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Latest Pets To Go Up For Adoption At Raleigh Area Shelters

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Raleigh community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, facilities in and around Raleigh have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

Across North Carolina, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for an adorable new fur child, consider checking out a local shelter like 2 Paws Up, where Pastrami the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Bruce, a Domestic Medium Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Bruce
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Snowflake Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97594, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Bruce had a rough go in the first part of his life, but now is living his best life! He…” Learn more

  • Name: Stripe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Snowflake Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97594, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Stripe was found near a dirt road. He was venturing out into busy traffic and the kind person who rescues…” Learn more

  • Name: Freddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Snarr Northeast, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Bulldog Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**COURTESY LISTING** Freddy is about 2 and we think he is a hound / american bull mix. He is neutered,…” Learn more

  • Name: Sammy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Snarr Northeast, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Bulldog Hound Mix
  • Description: “**COURTESY LISTING** Sammy is about 2 and we think he is a hound / american bull mix. He is neutered,…” Learn more

  • Name: Pastrami
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2 Paws Up, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi I’m Pastrami! I am a spunky, cuddly and hilarious ball of energy! He loves to do zoomies around your…” Learn more

  • Name: Quinn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2 Paws Up, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Quinn is the sweetest little kitten! She has such a fun personality and such unique markings. She’s quick to purr…” Learn more

  • Name: CEDRIC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA! Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just practicing my spells. The name is Cedric and I don’t even need…” Learn more

  • Name: TAMMY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Why hello there, my name is Tammy and this is my buddy Carrie. We are feral cats, which means we…” Learn more

  • Name: FILIUS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA! Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just practicing my spells. The name is Filius and I don’t even need…” Learn more

  • Name: FRED
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Well hello! My name is Fred and it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’ve been through a lot of changes…” Learn more

  • Name: NEVILLE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA! Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just practicing my spells. The name is Neville and I don’t even need…” Learn more

  • Name: MAYBELLINE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I’m Maybelline and I’m ready to be the light of your life! I’m a shy girl with a huge heart…” Learn more

  • Name: IRIS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meowzers! Nice to meet you friend, my name is Iris! I bet you’ve never met a perfect cat like me…” Learn more

  • Name: HERA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meowzers! Nice to meet you friend, my name is Hera! I bet you’ve never met a perfect cat like me…” Learn more

  • Name: MERC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hello! I didn’t see you there! My name is Merc and I have been through a lot of changes lately…” Learn more

  • Name: WHIRLIGIG
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “HI FRIEND! My name is Whirligig! I’m a bit unsure of my new environment, so please take things slow with…” Learn more

  • Name: HYDE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hiya! Call me Hyde! I’m a sweet gal looking for an amazing new home! I sure do hope you have…” Learn more

  • Name: HESTIA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meowzers! Nice to meet you friend, my name is Hestia! I bet you’ve never met a perfect cat like me…” Learn more

  • Name: METALLICA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Metallica! I can’t wait to go home with you so we can start living our best lives!…” Learn more

  • Name: CARRIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Why hello there, my name is Carrie and this is my buddy Tammy. We are feral cats, which means we…” Learn more

  • Name: ALEA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meow! My name is Alea and I would like to submit an application to work with you! I am not…” Learn more

  • Name: KENNY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “HI! I’M KENNY! Sorry to yell, I’m just so excited to meet you! I’ve been looking all over for a…” Learn more

  • Name: DORA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, here! Dora is the name and exploring is the game. I can’t wait to explore my new fur-ever home!…” Learn more

  • Name: CORINNE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Corinne is in the house!! I could be in your house, if you would just come scoop me up and…” Learn more

  • Name: CHARGER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Awoooooo. Hiya, Im Charger. I know youre here looking for your new best friend, and I have a feeling Im…” Learn more

  • Name: BABS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Oh gosh! This is scary, but fun and new and – oh no! I’m panicking a little again and that’s…” Learn more

  • Name: HAKU
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi friend! My name is Haku, I’m basically the cutest puppy in the area and am so ready to come…” Learn more

  • Name: PANTERA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Pantera, though don’t let my cool name fool you- I’m really just a sweet gal looking to…” Learn more

  • Name: EMINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hiiii! My name Emina and my favorite thing is giving hugs and cuddling. I hope you’re ready for a cat…” Learn more

  • Name: LIN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi friend! My name is Lin, I’m basically the cutest puppy in the area and am so ready to come…” Learn more

  • Name: CASSIOPEIA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, everyone! My name is Cassiopeia and I am just the little lady you’ve been looking for! Sweet? CHECK! Adorable?…” Learn more

  • Name: ZEKE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, there! Zeke is the name and being a playful, cute kitten is the game. I hope you’re ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: RICK
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Rick and I’m just the kitten you’ve been waiting to adopt! Can you believe you finally…” Learn more

  • Name: SUMMER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Summer and I’m just the kitten you’ve been waiting to adopt! Can you believe you finally…” Learn more

  • Name: MORTY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Morty and I’m just the kitten you’ve been waiting to adopt! Can you believe you finally…” Learn more

  • Name: STEVIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hello there friends! My name is Stevie and I sure would love to go home with you. I may be…” Learn more

  • Name: MICK
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hello there friends! My name is Mick and I sure would love to go home with you. I may be…” Learn more

  • Name: POPPY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Poppy here! I’m your new best friend! I hope you’re ready to eat lots of treats together, play with lots…” Learn more

  • Name: CELESTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Celeste and I bet we’re gonna be best friends in no time! I may seem a…” Learn more

  • Name: MIRANDA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Weeeeeeee!!!! Hi, I’m Miranda and I’m sorry to be so bouncy, but you see today is the best day ever!…” Learn more

  • Name: CHARLOTTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Weeeeeeee!!!! Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m sorry to be so bouncy, but you see today is the best day ever!…” Learn more

  • Name: ALBIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Hey! Hello! Are you here to meet me? YAY, Ive been waiting for the purr-fect human. Im Albie and…” Learn more

  • Name: ARCHER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Hey! Hello! Are you here to meet me? YAY, Ive been waiting for the purr-fect human. Im Archer and…” Learn more

  • Name: ANTHEM
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Hey! Hello! Are you here to meet me? YAY, Ive been waiting for the purr-fect human. Im Anthem and…” Learn more

  • Name: SASSY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi friend! My name is Sassy, and I am so super excited you’re here! These nice humans here just told…” Learn more

  • Name: ANGELINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi friend! My name is Angelina, and I am so super excited you’re here! These nice humans here just told…” Learn more

  • Name: MINNIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Minnie the cat here! Ready to enrich your life with so many sweet cuddles and purrs. I hope you have…” Learn more

  • Name: KAMILA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi friends, my name is Kamila and I’m your new loving companion! I love sitting in laps all day and…” Learn more

  • Name: PEPPER
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Hi human!!! I’m Pepper, and these two lovely ladies next to me are my best friends Atlas and Lindy! We…” Learn more

  • Name: LINDY
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Hi human!!! I’m Lindy, and these two lovely ladies next to me are my best friends Atlas and Pepper! We…” Learn more

  • Name: LYDIA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Lydia, and I really hope we can be best friends. I’m a bit scared of all…” Learn more

  • Name: LANA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Oh hello! My name is Lana and that’s my best friend Rey. We’ve been through a lot lately and may…” Learn more

  • Name: REY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Oh hello! My name is Rey and that’s my best friend Lana. We’ve been through a lot lately and may…” Learn more

  • Name: ATLAS
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Hi human!!! I’m Atlas, and these two lovely ladies next to me are my best friends Lindy and Pepper! We…” Learn more

  • Name: BO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Bo and I can’t wait to wiggle my way into your heart! I’ve had some rough luck lately,…” Learn more