Why Is April 30 The PURR-FECT Day To Adopt A Shelter Pet?

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Adopt A Shelter Pet on April 30th And Save A Life!


 “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

- Karen Devison


April 30th (that's today) is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day and it's the purr-fect day to adopt a shelter pet in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina  area (or anywhere else for that matter). Myself, I would argue that any day of the year is a perfect day to adopt a shelter pet. Thousands of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area and millions around the country, all hoping for a loving, fur-ever home.


 "It's a small thing to help one animal, but to that one animal it's a big thing."

- Gene Baur


When You Adopt A Shelter Pet You Save A Life!

It's estimated that more than 2.5 million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. Regrettably, that's still less than the some 3 million that are euthanized each year! When you adopt a shelter pet, you save a life.

 Save a life and adopt a dog or cat on national adopt a shelter pet day

It's estimated that there may be as many as 70 million stray cats out there! . Here are a few more statistics:

  • 20-30% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue organizations.

  • Five out of 10 dogs in shelters and seven out of 10 cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.


“I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.”

– Donna Douglas


Adopting A Pet Is Good For Your Health:

Did you know that adopting a pet is good for your health?  Pets (especially dogs) help us maintain a more active lifestyle. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pet ownership has been shown to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness. It seems like a "no brainer" to adopt a dog or cat.


 “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

- Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.


Where To Adopt A Dog Or Cat In The Charlotte Metro Area


Adopt A Shelter Pet In Charlotte, NC

The statistics about the number of  shelter animals needing a home are simply staggering! So on National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, I'd like to provide some information on where, if you are as staggered by these statistics as I am, you can adopt a shelter dog or cat in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Andthese are only four of the many places we can adopt in Charlotte.


 “Every stray deserves a chance at love, a home and a warm bed to sleep at night.”

- Penny Reid, 'The Player and The Pixie', 2016



8177 Regent Parkway  Fort Mill, SC 29715

(803) 802-0902

More information about adopting at the Humane Society of York County


Humane Society of York County



P.O. Box 365, Waxhaw, NC 28173

(704) 916-9138

More information about adopting at Carolina P.A.W.S.


Carolina PAWS



2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-0534

More information about adopting at the Humane Society of Charlotte


Humane Society of Charlotte



Greater Charlotte SPCA has no shelter facility. All animals are fostered until adoption.

More information about adopting at Greater Charlotte SPCA



Greater Charlotte SPCA


If you've been thinking about adding a cat or dog to your household, why not save a life and adopt a shelter pet? National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is the purr-fect day to do it! If you can't adopt why not consider making a monetary contribution to your favorite local shelter?


This National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day reminder is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte pet-friendly residential real estate experts and pet parents.


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Comments (30)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nina,
If I ever get a pet it will be a shelter rescue. Love your passion for fur babies.

Apr 30, 2022 10:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- were it not for our "free range" pets in our backyard, I would love to have another dog. And, if we did, I would definitely adopt!!!

Apr 30, 2022 11:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... just can't imagine my life without my fur babies... they just add so much with their affection and love.

Apr 30, 2022 11:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... we don't have "free range" pets in our yard... maybe that's because Bingo keeps them away! :)

Apr 30, 2022 11:45 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I enjoyed reading all your quotes today Nina, and the first one really says it all! Right now we are happy with 3 rescues in our family!

Apr 30, 2022 12:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 thanks, Sheila... I glad you liked the quotes. Our fur-babies from shelters are just so special. But you have me beat by one... I've only got two at this point in time.

Apr 30, 2022 12:24 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina hopefully all the furry little guys and girls found their purr-fect home this month.

Apr 30, 2022 01:42 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I believe every little bit helps. Even if one is adopted as a result of my post... I'm a happy camper.

Apr 30, 2022 02:29 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Nina - pets do add to the personality of the house and become family members.

May 01, 2022 05:39 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Good morning Nina,

Great post! There are so many animals looking for good homes. Thank you for posting about it. My wife Tracy volunteers with a local dog rescue she’s been with them for 9 years, we had many fosters. We adopted 2 a great dog and a blind kitten who was such a unique cat unfortunately they both have passed away. We continue to foster. This year while in Palm Springs Tracy volunteered at the animal shelter walking dogs. She was so happy to find out it was a no kill shelter as she falls in love with animals very quickly. 

May 01, 2022 06:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider good morning, Grant... I find it very difficult to live in a house without  a breathing creature like a dog or cat (and preferably one of each). They do add personality and joy to a home.

May 01, 2022 07:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Steve Higgins hi Steve... people like you and Tracy are heroes in my book! I have two adopted pets... a cat and a dog. Not sure I could foster. Like your wife I fall in love with them and would find it hard to let them go once they've walked through my door.

May 01, 2022 07:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, cannot imagine one more kitty at my house, but sure there are families that need to adopt a pet.

May 01, 2022 04:24 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker .  I love shelter pets and the thought of saving a life. I wish my husband wasn't allergic.  If he wasn't, I would have a houseful of wonderful gifts from the local shelter. 

May 01, 2022 09:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lynnea Miller hi Lynnea... I just don't know how I'd "live" if I were allergic to pets and couldn't have any fur babies.

May 02, 2022 04:06 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Thank you Nina for your kind words! I unfortunately am the voice of reason or we would have a house full as I know Tracy would keep them all too. Our dog was a foster fail and when Tracy brought home the blind kitten our dog fell so madly in love with it (as did we) we had to keep him for the dog! Tracy cries every time one is adopted but says if she didn’t foster it wouldn’t have a chance to go to a good home. Apparently we are getting a little guy from Mexico when she gets back in 10 days.

May 02, 2022 04:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Steve Higgins hi Steve... when I tell my husband I'm off to PetSmart on a Saturday, I hear him yelling after me not to bring anymore animals home!

May 02, 2022 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... many, many years ago I had three cats. Then, for a while, we had two cats and two dogs. But it's been one of each for a long time now.

May 02, 2022 05:00 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I love the Gerald Ford ideas in a lot of ways and the rest of them I really like as well

Feb 25, 2023 08:54 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Laura Cerrano hi Laura... thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment. Trust all is well at your end.

Feb 26, 2023 04:36 AM