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
Visit our Available Dogs page to meet them all.

Click on the picture below to go to their bio.
"Our lives begin to end the day
we become silent
about the things that matter."
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.
Donations are desperately needed for foster Chico. He has just been diagnosed with a medially luxated patella, which most likely will require surgery.  He has been for evaluation by the regular veterinarian and had x-rays but now he needs to see a specialist and go from there.  No donation is too small and we want to get Chico the help he needs as soon as possible.

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
Did you adopt from us?
Send us an email with your "Happy Tails" story
and some pictures of your pal enjoying
his/her new home and family.

Email to:
The Power of ONE makes a difference.
Want to make a difference?
Do one small act for another.
It's contagious ... give it a try.
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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)
Chico Needs Your Help!
BIG THANKS to Wilmington Fur Ball for their donation toward our medical expenses
We're honored to have Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington as a rescue partner. Your rescue code is "RPSF66". Each time a customer places an order with us and enters your rescue code, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to you (20% of proceeds from collars, bandanas, tags, leashes, snoods, and 10% of proceeds from other products).
Sunburst Foundation will be selling packs of cards to help raise funds for our medical bills. The cards come in different sizes, amounts and prices.  Here are some of the designs we presently have, and more to come. Please let us know if you are interested in a purchase. All the dogs pictured are actual fosters in rescue looking for their "furever" families.

Please contact us by email for further information at

Donations can also be made directly to our veterinarian offices to the Sunburst Foundation account, Hanover Regional 910-791-1446 and Rocky Point Animal Hospital 910-602-6633.

We purchased a van, but have car payments, insurance, general upkeep that uses up a lot of our funds so any donations toward these costs, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated
Our Greeting Cards are now being sold at 2 local retailers:
Zeetlegoos in Southport and
Gonzo's Animal House in Oak Island.
We are partnering with Teddy the Dog and will be selling some of their items.
Click HERE to see a few examples of what they sell
Saturday December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Home Design Outlet of Leland-The Market

Visit our EVENTS Page for more details.

Sunburst Foundation will be using the proceeds from the sale of Tastefully Simple products to fund
Low-Cost/Free Spay/Neuter Programs
We really need to stop this sad cycle.