Thank you for your interest in adopting!


I don’t live in Charlotte. Can I apply? Adopters must be in the immediate Charlotte area.

I saw a dog on social media that I’m interested in, but I don’t see them on your site. How do I apply? There is one general application for all dogs. They do not need to be listed in order for you to apply. There is a section on our application where you can note if there is a particular dog you’re interested in. We do share a lot of updates from adopters etc. on social media so if an animal is available it will be clearly stated in the post.

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. Approved adopters will have the opportunity to schedule a meet and greet prior to adoption. 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.

I submitted my application, now what? 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!

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