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Lt. J.J. Brewer













Captain B.D. Blackmon

 Division Commander


Lieutenant D. Biddle


910-798-7500 Main

910-341-4349 FAX


180 Division Drive, Wilmington, NC


Hours of Operation

M-F 8:00-5:00

Sat 10:00-2:00


 Here are this weeks adoptions at the Animal Services Unit




The Animal Services Unit desires to provide the best possible homes for our available animals. Be sure you are ready for the responsibility of a new pet before you take one home. They deserve a family that will care for all their needs for as long as they live, which could be several decades in some cases. The adoption cost is a $60 non-refundable fee. * You must also pay the $10 County registration fee which is payable at the time of adoption


Animals may be adopted from the shelter between noon and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

All animals have been spayed or neutered prior to being placed in our adoption area. They have also received routine vaccinations and deworming for hooks and rounds. Dogs are not tested for heartworms. Adoptive owners are responsible for rabies vaccinations.

Are You Ready for a New Pet?

  • Do I have the extra time needed to properly care for an animal?
  • Can I afford the extra costs of being a pet owner such as vet bills, food, medication, toys, grooming and more?
  • Am I renting? If YES, am I aware of any animal restrictions, such as breed or weight? Will there be additional costs added to my lease?
  • Do I have any other pets? If so, will the animals get along with each other?
  • Will I be able to provide a stable and loving home for a pet for the next 10-20 years?

Available pets may be viewed at one of the following sites: 


Adoption Refund Policy

Refunds for adoptions may be granted if the following conditions are met:

1.  The adopted animal is returned

2.  The adopted animal is examined by a veterinarian within five working days from the adoption date and a health    problem is noted.

3.  The adoptee produces either a handwritten note or a computer generated report from the veterinarian stating the findings and date examined.

The amount of refund will be the total of adoption fee and county license fee, if purchased and returned. The adoptee is responsible for any charges by the veterinarian.