T.A.R.A.Where every paw has a story.
Choose adoption...and change a life forever
Your support makes a differenceHelp us save lives
and make happy tails!


Visit with our pets ready for adoption. Come and find your new best friend!


Since 2014 we have saved nearly 10,000 animals – all because of our fosters.


Every little bit counts!
Your genereous donation helps animals in need.


With your help, we can save even more animals. Remember, every paw counts!

Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of homeless pets in central North Carolina, our mission is clear: One by one… Until there are none.

As a non-profit, no-kill, foster-based rescue, we are passionately committed to securing loving, permanent homes for the homeless animals of Hoke and Cumberland Counties, along with the surrounding areas. Our adoption process, accompanied by a modest fee of $175 (for dogs) and $100 (for cats), covers essential services such as spaying or neutering, microchipping, rabies vaccination, and all age-appropriate vaccinations.

We regularly rescue animals from shelters in Cumberland, Hoke, and Moore counties, striving to make a lasting impact on their lives. Please note that, due to various legal considerations, we are unable to accept owner surrenders or public drop-offs. Our ultimate goal echoes in our commitment: to rescue homeless and abandoned animals one by one, until there are none.

A heartfelt thank you extends to our valued partners, SNAP-NC, for their support with the Hoke 50, Cross Creek Subaru for championing the cause of pets, and Pet Smart for their awesome contributions.

Join us in our journey to create a brighter future for these deserving animals. Together, we can make a lasting impact and transform their lives, one paw at a time.

Are you looking for a new companion?

View our featured pets and all our animals ready for adoption!

Upcoming Events

Meet & Greet – Cat Adoption Event
Every Saturday at the Skibo Rd. PetSmart from 11 am to 3 pm

Meet & Greet – Dog Adoption Event
Every Saturday at the Skibo Rd. PetSmart from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Additional Meet & Greets available by appointment


Thank you to our partners whose support makes our work possible