New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit

The office hours are open Mon-Fri from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Adoption/Shelter times are Mon-Fri from 11:00am - 3:45pm and Sat from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Operating as usual

**UPDATE** ADOPTED AS WE WERE POSTING!A430968BuddyNeutered MaleBeagle / Corgi MixTricolorWeightShelter team notes: Meet ...
06/08/2021

**UPDATE** ADOPTED AS WE WERE POSTING!

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Buddy
Neutered Male
Beagle / Corgi Mix
Tricolor
Weight

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

Per the owner surrender paperwork, Buddy is more like a couch potato, likes to cuddle, affectionate, friendly but shy at first, good with men/women/kids & has been around small children/infants, good with cats, has been known to be protective over his home, does have a fear of storms/fireworks/loud noises, crate trained. Buddy would be better in a calm/patient environment.

**UPDATE** ADOPTED AS WE WERE POSTING!

A430968
Buddy
Neutered Male
Beagle / Corgi Mix
Tricolor
Weight

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

Per the owner surrender paperwork, Buddy is more like a couch potato, likes to cuddle, affectionate, friendly but shy at first, good with men/women/kids & has been around small children/infants, good with cats, has been known to be protective over his home, does have a fear of storms/fireworks/loud noises, crate trained. Buddy would be better in a calm/patient environment.

We are so full right now! We are overflowing with adoptable (ready) dogs in the back! Please come help get these awesome...
06/07/2021

We are so full right now! We are overflowing with adoptable (ready) dogs in the back! Please come help get these awesome animals out of the shelter and into their forever homes!

If you cannot adopt, please share!

You can check our current available list right here on petharbor.com

ADOPTION HOURS: M-F 11am to 3:45 pm. Saturday 8am to 12pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

****PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WANT TO ADOPT MAKE SURE YOU COME AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE WE CLOSE OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO ADOPT!**** We don't do rushed last minute adoptions, as statically they fail!

VISITATION TAKES AT LEAST 30 MINUTES, AND THE ADOPTION PAPERWORK TAKES ANOTHER 30 MINUTES.

If you have other dogs, please bring your dog for a meet and greet prior to adopting! No exceptions!

FEES
1. Dog Adoption
New Hanover County Residents $70 (includes one yr reg fee)
Out of county Residents $60 (no county fee required)
Includes: Spay/Neuter, Rabies vaccination, microchip, 1 set of routine vaccinations, 1 round of routine deworming, flea/tick treatment, leash and collar. DOES NOT INCLUDE PREVENTIVE CARE

2. Cat Adoption
New Hanover County Residents $70 (includes one yr reg fee)
Out of county Residents $60 (no county fee required)
Includes: Spay/Neuter, Rabies vaccination, microchip, 1 set of routine vaccinations, 1 round of routine deworming, flea/tick treatment, collar and card board cat carrier. DOES NOT INCLUDE PREVENTIVE CARE

3. Hamster Adoptions
All Residents $3.00
NO SUPPLIES OR CARRIERS ARE INCLUDED

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!**A430439StarSpayed FemaleAdult, 2 Years Old EST DOB 05/16/19Boxer Brown Brindle / WhiteWe...
06/07/2021

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!**

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Star
Spayed Female
Adult, 2 Years Old EST DOB 05/16/19
Boxer
Brown Brindle / White
Weight 55.2

. Sweet
. Busy
. Happy go Lucky
. Home with no cats

I am a busy, fun loving, inquisitive, kind of dog. I am looking for a companion that enjoys long walks at the beach and exploring the beauties of nature. I am tireless and high-spirited, but at the end of day I will always curl up by your side.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!**

A430439
Star
Spayed Female
Adult, 2 Years Old EST DOB 05/16/19
Boxer
Brown Brindle / White
Weight 55.2

. Sweet
. Busy
. Happy go Lucky
. Home with no cats

I am a busy, fun loving, inquisitive, kind of dog. I am looking for a companion that enjoys long walks at the beach and exploring the beauties of nature. I am tireless and high-spirited, but at the end of day I will always curl up by your side.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!!**A430025RemmyNeutered MaleAdult, 1 Year EST DOB 06/28/20Pitbull / BoxerWhiteWeight 50.0I...
06/07/2021

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!!**

A430025
Remmy
Neutered Male
Adult, 1 Year EST DOB 06/28/20
Pitbull / Boxer
White
Weight 50.0

I am smart, strong willed, and independent. I like being in charge, taking control, and being my own boss. However, I will listen to a companion that is willing to take charge and be leader of my pack. I am fun, loyal, and would like to be on this adventure with you called life.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other pets, please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!!**

A430025
Remmy
Neutered Male
Adult, 1 Year EST DOB 06/28/20
Pitbull / Boxer
White
Weight 50.0

I am smart, strong willed, and independent. I like being in charge, taking control, and being my own boss. However, I will listen to a companion that is willing to take charge and be leader of my pack. I am fun, loyal, and would like to be on this adventure with you called life.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other pets, please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

***FOR PARTNER RESCUE PULL ONLY!!***If you are a partner rescue please call the Shelter Supervisor at 910-798-7508 to co...
06/07/2021

***FOR PARTNER RESCUE PULL ONLY!!***

If you are a partner rescue please call the Shelter Supervisor at 910-798-7508 to coordinate the pull.

A427968
Gotti
Neutered Male
Adult, Est DOB 03/09/19
Boxer / Pit
Black
Weight 45.0

***FOR PARTNER RESCUE PULL ONLY!!***

If you are a partner rescue please call the Shelter Supervisor at 910-798-7508 to coordinate the pull.

A427968
Gotti
Neutered Male
Adult, Est DOB 03/09/19
Boxer / Pit
Black
Weight 45.0

Summer is coming up and did you know that too much sun exposure to dogs poses a risk of skin cancer in your pooch?.... A...
06/05/2021
Do You Know the Tell 'Tail' Signs of Canine Skin Cancer?

Summer is coming up and did you know that too much sun exposure to dogs poses a risk of skin cancer in your pooch?.... And depending on the color of your dog's fur, it can have a impact on your pup's risk factor. Dogs with lighter coat colors experience more sun damage to their skin and therefore are at higher risk of developing skin cancers that result from sun exposure. In an interesting twist, dogs with dark coats are more at risk of developing melanoma, which is a tumor that arises from the cells that produce pigmentation.

https://moffitt.org/endeavor/archive/do-you-know-the-tell-tail-signs-of-canine-skin-cancer/

According to the American Kennel Club, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of tumor found in dogs.

*ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!*A430143RexNeutered MaleAdult 2 Years Old, Est DOB 05/12/19Pitbull MixWhite / BlackWeight 5...
06/05/2021

*ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!*

A430143
Rex
Neutered Male
Adult 2 Years Old, Est DOB 05/12/19
Pitbull Mix
White / Black
Weight 58.0

I am smart, strong willed, and independent. I like being in charge, taking control, and being my own boss. However, I will listen to a companion that is willing to take charge and be leader of my pack. I am fun, loyal, and would like to be on this adventure with you called life.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!*

A430143
Rex
Neutered Male
Adult 2 Years Old, Est DOB 05/12/19
Pitbull Mix
White / Black
Weight 58.0

I am smart, strong willed, and independent. I like being in charge, taking control, and being my own boss. However, I will listen to a companion that is willing to take charge and be leader of my pack. I am fun, loyal, and would like to be on this adventure with you called life.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

A430721Spayed FemaleKiKiKitten 6 Months Old Est DOB Domestic ShorthairBlack / WhiteWeight 5.11I am very playful, curious...
06/04/2021

A430721
Spayed Female
KiKi
Kitten 6 Months Old Est DOB
Domestic Shorthair
Black / White
Weight 5.11

I am very playful, curious, and active. Every morning I awake bright eyed and busy tailed and ready to play the day away. I love chasing the red dot and I never seem to mind that I never catch it. My favorite time of the years is the season that a tree is planted indoors with shiny things dangling from the branches. The world is my playground!

Shelter team notes: Very spunky and playful! A ball of energy!

A430721
Spayed Female
KiKi
Kitten 6 Months Old Est DOB
Domestic Shorthair
Black / White
Weight 5.11

I am very playful, curious, and active. Every morning I awake bright eyed and busy tailed and ready to play the day away. I love chasing the red dot and I never seem to mind that I never catch it. My favorite time of the years is the season that a tree is planted indoors with shiny things dangling from the branches. The world is my playground!

Shelter team notes: Very spunky and playful! A ball of energy!

A430969LarryNeutered MaleAdult 5 Years Old, Est DOB 05/28/16Domestic ShorthairWhite / BlackI can be timid and a little s...
06/04/2021

A430969
Larry
Neutered Male
Adult 5 Years Old, Est DOB 05/28/16
Domestic Shorthair
White / Black

I can be timid and a little shy but I also exhibit behaviors such as being very active and playful too. At the shelter I hear them say that I am a persnickety kitty but I really have no idea what they mean by that. I noticed they say it when I look at them and ask if there was ever any food at the bottom of my empty bowl.

Shelter team notes: Wants to come up to front of cage but very nervous. If you sweet talk him he does want to interact. He is scared to death at the shelter. Somebody come get Larry!

A430969
Larry
Neutered Male
Adult 5 Years Old, Est DOB 05/28/16
Domestic Shorthair
White / Black

I can be timid and a little shy but I also exhibit behaviors such as being very active and playful too. At the shelter I hear them say that I am a persnickety kitty but I really have no idea what they mean by that. I noticed they say it when I look at them and ask if there was ever any food at the bottom of my empty bowl.

Shelter team notes: Wants to come up to front of cage but very nervous. If you sweet talk him he does want to interact. He is scared to death at the shelter. Somebody come get Larry!

A430695GimpyNeutered MaleAdult, 2 Years Est DOB 05/21/19Orange tabbyDomestic ShorthairI am sweet as pie, and I am just a...
06/04/2021

A430695
Gimpy
Neutered Male
Adult, 2 Years Est DOB 05/21/19
Orange tabby
Domestic Shorthair

I am sweet as pie, and I am just as playful as I am sweet! If you spend your time with me and I will be the most irresistible furry comedian in the world. I do not need much to keep me entertained but just give me a simple card board box to play in and I will be the happiest kitty in the world!

Shelter team notes: one leg is gimpy and he limps. He has been checked at a Vet prior to being placed up for adoption; and no fracture was found. However, sometimes walks like he doesn't want to bare weight on his leg.

A430695
Gimpy
Neutered Male
Adult, 2 Years Est DOB 05/21/19
Orange tabby
Domestic Shorthair

I am sweet as pie, and I am just as playful as I am sweet! If you spend your time with me and I will be the most irresistible furry comedian in the world. I do not need much to keep me entertained but just give me a simple card board box to play in and I will be the happiest kitty in the world!

Shelter team notes: one leg is gimpy and he limps. He has been checked at a Vet prior to being placed up for adoption; and no fracture was found. However, sometimes walks like he doesn't want to bare weight on his leg.

A430943MiloNeutered MaleAdult, 6 Years Old, Est DOB 05/27/15Domestic ShorthairBlack/WhiteI can be timid and a little shy...
06/04/2021

A430943
Milo
Neutered Male
Adult, 6 Years Old, Est DOB 05/27/15
Domestic Shorthair
Black/White

I can be timid and a little shy but I also exhibit behaviors such as being very active and playful too. At the shelter I hear them say that I am a persnickety kitty but I really have no idea what they mean by that. I noticed they say it when I look at them and ask if there was ever any food at the bottom of my empty bowl.

Shelter team notes: just a little nervous, not super shy.

A430943
Milo
Neutered Male
Adult, 6 Years Old, Est DOB 05/27/15
Domestic Shorthair
Black/White

I can be timid and a little shy but I also exhibit behaviors such as being very active and playful too. At the shelter I hear them say that I am a persnickety kitty but I really have no idea what they mean by that. I noticed they say it when I look at them and ask if there was ever any food at the bottom of my empty bowl.

Shelter team notes: just a little nervous, not super shy.

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!**A431251DixonNeutered MaleAdult, 5 Years Old EST DOB 07/04/15PitbullBlack / WhiteWeight -...
06/04/2021

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!**

A431251
Dixon
Neutered Male
Adult, 5 Years Old EST DOB 07/04/15
Pitbull
Black / White
Weight - Est 50-65 pounds

I am exciting and fun and the only thing missing is you. I have the energy and excitement to keep up with any adventure that you have in store for us. If you are looking for a companion to keep you on your feet; I am the one for you.

*very excited
*toy and food motivated

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

**ASK FOR ME I AM IN THE BACK!**

A431251
Dixon
Neutered Male
Adult, 5 Years Old EST DOB 07/04/15
Pitbull
Black / White
Weight - Est 50-65 pounds

I am exciting and fun and the only thing missing is you. I have the energy and excitement to keep up with any adventure that you have in store for us. If you are looking for a companion to keep you on your feet; I am the one for you.

*very excited
*toy and food motivated

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*Ask for me I am in the back!A431208LunaSpayed Female Adult, 1 Year EST DOB 02/15/20Dalmatian MixWhite / BlackWeight: Es...
06/02/2021

*Ask for me I am in the back!

A431208
Luna
Spayed Female
Adult, 1 Year EST DOB 02/15/20
Dalmatian Mix
White / Black
Weight: Est 50-65 pounds

*shy
*loving
*loyal

I am shy but magnetic. Life for me has not always been easy; so I am looking for a calm, patient companion that will help me grow into the dog I know I that am. With time I will bloom into a magnificent companion who will enjoy watching the sunset by your side.

Shelter team: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*Ask for me I am in the back!

A431208
Luna
Spayed Female
Adult, 1 Year EST DOB 02/15/20
Dalmatian Mix
White / Black
Weight: Est 50-65 pounds

*shy
*loving
*loyal

I am shy but magnetic. Life for me has not always been easy; so I am looking for a calm, patient companion that will help me grow into the dog I know I that am. With time I will bloom into a magnificent companion who will enjoy watching the sunset by your side.

Shelter team: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*Ask for me I am in the back!A431195BentleyNeutered MaleAdult, 14 Months EST DOB 04/03/20Pitbull / Labrador Retriever Mi...
06/02/2021

*Ask for me I am in the back!

A431195
Bentley
Neutered Male
Adult, 14 Months EST DOB 04/03/20
Pitbull / Labrador Retriever Mix
Chocolate / White
Weight 45.0

. Shy
. warms up quickly
. Likes to be by your side
. Sweet

I am active, energetic, and ready to go. I am looking for a companion that enjoys the outdoors. I will keep you busy outside hiking, running, boating, whatever your heart desires. I will always be by your side keeping up with your every move, and at the end of the day I will still have energy to play.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*Ask for me I am in the back!

A431195
Bentley
Neutered Male
Adult, 14 Months EST DOB 04/03/20
Pitbull / Labrador Retriever Mix
Chocolate / White
Weight 45.0

. Shy
. warms up quickly
. Likes to be by your side
. Sweet

I am active, energetic, and ready to go. I am looking for a companion that enjoys the outdoors. I will keep you busy outside hiking, running, boating, whatever your heart desires. I will always be by your side keeping up with your every move, and at the end of the day I will still have energy to play.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*Ask for me I am in the back!A430997ChapoNeutered MaleAdult, 5 Years Old EST DOB 05/28/16Doberman / German Shepard MixBr...
06/02/2021

*Ask for me I am in the back!

A430997
Chapo
Neutered Male
Adult, 5 Years Old EST DOB 05/28/16
Doberman / German Shepard Mix
Brown / White
Weight 46.0

I am shy but magnetic. Life for me has not always been easy; so I am looking for a calm, patient companion that will help me grow into the dog I know I that am. With time I will bloom into a magnificent companion who will enjoy watching the sunset by your side.

. Shy
. Needs a clam home
. Sweet/loving

Shelter Team Notes: Meet and Greet required. Needs a home with NO other animals or small kids

*Ask for me I am in the back!

A430997
Chapo
Neutered Male
Adult, 5 Years Old EST DOB 05/28/16
Doberman / German Shepard Mix
Brown / White
Weight 46.0

I am shy but magnetic. Life for me has not always been easy; so I am looking for a calm, patient companion that will help me grow into the dog I know I that am. With time I will bloom into a magnificent companion who will enjoy watching the sunset by your side.

. Shy
. Needs a clam home
. Sweet/loving

Shelter Team Notes: Meet and Greet required. Needs a home with NO other animals or small kids

*Ask for me I am in the back!*A430525MazieSpayed FemaleAdult 2 Years Old, Est DOB 05/28/19Labrador Retriever MixChocolat...
06/02/2021

*Ask for me I am in the back!*

A430525
Mazie
Spayed Female
Adult 2 Years Old, Est DOB 05/28/19
Labrador Retriever Mix
Chocolate / White
Weight 47.0

shy
. sweet
. happy go lucky

I am shy but magnetic. Life for me has not always been easy; so I am looking for a calm, patient companion that will help me grow into the dog I know I that am. With time I will bloom into a magnificent companion who will enjoy watching the sunset by your side.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

*Ask for me I am in the back!*

A430525
Mazie
Spayed Female
Adult 2 Years Old, Est DOB 05/28/19
Labrador Retriever Mix
Chocolate / White
Weight 47.0

shy
. sweet
. happy go lucky

I am shy but magnetic. Life for me has not always been easy; so I am looking for a calm, patient companion that will help me grow into the dog I know I that am. With time I will bloom into a magnificent companion who will enjoy watching the sunset by your side.

Shelter team notes: Meet and greet required. If you have other dogs please bring them to meet prior to adopting.

Address

180 Division Dr
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 15:45
Tuesday 11:00 - 15:45
Wednesday 23:00 - 15:45
Thursday 11:00 - 15:45
Friday 11:00 - 15:45
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(910) 798-7500

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Thank you, thank you NHCSO for our new baby, we have named her Sierra
This little girl has been on Wayne Dr., Wilmington for a few weeks and may be from the vicinity near Forest Hills, Beaumont, Mercer Ave. or maybe Brookwood. No chip, no name tag. Message me if you know where she belongs.
We adopted this personality plus(!) kitty about a month ago. I'm SO glad we did! She has brought so much energy, joy, and fun to our household and to our two other cats. She's adapting to our home wonderfully. We just love her to pieces! SO glad we stopped by Animal Control to consider adopting there.
Could I donate this to anyone local..hate to throw it away ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Our girl's 1st bday we adopted late December thanks to you New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค Plus we take her for 6 wk training at Petsmart starting next Tuesday so excited. They will be impressed because she's already very smart but very lively ~~~
I keep hoping someone will find our Pete, missing since January 12th - he is microchipped
Do you still need newspapers?
We truly enjoyed working with the staff here and are very happy with our new little girl Rosie! She has a new name "Wilma" (Wilma from Wilmington)!This little girl made a long car ride back to Maryland on her first day, like a pro, and seems to be loving her new life. She has learned to sit (sometimes) in just 4 days!
LaBelle (listed as a Beagle, but actually a Harrier) has been with me for 18 days. She's settling in very well. Still a bit skittish around new people, but loves car rides, running rings around the back yard, and of course, getting her face and ears rubbed while wagging her tail fast enough to possibly take flight! I am grateful to the animal control officer who brought her to my attention. She is perfect for me and, hopefully, I am perfect for her.
Hi Wilmington friends and neighbors, I'm posting this for my neighbor across the street here on Emberwood Road in the Weatherwood subdivision. She was getting ready to take her dog out and had just put his leash on. As they were walking out the door a loud crash of fireworks went off and he took off from her. Below is his description and contact information (sorry no photo): Lost dog: His name is Koa. Male brindle colored Dutch Shepherd. Very sweet and loving. Fireworks scared him. Leash still attached. Please call 910-233-4444 if found. 6719 Emberwood Rd. Weatherwood subdivision.