Registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All donations made are tax deductible!



Thank you for visiting. We are excited to show you, how with your help, we can improve the lives of many dogs around NC! 


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About Us


Our history

Founder Staci Ventura and her husband Eric Crespo began to develop the idea of Adoption First Animal Rescue in 2011 while working for a rescue in the San Diego, CA area. When Eric was stationed in North Carolina the two realized how much help the rural areas needed and decided to pursue the idea of Adoption First! The Rescue officially started on October 1, 2013 and received its 501c3 status as an official non profit organization in 2014. Since then the rescue has developed a great team of volunteers and established a board of directors who run the day to day operations. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to work with donors, volunteers, county shelters, community businesses, and individuals to lower the euthanasia rate. 

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Adoption First Animal Rescue

100 Fall Creek Dr Unit D, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540, United States


Tuesday: 1:00PM-5:00PM 

Thursday: 3:00PM-7:00PM 

Saturday: 11:00AM-3:00PM

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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