Welcome to the Black Dog Club

Pet Rescue and Sanctuary based in Smithfield, NC

Our Mission...
The Black Dog Club strives to provide rescue and rehabilitation services to dogs pulled from local North Carolina shelters. Our mission primarily targets black-colored dogs due to the cursed stigma known as "Black Dog Syndrome"; a statistically proven anomaly in which black dogs have the lowest rate of adoption across the country. That being said, we do our best to rescue any dog that needs help finding a fur-ever home, regardless of its fur color.

It is our goal to provide a helping paw for allĀ dogs in need. We can not do it alone, however. Only the selfless help of people like you can help us rescue as many dogs as humanely possible.

Keep scrolling to learn more about how you can help

How You Can Help...


Join the Mutt Crew

Man the Front Lines

Become a member of our beloved Mutt Crew: a group of dedicated, driven, and selfless volunteers who act as our "secret ingredient" to success. We're always looking for a new addition to our rescue family! We offer endless volunteer opportunities ranging from playing with puppies to acting as an event handler. Sound interesting? Great! You can download, print, and submit our Mutt Crew Application. We look forward to working with you!

Support Our Cause

Help Us Help More

Due to the nature of us operating as non-profit organization; funding the intake and treatment of dogs can become quite the financial burden. This makes it increasingly difficult to increase shelter capacity and rescue more dogs. With your support, we can overcome this obstacle together. You can support us by purchasing from our online store, or by clicking the donate button below.

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Become a Foster

Prepare Our Dogs for House Life

We offer Fostering programs for those who qualify. If your application is accepted, you will be able to give one of our long-stay dogs the opportunity to know what a loving home feels like. You will help train them and prepare them for their future fur-ever homes.

If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, please download and submit our Foster Application.