What We Do

What does Carolina Hearts Aussie Rescue do?

There is a gross overpopulation of herding dogs within our state due to irresponsible pet breeding. Because their lives are often undervalued, many dogs end up in area shelters and are ultimately euthanized. Carolina Hearts Aussie Rescue takes in adoptable dogs from the area shelters and fosters them in volunteer foster homes. By fostering dogs in our homes we are able to save lives and provide the public with healthy spayed or neutered dogs. The foster home provides a transition period between life in the animal shelter and its new, permanent home. The dogs are given the opportunity to learn any needed social skills and to receive the much needed love, shelter, and medical care they deserve.

When a dog is rescued from the animal shelter it receives a health exam by a veterinarian, the vaccinations appropriate for its age, and a heartworm test and preventative. All dogs of 6 months of age or older are spayed or neutered. Dogs under 6 months of age are adopted under the agreement that they will be spayed or neutered at the appropriate time.


How does Carolina Hearts Aussie Rescue find the best homes for the dogs?

CHAR finds homes for dogs through adoption events, facebook, and postings on this website. We keep each dog for a minimum of fourteen days in order to assess their personality, temperament, and training needs. By doing this we are able to ensure that we place each dog in the most suitable home. Individuals interested in adopting a CHAR dog must fill out an adoption application and complete the adoption process in order to ensure that the needs of both the individual and the dog are met. The nature of our adoption process, home visits and interview allow us to place dogs with the best “forever home” based on matching their temperament, personality and that of the new family.