Please give these 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 Submit a Courtesy Listing using our online form.


Listing Date: June 6, 2024

Birth Date: April 18, 2019

Weight: 70 pounds

Breed: Lab mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Blond lab mix, brown eyes, blond eye lashes

Personality Description: Loving, head strong, independent, calm

History: This is Everest. She is a 4 year old lab mix, up to date on shots, spayed and chipped. She has always been a headstrong dog, but about a month ago she got caught in a coyote trap and it has been very traumatic for her and us. She is snapping at my youngest daughter and our older dog now. Honestly I feel like it’s some ptsd, but she needs a new home without children and other dogs. This is a very hard decision for us, so please don’t comment unless you have some helpful info to set her up for success with a new home. 😩😢💔

If interested in Everest, contact Denise at [email protected].


Listing Date: June 4, 2024

Birth Date: June 1, 2010

Breed: unknown

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: unknown

Physical Description: fluffy, brown and black with swiffer tail

Personality Description: sweet and loving

History: grew up with another cat in the home, so she is likely okay with other cats unsure about how she is with children or dogs

If interested in Sadie, contact Chandra at [email protected].


Listing Date: May 29, 2024

Birth Date: July 1, 2023

Breed: Unknown

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up-to-date

Physical Description: Lila’s is a beautiful elegant black cat. She has short black hair (no white).

Personality Description: Very sweet, playful and talkative.

History: Lilah is bonded to her brother Finnegan. They were rescued from a shelter as bottle babies. They are extremely sweet cats that love to cuddle and play.

If interested in Lilah, contact Hannah at [email protected].

Sushi and Emu

Listing Date: May 25, 2024

Birth Date: March 20, 2024

Breed: Gray tabby

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: Unknown

Physical Description: Pair of sister kittens 8 to 10 weeks old. Sushi is a gray tabby with calico accents. Emu is a tabby with white accents. Both are short hair.

Personality Description: They are weaned and litter box trained. They are very social and friendly and curled up in my child's lap the first day. Both are very playful. Sushi seems to be the brave and silly one while Emu is the big sister watching out for her. They are wonderful people cats!

History: We found the two sweet girls abandoned at a rest stop this weekend. They came straight to us, settled into the cat carrier and fell fast asleep. Both were clean and well fed with no fleas, so we think they had been abandoned just that morning.

If interested in Sushi and Emu, contact Kristin at [email protected].


Listing Date: May 25, 2024

Birth Date: January 28, 2022

Weight: 58 pounds

Breed: Straffordshire Pit bull

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Current

Physical Description: Shiny gray coat with white paws. Fit and athletic.

Personality Description: Affectionate, sweet, very smart, sensitive, protective. Medium energy. She knows basic commands and takes her treats gently. Loves her walks, being out. Loves playing with her sticks and toys.

History: Sadie was saved from a high kill shelter 1 hour before she was going to be put down solely due to kennel stress. Now she has had time to decompress and be herself.

If interested in SADIE, contact Barbara at [email protected].


Listing Date: May 23, 2024

Birth Date: December 14, 2023

Weight: 36 pounds


Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: up to date

Physical Description: Beautiful multicolored brown, white, grey, with leopard spots. Contact me for more pics and to meet.

Personality Description: Incredibly sweet and smart and loves to give puppy kiss attacks. Attached to me immediately when I pulled him from shelter. VERY fast learner. Taught sit in one day, almost potty trained, great on leash already.

History: SUPER sweet, smart, loving, cuddly and beautiful Catahoula-mixed 5-6 month old male neutered puppy. Had to get him out of the shelter and want to find him a great home. Very close to fully potty trained, already knows sit. Likes treats. Bonds fast and sticks to you like glue. Still does not love being alone but we are working on that. I will cover food, transport, medical [getting over Kennel Cough] for the right home! A true love that would want nothing more than to be around his people and attack them with kisses. Please reach out to me to discuss and meet. Per Shelter was found with sister roamed into someones back yard.

If interested in BUDDY, contact JOSHUA BLITSTEIN at [email protected].

Sadie Perkins

Listing Date: May 15, 2024

Birth Date: October 18, 2023

Breed: mixed

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: CURRENT

Physical Description: Sadie is a healthy female 8-10 month old.

Personality Description: Sadie is full of spicy, sweetness, cuteness and determination. She is always close (on the sofa, in the window, in the room) to where you are unless she is napping. She is not the cuddle type - but more the chase, play, pounce type. You can get some good pets and grooming in when she is tired, napping and being lazy. She does have some play aggression when she gets wound up and has the kitty zoomies! She has a ton of energy. She will bite at you when you want to cuddle and she doesn't (as the vet said, just stating her boundaries, not trying to hurt you). She gets along is small dogs but does want to pounce and attack. I hope this phase wears off soon. She is great on roadtrips. I have a ton of pictures and videos so you can see her real personality .

History: I got her from the APC in NOV. They think she was around 5-6 weeks. She had been fixed the day I was there. That was part of the reason I took her home is she look so pitiful and tiny. I took her home, nursed her and got her healthy. APC said a sheriff found her in the woods and she was pretty frail. She had been away from her mom and siblings for a while. I have taken her to the vet a couple of times to talk through her "spiciness" as the vet calls it. He says that she was on her own for a while, no telling what she went through and she didn't learn how to be real social with her other kitty brothers and sisters and mom. Kind of breaks my heart. That said - she is well adjusted and happy. Lots of laying on her back and belly exposed. She adjust well to new environments.

If interested in Sadie Perkins, contact Amy Gregory at [email protected].


Listing Date: May 5, 2024

Birth Date: June 13, 2021

Weight: 65 pounds

Breed: Boxer mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Has all vaccinations

Physical Description: Brown and white, big in the chest and forepaws.

Personality Description: Zeus is a very social and playful young dog. He is a big puppy, whose button eyes sparkle when he looks up at his people. He needs people who can take him on walks and challenge him with games. His stamina is not the greatest, and I don't believe he would do well with jogging, especially in summer. He's mouthy, and needs both hard and soft toys to mouth and chew. He loves hugs and kisses, and shared adventures. He can spend time relaxing inside, but has separation anxiety if left alone in a room. He will do best with a fenced yard, and has not been destructive when left outside for a couple hours. He's not crate trained, but has been in and out of his crate for treats. Zeus barks and growls at people who come into the house, but soon accepts them. So far we have held him on his leash initially when someone comes over.

History: We knew Zeus before he was surrendered to Animal Control, and he had gone from being and indoor/outdoor pup to being always outdoors, with very little interaction with anyone for two years. When he was surrendered we couldn't stand the thought that he would end his life at the shelter (he was terrified and wouldn't have come across well) so we agreed to adopt him, and took him home a week later. Unfortunately, our hopes exceeded our capabilities, especially since my husband is the one most with him, and has physical disabilities. Also, Zeus reacts to our cats, and since one is an older tripod she is often afraid and mostly hiding under the bed.

If interested in Zeus, contact Margaret Anderson at [email protected].


Listing Date: May 3, 2024

Birth Date: April 3, 2019

Breed: Pit bull mix

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: Yes

Physical Description: Color: BRINDLE , Male

Personality Description: He is a very gentle and loving dog, he always wants to play and will take great care of you.

History: I rescued Tigre from a place where they didn't take good care of him. I'm not sure of his age. The vet said he could have been 4 years old at the time, so now he might be 5 or 6 years old. He was always a loving and gentle dog, he has no problems with other animals since where I rescued him was something like a farm so he is used to all types of animals.

If interested in Tigre, contact Brittanie at [email protected].


Listing Date: April 7, 2024

Birth Date: April 2, 2023

Breed: Cat DSH

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: UTD

Physical Description: Tuxedo black/white. Looks like she was the "runt" Approx 1 year, 7 lbs, petite

Personality Description: Loving attentions, she will curl up with you on the sofa, follow you like a puppy, flop at your feet, and ask for belly rubs. She has not clawed the furniture as she loves the cardboard mats and tall kitty trees with sisal posts. She loves the TV bird videos and will chatter at the birds . As far as getting along with kids, she probably would love the attention; it is unknown how she would act with dogs – probably ok as long as the dog was not overly aggressive/playful. I would introduce her to other cats with caution as she does appear to want to be the alpha kitty. Please open your heart and home to this sweet little cat and she will repay you with many cuddles.

History: This little girl has had a rough start. She was found in Winston- Salem in a dumpster in January and we brought her inside. She has since been spayed, microchipped, and fully vaccinated,

If interested in Peanut, contact Susan Grondin at [email protected].