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Adult Cats for Senior Laps: Places mature cats with seniors citizens 60 years or older. Are you looking for a great companion?  If so, consider adopting an adult cat, you will find that older cats make wonderful pets!

The Adult Cats for Senior Laps adoption program matches adults cats age 3 and older with seniors.  Because our adult cats have their rambunctious kitten years behind them, they make ideal companions in less active homes.  And because they are homeless, they are especially appreciative of the love and attention that seniors can provide!

 Sponsor a Pet today:  Sponsorship help animals find forever homes by reducing their adoption fee.  You can sponsors a pet today for as little as $20.







Adopting A Friend


We would welcome the opportunity to have one of the fine pets in our shelter become your new best friend! Please stop by our shelter and give one of them a chance to win you over. We think that when you do a dollar-for-dollar comparison, you just won't find a better value on a better pet!
Why spend hundreds or even thousands on a pet when you can have a pet that will appreciate the new home you can provide.

 Application- The first step in adopting from the Dare County Animal Shelter is to look through our website or preferably come to the Shelter to meet your new best friend.
We like for all potential parents of our animals to come in and spend some time with the one of their choosing. Once you have chosen a particular pet, we need you to fill out an application. This gives us important information about you and where you live.
We verify that you own your home and if you rent we verify that the landlord (landlady) approves of pets being in the home. We then do a check to see that all currently owned animals are current on vaccinations and licenses, this can take from 1 to 3 business days.
We then will contact you to let you know. You will then need to come in to sign the contract and pay all fees that pertain to that particular animal.

Cats: $70 Includes vaccination, spay/neutering, microchip

Dogs: $85 Includes vaccinations, spay/neutering, microchip


Who We Are

Welcome to the Outer Banks SPCA, the proud operators of the Dare County  Animal Shelter serving the Outer Banks region of North Carolina.The Outer Banks S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation which  staffs and manages the Dare County Animal Shelter. The Outer Banks S.P.C.A. provides a loving environment and temporary housing for lost, stray, or unwanted domestic animals in Dare County.
Not only are we an animal shelter, we also provide humane education, animal adoption as well as humane law enforcement services to Dare County.

We have wonderful pets who need new, forever homes and would love to have you visit with us to meet them. The Outer Banks SPCA has convienent hours and a friendly staff to help you choose the right pet for your family. So please feel free to visit with us and find your new best friend in one of the best places on earth-the Outer Banks of North Carolina!





Come Visit Us

Adoption Hours
Monday thru Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Contact Outer Banks SPCA and Dare County Animal Shelter


Available Animals

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