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Rainbow Animal Rescue NC
Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
Halifax County Pet Adoption Center, NC
54 Dogpound Road
NC 27839
Phone: 252-883-6413
Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC
P.O. Box 972
Roanoke Rapids
NC 27870
Tax ID # 20-0241166

    Adoption Center hours:
  • Saturday 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 1pm to 4pm
The Adoption Center is at 54 Dogpound Road, Halifax, just off 903 near the 4H facility, first building on the right.


Adoptions will be handled by appointment.

We are closed to the general public, will update you if there are any changes. Adoptions will be handled via appointments. With the continued spread of the COVID-19 and the advisory to limit travel and contact we feel this is the best course of action at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience but it is a matter of safety for the public and our volunteers. We will still be there cleaning and caring for the animals. Remember wash those hands, practice good personal and environmental hygiene.

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.

If you can home, foster or move these pets to another rescue please e-mail: for information about the dogs

If you would like to foster a dog or cat (give it a temporary home) please click here to fill out our Foster Home Application form.

Please email us to schedule a time to meet your newest family member. If you would like to meet more than one pet when you visit, this can be arranged.

You can help us speed up the adoption process by completing our Adoption Application Form

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

At this time (March 25th) we are still operating under COVID guidelines. Because of the small size of our building we do not have space to 'social distance' adequately for 'drop in' visitors. We are only scheduling appointments with approved adopters.

We have so many calls our voice mail is often full. You can text but with so many texts it is hard to respond. We have 400+ applications at this time. We do look at each one, but as unpaid volunteers with jobs (we have to pay our bills) and families (yes, we have those too), we are limited in how quickly we can process them. A lot of time is spent with messaging. It is best to fill out the Adoption Application Form.

  • Our adoptions are not first-come, first-served. Adoptions are based on what is best for the individual animal.
  • Starting April 1, 2021 adoptions are $175 for dogs over 7 months and starting $200 for puppies 7 months and under, which includes updated vaccinations, heartworm testing (over 6 months), spay/neuter as required, and microchipping.
  • We do vet checks, reference checks, and home checks as well as background checks for pit bulls and pit mixes.
  • Our animals are inside family members and are not to be left alone outside.
  • We try very hard to have the animals socialized so they can become loving family members. But it is hard to do since we have had to stop the 'pack walks' due to COVID.
  • Many of our animals have been abandoned, abused, etc. and must have families that will be patient and give the animal time to adjust.
  • Any animal that does not work out for whatever reason must be returned to a member of Rainbow Animal Rescue. They cannot be turned over to Animal Control, SPCA, etc.
  • Remember dogs cannot be left unattended in the yard. Especially small dogs - hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey see them as dinner.
  • Any other animals living with the family must be inside animals (i.e., cats).
  • All other animals must be neutered/spayed.

Rainbow Animal Rescue, NC