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Name: Yogi

Sweet YOGI ..... He was even referred to as "Cinnamon Bear" while at the shelter. He is for sure as sweet as cinnamon💜
Gets along with other dogs. Plays in doggie daycare daily.
He gets along with other dogs. The only dog he has ever reacted to was an unaltered male. Well, I react to unaltered males too!😩
He is UTD on core vaccines, neutered and UTD on monthly preventatives.
Yogi would thrive in a structured environment, like all dogs. He has done great at our friend's boarding facility. He is in a suite with glass enclosure (no bars) and loves watching people. He plays daily in play groups and has done well. 

Name: Ollie

OLLIE is available for adoption to a terrific home 
UTD on everything 
  • Neutered 
  • House trained 
  • Crate trained. 
  • Leash trained 
  • Basic obedience trained 
  • He stays right with you, once bonded with you 
  • Loves to play ball 
OLLIE is a very special rescue of ours❤​
Plays great daily with two female labs at his foster home 
-LOVES LOVES LOVES going for car rides.... It's his favorite thing to do! In fact, he is one of those kids you have to watch with strangers because if their car door opens HE JUMPS IN! (front, back, side doors doesn't matter which one) LOL
-You must have a 6' privacy fence to adopt Ollie so we know he has a safe place to play safely. 
*NO small animals (small dogs, cats, puppies etc) 
*older children would be better. He is not aggressive WHATSOEVER but plays a lot so just needs supervision 
OLLIE is VERY "FOOD" motivated which helps tremendously with training. 
He needs work on getting overly happy and loves the mouthy play nibbles and the jump, jump, "jumpies"(lol). Someone must be willing to continue his training to help him with those things. He takes correction very well though. He gets down the second you say down. When training if you have FOOD he will do anything to please you. 
There is not a mean bone is his body. 
You could try a "foster to adopt" scenario, if approved for adoption. 
When we saved our Ollie he was emaciated, had demodex and was not neutered. He was aloof and had energy he needed a way to channel properly like all dogs. He has chain scars around his neck that show his past life was rough. His beautiful face told us his story along with the scars and his bones sharply defined a life of neglect and cruelty. He has never once acted like an abused dog.... He doesn't cower, and has never ever as much as growled at a human being. He is not fearful at all. He dearly loves people. 
After much training, exercise along with tread mill exercise he calmed and also with attention he learned to love people. Now he can't get enough of people! Lol 
He has gone through so much and come so far we are very proud of him. He still needs someone that will love him enough to provide the further training and consistency he needs. He needs structure as all dogs do. He will not be able to be adopted out to someone that is just learning about dog training. We just don't want to ever risk him not progressing further from this point. We have dedicated so much to him and want him to get what he needs as far as continued training, LOVE and to bond with "his" human(s). 
PLEASE GIVE OLLIE A CHANCE AT A FOREVER HOME. He deserves to have the FIRST loving, caring INSIDE forever family and home he has ever had !
Name: Keena and Maisie

Do you work? Don't want to feel guilty when you leave home and a leave a dog alone all day? Then if you adopt two dogs that are already bonded they would have each other, when you are gone, for companionship. These girls had a rough start in life but always had each other, so they need to stay together. They are very bonded. Watching them together would warm your heart. 💞

KEENA and MAISIE have come a long long way! We saved these two girls from a high kill shelter, when they were brought in from living on chains their entire lives. 💔
They are only about a year and a half old, and we believe they are sisters. Their puppyhood was stolen from them because of living on chains😩😩

THEY ARE NOW LEARNING THE "GOOD LIFE"... A life of love and great care!

From day one in their foster home they have been nothing but sweet. They were very scared when we first saved them. They still have a ways to go and things to learn, but they are very loving and with patience and love they will continue to thrive. 
It was obvious they had never been in a home, much less had ever had soft beds, great care and the love from good humans!

Both tested heartworm positive, they were riddled with worms, and desperately needed baths.... Probably the first baths they had ever had in their lives. 
Both are now very healthy girls! They have undergone heartworm treatments, recovered from them, and recently found to be negative for heartworms! Woohoo! 🎉🎉♥️♥️
They are UTD on all core vaccines, monthly preventatives and scheduled for their spays now that their heartworm tests were negative!


I love watching the sunrise on the beach ☀️
I love other dogs, big and small 
I love kids 
I love being with YOU 💜💜
Very friendly with all people and all dogs. 
His foster doesn't have a cat, but he was around them at the shelter and at the vet office. No reaction whatsoever. He is an amazingly sweet boy💜
He just needs someone home more than not home..... and another dog for companionship would really help him!
Approx 50 lbs 
House trained 
Doing great on leash 
UTD on core vaccines, urinalysis, full blood panel done, X-rays of chest to be sure no heart damage, sent to radiologist and cardiologist .....
Found to be a healthy boy! Just need to treat for the heartworms. 
Neutered and microchipped 
On Doxycycline (precursor to heartworm treatments) will start first treatment in a couple weeks. Our vet, the radiologist and cardiologist feel Brody will do great with treatments! He is young and healthy. We can discuss his treatments in detail if interested in adopting him. He can be adopted to an approved home prior to treatments but he would need to be brought to our vet office for his treatments.
Name: Mandy
Approx 2 yrs old 
Border Collie mix (possible Staffie mix) 
Loves other dogs her size or larger 
LOVES to play and run with other dogs.
Has a lot of sweet energy so NEEDS EXERCISE
Loves EVERYONE !!! 
No cats or small animals 
Great with older kids (younger kids OK if parent/s willing to take the time and be vigilant to train Mandy to be calm and gentle with kids. 
If she is not provided with the proper exercise then she will be too much energy for younger children.
We saved Mandy from a high kill shelter in January 2015. The shelter named her Sparkle because of her cheerfulness and beauty.... She shines! Mandy is another "Bertie Beauty" that came from Bertie County Animal Shelter. That county gives up some absolutely wonderful canines frown emoticon
We have been blessed to have sweet Mandy in our rescue and love her very much. She loves dogs and everyone she meets. 
She was actually adopted out and was with a wonderful family for about 4 months. Things changed in their household and they had to surrender Mandy back into our rescue. They truly loved her. 
Mandy needed more exercise and stimulation than what they were able to provide for her. 
Mandy has a high prey drive so would not do well with cats or small animals. Actually she is frightened of horses too! Lol 
Mandy has played great with all the dogs her size and larger that she has played with. She is too rambunctious with smaller dogs sometimes but gets along with them. 
Mandy needs an active family that will include her in everything they can, because Miss Nosey Rosey needs stimulation whether that be physical stimulation or mental stimulation. 
Her intelligence, need for a job and need to vent her energy and stay busy is a true instinct of the Border Collie that is in her. She also has that sweet loving Staffie trait. She is a great loving and friendly mix. 
She has a busy mind and lots of spunky energy so she needs a job. She is intelligent also, so she would be a great agility dog.
Border Collies MUST have frequent opportunities to vent their energy and to use their busy minds to do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored -- Mandy is a very smart and great dog for the right family that understands and enjoys an active lifestyle and willing to love her and be dedicated to her needs. She is soooooo loving to everyone. It is hard to believe this baby hasn't been scooped up into a home quickly. She is a gem and very special to us.
Mandy is UTD on all core vaccines, tests, preventatives, spayed and microchipped.
MANDY IS A COMPLETE LOVE💜💜💜 and beautiful too!

Name: Mickey

Possible Cattledog/Heeler mix (no guarantee)
Loves other dogs 
Better for older kids until trained properly 
Hasn't been with cats before 
LOVES PEOPLE.... Really loves hugs! 
Needs the proper exercise and someone that understands his breed mix. Herding breeds need a job!
We saved sweet Mickey on March 25, 2017 from a high kill shelter, when their shelter became full so he needed out right away. We did not have a foster home open (and still do not💔) so we had to place him in boarding in NC at a friend's facility to get him to safety. He played in doggie daycare daily and had a blast. He did well with all the other dogs there.
He was taken to the vet in NC for his exam, vaccines, tests, fecal test, monthly preventatives, neutering and microchip. Days later his incision/scrotum area was extremely swollen/infected and there was necrotic tissue. 
We moved him to our vet in Va Beach and he had surgery again and his scrotum area had to be removed and dew claws also. 
He is healing wonderfully at our vet office. 
EVERYONE loves little Mickey
He looks larger in some of his pictures. He only weighs 37 lbs. JOY, JOY, JOY, is all this little boy shows! He is a doll. He needs some training and he loves treats so that makes it easy! He gets excited and loves to jump up but takes correction very easy. 
A couple toys in your pocket and telling him "off" and stick the toy in his mouth, and he is a happy camper. 😀

Name: Roxie

FOREWARNING: She had us at her first "head tilt". Oh dear me that FACE💖💖
-age approx 2 yrs old
-58 lbs
🐶😻-good with other dogs and cats 
-ok with kids (maybe 5+ better but she is so sweet and VERY easy to train) 
-house trained 
-crate trained but has free roam at foster home and very well behaved
-doing great learning to walk on leash 
-great with basic obedience skills
(Sit, stay, come, off, lay down) 
-you cannot have any breed restrictions where you live to adopt her 
-want a safely 6' fenced backyard for her; she deserves to play safely for the rest of her life
From foster mom:
Roxie is a major lover and a playful girl! Total kisses and loves to play ball or tug on the rope. She is a spunky thing with a little independent streak but is bottom line a people pleaser. She loves meeting new people and adapts easily to new surroundings. She falls into a routine with no problem and is completely non-destructive. No garbage shopping or chewing issues here! She is completely potty trained and knows basic commands. Even though she is crate trained, she is free to roam the house and is so good! 
She just needs a little time with the cats and with new pups and is curious with the kitties at first .....but when everyone is comfortable, its all lovin on the home front! This girl will melt your heart with her head tilts and big kisses♥️
Name: Cookie

Cookie is one very special and sweet girl💜
W E N E E D A F O S T E R for sweet COOKIE! We promise you, you will dearly love her! Such a very sweet girl! 
We have placed her in a very nice boarding facility because we needed her out of a very small rural vet office that doesn't have the accommodations for a dog to be in boarding for a long period.
She was there for OVER A YEAR 😓
Cookie is the 3rd dog we have brought into rescue after they were in very small rural vet offices for over a year💔
💔Cookie's story breaks our hearts. She was originally in a high kill shelter in 
March 2014 and the group that advocates for the shelter moved her to a small vet office to save her life. She remained in boarding at a very small rural vet office until 
August 2015 💔
(almost a YEAR AND A HALF😓)
A very nice family adopted her in August 2015. They loved her very much. They had her for almost a year. 
The family had kids and they all loved her. Cookie really loved the children. She was doing great in her home and she loved them very much. 
One day she was outside playing with HER kids as she normally did and the neighbor's kids also came over to play. 
She loved all the kids. She went to chase a ball and a neighbor's child went to get it at the same time. The neighbor "accused" Cookie of biting the child.... No skin broken..... No puncture wounds! Animal Control was not called. Cookie was UTD on all vaccines and the child did NOT have a puncture wound.
are D O G S 😩
Our guess is the child became frightened and over-reacted, as children do, and therefore the child's parents also over-reacted. 
No blood. No puncture wound. No dog acting aggressive in the least.
The neighbors started applying pressure to Cookie's family. They said they were calling Animal Control if they didn't "get rid" of Cookie 😓😓😓😓😓😓. Cookie's family became afraid of neighbors.... afraid for Cookie, that neighbors may harass her or worse😩... Keep in mind this is a rural area. 
So Cookie's family was heartbroken and called and the group that originally saved Cookie stepped in (as usual) and Cookie was placed once again back in boarding AT A VERY SMALL VET OFFICE AND WAS THERE FOR OVER A YEAR.... AGAIN 😓. 
The group had no choice but to place her there. In that area they have limited choices. They didn't want her to be in danger and her go to the shelter. It is a high kill shelter. No enclosed building, therefore, no heat or air conditioning. 
The vet office where she was boarded......
No doggie daycare, limited staff there so no long walks or playtime, no one on one attention, no large play areas, there she sat in a small kennel for OVER a YEAR. 
When their office and kennels became crowded she would stay in an outside kennel. 😩. If the weather was real bad she would have to stay in a crate inside. 
Everyone at the vet office really loved her. They were sad that she was there for so long and very happy for her that she was going to get out of there and get more of what she needed. 
Could you imagine a dog living like that for over a year? That was NO LIFE for her or any dog. Being isolated from other dogs and people for that long should have made her irritable, act out ...... BUT NOPE.....
They sure gave her an appropriate name💜