My name is Heath!

German Shepherd Dog/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Puppy for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Heath
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Puppy for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Heath
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Best Friend Pet Adoption

Facts about Heath

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11033784-D17-026
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Heath is a sweet and playful boy who absolutely adores romping with other dogs, almost as much as he adores people!  Because of his story (see below) we feel Heath would be happiest in a home with at least one other dog to play with and to follow, especially when humans aren't around. Since Heath was used to living outside 24/7 his first months of life, a home with a fenced yard and outdoor time would also be best for him. He is very gentle for his young age so would do great with dog savvy children. Heath is a free spirit and is not keen on being crated/confined, but tolerates the crate for short periods. At night he likes to sleep on a dog bed in his person's room and will sleep quite soundly. This sweet boy is a "velcro dog" and is happiest when with his family.
EVERY DOG HAS A STORY: Heath's story is unique, his Mom was a stray for over a year who found refuge in the yard of a kind elderly gentleman who did not have the means to care for her or her puppies, but did the best he could.  A BFPA volunteer spotted Heath and his family loose by the road and stopped to ask if help was needed for them, and the older gentleman kindly allowed BFPA to rescue them to give them a better life. Despite not having a true "home" Heath and his family adore all people and other dogs. 

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About Best Friend Pet Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

Best Friend Pet Adoption (BFPA) is a no-kill animal rescue organization based in central North Carolina. BFPA has no building, office, or shelter. We are an all-foster network committed to helping dogs and cats in need of homes. Individual donations are our most important source of income as we receive no public funding.

Our purpose is to provide medical assistance, foster homes, and adoption services to previously lost, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals in Wake County, NC and the surrounding counties. Our mission is to educate this disposable society in which we live that every life should be valued and cherished and is directly linked to human responsibility and commitment.

Almost all the animals we rescue require immediate medical attention. BFPA never turns away or euthanizes an animal because of the expense involved in returning them to good health. All our rescued animals are evaluated for temperament, examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, microchipped (if possible) and sterilized, if age appropriate. Cats and dogs receive monthly flea/tick preventative and dogs also receive monthly heartworm preventative.

The most important ingredients we provide to these animals are loving care and a safe haven -- something most of them have never experienced. These cats and dogs live in volunteer foster homes until we find them a loving permanent home, however long it takes. We match these precious beings to a single, couple or family who understand cats and dogs should be full participating members of the family. Our hope is that these animals never have to experience being unloved again.

Since our beginning, BFPA has rescued and placed thousands of cats and dogs into their forever homes.

BFPA was created in 1998 by two Raleigh-area women who had volunteered with other established rescues in the Triangle. Their dedication to help homeless dogs and cats has led to an organization that has grown to over 225 volunteers strong.

BFPA received 501(c)(3) status in 1999.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets can be met during our adoption events (mostly on Saturdays) or by arrangements with the foster family.

Our Adoption Process...

All of our adoptions require submission of an application which is processed and and must be approved by our adoption coordinator. Potential adopters then take the animal on a trial (minimum of 2 weeks) before the adoption is finalized. This helps to ensure a good fit between the adopting family and the animal. All animals must be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before the adoption can be finalized. Adoption fee is $225 for dogs, $115 for cats.