Rainbow Rescue North Carolina

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Donate a Kuranda Bed Click here to donate a pet bed to Rainbow Animal Rescue

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Rainbow Rescue has been online since November 2nd 2003

Rainbow Rescue Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

North Carolina Dog and Cat Rescue

Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC
P.O. Box 972
Roanoke Rapids
NC 27870

Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
54 Dog Pound Road
NC 27839
Phone: 252-883-6413
Click here for directions

    Adoption Center hours:
  • Sunday 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday 10am to 2pm
If you are unable to meet us at these times please contact us for an appointment.

Lost and Found Pets are featured on our Facebook Page

NOTE: We have pets in foster homes as well as the new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. 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

We are based in Roanoke Rapids, North Eastern North Carolina. We will not 'ship' animals to you. You will either have to collect them or we may be able to work with you to arrange transport if you can comply with our adoption conditions. 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 DE, MD, NJ, NY or PA as there are rescues in those states that take our dogs.

If you can adopt, foster or move these pets to another rescue please e-mail:
dogs5@rainbowrescue.org or cats5@rainbowrescue.org

Old Newspapers and Puppy Food
We have a lot of puppies at the rescue. We need canned and dry Pedigree and Purina puppy food for them. We use old newspapers for the floor of the puppy pens. If you have any, please drop them off at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 or call 252.883.6413.

What we do
Rainbow Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in North Carolina. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) rescue organization. We started our rescue in an effort to help the many unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals in North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We foster pets in our homes until we can find loving 'forever' homes for them.

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 to foster a dog or cat please fill out our foster home application form. Someone will then contact you to carry out a home check and explain what is required of you.

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.

Dog Food Urgently Required
We 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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Donations 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. Donations may be made via PayPal, a secure online payment service. You can donate with cash or a credit card, they accept both methods. Your donations are tax deductible.

Donate via Paypal Click here to see our donations page. Thank you!

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 972, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Click here to see our donations page.

Dollars for Dogs
Students 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.

Volunteer at Halifax Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, NC
We 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 have 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, either using our van (if it is working) or your vehicle.
  • Administration: Processing adoption applications, data entry - adding new dogs to the database, updating medical records, filing.
  • Fundraising and Donations: We need money and materials to operate the shelter. Organise or help at fundraising functions.
  • Adoption Events: Transporting dogs to adoptions events, looking after them while they are there, telling people about them.
  • Fostering: We need people to provide temporary homes to the dogs and cats we have rescued. The more foster homes we have, the more pets we can rescue from the county pound so we never have enough. Foster homes provide useful information about a pet so that it finds a home more easily. We need you to live in the area of Roanoke Rapids/Halifax, NC in order to foster a pet. Click here for the foster home application form.
Volunteers at Rainbow Animal Rescue, NC
Many hands make light work. We could not operate this facilty without the help of our wonderful volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer an hour or two or more of your time please e-mail halifaxrescueangels@yahoo.com indicating your name, your contact phone number and tell us what you are interested in helping with.

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 will 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.

Riverside Mill combines an antique mall and artisan’s gallery in a historic cotton mill on the banks of the Roanoke River. Scenic river overlooks, antiques, estate jewelry, silver, furniture and collectibles give shoppers and visitors a unique experience. American Craft including pottery, glass, jewelry, metal and wood represent the best in national,regional, and local American Craft with a strong emphasis on North Carolina artists. Seasonal produce and regional foods like peanuts, hams, jams, jellies and wine offer visitors the chance to take home a little taste of North Carolina.

Once a working, water-driven cotton mill, Riverside Mill is located in historic Weldon, NC, less than 1.5 miles from Exit 173 off Interstate 95 on Route 158 East. Eight miles south of the NC/VA State Line. Follow the signs to Riverside Mill. 200 Mill Street, Weldon, NC 27890. Phone: 252-536-3100. Open Daily 10am-6pm. Handicapped Accessible. Click here for more information.

Keep your dog in the family

Dogs Available for Adoption

Cats Available for Adoption

See Our Facebook page This is a public page, you do not need to login to see it.

See Our PetFinder Website

See the Rainbow Animal Rescue website

Rainbow Rescue finds home for adoptable animals

See photo's of the Grand Opening of the HHCS Animal Shelter and Rescue, operated by Rainbow Animal Rescue on March 14th 2015

Before Rehoming a Dog Read This

Friends of Halifax County Animal Control
Halifax County Animal Control has recently opened their doors to adoption and rescue. Your help is urgently needed. HCAC is located at 568 Dogpound Rd, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870.

Click here to see NEW OPENING HOURS including SUNDAY 10AM-1PM

Home page Dogs Requiring New Homes and Other Notices

Rabies Clinic May 7th 2016

E-Mail dogs5@rainbowrescue.org for information about the dogs
cats5@rainbowrescue.org for information about the cats

webmaster@rainbowrescue.org for information about this website.

Page updated: March 11th 2018
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