Pit Bull Adoption Campaign

Adopt a Pit Bull, with photo of pit bull in field and illustrations of paw prints

About This Event

As part of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, the Wake County Animal Center is running a special adoption campaign during October to find homes for pit bull-type dogs currently living at the shelter. All October you can adopt them for just $25, a great discount from the usual adoption fee of $95.

Pit bulls might be the most misunderstood dogs, surrounded with negative stereotypes and false perceptions. The reality is that pit bulls are just about the nicest dogs out there. They’re among the most tolerant dogs tested by the American Temperament Test Society.

Due to a history in the United Kingdom during the 1800s of being bred to fight bulls and bears for entertainment, pit bulls are often thought of being born inherently aggressive. Not only is this false, it causes a great deal of hardship for pit bulls and their owners. They have the same potential for kindness as a Golden Retriever or Labrador and make marvelous working and companion dogs. They can be loving pets for children, adults and everyone in between.

Ready to adopt? Check out our adoption gallery or come by and see the sweet faces for yourself! The shelter is open for adoptions daily from noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week. It is located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, near the intersection of I-440 and New Bern Ave. in Raleigh.


Animal Services


Pets & Animals


All Ages
October 02, 2022
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm