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HSEC is currently operating under a different adoption process. If you are interested in adopting one of HSEC's wonderful animals, please follow these steps:

-Download the Adoption Application from the homepage of our website:
-Complete the application and send it to
-A staff member will review your application and be in touch to set up an appointment time for you to meet with an Adoption Counselor

Appointments will be made during our usual Adoption Hours.

At this time, we will ONLY be able to walk adopters around after they have filled out the application and set an appointment time with HSEC staff. We will not be able to facilitate "walk-in" adoptions.

If you have any questions about this adoption process, please feel free to reach out to us. You may also email us at or call us at (252)413-7247.

Thank you and we are excited to match you with your perfect forever friend!

**An application is required in order to meet our adoptable pets, but it does not guarantee approval to adopt. HSEC is not able to hold specific animals and we can not promise you will be able to adopt the animal you apply for. We reserve the right to decline any application and/or suggest a dog or cat that we believe may fit your household best. Our goal is to make the best forever matches.**

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is a private non-profit 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing, feeding, and medical care to animals in need. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina’s mission is to serve as a safe haven for homeless and neglected pets until they find their forever home and to serve as a resource to the community. By educating the public about issues pertaining to animals, we feel that we can work towards the elimination of over breeding of dogs and cats and teach owners to be responsible pet owners. At the same time, we hope to facilitate adoption of pets to good homes so that we can allow more unwanted animals to find a temporary home with us.


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Featured Dog


Have you ever been to Busch Gardens and rode the amazing roller coaster named Griffon? Well, meet the adorable dog named after it! Meet Griffon, a white and black spotted, ADORABLE boy who's looking for his forever home. He can be a little scared at first but he warms up very quickly and once he does, he will lay in your lap and lean up against you to receive as much love as possible. He's already learned sit and shake and seems eager to learn more! Maybe you're looking for a companion to go on road trips with? Well, Griffon does amazing on car rides and just lays down in the back seat. At this time Griffon seems to be unsure about other dogs so we are recommending he be an only dog, but we do believe with the proper socialization, he will grow to learn doggie friends are so much fun to play with!

If you're looking for a precious angel, look no further! Come meet Griffon today!

At this time Griffon's adoption fee has generously been sponsored by Sheepdog law enforcement motorcycle club.

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Featured Cat

Mashed Potato

Hi, I'm Mashed Potato! I came to HSEC declawed with my two brothers after our owner passed away. My friends here at HSEC have been so nice to me since I've arrived but I think it's time I find a loving family to call my own. Some of my hobbies include playing, cuddling, and spending time with the people I love. I promise that I am a very loving boy and that if you give me the chance I promise that I will do my absolute best to make you happy. If you are interested in meeting me I encourage you to fill out an adoption application to come to meet me. I'll be on the lookout for my purrfect match!

Part of Mashed Potato's adoption fee has been sponsored by the Getto family in honor of Jackie and Angie, two HSEC feline Alumni.

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Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is a proud member of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.