0 Northampton County Animal Shelter
225 Animal Shelter Lane,
Landfill Rd,
Jackson,
NC, 27845

Phone: 252-534-1125
E-mail: kristy.jones@nhcnc.net

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm except holidays, viewing by appointment only
Closed Saturday and Sunday
NOTE: You will need to call the shelter on 252-534-1125 to make an appointment to meet a pet.

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Lost and Found Pets are featured on our Facebook Page

We are in URGENT need of local fosters for dogs, puppies, cats or kittens. Fostering saves lives! We will set you up with rescues who will provide everything needed for the animal. They cover vetting, food, and supplies. The main job of the foster is to take care of the animal while it is waiting to be transferred to a rescue, or adopted. We are a small shelter with only 8 runs and need space for dogs coming in. We can help more animals if we have fosters to look after our animals until they are placed elsewhere. You DO NOT have to live in Northampton County. If you want to help save animals and are not sure how, this is a huge way to help! The foster has the choice of what type of animal or animals they are willing to foster: dog, cat, puppies, or kittens. Please call the shelter on 252-534-1125 to learn more. If no answer, please leave a message.

Who we are
We are a small shelter in the North of North Carolina on the border with South Virginia. We have only 8 runs and need space for dogs coming in. We are need of rescues, adopters, and foster homes. Usually with adoptions and our Rescue partners, we can get everyone out eventually. We have dogs that have been with us a little while and need homes! We have employees who work with the animals on a regular basis, full days Monday-Friday to test, house-train, leash train, and get to know any issues with these dogs and cats. They are worked with one on one, and we have a good idea what they need, so you will be well informed. If you are interested in one of our furbabies, please call and leave a voicemail to set up an appointment or message our Facebook page. The Northampton County NC Animal Shelter is a county facilty operated Northampton County Animal Control under the requirements of the Code of the North Carolina. Animals are held in accordance with state requirements, until redeemed by the owner, adopted, For more information see the Northampton County Animal Control website.

Lost your dog?
Stray dogs without identication are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs with identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs are featured on the Northampton County Animal Services Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your dog.

Find the right dog for you
When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Please Donate to Help the Dogs
We need towels, blankets, hard and soft dog food, basic cleaning supplies and dog beds. We also have an Amazon Wishlist. See our Donation Page for other items we can use. You can also donate to our Spay/Neuter Fund. For more information about how you can donate, see our Donation Page. On behalf of the dogs thank you.

No Squeeky Toys Please
Toys that make a noise when you squeeze them can encourage some dogs to be aggressive towards young children because they squeek too. The device that makes the noise is usually small and can be harmful if swallowed. Some toys of this type contain a small battery which is poisonous if the dog eats it. The best toys are tuggers, tennis balls and hard chew toys that cannot be ripped apart.

Keep your dog in the family


Visiting Northampton County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 252-534-1125 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.
Location Map of Jackson, NC



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