Canine Rescue for Dogs & Cats

Welcome to Forever Home Canine Rescue!

small dog rescueForever Home Canine Rescue is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, all-volunteer supported rescue for unwanted and homeless dogs. Small breed dogs are our specialty, but we do on occasion rescue other sizes of dogs. We do not have a shelter, and operate solely out of a network of foster homes. Our mission is to find loving "forever" homes for the deserving dogs in our care, and to provide education regarding responsible pet ownership.


Forever Home Canine Rescue’s base is in Iredell, Catawba, and surrounding counties of North Carolina.  We rescue dogs from unfortunate situations such as abandoned, neglected, or surrendered by their owners... many who find themselves homeless at County Animal Control Shelters. Through the use of our Foster Home Program we can then place them in their forever home. 


Guardian Angel Program


Guided by the principle that every life is precious, Forever Home Canine Rescue is dedicated to finding loving and responsible ‘forever’ homes for all the pets in our care.  This includes getting the medical care and treatment for many pets who are sick or injured. Our “Special Needs Pets" suffer from an array of acute or chronic, yet treatable health conditions.  The Guardian Angel Fund for our “Special Needs Pets" is supported by donations from the community. Please consider making a donation via secure transaction and help save a life today! Anything you are able to give will go far in improving the lives of the dogs in our area.

Dogs with special needs often require additional medicine or rehabilitation time at FHCR. Your gift to our Guardian Angel Fund will help these special pets regain their health so they can then be adopted into their ‘forever’ homes!

Adoptable Pets


Adopt Sweet Pea


Hi! My name is Gizmo and I am a very sweet 2-year-old Shih Tzu who is looking for his 'forever' home. I am a little boy, and only weigh 11-lbs. I get along with the other dogs in my foster home, and have very good house manners. My foster Mom says I listen very well and come when called. She also thinks I am very loving little boy. I sleep next to her because I do not like to sleep alone. Do you think I might be the companion you have been searching for? I promise to give lots of love and kisses.


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Guardian Angel Pets



Maya was found abandoned by the side of the road... a tangled, matted mess, swollen from being hit, possibly by a car... and heartworm positive...

Many of the dogs we rescue... either as strays, or from Animal Control Shelters... often have medical conditions that are costly to treat. We never turn these pets away once they are in our program... but we must rely on the compassion and generosity of our “Guardian Angels” to help these dogs obtain their needed veterinary care.


Now more than ever, we need you so we can continue to help those who need us most!



donations for adoptable and sick pets





Doggie Makeovers


Before and After Pet Rescues


Wonderful dogs are euthanized everyday at Animal Control Shelters all across our country. You can really save a life by checking out the shelters and adopting a shelter dog, or one from another local rescue.


If you do visit a shelter and see a dirty, thin, matted and frightened little pup, please try to imagine him or her all cleaned up and groomed.


Dogs at shelters often don't look like much (even purebred ones)... but given a good grooming, veterinary care, and some TLC, they make wonderful (and beautiful) lifetime canine companions. And you will be truly saving a life!

Happy Tails




Dianna of Statesville, NC - "I just wanted to send you a picture of Sophia. As I was putting my daughter to bed and tucking her in, Sophia jumped up in the bed with her and laid down beside her. She put her head on the pillow, got under the covers and just laid there. I got a picture... it was sooooooooooooo precious! We just love Sophia to pieces, she is doing so well."


Thank you so very much to the Easter family for giving little Sophia a wonderful 'forever' home. She has come a long way from being a pound puppy... rescued from Animal Control... to now being a beloved member of a family!