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We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully. Because it is imperative that we be able to continue to care for our dogs, it is important for us to keep our staff and volunteers healthy. We are making the following changes effective IMMEDIATELY.

We are closed to the general public. We are not open for drop in visitors. Dogs that are currently available for adoption are on our website, Please check there for a specific dog’s availability. We will be open by appointment only during our normal business hours. To make an appointment to see a specific dog, please call 910-845-7297 Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. 

If you have already sent in an application, our Adoption Team has been in touch with you or will be regarding how we are proceeding. If you have questions regarding an existing application, please send your question to

All of us at Paws Place appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We hope that everyone continues to stay mindful of this current emergency situation. Please stay safe and healthy.