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


Hi everyone, my name is Ivy.  I am a senior female poodle.  I like other dogs and I am heartworm negative. I have seizures, so will need to be on special medication forever. I am a very sweet lap dog and I don't ever want to be alone.  I'm ready for my forever home.

If you're interested in meeting me, please fill out an application in our forms and resources section.


Dear Santa, 

My name is Sampson and I’m the cutest, sweetest most playful pup ever!  I want nothing more than to be with my people and have them love on me.  I’m really good at going for long walks, entertaining myself with toys and I’m particularly fond of belly rubs.  I’m only two years old, but I’ve had a pretty hard life up to this point and it has made me distrustful and wary around new people.  I seem to like men more than women and I’m fearful of children.  It takes me a long time to trust people but once I do, I love them to death!  I need a special adopter who is very patient and willing to help me learn that people are ok and can help me be the best dog that I can.  I’ve got a lot of spunk and I’m very smart so someone who can continue my training would work best for me.   In return, I will give them many years of devotion, snuggles and laughs!  So….all I want for Christmas is a fur-ever home. 



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