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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6 hours ago
Freedom Ride Rescue

It’s time to face the music. Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Don’t fret, we’ve been taking notes. First sings first, compose yourself and check out Freedom Ride Rescue's Weekly Activities & Gatherings aka the 🐾 Wednesday WAG! 🐾

Smooch a FRR Pooch | Clouds Brewing - 1233 Front St., Raleigh, NC 27609 | Saturday, February 11 | 3 p.m. - 6 p.m

Want to make them swoon? All you have to do is name that tune!

If you’re struggling, don’t pitch a fit. Come score some kisses from our adoptable pups at Clouds Brewing this Saturday! Grab a drink and stay out of treble. Or maybe you’re trying to mend a riff? We’ll set the tone with puppy breath - that’s the key to a memorable afternoon.

This adoption event is going to rock! We hope to C you there at 3pm sharp!
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13 hours ago
Freedom Ride Rescue

Sonny might be smaller than a bag of puppy food, but he wanted to pass along a BIG thank you to Heather L. for donating 3 bags of puppy food from the awesome sale at Hollywood Feed!

There's under 1 week left in our puppy food fundraiser! Can you donate to help us keep these adorable bellies full?

Donate here (www.facebook.com/donate/697565495433173/) or bring a bag of puppy food to any of our events to cash in some thank you kisses! 🐶
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15 hours ago
Freedom Ride Rescue

Our little lady is moving through her list! I think it's safe to say Fortune Cookie very much enjoyed this tasty Bucket List item ❤️🎂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our little lady is moving through her list! I think it's safe to say Fortune Cookie very much enjoyed this tasty Bucket List item ❤️🎂
We've got one week left in our Puppy Food Fundraiser Challenge and we're just about halfway to our goal! We've got puppies of all ages and sizes and these puppies never stop eating! With the number of puppies we've taken in so far in 2023, our supplies of puppy food are dwindling and we need to restock. One thing we know for sure is that we will (sadly) never stop needing food for all the puppies we agree to bring into Freedom Ride. 

Please consider donating to our puppy food fundraiser, sending us a bag from our Amazon/Chewy lists, or even dropping off a bag at an upcoming event!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/697565495433173/
PUPdate: These 3 girlies have a foster! FOSTER NEEDED FOR 3 PUPPIES. You read that right, we have three 6-week old poodle mix puppies, all girls who need to find a foster. These puppies are not from the backyard breeder situation. They must stay together due to their age. That means one foster must take all three. Please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org if you live within an hour of Raleigh and can foster these girls! Not an approved foster yet? Head over to our website freedom-ride.org to fill out a foster application today. And be sure to check out our IG highlights to learn more information about the fostering process with our rescue.
PUPdate: This lady has a foster! 🎉SENIOR FOSTER NEEDED URGENTLY!This 12 year old lady was surrendered to the shelter by her family because she was too old😩. We see this over and over again and truly can’t fathom how people so carelessly drop off their family pets at the shelter.  What’s worse is that owner surrender are first in line for euthanasia, because no one is missing them or coming to claim them-so time is limited!This girl must be so devastated and confused! We’d like to give her the best golden years possible. She is a toy poodle mix and no more than 12 lbs. she may have some medical needs related to aging but we won’t be able to determine that until we can get her to a vet. If you have an approved foster application on file and live within an hour of Raleigh and are interested in fostering this sweet soul please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org ASAP!
Our sweet little Fortune Cookie got busy checking things off her bucket list this weekend. She took a road trip to the beach (so that's 2 things off her list!), where she got to experience sand and all the other sights, smells and sounds the beach has to offer. Fortune Cookie will continue living her best life with her amazing foster mom and checking more things off her list ❤️
This beautiful face is Fortune Cookie. Sadly, her fortune in life has been a bit rough. Fortune Cookie came from a breeder, but she and her brother (Spare Rib) were surrendered to a vet’s office when they were just hours old because it was determined they had cleft palates and couldn’t nurse from their mother. They did have the good fortune of landing with one of our most experienced and dedicated fosters, who worked around the clock for weeks bottle-feeding these special babies and doing everything in her power to help them get through until they were ready to be adopted. 

A few days ago, little Fortune Cookie started showing some signs that something wasn’t quite right, and it was devastating to discover that this poor baby was in renal failure and there was nothing that could be done. Freedom Ride asked for every possible test hoping there was some other prognosis, but this sweet girl’s kidneys aren’t functioning as they should, and the very sad reality is that there is no treatment for her. 

It's so rare (and sad) that a precious, 7-week-old puppy becomes a hospice case, but Fortune Cookie’s amazing foster mom has decided to make sure this girl enjoys the time she has left. This led to Fortune Cookie’s Bucket List. Fortune Cookie has already started checking things off this great list of adventures. We’ll be sharing her Bucket List experiences here, and we’ll do everything we can to fill Fortune Cookie’s life with happy times and lots of love.
Are you ready to change a life (or two)? We are eager to welcome new fosters to our rescue! Fostering a dog in need is truly one of the most rewarding experiences and we are so excited you’re considering opening your home to our rescue. Please head over to our website freedom-ride.org to fill out a foster application today!
🚨🚨PUPPY FOSTERS NEEDED🚨🚨 6 6-week old puppies need fosters! They are “living” in a bathtub, in squalor. Dogs don’t deserve. There are 5 girls and 1 boy and mom is a blue heeler mix. Can go to individual foster homes. Will need to be 8 weeks before they can go live for adoption. If you live within an hour of Raleigh and have an approved foster app on file, please email jennifer@freedom-ride.org if you can help foster. Not a foster yet? Head over to our website freedom-ride.org to complete an application and check out our IG highlights to learn more about the process.
This girl STILL needs a foster! She is very scared but has show no signs of aggression! If you’re interested in fostering please head over to our website at freedom-ride.org to fill out a foster application. Fosters MUST have a fenced in yard, MUST have NO small children and MUST live within an hour of Raleigh. In addition, experience with fostering or rehabilitating dogs is preferred. She will take months to rehab and establish trust in adults. She is NOT available for adoption at this time-pleas no inquiries. This girl needs lots of love, patience and dedication in order to teach her how to become a pet, and overcome her life of neglect.

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.