Welcome to Cabarrus Pets Society!


Come see us!

We would love to see you! Unfortunately, we no longer have a central adoption house. We can be found at various locations on weekends. We currently have no scheduled events. The best way to keep up to date with our adoption events and their locations is by checking back on this page regularly.


Save a Life - Become a Foster Dog Parent!

Fostering prepares dogs for a successful, forever adoption. The added bonus is, you get to play, love and snuggle as many dogs as you want and without the lifelong, financial commitment! Give it a try!

What do we provide to fosters?

CPS provides everything you will need to take  care  your  foster dog!!

  • Crates, Gates and Kennels
  • Food, bowls, toys, collar, leash, etc.
  • Medications
  • Vaccines 
  • Veterinary Care
  • Training
  • 24 hour support

Wouldn't you love to be part of a miracle?!

You read the articles and see the posts. The animals in our community have never needed more help. This has been a big year for CPS. We have PROUDLY been able to help pet owners who are unable to afford veterinary expenses and a huge number of dogs in need of rescue, due to health and/or behavioral concerns. This isn't possible without fosters. Please consider opening your heart and home to a foster dog that desperately needs our help. From puppies, to seniors, big, small and everything between. To learn more about fostering visit our " Foster Home " page. If fostering is not right for you, please visit our " I Want to Help " for other ways to help.

  #savealife  #startastory #foster #tellafriend #beahero #doglife #rescue




Volunteers (Must heart Dogs)

Like to stay active and get involved in your community?  The Cabarrus Pets Society would like to meet you!  We always need volunteers to support our rescue! Special events, administrative help, web design and technical support, processing adoption applications, fostering dogs, walking dogs, transporting dogs to the vets...the list goes on.  If you have time to give please contact Judy by email: cabarruspets@gmail.com,  She will schedule a time to chat with you about our volunteer opportunities.

Traveling with your Pet  

Bring Fido

Use our affiliate banner below to support Cabarrus Pets Society when you book a room through BringFido and complete your stay!

Whether you take your pets with you or leave them behind, take these precautions to safeguard them whenever you’re traveling:

1) Interstate and international travel regulations require any pet you bring with you to have a health certificate from your veterinarian even if you are traveling by car. Learn the requirements for any states you will visit or pass through, and schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to get the needed certificate within the time frames required by those states.
2) Pets in vehicles should always be safely restrained and should never be left alone in the car in any weather. Proper restraint means using a secure harness or a carrier, placed in a location clear of airbags. Never transport your pet in the bed of a truck.
3) If you’re traveling by air and considering bringing your pet with you, talk with your veterinarian first. Air travel can put some pets at risk, especially short-nosed dogs. Your veterinarian is the best person to advise you regarding your own pet’s ability to travel.
4) Pack for your pet, as well as yourself, if you’re going to travel together. In addition to your pet’s food, a source of frequent access to water and medications, this should also include copies of their medical records, information to help identify your pet if it becomes lost, first aid supplies, toys, blankets and any other items that might help with the change.

Talk with your veterinarian to find out how best to protect your pet from canine flu and other contagious diseases, and to make sure your pet is up-to-date on their vaccines.


Pennies for Paws


Pennies for paws was started by Emmerson Perry, with the help of her parents. She competes in Pageants and uses her platform to raise awareness and funds for rescue animals.  She has set up lemonade and cookie stands and makes custom bracelets. 


She has chosen to donate the proceeds to Cabarrus Pets Society and has already raised over $125.  On behalf of the CPS animals and volunteers...thank you Emerson!


Please like  Pennies for Paws on Facebook  to follow Emmerson and her fundraising efforts.






Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
 Maggie will forever be your friend. She loves to play outside and she has very good manners. S...read more about Maggie
Bindi is a sweet, loving, obedient, gentle girl.... mostly.  While she can play nicely with o...read more about Bindi
Autumn is the only one left of her litter and we cannot figure out why!? She is an adorable, chatty ...read more about Autumn
Meet Ember.  A peanut butter loving, kiss giving, beautiful, fun, and silly girl.  Embe...read more about Ember
Annie was pregnant  and left outside to fend for herself. She came to us from Gaston Count...read more about Annie

Our Mission

The Cabarrus Pets Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to make our community a better place by rescuing dogs.  We vaccinate, spay or neuter, restore them to health, and find them loving, deserving, permanent homes.
Our Mission is to prevent unwanted pets by educating the public about responsible pet ownership including the importance of spaying and neutering, vaccinating, and heartworm prevention.
Our organization is staffed by volunteers dedicated to our mission of rescue and educating the community through both action and example.

How things work at Cabarrus Pets Society

Cabarrus Pets Society is staffed by volunteers who have a passion for helping animals.  Each of our animals receives medical screening, temperament testing, vaccinations, and spay/neuter through our local veterinarians and our own medical staff at our Kannapolis location.  All of our animals live with foster families while we search for their perfect home with their forever families.  The foster families bring the animals to our Kannapolis location each Saturday for our Adopt-a-Pet event where people can come and meet them in person.

Interested in adopting

We have many loving dogs that deserve their forever homes!  Please visit our "Adoptable Pets" area where you can view our current adoptable pets and learn about the adoption process. We offer a 10% discount off adoption fee for active and retired members of our military with military ID card.  Click the link to go to the online adoption application - Online Adoption Application  

Need to rehome your pet or a stray

Our community foster program provides a way for good Samaritans who have found a pet, or pet owners who need to give up their pets to become "one time" foster parents.  If you have found a stray or have a family pet you need to find a new home for, you can be its foster parent with our help.  First you must notify animal control in your county to let them know you have found the dog.  Also, post on "lost and found pets" social media pages, bring the dog to a vet to be scanned for a microchip, post flyers in your area, and look on petfinder.com or craigslist.com to see if anyone is looking for the dog.  Don't post photos or give full details and require that people provide proof of ownership to claim the dog.  Please visit our " Community Foster " area to learn more.  If you need to rehome a stray or your own pet, please fill out this "Surrender Form"  and a volunteer will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your options.