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Pet Adoption and Rescues

AnimalKind has a goal to serve as a resource to individuals across the state of North Carolina as it relates to animal welfare.  On this page you will find links to pet adoption centers and rescues, in the hopes we create a link between these agencies and those looking for pets.

A Cat’s Tale (cats only)
Animal Protection Society of Durham County
Best Friend Pet Adoption (dogs and cats)
CARE for Animals (dogs and cats)
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (dogs only)
Carolina Siberian Rescue (dogs only)
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (dogs and cats)
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (dogs only)
Dalamation Rescue of the Triad (dogs only)
Feral Cat Friends (cats only)
Friends of Mebane’s Animals
German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions (dogs only)
Happy Chances Animal Rescue
Heaven and Earth Animal Rescue Team
Independent Animal Rescue (dogs and cats)
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue (dogs only)
New Beginnings Rescue (dogs only)
Orange County Animal Shelter
Paw Prints Animal Rescue (dogs and cats)
Paw-fect Match Rescue (dogs only)
Paws4Ever (dogs and cats)

Paws for Life Animal Rescue (dogs and cats)
Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoption (dogs only)
S.A.F.E. Haven for Cats (cats only)
Saving Grace (dogs and cats)
Second Chance Pet Adoption (dogs and cats)
Snowflake Animal Rescue (dogs and cats)
SPCA of Wake County (dogs and cats)
Southern Siberian Rescue (dogs only)
Triangle Greyhound Society (dogs only)
The Wake County Animal Shelter (dogs and cats)

If you would like for us to list your adoption center or rescue, please feel free to email

This page contains links only for your information and may not constitute endorsement, guarantee or recommendation by AnimalKind.