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 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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6 hours ago
Freedom Ride Rescue

Freedom Ride Rescue's Weekly Activities & Gatherings aka the 🐾 Wednesday WAG 🐾 this week is a duo of musical tributes. Can you name the tunes?!

🎵 FRR at MARKRS SOCIETY Holiday Party | MAKRS Holiday Fest at Raleigh City Plaza - 443 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Saturday, December 10 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m

‘Cause the doggies gonna play, play, play, play, play
At Makrs we are gonna shop shop shop shop shop
And we hope you’re gonna adopt ‘dopt ‘dopt ‘dopt ‘dopt
Find them a home, Find them a home!

And the vendors gonna sell, sell, sell, sell, sell
And puppies gonna kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss
Finding ‘em homes for the holidays is our wish, wish, wish, wish, wish
Find them a home, Find them a home!

We never miss a beat
And our dogs all love to have a treat
And that’s what you’re gonna see
Puppy breath under the tree!

When you come to visit me, visit me
At Makrs fest in Raleigh, Raleigh
And that’s what you’re gonna see
Puppy breath under the tree!

🎵 Come Meet Santa's Little Yelpers | Mordecai Beverage Company - 2425 Crabtree boulevard Raleigh, NC 27604 | Sunday, December 11 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m

Hey Doggo, you’re so pine.
You’re so pine you blow my mind!
Hey Doggo! Hey Doggo!

Hey Doggo!
It’s time to hop in the car
And drive to Mordecai
It really isn’t far
And there are folks wantin’ to say hi
You're bright as a star
So let’s find you a home, Doggo!

Cause when you say you will
Join us as long as you can
There will be drinks and games
And we’ll be your biggest fan
Don’t leave us home.
Come say hi, Doggo!

Oh Doggo, what a pity, you still need a home.
You wait so patiently and you hate to be alone.
Oh Doggo, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand?
The right family is out there, Doggo.
Just you wait Doggo, wait Doggo.
You’ll steal their hearts, Doggo!

🎁 And don't forget to shop here to spread some FRR howliday cheer!
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Gorgeous Beth is on her way back to us as her adoption did not work out through no fault of her own. She is gorgeous and oh so sweet. Please apply if you would like to add this stunning girl to your family.
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1 day ago
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It's time to cash in our holiday miracle. Sky goes to boarding TOMORROW.

Please, please, please consider opening your home to her. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about fostering. Boarding is our last resort. This beautiful pup has and will continue to thrive in a home environment.

Can your act of kindness be giving her a chance? 💔

Foster Application: www.shelterluv.com/matchme/foster/FRR/Dog
Adoption Application: www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/FRR/Dog
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🚨🚨FOSTER NEEDED🚨🚨 we can’t get over this darling girl! 1 year old 15 lb mutt (no clue what she is other than cute, but she’s got some scruff to her 😍), HW negative and great with other dogs. She is very sweet and ready to snuggle! Please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org if you can foster!
PUPdates: COVERED! These two are the absolute sweetest and both need foster homes ASAP! They are 3-4 month old Golden Retriever/Shepherd mixes, black muzzle is kale and full blonde is female. Super affectionate and loving! Email jennifer@freedom-ride.org if you can foster one of these cuties!
PUPDATE: COVERED! 3 year old Pug Pekingese mix needs a foster home! If you haven’t fostered with us yet but have been wanting to, this guy would make the BEST first foster. He is house trained, crate trained and dog and kid (!) friendly! Please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org today if you live within an hour of Raleigh and would like to foster!
PUPdate: this cutie is covered!!! ☺️☺️☺️‼️‼️ FOSTER NEEDED‼️‼️ This precious 8 week old gal found herself in a very crowded shelter. She’s 6lbs and believed to be min pin mix. Can you help us save her?  Email jennifer@freedom-ride.org today if you live within an hour of Raleigh and can foster!

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.