Hope's Chest, Inc.

...Pawsitively Paying It Forward!

Adoptions and Fostering

Meet our Tragedies that are now Treasures!


Everyone Meet Ralphie. 2-3 year old Rottie/Lab mix?
He’s a sweet young man with a lot of love to give. Ralphie was brought to Hope’s Chest due to a severe leg injury and had to receive life saving surgery due to the infection that had set in to his front fore limb.
Ralphie is well on his way to being completely healed from his past injuries and is ready to start a new chapter in his life with a loving and caring family.

Ralphie adores his people and is a joy to have around. We do believe he is a tad too big for smaller children, and recommend a home for Ralphie with kids over 10 unless your child is a future linebacker.

Ralphie is untrustworthy off leash and requires a securely fenced yard. He would do ok with another dog friend but needs a meet and greet to be sure. He needs a home that is free of cats and small woodland creatures. Ralphie does have a high prey drive so we don’t think cats or small dogs would be a good fit for him at this moment.

Ralphie also would love to find an active family. Don’t let his 3 legs fool you, he still loves to go and do as much as anyone else.
He does seem to love our other amputee Captain and they play through the kennels all day together.
Ralphie is a special guy and needs a special family to match. If interested in fostering or adopting Ralphie, please fill out an application below or call us at 704-297-5123.

Ralphie as Thor - God of Thunder



Boxer & Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix“Captain” Hook is a sweet 1 year old boy who was possibly hit by a car when he was much younger. His front leg was very badly damaged and healed at a odd angle. We choose to amputate his damaged leg to give Captain a new lease on life and it doesn't slow him down at all. Captain is a young man and is still learning the rules. Bearing this in mind we feel a more experienced dog owner maybe best for him. Captain loves other dogs, but has a little to much energy for a cat to enjoy.


Bandit is a fun little boy about

5 months old who came to us with a pelvic injury. He will be having surgery on his hip the first of December and will be available for his furever home once healed. Bandit loves to play and cuddle and will brighten your day.  Make an appointment to come by and meet this sweet baby, he’ll be excited to have a home for the upcoming holidays!

If he sounds like a perfect fit for you please call his people at 704-297-5123 to set up a meet and greet.

Bandit wants a warm and cozy home.


Smokey is a sweet 

9 month old little boy   who came to us with pelvic injuries due to a possible encounter with a motor vehicle. He had surgery on his hip right before Thanksgiving will be  ready to take the plunge and start the process of finding a amazing family to call his own. Call us at 704-297-5123 to meet him or fill out an application from below.

Smokey's looking for his forever home.

Captain America aka Captain Hook

You may visit www.petfinder.com to see the animals we have available for adoption.

Search under "Hope's Chest Inc."

Are you possibly interested in adopting one of our "Hope's Chest" treasures?  

Are you interested in fostering one of our patients while 

they recover from their injury or medical condition?

Please email us at [email protected] 

and we will get you the necessary paperwork to 

begin the process of adoption or fostering.

Approval by our adoption committee will be required.  

We want to make certain that adoption with one of our rescues is the perfect fit.