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Adopt a Dog

We’re excited that you’re interested in adding one of HSC’s many wonderful puppies and dogs to your family! If you see a dog that looks like a good fit for you and you’d like to get better acquainted, please visit us at our 2700 Toomey Avenue main shelter (open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.) and the HSC Petco Adoption Center in Huntersville – click here for directions (open daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Beginning Monday June 4, 2018 – September 1, 2018 the HSC Huntersville Adoption Center @ Petco will be closed due to store renovations. Please visit our main shelter in Charlotte.

Humane Society of Charlotte offers 10% discounts on all adoptions and services to seniors age 65 and older and to all military. Must show ID/Military ID.


  • Coonhound Dutchess
    Sex: Female Age: 8 years 7 months MORE
  • Hound Vivian
    Sex: Female Age: 4 years 6 months MORE
  • Retriever Shania
    Sex: Female Age: 2 years 5 months MORE
  • Terrier Piccolo
    Sex: Male Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
  • Retriever, Labrador Nikki
    Sex: Female Age: 7 years 0 months MORE
  • Terrier, Pit Bull Charleston
    Sex: Male Age: 3 years 8 months MORE
  • Doberman Pinscher Lizzie
    Sex: Female Age: 1 years 0 months MORE
  • Boxer Cori
    Sex: Female Age: 1 years 11 months MORE
  • Welsh Corgi, Cardigan Sicily
    Sex: Female Age: 8 years 10 months MORE
  • Terrier, Jack Russell Ken
    Sex: Male Age: 8 years 6 months MORE
  • Retriever Thunder
    Sex: Male Age: 7 years 3 months MORE
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Preparing to bring home a dog

Once you’ve decided that you’d like to adopt, there are a few first steps you’ll want to take.

Research: It’s very important to take the time to research what kind of pet is right for you, your home and your lifestyle – both now and in the future.

Get acquainted: Spend quality time interacting with the dog you’d like to adopt. Many times an animal’s behavior is different when away from other animals or in a kennel. The animal displaying bad manners or not paying attention may just be scared and lonely!

Know your responsibilities: Plan for and commit to being a responsible dog owner, including:

  • Dedicating the necessary time and effort to caring for and loving your dog.
  • Understanding the financial commitment involved.
  • Providing the necessary medical care and exercise for your dog.
  • Training to ensure good behavior and manners.