My name is Fionna!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina - Fionna
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C.A.R.E. For Animals

Facts about Fionna

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2072290

America's Little Sweetheart!

Fionna is a Shepherd mix girl with LOADS of personality. She is outgoing, enjoys people, and really wants to spend a lot of time with her humans -- be it playing, going for car rides, or just kickin' back and relaxin'. She really enjoys the great outdoors so a family who enjoys having their dog accompany them on walks, hikes, car rides and community outings would be a great fit for Fionna.

Fionna is great with other dogs and enjoys spending time romping, wrestling, and playing a speedy game of chase around the yard with her foster siblings. Fionna would make a great companion for another playful dog and in fact, she loves other dogs so much that we are looking for a home for her with a canine buddy.  A fenced yard is also preferred as Fionna loves to spend a lot of time outside playing with her canine companions but a family who does a lot with their dogs but does not have a fence will be considered as well.

This little gal is a great size at only 40 lbs. and she is moderately active so doesn't have huge exercise needs. She is also house-trained and crate-trained and has some obedience training.  She is also very intelligent and treat motivated so there is SO much more she can learn!.

She does not have much experience with cats so we would need to assessfor  that if a family has cats and because she has not had a lot of experience with young children, she is in need of a home either without them or with children at least 8 years of age.

This is a very loving and loyal gal... Now all America's Little Sweetheart needs is a family to call her own!

Placement Requirements:

  • Fenced yard (preferred)
  • Canine companion for company
  • No children under 8 years of age

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

How To Adopt Me:

Step 1:  First, p lease be sure you have read this pet's entire description in order to decide whether this particular pet is a good candidate for your family.  We try to include as many details as possible about each pet, including the type of placement needs and requirements they have for adoption.  

Step 2 Be sure to read our adoption policies and procedures before contacting us.

Step 3E-mail us to request an adoption application and/or inquire about this pet. 


About C.A.R.E. For Animals

About Our Rescue Group...

C.A.R.E. For Animals is a non-profit, all volunteer, animal welfare organization. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of our animal friends by: strengthening the bond between humans and animals; ending suffering due to abandonment, abuse, and neglect: and eliminating the need for euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in our shelters.

We are ALWAYS in need of new volunteers to help us further our mission. Our greatest need of course is for loving foster families (short or long term), but we also need help at adoption events (play with the pets!), fundraising events (help us make $ to care for them!), and other miscellaneous things. Contact us for a list of volunteer opportunities!

Come Meet Our Pets...

C.A.R.E. For Animals is not an animal shelter. Our agency uses a foster home network to house and care for our adoptable pets. We believe this allows for better temperament & behavior assessment and training, and helps each pet to grow and develop in a loving, family environment.

We have regularly scheduled Pet Adoption Meet & Greets around the Triangle to show our adoptable pets. We only schedule individual appointments to show animals in the event that we do not have an upcoming event scheduled. Out of respect for the time limitations and personal lives of our foster families, we only schedule individual appointments once we have approved an adoption application.

Please check our website for upcoming events at

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Philosophy

C.A.R.E. For Animals takes our responsibility in placing homeless pets with new families very seriously. We make a commitment to each animal whose life we have saved that at last, they will find safety & security, and be loved & cherished for the rest of their lives. Similarly, we make a promise to prospective adopters to help them identify the most compatible pet for their current and FUTURE lifestyles, level of experience, and personalities.

C.A.R.E. For Animals believes there is the "right" pet for each family who is seeking to add on a new companion. We strive to match the specific needs & characteristics of the family, with those of the individual pet. In doing so, they can experience MANY memorable years together, filled with JOY and COMPANIONSHIP.

We have many wonderful pets for adoption, so let us help you find your newest family companion!

Adoption Policies:

** We require that our dogs live primarily inside with their families. We require that our cats live safely inside only in their new homes.

** We prohibit declawing of our adopted cats, due to the nature of this procedure.

** A perspective adopter's current pets must be current on their veterinary care AND be spayed/neutered.

** All adopted pets are either already spayed & neutered, or if adopted prior to 4 months of age, MUST be spayed/neutered post-adoption.

** Prospective adopters must be at least 21 years of age.

** Typically, we can only consider adoption applications for individuals who reside within a 1 1/2 hour radius from Raleigh, NC. On occasion, we may be able to expand that radius further if one of our volunteers is able to complete the home visit and the adoption follow-up.

** We may have additional adoption policies or requirements not listed here, as well as adoption requirements specific to each individual pet and their needs. These things will be discussed with you if you place an application for adoption with us.

We understand that not everyone will agree with or be comfortable with our adoption policies and requirements. Everyone has very different philosophies about pet ownership and what is in the best interest of a pet. Our beliefs are based on our knowledge and years of experience with various issues and situations (mostly learning from other peoples' tragedies), and what we believe to be in the best interest of the pets that we have for adoption.

We ask that you carefully consider, and be honest about whether you can agree with our adoption requirements. We do complete adoption follow-up to ensure that adopters are following the committments they have made to us about the care they will provide our pets.

All rescue groups and shelters have different policies, procedures, and expectations, so we would be glad to refer you elsewhere if your philosophies on pet ownership are not compatible with our agency.

Adoption Procedures:

Prospective adopters will be required to complete an adoption process, which includes:

** an adoption application
** a phone interview to review the application
** reference check
** a home visit with the pet

The home visit involved not only allows us the opportunity to see where our pet would be living, but gives you the opportunity to spend more 1-1 time with the pet in your home, before making a final decision about adoption.

Upon adoption approval, adopters will be required to sign an adoption contract agreeing to good quality care for their new pet.

Our adoption process generally takes 1-2 weeks to complete, depending on the number of other applications we are processing at that time.

C.A.R.E. For Animals uses a 30 day trial period to ensure that both the family and the pet are both happy with the results of the adoption. Within that time, we will refund the full adoption fee if the pet is returned.

C.A.R.E. For Animals develops an ongoing relationship with all of our adoptive families. We complete ongoing adoption follow-up to ensure the well-being of our adopted pets, and also serve as an ongoing resource and support to our adopters with the goal of many years of companionship between the family and their pet.

Adoption Fees:

Dogs: $150

Cats: $100

There is a reduction in the adoption fee if the adopter adopts multiple pets from us.

Each animal has received the following veterinary care prior to adoption:

** veterinary exam
** routine vaccinations
** dogs have been tested and started on heartworm preventative
** cats have been tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV
** spay/neuter surgery (according to age)
(For animals who have not been spayed/neutered, a portion of the adoption fee will be refunded upon proof of surgery.)