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February 11
Be a Sweetheart and Adopt a Pet for Valentine’s Day

Discounts start Monday, gift certificates available

Love is in the air at the Wake County Animal Center, where more than 80 cordial canines and cuddlesome cats are just waiting for that special someone to sweep them off their feet.

Today through Feb. 17, adoption fees will be reduced for pets ages six months and older. It will cost $25 to take home a dog, and you can name your price for cats.

“We have 51 dogs and 32 cats hoping to find their soulmates this Valentine’s Day,” said Dr. Jennifer Federico, director of the Wake County Animal Center. “These sweethearts would love nothing more than to shower your family with unconditional love.”

In addition to the reduced fees, adopting an adult animal eliminates a lot of guesswork from the process. That’s because these mature cats and dogs have already settled into their unique personalities and behaviors, and shelter staff will be happy to let you know if a certain pet is right for you.

In addition to the animals in the shelter, Wake County also has a number of pets in foster care. These dogs and cat spend their days living in a home and interacting in social settings with our trained volunteers, and that experience prepares them to settle in quickly to a new home.

Ready to find your new furry sweetheart? View a gallery of the animals currently available for adoption.

Give Your Valentine a Gift Certificate
Looking for the perfect present for your favorite animal lover? Skip the chocolate and flowers this Valentine’s Day and give the gift of unconditional love with a gift certificate to the Wake County Animal Center!

Rather than surprising someone with an animal – and all the financial and time commitments that come along with owning a pet – gift certificates allow recipients to pick out the dog or cat of their choice at their convenience.

Gift certificates are available for any dollar amount and may be redeemed for the adoption of pets within a year of purchase. Any amount left over after the adoption will be donated to the shelter.

About the Wake County Animal Center
The Wake County Animal Center is an open-admission shelter operated by Wake County. The center receives all stray, abandoned and surrendered pets in the county and works in partnership with fosters, volunteers and local rescues to treat and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year.

To learn more about the Wake County Animal Center and animals available for adoption, visit wakegov.com/pets, and follow the center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovPets.


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