Independent Animal Rescue’s mission is to rescue and care for cats and dogs in need through adoption, spay/neuter, and community education.


Volunteer Yappy Hour

Whether you’re a current volunteer, IAR alum or simply an animal-lover in the community, we hope to see you at our next Yappy Hour! Join us each month for a casual get-together at a local, pet-friendly spot in the Durham-Chapel Hill community. Yappy Hour is held on the second Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted. Check our Upcoming Events to see where and when the next Yappy Hour is scheduled, plus view all of our adoption events and more!


Lots of cats and dogs found their forever homes this month!

Congratulations to Mayo, Gigi, Ruthie, Ellie, Autumn, Grady, Tommy, Ember, Asher, Sissy, Drake, Arthur, Cookie, Metallica, Georgia, Phoebe, Clove, Miss Daisy Mae, Cinder, Ember, Dolly, Smudge, Cucumber, Derby, Atlas, Milo, Dora, Delphini nka Sasha, Petunia, Amadeus, Henry, Beezus, Cubby, Corona, Dos Equis, Lemon Pop, Acorn, Jack, Sally, Jasper, Blues, Rhythm, Gemini, Mochi, Pumpkin Spice, Clover Lucky, Skylar, Skippy, Buttons, Sapphire, Brody, Yahtzee, Tokyo, Tally, and Bahama Tux!

Upcoming Events

Sat 10
Sun 11

Cat Adoption Event – Petco Eastgate

December 11 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun 18

Adoptable Pets

Is your pet lost?

Visit Petco Love Lost to bring your pet home safely!

You can learn more about Petco Love Lost, report lost and found pets and more here.