Adoption Fees (effective December 15, 2020)

  • For puppies less than 1 year of age, the adoption fee is $350.
  • For dogs 1 year or older, the adoption fee is $300.

Application Process

‚ÄčOnce approved, we will schedule an appointment for you to bring your dog, family, etc. to meet the dog of interest. Adopters are expected to cover future vet visits and keep pets up to date on heartworm/flea preventatives and vaccines.

If you are looking for a particular type or breed of dog please fill out an application and let us know what you hope to adopt. We help hundreds of dogs and puppies a year and usually can find what people are looking for!

Our adoption fee reflects what we invest to get dogs healthy and ready for adoption. We require that our rescue receives the dog back if you can no longer care for them. 


Red Barn Rescue

Clayton, NC


Red Barn Rescue

Dogs in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all age-appropriate vaccines and rabies vaccine, are heartworm tested and kept on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. Sometimes dental work, surgeries, heartworm treatments and other procedures are performed.  

We require potential adopters to fill out an
adoption application and be approved prior to meeting the dog.  In order to be considered, potential adopters must list current pets in home and those pets must be up to date on vaccines, heart worm prevention and altered. Part of our adoption process may include a home visit (for example, if a fence is necessary for the dog under consideration).