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 Our 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 volunteer 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 brings 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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Thank you to everyone — volunteers, sponsors, the over 800 virtual and in-person runners — who made our Turkey Day 5K possible! All of the proceeds from the race make more freedom rides possible, from routine to emergency medical care to supplies for our fosters to make the transition from shelter to safe place easier. We’re so fortunate for this community of dog loving people who make our work possible! 🐶

Please post any pictures in the comments below. Official race pictures to come!
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THURSDAY'S FRR 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k is hours away!! Some reminders ... Park at Lake Benson and follow our signs over to White Deer Park where the paw-ty is!!

7 am: Check in opens!
8:10 am: Why are you running? FREEDOM RIDE!
8:15 am: Runners Yoga Warmup with Kara O'Briant, founder of Zin Studio and Wine Lounge
8:30 Start Time Competitive 5K
8:35 Start Time Recreational 5K
8:45 Start Time 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:30 Awards (Competitive 5K Only)
10:30 Finish Line Closes

Be ready to shop with Binky & Bell .... or try winning one of 16 amazing raffle prizes!!
Zin Yoga Studio and Wine Lounge
#garnernc #whitedeerpark #lakebenson #pawitforward #turkdayday #adoptdontshop #freedomriderescue
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Adoptable Everly is running to tell her friends that the next 8 PEOPLE who sign up for the FRR 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k — virtual or in-person — will receive a $10 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card! She can’t do math, but that’s gotta buy you like.. what, 50 tennis balls? 🎾 (We don’t have the heart to tell her about inflation.)

There is a 5K, 1-mile and virtual option. Fetch your gift card by signing up now: runsignup.com/Race/NC/Garner/FreedomRideRescueTurkeyDay5k

*Everly is actually a very low-energy gal. She would much rather catch a movie than a tennis ball. You can learn more about her and submit an application here: www.freedom-ride.org/for-adoption/.
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Happy Thanksgiving from us! We are so grateful to our incredible community of volunteers and fosters! Wishing you all a safe and happy thanksgiving! #freedomriderescue
Adoptable Everly is running to tell her friends that the next 8 PEOPLE who sign up for our Turkey Day 5K — virtual or in-person — will receive a $10 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card! She can’t do math, but that’s gotta buy you like.. what, 50 tennis balls? 🎾 (We don’t have the heart to tell her about inflation.)

There is a 5K, 1-mile and virtual option. Fetch your gift card by signing up now at the link in our bio!

*Everly is actually a very low-energy gal. She would much rather catch a movie than a tennis ball. You can learn more about her and submit an application at the link in our bio. 

#RunNC #TurkeyTrot #GarnerNC #DogRescue #AdoptDontShop #FreedomRideRescue
This week we have a very special edition of Freedom Ride Rescue's Weekly Activities & Gatherings aka the 🐾 Wednesday WAG! 🐾  TOMORROW IS THE FRR 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k !! FRR 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k | Lake Benson Park & White Deer Park - 2400 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC 27529 | Thursday, November 24 | 5K start: 8:30 a.m. & 1 Mile start: 8:40 a.m.  We know we’ve BEAN pretty CORNy lately, but what we’ve been SPUDterring about is BERRY important to us!  The FRR 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Your registration and donations go directly toward helping us prepare for another year of saving dogs!  GARLIC KNOT to mention, it’s an incrEDIBLEly fun event!  We’re ready to TURNIP the music bright and early to warm up for a great run! You’ll want to come as FEAST as you can to grab a parking spot and get checked in. Don’t WHEAT around!  And even if you are out of town, it’s all GOURD! A $20 donation to be a virtual runner (available up until the start of the race!) will get you a GRAVY new shirt mailed directly to you. Sign up link can be found in our bio!
 And if you’re new here or just learning about the rescue, we truly hope you’ll join us at the Freedom Ride Rescue TABLE, there’s plenty of LEGUME!  We CARROT thank you enough for helping us BLOOM! Every little PEAS really makes a difference. We are (and I YAM) so thankful for each and every one of you! 🧡
We’re just 3 DAYS out from our Turkey Day 5K! Here are some things for our runners to know for the big leg day. 🍗

WEATHER 🌤 It is supposed to be a low of 35 degrees in the morning and a high of 63 degrees as it warms up. It will be partly cloudy. We recommend dressing warmly in the morning with layers you can peel off as you run if needed.

PACKET PICK-UP 🐾 Runners can pick-up swag bags, t-shirts and bibs at one of our packet pick-up locations:

— Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 5 - 7 pm: Zin Yoga & Wine (104 Rand Mill Rd, Garner)
— Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 5 - 7 pm: Mordecai Beverage Co. (2425 Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh)

Packet pick-up will also be available race morning. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. 

VIRTUAL RUNNERS 🐶 We want to celebrate with you at the finish line of your run! Be sure to tag @freedomride.rescue in a photo of you in your shirt or of your activity tracker. We’re giving a FREE Freedom Ride Rescue shirt to the farthest registered runner from Garner! 

INVITE SOME OTHER TURKEYS 🍗 Runners can register up until Thanksgiving morning! All race proceeds make more freedom rides possible - from routine to emergency medical care to supplies for our fosters to make the transition from shelter to safe place easier, which is why we’re thankful for EVERY runner — near or far! Register at the link in our bio.

#RunNC #TurkeyTrot #GarnerNC #DogRescue #AdoptDontShop #FreedomRideRescue
Our friends @caswell_county_aps need your help! A number of our rescues come from this shelter! This shelter does amazing things for our communities homeless pets and is hoping to get further funding to support a pet pantry and community spay and neuter clinic to help reduce pet surrenders in the community. Can you come out and support them tonight? Read the information below to learn more! “We Need Your Help!
We are on tonight's  agenda at the Caswell County Board of Commissioners Meeting in Yanceyville at 6:30pm.  We will be asking for financial help for community spay and neuter and to start a food pantry for community animals in need.  Both will help decrease surrenders to the shelter and we currently have ABSOLUTELY NO MORE ROOM at the shelter.

The more supporters who show up at the meeting increase our odds of receiving money.

The Caswell County Board of Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Courtroom of the Caswell County Historic Courthouse located at 144 Court Square, Yanceyville N.C. 27379.”
🚨🚨FOSTER NEEDED🚨🚨 3-4 month old lab mix puppy needs a home. He is super friendly and loves other dogs. Please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org if you live within an hour of Raleigh and can foster!
Did you know you can run our Turkey Day 5K from anywhere? Maybe you prefer to turkey and then trot. Whatever your reason, we’d like to see you at the virtual starting line! 

That’s why we’re giving the farthest runner from Garner a FREE Freedom Ride Rescue t-shirt! Tag a friend that might make the cut. 🍗
 
The gravy on top is that all race proceeds make more freedom rides possible, from routine to emergency medical care to supplies for our fosters to make the transition from shelter to safe place easier, which is why we’re so thankful for EVERY runner — near and far.

Register now at the link in our bio!

#RunNC #TurkeyTrot #GarnerNC #DogRescue #AdoptDontShop #FreedomRideRescue
No need to beg! There are still some glass water bottles with the Freedom Ride logo up for grabs when you register for the FRR 6th Annual Turkey Day 5k! And as a treat to you, we’ve upped it to 30 FREE glass water bottles for those of you who are quick to sign-up. 🏃👀

There is a 5K, 1-mile fun run and virtual option. All race proceeds make more freedom rides possible, from routine to emergency medical care to supplies for our fosters to make the transition from shelter to safe place easier.

You might want to hurry the flock up and register at the link in our bio!

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.