PO Box 3370, Shallotte, NC 28459



Adoption Fees & Services

 Our adoption fee is $250 for  adult dog and puppies and just $150 for seniors 10 years or over in age.  This includes spaying/neutering, age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing, micro-chip, and other needs such as deworming and dental care. 

Forms and Resources

Foster / Volunteer Application

Best in Show


 Once  your application is approved, you can call to make an appointment to see the dog(s) you are interested in meeting/adopting.  (This application does NOT commit you to any dog. It just begins the process.)

Best in Show

Foster / Volunteer Application

Best in Show


RACE is an Emergency Placement Partner for the Humane Society of the United States. We have also been awarded the Best in Show Dog Rescue Award from dogbreedinfo.org

Foster / Volunteer Application

Foster / Volunteer Application

Foster / Volunteer Application

Foster / Volunteer Application

We are always in need of volunteers and/or foster parents for our animals! It is especially helpful if you can foster a dog of any size or age. If you are able to assist in this capacity, please complete the Foster Application. You can email (racerescue@atmc.net), fax or mail it to us. Our fax number is 910-755-5915.

Word Format - Adoption Application

This is the MS Word Format of the Adoption Application.  If you'd prefer to print out an application, hand write the responses, then send that in, use this.  If you'd rather type your responses, you can do that too.  Fill in your responses, save a copy to your computer and e-mail it to racerescue@atmc.net or snail mail it to  P.O. Box 3370, Shallotte, NC 28459. 

RACE Adoption Form 2020 (docx)




Become a member!

Paws-Ability is a major fundraising arm for RACE and the other animal rescue groups in Brunswick County, North Carolina. You can visit their website here:


Paws-Ability is a membership-based fundraising organization that hosts many events throughout the year to raise money. Their efforts help provide Brunswick County rescue groups with services, construction, and supplies that are critical in order for them to function. By becoming a member and/or volunteering for events, you not only help RACE, but every animal rescue organization in Brunswick County. 

Please join us in our effort to make Brunswick County a pet-friendly community. Single memberships are only $10 a year. Join as a business member for $50 a year and enjoy patronage from members and a direct link to your webpage. 

We all thank you for your kindness and concern. 

Cheri McLain

Adoption Fees


Why do we charge an adoption fee?

People often ask us why we charge an adoption fee. 

The answer is simple. If we get a dog or cat that is perfectly healthy, we still must get the animal all vaccinations, spaying or neutering, heartworm testing, deworming, nail clipping, and grooming. The average cost of these services to RACE  is $250. We do this all to ensure that those who adopt get a healthy pet.

This is assuming there are no health issues such as the high number of heartworm positive animals, surgeries, and infections. When this occurs, the price to care for each animal increases significantly.

We rely on the kindness of donations and work hard at our fundraisers to make up the difference. When we say we are non-profit, we mean it . We have no paid employees. Our wonderful volunteers and board members do all the work. This includes transports, fairs, fundraisers, adoption fairs, answering phones, doing paperwork, managing the website and Facebook page, bottle-feeding, vet coordination and tracking and vet visits.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We could not do this without you. 

Brunswick County Animal Protective Services


Brunswick County Animal Shelter

Please visit the Brunswick County Animal Shelter to see the wonderful transformation to the facility. Shelter visiting hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can also visit their website here.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We could not do this without you!

RACE would like to thank the following local businesses and organizations for their hard work and dedication.