Are You Ready to Adopt a Dog?

Where Can You Adopt a Dog?

If you’ve been thinking about getting a dog, there’s no better time nor place than one of our local shelters during October, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Adopt a Shelter Dog Month is sponsored by the ASPCA.

October is also declared Adopt a Dog Month by the American Humane Society.

Now is the time!

The LKN area is blessed with well run shelters and equally well run rescue organizations. Here’s a list to get you started with your adoption.

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Iredell County

Iredell County Animal Services and Control, Statesville

Lake Norman Animal Rescue, Mooresville

Humane Society of Iredell

Ironstone Lane Rescue and Stables, Troutman

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County Animal Care and Control, Charlotte

Catering to Cats and Dogs, Cornelius

Cornelius Animal Shelter, Cornelius

Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County Animal Control, Concord

Humane Society of Cabarrus

Rowan County

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, Salisbury

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton

Humane Society of Lincoln County

Catawba County

Catawba County Animal Services, Newton

Humane Society of Catawba County, Hickory


You can find many purebred dogs as well as mixed breed dogs at your local shelters. You can find puppies, full grown dogs and seniors. The opportunities are endless for you and your family. If you want a specific breed you can also check out the multiple breed specific rescue organizations.

And…don’t forget. The shelters and rescues have lots of cats and kittens available too.
Happy shopping…er…ah…ADOPTING!!


We support pet adoption and offer a 10% discount on our pet sitting and dog walking services during the first 90 days of your pet’s adoption.

About Beth Harwell

Beth Leatherman Harwell and her husband, Billy Harwell own and operate a local pet sitting business, Dog Walkers & More at Coddle Creek, LLC. Beth and Billy take care of your dogs, cats, birds, fish and small caged pets in the comfort of your own home. Services are provided in Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Mt. Ulla, NC.
Beth is a retired clinical social worker turned business owner. She blogs about pet care needs and the human animal bond.
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