Directory of Animal Shelters in North Carolina

Looking for a new pet? Please consider adopting a new dog or puppy from an animal shelter in North Carolina. You’ll find information on all of the animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups we've partnered with in North Carolina below. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in North Carolina.

Pet Friendly Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter
Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter The Outer Banks S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation which staffs and manages the Dare County Animal Shelter. The Outer Banks S.P.C.A. provides a loving environment and temporary housing for lost, stray, or unwanted domestic animals in Dare County. They have wonderful pets who need new, forever homes and would love to have you visit with them to meet them. See Details
Pet Friendly Harnett County Animal Shelter
Harnett County Animal Shelter The County of Harnett Animal Services mission is to protect the health and safety of citizens, advocate animal protection / welfare and promote the humane treatment of all animals. The Animal Shelter oversees donations, adoptions, volunteer program, public events and reuniting lost pets. See Details
Bullies 2 the Rescue Bullies 2 the Rescue is an organization that began and continues to be run by "Bulldoggers" all over the United States. "Bulldoggers" all share one thing in common...our love for English Bulldogs! The home base of our operation is located in North Carolina. We have a nationwide transport train that carries our bulldogs to their "furever" homes or into safe & loving foster homes until they are ready for adoption. Our mission, first and foremost, is to ensure the safety and well-being of all Bulldogs we take in and to educate the public in the care of English Bulldogs. We rehabilitate and re-home those that are sick, neglected, abused, or injured. Moreover, we provide a safe alternative to shelters for owners that are faced with the already difficult decision of finding a new home for their English Bulldog. We rely solely on donations and are completely run by volunteers like you! At this time there is such a great need, we only take English Bulldogs. See Details
Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing abandoned Great Danes from North and South Carolina in safe and loving homes. See Details
Hope For All Dogs Hope for All Dogs is an all breed NO KILL Rescue. We rescue stray and unwanted dogs from high-kill shelters before they are euthanized. We focus on special needs dogs. See Details
Triangle Pets Alive! Our Mission is to help save healthy and treatable pets that enter Triangle area shelters, provide education to the public regarding the health and well-being of animals, promote the importance of vaccinating, spaying and neutering, and create programs which help people keep their pets instead of surrendering them to a shelter See Details
Cabarrus Pets Society We are a community foster organization. We take dogs in that are surrendered, or strays. We provide medical care, spay/neutering, microchipping, all vaccines, and heartworm and flea/tick prevention. We temperament test all intakes to see if we can take them into our program, then we require an application that is very thorough so we can be sure to the best of our abilities that the dog is going to an ideal home. See Details
Stepping Stones Canine Rescue Stepping Stones Canine Rescue is a charitable and educational non-profit corporation. Our volunteers share an enthusiasm for dogs and support a mission to rescue, protect, provide sanctuary and ultimately find adoptive families for abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. See Details
Johnston County Animal Protection League JCAPL Mission Statement – To promote animal welfare through: Advocacy Protection Humane education Reduction of pet overpopulation Our Guiding Principles Promote responsible and humane guardianship of companion animals. Advocate for basic animal protection laws and their enforcement. Support local animal shelters. Coordinate efforts of rescue groups. Assist in the implementation of spay and neuter programs. See Details
Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation AARF aids homeless and helpless cats and dogs in the greater Winston-Salem area; providing rescue and adoption services, information, and education while encouraging the human/animal bond. See Details
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was founded in 2007 to build and provide the resources and programs to help create No Kill communities. As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates an adoption center that is open to the public making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No-Kill mission. See Details
Forsyth Humane Society Forsyth Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting the compassionate treatment of cats and dogs. We are committed to placing cats and dogs into loving homes, advancing community understanding of the benefits of animal companionship, providing needed resources to the pet community, supporting a no-kill adoption center, and the spaying/neutering of dogs and cats See Details
Anson County Animal Shelter The Anson County Animal Shelter provides a variety of different services regarding the finding and adoption of animals in Anson County. See Details
The Humane Society of Charlotte The Humane Society of Charlotte has served the Charlotte community for more than 40 years. They follow a no-kill philosophy, which is based on saving all animals that come to them. They are working towards this goal by supporting the local municipal shelter and those in the greater Charlotte community. Our commitment to this philosophy is evident in our live release rate of 99.9% for the animals that come into our care. See Details
Cornelius Animal Shelter The Cornelius Animal Shelter is a 3,265 square feet building with 19 dog enclosures, 14 outside dog runs, 36 cat cages, indoor adoption room, outdoor adoption patio, secure indoor storage, on-site laundry space, and an office area. All animals are housed inside of our climate controlled facility. All animals brought to the Cornelius Animal Shelter must go through a State-mandated screening process. Animals that pass the screening process are made available for adoption. See Details
Guilford County Animal Shelter The Animal Shelter is devoted to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals of Guilford County. All dog and cat adoptions include age appropriate vaccines, rabies vaccines, micro-chip, spay/neuter, full body checkup, and flea and tick treatment. See Details
Stanly County Humane Society Their mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through assistance and education. They work to rescue animals from their local animal control, homes that can no longer care for their pets and other organizations that need their help. We take these animals into our system and give them every bit of care they need alongside with any medical needs. After all care is complete, they place each animal into a new, loving home. See Details
The Grey Muzzle Organization The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide. They are not a shelter or rescue group. Rather, Grey Muzzle funds programs such as senior dog adoption, hospice care, medical screening, and other special programs to help old dogs at animal welfare organizations across the country. See Details
Animal Protection Society of Durham The APS of Durham is a leader in building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach, providing care for animals in need and adopting them to new homes. There are no displaced or unwanted pets; all animals are treated with compassion and respect, and community services are available to all pet owners. See Details