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Animal Control

Pet Adoption Program

In an effort to promote the adoption of healthier animals and to help reduce the number of unwanted litters, area veterinarians, the Gaston Humane Society and Animal Control have joined to support an adoption-medical contract to achieve these goals.  Selective dogs and cats are available for an adoption fee of $90.00 for dogs and $75.00 for cats.  Pets will receive specific health services, including spay or neutering, from a local participating veterinarian of your choosing.

Available on a first come - first serve basis, the pets above are available for adoption. On the chance that these may no longer be available, Animal Control staff encourages anyone interested in adopting a pet to come by the Animal Shelter and view all available adoption pets. Pets can be adopted during regular operating hours.

View adoptable pets by following this link.

Adoption Procedures

Pets are adopted under an adoption-medical contract which includes a physical examination, DHLP and parvo vaccination for dogs, FVRCP vaccination for cats, worm check and worming for dogs, rabies vaccination, heartworm check for dogs, county license, and mandatory spay or neuter. Veterinarians that participate in the program are:

  • All Creatures Pet Hospital
  • Applewood Veterinary Hospital
  • Belmont Animal Hospital
  • Carolina Cat Clinic
  • Cherryville Animal Hospital
  • Crossroads Animal Hospital
  • Dickson Animal Clinic
  • Eastridge Animal Hospital
  • Forestbrook Animal Healthcare
  • Gaston Veterinary Hospital
  • Grace Animal Hospital
  • Lineberger Veterinary Hospital
  • Phillips Animal Medical Hospital
  • The Pet Hospital
  • South Point Pet Hospital
  • Wilkinson Animal Hospital
  • Veterinary Home Care

Animal Control delivers the adopted pet to the Veterinarian Clinic of choice, and the adopter picks their pet up at the veterinarian's office.

Please call 704-922-8677 for additional information.