We are not a first-come-first-served source of adoptable pets and we do not do on-the-spot adoptions. We screen all prospective adoptive families for suitability before we will release one of our pets for adoption. We do not consider adoption requests until we receive completed, written adoption applications. We often receive numerous applications on individual pets. We then work to choose the best fit between adoptive families and pets, keeping the needs of the pet foremost in our minds. We always require a home visit with prospective adoptive families prior to final approval and release of a pet. We try to limit our travel time for home visits to a two-hour driving range (about 75 miles) from Morganton, NC.

Any of our adoptable pets that are more than six months old will have been spayed or neutered prior to their release for adoption. When we release one of our pets for adoption, all of its vaccinations and worming treatments will be up-to-date and it will be current on preventive medications. All of our pets come with health guarantees from our veterinarian.

We offer 25% discounts on the adoption fee to senior citizens and to active,
reserve, separated or retired veterans.

You can also direct any questions about adopting one of our available pets
to our e-mail at this link: abetterlifear@gmail.com.

Senior citizens and Veterans always receive

a 25% discount from our Adoption Fee.
Please Contact Us for more Details!

Adopt a Pet

Our Pet Adoption Principles

Animals that are reported lost or owners that need help in re-homing their
pet are encouraged to visit us on our
Facebook page
and send us a request.

~ Featured Pets ~


If you are interested in fostering or adoption, please contact us by email (abetterlifear@gmail.com) or voicemail (828-584-6767), or fill out the forms provided below.

(828) 584-6767

If you need help rehoming a pet, visit Adopt A Pet at the link below to create a listing for your pet. We encourage you to ask potential adopters for a vet reference and do a home visit, to help ensure your pet is going to a safe home and a family who matches their personality.

Click on buttons below for more information and applications for fostering or adoption

You can view our adoptable pets using these direct links below that will take
you right ​to our dogs up for adoption!


Estimated Birthday: January 2020 Estimated Weight: 55-60 lbs

If you are looking for a sweet companion, look no further than Bella. Although she was rescued from an abusive situation, she has the sweetest personality! 

Buttercup, Bubbles, Mojo, Blossom

Birthday: 2/20/22

Bella's puppies are gorgeous, thriving and growing! They will be 8 weeks old on April 17th, 2022. We are accepting foster or foster-to-adopt applications. Must be in close proximity to Morganton, NC, as the puppies will be getting ongoing vet care. The puppies will be ready for foster homes when they are 8 weeks old.

If interested, please fill out our foster application below!

P.O. Box 8311, Morganton, NC 28680