Rescue. Educate. Outreach. Adopt. Furever.

Teresa started rescue in in Union County, NC several years ago and quickly became known as a rescue warrior. She is very active in the rescue community and will always be for the best interest of any dog.

Teresa owns several Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes and is an excellent advocate for the breed and teaching the public about responsible pit bull ownership.  

She uses her free time to help as many dogs as she can in the local community. 

Her goal is to save as many dogs as possible. 

Karlei Horne 
Co-Founder/Adoptions/Public Education/Vet Coordinator

Karlei started rescue in 1999 with herding breeds. In 2015 she decided to take the little time she had and put it to use full-time towards rescue and pet education. 

She has turned the little extra time she has in to saving and rehabilitating as many animal lives as possible while educating the public about responsible pet ownership and breed education.

A Word About PINC

Our Volunteers And Fosters

PINC's Mission: Pawsitive Impact NC Dog Rescue exists to provide a better life for dogs without homes and to assist in the effort to limit the overpopulation.

PINC's Vision: PINC tirelessly strives for and envisions the day where every adoptable dog has a loving, responsible home, where no animal will suffer from abuse, neglect or ignorance. We look forward to a society that no longer views animals as a disposable commodity and people responsibly spay or neuter their pets to put an end to the overpopulation that exists today.

Meet Our Leaders

A friendly process.

We want you to choose your family furry member knowledgeably so we'll provide you with all the info we know about your pet. We'll answer your questions as you move through the process and after placement. 


Adoption Process.

Complete the adoption application in its entirety. You must reply to the confirmation email you receive after you submit your application. By responding you acknowledge you understand our  application process and authorize us to begin your application. 


Application Process.

The answers you give on the application will help us match you with the best pet. Please remember PINC's only interest is in the safety and well-being of the dogs in our care. We take steps to ensure they are placed in the best, forever loving homes. We take the time in processing each applicant to make sure we find suitable homes for these pets. 

Once application is submitted you should hear from the Adoption Committee within 24 hours letting you know PINC has received your application, the approval process can take 5 - 7 days.  

If you're ready to start complete the Adoption Application here

Teresa Tucker 

Pawsitive Impact North Carolina (PINC) is a foster home based rescue. Our foster parents and volunteers are the best we could ever expect. All dogs brought in to our rescue are placed in private foster homes where they are members of a family and learn to trust people all over again. 

There they become healthy, happy and ready to be placed in to their forever homes.

If you would love to be part of a great group of families that have the same goal at heart, start by filling out a foster/volunteer application by clicking here

Pawsitive Impact North Carolina is a local all breed 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue, outreach and community education group promoting responsible pet ownership.

We focus on dogs needing help in Union County, NC and the outlying areas of Mecklenburg County. Union County is the 10th fastest growing county in NC, so the pet population is exploding which sadly, means a lot of unwanted dogs. PINC is Union County's 1st dog rescue dedicated to saving and re-homing Union county dogs! We also re-home dogs in the outlying areas of Mecklenburg county where rescue isn't as prevalent and very much needed. 


PINC is dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. 


By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, locals veterinarians, trainers and boarding facilities we are able to rescue more animals every month.

What to Expect