All of our adoptable animals are available for viewing on our website. We strongly encourage those interested in adopting a pet to come in, get to know the animals, experience their personalities, and open yourself to unexpected opportunities. Our trained staff will work with you to determine what pet is best for you and your lifestyle.
Adoption hours : Monday-Friday, 12-4:30 p.m.
Pet Adoption Applicants must be 18 or older.
To reclaim an animal in custody of Cabarrus County Animal Control you must provide:
- A valid ID
- Payment for all fines and fees
- Proof of rabies vaccination
Acceptable payment methods include: cash, credit card and local personal checks.
Dog Fines and Fees:
Fines for violation of the leash law in section 10-6 of the Animal Control Ordinances, the fines are:
- 1st offense - $50
- 2nd offense - $150
- 3rd offense - $250
Cat Fines and Fees:
M-F from 1–5 pm
We welcome rescuers to the Cabarrus County Shelter. Looking forward to working with many rescue groups and excited about saving the lives of our little furry friends!
Residents of Cabarrus County may surrender animals on Monday and Tuesday, ONLY, from 12 - 4:30 pm. Due to limited space, owner surrenders are by appointment only.
You will need to provide a current NC driver’s license showing a Cabarrus County address or another form of picture ID and one of the following as proof of residency:
- Current utility bill
- Current insurance registration
- Current pay stub
- Current lease/rental agreement
You must provide proof of residency and a permit from NC State Department of Wildlife to borrow a trap from Animal Control.
Proof of Residency
A valid NC license or Picture ID and one of the following:
- current utility bill
- current insurance registration
- current pay stub
- current lease/rental agreement
NC State Wildlife Department
Website : www.ncwildlife.org