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 always need people who have plenty of HEART to help us in our mission to help dogs in need. From transporting dogs to their fosters, or helping to set up/clean up at events, to working behind the scenes to keep things moving, to temporary fosters who keep a dog for a few days at a time, to long-term fosters who care for dogs until they are adopted--there are so many ways you can help us! If you would like to become a Freedom Ride volunteer, head to our website to apply to join our team!

www.freedom-ride.org/volunteer/
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Medical Monday's spotlight is Blue, the most adorable snaggle tooth fellow, who is fighting heartworm disease.

Blue has started medication and will have the treatment through our vet in a few months. Heartworm disease can be transmitted by a single bite of an infected mosquito, but a monthly prevention like Heartguard keeps your dogs and cats safe from this deadly disease. We are seeing more and more dogs with heartworms in shelters - your donation today will allow us to continue helping dogs like Blue!

* Donate through Venmo: account.venmo.com/u/Freedom-Ride-1
* Donate on our website: freedom-ride.org/giving
* Donate through Paypal: www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=KPXAGBZREDKBN&fbclid=IwAR3rLhDGZNJtC0zKaeMVPArNrSG660zpjm...
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Browse our dogs in foster care and available for adoption!

We always need people who have plenty of HEART to help us in our mission to help dogs in need. From transporting dogs to their fosters, or helping to set up/clean up at events, to working behind the scenes to keep things moving, to temporary fosters who keep a dog for a few days at a time, to long-term fosters who care for dogs until they are adopted--there are so many ways you can help us! If you would like to become a Freedom Ride volunteer, head to our website to apply to join our team!

https://www.freedom-ride.org/volunteer/
Medical Monday's spotlight is Blue, the most adorable snaggle tooth fellow, who is fighting heartworm disease. 

Blue has started medication and will have the treatment through our vet in a few months. Heartworm disease can be transmitted by a single bite of an infected mosquito, but a monthly prevention like Heartguard keeps your dogs and cats safe from this deadly disease. We are seeing more and more dogs with heartworms in shelters - your donation today will allow us to continue helping dogs like Blue! 

* Donate through Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/Freedom-Ride-1
* Donate on our website: freedom-ride.org/giving
* Donate through Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=KPXAGBZREDKBN&fbclid=IwAR3rLhDGZNJtC0zKaeMVPArNrSG660zpjmc8pzxS78zsZU5ntq6xArgIx_g
When you're an introverted dog but you REALLY want to give your foster dad a smooch for fathers day! Olivia is available for adoption. Check out her bio on our website.
We MAY be a little bit biased, but we have some of the best happy faces in our MAY Happy Tails video! Scruffy & Jekyll can't wait to announce them for you!

If you're still looking for your forever pal they MAY be closer than you think! Check out https://www.freedom-ride.org/for-adoption or stop by our next adoption event!
SHOP & Help FRR!!! Want a groovy treat for your dog? A fabulous dog themed shirt? Well click on over to Percy's Pup Stuff where they are donating a portion of their JUNE proceeds to Freedom Ride Rescue .... please shop AND share! Support the businesses that support us! 

https://percyspupstuff.com #pawitforward #percyspupstuff #freedomriderescue  #nopawsleftbehind
We can't believe people are still struggling with how to behave on a video call...

Just remember: 
🚫 Mute yourself when not speaking
🤚 Use the raise hand feature when you need to speak
🐾 Definitely introduce us to your dog
👀 Make sure your dog is always viewable by meeting participants

Pearl Jam would like you to know that she'd be more than happy to be on all of your video calls! Check out her bio on our website today!
Come see us on Saturday! We'll be enjoying the afternoon at House Creek Beverage tomorrow from 2-4 pm. Grab a drink, pet some dogs, and maybe meet the pup of your dreams! Here is who is coming!
We have SO MANY amazing dogs and puppies looking for homes. Some are newcomers and some have been waiting for a while. And of course, we're always adding new adorable faces to our list of adoptable dogs. Take a minute to enjoy the cuteness of our furbabies, then go ahead and SHARE this video so that our adoptable doggos can be seen by more and more and MORE people. We want all of these amazing pups to find their people! 

Read more about each of them and submit an adoption application on our website: 
www.freedom-ride.org
Lucy Jolene wants to wish you a happy Friday! She is still on the hunt for a paw-some family. Check out her bio on our website!
We had a wonderful (and busy) event at the Western Wake Farmer's Market in Morrisville!

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