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Raleigh, North Carolina Animal Shelters - Dog-Friendly Listings

North Carolina: Raleigh: Animal Shelters

Raleigh - as dog-friendly as they come! This city guide will show you all the best (and worst) places for your pets. Don't forget to add your reviews for the businesses in this ultimate resource.

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Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
6003 Chapel Hill Rd
Suite 133
Raleigh, NC 27607
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has served homeless cats and dogs of Wake County, North Carolina since 1989.

Animal Shelters
1 no shelter address
Raleigh, NC 27604
HEART is a limited intake registered non-profit animal rescue organization. We accept dogs and some cats into our program as space in our foster homes allows. Most of our dogs come from area shelters, some owner surrenders, and some breeders. As an all-volunteer organization, we work hard to find the right home for each pet in our program. We are always looking for more foster homes and event volunteers and welcome your interest if you live in the Raleigh, Cary, or Wake Forest, NC area!

Animal Shelters
8431-137 Garvey Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
Joining with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), SAFE Haven for Cats is encouraging the Triangle community to adopt shelter cats in June. Please support your local no-kill shelter by adopting a homeless cat. Here is how easy it is! Family Friendly Terrific Cats • Online photos of adoptable cats with accurate profiles on our website. • All the cats are housed under one roof – choose from as many as 40 daily. • Great atmosphere for families with educational materials for children, patient adoption counselors, and private rooms to visit one-on-one with the cats. • A well trained and experienced (15 years!) staff; continuous lifetime support for your cat. • We feature a clean, brightly lit and colorful shelter, smiling faces and happy-to-see you cats. • All cats have complete medical care (for their age) including sterilization and microchips! • Plenty of adorable kittens and young adults to choose from (discounts for pairs of kittens!) SAFE Haven uses the Meet Your Match adoption program which assesses the “Feline-ality” of adoptable cats and matches them with their perfect pet parents based on compatibility. Based on their assessments, the cats are assigned one of nine feline-alities which fall into three major purple, orange and green color-coded categories. The descriptions are added to the cat’s cage card and the cats are then ready to meet their potential human matches. Some examples include the shy, but sweet “Secret Admirer” the naturally playful and curious “Sidekick” and the big cat on campus, “Leader of the Band.” This unique adoption process make it easy for a potential adopter to complete the Meet Your Match adopter survey, meet all their kitty matches and choose the perfect cat or kitten for their family. During Adopt a Shelter Cat Month every adopter goes home with a free bag of Science Diet premium cat food, cat toys of their choice and many educational materials on how to introduce their kitty to new surroundings and other pets in the home. Each adopter will also be entered into a drawing for a free Pet Portrait by Elizabeth Galecke Photography. To encourage adoption further special fees will be offered for the entire month of June. Adult cats will be $50 (discount of $35), kittens will be $85 (discount of $25) and pairs of kittens will be $150 (discount of $50). SAFE Haven for Cats is located at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, North Raleigh near the corner of Capital Boulevard and Durant Road. Adoption days are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm. For more information visit or call 919 872-1128.

Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations

Raleigh, NC 27606
Paws For Liberation is an all breed animal rescue!! We have been striving to improve the lives of neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and other animals. We have been rescuing for almost two years, and have already experienced unimaginable and overwhelming success!! We constantly pull dogs from high kill shelters in North Carolina and take in many strays. Each rescue that enters our program is fostered in our home and treated as one of our own. They each have plenty of food, toys, and treats and have a warm place to sleep each night. We have a thorough adoption process and ensure that each rescue is placed in the best possible home! We network with many shelters and rescues across NC and have dedicated our lives to ensure society's forgotten animals a more promising future! If you are interested in adopting, we urge you to contact us or visit your local shelters and rescues. Please remember that there are way more ways to help homeless animals than just adopting! Please click our link above "How to Help" to find a way you can help us save more pets! THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT OUR RESCUE IS

Animal Shelters
8431-137 Garvey Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
MEET YOUR MATCH Should your next cat be a Secret Admirer, Sidekick or Party Animal? Find out at SAFE Haven for Cats using our new personality matching system. Adopt/volunteer at the Triangle’s authentic no-kill shelter. Help rescue/rehome stray, neglected and abused cats. LOW COST CAT STERILIZATION Don’t let your cat reproduce and add to over population. The SAFE Care Feline Clinic offers low cost services M-F every week. Services provided for stray, feral and owned cats in the Triangle. 919 872-7730 or

Animal Shelters
200 Petfinders Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603
Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the 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! The guiding mission statement of the SPCA remains as relevant now as it was when it was written in 1967: To protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.

 Animal Shelters:
  • Second Chance Pet Adoptions
  • A Cats Tale
  • Change The World Animal Rescue
  • Heaven and Earth Animal Rescue Team (HEART)
  • Innovative Pest Solutions Incorporated
  • June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month at SAFE Haven for Cats
  • Paws For Liberation
  • SAFE Haven for Cats
  • SPCA of Wake County Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center
  • Wake animal shelter


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