Name: Adam

Approximate date of birth: Coming soon!

Weight: 31.8 lbs.

Location: North Carolina

Adoption status: Available

Bio: Adam is a 10 month old Carolina Dog that was rescued with his sister in Texas.  His sister Eve has already found a home, so now it's Adam's turn! He's currently being fostered in Charlotte NC with another CD mix male who he LOVES to play with!  From chasing squirrels (arch enemy), to playing silly pranks on his foster Dad, Adam has shown that he has quite the personality.  He's been neutered, he's up to date on all vaccines and he's on flea, tick and HW preventative -and he's got an amazing smile to go with his great temperament!
Adam's forever home should definitely have at least one other well balanced playful dog and people who are active and enjoy the outdoors.

With classic CD looks, Adam is a delight!  He needs a home that he can grow up in - kids would be great so he can get lots of exercise and spend his nights cuddled up with you!  Send us an email or fill out our adoption application if Adam sounds like the right dog for your home!

Name: Joy

Approximate date of birth: 06/02/2018

Weight: 25 lbs.

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Available

Bio: Joy was rescued from the Palm Valley Animal Center in Palm Valley, Texas, which is on the Texas/Mexico border. She made an approximate 400 mile trip up to her foster family's house in Willis, Texas. She gets along beautifully with her fosters siblings, 3 dogs and 2 cats. She displays a submissive personality so making friends is quick and easy for her. She is incredibly friendly with people and other animals. She is SUPER cat friendly! She does want to play with them so if they run she will chase them but does not show a prey drive and will back off when they show they have had enough. If the cats allow, she will cuddle up with them on a pet bed. She plays well alone but does prefer to have a playmate! She absolutely LOVES toys, bones and tennis balls! Her foster siblings have tried to teach her to chase squirrels but she isn't interested, she would rather lay in the sun and chew on a toy or sticks. She maybe on the small side but she is full of personality! She is the perfect size to snuggle up in your lap! She loves to cuddle on the couch but has been trained that she can only come up if she is invited, to accommodate those with a strict no pets on the furniture rule. She is still very much a puppy so she will need a family that will be patient with her and that is committed to training. She knows the sit and no commands but potty training is still a work in progress. She sleeps through the night in her kennel, is on a twice daily feeding schedule and shows absolutely no food aggression. She walks well on a leash but does need more practice. She is so precious! She will be an amazing addition to someone's family!!

Name: Charlie

Approximate date of birth: 05/28/2011

Weight: 50 lbs.

Location: Glendale, CA

Adoption Status: Available Now

Bio: Charlie - this poor sweet older Carolina Dog was on death row at the Baldwin Park shelter in California when he was rescued.  He's about 6-7 years old and had all of his vaccinations updated before leaving the shelter.  He was very fearful at the shelter and therefore labeled as aggressive - once he got out and into a foster home he showed us that he's just a scared boy who needed to be loved again!
He takes a little bit of time to warm up as most dogs do at his age given his circumstances.  He's been out for awhile now and he's so ready for his forever home!  Playful and silly he loves to play with his ball and be outdoors in the sunshine....he's 50 lbs of happy old puppy!  
Charlie would do best as an only dog in a quiet home - he needs some time to adjust, but once he does he'll be your loyal friend until the end! Charlie is fearful of men so he would do best in a home with only female companions. This sweet boy LOVES being outside in his foster's garden and can spend hours enjoying nature - watching birds, playing with toys and basking in the sunshine - he really doesn't need much more! His adoption fee is reduced because we really just want Charlie to find his forever home so he can enjoy the rest of his life! He loves to go for rides in the car, has a great appetite, isn't destructive at all in the house, and he's HW negative. Charlie's adoption fee has been reduced because we really want to find him a home.

Name: Stevie

Approximate date of birth: 08/10/2016

Weight: 46 lbs.

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Available

Bio: She is super sweet, loves to cuddle, seemed to pick up on being part of the family pretty fast. She plays well with her foster brother and puts him in his place without hurting him when he gets too sniffy. However, I think she is pretty submissive otherwise. Her game is to race around the backyard at full sprint and snout punching Noms in the bum to try to get him to chase her. She knows sit, no, go outside, go potty but isn’t really interested in toys yet. She does pull on the leash but I’m sure with some work she could learn to walk better. Her regular walk is like she is prancing or dancing, like a little reindeer, and it’s hard to get a good pic because her tail is constantly moving and she is fast. She is ready to go and looking forward to meeting her forever family!

Name: Raider

Approximate date of birth: 12/13/2017

Weight: 65

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Coming soon!

Name: Ivy

Approximate date of birth: 02/27/2018

Weight: 42

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Coming Soon!

Bio: Ivy is a sweet, crazy puppy looking for her forever home! She loves other dogs and cats. She is very high energy and playful so she needs a family who is active. She is a little shy with people at first but warms up quickly! This girl can jump so she needs a home who knows she can't ever be left alone in a yard because she will escape. As we learn more about Ivy's personality and needs, we will update her bio!

 SCD take dogs into the rescue using volunteer foster homes which enables us to get to know what each dog is like. Every dog is different and being able to see if they are dog friendly, cat friendly, good with children, etc., gives us the ability to properly match our dogs with the best possible home. Social media has played a huge part in our growth and we have a very active Facebook group that posts updates, pictures, and videos of the dogs we have under our care. With a network of fosters and volunteers across the country, we are now able to initiate rescue in areas where we have available resources. 

Offering rescue across the country is a very big responsibility and we're always looking for new fosters.  Fostering saves lives, not only the dog being pulled from the shelter but the next one coming into the shelter. If you're able to foster, please consider signing up with us by filling out this form

While we do love this breed, we realize they are not for every home. Our adoption application is very specific and we do require vet references, telephone interviews, home checks when possible, and we always connect our fosters with potential adopters so we can make sure we're placing our dogs in the perfect forever home - for both the dog and the adopting family.

We have a constant rotation of dogs coming in and being adopted out so the information below is constantly changing. We try to post new dogs quickly but we don't always have details on them immediately. Often our dogs are coming out of environments that are not ideal so to get a true read on their personality we like to allow them to decompress before making decisions on what type of family would be best for them. If you are interested in adopting and have specific questions on a dog posted below, please send us an email at!

Name: Ada

Approximate date of birth: 11/15/2016

Weight: 50 lbs.

Location: Texas

Adoption status: Waiting on spay

Bio: Ada is approximately 2. She weighs about 50 lbs. She is a recent mother so we are waiting to get her spayed. She is a quick learner and potty trained. She knows sit, shake, and we are working on the leash. Great with other dogs. She does have some anxiety when left at home. We crate her when gone. She loves attention and wants you with her when she is outside! More information to follow!

Name: Izzy

Approximate date of birth: 07/12/2017

Weight: 58 lbs.

Location: Westfield, MA

Adoption status: Available

Bio: Izzy is a Carolina Dog mix that is looking for a new home. At 2 years old she was surrendered to the NY shelter system by her owner due to a smaller dog in the home that Izzy did not get along with - therefore we feel she'd do better as an only dog - or if in a home with another dog, the home be very experienced with introducing new dogs and monitoring behavior.  

She's been spayed, she's HW negative and up to date on all vaccinations. She is about 58 lbs. and needs an active home that can help her burn her energy since she's been in a foster home that can't give her the proper exercise she needs.  She loves to cuddle, plays with her toys and loves her treats......she just needs to find the right home.
Saving Carolina Dogs is willing to pay for training for this sweet girl so she can find her forever home - we can also provide transport within a reasonable distance in New England.  Send us an email at if you'd like to know more about Izzy.