Red Barn Rescue
Who are we?
Red Barn Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving dogs and puppies from shelter euthanasia in North Carolina. Most of the dogs in our rescue are saved from high kill shelters, some were homeless and abandoned. We are volunteer run, and take pride in adopting wonderful dogs into loving homes.
Find out who we are and what we do
Red Barn Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer-supported dog rescue organization serving Clayton NC, Johnston County and the surrounding area. We are principally dedicated to rescuing adoptable dogs who are at high risk for euthanasia in public animal shelters. On a case-by-case basis, we also take in stray dogs and those surrendered to us due to the hardships of their families who can no longer care for them (in order to keep them from being surrendered to the shelter, where they would be at risk for euthanasia).
Dogs in the care of Red Barn Rescue are spayed or neutered (when age-appropriate), receive all appropriate vaccinations, veterinary care and treatment (including heartworm treatment, if needed), and are kept current on flea/tick and heartworm preventative. As finances allow, we occasionally are able to provide financial assistance to private parties by funding spay/neuter services to prevent overpopulation.
We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption application review process that includes contacting veterinary references of the applicant. We pride ourselves on taking considerable care in finding the best match of the approved applicants and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of associated with adopting a dog.
Our rescue remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process. Any dog adopted through our rescue that turns out not to be a good match or for whatever reason cannot stay in their adopted home, is welcomed back into the rescue.
We are determined to keep administrative expenses low so that every dollar taken in through adoption proceeds and donations goes directly to the care of the dogs. Our volunteers work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those still waiting for homes by fostering, dog-walking and cleaning, providing recreation and training time for the dogs in our care.
Finally, we strive to work with animal shelters and other rescue organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets, to lower euthanasia rates in area shelters and to reduce the pet population by promoting spay/neuter services.
What People Say
“Great rescue. Works with each dog so they reach their potential. Caring and loving. Very thorough with adoption process to insure all the dogs go to great homes.”
Sharon HargravesJanuary 4, 2020
“I had a spectacular experience adopting from Red Barn Rescue! You can tell how much these people love dogs and how important this work is to them.”
Katherine TaylorJuly 31, 2019
“The owner not only takes great care of the dogs, she places them very carefully. Goes over the applications and calls all references.”
Lori KleinOctober 29, 2018
Joni SilvermanOctober 18, 2018
“The ease of adopting trough Red Barn Pups was effortless! I appreciate that they want to make sure your current animals (we already had one dog) are up to date on shots and to inspect the home; It shows they care about what they’re doing.”