Animal Adoptions - Coronavirus and quarantine lead to tons of Americans adopting pets. Adoptions were so popular that some shelters were emptied, and others had long waiting lists for people trying to get furry friends to take home.

Has all this time at home left you wishing for a new family member? Now is a great time to adopt an animal. There are so many pets across the Charlotte region who would love to be your new forever friend. Check out some places to adopt your new best friend below.

CMPD Animal Care and Control

Located at 8315 Byrum Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 CMPD Animal Care and Control is a great place to adopt a dog, cat, or even a rabbit or other small animals.

They are open:

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

​Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Humane Society of Charlotte

Located at 2700 Toomey Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203 The Humane Society of Charlotte has many dogs and cats in need of a loving home. They ask that you make an appointment on their website and are open daily from 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

Greater Charlotte SCPA

The Greater Charlotte SPCA does not own or operate a shelter facility. Volunteers foster all animals in their homes until adopted. View photos of their animals online and then complete an interest form to meet them!

North Meck Animal Rescue

North Meck Animal Rescue is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue in Charlotte NC. Browse their website and complete an application to schedule a time to visit.

Carolina P.A.W.S.

Carolina P.A.W.S. has a variety of cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies waiting for new homes. Before meeting any available pets, they ask that you review the Adoption Requirements on their website and complete a brief application. As soon as your application is approved (generally within 2-3 days), Carolina P.A.W.S. will get in touch with you to arrange for you to meet your new pet!

South Charlotte Dog Rescue

South Charlotte Dog Rescue could be home to your next friend! Check out the dogs on their website and complete an application to meet them.