Rescue Groups

The fate of unwanted and abandoned animals is a heartbreaking tragedy. Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital is proud to support many excellent animal rescue organizations. Several are listed below:

North Carolina Schnauzer Rescue

NORTH CAROLINA SCHNAUZER RESCUE, INC. (NCSR) “…is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that works in North Carolina to rescue, assess through fostering, care for medical needs, and adopt out pure-bred miniature schnauzers. We also strive to educate the public on schnauzer-specific and other canine issues, and support spay/neuter for all family pets to help reduce pet overpopulation. NCSR does not have a central shelter location – our rescue group is made up of foster homes throughout the state of North Carolina, with concentrations of membership in the greater Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington areas.”

North Carolina Rottweiller Rescue

“North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue is the only non-profit Rottweiler Rescue Organization based out of Raleigh, NC that has been rescuing Rottweiler dogs since 1998. NCRR is an award-winning, all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless Rottweilers and placing them in qualified homes. Note: We often have other breeds available so, even if you’re not interested in a Rottie, please check out our Adopt Me page and our special site for small dogs.

NCRR does not have a shelter and depends on the generosity of the people who offer to foster dogs in their homes. NCRR volunteers do not receive pay for their help and all money raised by fund-raisers, donations and adoptions goes directly to benefit NCRR rescue companion pets.’


“‘Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization — all of our adoption donations go back into helping care for other rescues. We are a group of volunteers within North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, and Northern Georgia whose sole purpose is to rescue and secure loving, permanent homes for displaced Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzers.

We foster our rescues in a loving family environment and spend many personal hours working with them to ensure that they are ready (both physically and emotionally) to move into their new forever homes.”


“…an all volunteer based, non profit (501c3) rescue group.  We are an all breed rescue group that specializes in rescuing and rehoming unwanted, abandoned and homeless dogs and cats.

We accept dogs and cats surrendered by owners who can no longer keep/care for the pets appropriately, from animal shelters and pets that are strays. (all upon temperament test)

We strive to educate the public on the importance of spay/neuter, and the crisis that our shelter animals face every day as a result of non-sterilization.  We hope to educate others that “shelter dogs and cats” have so much to offer and so much life and love to give. “