Is your family asking Santa for a sweet kitty or playful pooch? Maybe you’re looking to start the new year with a new best friend? ’Tis the season to adopt a pet during the Home for the Holidays special at the Wake County Animal Center.
From Dec. 17 through Dec. 23, adoption fees will be reduced for pets ages six months and older. It will cost $25 to bring home a dog, and you can name your price for cats. The shelter tends to fill up around the holidays, as volunteers and those fostering animals take time off to travel and celebrate with family. As we head into this year’s festive season, there are about 100 cats and dogs in the shelter and more than 50 pets in foster care looking for their forever homes.
“The best place for these pets is for them to find a loving home where they can get all of the attention they deserve,” said Dr. Jennifer Federico, director of the Wake County Animal Center.
Adopting an adult animal eliminates a lot of guesswork, because these mature cats and dogs have already settled into their unique personalities and behaviors. And, pets coming from foster care have experience in home and social settings, so their current foster parents can tell you what to expect.
Give a Gift Certificate this Holiday Season
Gift certificates are available for any dollar amount and may be redeemed for the adoption of pets within a year of purchase. Any amount left over after the adoption will be donated to the shelter.
Adopting a pet is a major commitment, and gift certificates enable recipients to pick out the dog or cat of their choice at their convenience.
Ready to find your new best friend? Click here to view a gallery of the animals currently available for adoption.
Looking for the perfect gift for the animal lovers in your life? Stuff their stockings with gift certificates to the Wake County Animal Center!
About the Wake County Animal Center
The Wake County Animal Center is an open-admission shelter operated by Wake County. The center receives all stray, abandoned and surrendered pets in the county and works in partnership with fosters, volunteers and local rescues to treat and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year.
To learn more about the Wake County Animal Center and animals available for adoption, visit wakegov.com/pets and follow the center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovPets.
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