Adoption Prices / Specials

ACC has a wide range of adoption specials and programs to bring animals and people together. We have a wide variety of animals available for adoption. Dogs/puppies, cats/kittens, small pets (rabbits and guinea pigs are the most common), farm pets.

Fees tend to range from $10 to $118 depending on the species, gender, and sometimes size of the adoptable pet.

You'll also find the programs we have in place for certain pets. We have pets who have come in spayed/neutered and/or microchipped so they have a reduced adoption fee as we don't make you pay for a service that was already done. In addition, Senior Citizens receive discounted adoptions through our "Pets for the Elderly" program.

By making a monetary donation, you can pay for someone's adoption fee! You can also help us purchase supplies needed for the animals in our care.


Dog/Puppy Fees

Adult Dogs (4+ months):             

Adoption fee - $30
Spay fee - $70
Neuter fee - $65
Microchip - $8
License - $10
Spay Total - $118
Neuter Total - $113 


Puppies (under 4 months):

Adoption fee - $30
Spay fee - $70
Neuter fee - $65
Microchip - $8
Spay Total - $108
Neuter Total - $103 




Cat/Kittens Fees

Adult Cats (4+ months):

Adoption fee - $30
Spay fee - $50
Neuter fee - $45
Microchip - $8
License - $10
Spay Total - $98
Neuter Total - $93


Kittens (under 4 months):

Adoption fee - $30
Spay fee - $50
Neuter fee - $45
Microchip - $8
Spay Total - $88
Neuter Total - $83


Small Pet Fees

Rabbits $58 each
Guinea Pigs $5 each
Rats $2 each
Hamsters $3
Gerbils $3
Mice $1
Ferrets $25
Snakes $25-$75
Iguanas $25-$75
Parakeets/Canaries $10
Finches $5
Fish $2

Farm Pets

If you live in Mecklenburg County and wish to adopt livestock or farm pets, a livestock permit is required prior to adoption.
Prices of adoption will vary based on the type of animal and size. Some livestock are required to be auctioned.

Chickens $2
Turkeys $5
Other fowl
Goats $15
Pigs $5-$25 (Depends on size)


Reduced Adoption Fee

Some of our adoptable pets will have varied reduced prices due to having had services, which we usually provide, completed prior to coming to our shelter.  We are happy to pass this savings on to the new owners. This may include spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, or both.  As always, we recommend that you visit our shelter pets in person to select the best fit for your family. When you have decided, you will be given the background information and final price for your rescued pet.

*A $10 license applies to Mecklenburg County pet owners when adopting.


Pets for the Elderly

ACC is now an official partner shelter for Pets for the Elderly Foundation, which helps with the cost of adoptions and additional pet-related expenses for senior citizens.  The organization's mission is to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and provide companionship, health and happiness to senior citizens. Animal Care & Control was awarded a grant from Pets for the Elderly Foundation to expand its adoption program for senior citizens in 2021 and has been renewed for 2022. Through the new program, seniors in our community (ages 60+) can adopt an animal companion (up to 2) for free* and will receive a six-month supply of heartworm and flea/tick preventatives with each adoption.

*Due to county regulations, a $10 license fee is required for seniors 60 – 61 years of age living in Mecklenburg County.