The following animal rescue groups serve Raleigh and surrounding areas.
This a partial, courtesy listing for animal rescue groups in the Raleigh area. For an extensive list, including breed specific animal rescue groups, please visit the Triangle Pet Rescue website.
Read this first – helpful information about animal rescue groups:
- Virtually all animal rescue groups are staffed by volunteers. Please expect several days to go by before your phone call or email is returned.
- Space is a critical issue for all animal rescue groups. An organization cannot take in additional animals until space has been opened up via the adoption of another.
How can you help? Do everything you can to find a private home for your pet. Please be aware that most rescue groups do not accept owner surrenders. Instead they rescue highly adoptable dogs from shelters before they can be euthanized. If you wish to expand your family, consider adopting from one of the local animal rescue groups. In doing so you will save two lives — the one you adopted and the space you opened up for a new animal.
- Rescue groups may provide a courtesy listing for privately owned animals on their websites.
We recommend visiting the individual animal rescue groups’ websites for detailed information on the best way to reach them, the services they provide and their individual policies on courtesy listings and adoption.