October is officially "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month", and with so many people spending more time at home this year, there couldn't be a better time to welcome a new furry friend into your family. There are several great dog shelters in and around the Triangle and dozens of new pets that need to be adopted today. Looking to add a shelter dog to your family? Our REALTORS® went ahead and pulled together a list of options:
- Saving Grace Animals For Adoption - 13400 Old Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
A wide selection of breeds of all ages, Saving Grace has dozens of loving pups in need of a home. In addition to adoption services, they also offer a temporary foster program and a "host a dog weekend" service. There is an adoption fee, which covers vaccinations, spay/neuter, parasite prevention, and other services. While you're in the area, there are several great Wake Forest homes for sale with beautiful backyards for your new dog to run and play.
- Cause For Paws - 1634 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Cause for Paws has a number of cats and dogs available for adoption. While cats are housed at their two Raleigh thrift stores, dogs are actually kept at foster homes throughout the Triangle, so it's usually best to call ahead in order to schedule a visit with a particular dog. While you're in town, schedule an appointment to visit one of these Raleigh homes for sale.
- Second Chance Pet Adoptions - 6003 Chapel Hill Rd. #133, Raleigh, NC 27607
Helping dogs find good homes in the Triangle area since 1987, Second Chance Pet Adoptions has a wide range of dogs that need homes today. They charge a $300 adoption fee that covers about $500 worth of veterinary care. Applications are available on their website along with information about their dogs available for adoption.
- Wake County Animal Center - 820 Beacon Lake Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610
Owned and operated by the county, The Wake County Animal Center takes in thousands of strays and abandoned pets every year, and partners with fosters and volunteers to help find them a loving home. Dog adoption fees are only $95. While they don't provide spay/neuter services, they do make recommendations for reputable local veterinary clinics.
- Orange County Animal Services - 1601 Eubanks Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Not only does Orange County Animal Services provide intake services for abandoned animals, but they also offer spay/neuter programs and manage pet licensing for the county. Additionally, they take on the responsibility of enforcing animal cruelty laws across the county. The adoption fee for a dog is $125 and the fee for a puppy is $175, and the fees include a wide range of veterinary services including health screening, vaccinations, and microchipping. After you pick-up, your new pup, be sure to cruise by these Chapel Hill homes for sale.
Getting a new pet is a big decision! In return for opening up your home to them, dogs will provide you with long term companionship, fun, and they may even help you to reduce stress. For more recommendations on local pet shelters in the Triangle, contact us today.