We're always looking for individuals/families to foster

We are always looking for individuals or families to foster dogs, however when there is a hoarding situation or puppy mill bust, the need is even greater.  Subscribe to our facebook page to know when puppy mill or hoarding situations are going on.

If you're interested in fostering and aren't sure what's involved, check out our "What Is Fostering?" page to learn more about it and if interested, fill out the volunteer/foster application in our "Forms and Resources" page. (links below)


Featured dogs



Chauncey is a 12 year old, neutered male Golden Retriever mix.  He is sweet as can be, loves walks and being pet.  He'd love a quiet home to live out his golden years.

About Us


The Evolution of RACE


Cheri McLain founded Rescue Animals Community Effort, Inc. (RACE) in the spring of 2010. The initial mission was to contract  the services of the county animal shelter to help companion animals live a quality life in Brunswick county, North Carolina. 

RACE has developed into an organization that also implements programs to educate children and adults on proper care and responsibility for companion animals. Additionally, RACE teaches awareness to the community about animal issues that impact society as a whole. 

RACE is an all volunteer and foster network that is fueled by community interest. RACE has aided in reducing euthanasia in the community by accepting dogs in their adoption program and finding them new homes and by spaying and neutering feral cats in the area.


Please Support RACE

One of the easiest ways to support RACE is to use the link below every time you shop on Amazon.

Please remember RACE this year when you may be looking for a tax deduction. Our vet bills far exceed our adoption fees. We continue to operate because of your generosity. RACE has no paid employees, so you can be assured that your donation is applied directly toward animal care and rehabilitation.

Thank you for your support!

You can donate to RACE using our PayPal Me link here:

If you are paying an adoption fee through paypal, please add $9.00 in addition to the $200 fee to cover the PayPal fee.  Thank you.

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Contact Us

Drop us a line! If you are looking to adopt, please fill out the application that can be found on our Forms & Resources page. Click on the menu above and go to our Forms and Resources page OR copy this and paste it into your address line, then hit enter. If you have a different question, please use this form.

Our Wish-List

RACE is always in need of supplies such as the following:

  • Puppy pee-pads
  • Dog food
  • Puppy food
  • Paper towels
  • Folding wire crates- all sizes
  • Please call us for drop-off sites at 910-579-0407

RACE is also looking for a donation of land and/or a building along the Route 17 or Route 179 corridor from Supply to Sunset Beach. We are seeking to establish a new

RACE: Rescue Animals Community Effort

910 -579-0407