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Puppies and dogs in Elon, North Carolina

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Bear

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Adult
Gibsonville, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
My husbands father had too many dogs and didn’t properly take care of them he got evicted from his property and we’re trying to rehome them to a good home. They have a bit of behavioral issues just because they weren’t properly taken care of but very sweet not aggressive and no health issues.
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*NONA

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 3 yrs 11 mos
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Volunteer notes on Nona:Do you need a daily dose of sunshine to warm your heart? Beat the heat and adopt Nona instead! This 2-year-old ebony princess is sweet, trusting and loving to her very core. When we are together her main goal is to get as close as possible and solicit my affection. Her positive energy is contagious, like a rush of endorphins that rejuvenate and revitalize my spirit. All is ok in my world once Nona offers her kisses. I have no doubt this mama gave her multiple litters of pups her absolute best. I could sit and revel in Nona’s company forever, but it wouldn’t be fair of me not to share her with the world.
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SHERMAN

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, 9 yrs 4 mos
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Sherman! This guy is one big hunk of burning love. This big boy may look tough, but inside he`s all sugar. Sherman is bursting with love and cannot wait to show everyone! He is bold and confident and LOVES meeting new people! He is super sweet and affectionate and has the best cuddles. He is currently in a foster home, and his foster mom says that he is house trained, non-destructive (always a plus!), and super laid back (he spends most of his day sleeping!). He enjoys a leisurely game of fetch and an evening walk (a short walk that is!). And he lives for chasing squirrels out of the yard (Professional Squirrel Removal Service with a sloppy smile)!
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*PIE

Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 4 mos
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Foster notes, 12/4/23:Pie is an extremely affectionate dog that has lived most of his life in the shelter. He would benefit from some training as he can be hyper but this is at no fault of his own. Having another playmate helps with his energy. Because Pie hasn’t had a lot of interactions with other dogs and been able to be a pup himself, all he wants to do is play while the other dogs are wanting to rest. With positive redirection Pie will calm down and take a rest himself. Pie gets really excited and will try to grab blankets, toys, whatever may be around so I would recommend lots of variety of toys for him. He absolutely loves playing fetch and could play this for hours if you allowed it. Pie is such an amazing dog that has been looked over time and time again. All he wants is love, affection and attention. He will make an amazing partner in any adventure his family goes on. He loves to ride in cars and when we take him out, he goes to the car wanting to get in- it’s the absolute cutest thing. Pie loves to get belly rubs and will reward you with all of the kisses in the world. He is such a good boy that is so deserving of a forever home. Pie is house and crate trained, and lets you know when he needs to go potty. He is walked on a leash to go outside and is starting to do much better on leash. There are times when Pie will take charge and wants to walk himself by taking the leash in his mouth and starts walking in the direction he would like to go. I crate Pie when I leave the house and he’s done absolutely amazing. Pie knows sit and that is about it. We are working on other commands. I would recommend not playing tug of war with him and just tell him to “drop” the toy and he will so you can then throw it for him to go and fetch. This is a positive way to play with Pie that does not get him too overstimulated and excited. Pie does amazing with my 2 year old and my other dogs. I would recommend that Pie go to a home with at least one other dog so he can have someone to play with as playing as become his absolute favorite thing to do. I also have cats in the house and Pie is not bothered at all with them and does not engage with them at all, he is just uninterested in cats. Like every dog, Pie just needs a family willing to show him patience and love and who will work with him. Sound like you? You can either schedule a visit at www.burlingtonnc.gov/visitBAS or stop by our facility during regular business hours!Dog Day Out notes, 9/2/2
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BAMBINO

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Male, 1 yr 11 mos
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Handsome Bambino came to us as a stray in mid 2023. He`s a happy boy (especially when a pool is involved!). Volunteer notes, 6/17/24:I love Bambino so, so much and have written about him several times, because he is always showing me something new. He is a multifaceted dog! Today we combined his two favorite things--tennis balls and a wading pool--and I am pretty sure he was the happiest dog on earth. You can never have too many tennis balls in your hands at once, and if you throw them into the water in rapid succession it will bring the deepest joy to this smart and energetic doggie as he fetches and drops them as fast as he can. He can catch a tennis ball in his mouth with perfect precision. He could probably outperform most of the Dock Dogs with a little encouragement!Volunteer notes, 5/2/24:I have played with Bambino several times now and my conclusion is that his behavior is very consistent, and he warms up steadily over time. Each time I have played with him we`ve understood each other better. He is a good communicator, and if you listen to his cues, and let him chew on his toys when he wants to, he is the friendliest and gentlest boy you can imagine. The only time he ever growled at me was when I tried to take something from him before he was ready. He used his words; what more can you ask for?! He is smart and I believe he could learn to share his toys more readily with some consistent, positive, patient training. He has the sweetest floppy ears and cutest little cow spots on his back, along with a lovely speckled coat. He will be a great active companion for the lucky person who respects his things and earns his trust! I see the potential for great loyalty from this dog!Dog Day Out notes, 4/19/24:Bambino went on a hike at the beautiful Cates Farm Park in Mebane. He`s one smart and friendly boy. He pulled on the leash at first and would get excitable in the car, around other dogs, and when other people passed. But he is easily corrected with some instruction on the leash. He`s very treat-motivated and will sit for treats. After a hike, we went to the Mebane Dog Park, where he played with his tennis ball and hung out in the shade. Bambino is very loving and affectionate.Volunteer notes, 4/18/24:We had a great time in the play yard with Bambino today! He loved to chase balls and would bring them back and drop them politely for us to throw. When he sat down to chew on a ball, he did not want pets, but ot
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ROCKAFELLA

Labrador Retriever

Male, 11 yrs 11 mos
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Foster notes, 12/5/23:Rockafella is a good boy. He is a senior guy who has done well to meet and continue to greet the neighborhood children. He is anxious around unknown people and pets. So far, I have been unable to do much about his dislike of cats. It seems to be one of the only things that set him off. He takes 2 walks per day (am and pm), and gets to go out off leash in the back yard as often as he asks. He is arthritic in his joints and cannot jump, so he doesn`t get on the house furniture because of this. I have a ramp for him to get in the car. He doesn`t seem to mind riding in the car. He does get anxious about first time adventures. He does not know how to play with toys, but he will sit for a long time for a good petting. He is a smart dog and a fast learner at most times (except for cats). No house training was required for Rockafella! He knows `come` and will ask to go out. I find his behaviors easy to read when he needs or wants something. He is a quiet dog and barks only at cats, alerts me that he wants to come in, and at unknown strangers and reactive dogs on our walks. He has learned to ignore and walk past yappy dogs in our neighborhood. He does not pull on leash and is mostly a loose leash walker (slow to medium pace). I`ve had no problems leaving him at home alone for up to 4 hours. He likes to go out as soon as I get home. The only time he has gotten into things - he was hungry and was rooting for food. And that was only the first week I had him. Can`t leave bagged dogfood on the floor where he can get to it! He sleeps all through the night.He is developing cataracts. He can see but not clearly at a distance . He will stand and stare at something. If it moves he may lunge after it. If it doesn`t move, he will move on. This can be funny when he stares at a bag or toy, only to discover it isn`t a cat he`s looking at. He also will miss verbal commands, so his hearing may not be 100%. He doesn`t react to thunder or fireworks. His nose works fine! Rockafella would be a wonderful untrained service dog for a vet or older adult. He loves to be around me and will just either sit facing me (he wants something) or sit with his back to me(wants to be petted). Otherwise, he is sleeping. He doesn`t like to be outside for long periods.

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Burlington Animal Services

221 Stone Quarry Rd, Burlington, NC 27217

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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K's Critter Corner Animal Rescue

Burlington, NC 27217

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Great Divide Animal Rescue Inc.

Burlington, NC 27216

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, horses

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Old North Canine Rescue

PO Box 5140, Burlington, NC 27216

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Humane Society of Alamance County

2213 Edgewood Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Spirit Canine Rescue

Burlington, NC 27215

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DOBERMAN RESCUE of the TRIAD

P. O. Box 13979, Greensboro, NC 27415

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Jan's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Whitsett, NC 27377

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