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My name is Hammet!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Hammet
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Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

Facts about Hammet

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: D-16-102

Description: Hammet is a magnificent, classic purebred German Shepherd. He has gorgeous black shiny fur on his back and brown soft fur on his belly, with large paws and ears to match. He has a long nose and body with deep, large brown eyes.

Personality: Hammet is a smart, well-behaved dog who carries himself with intelligence and grace. He is a bit shy at first but after he gets used to the environment, he is really affectionate, and loves to be stroked and petted. He has so much love to give! He is so friendly and sweet, never barks or jumps when meeting new friends. I have great fun in training him since he is very smart and food-motivated. I taught him to catch a ball in one day! He is quite the gentleman and has impeccable manners in the house. He loves my couch and his dog bed, where he likes to sleep most of the time. But when he gets bored, he will pick up his ball and walk over to me. Petting and playing ball with him give him great joy. A truly wonderful boy, he deserves a comfortable and loving second chapter in his life! Having lived alone his whole life, we are looking for a home where people are around most of the day. He seems fine with older children.

Animal History: Hammet has lived outdoors his whole life. He came to our attention through an elderly woman who was taking care of him. His owners had moved away and left him with her, in her small pen. They said they would be back for him, but they never returned.

Read more about Hammet on the Independent Animal Rescue website.

Or, Apply Online to Adopt Hammet!

About Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

IAR started with one woman's big dreams, a bigger heart, and a very distinctive purple pickup truck that helped her rescue countless numbers of unwanted, abused, and homeless Triangle pets. Originally founded in 1994, IAR earned an official 501 (c)(3) status in 1995. IAR is currently governed by a Board of Directors, managed by elected officers, and supported by over 100 unpaid volunteers. There are no paid positions within IAR, so 100% of all donations directly support animal care and rehabilitation.


Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.


At IAR, we believe that the welfare of animals is paramount. We feel that we can alleviate problems associated with animal overpopulation and abandonment using a 4-pronged approach: (1) Rescue and adoption of unwanted and abused animals; (2) funding of spay/neuter; (3) education and outreach on animal welfare to our youngest members of the community; and (4) legislation and lobbying efforts on behalf of animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our wonderful IAR cats and kittens are out and about greeting folks at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) and Petco (South Square) locations almost every Saturday and Sunday (1pm-5pm). In addition, some of our cats are housed at these stores for short durations. You can visit these kitties anytime during store hours! If you see a kitty that you'd like to meet and possibly adopt, please fill out an online application at www.animalrescue.net. We will be in touch shortly!

IAR dogs and puppies are available for "meet and greet" at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) on the first and third Sundays each month (2pm-4pm). Please check our calendar for specific dates and locations where you may meet your new best friend!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Requirements

  • 20-year commitment to the animal

  • You may not be an undergraduate student or member of the military

  • You must be a US citizen

  • You must allow a home visit (an IAR volunteer to visit your home prior to adoption.)


Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption interest application HERE or call us at 919-403-2221. A volunteer will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

  • Our goal is finding lifelong, loving homes for our animals, so we try to find the best match between animal and adopter. We can help advise you on which animals to meet based on your situation.

  • You can meet some of our animals at our monthly adoption fairs, or we can arrange for a meeting in the foster home. If it’s a good match, the foster parent will come to visit your home in person. This is to make sure your home is safe and secure for a new companion animal.

  • Note: IAR makes every effort to please our adopters, but our first concern must be for the animal’s welfare. We reserve the right to deny any application.


Adoption Fees

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Cats and kittens: $100

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs cats: $50

  • Pairs of cats or kittens adopted together: $150 for the pair ($100 plus $50).

http://www.animalrescue.net/calendar
Dog Adoption Fees

  • Dogs and puppies: $150

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs dogs: $75

  • Pairs of dogs or puppies adopted together: $225 for the pair ($150 plus $75)