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: February 1, 2023

Birth Date: September 17, 1979

Breed: 2 maincoon, 1 colorpoint

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Current

Physical Description: Binx-black Titus- gray tabby Luna- color point

Personality Description: All 3 are amazing sweet and lovable. Binx is a cuddler, Titus loves to do tricks for treats, Luna is quiet and loves to sit at your feet

History: We love them all, but I have developed a severe allergy to cats, and it almost put me in the ER. My white blood count was triple the normal level. I want to be back with my family, so I desperately need them taken in.

If interested in BINX, TITUS, LUNA, contact Christina Craddock at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 29, 2023

Birth Date: July 8, 2022

Weight: 50 pounds

Breed: Catahoula Leopard/ Australian Shepard Mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Bullet is very healthy, He is microchipped and neutered. He is still learning how to walk on a leash. Bullet is house trained. Bullet has spots all over like a leopard and is still a puppy.

Personality Description: Very loving, outgoing and can be super hyper at times but is normal for a puppy w/o training. He is very obedient and loves to be around people. Very good guard dog and will need to go to owners that have a backyard or that is willing to take him for walks.

History: We adopted Bullet from a pet rescue in September. We love him dearly but my cat is not fond of him and does not like him at all. We had our cat first and made the painful decision to give him up so that our cat can feel safe in her own home since we had her for over a year now. Bullet gets along well with children and other dogs. We take him to the doggy park every other week.

If interested in Bullet, contact Angel at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 23, 2023

Birth Date: January 1, 2021

Weight: 60 pounds

Breed: Catahoula or Cattle Dog

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: unknown

Physical Description: Bailey is about 2-3 years old, and appears to be some mix of Catahoula and cattle dog/heeler. She has a beautiful black and white spotted coat. She is about 60lbs but could stand to lose a few. Her chain gave her very little range of motion and she was on it 24/7.

Personality Description: Bailey has settled nicely into her emergency home, does well in her crate, and is happy to just relax on her dog bed and enjoy being WARM. Bailey did very well on her behavioral assessment. Her temporary emergency caregiver has great things to say about her: “Bailey is a sweet and loving girl, and her ears are going all the time! She is perfectly house trained. No accidents. Crate trained too. I only put her in there for car transfer or when I have to leave. Yesterday evening she was in the crate for 3 hours (and did fine). She sleeps on her bed during the night out of her crate. No destruction and is eager to please. No destruction or signs of anxiety. She is eager to make friends.

History: We are seeking a foster home for Bailey, who has been rescued from living life on a chain. Because of the chain, we are able to accept her as an owner surrender because she is living in neglect/danger. Currently she is safe with a community member, but only temporarily to get her out the winter weather—she needs a permanent foster or adopter.

If interested in Bailey, contact Carla Hassler at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 10, 2023

Birth Date:

Weight: 107 pounds

Breed: German Shepherd

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: Vaccinated

Physical Description: red/brown, black, white

Personality Description: Craves affection, loves to be near people, walks great on a leash, crate trained, house broken.

History: Duke was dumped by his owners on the road where we found him. He is a senior male, unneutered GSD who needs a loving and comfortable home to live out his golden years.

If interested in Duke, contact Shayala at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 31, 2022

Birth Date: May 1, 2019

Weight: 90 pounds

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Willow is a white, 90 pound, 3.5 year old spayed female Great Pyrenees. She has been de-barked.

Personality Description: She is a very sweet, loving, energetic and playful dog who has spent her life outdoors with our St Bernard and other farm animals. She does possess the expected protective instincts you’d expect from a Great Pyrenees.

History: She is up to date on all vet appointments and shots. Unfortunately she’s been suffering from recurring UTIs which have strained the finances available for her care.

If interested in Willow, contact Matthew at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 29, 2022

Birth Date: July 4, 2020

Weight: 55 pounds

Breed: beagle/rott mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Current

Physical Description: Dexter is about 55lbs, with black, brown, and white coloring. He's neutered and current on all shots, preventative meds, and is heartworm negative.

Personality Description: Dexter is a sweet, energetic, two year old rottweiler beagle mix. He is a 55 lb lap dog who loves attention and knows how to tell you when it’s time to go outside to go to the bathroom. He’ll sleep on the bed next to you, or in the crate if that’s what you prefer. He knows “sit” really well. His foster says he is good on a leash with a no-tug harness, and will walk and run and hike all around town with you. He loves to say hi to people on his trips to Home Depot and Lowe’s, and he rides well in a car with his car crate. He loves to run around in a fenced in yard, and will sing with the fire truck when it goes by. He has been to doggy day care, and did well with the few dogs that were there, but he was a little overwhelmed by the number of dogs at the dog park, so we didn’t try to go in. He has not lived with another dog before, but he has been living with a cat for a few weeks. At first he needed to hide behind a human when the cat was near, now they sleep cuddled next to each other. He has lived with a teenager but not little children. He will come with his large crate, raised bed, any remaining food, and some toys and chew bones. He is being rehomed because of the owner’s health issues, and absolutely no fault of his own. Dexter has been neutered, is heartworm negative, and current on all shots/meds.


If interested in Dexter, contact Kerri at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 24, 2022

Birth Date:

Weight: 40 pounds

Breed: Mixed Shar-pei, Akita, German Shepard

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Vaccinated

Physical Description: Sox is a sweet little girl who’s only about 40lbs. She curls up into a little ball and has the cutest overbite. Her ears are constantly up at attention. She has little white socks on her paws and is mostly golden brown otherwise. She has that typical curled tail you see in Shar-peis.

Personality Description: Sox is the sweetest little girl. She’s shy at first but warms up quickly. She is so smart and loves to learn. She knows down, sit, shake and leave it. She’s is housebroken. She gets so excited to go outside and to see you when you come home. She’s just a loving sweet girl who’s never in a bad mood.

History: Sox came from a Tennessee shelter and was brought to a no kill rescue in IL. We fostered and later adopted her. About a year after we got her we discovered she has a bacterial infection called brucellosis. It’s very important that any potential adopters are aware of the challenges in having a dog with brucellosis. Potential adopters need to be in good health, have no other dogs, or children. Sox will need to be isolated for the rest of her life from other dogs and her human interactions will need to be limited and taken with precautions. Brucellosis is a zootonic disease and while not life threatening to healthy humans, care will need to be taken. She has zero symptoms and is otherwise healthy. Medication can help limit her infection but there is no cure. She can live a very long time and be a happy go lucky dog, she just needs to be on her own and with an owner who is aware of how brucellosis is transmitted to humans. She loves to play. She has tons of energy. We pet her and love on her. As long as she doesn’t lick your face and you avoid contact with her urine or blood, she will be the perfect dog for someone. She’s such a happy go lucky dog and will bring nothing but smiles and laughs to her new owner.

If interested in Sox, contact Jeffrey at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 20, 2022

Birth Date:

Weight: 65 pounds

Breed: Shepherd Aussie Mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date DHLPP and 3 year rabies

Physical Description: Large dog about 65 pounds

Personality Description: Docile, affectionate, and people centered. She prefers to go wherever her people go. She naps in the daytime. She is not the kind of dog to stay in the yard or apart from her humans. She can be left in the house for hours at a time without problem, but doesn't like to be left alone outside. She is cat tolerant but not affectionate with cats. She is dog, child, and stranger friendly. She will follow you off leash outside and does not try to run away. She's very loyal. She is very responsive to training and understands "sit" and "bed". She has a lot of potential for anyone interested in more advanced dog training. She is very obedient and gentle.

History: She lives for 8 years with a family with kids, and the family surrendered her at the vet. They no longer wanted to take care of her.

If interested in Anabelle, contact Tamara Matheson at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 20, 2022

Birth Date: April 1, 2017

Breed: Domestic Long Hair

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Black long hair cat

Personality Description: Sutton’s a very sweet, affectionate, social cat to her owners. She’s usually in our laps napping or purring, following us around, sitting next to the dinner table hoping for food, or perched by the window watching the birds outside. She likes to play with toys occasionally but mostly likes to sleep all day. Right now she’s an indoor cat but with the right environment and proper exposure to the outdoors I think she might enjoy being an indoor/outdoor cat. With time I think she could also adapt to living with other animals. Like most cats, she can be territorial. She’s typically skeptical of strangers and can be feisty towards them. Over time she adapts to people (pet sitters we’ve had, long term guests, etc.) it just takes her time to warm up to new people. Occasionally she’ll swat at guests to assert her authority but often she’ll just keep her distance. We’re confident that with a little bit of time, patience, and love she’d adapt to a new owner and home well.

History: I adopted her when she was a few weeks old. She is in good health. She has medicine we give her for anxiety as needed and she's on a stomach sensitive food. She had a tooth pulled a year ago due to decay.

If interested in Sutton, contact michelle miller at [email protected].

Princess Pea

Listing Date: February 13, 2022

Birth Date: May 15, 2016

Breed: Persian

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: fully vaccinated and up to date

Physical Description: White female Persian, spayed, healthy, front declawed

Personality Description: Loving, cuddly, playful with behavioral issues. She urinates and defecates on furniture and other soft surfaces without warning. Vet says, she is healthy, has no parasites or other physiological problems. Kidneys work, anal sphincter works. It is behavioral, and does not have a cause. She needs a quiet and loving person with lots of patience.

History: Raised by elderly lady for her first 3 years; after the lady went to a nursing home, the cat was kept at a kennel for a while, then taken in by a person who had a dog, and then passed on to a person who had 2 cats. The behavioral problems apparently started when she was taken from her first owner. I took her in 2 years ago and had been able to calm her down and she adjusted well and the defecating outside the box had stopped. 1 month ago it started again. I am disabled and cannot take care of her anymore.

If interested in Princess Pea, contact Gaby Winter at [email protected].


Listing Date: February 12, 2022

Birth Date: January 13, 2021

Weight: 45 pounds

Breed: Hound Mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: current

Physical Description: Sasha is a brindle short hair dog.

Personality Description: She is a smart, fun, energetic, loyal dog that loves to be by your side. She is 13 months old and is very friendly with people - but can be shy to start. She is learning everything super fast - and currently knows sit, wait, to fetch, drop, crate, working on quiet and is getting better and better on the leash every day, She needs work with separation anxiety - and should be socialized a lot as she gets older.

History: Up to date with all vaccinations and spayed. Super healthy. Can give tick/flea/heart-worm medication with her.

If interested in Sasha, contact Monica Frisell at [email protected].


Listing Date: February 12, 2022

Birth Date: June 15, 2021

Breed: DLH

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Grey tabby, medium size, yellow oval eyes

Personality Description: Shy, but likes affection in her terms. She is on socialization process, and progressing well. She is slowly coming out of her shell. Scary kitty, not for out doors, she runs without direction when spooked and can get lost.

History: Amiga showed up up in my neighborhood, most likely dumped there. I trapped her to find out she was wounded on her right flank and the wound was abscessed. I work in an Animal Clinic, so she was spayed and her wound was treated, and she received all vaccines. I'm working on socialization with her, she prefers females than males. She is doing well social wise, but things are in her terms. I have 8 cats already with disabilities, so I can't keep her. Amiga is about 6-7 months old.

If interested in Amiga, contact Noemi Holscher at [email protected].


Listing Date: February 6, 2022

Birth Date: January 1, 2017

Breed: Orange tabby

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Current

Physical Description: Charlie has a medium size frame and is a bit chunky. He's stocky, solid and weighs about 13 pounds.

Personality Description: Charlie loves people and is very sweet. He'll endure some extra snuggles from little ones. No aggressive behavior towards people. He's threatened by my other cats and will bully them. Charlie loves being outside and is a great hunter. My neighbors were complaining about the snakes, and I had no problem.

History: Charlie had been dropped off at a barn and seemed unhappy, so I offered to adopt him. After settling in, he started bullying my older cat and marking. The vet said it was anxiety and put him on Prozac. It worked great. No bullying. No peeing. Household harmony! Then he started spitting out the pill and the behavior returned. I can't get the pill in him, so Charlie needs a new home. He would be a great outdoor or single cat unless someone is really good at pilling cats.

If interested in Charlie, contact Sharie LaMarche at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 23, 2022

Birth Date: March 2, 2005

Breed: Domestic Shorthair

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status:

Physical Description: Dolce is a 16 year old domestic shorthair cat, weighing 10.4 pounds. She is black and white, but mostly white.

Personality Description: Dolce is an independent cat. She has lived in the same house her whole life and was friendly, but has become reclusive. She likes to hide and come out for food, water, and the litter box. Dolce is not aggressive, but does get defensive if she feels threatened. She seems to prefer the company of women. Dolce needs an owner who is okay with her doing her own thing and spending her golden years by herself.

History: Dolce needs a new home due to her owner suffering a stroke and needing to move to an assisted living community. She has been at the same home her whole life. Dolce needs an owner who is okay with her doing her own thing and spending her golden years by herself.

If interested in Dolce, contact Nathan Anderson at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 15, 2022

Birth Date:


Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: not vaccinated yet

Physical Description: Vixie is about 8 years old with silky fur and green eyes.

Personality Description: Vixie is a feral cat who was outdoors until last winter. She is bonded with Big Daddy but is very avoidant of people.

History: Vixie's owner recently died. She had 5 rescue cats including Vixie. She rescued Vixie last winter.

If interested in Vixie, contact Wendy Sotolongo at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 15, 2022

Birth Date:


Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Inky is about 9 years old, pure black with a scar above his left eye.

Personality Description: Inky is the ambassador of his cat group! He will always be there to greet you and show you around. Mostly, he wants to show you his food bowl, but he will understand if you want to scratch his ears in between feedings!

History: Inky's owner recently died. She had 5 rescue cats including Inky. She rescued Inky about 5 years ago.

If interested in Inky, contact Wendy Sotolongo at [email protected].

Big Daddy

Listing Date: January 15, 2022

Birth Date:


Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Big Daddy is a big cat, weighing in at 20 pounds. He is on a diet to help him lose some weight. He is around 10 years old and has mild kidney issues that only require special food. Otherwise, he is in good health.

Personality Description: Big Daddy loves people and attention. His purr is as big as he is and he loves to have his head rubbed. He was an outdoor cat for many years. In the last year, he has taken to being an indoor cat and is very content with watching the outside from a warm, comfy spot.

History: Big Daddy's owner recently died. She had 5 rescue cats including Big Daddy. She rescued Inky about 1 year ago.

If interested in Big Daddy, contact Wendy Sotolongo at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 15, 2022

Birth Date:


Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: O'Henry is a beautiful black cat with piercing green eyes. He is about 6 years old.

Personality Description: O’Henry is the baby of his cat group. He loves to sit on the window sill and watch the ‘going-ons’ of the neighborhood. He has several people friends that walk by every day to say hi! He is shy but happy to be held and petted.

History: O'Henry's owner recently died. She had 5 rescue cats including O'Henry. She rescued him about 5 years ago.

If interested in O’Henry, contact Wendy Sotolongo at [email protected].

SIr Gadi

Listing Date: January 15, 2022

Birth Date:

Breed: Tuxedo

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Sir Gadi is about 9 years old and a beautiful tuxedo cat. He's up to date on his vet care. He's overweight but is in excellent health.

Personality Description: Sir Gadi got his name because he is a chivalrous fellow. He is very protective of his fellow cat mates, O’Henry and Inky and is a little wary of new people. It’s all a front though as he dissolves into a motorboat purr when you scratch his back.

History: Gadi's owner recently died. She had 5 cats that she had rescued over the years. She brought Gadi in the house about 6 years ago.

If interested in SIr Gadi, contact Wendy Sotolongo at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 11, 2022

Birth Date: November 9, 2016

Weight: 85 pounds

Breed: Pitbull

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Zeus is a strong beautiful blue nose pitbull with shiny grey hair all over with a white stomach and white socks.

Personality Description: High energy loves to go on walks and play all day. Loves running and playing fetch. Very sweet and loveable. Likes to cuddle and be rubbed. Could definitely use more professional training which I would like to help him get with his new home to ensure a good transition for both my dog and his new potential family.

History: Has shown signs of resource guarding when it comes to food. After speaking with the vet they wouldn’t say he is aggressive due to isolated scenarios is the only times he shown any abnormal behavior. Has anxiety at times.

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


Listing Date: January 10, 2022

Birth Date:

Weight: 36 pounds

Breed: Blue Heeler

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Rabies Vaccinated 11/23/21

Physical Description: Black, White, and Tan

Personality Description: High Energy Human-Lover Dog lover NOT food/toy aggressive

History: Current owners rescued Scout from shelter in Nov. 2021 Scout has separation anxiety and would do well with an active owner that is home often. High-energy, needs 1-2 walks per day

If interested in Scout, contact Jasmin at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 10, 2022

Birth Date: October 29, 2020

Weight: 55 pounds

Breed: Siberian Husky

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: Up-to-date

Physical Description: Federick has a black and white coat along with big blue beautiful eyes.

Personality Description: Federick is a brilliant, playful, and energetic dog. However, he loves to cuddle and enjoys his downtime Lastly, he's talkative.

History: Federick is one out of five puppies from an expected litter. Frederick is about 80% crate trained. He still needs training. He will be neutered at the end of January 2022

If interested in Federick, contact Nanci at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 9, 2022

Birth Date: October 29, 2020

Weight: 45 pounds

Breed: Siberian Husky

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: all of his vaccines are up to date

Physical Description: Canelo has a light brown/gray and white coat. He has blue eyes and a beautiful birthmark on his forehead.

Personality Description: Canelo is a friendly dog. He's calm and playful. He's energetic and enjoys playing out in the yard. Canelo is crate trained and about 80% housebroken. However, he still needs training to do. Overall, Canelo is a sweet and lovable husky.

History: Canelo is one out of five beautiful huskies from an unexpected litter. He has been with us since he was a puppy. He will be neutered at the end of January.

If interested in Canelo, contact Nanci at [email protected].


Listing Date: January 4, 2022

Birth Date: October 5, 2020

Weight: 45 pounds

Breed: Husky mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up-to-date

Physical Description: Black/brown fur with a white stripe down her nose. Beautiful blue eyes

Personality Description: Sweet, playful, energetic. She LOVES tug of war

History: Struggles a bit with resource guarding. We have made a ton of progress with her and she can overcome it fully with time.

If interested in Chancla, contact Maddie at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 24, 2021

Birth Date: April 8, 2020

Breed: Domestic Medium Hair

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Vaccinated

Physical Description: Gray and cream medium-haired tabby

Personality Description: Sweet, friendly, talkative, playful, energetic & rambunctious. Due to his rough & tumble play style, we do not recommend a home with small children. We also think he might do better without other cats, unless you know your cat(s) would enjoy being pounced on & wrestled with! Doesn't like to be left alone for long periods of time.

History: He was found as a stray and, after having him fully vetted, his rescuers found out he was microchipped. Sadly, his previous owners did not want him back. Fergal would benefit from experienced cat people who can provide a low stress environment and who understand special needs, as he has a heart murmur that will have to be routinely checked/monitored by a veterinarian.

If interested in Fergal, contact Chris at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 23, 2021

Birth Date: May 21, 2017

Weight: 40 pounds

Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up-to-date on physical exam, Rabies, DHPPL, Bordetella, Influenza (H3N2/H3N8). Chemistry panel and CBC within the past year. Current on heartworm, flea, and tick prevention.

Physical Description: Medium size dog, brown coat with white on her chest and tips of her paws. Pink nose and pink lips, lovely golden eyes. Muscular and thick chest, but watch out! She will gain weight if her calories aren't counted!

Personality Description: Extremely affectionate and excitable, she has loved every human she's ever met! She loves to play tug-o-war and wrestle. Zoomies in a big yard is her favorite! Eager to please and VERY smart. Does struggle with separation anxiety though, as well as animal aggression. **BEST FOR AN EXPERIENCED OWNER(S)**

History: No aggression incidents towards humans. However, has been shot before by a prior owner's neighbor. The bullet is still located in her right front tricep. One bite incident toward another dog, no blood drawn at that time. Has had some training with a professional before. Currently taking allergy medication (Apoquel) and anxiety-reducing medication (Trazodone, Reconcile) along with some natural remedies.

If interested in Jazzy, contact Olivia Camacho at [email protected].

Three adult cats

Listing Date: December 22, 2021

Birth Date:

Breed: Feral cats

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: None. Feral.

Physical Description: Two young and one adult feral cats. They were five originally at my work but two were found dead. Perhaps froze. I trapped the other 3 and brought them home 3 weeks ago but I am not allowed to have pets and will get evicted if discovered. I need to find a safe place for them NOW!!!

Personality Description: Two solid black younger cats are receptive to people coming near them. One tan tabby is very timid and hisses when you walk in the room.

History: Wandering around outside my work. Four large office buildings surrounded by large parking lots. They had no shelter and when I FINALLY caught them in the trap they were malnourished and dehydrated. Now they have been fed and watered in my bathroom for 3 weeks. All three appear healthy now.

If interested in Three adult cats, contact Sheila rowland at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 16, 2021

Birth Date: November 12, 2020

Weight: 80 pounds

Breed: Pyrenees mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: UTD

Physical Description: Tan and white spots, large build, 80 lbs.

Personality Description: Friendly, likes other animals. Does great at dog park. Protective of his family by barking. Loves to hike and swim. Very playful, could knock down small or elderly.

History: Have had since puppy. Elderly parents have moved in with us and he's just too big and playful. Has already knocked my mother down by playing. Terrified he will inadvertently send one to the hospital. Needs room to roam!

If interested in Max, contact Natalie at [email protected].


Listing Date: December 7, 2021

Birth Date:

Weight: 8 pounds

Breed: Cat

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Current

Physical Description: Tabby brownish black with medium to long hair

Personality Description: He is friendly and loveable to all. Max can be feisty at times.

History: We found Max at 6 weeks by a dumpster in Durham. He is in good health. He did suffer a pelvis injury almost 2 years ago.

If interested in Max, contact Brenda Perkins at [email protected].