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February 08
​Give the Unconditional Love of a Pet This Valentine’s Day

Adoption special runs Feb. 10–16

Valentine’s Day is almost here. If you would like to give your someone special the gift of unconditional love from a new pet, the Wake County Animal Center can help.

The center is running a Valentine’s Day adoption special from Saturday, Feb. 10, to Friday, Feb. 16., which will feature reduced adoption rates for adult cats and dogs. Adopt cats ages six months or older at whatever price you choose. Dogs ages six months and older will be available for $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 two adult cats and 31 adult dogs at the center, as well as approximately eight adult cats and 20 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 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.

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are also available for purchase at the Wake County Animal Center. This is the perfect gift for the person in your life who wants to pick out a new pet. A gift certificate can be purchased for any dollar amount and redeemed within a year for the adoption of a pet from the center. Any amount left over after the adoption will be donated to the Wake County Animal Center.

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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