About Us



When : May 9th 2015 - Registration starts at 7:30am

Where : Deep River Park/ Camel Back Bridge, Sanford NC

Events: Metric Century 8:30am, 1/2 Metric Century 9:00am, & 10 Miler 9:00am

Click HERE to Register Now!  online or you can download the Registration Form and send in your registration fee via the US Postal Mail.

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Adopting A Friend

Adopt a pet today

and find out what

unconditional love

is all about.

Below is information about what to expect and how to go about your adoption:
  • View our Available Dogs and Cats and if you see your new best friend....
  • Please complete an adoption application. Click here to fill it out online. We use the application to determine not only if you will be a responsible pet owner, but to make sure you and the pet are a good match. Incomplete applications will notbe processed.
  • We will contact you once your application has been received, usually within 48 hours - however we are all volunteers to please be patient. Application processing can take up to a week or sometimes longer.
  • If approved, you will be asked to sign an adoption agreement that states you agree with the terms and conditions of the adoption.
  • Our policy is that all adopted animals must be spayed or neutered before leaving the premisesIf at any time an animal under the age of 4 months leaves our rescue group, the adopters must sign and agree to our spay/neuter contract. This contract states each adopter agrees to have the animal being adopted spayed/neutered by a veterinarian of their choice by the age of 4 months. As part of this contract an additional $100 deposit fee will be required. This deposit fee will be refunded upon verification of the spay/neuter contract. North Carolina has one of the worst pet overpopulation problems in the U.S. and the CARA Organization is doing its part to ensure animals leaving the rescue group do not contribute to this overwhelming issue.


  • In some cases we will have special requirements for certain animals.
  • In the event you can not keep your adopted pet, our contract requires you to return the pet to CARA for placement with another family.
  • Our adoption fees are:
    Dogs: $155
    Cats: $95
    Puppies under 4 months: $115 plus S/N Deposit: $100
    Kittens under 4 months: $70 plus S/N Deposit: $100

  • CARA is a non-profit organization; donations, special events, and adoption fees provide all of our revenue.
The adoption fee includes:
  • A bath for our pups- so we smell good for at least the first few days!
  • Spay or Neuter (for animals over 4 months)
  • DHLPP vaccination (canine)
  • FVRCP vaccination (feline)
  • Heartworm testing (dogs)
  • Feline Felv/FIV testing (cats)
  • Deworming
  • Monthly Flea & Tick Preventative
  • Monthly Heartworm Preventative (dogs)
  • Microchipping
  • One month's free Pet health insurance
  • Honorary CARA membership
If you have any questions about adopting from CARA please email our Adoptions Committee . We put an unbelievable amount of love and care into the animals we rescue and it is our goal to place every CARA animal into the best home. Thank  you for considering CARA and for supporting animal rescue.

Who We Are

Our Mission StatementTo promote responsible pet ownership through humane education, and to provide shelter and care to domestic companion animals until a loving, responsible home can be found, or lost pets are reunited with their guardians.

At Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) we are dedicated to finding permanent and loving families for the homeless dogs and cats of North Carolina. CARA began rescuing homeless animals from across N.C. in April 2003, and we have placed countless animals in wonderful homes across the country. CARA is dedicated to providing the best service possible to the animals in our care and the families who adopt from us. We take pride in adopting healthy animals and go to great lengths to pair each pet with the perfect family.

CARA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fundraising proceeds. We do not receive any funding from government agencies or national animal welfare agencies. We are very fortunate to have a caring and dedicated team of volunteers, board members, and supporters.

Come Visit Us

Hours of  Operation

Open to the Public:

Tuesday 3pm - 7pm
Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday 3pm - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Other times by Appointment Only

We are Closed Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Call CARA at (919) 774-9433 

Contact Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption


Available Animals

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