Adoption FAQ

What does the adoption process include?

  • The adoption application highlights an adoption fee. This fee helps cover all the care we provide, which includes the following:
    • An alteration (spay or neuter)
    • Vaccinations (rabies, parvo / distemper, Bordetella), deworming, and a heartworm test
    • Preventive treatments are applied for fleas, ticks, and heartworm.
    • A microchip is inserted
    • Adult pets are leash trained.
    • Adult pets are socialized with other dogs, so we understand their temperament.

How do I get started?

  • Our placement philosophy is to match the right dog to the right family in the right environment.
  • Contact us so we can understand the type of pet you seek, what works best for you and your family and your environment; and to schedule a visit. You can contact us using the contact form on the right (or send an email to [email protected]) or call us at 336.972.4511,
  • If you are ready, you can go straight to completing an adoption application on our website to accelerate the adoption process. When you complete the application, it will be electronically submitted to us.  An application is required prior to any adoption. This way, if you visit the dog and it’s a match, we often can have the background work done before you arrive and a new owner can possibly leave with the pet the same day.
  • Along with your application, we ask that you send a picture of where your new pet may sleep at night, as well as the yard where they will play. This can be sent to [email protected]

When may I visit?

  • Because we operate with a limited staff, and we want to make sure we can give you our undivided attention when you visit, we ask that you make an appointment during our normal hours of operation outlined to the right.
  • You can also learn a lot more about us by visiting our Facebook Page or find us on Petfinder. You can also view experiences from previous adoptions at the website, Great Nonprofits.

May I bring my dog?

  • We encourage you to bring your existing family pets so we can introduce the pets and assess their interaction with your potential adopted pet. We do want to understand your pet’s temperament prior to the visit.
  • Please note that since we are licensed by the NC Department of Agriculture, we are required to have a copy of rabies and parvo distemper vaccinations for each pet that is brought on to our property. If you bring your pet to Godbey Creek, you’ll need to text, email OR bring a copy of the rabies and parvo/distemper vaccinations.   We won’t retain a copy of these records but are simply required to have them available should our state inspector show up during your visit.