Courtesy Listings

Please give these wonderful animals a chance! The animals listed below are not a part of or associated with Independent Animal Rescue (IAR), including IAR's adoption and/or fostering programs. The information listed for each animal was provided by individual caregivers and was not generated or verified by IAR. IAR makes no representations related to these animals. As with all adoptions, IAR encourages potential adopters to gain as much information as possible before adopting these animals, including but not limited to temperament testing, consultation with a trainer, and consultation with a veterinarian. As always, IAR encourages you to spay and neuter your pets.

If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, please contact the caregivers of the animal by email or phone provided below. These animals will be posted for 30 days.

If you are interested in placing or securing a home for a companion animal, please see the information at the bottom of this page.


  • Animal Name: Zorro
  • Listing Date: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Birth: 7 yrs old
  • Weight:
  • Breed: DSH
  • Physical Description: Zorro is a sweet friendly orange cat with soft fur.
  • Personality Description: Zorro is an indoor cat who loves chasing toys and playing with string. He likes to talk to you and welcomes you when you come home. He loves to be petted and cuddled and relax with you on the couch. He is super-friendly.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date.
  • Animal History: Zorro was found in a empty condo, having been abandoned by his previous owner.
  • Contact Name: Beatrice
  • Contact E-mail: beatrizmeehan@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Wilbur
  • Listing Date: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Birth: 3/14/12
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Breed: Pitbull / Lab mix.
  • Physical Description: Tan with white chest and paws. Some white to face. Strong and lean very healthy looking dog. Did go through extensive training with dog trainer a few years back with Robert - Durham Dog Wizard
  • Personality Description: Active and playful. Still jumps up and loves to run. Needs lots of attention. Would be excellent agility dog. Is anxious and has separation anxiety ( on generic medication daily for this which helps significantly ) . Very willing to learn and please. Very responsive to treats.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: UTD on all vaccinations. Goes to Banfield pet hospital routinely, have all records.
  • Animal History: Aggressive to other dogs, specifically food related. Can be very difficult on leash when other dogs around but good if keep his attention. Would be best to be only dog. Comes with extra strength kennel we bought since he is an escape artist ( separation anxiety ). Do have electric collar as well if would like but needs new charger.
  • Contact Name: Anna Turner
  • Contact E-mail: annagon9@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Baxter
  • Listing Date: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Birth: May, 2011
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Physical Description: Orange Tabby, Yellow Eyes, front claws declawed
  • Personality Description:
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Rabies & FVRCP up to date
  • Animal History: Found as a stray kitten and taken to the Humane Society of Wilkes. There he was adopted into a loving home. Now we are moving and can't take him with us. He's a wonderful and affectionate house cat.
  • Contact Name: Matt Bowling
  • Contact E-mail: matt660451@gmail.com
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  • Animal Name: Shadow
  • Listing Date: 02/06/2017
  • Date of Birth: 2005/05/19
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Breed: Havana Brown
  • Physical Description: Adult female, petite, black (brown in the sun) short hair. Seasonal shedder.
  • Personality Description: Shadow loves to speak with whoever she has bonded with, which is everyone she meets. She’s happy to let you know when she wants water, or food, or just to be loved and snuggled. She loves to curl up in your lap on a cold night, or in a sunny spot if you’re not around. She’s getting up there in years, but is still spry and playful! One of these days, she may actually catch her tail ;-) Shadow loves her scratching post (and not the furniture) and is fully litter-trained; she would love to take these things with her if she were to find a new home. Shadow would love to greet you when you come home with a quick rub against your leg and a snuggle.
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date
  • Animal History: Shadow was adopted from the Orange County Animal shelter at the age of 7 months, and has been with us since then. We brought another cat into the house when she was 3, but it didn’t work out between the two of them, so she has been solo since. We are looking to relocate, downsize and travel, and want her to have a stable home and plenty of love and attention.
  • Contact Name: Tom Throckmorton
  • Contact E-mail: throck@gmail.com
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Bear & Reilly

  • Animal Name: Bear & Reilly
  • Listing Date: 01/19/2017
  • Date of Birth: 10/19/2016
  • Weight: 4lbs ea.
  • Breed: domestic shorthair
  • Physical Description: Solid black and fuzzy www.facebook.com/adoptBearandReilly
  • Personality Description: These two bothers are typical kittens; sweet and playful, very friendly and loving, currently either napping in each others arms or bouncing off the walls. They are very well socialized and litter box trained, and would be great for any home, but ideal for somewhere they could be the only pets. They have never seen a dog, so I can’t speak to how they’d get along with one.
  • Spayed/Neutered: Too young
  • Vaccinations: rabies, feline leukemia (FVRCP+C, FeLV Purevax)
  • Animal History: These two rascals were rescued from a ditch just before Christmas, both now thriving. We’d love to keep them, but we have 7 cats already! Both are in great shape and growing like weeds; the only issue is that Bear has a herniated umbilicus (protruding belly button) which will need to be repaired at the same time he gets neutered.
  • Contact Name: Lee Johnson
  • Contact E-mail: lee@johnsonstudio.net
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  • Animal Name: Trixie
  • Listing Date: 01/15/2017
  • Date of Birth: May 2010
  • Weight: 58 pounds
  • Breed: Lab mix
  • Physical Description: Black female with white feet and tip of tail, bat wing ears
  • Personality Description: Friendly with people and animals
  • Spayed/Neutered: yes
  • Vaccinations: Up to date
  • Animal History: Trixie was adopted from the Orange County Animal Shelter at about 3 months old by my son. She lived with him for the following 2 years. When my son got a job onboard a ship, he gave Trixie to my husband and I. My ex-husband and I had 2 dogs when we split up. We each took one. My ex surrendered her to my son and my son brought her to my house. I am unable to care for 2 dogs by myself and my son is unable to have a dog in his apartment. Trixie, is a 6 year old black lab mix. She appears mostly lab, with the same friendly personality. She has otherwise until now been well cared for - has had both rear ACLs operated on (TPLO), house-trained, good with kids, likes to go on short walks, spayed. She would be an excellent dog for a young family or for a single person wanting a companion.
  • Contact Name: Liz Connelly
  • Contact E-mail: lizpolaris@gmail.com
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Guidelines for Placing an Animal in a New Home

If you are looking for a home for a companion animal or stray and need some ideas to help find a good home, please download our guidelines for placing your pet or stray animal in a new home. These guidelines include tips on what you should do to prepare your animal for adoption and how to screen potential adopters to make the right match for your animal.


Posting a Listing on the IAR Website

To post a cat or dog on this Courtesy Listings page, please send the information below to courtesylistings@animalrescue.net, along with at least one high-quality digital photo. Your listing will remain on the website for three months, after which time you may re-submit it if you wish.

Submit your photo with the following information:

  • Animal name:
  • Date of birth:
  • Weight:
  • Breed:
  • Physical Description:
  • Personality Description:
  • Spayed/Neutered:
  • Vaccinations:
  • Animal History:
  • Contact Name:
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