Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
We have so many calls our voice mail is often full. You can text but with so many texts it is hard to respond. We have 400+ applications at this time. We do look at each one, but as unpaid volunteers with jobs (we have to pay our bills) and families (yes, we have those too), we are limited in how quickly we can process them. A lot of time is spent with messaging. It is best to fill out the Adoption Application Form.
- Our adoptions are not first-come, first-served. Adoptions are based on what is best for the individual animal.
- Starting April 1, 2021 adoptions are $175 for dogs over 7 months and starting $200 for puppies 7 months and under, which includes updated vaccinations, heartworm testing (over 6 months), spay/neuter as required, and microchipping.
- We do vet checks, reference checks, and home checks as well as background checks for pit bulls and pit mixes.
- Our animals are inside family members and are not to be left alone outside.
- We try very hard to have the animals socialized so they can become loving family members. But it is hard to do since we have had to stop the 'pack walks' due to COVID.
- Many of our animals have been abandoned, abused, etc. and must have families that will be patient and give the animal time to adjust.
- Any animal that does not work out for whatever reason must be returned to a member of Rainbow Animal Rescue. They cannot be turned over to Animal Control, SPCA, etc.
- Remember dogs cannot be left unattended in the yard. Especially small dogs - hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey see them as dinner.
- Any other animals living with the family must be inside animals (i.e., cats).
- All other animals must be neutered/spayed.
Information on what happens when you apply to adopt a dog.
If you are interested in adopting one (or more) of our dogs please fill out our application form. Note: An incomplete form may delay adoption or even result in someone with a completed form adopting the dog you want.
If you are interested in helping us by looking after one of our dogs until we find it a home please fill out our foster home application form.
The animals are housed in our adoption center in Halfax, NC and in foster homes around the Roanoke Rapids, NC area.
The Adoption Center is at 54 Dogpound Road, Halifax, just off 903 near the 4H facility, first building on the right.
Click here to see the NEW OPENING HOURS
Click on the Find Us link for directions to Halifax and Roanoke Rapids.
View more dogs available for adoption in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax, NC on our Petfinder list.
View dogs available for adoption in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax, NC on our Adopt-a-Pet page.
TBR in Raleigh, NC rescue Beagles from Halifax County Animal Control.
Some advice to think about before rehoming a dog.
Resources to help you train a dog that cannot hear you.
Links to other organisations needing your help.
Fundraising Events in aid of Rainbow Animal Rescue NC.
On our Facebook page
you will find photo's of rescued dogs and cats, news of events, requests for assistance, details of lost and found dogs
and news of pets in their forever homes.
Many of the animals we rescue have health issues. We need funds for boarding, vetting, heartworm treatment,
and transportation to rescues. Any donation will help save a life.
Halifax County Animal Control has recently opened their doors to adoption and rescue. Your help is urgently needed.
3180 W. 5th Street,
Lumberton, NC 28358. Phone: 910-738-8282.
Providing Clinical, Home Health, Hospice, Nutrition, Health Education, Environmental Health, and Animal Control services to Halifax County residents.
Animal Control Officers will pick up stray dogs and cats on public property or on private property when reported. If the animal has tags, every reasonable effort is made to contact the owner to come and pick up the animal at the shelter. It is County policy that the animal is to be held at the shelter for a minimum of one week. If the owner is not located the pet is offered for adoption or put to sleep. ID tags help locate owners. In some cases, wanted pets have been destroyed at the shelter because the owner was identified too late.
Dogs needing homes at Northampton County Animal Shelter, Jackson, NC.
Dogs desperatly needing homes at Nash County Animal Control Shelter, Nashville, NC.