Pet services

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As you continue to scroll down this page you'll find the two events we hold or participate in each month: SouthPark mall adoptions and Rabies/Microchip Clinic.

If you are looking to partner with us for an event, are looking for us to attend your event or fair, and/or would like to hold a fundraiser for our shelter and like us to be there, fill out the online Event and Fundraiser request form. These forms will be sent to our Community Event Coordinator Officer Shrewsbury and he will get back to you as soon as he can. Thank you for thinking of us!

​Pet Adoption Event
First Saturday of Every Month*
11:00am - 3:00pm
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Road
Charlotte 28211

Center Court inside the mall 

  • We bring a selection of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to the mall for adoption. 

  • As long as the pets are spayed/or neutered prior to the event they can be adopted and go home the same day.

  • We do provide a cat carrier for a $5 donation and leashes for a $1 donation, however, adopters are welcome to bring their own.

  • Adoption prices may vary per pet.

  • Adoption promotions at the shelter are honored at the mall event.

*Date is subject to change/cancellation. We will not be at the mall the months of November or December BUT be sure to visit us at the shelter during this time to adopt!


Free Rabies Shots and Low-Cost Microchip Clinic
Second Saturday of Each Month*
8:00am - 10:45am

Held at: ​Animal Care & Control
8315 Byrum Drive
Charlotte 28217

In order to serve the pet owners in a timely and uninterrupted manner, owners must be in line by 10:45am. This is to prevent longer wait times when we open at 11am for regular business.

Rabies shots are free to all Mecklenburg County residents who have dogs, cats and/or ferrets over the age of 4 months. Visit the Rabies Clinic page to make sure that you have everything you need the day of the clinic which will help lower your wait time.

Char-Meck Pet licensing can be purchased the same day. Visit the Licensing page for the fees.

Micro​chips are $10 per pet. This fee includes the cost of the chip itself, registration in the Char-Meck database, AND the registration to the national database through Pet Link. Owners who would like to purchase a microchip are NOT limited to Mecklenburg County. Pets should be at least 8 weeks old when receiving a microchip. Visit the Microchip page​ for complete details.

*Date is subject to change/cancellation in case of extreme or extenuating circumstances.​