Cabarrus County Animal Shelter

A 244 Betsy Carpenter Place SW, Concord, NC 28025 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish.

Pets at Cabarrus County Animal Shelter

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Sweet Pea

Female, Puppy
Mixed Breed (Medium)

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Areas Cabarrus County Animal Shelter Serves

Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Cabarrus County Animal Shelter's Adoption Process

1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

2. Submit Application

Applications can be filled out in person or online at

3. Approve Application

Applications can be pre-approved if you have not yet found the right pet for you. Pre-approved applications are kept on file for six months.

4. Meet the Pet

Supervised meet and greets can be arranged to ensure that the pet gets along with every member of your family.

5. Sign Adoption Contract

6. Pay Fee

Adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $90 for cats. This fee includes basic vetting and testing, vaccines, spay/neuter, and a microchip.

7. Take the Pet Home

Congrats on the new addition to your family! We will be in touch to make sure everything is going well!

All applicants are subject to a vet check and landlord check before approval. Minimum age to adopt is 18, with an approved application. If you live with parents, we require their permission before the adoption can occur.

About Cabarrus County Animal Shelter

The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter is one of the core responsibilities of Cabarrus County Animal Control, a division of the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office. The shelter is an open admission shelter, which means we do not turn away any animal in need. We are a public facility that provides safe temporary shelter for homeless animals while the staff searches for permanent homes for the animals through community adoption or transfers to Rescue Partners. The animal shelter also provides a variety of other services for the community. The animal shelter is NOT a pet boarding facility. While the shelter is open admission, we do require pre-scheduled appointments for all owner surrenders. Please see our hours of operation for details.

Staff at the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter is committed to placing safe and healthy animals in the community by searching for appropriate permanent homes for adoptable animals. We work with approved Rescue Partners locally and nationally to place animals with workable behavior concerns and treatable medical issues with groups with the resources to take on those specific cases. To determine if an animal is adoptable, shelter staff must rule out any underlying medical conditions and/or temperaments that present safety risks to the community. Euthanasia is a last resort. When necessary, euthanasia is carried out with respect to the animals by a Certified Euthanasia Technician following best-practice guidelines set by the NC Department of Agriculture. It is important to Cabarrus County that all animals at the shelter receive care and compassion.

Come Meet Cabarrus County Animal Shelter's Pets

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-4:30pm; Thursday 12-6:30pm: Open to the public for adoptions, reclaim a lost pet, stray drop offs, trap rentals, and for Rescue Partners to visit and pickup.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays except the FIRST Saturday of each month we are open with limited staff 12-3pm for Adoptions, Rescue Partners, and Reclaims ONLY.

Cabarrus County Animal Shelter's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Cabarrus County Animal Shelter to help homeless pets find homes