Wake County Animal Center

During the Animal Center's business hours, we have staff available to answer questions regarding finding a lost pet, adopting a pet, if you found a stray and ways to rehome your pet. During the Animal Center's adoption floor hours, the Animal Center welcomes visitors to come and look at the pets on our adoption floor!

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Animal Center Adoption Floor - Hours of Operation

Noon–6 p.m., seven days a week

Animal Services Business Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Wake County Animal Center is located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, near the intersection of I-440 and New Bern Ave. in Raleigh. You must travel down Commerce Park Dr. to Beacon Lake Dr. where the main entrance and parking area are located. Please look for the large blue Wake County Animal Services sign.

See holiday and closings on the main Wake County government holiday schedule.