Are you looking for a new best friend? Now might be a great time.
The Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive in Raleigh, is full and in need of adopters and fosters to provide homes for its cats and dogs.
According to its website, the center has at least 300 dogs and cats available for adoption – some at the center and others off site with foster families.
Here are just a few of them:
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Rosa is a sweet, gentle girl who center volunteers say “is the best dog they have ever seen on leash.” The 6-year-old brown and white American Staffordshire Terrier never pulls on her leash and loves attention.
Mylez is a calm, relaxed gentleman who loves curling up with other kitties for long naps. The 8-year-old domestic short hair tabby is a word-renowned “biscuit maker” and likes to knead on his humans before cuddling.
Annie is a 6-year-old blonde and white American Staffordshire Terrier who came to the shelter skinny and poorly taken care of. But since she’s been there, staff and volunteers have helped her gain weight and taught her how to walk on a leash.
Ella is a 6-year-old short hair tortie with bright green eyes. She’s very gentle and mellow and likes to cuddle.
Dog adoption fees are $45-$95 and cat adoption fees are $15-$45. Adoption fees are based on whether or not the dog or cat was spayed or neutered upon arriving at the center. The center also often has other animals, including birds, farm animals, horses, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
All animals are adopted on a first-come, first-served basis and all animals must be met in person before a deposit is placed on them, according to the center. No deposits can be placed over the phone.
The adoption center is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, go to www.wakegov.com/pets/shelter or call 919-212-7387.
To see adoptable animals at the center, go to pets.wakegov.com.