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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Oreo says you're never too old to play with your favorite toys!!
Apply to meet him: www.freedom-ride.org
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🚨 Saturday Event Plans Have Changed! 🚨

The weather isn't looking lovely, so the FRR tent at the Farmer's Market is moving our party!!! We're going to get our crew out to meet and greet potential adopters - (Saturday) May 18 from 12-2 at Mordecai Bev. Co. in Raleigh!

** The Western Wake Farmers' Market IS still having vendors today until noon if you want to shop ... we will be there June 8!!! ***
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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!
It's FRR Baby Friday...but today it's FRODO FRIDAY!! 

This sweet, senior beagle is ready to join the perfect family! Read all about him on our website. www.freedom-ride.org
Angel is ready for the weekend!! To learn more about Angel, check out her full bio on our website!
This morning, we shared all of our Happy Tails for the past month. We love that so many of our foster dogs are finding amazing forever homes. 

We do have a few "long-timers" here at Freedom Ride, who have been waiting patiently for their people to find them and bring them home. These 5 dogs have been with us the longest and we would love nothing more than for them to get to have their own happily ever afters. Each of them is an amazing dog in their own way and each of them is looking for something a little different in their ideal home. 

Please, share this video to help us get these dogs seen, and head to our website to read more about each of them. Maybe one of them would be perfect for YOU and next month we will be able to add some of these lucky pups to our Happy Tails list!

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🥳 FRR Alum Skye (FKA) Maggie just celebrated her 4th birthday! 

🧸🎾She absolutely LOVES toys, and doesn’t destroy them! She loves squeakers and is particularly fond of any ball toy. 

😎Skye enjoys visiting local restaurants, meeting new people, and going on road trips! She’s a frequent traveler to the beach and her family’s farm. 

😊She does dog agility with her mom and is a perfect sport partner! 

🥬Skye is the overseer of all things kitchen-related. She doesn’t steal food and loves collard greens! 

😍She has hip dysplasia, but her mom makes sure she gets massages and chiropractic checks every three weeks. 

🤣Skye demands attention, and doesn’t respect personal space. 

🍌🍓🫐She loves people, being involved in anything family-related, and is a foodie at heart! 

👀Do you want your alum to be featured on our page? Post their photos and what their life is like now in our alumni page and you could be next!
April adoptions bring May happy, loved pups in their forever homes! 🏠😊 Welcome to alum life to all our pups adopted in April! 

Still looking for your new best friend? Check out freedom-ride.org/for-adoption to see our available dogs!
Lynn has been regularly fostering litters of pups and single dogs for about 5 years. To accommodate having a whole litter, she and her husband built a “puppy palace” that allows them to take in whole litters. During her foster journey, she has fostered more than 130 dogs! 🐾🐾🐾

Here's what Lynn says about fostering: "I love working with Freedom Ride as they are always helpful when needed, are very responsive and they pick great dogs for the program. Everyone is kind, friendly and upbeat about the mission. It’s very tough work -rescue- but the FR group is always doing their best to find the positives in often tough situations.🥰

Most rewarding things?  Too many to name, but knowing the foster dogs and pups can now have a chance to live a great life in a loving home is my motivation. Seeing my former fosters and watching them recognize me and shower me with love and thanks even after months and years - priceless.❤

I’d encourage everyone to foster- the need is a daily thing. And it makes a huge difference if you can help." If you are ready to start your own foster journey, apply to be a foster on our website!
🚨🚨FOSTER NEEDED!🚨🚨 This 10lb ball of scruff needs a foster! He is 2 years old, dog friendly and super sweet! Please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org if you can foster this pint size fellow!

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