Shelter Policies:

The Animal Shelter Office Hours are:

  • Monday through Friday from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm
  • Saturday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm
  • The Shelter is closed on most major holidays, so please call for more information.
  • Kennel hours differ slightly from office hours. See below.

Please note: No money transactions will be completed after 4:00 pm Monday through Friday or after 3:00 pm Saturdays, which includes adoptions and redemptions.

Our postal address is:
Rowan County Animal Control
1465 Julian Road
Salisbury, NC 28146

The Adoption and Kennel Hours are:

  • Monday through Friday from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
  • Saturday from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm
  • No adoptions will be processed after 4:00 pm weekdays / 3:00 pm Saturdays due to daily closing procedures.
  • All stray animals are held for a minimum of 3 working days before they are released for adoption.
  • Owner animals that are turned in to us are available for adoption the same day they are brought to the Shelter.
  • Our adoptions operate on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore we do not accept down-payments towards an animal nor will we hold an animal for an individual.
  • The $80 adoption fee is the same for the general public as well as a rescue organization.
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