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Without fostering, there can be no rescue. Every year we save the lives of over 500 pets.



Every little bit counts! Your generous donation helps animals most in need.


Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s original mission is to save animals from euthanasia in the Haywood County Animal Shelter, because when we started, more than 50 animals per week were being put down because of lack of space.

Now that the Haywood County Animal Shelter has achieved no-kill status, it is our goal to make sure they are able to maintain that record. We now have more hard-to-place and longer term animals in our care, and we provide assistance to the shelter with on-site adoptions.

Recent News

Sam & Dean

By Fred Strohm | July 27, 2021

“Hi. Just wanted to send a picture of the 2 lovely boys we adopted back on 2-20-20. They are thriving and happy, and we couldn’t love them more.”


By Fred Strohm | July 5, 2021

It’s almost been a year, can’t believe it! Just wanted to send a pic of Yona’s first trip to the beach. Thank you again!Hope y’all have a wonderful 4th of […]

July Pet of the Month – Misty

By Fred Strohm | June 30, 2021

Misty, our beautiful, intelligent Sarge rescue, has blossomed into a sweet, gentle member of our family. She was rescued from an extremely disturbing environment. She was fearful of noises and […]

Upcoming Events

16th Annual Dog Walk

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

10 – 5000

Sarge’s 16th Annual Dog Walk is planned for 9:00 am on Saturday, August 7, 2021. With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, SARGE’S continues to save and place lost and abandoned animals of Western North Carolina. and WE NEED …

Mountain Makers Craft Market

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Canton Farmers Market

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We are happy to announce that Sarges adoptable dogs will be on site at the Smathers Farmers & Public Market on September 9,2021 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Please stop by and meet some of our sweet furry-friends!

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Donate Today

We rely on the generosity of private donors and business sponsors to care for Sarge animals and place them in loving and responsible homes. Learn how you can donate to help the pets in our area.