N.C. Non-Profit Animal Rescue

Give a Freedom Ride

In the rescue world, a “Freedom Ride” is that magical car ride out of an animal shelter for a dog. At first they are nervous, but there is a moment when they realize they are safe …. tongue out, tail wagging, a new chapter for them.

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About Us

About Our N.C. Rescue

We are proud to be the crazy dog lovers who skip out on work to transport dogs from all over the state to their excited fosters’ homes; who stay up late searching shelter pages for that next “Freedom Ride” potential; who spend countless hours making rescue a reality!

Freedom Ride Rescue brings together individuals who share a love for dogs and a dream to see a no-kill state. Our foster-based network is in the Raleigh/Clayton, NC, area. We bring in dogs of all ages, sizes and breed mixes. We help to rehabilitate these animals – providing security, love, medical, and behavioral training as needed – until they can be adopted to their “fur-ever” homes.

We are foster based: we have no facility and every one of our adoptable (and not quite ready to be adopted) animals are in homes where families are teaching trust, love, basic manners …. preparing your future dog ready to be the best addition to your family that he can be!

As fosters, we are willing to have our heart break after we love, rehabilitate and nurse an unwanted, unloved animal until they prance away with their fur-ever person – often never looking back – as they start their most life’s wonderful chapter: the one as a cherished pet.

So join our road to making freedom rides happen! We are a wonderful, tight-knit family needing volunteers, fosters, donors – basically caring people willing to help in any way they can!

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Turkey Day Tuesday is brought to you be a PUPPY PLAYDATE at Levitate, a returning sponsor!! Employees enjoyed "therapy" almost as much as the dogs, did!

Are you ready to join our Turkey Day 5K campaign? Be a business sponsor, start a team to run/walk Thanksgiving morning, do an individual fundraiser: lots of options on how to join our road trip. This is an annual dog and family friendly event at the White Deer and Lake Benson parks in Garner! For more info, email turkeyday@freedom-ride.org or go to: runsignup.com/Race/NC/Garner/FreedomRideRescueTurkeyDay5k?previewCoverPage=T

#turkeyday5K #pawitforward #freedomriderescue #garnernc #nopawsleftbehind
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Turkey Day Tuesday is brought to you be a PUPPY PLAYDATE at Levitate, a returning sponsor!! Employees enjoyed "therapy" almost as much as the dogs, did! 

Are you ready to join our Turkey Day 5K campaign? Be a business sponsor, start a team to run/walk Thanksgiving morning, do an individual fundraiser: lots of options on how to join our road trip. This is an annual dog and family friendly event at the White Deer and Lake Benson parks in Garner! For more info, email turkeyday@freedom-ride.org or go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Garner/FreedomRideRescueTurkeyDay5k?previewCoverPage=T 

#turkeyday5K #pawitforward  #freedomriderescue  #garnernc #nopawsleftbehind
More tips for walking with your dog. Yes, walking your dog for exercise purposes is important, but that's not the ONLY thing walks should be about. Keep walks interesting for your dog and change the intention of your walk from time to time.
This little Love Bug is ready for all the snuggles
(Get it...Herbie the Love Bug?) 😁

Apply now to get your own Herbie snuggles
www.freedom-ride.org
Banks would LOVE to be adopted on National Rescue Dog day!! If this cutie looks like he'd be a great fit for you, check out his bio on our website!
Rescued is our favorite breed! Share your rescue in your stories and tag us!
If your dog could txt, what would they say?!
Sweet Mochi is ready for the rain to move out so she can spend some time enjoying the outdoors. She is also looking for her forever home! Read more about this adorable low-rider and submit an application to adopt her! www.freedom-ride.org
Even if you have a yard, walks are SO important for dogs. Walks are a great way for you to bond with your pooch, to work on training/attentiveness, and to let your dog have a chance to sniff and explore their surroundings. In order to have a good walk, make sure you've found the right type of walking gear for your dog and that it is fitted properly. Most importantly, we want to encourage all the humans to PUT DOWN THE PHONE and be present with your dog while you're walking. Being engaged in the walk WITH your dog can help you understand your dog better AND could help prevent any potential issues BEFORE they happen.
Oreo says you're never too old to play with your favorite toys!!
Apply to meet him: www.freedom-ride.org
🚨 Saturday Event Plans Have Changed! 🚨

The weather isn't looking lovely, so the Farmer's Market has been postponed. But we're still going to get our crew out to meet and greet potential adopters! Come see us tomorrow (Saturday) May 18 from 12-2 at Mordecai Bev. Co. in Raleigh!

Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

~ Karen Davison

Services

What We Do

Rescue Dogs

We are proud to be the crazy dog lovers who skip out on work to transport dogs from all over the state to their excited fosters’ homes … who stay up late searching shelter pages for that next “Freedom Ride” potential …. who volunteer countless hours making rescue a reality!

Provide Medical Care

Freedom Ride Rescue provides all supplies (crates, food, bowls) and gets the animal in for a vet visit (for a spay, neuter and/or vaccines); we’ll also provide flea and heartworm preventatives. Anything and everything to make a happy and healthy pet!

Find A Home

We love, rehabilitate and nurse an unwanted, unloved animal until they prance away with their fur-ever person as they start their most life’s wonderful chapter: the one as a cherished pet.

help save a life

Donations cover vet expenses, shelter fees, continuing long-term care, and any other costs that arise treating dogs in great need. We prepare our dogs for success with a microchip, spay/neuter and make sure they are up to date on vaccines and preventatives. We are a 501(c)(3) organization making your financial contributions tax deductible.

foster

Join our tight-knit rescue family! We need fosters until dogs are adopted, for temporary needs, for medical cases and/or for end of life hospice care. Supplies and vet care is provided. You help your dog blossom and find his fur-ever home and in the process learn what a rewarding experience fostering really is!

Adopt

Adopting a rescue animal helps to save the life of an animal in need, through no fault of their own! And you get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that? We take in all mixes of breeds and all ages! You can meet adoptable dogs at our weekly adoption events or put in an application for specific dogs.

Lost a Pet?

Freedom Ride Rescue partners with Petco Love Lost to make reuniting lost pets easier using image recognition technology to search a national lost and found database. 

Report Lost Pet