Before you adopt, please consider these questions:

  • Do you understand the importance of spay/neutering your pet and affordable options for the procedure?

  • Are you prepared to devote the time a pet demands for love, companionship, exercise?

  • Can you provide good quality food, comfortable shelter, health care?

  • Do you understand routine health care needs?

  • Are you willing to take the time to understand your pet?

If you can answer 'Yes' to these questions, we have someone we'd like you to meet!


Adoption Contract

In order to adopt a pet from MCAR, you must fill out an Adoption Application, available at the shelter, or available for download here: Dog Application | Cat Application | Small Animal Application

If you are planning to adopt an animal from MCAR, you should email or drop off a completed adoption application to the shelter. The staff will then contact you to discuss adoption and authorize payment.

Out of Area Adoptions

Yes, we do adopt out of our area. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship animals to you. If you are traveling to meet a shelter pet, please make arrangements before you make the trip. Call the shelter to make sure the pet is still available, 828 765-6952.

Fees & General Information

Our adoption fees are:

Dogs over 1 year of age - $50

Dogs under 1year of age - $100

Kittens - $30

Adult cats - $15

[Of course, additional donations are always accepted!]

All adoptions include spay/neuter, de-worming, vaccinations (including rabies shot), and a microchip ID. Our vets spay and neuter both puppies and kittens. Some of our available pets may already be altered and available to go home that day. Some pets will require spay/neuter upon adoption. 

All pets are spayed or neutered before adoption. NO EXCEPTIONS.