Transfer Program

Transfer Program: Woman looking at dog

What is a Transfer Partner? 

A Transfer Partner is a government shelter or 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue that takes over the care and possible adoption of an animal. 

What does Wake County offer our Transfer Partners? 

  • Animals are vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. 
  • Animals may be spayed or neutered, depending on space and surgery availability. 
  • There are no pull fees for animals that are deemed Transfer Partner Only due to medical or behavioral needs. Fees may apply to adoptable animals. 

Become a Transfer Partner 

You will need:

  • A copy of your 501(c)(3) paperwork
  • A signed Transfer Partner Agreement
  • Copies of your adoption and foster contract/agreement (if applicable)
  • Your veterinarian's contact information
  • Contact information for other animal shelters that you currently partner with
  • A copy of your registration with the Department of Agriculture (if applicable)

Once you have all of the information needed, please fill out and submit the form below. Once received, our Transfer Coordinator, Cindy Lynch, will contact you with next steps.

Transfer Partner Form 

Current Transfer Partners 

Transfer Partners with Adoptable Pets

Full List of Active Transfer Partners