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


The 21st Annual Painted Chair Auction is Just Around the Corner: Register Now!

We are excited to share that Independent Animal Rescue’s 21st Annual Painted Chair Auction for the Animals (PCA) is coming up soon! We’re looking forward to kicking off another fun and successful PCA to benefit animals in need across the Triangle region. This year, our goal is to raise $40,000 to support IAR’s lifesaving programs, and we know we can achieve it with your help!

If this is your first PCA, welcome! And if you’re a longtime PCA pro, welcome back! Either way, keep reading to learn what’s coming up this year and what the PCA is all about.


A two-week virtual silent auction filled with wonderful items, donated by IAR volunteers, friends, and local businesses!


Thursday, Sept. 7: Bidding opens at 11:00 a.m. ET

Thursday, Sept. 21: Bidding closes at 9:00 p.m. ET


Anywhere you’d like! This virtual event means you can participate from anywhere with an internet connection. Just visit this event website from your computer, phone, or tablet.


To raise $40,000 in support of IAR’s life-saving programs, including rescue, adoption, spay/neuter, and community education. This year’s PCA is sure to be a wonderful time, with hundreds of incredible items to bid on. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and register for free today!


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

Congratulations to Pebbles, Bam Bam, Orsa, Osha, Churro, James, Rogue, Noodles, Dairy Queen, Bumble Beena, Mable, North, Penn, Cosmo, Binks, Binx, Butterscotch, Marshmallow, Princess Butterscotch, Jesse, Juneberry now Prue, Scout, Ranger, Disco, Mandy Lee, Lovebug now Oliver, Brimstone now Nelson, Nettle now Niahm, Aspen now Desmond, Tiny, Elroy Jetson, George Jetson, Jeremiah, Janet, Sunny, Augustus aka Gus, Winnie, Leo Loki, Archie, Sapphire now Sage, Skye B, Fern, Woody, Timber, and Judy Jetson!

Upcoming Events

Dec 02
Dec 03

Adoption Event Petco Renaissance

December 3 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Dec 10

Cat Adoption Event Petco Eastgate

December 10 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.