My name is Bishop!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Bishop
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Surry Animal Rescue

Facts about Bishop

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1938415
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Bishop was a terrified, hungry, abused, and injured dog when SAR volunteers were finally able to catch him after many failed attempts.  An exam by a veterinarian showed a dog that had been badly abused.  He was underweight, heartworm positive, and had an embedded harness!  Bishop was scared of humans and human contact.  He trusted nobody. 

Bishop's long road of recovery began with emergency surgery to remove the embedded harness.  Infection had already set in.  After rest, good nutrition, and plenty of antibiotics, Bishop recovered.  Next, he had to endure months of heartworm treatment.  He came through with flying colors and was eventually given a clean bill of health.  

Bishop is 3 years old now and is physically completely healed up and healthy!  Emotionally, however, he still struggles with trust and is extremely shy when he meets someone new.  Strange sounds and objects can scare him, so he will need patience and understanding from his forever family.  Once he gets to know you, he quickly bonds with you and stays right by your side!  How amazing that he can still be so loyal to humans after all he has been through.  Bishop absolutely loves other dogs and finds a great deal of comfort in their presence, so he prefers a family with another dog.  He enjoys going to his local doggie daycare and playing with his friends. 

Bishop is house-trained and loves going for walks.  He also enjoys playing in the water and swimming!  He is a big boy, weighing 100 pounds, but he is so gentle and affectionate. 

Bishop needs a loving forever family to continue is rehabilitation and love him unconditionally.  Please consider offering him a forever home with all the love and nurturing from a family that he so deserves!

*FENCED YARD REQUIRED (no underground/invisible fences)   

If you are interested in adopting Bishop, please fill out an adoption application from our website. 

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

About Surry Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are located in Mount Airy, NC. We are a very small volunteer organization and do not have a shelter. All of our rescues are in private foster homes and require schedule appointments with those foster families. We are a NC state certified non-profit and operate solely on donations. We DO accept out-of-state applications, but require the approved applicants to come to Mt. Airy, NC with any current dog(s) to meet the potential new family member. We do not ship our animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have various pet fairs and the information is kept updated on our web site.

Our Adoption Process...

Please read ALL the information below before completing the application. The ENTIRE application must be completed in order to be considered. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be reviewed or accepted.

The following guidelines have been established to speed up the adoption process.

To submit an application you need to either request one by email or obtain one you can fill out online at It is essential that we have a name AND phone# of your Veterinarian that can verify that your current and/or past pets meet our policy requirements that are listed below.

In order to be considered to adopt one of our animals in our program; it is the policy of Surry Animal Rescue that your dogs are spayed or neutered and current on all vaccines including rabies, parvo, distemper, and are on a heartworm preventative. As well as your cats need to be spayed or neutered and current on all vaccines including rabies, distemper, feline leukemia, and feline aides test. We do REQUIRE fenced in yards for certain dogs in our program. That information is posted in the rescues' profile. All of our cats are to be kept indoors.

Finally, please include all questions and comments at the end of the application. A volunteer will contact you after they have reviewed your application. Please remember that we are a volunteer organization, so most of our volunteers have full time jobs, families, etc. and use their free time to check the emails and get your application. If you haven't heard from us within 4 days, please contact us through email We appreciate your patience.



Purebred cats and dogs-$150 AND UP
Mixed breeds cats and dogs-$100 AND UP

Please note that the adoption fee does not cover the vet costs per animal. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your interest in one of our rescues.