North Carolina Week for Animals 2020
calendar below!

 The NC Week team is currently working with shelters and organizations  across the entire state. Your ideas and suggestions are truly welcome as we all work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate the amazing animals, people and communities of beautiful North Carolina. Contact us today at Animal World USA

We will be adding events up to and through the entire week!
Thank you Ft. Bragg Working K-9's and their Handlers!

~An official North Carolina Week for the Animals event~

Fort Bragg  
NC 28307
"Home of the Airborne"

Fort Bragg is known as the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces." Fort Bragg is the home for the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division. The US Army Special Operations Command and the US Army Parachute Team (the Golden Knights) also call Fort Bragg home.  God Bless Our Troops!Visit SOF K9 MEMORIAL----A MEMORIAL TO THE CANINE HEROES OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
Saturday, March 14th        8:00 am – 11:00 am
New Hope Audubon Society Bird Walk 

Harris Lake County Park   2112 County Park Drive   New Hill, NC 27515

BIRD WALK with NEW HOPE AUDUBON SOCIETY: 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Meet promptly at 8:00 am in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for bird walk of around 3 hours at an area site. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes with socks. Bring snacks and water if you like. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Tom Driscoll at [email protected].

See more details
New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) is the chapter of the National Audubon Society that serves Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties in central North Carolina--including Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and Pittsboro. 
              Saturday, March 14th                     8:00 am-12:00 noon
Chatham County Pet Adoptions! Save a Life.

Chatham County Animal Shelter 725 County Landfill Road          Pittsboro, NC 27312         919-542-7203.    

Come out and save a life and take home your new best friend. See some of our loving adoptables. Time is of the essence. Our newest shelter arrivals, have usually 7 days or less after holding period. Help these babes find a home. :  725 County Landfill Road, west of Pittsboro off of US 64.

SHELTER HRS: Shelter open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday  PHONE: For info, pls call 
Saturday, March 14th        9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NC Parks & Recreation "Get Outside" 

Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain , NC 28086   704-853-5375

In anticipation of Spring, we will be hosting our “Get Outside” event on March 14, 2020. We would like to invite you to come out and GET OUTSIDE with REI, Carolina Thread Trail, Reed Goldmine, Catawba Valley Astronomical Society, Gaston Co Travel and Toursim and Wills Doggin it Deli!!!. 

The event will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at the Visitor Center at the Sparrow Springs Access.  We hope to see you in the there! Crowders Mountain State Park.
          Saturday, March 14th       9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Monty's Home Meet & Greet

Petco  24 S. College Rd.    Wilmington, NC  28403          (910) 799-2472

Come meet your next best friend and the wonderful folks at Monty's! Home.

Inspired by the love and generous spirit of Monty – a once-in-a-lifetime therapy dog that succumbed to cancer – Monty’s Home, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit org, currently serving Southeastern NC. Learn how to help .
Saturday, March 14th   9:30 am – 1:30 pm
CPR & First Aid For Your Pets

Nanhall Pet Spa 123 Manley Ave  Greensboro, NC 27407

This 4+ hour class includes CPR techniques, first aid skills, and health care and wellness information for dogs and cats (does not include dental or senior care). Additionally, the class includes our PetSaver™ 40-page handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate and wallet card. Sometimes the unexpected happens... Will you be prepared to take action when it does?
Saturday, March 14th     10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Outer Banks SPCA - Puppy Yoga in Duck! 

Duck Town Hall; 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949  (252) 255-1234

We're back at it! Puppy Yoga last month was such a hit, that we decided to do it again! :) We currently have to have two litters of ADORABLE puppies that are still nursing and growing with their moms. But they are old enough now to bend and stretch with you!! And we WILL be accepting adoption applications for these babes, too! :)

We hope you'll join this fundraiser to support your local OBX shelter animals at Duck Town Hall featuring Scott Lawlor, aka PICKLES, as the instructor!!!! :) ​
Saturday, March 14th                     10:00-am-3:00 pm
Sarge's Adoption Days
SARGE Headquarters
256 Industrial Park Drive    Waynesville, NC  28786      828-246-9050 

Adoption days feature cats and dogs rescued from the Haywood County Animal Shelter and safely in foster care. They are all tested for heartworm and FeiV/FIV, given appropriate vaccinations and preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks and are spayed or neutered. Photos of available foster animals can be found on our Featured Pets page.
Saturday, March 14th          10:00 am-6:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society Adoptions 

Asheville Humane Soc 14 Forever Friend Ln   Asheville, NC  28806

Asheville Humane Society has wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to fostering animals in need. One of our greatest needs is fosters for kittens. If you'd like to learn more about caring for kittens as a foster family, please join us for this informational workshop.

 Some of our kittens are in critical condition when they go home with foster families to recover and rest. This workshop will give you the tools to address some of these more difficult cases and help us save even more lives! 
**If you are not a foster yet, you may fill out the foster application during the class. We always need more foster families!
                   Saturday, March 14th                       10:00 am -2:00 pm
Catering to Cats and Dogs- Adoptable Cats Meet n Greet

PetSmart      6070 Bayfield Pkwy    Concord, NC 28027   (704) 788-9661 

Join us at Hands On! Children’s Museum and learn about dogs with one of our adoptable animals!

See our adoptables on our website! And get the latest news.  CTC&D is a feline and canine nurture center concerned for the well being and health of homeless cats, kittens, dogs & puppies in need of food, shelter and love. CTC&D takes abandoned and surrendered animals, places them into foster homes, ensures they have proper medical care, and adopts them out to permanent, loving homes. Visit
Saturday, March 14th           10:00 am – 12:30 pm
German Shepherd Rescue Adoptions 

AniMall at Cary Towne Center   1105 Walnut St   Cary, NC 27511   

Beautiful German Shepherds looking for forever homes. We are a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers committed to  offering essential care and adoption services to neglected, stray or surrendered German Shepherd Dogs. 

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina and supporting the Carolinas and Virginia, we strive to protect and promote this magnificent breed. We only adopt to people living in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Browse the beauties!
Saturday, March 14th                  10:00 am-4:30 pm
The Animal Sanctuary at Poplar Grove
 Poplar Grove: Rescue, Rehabilitation, Education

Poplar Grove Plantation 10200 US Highway 17 N. Wilmington, NC 28411

Poplar Grove is humbled to be a rescue and foster site for neglected and abused farm animals and equines.  We work diligently with law enforcement and rescue organizations, including the Cape Fear Equine Rescue.   Our Animal Sanctuary was established to rescue, rehabilitate and protect the quality of life and well-being of abused, neglected or unwanted farm animals.  
We offer care and a peaceful home, where our animals live in a safe, free-roaming well-maintained environment. Open 7 days a week. Call for special times & tours on Sunday. Visit
Saturday, March 14th       10:00 am=1:00 pm
Walk with the Beagles in the Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade
Meet inParking Lot  Wilmington and Polk, Raleigh, NC

Walk with the beagles in the Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade! ****The beagles will gather in the parking lot on the corner of Wilmington and Polk around 8:30-9 AM****

Triangle Beagle Rescue (aka TriBeagles or TBR) is a breed-specific beagle rescue in the Triangle (Raleigh-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and are an all volunteer organization run by a Board of Directors.

We do not have a shelter facility and operate solely out of foster homes.
This ensures that all of our beagles learn the skills that they need to be successful family members when they move to their forever homes. We have been rescuing beagles since 1999 and, to date, have rescued more than 3000 beagles in North Carolina. We are committed to bringing together humans and hounds for a lifetime of love and pleasure in each other’s company!
Saturday, March 14th         11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Greater Charlotte SPCA  Pet Adoption Event

Cotswold Shopping Center off Sharon Amity Road.  Charlotte, NC 28211 (877) 225-5337

See our loving adoptables!

The Greater Charlotte Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) serves the animals and people of Charlotte, NC and the surrounding counties. We are an autonomous organization not affiliated with or supported by any other SPCAs including the ASPCA. We are also not a government-run organization. The Greater Charlotte SPCA is a private 501(c)(3).
         Saturday, March 14th                           11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Johnston County Animal Protection League Adoptions 

PetSmart     White Oak/Shenstone Blvd     265 Shenstone Boulevard 
Garner, NC 27529          Phone (919) 773-0376

JCAPL Mission Statement – To promote animal welfare through:  Advocacy
Protection   Humane education   Reduction of pet overpopulation. Loving adoptables:
Saturday, March 14th      11:00-12:30 pm
VEGAN BRUNCH - Learn to cook a Plant Based Breakfast

Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center 124 Anderson Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

Vegan Brunch offers a chance to get together with other vegans and vegetarians to taste an all-new vegan meal plan. The party presentation demonstrates how to cook in mason jars to save money and time, improve health, and eliminate pots and pans and cook all your meals for the week. Vegan Cooking teacher, Joan Stephenson, shows how to cook meals with complete plant protein using her signature ethnic food packets. Vegan whole foods will be prepared to sample and purchase for those who are interested.  ​
Join us at Prima Elements! If you have any questions give us a call (910) 483-8406
        Saturday, March 14th                             11:00 am - 3:00  pm
Second Chance Adoption Center Cat Adoptathon

Second Chance 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133    Raleigh, NC 27607

Come out and adopt one of loving cats or kitties. Visit website at

Second Chance's mission is to rescue abandoned and stray cats and dogs, provide excellent care for each pet and match each pet with the best home for its needs, in order to ensure a long lifetime of safety, love and companionship. Second Chance also encourages responsible pet ownership through education, advocacy, programs and services. 
Phone 919 851-8404         E-mail: [email protected] 
                                            Saturday, March 14th                       11:00 am-4:00 pm
 Cumberland County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Shelter   4704 Corporation Dr     Fayetteville, NC 28306

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Our mission is to advocate for, promote and support the animals in the Cumberland County Animal Shelter in order to decrease euthanasia rates and to promote responsible pet ownership. Come out and save a life!

See loving shelter adoptables and shelter hours.   Animal Control  4704 Corporation Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306  Phone: 910-321-6852 ·  Director: Dr. John Lauby
Saturday, March 14th                               11:00 am-7:00 pm
Lincoln County Animal Shelter Offsite Adoption Day
Petco     10017 Biddick Ln.      Huntersville, NC 28078          (704) 895-7643

The mission of  Lincoln County Animal Services is to promote and enforce the humane treatment of our animal population, rabies eradication, reducing animal euthanasia and controlling the pet population through a cooperative effort with the community and our Community Care Adoptables
More pets

Programs and volunteers. Mr Workman mgr. Shelter address. 50 John Howell Memorial Dr. Lincolnton, NC  28092     Ph: (704) 736-4125 Pls visit to see loving adoptables.
Humane Society
Saturday, March 14th         11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Triangle Beagles Adoption Day
Petco   7811 Alexander Promenade PI     Raleigh, 27617     919-596-8838

If you are interested in adoption or just want to hang out with the beagles, feel free to stop by!! Many of our foster beagles have spent a while in foster homes and are ready to find their forever homes. Come talk to us to find out how you can adopt or foster with us. 

This adopt-a-thon is at PetCo (Raleigh).  Did you know? TBR does not have a "location". We are 100% operated by volunteers, and all the beagles are being spoiled in individual foster homes throughout the Triangle area.    See loving adoptables
Saturday, March 14th        11:00 am -2:00 pm
RUFF Adoption Event
Cary Phydeaux    6464 Tryon Road    Cary NC 27518     919- 977-7103

Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) is an all volunteer, nonprofit rescue dedicated to reducing the homeless population of pets, through foster care, medical treatment and adoption into forever homes. RUFF encourages responsible pet ownership through community outreach and education. See all of the animals attending this event.
All Adoptables 
Saturday, March 14th      11:00-2:00 pm
Paws for Life Adoption Day 

Petco 1014 Shoppes At Midway Drive    Knightdale NC  27545   919- 217-2560

Paws for Life Animal Rescue (a FCHS program) will be at the Petco Knightdale store from 11 AM to 2 PM and Petsmart Wake Forest store from 1 PM to 4 PM tomorrow, Saturday, 8 July. We hope you can stop by one of these events to see our wonderful dogs who are eagerly looking for their loving forever families. You can also check out our other dogs (and cats) at
This is our last weekend to collect shoes for our shoe drive. Please check your closets for any used or new shoes you no longer want … and drop them by either location. We would greatly appreciate it!
Saturday, March 14th                      11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fayetteville Animal Protection Adoptions 

 FAPS     3927 Bragg Blvd.      Fayetteville, NC 28303       910.864.9040

Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, Inc. (FAPS) is the only Cumberland County No-Kill, non-profit animal shelter supported by volunteers, grants and individual contributions. FAPS receives no state or federal funding to operate and relies solely on the community to support its mission in rescuing and successfully placing companion animals in their forever homes.

The biggest keys to FAPS' success are the countless volunteers and small staff who walk dogs, play with cats, donate food, toys and bedding, clean kennels, help with general shelter maintenance and yard work, answer phones, help with bulk mailings and many other tasks that are too numerous to mention. It is through the generosity of others that we are able to run Cumberland County’s only state-licensed, non-profit, No-Kill animal shelter.
  Saturday, March 14th                        11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Johnston County Animal Protection League Adoptions 

PetSmart White Oak/ 265 Shenstone Blvd   Garner, NC 27529  Ph(919) 773-0376
JCAPL Mission Statement –   To promote animal welfare through: Advocacy
Protection Humane education    Reduction of pet overpopulation. Pls adopt one of our beauties!
  Saturday, March 14th     12:00 noon-3:00 pm 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Adoption event at Suffolk Punch

Suffolk Punch 2911 Griffith St suite a, Charlotte, NC 28203

CMPD Animal Care and Control will be on site with adoptable loving dogs.The Suffolk Punch, a combination coffee bar, tap house, culinary cafe, and fermentation lab, is steps away from the New Bern light rail station.

The Suffolk Punch embodies the craft spirit in every drink we serve, every meal we prepare, and every conversation we foster.

Over 50 beers on draft including over 20 made in house! Breakfast, lunch, dinner - brunch on weekends. Wine, craft cocktails. Full service coffee bar.

Saturday, March 14th     12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Triad Golden Retriever Rescue Adoption Fair

All Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408

Come hug on the goldens and adopt a beautiful baby to complete your family! Triad Golden Retriever Rescue will be here with their fosters.  

Located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina (including Greensboro and Winston-Salem), Triad Golden Retriever Rescue (TGRR) works cooperatively with other regional rescue groups and is open to arranging long-distance adoptions whenever we find a good match between the needs and circumstances of a dog and a family.
Saturday, March 14th        12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Second Chance Pet Adoptions Cat Adoptathon

Second Chance Pet Adoptions     6003 Chapel Hill Road      Suite 133 
Raleigh, NC 27607 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership-ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.   Website:
Saturday, March 14th       12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Tri-County Animal Rescue Adoptions 

PetSmart  3698 East Franklin Blvd      Gastonia, NC 28056  (704) 824-5010

If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come out and meet these girls this weekend.  Friday from 6-9 pm.  Tri-County Animal Rescue, INC. touches the lives of thousands of people and their pets every year. Your charitable donation helps us continue the critical hands-on work we do for the animals that are a part of our rescue each day. Loving  Adoptables.
Saturday, March 14th    12:00 noon– 5:00 pm
Pop-Up for Pups in Raleigh 

Big Boss    1249 Wicker Drive    Raleigh, NC 27604    (919) 834-0045

Join us at Big Boss Brewing for a day for the dogs. This pop-up market will include lots of local artists, pet-themed vendors, dog rescues & adoptions, and food trucks!

BRING YOUR PUPS WITH YOU for activities, shopping 🐾 There will be many dogs and people at this event! If your dog will be joining you please keep in mind: 

• Clean up after your pet.
• Dogs must be kept on fixed-length leashes no longer than 8 feet at all times. No retractable leashes; no dogs off leash.
• Every dog must have a human handler. Dogs cannot be left unattended.
• Dogs must be current on their vaccinations.
• Dog owners assume responsibility for the action of their dogs for the duration of the event

If you don’t have dogs, that’s okay! Come join the fun for a day of local shopping from 75 vendors, great beer and live music 🛍🍺🎶
Saturday,March 14th     12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Forsyth County Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Forsyth County Animal Control - NC  5570 Sturmer Park Cir  Winston-Salem,  NC 27105  (336) 703-3647 

Pls stop by and adopt one of our sweet, loving pets! Save a life, become involved.

12:00 - 5:00 Monday  12:00 - 7:00 Tuesday  12:00 - 5:00 Wednesday
12:00 - 7:00 Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 Friday  12:00 - 5:00 Saturday  ​
Closed Sunday
       Saturday, March 14th              all day--ongoing
Check out the North Carolina Pit Bull Rescue Orgs

Carolina Care Bullies- CCB -is 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of between 25 – 30 foster homes. CCB’s foster families span the entire state of North Carolina, predominantly in the Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle areas. See Pit Bull Rescues

AniMall Pet Adoption & Outreach Center has adoptions and is a locally-run, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. AniMall offers rescues & shelters a place to showcase their adoptable animals inside a public mall to increase their chances for adoption. Contact 919-779-3813        
Saturday, March 14th  and Ongoing
Adopt and Save a Life! And/or Volunteer, Transport
-North Carolina Animal Shelters-
Net Pets        
                     Saturday, March 14th                         1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alley Cats & Angels Adoption Day 

PetSmart    220 Hinton Oaks Blvd     Knightdale, NC 27545

Come out and adopt one of our angels. Alley Cats and Angels (AC&A) is is dedicated to improving the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats and the overall reduction of homeless cats in the Triangle.
Alley Cats and Angels' adoption program places cats and kittens into indoor-only homes.
Saturday, March 14th   1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon Movie -Arctic Dogs

 Moore County Library 101 Saunders St Carthage, NC 28327 (910) 947-5335

The Moore County Library System is a full-service public library system with a main library in Carthage, a bookmobile, and 4 branch libraries in the towns of Aberdeen, Pinebluff, Robbins and Vass. It is a member of the 5 county Sandhill Regional Library System​.
Saturday, March 14th     See website 
Meet our 'Rescues'   -  Love Mutts Rescue

Raleigh, NC 27604  (919) 973-2489

Love Mutts Rescue's mission is to rescue dogs and cats in need from the surrounding communities, provide them with appropriate medical care, and place them in foster homes where they can be loved and nourished while they await their forever home. It is our goal to help all dogs that come into our rescue find the families that are destined to be theirs.
Love Mutts Rescue, Inc. (LMR) is a non-breed-specific dog rescue operating in central North Carolina and south central Virginia. To inquire about any of our adoptable animals, email: [email protected]
Saturday, March 14th        12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Animall -2PawsUp Adoptions

AniMall's    1105 Walnut St, Ste H8808      Cary, NC 27511 

 AniMall Pet Adoption & Outreach Center is a locally-run, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We offer rescues and shelters a visible place to showcase their adoptable animals in an effort to increase their chances for adoption. Come meet adoptable pets with 2PawsUp.
Saturday, March 14th         2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
 Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville

Tonic Market Asheville Mall-3 South Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805

Since Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville is a foster based group, we rely on adoption events to get our pets seen and adopted  in the community. Please join us!

n us for an adoption event with TONIC MRKT at their NEW location in the Asheville Mall! We specialize in saving lives of animals in Western NC and they hit it home with rare and local craft beer, handmade cocktails and microbrew beverages! Come have a drink and adopt a new furry friend!

Saturday, March 14th       3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paws on Parade
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre  1941 Amphitheatre Dr  Wilmington, NC 28401 

The Azalea Festival partners with paws4people® to host Paws on Parade, the Official Dog Party of the Azalea Festival! This is a doggy-fun day in the park, complete with a 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk, a Canine Court Pageant, a puppy kissing booth, professional dog portraits, and more! Held at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, bring your family (including your four-legged, friendly, leashed family members) for a day filled with fun. Food and concessions will be available. This is a rain or shine event. Registration in the 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk, or Canine Court Pageant includes a Paws on Parade admission.
Saturday, March 14th   3:00-5:00 pm
Dairy Free Cooking with Darë

Rhubarb   7 SW Pack Square    Asheville, NC 28801     (828) 785-1503

On March 14th from 3pm-5pm, you will be given the tools to make dairy free cooking at home easy. You'll learn the basics of making dairy free milk (with recipes). Using a homemade plant milk, we will make a vegan bechamel (French "mother sauce") together. 

We will discuss how to make other "cheezy" sauces using this base sauce. Lastly, we will make a sliceable cheese and discuss how to use at-home fermentation to further develop cheesy flavors! We aim to create a fun learning environment (with plenty of snacks!) that will give attendees the confidence to make their favorite dishes, sans dairy, at home. Contact: Gwendolyn Hageman   Phone: (910) 550-8483  Admission: $40.Email: [email protected]
Sunday, March 15th             10:00 am-11:30 pm 
NC Aquariums Below the Surface Dive Program

NC AQUARIUMS (There are 4)    1)FORT FISHER   900 Loggerhead Rd  Kure Beach, NC 28449
2) Jeanette's Pier Oceanfront, milepost 16.5, Beach Road
In Heart of Whalebone Junction  Nags Head, N.C. 27959

In our "Below the Surface" program, divers swim with the fishes and sharks in the 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit and talk with visitors through underwater microphones. Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. FREE.

 From the mountains to the sea… Feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore shipwrecks — without getting wet. See a rare white sea turtle. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic, much as a raindrop makes its way to the ocean. See Plan Your Visit for more on these activities and other family fun at one of the coast’s most popular attractions.
  Sunday, March 15th                   10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Mass O’ Danes RALEIGH

Lafayette Village        8450 Honeycutt Road        Raleigh, NC 27615

Pet Adoptions Day. Please see some of the available Great Danes (WOW) ....visit

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was started by a group of volunteers dedicated to saving Danes and other dogs, especially one’s that may be passed up by other rescues due to special needs. We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non profit based in Thomasville NC.
Great Dane Friends helps people to: 
Determine the right breed for their lifestyle.  Find healthy, compatible dogs who fit their wants and needs.   Find new homes for dogs whose families can no longer keep them.    Provide all necessary medical care to return the Dane to good health.
Ck out the great website and learn more about the unique Great Danes.
Sunday, March 15th           Ongoing, see calendar
Coalition to Unchain Dogs

The Coalition has grown to include 4 chapters in North Carolina: (Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Orange County) ! Read and visit website to see the awesome work they are doing! Want to get started in your area?  Download our "How to Build a Fence" PDF. Watch our "How to Build a Fence" video.

If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area, please contact Amanda Arrington at [email protected]  Website

The Coalition has been building free fences for dogs in the Triangle area since March of 2007, providing free spay/neuter for every dog we build a fence for. In April, 2011, we freed our 1,000th dog from life on a chain, and we have inspired the formation of similar fence-building groups all over the country. 
Sunday March 15th and Ongoing                                     See scheduled times
Triangle Vegan Social Club Events

Different locations    Durham, NC  27712

The Triangle Vegan Social Club provides a forum for vegans to meet, greet, eat, and socialize! This group is for vegans, aspiring vegans, and anyone interested in learning more about plant-based living.
  Sunday, March 15th                              10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love,
Mass O’ Danes Charlotte Adoptions 

Promenade (Starbuck's)     5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Promenade on Providence, Charlotte, NC 28277

Pet Adoption Day. Please see some of the available Great Danes (WOW) ....visit

Join us each Sunday morning for some socialization of the doggy and human varieties! We like to get together with our Danes to visit. This serves as a great time for them to socialize with other dogs, and also for those interested in volunteering or adopting to meet some of the local team and ask questions or meet adoptable Danes. 

Feel free to bring your family out, grab a cup of coffee, and come say "hi"! *Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was started by a group of volunteers dedicated to saving Danes and other dogs, especially one’s that may be passed up by other rescues due to special needs. We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non profit based in Thomasville, NC.

Ck out the great website and learn more about the unique loving Great Danes.
Sunday, March 15th          ck calendar
 Wilmington Vegans: 
Venue Location  107 Millhouse Rd, Castle     Hayne, NC 28429

Wilmington Vegan is the vegan community organization serving southeastern North Carolina. Our purpose is to provide resources and information for both longtime vegans and new vegans and to cultivate a vibrant local community. Wilmington Vegan was founded in 2011 by local longtime vegan Sue Cag. Since then, over 50 0 members have joined the group and leadership is handled by a board of volunteers. Thevent is part 1. 
​                                    Sunday, March 15th        12 noon-3:00 pm
Brother Wolf Adoptions
Brother Wolf P.O. Box 8195 Asheville, NC 28814

 Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2007 to provide resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. 

As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No-Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with five chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. See Loving adoptables!
Sunday, March 15th   12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
The Natural Dog Greensboro Meet-N-Greet

 6806 Parker Farm Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405 

Greyhound Friends is proud and excited to celebrate the placement of over 5,400 retired racing greyhounds into loving homes since our founding in 1993. Like most adoption groups, we come from humble beginnings.  Look at our beautiful greys available for adoptions.
​                             Sunday, March 15th             1:00 pm- 4:00 pm        
            SPCA of the Triad Adoption Day!          

Petco    4217 Wendover Avenue      Greensboro, NC 27407  (336) 294-2681

Join us for a pet adoption fair.  Each week we will have adoptable animals for you to meet.  You may just meet your new best friend! We will be providing dog washes for cash and $1-$2 from all food sales comes back to the SPCA!  Dog adoptions too!
We have adoptable puppies and kitties to "show off" as well as members of our staff if you have any questions.  Sign up to volunteer if these hours work for you- we could really use the help!  The more volunteers we have, the more animals benefit!

The SPCA of the Triad is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and injured animals.  We have three missions in the Triad Community: The rescue of animals, the education of the community and an aggressive spay/neuter program.
Sunday, March 15th           1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Guilford County Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Shelter 4525 W Wendover Ave  Greensboro, NC 27409   (336) 641-3400

You will see some wonderful loving pets.  Stop by and meet/adopt them.  
The Guilford County Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in Guilford County. We are operated by a non-profit organization the United Animal Coalition. The United Animal Coalition has operated the Guilford County Animal Shelter since 1998. 

All donations made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter are tax deductible.
The United Animal Coalition is a professional, caring organization devoted to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals of Guilford County, N.C. We strive to humanely care for all the animals and work diligently to return lost animals to their owners. Pls visit
Saturday, March 15th    12:00 noon - 10:00 pm
APS of Durham​ Hoops and Hounds

Hi-Wire Brewing Company, 800 Taylor St, #9-150   Durham, NC 27701​

All day March 15th, 5% of all proceeds made that day will go to APS. YOU HEARD ME RIGHT! ALL DAY!

Another 5% of proceeds will go to Eno Animal Hospital for Pet Oxygen Kits that they donate to first responders to help animals in emergency situation. Click below to learn more about this awesome program!

Stop by, buy a beer or two…or three. Bring your four-legged best friend and have a relaxing Sunday for a good cause.

#marchmadess #selectionsunday #petselectionsunday #pickyourpet #durhamadopts #adopt #adoptdontshop
See our loving dogs!
Ck out our cool cats!

The Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. General information (919) 560-0640
Spay/Neuter and Rabies Clinics 919-560-0640 ext 3.
Sunday, March 15th                              1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Juliet's House Animal Rescue-Cat Adoption Day
PetSmart Lawndale Crossing Shopping Center 2641 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27408   336-545-6225

Adult cats and kittens available for adoption. All animals have been spayed or neutered and have had all required immunizations Adoption Fee: 45.00 (each adoption includes a PetSmart coupon book for pet food, toys and other supplies)
Sunday, March 15th                                1:00 pm- 4:00 pm 
Cat Adoption Team--Adoption Day!
PetSmart    4715 New Centre Drive        Wilmington, NC 28405

We are located in PetSmart and adoption hours are Mon-Fri 5:30-6:30 pm and Sat and Sun 1-4. PetSmart is in the Target shopping center). NOTES: Adopters will need a pet carrier in order to take any adopted cats out of the store (this is Petsmarts policy, no exceptions!). We can only accept cash or checks for the adoption fee.

CAT ADOPTION TEAM - Phone: 910-792-9014 (voice-mail box only - please leave us a message!). General Information Email: [email protected] 
PayPal Donations & Animal Pledges should be sent to: j[email protected]
Sunday, March 15th      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paw Prints Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Event 

PetSmart    3101 Market Center Dr.  NW Cary Pkwy./Chapel Hill Rd. Morrisville, NC 27560   (919) 462-3433

(PPAR) is an all volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the population of homeless cats, kittens, dogs and puppies by maintaining two programs -- a Rescue and Adoption Program and a Feral Cat Management Program. Individual donations are our most important source of income as we receive no public funding. Also we are pleased to launch our new program, Spay It Forward Paw Prints! Visit website
Sunday, March 15th    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dog Adoption Event at Beer Durham

Beer Durham  404 Hunt St. Suite 110 Durham, NC 27701  (919) 680-0770

Join APS Adoptable Dogs at Beer Durham’s monthly Dog Days party! Bring your own pups for a fun dog party and/or just come for a beer or two. Bring your growler to take some draft beer home too! Beer Durham donates a portion of all draft sale proceeds to APS.

About Beer Durham: Beer Durham loves beer and they want you to have the best possible beer tasting experience. They’ve got 20 taps of local, regional and national beers (and bottles and cans, too).Let them help you pick the best growler for your plans for tonight. (And if you’re looking for a place for a party, Beer Durham is available for private events.)
                   Sunday, March 15th                   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Pitt County Animal Shelter 
Petco      3060 Evans St.     Greenville, NC 27834      (252) 353-0138

Shelter adoptions..  Refreshments provided,  Pets welcome (must be on leash or in carrier). Note we don't have a bldg/location. .
Another of Pitt Friend's missions is to make the public aware about heartworms, heartworm disease and heartworm prevention. 

Dogs for adoption
Cats for Adoption
Sunday, March 15th         2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Paint your Pet in Indian Trail 
Paint and Sip Studio #354   6461 Old Monroe Rd    Indian Trail, NC 28079   (704) 635-8352

Here's how it works:
-Submit a photo of your fur baby in advance. Head shots are preferred
-Artist will draw the photo on 8"x10" canvas in advance for you
​See more at
Sunday, March 15th     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pawfect Match 
AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center 1105 Walnut Street,  Suite H8808    Cary, NC 27511

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age.
We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes.

By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household.See animals attending! 919.465.2500     [email protected]
Monday- Thursday       Monday March 16th   7:30 am til 
Forsyth Low Cost Spay Neuter & Vaccine Clinic 

Forsyth Spay Neuter Clinic          2780 West Mountain St. Kernersville, NC 27284
Surgeries:    By appointment only:Monday 7:30  - 5 p.m., Tuesday 7:30  - 5 p.m, Wednesday 7:30  - 5 p.m, Thursday-9:00-12:00 p.m, Friday - Closed.

Hours Vaccine Clinic:  THURSDAYS from 9 am-12 noon. First come, first served.  No appointment needed Thursday - 9:00-12:00 p.m.    Kernersville NC is a great small community that is between Winston-Salem and Greensboro. 

The Forsyth Spay Neuter Clinic, provides low cost, high quality spay and neuter surgeries and vaccines for domestic and feral cats and dogs. We average 7800-8000 surgeries per year.  Our mission will reduce the unwanted pet overpopulation and promote animal health and safety to the community. Phone: 336-723-7550    Email: [email protected]
Monday, March 15th                     10:o0 am   til
Watauga County Public Library Book Display
for NC Week for the Animals!

Watauga County Public Library   140 Queen Street     Boone, NC 28607

Thanks to wonderful Lisa in Youth Services for creating a book display for NC Week for the Animals 2015. Check with Youth Services to see when Leo is returning to the Library aftert the winter break. Visit the library for all kinds of animal and pet books. 
Reading is the greatest adventure you will ever take!
Read to 'Leo the Therapy Dog'
Leo, a Burmese Mountain Dog, is a great listener and provides children with a sense of comfort while reading. Children can boost reading skill and confidence by reading to him. Please sign up, limited to three 15 minutes sessions. Phone 828.264.8784
Monday, March 16th                   12:00 noon-4:30 pm
Cabarrus County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Cabarrus County Animal Shelter 244 Betsy Carpenter Place  Concord, NC 28025 Phone: (704) 920-3288

The public can view all adoptable animals on our website. We strongly encourage those interested in adopting to come in, get to know the animals, experience their personalities and open yourself to unexpected opportunities. Our trained staff will work with you to determine what pet is best for you and your lifestyle. Shelter Hours 12 noon- 4:30 Monday through Friday. Pls visit
Monday, March 16th   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CARE Yappy Hour 
Carolina Brewery & Grill 120 Lowes Drive Pittsboro  NC 27312  (919) 545-2330

Join CARE for our monthly social at Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro! Bring the family and bring your dogs, and help raise funds for CARE’s foster dogs and cats. Your $10 donation goes directly to CARE. Your participation helps CARE save lives of homeless pets in Chatham County, and of course it’s a fun time for everyone! Come join us on the patio, and be sure to stay for a tasty dinner and beverages to help support our hosts.

*Yappy Hour Etiquette
*Dogs must be kept in outdoor areas only.
*Dogs must be well-socialized and leashed in hand at all times.
*Retractable leashes are not allowed.
*Any dog disturbing other guests may be asked to leave.
*Dogs should be up to date on all vaccinations; RABIES REQUIRED.
*Dog waste must be cleaned up immediately by the owner.
Attendees must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.
Monday, March 16th        6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vegan Cooking School in Fayetteville 

Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center 124 Anderson Street, Fayetteville, NC

Join us every 3rd Monday of the month to learn how to make some of our favorite dishes VEGAN, such as Lasagna, Tuna Salad, Pizza and more!!In the year 2020 make a new goal! Learn to cook healthy and vegan this year and experience a NEW LIFESTYLE...

We know the journey to becoming healthier can be overwheming and confusing. It may give you the feeling of failure or guilt..PUSH THROUGH and join the founders of Fayetteville's Vegan Festival and Owners of Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center. They will teach you, guide you, and encourage you to become healthy through the food you choose to eat.

Join us every 3rd Monday of the month to learn how to make some of our favorite dishes, such as Lasagna, Tuna Salad, Pizza and more!! Learn how to make food with out dairy and animal by products. Allow our chefs to educate you!!! SCHOOL WILL BEGIN on MARCH 16th @ 6:00pm.
Monday, March 16th      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn to Bake Vegan Cupcakes with Mrs. B's Cupcakes
 7th Street Public Market 224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202  (704) 230-4346

New to vegan baking? Let Mrs. B's Cupcakes walk you through the ins and outs of vegan cupcakes during our March Wellness in the Market. The intimate kitchen setting, with seating for 8-12 people, allows participants to watch the menu being prepared and ask questions Your ticket includes cupcakes to take home, one drink ticket redeemable for wine, beer or pressed juice; and recipes.
            March &  Ongoing                                     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Helping Paws International©/™ B.A.R.K.S. ©/™Program
(Bonding Animal, Reading, Kids, & Safety)©/™
Reading Assistance Dogs 
 Reading sessions 
Various NC Locations-These reading sessions are for the students only.  
No outside observation without prior permission from the school and Helping Paws.

Helping Paws International is a therapy and assistance animal training & certification organization headquartered in Raleigh, NC.  Helping Paws has partnered with NC Schools since 2002 to use our highly trained and certified therapy dog teams to assist children (including autistics) with their reading & learning difficulties, and/or communication and interpersonal skills by providing a furry B.A.R.K.S. Book Buddy© in a non-threatening, loving, fun environment.  Helping Paws also helps the children to learn the humane care and training of their own pets. 

Additionally, Helping Paws trains every students and faculty member in the schools how to safe around pets at home and in public by presenting programs on how to read dog body language and what to do when approached by a strange dog.  
  Please visit our website at:
Tuesday, March 17th       11:00 am -12:00 noon  
SPCA of Wake County Cat Tales Reading Program 

SPCA of Wake County    200 Petfinder Lane    Raleigh, NC 27603

​Help your child (grade K-5) gain confidence in their abilities by reading to shelter cats in a judgement-free environment! at the SPCA of Wake County Adoption Center. Only 10 sessions available (up to 2 children per adult in a session).Registration for session required (no walk-ins). A parent or guardian must attend with their child. Have Questions? Want More Information? Sarah Streeper, SPCA Outreach & Events Assistant [email protected] | 919-532-7066 ​Check out our volunteer opportunities For info, visit
Adoptable Dogs!
Adoptable Cats!
Tuesday, March 17th        11:00 am-5:00 pm 
 Robeson County Humane Society No-Kill Animal Shelter

Robeson Shelter   3180 West 5th Street  Lumberton, NC 28358

Robeson County's Only Privately Funded, Federally Licensed 501(c)3 "No-Kill".
A faithful & tireless group of volunteers, members & staff who have been selflessly giving cats and dogs a new start in life. Showing these forgotten critters a better and more compassionate way of life. Our primary goal is to rescue and find appropriate placement for homeless animals.
Shelter Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12 am-4 pm   Saturday 12 pm-4 pm
Tuesday, March 17th      All Day
Adopt and Save a Life! North Carolina Animal Shelters:
Net Pets                                  Petfinder
North Carolina Animal/Pet Transport
Tuesday, March 17th  Through Week                    All year     
North Carolina Department of Correction
"A New Leash on Life"

“A New Leash on Life” is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters, animal welfare agencies, and/or private non-profit agencies to train dogs in preparation for their adoption.  In turn, the inmates are given a chance to serve the community by training dogs to be well-behaved pets.

Each prison facility partners with a local partner or sponsor, a volunteer animal trainer, and local merchants or civic organizations that can support the program with needed supplies and services.   Selected dogs are placed with inmate trainers in a prison setting for eight to twelve weeks.  The inmates teach basic obedience, house training, and socialization through positive reinforcement and repetition.  Dogs are taught to walk on and off the leash and to respond to basic commands. “A New Leash on Life” operates at these facilities.  For more information on adoption of the dogs, please contact the participating community partners.
Liust being currently updated.  
Amazingly enough, they partner with 20+ prisons!
Check out and scroll website:
     Wednesday, March 18th                            8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain Nature Center

Grandfather Mountain  2050 Blowing Rock Highway   Linville, NC 28646

Wow! Glimpse a cougar in its natural mountain habitat. No need to run the other way.
Take a walk on Grandfather Mountain, and you’re likely to spot squirrels, songbirds and other forest animals. But what about the more elusive wildlife? It only takes a visit to our seven environmental habitats to see cougars (which no longer live in the wild on Grandfather Mountain), white-tailed deer, black bears, bald eagles and river otters.

The principal designer of the exhibits for the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum was Dr. Rolland Hower, former Chief of Natural History Exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution. For more info, please call 800-468-7325 or 828-733-2013.
​​Wednesday, March 18th    Ongoing Call for appt.
Humane Alliance of WNC Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic 25 Heritage Drive Asheville, NC 28806

Humane Alliance of WNC, Inc. began as a small spay/neuter clinic in Asheville, North Carolina in 1994. We know that spaying and neutering is a key component in the fight against pet overpopulation. 
Sterilizing cats and dogs means fewer animals will crowd the shelters and fewer animals will be euthanized. 
-Female Dog $65 -Male Dog $65 -Female Cat $50 -Male Cat $35
Vaccines are ONLY given at the time of surgery. Please call us at (828) 252-2079 for information on financial assistance.
This is a WONDERFUL organization who has been saving lives for a long time! Pls support them. 
Wednesday, March 18th     Ongoing-            See sites
NC Groups Working to Unchain Dogs, Become Involved
Fences for Fido

Chain Free Asheville  &  UnChain Buncombe

Chain-Free Beaufort

Coalition to Unchain Dogs---Beyond Fences
Wednesday, March 18th              call for time
Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC) 
Spay/Neuter Transport/Clinic
HAWC      PO Box 1324          Lillington, NC 27546

Scheduled spay/neuter clinic for transport to Spay Neuter Clinic. For details, see or call (910)808-1550.

Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to build a community partnership for the benefit of our county’s animals. A proactive partnership between our residents, county agencies, county leaders and advocacy/humane groups is the key to eliminating our unwanted animal population and ensuring a humane environment for our county’s animals.
      Wednesday, March 18th                 Contact on How to Become Involved
Project Pets – Spay, Neuter, Love 

Project Pets -Spay, Neuter, Love   1852 Banking St. 9163     Greensboro, N.C. 27408

Project Pet’s mission is to reduce the number of pets ending up in kill shelters by promoting owner responsibility and offering very low cost or free spay/neuter.  We also help assist rescues and work with local shelters.
Project Pets: Spay, Neuter, Love is a 501C-3 Non Profit dedicated to helping lower the homeless pet population. Project Pets helps owners be more responsible so that their pets live healthier. Lack of funding should not stop people caring for their companion animals. Project Pets depends totally on your donations. We are all volunteers. Every nickel goes to help the animals.
                       Wednesday, March 18th              10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Pet Adoptions

Adoption Center   31 Glendale Avenue   Asheville NC        28803
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is an awesome  No Kill organization based in Asheville, North Carolina and was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life saving programs to build a No Kill community.  (828) 505-3440  Adopt

As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No Kill mission. For more information,  email [email protected] or call 828-423-2954.
Wednesday, March 18th        All day 
Jobs with NC State Parks
North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation  121 W. Jones Street
Mail Service Center 1615       Raleigh, NC 27699    919-707-9300
Park rangers may be the most recognizable face of North Carolina's state parks system, but their dedication to the mission of stewardship is complemented by the skills and talents of many others - maintenance mechanics, administrative personnel, biologists, educators, planners and seasonal workers. It takes a committed team to serve millions of visitors each year. Visit
                                   Wednesday, March 18th         All day
Hope for Horses  
Western North Carolina.
MISSION : To improve the lives of endangered equines in Western North Carolina. 
Beautiful Adoptables
See our benefit at The Biltmore in the fall of this year. 
Wednesday, March 18th   4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vegan It at Burning Blush 

Burning Blush Brewery 4891 Boylston Highway, Mills River, NC 28759

Come join us at Burning Blush Brewery! We will have some wonderful vegan food for you, that you’re sure to love! Mark yourselves as ‘interested’ or ‘going’ to stay up to date about our menu for the day 🥬🍔🥗🥪  Pls visit
              Wednesday , March 18th       5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saving Grace Volunteer Orientation 
Wake Forest, NC  Pls use the Harris Teeter  Parking Lot  if our lot is getting full.

 We are always looking for volunteers for a variety of shifts: day, afternoon, and bedtime, seven days a week. Interested and want to learn more? Then come join us for an orientation session where you can see the grounds and get a feel for what is involved with being a Saving Grace Volunteer. To "rsvp", please visit our website and submit a completed volunteer application.What a fun event for the whole family - we hope you'll join us! Check our loving adoptable dogs at Saving Grace website
Wednesday, March 18th           7:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Turtle Talk at Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach at the CB State Park on Dow Road -10 miles south of Wilmingon- Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Volunteer Kathleen Morrison presents a fun filled presentation that is interesting for all ages in Carolina Beach at the CB State Park on Dow Road every Wednesday evening at 7 pm - 8 pm. starting June 7 through August 28.
(Talks are held inside the air conditioned visitor's center)
Thursday, March 19th             8:00 am  -9:00 am drop off
Avery Humane Society 
FREE  Spay & Neuter for Avery County Residents**Very low cost for out of county residents!  Call 828-733-6312

Avery Humane Society  1824 Stamey Branch Road    Newland, NC 28657

We currently are offering FREE spay & neuters for Avery County residents ** on SS, Medicaid and/or food stamps -thanks to a generous and compassionate benefactor. We will continue this awesome promotion until funds run out. Call us for discounted spay and neuter clinics available every Thursday. All you have to do is call for an appt wonderful staff!
On your appointment date bring your pet to our shelter between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Then come back on Friday to pick them  up between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Call 828-733-6312 for an appointment . Visit
Note.   Newland is near Boone, NC right across Tennessee border. 
Thursday, March 19th                 10:00 am- 5:00 pm 
SPCA of the Triad Pet Pantry 

SPCA of the Triad 3163 Hines Chapel Road       Greensboro, NC 27405

We offer resources to the Triad community that help keep pets with their parents.  
One of those resources is our pet food pantry, offered the first Thursday of every month.  We require that all pets are spayed/neutered and that all pets are up to date on important shots, especially rabies.  (336) 375 - 3222   Pls email:       [email protected]          

Visit our website to learn how to help animals and have fun at the same time! Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm   Saturday &- Sunday 10am - 4pm
See adoptables   
Thursday, March 19th      11:00 am-12:00 noon
Blue Ridge Humane Society Humane at Hands On! Children's Museum

Hands On! Children’s Gallery Rosdon Mall, 318 N Main St Hendersonville, NC

Join us at Hands On! Children’s Museum and learn about dogs with one of our adoptable animals!

Check out all our available pets and events at or come visit to see who you fall in love with!
Please share! Shelter hours Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Closed Mondays 
Thursday,  March 19th           Call for appt
Pawfect Match Rescue Adoptions
Pawfect Match  PO Box 171       Holly Springs, NC 27540  (919) 522-1307

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age. We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes. phone (919) 522-1307.
By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household. [email protected] Website
Thursday, March 19th       Call for appt. 
The Rutherford County Humane Society Feral Cat Program & Pet Adoptions 

Rutherford County Humane Society
P.O. Box 998       Rutherfordton, NC 28139          Phone   828-286-0222

What is the RCHS Feral Cat Program? In Rutherford County, we have an abundant feral cat population. Our RCHS uses TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) to deal with this problem. We have various means of trapping, tailoring our approach to the individual colony. We transport the trapped cats in carriers to several local veterinarians. The cats are surgically sterilized, given rabies and PVR shots and flea treatment, and ear-tipped. 

By removing the tip of one ear (left ear for males, right for females), we are able to mark the cat for later identification as a cat that is sterile and vaccinated. Female cats are sutured with "super glue" rather than conventional stitches so that they are free to go the day after surgery. We return all cats to their original colony location unless we find that a tame, adoptable cat is in the group.
Also, see our loving pets for adoptions. Dogs & Cats on link above. 
Thursday, March 19th       6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Paws for a Cause – Ladies Night Pup Adoption Event!

The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill   144 Brevard Court  #suite b   
Charlotte, NC 28202 

Join us for our 1st ever Ladies Night - Wine & Puppies Adoption Event!  Your $15 Donation gets you a glass of wine and all the puppy love you can handle! We will have furry friends available from Angela’s Ark for you to fall in love with and ultimately adopt!

Partnering with Angela’s Ark and Jameson Irish Whiskey to help get these babies adopted!
And as always, we will be serving drink specials and handing out swag and treats for the pups! $1 from each purchased drink special will go toward North Meck Animal Rescue!

Angela’s Ark is a Charlotte, NC based 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and raise awareness for animals in need with an Ark style “all animals on board” approach. Our efforts range from wildlife rehabilitation, giving abused and neglected animals a second chance at life, helping with spay/neuter efforts throughout our community, and more.
Friday, March 20th       9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Capital Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Kerr Scott Building at NC State Fairgrounds  1025 Blue Ridge Rd  Raleigh, NC 27607

Enjoy a Friday (and/or Saturday!) at the Capital Quilters Guild Quilt Show and help pets in need by bidding on a mini quilt in the Benefit Silent Auction! All the proceeds from the Benefit Silent Auction will be donated to the SPCA of Wake County. While you are there, you can also view some traditional and modern quilts, try out machines, shop for fabrics, cast votes for Viewers Choice winning quilts and so much more!

See our loving adoptables.
                           FridayMarch 20th            10:00 am - 11:30 am
Falconry at The Biltmore 
Biltmore – One Lodge Street – Asheville, NC 28803       Call 800-411-3812

Discover the ancient art of falconry on Biltmore’s historic grounds. Your fascinating 90-minute adventure begins with an explanation of the sport and an introduction to these majestic birds of prey. Guided by a professional falconer, you will learn how to handle a trained hawk or falcon, then experience the inimitable thrill of a raptor flying to and landing upon your gloved hand: a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with one of these awe-inspiring creatures.

Experience another era at Biltmore. Follow us for a peek inside America's largest home.
                  Friday, March 20th                   10:00 am -6:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society Adoption Day

Asheville Humane Society  14 Forever Friend Lane      Asheville, NC 28806 

See and visit our dogs and cats   Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm  become a volunteer.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online or e-mail us at [email protected] with any questions.

Asheville Humane Society contracts with Buncombe County to operate the animal welfare program at the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. This private-public partnership is serving as a national model for other communities who wish to work collaboratively. About Us: We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home more than 4,500 homeless animals each year in our community.
​                    Friday, March 20th         7 days a wk      11:00 am-5:00 pm
Humane Society of Charlotte NC Adoptions 

Humane Society of Charlotte 2700 Toomey Ave         Charlotte, NC  28203   704.377.0534

Adopt your new best friend.  See our website page for tips too! Visit  website
For questions regarding our animal behavior & training program, please contact Humane Society of Charlotte Animal Behavior Manager, Chad Naile or call 704-494-7709.

The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals.  The Humane Society of Charlotte was founded in 1978.  The Humane Society of Charlotte Spay/Neuter Clinic opened in 1982 and was 1st low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Southeast.
Friday, March 20th               1:00 pm-6:00 pm 
“Well Pet ” Vaccine & Low Cost Clinic & Adoptions

Humane Society of Catawba County 3224 20th Avenue Southeast
Hickory, NC 28602            828-464-8878

For pet owners needing assistance with feeding their dogs and cats. Low-cost vaccines and tests are available at this clinic for pets showing no signs of illness. Rabies Vaccine, Distemper/Parvo, Feline Distemper, Kennel Cough, Felv Vaccine, Heartworm testing, Felv/FIV testing, & microchipping.

Please call for an appointment 828-464-8878. Mon -Sat, 11am-6pm. Check out our loving adoptables.
Mission: To make our community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. Our vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and that animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist.   FB
Friday, March 20th                                         Call for visit time 
STAR Animal Rescue
~A Refuge for Abused and Neglected Horses~

STAR  970 Rabbit Skin Rd.        Waynesville, NC 28785       Phone 828-400-4940

Jim and Karen Owens moved to Waynesville, NC in 2005 and fell in love with all it had to offer. They soon learned that Haywood County loved horses, too. In 2005, Jim & Karen Owens opened up their farm for horses and goats to have a place to be until they can be adopted.  There just wasn’t room for those in need at the animal shelter! Sometimes a hoofed animal requires a little extra care and this is a place where he/she can find just that until a forever home is found. Visit
Friday, March 20th         5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wine Walk at Parkside Town Commons

 Parkside Town Commons Address: 1170 Parkside Main St., Cary, NC 27519

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a Wine Walk benefitting Second Chance Pet Adoptions! Pick up your Wine Tasting Card at the Second Chance Pet Adoptions tent (location TBD–check back here for details) and visit with some adoptable dogs. Taste some fabulous wines and have your card stamped by an associate at each stop on the tour. Enjoy a leisurely stroll at your own pace through our shops and restaurants – it’s a great way to see all that Parkside Town Commons has to offer. Acquire at least eight stamps and return your card to be entered to win a $250 gift basket!

The fee to participate is $10, with 100% of proceeds going to Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants to buy tickets will receive a FREE special tote bag, so get here early or purchase your tickets online by clicking HERE.
Friday, March 20th    7:30 pm – (March 22nd   7:00 pm)
Saving Grace Host Weekend

Saving Grace    Wake Forest, NC 27587       Call (919) 518-1180
Will you take a deserving dog for a slumber party this weekend?This is such a great experience for not only our dogs, but also for the families that have opened their hearts and homes to our dogs who are awaiting families of their own.

Times:Weekend host pick up: Friday 7:30 pm
Weekend host drop-off: either Sunday at 7:00 pm or Monday at 1 pm.
To sign up to Host a dog for the weekend: please click here to fill out the form.

**Please save or flag the email that is sent to you after you submit the form in the link. This will allow you to go in later and edit your information or add weekends that you would like to foster. Once you fill out the questionnaire, we are expecting you to foster for the weekend/weekends you selected. You will get a confirmation email from Saving Grace saying about a week before your selected weekend**
For more information, check out our Host A Dog Weekend page.
See loving adoptables:
Friday, March 20th and Ongoing    Evening meet-ups
Veg Guide Asheville
Saturday, March 21st        8:00 am-12:00 pm
Chatham Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Chatham County Animal Shelteroff Hwy 64 West at: 
725 County Landfill Rd   Pittsboro, NC 27312   (919) 542-7203
 CCAC provides for the humane sheltering, care, adoption and reclamation of stray and surrendered animals. We also provide education to increase awareness of rabies, animal control laws, and responsible pet ownership. We strive to eliminate overpopulation problem through mandatory spay and neutering of all our adopted animals

Our shelter always appreciates any and all types of donations. We are currently in need of the following in any high quality brand: Kitten dry food, Kitten canned food, Large and small breed puppy dry food. Also needed for flea and tick control: Frontline Spray, Frontline Plus Dog in all weights, Frontline Plus Cat, Advantage Cat, or Revolution Cat.

Our adoption hours are: Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm and Saturdays 8am to 12pm.  Adoptables
                                    Saturdays    8:00 am-1:00 pm
Carolina Beach Farmer's Market Days

Farmers Mkt S Lake Park Blvd at Atlanta Ave Carolina Beach, NC 28428

UPDATE ON THE DAYS:  The Market will go from May 16,2020 to Sept.26,2020. 
Thank you for your interest in the Carolina Beach Market.

The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market was established to provide a location for local growers, producers, artisans and crafters to sell their goods directly to the consumers, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown and produced products and to enhance the quality of life in Carolina Beach.

Join us Saturdays,  through October 7, 2017 for an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market.
Saturday, March 21st          9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wake County Animal Services Adoptions

WCAC   820 Beacon Lake Drive     Raleigh, NC 27610    919-212-7387.

The Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center maintains a Mobile Adoption and Rescue Unit. This unit, put into service in 2003 and paid for through donations and grant dollars, allows for the Center to provide off-site adoptions and assist with rescue services 
​Senior Cats for Senior Laps
Senior adopters (60 years or older) can adopt any cat over the age of 3 for a flat $10 adoption fee, which includes spay/neuter. For information, call 919-212-7387.

 If you have questions or would like to invite the County's Animal Center to an off-site adoption event, contact Joanne Duda at [email protected]
Saturday, March 21st              10:00 am (Parade kicks off at 12 noon)
2nd Annual Pet Parade
Georgetown Park, 250 Georgetown Road  Jacksonville, NC28540

Join us for our 2nd annual Pet Parade! Contests Games and Activities start at 11AM
Pet Parade kicks off at 12PMBe sure to enter your pet in one of the following categories: Best Dressed, Best Trick, Best in Show and Most Unique.
All pets are welcome! Let's have fun!
 Saturday, March 21st     10:00 am-3:00 pm  
Coastal Dog Games in Southport

"Old Yacht Basin" area off Caswell between W. Bay and W. Moore St.  Southport, NC 28461 

For specific event competition times and details, please visit the events page. PETS ARE WELCOME! (Must be leashed, well-behaved and have proof of rabies vaccination). This is a rain or shine event! If there is lightening or severe weather, events may be delayed until it clears.  

COST: $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit The Sergei Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization! **Please know this is to benefit charity and there are other additional fees, paid directly to the event hosts if you wish to enter your dog in an event (dock, UpDog, daches, etc.). See event page for details.

F.A.Q.: See our F.A.Q. page for answers to frequently asked questions
All to raise funds for sick and injured pets... The Sergei Foundation's Dog Games ™ is run and organized by The Sergei Foundation to raise funds for its Coastal Chapter to serve Brunswick and New Hanover counties in its mission "Savings companion pets' lives by coordinating care for sick and injured dogs or cats, providing families with resources to obtain life-saving veterinary treatment."
   Saturday, March 21st                            10:00 am -2:00 pm
Catering to Cats and Dogs-  Meet n Greet

PetSmart        6070 Bayfield Pkwy      Concord, NC 28027     (704) 788-9661 

See our adoptables on our website and come on out and meet us!And get the latest news. CTC&D is a feline and canine nurture center concerned for the well being and health of homeless cats, kittens, dogs & puppies in need of food, shelter and love. CTC&D takes abandoned and surrendered animals, places them into foster homes, ensures they have proper medical care, and adopts them out to permanent, loving homes. Visit

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