We love our pets as family, and Moore County is not only kid friendly but also pet friendly, offering excellent resources to keep the family pet healthy and happy. Remember, Moore County house pets need to be registered; contact your local government offices for more information.

Dogs, Cats… and other household pets

Moore County has several animal shelters to assist with placing pets in loving homes. Many of the shelters have no-kill policies and requirements for individuals looking to adopt. These shelters also host various fundraisers and adoption fairs throughout the year.

Animal Shelters & Organizations

Animal Control Center

5235 Hwy. 15-501, Carthage, NC 28327 – (910) 947-2858


Moore Humane Society

5355 NC Hwy. 22, Carthage, NC 28327- (910) 947-2631


Sandhills Animal Rescue League, Inc.

396 Thomas Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281 – (910) 974-4468


Solutions for Animals

P.O. Box 2062, Southern Pines, NC 28388 – (910) 875-7244


Animal Advocates of Moore County, Inc.

P.O. Box 3399, Pinehurst, NC 28374 – (910) 944-5098



Moore County is a haven for equestrian enthusiasts. Equestrian communities, clubs and organizations provide horse lovers with a haven of resources including professional trainers, tack shops, veterinarians and feed shops. Additionally, equine lovers are fortunate to have a major college of veterinary medicine right in their backyards.

NC State Equine Health Center

6405 US Hwy 1 N., Southern Pines, NC 28387


The Equine Health Center at Southern Pines (EHC-SP), located in Southern Pines, NC, is a satellite facility of the NC State University’s (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine. The Center offers educational seminars, quarantine, rehabilitation, diagnostic testing, stallion auction, specialty services, and an information center for horse owners.

NC Horse Council

4904 Walters Edge Dr., Suite 290, Raleigh, NC 27606


The NC Horse Council exists to further the interests of the equine community in all 100 counties of North Carolina — through education, communication and representation. The non-profit organization is composed of volunteers and groups from all breeds and types of horse activities, without bias, The organization’s website consists of wide range of information including emergency evacuation proceeds and trailer rules, regulations and license requirements.

US Equine Rescue League, Sandhills Chapter

userl.org or geocities.com/sandhills_region/homepage

The Sandhills Chapter of the US Equine Rescue League is a non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. This chapter actively rescues abused, neglected or endangered

equines, provides rehabilitation and finds them homes in the region. Horses are available for adoption and foster care, and volunteers are greatly needed.

The Carolina Horse Park

2814 Montrose Rd., Raeford, NC 28376


The Carolina Horse Park at Five Points, is a national and international equestrian competitions center hosting an array of world-class events include the Stoneybrook Steeplechase. The park sits on 250 acres of beautiful farm land, approximately 12 miles south of Southern Pines. With flat fields and expansive wooded areas, the park is perfect for show jumping dressage, racing and eventing.