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Our Featured Wilmington, NC Partner:

Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Canine 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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We prefer adoptions to be done in the local area however, we know that many perfect homes for our doggies are elsewhere, and depending on the situation, we are willing to consider out of town adoptions.

About Our Rescue Group:

The Sunburst Foundation is a group of people dedicated to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and placing them in permanent homes. Most of the dogs are in foster homes, where they are already trained to be the perfect companion when they are adopted.

Come Meet our Pets:

Foster homes and monetary donations are greatly appreciated. This ensures the successful continuation of our program.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process begins with you meeting a puppy pal of your interest. If we feel the match would be great for you and the dog, we encourage a trial foster period for potential adopters to get to know their new friend.

If the fostering works out, then the next step is adoption!!!! A donation between $125 and $200 per dog is requested, depending on the specifics of each case, and then the match is permanent.

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.