Get ready for a week of love and companionship as the Wake County Animal Center launches its Valentine’s adoption campaign on Feb. 10. To make this time of year even more special, adoption fees will be just $25 for dogs six months and older and $5 for cats through Feb. 16. “The Wake County Animal […]

For one day this weekend, Wake County Animal Center will eliminate all pet adoption fees, inviting our community to take advantage of an annual Clear the Shelter event which staff always hope will leave their building empty at the end of the day. Doors will be open Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. allowing […]

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) has almost reached capacity for housing dogs at their facility in Chapel Hill. They are asking for assistance from anyone currently able to adopt or foster a dog. “Dog adoptions at OCAS have decreased over the past 30 days,” said Dr. Sandra Strong, Director of Orange County Animal Services. “With […]

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the Wake County Animal Center is urging our community to support the spirit of compassion, freedom and unity by adopting a pet during a current surge in homeless animals. The Wake County Animal Center is approaching maximum capacity again. There are 84 dogs on the adoption floor with […]

Dogs in a shelter likely have no idea why they ended up there. One day, they’re with their families or perhaps freely wandering the street…the next, they’re in an unfamiliar place with cement floors, metal pens, barking dogs and strangers walking up and down the aisles peering in. While the Wake County Animal Center does […]

With the number of animal surrenders and strays remaining steady, sadly many pets won’t have a home for the holidays this year. The Wake County Animal Center is hoping special adoption discounts the week of December 12-18, will mean more animals are cuddling with a family than housed at the shelter this Christmas. “It’s the […]

Wake County is hosting an adoption fair on Saturday, November 19 to provide information on the adoption process.

The Wake County Animal Center will eliminate all adoption fees on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of the national Clear the Shelters effort to find caring homes for pets. “We’ll still be ensuring we make the perfect fit for you and your new pet, but for eight hours on Saturday, we’re eliminating all adoption fees […]

Thinking about adoption? Want to learn more about the joys and benefits of adopting older youth? Join us virtually and get answers to all your questions! At this event you’ll learn about: Adoption from foster care The adoption process Wake County’s waiting children Perspectives of adoptive families Our adoption agency partners Register here! Have questions? […]

’Tis the season of giving at the Wake County Animal Center. Thanks to a generous gift from a local business, you can give a pet a home for reduced fees this holiday. For the month of December, you can adopt dogs for $25 and cats for $10. That’s a discount of $70 for dogs and $35 […]

Looks like she’s a mom again! After mentioning multiple times that she’d like to have another baby, T-Boz has adopted a baby boy! She recently took to Instagram to share a throwback pic of her son when he was only one.     How adorable is this pic??? She announced last year that she had […]


Four brothers are now able to grow up together after two neighbors made the decision to adopt the boys to avoid splitting them apart.