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My name is Lavender!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 4 months ago

Adoption process

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Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with White
5 years 2 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Hey guys my name is Lavender! I originally came into the shelter May 21, 2021 when my family was moving and couldn’t take me along with them. I was so sad and upset when they brought me to the shelter but have made so many friends with the volunteers and staff and have adjusted to my new temporary home. I was adopted out (for ~6 months) and I really loved my human mom but after another dog came to my fence and neighbor was upset mom said she didn’t want something to happen that put me in a bad situation so I came back to the shelter. Wow what a blow that was because I thought I really had my FOREVER person and home. She was so sad too. I love to have a good time and absolutely LOVE A tennis ball though I don’t really have a stop switch so you have to stop me sometimes. Oh and I really really love a swimming pool. After playing I like to dip in. And cool off. I am easy to love and want so badly to have my own home and people to call my family. A staff member took me home and found out just what a good girl I truly am and my manners inside are AMAZING. I don’t beg for food infact you can put food out and tell me to leave it and I will. I am very smart like that and want to make my people happy and proud of me. I really like to cuddle up on the couch and soak in all the loving one has to give. Oh but be ready I like to share my kisses with you when I am happy and feeling overly joyful with love. I am not a fan of dogs and cats so I need a home where I am the only pet. Plus a family that will keep me away from other fur kids when being outside. I just want all the TLC. I promise to love you FOREVER if you just give me the chance. Everyone tells me I am sweet and gorgeous oh and fun too but here I stay. They don’t understand why either. I am fully vetted, house broken, and now 5 years old. I have gotten kennel stressed and people passing by May think I am not friendly but I really am I am just wanting to get your attention and want you to meet me. Please get the nice people who work at the shelter to pull me out to meet me. You’ll see me totally different and not stressed because of being in my kennel. Don’t know how much longer I have to wait but I hope my Lucky Day comes soon and I can have my own person or family to love and home to call my own. Please share me and help me find the most loving FOREVER home!
If you have another dog and are interested in meeting another potential new furry member please bring him or her to the shelter and meet on neutral ground before adopting. No need to shuffle the animals around any more than necessary. Please know that 1 mosquito bite can create heart worms and they can be fatal if not treated. It is VERY important to keep your pets healthy and protected by keeping them on a once a month heart worm and flea/tick prevention. These animals are counting on you as their owner to provide them with lots a love and the proper health care so PLEASE make sure you are aware and prepared before adopting. Owning a pet is an extra expense and responsibility but is so worth every minute and penny you invest in them. They will add lots of joy and unconditional love if given a fair chance.
The shelter is open Mon.-Fri. 10-1, 2-5 and Sat. 10-4. Adopt a homeless pet and save a life. If you can not adopt right now come out and volunteer and make a difference in the lives of these animals while they await their FOREVER home.

Carteret County Humane Society & Animal Shelter

Contact info
Pet ID
Rachel Hardin
853 Hibbs Rd, Newport, NC 28570

Their adoption process


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Additional adoption info

To adopt, visit us at
853 Hibbs Road, Newport, NC 28570
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday*: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Dog/Cat $75 (male)/ $85 (female) already spayed/neutered
Dog/cat not spayed or neutered $125. Adoption fee includes spay or neuter voucher.
Kittens and Puppies - $100 (include s/n voucher and rabies voucher)

Adoption Fee includes:
Dogs: Rabies, Canine Distemper/Parainfluenza, Bordetella, Dewormer, Frontline, Monthly Heartworm Preventative, Heartworm Testing, Microchip, Shelter ID Tag, Collar, Spay/Neuter Voucher if not already altered.
Cats: Rabies, Felovax, Dewormer, Revolution, FIV/FLEV Testing, Microchip, Collar, Spay/Neuter Voucher if not already altered.

To adopt any of our "bully breeds", there is a special application and paperwork that needs to be completed prior to adoption.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Carteret County Humane Society
853 Hibbs Road, Newport, NC 28570
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday*: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

More about this shelter

We are a non-profit orginization relying on donations. We do have a contract witht the county to provide shelter for strays brought in. We have limited space but try to get our animals back to thier families and if that can not be accomplished we work hard on finding them new homes.
We do what we do because we love animals. We are realistic in in efforts, understand the problem and work towards educating the public on what needs to be done to prevent over population.