Testimonials

What a wonderful place with wonderful people! We adopted our third dog from here a couple of months ago. When she came to us, she was beautifully trained to go to her crate, walk on a leash like a dream, and generally behave like a polite canine. We did have some issues with housetraining, but that’s to be expected from a dog making a big change like this, particularly when one of our other dogs was reinforcing the problem due to separation anxiety. I was quite pleased with the process of adoption. They seem determined to find the right fit for the dog and the family, which I appreciate. Even if it had turned out that we were NOT the right fit, I felt confident this dog would’ve found the perfect home for her. Still, I’m very glad she’s ours! I’ve been trying to help get the word out about how wonderful Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is.

– Heidi

Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is the best. Beautiful, loving dogs just need a home, and they are the best at matching the right dog with the right person. They work with you to help you find a fur baby to love forever. I believe they are the best. All staff are very helpful and informed, and more than pleased to answer any questions you may have. I’m more than happy to recommend them to anyone.

– Anonymous

Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is such a scenic, peaceful place to volunteer. I’ve enjoyed being able to get to know and photograph many of the dogs that are waiting for their forever homes.

– Anonymous

I cannot say enough about Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. I was looking for a lab mix for our new family pet. After looking several hours online, I came across a black lab mix at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. She was beautiful. I reached out to them to find out a little more information. They were prompt in responding and could not have been more genuine. I made the trip of an hour and a half to see and visit with the dog I had seen. After visiting, I was convinced she was the dog for us. The only problem was we were getting ready to leave for vacation and did not want to have our new pet in a strange place. The Godbey Creek Canine Rescue staff offered to keep her there until we returned home. It was a pleasure to work with the staff at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. It’s been almost a year, and our “girl” is the best pet we’ve ever owned. Thanks, Godbey Creek Canine Rescue, for all you do!

– Myron D.

I adopted Bear from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue and have never looked back. This place is amazing with a thorough vetting process, celebrations/reunions (pictures with Santa) to keep family & fur babies connected, and I have found 2 of my cherished, lifelong friends– Myra (human) and Bear. Although I only had 4 short years with this wonderful animal, Godbey Creek Canine Rescue did an outstanding job in matching him with me and my other fur babies. Bear became the love of my entire neighborhood’s lives, and we all grieved upon his passing. Godbey Creek Canine Rescue renewed my faith in exceptional rescue missions that truly have the best interests of the fur babies and their owners in mind. Myra & Mariam, I love you both to the ends of the earth. Thank you for the gift of Bear and gift of lifelong friendships!

– Wendy K.

My husband had been wanting a dog for a long time, but I wasn’t quite there yet. A few months ago, it was like a switch went off and I was ready to take on this new responsibility. We researched some places nearby and decided to take a trip to Mocksville to Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. We were greeted by Melissa, and she explained the process. After meeting and spending time with 3 dogs, the 2nd meeting was a HUGE match. I couldn’t believe how much love I felt for the young dog we had just met. A few days later, we got the call that she was ours! How exciting! They made the process smooth and simple from beginning to end. I can’t say enough good things about this place. The cleanliness and care for their animals are obvious. If you’re planning on adopting, volunteering, or donating to this place, you will NOT be disappointed. Place them a visit and see for yourself!

– DCakes

Our son has been asking for a dog for three years, since he was 7 years old. Last year, on his 9th birthday, we told him that if he spent the next year demonstrating proper maturity, self-control, and responsibility with his chores, we would get him a dog when he turned 10. We spent that year talking about dogs, learning about dogs, and praying for God to give us the right dog for our son and family. When it came time to start actively looking, we had two different people at different times mention the wonderful experience they had had at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. We checked out the website and went out to visit several dogs. They were wonderful to work with. They gave our family a chance when other rescues/shelters would not, and it was obvious they took exquisite care of the dogs under their responsibility. So, the day after our son turned 10, we came home from Godbey Creek with “Nate the Great”, our prayers answered for the exact right dog for our son and family. We couldn’t be happier with this wonderful pet. Thank you, Godbey Creek, for being an agent of blessing as you connect people and families with these sweet animals!

– Lori N.

Godbey Creek Canine Rescue has been EXCELLENT to work with! We’ve just adopted a K9 kid and have had a terrific experience. The facilities are top notch, the volunteers are very helpful and responsive, and the process overall was very professional. We made two visits to the rescue to visit our prospective dog prior to the adoption, and Melissa let us stay as long as we wanted, answering all of our questions. Adoption day went very smoothly — they provided us all records, explained the contract clearly, and sent us home with a binder of info, extra food, etc. Post adoption, they continue to be responsive with questions (thank you, Mariam!!!) and generally supporting us as we adjust to our new dog. These folks care deeply about their animals. We most highly recommend them!

– CHSImmons

Godbey Creek Canine Rescue takes outstanding care of every animal. They focus on placing the right dog in the right home. They have worked miracles with some very severe medical and neglect cases. I know that the money I give is used for the care of the animals. Their facility is immaculately clean. Animals are given the very best vet care and training.

– JJ 3

I have worked with rescues for over 12 years, and Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is one of the finest I have ever worked with. The facility is immaculately clean, and the volunteers are extremely committed to the welfare of each and every dog. All dogs are given the best in medical care, and they are even given clean bedding daily and a dog cookie snack at bedtime! All adopted dogs are crate trained, temperament tested, and fully vetted. Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is honest about the temperament, traits, and habits of each dog, ensuring that all dogs are matched with the best possible adopters. Adopters are given a packet of information to help them be the best possible dog parents, including a month of heartworm prevention. Godbey Creek Canine Rescue also saves dogs of all ages and types from kill shelters. I honestly cannot say how truly impressed I was with their program, the condition of the dogs, the facilities, the absolute dedication of the staff and volunteers, and the outstanding care given to each and every rescue dog. I support this rescue financially because I believe in their mission, and I know that the money I give is used in direct support of that mission. I have seen it in action.

– Anonymous

After months of searching for the right dog and numerous other rescues telling us about their dogs that “would be a great fit”, we found Godbey Creek Rescue. I spoke to their owner to inquire about a dog we saw on their site and explained that we had 2 small children and were looking for an adult dog who would be a good fit. She immediately said we should also take a look at “Gunner”. We did come out to see him and few other friends, and Gunner was the perfect fit for our family with such a calm disposition for small children (and he’s a 100 lb. lab). I was beyond impressed with their ability to recognize what new owners needed in a dog to make it a lifelong match. They also spent the time to do a home visit and make sure their dog was going to be a good fit. Gunner is an amazing fit to our family, and we would recommend Godbey Creek Canine Rescue to anyone looking to rescue.

– Gunners_Mom

This rescue focuses on placing the right dog in the right home. They take outstanding care of the animals. The best of care and training are given to all. I also know that the money I give goes directly to the care of the animals.

– Anonymous

I cannot say enough positive things about Godbey Creek Canine Rescue and Mariam Wright and Myra McConigle. Having lost our two previous rescues to cancer within a year of each other, we had been without a dog for three years when my wife decided that as empty-nesters, we needed a new dog. As she searched, she came across a St. Bernard/Spaniel mix named “Beethoven” at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. When she went to meet him, I think she fell in love with Godbey Creek Canine Rescue as well as the dog. We were not previously familiar with Godbey Creek Canine Rescue, but on working with them, found we had never been associated with a rescue that was as committed to making the right connection between dog and “adopted human”. I recommend Godbey Creek to anyone looking for a dog, without reservation. We ended up with not one dog from Godbey Creek, but a second, a Newfoundland/Retriever mix. I write this review with Buster “Beethoven” Brown and Beau “Vaughn” Black at my feet. Yes, we’re fans of big, sweet dogs and even bigger fans of Godbey Creek Canine Rescue.

– Bradeb

Mariam (founder of Godbey Creek Canine Rescue) is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. Her concern for our furry friends is apparent, and she lives a self-sacrificing life to go above and beyond to rescue those in need.

– Rexypower 1

Staff and volunteers are wonderful. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we found the right dog for our family, and the transition home went smoothly. Our boy was so well cared-for at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. We’re forever grateful.

– Dchung

Godbey Creek is an amazing rescue. I volunteered here, as well as adopted a dog from here. The staff truly cares about these animals. The animals become a part of their family, and it’s kind of a crazy thing because it’s sad when the animals leave because you’ve had all this time bonding and taking care of them, but you know that the staff at the rescue has thoroughly taken the time to pick the perfect home for the dog. I am really glad I have been able to witness this first-hand. I have volunteered with other animal shelters/rescues but never really felt like the animals were really put as the number one priority, and that is definitely the case with Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. I don’t feel like I could ever say enough good things about this rescue because of the amazing things I’ve witnessed them do. Not every dog that comes into the rescue is an easy-to-adopt dog, but one amazing thing that I have been able to witness is the staff’s ability to work with these dogs and turn these cases around. Some of the stories are really heartwarming. Godbey Creek is really heaven sent.

– bbyj2011

Shelter Animals Advocates has worked with Godbey Creek Canine Rescue several times on placing our heartworm-positive dogs. Mariam and Godbey Creek Canine Rescue are professional and caring and do an excellent job rescuing and placing dogs.

– Mary Lou S., Shelter Animals Advocates

I was very impressed with our visit there. Very, very clean facility. We adopted our sweet puppy from them. They took care of everything. I received a notebook with everything that I needed to keep records for my puppy. The staff was fantastic.

– Vicki WL

Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is a top-notch operation. The pets are well cared for, exercised, and loved. The facility is immaculate, and the grounds are spectacular. Their policy of “if the dog doesn’t work, it must return to us” tells me that they are truly emotionally invested in each pet’s well-being. We adopted our pet, Nicholas, from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue, and he is the perfect pet for us, offering hours upon hours of love and entertainment. Godbey Creek Canine Rescue was fully transparent about his traits, which we appreciated. I highly recommend Godbey Creek; they are considered a premier organization in this area.

– Anonymous

Godbey Creek is the best dog rescue facility I have ever seen. The dogs are safe, healthy and clean. The founder and her staff are the most dedicated and caring people for dogs.

– Bernl9

Godbey Creek is a fantastic rescue! The founder (Mariam Wright) is one of the most compassionate people I’ve ever met and sacrifices huge amounts of her time and her own money to ensure that animals that truly need rescue are safe, secure, provided for, and ultimately adopted into loving forever homes! I cannot say enough good things about Mariam and this rescue! Unlike some rescues that only accept the most adoptable cute/cuddly/healthy animals, Godbey Creek Canine Rescue goes the extra mile to ensure that even the forgotten, harder to love, and truly needy animals aren’t overlooked. Thank you for all you do every day to save lives!

– aprillellers

It was kind of like destiny that Adirondack Save A Stray and Godbey Creek Canine Rescue came to work together. We have been associated for a short time, but our experience has been wonderful. Together we have saved so many precious fur-babies that would have been euthanized if it was not for Godbey Creek assisting with bringing them to safety. Adirondack Save A Stray has worked with a lot of other rescues, but never has it been so easy with such a pleasant experience. Rescue is a hard business and sometimes very depressing. But when the rescues are on the same page and work together, it makes it easier all the way around. We look forward to saving many more lives and will continue to look towards Godbey Creek to make that possible.

 – Meredith and The ASAS Team

My daughter and I liked Megan’s picture and information on Petfinder. We talked to Godbey Creek Canine Rescue, and we were so impressed with how caring and responsive they were. They checked out our references and talked to our vet and invited us to come for a visit. It was several hours away, but so worth the drive to work with a shelter that provides sch outstanding care for their dogs. We loved Megan and adopted her, and she is a member of the family. Godbey Creek sets the standard for rescues. The dogs get outstanding care, and the people are positive, professional and amazing to work with.

– gxhelrin

I came to Godbey Creek Canine Rescue initially as support for my best friend as she was picking out one of her fur babies. Mariam, the owner of the rescue, wanted to show my friend some of her older dogs and brought out Cookie, who immediately ran straight to me. I fell in love with this beautiful dog and decided to adopt her. The process of adopting Cookie was simple yet effective. I appreciate Godbey Creek taking the time to check references to see if I was a good fit for Cookie. It’s clear that from day 1, this rescue’s goal is to find wonderful, permanent homes for their very loving dogs. They are also extremely fair and truly want to help out their rescue dogs any way they can. The whole staff at Godbey Creek was very willing to answer all my questions and provide recommendations for dog food, boarding, etc. After such a wonderful adoption experience, I was able to start volunteering for Godbey Creek. That was another wonderful experience, as I got to see how much each staff member cares for and loves the dogs they rescue. I am so thankful for everything this rescue has done, its continued hard work to protect dogs and place them in loving homes, and for giving me the best friend a girl could ever ask for.

– Mandy R.

Hi, I adopted Rusty, a boxer mix, back in May from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. I have nothing but excellent things to say. They made sure we both were the right fit for each other. They were extremely flexible with me, and that really meant a lot to me! I was able to visit him maybe 5-6 times before I adopted him in mid-May. If you are looking for a great friend and family member, you should check them out. Rusty is such a blessing to have in my life. Thanks!

– Steven H.

We boarded our dogs, and they were amazing! Such good care and great communication. Thank you to everyone there! My friend adopted their puppy from you, and I’m grateful to have learned about you all!

– Chris R.

We adopted Remmy (a.k.a. Remington) a few years ago, and it was the best decision! Great experience with Godbey Creek Canine Rescue and the best dog. I love their process to make sure the dogs are in a forever home.

– Meredith G.

I loved being able to adopt from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. The people are wonderful, the dogs are wonderful, and the environment is wonderful as well! They truly care for the animals and make sure they have all the proper care they need. I’ve talked very highly of this place to many people in town because people need to know how awesome this place is!!! Thank you for our baby Marla, Godbey Creek!!!

– Chelsea C.

I like the way pets are adopted out, to make sure it is a forever home. Godbey Creek Canine Rescue provides the best care with lots of love for all their dogs in house. It deserves a five star plus rating.

– R.M.

Absolutely a phenomenal rescue organization, facility, and staff. The time, money, and work to get this rescue started must have been an enormous amount. It was worth it to these poor animals. They are very careful about who is able to adopt. That’s one way that shows how much Mariam and others at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue care about the animals they rescue. They are truly a 5-star rescue in so many ways. I will only adopt from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. I found the sweetest boy in the world at Godbey. Moxey, a.k.a. Austin, came home to us in perfect health. He was up-to-date on all his shots and had been neutered, was trained, and knows to sit in the other room while we are eating. He seems so happy, comes when called, wagging his tail, and is so happy to see us. And we are so happy to have found him. We named him Moxey because he was rescued in Mocksville and had to have “moxey” to survive his time before Godbey. Thank you so much for what you do for these animals and for the families that adopt them. I will send a donation.

– Gayle N.

Mariam, Melissa and their staff do a phenomenal job. Speaking as a volunteer and as someone who adopted a four-legged best friend from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue. This is the best place to go to find your next fur baby! You won’t find another place that has workers who care so deeply about the dogs they take care of, and that speaks volumes in my eyes.

– Jackie B.

The most awesome facility that I have seen. The philosophy is amazing. When a dog is adopted out, they match the pup with the perfect home. When they are ready to leave Godbey Creek, they have been fully vetted in every way. They are crate trained, leash trained, know basic commands, tested for heart worms, are healthy and ready for a new home. My friend, Sandy, adopted Pepper, and she said when Pepper came, there was a notebook with everything you could ask for as far as information for your new family member. The facility is gorgeous, and one can only feel the amazing love each animal receives while they are there. I love this rescue.

– Luanne T.

This organization, facility, staff and their procedures have set the bar to the very highest! They spend an enormous amount of time and money to rehabilitate and socialize their puppies and dogs. They are meticulous in their screening and selection of the just right match for a new home. I am incredibly impressed and my family delighted to have a handsome, confident, and healthy new addition from Godbey Creek Canine Rescue.

– Leigh A.

We adopted Lisa about 3 years ago. We had a hard time picking which dog we wanted. Godbey Creek Canine Rescue worked with us until we found Lisa. She was well adjusted and fairly trained. It was obvious that they had taken time to socialize, play and train Lisa. As I write this, she is lying across my lap. THANK YOU for helping us find Lisa. She is a wonderful dog!

– Karen W.

We just adopted our new sweet girl, Cheerios, into our family, and we couldn’t be happier! The process at Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is amazing, and they are so helpful with any questions or concerns you may have. You can tell that they truly love all the dogs at the rescue and always have their best interests in mind. We are so thankful for Godbey Creek and for our new doggy!

– Casey N.

We adopted our Danny from here almost 2 years ago! He is such a sweetheart! Love this rescue!

– Dianne B.

Excellent organization. It was a pleasure to adopt my dog Tilly (a.k.a. Tracie – I changed her name).

– Pat A.