Before you contact us, please read through the following:
- Owner Surrenders: Due to the overwhelming number of homeless pit bulls in animal shelters, Carolina Care Bullies is unable to accept owned or stray dogs into our program at this time. We are aware that, due to the present economy, there are unfortunately many people looking to rehome their pets. If you feel you need to find a new home for your dog, we suggest looking at pbrc.net for tips on steps to take to find an appropriate home for your pet.
- Stray Dogs: If you have found a stray pit bull-type dog, please contact your local and surrounding county shelters to report a found dog. We are solid proponents of making sure that the original owner has an opportunity to find their pet. Even if the dog seems injured or thin, you do not know the circumstances of their condition, which could have happened after the dog left possession of the owner. Some shelters will allow you to put a hold on the dog so that, after the mandatory stray hold, the dog can be released back into your possession to help them find a home. Please be aware that some North Carolina counties will not adopt pit bulls to the general public, meaning that the dog will be euthanized after the mandatory stray hold. For a variety of reasons, shelter staff may not share this information in the event that you bring a dog to their facility. Some of these shelters will network to rescues, but due to limited foster space, we are only able to help an extremely small percentage of dogs we are contacted about.NC shelters with a “no-adopt” pit bull policies:Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control
City of Dunn
New Hanover County
We understand that there can be extenuating circumstances that may prevent you from caring for and housing a stray dog. If you have exhausted all options and find yourself located within one of the above “no-adopt” areas, consider surrendering the dog to another nearby shelter. Adding 15 minutes of travel time may be the difference between life and death for a friendly, adoptable pit bull you have found.
- Out-of-State Requests: Due to the overwhelming number of homeless pit bulls in our own North Carolina shelters, Carolina Care Bullies is unable to accept out-of-state dogs. Keeping our efforts local allows us to maximize resources for the dogs within our borders.
- Courtesy Listings: If you are a shelter or rescuer who needs assistance with placing a dog, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state the reason for your email; attach clear, positive photos; and include a biography of the dog.Our courtesy listings will receive:1) A collage-style flyer created by a CCB volunteer to be placed on our Facebook page2) Rotation on our Facebook page as “Courtesy Listing of the Day”
Though our volunteers are happy to offer guidance in screening potential adopters, you will be the primary contact responsible for responding to interested parties and ultimately placing the dog in a new home.Only spayed or neutered pit bull-type dogs without a bite history will be considered for a courtesy listing. Animal-related aggression is permitted as long as you offer full disclosure. We encourage you to ask our assistance and advice in matters related to animal-aggression so we can help find your dog the appropriate home without limiting the scope of potential adopters.
For all other inquiries, please send an email to email@example.com and we will make every effort to respond within 48 hours.