About Us


HAPPY SPRINGTIME! Half-Way Home Canine Rescue has re-opened. We have revamped our kennels to meet NC Department of Agriculture standards to become a licensed Private Shelter. (NC157). We also have received our USDA transport license, so we can transport door-to-door. We have limited our trips to 250 miles one-way,(500 miles roundtrip) and you will be charged for a round trip at $.25 a mile, up to four dogs.  We can meet other USDA transporters or Pilot N Paws flights within this mileage circle. Call us for more details.

We still rescue dogs from the local shelters, get them fully vetted, and ready for a new home. So please check our adoptable listings and come visit us. We have a large play area for you to get acquainted with your new pet. As always, we ask that you bring your own dogs to make sure they get along before you make your decision.

Thank you, all, again, for your help, encouragement and donations. Your donations are tax-deductible and we will be happy to send you a receipt for your generosity.

Cindy & Art, HWH Guardians

Half-Way Home Canine Rescue, Inc (501c3)

EIN 45-9863676





Adopting A Friend

We are now a Siberian/Alaskan Husky/Malamute (mix) Rescue.  All of our canine "kids" are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. They are up-to-date on vaccines and have had a rabies shot and tag, if of age. Each dog over eight months old has been tested for heartworms and treated, if positive, or put on a heartworm prevention, as well as flea/tick prevention. Dogs younger than 8 months are given heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention as soon as possible. A health record is included in the adoption package. Adoption fees are $400. (we no longer have puppies, most are approximately 1 year old and older)

Our fees allow us to get another dog ready for a new family. Donations are alway needed and welcomed to help with extra medical expenses that the "kids" may have. Adoption fees  and donations can now be cash or debit/credit cards. Sorry we don't take checks.

WE NOW ACCEPT PAYPAL FOR DONATIONS. The Paypal Button is located under "NEWS" Please help us help the dogs.


Who We Are

"Half-Way Home Canine Rescue, Inc." began as a transport service for animals being sent to Rescues, out-of-state, from Pender County Animal Shelter. We slowly transformed into a "temporary haven from the shelter until a forever family is found".  Beginning as an "all-breed" rescue, we have gradually become a "Husky/Malamute" rescue only. We pull dogs from the shelter, get them spayed/neutered, properly vetted and up-to-date on needed vaccines, assist in medical treatments and rehabilitation.   We still provide quarantine lodging, transport to medical appointments, transport to small airports in the area for relocation of our dogs flying out to other Rescues.

We are available seven days a week, mornings, afternoons and early evenings, BY APPONTMENT ONLY.  We do our very best to accommodate our new prospective parents. Call us at 910-285-6212 or email hlfwyhom@aol.com .

Come Visit Us

We interview each adoptive family by phone and email. The voice conversation helps to answer all questions quickly and limit waste of travel and time of all concerned. We would like all members of the family, and any four-legged members come to meet the new addition to the family. We allow time for everyone to make sure they get along with each other before they go home. The dogs available for adoption are here on the property and we require an appointment for you to see them.  We have a variety of dogs to choose from, and a great big back yard for you to play with your new family member before making your decision. Once the visit is complete and aoption is approved, we require a "photo ID" to complete the application. (This is a State requirement)

We are located in Watha, between Burgaw and Wallace. in Southeastern North Carolina, not too far from Wilmington, just off of I-40, and easy to get to.  We'll give you exact directions when you make your appointment to visit. Give us a call at 910-285-6212

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