Adopt a Dog

Adoption Process: 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. We cannot hold animals for interested parties.

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 DAILY, 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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Australian Cattle Dog Blanca
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Retriever Greyla
Sex: Female Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
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Shepherd Marius
Sex: Male Age: 5 years 0 months MORE
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Hound Sadie
Sex: Female Age: 10 years 0 months MORE
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Chihuahua, Short Coat Penelope
Sex: Female Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
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Retriever Bellini
Sex: Female Age: 0 years 4 months MORE
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Australian Cattle Dog Gracie
Sex: Female Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
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Dutch Shepherd Jackson
Sex: Male Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
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Boxer Champ
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Terrier, American Pit Bull Walnut
Sex: Male Age: 0 years 6 months MORE
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Terrier, American Pit Bull Bojack
Sex: Male Age: 4 years 1 months MORE
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Chihuahua, Long Coat Kipper
Sex: Male Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
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Catahoula Leopard dog Ollie
Sex: Male Age: 0 years 2 months MORE
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Retriever, Labrador Angie
Sex: Female Age: 4 years 0 months MORE
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Boxer Ace
Sex: Male Age: 5 years 0 months MORE
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Terrier, American Pit Bull Lucky
Sex: Male Age: 1 years 0 months MORE
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Retriever, Labrador Delilah
Sex: Female Age: 0 years 10 months MORE
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Boxer Nunu
Sex: Female Age: 5 years 2 months MORE
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Hound Honey
Sex: Female Age: 0 years 2 months MORE
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Rottweiler Bear
Sex: Male Age: 1 years 0 months MORE
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Alaskan Husky Lobo
Sex: Male Age: 3 years 0 months MORE
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Terrier, American Staffordshire Shrimp
Sex: Male Age: 8 years 10 months MORE
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Hound Tiko
Sex: Male Age: 4 years 0 months MORE
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Terrier, American Pit Bull Acorn
Sex: Male Age: 0 years 6 months MORE
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Hound Raleigh
Sex: Female Age: 0 years 2 months MORE
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Retriever, Labrador Beaux
Sex: Female Age: 0 years 6 months MORE
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Retriever Marlo
Sex: Male Age: 3 years 0 months MORE
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Retriever, Labrador Pippa
Sex: Female Age: 7 years 1 months MORE
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Hound Minnie
Sex: Female Age: 5 years 0 months MORE
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Terrier, American Staffordshire Cinder
Sex: Male Age: 0 years 9 months MORE
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Australian Cattle Dog Hunter
Sex: Male Age: 5 years 0 months MORE
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Alaskan Husky Sarge
Sex: Male Age: 1 years 7 months MORE
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Hound Fidget
Sex: Female Age: 0 years 2 months MORE
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Terrier Huckleberry
Sex: Male Age: 4 years 11 months MORE
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Hound Dusty
Sex: Male Age: 5 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.