Carolina Basset Hound Rescue( CBHR) is a volunteer-staffed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted basset hounds in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Founded in 1993 in Raleigh, North Carolina, CBHR has grown from a handful of determined volunteers to a thriving organization with a network of volunteers across two states and a budget of $150,000. More than 2500 stray, unwanted, neglected, and abandoned basset hounds have been rescued and rehomed over the past 25 years.

CBHR is focused on eliminating needless euthanasia of basset hounds. Regardless of how a basset ends up in a shelter, whether having been dumped by an uncaring owner or picked up as a stray, we believe each deserves a chance for a healthy life in a loving home. We have expanded our program to accept bassets that owners no longer want or are unable to care for.

All bassets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for heartworm disease if needed, and given a clean bill of health before being cleared for adoption. They stay in foster homes to facilitate emotional healing, address medical needs, manage behavioral issues, promote socialization and create an environment of love and safety for the dogs. Potential adopters are screened with a veterinary reference and a home visit. The goal is to match each of our bassets with a loving, forever home.

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a no-kill / limited entry private rescue group. We believe and support the Save Them All and spay / neuter initiatives. Carolina Poodle Rescue refers to our nonprofit rescue organization and Dreamweaver Farm is the physical location where the dogs reside. Both names are used interchangeably at times. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

All animals adopted from Carolina Poodle are spayed or neutered before being placed. We provide sanctuary and rehabilitation and, when the right home comes along, rehome poodles, poodle mixes and other needy small dogs. We maintain a waiting list of homes and most of our animals are placed from this list.

We generally house over 150 animals or more at any given time.  These dedicated people are supported by hundreds of volunteers in many states including both the Carolinas, Virginia, New York, Texas, Georgia and many more. In June 2016, we reached the milestone of helping 5,000 dogs find fur-ever homes.


Based out of Greenville, SC, k9.5 Rescue is a foster home based rescue and sanctuary dedicated to helping Great Pyrenees, other giant breeds, senior and special needs canines. With a focus on helping those most often overlooked in shelters due to size, age or need, we provide the animals with medical, physical, behavioral, and emotional support. From extreme fears to grey muzzles, and wheelchairs to 100lbs plus, k9.5 Rescue is committed to proving that all dogs deserve a chance.


k9.5 is committed to saving and protecting animals facing euthanasia, abandonment, disaster, or life as a stray so that we can place them in dedicated, caring homes for the remainder of their lives.  As a rescue we are devoted to granting proper and complete veterinary, behavioral and emotional support in order to give the animals the protection and care that they deserve.  We offer a chance for animals most often ignored due to size, breed, health, age or appearance, promoting more awareness of the variety of animals in need, while providing the animals with a renewed life.  With love, commitment, and public education, we strive to end overpopulation, as well as end unacceptable care or abuse in the lives of animals.

Paved Paws Animal League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  volunteer-based organization. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, we  face a very high population of unwanted animals surrendered into  high-kill shelters.  

Our mission is to provide medical attention, food, shelter,  transportation, and forever homes for unwanted and shelter-bound  animals. We also provide members of our community with financial,  medical, and supply assistance to help retain their pets, without adding  to the overcrowded shelters. We are fully funded by donations.    

With committed volunteers and board members, we are dedicated to  help lower the euthanasia rate of healthy, adoptable animals within our  community as well as government operated shelters. 








Established by Last Chance Animal Rescue Founder Whitney Knowlton in 2013, St. Francis Farm is a companion animal sanctuary situated on 50 acres in Carlisle, SC. This farm is home to approximately 100 dogs and 200 cats on any given day.  Annually this location serves to harbor thousands of animals as they embark on their journey to find their new furever family.


Additionally there are many circumstances that may call on us to provide a permanent safe haven when a traditional home isn’t a fit for an animal; whether the reason is medical or behavioral, we believe that every animal has a right to their life. St. Francis Farm enables us to keep our lifelong commitment to those that we have rescued by having a place that they can always call home. There are so many animals that just can’t thrive in a typical “family style home” which is why a place like St. Francis Farm is so important. These are great animals!! They just require an environment that can cater to their complex behavioral challenges and ongoing medical needs.

Our goal is to address these challenges and provide an alternative situation that meets their individual needs including training and socialization as well as full access to ongoing medical care. Our hearts bleed for the senior animals that have found themselves homeless in their golden years, many afflicted with medical problems that make them harder to place. St. Francis Farm is a comforting “home environment” with wrap around porches and big shady tree’s that welcome these old friends and provide the ongoing care that they require until their time comes.