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Frequently Asked Questions

 If you have a question we have not answered here or elsewhere in the site, contact us via our contact page.



Can you find a specific dog for "ME"?

More often than not, people looking for a dog want it right now and are not willing to wait. If you are willing to wait, let us know and we will keep you on our waiting list.

Please check our site regularly. If you are flexible regarding age and gender, let us know and we will let you know when a dog that would be a good fit is available.

Over time, all breeds and sizes come through the doors. Typically we try to deal with breed rescue whenever we have a purebred,as they know best how to place that dog.


Do fearful or "shy/sweet" dogs make good family pets?

No they do not make good family pets. These types of dogs/puppies should not be placed in busy, active homes. They need calm, adult homes with people who are willing to patiently work with them on all the socialization that they have missed as pups.

Studies show that puppies need socialization before the age of four to five months. Fearful dogs should not be placed in homes with children. We have seen many shy, sweet pups are so frightened of change that they develope aggression as they mature. These dogs often act out and may bite children and/or adults when they reached the age of two or three years old.

Do yourself a favor. If you have children, get a happy-go-lucky puppy or dog, not the one sitting in the corner.


Why do rescues have so many Pitbulls, or Staffordshire Terriers up for adoption, more than any other type of dog?  Are pitbulls good family pets?

Unfortunately, about 80% of the dogs animal control officers ask us to help are Pitbulls (or fearful mixed breeds). Many shelters will not take them in because, in most cases, they take a long time to place. They take up a space that a more sought after breed may fill up.

When fostering pitbulls, mainly the money goes out. We are not able to use that space for other dogs that would bring in dollars, or make our adoptable numbers look good.

There are simply far more pitbulls than responsible homes for them.  Many are losing their lives, both on the streets and in shelterst. Please help us to help these loyal, people loving dogs.

A stable Pitbull is a great dog for children. Pitbulls love to cuddle, have a high pain tolerance and are extremely loyal. Not all pitbulls are good with other animals, though, so if you have cats or small animals, or want to take your dog to dog parks, a pitbull may not be the right choice for you. Plenty of them do get along with small animals. To learn more about pitbulls, click here for Pit Bull Rescue Central.


Does Central Rescue have a wish list?

Yes, and here it is: 

Gas cards to defray the cost of transporting dogs to the vets or to safety.

Gift cards: Walmart, Staples, Petco, Petsmart, Home Depot, Lowes

Dry Dog Food (Pedigree, Pro Plan, or grain free;

Foster homes;

Dog Toys, especially anything made by Kong;

Towels; Blankets; Laundry Detergetn;

Cleaning supplies;


Willing folks to cut and sew large comforters or blankets to make multiple smaller blankets or comforters (easier for washing)


What dog breeds have black spots on their tongues?

Airedale, Akita, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Malinois, Bichon Frise
Bouvier de Flandres, Bull Mastiff, Cairn Terrier, Chinese Shar-Pei, Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher,
English Setter, Eurasier, Fila Brasileiro, Flat-coated Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever,
Gordon Setter, Great Pyrenees,
Irish Setter, Kai Ken, Keeshond, Korean Jindo, Labrador Retriever, 
Mastiff, Mountain Cur, Newfoundland, Pomeranian,
Pug, Rhodesian Ridgeback Rottweiler, Shiba Inu, Siberian Husky, Tibetan Mastiff, Thai Ridgeback.