Some of our cats are now available at Pet Supermarket, located at 3000 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601
Some of our cats are now available at Brews & Mews Cat Cafe located at 219 Main St NW Lenoir, NC 28645
Pets may live 20+ years so be prepared for a long life with them and please have an advanced plan for them in the event you can no longer care for them. We are in Hickory, NC, but we can transport your new pet by an animal transport company for an additional fee. Fee is determined by your location and your state’s medical paperwork requirement for transport. Budget a range of $100-$180 for ground transport. Kitten pairs can share a crate for transport. Transport fees are not refundable so please be certain before you finalize. If you would like additional veterinary services for your new pet before pick up we will be happy to take your new pet to Animal Hospital North in Hickory, NC, for any services that you arrange with them. You would pay Animal Hospital North directly for these additional services and there will be a $40 trip charge paid to Fur Babies Rescue.
Adopt these babies and help Fur Babies Rescue in the quest to save as many cats and dogs as possible. Your adoption fee helps offset the cost of caring for these babies and keeping them healthy until they come home to you. Not quite ready to adopt? That’s okay, we will be here when you are ready. Your donations will help us help take care of them.
Save a Life
Because you'll save a life.
Each year, it’s estimated that more than one million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters / rescues and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them as well as spay and neutering. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up space for another animal who might desperately need it.
Because you Will get a great animal.
Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets arrived there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families. We will help you find just the right pet with the right personality for your home.
Because it’ll cost you less.
Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the up front costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.
Because of the bragging rights.
No one needs to see another selfie — unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.
Because it's one way to fight Puppy And kitten mills.
If you buy a pet from a pet store, online seller, or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a pet from a mill.
Mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of the animals. Animals in mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding animals are simply discarded — either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.
These mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy and kitten mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.
Fur Babies Rescue’s Adoption Process
1. Submit Application
Apply to adopt: Please fill out our online application by clicking this link: Adoption Application
2. Approve Application
Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Not all applications are approved.
3. Meet the Pet
Schedule a day/time to meet your new pet. You must be vaccinated against Covid & wear a mask to enter our caregivers homes. No exceptions.
A photo ID with home address is required in advance of the appointment. Email to [email protected] This ID can be a drivers license, passport or other legal form of ID. Please present the same ID when meeting your new pet and also on pick up day. The safety of our caregivers is paramount and we have security measures in place for all meetings. Covid vaccination and masks required to enter our caregivers homes. The health and safety of our caregivers and cats is more important than anything and we do not make exceptions. DO NOT come to a caregivers home if you have any signs or symptoms of Covid, Cold, Flu, etc. DO NOT come if you have been exposed to anyone who is positive for Covid, Flu, or even had a slight cold in the past 10 days. You can be a Covid carrier even if vaccinated so please follow our safety guidelines.
3. Take the Pet Home
Schedule a day/time to pick up your pet. If your pet has not been spayed/neutered you will be required to take to their prepaid surgery.
You must provide the address where you live and we cross check to see who owns the property. If you rent we need a letter from your property management company showing approval. We will need the following to contact your property management company:
Company Name or property owner name
Providing false information is easily detected and causes an automatic application rejection.
Spread the Word
You can help Fur Babies Rescue by spreading the word about our non-profit. If you have social media please share our pages to your friends and family that care like you do!