Carolina Rescue List by Breed

Resources and Links

Spay - Neuter Services
Feral Cat Services
Breed Specific Rescue
Mixed Breed Rescue
Additional Rescue Groups
Cat Rescue
Lost & Found
Wildlife Rescue
Other Species Rescue
Emergency Medical Clinics

The names of the organizations listed below are provided solely for information. The Humane Society of Randolph County is not affiliated with any other organization and neither endorses nor recommends any other group involved in animal rescue.

*** Important Local Phone Numbers ***

All cruelty complaints should go through Animal Control at the following numbers.

Randolph County Animal Control
Asheboro Animal Control Dispatcher
(City Limits Only)
Archdale Animal Control
Liberty Animal  Control

  *** For Vicious Animals - call 911 ***

The Humane Society of the United States
North Carolina Online Pet Resources
American Humane Association
Capital Area Humane Society
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Happy Hills - Staley
A rescue organization.
Save our Strays Organization
Animal Rescue and Foster Program - Greensboro
Pet Finders
National Animal Poison Control Center
Pets 911
Lassie Come Home - Helping people of the Piedmont Triad of NC reunite with their lost pets.


Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic
4527 West Wendover Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 299-3999

The Humane Society of the Piedmont has narrowed its focus to spay/neuter services because we believe that this is the most important issue facing animals in the foreseeable future. The clinic was built to serve citizens in Guilford and the surrounding counties who want good care for their animals. We want to ensure that no animals come into the world without a home and someone who loves them. Surgeries are by licensed veterinarians.

Sheets Pet Clinic
809 Chimney Rock Court
Greensboro, N.C. 27409
(336) 852 8488

Sheets Pet Clinic is a full service vet clinic as well as a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Surgeries are by licensed veterinarians.
Appointments are required for spay/neuter surgery.

Forsyth Spay Neuter Clinic 2780 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
The Forsyth Spay Neuter Clinic offers a low cost spay or neuter surgery by licensed vets for dogs and cats. We are dedicated to decreasing the population by means of sterilization rather than euthanasia. Our clinic makes proper pet care accessible for all pet owners by providing reduced costs, vaccines, heartworm prevention, and flea products. Through private donations and government grants, we are able to provide this service to help improve the lives of companion animals in our community and surrounding areas. We do not treat sick or injured animals. Appointments are required for spay/neuter surgery. Walk in Vaccine Clinic: Monday through Thursday 9:30am until 12 noon.

Triad Spay/Neuter Clinic
3163 Hines Chapel Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27405

The Triad Spay/Neuter Clinic is a program of the SPCA of the Triad. It offers low cost spay/neuter surgery by licensed veterinarians. It is made possible with help from generous grants and donations from various foundations and corporations. Appointment are required for spay/neuter surgery. The clinic offers reduced rates and discounts to individuals on government subsidized programs or disability and to senior citizens over 55. The SPCA offers free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies shots for feral cats. Caregivers should call 336-375-3222 to make an appointment.

The Animal Awareness Society
102 Hillary Street
Randleman, NC

The Animal Awareness Society in Randleman, NC has partnered with Planned Pethood Spay and Neuter Clinic to provide a transport service for cats and dogs that need to be spayed or neutered. The transport leaves from The Animal Awareness Society office, 102 Hilliary St. in Randleman (behind the Randleman Police and across from the Richard Petty Museum) every first and third Wednesday of the month. The truck picks up at 8:00 am Wednesday morning and returns the following day at 11:00 am. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 336-498-6013. A $5.00 processing fee and pre-payment are required. For prices, visit our website.

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of NC
Pittsboro, NC

To locate affordable spay/neuter programs near you contact:

The Animal Awareness Society
102 Hilliary St.
Randleman, NC 27317
Feral Cat Adoption & Placement, Inc.
Dr. Kim Sheets, DVM

A non-profit organization dedicated to spaying/neutering Feral Cats in the Piedmont. 

Feral Cat Rescue
Guilford County Feral Cat Program
Sherry Roberts
Operation Cat Nip
Raleigh, NC
Eutha-Not Animal Shelter, Inc.
Forest City, NC
Merlin's Song
(homeless and feral cats - trap, alter, return)
Rocky Mount, NC
S.A.F.E. Haven for Cats
Raleigh, NC
Saving Graces 4 Felines
Greenville, NC

If you are looking for a particular breed of dog or need assistance in finding a home for one, call the appropriate rescue group for help. The names in the parenthesis are volunteers who can provide information concerning the various breeds.

Afghan Hound: Afghan Hound Rescue Club of America 
        Russ & Barb Hastings  Westfield, PA    (814)  628-2707

Airedale:  North and South Carolina Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption
    Southern US rescue 

Australian Shepherd: Second Time Around Aussie Rescue
Franklinton, NC

Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline in NC Rescue Unlimited
(828)  627-7445   Clyde, NC

Alaskan Malamute: Alaskan Malamute Rescue of North Carolina
   Creedmoor, NC  (704) 795-0600      E-mails preferred: 

Bassett Hound: Bassett & Pug Lovers' Rescue   (NC & SC)  York, SC    

Carolina Bassett Hound Rescue 
     Charleston, SC (843) 766-8838      in North Carolina call:  (919)  708-4247

Beagle: Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina 
         Raleigh, NC     Susan Hogarth (919)  460-1310 

Bichon Frise and Bichon mixes:   Small Paws Rescue, Inc 
     Oklahoma-Robin Presnell  (918) 446-7500  
In North Carolina  (704)  896-7896 

 In South Carolina Linda Stewart   (803)  980-8785 

Border Collie: Carolina Border Collie Rescue   Durham, NC

Boston Terrier: Boston Terrier Rescue  (412) 883-4732

Boxer: NC Boxer Rescue (919)  298-4411   Jacksonville, NC
   Carolina Boxer Rescue  Wilmington, NC
 R on T Farm Boxer Rescue of North Carolina    Lexington, NC
     (336)  956-1327
 Asheboro Boxer Rescue    Asheboro, NC 

   Bulldog: American Bulldog Rescue      Hertford, NC     
    Bulldogs, Beagles, hounds
      Bull Dog Rescue Club of America 

Cairn Terrier:  Cairn Rescue USA (603) 228-1262-Katie McDonough   Col Potter Cairn Rescue Network 

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Rescue       (336)  724-0215 - Mary Kearns 

Cocker Spaniel: Carolina Cocker Rescue &SC) 
 Triangle Cocker Rescue   (336) 643-9434    Oxford, NC 
 Annie's Cocker Rescue of NC  (ARF, Inc.)  (704)  609-9911
         Charlotte, NC 

Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Rescue 
        Lexington, SC   Rescue Chair: Debbie Campbell-Greensboro, NC (serves NC, SC, & eastern GA)

Collie:  Collie Rescue of the Carolinas 
  (336) 785-0406  Jean Smith    Winston Salem, NC 

Dog's Town Coonhound Rescue  (704)  871-8665 
    Statesville, NC 

Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc.
in Greensboro: Alison Schwartz 

  Most of these Dachshunds are located in the Mid-Atlantic States.

Dalmatian Rescue of the Carolinas  (336) 288-1830- Terry Cooper 
       Greensboro,  NC

Doberman Pinscher: Doberman Rescue of the Triad 
     Greensboro, NC   Carol Fama (336)  621-3453
         Doberman Rescue of North Carolina 
         Raleigh, NC  (919)  932-7961

German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions 
    Raleigh, NC (919) 547-4247   Greensboro, NC: (336) 545-0653  Kathy Dragon

Golden Retriever: Triad Golden Retriever 
        Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina  (336)  288-9944
Golden Retriever Rescue Club of Charlotte 
    Charlotte, NC    (704) 558-4865 or 348-1537
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue (919) 676-7144 
   Raleigh, NC 

Great Dane: Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc .  Chapel Hill, NC (919)  928-9018

Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. 
       Huntersville, N C      (704) 697-9706

Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Sight Hound Breeds:
Carolina Sighthound Rescue (All Sighthound Breeds) and  Uwharrie Italian Greyhounds 
     Troy, NC      (919) 572-2945-Lynn Ezzell 

Triangle Italian Greyhound Rescue 
       central North Carolina 

 Kismet Sighthounds Winnabow, NC 
 Greyhound Friends of North Carolina  (336) 643-0233 
       Oak Ridge, North Carolina 

Sight Hound Rescue    (336) 591-8867-Julie Dearmin 
Walnut Cove, NC 

Triangle Herding Dog Rescue   (919) 975-0103 
          Selma, NC 

National Hunting Dog Rescue 
1-800-390-3394 Wayne Ouellette Sr.     St. Pauls, NC 

Jack Russell Terrier-Russell Rescue  (336)  983-6080 -Sharon Pritchett 
   Winston-Salem, NC 

Labrador Retriever:  *Raleigh Lab Rescue Louisburg, NC    

Lab Rescue of North Carolina, Wake Forest, NC 

American Lhasa Apso Club Rescue-Lhasa Apso & Lhasa mixes 
   Debra Leach         (919)  870-6774 

Atlantic Maltese Rescue 
In North Carolina:  Carina J Rock at:

Peke Haven on Earth of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina 
(704)  588-7772

Poodle: Central Carolina  Poodle Club Rescue 
    Garner, NC  (919)  779-4131  rescue: Carolyn Hair(803) 788-2136

 Carolina Poodle Rescue
                   Spartanburg, SC - poodles, other small breeds (Yorkie, Maltese Pomeranian,etc,) and mixes

Pug:  Pug Rescue of North Carolina (336) 643-1196  Summerfield, NC 
          Bassett & Pug Lovers' Rescue   York, SC (serves NC & SC) 

Rottweiler: Capital Rottweiler Adoptions, 
       Raleigh, NC
           North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue    (919) 250-1984 
        Raleigh, NC

Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas 
 Janet H. Casteen-Raleigh, NC Erin R. King-Chapel Hill, NC and other contacts

English Setter Association of America Rescue   
Steve and Michelle Carter    561-5168

     Amelia, VA

Sheltie: Triangle Sheltie Rescue of North 
     Raleigh, NC  (919)  601-1258 or (704) 965-5432
 Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Rescue 
      (704) 545-2190    or (704)  537-7838 

Siberian Husky: Carolina Siberian Rescue 
         Durham, NC    (919) 618-2643   or  (704) 880-7650
 Southern Siberian Rescue  (919) 868-0798     Raleigh, NC 

English Springer Spaniel Rescue of America, Inc.      Judy Manley        
1 800  921-1047

Vizsla Club of America Rescue Coordinator for NC: Ann Standen
 (336) 351-2519 

Pilot Mountain, NC

Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue (919)  528-0307
        Franklinton, NC 


The Animal Awareness Society
102 Hilliary St.
Randleman, NC 27317

Annabelle's Second Chance & Pitt County SPCA 
    Greenville/Winterville, NC     (252) 321-2263 (APBT, Am. Staffordshire Terrier, Chow)

Animal Compassion Network-not restricted to geographic boundaries 
 Skyland, North Carolina (western NC area)    (828)  258-4820  Sandra Lively

Animal Rescue and Foster Program (336) 574-9600  Greensboro, NC

Annie's Rescue Friends-ARF, Inc.     Kannapolis, NC 

Best Friend Pet Adption (919) 661-1722 Cary, NC 

Big Paws Rescue- (919) 904-6825  Raeford, NC 
     Large and giant breed rescue

Carolina Poodle Rescue     Spartanburg, SC 
              (Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, Chinese Crested, Curly-Coated Retriever,
 Lowchen, Maltese, Pekinese, Pomeranian, Yorkie, and small breed mixes) 

Cricket's House Chihuahua and Toy Breed Rescue    
Angier, NC  (919)  639-6436

Friends Forever  (336) 855-1899 Greensboro, NC 

Friends in Need Animal Rescue     (336)  798-1827 Lexington, NC 

Happy Hills Animal Foundation    (336) 622-3620     Staley, NC 

HART Foundation (336) 787-5786     Lexington, NC 

The Haven-Friends for Life    (910) 875-6768  Raeford, NC 

Lets Go Home Now Swiftwater Farms -small breeds  Wake Forest, NC 

A New Leash on Life Dog Rescue     (919) 788-3633 
     Wake Forest, North Carolina 

Noah's Bark Pet Rescue, Inc.   Rockwell, NC

Precious Paws Rescue  (704) 509-9861  Charlotte, NC 
          Cockers and other small breeds

Project H.A.L.O.   (Helping Animals Live On)    Charlotte, NC 

Snowflake Animal Rescue  (919) 990-2478 Raleigh, NC 

SPCA of the Triad (336) 375-3222   Greensboro, NC 

Stillwater Rescue   (704) 982-1711    Albemarle, NC 
    small breed rescue

Tailwaggers Rescue    (704)795-1162   Midland, NC 

The Dog House   Tabitha Jennings  (Poms & small - med. breeds)
Asheboro, NC  @Asheboro Animal Hospital   336-625-4077


Best Friends Animal Sanctuary  (Kanab, Utah) 

In North Carolina:

NC Online Pet Resources 

Southern US



Kyler Laird's animal rescue resources -

If you are looking for a particular breed of cat or need assistance in finding a home for one, call the appropriate rescue group for help. The names in the parenthesis are volunteers who can provide information concerning the various breeds.


Birman  (NC)
Persians and Himalayans
Lil' Bit Rescue
Specialy Purebred Cat Rescue
(except Persian, Himalayan, Siamese)
Ragdoll Rescue of Virginia
For more information about rescue cats contact:


Lassie Come Home - NC     (336)  789-7900    Walkertown, NC

Pets911  (National) 

Lost and Found..Com 

Animal Rehabilitation of the Carolinas Charlotte, NC   (704)  552-2329

Valerie Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation  @NC Zoo in Asheboro (336) 879-7644

The Zoe Foundation    Apex, NC   (919)  662-1850

Wildlife Rehabilitators of the Carolinas Charlotte, NC   (704) 552-2329

List of Wildlife Rehabilitators in NC 

The Ferret Guardian Rescue Haven (704) 872-9538   Statesville, NC 

Horse Heaven Farm   (919)  663-3953     Bear Creek, NC            (horse protection)

NC Equine Rescue League    (336) 720-9257       Kernersville, NC 

Pig Pals of North Carolina (potbellied pigs) (919)  552-6350   Fuquay-Varina, NC

Rabbit Rescue of the Triad      (336) 996-4121 
Kernersville, NC 

Ruth Bynum Rescue-all exotic animals     (336)  667-0447    Millers Creek, NC

Smyrna House Rabbit Society (919)  729-1411           Smyrna, NC 

Southeast Llama Rescue     (828)  689-5925    Marshall, NC 

 The Tropics, Inc. Exotic Bird Refuge     Kannapolis, NC 

Triad Exotic Animal Rescue      (336) 965-5480       Kernersville, NC
 (USDA licensed)    Small Exotic Animals: prarie dogs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, sugar gliders, opossums, skunks, Patagonian cavies, wallabies ferrets, parrots, iquanas, etc.



AETC-Animal Emergency & Trauma Center
(Carolina Veterinary Specialists)  336632-0605

         501 Nicholas Rd. (off Guilford College Rd., near I-40)  open 24 hours

After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic PA   5505 W. Friendly Ave (near Quaker Village)  336-851-1990 open nights, weekends (Saturday afternoon,& Sunday morning), holidays



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