Above image by Caring Hearts for Canines

Leave that loser at the bar and take home someone actually worthy of your heart. Local shelters are full of rescue dogs who may or may not eat your sofa, but would never steal your credit card and skip town with a younger human.

The Farley Foundation

This Pinehurst nonprofit focuses on rescuing at-risk animals from public shelters, providing them with socialization and veterinary services. Adoption begins at $260, and the process includes an application and supervised meet-and-greet. Woof.

The Animal Center of Moore County

Adopt from the county shelter, run by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, for just $85. The shelter offers occasional specials. Bark.

Moore Humane Society

Pets can live for years at this state-licensed rescue before finding a home, and potential owners are thoroughly screened. The society also educates kids on responsible pet ownership, maintains a pooch park, and helps manage feral cat populations. Adoption fees are $50 for cats and $95 for dogs. Sit, stay and roll over.

Animal Advocates of Moore County

This nonprofit provides financial assistance for veterinary needs, as well as feral cat sanctuary maintenance and foster programs. Adoption fees are $50 for cats and $95 for dogs. Drool.

Caring Hearts for Canines

Pets are rescued from high-kill shelters by this nonprofit, which provides veterinary care and community outreach. An application is required before meeting a pup, and the adoption fee is $100. Find a nose to boop.

Solutions for Animals

This rescue rehabilitates pets and farm animals, and puts special focus on saving aged dogs from euthanasia. Finding a pet starts with filling out an application, and all animals go home under an adoption contract. Time for treats.

Unchaining Moore Dogs

A unique organization that seeks out dogs kept on chains and offers education for owners. Dogs that are surrendered as a result are rehabilitated and put up for adoption. Free all the doggies.

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