Rowan County Animal Shelter

Find Rowan County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Gold Hill Animal Shelter 1080 Triple D Dr Gold Hill NC 28071 704-431-5991


Horse Protection Society Nc 2135 Miller Road China Grove NC 28023 704-855-2978

Humane Society of Rowan County 112 West Innes Street Salisbury NC 28144 704-636-5700

Rowan County Animal Shelter 1465 Julian Road Salisbury NC 28146 704-216-7768

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.