Petsaver-NC Rescue

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Petsaver-NC Rescue is a volunteer foster home program in central North Carolina with many adorable pets looking for forever homes as indoor family companions. Our caring volunteers are dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of abandoned or surrendered dogs, puppies, and occasionally cats. We also currently have several large rescued ponies looking for long term homes. All animals are rescued from local county kill shelters where they are temperament tested prior to acceptance into the rescue program. All foster dogs are provided appropriate medical care including vaccinations for rabies and 4 way combo, intestinal deworming, heartworm testing and prevention, flea prevention, vet exams, emergency medical care, and spaying or neutering prior to adoption. Many have started basic obedience training and crate training. Adoption donation is $195 for dogs and $135 for cats which partially offsets the food and medical expenses for the rescue. Adoption fee for the ponies varies. We offer a two week trial period with refund of adoption fee to ensure a smooth transition to a permanent home. Adopters are given educational resources to prepare them for pet ownership. Petsaver-NC Rescue makes a commitment to take an animal back into its rescue program should the adopter become unable to keep the animal. As the animals are socialized in foster care, our volunteers know their personalities and can guide adopters to the right match. We want you to be pleased with the pet you adopt from Petsaver NC so you will give that animal a long, happy life in your home.

View Current Animals for Adoption

View photos and descriptions of pets presently available for adoption through Petsaver-NC Rescue. Click on the animal's name or picture for additional pictures and a detailed description of the pet. Use the right vertical bar to scroll down for additional dogs. Click "next" at the bottom of the pet list to view the next page of pet photos and descriptions.

Gallery of Petsaver-NC Adopted Animals

Click on the "Gallery of Petsaver-NC Adopted Animals" above to view some of the animals already adopted from Petsaver-NC Rescue to forever homes. These fortunate animals have been placed in forever homes and are no longer available for adoption.



Petsaver-NC invites you to join us in the effort to find homes for rescued dogs. We currently need volunteers to socialize dogs, teach them basic commands and leash walking, or take dogs on outings to expose them to new life experiences. We welcome scouts and home schooled groups as well as students looking for some volunteer community service hours. While you're walking for exercise or to lose weight, why not take a dog with you who needs some human attention? If you love animals and want to join the mission to find forever homes for rescued dogs and pups, a Petsaver-NC representative would love to talk with you about volunteer opportunities. It's rewarding to see an uncertain rescued dog transform into a more adoptable, confident dog because you took the time to help.Students earning the Durham Mayor's Award, Presidential Award, or school service hours may enjoy animal welfare activities while earning necessary hours. Petsaver-NC currently works with several high schools to provide community service hours and internships. Email us at for more information.


Petsaver-NC Rescue appreciates donations of the following new or used items: towels and blankets, dog bedding, used clothing that might be used as rags or crate bedding, stuffed toys, tennis balls, metal or plastic bowls, adult dog and puppy food (dry or canned), plastic or metal crates, collars, leashes, paper towels, hand sanitizer, rawhide treats, bleach, ammonia, disinfectants, flea prevention products, Kuranda dog beds, copy paper, and any type shampoo. Thanks for any items you can donate!!!

How to Adopt a Petsaver-NC Pet

So now that you've fallen in love with a pet's photo, what's the next step? Please email for an adoption application. Once you submit the completed adoption application, the animal's foster caregiver will schedule a convenient time for you to meet the pet. Applicants must be at least 22 years old and financially independent.

Where to Meet Petsaver-NC Animals

Petsaver-NC is not a facility. It is a network of volunteer foster caregivers who keep foster animals safely in their homes until the animals are adopted by a permanent family. Petsaver-NC does not have regular public visitation hours. Meet pets at the foster home or other convenient location after your online application has been submitted. Request an application at

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