Adopt an IAR Companion
At IAR, we believe in the value of being different.
While many people want dogs or cats that conform to preconceived breed standards, we know that "mixed breeds" can be the most loving, intelligent, personable, unique, and gentle companions. And in a world where the gene pool of many breeds is too small to accommodate the growing number of people who want pets, "mutts" are not only a more interesting alternative, they are also often genetically healthier and you get the benefit of two or more different breeds in one animal.
At IAR, we know that finding that special dog or cat can be a daunting experience.
Choosing between too many potentially great animals under less than optimal circumstances is a difficult task for even the most dog- or cat-savvy humans. You usually don't have enough information about the animal’s character to make an informed decision.
At IAR, we try to solve these problems for you.
We comb local shelters weekly and pick up community strays to bring into our program. Before any dog or cat enters IAR, he/she undergoes a complete behavioral assessment to provide information about what home situation might be best for the animal. And we don't stop there. All our dogs and cats then enter foster homes where they are cared for and loved as members of the family before being made available for adoption. In the foster home for a dog, we teach basic commands and work on general manners. In the foster home for a cat, we make sure the cat is litter-box trained and responds well to the people and other animals around them. Most importantly, in foster care our dogs and cats learn the value of human love.
At IAR, we try to match the animal that is the best fit for your home.
Living with our dogs and cats in foster homes, we learn a lot about their unique virtues and are ready and eager to share that information with potential adopters. We work hard to help you find the best match for your household, whatever its composition. We have a full staff of trained volunteers and professional handlers to answer questions and help you if any adjustment problems arise once you get your dog or cat.
IAR is committed to helping you find your perfect companion dog or cat; we take the risk and confusion out of the equation so that you and your dog or cat are free to simply enjoy each other!!
Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232