Wake County Animal Shelter

Find Wake County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


2 PAWS Up PO Box 37790 Raleigh NC 27627


A Cat's Tale 6812 Davis Circle Raleigh NC 27613 919-571-2646

Animalkind PO Box 12568 Raleigh NC 27605 919-870-1660

Best Friend Pet Adoption PO Box 5305 Cary NC 27512 919-661-1722

Bird's Nest Rabbit Rescue 1806 Wills Avenue Raleigh NC 27608 919-828-2031

Cary Animal Control 120 Wilkinson Avenue Cary NC 27513 919-319-4517

Dalmatian Rescuecentral Carolina Dalmatian Club Rescue Committee 4040 Pearces Road Zebulon NC 27597 919-801-1904

Fallen Angels Pet Rescue Inc 1448 Turner Farms Road Garner NC 27529 919-796-0228

Holly Springs Animal Control 110 West Ballentine Street Holly Springs NC 27540 919-557-9111

Johnston County Animal Protection League 265 Shenstone Boulevard Garner NC 27529 919-989-7601

Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue 2640 Avent Ferry Road Holly Springs NC 27540 919-557-3075

Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue PO Box 37156 Raleigh NC 27627 919-676-7144

New Leash On Life Dog Rescue PO Box 774 Wake Forest NC 27588 919-788-3633

North Carolina Animal Alliance 1200 Aruba Court Knightdale NC 27545 919-266-6593

Pet Zone 319 Cheves Road Zebulon NC 27597 919-496-2898

Pets for Vets 103 Santa Fe Trail Cary NC 27519

Raleigh Animal Control 222 West Hargett Street Raleigh NC 27601 919-996-6311

SPCA of Wake County 200 Petfinder Lane Raleigh NC 27603 919-772-2326

Safe Haven For Cats 8431 Garvey Drive Raleigh NC 27616 919-872-1128

Second Chance Pet Adoption 6159 Bushmills Street Raleigh NC 27613 919-571-3654

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.