SPCA Wake is currently closed to the general public.
So now what? Well, we have an idea…
Since you can’t visit the pets, we’re bringing the pets to you! Yes, we are broadcasting SPCA adoptable pets to you via Facebook live stream. Once a week at 2 PM an SPCA staff member will tour the adoption center meeting with each adoptable pet. (Keep posted on our Facebook page to find out which date)!
Essentially, SPCA Wake is creating a version of the Home Shopping Network, called the Home Adopting Network while the adoption center is closed to the public, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Potential adopters will be able to communicate directly with the camera operator, asking questions about specific pets, requesting belly rubs, or deliver treats on the viewer’s behalf.
What to Expect When Scheduling an Adoption Appointment:
The SPCA adoption team will continue to do adoptions by appointment only. The majority of the adoption process will be done over the phone and via video. This way our team is able to manage a low-flow of traffic in and around the adoption center.
When the adoption team receives an adoption survey via email, the adopters can expect to receive a call back within 48 hours. If the adoption team leaves a voicemail, the adopters will have 24 hours to return the call.
The adoption team and the potential adopters will discuss the survey via phone. If all goes well, an appointment is scheduled for the adopter to meet and finalize the adoption process.
Please note, all staff and adopters are required to wear masks to enter the building.
The adoption team is able to accept up to 3 adoption surveys per pet.
Appointments to meet and finalize the adoption process will be limited to 30 minutes.
All cats must have a carrier to leave the building (you are welcome to buy on in the SPCA’s Retail Store). All dogs must leave on a martingale dog collar or a harness (these are also available for purchase in the SPCA’s Retail Store).
While continuing adoption by appointments, the following guidelines will still be in place:
Please know, we are processing the adoption surveys as soon as possible, and we are operating on a first-come/first-served email basis. All adoption surveys must be emailed to the email@example.com in order to be considered- please do not send them to the adoptstaff email.
1– When an adoption survey is emailed, please have the pet you’re interested in mind (we are unable to let visitors in the building).
2- Email is the most convenient way to hold your place in line. There is no need to follow up with a call.
3- Once your email has been received, please hold tight as we make our way down the list (please know it may be 48 hours before you receive a call back from our team).
4- Unfortunately, we are unable to process surveys if a pet already has 3 adoption surveys submitted. Check online (there will be a not on the pet’s photo if a pet already has an adoption pending). The website is updated in real-time. We thank you for your patience, and we are so happy you’re interested in adopting!
With current events, there is a lot unknown in the world right now. SPCA Wake’s Home Adopting Network hopes to showcase adoptable pets, bring joy and smiles to the community while showing the lifesaving work continues no matter what – and the animals need their ongoing financial support.
“This spring we had to make the hard decision to reroute two large fundraising events. One of which typically raises over $250,000 for the pets and people in our community. The financial loss of these events is a serious blow to our programs and services, which is why now more than ever, our community’s support is needed,” says Darci VanderSlik, SPCA Wake Spokesperson. “The goal of the daily Home Adopting Network stream is two-fold: to find homes for our pets, and to show how donations are needed to continue this work,” VanderSlik continued. “Can’t adopt today? Make a donation toward a pet’s care instead!”
Interested Adopters should fill out the adoption survey, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t have access to email? Leave us a voicemail at 919-772-2326 (we will check it periodically throughout the day. Please know that email is the fastest and the preferred method of scheduling).