To adopt a pet from the Shelter: 1. Visit the center during business hours (Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 2. Select an animal 3. Complete the brief paperwork. You can download and print a copy of the adoption contract here: http://www.johnstonnc.com/ac_files/shelteradoptionform.pdf 4. Pay the fee.
We welcome all inquiries and individuals interested in adopting a pet.
If you see an animal on our web pages that you are interested in, please contact the Shelter as soon as possible. We endeavor to keep adoptable pets as long as possible, but often they do not stay more than 10 days.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.