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About Us

The Davidson County Animal Shelter is an open admission facility that is primarily funded by Davidson County government and donations. We are a shelter established to protect, feed, and house the stray, injured, abused or unwanted animals in this county. The shelter’s vision is to give abandoned and neglected pets a second chance to live long, healthy lives in safe, loving homes and return lost animals to their rightful owners.

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Davidson County Animal Shelter will be temporarily operating under different protocols. Please read below before you come to the shelter. Changes might be made to these protocols as the situation progresses.

1) Adoptions will be by appointment ONLY. If you are interested in adopting a specific animal please fill out our adoption application found HERE. You will be contacted if approved to set up a time to visit. You will not be allowed to view an animal unless we have an approved application for you, NO exceptions. You can see our animals available for adoption on our official Facebook page or on our website. 

2) For STRAY animals, you can call the animal shelter to file a found report. If you MUST have the animal picked up, please contact Animal Control at 336-249-0131

3) At this time, owner surrender pets are not being accepted. You can find resources to help you rehome your pets at and You can also reach out to rescue groups in your area.

4) If you are missing a pet you can call us at 336-357-0805. We post pictures of our strays daily on our official Facebook page as well, at Davidson County Animal Shelter NC. If you know we have your pet please come by the shelter to reclaim between 11am - 5pm, there is no appointment necessary. 

5) Donations can be dropped off on our porch.

6) Volunteer activities are temporarily suspended.

7) We are still providing Rabies Vaccines. If you would like to have your pets vaccinated please come by the shelter. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and call us when you are here.
**If we don’t answer the phone right away, please be patient as we only have one phone line**
Rabies Vaccine (1 year ONLY) - $10