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Thank you to our Adoption Sponsor for October, Pet Palace

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.

Public Service Announcement

The Humane Society of Charlotte, as part of our Hurricane Florence relief efforts, took in 36 dogs from Robeson County, NC on Sept. 17, 2018. These were animals being evacuated from the flooded Robeson County Animal Center in St. Pauls, NC. The animals were vaccinated upon intake and were isolated from the resident population. Unfortunately, we have had cases of Canine Parvo Virus (CPV) and Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) distemper confirmed in this population of dogs. Two of the puppies from Robeson County that we had in foster care confirmed positive for CDV the weekend of October 6th.

Given the timeline of Canine Distemper Virus from diagnosis to exposure, there is a potential risk of exposure to dogs that are and have been in our care. We are adjusting our canine intake and adoption program temporarily as a precaution which will allow us to continue to ensure the health of the animals in the shelter and of those adopted from us. If you adopted a dog from us on September 24th or later and your dog has shown signs of an upper respiratory infection (or other illness) within 2 weeks of adoption please contact us at 704-377-0534.

For more information on CDV, Canine Distemper Virus, please click here: https://www.avma.org/pub…/PetCare/Pages/Canine-Distemper.asp

 

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    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 0 years 2 months MORE
  • Boxer Natasha
    Sex: Female Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 3 years 2 months MORE
  • Retriever, Labrador Nikki
    Sex: Female Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 7 years 2 months MORE
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull First
    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 5 years 3 months MORE
  • Shepherd Barry
    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 1 years 6 months MORE
  • Shepherd Sadie Lee
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  • Retriever, Labrador Domo
    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 2 years 0 months MORE
  • Hound Zayn
    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 2 years 9 months MORE
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    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 4 years 7 months MORE
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull Rolo
    Sex: Male Location: Humane Society of Charlotte Kennel One Age: 2 years 0 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.