Sunburst Foundation has been a Nonprofit Canine Rescue since 2003. While we are still rescuing canines on a small scale, we have concentrated our efforts the past few years in proactive approach. This entails looking at the “Big Picture” and realizing that unless we stop the in-flow of homeless cats and dogs into municipal shelters, we will never be able to provide rescue to them all. Sunburst Foundation had a very successful grant program
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We have some very loveable companions waiting for their new home
Visit our Available Dogs page to meet them all.
Click on the picture below to go to their bio.
Hero is a 4 year old male
Golden Retriever / Chow Chow mix
~Read His Bio~
"Our lives begin to end the day
we become silent
about the things that matter."
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with Sunburst Foundation
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Eli hopes you are enjoying
our new Website.
Don't forget to check out our
Happy Tails page.
Our rescue efforts exists because of your generous donations. There is no donation too small
Lola is a 6 year old Shepherd / Labrador mix
~Read Her Bio~
Need Pet Boarding?
A Dogs Dream Kennel has fostered many homeless canines over the years. Some of these have been Sunburst Foundation canines ... Wolfgang, Jerry, Jai, Lola, Ted, to name a few.
They are making this special offer:
"Any dog that has been adopted from a rescue or animal control within the past year receives $20 off their first stay at A Dogs Dream Kennel."
Contact them directly to make arrangements for your pet's next overnight boarding needs.
through an anonymous benefactor in which $5000 was used to provide spay/neuter services to around 50 canines. These were owned canines only and targeted for this grant meaning that they were among the biggest contributors to canine overpopulation in the Pender County area.
As the verse goes, “Helping one dog won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that dog.” This is how our community can work together to make this a reality, 1 pet at a time.
Due to the prevalence of heartworm disease in our area of the country, heartworm treatment
is both costly and time intensive. Visit our Special Medical Needs page to see how you can help.
Beau would like to invite you to come visit
our Happy Tails page. We are celebrating
every day for finding our new Forever Home
Did you adopt from us?
Send us an email with your "Happy Tails" story
and some pictures of your pal enjoying
his/her new home and family.
Email to: email@example.com
The Power of ONE makes a difference.
Want to make a difference?
Do one small act for another.
It's contagious ... give it a try.
Many thank all of the folks who donated and supported the Once in a Blue Moon event to benefit the medical care program for the Pender County Animal Control.
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Sunburst Foundation would like to dedicate the month of February to the memory of our beautiful Eli, who we miss terribly everyday.
With a broken heart, Sunburst Foundation said "farewell" to our elder rock star spokesdog Eli, in November. He had been our bright, shining star since 2003, when at the age of 5, he was taken into our rescue. While his breed was Newfie/Chow, his main ingredient was made up of heart and soul, with a generous helping of mischief and shenanigans. He always brought a smile to everyone around him. Happy Trails, Partner, till we meet again.
XXOO Your Sunburst Foundation family.
2003 - When we first met Eli
2011 - Eli wrestling with a pup
Contact us for more information on how to donate toward our large food bill.
Our group will be starting a new program, "Sunburst Foundation's ~Little Rascals Summer Camp," May 20 at a local facility. Our fosters generally tend to be canines, who have been picked up by local AC and are generally not always the best candidates for adoption, meaning they have some rough edges. All of our foster dogs while loving with people, are not necessarily great with other dogs. Several, Kellan, Chico, Rusty and Turk appear to be hound/bull dog mixes and probably were used for hunting. Chico is thought to be mixed with plot hound and tends to be somewhat "over the top" meaning he is high drive and tends to be possessive of his things, around other dogs. He probably has not had many good interactions with other dogs evidenced by his missing part of an ear on his left. Tanner as well came in with a lot of bite marks. Our training program will be off site and with a local trainer and we will be working on socialization and basic obedience skills to help increase their adoptability. We are so hoping this will be a very positive program for their transition to their "furever" homes.