Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,000 animals through its innovative adoption programs and lost and found efforts!
The guiding mission statement of the SPCA remains as relevant now as it was when it was written in 1967: To protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.
200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603
From the 440 beltline, take exit 298A and travel south on South Saunders Street, which is also 401 South and Hwy. 70 East.
Go approximately 1.5 miles and pass under the Wilmington Street overpass. (Look for Taco Bell on your right.)
Get into the right lane and take a right at the next signal light onto Tryon Road.
Go 0.4 miles and turn left onto Withers Road.
Go one-tenth of a mile and turn left onto Petfinder Lane.
Follow the road to the right. It will curve around to the front of the SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center.
Adoption fees include:
Basic wellness exam, first vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, deworming and flea preventative.
All cats and kittens have tested negative for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
All dogs and puppies have received heartworm preventative, and dogs/puppies over the age of six months have been tested for heartworms.
All rabbits are spayed or neutered.
Adoption requirements and tips
to speed up the adoption process:
Please be able to provide a valid photo I.D. with your current address (If your I.D. does not reflect your current address, bring a piece of mail with your name and address on it)
Be able to prove that you are allowed to have a pet where you live (proof of home ownership or a copy of your rental lease including the specific pet policy)
Bring along all members of your household, including dogs for an introduction to a new dog. However, we do recommend meeting with an adoption counselor before involving children in the pet selection process. To avoid longer wait times, we strongly recommended that dog-to-dog meetings take place after 1:00pm.
Participate in adoption counseling process to learn adoption guidelines and adoption options.
Understand that the SPCA of Wake County reserves the right to deny an adoption.
You may call 919-772-2326 to speak to a counselor for more information prior to your visit.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.