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Loves belly rubs!

Candy is aptly named & her foster nom can’t say her name without ending it in “kisses” or “cane”. She’s such a little lover! When you first meet her, she’s a bit distrustful, especially of men. Whatever happened in her past must have been a nightmare that she can’t seem to forget. Once you gain her trust, she just wants to be near you, rolling over on her back for belly rubs, snuggling in as close as her muscular, compact little body can get to you. She looks into your eyes with such adoration & love…she just wants to please her family. She loves playing with other dogs, especially her brother, Brock! And, while she usually ignores the cats, she doesn’t seem to care for certain ones. So, she probably shouldn’t have cat siblings. She’s so good in her crate. She is quiet & when it’s time to come out, she stretches slowly & takes her time. When it’s time to go kennel, she will go in willingly with a treat or when her food bowl has been filled. Sometimes she requires kisses & a massage! She has a heart of gold & boundless love to give. She just needs the right person to come along and show her that we’re not all bad. A special person with a love that will hold her in their heart forever. You won’t be disappointed!

Candy was found abandoned during Hurricane Irma who is unfortunately heartworm positive. She will ready for adoption in early December once she finishes her treatment. Candy weighs around 40lbs, is spayed, utd on vaccinations, and is microchipped. She is a beautiful brindle color and we believe she may have some Rhodesian Ridgeback in her like her brother Brock. Adoption applications can be submitted at


Once in while someone amazing comes along and here I am!

Chance is a special boy who deserves all the love and kisses he gets. In fact, his foster mom named him Chance because he deserves a second chance at finding happiness with his FOREVER family. Chance was dumped on our dirt road which unfortunately happens quite often, but Chance is different because he is vision impaired. Yes, he can hardly see, was dumped, had no idea where he was or how to find food or water. He is a smart boy and somehow survived. He alluded capture for several weeks until he was ready for help. When he decided it was time, Chance stood in the middle of the road and let a co-founder’s husband lead him to the car. Chance loves life and other dogs. Older dogs seem to lose patience with Chance because he bounces around like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and runs into them more than they like. However, young dogs and puppies love his exuberance and they will play until all are worn out. Chance acclimates easily to his environment for a dog that has very limited sight. He has small cataracts but the larger issue is his extensive retinal damage. He has seen a specialist and unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to restore his eyesight. He will need to have a yearly eye exam and currently takes daily eye drops to reduce any swelling. Other than his eyesight, he is in perfect health. Chance is a Golden Retriever mix who is approximately 4 years old and weighs 50lbs. Needless to say, he is a sweetheart and craves human (adult and children) affection. Chance is crate trained but doesn’t like being in a crate for extended periods of time. He is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, and heartworm negative. Chance has not been tested with cats. To submit an adoption application for Chance, go to Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.

Ginger's puppies

Cuteness overload!!

Meet Ginger’s puppies! These adorable pups were born on April 13th and are ready to find their forever homes. Of the original 8, we have 2 little ones left Male: Tubby. Female: Mischief. They’ve had all age appropriate vaccinations, spayed/neutered and are microchipped. The pups are doing well with their crate training, walk well on a leash. They love other dogs and are fine with children and cats. We believe they are tan and white Border Collie/Lab mixes. Momma Ginger came to DRDR pregnant and scared. All Ginger knew was a life in a small wire pen. She had food and clean water so according to local laws, she was well cared for!?! Ginger was one of 40 something dogs in the same situation...on one property....none spayed or neutered. Ginger had these sweethearts in a loving foster home unlike most of her counterparts on the property. The pups should be medium sized dogs when full grown.  To adopt one (or Two!), go to

Pupdate: Cinnamon, Colby, Tiny, and Frankie have been adopted. 


Just wants to have fun!

Guinness is a handsome 8-month-old puppy with beautiful black & tan markings & a heart full of love. He was adopted as a baby but the other dog in the family was not tolerant of his bouncy, over exuberant ways & the family was concerned for his safety. So, they did what was best for him & sent him back to us.

So far, he's been very submissive with all of the other dogs & is even friendly towards the kitten (rolling over on his back & licking her paws through the crate).

He does have a lot of energy & would probably enjoy an active family to take him on hikes & outings. He'd be thrilled to go where you go, as long as he's by your side! He's usually quiet in his crate but if he's barking, he's letting you know he needs a potty break.

He's just such a good boy!! If you're happy, he's happy. That's his goal in life!
Guinness is up to date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He is a mix of Black Mountain Cur & Sharpei. To submit an adoption application for Guinness, go to Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.

To submit an adoption application, go to and mention me!


Dance with me!

Hello there! I am a strong, 67 pound, fun-loving, 4 year old American Bulldog who loves car rides, leash walking and pleasing my human! I like to dance for my food and give really big kisses! I love couches and belly scratches and I even like bath time! I don't like to be left alone in the yard, by myself, because I miss my humans so much, I'll do anything to be with them. I'm really great at digging... by the way! I do enjoy being in my cozy crate when my humans have to leave. My foster mommy says I can't be around cats, rabbits, or farm animals. And, small dogs remind me of the aforementioned so I probably shouldn't have a little dog as a sibling.. especially of the bossy variety. But, I do like dogs that are more my size... especially if they love to wrestle like I do!
I really just want a family of my own so I can give hugs and kisses and make them happy! It makes me happy when my humans are happy! And, my smiles are contagious! You definitely need to meet me.. I'm a really cool guy!
I'm neutered,  up-to-date on my vaccinations & heartworm negative. I'm crate trained and even house trained! 
To submit an adoption application, go to and mention me!


Little Miss

Jada is a fun loving little 1 year old Staffie pup approximately 31 lbs and we believe she may max out to 35-40 lbs. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She loves to play with her ball and is learning when she returns it, it will be thrown again for her to catch! Her foster mom & dad are working on skills & manners, such as walking on a leash and sitting, but it won’t be too long before she is a dignified young lady. Jada is crate trained and working on her potty skills. Her foster home has four dogs and lots of cats and for fun she occasionally takes the cats for a short run. She doesn’t like her kitties to be lazy!  We think Jada will excel with a family that has an active lifestyle since she is a very high-energy dog. A large fenced yard is suggested since there will be lots of daily fetching and playing. Jada would make a great companion for someone who likes to walk, hike, or run as she loves the freedom of being outside but also likes to hang inside with her humans watching a little tellie. Adoption applications can be submitted online at Just mention you’re interested in Little Miss Jada! 

Lilly Ann

Loyal lady!

Meet Lilly Ann!! This gorgeous girl and her puppies were left behind when their owners moved house. After the family left, Lilly Ann went in search for food and luckily found a DRDR foster who willingly took her in after he searched and found her puppies. The puppies have gone to a rescue up north where they will soon find their forever homes, but Lilly Ann stayed with DRDR because really who can resist her cute self!?! She is 58lb 1-2 year old lab mix, up to date on vaccinations and has been spayed and microchipped. Lilly Ann gets along with other dogs: large and small, cats and kids. Her best friend, Dezi, was recently adopted so Lilly is a little sad and ready to find her forever home! She has really taken to life indoors and is quickly understanding she needs to go potty outside. In addition, she is doing great with her crate training. Lilly is a sweetheart who deserves a family who will love her until the end of her days. Could that be you?


Never gave up.

Lorretta is a true survivor! After being picked up as a stray, she found herself in the back room of a high kill shelter in NE Georgia. Very few dogs leave the back room. The public is not allowed there for various reasons which baffles rescues, volunteers, and the public, but this is a conversation for another day. Sweet Loretta had her babies in this shelter – on a cold concrete floor with a thin sheet to keep her and her newborns warm. Thankfully, DRDR was told of Loretta’s situation and after visiting her, we had to save this little family, but we/she needed a foster family. Luckily, after a lot of begging, a foster stepped up. Momma Lorretta was emaciated and trying to feed 10 puppies when she was just skin and bones herself. We, unfortunately, lost one puppy a few days after Loretta arrived but after multiple deworming’s, treatment for Coccidia, terrific veterinary care & good nutrition, the remaining nine are thriving. Loretta is a beautiful Redtick English Coonhoud who prefers snuggling with her foster family while watching TV. She is very curious about the TV. She just stares and tilts her head when it’s on. One of the joys of fostering is watching an abandoned, unloved dog discover life indoors with a human family. Lorretta LOVES her thick, comfy bed. She will lay there for hours. Her past bed was most likely the cold ground. Lorretta is super smart as survivor’s tend to be.  Our vet estimate’s her age to be five. She is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccines, and HW negative…whoop whoop! She is gentle with people, other dogs but does not like cats. Loretta is crate trained and has not had an accident in the house. When her foster family is not home, she is crated. She walks well on a leash but will pull when she catches a scent. Her foster family lives in the country so there are lots of scents for a coonhound to enjoy – she is most excited at night so we recommend not letting her outside without being on a leash or unsupervised in a back yard. She is not a fence jumper or digger but once she catches a scent, she focuses on the impending hunt; however, it’s not difficult to coax her back to the warm house. Lorretta is a sweetheart and would make a wonderful companion for any family as long as there is not a cat. If you are interested in adopting Loretta, please submit an adoption application at Go to the Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.


True friend!

Unbelievably, handsome and playful Mack was abandoned and left behind when his previous family moved. He was rescued by a nice lady who just happens to be a K9 trainer. And out of the goodness of her heart, this lucky boy received several weeks of training so he would be ready for his forever family! His training continues with his foster family. He is a fast learner and wants to please. Mack is crate and leash trained, and knows the meaning of sit very well. Mack, a lab mix weighs 56lbs and our veterinarian estimates him to be of 1 1/2 to 2 years old. He will do well with an active family due to his energy level and with older children due to his size. He gets along well with other dogs, loves belly rubs, and riding in the car. Has a nose for tracking, deer, racoon, possum, squirrel, cats and anything else that shows up in the back yard. Mack has been neutered, up to date on vaccinations and is being treated for heartworms. His HW treatment should be complete around January 20th. To submit an application for Mack, go to Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.


Mighty Little Miss!

Introducing Mighty Maddie! We call her “Mighty” for several reasons: 1) because she was found in the median of a four-lane highway and survived! We don’t know how she got there but she popped her head up from the bushes at just the right time to be seen by one of DRDR’s co-founders. She was understandably scared but submitted when she knew she was going to be safe. 2) Maddie is short, compact and strong, but there is a sweetheart dying to get out and be loved. We think Maddie is a Boston Terrier/Pitbull mix. She is crate trained and is doing good with her leash walking. She LOVES to run in large circles in her foster families’ backyard. Maddie likes to chase her tail and she snores! When Maddie meets other dogs, she can be hesitant at first and gives a little growl, but she is testing the waters so to say. Maddie would do well with some obedience training as she really wants to please – she’s just not sure how. Her foster family is working on socialization and knows she will master it soon. Maddie is about one year old, 30lbs, spayed, up to date on vaccinations & microchipped. Maddie would do well with an active family with older children. She has not been tested with cats. Maddie has very unique markings. She is mostly white with black ears, black circles around her eyes, and some black on her tail. She does not shed much if at all. She loves to walk and hike. She is quick so would probably like to run with her forever family too!


Loves Cuddles!

Hi! I'm Pebbles. I'm a young mom (approx 2 years old), who loves my children dearly! But, once they leave the nest, I'm done with motherhood! Whew!
You see, I've never been the center of attention. I was born into a very busy place & although I was loved, they couldn't spend time with me alone. I have always craved human affection so much that I just want to crawl into your lap, give you kisses & flop over for a belly rub. 

I know I'm covered in scars. Even my tongue is damaged. But, my foster mom says I'm beautiful & loves me so much! I'm not interested in making any trouble. When another dog in the household approached me, I just flopped over on my side to let her know I mean no harm. I'm a survivor & just long to be cherished.

Do you have room in your heart for a girl with a rough & tough exterior, but a heart of gold on the inside? If you let me sleep with you, I promise to let you have half the bed…most nights.

Pebbles & her puppies were rescued from a hoarding case with 50+ dogs on one property. The owner did her best in caring for the dogs but was not financially able to spay/neuter and ultimately got overwhelmed. Needless to say, there were many pregnant momma dogs as well as moms with young puppies one of which is Pebbles & her three pups: Daniel, Rupert, and Emma.

Pebbles is ready to find her forever family...could it be you? She deserves the best life has to offer. 


Adorable little ginger!

Pebbles puppies were rescued with their mom from a hoarding case with 50+ dogs on one property. The owner did her best in caring for the dogs but was not financially able to spay/neuter and ultimately got overwhelmed. Needless to say, there were many pregnant momma dogs as well as moms with young puppies one of which is Pebbles & her three pups: Daniel, Rupert, and Emma.

 The puppies were born around the end of February, have had their first puppy shots, and have been wormed:

Hi! I'm Rupert, named after Rupert Grint, from Harry Potter. I have the most glorious ginger coat & hazel eyes. I know I look sad, but that's just my Sharpei heritage. I'm actually a pretty content little guy. I spend my days nursing, playing with my sister & brother & sleeping. I love when the humans hold me because they kiss me a lot & make the best snuggle buddies. I just can't wait for all the cuddles that I'm going to have one day! When my perfect human comes along!
If you would like to adopt Rupert or one of her adorable puppies, go to adopt me page, scroll to the bottom for the online application.


Adorable little angel

Meet Rachel! Rachel and her five Pittie/Aussie siblings were born on September 6th. (Pittie (mom) and Australian Shepherd (dad). Momma, Sugar, is on the property and is a total sweetheart! Daddy’s family moved away so we don’t have any information on him. The “Friends” pups have very unique and beautiful markings which makes humans just want to cuddle with them for hours!! A good disposition doesn’t always come with being adorable but these pups have it all!! They are playful, super loving, and we just love watching them experience new things which we didn’t think would happen. When DRDR was contacted these pups were in a bad way – only weighing 1-2 pounds at 7 weeks. No doubt they had a rough beginning but after some much needed veterinary care, we’re glad to report all are doing great and growing like little weeds!  They’ve all had age appropriate vaccines and based on momma’s weight, we estimate them to be 50 lbs when fully grown. The adoption fee covers spay/neuter, microchip, and any additional boosters needed. If you are interested in adopting one (or more) of Sugar’s puppies, please submit an adoption application at Go to the Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.


Sweetest girl, Athletic
High Energy


Rosie was dumped on the side of a rural road. She was terrified and didn't leave the area for days, but luckily, she had a guardian angel looking out for her. This angel found Rosie and sponsored her vetting costs which allowed DRDR to bring her in and get this gorgeous girl healthy! When Rosie came into DRDR’s care, she was malnourished, her coat was dull with hair falling out and had horrible skin. At that time, we had no idea how beautiful she would ultimately be. Her light brindle coat is very unique. Rosie loves attention and is crazy for her Kong. She will play fetch for hours if you let her! No doubt this girl had a rough life but we know her luck will change once the perfect forever family finds her. Rosie is approximately 3 years old, has been spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Rosie plays with her foster family’s male pit mix, but would need to be tested with other females; however the foster family has seen no aggression towards other dogs or cats. Rosie is a high-energy girl. For adoption information, please go to:


Happy girl!

Stormy and siblings Misty and Caine (three Musketeers) have got to be the happiest puppies we’ve ever met which is surprising because they were born to dog who’s spent her entire life on a heavy chain. There is a padlock that attaches her collar to the chain so no one will steal her. She is not spayed so continues to have litter after litter of puppies. These puppies were the lucky ones from the litter. Two died shortly after birth and another was hit by a car. On the bright side, the three Musketeers have been well socialized with humans and dogs – they understand the pecking order and don’t mind being on the bottom! Even though mom was on a chain, she is cared for. These puppies were very much loved and we commend the family for surrendering them to DRDR so forever families can be found. Stormy, like Caine & Misty are happy pups who love attention from humans and enjoy running and playing with their foster siblings. Stormy was born in April 2018 and currently weighs 26lbs. She’s had all age appropriate vaccines and will be spayed and microchipped prior to her final adoption. She is learning to be an inside dog and making strides with her crate training and leash walking. Stormy has dark eyes with a gorgeous black & white coat.  She is great with children, other dogs, but has not been tested with cats. Stormy’s momma is a beautiful short legged Pittie who is a total sweetheart so we know where the puppies get their amazing disposition. There will be a happy ending for momma dog too. Off the Chain, a local charity, is building mom & three other dogs on the property their very own pens!!  No more heavy chains! If you would like to adopt Stormy scroll to the bottom and submit an aoption application.




Lucky to be alive


Tyson has completed his heartworm treatment and is ready to find his forever family!! Tyson looks and feels terrific and can’t wait to have his own yard so he can be free to run and play.  Tyson LOVES to be with his humans and one of his favorite pastimes is sharing the sofa with his foster mom and dad while they watch TV. Tyson needs to be in home with smaller dogs or nr an only dog as he is not a fam of dogs his size or larger. Tyson likes to be the center of attention!! Adoption applications can be submitted at Adopt me page – scroll to the bottom.
Tyson has had a very sad life, and unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon story in rural Georgia. This beautiful Golden Retriever mix was chained his entire four years of life with little to no contact with his human “family” who lived less than 10 feet away. No one seemed to notice or care that this beautiful boy was wasting away right in front of their eyes. When Tyson was brought into DRDR, he weighed 45lbs. His normal weight should be around 70lbs as he is a tall boy. His family fed him the cheapest dog food on the market and that was it – no veterinary care or monthly preventatives. He, of course, was flea infested, full of parasites, and as expected, heavily heartworm positive. When DRDR arrived, Tyson could barely stand. He was laying in dirt surrounded by the diarrhea he had for no telling how long. We were told once Tyson died, the family was going to catch one of the stray puppies which are Tyson’s son’s (Kenny, Duke, or Jake - also in the care of DRDR) and chain him to a tree “for protection”. Tyson is only FOUR – he should not have been dying! Tyson spent a week at the vet fighting for his life but is now in a loving foster home where he is learning to be part of a human and dog family. He is gaining weight, learning to walk on a leash, & working on crate and house training. Tyson’s smile is infectious and believe it or not he actually wags his tail instead of tucking it under his body. Dogs are so forgiving.



The Survivor

Meet Winston, the survivor! He is a Lab mix, 2 yrs old, with all shots, altered and about 50lbs. This handsome boy showed up in a neighborhood one day and never left. He found a front porch on which to sleep and stay out of the elements and was even given an old blanket to rest his head. No one ever claimed him so he roamed the neighborhood begging for food until a very kind and compassionate woman made it her mission to find him a safe place to go until a forever home could be found. When he first came to DRDR, he would not tolerate a collar. No way was he walking on a leash. He was friendly but a little weary of humans but never aggressive. Knowing this makes his professional photos all the more impressive! He walked on a leash, rode an elevator, and really enjoyed his photo shoot! 👍 👍 🐾Winston has completed his heartworm treatment and his ready for his forever family! He is very energetic and loves to play with toys. He is not suitable with small children as he may accidentally knock them over or scratch when he is playing. He has not been tested with cats but does focus on them when they walk by If you think you’re Winston’s perfect match, please submit an application on the Adoption page at: Don’t forget to mention Winston!
The animals below are looking for new homes but are not available for adoption through DRDR. They are only available through arrangements with their current owners or shelters. If you are interested in any of the animals listed below, please contact the owner directly. Contact information can be found in each animal's description.
DISCLAIMER: DRDR has not met or evaluated any of the animals under Courtesy Posts unless otherwise noted.  DRDR, its staff and volunteers are not responsible for these animals and makes no claim to their health, training, temperament, or other concerns.  DRDR does confirm vetting history prior to posting.  DRDR recommends that anyone interested in adopting one of these animals fully discuss the animal's health, history, and temperament with its current owner and obtain a temperament evaluation of the animal where appropriate.

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complete and submit electronically or download, and email to [email protected]
Adoption Application
Adoption Applicant(s) Full Names This is applicable to all couples, spouses, and partners who share a residence. PLEASE LIST BOTH NAMES
Adoption Applicant(s) Email
Name, age, and occupation of all residents living in home:
Home Address
Home and Cell Phone
Personal Reference #1 Please provide phone #. (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Personal Reference #2 Please provide phone #. (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Veterinarian Reference: Please provide phone #. Shots must be up to date within 30 days for cats and dogs and all dogs must be on monthly HW prevention
Names of all pets treated there over the past two years
Are all of your pets on your property altered (spay/neuter)? If No, please explain:
In the past 5 years have you had pets that are no longer living with you? If yes, please explain
List names, breed, health, age , behavior of all pets that live on your property and where they sleep
Have you ever had to give up a dog? If yes, please describe.
Please describe the dog you are wanting to adopt.
Why do you want to adopt a dog?
What do you plan to feed your adopted dog? We use Wholesome Sportmix Fish
Where will your adopted dog sleep at night?
Do you have a crate that will comfortably fit your adopted dog? If no, are you willing to purchase one?
Who will care for your pet during vacations and family emergencies?
Are you willing to attend obedience training with your dog?
If you do not have a current veterinarian, how do you plan to find one?
Describe your home: Own/Rent, Apartment/ Single Family/Duplex/Townhouse, Acreage, ect
If you rent we must confirm your permission to have a dog. Please provide your Landlords contact:
Should you be chosen to adopt from DRDR, we will conduct a home visit before and after adoption
Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs of any kind?
How much money would be considered a major medical expense for your adopted dog?
Is your entire household supportive of this adoption?
How long do you plan to keep your adopted dog?
What are your plans for this dog: family pet, companion, guarding, hunting, breeding
Have you applied with another rescue within the past 3 months? If yes, whom and have you been contacted by them?
How many hours will your adopted dog be alone on average and where will he/she stay during this time?
How did you find out about DRDR?
*I agree that the above listed information is TRUE and CORRECT and understand this information will be included with my adoption contract. If ANY INFORMATION is found to be UNTRUE AT ANY TIME (EVEN FOLLOWING ADOPTION) THE DOG WILL BE RECLAIMED AT NO EXPENSE TO DIRT ROAD DOGGIES RESCUE. Type full name as agreement.
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Murphy with his brother at Pooches in the Park.

Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Muprhy with his siblings at Pooches in the Park.

Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Nigel signing his thank you cards to all who donated to his meidcal bills.
Ralph having some fun on the farm, wishing for a family of his own one day.  
This first photo was taken of Jack about a month after he entered the protective arms of DRDR.  He was still very much underweight and slowly recovering from a severe flea infestation.  You can see the look of relief in his eyes, so grateful not to be hungry anymore.  The second photo was taken just two months later.  Jack so handsome and filled out.  He has come a long way in such a short amount of time.  
Poco and Goldie getting in some play time before Goldies HW treatment begins.  That's Jack in back!
Sadie Mae is enjoying being a house dog.  "All these blankets and beds sure are soft!"