Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc.

Look at the pictures and descriptions of the animals on our website carefully. Read about their size and temperaments.

If you are interested in adopting a particular animal you see on the CARE website, click on Adoption Application and complete the application form, then click on Submit to send it. You will receive an automatic notification by email when CARE has received your application.

Your application will be forwarded to that animal's volunteer foster caregiver, who will review your application and contact you within 72 hours.

You can meet many CARE foster pets at CARE adoption events or, after an application is submitted, by agreement with the CARE foster caregiver, at a mutually agreed upon place or adoption event.

Many pets get multiple applications and we ask that you be patient as we will personally contact each applicant. Veterinary and personal references must be checked and home visits conducted where practical. CARE seeks to make the best possible match for each pet and adoptions are not first-come, first-served.

Also note that due to the nature of our adoption process, we generally adopt to homes located within 60 miles of the Triangle.




The adoption fee for cats is $100. This includes:
  • FIV/FeLV and heartworm testing
  • Sterilization surgery
  • All appropriate vaccinations
  • Microchip
  • Treatment for intestinal parasites and ear mites
The adoption fee for dogs is:
  • Dogs over the age of 7: $185
  • Puppies and dogs under the age of 7: $200
  • 4 Paws dogs, which are dogs who are highly desirable and attract immediate and overwhelming attention: $275
This includes:
  • Testing for heartworm/ehrlichia/lyme disease
  • Sterilization surgery
  • All appropriate vaccinations
  • Microchip
  • Treatment for internal parasites and ear mites, and heartworm
  • Dental work (if necessary)
  • Some basic obedience training
Favorite Articles and Web Sites (3)
ASPCA: Adoption Tips
ASPCA Adoption Tips: Are You Ready to Adopt?, Which Pet Is Right for You?, If You're Considering Adopting a Dog..., Pit Bull Adoption Tips, If You're Considering Adopting a Cat..., Preparing Your Home for a New Cat or Dog.
CARE: Am I Ready to Adopt?
A quiz to help determine if you are ready to adopt an animal, based on your current situation.
HSUS: The Adoption Process: Questions to Ask Yourself
Are you ready to add a pet to your family? Ten things to consider.
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