Careers at SPCA Wake

Transforming Animal Welfare, Full-Time

Founded in 1967 in Raleigh, NC, SPCA Wake is a progressive and innovative private, non-profit animal welfare and sheltering organization. Our organizational core values are the foundation of a positive work culture that values employees just as much as our mission. We are passionate about creating a better future for pets and people while cultivating a highly rewarding and inclusive workplace. To that end, SPCA Wake provides very competitive pay and excellent benefits. And at the end of the day, it goes beyond a paycheck — it’s about making a tangible difference every day to better the lives of pets and people in our community.

With locations in Raleigh and Garner, SPCA Wake rescues, heals and adopts more than 4,000 pets and provides assistance to over 30,000 families each year. We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at our shelter. Our vision is to create a humane community for pets and people. If you are looking for a place to give back to our community and save the lives of shelter pets, then we are looking for you.

Grow with SPCA Wake

As the largest private animal rescue in North Carolina, we are growing every year. With the expansion of our programming & services and increasing rescue volume, we are seeking to add new team members who can join us in bringing big ideas and positive changes to our community.

Entry level positions include anniversary pay raises and additional opportunities for growth and advancement. Whether you're looking to work hands-on with the animals, develop your veterinary experience, or learn about the non-profit world from the inside out, SPCA Wake can enhance your skillset through training, hands-on experience, and CE learning opportunities.

Open Positions


Paid Time Off

All part-time and full-time staff are given competitive paid time off to encourage work-life balance.

Full-time employees receive 204 PTO hours each year, including:

  • 9 paid holidays
  • 10 paid vacation days
  • 6.5 paid sick days

Health & Wellness

  • Medical and Dental: Employer pays 90% of employee coverage (full-time)
  • Insurance includes wellness, dental, vision, life, mental health care, prescriptions, emergency & urgent care, chiropractic care, and physical therapy
  • Telemedicine options, 24/7 access to virtual health & wellness care and virtual behavioral health care


  • Healthcare: Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Plan
  • Coastal Federal Credit Union Membership


  • Bereavement time off
  • Federal & State Leave of Absence options
  • 20% discount on pet adoptions and in SPCA Wake retail store

Staff Highlight: Tiffany Roland

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability. Our teams receive regular DEI training and ongoing learning opportunities in order to ensure SPCA Wake continues to be safe and inclusive for all.

Our Core Values

Hell, Yeah!
Be Kind
Do What You Say
Forward Focused
Loose & Wiggly
Drop the Mic

SPCA Wake's Impact

Read more about SPCA's impact & programs helping to transform our community through protection, education, care, and adoption.

SPCA Wake — Pet Adoption Center

200 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603

SPCA Wake — Admission Center

327 US Hwy 70 E
Garner, NC 27529