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 Who we are

Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, better known as Pitt Friends, is a non-profit group that was set up to help the animals at the high kill shelter in Pitt County. We help with many things at the shelter and we also have foster homes that pull animals from the shelter to keep them until good homes are found. We are a very small group and can always use volunteers! If you would like to see all the animals we have up for adoption please visit our Petfinder site at http://www.pittfriends.petfinder.com/

Please note that Pitt Friends does not have a central location.  We are comprised of individual foster homes.  Given the amount of dogs/cats that come into the shelter on a daily basis, we are unable to pull directly from the public.

 Our Mission

Working to save animals from the shelter(s) is the goal of Pitt Friends. Many dogs and cats spend many months at the shelter waiting for their forever homes.  Many rabbits come to shelters needing a safe place to go since most shelters are not properly equipped to tend to rabbits needs.  They become quite happy waiting for their forever home while in foster care.  They are very grateful for the volunteers and foster homes of Pitt Friends.  Without them, many of the dogs, cats and rabbits may never know life outside the shelter.  And remember...with every foster dog, cat or rabbit adopted, that allows a foster home to pull a new dog or cat from the shelter into foster care.  Its a win-win situation!!

Adoption Fair

Pitt Friends is almost always out at Petco on the weekends. Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00 and most Sunday's from 2:00 to 5:00. We take dogs and cats from our foster program as well as dogs and cats from the Pitt County Animal Shelter.  So come out and visit us at Petco in Greenville, NC. The dogs and cats would love to see you!

**Starting in September Pitt Friends will be at Saturday's Home Games for ECU Football**

Come out to support the rescue and purchase a piece of pizza from Papa John's. 

 Puppy Pampering @ Wizards

6250 Hwy 11 South

Ayden, NC

Saturday, October 10th 1pm

Dog Baths and Nail Cutting

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Pet Adoptions

50/50 Raffle

In House Poker Run

BBQ Pork Plates Served @ 5pm $8

includes Green Beans, Potatoes and Slaw

Did you know...

Animals get as much time as possible before being put to sleep but unfortunately it still isn't enough for most of them.

You can HELP!! PLEASE spay and neuter your pets and encourage neighbors, friends, and relatives to do the same and we will see a decrease in euthanasia. It won't happen over night but it can happen with everyones help!!


Pitt County Animal Shelter

Shelter Hours:

Monday through Friday 1 to 5 pm

Saturdays  11am to 4pm


4550 County Home Road

Greenville, NC 27858

(Right next to the Farmer's Market)

Reduce the Unwanted Pet Population by Spaying or Neutering 

If you would like to get your dog(s) and/or cat(s) spayed or neutered at a reduced fee, please contact Spay Today, located across from the Pitt County Animal Shelter, at...

(252) 321-8839




Gizmo 5 month old hound mix who's a bundle of energy. He's loves to run around in the yard and then snuggle up for a nap. Gizmo has been neutered, is up to date on shots, and has a microchip.

To make a donation online, please use our PayPal link below...



**If you look to the right, you will see a postcard from 1909. Even then, shelters were full of pets needing forever homes. Please spay and neuter your pets so this postcard isn't true another 100 years from now!


Heartworm Prevention

True or False:  "My dog is an inside dog.  He/she doesn't need heartworm prevention."  Answer is:  FALSEMosquitoes, like most other insects, can get indoors too.  Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats by mosquitoes.

Many of the dogs that come into foster care are heartworm positive.  This is a completely preventable disease. Pitt Friend's missions is to make the public aware about hearworms, heartworm disease and heartworm prevention.

 There are often no signs or symptoms that the animal has been infected.  Monthly prevention is the most effective tool in preventing this horrible disease.  The treatment for a dog with heartworms is quite painful, and if not monitored properly, deadly.  There are many different forms of heartworm prevention.  Speak with your vet about which form of prevention will be best for your dog/cat, as well as your budget.  Mosquitoes, like most other insects, can get indoors too.  Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats by mosquitoes. 

For more information on heartworms, please go to www.heartwormsociety.org