Adopt a pet to ring in 2024

Wake County Animal Center’s New Year, New Me, New Pet program encourages folks to adopt a pet in the new year with reduced adoption fees.

A collage of three cats and two dogs

Fall in love with one of these — or any other — furry friends at Wake County Animal Center with reduced fees.

Photos via Wake County Animal Center

Now through Friday, Jan. 12, Wake County Animal Center is dropping its adoption fees to house pets in the new year. Dogs are $25 and adopters can name their price for a cat. We wanted to share some of the center’s nearly 100 dogs and approximately 30 cats.

Pants and Boots | These bonded feline brothers are still getting comfortable around people, but love playing together. Pants is more outgoing and is helping Boots gain confidence.

Jasmine | This tortoiseshell cat prefers time on her own and likes to watch from afar with occasional head scratches.

Zeke | Knock out two New Year’s resolutions in one: adopt a dog and start jogging with this energetic pup.

Petunia | Petunia is a pup with plenty of energy and affection to share.

As a reminder, the center will no longer operate as an open admission shelter. Strays will still be accepted by appointment, but drop-offs cannot be accommodated.