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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We've got a heck of a Saturday lined up.

You can come to the Oakwood Yard Sale on Saturday morning. There are lots of houses involved, but the proceeds from 605 Boundary St. are coming back to FRR!!

Saturday afternoon we'll be at Clouds Taproom from 3-8 pm! Because it's a long event, some dogs will only be there part of the time. Make sure you take a look at the event page to see what time certain dogs are scheduled to be there!
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Mosquitoes that carry heartworm disease can be found anywhere in the U.S., but they are mostly found in the Southeastern United States...where we are! If you have pets, please make sure you keep them on monthly heartworm prevention year-round to save them from a debilitating and potentially fatal illness.

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Here we are again--FRR Baby Friday! This week's doggo has the most beautiful blue eyes you've ever seen. Meet Gretta. Are you looking for a dog who loves to be outside but also loves to snuggle, who loves to be with her people, and is drop-dead GORGEOUS, the Gretta is your girl! Read all about her on our website and submit an application to meet this beauty!

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We've got a heck of a Saturday lined up.

You can come to the Oakwood Yard Sale on Saturday morning. There are lots of houses involved, but the proceeds from 605 Boundary St. are coming back to FRR!! 

Saturday afternoon we'll be at Clouds Taproom from 3-8 pm! Because it's a long event, some dogs will only be there part of the time. Make sure you take a look at the event page to see what time certain dogs are scheduled to be there! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/777509853982827
Mosquitoes that carry heartworm disease can be found anywhere in the U.S., but they are mostly found in the Southeastern United States...where we are! If you have pets, please make sure you keep them on monthly heartworm prevention year-round to save them from a debilitating and potentially fatal illness. 

#NationalHeartwormAwarenessMonth
Here we are again--FRR Baby Friday! This week's doggo has the most beautiful blue eyes you've ever seen. Meet Gretta. Are you looking for a dog who loves to be outside but also loves to snuggle, who loves to be with her people, and is drop-dead GORGEOUS, the Gretta is your girl! Read all about her on our website and submit an application to meet this beauty!

www.freedom-ride.org
UPDATE: FOUND!!!!!!Foster dog Ciara slipped off her leash on Swordgate Drive in Cary around 10am this morning. We are combing the surrounding area and ask that you please call 919-673-6338 with any sightings. Please help up spread the word so we can get Ciara back home safely!! Please do not CHASE-Ciara can be shy. Try to keep her in your view and call us immediately if spotted! Thank you!!!
The dog rescue world lost a dear friend, Paul Pulkoski, this week. Paul and his wife, 
LaShawn, have been core to helping dogs with medical needs, moms wth litters and orphaned puppies. The Pulkoskis have been part of Freedom Ride Rescue's core since we started and were very active with Cause For Paws of North Carolina for many years, too. 

Every foster dog quickly got Paul on the ground to snuggle with - his gentle manner quickly let them know they were safe with him and Lashawn. From the largest pit bull to the tiniest bottle feeding pup, their home was open for any size or age in need. Their grandson, William, was always there to help "Poppa" with his dogs.

Our hearts to out to the family ... including their daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Scott Medin. 

Please consider a donation to help Lashawn in the coming months:
https://gofund.me/7e1ac6f9

Rest in peace our friend ... we hope you are at the Rainbow Bridge getting the most amazing greeting from so many dogs as they all know a true rescuer when they meet one.
Rambo is working on his modeling portfolio and we think he could sell anything with those looks. Believe it or not, this model in the making is still on the hunt for the perfect forever home (and if you'd like to be his manager, that would be amazing too). Someone better snatch this fellow up before he hits it big! 

So, which one of Rambo's looks is your favorite??? 😁
🥰 FRR Alum Mac (FKA Snoopy from the Peanuts litter) is described as a bundle of joy and happiness rolled up in puppy kisses! 

🎾 He could play fetch for days, and absolutely can’t pass up a good stick! 

🌄 Mac loves to go on road trips and thoroughly enjoyed roaming the Blue Ridge Parkway! 

🎄He visited his grandma for Christmas and loved all the new smells and sights! 

💗Mac is a good boy living his best life on a farm! His family adores him, and they would adopt him again in a heartbeat!
This handsome little guy is Frodo, one of our heartworm-positive dogs. 
Frodo is a low-key little buddy who just wants to chill with his people and get lots of cuddles. He is ready for his forever home where he can just hang out with his people and live a chill life full of treats and love. Even though he is HW+, he can still be adopted now and Freedom Ride will continue to take care of any treatments still remaining to get him back to totally healthy. 

www.freedom-ride.org

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