Adopt A Pet From Raleigh Area Shelters: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for someone to take them home. There are […]

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout North Carolina — many of whom are located in your area. In the search for a new fur child, consider looking around at a local facility like Spca Of Wake County, where Solomon the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Henry, a Terrier up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Henry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Snowflake Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97594, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Henry is 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. He is Neutered, heartworm neg, current on vaccines and preventatives. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Liliana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 2 Paws Up, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are looking for an extremely loyal, ride or die, best friend in the whole wide world then Liliana…” Learn more

  • Name: AMIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Black Mouth Cur Mix
  • Description: “Amie here! I would love a super nice human to call my own and cuddle with at all hours of…” Learn more

  • Name: JIAN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Hound Mix
  • Description: “Hi, I heard you’re looking for a new best friend! Allow me to offer my services. I’m Jian, an adorable…” Learn more

  • Name: SOLOMON
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Woohoo!! I’m glad you’re here. I’m Solomon, and I’ve been looking all over for you – a super sweet human…” Learn more

  • Name: NAPOLEON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Well hi there! Napoleon here, ready to come home with you and cuddle allll day! I’m just a handsome old…” Learn more

  • Name: CAMMIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “What’s up, I’m Cammie! I’m a cool cat looking for a cool place to live, and I hear you’ve got…” Learn more

  • Name: ARROW
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Arrow, and I am a nice, good boy. It’s great to meet you, I was hoping…” Learn more

  • Name: CAMERON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane Cane Corso Mix
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Cameron! I just can’t wait to get head scratches and belly rubs from my new best friend: you!…” Learn more

  • Name: TEMO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meow! My name is Temo and I would like to submit an application to work with you! I am not…” Learn more

  • Name: AXL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Pyrenees Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Oh, hello! I’m Axl. Nice to meet you! Why don’t you come a little closer so I can get a…” Learn more

  • Name: JENNIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meow there! I’m Jennie. I’m a bit scared and would really love a patient human to help me be my…” Learn more

  • Name: SAKURA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I’m Sakura. It’s a joy to meet you. I may be cute, but I offer so much more. I may…” Learn more

  • Name: LUCKY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am no ordinary house cat. My name is Lucky and I work for a living. I like to feel…” Learn more

  • Name: RUDDY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Ruddy here, and I’m ready to come home and play alllll day with you while you tell me how handsome…” Learn more

  • Name: FRANKIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “MEOOWW! Hello, I’m Frankie! As you can tell from my hearty meow, I like to chat with you while I…” Learn more

  • Name: FRANCIS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Francis. Wonderful to meet you! I’m on the hunt for a place to practice my favorite hobbies, and…” Learn more

  • Name: CALVIN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Calvin. Pleasure to meet you! I’m a pretty cool guy looking for a best friend. Can you help…” Learn more

  • Name: PEPPERMINTZ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Rottweiler Mix
  • Description: “Hello, I’m Peppermintz! It’s so nice to meet you. I’m searching for my best friend and forever home. What’s that?…” Learn more

  • Name: EDDIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Hound Mix
  • Description: “Oh, hi. Are you here to take me home? You are?!?! Paw-some! My name’s Eddie and I can’t wait to…” Learn more

  • Name: SIMBA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Hound Mix
  • Description: “Simba is the name and I’m the king of the jungle! Ok, so maybe not the jungle, but I’m sure…” Learn more

  • Name: BRICE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there! Handsome guy Brice, here. Nothing would make me purr like you taking me home. Let’s do that! Cats/Dogs/Children?…” Learn more

  • Name: O’MALLEY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello! O’Malley here! I’m a special boy who’s missing just one thing…. YOU! Cute, friendly, and cuddly – what more…” Learn more

  • Name: LILAH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Bloodhound
  • Description: “Well, hello! My name’s Lilah and I’m told I’m that I have the best nose around. What do I love…” Learn more

  • Name: KAHLUA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, English Bulldog American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Kahlua. It’s great to meet you! I’m a little bit nervous but I’m sure with some great pets…” Learn more

  • Name: COSETTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there. I’m Cosette. I’m pretty nervous right now, but can you blame me? Lots of things have changed recently,…” Learn more

  • Name: MARSH DAISY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Feist Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi, hello and how do you do? The name is Marsh Daisy and I believe I’m just the pup for…” Learn more

  • Name: DEUCE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “HI!!! I’M SO EXCITED YOU’RE HERE! My name is Deuce and I’m just super duper excited about everything ever. I…” Learn more

  • Name: JUSTINE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am no ordinary house cat. My name is Justine and I work for a living. I like to feel…” Learn more

  • Name: OCHO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hola! My name is Ocho and this is my best friend Cinco. We are both here looking for our forever…” Learn more

  • Name: AIDAN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey there, Aiden here! I’m a nice boy looking for my forever home. I’m very friendly and so excited for…” Learn more

  • Name: CINCO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hola! My name is Cinco and this is my best friend Ocho. We are both here looking for our forever…” Learn more

  • Name: SHAUNA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Shauna. I’m a lady who knows what she wants; and what I want is you! I just know…” Learn more

  • Name: LOUIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Awoooo! Louie here! I’m the happiest pup around and I just want you to pet me and tell me how…” Learn more

  • Name: CHEETO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Oh, hello there! Were you coming to meet me? Fantastic! The name is Cheeto, and I’ve been waiting for someone…” Learn more

  • Name: LIL BIT
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Lil bit of cute, lil bit of sweetand you get a me! My name is Lil Bit and I’m here…” Learn more

  • Name: DUSTY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The name’s Dusty, and word is that you’re here to take me home? I’m ready if you are! I really…” Learn more

  • Name: SABRINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Aren’t I the prettiest cat you’ve ever seen?! All these humans keep saying I am just too cute for words!…” Learn more

  • Name: ESTEBAN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meow! My name is Esteban and I would like to submit an application to work with you! I am not…” Learn more

  • Name: DAZZLE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bluetick Coonhound
  • Description: “Greetings and salutations! My name is Dazzle and I can’t wait for you to adopt me! I’m a pretty special…” Learn more

  • Name: DIXIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Golden Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Beautiful! WaitI’m getting news that my name is actually Dixie. Apparently beautiful is what you call…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Description: “*This dog was found on Morphus Bridge Rd. in Wendell.* Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 63lbs Age: 1yrs…” Learn more

  • Name: Domina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Hello. My person had to go to the hospital and is no longer able to care for me. I’m good…” Learn more

  • Name: Dwarfy
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hamster
  • Description: “Primary Color: Brown Age: 1yrs 6mths 0wks” Learn more

  • Name: Lala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Primary Color: Brindle- Brown Secondary Color: White Weight: 72lbs Age: 7yrs 9mths 0wks” Learn more

  • Name: Josephina (josie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 40lbs Age: 2yrs 0mths 0wks Animal has been Spayed” Learn more

  • Name: Skeleton
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Primary Color: White Age: 0yrs 3mths 0wks” Learn more

  • Name: Zaxby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Retriever
  • Description: “Primary Color: Tan Weight: 43.5lbs Age: 2yrs 0mths 1wks” Learn more

  • Name: Mars
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: Muzon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Mumu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Mustang
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Mamma Mabel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Mama Mabel had her litter in December and is now enjoying her second puppyhood to the fullest! No squeaky toy…” Learn more

  • Name: Strudel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Strudel is as sweet as her name, and ready to give you her unconditional love! Her favorite place to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Tate
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Freedom Ride Rescue, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Say a happy hello to TATE! This handsome guy wants your love: he is waggy and wants to be in…” Learn more

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