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Pit Pass II
Adoption Campaign made possible by the
Petco Foundation 

This campaign promotes the adoption of Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes who are one of the two most at-risk animals in the shelter. Often we find that a lot of the Pit Bulls entering our shelter are heartworm positive. This year, thanks to grant funding, we are able to bring back the Pit Pass! When you adopt a Pit Bull or Pit mix, you get a free leash and collar set, a kong, and we pay for the heartworm treatments. No out of pocket heartworm medical costs to you. Once treatment is complete, the adoption fee is FREE*!
Look for the Pit Pass II​ rescue status and the stickers on their kennel cards at the shelter.


Smitten for Kittens
Adoption Campaign made possible by the
George D. Patterson Family Fund
Foundation for the Carolinas

This campaign promotes the adoption of felines, who make up the other most at-risk animal in the shelter.  Each year the shelter becomes inundated with felines from April until mid-Summer and then again in the Fall. We literally find ourselves busting at the seams with kittens. This year, thanks to grant funding, we are able to offer FREE* feline adoptions!​



Adoption Day Reminders:

We want to be sure that the pet you pick will become the newest family member. There is loads of information in the Animal Care Education section that will help you with your new family member. Want to know what veterinarian services comes with the adoption? Click here​!​

Let us assist you with your adoption process! Scroll down to see what you’ll need to bring with you.

**PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in meeting and interacting with any of our adoptable shelter pets, please come to the shelter to meet with them in person. Any information we have will be given to you when you arrive. Make sure you have their 7 digit animal ID number (starts with an A).**

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​Our VIPs are Very Important Pets for a Very Impressive Price! These wonderful pets may have been with us a while and keep getting over looked, or they are just a bit more matured and settled, or we simply have too many of the same color and breed. The VIP status helps to show off the great pets that are looking for some extra attention. These specially marked pets are FREE* to adopt! Look for the VIP rescue status and the stickers on their kennel cards at the shelter.

Our Foster to Adopt program sponsors the​ pets that are Heartworm Positive. The adopter can fill out a foster application and meet with our Foster Coordinators with the option of taking the pet home immediately under foster care. The program will pay for all heartworm medication while in foster care and when the heartworm treatments are complete, the foster owner will adopt that pet for FREE*! Adopters are also welcome to adopt a Heartworm Positive pet with the VIP FREE* price and seek out treatment from their own veterinarian​. ​Look for the Foster to Adopt rescue status and the stickers on their kennel cards at the shelter.
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If you see a sticker on a dog that looks like this one, then this dog is part of our Dogs on the Run program! These dogs are getting out of the shelter with our approved and trained volunteers for some fun and fitness. Click here​ to learn more about this program.

*Adoption prices are waived except for the mandatory $10 Char-Meck pet license fee that must be paid at the time of adoption for pets 4 months and older. For adopters that live outside of the county, you do not have to pay this fee so the adoption is completely free.

​While adopting from Animal Care & Control, please:
  1. Have a valid driver’s license or state or government issued ID. If these do not have the correct address, bring in verification of your correct address. Could be a pay check, car registration, utility bill, anything!
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. If there are animals at home, please bring their current rabies certificates with you. If your need a pet license then please also bring their proof of spay/neuter form with you; this way, your pet license will be $10 instead of $30.
  4. Payments can be made with cash or local checks and MasterCard or Visa. No debit card transactions are possible.
  5. Adopting a cat? Don't forget to bring a cat carrier with you! If you're planning to adopt two, bring two carriers. If you forget to bring carriers, or you adopt a second a cat because you just couldn't decide between two, don't worry! We can sell you a temporary cat box for $4 each at the time of your adoption.

Animal to animal interactions:
We allow and highly recommend that any current dogs you have come to the shelter to meet your next potential family member. Please bring your pet's rabies certificate with you. We cannot accept rabies tags as proof.
Due to safety reasons we cannot allow dog on cat or cat on cat interactions.

If you have a certain animal in particular you wish to adopt and you know its Identification number, you can use the search bar below to search our database for it. Please put an A in front of the numbers when entering them (ex. A1234567)