Do you want to have a pet of your own to share good times with in our community? If you think you have what it takes to “be cool,” then come to the Wake County Animal Center or visit one of our rescue partners to find a pet that best suits you, your home, your family and your lifestyle. Adopt a shelter pet, and be cool by making your pet part of your every day life. It’s cool to have a pet in Wake County – but even more cool to have a shelter pet!
Please note: We cannot allow owned dogs to come to the Animal Center to do "meet and greets" with adoptable dogs. Thank you for your understanding!
The adoption gallery does not include all animals available for adoption, including pets on a stray hold. Please visit the shelter to view all animals available for adoption. If you are looking for a lost pet, please check the lost and found section.
Animals are adopted on a first-come, first-served basis. All animals must be met, in person, prior to a deposit being placed on the animal. No deposits will be placed over the phone.
820 Beacon Lake Road,
Raleigh, NC 27610
Open seven days a week!
Noon to 6 p.m.
View details on location & hours of operation
Wake County Pet Friendly Housing Guide