The Outer Banks SPCA operates the Dare County Animal Shelter, an open admission animal shelter serving all of Dare County. The shelter receives approximately 1500 animals a year including many strays. In addition to filing a lost report, we strongly recommend you visit the shelter in person to check for any missing pets. 

Shelter Information



PO Box 2477

Manteo, NC 27954


1031 Driftwood Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:  252-475-5620


Adoption Hours


Monday thru Friday  11am to 5pm

Saturdays 11am to 2pm

*March - September we are open until 7pm on Wednesdays


Office hours start at 8:30 am Monday thru Friday

*Owner Surrenders are by appointment only

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