SPCA of Wake County

A 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals.

Pets at SPCA of Wake County

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Small Animals
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Senior
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Hound (Unknown Type)


Female, Adult
Cane Corso


Female, Adult


Female, Baby


Male, Senior
Labrador Retriever


Female, Adult


Male, Adult
Hound (Unknown Type) / Labrador Retriever


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Young
Great Dane


Female, Young
American Staffordshire Terrier


Female, Adult
American Staffordshire Terrier


Male, Senior
American Staffordshire Terrier


Male, Adult
American Bulldog


Male, Adult
American Staffordshire Terrier


Male, Adult
American Staffordshire Terrier


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Puppy
Labrador Retriever / Hound (Unknown Type)


Female, Adult

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Areas SPCA of Wake County Serves

The SPCA of Wake County is located in Raleigh, NC and partners with surrounding county shelters with the vision of a future where all adoptable animals have homes.

SPCA of Wake County's Adoption Process

Adoption Fees:
Dogs 7 months and older: $95
Puppies 6 months and younger: $200
Cats 7 months and older: $45
Kittens 6 months and younger: $105
Rabbits: $35
Guinea pigs: $15

Adoption fees include:
Basic wellness exam, first vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, deworming and flea preventative.

All cats and kittens have been tested 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.

What is involved in the adoption process?

Start by filling out an adopter survey. It will get you thinking about what you’re looking for in a new family member. Then meet with an adoption specialist to get your information on file and discuss your plans for a new pet, what you can expect from us before and after adoption, and any questions you may have. We have paper copies to fill out at the Pet Adoption Center.

Please note, the adoption process can take between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on how many questions you have. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid photo ID to adopt.

When should I begin the adoption process?

As soon as you know you want to adopt from us! It’s best to get your information on file even before you’ve fallen in love with a pet. Your information stays on file for 6 months, giving you plenty of time to find your new addition. On weekends, staff is usually busy sending pets to new homes, so if you haven’t picked out a pet and are just looking to get your information on file, we recommend coming by Monday through Friday.

What if there are certain things I do/don’t want in a new pet?

Like laid back cats? Want a dog that would make a good running partner? No problem! Our adoption specialists know the available pets and their personalities and can recommend pets we believe will be a good match for your lifestyle/preferences.

After I’ve selected a pet, when can I take the pet home?

We try for same-day adoptions. If you already have your information on file when you meet your new best friend, be ready to leave together that day. If the pet is unable to leave that day (and you’ve already been through the adoption process), an adoption specialist can place the pet on hold for you until the pet is cleared to leave.

All dogs must leave on a harness/collar and leash. All cats must leave in a carrier. If you have what you need at home, great! Be sure to bring it with you. If you don’t, no problem! The SPCA Retail Store is conveniently located inside the Pet Adoption Center. You’ll find collars, leashes, and carriers, in addition to chew toys, treats, grooming supplies, and more! All proceeds support the SPCA and go back to help more homeless pets.

What if I see a pet online that I want to adopt?

Interested in a pet on our website? Did you like a pet we posted on Facebook? No problem! If you’ve already been through the adoption process, call and talk to an adoption specialist to make sure the pet is at the adoption center. If the pet is available when you call, we can hold the pet for you if you’re able to come that day to meet them. If the pet is in foster or not yet on the adoption floor, we’ll coordinate a time for you to meet them and hold the pet until then. Keep in mind that when you do meet, the pet is probably ready to go home that day.

What if a pet I like already has a pending adoption?

An adoption may be pending for any number of reasons. Perhaps the adopter is bringing their kids or current dog to meet the pet. Perhaps the pet still needs to be spayed. Sometimes they go through, but sometimes they don’t. This is why we’ll allow three people in line per pet. If you’ve already been through the adoption process and you fall in love with a pet who has a pending adoption, speak to an adoption specialist about becoming a back-up. That way, if the first person does not take the pet, you’ll be contacted.

About SPCA of Wake County

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 3,500 animals through its innovative adoption programs.

The mission of the SPCA is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.

The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. We rely almost entirely on private donations to fund our annual operating budget of $3 million. The SPCA of Wake County is not affiliated with, nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Come Meet SPCA of Wake County's Pets

SPCA Pet Adoption Center

Monday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-6:00pm

Phone: 919-772-2326
Fax: 919-772-2482

200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603

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