Animals First Rescue of the Carolinas
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Animals First Rescue of the Carolinas
Millions of animals are euthanized in shelters every  year and our foster animals have been abandoned or dumped at least once by their former owners. Animals First rescues these innocents and temporarily shelters them in foster homes until the right match can be found. To ensure that these animals truly find their forever home we have an application process that includes reference and vet checks, telephone interviews,  and home visits.

 Adoption Requirements
An application must be submitted prior to meeting the animal
The personal and vet references will be checked.
We do not adopt to "outside only" homes.
Some dogs may require a fenced in yard
A home visit will be conducted by an Animals First representative  so that we can confirm that the animal will have acceptable living conditions.
A contract must be signed at the time of the adoption. 
Our adoption donation fee include current vaccinations and spaying/neutering of the rescue animal and is non-refundable.
Please note: We will occasionally allow adoptions of puppies and kittens that are not spayed/neutered; however, the adopter must bring the animal to our vet for spay/neuter by six months of age. 

Out of State Adoptions
We do allow out of state adoptions. All above adoption requirements will apply. After an application is received and approved, we will find a local rescue in your area to complete a home visit. We do not transport animals. A potential adopter will be required to come to the Charlotte area to pick up the animal and pay for any necessary health certificates.

To start the adoption process, please  download the appropriate form, fill it out and then send us 
an email with the form as an attachment.

Canine Adoption Application
Feline Adoption Application
How to adopt our animals.....
Our available pets can be found on PetFinder.