Paws Place is a non-profit and they rely entirely on volunteers, foster homes, and donations to keep the shelter up and running. Therefore, community involvement with Paws Place is one of the shelter's top priorities. They encourage everyone from the surrounding community to consider volunteering at the shelter, becoming a foster parent for one of their dogs in need or simply just donating to help save a dog's life. They also host numerous Meet and Greets throughout the year so the community can meet their adoptable dogs, have Dog Day Afternoons for humans and their dogs, and they do special doggy Howl-o-Ween parties in October.
Coastal Canine Rescue also has a similar mission to Paws Place. They are a special type of shelter because they don't have an actual rescue facility. Rather, they are a very small group of volunteers that take all dogs into foster homes until the dogs can find their forever homes. They solely rely on community donations to take care of their adoptable dogs.
Adopt an Angel is also a foster-based rescue center that has no physical shelter. They specialize in taking cats and dogs that have run out of time in county shelters and foster them until they find new homes. Adopt an Angel has saved over 11,000 dogs who would have been put down had they stayed in a kill shelter. The organization hosts many adoption days throughout the Wilmington community, they have puppy painting parties, and they host numerous fundraisers.