Azalea Dog Training Club - A not for profit organization whose purpose is to promote obedience and agility training in all dogs, purebred and mixed breed; to furnish multi-level training for the public and their dogs; to encourage competition and advancement; to create public awareness in responsible treatment of dogs and to provide guidance in the Therapy Dog program, Canine Good Citizenship program, school safety program and tattoo/microchip registration.

Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina - Dedicated to saving Boston Terriers by placing them in wonderful forever homes.

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue - A volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization rescuing and placing stray, unwanted, neglected, and abandoned Basset Hounds in the southeastern United States. 

Carolina Boxer Rescue - An all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping abandoned and abused Boxers, serving both North and South Carolina.

Carolina Canines - Dedicated to empowering people with physical disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life through the services of specially trained service dogs.

Carolina Dal Pals - A small group of volunteers located along the Southeastern Coast of NC and in Northeastern SC who are dedicated to finding foster and forever homes for homeless Dalmatians.

Chihuahua Rescue and Transport - A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, adoption and the medical care of stray and homeless Chihuahuas in need.  They help control the growing overpopulation through spaying and neutering all dogs in their care.

Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program - CTRP is a non-profit program, teaching therapeutic and recreational horseback riding to children and adults with special needs. Thereapeutic riding uses the equine-oriented activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with special needs.   Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of education, sports, recreation, and medicine to individuals with a wide range of disabilities and special needs.

Doberman Rescue of the Triad- A rescued program created to find homes for abandoned, abused and neglected Doberman Pinschers.

Dogs Deserve Better - A nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Fido Finder - the largest public database of lost dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are registered on the website. Start by searching our lost or found dog listings, then proceed to register your lost or found dog to add the dog to our database and begin receiving email updates.

Friends of Felines - A non-profit organization dedicated to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats in New Hanover County by working with committed caretakers through a trap/spay-neuter/vaccinate and return program.

German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption Service - A non-profit organization based out of North Carolina, dedicated to saving dogs, most notably German Shepherd Dogs and Shepherd mixes.

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina - A group dedicated to rescuing retired, racing Greyhounds, providing for their health and welfare, educating the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and placing them through adoption into loving homes.

IMOM - Helping people help pets.  Their mission is to better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. They are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.

The K.A.R.M.A. Fund - a private, non-profit organization, formed for the purpose of raising funds to support and promote efforts to increase kindness and respect for companion animals.  These public benefit programs are varied, and may range from providing food and basic vet care for a needy senior citizen to foster care for a family pet during escape from a domestic violence situation to support of low cost spay/neuter programs or microchip programs to help identify lost animals after a hurricane.  

Lab Rescue of North Carolina - A 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to re-home abused, abandoned or unwanted Labradors into loving homes.

Marley Fund - The Marley Fund is dedicated to making a difference in the fight against feline retroviruses, including both feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses, through public service, promoting awareness and educating the public.  Knowledge about feline diseases and their prevention is essential to the Fund’s mission of stopping the viral cycles and ultimately eradicating feline retroviruses.  As the only national non-profit dedicated to offering an alternative option to immediate euthanasia, they have created a safe haven for infected cats—where quality care and life enrichment are the primary concern.

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue - a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to providing for the short and long term needs of abandoned or surrendered pugs, giving rescued pugs veterinary care, a nurturing foster environment, and permanent placement into a loving home and offering education to the public on the special responsibilities of pug ownership and the need for domestic animal population control.

Missing Pets.Com - A non-profit, nationwide alert system to help you find your missing pet.

Operation Topcat - A non-profit organization that seeks to help the stray and feral cats on Topsail Island.

Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue - NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in NC that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of Golden Retrievers in need.  The organization advocates responsible pet ownership and community education.

Paws-Ability - a non profit organization that raises money to aid existing animal shelters, animal rescue groups and pet needs within Brunswick County.

Phoenix Landing Foundation - a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization established to promote and protect the welfare of parrots, especially those with an extensive lifespan.

Pig Pals of NC - A non-profit and also serves as a rescue and adoption agency for potbellied pigs.

Pointer Rescue - A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Pointers in need.

Pug Rescue of North Carolina - A non-profit group dedicated to the Pug breed.  All Pugs are fostered in loving homes, nurtured back to health, spayed or neutered and socialized prior to adoption. 

Ruffian Foundation - A 501c3 group to provide sanctuary for the large number of feral cats in the Wilmington area who are being driven from their habitats mostly due to rapid economic development. 

Saving Animals During Disasters - a non-profit organization based out of Carolina Beach, NC, providing disaster aid locally as well as other disaster areas in the southeastern United States. 

Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center - A sea turtle sanctuary committed to the care and release of sick and injured sea turtles. 

These Dog Days - An online community for disabled dog owners with the aim of developing a practical reference for people adjusting to life with a disabled dog.

Triangle Beagle Rescue - A Beagle rescue located in the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) of North Carolina.

Triangle Iguana Rescue - Primarily serves the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, providing Iguana adoption, rescue, rehabilitation and education services.

Triangle Sheltie Rescue of North Carolina - We are an all-volunteer, private organization dedicated to helping homeless Shetland Sheepdogs in North Carolina and nearby states.

United States Equine Rescue League - An all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to horse rescue. 

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue - A non-profit organization dedicated to finding the best possible homes Yorkies in their care, regardless of age, site, hearing or other handicaps.


Area Animal Shelters