Are you part of a local rescue group?  Contact us to find out how we can help with discounts for foster pets and newly adopted dogs!

Ever wonder what happens to shelter dogs that are not perfect, are considered too young, too old, too sick or who have special needs?


Traditionally, these animals were automatically euthanized at area shelters. However, today, Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation exists to give many of these animals a second chance, too! CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. CCRF has saved the lives of over 3,000 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. CCRF assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in our city – the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters.


These are the angels who saved ME........ Riley!



In May 2008, Monty's Home received state approval to start its Pawsitive Partners Prison Program (PPPP) the first companion dog prison training program in Southeastern North Carolina, the largest in the state.  Dogs from local shelters are temperament tested, spay/neutered and then enter prison for eight weeks of obedience training by specially selected inmates.

Homeless animals are an ongoing problem in society. Most people are unaware of the number of animals that are euthanized every year. Many of these animals are lost because there are too few people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal. Additionally many animals when surrendered, are in need of emergency and serious medical care. Due to a lack of resources, these animals are often quickly destroyed. While there are many excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat and injured or ill pet until it is well enough to be placed up for adoption. That is why Atlantic Animal Hospital established the Coastal Animal Rescue Effort apart from other rescue organizations. The mission of C.A.R.E. is to treat these needy animals, restore their health, and find them loving new homes

located in the Historical Cotton Exchange on the Riverfront in Downtown Wilmington, Coastal Paws is your neighborhood Pet Store. We strive to offer fun, unique, and quality products, many of which are locally made. We carry an array of pet supplies, accessories, tasty & healthy treats, and fun gifts that any pet lover would cherish. Drop in and visit us…oh, and your fur-baby is welcome too! We love having our 4-legged friends shop with us!

339 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28403