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Puppies and dogs in Sanford, North Carolina

Looking for a puppy or dog in Sanford, North Carolina? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Sanford, North Carolina. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Mia

American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, Young
Asheboro, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Looking to rehome this sweet girl Mia. She is a 2 year old spayed pit bull. Microchipped, up-to-date on vaccines, monthly preventative flee/tick/heart worm treatment, recent wellness exam by local veterinarian. She is timid and takes time for her to trust people. With males she is more timid/guarded. She is very playful and loves to cuddle. Looking for an owner with patience and time to care for her.
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Rocky & Creed

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Adult
Asheboro, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats,
Story
I adopted Rocky and Creed from my neighbor when he had to move before they were a year old. Lived there for four years and had a very large fenced private back yard. In past year, I’ve had to move and don’t have the finances to install a large fence. Have a much smaller yard and they can’t run like they need to. They are great around my four kids and neighbors kids but do get jittery around other dogs they don’t know. They are crate broke as that’s where they come in and sleep at night and part of day while at work. They are very smart and energetic, they need to have a large fenced yard or farm area.
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Rambo

Labrador Retriever

Male, Young
Bennett, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
Rambo is a charcoal labrador retriever. He turned 1 year old on 11/25/23. Looking for a home with a fenced in yard. Someone financially able to provide for vet appointments, food, etc., & a schedule that would give him the attention he deserves. He is playful, friendly, loving, & has drive & potential to learn.
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BoBo

Labrador Retriever

Male, Puppy
Biscoe, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
BoBo was born 10/29/23. His mother is mix German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever and his father is a Golden Retriever. BoBo is a happy puppy, he loves to be outside even when is raining. He loves to play and chews on sticks. He is good with kids. He loves to explore the woods. He doesn't wonder outside alone. He is very smart, not fully trained as of yet, he stays in his kennel without issues. He knows to sit and wait to be fed. He is fully potty trained and he is fully vaccinated. He is a great company for someone that loves to be outside working on the garden, or just walking or sitting outside. He likes warm baths inside the bathtub and to play with his towel afterwards.
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Rembrandt

Poodle (Standard) Golden Retriever

Male, Adult
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with cats,
Story
Rembrandt - Doodle, 3 years old, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, on heartworm preventative and flea/tick preventative. Rembrandt is an energetic pup, loves to run and chase a ball in a fenced in yard. He is house and crate trained. He enjoys lounging on a couch and watch Netflix:) If you don’t allow pets on furniture, Rembrandt is not the dog for you  . Rembrandt requires a secured fenced-in yard ( 5ft )- no exceptions  !  Rembrandt is not suitable for an apartment! We do not adopt to homes with electric/invisible fencing!  We prefer local adoptions (Triangle/Triad area). We do home visits prior to adoption and we can’t travel more than 2 hr from Burlington NC ! We are a small foster based rescue, a meet and greet with our dog is by appointment only! Application here: spiritcaninerescue.org/adopt ADOPTION FEE: $450 * Our only obligation is to the dogs in our program and we reserve the right to determine whether a particular dog and the adopter are the right fit.Remember, just because a dog "looks" like the one you want, that does not necessarily mean that the dog will "behave" like the one you want!  February 25, 2024, 12:13 am
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RAVEN

Poodle (Standard) Golden Retriever

Female, Adult
Burlington, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
    RAVEN: Are you looking for a loyal companion to join you for daily walks and watch your favorite TV shows with you? Raven is your girl! She’s looking for her perfect match. Here’s more about Raven:    Doodle/Poodle mix; 2-3 years old; Female, fully vetted, spayed and microchipped  Personality traits:  Although a little shy shy and timid, she is calm, loyal and affectionate. Once she learns to trust you, she’ll never leave your side. She does a happy dance when it’s time for food and gets so excited to greet you when you get home.  Likes:  Long walks, visiting local coffee shops, relaxing on the porch, calmness and routine. Dislikes:  Scary noises, sudden movements, and overwhelming environments  Quirks:  She is reserved and keeps to herself around new people in new places. She likes to observe what is going on around her and appreciates a calm environment with a good routine. She is so sweet and gentle. She can take a while to warm up and get comfortable in her new environment, so she deserves a human who will be patient and gentle with her as she learns to trust them. Raven is a delight on the leash and makes for the best walking buddy.  She gets more confident every day, loves shewing her bones and is starting to become more playful. She will do best in a home without children and with someone who enjoys walks. Raven would be fine an only dog or with another dog who is mature, calm and friendly.  Although she gets along well with other dogs, she would like her space as she gets acclimated in a new home. Apply: spiritcaninerescue.org/adopt A home visit is required!    February 25, 2024, 12:13 am

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Animal Life Inc.

Sanford, NC 27332

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Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption

42 Deep River Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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Lending Paws A Hand

PO Box 765, Sanford, NC 27331

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Four Suns Chinese Shar Pei Rescue and Rehab

1137 Pine Oak Lane, Cameron, NC 28326

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MM'S FUREVER FURBABIES

0000 HILLMON GROVE ROAD, CAMERON, NC 28326

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Moore County Sheriff's Office Animal Services

5235 Hwy. 15-501, Carthage, NC 28327

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Adopt4Love Pets, Inc.

978 Shaw Road, Carthage, NC 28327

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Moore Humane Society

5355 NC Hwy 22, Carthage, NC 28327

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ROAR NC

Lillington, NC 27546

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