We are a no-kill shelter located in Burgaw, North Carolina, dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and unwanted animals by providing shelter and medical care while finding loving and responsible permanent homes. We work to prevent cruelty and overpopulation among dogs and cats and to help assist and educate the public about responsible pet care.
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Come Meet Our Pets...
We are open to the public every day except Tuesday.
Weekdays the hours are from 9:00 am to Noon and from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
On weekends the hours are from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Our Adoption Process...
All of our adoption fees cover age-appropriate vet care, including spay/neuter surgery for all dogs and cats, vaccinations, rabies shots, and de-worming. Currently we request a fee of $150 for dogs and $75 for cats. We accept cash or check payments for adoption fees. There will be a $25 fee for returned checks.
When you are ready to adopt a new friend, we’ll ask you to complete our friendly screening process, which ensures safe and successful adoptions! •Fill out an Adoption Application. •We’ll have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience with pets. •If applicable, we’ll call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. •For renters, we’ll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you’re adopting wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions. •Lastly, we’ll visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.
This process typically takes less than a week and then you are ready to take your pet home!
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Pender County Humane Society.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.