Sanctuary Dogs

At Annie's Orphans, one of the most important parts of our mission is that we are a no-kill shelter. Many of the dogs that come to the shelter may be deemed "un-adoptable" because of health issues, behavioral issues or a variety of other conditions which makes it very unlikely that they will ever be adopted or, at the least, makes them very difficult to adopt. At Annie's, these are our "Sanctuary Dogs" and they will always have a safe and caring home as they live out their lives with us!

At Annie's, we can't do it without the support of our community. Please, email us to learn how to sponsor a specific sanctuary dog. Meet some of our Sanctuary Dogs below:



Puck demonstrates wariness and guarding-behaviors with people and is a bite-risk with strangers.  He is a tweenie-sized, dark red doxie, who was owner-surrendered.


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult



 Strider is a handsome boy: A perfect example of the southeastern Carolina Dog.


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult



Prior to coming here, Dodger lived in a shelter with his best doggy-friend, Annie, and the two were transferred to us when that shelter closed its doors.


Resident   |   Male   |   Senior



 Fonzie is a very attractive fellow who was rescued from a New Mexico pound and surrendered to Annie's Orphans.  He is an unpredictable guy, who has attachment difficulties.


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult



 Sky is a great-looking girl with one blue eye.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult


Missy May

 Missy May is a wary girl, who has little trust in people.  Since her surrender, she has not been able to bond with another individual and is a bite-risk.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



Gus is a Malamute mix, who came from an out-of-state shelter and has some behavioral issues and unpredictability in his responses to people.


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult



 Dusty is a feral Carolina Dog, picked up as a stray on reservation lands -- with the rest of the wild litter with whom she belonged.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



 Thelma and sibling, Louise, were caught as stray puppies in Arizona.  She is very wild, but has gotten friendlier with time here.  


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



 Joanie was a stray pup, brought in with her sibling, Dylan.  She is quite unpredictable in behavior.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult