Thank you for your interest in adopting!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO APPLYING.
I don’t live in Charlotte. Can I apply? Adopters must be located in Charlotte or immediately surrounding cities. Exceptions may be made, at our discretion, for our long-timers and/or special needs dogs which include Peaches, Clementine and Jack.
How do I apply? There is one general application, linked below. Dogs that we are currently accepting applications for will always be listed on Petfinder, also linked below. If a dog is listed they are available, but we receive applications on a regular basis. Applying for a particular dog does not guarantee approval. Our goal is to ensure that we find the best possible fit for each dog and adopter.
What is your adoption process like? Our approval process includes a phone interview, home visit, reference checks and vet reference for any pets currently living in your home. Current pets must be vaccinated, spayed/neutered and current on monthly preventatives. We will contact your vet office to ensure this. If you are a renter, please check with your landlord/leasing office regarding the pet policy, including any breed and weight restrictions. During the screening process and interview, we will narrow down which of our dogs may be a good fit for you. If approved, we will schedule a meet and greet with you, the dog and their foster family. Please note, meet and greets are not done until an applicant is fully approved. The process is discussed in more detail during the phone interview.
I live in an apartment, is that okay? Absolutely! We have some dogs with special requirements but generally speaking, renting/apartment living is not an issue. We will contact your landlord or leasing office to make sure you have permission to have a pet and check on any potential restrictions-breed, weight, pet limit etc.
What is your adoption fee? Our adoption fee is $300 which includes rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines, spay/neuter and microchip.
What breed is this puppy and how big will it get? Your guess is as good as ours! We typically have minimal information when we take in animals and therefore don’t like to make assumptions.
I submitted my application, now what? Keep an eye on your emails! We will always try our best to be in touch with you within one week. We are a very small group of volunteers with families, full time jobs and pets of our own. If you have not heard from us in two weeks time, please check your spam folder to make sure you didn’t miss an email from us and if not, feel free to reach out!
Due to the high volume of emails we receive on a regular basis, we will not respond to emails containing questions that are answered above.