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Furry Friend Matchmaker

CrisisDogsNC is a foster-based, 501 (c) (3) non-profit founded in 2016 by journalist and author Judith Texier, whose magazine articles and books have garnered international awards and prompted changes in animal welfare laws. We work collaboratively with shelters, animal rescue and service dog organizations throughout the country which trust the consistency of our good work. Sadly, North Carolina has one of the highest shelter kill rates in the country. The means by which dogs are destroyed is often so brutal that those methods of euthanasia have been banned in most states as inhumane. We go into these kill shelters, backyard breeder facilities and dog dealers and rescue these dogs at risk and find them loving homes where they will thrive. What distinguishes us from other rescues is our focus on the relationship between the rescued dog and their new families. By gaining an understanding of your lifestyle and expectations, as well as the personalities of the dogs we rescue, we can suggest the most compatible match for a lifelong bond.


Unleashed's Spring Fling is an annual fundraiser for local animals in need.  Spring Fling is hosted, organized, & run by your local, independent, pet supply store, Unleashed, the Dog & Cat Store.  Support Unleashed by visiting one (or more) of their 8 locations!

Unleashed, the Dog & Cat Store

8 Locations


        2460 Wycliff Rd. 27607


       7414 Creedmoor Rd. 27613


       329 Blake St. 27601


       4325 Glenwood Ave. K2- Kiosk 27612


       Please note this is a mall kiosk: selection is limited & hours vary.


        2066 Kildaire Farm Rd. 27518


        New Location TBA




        1319 Military Cutoff Rd. 28405


  • Front St. & Market St.: Downtown

        2 S. Front St. 28401​