SPCA of Wake County

SPCA of Wake County Our Mission: To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community–and achieving that vision begins with ending the euthanasia of all healthy and treatable animals.
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Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,000 animals through its innovative adoption programs and lost and found efforts!

Mission: Our Mission: To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community–and achieving that vision begins with ending the euthanasia of all healthy and treatable animals.

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10/27/2020
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Did you know that the SPCA of Wake County is an approved SECC charity? If you are a state employee, designate us (Code 2527) to receive your SECC gift!

By donating through the SECC, you make a powerful difference to a cause that is important to you while also being part of a larger philanthropic effort with a significant impact.

Our Federal Tax I.D. Number is 56-0891732

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It's National Black Cat Day! Celebrate these little house panthers with us and post your black cat photos below!(Picture...
10/27/2020

It's National Black Cat Day! Celebrate these little house panthers with us and post your black cat photos below!

(Pictured here - Jag, adopted 2020)

This was Dollop's reaction when she heard someone (on the opposite side of the Adoption Center) say the word T-R-E-A-T-S...
10/26/2020

This was Dollop's reaction when she heard someone (on the opposite side of the Adoption Center) say the word T-R-E-A-T-S.

Uncle Earl is stealing hearts, one over-sized head tilt at a time!
10/25/2020

Uncle Earl is stealing hearts, one over-sized head tilt at a time!

Happy Adoption Update! We just had to share! After 11 months at SPCA Wake, long-timer Sharon finally found her family la...
10/25/2020

Happy Adoption Update! We just had to share! After 11 months at SPCA Wake, long-timer Sharon finally found her family last November. They recently sent us an update that included this gem: "We changed how my desk sits to suit her so she has her unobstructed window perch with her cozy bed layered with a heating pad usually on low.... sometimes when the window has been open or the AC is going she gets a tad bit chilly."

10/25/2020
Fern’s hiking trip

Who else wishes our cat would go hiking with us? 🙌 Fern was what we affectionately call a “Foster Fail” and we can clearly see why. Congratulations Fern!

Halloween is just around the corner - Herschel is as cute as a pumpkin! Is your pet dressing up? Show us your photos!
10/24/2020

Halloween is just around the corner - Herschel is as cute as a pumpkin! Is your pet dressing up? Show us your photos!

Thank you Joan for all you've done for the homeless pets in our community. You will be missed.
10/22/2020
Farewell to the last living founder of the SPCA of Wake County

Thank you Joan for all you've done for the homeless pets in our community. You will be missed.

Joan Gulledge was a frequent visitor to the SPCA of Wake County’s two animal shelters. She walked around the cat and dog areas to see who was adopted and who is still waiting. She stopped to catch up with volunteers and staff. Joan was one of many visitors who makes routine trips to the SPCA’s.....

Don't worry Goosey, you'll grow into those giant eyes (and whiskers)!
10/22/2020

Don't worry Goosey, you'll grow into those giant eyes (and whiskers)!

Are you excited to put up holiday decorations? If so, Ralph would like to help (check out his toy)! He's been with us fo...
10/21/2020

Are you excited to put up holiday decorations?
If so, Ralph would like to help (check out his toy)! He's been with us for over 140 days, and just completed his Heartworm treatments! He's happy healthy, and ready for a home!

It's National Pets for Veterans Day! Did you know SPCA Wake offers year-round benefits for military and veterans? Find m...
10/21/2020

It's National Pets for Veterans Day! Did you know SPCA Wake offers year-round benefits for military and veterans? Find more information at https://spcawake.org/veterans/

10/20/2020

Just when you thought dogs couldn't get any sweeter, more resilient, or loving... meet Stega and Tyra! These two pups were born with congenital leg deformities. But clearly, they don't let that stop them!

With Halloween less than two weeks away, we got the urge to dress up some pets. (Don’t worry; we made it worth their whi...
10/18/2020

With Halloween less than two weeks away, we got the urge to dress up some pets. (Don’t worry; we made it worth their while with lots of treats.) Have you dressed up any of your pets before? What is the favorite costume you’ve used?

Are you grieving the loss of a pet? Perhaps we can help. The next (virtual) meeting of our Pet Loss Support Group is tom...
10/17/2020

Are you grieving the loss of a pet? Perhaps we can help. The next (virtual) meeting of our Pet Loss Support Group is tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, October 18). For more information, visit spcawake.org/events.

Have you heard the news? It's National Feral Cat Day!SPCA Wake finds homes for all kinds of cats, but they're not always...
10/16/2020

Have you heard the news? It's National Feral Cat Day!

SPCA Wake finds homes for all kinds of cats, but they're not always traditional (both the cats and the homes). Some cats were never properly socialized with people and would be miserable living in our homes. Others might not be able to consistently use a litter box. Even though they prefer not to keep us company inside, we still believe they can be great pets for the right situation.

Whatever your situation, we think there's a cat for that. Visit https://spcawake.org/adopt/workingcats/ for more information.

Eight-year-old Hershel is used to being loved. He lived as an indoor dog with his mom until last month when she needed t...
10/15/2020

Eight-year-old Hershel is used to being loved. He lived as an indoor dog with his mom until last month when she needed to move to a nursing home. Hershel is loved by staff but we’re going to be sure Hershel is once again loved by a family. He is living in a foster home while he waits for his this family to find him. His foster mom says he is getting along well with his 4 canine siblings (3 large and 1 small). Hershel is a couch potato, but definitely has a silly side (as you can see). He seems house trained and enjoys attention from people, sleeping on the bed, and going for walks. If you think you’d like to be Hershel’s new family, visit spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog to read his full profile. You’ll find information on the adoption process at spcawake.org/appointments.

Some dogs come with built in costumes. Jellie's wonderful spots mean she's only a prop or two away from being a dairy co...
10/14/2020

Some dogs come with built in costumes. Jellie's wonderful spots mean she's only a prop or two away from being a dairy cow or a firehouse dog. Jellie actually found a new family yesterday. We bet they're already working on Halloween ideas!

10/13/2020

Tisdale wags so much that even when her paws aren't moving, her cone is. (Bonus: her previous foster mom thinks she's house trained!) (Spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog to read her full profile)

10/12/2020

"I love my house. I love my nest. In all the world my nest is best." Marty the mouse is taking great care to make sure his box is the best nest.

10/11/2020

Welcome! I'm Simon, your cruise director. So glad you're here! We have a full day planned, complete with sitting still so as not to disturb the cat in your lap, refilling the cat's food bowl as many times as he wishes, and working without the papers you need because the cat is napping on them.

10/10/2020

Have a jumpy dog? Try teaching him a different behavior to get your attention. Wizard is a skilled jumper, but he's learning that "sit," backup," and "touch" will get him the attention he's after.

Yesterday when this sweet momma dog and her 8 newborn puppies had nowhere to go, the SPCA stepped up! You can help this ...
10/09/2020

Yesterday when this sweet momma dog and her 8 newborn puppies had nowhere to go, the SPCA stepped up! You can help this family too by clicking the donate button and sharing this post. It truly takes a village! PS - Looks like someone ran out of ink when printing these puppies...

This family won’t be ready for adoption for several weeks, but you can view our dogs and puppies who are ready and waiting to go home at spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog

Thank you all for your support! We couldn’t do it without you!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The Home Adoption Network is going to the dogs...tomorrow (Saturday)! Tune in to Facebook Live Saturday...
10/09/2020

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The Home Adoption Network is going to the dogs...tomorrow (Saturday)! Tune in to Facebook Live Saturday at 1:00 pm to see our adoptable canines. You can also visit spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog.

10/08/2020

Tamara gives her fellow felines a lesson on how to be adopted.

Step 1 Place yourself underneath your profile sheet.
Step 2 Act especially friendly and inviting.
Step 3 Find a human who will put you on social media.

These cats and kittens came all the way from Louisiana! With Hurricane Delta headed their way, local shelters need empty...
10/07/2020

These cats and kittens came all the way from Louisiana! With Hurricane Delta headed their way, local shelters need empty kennels to house any displaced pets so they can be reunited with their families. To help them make room, we agreed to take in 10 felines who were already available for adoption at a Louisiana shelter. SPCA Wake volunteers picked them up in Charlotte and brought them the rest of the way to Raleigh. They are now relaxing on warm, clean beds after a long day of travel. Your support makes these rescues possible!

10/06/2020

If there was ever a dog whose life should be set to music, Maximo is it! We think this is an excellent theme song for him. Maximo is looking for an active home with an experienced dog owner. He is ~3 years old and weighs ~56 lbs.

We have some truly fabulous pets, and we don't understand why they're still here. We suspect it's because you haven't se...
10/05/2020

We have some truly fabulous pets, and we don't understand why they're still here. We suspect it's because you haven't seen their amazing personalities in action! To help, we'll be doing two episodes of the Home Adoption Network (via Facebook Live) this week. Tune in today (Monday) at 1:00 pm and Friday at 1:00 pm as staff introduce you to some of our available pets.

Anyone with pets knows – always look before you sit! What peculiar or potentially perilous places have you found your pe...
10/04/2020

Anyone with pets knows – always look before you sit! What peculiar or potentially perilous places have you found your pets in? (As you can see, Renee and Reese are thoroughly enjoying their foster home until they can be spayed/neutered and adopted.)

What a transformation! These pictures were taken less than three weeks apart. Thanks to a devoted foster family, Pip is ...
10/03/2020

What a transformation! These pictures were taken less than three weeks apart. Thanks to a devoted foster family, Pip is strong, healthy and almost ready to find a family of her own.

Succotash keeps life interesting with his favorite game: hide-and-seek. Can you spot the clever kitty? (Succotash is qui...
10/02/2020

Succotash keeps life interesting with his favorite game: hide-and-seek. Can you spot the clever kitty? (Succotash is quite affectionate and pops out for head-rubs as soon as he knows he's been spotted. Visit spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-cat if you'd like more information.)

It's National Black Dog Day! We have quite a few to represent SPCA Wake today. Do you have a black dog at home? We'd lov...
10/01/2020

It's National Black Dog Day! We have quite a few to represent SPCA Wake today. Do you have a black dog at home? We'd love to see your beauties!

With a face like that, we're not at all surprised this cutie just left the building. Congratulations on your new life, l...
10/01/2020

With a face like that, we're not at all surprised this cutie just left the building. Congratulations on your new life, little one! To view available dogs, keep an eye on spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog.

Vegas is too lovely for words, so just enjoy the sight of his speckly legs, kind eyes, and hound ears. Happy Wednesday!
09/30/2020

Vegas is too lovely for words, so just enjoy the sight of his speckly legs, kind eyes, and hound ears. Happy Wednesday!

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Transforming the lives of pets and people since 1967

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,500 animals through its innovative adoption programs. The SPCA provides low-cost spay/neuter services through is Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic to more than 5,000 animals each year.

The mission of the SPCA is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community – and achieving that vision begins with ending the euthanasia of all adoptable animals.

The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. We rely almost entirely on private donations to fund our annual operating budget of $3 million. The SPCA of Wake County is not affiliated with, nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Learn more at spcawake.org.

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Can someone message me looking to adopt honeydew before i think about going to a different center don’t want to because i really like her
It’s national dog day here Wake SPCA Alum Frannie
National Dog Day! Had to put up one of my favorite walk days. https://www.facebook.com/bob.schultz.946/videos/10214933263471442/
Here’s Calathea (now Phoebe) in her new home. It’s been a great 3 weeks so far and we love her so much!!
This may be a long shot, but we’ve been dying to know what the rest of our girls litter grew up to look like! Did anyone adopt their dog in mid-May of 2015? Our Stella was originally name Carley and was 8 weeks old when we got her! She is a “lab mix” and was expected to be 70-80 lbs, she is only about 50 lbs! I have attached a picture of her the day we brought her home, a couple pictures through the years and now!
Cole Brickyard Basnight, aka “Brick” did a great job on his first day in his new home. Thanks SPCA!
Brewster ( wearing white ) wanted to say hello it's been awhile since we checked in, he's doing great
do you have any small breed puppies right now?
hey, y'all... I really appreciate all you did for these babies before I got them, but I think something might have gone wrong. They're melting. (seriously, thanks loads--This is Hertz and Watt, now Loki and Finn MacCool, and they're wonderful and I adore them)
Charlie (formerly Anubis) has brought our family immeasurable joy since we brought him home in March. Thank you for connecting us with the pet that makes our family complete!!
Good Morning to the wonderful staff at the SPCA!!!! Just wanted to show y'all that Aya is still doing amazing and she is so happy!!! She misses her girl's that took excellent care of our baby!!!
7 years ago today I brought this handsome boy home from the spca! I could not have gotten a better best friend! Thank you for all you do!