All of our dogs and puppies are kept in private foster homes around the Triangle; the foster knows their dog the best so can answer your questions about the animal. You can list many dogs on your application and only need to submit one application to adopt. (CFP adoption events are also a good place to meet several dogs at one time!)

Once your application is received, our Care Team may have questions for clarification; if not, they will forward the application to the foster(s) who will reach out to you with more information about the dog and to set up a meeting if they feel you are a good fit for their foster. Please bring all the household members (both furry and human) to the initial meeting of the CFP dog. We want to be sure everyone gets along!

After meeting the dog, please email if you’re interested in moving forward in adopting that dog or if you want to meet another dog. When making the decision to adopt, we look at the application itself, the interaction with the dog, the care of your pets, if your family is a good match, and the input from the dog’s foster.


Once a match is made, both the foster and the adopter feel the dog is a good match, then we will process the application. CFP charges a $25 application fee at this point. It will go toward your adoption fee, but is not refundable should the adoption not go through. Once the fee is paid, CFP contacts your two personal references, check your pets’ history with your vet and contact landlords, if applicable.

If the application is approved, you will receive an email outlining the steps to complete the adoption. The adoption is not finalized and you cannot pick up your new pet until all steps are taken (including your signing and contract and paying the adoption fee – minus the application fee).

Canine Adoption Fee: $325


Starting December 21, we will be closing adoptions of canines until January 4, 2021. No applications will be accepted during this period. All animals listed on the website are available for adoptions so please stop back by after January 4, 2021.

Click here for Canine Adoption Application

By submitting the DOG ADOPTION APPLICATION, you are indicating that your current and past pet(s) have a history of being current on vaccines, spay/neuter, and have been on heartworm preventative. If you have any questions about this please, email BEFORE applying for a CFP dog.