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March 15
​Find a Pet at the End of the Rainbow!

Adoption rates reduced March 16–22

Have you been thinking about adding a dog or cat to the family? You’re in luck! The Wake County Animal Center is cutting adoption rates this week during the Pot of Gold special.

From now through March 22, 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.

“When you see how many delightful dogs and cats we have available this St. Paddy’s Day, you might have pinch yourself, even if you’re wearing green, just to make sure you’re not dreaming,” said Dr. Jennifer Federico, director of the Wake County Animal Center. “The pets adopted during Pot of Gold will treasure your kindness and show they love you all year round.”

Everyone loves puppies and kittens, but adopting an adult animal eliminates a lot of guesswork from the process. Older cats and dogs have already settled into their unique personalities and behaviors, and shelter staff are happy to help match you with the perfect pet for your lifestyle.

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 lucky charm? Visit pets.wakegov.com to view a gallery of animals currently available for adoption.

Looking to surprise the animal lover in your life? The Wake County Animal Center has gift certificates available for any dollar amount, and they may be redeemed for the adoption of pets within a year of purchase. Any leftover money 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 in Raleigh. 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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