Rescue and Rehome

Caring Hearts for Canines rescues dogs who are in high kill shelters, especially in Moore County, North Carolina. Additionally, we receive daily calls and emails about dogs who need to be surrendered by their families for one reason or another. We also get numerous calls from local police and concerned citizens about dogs who are in dire situations, dogs who have been severely abused and/or neglected and dogs who have been abandoned. Once we asses the situation and get the dog to safety with the proper medical attention and care, Caring Hearts either rehomes the dog or transports the dog to one of our trusted rescue partners in states where legislation is more supportive to animal welfare. 

We strive for a day where every state has ethical animal welfare legislation, better shelter environments, as well as seeks justice against those who do harm against these animals. It is our moral code to ensure that each adopter is properly matched with the right dog, and we have a strict policy that the dog be returned back to us if the adoption is not working out. We want the best for the animal. If you are involved with a rescue and want to work with us, please contact us.

Heartworm Positive Program

Heartworm is a medical condition that infects both cats and dogs, but is considered life threatening in dogs. This condition runs rampant in North Carolina, as well as neighboring states. Heartworm is a worm that lives in the  heart and lungs of the animal, transmitted mainly by mosquitoes. It can be fatal in dogs, and that is where Caring Hearts comes in. Many shelters, including our own in Moore County believes that a Heartworm positive dog is "unadoptable," and therefore needs to be euthanized. We whole-heartily disagree with that, and aim to change that belief. We have had numerous success stories with Heartworm positive dogs. Weekly, we rescue Heartworm positive dogs from our local high kill shelter. While prevention is the best method to protect dogs from the parasite, if they are already infected there are two treatments that can be done to save the dog, and get him/her healthy so adoption can happen. The treatment is based on the situation. We do prefer the "slow-Kill" method as it is less stressful on the dog, but when necessary we do treat with Ivermectin injections.    For more information on Heartworm, go to

Please remember, to give your dog preventive medication and consider rescuing a Heartworm positive dog! All adopters who adopt a Heartworm positive dog from Caring Hearts will be supplied with a 1 year supply of Heartguard courtesy of our organziation. We will also follow up to make sure treatments are going well.

Just a few out of many dogs who had Heartworm, were treated and now living with their furever families!