Stryker – From Chains to Snuggles

From chained outdoors, to beds indoors

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When we picked him up he was living outdoors on a chain, was covered in motor oil, tested heartworm positive, wasn’t neutered, and was in dire need of some TLC.😟 Since taking him into our program in November we have neutered him, rushed to raise funds and treated the heartworms, and taught him how to be an indoor dog in order to get him ready for adoption!

Today Stryker went to his furever home with his new mom and dad, the Johnson family. Recently the Johnson’s had lost both of their husky girls who had meant the world to them. After meeting several of our huskies, they were ready to take him home; as Stryker quickly had won them over with his goofy charm. Finally he’ll live out the rest of his days as one big spoiled pup who only knows the good in life. Can’t wait to visit our buddy in the future! 😘

Adoption Events – Jan 28th 2017

Paws for Life Animal Rescue (an FCHS program) will be at Petco Knightdale and Petsmart Wake Forest tomorrow (Saturday) from 1 PM to 4 PM. Please stop by to see our wonderful dogs.

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  • Alex: 1 yr old Boxer mix; 45 lbs; confident, playful guy; loves kids & other dogs; loves toys, treats, and play; needs a fenced yard to get his energy out; would love a doggie sibling
  • Jeanine: Chi-pit mix; currently weigh (in the ballpark) of 30 lbs. Playing, eating, playing, sleeping, playing and more playing are my favorite things to do. Good with other dogs

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  • Dougie: Hound; 68 lbs; loves his people; specializes in giving big sloppy kisses; good with kids & dogs
  • George Clooney: 8 yr old senior Treeing Walker Coonhound. Great with dogs … no cats! He just wants food, love and a warm, safe bed.
  • Lucy: Beagle/Lab mix; new to program …
  • Murphy: 3 year old hound mix; extremely laid back; good with kids cats other dogs; loves ear scratches belly rubs and giving kisses
  • Penguin: 5 month old Hound/Bulldog mix; currently 22 lbs; LOVES to play with kids; good with other dogs and cats; new to program and is still learning crate training, potty training, and basic good manners; he’s a fast learner
  • Pete: Lab/French Bulldog mix; new to program …
  • Pumpkin: Carolina Dog/Shar Pei mix; 45 lbs; very affectionate girl who loves her people; great house manners – no accidents & no jumping on people; great with kids; needs to be an only dog; NO CATS!

Shout out to Petco

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As you may know, the Petco store at Triangle Planation has closed and they donated a used kitty condo to Paws For Life which we’ll be using in our Kitty Quarantine Shed.

We appreciate this so much, because comfortable cages are very expensive to purchase. This condo will help many kitties along the way to finding their forever homes. Petco does so many things to support our work. Thank you Petco!

We would also like to thank volunteers Frankie Bonett and Terry Deuger for disassembling, moving, and putting it back together again. It was big job! Thanks for giving of your time and skills to help the animals.

Toby is staying in the family

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Kira’s found her forever home

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Her dad Travis had always wanted a husky. His family was looking to purchase a puppy for him but he had said he would like to rescue one. He was looking for a running buddy and a playmate for their dog Wesson. Wesson was a little protective over mom and dad but will adjust in time. Miss Kira will get lots of exercise, and have a nice fenced yard to run and play with her new brother. 🐕 She will be living in Greenville NC!

I’d like to thank Nikki Delp Boyd and Leslie Martin for helping get Kira to me so we could find her forever home. She was a very special girl and hard to let go! 🐺

~ Megan

Joelle – A last minute rescue

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Everyday I am blown away by the amazing team of volunteers we have here at Paws For Life! They inspire me to be a better person — to do more and to ask for less.

These sorts of things happen almost daily at Paws For Life, and seeing the difference we made for Joelle in a few hours time is extraordinary! See for yourself, these pictures were taken before and after being rescued by our group.

If you are interested in getting involved apply to be a volunteer, and do whatever you can help us, no matter what your skills or time allows you’d be surprised what effect you can have on these animal’s lives!

~ Nikk
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Bruno – A Happy Tail

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We adopted Bruno on New Year’s Day 2017…And he has been the perfect fit for our family.

Bruno never has a dull moment in our house as he has myself (Ashley), my fiancé (Todd), and 3 2-legged siblings (Kristin, Garrett & Hunter) to play with!! He loves to play (especially with his rope toys) and his favorite thing to chew on is cow hooves.

The first night he was with us he made himself completely at home on his new dog bed…But has since made himself at home in our “people” beds!!

Bruno is such a sweet boy and we are truly blessed that he is now a part of our family!!

Thank you again to the Franklin County Humane Society for giving us this opportunity!!

~ Ashley & Todd

Rosie – A Happy Tail

Formerly Sweetie Pie

I recently adopted a dog, Sweetie Pie (now Rosie) from your rescue group.

I am writing to let you know how very impressed and happy I have been with your group and the whole adoption experience. I know whereof I speak, having volunteered in two different animal shelters (Durham APS and Paws4Ever in Mebane) for a total of over 45 years. I found Sweetie Pie on your web site and sent in several questions – which were answered immediately. That was pretty amazing in itself. I went to an adoptathon in Wake Forest to meet her and her foster mother Barbara Walsh – a really incredible foster parent in my opinion. Considering this dog’s terrible background, she had done wonders with her in the past 5 months.

The following day she brought the dog ( an hour’s drive one way ) to meet our resident dog and investigate our home situation. All of this went very well. My husband and I decided to adopt but needed another week to prepare. We had a special situation with another resident dog who was 15 and dying from cancer and he was to be euthanized that week. Barbara agreed to keep Sweetie Pie another week and bring her back the following weekend. She literally cried when she left her with us. She brought her treats, her toys, her special blanket, her food, and has been a wealth of information ever since. We email almost every day. Every adopter should be so fortunate as to have someone like Barbara to stay in contact with who knows all the special needs and quirks of a new family member.

I just want to let you know I think you have a great organization and I wish you the very best. If any of your potential adopters ever need a reference, please have them email me. And most of all, Rosie is a fabulous dog. We are very happy with her.

~ Carole

Volunteer Meeting – Jan 17th 2017

Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for volunteers and fosters (temporary, vacation and long term).

If you are interested in learning more about Paws For Life and how you can get involved, please join us!

The next volunteer meeting is on January 17th at 6:30pm at the Forks Cafeteria where we have a room reserved.

Please come early if you want to eat. Hope to see you there!!

Forks Cafeteria
339 South Brooks Street,
Wake Forest, NC

Rabies Clinics – January and February 2017

Walk-up Rabies Clinics! No Appointment needed!

The Franklin County Animal Shelter has clinics scheduled on these dates/times.

  • Sat Jan 14 8AM – 9AM
  • Sat Feb 25 8AM – 9AM
Franklin County Animal Shelter
351 T Kemp Rd
Louisburg, NC

Rabies Vaccines will be $5.

1 year and 3 year vaccines will be available. 3 year rabies vaccine will only be administered with current certificate of previous rabies vaccine.

$15 per vaccine for the following one year vaccines.

  • Canine Distemper-Parvo
  • Canine Kennel Cough
  • Feline Distemper
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Please call (919) 494-5500 if you have any questions. Be sure to thank Dr. Goldman for her service to Franklin County and the surrounding areas! We hope to see you there!