IMPORTANT...Please review all adoption procedures on this page and at www.lakenormanhumane.org .You can then view all of our pets on our Petstablished widget and will be able to apply directly only.
Adoption fees are: $125.00 & up for cats; $150.00 & up for dogs. Lake Norman Humane would always appreciate any donation above that amount. Your donations help support other pets that incur higher medical costs beyond the standard shots, spaying or neutering. Lake Norman Humane rescues adoptable pets that have been orphaned for various reasons.
Our non-profit organization survives on private donations. We are NOT supported by state, county, federal or governmental agencies. We are NOT supported by the Humane Society of the United States.
Most of our pets reside in volunteer foster homes, and some of our cats are on display at PetSmart in Mooresville, NC. We have an Adoption Center in Mooresville for our Dog Adoptions. Volunteers managing the website, email, and voicemail are not necessarily the same volunteers that are fostering our orphaned pets. Therefore, it may take a few days to get your inquiry to the proper person who can explain more about the pet. Please be patient with us...we are always very busy caring for our animals.
PROCESS: Please complete an adoption application IN FULL. You may go to our website at www.lakenormanhumane.org and apply directly on via our Petstablished widget or you can e-mail us as
for a PDF version. We try to match the right animal to the right home, for each animals' benefit. Please complete an application as your next step. It is not a commitment on your part, but helps us with the matchmaking process. Please give us as much information as possible to help us understand your lifestyle and home environment.
After your application is received, if we feel that you are a possible candidate for the animal you are interested in, or for one of our others, we will contact you. At that time, arrangements can be made for you to meet the pet.
We receive a high volume of emails and phone calls, so please make sure that your application is complete to help our volunteers process requests of interest. Thank you for understanding.
Please read our pet profiles carefully. We will happily provide you complete information that we are aware of regarding each pet that we have available for adoption.
We hold DOG adoption events on the 2nd, 4th and (when applicable) 5th Saturdays of each month at our Adoption Center in Mooresville from 10 am until 4 pm. The address is 110 Robinson Road (3 miles WEST of Exit 36, I 77, on the corner of 150 and Robinson Road near Big Daddy's restaurant).
We hold CAT adoption events on a regular schedule at PetSmart in Mooresville. Our Adoption Events are the 2nd, 4th, and 5th (when applicable) Saturdays of the month, from 10:00 am until 3 pm. If you are interested in adopting a CAT, please come to PetSmart Mooresville (exit 36 off I-77on HWY 150) and meet your potential "forever" feline friend!
Map to our adoption fair location at PetsMart
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CAT ADOPTIONS AT PETSMART:
Please read the cat's profile. If they reside at PetSmart you may visit them on any day of the week to view them as they temporarily reside in the PetSmart cat room. Please see a Petsmart staff member to view our cats, and someone will help you. If it is one of our regular adoption event days (see above for dates and times), a Lake Norman Humane Volunteer can assist you. You will be required to fill out an application in full. All adoption procedures are the same with all of our pets.
All of our pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and are current on flea and heartworm prevention, which IS included in your adoption fee.
Please visit our website at www.lakenormanhumane.org for adoption information. There you will find an application and all information regarding adoptions. Please fill out an application and send it to us. We will review your application for adoption, and if approved, you will be contacted by that pets' Volunteer Case Worker, and you can then make arrangements to meet the pet and discuss the details of the pet and the adoption process.
How to contact us
Please email us at
for adoption information after reviewing adoption procedures at our website www.lakenormanhumane.org.
If the pet you are interested on Petfinder.com states "adoption pending", it means they are currently in a new home for an adoption trial. We do not remove them from the site until the adoption becomes finalized.
Out of state adoption policy
From time to time, we adopt to out of state residents. We do not ship animals. You must provide transportation and all costs associated.
SAVE A LIFE! Foster an orphaned pet!
In order to help save animal lives, we are always seeking foster homes and additional volunteers. There are many "jobs" for many volunteers, and we always need your help! Lake Norman Humane is operated primarily by very dedicated and caring volunteers. Please contact us at
if you are interested in helping us help the orphaned pets of Iredell County. Also check out our website at lakenormanhumane.org for more information.
We are always in need of financial donations. Your donations go to provide food, vaccines, flea and heartworm prevention and treatment, spaying and neutering, and general medical care for our animals in need. Without your help, the orphaned animals in our county would have no real opportunity for permanent, loving "forever" homes. If you have items that you would like to donate to our animals (towels, beds, food, toys, gift cards, HE laundry soap, hand sanitizer, copy paper, paper towels), you may drop them off at our Adoption Center located at 110 Robinson Road in Mooresville. Volunteers are usually at the center from 9-5 on Mondays through Fridays.
Please mail financial contributions to our address below.
If you can not afford to make a financial donation, please consider applying to become a volunteer with HSI.
Who We Are
We are a private nonprofit and we a volunteer-operated organization. We do NOT receive funding from local, state, government agencies, nor are we supported financially by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or any other animal rescue organization.
Lake Norman Humane
110 Robinson Road
HSI Voice Mail: (voicemails checked by volunteers) 704-663-3330
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