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Always under construction - useful links for local pet services, information, and more will be continually added.  If there is a service you would like to see here, please email info@unleashedmutt.com.
 

Find the perfect pet anytime anywhere:

Dogs In Danger

-Give the gift of life to a dog with a euthanasia date on its head.  These dogs are on death row (but they are innocent!)
-You can search by breed and location. 
 
Petfinder.com
-Home of 299,890 adoptable pets from 12,910 adoption groups (as of 3/8/17).
-Search for any breed, size, age, location

-Search for any breed, size, age, location

Pets911.com
-search by size, age, breed, gender, and/or location
-offers pictures and information about dogs for adoption
-also lists shelters and rescue groups

-find the dog you want

Why Adopt?

 

Stop Puppy Mills

 

 

Prisoners of Greed

Adopt from a local shelter:

 

As of 2008, shelters in N.C. euthanized approximately 70% of the animals they took in.  You can help reduce this number by adopting from your local shelter!

 Quotes below are taken from each organization's own website.

This section was updated 3/8/17.  Rates listed are varied: some include rabies, spay/neuter, etc. while others do not.  Please check the organization's website for details.

The numbers are here not to be negative, but to encourage you to help the animals in one of these organizations by adopting or donating.  Euthanasia rates are taken from the N.C. Public Health Website report.

This list was compiled purely to state some facts and with no bias towards one shelter or another.  Shelters are listed in random order.

Wake County Animal Control & Pet Adoption

"The Wake County Animal Center is the community animal shelter operated by Wake County Government that receives all lost, stray, abandoned and surrendered animals from the community."

In 2015, they had a euthanasia rate of 35% of cats, 17% of dogs.  On their website, they show the rates for each year.
Adoption Fees: cats $15 (plus $30 if needs spay/neuter); dogs $45 (plus $50 if needs spay/neuter)


Animal Protection Society of Durham
"A not for profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990."

In 2015, they had a euthanasia rate of 63% of cats, 37% of dogs
Adoption Fees: cats $95 (or two for $145); dogs $100-$175


Franklin County Humane Society

"FCHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised entirely of volunteers from Franklin County and throughout the state and country."   "Its immediate goals are to develop a strong foster program to remove adoptable animals from the Franklin County Animal Control facility and to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats in Franklin/North Wake counties through spay/neuter public education programs."

Euthanasia rates not found.
Adoption Fees: cats $50-$95; dogs $225-$250


Franklin County Animal Control

"Responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Franklin County."

In 2015, they had a euthanasia rate of 73% of cats, 24% of dogs

Adoption Fees not found.


Harnett County Animal Control

"The purpose of this department is to protect Harnett County from rabies transmitted by unconfined, uncontrolled or un-immunized animals, to regulate dogs and other animals that may be a nuisance, and to insure all animals are treated in a humane manner."

In 2015, they had euthanasia rates of 33% of cats, 11% of dogs
Adoption Fees: all animals $30-$36


Rockingham County Animal Control
In 2015, they had euthanasia rates of 74% of cats, 39% of dogs

Adoption Fees:  Cats $65; Dogs $75


Greene County Animal Shelter

"Operated by the Greene County Health Department."
In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 24% of cats, 12% of dogs
Adoption Fees: all animals $26
 

Burlington Animal Shelter

-operated by the City of Burlington.

In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 58% of cats, 15% of dogs
Adoption Fees: cats $50; dogs $90

 

Orange County Animal Shelter

"Responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Orange County."
In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 34% of cats, 21% of dogs
Adoption Fees: Cats $95; Dogs $115


Johnston County Animal Control
"We endeavor to keep adoptable pets as long as possible, but often they do not stay more than 10 days."

In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 83% of cats, 39% of dogs
Adoption Fees: all animals $65


Wilson County Animal Control
Animal Enforcement Division within the Sheriff's Office. 

In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 87% of cats, 43% of dogs
Adoption Fees: Fees range from $75-100.

Nash County Animal Control
"Encourages good health care for animals in our county, especially to control the spread of rabies."

According to their petfinder.com page: "ALL of the pets listed are URGENT and at Risk of Death if not adopted or rescued quickly. Since we are so small, the turn-around time is swift!"

In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 83% of cats, 21% of dogs
Adoption Fees: All animals $20.

Lenoir County SPCA

"A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty, providing public education on responsible pet ownership, and encouraging community responsibility in decreasing the numbers of homeless cats and dogs."

In 2015, they had euthanasia rates 0f 56% of cats, 31% of dogs
Adoption Fees: Cats $45-$65, Dogs $115

Adopt from a local rescue:

 

*C.A.R.E. for Animals (Community Support, Advocacy, Rescue/Rehabilitation, Education)

-a non-profit, all volunteer animal welfare organization.

 

*Best Friend Pet Adoption

"Helping you find a new best friend"


SPCA of Wake County
"The SPCA of Wake County is a private, non-profit organization that serves the pets and people of the Wake County community."  Their mission is "to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs."

 

For a comprehensive list of rescues in your area, including all-breed, and breed specific, please click here​.

Get Spayed or Neutered:


Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of NC

     Mobile Low-Cost Spay-Neuter service
 
     A nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services
 
If you live in Orange, Wake, or Durham counties and are on a fixed income, you may qualify for the $20 Fix.​

Saving Lives Spay Neuter Clinic

A program of the SPCA of Wake County

Get Trained:

 

Our location at AniMall has training classes!  Call to inquire: 919-592-5277

 

Paws in Training

Dog Training & Behavior specialists

All Dogs Allowed

Group and Private Training

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

"Our dog-friendly training techniques leverage the same communications methods -- body language and voice control -- that dogs follow as part of their instinctual pack mentality. All training takes place in the home. Our all-natural methods are effective with any dog, any age - including puppies and we offer lifetime support."
 

 Spend a day at the Park:

 
     -North Raleigh: Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road
 
     -Downtown Raleigh: next to the old Oakwood Cemetery in Historic Oakwood
 
     -Wake Forest: N. White Street
 
     -Piney Wood Park
 
     -Cary: Goldbold Park, 2050 Northwest Maynard Road
 
     -Homestead Park
 
*Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg Dog Park
     -40 Bastogne Dr.
 
*DogFriendly.com

     -offers travel guides and city guides of dog friendly places. 

     -lists parks, beaches, dining, campgrounds, and dog friendly events

 Use local pet services:

 

Visit the store for business cards and brochures from these and more!

 

Grooming, Pet Sitting, and Dog Walking
 
Pet sitting and more
 
Animal Massage, Healing Touch for Animals, and Reiki
 
Stop by the store to see a live sample!
 
 Your resource for pet sitting professionals in the Triangle area
 
A professional, in-home pet sitting and dog walking service
serving Raleigh NC and surrounding areas
 
Locally owned and operated invisible fencing company
Provides caring and dependable pet sitting services for dogs, cats and small pets.

Raleigh Pet Sitters
Voted best Pet Sitting Service of the Triangle in 2015!

 Get Informed and Involved:

 

Animal Protection Institute

-online resource for information and activism on a wide variety of animal protection issues and campaigns. A must read from API: Get The Facts: What’s Really in Pet Food

 

The Merck Veterinary Manual 

-"the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information."

 

Toxic Greenery 

-list of plants harmful to dogs

 

Household Hazards to Pets

-list of harmful things around your house


 ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Center


 

Other interesting information:

 

www.dogfoodanalysis.com