Pet Surrender


Iredell County Animal Services will accept owner surrendered pets by appointment only as space allows. 

Before surrendering your pet please read Owner Surrender Information.  

If you need to surrender your pet, please complete the Pet Surrender Form. Once submitted, your pet will be added to the surrender wait list and you will be contacted by one of our staff members within a couple days to go over our surrender process. 

---If your pet becomes aggressive or is sick/injured, please call the shelter immediately for assistance. If it is outside of business hours please call (704) 878-5335---

*Owner or caretaker means: Any person, group of persons, firm, partnership, or corporation owning, keeping, having charge of, sheltering, feeding, harboring, or taking care of any animal or stray animal after forty-eight (48) hours without notifying the animal shelter of the animal’s whereabouts.

Alternatives to Surrendering Your Pet

Resources for Pet Owners

*This list been created to help you rehome your pet before bringing it to the shelter. Iredell County Animal Services does not recommend one business over another. Please use your judgment when consulting with anyone on this list.*

Low Cost Veterinary & Spay/Neuter Services:

Stand for Animals 

325 Rolling Hill Road, Mooresville, NC 28117


Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic

3224 20th Ave SE

Hickory, NC 28602


Registration for spay/neuter services may be done in person at Humane Society of Catawba County, or by phone. Monday-Friday 11am-6pm, and Saturday 11am-4pm.


Pet Rehoming Websites:


Dog Trainers:

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Vet Bill Help:

Local Veterinary Offices:

Aloha Veterinary Hospital




Angel Care Veterinary Hospital


Animal Hospital of Statesville




Brawley Animal Hospital




Davis Animal Hospital




Harbor Point Animal Hospital



Iredell Companion Animal Hospital



Lake Norman Animal Hospital




Lakewood Veterinary Hospital



Mooresville Animal Hospital



North Iredell Animal Hospital




Randall Veterinary Hospital



Scotts Creek Animal Hospital



Troutman Animal Hospital



Village Veterinary Clinic





Local Rescue Organizations:

  • Piedmont Animal Rescue –704-360-4262

                       **has a food bank**

  • Lake Norman Humane – 704-663-3330

                       **has a community food bank**

  • There are many breed specific rescues. To find one google you animal’s “breed” rescue. Even if they are out of state, they may have fosters locally.


Pet Friendly Housing Resources:


Pet friendly Motels:

  • Days Inn Statesville
  • Masters Inn
  • Red Roof Plus
  • Best Western
  • Economy Inn
  • Clichy Inn
  • Ramada Inn Statesville
  • Hampton Inn Charlotte North-Lake Norman
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Mooresville-Lake Norman
  • Country Inn & Suites-Mooresville

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