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.).
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.
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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.