Our Featured Southport, NC Partner:
SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal 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.
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
SOAR adopt animals out of state; however we will not ship our animals. We do not adopt animals out of the USA. We will help out with transportation as much as we can. The same adoption procedures and process applies.
SOAR is non-profit, no-kill animal rescue shelter. It accommodates lost, abandoned, and injured dogs and cats, giving our animal friends a chance at life, an opportunity to be loved, and hopefully a new and loving adoptive family. We provide safe shelter, medical treatment, healthy food, love, and daily care to cats and dogs. Our volunteers are the heart of this organization and we could not operate with out them!
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Come Meet our Pets:
We are open to the public on Saturdays between 10:00am and 2:00pm. If you would like to visit at any other time please call for an appointment. We can be reached at (910) 457-6340 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do host and attend some animal events and will post that on the main SOAR website (www.soar-nc.org) as we do. We are also going to start attending adoption fairs, please check the website for the dates.
Our Adoption Process:
ADOPTION PROGRAM By adopting a shelter animal, you will be making a wonderful addition to your family and giving these loving animals a new lease on life. SOAR dogs are friendly; leash trained, and will make terrific pets for the single person, couple, or family. We also have a great selection of beautiful, adorable cats at SOAR. How do you go about adopting a dog or cat from SOAR? We have a simple checklist of qualifications that you need to meet in order to become a SOAR parent. While most people will make wonderful SOAR parents, we do want to ensure that you are ready and able to adopt one of our animals. We also want you to understand our policies; you must comply with them if you want to adopt. Read on for these qualifications, policies, and procedures for adoption. ADOPTION QUALIFICATIONS • Adopters must be 21 years of age or older. • You must be able to provide adequate shelter for the dog. We prefer that the dog be kept in the house and leashed when taken outside. A fenced-in yard is definitely a plus. Shelter from inclement or extreme weather is mandatory. You must not be planning on letting the dog run free or spend time on a chain. •Your new cat will have will have a longer and better life if it is strictly an indoor pet. ADOPTION POLICY • At time of adoption, all animals will have all age appropriate vaccinations and be spayed or neutered. Dogs will be heartworm free or undergoing treatment. All costs are covered by SOAR. • A SOAR representative will, in most cases, visit your home to review the living accommodations the animal will have. • If the adopter, at a later time, decides that they can no longer care for the animal it must be returned to SOAR. It cannot be placed in any other shelter or given to anyone without SOAR's knowledge and consent. We want you to return our friend so that we can find another loving home for him or her. If at all possible we would like three days notice of a return so that we can make adequate preparations. • You must agree to take your dog or cat in for regular vet visits. We want good lives for our animals and regular checkups and health maintenance are a must. • If, in SOAR's judgment, the adopted animal is subject to abuse or mistreatment of any kind, SOAR will repossess the animal. ADOPTION PROCEDURE • You can visit SOAR to choose a dog or a cat between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesdays and between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. If you would like to visit at another time you can call 910-457-6340 to arrange an appointment. You can look at the animals, play with them, find out about their previous history, and if you want to adopt one of them we will accept your application. • We frequently hold adoption fairs at Pet Food City on N. College in Wilmington (across from Corning). We will take some of our dogs and cats there and you can see and meet them. We always advertise these fairs on our home page. If you see a picture of one of our animals and want to meet them you can let us know and we'll make every attempt to bring them to our next adoption fair. • If you express interest in an animal a SOAR representative will interview you to determine if it is a good match. • A home inspection will be conducted. • You will be asked to sign a form agreeing to items mentioned in our policy above. • If everything is in order you will be allowed to adopt the animal. The entire process will take no longer than two or three days. • We often come to check on the animal and its living conditions post-adoption. ADOPTION FEES We find it impossible to put a price on any animal. In our estimation, they are all priceless. For that reason, there is no adoption fee; however, a donation to SOAR at the time of adoption is always greatly appreciated. We suggest donations of at least $60 for cats and kittens and $90 dollars for dogs and puppies. These donations help cover veterinary care, vaccinations, and neutering or spaying. Donations will be used to help another deserving animal find a good home!