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Looking after one of our dogs in your home will release a kennel space for a homeless dog. Please click here to apply to foster a dog.
Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC
P.O. Box 972
NC 27870 Rainbow Animal Rescue NC
Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
54 Dog Pound Road
NOW OPEN ON SATURDAY 10AM-2PMAdoption Center hours: Wednesday, Friday, 1pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.
Adoption fee includes vaccinations, deworming, and spay/neuter.
Click here for the Adoption Application Form
Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a non profit 501(c)(3) organisation that rescues and finds homes for unwanted and homeless puppies, dogs, kittens and cats in North Carolina, USA. Having rescued the dogs Rainbow Animal Rescue NC then provides medical treatment and tender loving care until they are healthy enough to find a new home.
Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a no-kill rescue that takes animals from county stray dog pounds, and homes that can no longer look after them. The dogs stay in foster homes around the Roanoke Rapids area or at our new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center looked after by our volunteers based in North Eastern NC, until they find a suitable home.
Our adoption area is North Carolina and Southern Virginia. We will not 'ship' a pet to you. We may be able to help you with transport. If you live out of our area, contact your local rescue and ask them whether they will take one of our dogs so that you can adopt it. Contact us if you live in MD, NJ, NY or PA as there are rescues in those states that take our dogs.
Foster Homes Urgently Required
We rely on people to provide temporary homes to the dogs and cats we have rescued. The more foster homes we have, the more pets we can save from certain death at the county pound so we never have enough! We prefer our foster homes to be in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax area but we are open to offers. If you would like more information about fostering please e-mail or
On our Facebook page you will find photo's of rescued dogs and cats, news of events, requests for assistance, details of lost and found dogs and news of pets in their forever homes. This is a public page, you do not need to login to see it.
Old Newspapers and Puppy PadsWe use old newspapers and puppy pads for the floor of the puppy pens. If you have any, please drop them off at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839
Dog Food Urgently RequiredWe are always in need of adult dog food both dry and canned food. We prefer Purina or Pedigree dry food but we are grateful for anything. If you would like to help us by donating, you can drop off or purchase and donate dog food at Petsen$e, 1251 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or Tractor Supply 1350 Julian Allsbrook HWY, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 - please make sure you mark it 'For Rainbow Animal Rescue', or you can bring dog food to our facility at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 any morning or during our normal opening hours (see the top of the page). If you would like to donate money toward the purchase of food please click here to see our donations page.
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DonationsDonations of your time are always welcome especially in our new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. We are always looking for good foster homes (we really need these), help with transports, fundraising, etc. Even a few hours a month can make a difference. If you think you would like to help out, please write or email. Cash donations are always gratefully accepted, too. Rainbow Animal Rescue now has a building to use for rescued dogs and with it running costs including an electricity bill, water bill, cleaning costs, maintenance costs and the food bill! As always, vet bills, from routine check-ups and vaccinations to treatment of injuries, heartworm, parvo, or malnutrition. Then there is getting them spayed or neutered. You can send your tax-deductible donation to Rainbow Animal Rescue Inc., PO Box 792, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Click here to see our donations page
Dollars for DogsStudents of Belmont Elementary School in Roanoke Rapids raised $444.04 for Rainbow Animal Rescue that will be used to neuter and vaccinate dogs so that they are able to go to new homes. Read more about this in the Daily Herald article here.
Volunteers NeededWe need people to help out at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. We need people to help with:
- Kennel cleaning: We need to do this every morning. The more people we have the less time it will take.
- Socializing the dogs and cats: Playing with them and grooming them.
- Transportation: Taking the animals to the vet, to other rescues and to adopters.
- Administration: Processing adoption applications, data entry, filing.
- Fundraising and Donations: We need money and materials to operate the shelter.
Any interested person is welcome but we need you to be committed and reliable, i.e come in on time and work for the hours you said you will. We will need parental consent in writing for people under 18 to be a volunteer. This not be required for the training session. We would prefer you do not bring little children to the training session. Training will take place at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dogpound Road, Halifax, off 901 near the 4H facility.