Save A Pet Foundation of Alleghany
P.O. Box 44
Sparta, NC 28675


The Alleghany Animal Shelter is partnered with Save a Pet Foundation, a fundraising and volunteering auxiliary group.
You can now make an online donation! Click the PayPal button below!

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Our Wishlist
Who We Are
How to Adopt
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Directions & Hours

Financial Assistance Program Available (Alleghany County Residents Only)

You can now apply for Financial Assistance to Spay or Neuter your pet - you must provide a brief explanation of your financial need in the application in order to qualify. Assistance is available up to 100% of the surgery cost (please note, owners are responsible for all other veterinarian costs). Please note this program is available on a funds availability basis.


Volunteers are welcome to assist our group with fostering animals, participating in fundraisers (bake sales, adopt-a-thons, etc.), or being on the Board of Directors. We are unable to allow volunteers to handle shelter animals because most shelter animals have not had their shots and pose a health hazard.

Please call us at 336-572-1544 to volunteer or email Please note you will be required to fill out a volunteer application. We ask that any volunteers under 14 be accompanied by an adult. Board Members must be 18+.

Make a Difference and Change The World We Live In!

Dogs Deserve Better! No Chained Dogs!

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Download Our Wishlist!

Donations are urgently needed to help feed and maintain the animals at the local shelter. We desperately need the following:

Happy New Beginnings

See pictures of Sassy in her happy new home!

The tale of Suzy Q - see pictures of Suzy Q and her new best friend, Josh!

Jake, now known as Pappy McGee, was adopted by a wonderful woman in Alabama.

Click here to read about McGee's amazing journey to his new home.

Read about Tess's adoption story from owner Emily in NC!

Read about Hunter's adoption story (adventures in housetraining!) from his Grandma, Dawn!

Who We Are

The Alleghany Animal Shelter is managed by Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital in Sparta, NC. The shelter receives unwanted dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies dropped off by residents of Alleghany County. The shelter also receives stray animals collected by the dog catcher.

Adopting a friend

Adopting a pet is quick and easy! The adoption fee is $15 plus the cost of a rabies shot (for animals over 6 months of age). If an animal has received a parvo shot, this cost is also added to the adoption fee (mostly for puppies). We highly recommend updating each animal adopted with ALL vaccines and spaying/neutering prior to leaving the facility. There is no adoption application (unless the pet is listed under "Save a Pet Foundation"), it's just first come, first serve; however, you can place a "Hold" on an animal over the phone using a credit card.

Spay/Neuter Assistance is Available!

Save a Pet Foundation
PO Box 44
Sparta, NC 28675

Save a Pet Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to saving animals of Alleghany County. You can apply for Financial Assistance to Spay or Neuter your pet - you must provide a brief explanation of your financial need in the application in order to qualify. Assistance is available up to 100% of the surgery cost (please note, owners are responsible for all other veterinarian costs). Available to residents of Alleghany County.

Ashe County Humane Society
PO Box 1776
West Jefferson, NC 28694
(336) 982-4297

The Ashe County Humane Society provides low cost spay/neuter vouchers for the pets of Ashe County. Residents may come to the Pet Resource Center during our office hours to purchase one of the vouchers. Voucher Costs: Female Cat $50, Male Cat $30, Female Dog $65, Male Dog $55.

The Humane Society now has limited funds available to assist citizens who are unable to afford to spay or neuter their pets even at reduced costs. You must be able to show a real need in order to qualify for this program such as proof of being on government assistance such as the food stamp program. Call the PET RESOURCE CENTER (336) 982-4297 for more information and to see if you qualify! Available to residents of Ashe County.

Twin County Humane Society

If you need assistance to spay or neuter your cat or dog and your total income is $25,000 or less, call our hotline, 276-728-4038, leave your name and number and your call will be returned.

Spay and neuter assistance is available for dogs weighing over 44 lbs. Call 276-728-5692 for more information. Twin Co. Humane Society is now taking applications to assist those in need to feed their family pets. If you meet this criteria, please fill in the application and mail to the address shown. Download the Application. Available to residents of Grayson and Carroll Counties in VA.

P.O. Box 278
New Hill, NC 27562
919-783-SNAP (7627)

The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina can assist you to spay/neuter your pets. This program provides subsidies for sterilization of dogs and cats and is available as funding allows. The co-payment is $20.00 cash for cats and $35 cash for dogs, with the balance covered through grants and/or donations. In order to qualify, you MUST show proof of financial need.


North Shore Animal League Intl.
14 Vanderventer Ave., Suite L-1
Port Washington, NY 10050

Call Spay/USA to get the names, phone numbers, and prices of services that have agreed to provide lower cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs in your local area. Private veterinarians, community programs, and special clinics participate nationwide.

Come Visit Us!

The animal shelter is located at Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital in Sparta, NC. It is at the intersection of 21/221 across from the Twin Oaks Cafe/Gas Station. Upon arrival, the shelter is located in back of the grooming/office building. Pets are contained both inside and in the outside kennels. Please do not open any kennel without the assistance of a Twin Oaks employee. If the door to the pound is locked, please ask a Twin Oaks employee for assistance.

Alleghany Animal Shelter
2970 Hwy. 21 North
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: 336-372-8744
Email: (Please be patient when waiting for a response - emails are checked by volunteers.)

Our hours are:
Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 and Saturday 8:30-12PM.

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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