My name is Holder!

Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Holly Springs, North Carolina - Holder
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I'm being cared for by:
Pawfect Match Rescue and Rahibilitation

Facts about Holder

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 7686279-2016
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Much like his namesake (Detective Holder from the television mystery show 'The Killing'), Holder had a rough start in life and he's often misunderstood because of his outward appearance. However, also like Agent Holder, once you get to know this special dog you soon discover that he has a heart of gold and would do anything to make you smile. People who get to know Holder can't help but fall in love with him.

Holder enjoys visitors to his temporary home, but while out and about he can be sheepish and shy. You see, meet and greet events have a lot of things going on at once, and those things can be overwhelming sometimes. Holder has come a long way in conquering his fears, but he still has some learning and developing to do. Holder can be scared of sudden movements and loud noises. Because of this, he'll need to go to a home without small children where he can be given time to settle and let his personality shine through.

Holder loves his foster family dearly, including his canine foster brother and sister. He spends his days playing and his evenings snuggling. He would be an ideal companion for a family who wants a loyal friend to greet them when they come home. Holder would love to have a canine buddy to play with, and a confident canine friend also helps Holder learn new things aren't so scary. As a dog with simple tastes, Holder enjoys going for walks in his neighborhood, watching tv with his family, playing in the yard, and doing tricks for treats. Holder is a very smart boy who enjoys learning with positive reinforcement training. He says the treats feed his brain and help him think better. His foster mom says learning without the fear of punishment has allowed him to surpass her initial expectations, and that he grows more confident with each new skill he masters.

Holder has graduated from the New Leash On Life prison dog training program where he tested for and passed a Canine Good Citizen evaluation upon his graduation. This means that Holder has shown he can demonstrate an assortment of basic obedience skills.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Pawfect Match Rescue and Rahibilitation

About Our Rescue Group...

We are an all volunteer rescue organization devoted to saving dogs from shelters, puppy mills, abusive situations and abondonment in North Carolina. Our members foster, transport and help the rescue efforts with their individual skills, experience, knowledge and expertise, and most importantly, their love of dogs.

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age.

We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes.

By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household.

Besides the basics of crate training and house training, we teach them basic obedience, we groom them, feed them a high quality dog food, and last but not least, we shower them with LOVE and attention that hopefully teaches them to trust again and realize that life really IS good..

We’ll never be able to save them all, no matter how many we try to pull and foster. So we believe that the one at a time approach with the extra TLC allows us to really KNOW the dogs and be able to match them more precisely with their new families.

This ends up being a win- win situation for all involved.

Pawfect Match is all volunteer and relys soley on adoption donation fees and public support. Most times our adoption donations do not cover our medical expenses.

If you’d like to help by donating visit us at

Or you can send it to Pawfect Match Rescue

P.O. Box 171

Holly Springs, NC 27540


Our biggest need is FOSTER HOMES. If you would like to help in this capacity please fill out our (volunteer form)

Our second biggest need are people that can do fundraising. If you are interested in helping in that area please email us at or call us 919-522-1307

Come Meet Our Pets...

check out our "events" page at
to see where our fosters will be

Our Adoption Process...

The first step is to fill out our adoption application ,(on our website at under how to adopt) and email it to us, to begin the application process.

Once we receive your application, the second step will be to check your vet reference and talk to your personal references.

The third step is to schedule a home check. This is not to see what kind of a house you live in or how clean or dirty it is. It is simply to see if the “setup” i.e. yard size, fencing, etc. is compatible with your dog of interest. It also allows other animals in your household to meet a potential foster dog and see if they are going to get along.

After all three of these steps are completed there will be an adoption contract to sign and an adoption donation fee. Our fee is are $225.00, plus a $75.00 Training Fee that will be reimbursed once you show proof of completion of a positive reinforcement training course within six months of the adoption. This may seem high, but it is actually a bargain. Your new pet will be fully vetted, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventive, flea and tick meds, micro-chipped, groomed, and well on his/her way with basic obedience and house training. All of our dogs will be adopted out with a “goody” bag, a collar and leash, nametag, and a free month of pet health insurance.