There are many ways to get involved helping the animals of Wake County.

Have you been looking for that perfect four legged friend to add your family? Look, no further. The Wake County Animal Center has dogs, cats, and little critters to fit every home and lifestyle. Click on the photo above or this link to view all of the animals available for adoption.


Being a high intake shelter, the Wake County Animal Center has a lot of needs throughout the year. Our Amazon Wishlist compiles items needed including, but not limited to, blankets, scales, treats, kennels, toys, and the like. If you’re looking to make a donate of supplies, this is a perfect fit to ensure the animals get exactly what they need.

Are you an avid dog lover with some spare time? Or perhaps you are feline fan and love to cuddle cats? Then the Wake County Animal Center Volunteer Program is right up your alley. Click on the photo above or at this link to learn more about the volunteer program to apply.


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Whether it’s giving an animal a a quiet place to stay to decompress from their time at the center or a short term home until they get adopted, fosters are one of the many backbones of the Wake County Animal Shelters. We have fosters of all abilities, durations, and skills. Click here to view more about the foster program or to apply.


Monetary donations are always our last suggestion for ways to get involved with animals in the Wake County community, but we understand that may the best way you are able to help our organization, and that’s perfectly fine. Your donations go directly to helping animals in need through our various programs and so much more!