Our Mission


PARTNERS! Canines Hopes to End the Euthanasia of Adoptable Dogs and Puppies in NC!

Intake Numbers of Dogs and Puppies in rural Southern shelters is extremely high. Many times puppies and highly adoptable dogs are being euthanized due to lack of space. We hope to help shelters change their intake policies, promote spay/neuter in communities and find ways to rescue the majority of adoptable dogs and puppies in high kill shelters.


Once a canine training and behavior counseling business, PARTNERS! Canines became a non-profit, 501c3 registered organization in 2007 in order to continue to grow our shelter canine transport and rescue efforts throughout Virginia and the surrounding states.

All proceeds raised through our training and teaching sessions, donation collections go toward transferring great (friendly, healthy, non-aggressive) but unadopted dogs and puppies from shelters in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee to other states and national “no kill” facilities and rescue organizations where they are held until they are adopted. Most of these dogs and puppies are adopted in days.

The donations and contributions we receive allow us to save hundreds of precious lives every year. Last year alone, PARTNERS! provided a second chance for over 2000 dogs and puppies!

PARTNERS! also offers various services for shelters and rescue orgainizations, such as staff training, behavior workshops and fundraising guidance. If you would like to contribute to our rescue efforts, schedule a workshop or receive more information about our transports please fill out the necessary online forms on this website or contact us.

9 thoughts on “Our Mission

    Melissa Money said:
    February 18, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Hi! I was interested in one of Brittany’s boxer puppies and was looking for the online application, but couldn’t find it. Could a link be sent to me? Thanks!

    Linnette Stone said:
    February 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    When is the next puppy transport from Mitchell Mill Animal Hosp?

      Critter Boone said:
      August 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Linnette we have a trip next Wednesday we will be there really early Wednesday morning walking everybody and load them at 8am at Mitchell Mill if you can come help we need a hand!!

    partnerscanines responded:
    February 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    We will be bringing all the dogs Tuesday February 25th to overnight at Mitchell mill animal hospital (we need volunteers to help us walk/feed everyone 5-8pm). Then we will be loading all the lucky pups on the transport unit on Wednesday morning 2/26 at 8am (we arrive at 630 am to collar all the dogs and get ready for their arrival). If you all can come volunteer or recruit some help we always need extra hands :) After our February trip our next trip will be March 11th and 12th.

    Andrea Garvey said:
    March 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I just adopted a puppy that came from your shelter. I got her in NY at the north shore animal league. I wanted to know what breeds she is. Any way you can help me with her back story? I have her adoption number. She is 11 week old terrier mix. Would love to know her story!!!!

      partnerscanines responded:
      March 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Hi Andrea thats great! What’s the dogs ncr number?

    Christine said:
    July 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hey! I just adopted a puppy myself from North shore animal league on June 30th and I’m pretty sure she came from your shelter as well! Were so lucky to have her and any additional info, backstory, etc would be greatly appreciated, really! Her number is NCR4027.

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