North Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of North Carolina dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all North Carolina pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.


Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

North Carolina Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

Read the North Carolina statutes concerning Animal Welfare that includes Animal Shelter regulations.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Categories:
Birds
Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
North Carolina Animal Welfare All North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare
Faith/Salisbury Transport, Home Checks, Shelter Pulls All Critter Carriage Transport 704 232 4624
Charlotte, NC area All All RECYCLED PETS, INC.(803) 981-5087
Greater Cabarrus County All All Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County
Harnett and Surrounding counties (Cameron NC 28326) Amphibians All Midgard Serpents Reptile Rescue Yes
Birds
Havelock, NC 28532 Birds Parrots Greys R Greyt Sanctuary/Dee’s Haven Parrot Rescue
North Carolina Birds Waterfowl Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Cats Only
East Coast Cats Maine Coon Cats Contact:  East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Beaufort, NC 28516 Cats All Beaufort Community Cat Project, Inc.
BURLINGTON, NC, 27215 Cats All Sparkle Cat Rescue, Inc.
Cary, NC 27511 Cats All Cat Angels Pet Adoptions Yes
Cary, NC  27519 Cats All Marley’s Cat Tales
Charlotte, NC 28247 Cats Feral Friends of Feral Felines
Cullowhee, NC  28723 Cats All Catman2 Yes
Greensboro, NC 27408 Cats Blind Triad Independent Cat Rescue
Grimesland, NC 27837 Cats Blind The Magoo Room for Blind Cats Yes
Harrisburg, NC 28075 Cats All Second Chance Kitten Rescue
Morganton, NC 28655 Cats All Cats Cradle Yes
North Carolina Cats Blind Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary Yes
Pittsboro, NC 27312 Cats All Goathouse Refuge Yes
Raleigh, NC 27604 Cats All Meow House Cat Rescue
Randleman, NC 27317 Cats All The Animal Awareness Society Yes
Robbinsville 28771 Cats All Cat Ranch Rescue Yes
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 Cats All Operation Topcat Yes
St Pauls, NC 28384 Cats BLind Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Yes
Wake Forest, NC 27587 Cats All Hobbes House Feline Rescue Yes
Waxhaw, NC 28173 Cats All SOS Feline Rescue Yes
Wilmington Cats All Cat Adoption Team Yes
Cats and Dogs
Alamance County, North Carolina Cats and Dogs All Facebook: Friends of Alamance County Animal Shelter
Asheboro 27204 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Randolph County Yes
Asheville NC 28806 Cats and Dogs All Ashville Humane Society
Asheville, NC 28814 Cats and Dogs All Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Yes
Boone, NC 28607 Cats and Dogs All Watauga Humane Society
Burlington, NC 27216 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Alamance County
Cabarrus County Cats and Dogs All Cabarrus Pet Society
Cary, NC 27519 Cats and Dogs All Sound Pet Animal Rescue and Referral
Cary, NC 27519 Cats and Dogs All Palisades Animal Rescue
Cary, NC 27512 Cats and Dogs All Best Friend Pet Adoption
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Cats and Dogs All Petsaver-NC
Charlotte, NC 28211 Cats and Dogs All Green Acres Animal Rescue Yes
Charlotte, NC 28230 Cats and Dogs All SPCA ALLIANCE
Charlotte, NC 28213 Cats and Dogs All HSLC – University PetSmart
Charlotte, NC 28299 Cats and Dogs All Rescued Me
Charlotte, NC 28203 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Charlotte Yes
Charlotte, NC 28224 Cats and Dogs All Carolina Pet Adoption and Welfare Society
Charlotte, NC 28266 Cats and Dogs All Project HALO Yes
Clemmons 27012 Cats and Dogs All 4 Paws Pet Foundation
Concord, NC 28027 Cats and Dogs All Cabarrus Pets Society
Cornelius, NC 28031 Cats and Dogs All Catering to Cats and Dogs
Durham and surrounding areas, NC 27668 Cats and Dogs All Rohe Animal Rescue Yes
Durham, NC 27704 Cats and Dogs All Hope Animal Rescue – NC Chapter
Durham, NC 27704 Cats and Dogs All Animal Protection Society of Durham
Durham 27709 Cats and Dogs All The Independent Animal Rescue Yes
Elizabethtown, NC 28337 Cats and Dogs All A Shelter Friend
Faith/Salisbury Cats and Dogs Adoptions Critter Carriage Transport 704 232 4624
Fort Mill, SC 29708 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of York County Yes
Gastonia, NC 28055 Cats and Dogs All Animal League of Gaston County
Greensboro, NC 27417 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue and Foster Program Yes
Greensboro 27404 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of the Triad
Greensboro 27404 Cats and Dogs All NC Pet Adoption League
Greensboro 27417 Cats and Dogs All Friends Forever
Guilford County Cats and Dogs All The Guilford County Animal Shelter
Hickory, NC 28602 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Catawba County Yes
High Point, NC 27265 Cats and Dogs All Loving Pet Inn Adoptions
Jacksonville, NC 28540 Cats and Dogs All Carolina Animal Protection Society
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Cats and Dogs All Coastal Humane Society
Kinston NC 28501 Cats and Dogs All Lenoir County SPCA
Lincolnton, NC 28093 Cats and Dogs All The Humane Society of Lincoln County Inc.
Louisburg, NC 27549 Cats and Dogs All Franklin County Animal Control
Marshall, NC 28753 Cats and Dogs All Take A Pet
Marshville 28103 Cats and Dogs All Crossroads Animal Rescue
Maysville, NC 28555 Cats and Dogs All Safe Harbor Farm Yes
Mocksville, NC 27028 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Davie County Yes
Monroe, NC 28111 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Union County
Mooresville, NC 28117 Cats and Dogs All Lake Norman Animal Rescue
Morganton, NC 28655 Cats and Dogs All Friends For Animals Humane Society of Burke County Yes
New Bern, NC 28562 Cats and Dogs All Craven-Pamlico Animal Services
Newland, NC 28657 Cats and Dogs All Avery County Humane Society
Raleigh, NC 27603 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of Wake County
Raleigh, NC 27616 Cats and Dogs All Mitchell Mill Animal Hospital Rescue Inc
Raleigh, NC 27620 Cats and Dogs All C.A.R.E. For Animals
Raleigh/Durham and surrounding areas, NC 27668 Cats and Dogs All Rohe Animal Rescue Yes
Raleigh, NC  27607 Cats and Dogs All Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Rock Hill, NC 29732 Cats and Dogs All Animal Adoption League
Rocky Mount Cats and Dogs All Friends of Rocky Mount Animals
Rocky Mt Cats and Dogs All Facebook: Rocky Mt. NC Critical Always
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Cats and Dogs All The Community Pet Center
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Cats and Dogs All Howlin4Spirit Companion Animal Rescue – NC
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Cats and Dogs All Rutherford County Humane Society
Salisbury NC 28145 Cats and Dogs All Rowan County Animal Control
Salisbury NC 28145 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Rowan County
Selma NC Cats and Dogs All Facebook: Rescues 4 Rescues
Skyland, NC 28776 Cats and Dogs All Animal Compassion Network Yes
Sparta, NC 28675 Cats and Dogs All Alleghany Animal Shelter
Staley, NC 27355 Cats and Dogs All Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc., 336-622-3620, happyhills@hotmail.com Yes
Statesville Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Iredell County
Sylva NC 28779 Cats and Dogs All Jackson County Humane Society Yes
Warrenton, NC 27589 Cats and Dogs All Warren County Animal Ark
Washington , NC  27889 Cats and Dogs All Beaufort County Animal Control
Washington, NC, 27889 Cats and Dogs All J and J Homeless Pet Rescue Yes
Whiteville, NC 28472 Cats and Dogs All Columbus Humane Society Yes
Wilmington, NC 28403 Cats and Dogs Mostly Poms but will take cats Cape Fear Rescue Rangers
Wilmington, NC 28408 Cats and Dogs All Adopt an ANGEL
Winnabow, NC 28479 Cats and Dogs All Paws Place
Winston-Salem, NC 27113 Cats and Dogs All FurEver Friends
Winston-Salem 27103 Cats and Dogs All Animal Adoption and Rescue – AARF 336-768-7287 Yes
Youngsville, NC 27596 Cats and Dogs All Paws For Life Animal Rescue Yes
Dogs All Breeds
Charlotte, NC Dogs Pit bulls and small breed dogs Facebook: Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue
Charlotte, NC 28216 Dogs All Family Addition Dog Rescue of Charlotte
Concord, NC 28027 Dogs All Cabarrus Pets Society
Harrisburg 28075 Dogs Puppies Kreitzer’s Critter Corral Puppy Rescue
Harrisburg 28075 Dogs All Helping Pets Survive Animal Rescue Yes
Havelock 28532 Dogs All D.O.G.S. (Doggie Orphans Great and Small)
Mebane NC 27302 Dogs All Facebook: Happy Chance’s Animal Friends
North Carolina Dogs All Tails of the Unwanted Yes
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 Dogs All SPCA Alliance of NC Yes
Sanford, NC 27331 Dogs All Canine Connections Yes
Whitakers NC 27891 Dogs All SAVINGPAWS4EVER (See Members App) Yes
York, SC 29745 Dogs All Richardson Rescue
Dogs By Breed
North Carolina Dogs Akita Heart of Dixie Akita Rescue, Inc.
North Carolina Dogs Akita Mid-Atlantic Akita Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute Rescue of North Carolina
North Carolina Dogs America Eskimo Judy Newman Web site: Carolina Eskie Coalition
North Carolina in Siler City, NC 27344 Dogs Australian Cattle Dog Carolina ACD Rescue and Rebound
North Carolina Dogs Australian Cattle Dog Triangle Hearding Dog Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Australian Shepherd Southesat Aussie Rescue and Placement
North Carolina Dogs Basset Hound Carolina Basset Hound Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Beagles Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina
North Carolina Dogs Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee Yes
North Carolina Dogs Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina Yes
North Carolina (northeast) Dogs Boston Terrier Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue
Arden (Asheville),NC 28704 Dogs Boxer Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue Yes
Hickory, NC 28260 Dogs Boxer Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Inc. Yes
North Carolina Dogs Boxer Carolina Boxer Rescue
Hickory, NC 28603 Dogs Bullie Breeds St Francis of Assisi’s Bully Breed Rescues
North Carolina Dogs Bulldogs and Pugs Pug Lovers Rescue Yes
Charlotte North Carolina Dogs Bulldog Bullies 2 the Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Bulldog On The Rebound Bulldog Rescue
Western North Carolina Dogs Bulldog Smokey Mountains English Bulldog Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Chinook Joyce Maley at e-mail: hurricane@chinookdogs.com
Carolina’s Dogs Cocker Spaniel Carolina Cocker Rescue
Kannapolis, NC 28081 Dogs Cocker Spaniel Charlotte Cocker Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Cocker Spaniel Precious Paws Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Cocker Spaniel Annie’s Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Collie Collie Rescue of the Carolinas
North Carolina Dogs Coonhound Dog’s Town Coonhound Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Dalmatian Adopt A Spot
North Carolina Dogs Doberman Pinschers Doberman Rescue of North Carolina
Roxboro, NC 27574 Dogs Doberman Pinschers Prayers ‘N Paws Doberman Rescue
North Carolina Dogs English Bulldog On the Rebound English Bulldog Rescue
Western North Carolina Dogs English Bulldog Smokey Mountains English Bulldog Rescue
North Carolina Dogs English Springer Spaniel Mid South English Springer Spaniels/Carolinas Darlene Hoffman, Cell: 336-338-1007 Home 336-299-9363
Alamance County Dogs German Shepherd Dog GSD Rescue
Fuquay Varina 27526 Dogs German Shepherd Dog GSD Rescue and Adoption
Charlotte Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retriever Rescue Club of Charlotte 704-558-4865
Coast Dogs Golden Retrievers Neuse River Golden Retriever Club/Rescue 919-676-7144
North Carolina Dogs Golden Retrievers Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue 864-234-9739
North Carolina Dogs Great Dane 910-904-6825 – NC Great Dane Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Great Dane Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
North Carolina Dogs Greyhound myGreyhound.org Yes
NC, SC, GA Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Crossroads
NC, SC, GA Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Lifesaver Yes
North Carolina Dogs Greyhound Carolina Greyhound Connection
North Carolina Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Friends
Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Raleigh Dogs Labrador Retrievers Labrador Rescue of North Carolina
New England thru Georgia Dogs Norfolk Terrier Contact: Mrs. Lee Donaldson, Phone: 919-929-3105
Albemarle NC Dogs Pit Bull Carolina Bully Breed Rescue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Orange Animal Servics
Durham, NC 27709 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Independent Animal Rescue
Greensboro, NC 27405 Dogs Pit Bull The Merit Pit Bull Foundation
Hickory, NC 28603 Dogs Pit Bull St Francis of Assisi’s Bully Breed Rescues
Hillsborough NC Dogs Pit Bull Carolina Care Bullies
Holly Springs, NC 27540 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Pawfect Match Rescu
Madison NC 27025 Dogs Pit Bull The Merit Pit Bull Foundation
North Carolina Dogs Pit Bull Southern Belle Pit Bull Rescue
Raleigh, NC 27607 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Second Chance Pet Adoptoions
Raleigh, NC 27619 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Calvin Paws Yes
Raleigh, NC 27616 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Mitchell Mill Animal Hospital Rescue Inc
Raleigh, NC Dogs Pit Bull Fugees Rescue
Raleigh, NC Dogs Pit Bull Pit Crew Releigh
Raleigh, NC 27610 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Wake County Animal Center
Rougemont NC 27572 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Wake County Animal Center Yes
Wilson, NC 27893 Dogs Pit Bull Southern Belle Pit Bull Rescue
Tri-County Dogs Plott Hound Tri-County Animal Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Pomeranians Judy Newman Web site: Carolina Eskie Coalition
Wilmington, NC 28403 Dogs Pomeranians and Toy Breeds Cape Fear Rescue Rangers
All NC in Summerfield NC 27358 Dogs Pug Pug Rescue of North Carolina
NC, SC, TN, VA Dogs Pug Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Rottweiler Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue Foundation
North Carolina Dogs Rottweiler North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue (NCRR) Yes
Jacksonville 28540 Dogs Siberian Husky Weil Coyote Siberian Husky and Large Breed Rescue
North Carolina Dogs Sight Hounds myGreyhound.org Yes
North Carolina Dogs Weimaraner Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue
Wilmington NC 28401 Dogs West Highland Terrier >Carolina Westie Rescue
Statesville, NC 28625 Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Network
Other Animals
Wilmington 28409 Ferret All Cape Fear Ferret Rescue
North Carolina Iguana All Triangle Iguana Rescue
Harnett and Surrounding counties (Cameron NC 28326) Reptiles/Turtles All Midgard Serpents Reptile Rescue Yes
Winston Salem 27101 Reptiles/Turtles/Lizards All CCSB Reptile Rescue, Rehabilitation and Adoption Center Yes
North Carolina Wildlife All Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary