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My name is Desiree!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 7 hours ago

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Paws For Life NC
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Facts about me

Hound (Unknown Type)
Brown/Chocolate - with White
3 years 8 months old, Young
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 45 lb
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Desi is flourishing in her foster home. She loves pets and belly rubs and gets along very well with her foster siblings. She loves to chase the laser light. She loves to play chase with her foster mama. She is just a beautiful girl with lots of love to give.


Red dogs have more fun! Desiree can add the fun in your life that you and your pup have been missing! Desiree is a bit on the shy side, but once she gets comfortable with her people, she is the most fun to have around! Having a brother or sister will help give Desiree the confidence that she needs to move around and explore her new environment and go on walks. Desiree is playful on walks with her foster sisters and it's just adorable to see. Desiree has shown some interest in cats, but is too shy to approach them, so a home with dog-savvy cats would be fine for Desiree.


Cute head tilt and beautiful markings! Desiree is gorgeous and just absolutely stunning in person. She has the most gorgeous coloring and beautiful facial expressions. Her coat is silky soft, and she has velvety ears. She is a head turner!!


She has a little bit of a timid personality, but with lots of patience and high-value treats, she will warm up to her new family in no time. A family that will have patience for Desiree to acclimate to her new environment with another dog would be best for Desiree. Desiree takes time to adjust to changes in the home and likes routine. A solid, sturdy 6ft fence is needed for Desi. She loves being outside and playing in the yard with other dogs and people.


Desiree does best when she has another pup to walk with her. Desiree has learned “sit” “wait” and “leave it.” She is working on recall and “stay.” She loves to "sit pretty" and give two paws.


She is very sweet and can definitely be a snuggler or lap dog and would like to cuddle with you on the sofa. She will lean in on you to give her some love and attention. Desiree will give sweet little paws at you to let you know that she wants some pets. She is super sweet and loving if you give her the time to get to know you.


She is crate trained and house trained. Desiree is still adjusting to car rides. She does well once in the car, but getting in the car takes extra coaxing. She does best in the car when she has a friend to ride with her.


She is a 2-year-old, 45lb female Hound mix. As part of Desiree's $250 adoption fee, she is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, and current on her monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventatives. If you have questions about this sweet girl, you can email  If you wish to adopt Desiree, you can fill in an online application for her under the Adopt a Pet Tab on our website:


Paws For Life NC

Contact info
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PO Box 338, Youngsville, NC 27596

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. Review the description of the pet you are interested in to make sure that the information we have fits with your particular needs and desires. In most cases, the information on the website is current and gives the information that we have about the particular pet. The picture of the pet does not tell the whole story.

2. Complete the adoption application. Please make sure that you give us as much information about yourself as you can. List all animals currently living with you including other dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and rodents. The application needs to be complete in order to help us determine if the pet you have chosen is a good match for your home.

3. Once the application is submitted we will contact you, your references, and your vet.

4. We require a home visit prior to dog adoptions.

5. If more than one person applies, we will go with the BEST fit. If all things are equal, we go in the order the applications were received.

6. Once the home visit has been completed, you will be asked to complete an adoption agreement.

7. An adoption fee of $275 for dogs under 6 months $250 for 6 months and older and $95 for cats, Senior Cats $50. This fee helps us to provide the necessary medical care and other needs for the pets while in foster care.

8. All Paws For Life pets are spayed or neutered if old enough, current on shots, micro chipped, and to our knowledge, in good health before they are adopted out. Puppies under 6 months of age will require a $100 spay/neuter deposit in addition to the adoption fee and a special puppy spay/neuter agreement. We are all volunteers and receive no monetary compensation for our work with the pets. The adoption fee is used to help defray costs in the rescue and care of the pets.

9. Congratulations! You are on your way to having your new companion. We hope that you and your new companion share a life of love and happiness. We welcome any comments you may wish to give us about your pet at any time.

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Our cats are on display in the Knightdale, Brier Creek, and Wake Forest Petco's.

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More about this rescue

Paws for Life NC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue formed in 2002 to help solve the problem of homeless dogs and cats in Franklin, Granville, and Northern Wake Counties, NC.

Our rescue focuses on four area of need in the community. We provide foster homes for cats and dogs. We offer vouchers for low-cost spay and neuter. We assist community/feral cat through our "Cats for Hire" barn placement program.