North Carolina Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in North Carolina.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local North Carolina Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

Alexander Animal Action League

A non-profit organization in Taylorsville. Adoption fees, news, and directions to the county facility.

Animal Adoption League

A non-profit organization serving the Greater Charlotte metro area. Pictures and descriptions of available pets and contact information.

Animal Compassion Network

Foster care group that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted or needy animals. Profiles of available dogs and cats, tips on lost and found, and wish list. Skyland.

Animal Protection Society of Durham

Pictures of available pets, adoption, foster, and volunteer information, mobile spay/neuter van, events, and employment opportunities.

Animal Protection Society Of Orange County

Hours and services, adoption procedures and fees, images of available pets, spay and neuter clinic, dog training programs, wildlife rehabilitation center, volunteer opportunities, news, and events.

Animal Rescue and Foster Program

Pictures of available cats and dogs, adoption request forms, volunteer opportunities, pet care tips, and events. Greensboro.

Asheville Humane Society

Non-profit organization which provides pet adoption and animal control services to Buncombe County. Answers to frequently asked questions, pictures and descriptions of adoptable dogs and cats, and news and events.

Avery County Humane Society

Pictures of available cats and dogs, adoption contract, and shot clinic dates.

Best Friend Pet Adoption

Non-profit organization that rescues dogs and cats in Cary. Adoption policy, pictures of available pets, missing pet alerts, volunteer and donation needs, and news.

Big Paws Rescue

An independent rescuer in Raeford. Information on adoption process and contact information.

Blue Ridge Pets

Small organization that rescues animals from shelters and provides temporary foster care until permanent homes are found. Photographs of available pets, classified ads, and articles. Forest City.

Burke County Friends for Animals

Images and descriptions of available pets, adoption fees, volunteer and sponsor opportunities, and contact information.

C.A.R.E. For Animals

A non-profit foster care network in Raleigh. Adoption policy, ways to help, and photographs and descriptions of available pets.

Carolina Animal Protection Society

Non-profit organization in Onslow County. Pictures of dogs and cats available for adoption and foster care information.

Chatham Animal Rescue and Education

No-kill organization in Pittsboro. Images and descriptions of available dogs and cats, adoption policy and application, education programs, and events.

Columbus Humane Society

Non-profit foster organization in Whiteville. Adoption information, news, and descriptions of available pets.

Davie County Shelter Foster Care

Small group trying to save the lives of the animals dropped at the local county shelter. News, images of pets available for adoption, and contact information.

Dog Crazy Kennels

Images and descriptions of available dogs and cats, adoption costs, and contact information. Pisgah Forest.

Dunn Animal Shelter

Adoption information, pet care articles, and a list of area veteriarians.

Duplin County Humane Society

Reasons to spay or neuter pets, volunteer needs, information on their events.

Fauna Rescue

All breed dog and feral and domestic cat rescue. Profiles of available animals and contact information. Greensboro.

Forsyth Humane Society

Photographs of available animals, how to help, donation information, and success stories.

Friends Forever Adoptions

An animal rescue orphanage providing an in-home environment for the rescues in its care. Photographs and descriptions of available pets, adoption application, and online donation form. Greensboro.

Friends of Madison County Animals

Tips on caring for pets, information about the spay/neuter program and rabies, adoption guidelines, photographs of available animals, and resources.

Gaston County Humane Society

Images of available dogs and cats, adoption information, volunteer opportunities, and information about the spay/neuter clinic.

Guilford County Animal Shelter

Photographs of available pets, adoption policy, volunteer opportunities, adoption discount coupon, and list of events.

Happy Hills Animal Foundation Inc.

Information about the organization, pictures and descriptions of animals available for adoption, and volunteer opportunities.

Haywood County Animal Control

Offers information on costs and requirements to adopt a pet, how to report animal abuse, treating and reporting animal bites and scratches, where to call for removal of dead animals, the leash law, how to report lost and found animals, and rabies vaccine clinics.

Haywood County Animal Welfare Association

Photographs and profiles of fostered pets, list of cats and dogs available from the County shelter, membership form and volunteer opportunities, events, and wish list.

Henderson County Humane Society

Donation wish list, tips for adopting a pet, and guide to finding a lost pet.

Hoke/Raeford Humane Society

Images of adoptable pets, calendar of events, vaccination clinic location, and volunteer opportunities.

Humane Society of Catawba County

Adoption information, news, volunteer opportunities, and pictures and descriptions of available cats and dogs.

Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County

Photographs of dogs and cats available for adoption, description of activities, and ways to help.

Humane Society of Haywood Co/Sanctuary at Valley View Farm

No-kill shelter in Clyde giving a second chance to adoptable animals whose time has otherwise run out. Volunteer opportunities, pictures of available cats and dogs, adoption policies, and links to many other rescues.

Humane Society of Jackson County

No-kill shelter. Images of available pets, adoption and membership information.

Humane Society of Moore County

Adoption policies, information on senior citizen and foster care programs, news, and events.

Humane Society of Randolph County

Pictures of available pets, adoption contract, spay/neuter assistance form, and calendar of events.

Humane Society of Rowan County

News and events, volunteer opportunities, descriptions of adoptable pets, and contact information.

Independent Animal Rescue

Non-profit organization in Durham. Adoption registry for owners seeking to place a pet, pictures of adoptable dogs and cats, calendar of events, and food distribution program.

Iredell County Humane Society

Adoption policy, information and application, education and pet therapy program information, spay/neuter coupon, and volunteer opportunities.

Large Animal and Iguana Rescue

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping the more exotic animals and adopting them out to good homes. History of the organization and links to related content. Lexington.

Lassie Come Home

A free pet lost and found posting service for the Piedmont Triad Area. Tips for finding a lost cat or dog, search page, and pet related links.

Lenoir County SPCA

Images and descriptions of available cats and dogs, adoption information, and news.

LIFE Animal Haven

Dedicated to helping strays, shelter animals and discarded pets. Adoption policies, photographs of animals awaiting homes, newsletter archive, and links to other area rescues. Oxford.

Macon County Humane Society

Information about the non-profit organization, spay/neuter program, and contact information.

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue

Small non-profit rescue in Charlotte, helping homeless pets and placing them in good homes. Pictures of available pets, schedule of events, and lost and found listings. Charlotte.

Pet Adoption and Welfare Society of Carteret

Photographs of available dogs and cats and shelter news. Morehead City.

Pitt County Humane Society

News and events, volunteer opportunities, adoption information, and descriptions of available cats and dogs.

Project: HALO

Helping Animals Live On is a non-profit organization in Charlotte. Contains images and descriptions of pets available for adoption and contact information.

Recycled Pets, Inc.

Non-profit corporation which serves the metro Charlotte, North Carolina and upstate South Carolina area. Pictures and information on available cats and dogs, adoption application, adoption fees, and wish list.

Rescue Unlimited

Private foster organization in Skyland. Images and descriptions of pets available for adoption and contact information.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Non-profit volunteer organization in Wake County. Adoption information and policy, images of available pets, volunteer opportunities, and links to shelters, rescue, and pet care resources.

Snowflake Animal Rescue

Volunteer tax exempt organization in Raleigh. Newsletter, donation form, volunteer opportunities, pet registry for owner arranged adoptions, and images of available dogs and cats.

Solutions for Animals

Photographs and descriptions of pets available for adoption, directions to the facility, and contact information. Southern Pines.

Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue

No-kill, non-profit organization. Pictures and descriptions of available cats and dogs, adoption fees and policy, membership form, donation wish list, volunteer opportunities, and newsletters.

SPCA of Cumberland County

Images of available cats and dogs, adoption policy, ways to help, and contact information.

SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina

List, with descriptions, of available dogs and cats, adoption fees, and contact information. Elizabeth City.

SPCA of the Triad

Membership, donor, foster, and volunteer information, educational articles, pet care tips, news, and event details. Greensboro.

SPCA of Wake County

Non-profit animal welfare organization. Adoption policy and fees, volunteer opportunities, pictures of available dogs and cats, tips on how to find a lost pet, spay/neuter program, and events.

The Humane Society of Alamance County

News and events, foster program, pet care articles, and images of adoptable pets.

The Humane Society of Charlotte

Volunteer opportunities, organization programs, spay/neuter clinic fees, images of pets available for adoption, and a list of their events.

Triad Exotic Animal Rescue

Non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of small exotic animals. News, rescue stories, photographs, and adoption information.

Valley River Humane Society and Animal Shelter

Organization serving Clay, Graham, and Swain Counties. Calendar of events, pictures of pets available for adoption, and contact information.

Vance County Animal Shelter

Adoption information, images and descriptions of available pets, and driving directions to the facility in Henderson.

Wake County Animal Control/Shelter

Lost and found pet bulletin board, adoption procedure, photograph galleries of available dogs and cats, events, county animal laws and regulations, and events.

Watauga County Animal Control

Adoption fees, contact information, and link to pictures of animals available for adoption.

Watauga Humane Society

Non-profit shelter n Boone. Photographs and descriptions of available dogs and cats, adoption and sponsorship forms, pet care tips, and events.

Wayne County Humane Society

Membership and donation details, information about area events, profile of the spay/neuter program, and lists of cat and dog vaccinations.

Wilson County Humane Society

Description of programs and services including spay/neuter financial assistance, education, and lost and found, membership form, and pictures of pets available for adoption.

Wolfs Paw Animal Rescue and Reptile Sanctuary

A non-profit organization in Charlotte. Adoption process, fees, and services.

Yadkin County Humane Society

News their work in caring for homeless animals. Pictures of animals available for adoption, events calendar, and forms.

Yancey County Humane Society

Pictures and descriptions of pets available for adoption, news, and volunteer opportunities.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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