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February 10
Open Your Heart to a New Pet this Valentine's Day

Wake County Animal Center adoption special runs Feb. 13–16

Wake County is helping homeless pets in the county find their furr-ever home this Valentine's Day. If you are ready to bring the unconditional love of a pet into your life, or you want to give a pet as a gift this holiday, check out the Wake County Animal Center's Valentine's Day adoption special.

From Monday, Feb. 13, until Thursday, Feb. 16, the Wake County Animal Center is offering reduced adoption rates for adult cats and dogs. Pets age six months and older will be available for adoption at the following rates:

  • Cats – Name your price
  • Dogs – $25

Adult cats and dogs make great pets because they have already developed their personalities and behaviors. If a cat or dog is coming from a foster home, potential owners will also know more about what the animal is like in a home environment.

Of the animals available for adoption, there are approximately 15 adult cats and 16 adult dogs at the center, as well as approximately 17 adult cats and 30 adult dogs currently in foster homes. View the Wake County Animal Center Adoption Gallery to see all animals available for adoption.

Advice for giving and receiving a pet this Valentine's Day:

  • If you are considering giving someone a pet as a Valentine's Day gift, make sure the recipient can have a pet at their home. Some apartment complexes may require a deposit for pets, or may not allow animals.
  • Instead of surprising someone with a new pet, consider giving them items the pet will need, such as a food bowl, water bowl, leash or collar, and then offer to pick out the pet together.

The Wake County Animal Center is an open-admission animal 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.

Visit the Adoptions page for more information on adopting from the Wake County Animal Center.





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