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Hope Animal Rescue

, Durham, NC, 27704

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Hope Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue dedicated to improving the lives of stray or abandoned animals in North Carolina. We are a foster-based rescue and receive no government funding. Please help us save lives by making a tax-deductible donation today!

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Pets in this Shelter

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Dexter

Chihuahua

Dexter is an awesome little guy who is much sweeter than he seems at first meeting. He does well with most other dogs, and would love a... show more

Dexter is an awesome little guy who is much sweeter than he seems at first meeting. He does well with most other dogs, and would love a fenced yard to romp in. Despite his age, he loves to romp and lay out in the sun on a toasty day. He is in a foster home with another dog and does well with them, and is a very loyal little dude. He isn't a fan of getting his nails trimmed or being restrained, but is manageable. Give Dexter a chance to show you how wonderful he is, he is ready for a home of his own for the holidays! Dexter's adoption fee has been sponsored by a HAR parent who said goodbye to Crumpet recently, and wanted to help Dexter find his forever home! Words from his fabulous foster mom in response to our Q & A session: "What makes your foster delightful/special? - He comes across as a tough guy, but he's really all mush when you get to know him. He'll plow into you for attention and then sit quietly next to you with his paw on your lap." "What cute things does he do? - He circles and pounces on baby carrots before he eats them. They're his favorite snack!" "What activities does your foster like most? - He likes to go on sniffing adventures on the nature trail at the park." "Describe THE ideal home for your foster: - He would love a home with adults and a dog buddy for companionship. He would enjoy a fenced in yard where he can explore on his own. It doesn't have to be an active home with lots of noise, but he does enjoy mental stimulation from the TV, radio, or puzzles to keep him curious. He would make a great travel companion in the car or RV. He loves to get out and about!" "What would you want people to know about your foster? - Dexter is a quirky guy with a lot of character." Dexter’s personality is really sweet and he loves to play with his soft toys. You can see typical terrier qualities as far as energy, playfulness, feistiness and loyalty. He bonds quickly to one person and wants to be your buddy, but he has lots of other human and doggy friends! He is a senior boy who weighs about 12 pounds. He is a sweet and affectionate little guy who takes a bit to warm up to new people, but once he does, he is a super-cuddly companion. He has so much love to give! To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Dusty

Chihuahua

Dusty is a tiny little girl who earned her name in part because she's barely bigger than a speck of dust! At 7 lbs, Dusty can easily get... show more

Dusty is a tiny little girl who earned her name in part because she's barely bigger than a speck of dust! At 7 lbs, Dusty can easily get lost under your feet or in a big comfy blanket-- but she'd prefer to be in your lap. She may take some time to acclimate to strangers, but once she knows you, she wants to be curled up with you (all the time)! With a little time to decompress and let her nerves settle, we think this 3-year-old gal will thrive in most environments. If she can't find a favorite human with whom to cuddle, she will find the warmest pup body and make herself at home next to them. Dusty has previously lived with children, and seems to get along with her doggy foster siblings, although she will give a little warning growl if an unfamiliar or intense dog is invading her space. Dusty has a little bit of alopecia on her head and neck that the vets believe may be breed-related; her hair could come back, or she could be rocking the bald look permanently - but we think she can pull it off! She appears to be mostly house trained and crate trained (although she'd prefer to be with her people whenever possible). She does not love walking on leash quite yet but enjoys scampering around the home and yard. Dusty looks forward to finding her forever home and settling for good! To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Jameson

Pit Bull Terrier

Hi there! The name is Jameson and I am pleased to meet you. I am on the hunt for my forever home, could it be with you? Before I get ahe... show more

Hi there! The name is Jameson and I am pleased to meet you. I am on the hunt for my forever home, could it be with you? Before I get ahead of myself let me tell you a little bit about me. I came to the rescue from a rural shelter where I was owner surrendered for peeing in the house. My foster momma will tell you that I've never peed once in the house since I have been with her. I am between 3-4 years old and weigh in at a manly 65.0 lbs. I live in a foster home with two other big boy dogs and get along with them, I am not an alpha and I take social cues well. I do like to play, like a ton, so sometimes I can get on my foster brothers nerves when I want to play more than they do. I would love a home with a fur sibling that likes to play as much as I do. I've spent time around dogs of various ages and do well with all of them. Foster mom says I haven't been cat tested, add that to the list with naked mole rat, no clue what it means. As far as hobbies go being around people is probably my favorite, wherever the people are that is where I want to be. Second favorite is probably snuggling, I am a self proclaimed lap dog despite my size. In my originial home I wasn't socialized very much so I take a little bit of time to warm up to people, once I have some time though we can be best friends. I am crate trained and house trained, double bonus! I do need to be placed in a home with no children, if you have any questions about that my foster mom will be happy to explain more. I would love to meet you and see if we are a pawfect match. xoxo, Jameson To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Mazzy

Chihuahua

The year was 1998. The New York Yankees won the World Series. MP3s were invented. Carmen Elecktra married Dennis Rodman (for 9 days). Th... show more

The year was 1998. The New York Yankees won the World Series. MP3s were invented. Carmen Elecktra married Dennis Rodman (for 9 days). The Big Lebowski, Saving Private Ryan, and The Wedding Singer were playing in movie theaters. The website hamsterdance.com was created. The final episode of Seinfeld aired. And, most importantly, the cutest dog in the universe was born! Hi, I’m Mazzy, and I am the 20-year-old Chihuahua wonder! With the whole ‘90s craze sweeping the nation, why not adopt an authentic vintage dog as well? Sure, you might not think 20 is old, but in dog years, that’s about a zillion years old (or something like that—dogs aren’t good at math). They say wine improves with age, well the same must be true for dogs’ fur because I have the softest, silkiest coat. Lucky for you, one of my favorite things is being pet! I also love playing with my puzzle toy to get treats out, going on walks in the yard, then spending some time making my bed before taking a nap. Every day is a new adventure for me because I have something called canine cognitive dysfunction. This can mean different things for different dogs, but for me, it means that I will get confused a lot. That’s why it’s important for me to stick to a routine every day, so that my world can be as familiar and easy to navigate as possible. I am a very sweet dog, get along with other dogs and people, and give my humans kisses. If you are looking for a vintage treasure to take care of and cherish, I am the dog for you! To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Rye

Labrador Retriever

Name: Rye, like the Whiskey. Age: Somewhere between 5 and 8 years old, but young at heart. Breed: Maybe a hound mix? I have a larger-bre... show more

Name: Rye, like the Whiskey. Age: Somewhere between 5 and 8 years old, but young at heart. Breed: Maybe a hound mix? I have a larger-breed body & shorter-breed legs, making me pretty much the perfect size (if I do say so myself). Likes: The ladies, toilet water, head scratches, and surprising people with kisses. Dislikes: Bad drivers, diets, and personal space. Alter-Ego: Scooby-Doo. Best quality: Personality. If I didn't have a little salt & pepper happening on my face, you'd never guess that I'm no longer a young pup. I'm fun, playful, friendly, and incredibly affectionate. I'm happiest when I'm right by your side. Or on your side. Or on your head. I'm really not picky about how I get to cuddle you. Worst quality: Rebel status. Despite having short legs, I love showing my foster parents all of the things that I can reach. Coffee tables? No problem. Counters? Hold my beer. If I can smell it, I can reach it. So what else do you need to know about me? I've had a rough go of it for the last few months. When the shelter got me, I was underweight and in need of a good dermatologist. Now I'm just looking to find a family who can give me the love and care that I missed out on. To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Steiner

American Staffordshire Terrier

Are you afraid to go to the bathroom alone? Or perhaps you are scared to go into the other room, even though you were just there? If so,... show more

Are you afraid to go to the bathroom alone? Or perhaps you are scared to go into the other room, even though you were just there? If so, Steiner is your man! He is very loving and affectionate, and will follow you everywhere to make sure you are okay. Steiner loves to sit in your lap, but if he must sit beside you, then he enjoys sitting upright like a little human - so goofy! Steiner loves his canine foster sisters and plays well with other dogs. He has great manners and listens well, but has no real concept of personal space (LOL). Steiner is young (~1.5-2 years old), a perfect medium size (~55 lbs), and has medium-high energy. He LOVES to play fetch and run around outside or wrestle with his foster sisters. Steiner knows “drop-it” and “leave-it” and other commands like “sit”, “lay-down”, and “stay”. He is such a smart boy! Sadly, Steiner hasn’t had the best start in life. Steiner came into a shelter banged up with a broken leg. They believe he was hit by or tossed from a car. A good Samaritan found him in a snow filled ditch. On top of his broken leg and all the bumps and bruises from the car accident, poor Steiner also had mange. After 2 surgeries and many baths, Steiner is completely healed. Even with his bad luck, Steiner remained as sweet and loving as ever! He is going to make the perfect addition to a very lucky family!! To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Sweet Dee

American Staffordshire Terrier

Sweet Dee is about as sweet as they come. We think this short, stocky lady might be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as she is very muscular... show more

Sweet Dee is about as sweet as they come. We think this short, stocky lady might be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as she is very muscular but only around 45 pounds. Sweet Dee's foster parents chose her as their new foster after watching her in playgroup videos posted by Wake County Animal Care and seeing how friendly she was toward other dogs and humans alike. She currently resides with two larger dogs (male and female), but volunteers at the shelter say she's done very well interacting with dogs of all sizes. We don't know Sweet Dee's exact history or age, as she was picked up as a stray, but she is estimated to be 1.5 years old. So far she has not had any accidents in the house and she has been quiet in her crate (though you do have to give her a little push to go in). Sweet Dee would love to find a family who either has a doggy companion for her to play with or a human-only family who wants a cuddly "lap" dog (yes, she will crawl into your lap if you let her) and is willing to take her on walks, to the dog park, etc. Sweet Dee is heartworm positive and currently undergoing treatment, but don't let that stop you from considering adopting her! Ask us about our foster-to-adopt program, which would allow you to bring Sweet Dee home while we continue to sponsor her treatment. To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less

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Wilson

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Wilson is waiting to meet you! Wilson's foster mom says: "Hi everyone, please meet Wilson my new foster pup! I’ve had him for a fe... show more

Wilson is waiting to meet you! Wilson's foster mom says: "Hi everyone, please meet Wilson my new foster pup! I’ve had him for a few weeks now and he has been a PLEASURE. Wilson is a 5 year old Shepherd mix who came from a rural shelter. Some of his favorite hobbies are sitting on the couch with humans, specifically he loves to sit and stand in laps even though he is much too big. He loves playing with other dogs and gets excited when he sees them out on walks; he does great in the dog park too! His favorite treats are cold cuts (turkey & ham), chewing on hard bones, and he loves to be brushed and pet. Though his disposition is mainly calm, he has playful moods where he seeks out attention, and just wants you to play tug o war with his toys. I think anyone would be lucky to have this guy. Besides his sweet personality, he is crate trained, house trained, doesn’t bark much, and he has shown that he is teachable when it comes to commands." Wilson is a sweet boy who is going through heartworm treatment, but is eligible for our foster-to-adopt program. You can 'foster' Wilson, and Hope pays all veterinary expenses until he is finished and then you can officially adopt! Come and meet him, he is awesome! To be considered for adoption, click here to submit an application, or visit the Adopt section of our website at hopeanimals.org. Thank you! show less