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More Forever Families!

Pollo & Mom
Pollo & Family

We are SOOO very excited to share that Pollo, now Poppy, has found her forever home. We knew the moment they met, that Poppy picked them. What a beautiful Christmas Miracle! ♥️🥰 Thank you to Jill, Sal, and ALL the family for opening your hearts and home to this sweet girl!


Look who is a happy little boy! That's right. It is Mr. Boomer, now Wyatt E. Coyote. This little guy was a puppy, dumped at a dumpster site in Wilmington and, thankfully, found and brought into a local Animal Shelter. What a rough start to life. But no more worries, little man! Thank you Lauren for giving this sweet boy the best life!

Harlow now Harpo
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Harlow, now Harpo, has found her forever home. One wanted a lab mix, one wanted a boxer. They adopted the lab first, and now Harpo makes the family complete. Have a great life, sweet girl. Thank you for saving TWO lives.♥️


Porsche, now Loretta, is the last of her mama's eight puppies to find a home! Porsche's mama was found pregnant by a Good Samaritan, then gave birth while in foster care to 8 puppies. We are so happy for puppy Loretta who has found her forever home. She is living the good life on Oak Island, and she couldn't be happier!

Porsche now Loretta
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YAY!!! It's OFFICIAL!!! Coco, now Gus, has found his perfect home with Kimber! Look at those smiles. 

 Happy tails, sweet boy. We love you. Thank you to Madison for saving him and fostering! Thank you, Kimber, for loving him!

Look who got his forever home!!! Yes, little Cheerio, now Wolfie!


Thank you Diane Smithies for helping him be his best self. Thank you Ellen and Steve for welcoming him into your home and hearts. Cherry eye taken care of. Now only the best life for little Skeeter!


9-month-old Maisy, now Maxie, and her mama were found as strays and brought into the shelter. They have both been adopted and now know what living in a loving home is all about!

Congratulations, Maxie and family!!!

Bless her heart! 

5-month-old Snowflake, now Snowie, was found as a stray all alone. We pulled this little Huskie Mix beauty from the shelter, where she was shaking with fear, to hitting the jackpot with her own family to love!!!

Happy life, little one!

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Look who got officially adopted!!!! Yes, it's sweet Abella, now Bella. She couldn't be happier with her new family and fur brother Oakley! 


Special thanks to Eline and Chris for helping her be her very best self!!! Happy tails sweetheart.... We love you 💖

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Little Piper — now Grace aka Gracie! —

was surrendered to a local shelter with her baby. Just look at her now! 

Special thanks to the Donnellys for fostering and the Parkers for opening up their hearts and home. Happy tails, sweetheart. No more scared days for you. You have a family all her own to love!!! Wonderful smiles all around ♥️

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Look who found her forever home!!! Cute-as-a-button Sasha!!! She couldn't be more loved or happier. Thank you Rachel for fostering, then adopting her and giving her a chance. So much love all around!!! 

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On Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, 6 baby girl puppies, and 1 baby boy, were found on the side of the road with their mama who had passed away after giving birth. A Good Samaritan picked up these tiny Boxer Mix puppies and reached out for help because the babies needed to be bottle fed.

With loving help from fosters and volunteers, all seven puppies are playful, happy, and are finding their forever families. Two of them broke out in Parvo and were nursed back to good health! We are so grateful. It takes a village. 



Yay, Everest, now Millie!!! Born on Easter Sunday, Millie is the last of the seven little boxer mix puppies to find her forever home! She joins her loving family, along with a fursibling to play with! Happy life, little one!

Everest now Millie
Everest Pup
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Rio is one of our Easter baby girls who has found a wonderful home that includes her own fursibling!

You keep bringing happiness into your life, sweet one!

Rio Pup
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Aurora aka Auri 2.
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Happiness for Auri in her new home with her loving family, including a BIG fursibling!

You are safe now, baby girl!

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Reef Adopted


Look who got adopted! Reef found his forever home and is living the good life. Thank you to everyone who helped along his journey and to his family for rescuing.

Reef Adopted
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Thank you so much for opening your hearts and home to Miss Peri !!! One of our Parvo survivor puppies. She's a very lucky girl and hit the jackpot! 

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This sweet little one has found the BEST family — lots of love and a happy life!!!



More adoption updates! This time it's Mr. Viper, one of Limo's puppies. He's found his bestest friends and forever home!! Thank you so much for loving this little guy. 🤎🐶😊

Limo Adopted

Limo, now Sweets, just got adopted 😊

Limo/Sweets was found as a pregnant stray with an open bag of food by a Good Samaritan. 

On April 20th, this sweet, little mama pup gave birth to 8 puppies! She birthed her puppies for 6 hours: from 6:00pm until her 8th puppy came into the world just after midnight. Bless her heart! While in our foster home, Limo/Sweets did a fabulous job of nursing her puppies to good health!

And now, at last, she has found a loving home of her own! You don't have to do this all by yourself any more, Sweets!

Happy, happy life!

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Connor found his forever home!!! 

After losing his mama, whom he lived with for years, he found a new home where he has only his one human who can dote on him just like his mama did.

Thank you so much to Deb, Susan, and Diane for helping this sweet guy along his journey! Thank you Teresa for opening your heart and home to this best boy!

It's official!!! Salt, now Meatball, has been adopted!!

Salt was found by a Good Samaritan on the highway, along with his brother Pepper (who has been adopted by his Good Samaritan!).

Thank you Mike, Anna, and fursibling Sadie for welcoming him into your home!

You're safe now, baby boy!

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Charger, now Edward aka Eddie, found a loving home, complete with a fursibling!

Happy life, sweet one!

Charger aka Eddie

Sweet Benson is home! Benson was pulled from the animal shelter as a scared little 5-year-old beagle. We suspect that the sweet guy didn't know what living in a home was like :(

Somehow we knew he wasn't leaving his foster home 🏠🥺 Thank you Joanne & Ken for loving this little guy!!! Special thanks to his new pack for accepting him, helping him grow, and showing him what love is all about!

Charger aka Eddie
Charger aka Eddie
Etta Adopted
Etta Adopted

Look who got adopted! 

Little 13-year-old Ms. Etta! 

She came to us with severe skin issues and, with the help of her wonderful foster Ms. Georgiane, and the help of Hanover County Animal Rescue, she was able to become her best self. Now she has found her forever home with the Calvert family. Never alone again.

We are so happy for you, little one!

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Who got his forever home? Yaaay, it's Yeti!!! Happy tails, sweet guy. You couldn't have found a better place, after being found as a stray!

Special thanks to Brit for being his long-term foster, Stephanie and Colleen for helping him begin his journey, and Jeff Coltenback for helping him be his best self. It takes a village sometimes :)

Yeti on PawPrints Magazine Cover
Oakley Adopted

Yay, Oakley! This little boy was on the euthanasia list at the shelter, but no more worries now, sweet Oakley!

You found your forever home!!!

Thank you Harleigh for opening your heart and home to our sweet boy. Thank you Chris and Eline for helping him be his best self! We are so happy for you and your new family!


We are so happy for Adira, now Angel, who was adopted into a loving home where she has 2 fur siblings whom she loves!!! This beautiful 2-year-old lab/shep mix was thrown over a 6ft dumpster fence and found by a Good Samaritan. We took her under rescue. She had to have FHO surgery (hip surgery to her femur) and did very well. Her name is now Angel because her mama says, "She's just the sweetest. She's like an Angel!"

Happy days for you now, sweet girl!

Angel aka Adira with her sibling brother Hunter

6-year-old Rosie just got adopted by her foster mama! How sweet is that?!!! She was a stray, wandering by herself with severe flea dermatitis. She is all healthy now and in a loving home with her fur sister, Jazzy, also pulled from New Hanover County Animal Control, and also adopted by her foster mama. The 2 are inseparable and now have a loving home where they can flourish!! 

It's OFFICIAL!!! Dodge has found his family after walking the streets alone!!! He even has a furry sibling to play with! 

Thank you so much to his fosters, Sarah and family, for helping him!

Thank you Ian and Lauren for opening your hearts and home 😊. Dodge agrees!!! ♥️


Miss Piper is feeling the love!

She gets to be part of a family with a doggie sibling, too!

Happy life to the precious girl who was found as a stray and never has to be alone again. 

Thank you, thank you, Cody and Sarah for opening your heart and your home to her.

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Look who got their forever family TOGETHER!!! Little Topaz and Tanzy (our twins), now Penny and Maggie, found their forever home! And the sisters get to stay together! 

Thank you Randall, to you and your family, for opening your heart and home to these two sweet girls. ❤️

Thank you for giving them a wonderful life!

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Topaz and Tanzy
Juliette Adopted

Little Juliette, now Lulu, was found as a stray with a bad front leg, likely from a pellet gun :(

She didn't let that stop her from finding her forever family to give her all the love she needs! She has a warm bed every night and is the new mascot of her dad's softball team. You're safe now, baby girl. Enjoy the wonderful life you so deserve.

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Another great adoption!

Leo landed his forever home

with Nick. Whoever said good things comes to those who wait was right!

Happy life, little guy!


Diamond fit right in with her foster family!

We are so happy for them all as she joins her forever family with two doggie siblings!

Thank you for loving Diamond!

Diamond Adopted

Little Wednesday found her forever home!!! From wandering in the street by herself, to so skinny and unable to hold her food down, we thought she may have mega esophagus (which she doesn't), to now living life large with her big brother. Thank you Sloane McNeill Long for helping her be her best self. Thank you Marissa for opening your home and heart!! Happy tails, little girl!


Meatball found his forever peeps! He was surrendered to the shelter because his person didn't want him anymore. His new mom and dad certainly want him.

He is so loved. Enjoy your new life, sweet boy.

Look who got his very own forever home!!! Oliver, better known as Ollie Cow! Poor stray puppy with a broken front arm all by himself. Well, after great care by College Road Animal Hospital and his fosters, Jordan Quick and Daniel, he's aaaaallll better and ready to be a regular puppy. 

Thank you Kiernan for opening your heart and home to Ollie.

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Bruno, now Oliver, found his person!!! Yaaay, we are so happy for you little guy!

Thank you Chasity for opening your heart and home. Thank you Emily for fostering to get him ready for his new journey. Happy tails, little man!

Rocco now Buck

Happiness for Rocco, now Buck, who has found love

in his forever home!

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Lola was found as a stray. She was heartworm positive but has completed her treatments and is now living her best life. 

She found her forever family!

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Milkshake now Alfie

Milkshake, now Alfie, is a happy cuddler with her papa and doggie siblings.
You are safe and loved, little one!

Little Lila found her forever home!

Happiness to you and your forever family!

Boone now Mylo

Little Boone, now Mylo, is safe in the arms of his new mama.
Feel the love, sweet guy!

Precious now Pepper

Precious Mama, now Pepper, is a happy girl in her new home with so much love!


After being surrendered to the shelter, Salty, now Darla, has found her forever home! 
You'll never be given up again, sweet girl.
Enjoy your new life. Thanks to Heidi for adopting her and Deborah for fostering.

Salty, now Darla
Cash Adopted

Today is THE day!!

Cash found his bestest ever forever home!! Starved, surrendered, and scared, this boy has gone from rags to riches.

He's had a long journey to Elizabeth but she is his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Thank you Rebecca Godley, Diane Smithies, Billie and Jim Bechold, Robert Crook, and Jeff Coltenback for being part of his journey. It takes a village.

Forever grateful!

Quentin was found as a stray and now has found his family!

Relaxing with sister Bumble.

You have a good life now, bud!


Maizy was adopted after 6 months of waiting. She's doing so well! It was worth her wait to find the best home.

Happiness, sweet one!

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Kimber is feeling the love from his new family, including his new doggie sibling!

Wiley now Otto

A match made in heaven!

Wiley, now Otto (short for Otter), was found as a stray and is such an amazing little dog that we placed him in a first-time foster. Needless to say, his foster couldn't bear to let him go!

Otto was home to stay. 

Congratulations, little one!

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Look at Miss Jenny!

She's a senior gal who was found as a stray.

This sweet little lady had a rough go of things, but now she has found her forever home with a wonderful couple who just love her so much! She needed to have a mammary tumor removed and still needs dental, but her amazing foster helped her decompress; and now, only happy things ahead for Miss Jenny!

Minion with Fur Sibling

Little Minion was found as a stray with a fractured jaw and imploded right eye from blunt force trauma.

Look at her now! Sweet Minion may have only one eye, but she has a heart full of love with her two fur siblings and her new Mama's love.

A note from Minion's new mama:

"I want you to know how happy I am with Minion. She is adorable in so many ways. She makes me smile. And she also makes Coconut so happy. She is perfect."


Look who found her forever home!!! Mama Suri, found by the graveyard with 3 of her puppies, is scared no more!

It took a hot minute but Suri says Pat was worth the wait. 

Special thanks to her foster, Sandy, for helping Suri to be her best self!

Suri's puppies Scout (now Gus), Inky (now Murphy), and Gravy (now Morgan) have found their new forever homes!!!

Gravy and Mama

Tank, now Percy, our super sweet Pyrenees, was found underweight as a stray. Look at him smiling with his new family! Surrounded by love!

Denver Adoption

Little Denver is right at home with his new forever family, complete with a big doggie sibling and lots of love!!!

Luna Adopted

Rosey, now Luna, was adopted! From the little Parvo girl, saved from the Bladen County Shelter, along with her 7 siblings, to a forever family. She joins rescued brother Apollo, on the left!

Happy life, sweet guys!

Jake Adoption

Little Jake has found his people!

Welcome home, buddy! 


Destiny can know what love is!

Happy life, sweet one.

Reba & Dolly

Sweet mom Reba (now Lupita) with daughter Dolly before finding their new, wonderful families.

6-year-old chihuahua mama, Lupita (was Reba), has found her forever home!

Enjoy, little one!

Lupita's 2-year-old daughter, Dolly, is equally blessed with love.

You are safe now, baby girl!

Koda Adopted!

Koda is officially adopted!

Happy life, sweet guy!!!

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JellyBean, now Roxy, has found her forever family to love! Sweet life, little one!


Little 4-month-old Milo has found his forever home!

Milo, Percy, and Gunner were 3 puppies rescued from a ditch along with his other 8 siblings, all full of intestinal parasites.

The 3 pups given to Freedom Bridge are all well, thanks to our wonderful fosters!

And now Milo has his new family to give him love!

Percy, too, has been adopted by a loving family!

Happy trails, little one!

Percy adopted
Percy Adopted

Brother Gunner has happiness, too, with a wonderful family!

We're wishing you all

the best life!!!

Photo credit: Wiggle Butts Photography

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