In celebration of #InternationalDogDay
Friday, August 26th, 1-3pm
VanNoppen Marketing Office
202 S Sterling St, Suite 102, Morganton, NC 28655

Visit our offices on Friday, August 26 - International Dog Day - from 1 to 3pm to meet (or adopt!) Hailey, VanNoppen Marketing's sponsored shelter dog! Hailey is a 1.5-year old hound mix who was part of a litter abandoned on the side of the road. She's sweet as can be and gets along with humans, kids, dogs, cats, goats, chickens and all creatures great and small.

Hailey's future FURever parent(s) will receive a free leash, care package and all adoption expenses covered by VanNoppen Marketing.

Consider adopting Hailey and help Burke County Animal Services maintain above a 90% live release rate for homeless animals in our county.


  • 1.5-years old (I'm still a puppy!)
  • Female Hound mix
  • 45 lbs, 24" tall
  • Spayed
  • Dog-friendly
  • Cat-friendly (I love playing with cats!)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Goat- and Chicken-friendly
  • I don't bark much!


Me and my siblings were abandoned as puppies on the side of the road. My brothers and sisters have all been adopted, I've been living with my foster mom, Kaitlin, and her seven other dogs. I'm ready for my FURever home!

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Adopt-A-Dog Hailey
VanNoppen Marketing team with shelter dog Hailey Adopt a Dog

Animal Homelessness in Burke County

Burke County Animal Services strives to maintain a 90% live release rate or higher. Live release rate is the number of animals that leave the shelter through return to owner, adoption, or rescued (live outcomes). Animals intake is very seasonally, with more animals in the spring, summer and beginning of fall. Burke County Animal Services averages close to 2,500 animals annually.

With a recent surge in homeless and abandoned animals, the July 2022 live release rate for dogs dropped to 83%. By adopting dogs like Hailey, Burke County and Morganton citizens can help free up room in the shelter and prevent animals being euthanized. Burke County Animal Services is currently fundraising to build a new shelter that will accommodate more animals. If you aren't ready to adopt, consider donating to their new shelter, volunteering or becoming a foster parent! Learn more at

Burke County Animal Services New Shelter Design
Burke County Animal Services New Shelter facts


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