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Mooresville, NC

Ready to Adopt a New Family Member?

Adopting a Family Pet   is a long term commitment. We want our applicants to be prepared for that commitment and dedicated to a high level of care for their new companion pet. To ensure this, ARRF has the following adoption process:

 Step 1 : Fill out an Adoption Application! below!  If you are unable to access the online form, please email for an application and alternate instructions on submission. Once you have completed the application, submit the online form. Incomplete Applications WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. 

  Step 2 : ARRF will review your application and verify the information provided. This includes property/landlord verification and reference checks. This can take a week or longer depending on how quickly we receive responses.

 Step 3 : ARRF will contact you regarding your application, along with a telephone/in person interview. This  allows us to get to know you, and to answer questions you may have for us. We do not set an appointment with you for a home visit but we do check on your property to insure it is a suitable environment for the dog you have chosen.

  Step 4 : ARRF will complete a review of all findings and contact you with a final decision. Upon approval, ARRF will arrange for your new family member to come home.

We are dedicated to saving as many lives as we can and understand that the faster this process is completed, the faster we can take in another dog.  Please be sure to provide us complete, detailed information and all contact information to minimize delays. 

Please keep in mind that we have a limited number of foster homes. This is the largest reason we can't save more dogs. If you do not adopt from us, please consider your local shelter and/or consider becoming a foster home so that more dogs can be saved.