Give the Unconditional Love of a Pet This Valentine’s Day

Wake County Animal Center adoption special runs Feb.10-16
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Wake County Animal Center is running an adoption special that will make it easier to give your someone special the gift of unconditional love — from a new pet!

The adoption special runs Feb. 10-16 and will feature reduced adoption rates for adult cats and dogs. Adopt cats ages six months or older at whatever price you choose. Dogs ages six months and older will be available for $25.

Adult cats and dogs make great pets, because they have already developed their personalities and behaviors. If a cat or dog is coming from a foster home, potential owners will also know more about what the animal is like in a home environment.

Of the animals available for adoption, there are approximately two adult cats and 31 adult dogs at the center, as well as approximately eight adult cats and 20 adult dogs currently in foster homes. View the Wake County Animal Center Adoption Gallery to see all animals available for adoption.

If you are considering giving a pet as a Valentine’s Day gift, make sure the recipient can have a pet at their home. Some apartment complexes may require a deposit for pets or may not allow animals.

Instead of surprising someone with a new pet, consider giving them items the pet will need, such as a food bowl, water bowl, leash or collar, and then offer to pick out the pet together.

Gift certificates are also available for purchase for any dollar amount and redeemed within a year for the adoption of a pet from the center. Any amount left over after the adoption will be donated to the Wake County Animal Center.

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Source: Wake County Animal Center


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