Town of Cornelius

Cornelius Animal Shelter

19110 Meridian St. Cornelius, NC 28031


Our Adoptable Pet List

Shelter's hours of operation

Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sun & Mon - Closed

Adoption Process

Complete an application at the shelter, if approved, an adoption fee must be collected. There is an $85.00 adoption fee for felines and $95.00 adoption fee for canines. The shelter can only accept checks and cash, if payment is by cash, the amount must be exact. Once the paperwork and adoption fee has been collected, the new owner can pick up their pets from The Animal Hospital of Cornelius at a later date. All adopted pets are up-to-date on vaccinations, micro-chipped, and spay/neutered.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Cornelius Animal Shelter relies heavily on those that volunteer their time to ensure the welfare of the animals. There is a constant need for active kennel attendants and administrative volunteers. If you are over the age of 18 and interested, please contact Cornelius Animal Control at (704) 237-3602 or visiting us at the shelter.

Donation List

  • Dog food (wet and dry; adult/puppy)
  • Cat food (wet and dry; adult/kitten)
  • Cat & Dog toys
  • Cat & Dog treats
  • Trash bags (13/55 gallon)
  • Dog walk bags
  • Cat litter
  • Arm and Hammer deodorizer
  • Paper towels/ Bath/Wash towels
  • Latex gloves
  • Dishwashing soap/ dish scrubbers/sponges/ laundry detergent /Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Old newspaper
  • Lysol products /Bleach
  • Pens/Sharpie markers
  • Lint roller
  • Any educational materials related to pets
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