River’s Story – Goodness Flows

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Never grow tired of doing good. Recently while visiting family in Kentucky, we stopped at an antique store in historic Bardstown and a sweet boxer dog named River greeted us. Her dad Buddy told us she is his new dog, she was a rescue. He told us her story, just three months ago someone had thrown her off a bridge into a river and her left leg had to be amputated from the injuries she sustained from the fall.

My sister-in-law said she couldn’t believe how evil people can be; to do this horrible act to an innocent animal. We were talking and we both agreed that goodness can and does outweigh evil. With River there was one evil person who threw her off that bridge on a cold January morning. However, the goodness started with the man fishing under the bridge. He jumped into the freezing cold river to save her, he rushed her to the vet. The vet stabilized her and reached out to a boxer rescue who paid for her bills, recovery and her surgery. She was fostered and then adopted by Buddy who just adores her.

Animal rescue can be heartbreaking, but the goodness they do far outweighs the cruelty. To all the wonderful people who help in animal rescue thank you and never grow tired of doing good.

~ Barbara Coe


Sid The Senior

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Nancy finally made it official and adopted Sid! She was so nice to step up and foster this sweet boy when we did not have a foster for him. Her daughter Emily is also a valued volunteer and I think she knew all along there was a plan :). Sid came to us as a return as a lady no longer wanted to care for him (both she and he were seniors). Sid had a big fatty tumor that we removed just to help him feel and look a bit better. We updated his shots and worked to find someone looking for a smaller senior. We love to take in seniors but the adopter pool is certainly smaller.

Emily mentioned “He’ll be living his senior years in Wake Forest right near Joyner Park, his favorite place to take walks. I knew they would be a good fit! The bonding just took a little time. Thanks to everyone who had a part in Sid’s happy tail!”

Thank you Nancy, Emily (for your forward thinking vision ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and the fosters who helped him find his forever home!


Copper’s Happy Tail

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Here is another adoption success story for Paws for Life Animal Rescue NC. Meet Copper, Copper was rescued from the local high kill shelter. He was rescued and scheduled to be transported to partner rescue organization up north. Unfortunately, while going for his neuter and health certificate he had a bad experience in his crate and the partner rescue organization decided to not accept him into their program. So back into our program he went. His foster Mom worked hard to help him overcome his issues. One day at an adoption event a young lady feel in love with Copper. She filled out an application and a home visit was set up. While at the home visit it was decided Copper would do a week long home trial. Well that was it, at the end of that week Copper found his forever home. Here is an update from Copper’s new family:

Six Months In

Copper is doing great. We’ve reached the 6 month mark since his adoption but honestly it feels like he’s always been here. We love him so much! He’s got such a big personality and is such a fun dog to be around. He loves to be outside and run around (fastest dog I’ve ever seen!) and then we come back to the apartment and snuggle up together. He would play with his toys all day and night if he could. He loves them! His favorite is still that clear and green puzzle bone you gave him when we adopted him ๐Ÿ˜‚

He’s made a few trips back to Connecticut with us and has done great. He does get a bit nervous when he first meets people but once he warms up he is the friendliest dog on the block!! He passed the Adult 1 class at Petco with flying colors. He’s improved tremendously with walking on the leash, but we still have work to do (part of which the trainer said comes with age). Overall, he’s done really well here and we truly feel that he’s a member of our family and we’re so grateful for him.

~ Kathleen & Chris


Dutchess Happy Tail

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Dutchess is off to a better life, better than the life of the stray she had. She will be spending the rest of her many years with Jim and Liz Gallagher in Raleigh. Liz fell in love with her as soon as she saw her picture on our web site. It pained them so to have to wait until she had recovered from her many ailments but it was worth it. Fair winds and following seas Dutchess. Enjoy your new home.


Triple Dog Adoption Day!

TRIPLE Adoption Day!๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•


Leonardo who will be called Leo for short was adopted this afternoon to his new mom Abby! Abby saw his pic and immediately felt a connection. She wasn’t looking for a dog but knew she had to add him to the family! She has waited a few weeks since applying to finally take this boy home today. He’s already being spoiled and will have a dog sister to play with in his new home!


Shredder was the next to be adopted by his dad Darren! His new name will be Bauer. His dad works for the Carolina Hurricanes and has had a busy life. He had been waiting to get a puppy for a few years as he wanted to be sure he could give the puppy everything it needs. It was clear how happy his new dad was today. He couldn’t stop smiling and petting the little guy as we completed the adoption! Nothing but happy days ahead for those two!


Last but not least Buttercup found her forever home today too! Her mom Brianne works at one of our favorite vets Heritage Animal Hospital Wake Forest, NC! When she applied we knew she would be a great fit for one of our puppies. Brianne will soon be off to vet school and miss Buttercup now known as Derby will be joining her! Lots of adventures ahead.๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

~ Megan Adcock

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Arwen Adoption

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Arwen, now Twix, has been adopted! After a week long home trial it was love and a great fit for her new mama, Angela. She will be a spoiled only pooch who will get to soak up all the love she wants after being rescued from one of the local shelters. Happy trails baby girl, foster mama is going to miss your happy wiggle butt around the house! Thanks for fostering Jess!!


Chanel Happy Tails

From The Streets, Too The Beach!

Chanel went from the streets to Granville County shelter!! Fast forward 5 weeks and she is living the life in Virginia Beach โš“๏ธ Thank you to Kelly for fostering this sweet baby!!

Happy Tails Chanel!

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Hank’s New Home

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Our Hank was returned after one night the family was not ready for a puppy. But great news is he found his forever home Friday!!
He will be the only spoilt puppy with 2 cat siblings to play with!! Also, he’ll have a neighbor beagle called Bacon to play with daily, and a mom that works from home!! Life couldn’t be better for sweet Hank!

Thank you to Anna for persisting in finding him his forever home and fostering this sweet boy!


Batdog… Bruce Wayne’s Happy Tail

Has Found A New Dog Manor

Bruce Wayne is the luckiest puppy ever! He has absolutely won the forever family lottery! The Whitlingers drove all the way from Pennsylvania and got in at 2:30am this morning.

Even a flat didn’t detour them from picking up Batman! They made shirts, y’all!!! And MADE (!!) us this wonderful gift for taking care of Batman!๐Ÿ’—

Enjoy your new family Batman!

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