The Goathouse Refuge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing cage-free care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a permanent loving adoptive home can be found. We are a rescue operation in Chatham County near Pittsboro, NC. Our cats are housed in an artist's pottery studio and free to roam all day out of cages and among the artists and cat volunteers that work there. Because of the constant interaction with other cats and lots of humans, our cats are very friendly and socialized.
With an approved application, an approved home (we make a visit), and an $100 fee, you may take your new cat home.
Come Visit Us!
From Hwy 64:
Take Hwy 87 north until you reach Alton Alston Road on your left. There is a sign for the Goathouse Gallery right at the road. Follow the gravel road to the Goathouse Gallery and Refuge turning left at the mail boxes as indicated.
From Carrboro (or 54 West Bypass if you are coming from Chapel Hill or Durham):
Take Jones Ferry Road West (away from Carrboro) passing over University Lake. In about 8 miles you will come to a convenience shop on your right called Frosty Trading Post. They have a big sign for the lottery outside. Turn right onto Crawford Dairy road and go about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Chicken Bridge Road and go about 5 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn left onto Route 87. Go 2.6 miles and turn right onto Alton Alston Road. There is a sign for the Goathouse Gallery right at the road. Follow the gravel road to the Goathouse Gallery and Refuge turning left at the mail boxes as indicated.
Goathouse Refuge Inc.
680 Alton Alston Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312