Courtesy Listings

Please give these wonderful animals a chance! The animals listed below are not a part of or associated with Independent Animal Rescue (IAR), including IAR's adoption and/or fostering programs. The information listed for each animal was provided by individual caregivers and was not generated or verified by IAR. IAR makes no representations related to these animals. As with all adoptions, IAR encourages potential adopters to gain as much information as possible before adopting these animals, including but not limited to temperament testing, consultation with a trainer, and consultation with a veterinarian. As always, IAR encourages you to spay and neuter your pets.

If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, please contact the caregivers of the animal by email or phone provided below. These animals will be posted for 30 days.

If you are interested in placing or securing a home for a companion animal, please see the information at the bottom of this page.


  • Animal Name: Lucy
  • Listing Date: 05/24/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2010
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Breed: Siamese/Tabby Mix
  • Physical Description: Lucy is a slender cat who is mostly white, with some gray mixed in. The top of her head is patterned like aTabby, but she has the distinctive white coat and black coloring of a Siamese cat. Lucy has two beautiful blue eyes, although one is covered by scar tissue from an infection she had when she was very young. She has light sensitivity in this eye, and no related health issues. (documentation available) Despite this disability she is an expert moth-hunter and quite coordinated.
  • Personality Description: Lucy is a very laid back kitty. She was raised around large dogs, and enjoys their company on a sunny afternoon. She also does well around small children. Lucy can at times seem skittish (due to loud noise, etc.) although once she is comfortable she is very trusting. For example, when company is over, she will seemingly disappear, only to return an hour later demanding pets. She enjoys very much being handled, and has been known to snuggle in beds, chairs, and even let you carry her around. (Her favorite way to go to the vet is on a leash)
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date as of May 2017
  • Animal History: Lucy was originally owned by a family member who moved out of the country. We are housing her temporarily. Our son has developed an allergy to her and we are unable to keep her long-term.
  • Contact Name: Samantha
  • Contact E-mail: snguyen423@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Sophie
  • Listing Date: 05/23/2017
  • Date of Birth: May 2006
  • Weight: 11.5 lbs
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Muted Tortie: grey with some red in her coat and undercoat.
  • Personality Description: She is a sweet cat, likes to be near people but is generally shy. She tends to sleep with us on our bed, sometimes likes laying on our laps, and enjoys eating salad greens!
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date, including rabies
  • Animal History: Sophie is an 11 year old grey female we rescued from a barn in Pennsylvania when she was a few weeks old. She's been an indoor cat ever since.
  • Contact Name: Elizabeth
  • Contact E-mail: isabelgreen1@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Bella
  • Listing Date: 05/23/2017
  • Date of Birth: June 2007
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Beautiful Tortie: tricolored and beautiful, unusual coat pattern (no undercoat)
  • Personality Description: One of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen. Fairly playful and friendly with people. She likes to meet us at the door and enjoys chirping and "singing along" when we sing out loud.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date, including rabies
  • Animal History: Bella is a healthy 10 year old female stray who was found in West Virginia and came to us through a co-worker when she was a few months old. She's been an indoor cat ever since.
  • Contact Name: Elizabeh
  • Contact E-mail: isabelgreen1@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Louie
  • Listing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Birth: Approx. 1 yr old
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • Breed: Am Staff Terrier/ Am Pit Bull Terrier, maybe a little red heeler?
  • Physical Description: Louie sports a stunning, unusual red and brown brindle coat and piercing green eyes. He gets adoring stares and pats wherever he goes! He has a muscular, athletic but lean build and is about 24" tall from ground to top of his head when standing fully upright. Louie lives in Muskogee, OK. His foster is so enthusiastic about his virtues, that she is willing to deliver him ANYWHERE in the US!
  • Personality Description: You've never felt this much love in one place before. He loves everyone, including cats, dogs, and people. He mostly ignores/respectfully stays away from cats while greeting other dogs and people with great enthusiasm (sometimes more than they have for him). Multiple animal professionals who've worked with him remark on his excellent personality and considerable intelligence. He's particularly responsive to training. He's still a bit puppy-like; he nips (VERY lightly) to get your attention, pulls when walking on lead, and does jump up. These minor, easily correctable behaviors are his only flaws. Because of his jumping, I recommend all his humans be 12+ years old. No one smaller than adult-size should walk him alone, because he's strong, but he is getting better at not pulling.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: All up-to-date, plus six-month ProHeart heartworm preventative good through August (which I will update for him in August for six more months if I still have him by then. He gets flea- and tick-treated. plus de-wormed, monthly.
  • Animal History: When I rescued Louie from a rural area near a 65-mph four-lane highway in early February 2017, he ran right up to my car and made sure not one tiny spot of my face went un-licked. He was skinny and clearly starving, though he has since obtained, as his boarding guardian puts it, "the look of success about him." Since February, he's only gotten sweeter. He also loves to learn. That first day, it was clear he'd never been on a leash before, and by the end of the day, he was a champ on a leash. Every vet team that's met him (two so far) remark on how wonderful he is. He's only not at home with me (I pay to board him) because I'm maxed out on the allowed number of pets in my home.
  • Contact Name: Jasmine
  • Contact E-mail: ongjasmineb@gmail.com
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Jessie Marie

  • Animal Name: Jessie Marie
  • Listing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2010
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Breed: Lab / Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Physical Description: Black (with a little gray sprinkled in), short & sturdy frame
  • Personality Description: Extremely sweet. She is scared of loud noises and sudden movements. She likes to have a safe, quiet place to go lay down. She is a happy girl that can get quite vocal(talk to you). Every once in a while she will get that typical lab excited bouncy joy. She does not require a lot of attention but enjoys a belly rub once she's comfortable with you. She is usually more comfortable with females. She is scared of large overbearing and aggressive dogs. She has a tendency to really like beagles. She usually doesn't like to go for walks. She typically goes out into her fenced back yard to potty and wants right back in. I typically go with her. She is definitely not a protector, she wants you to protect her. She will curl up on the couch beside you sometimes and watch Hallmark movies. I think she likes the calm, happy music. She also enjoys sitting and watching out the window. She likes calm dogs and kittens/cats. She also enjoys slowly swinging with my niece.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History: I got her a little over 3 years ago. When I got her, she was too scared to go out to potty. She would just stand there and shake. I think that her first few years, before I got her, were pretty tramatic for her. She has come a long way.
  • Contact Name: Charlene
  • Contact E-mail: catnpups@yahoo.com
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  • Animal Name: Raleigh
  • Listing Date: 04/23/2017
  • Date of Birth: 1/31/12
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Breed: Akita Mix
  • Physical Description: Largish dog with mostly white with dark brown mixed with blackish "eye mask" coloring.
  • Personality Description: Loyal, loving, playful and amusing. Lots of energy.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: CURRENT
  • Animal History: Just showed up in a neighborhood as a stray, and no one claimed him.
  • Contact Name: Kristen
  • Contact E-mail: klkeysmt182@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Haley
  • Listing Date: 04/17/2017
  • Date of Birth: approx 5-6 years old
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Breed: Pit Bull
  • Physical Description: Pretty shade of gray, with white paws.
  • Personality Description: Haley is a sweet, shy dog, who can be skittish at times.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: current on Rabies
  • Animal History: Haley was a stray and we have been caring for her for the past couple of years.
  • Contact Name: Brandon
  • Contact E-mail: brandonldaniel@yahoo.com
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  • Animal Name: Leia
  • Listing Date: 04/17/2017
  • Date of Birth: ~July 2009
  • Weight: 55 lbs
  • Breed: Plott Hound / Pointer mix
  • Physical Description: Active, middle-aged lady. Soft mottled brown coat, chocolate brown eyes, white star on her chest and white tips on her front toes. She’s got a little middle-aged bulge, but is toning up and loosing weight.
  • Personality Description: Sweet, loving girl. LOVES walks, hikes and car rides!!! Loves snuggles and gives sloppy kisses. Good with dogs; plays well with our dogs and at the dog park. Well behaved at pet-friendly restaurants. Is home during the day, not crated and well behaved. Somewhat submissive. She’s been abandoned in the past and can be a bit fearful at times (loud noises, big trucks), but is gaining confidence in a stable home. She prefers a calm environment with a routine she can count on. LOVES to lie in the sun! Please consider this sweet girl!!! She deserves a Forever Home.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History: Leia was adopted from a rescue organization when she was about 3 years old. She thought she had a forever home until 3+ years later, her people no longer had time for her. She was left alone for very long periods, including overnights. I took her in, knowing I could help her regain her confidence and rehome her. She’s been with me for about 5 months and has blossomed!! I would keep her, but simply can’t. Won’t you please help this sweet girl!!
  • Contact Name: Kathy
  • Contact E-mail: kathy1023@nc.rr.com
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  • Animal Name: Allie
  • Listing Date: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Birth: 1 yr old
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Breed: DLH
  • Physical Description: Long hair grey/orange/white cat with green eyes and beautiful, long fluffy tail.
  • Personality Description: Allie is very timid at first, but once she gets to know you, she loves to be petted and loves to have her belly rubbed. She has a beautiful meow and uses it to let you know how excited she is to see you when you’ve been away. Allie likes to sit on the couch with me and watch TV. She has some toys she likes to play with on occasion, but has definitely passed the crazy kitten stage and spends most of the day sleeping or looking out the window.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Rabies, FVRCP;
  • Animal History: Allie followed some friends home when they were walking their dog. She really took to the dog but they couldn’t keep her, so after IAR spayed her, she came to stay in my guest room. I think she is about a year old. I have two older cats who don’t like change, otherwise, I would keep her. Allie would be happiest in a home with a dog that likes cats (I believe she thinks she is part dog) and/or other cats that like to play. She has no desire to go outside but does like to sit and look out the window. I have convinced her to sit on the screened porch for a bit, but she prefers to be inside the house.
  • Contact Name: Paula
  • Contact E-mail: lowe.paulad@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Lily
  • Listing Date: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2/25/2012
  • Weight: 8.7 lbs
  • Breed: DMH
  • Physical Description: Beautiful fluffy gray coat.
  • Personality Description: Very sweet and loving. Love to be rubbed on her head and loves to purr when happy.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: FRVCP 3 year due: 1/28/2018 Rabies 3 year due: 1/4/2020
  • Animal History: I have had Lily since she was about 17 weeks old. She is a very sweet and loving indoor cat. We have a new baby in the home and has not adjusted well and we have tried numerous things. We feel Lily will be happier in another home.
  • Contact Name: Allison
  • Contact E-mail: info@willowoakvet.com
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  • Animal Name: Shea
  • Listing Date: 03/30/2017
  • Date of Birth: adult
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: short-haired gray tuxedo with a little buff underneath, green eyes with "eyeliner"
  • Personality Description: Shea is friendly towards people but a little timid. She enjoys getting petted and laying on the couch next to someone or gazing out a window. She was very talkative outdoors, but has quieted since coming inside. Shea seems indifferent to the presence of other cats (neither friendly nor hostile to them).
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Rabies, FVRCP
  • Animal History: Shea showed up in the neighborhood a couple of years ago. She has been living in a neighbor's crawlspace and eating food from our porch. When several other cats arrived to follow her around a few months ago, we decided to capture her for IAR's TNR program, but it turned out she was already spayed. Upon returning home, we discovered how friendly Shea is (we have had a feral cat before who did not react well at all to being indoors, but Shea was very calm and happy inside). We already have three kitties of our own, so we are trying to find Shea a forever home.
  • Contact Name: Alan
  • Contact E-mail: machett+cats@ibiblio.org
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Robert "Bob" Humphrey

  • Animal Name: Robert "Bob" Humphrey
  • Listing Date: 03/30/2017
  • Date of Birth: adult
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs
  • Breed: DLH
  • Physical Description: long-haired mackerel tabby with a mane, very soft; yellow-green eyes; amputated tail (just a nub left)
  • Personality Description: Bob is adorable. He rolls around on the floor and he plays with all sorts of toys. He loves attention, but he is too squirmy to sit still in a lap. If you meow and squeak at Bob, he will meow and squeak back, conversing with you. Bob craves attention, in fact, so he needs a loving home that can give him the attention he deserves. But Bob also enjoys laying in a window and staring out into the yard, watching the squirrels and birds. Bob also requires regular brushing or trips to a groomer, having such long and fine hair that easily gets matted.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Rabies, FVRCP; tested positive for FIV (so Bob needs to be an only kitty, or in a home with another FIV+ kitty)
  • Animal History: Bob is one of the males that showed up outside a few months ago to follow Shea around. We didn't intend to capture him for IAR's TNR program; but he was the first in the trap, so we brought him along, which was lucky for him. Bob had suffered an injury and lost his tail, so IAR further amputated it and stitched him up. During his convalescence, we discovered that Bob is a very, very friendly kitty, so we are trying to find him a forever home (we already have three, and Bob, sadly, tested positive for FIV).
  • Contact Name: Alan
  • Contact E-mail: machett+cats@ibiblio.org
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  • Animal Name: Zorro
  • Listing Date: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Birth: 7 yrs old
  • Weight:
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Zorro is a sweet friendly orange cat with soft fur.
  • Personality Description: Zorro is an indoor cat who loves chasing toys and playing with string. He likes to talk to you and welcomes you when you come home. He loves to be petted and cuddled and relax with you on the couch. He is super-friendly.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date.
  • Animal History: Zorro was found in a empty condo, having been abandoned by his previous owner.
  • Contact Name: Beatrice
  • Contact E-mail: beatrizmeehan@gmail.com
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