We strive to assist in making the best possible match for adopters and animals.
Adopters must be at least 18 years of age.
Adopters with dogs at home may bring their dog for a meet-and-greet with their chosen NACC dog. This step is recommended for potential adopters. Staff may require a meet and greet depending on the NACC animal selected for adoption.
Adopted dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
To receive dog breed specific alerts, we encourage the use of PetHarbor.
NACC accepts adoption applications on lost animals while they are waiting to be found by their family.
Adoption fees for animal bonded pairs will be reduced to the fee for one animal.
Veterans and senior citizens qualify to pay lower adoption fees. Some senior animals may also be adopted for reduced fees.
Adoption Fees for Dogs & Cats:
Standard* adoption fee is $75 for cats/kittens and dogs/puppies, and includes:
- Application of flea preventive
- Heartworm test (dogs)
- Primary vaccinations
- Rabies vaccination (for eligible animals 3 months of age and older)
- Spay/neuter surgery
*Adoption fee for heartworm positive animals is $150, which includes all the above plus heartworm treatment and 6 months of prevention.
*Adoption fee for animals in need of dental work is $150, which includes all the above and the dental work.
Adoption Fees for Small Animals & Birds:
Rabbits - $60 (includes spay or neuter surgery)
Ferrets - $60
Guinea Pigs - $15
Other small animals and birds have various nominal adoption fees which can be obtained by contacting us: 757-441-5505 or NACC@norfolk.gov