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Bark in the Park – April 23rd

Looking for a family fun day, including Fido?

Come out to the Carolina Mudcats' Five County Stadium on at 2 PM and watch them battle it out against Buies Creek.

It’s a $7 entry for humans and $5 for dogs, with all dog ticket proceeds being donated to the Paws for Life Animal Rescue (an FCHS program).

In addition to enjoying the traditional ballpark fare, you’ll also have an opportunity to meet some of Paws for Life’s amazingly adorable dogs who are searching for their forever home!

So come on out, have some family fun, and support a good cause all at the same time. Now that’s a home run!

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Adoption Events – March 11th 2017

Join us again for our weekly adoption events! Our cat adoption team will be at the Wake Forest and Knightdale Petcos . While the Paws For Life dog team will be at Petco Knightdale and Petsmart Wake Forest .

Petco — Knightdale ()

Petco Knightdale Saturday March 11th
  • Hershey: Lab/Rottweiler mix; cute little girl with an estimated birthday of 12/28/16
  • Little Ricky: 1 yr old Boxer mix; loves his people & other dogs; a large fenced yard for him to run & play in would be good for his puppy energy; kid friendly, but may be too energetic and clumsy for young children
  • Sage: 1 yr old Lab/Chow mix; 50 lbs; very sweet, adorable girl who is crate trained & house trained; LOVES going for walks; loves people & other dogs, but chases cats; stuffed squeaky toys and cow hooves are her favorite indoor activities.
  • Trooper: 12 year old Doberman mix; very sweet old man who just wants a human to hang out with and take long naps in his bed or the couch; limited in his vision and hearing; doesn't mind cats but doesn't like another dog in his face

Petsmart — Wake Forest ()

Petsmart Wake Forest Saturday March 11th
  • Chi-Chi: A sweet senior Maltese/Cairn Terrier mix; she loves to give kisses and romp and play in the yard; potty trained; prefers to be the only dog since she has some food/resource-guarding behaviors, but can live with other dogs if they give her space; needs an adult only home or a home with older/teen children who can understand her fears and treat her accordingly – specifically, she doesn’t like her face or nose touched Read her story.
  • Gypsy: 3 yr old Lab mix; sweet, stoic nature; she has two speeds: all out or couch potato; she would LOVE a large fenced yard to run & play in; loves children & can live with other dogs & cats; she finds crates insulting; you can confidently leave her with run of the house with no worries of destruction… she will pretty much be where you left her
  • Lucy: Beagle/Lab mix; 25 lbs; sweet, shy girl; dog & cat friendly; likes people but needs time to warm up to you; she is looking for a stable, quiet home and a desire to share your warm bed
  • Murphy: 3 year old hound mix; extremely laid back; good with kids cats other dogs; loves ear scratches belly rubs and giving kisses
  • Xena: 2 yr old Boxer mix; shy but loving girl that LOVES attention & treats; great with other dogs & cats; loves to run and play; crate trained & house trained ♥ ♥ ♥
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Shout out to Petco

 Thank you Petco
Thank you Petco

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.

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Bruno – A Happy Tail

 Bruno in new home
Bruno in new home
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
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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
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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
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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!
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It was tiring work <yawn>… but we’ve relaunched our website!

Now that we've rebranded from FCHS to Paws For Life Animal Rescue, we felt it was also time to relaunch the website. We'll no longer be at, but instead we'll now be at (don't worry, old links should still get you here for a while). Long hours went into trying to improve our site experience in order to help support our online presence and spread our message!

As part of the relaunch, we're trying out a new blog that we hope will enable us to keep the community updated with the latest news and events. It'll also be a platform for us to provide insider posts about our volunteers, foster families, as well as adoption stories and follow-ups.

Let us know if you have any suggestions about things you'd like to see here, difficulties you had finding things, or any other suggestions. Our goal is to make it useful for those looking to adopt or get involved with us at the Paws For Life! We're looking forward to your feedback!

We wanted to call out some of the companies that are providing great services to non-profit organizations (like ourselves!), making this all possible for us. DreamHost is providing our hosting free of charge. Also, a shout-out Pixabay and Pexels for their great selection of free to use images!

Along with a new site, we also have started using Google Apps for Nonprofits, allowing us easier management of our volunteers and fosters, with an additional benefit of being able to use email addresses. We're really excited about this, hopefully it helps us serve you better.


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Photos with Santa Saturday

 Pictures with Santa
Pictures with Santa
Bring your pet and strike a pose with Santa at Petco!

For a donation of $9.95, you'll receive a holiday photo of you and your pet, and 100% of the proceeds help animals with Paws For Life Animal Rescue!

This event will take place at three different locations.

Petco North Raleigh 6231 Triangle Plantation Dr Raleigh, NC 27616

Petco Wake Forest 12638 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest, NC 27587

Petco Knightdale 1014 Shoppes At Midway Drive Knightdale, NC 27545

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