Animal Center of Moore County

Our Adoptable Pet List-with new animals coming in every day!!

To the world you are just one person, but to a rescued pet you are the world.

Our Featured Pets

Our pets come from varied backgrounds and may deal with a shelter environment differently. Some may be a bit overwhelmed and not photograph well. Please take this into consideration when viewing pets. Stop by in person and fall in love with more than a picture! If you are unable to access our full list of adoptable pets on this site, please go to our main site at

Who We Are

The Animal Center of Moore County is an open-access facility in Carthage, North Carolina located just minutes from Pinehurst and approximately one hour south of Raleigh. Please visit our website at and select Animal Operations for more information. The Animal Center welcomes volunteers to help walk dogs, socialize pets, work at special events, provide foster homes and more! If you are interested in helping, please contact Brenda Sears at

Adopting a Friend

Animal Adoptions are generally $85 for dogs and $65 for cats with discounts for military, government employees and citizens age 55 plus, which includes all initial vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter, and a microchip. We maintain an active Adoption Wish List. If you do not find what you are looking for, we will do our best to contact you when that special furry someone arrives at our facility.

Come Visit Us!

We're located south of Carthage on Hwy 15-501 (just above the Board of Education). Adoption Hours are: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Saturday-10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Sunday - Closed
Animal Center of Moore County
5235 Hwy 15/501
Carthage, NC
Phone: 910-947-2858
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter