Pretty King
Pretty King



Save NC Dogs​


We Have Saved 135   Dogs Since Our Start September 23, 2020

Tom Moon's Story

Before our ABC11 news story aired, we went to battle for Tom. As a veteran myself, this case really hit home. We rallied for Tom and his dogs. Hiring him a guardianship attorney and fighting for his rights. Our goal was to have Tom home by Christmas. Unfortunately, after months of trying, our efforts have landed us here. Mr. Moon is a ward of the state and they control everything for him, including visitation. We appreciate all the help with his dogs as they must stay together! We have found an amazing family for this bonded pair!

​About Us

Charley's K-9 Rescue, located in Butner, North Carolina, is a non-profit veteran-founded organization that provides assistance to North Carolina high kill shelters and community pet owners.


Here at Charley’s K9 Rescue, it is our mission to give dogs a second chance at being recognized as a loving and important part of the family. We place our focus on overlooked, bully breeds, and behavioral dogs (bite cases, high anxiety, fear aggression, etc.) during their last hours at the shelter or those surrendered by concerned owners who believe our vision.


It is within this mission that we promise to be a sanctuary where they begin a journey of rehabilitation, gaining confidence and preparing for a new life of acceptance. This journey begins with a decompression period before finally adjusting to a home environment that emphasizes socialization with trainers,volunteers, children, cats and fellow canine comrades.


Then, through regular behavioral assessments, our dogs become registered AKC Good Citizens.As an intimate rescue, we believe in the quality of our dogs’ rehabilitation, and take on an amount best for their wellbeing. Though we would love to save all the fur babies, it is our responsibility to provide the best for our dogs without compromising their recovery and quality of life.

North Carolina ranks 3rd in most avoidable euthanized shelter pets. 

Charley's K-9 Rescue is dedicated to the following goals:

  • Supporting NC Kill Shelters by pulling the forgotten and overlooked.

  • Training and Rehabilitating behavioral dogs. Every dog deserves a chance!

  • Giving Dog Parents Peace of Mind when faced with the tough decision to rehome their dog.

  • Helping our Community Dogs


Finding Great Homes For Even Greater Dogs!

Charley's K-9 Rescue offers group dog training services as well as one on one mentoring to potential dog adopters. We also provide extensive dog training, individualized coaching and support for new dog parents, dog socialization with other dogs, cats, and kids, full vetting and resources for all adopters to be successful in their first year. 

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