Community Pet Parade



Here is Sophie, the kitten we adopted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and therefore affectionately nicknamed, Corona kitty.

– Jonathan Fredin, Raleigh

Roger & Lily

Roger & Lily

We had every intention of just fostering these twin 3-week- old foundlings. However, they soon found a place in our hearts with their quirky, yet distinct personalities. They are never far from our side — whether it is when Lily climbs across Tim’s desk during a Zoom client call or when Roger nudges us awake when the birds start chirping.

– Tim & Kelly Burkett, Fuquay-Varina



Sadie’s playful spirit, unconditional love and constant hugs and kisses make her so great. She is 5 years old. She loves her new home and backyard in Fuquay!

– Julie Nicewinter, Fuquay-Varina

Hersey Coco

Hershey Coco

She’s a 14 year old mutt who is the absolute best. She loves to sleep a lot in her older age; though she was very active in her younger years. She loves attention, treats, and licking her dad a lot. She’d never hurt a soul.

– The Bamonte Family, Fuquay/Apex line



Nellie is a 2-year-old, 75 lb Saint Berdoodle (Saint Bernard/Poodle Mix). It took us years to convince (my husband) Phillip to get a family dog, but once someone introduced him to this breed, he caved hard and fast. She’s been the best and easiest puppy. She gets a lot of tough love from our boys, and we can’t imagine life without her.

– Courtney Frye, Raleigh



Buddy, age 10, is always happy to see us and loves strangers and friends alike!

– David & Jenny McCreary, Fuquay-Varina



Meet Piper, our 3 year old English Springer Spaniel — a sweetheart who loves and charms everyone! He literally puts a lit flashlight in his mouth and takes himself outside at night to do his business.

– Barbara Ocain, Cary

Special thanks to all the readers who shared pictures of their pets!

78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats are owned in the United States.

Approximately 44% of all U.S. households have a dog, and 35% have a cat.

$95.7 billion spent on pets and their care in 2019

$99 billion estimated for 2020

Source: American Pet Products Association

4,163 animals adopted from SPCA of Wake County in 2019.

1,300 pets fostered with 333 foster families through the SPCA’s Foster Care Program.


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