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: Miai
  • Listing Date: 11/17/2017
  • Date of Birth: 12 yrs old
  • Weight: average
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Beautiful brown tabby
  • Personality Description: Energetic, playful, affectionate
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History: Owner has to give up long time pet because of health issues.
  • Contact Name: Carolyn
  • Contact E-mail: Carolyn Beverly <coleparkvethospital@gmail.com>
Email for more information


  • Animal Name: Smidgen
  • Listing Date: 10/18/2017
  • Date of Birth: ~ 5 yrs old
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Breed: dsh
  • Physical Description: female tabby, slightly plump
  • Personality Description: Very loving, once she is given a proper introduction.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History:
  • Contact Name: Maija
  • Contact E-mail: maijaharrington@gmail.com
Email for more information


  • Animal Name: Wynona
  • Listing Date: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Birth: July 2016
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Breed: Pit/Lab Mix
  • Physical Description: grey and white, with grey eyes
  • Personality Description: Wynona is a sweet baby who loves to play and give kisses. Wynona loves to play tug of war, playing fetch, and loves chew toys. She loves going on walks. Wynona is still a puppy and would be happiest with a family who is able to show her a lot of love and attention, has a large fenced yard and/or the ability to give multiple walks daily. Wynona is completely house broken and crate trained. She is also obedience trained and knows the following commands: sit, down, leave it, enough, drop it, go to your crate, and high five. Wynona is currently working on stay and look. Wynona was given a behavioral assessment through IAR and passed. Wynona lives with her dog brother and enjoys playing. Wynona seems to feed off of the energy of her dog brother (when he gets overly excited she does, when he's calm she's calm) and in a few instances has tried to show dominance over other dogs. Due to this Wynona would be happiest in a home where she was the only pet, or with a dog who is very calm and mature. Wynona visited the vet in fall 2017 and was given a perfect report, including a fecal and heart worm test.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date and due for yearly vaccinations in late November. This can be provided as part of any adoption fee.
  • Animal History: Wynona was adopted from IAR when she was a puppy. Wynona's owner recently left a domestic abuse situation and is no longer able to care for her. She is seeking a loving family who is able to provide all of the love, care, and attention she deserves!!
  • Contact Name: Kaela
  • Contact E-mail: magee.kh@gmail.com
Email for more information


  • Animal Name: Bob
  • Listing Date: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Birth: Adult, at least 1-2 yrs old
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Buff colored, no tail
  • Personality Description: Sweet, quiet, gentle cuddler
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date on all vaccinations as of 9/30/17. He also has tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia.
  • Animal History: Bob has been running as a stray in our neighborhood for at least a year. After he recently turned up injured due to an apparent fight (or encounter with a wild animal?), he was captured and taken to VCA Legion Road Animal Hospital in Chapel Hill, where he received all his shots and treatment for his injuries. He is healing nicely and able to go home.
  • Contact Name: Carol
  • Contact E-mail: cl.watson@hotmail.com
Email for more information


  • Animal Name: Finley
  • Listing Date: 10/04/2017
  • Date of Birth: March 24, 2014
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Breed: Cairn Terrier
  • Physical Description: Gray
  • Personality Description: Finley is a very loving and loyal pet. He has a lot of energy and loves to fetch and go on walks. He is crate trained and house trained. He is good with other dogs and does well as doggy day camp. He can be territorial so he can be in a home with adults only.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: All current as well as flea, tick and heartworm prevention
  • Animal History: Finley has been our family pet since he was 8 weeks old. We are so sad to have to find him a new home. Finley has been a fantastic little dog, however, he can be territorial and he has been aggressive with our children. Therefore, we have no choice but to find him another home where he will make a good fit. He cannot go into another home with children. Our number 1 goal is to find Finley a loving home that is the right fit for him.
  • Contact Name: Cris
  • Contact E-mail: cris_misenheimer@hotmail.com
Email for more information


  • Animal Name: Smudge
  • Listing Date: 10/03/2017
  • Date of Birth: ~1 yr old
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: White coat except for one spot on his head and so we named him Smudge as a kitten. He is unfortunately totally de-clawed. He MUST NEVER be allowed outside.
  • Personality Description: Smudge is a lap cat, loves human affection and doesn’t mind being held , brushed or loved His favorite thing to do is watch out the window
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date until 12/26/2017
  • Animal History: Smudge was adopted from his present foster as a kitten. His adoptive family suddenly doesn't want this beautiful, laid-back kitty. His foster took him back, and is looking for a permanent home for him.
  • Contact Name: Jennifer
  • Contact E-mail: thegroomroom@northstate.net
Email for more information

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Guidelines for Placing an Animal in a New Home

If you are looking for a home for a companion animal or stray and need some ideas to help find a good home, please download our guidelines for placing your pet or stray animal in a new home. These guidelines include tips on what you should do to prepare your animal for adoption and how to screen potential adopters to make the right match for your animal.


Posting a Listing on the IAR Website

To post a cat or dog on this Courtesy Listings page, please send the information below to courtesylistings@animalrescue.net, along with at least one high-quality digital photo. Your listing will remain on the website for three months, after which time you may re-submit it if you wish.

Submit your photo with the following information:

  • Animal name:
  • Date of birth:
  • Weight:
  • Breed:
  • Physical Description:
  • Personality Description:
  • Spayed/Neutered:
  • Vaccinations:
  • Animal History:
  • Contact Name:
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