About the Animal Shelter

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Monday- Wednesday: 9-12 PM, 2-4 PM

Thursday-Saturday: 2-4 PM

463 Airport Road
Sylva, NC 28779

After Hours Number (Emergencies Only): 828-586-1911

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    The Jackson County Animal Shelter is proud to match families with animal companions.  We strive to help re-home our animals with two goals in mind-- saving lives and helping you find an irreplaceable animal companion. 

    To see a list of all of our available adoptable animals, check out PetFinder.com or Friends of the Jackson County Animal Shelter-NC .

    Shelter volunteer enjoys the love of a puppy.

    What You Need to Know

    Adopting an animal usually costs $70 for dogs and $55 for cats. This fee includes a voucher for spay or neuter at selected veterinarians, a rabies vaccine, and a housing fee. (You will receive a coupon to present to your veterinarian). Fees are reduced for animals that have already been spayed/neutered and/or received a rabies vaccination.

    To adopt an animal, you must provide your driver's license and physical address.

    All dogs and puppies must leave the Shelter with a collar and leash; you can purchase those items at the Shelter or bring them with you when come to adopt.

    All cats and kittens must leave the Shelter in a carrier; please bring one with you when you come to adopt.