Sunburst Foundation has been a Nonprofit Canine Rescue since 2003.  While we are still rescuing canines on a small scale, we have concentrated our efforts the past few years in proactive approach.  This entails looking at the “Big Picture” and realizing that unless we stop the in-flow of homeless cats and dogs into municipal shelters, we will never be able to provide rescue to them all.  Sunburst Foundation had a very successful grant program
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We have some very loveable companions waiting for their new home
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Our rescue efforts exists because of your generous donations.  There is no donation too small
Need Pet Boarding?

A Dogs Dream Kennel
has fostered many homeless canines over the years.  Some of these have been Sunburst Foundation canines ... Wolfgang, Jerry, Jai, Lola, Ted, to name a few.

They are making this special offer:
"Any dog that has been adopted from a rescue or animal control within the past year receives $20 off their first stay at A Dogs Dream Kennel."

Contact them directly to make arrangements for your pet's next overnight boarding needs.

through an anonymous benefactor in which $5000 was used to provide spay/neuter services to around 50 canines.  These were owned canines only and targeted for this grant meaning that they were among the biggest contributors to canine overpopulation in the Pender County area.

As the verse goes, “Helping one dog won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that dog.”  This is how our community can work together to make this a reality, 1 pet at a time.
Due to the prevalence of heartworm disease in our area of the country, heartworm treatment
is both costly and time intensive. 

Visit our Special Medical Needs page to see how you can help.
Beau would like to invite you to come visit
our Happy Tails page. We are celebrating
every day for finding our new Forever Home
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Send us an email with your "Happy Tails" story
and some pictures of your pal enjoying
his/her new home and family.

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Many Thanks to
Dog Tag Art
for donating these
tags for our rescue
dogs to wear
(hover to see reverse side)
Cinco de Bow wow was a big success and thanks for their generous donation
Koto Needs Your Help!
Big Thanks to Pawz in the Park for a wonderful event.
Candy Man
Tiger is a 5 year old gray & white tabby who was in a group of cats who were taken to the shelter after their owner passed away.  He and his brother Candy Man are in a foster home but would really love a home of their own for the New Year.    Tiger is up to date, neutered, FIV/FEV negative, and a sweet, loving cat.  He had been previously neutered and was a house cat.

Candy Man is a 5 year old gray & white tabby and is thought to be the brother of Tiger.  He ended up at the shelter with a group of cats from the home when his owner passed away.  He was already neutered and had lived as a house cat.  He is also up to date with vaccines, FEV/FIV negative and looking for a committed family.

They can be adopted out separately but we would really love to see them go to a committed home together.
One of the biggest expenses for our rescue is dog food.  We have been using Evolve which can be purchased at our local Harris Teeter.  We are really happy with this food and it is good quality food at a great price.  We generally use the chicken, or the grain-free salmon, or turkey.

For more information on donating please contact us.