Adoptions

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please call us at 828-572-4535 to schedule an appointment.


Adopting a pet can be a wonderful experience for you and your family. The Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement Staff is dedicated to helping you find the animal that best suits you and your family's lifestyle. Adopting an animal is a long-term commitment that requires careful forethought. Please consider the time, money, and responsibility that caring for an animal requires. For more information on choosing the right pet visit Choosing the Right Pet.

Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement also suggests that you include the entire family in the adoption process. We encourage potential adopters to allow adequate time to "get acquainted" with the animal they wish to adopt. You can also bring your current pets to introduce them in our "get acquainted" area.

Adoption fee is $75 for all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. This fee includes the spay or neuter of the animal, a one-year rabies vaccination, a physical examination, and a health vaccination.

Adoptable Animals  are listed below and can also be found on our Facebook Page

The Adoption Process

  • All adopters must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and present a driver's license or ID card at the time of adoption.
  • An adoption pre-screening will be preformed prior to the adoption appointment to assure animals are going to a safe residence.
  • All animals are primarily adopted as household pets and companions. No dogs are adopted for the purpose of becoming a guard or attack dog.
  • All dogs over the age of six months are tested to ensure they are temperamentally sound by the CCACC Animal Behavior Exam before they are placed for adoption. This helps us determine if the animal is suitable for adoption and if there are special needs or requirements. We cannot guarantee the behavior of any animal once they are in their new home.
  • No animals can be adopted as a gift for another person without the recipient's participation in the adoption process.
  • Animals are adopted on a first come first serve basis.
  • All household members are encouraged to participate in the adoption process.

The Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement adoption fee is $75 for all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. This fee includes the spay or neuter of the animal, a one-year rabies vaccination, a physical examination, and a health vaccination.

Adoption Viewing Hours

Monday through Friday 10 am to 4:45 pm

Adoptions