March 5, 2021

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Huntersville Pets Who Need A Home: Sterling, Cash, Goose & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across North Carolina — and many are located in your area. In the search for a new friend, consider checking out a local animal shelter like Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue, where Simon the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Sterling, a Labrador Retriever mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Sterling
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitively Pampered Pets Rescue, Huntersville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sterling is a sweet, loving boy. He was a stray who was picked up by the shelter. He is approximately…” Learn more

  • Name: Cash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Trails To Happy Tails Dog Rescue, Cornelius, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Great Dane Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This sweet hunk of love is going to be a big boy! He loves other dogs and would prefer a…” Learn more

  • Name: Goose
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Trails To Happy Tails Dog Rescue, Cornelius, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Goose! I’m looking for a home that has another dog to teach me the ropes! I’m prob going…” Learn more

  • Name: Duck
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Trails To Happy Tails Dog Rescue, Cornelius, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Duck! I’m a sweetheart of a dude! I’m currently scoping out an adopter! My perfect place…” Learn more

  • Name: Simon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue, Mooresville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Alaskan Malamute
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Looking for a sweet friendly outgoing dog then look no further. Simon is 8 years old, house and leash trained….” Learn more

  • Name: Valentine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Network Rescue, Mooresville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Valentine is all about sweetness. She has huge green eyes and a round head and a sweetness about her that…” Learn more

  • Name: Coriander
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Network Rescue, Mooresville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “OOPS! Our director needs new glasses! Coriander is a girl, NOT a boy! Coriander is the largest of “her” litter…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Girl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Piedmont Animal Rescue, Mooresville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Little Girl is a 9 year old terrier mix. She came to us with her brother Rascal. She is super…” Learn more

  • Name: Rascal
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Piedmont Animal Rescue, Mooresville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rascal is a 9 year old terrier mix that comes to us with his sister Little Girl. He is sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Reese
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Piedmont Animal Rescue, Mooresville, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Dachshund Beagle Mix
  • Description: “Meet Reese! He is a quiet and happy little boy. He loves laying on the back of the couch and…” Learn more

  • Name: Errol
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Greater Charlotte Spca, P.O. Box 77491, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Errol is the sweetest dog with the best personality. He loves all people and is good with other dogs especially…” Learn more

  • Name: Bagel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Greater Charlotte Spca, P.O. Box 77491, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Bagel. He’s the sweetest, most loving carb, we mean dog, you will ever find! He is 5 years young,…” Learn more

  • Name: Paul McCartney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Greater Charlotte Spca, P.O. Box 77491, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Paul McCartney is a 5 month old hound mix who weighs 40 pounds. He is very easy going and gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucille
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Greater Charlotte Spca, P.O. Box 77491, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lucille is an 18 month old Terrier mix who weighs 25 pounds (and needs to gain a little weight). She…” Learn more

  • Name: Super-sweet Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jack Available for Adoption Status: Available for Adoption Activity Level: Companion Age: 11-14 years old Gender: Male Weight: 45 pounds…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie Brown & Linus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Smart Coalition, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “These sweet boys are bonded brothers that were rescued off the side of a busy road at the age of…” Learn more

  • Name: Collins
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Estimated Birthday: 6/15/2020 Hi, I’m Collins! I’m a pretty black panther who loves to look out a nice big window….” Learn more

  • Name: Bonded Pair- Little
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Little & Biscuit are a package deal! They are deeply bonded & are looking to be adopted out together. Their…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonded Pair- Biscuit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Little & Biscuit are a package deal! They are deeply bonded & are looking to be adopted out together. Their…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Estimated Birthday: 6/1/2020 Hello, I’m Chloe! I’m a quiet girl out searching for the perfect home. I love to hang…” Learn more

  • Name: Ryan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Estimated Birthday: 10/11/2020 Hey! I’m Ryan!!! It’s fun playing with my foster sisters and brothers but I’m really hoping for…” Learn more

  • Name: Shane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Estimated Birthday: 10/11/2020 I’m Shane, I’m told I’m handsome and super sweet! Playing with stick toys, chasing ping pong balls…” Learn more

  • Name: Terrence
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Estimated Birthday: 10/11/2020 I, Terrence, solemnly swear that I’m an unusually adorable chap! Just zoom in on my cool whiskers!…” Learn more

  • Name: Cora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catering To Cats And Dogs Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Estimated Birthday: 6/15/2020 Hi, I’m Cora! I’m one pretty lady out searching for the best home. I love to sunbathe…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Adoption League, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Turkish Angora Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lovely little Luna is as sweet as pie! Don’t let her grumpy face fool you, she is a doll. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Rapunzel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: House Of Paws Dog Rescue, Kannapolis, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rapunzel is a sweet, loving, 8 week old lab/pit mix puppy who is looking for her furever home. ***If interested…” Learn more

  • Name: Neptune
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is “Neptune!” I am a loving young man! I am a ball of energy and love…” Learn more

  • Name: Atlas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is “ATLAS!” I am an active, playful social butterfly who always wants to be by your…” Learn more

  • Name: UFO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hello everyone, my name is “UFO” I am a sweet young man! I am a very shy but sweet man!…” Learn more

  • Name: Alien
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hello everyone, my name is “Alien” I am a sweet young man! I am a very shy and scared but…” Learn more

  • Name: Apollo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hello everyone, my name is “Apollo” I am a sweet young man! I am a very shy and scared but…” Learn more

  • Name: Cupid
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hello everyone, my name is “Cupid” I am a sweet young man! I am a little shy but purr up…” Learn more

  • Name: Arrow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cabarrus County Animal Shelter, Concord, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hello everyone, my name is “Arrow” I am a loving young man! I am very shy and scared at first…” Learn more

  • Name: STORMY TALES
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Zachs Rescue, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bombay
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Sweet girl found in upscale neighborhood! No one would bother trying yo get her into shelter until lady who cared…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinnamon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rescuing Animals In Need, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Cinnamon is extremely affectionate and lovable. He likes other female cats but not males.” Learn more

  • Name: Sophie-NC
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Idog Rescue Inc, Gastonia, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Goldendoodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*INQUIRIES SENT THROUGH PETFINDER WILL NOT BE ANSWERED AS WE DO NOT HAVE THE MANPOWER TO RESPOND TO THEM. PLEASE…” Learn more

  • Name: Paco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Elsas Pride Inc, Charlotte, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Dalmatian Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
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  • Name: Beau
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peanuts Place Small Breed Rescue, Matthews, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Rat Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Please go to www.peanutsplacerescue.org to fill out the online adoption application and to read the Important information page for fees….” Learn more

  • Name: Emmitt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peanuts Place Small Breed Rescue, Matthews, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Please go to www.peanutsplacerescue.org to fill out the online adoption application and to read the Important information page for fees….” Learn more

  • Name: Boots
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, 220 Grace Church Rd, Salisbury, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Boston Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello canine loving humans, My name is Boots and I am a 4 year old Chihuahua & Boston Terrier mix….” Learn more

  • Name: TABBY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: JOVIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: ALICE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: ANGEL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: SHANKY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: HORSE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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  • Name: MOSES
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: HENRY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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  • Name: FREYA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: ANNA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: SHOOTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Dachshund Pit Bull Terrier Mix
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  • Name: KHLOE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: FITZ
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: STUMPI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lincoln County Animal Services, Lincolnton, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of York County, 8177 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, SC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you wish to meet me, please call the Humane Society of York County at (803)-802-0902 to schedule an appointment….” Learn more