Hope Animal Rescue’s mission is to protect and find good homes for abandoned or neglected companion animals. We advocate for dogs and their welfare while cultivating outreach initiatives to further the bond between people and their pets.


Hope Animal Rescue’s vision is to create a community where 100% of adoptable dogs find loving homes. We aspire to become a community where no pet dies due to overpopulation in shelters and rescues.


Our mission at Hope Animal Rescue is to protect and find good homes for abandoned and neglected dogs in North Carolina and advocate for their welfare while cultivating outreach initiatives to further the bond between people and pets. While rescue and animal welfare work provide a service to the community’s pets, rescue is just as much a service to its people. We cannot adequately serve our community if all are not represented, respected, and treated equitably.

To that end, we know that there is still a lot of work to effectively serve pet lovers in the Triangle and across the state.

We evaluate our organization and policies to ensure our adoption, fostering, and volunteering programs are accessible and welcoming to all. To us, being inclusive means frequently re-evaluating policies to promote an inclusive path to adoption, proactively connecting with and engaging people of color and marginalized groups across our programs and in leadership roles, and ensuring our programs are reflective of the make-up of our community in the Triangle.

We will also continue to expand our community assistance and advocacy efforts to support pet owners who are experiencing financial insecurity, housing issues, or other hardships that disproportionately affect people of color. Animal rescue is not exempt from the effects of systemic racism and institutional discrimination, and it is part of our service to the community to ensure access and representation are equitable.


We are an all-volunteer run organization. We were founded in 2013 by Cathy and Ashley Threadingham, a mother-daughter duo. Since then, we’ve grown tremendously and we have foster dogs in homes across the Triangle region. Meet our current board of directors!


It’s no secret that rescue is expensive work. Monetary donations help us provide resources to give compassionate care to hundreds of animals who enter our rescue each year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us save lives.

Purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List is a great way to help homeless dogs directly. From necessities like food, crates, and leashes to helpful toys and treats to help dogs get comfortable in their new foster homes, your gift will help a vulnerable dog survive and thrive.

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AmazonSmile is a simple and free way to turn your online purchases into lifesaving donations. When you shop at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience – but Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Hope Animal Rescue.

When you use AmazonSmile to shop online and choose Hope Animal Rescue as your supported charitable organization, you help the dogs in our organization who need it the most. All donations, dollar for dollar, are used to fight against homelessness, provide community assistance, fund emergency surgery, and much more for the dogs in our rescue.

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Thank you for supporting our lifesaving efforts!