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: Milkweed
  • Listing Date: 09/24/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2015?
  • Weight: 36 lbs
  • Breed: Pit mix
  • Physical Description: 'Pocket Pit' white with brown spot over one eye, female, big smile.
  • Personality Description: Very eager to please, medium to high energy. Likes companionship, fetch, learns very quickly. Was on a chain her whole life but is very friendly toward adults and children and is understanding housetraining intuitively so far. Knows sit and down and is working on stay and come. Very sweet dog, loves to snuggle and is great off-leash. She doesn't like being left alone and has some anxiety but we've seen her improve a lot in the few weeks she's been with us.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History: She is good friends with our submissive male dog but doesn't get along as well with our dominant female. Opinions about cats unknown.
  • Contact Name: Ellis
  • Contact E-mail: ellisdriver@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Elsa
  • Listing Date: 09/19/2017
  • Date of Birth: Approx. 2.5 yrs old
  • Weight: 59 lbs
  • Breed: Shepherd/Hound Mix
  • Physical Description: White shepherd hound mix with beautiful red markings.
  • Personality Description: Elsa is affectionate and loyal. She is always up for any athletic endeavor but is also happy snuggling on the couch.
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes, microchipped too
  • Vaccinations: current, with heart worm prevention and flea treatment
  • Animal History: I took Elsa in a couple of years ago when as a puppy she was being surrendered to the animal shelter I was volunteering at. She was about eight months old at the time, playful, loving and sweet, and she still is. She has been in our home ever since, but needs a home where she can receive more attention. She is crate trained, house trained, loves being outdoors and indoors.
  • Contact Name: Sarah
  • Contact E-mail: sarahray724@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Bullet
  • Listing Date: 09/19/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2 yrs old
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Breed: Plott Hound / Pit
  • Physical Description: Black & white, short fur.
  • Personality Description: Sweet and loveable.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date as of May 2017
  • Animal History: Attention: this dog is in Florida. Caregivers willing to transport 60 miles from Arcadia. Adopted from local animal shelter a year ago. Owners were elderly. Husband had to go into Hospice care and passed away a week later. His widow is disabled and had to go to daughter out of state. House not equipped for animals. Walks well on leash, learns quickly. No bite history. A cherished family member. Hoping to rehome. Would make a great companion for kids. Loves to play with his musical ball and cuddle. This rehome is not because of problems, but because of death of his person. A rehome fee is required to an animal rescue to help other animals. No set amount. Please contact with any questions.
  • Contact Name: Linda
  • Contact E-mail: llshaw@windstream.net
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  • Animal Name: Ben
  • Listing Date: 09/19/2017
  • Date of Birth: 6/1/2016
  • Weight: 64 lbs
  • Breed: Purebred Yellow Lab
  • Physical Description: Yellow Lab
  • Personality Description: Ben has the puppy energy and behavior true to his breed. He's playful with other dogs, and friendly to adults and children. Because he's still a puppy, he needs daily exercise. Play ball with him, he's a great retriever!
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History:
  • Contact Name: Richard
  • Contact E-mail: rmgarcia30@yahoo.com
Email for more information

Willie & Suki

  • Animal Name: Willie & Suki
  • Listing Date: 09/12/2017
  • Date of Birth: Ages 3-4 yrs
  • Weight: Average
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Willie is Black and White “tuxedo” cat and Suki is a white and gray “tabby”
  • Personality Description: Willie loves to be “with” people, just in the room with you is enough for him. He will ask for affection with a gentle pawing or meow. He loves to play-fight and chase his friend Suki. Suki is a very sweet “girly” cat with a soft meow. She really enjoys snuggling up in the afternoon. The other times of the day she is content to do her own thing. They have been solely indoor cats, they have their claws and do not have any fleas. They do not like dogs. I can provide all of the cat “necessities” including a cat tree, food, cat litter, a box, scratching posts, and toys.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: yes
  • Animal History: Willie was adopted from a friend who found him as a kitten near a dumpster outside of Butner prison. Suki was adopted from SPCA as a kitten.
  • Contact Name: Amy
  • Contact E-mail: amy.mckee@duke.edu
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  • Animal Name: Samson
  • Listing Date: 09/04/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2003
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair
  • Physical Description: Grey and brown tabby with white highlights.
  • Personality Description: Samson is the sweetest boy you will ever meet. He is great with kids and other cats. Very affectionate without being all over you, he loves to be petted and scratched.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History: Samson was rescued when he was approximately 4 years old and has had a loving home since then. Unfortunately his current living situation can no longer be ideal for him and to avoid him having to go to a shelter or be put down it is truly in his best interests to have a new loving home! He has no health problems except a daily kidney pill which he takes well, and he is big boned but not chubby, and not demanding at all. He just needs a good home with someone to give him love. Please contact me!
  • Contact Name: Sarah
  • Contact E-mail: joydancer44@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Cole
  • Listing Date: 09/02/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2013
  • Weight: 72 lbs
  • Breed: Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Physical Description: Great condition, no health problems.
  • Personality Description: Slow to warm up to new people. Takes 2-3 meetings. Never warms up to some people. Will jump up on new people. Will growl at some people
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: current
  • Animal History: Was a rescue, was abused when rescued. Spent 2 years in New York City and that seemed to make him more anxious. He would do better in the country.
  • Contact Name: Hua Ying Ling
  • Contact E-mail: 2huaying@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Storm
  • Listing Date: 09/01/2017
  • Date of Birth: 12/25/2011
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Breed: Persian
  • Physical Description: Storm is a long-haired midsize Persian. Golden in color.
  • Personality Description: Storm stays indoors. Very calm and relaxed. He likes to get cuddled and snuggle on blankets. He does well around females and children.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Rabies vaccine good through 2019.
  • Animal History: Storm was originally owed by a friend who moved overseas. He was given as a gift to my son but I can no longer afford to provide and care for him as needed.
  • Contact Name: Simone
  • Contact E-mail: simonemignott@aol.com
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Jinx & Gigi (Guinea Pigs)

  • Animal Name: Jinx & Gigi (Guinea Pigs)
  • Listing Date: 08/27/2017
  • Date of Birth: 4/2015 & 5/2016
  • Weight: small
  • Breed: longhair and tricolor guinea pigs
  • Physical Description: brown/white longhair and orange/brown/white short hair
  • Personality Description: gentle, snuggly, energetic
  • Spayed/Neutered: spayed, both female
  • Vaccinations: N/A
  • Animal History: We have had Jinx for 2 years since a baby. We added Gigi as a companion for her 1 year ago. They get along great. They live in 2 open top connected western style cages elevated on tables. Bedding is fleece. Gigi purrs when she is excited, they both "weak" and chirp at meal time. They eat hay, pellets and fresh spinach and radicchio. Nails are trimmed and we bathe them.
  • Contact Name: Debbie
  • Contact E-mail: ezzelld@live.com
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  • Animal Name: Bruiser
  • Listing Date: 08/15/2017
  • Date of Birth: 14 yrs old
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Breed: British Medium Hair
  • Physical Description: Ginger tabby with a white chin and white underbelly; tiger yellow eyes
  • Personality Description: Bruiser loves the heat and can always be found in a sunny spot looking gorgeous. However, he can also get playful and enjoys chasing ribbons. He is smart - when he feels like going outside he waits by the door! While he is a clean and affectionate cat he prefers a good brush to being picked up. Aging means his joints are no longer young but jumping onto the sofa is not a problem. However, Bruiser’s heart is not as strong as before so he is best suited to a peaceful (stress-free) home as he doesn’t like loud or sudden noises. He is not suited to homes with dogs.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date, including rabies inoculation
  • Animal History: Bruiser and his sister were rescued by us when they were 6 months old. Our family grew up around our cats. We moved to the US with the intention to stay but circumstances have changed unexpectedly and our beloved cats would be too stressed to survive another long flight. We need a forever home where they will be cared for, pampered and loved for the rest of their days. Can you please help us ASAP?
  • Contact Name: Lynne
  • Contact E-mail: themerv56@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Temple
  • Listing Date: 08/15/2017
  • Date of Birth: 14 yrs old
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs
  • Breed: British Medium Hair
  • Physical Description: Tortoiseshell tabby with a white chin and white underbelly: emerald green eyes.
  • Personality Description: Temple has a delightful gentle nature, she loves warm places and can often be seen snoozing in a sunny spot. She is not an attention-seeker but after waking up she loves to be fussed over. At 14 years Temple is best suited to a tranquil stress-free and dog-free home. She is a very playful kitty — chasing ribbons is her favorite sport, and she enjoys a gentle brushing. Temple is a big fan of cardboard boxes and dark closets. She prefers gentle kisses, cuddles, tickles and rubs to being picked up. She is fiercely loyal and likes to sleep near her humans and greet them at the front door when they come home.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date, including rabies inoculation
  • Animal History: Bruiser and his sister were rescued by us when they were 6 months old. Our family grew up around our cats. We moved to the US with the intention to stay but circumstances have changed unexpectedly and our beloved cats would be too stressed to survive another long flight. We need a forever home where they will be cared for, pampered and loved for the rest of their days. Can you please help us ASAP?
  • Contact Name: Lynne
  • Contact E-mail: themerv56@gmail.com
Email for more information


  • Animal Name: Blizzard
  • Listing Date: 07/22/2017
  • Date of Birth: Jan. 2017
  • Weight: 10-15 lbs
  • Breed: Staffordshire Terrier
  • Physical Description: Male/white/cute
  • Personality Description: A joy, friendly, sweet, energetic, playful puppy, has been around my dogs and neighbors dogs and all they do is play together, definitely needs someone to keep up with him! lol
  • Spayed/Neutered: no
  • Vaccinations: Due for last round soon
  • Animal History: My family dog accidentally had 1 litter- he’s one of 6. My family, neighbor and two friends (and mom) have the siblings but I am still trying to find a home for him. He’s been a sweetheart but I can’t give him the life he deserves because of work and school, and its just too much for me to handle.
  • Contact Name: Pree
  • Contact E-mail: Preetam.Nayak@charter.com
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Sadie Grace

  • Animal Name: Sadie Grace
  • Listing Date: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Birth: 7/30/2012
  • Weight: ~25 lbs
  • Breed: Beagle
  • Physical Description: Lemon
  • Personality Description: Sadie is a four, almost five, year old female beagle. She is loves to snuggle and have belly rubs. She loves to go on walks, but doesn't like other dogs. She has spent most of her life as an indoor/ outdoor dog until the last year when she became an outdoor dog only. She would prefer being an indoor dog. She loves being around people. She's very friendly with adults and kids. She obeys basic verbal commands such as come, sit, stay, and roll over. She LOVES food.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: up to date
  • Animal History: Sadie has never gotten along with other dogs very well, especially dogs that are bigger than her. While in the backyard or when being walked she frequently barks at dogs passing by. Over the last six months Sadie has become aggressive with her beagle "sister," which is why she needs a new home. Other than her sister, she has bitten one other dog - but neither dog was injured (skin was not broken). Sadie is territorial with food and her kennel with other dogs - she has not shown signs of aggression towards people with either of these issues. Sadie would thrive in a home where there were no other dogs, or with someone who was willing to invest heavily into her rehabilitation.
  • Contact Name: Jenny
  • Contact E-mail: JennyLivingstonHill@gmail.com
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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.

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