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Adopting a pet can be a wonderful experience for you and your family. The Caldwell County Animal Control Staff is dedicated to helping you find the animal that best suits you and your families' 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 our Choosing the Right Pet webpage.

catCaldwell County Animal Control 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.

Our Basic Adoption Rules

  1. All adopters must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and present a drivers license or ID card at the time of adoption.
  2. All animals are primarily adopted as household pets and companions. No dogs are adopted for the purpose of becoming a guard or attack dog.
  3. All dogs over the age of six (6) 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 he/she is in their new home.
  4. No animals can be adopted as a gift for another person without the recipient's participation in the adoption process.
  5. Animals are adopted on a first come first serve basis.
  6. All household members are encouraged to participate in the adoption process.
  7. No animal will be adopted to a person living in rental property, including mobile home parks, without the explicit authorization of the manager or landlord. (preferably on letterhead)

Click here for a complete list of our adoption rules.

The Caldwell County Animal Control adoption fee is $65.00 for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. This fee includes the spay or neuter of the animal you choose, a one (1) year rabies vaccination, a physical examination and a health vaccination.

Adoption Viewing Hours

Monday - Friday        10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Every 2nd Saturday       10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Note: Although our animals can be viewed nationally on, we are unable to ship our animals or to provide adoption services for residents living out-of-state.

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