Adoption Options

Please make pet adoption your ONLY option!

Wilmington Area Pet Adoption Groups

Adopt An Angel Rescue  

(910) 392-0557    



(910) 707-4372

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services   

(910) 754-8204

Cape Fear Rescue Rangers

They deal mostly with Pomeranians and other toy breeds, and Dalmatians, but also take in the occasional exotic cat and other breeds if needed!


Cat Adoption Team 

(910) 796-1116

C.A.T. hotline: (910) 792-9014


Cat Tails  

(910) 253-1375


Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)  

(910) 470-5554

Coastal Canine Rescue


Columbus Humane Society 

(910) 640-3700


Dauntless Dog Rescue 

(910) 777-7186


Fresh Start Rescue, Inc.   

(910) 470-6299


Furever Friends Animal Rescue

Monty’s Home Dog Rescue 

(910) 259-7911


New Hanover Sheriff’s Department 

(910) 798-7500


NHC Rabbit Rescue of Wilmington 

(910) 686-9171


Operation TopCat 

Sneads Ferry, NC 28460


Paws Place Dog Rescue 

(910) 845-7297


Pender County Animal Shelter    

(910) 259-1349    

Emergencies After-hours and on Weekends:

Contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Department at 910-259-1212 to reach the on-call Animal Control Officer


Pender Endangered Animal Rescue 

Rocky Point, NC Emergency Hotline for Dog & Cat Rescues    

(818) 300-4616


Pender Humane Society 

(910) 259-7022  


Rescue Connect 

(910) 302-7290


Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue    

(910) 457-6340


Wilmington Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics



(910) 253-8161

Cape Fear Spay/Neuter 

(910) 602-1101

After Hours/Emergency: (855)839-8224  

New Hanover County Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Bow Wow Luau & The Cat’s Meow® is an event run by Heidi's Hope For Homeless Animals, Inc., a North Carolina 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Transforming Dog and Cat Lives From Homeless to Homes, One Dog/Cat at a Time.

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