Miss Lacey Grace came to us from Animal Control, where she had been in and out of the shelter for over six months. Why she continued to get overlooked in beyond me, because this girl is pretty darn close to PERFECT!

Lacey is approximately 4-6 years old and fairly petite at 45lbs. She is dog friendly, house trained, crate trained and super chill. She actually enjoys her crate! She loves cozy blankies, snuggling and belly rubs. She is a bit reserved at first with new people/places but she’s very brave and with a little patience and encouragement she warms right up! This sweet gal had enough of the noise and commotion at the shelter and would love a quiet home where she can snuggle on the couch all day!


Animal Control contacted us and jokingly asked if we wanted another bow-legged puppy. After taking one look, we were certain Bowie is one of Scooter’s littermates and immediately scooped him up!

Bowie is approximately 11 weeks old. He is a lively little fella and loves to wrestle with his foster brother but he’s always down for a good snuggle too. He also loves watching TV-and no, I’m not kidding! He does well in his crate and is very good about going potty when he’s taken out.

Bowie’s front legs are bowed but we don’y have any reason to believe it will effect him long term. Hopefully, like his brother, this will correct itself as he grows stronger and healthier. Unfortunately, they were likely bred (very irresponsibly) to have this squatty type appearance.


Lotus aka Lo is a happy go lucky senior gal. Like many other FCRR dogs, she had been at our local Animal Control for several months when we pulled her. Maybe she was overlooked because of her “intimidating” appearance. Maybe it was because she’s old and overbred. Whatever the reason, we’re glad she ended up here because this girl is a GEM!

Lo is estimated to be 10-12 years old. She is heartworm positive and when she arrived at the shelter it was evident she’d recently had puppies, and that she’d had many litters prior. She lacked basic care for a very long time and her ears are horribly cropped. Soon after we brought her home from the shelter we realized she is also deaf.

Lo is short for Lotus, but it’s also fitting in the fact that she’s a perfect little low-rider! She weighs 50lbs but it’s all packed into an adorable little body. Lo LOVES all people. She is indifferent to cats and she’s very dog friendly-she’s actually quite pushy (in playful way) with other dogs and may be a bit much for some. Her one struggle is severe separation anxiety in the form of barking when left alone. Because of this, she would be best suited for someone in a house, not an apartment or anywhere with close neighbors.

If you’re looking for a sweet, happy and adorably clumsy house hippo-you’ve come to the right place! Lo is still going through heartworm treatment but will be ready for her forever home soon! We are accepting applications for her.


Charlie is a 6lb, 7.5 month old Dachshund who came to us as an owner surrender. He is a shy little guy who lacks confidence with new people and in new situations and he simply wasn’t thriving. He recently completed a two week board and train program and is learning that new people, places and things don’t have to be scary!

Charlie suffers from a condition called Idiopathic Vasculitis. Essentially, the blood vessels on his ears are extra sensitive causing them to bleed easier than most, so you may notice some scabbing and thickened skin around the edges of his ears. He has started medication for this and takes it without a fuss!

His ideal family has a quiet home with no young children. He would enjoy the company of another small dog, but that is not a requirement. Big dogs generally make him uncomfortable but the right one would be okay. He needs a family who is committed to continuing his training and confidence building with positive reinforcement and outings.

Thank you for your interest in adopting!

Please read the FAQs prior to applying.

I don’t live in Charlotte. Can I apply? At this time, we do not offer out of area adoptions. Adopters must be in the immediate Charlotte area.

I saw a dog on social media that I’m interested in, but I don’t see them on your site. How do I apply? There is one general application for all animals. They do not need to be listed on the site in order for you to apply. Most of time time, younger puppies will not be listed because they come and go quicker than we can keep up with! We also share a lot of updates, posts from adopters etc. on social media so if an animal is available it will be clearly stated in the post.

What is your adoption process like? Our approval process includes a phone interview, home visit, reference checks and vet reference for any pets currently living in your home. Current pets must be vaccinated, spayed/neutered and current on preventatives. Approved adopters will have the option of scheduling a meet and greet prior to adoption.

I live in an apartment, is that okay? Absolutely! We have some dogs with special requirements but generally speaking, renting/apartment living is not an issue. We will contact your landlord or leasing office to make sure you have permission to have a pet and check on any potential restrictions-breed, weight, pet limit etc.

What is your adoption fee? Our adoption fee is $250 which includes all age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

What breed is this puppy and how big will it get? Your guess is as good as ours! We typically have minimal information when we take in animals.

I submitted my application, now what? We will always try our best to be in touch with you within one week. We are a very small group of volunteers with families, full time jobs and pets of our own. If you have not heard from us in two weeks time, please check your spam folder to make sure you didn’t miss an email from us and if not, feel free to reach out!

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