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!

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 fcshnc.org, but instead we’ll now be at pawsforlifenc.org (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 @pawsforlifenc.org email addresses. We’re really excited about this, hopefully it helps us serve you better.


Pictures From The Past – Paws for Life 5k

We stumbled across some of old images from previous Paws For Life 5k events, and felt we should share!

Paws for Life 5k 2015

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Paws for Life 5k 2016

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Photos with Santa Saturday

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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

Joy – A Happy Tail

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Here are few pictures of “Joy”…

  1. She’s managed a way to get onto the window seal
  2. Enjoying her scratching box
  3. Having a view from above
  4. Getting some attention from daddy
  5. Playing w/ the laser light
  6. Time out to eat

Joy is enJOYing herself! 🙂

Rutledge – A Happy Tail

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Hello. I am Rutledge’s human. I adopted him in December from your organization when he grabbed my arm as I passed by his cage at Petco. So many times, adoptions (especially cats) end up in returns, lost cats, etc I just wanted you to know how well Rutledge is doing.

We shared info about his fear of my dog, which abruptly ended on Christmas eve when he decided to emerge from the box springs and lay under the Christmas tree. The two of them now gently tolerate each other and even touch noses as they pass.

It has been up hill since then as I hope some of these pics will indicate. His presence is more like having a small dog in the house as he is friendly to all who enter, responds directly to his name (his third :), and demands attention!!!

~ Donna

Elvis – A Happy Tail

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I just wanted to e-mail you and let you know how thrilled I am with Frenchie!! He is the sweetest boy and I am so in love 🙂

He’s still getting used to all the sounds and the space, but he is adapting wonderfully! I decided to re-name him Elvis, because he’s definitely “The King” of the house!

Miagi – A Happy Tail

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I adopted Skipper from you. We call him Miagi now, he responds to it very well. He is as happy as can be, and we adore him.

He has really bonded with my long hair chihuahua Jax, they even play with balls together! They pass it back and forth to each other.

Thanks again, and keep up the great work you do!

~ Richard

Frank – A Happy Tail

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The little guy (“Wee Frank,” around town) is doing fabulously. He made it through the mess of the holidays like a champ–and his UNDYING LOVE for snow kept us laughing through a couple of winter storms. He even developed his own method of “curling.”

I got a fitness watch for my birthday and Frank has been gung-ho to help me meet my daily step goals. He’s also been going to ‘day camp’ about once a week, and seems to love it. He has a couple of canine friends he plays with there, and is learning some agility and search-and-rescue tasks! We just started a weekend group obedience class at the same place, and he’s such a fast learner.

People come and go from our house a good bit–he’s an exuberant greeter, to be sure, but he’s charmed every guest with his high-fives and dapper good looks. At the end of the day, we can still count on him to snuggle up and read a book with us. I’m a big fan of this–I call him my furry hot water bottle.

We’re all enjoying the longer days and better weather–and more time outside together, in general. His personality comes out a little more each month, it seems, as he gets more and more confident. We’re pretty sure he likes us, too!

~ Stephanie and Dustin