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Our Featured Sanford, NC Partner:

Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

42 Deep River Rd
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 774-9433

http://www.cara-nc.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of North Carolina, and other states as well!

About Our Shelter:

Our Mission Statement:

To promote responsible pet ownership through humane education, and to provide shelter and care to domestic companion animals until a loving, responsible home can be found, or lost pets are reunited with their guardians.

At Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) we are dedicated to finding permanent and loving families for the homeless dogs and cats of North Carolina. CARA began rescuing homeless animals from across N.C. in April 2003, and we have placed countless animals in wonderful homes across the country. CARA is dedicated to providing the best service possible to the animals in our care and the families who adopt from us. We take pride in adopting healthy animals and go to great lengths to pair each pet with the perfect family.


CARA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fundraising proceeds. We do not receive any funding from government agencies or national animal welfare agencies. We are very fortunate to have a caring and dedicated team of volunteers, board members, and supporters.

Come Meet our Pets:

Open House at Shelter:

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm and Thursdays from 4pm - 8pm.

closed Sunday and Mondays.

Adopt-a-thons:

Please visit our website www.cara-nc.org to learn more about our adoptathon dates!

Kitties at Apex Petsmart:
2nd two weeks of month - check our website to see the dates!

Our Adoption Process:

Please fill out an adoption application on our website, www.cara-nc.org.

Dogs: $160
Cats: $100
Puppies under 4 months: $125 plus S/N Deposit: $100
Kittens under 4 months: $90 plus S/N Deposit: $100

Includes spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccines, dewormings, flea, tick, heartworm prevention.

Dogs are heartworm tested and Cats are FeLV/FIV tested.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.