Adopt a Dog

 

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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 Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.).

The Humane Society of Charlotte follows an open-adoption policy. We do not accept applications or perform home-visits to adopt our animals. Our process is conversation-based with our trained adoption counselors to ensure a great fit and a lasting and loving home. All adoptions are first-come, first-serve at our shelter on 2700 Toomey Avenue.

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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German Shepherd Berry
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Hound Carrie
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German Shepherd Shane
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Hound Cooper
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Hound Roscoe
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Terrier, American Staffordshire Shrimp
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German Shepherd Jolie
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Hound Patriot
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Hound Jasmine
Sex: Female Age: 3 years 0 months MORE

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.