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Our Featured Chapel Hill, NC Partner:

Petsaver-NC Rescue

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.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Petsaver-NC adopts to homes both locally and out of the area with appropriate references and an approved application. Potential adopters are asked to come meet the animals in the Chapel Hill, NC area which is located in central North Carolina.

About Our Rescue Group:

Petsaver-NC is an all volunteer rescue group for dogs and puppies and sometimes kittens located near Chapel Hill, NC. Most of the animals in the network are rescued from local shelters. All animals are provided appropriate routine medical care and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Foster caregivers keep the animals at their homes until appropriate permanent homes are located for the animals. Petsaver-NC is a no-kill organization. Currently we also have rescued horses in our foster program.

Visit our Facebook page at to view postings and pictures of recently adopted pets and their new families, meet our volunteers at work, or to post comments about dogs you adopted from Petsaver-NC. We'd love to hear your happy ending stories.

VOLUNTEERS: Petsaver-NC is recruiting volunteers who share our mission of finding homes for rescued dogs and pups. We currently need enthusiastic people to walk dogs, teach them basic commands, take dogs for outings to expose them to new situations, and to handle shy dogs who lack confidence. It's a rewarding experience to transform an insecure, inexperienced rescued dog into a confident, well-mannered, more adoptable dog who will find a forever home much easier thanks to the caring help of a dog-loving person. While you're walking for exercise or to lose weight, why not take a dog who needs human contact along with you? We invite adults, scouts, homeschooled families, or students looking for extra volunteer community service hours to join us at Petsaver-NC. Petsaver NC currently works with several high schools to help students earn school credit and mandatory service hours.

DONATIONS: Petsaver-NC currently has a need for the following new or used items:
collars, leashes, dog or puppy food (canned or dry), metal or plastic bowls, shampoo, disinfectants, tennis balls, towels, blankets, worn clothing that could be used as rags or crate bedding, stuffed toys, doggie bones, treats, crates, and copy paper. If you can donate any of these items, we thank you.

Come Meet our Pets:

To meet our foster animals, please submit an online application which may be obtained by emailing Then the foster caregiver will schedule a convenient time for you to meet the pet of your choice at the foster home.

Our Adoption Process:

Please email for an application or to inquire about one of our adoptable pets. Adoption donation of $195 for dogs or $135 for cats partially covers the cost of food and pet supplies, spaying or neutering, vet exam, deworming, heartworm testing/prevention, flea prevention, and age appropriate vaccinations. Adoption fee for equines varies. We allow a two week trial period for all adoptions to be sure the pet works out well in the adopter's environment. The adoption fee is refunded during the trial period upon return of the animal and the health records if the adoption does not work out. We supply adopters with literature on training your adopted pet to ensure a happy outcome for both adopter and animal. Adopters must be at least 22 years old and financially independent. Appointments are scheduled to meet the animals at the foster home upon receipt of an online application.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.