddly Lab (mix?) who’s 2-3 years old. He’s a friendly guy who loves people, attention, and food treats (he’ll be fun to train – he already knows “sit”!) He seems to like other dogs.
Nathan will be a wonderful addition to a Lab-loving home.

*ADOPTED 11/6/14*
FRASER
is a gentle Lab mix who’s 1 – 1 1/2 years old. He’s a sweet, rather worried boy who has a lot of submissive behaviors, so he’ll need very kind handling, as well as positive (reward-based) training methods to help him build his confidence. He’s very nice

*ADOPTED 11/7/14*
UPDATE 11/08/14:
Jasmine has successfully undergone corrective surgery for an eye issue, and is now ready for visits!
JASMINE
 is a gorgeous Rottie mix, about 2 years old. She’s a gentle, affectionate big girl, who loves to put her head in your lap, and cuddle up for some

*ADOPTED 11/14/14*
KATE
is a lovely Greyhound mix who’s about 18 months old. She’s a friendly girl who can be a little sensitive and submissive, but she warms up quickly and shows her playful side – she loves her toys, and seems to like other dogs. Since she’s very food-motivated

*ADOPTED 11/11/14*
BUDDY
is a gentle, friendly Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix) who’s 9-10 years old. He’s an easygoing kind of a guy who’s still active and playful – he loves to chase a tennis ball! Since he has no real interest in other dogs, he would probably do best as

*ADOPTED 11/11/14*
HAMISH
is a mid-size Terrier mix who’s about 18 months old. He’s an endearing young dog who’s a little unsure of himself, but he tries hard to make friends. He loves to play with a tennis ball (he bats it between his paws which is very cute!), and

*ADOPTED 11/8/14*
COOKIE
is a sweet girl, a small-size Hound/Pit mix who’s a little under one year old. She’s gentle, endearing, and very eager to please. She loves to play with tennis balls and toys, is very food-motivated and attentive, and seems to like other dogs, preferring low-key, well-mannered dogs

*ADOPTED 11/7/14*
FRECKLES
is a lovely Basset/Beagle mix who’s 6-8 months old. She’s affectionate, friendly and quite playful – she LOVES her toys! Since she pays attention nicely for food treats, she should be fun and easy to train. She likes other dogs.
Freckles will be a fabulous family pet.

*ADOPTED 11/1/14*
POGO
is a Rat Terrier mix.

*ADOPTED 11/15/14*
OPIE
is a sweet, social Border Collie, 6-7 months old. He’s a gentle, rather sensitive young dog who blossoms with kind handling and attention – he loves everyone  :-)
He would benefit from positive (reward-based) training to boost his confidence, and he would do well as a 2nd

*ADOPTED 11/14/14*
KINGSLEY
is a handsome Vizsla mix who’s about one year old. He’s energetic, outgoing, and has a wonderful wiggle of greeting for everyone! He likes to chase a tennis ball, loves his toys, is very attentive and food-motivated, and gets along with other dogs.
Kingsley will be a

*ADOPTED 11/14/14*
UPDATED 11/10/14!!
SUSANNA is a lovely Lab/Flat Coat Retriever mix who’s gentle, friendly, playful and all-around adorable! Since she’s only 5-6 months old right now, she’s on track to be quite a big girl when full-grown (60-70lbs, best guess!!) She’s smart and attentive, so should be a

*ADOPTED 11/17/14*
OLIVE
is a pretty Rat Terrier/Cattledog mix who’s a little under one year old. She loves people and attention, and likes to get in your lap for a good cuddle  :-)
She also has a playful side – she likes to chase a tennis ball, and does well

*ADOPTED 11/13/14*
MAGGIE
is a gentle, friendly Lab mix puppy who’s 2-3 months old. Though she can be a little unsure at first, she perks up with kind handling and encouragement. She likes her toys, and seems to get along with other dogs.
Maggie is looking for a loving family

*ADOPTED 11/13/14*
MADDIE
is a real sweetie, a 2-3 month old Lab/Hound mix puppy who loves people and attention. She enjoys her toys, and likes other dogs.
Maddie will blossom with a kind, committed family who’ll give her the time, attention and training all puppies need.