Adopt A Shelter Pet Day April 30

April 30 is adopt a shelter pet day. Where to adopt in Charlotte, NC




 “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

– Karen Devison


April 30th (that’s today) is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day and it’s the purr-fect day to adopt a shelter pet in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina  area (or anywhere else for that matter). Personally, I would argue that any day of the year is a perfect day to adopt a shelter pet. Thousands of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area and millions around the country, all hoping for a loving, fur-ever home. National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of adopting pets from animal shelters and rescues. This day encourages people to consider adopting a pet in need of a loving home rather than buying from pet stores or breeders. It’s an opportunity to save a life and give a deserving animal a second chance at happiness. 


 “It’s a small thing to help one animal, but to that one animal it’s a big thing.”

– Gene Baur



When You Adopt A Shelter Pet You Save A Life!

It’s estimated that more than 2.5 million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. Regrettably, that’s still less than the some 3 million that are euthanized each year! When you adopt a shelter pet, you save a life.



On National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, save a life and adopt a pet



It’s estimated that there may be as many as 70 million stray cats out there!  Here are a few more statistics:

  • 20-30% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue organizations.
  • Five out of 10 dogs in shelters and seven out of 10 cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.


“I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.”

– Donna Douglas


Adopting A Pet Is Good For Your Health:

Did you know that adopting a pet is good for your health?  Pets (especially dogs) help us maintain a more active lifestyle. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pet ownership has been shown to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness. It seems like a “no brainer” to adopt a dog or cat.


 “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

– Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.



Where To Adopt A Dog Or Cat In The Charlotte Metro Area


The statistics about the number of  shelter animals needing a home are simply staggering! So on National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, I’d like to provide some information on where, if you are as staggered by these statistics as I am, you can adopt a shelter dog or cat in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. And these are just three of the many places we can adopt in Charlotte.


 “Every stray deserves a chance at love, a home and a warm bed to sleep at night.”

– Penny Reid, ‘The Player and The Pixie’, 2016


Adopt a shelter pet and save a life




P.O. Box 365, Waxhaw, NC 28173

(704) 916-9138

More information about adopting at Carolina P.A.W.S.


Carolina Paws pet adoption in Charlotte



2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-0534

More information about adopting at the Humane Society of Charlotte


Humane Society of Charlotte



Greater Charlotte SPCA has no shelter facility. All animals are fostered until adoption.

More information about adopting at Greater Charlotte SPCA

Greater Charlotte Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals




If you’ve been thinking about adding a cat or dog to your household, why not save a life and adopt a shelter pet? National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is the purr-fect day to do it! If you can’t adopt why not consider making a monetary contribution to your favorite local shelter?


This National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day reminder is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte pet-friendly residential real estate expert and pet parent.


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