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Cabarrus Pets Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization, was established in 2002 to rescue rehabilitate, and re-home abandoned, abused, sick, and neglected animals in our community. As a foster home based, 100% volunteer managed organization we do not have a physical shelter. Each animal we rescue is placed in a loving foster home where they can begin to trust humans again. While in foster care, Cabarrus Pets Society provides all necessary medical treatments including spaying and neutering, vaccines, and surgery before finding them their well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. 

Cabarrus Pets Society is dedicated to educating our community on responsible pet ownership including the importance of spaying and neutering, vaccinating, and the prevention of heart worm disease.

Please check back often for a list of upcoming Adoption Events!

We put animals first and we encourage everyone to “Adopt Don’t Shop”!

Interested in adopting

Adoption Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You must live in North Carolina preferably within 75 miles of Concord
  • You must have a secure fenced yard or be committed to multiple daily leash walks in all kinds of weather (snow, heat, ice, pouring rain, etc.).
  • Your new pet must be an indoor companion & you CANNOT use or plan to use an electric, in -ground or invisible fence. 
  • If you currently own a pet, you must be able to provide proof of purchase for monthly heart worm medicine if you do not purchase directly from your veterinarian.
  • All current pets in your household must be sterilized, current on all shots and primarily indoor companions.
  • To adopt a kitten or puppy under the age of 6 months, all children in the home must be over the age of 6. 
  • You agree to provide good veterinary care including:
    • Keeping your pet current on all vaccinations
    • Keeping your pet on monthly heart worm preventative and flea/tick preventative
    • Provide medical and emergency care if needed
  • You must be willing to make a 10 to 20-year commitment to the pet

Completing an application does not obligate you to adopt nor does it guarantee you the dog.  Your application must first be approved before moving on to the next step.

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 adoptions 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 

Our Dogs, Puppies, Cats and Kittens Have Been:

  • Temperament tested
  • Examined by one of our licensed, practicing veterinarians
  • De-wormed and  Vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo,and Rabies it is four months or older
  • Tested for heart worms if nine months or older and started on monthly heart worm prevention
  • Micro-chipped
  • Spayed/neutered (adoption of a puppy will not be finalized until it is sterilized by). 

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


Volunteers (Must heart Animals)


Like to stay active and get involved in your community?  Then Cabarrus Pets Society would like to meet you!  We always need volunteers to support our rescue and we have opportunities for everyone. Cabarrus Pets Society's volunteers help with administrative and application processing, web design and technical support, fostering, transporting animals to vet visits and their forever homes, walking dogs and planning and supporting special events and...the list goes on.  If you are interested in volunteering contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle at We can't wait to share all the opportunities available with Cabarrus Pets Society. 


Other Ways to Help!

Use the link to shop and Amazon will give back a small percentage of each sale to help the Cabarrus Pets Society's Animals.  You don't have to do anything except click the link and SHOP!


Walk for a Dog

If you walk with or without your dog, download the " Walk for a Dog" app.  Choose Cabarrus Pets Society as the organization you want to support.  The more people that support us, the more donations we receive.

Traveling with your Pets- Bring Fido

Use our affiliate banner below to support Cabarrus Pets Society when you book a room through  and enter code CABARRUS2020  and after your stay is complete

BringFido will Donate $10 to CPS

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 va ccines.

Highlighted Animals
See all the animals!
Talk about a journey, this guy has had one. He originally came to us a sick, little boy. more about Puff
Before submitting your application please have ALL veterinarian contact information for all of your more about Maasai
Introducing the sweetest little cuddle bug. He is so smart and curious and we know he will make a more about San
Before submitting your application please have ALL veterinarian contact information for all of more about Pockets
  No Nap
No nap and his twin brother Pockets put the C in Cuddle. They will melt in your arms all day with more about No Nap
Meet our sweet full of personality Charlotte. This girl loves to snuggle and curl up with& more about Charlotte


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 .  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 various events through out the year. The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an online adoption application. It's free to fill one out.


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!

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

The animals in our community have never needed more help. This year has seen new challenges and many families have been impacted by COVID-19 and the nationwide shutdown. Many people have lost their jobs along with their financial security and others have lost their home and loved ones. With all the chaos, many families have been faced with re-homing their pets and others have been unable to provide much needed vet care. We have answered the call for help! We have rescued and re-homed many in need and provided vet care for others. This isn't possible without fosters who open their hearts and homes. We are helping them all; from puppies and kittens, young to old, big to small and everything in 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.


Need to re-home your pet or a stray


Our community foster program provides a way for people who have found a pet, or pet owners who need to re-home 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. 

If it is a stray, you must notify animal control in your county to let them know you have found the dog.  You should also post on "lost and found pets" social media pages, bring the animal to a vet to be scanned for a microchip, post flyers in your area, and look on or to see if anyone is looking for the dog or cat.  Don't post photos or give full details and require that people provide proof of ownership to claim the pet.  

Please visit our " Community Foster " area to learn more.  If you need to re-home 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.


P.O. Box 5042 •  Concord, NC 28027  •  (704) 786-7729 •  petpals [ at ]