New Leash on Life

A Spindale, NC 28160 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.


Pets at New Leash on Life

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Areas New Leash on Life Serves

Rutherford County NC and out of state - our New Leash on Life dogs now have forever homes in many states including RI, WV, MD, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, and FL.

New Leash on Life's Adoption Process

Our adoption process requires a short application which can be emailed to and from potential adopters and a meet-and-greet when the potential adopters come to the correctional center to meet the dogs, their inmate trainers, and the volunteers that manage the program. Requirements vary by the individual dog as to whether fence is required, the hours the dog would be happy being left home alone, whether they are good with other dogs/cats/kids. These dogs are looking for loving, inside homes where they will an integral part of the family. The fees are modest for a fully vetted, trained and socialized dog. Currently $110.

About New Leash on Life

The New Leash on Life program is a program of the Community Pet Center (adoption/education). We rescue, vet, train and adopt 4 dogs every 8 weeks after matching the dogs to excellent forever homes. The program was started in 2006 and has adopted over 228 dogs since its inception. Two volunteer trainer/administrators screen dogs (from shelter, interventions, or vet rehoming) for acceptance into the program. The dogs live at the correctional center for 8 weeks being cared for and trained in basic manners by 8 inmate trainers. The dogs are evaluated for AKC Canine Good Citizens at the end of their training. We do it because it is a win-win-win situation for the inmates, the new families who get trained/socialized dogs, and most importantly, for the dogs who are saved.

Come Meet New Leash on Life's Pets

Visitations are at the correctional center in Spindale NC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 pm weather-permitting. We arrange visitors in advance by having you contact us at to ensure that the meet and greet is being held that day.