Name: Gamer

Approximate date of birth: 3/1/2017

Weight: 38 lbs. (she is underweight so she will be bigger than this)

Location: Kentucky

Adoption status: Medically not ready to be adopted

Bio: Gamer is a very sweet CD, about 1.5 years old, and about 40lbs. She is not aggressive, easy to redirect, and very friendly with people and other dogs. She has a playful streak and even though she’s still a little timid, she is enthusiastic about giving kisses and meeting new people. She is still a puppy and does chew a lot, so she needs lots of toys and supervision, but she’s learning which items are acceptable to chew and takes direction well. She is house trained, small room trained (would do well with crate training!), and walks well on a retractable leash. I think she would love to live somewhere with a fenced yard because she likes to explore but isn’t perfect on recall yet (though she’s learning). She is wonderful with children. She has some weakness in her left hind leg, which we are looking into. It doesn’t keep her from running and playing, but she can’t manage a full flight of stairs at the moment, and can’t jump up on furniture. She is treat motivated and is working on coming when called. She knows “sit” and “no, ma’am”. She would do well in a house with another dog, but a bigger pack may be tough for her because she is sometimes a little unsteady on her feet and too much enthusiasm/big dogs might knock her over. She would do great in a household with children. Cats/small dogs are iffy - she lives with a cat now with little issues except that the cat finds her very annoying. She tends to be a little aggressive in trying to play/mouth the cat, though she redirects easily. In sum, Gamer is very sweet and eager to please, and would love to have a home with a fenced yard and a friend (person or dog), who is willing to give her a little gentle training and lots of love. She may be timid at first, but once she gets the lay of the land and learns the rules and routines, she quickly blossoms into a total sweetie pie.

Name: Eve

Approximate date of birth: Coming soon!

Weight: 33.2

Location: North Carolina

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Eve is a sweetheart. She is very friendly with people, even strangers. She is dog  and kid friendly. She loves sitting next to you and leaning into you. If you pet her she will fall right asleep. She's a really smart girl. Eve is really a people dog! She is a bit more unsure of strange dogs. Adam and Eve would benefit from separate adoptions. They both train pretty easy and are very food motivated.  They are now housebroken and can sit. Eve is still working on stay. Both are doing very good with leash training also and are both walking with a loose leash already. They both listen very well and come when called. They still do a little counter surfing but are getting much better. I don't think they've had much interaction with people and this is the first house they've stayed in but they get better every day. Both dogs are incredibly affectionate. They are very active and love just hanging in the yard.

Name: Celine


Approximate date of birth: 11/30/2017


Weight: 34 lbs.


Location: Texas


Adoption status: Available


Bio: Coming soon!


Name: Adam

Approximate date of birth: Coming soon!

Weight: 31.8 lbs.

Location: North Carolina

Adoption status: Available, as a bonded pair with sister, Eve

Bio: Adam loves every dog he meets. He is a bit more standoffish with strangers, but warms up quickly. Adam is a face licker. Adam and Eve would benefit from separate adoptions. They both train pretty easy and are very food motivated.  They are now housebroken and can sit. Both are doing very good with leash training also and are both walking with a loose leash already.They both listen very well and come when called. They still do a little counter surfing but are getting much better. I don't think they've had much interaction with people and this is the first house they've stayed in but they get better every day. Both dogs are incredibly affectionate. They are very active and love just hanging in the yard.

​Name: Kozmo

Approximate date of birth: 08/28/2016

Weight: 47 lbs.

Location: North Texas

Adoption Status: Available now

Bio: This sweet and gentle boy is named Kozmo. At 47 lbs. and about 1.5 years old we rescued him from a TX high kill shelter at the end of February. Kozmo is crate trained, house trained, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, and HW negative so now he just needs to find that perfect forever home.
His coat is beautiful - thick and soft. He loves all other dogs - big and small. We don't know about cats though. He's what we call a 'velcro dog' - he loves to follow you around the house and be near you. His activity level is medium - he likes to play, but he can also snuggle up next to you on the couch. Kozmo is shy until he gets to know you. Loud noises (except the vacuum cleaner) do scare him so a quiet home with older children (if any) would be better. He loves all of his toys and he also loves to chew on things so a home that understands a dog can get bored and will give him an outlet so he doesn't get destructive would be best. He has a funny habit of backing out of rooms and small spaces - and he is very wary of men at first but with time warms up to them. His foster Mom is working on leash training with him but it's a process. He seems to like being outside and just enjoying his freedom and the outdoors. He was very shut down when we pulled him from the shelter and seems to revert when a harness or leash is put on him but he's trying hard! Kozmo's ideal home would be with adults - maybe a retired couple with a nice yard for him to play in -another dog would be a plus. He is quiet and not too demanding as he gets to know you. He'd be your best friend as you putt around the yard gardening or relax and read a book as the sun goes down - that would be perfect for Kozmo.

Name: Tanner

Approximate date of birth: 02/28/2017

Weight: 25 lbs.

Location: Georgia

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Tanner is a happy-go-lucky boy who LOVES people and wants a playmate - 4 legged or otherwise. His tail constantly wags and his disposition is friendly and submissive. He has no anxiety or aggression and appears to not be interested in cats or ferrets! He enjoys outings in public and human interaction and attention. Tanner would do best with some kids to run and play with and/or another playful dog. He might be too excited for little kids, not sure. He needs a little leash training for perfect walks but he’s on the small side so he’s not going to drag you with his current leash/walking. He did not seem to care about treats so training would be based on human approval/affection approval I think. He waited to pee outside Petco but not sure if he’s potty trained yet for house living. Mostly this dog just needs some attention and love! He’s a sweetheart!

 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 savingcarolinadogs@yahoo.com!

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!

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: Katniss

Approximate date of birth: 09/18/2017

Weight: 40 lbs.

Location: Indiana

Adoption status: Available now

Bio: Hi, I'm Katniss and I will be looking for my furever home very soon! I am a pretty laid back girl that loves making my humans happy! My foster brothers are trying to teach me so many things. Today they tried showing how to play with toys! I'm not sure why they like them so much, but it's probably because boys are weird! I also learned about these furry things called cats!!! I thought they were food, but my foster mom taught me they are my FRIENDS...and they are AH-MAZING! They let me follow them everywhere and even love on me!!! My foster mom is cool, but my human foster brother and dad are my favorite! I can't wait to see them at night! Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know I'm doing great and that I love my name. Mom says it's perfect. She knows it suits me, because I like to hunt AND she says that "the odds are forever in my favor"!