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ZIGGY – adopt a pet

Ziggy (formerly Tristen who was pulled while on an urgent euthanasia list at a rural shelter) is doing great. He is a very smart and loyal boy. He is completely housebroken and will sit next to the door when ready to go out to do his business. He loves to play fetch, and loves all toys. […]

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FullSizeRender (2)This sweet fellow was pulled from a shelter with serious medical conditions – his original people could not afford to get him the needed surgery. However, the kind folks at  Mitchell Mill Animal Hospital provided his surgery for free — and his foster parents have nursed him back to health!!


He is great now and ready to find his fur-ever home. He’s about 11-months-old, is house broken and crate trained! He gets along great with dogs and all people.


If you would like to meet this handsome boy, start with an application at, and we will connect you with his fosters.


Scroll down to see all of his photos and click to watch him play with his foster canine sister, Addie (who graciously loaned Teddy the outfit for the icy day). Please click for more on his wonderful story, including his special daytime place.


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Pet of the Month: Sweet SUGAR!

Hi, my name is Sugar.

I’m a middle aged (7-8 human ySugar2_11-15 (2)ears) German Shepard mix looking for my FURever home.  I need some regular supplements to help my joints. From what I hear, this is pretty normal for middle aged humans as well, so I hope you don’t hold it against me. I have some wrinkles, but aren’t they cute? I love to go for walks and sometimes play, but my favorite thing to do is to hang at your feet and take a nap. I never jump on the furniture, I don’t chew on things I shouldn’t (well, I DO love to chomp on grass!), and I LOVE other dogs (my foster mom says I would probably be great with cats too, since I barely even flinch when the puppies get all over me). I’m looking for a nice family to love me for the rest of my days. If you are looking for a totally chill kinda gal, I’m yours.

Please fill out an application so we can meet. Thanks!


Dallas – “Pet of the Month”


Dallas is a handsome Blue Brindle Pit mix rDallas3_12-15escued from a rural shelter. He adjusted quickly and nicely to his foster home where he is getting along great with both cats and various size dogs! He weighs 50 pounds and is about 2-years-old. He is very gentle, but incredibly strong and excitable so we recommend no small children or senior dogs.

The vet diagnosed him as heartworm positive, and started him on treatment. As one can imagine, vet visits and treatment can be costly, and Dallas’ care is no different at an estimate of around $450. We are asking our generous CFP nation to contribute to Dallas’ vet expenses and become a “Dallas Donor” at

(HeartDallas1_12-15worm is not a liability and is not contagious to dogs who are on a preventative. Dallas is up for adoption — if you would like to meet him, please start by filling our our adoption app at



“Cap” – Pet of the Month

Hi My name is Captain Morgan, sometimes they call me Cap or Captain or Morgan! Last week a not so nice person took me away from my mom and dropped me off at the shelter and told them they didn’t care if I could get put down. I don’t know what that means, but it […]

Pet of the Month – Mia


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At this point Mia is basically homeless and without a foster. We have just 2 or 3 days at the most to find her a safe, loving, and structured foster home. Mia is a young, special needs pup that is unsocialized. She is curious about other dogs but does not appreciate it when they get to close to her, Extended close contact, particularly around her face does not please her at all. Based on this fact, we are searching for a foster home that has no other dogs. Mia needs one-on-one attention and lots of love. We are hoping that there is someone out there reading this who has no other dogs OR has the structure and time to tend to Mia’s issues. Someone who has been thinking about fostering again who knows that their time and effort will result in the saving of another innocent dog’s life. A CFP Volunteer has been handling and testing Mia out for the past 6 days.

Our volunteer reports that when at home, Mia is a sweetheart and submissive. She is even ok meeting strangers. Mia is a young dog who has been through one crisis after the next. She needs a chance to settle in to a stable environment. She needs someone who can establish a routine for her so that she can thrive. Mia needs to receive training so that she can grow into the wonderful companion that we believe she will be. We are not sure about Mia’s exact breed but she is gorgeous. She looks like a Staffordshire Terrier mixed with Boxer. She is small in stature but is very strong. She has not been trained to walk on a leash but did OK when we tested her yesterday as long as she is not right beside another dog.

If you can help us now and by fostering and providing Mia the training and love she needs to thrive, please email our animal coordinator at as soon as possible, for further information on pet adoption. The clock is ticking and the time we have to save her is limited to just a couple of days.

Even if you cannot foster, please share this post to help us get the word out about this search for a new foster home for Mia.

Thank you!

Pet of the Month – Cheddar

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Cheddar is still looking for his FURREVER Home. This gorgeous Pitt Bull Mix is just over 1 year old and is a sweet as he can be. Cheddar is doing great with his foster family but unfortunately he can only stay with them for 1 more month because his foster mom is having surgery so the race is on to find him a new home.

He has recovered fully from being hit by a car and is ready to get out into the world and meet more people who can share his story. If you have been considering adoption or would like more information about Cheddar, please email our foster coordinator at $175 adoption fee.

All pets are neutered/spayed and up to date on vaccines at time of adoption.

Pet of the Month – Mabel

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Mabel is a beautiful German Shorthair Pointer/Lab/Pitt mix that CFP of NC rescued this past summer who gave birth to 10 puppies.
Fortunately, all of the puppies have been adopted, however we are still looking for a furrever family for this gentle soul. Mabel is approx 2 years old, spayed, up2date on vaccines, house trained, and gets along with other dogs and cats.
If you are interested in meeting Mabel or would like to adopt, please email out program director at or call 919-673-4003.