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Puppies and dogs in Valdese, North Carolina

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Valdese, 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.
We'll also keep you updated on Storm's adoption status with email updates.
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Storm

Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute

Male, Young
Morganton, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Have you ever seen such a HANDSOME boy ??!! Meet STORM. He is 18 months old; full of personality; SO SMART; playful and very loving ❤ Storm is up to date on his vaccines and rabies; and on monthly preventative for fleas/ticks and heartworms. He will be neutered and microchipped soon. Storm needs a family who is experienced with huskies and loves this breed. A physically fenced in yard would be beneficial for Storm to run and play in safely. He is still learning to walk on a leash. He is a true companion; expressive with his face and eyes; is very curious about everything; talkative at times; and eager to please. Due to his prey drive, a home with no small dogs and no cats is a must. Storm will probably excel as the only dog in the home, however with the right personality match, he gets along with other dogs his size. If you are interested in Storm please go to our website: wwwabetterlifeanimalrescue.com fill out our adoption application and send. We also require a home visit. We are on a mission to find Storm an amazing home.💕
We'll also keep you updated on Ozzy's adoption status with email updates.
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Ozzy

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
Morganton, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
My name is Ozzy. I am a smart, playful, sensitive and loving 1 year old. I was a stray/lost and was found by a neighbor. I love to play tug-of-war or shake with my stuffed animals. I’m good at sharing my toys. I need chew toys too. I like to wrestle. I stand up and use my paws like my 9 year old Boxer brother taught me. I play ball. I like to go on walks. I love to run and can do very fast zoomies off the leash. I do still pull a little on my leash but am learning. I haven’t got the jumping thing down yet. I get so excited when everyone comes home or I meet someone new. I love to sleep snuggled up to my person under the covers so I hope you don’t mind if I sleep with you or snuggle on the couch with you. I have a kennel too. My mom has an illness and we had to move in with her son who has dogs and cats. I get along fine with all the big dogs but am not getting along with the cats. My mom is very sad she must give me up and I will be sad to leave her. I need a special loving family.
We'll also keep you updated on Scrappy's adoption status with email updates.
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Scrappy

Feist Coonhound (Unknown Type)

Male, Adult
Morganton, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
I took in Scrappy's mother in 2020 and did not know she was pregnant. Scrappy was born June 26, 2020. He has always lived with myself and my four children and at times, a foster child (including infants). He has always been good with children but we have never had cats. I currently have four dogs I am rehoming as I have taken a new position that requires me to move and I can't find a way to keep all of the dogs with me. He is very attached to me in particular and is a very, very affectionate dog. He is very playful and has tons of energy. Currently he has a doggie door and fenced in yard so we haven't used a leash often. He is a happy boy, always excited and upbeat. He was hit by a car in October of 2022. He broke his hips, leg, and tail. However, he healed wonderfully and you would probably never even know it except that sometimes his tail wags in a circle now and it didn't used to. He has a bestie dog named Maggie that he will miss for a while as they are always attached at the hip.
We'll also keep you updated on Commando's adoption status with email updates.
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Commando

Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Adult
Morganton, 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
Commando AKA "Mando" is a love bug. He loves booty scritches and exploring new areas. He can follow simple commands and is crate-trained and house-trained. His favorite thing to do is to play with his sister, Storm, in the yard. Full disclosure, they can play rough...but it's all in good fun. We adopted him when he was about 3 years old. He is afraid of brooms so I suspect he has not been treated kindly in the past. He is approximately 5 years old and likely has some sort of shepherd/herder in him. He is lightning fast! He likes walks, but does pull a bit so a training collar/lead is advisable. He is sweet and kind and gentle at heart.
We'll also keep you updated on Stormbreaker's adoption status with email updates.
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Stormbreaker

Australian Cattle Dog Boxer

Female, Young
Morganton, 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
Stormbreaker AKA "Storm" is a goofy, silly girl. She loves to play with her brother, Commando, and she can play rough! But it's all in good fun. She is very energetic and loves to go on walks...but she does pull a bit! She is about 3 years old and has been with her brother her whole life. She would love to go to a good home with him where they can run and play. She is beautiful and sweet and can follow simple commands. She is crate-trained and house-trained.
We'll also keep you updated on Loki's adoption status with email updates.
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Loki

Coonhound Plott Hound

Male, Adult
Granite Falls, 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
Meet Loki, the heartwarming hound ready to bring joy into your life. This affectionate pup is a master of both cuddles and play, making every moment shared truly special. Loki's friendly disposition extends to other dogs, making him a perfect addition to any canine-loving household. Having triumphed over heartworms, Loki is now a picture of health, ready for walks, car rides, and quality time with his favorite people. With excellent house training and a fondness for toys, Loki is the ideal companion for those seeking a furry friend who loves every aspect of life. Adopt Loki for a lifetime of cuddles, play, and unwavering companionship!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Valdese, North Carolina

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A Better Life Animal Rescue, Inc.

P.O. Box 8311, Morganton, NC 28680

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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All Paws Matter Animal Rescue

Granite Falls, NC 28630

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Burke County Animal Services

425 Kirksey Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

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Burke County Friends for Animals

417 Kirksey Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

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Fur Babies Rescue

Hickory, NC 28601

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Humane Society of Catawba County

P.O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28601

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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AtYourServiceAnimalRescue

Hickory, NC 28601

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Caldwell Animal Rescue

Lenoir, NC 28645

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Pet Partners Network, Inc.

P.O. Box 2746, Lenoir, NC 28645

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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