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Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue

Thank you to our wonderful team, fosters, alumni and donors Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue was able to create a new life for 400+ dogs in 2022. Here's to a great 2023!

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About Us

Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our mission is to save urgent dogs from high-risk shelters and provide the care they need until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Through outreach and education, we advocate for animals in our community and are committed to bringing about a time when there are no more homeless pets. We believe every life matters.


Our Mission

Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue is an esteemed non-profit organization registered as a 501(c)(3). Our organization is driven by a profound mission that centers around rescuing and saving urgent dogs from high-risk shelters. We recognize the critical importance of providing these dogs with the necessary care, compassion, and support until we can secure permanent, loving homes for them.

In addition to our rescue efforts, Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue actively engages in outreach initiatives and educational programs. We firmly believe that advocacy and education are instrumental in shaping a compassionate community and fostering a profound understanding of the needs and well-being of animals. By raising awareness and promoting responsible pet ownership, we strive to create a future where the heartbreaking issue of homeless pets becomes a thing of the past.

At Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue, we hold the conviction that every life matters. Each dog we rescue is valued and deserving of a safe, nurturing environment where they can thrive and experience the unconditional love they deserve. We are committed to making a lasting impact and working tirelessly towards a time when no animal is left without a home or care.

Join us on our journey as we advocate for animals, offer a helping hand to those in need, and strive to create a compassionate society where homeless pets are a thing of the past. Together, we can make a difference and ensure a brighter future for animals in our community and beyond.

Adoptable Dogs

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Indi is a 10 months, spayed female, Whippet/Shepherd mix, currently 50 pounds (she still has a little growing left to do).

Indi is a young dog who nearly lost her life at an overcrowded shelter in Texas. She still has that puppy energy, but also LOVES to cuddle. She does need proper introductins with other dogs as she is still learning boundaries and other dog's space. She has played well with every dog she has met where she's had a slow introduction. She will be submissive and again is learning how to pick up on other dog's ques. She very much wants to learn! 



Reagan, 1.5-2 years old, spayed female, Pitbull mix, 42 pounds. 

We love this adorable pup and we hope you will too! She is very dog friendly and LOVES every dog she has met so far. Male, female, big and small- this girl makes friends with everyone! She has even recently been approved for playgroups at a recent doggy daycare. She loves to chase and wrestle dogs her size or smaller. Reagan is energetic and very playful. She will do best in a home with another dog who likes to play or an active home that can give her physical outlets. 

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Austin, 3 years old, neutered male, Pitbull mix, 60 pounds. 

Austin is a very happy and playful dog! He nearly lost his life at an overcrowded shelter in Texas. We discovered shortly after arriving to his foster home, that he is deaf. This does not slow him down or keep him from being a loveable guy. There is no additional training you need, just an awareness that he needs to see you in order to respond to you! Austin is VERY dog friendly. He has been around several different dogs and he LOVES to play. We think he would love another dog in the home and one who enjoys wrestling or running around. He has gone to dog parks as well and loves to make friends. He fetches the ball and likes to play tag. 



Daffy, 2 years old, neutered male, Plott Hound Mix, 65 pounds.

Daffy was picked up as a stray on the City of Houston streets and then found himself on the euthanasia list at BARC. He was minutes away from being euthanized when a plan came together to save him. Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue and his foster saved his life. Now he is ready for his furever family. 

Daffy is a fun loving playful guy. He loves to play with other dogs, his foster mom's senior dogs are not to thrilled about playtime so she signed him up for doggy day camp and he has made honor roll there! He would be best in a home with other dogs that like to play and with his energy level his family should be active. 



Meet Flower - 1.5 years old, 45 lbs, Labrador Retriever mixed breed, spayed female.

Flower found herself on the euthanasia list at San Antonio ACS in Texas and a foster reached out to us and asked if we could save her and we did.

Flower is medium energy she likes to play but she also likes to be a couch potato. She is dog friendly but we feel if she is in a home with other dogs they should be her size, she does tend to play a little rough sometimes and will show her jealous side side if she is not getting enough attention. Flower loves to go on walks, she goes twice a day currently, with her excitement to go she may pull a little at the beginning but she settles in and enjoys sniffing around. 

Flower is fully housebroken and has a crate that she chooses to go in to sometimes other times she will sleep in her doggy bed. Flower would love a backyard to play and sunbathe in. She is a very sweet dog and would make someone a wonderful companion. 



Sanford, 1.5 years old, neutered male, Labrador mix, 45 pounds. 

Sanford is a young dog who is very energetic. He shares a home with a 90 pound Mastiff mix who tends to be more alpha. Sanford plays really well with him! Sanford gives off that playful puppy exuberance. The other dog in the home is a little older and when he's done playing, he lets Sanford know and politely finds something else to occupy his time. His foster mom has taken him to the dog park a few times and he really enjoys making friends and playing with other dogs. When leashed, he wants to greet other dogs with tail wagging. We think he would do great with another dog in the home, but not required. 



Annie, 6 years old, spayed female, Black Mouth Cur mix, 50lbs. 

Annie is a sweet girl who really values quality one on one time. Her ideal person is someone who has some experience with dog training. Her previous owner likely did not ever socialize her, with humans or other animals. She needs to be the only dog in the home.

Annie's favorite things are: cuddling, long walks and car rides. If she could, she would ride in the co-pilot seat every time.



Hazel found herself at the San Antonio shelter with her puppies after her owner decided they could no longer care for her. She's been at her foster home for over a month and has blossomed into a wonderful, loving, fun girl. 

Hazel is around 2yrs old. She is a happy, smiley girl who LOVES attention and is always wagging her tail. She loves toys, puzzles, treats and playing.
Her favorite thing is belly rubs and being tucked in when it is time to go to bed for the night. 

She is potty trained, knows how to sit and is currently working on not jumping for excited greetings. She's a fast learner and trainable, as she is very food motivated. She has been putting in the work with a trainer. 

Hazel is a water girl! She loves it so much, she likes ice and loves getting baths! Hazel is always down for an adventure. She loves car rides and going for walks. She's great on a leash. 

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Forms and Applications

Adoption Application

Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue is dedicated to rescuing dogs in urgent situations, including those from high-risk shelters, strays, and owner surrenders. Our priority is to provide these dogs with the love and care they require until we can find them permanent, loving homes where they can thrive forever.

If you have a specific Dizzy Dog in mind, we are here to assist you in making that connection. Alternatively, if you are still searching for the perfect match, we would be delighted to help you find the ideal companion. Get in touch with us today, and let us guide you through the adoption process.

At Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue, we believe that every dog deserves a chance at a happy and fulfilling life. By adopting from us, you not only bring joy and companionship into your own home but also make a profound difference in the life of a deserving dog. Contact us now and embark on the journey of finding your new four-legged family member!

Foster Application

At Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue, our foster program is the cornerstone of our mission to make a significant impact on the lives of numerous dogs.

Do you have an available spot on your couch or floor? By becoming a foster parent to a dog, you have the power to save a precious life. All these dogs require is a safe place to rest their heads at night. Everything else, from supplies to medical care, is provided by the rescue. Without the dedication of fosters, hundreds of dogs wouldn't survive the shelter system. You can be their hero by offering them a temporary home until they find their forever families.

Each time a foster parent opens their home, a kennel space becomes available, thus saving another life. Fostering allows you to make a double impact by saving two lives. Concerned about your work schedule? Many fosters and rescues successfully balance fostering with full-time jobs. Have children? Some dogs absolutely adore kids. Worried about becoming attached? Remember, letting them go to their forever homes is always preferable to the alternative of being euthanized due to lack of space.

Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue is constantly seeking both short-term and long-term fosters. If you have any inquiries about fostering or if you're ready to save a dog in need, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Your compassion and willingness to foster can truly change a dog's life.

Sponsorship and Donations

Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue needs your help. Be a part of our journey!

Cuddly Campaigns for our Foster Dogs In Need of a Little Extra Love


Unable to Foster or Adopt, Donating is just as Impactful!

We rely on the generosity of donors to drive the progress of our rescue efforts at Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue. Without donations, none of our work would be possible. We deeply appreciate the support of our dedicated and loyal supporters.

To facilitate the donation process and make it convenient for our contributors, we offer various avenues to donate. You can contribute to Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue through Venmo, Paypal, by sending a check, participating in Facebook Fundraisers, supporting Cuddly Campaigns, or using credit cards. We strive to provide multiple options to ensure that donating is accessible and straightforward.

Every donation, regardless of size, has a significant impact on our ability to save and care for animals in need. Your contributions directly assist us in providing essential resources, such as medical treatment, food, shelter, and love to the animals under our care. By donating, you play a vital role in transforming the lives of these animals and helping us find them safe and loving forever homes.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our continuous supporters. Your dedication and generosity are deeply valued and greatly appreciated. Thank you for joining us in our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of the animals we rescue.

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Checks: 148 Bluewing Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117

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Our Team


Stacey Carlson


Stacey Carlson's passion for animals and her commitment to their well-being is truly inspiring. Her dedication to rescuing dogs in need through Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue is commendable. By positively impacting the lives of countless animals, Stacey is making a significant difference in their future.

Beyond her work in rescuing animals, Stacey is also an advocate for change. She recognizes that addressing the issue of homelessness and abuse among dogs  requires more than just rescuing and rehoming them. Stacey understands the importance of advocating for changes in laws and policies to address the root causes of these problems.

In states where there is an abundance of animal shelters, homeless animals, and cases of abuse, Stacey is actively involved in lobbying for legislative changes. She works towards implementing stricter regulations for breeding, pet ownership, and animal welfare, with the aim of reducing the number of animals in shelters and preventing cases of abuse and neglect.

Stacey's activism extends beyond her rescue efforts, as she uses her voice to raise awareness about the plight of animals in need. By being a consistent advocate for animals, she educates the public and encourages others to get involved in animal welfare causes. Stacey believes that by changing laws and increasing public awareness, we can create a more compassionate society that prioritizes the well-being of animals.

Through her work with Dizzy Dog Animal Rescue and her activism, Stacey Carlson is making a profound impact on the lives of dogs. Her passion, dedication, and advocacy serve as an inspiration to others who share her love for animals and aspire to make a positive difference in their lives


Katie Riebel

Rescue Partner



Kristy Cannon

Rescue Partner

Kristy Cannon's involvement in animal rescue and her dedication to the well-being of animals is highly commendable. Her track record of rescuing various animals, ranging from ducks and lambs to turtles, birds, cats, and numerous dogs, demonstrates her deep compassion and commitment to helping animals in need. It's evident that she has a genuine concern for the welfare of animals and has actively taken steps to make a difference in their lives.

In addition to her hands-on rescue efforts, Kristy has also made generous donations to special rescues, which further highlights her commitment to supporting organizations that work tirelessly to save and care for animals. Her financial contributions showcase her understanding of the importance of providing resources to help these organizations carry out their crucial work.

By expressing her eagerness to assume a more significant role within Dizzy Dog, Kristy demonstrates her desire to amplify her impact on animal welfare. It's admirable that she shares the same vision as Dizzy Dog, as it signifies a strong alignment of values and goals. This shared vision will likely enable Kristy to make a meaningful contribution to the organization and collaborate effectively with the team to further their collective mission of helping animals in need.

Kristy Cannon's passion for animals, her prior rescue efforts, and her willingness to take on a more substantial role within Dizzy Dog make her a valuable asset to the organization. Her commitment and alignment with the organization's vision bode well for her ability to make a positive and lasting impact on animal welfare through her involvement with Dizzy Dog.


Elizabeth Carlson

Executive Assistant



Danielle Carlson

Social Media and Marketing Chair



All Our Amazing Fosters, Donors and Alumni

Our Support System

Achieving Dizzy Dogs mission would be impossible without our support system!



We found Ajax on Petfinder December 31st, 2022.

I didn't think my boyfriend was wanting me to put in an application for him because we had JUST agreed to wait until Christmas 2023 to rescue a pup.

However, the next day we were sitting there on the couch looking at his profile again and I was asked if I had the application in for him yet and right then, we decided we would apply and do whatever we needed to get him home.

We've had home for about 3 days now and he fits in so perfectly. Our old man gets to sleep and relax more ( and our young pup gets along with him and they LOVE to run and play in the backyard together.

We couldn't thank Dizzy Dog enough for helping get us wonderful ball of energy.

Ajax's Family

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