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 ⚓️ 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!💗

Enjoy your new family Batman!


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Pumpkin’s Journey

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We are so thrilled to announce the adoption of our sweet girl PUMPKIN!! She has waited and waited for the right people to come along. Pumpkin was found walking around the Bunn area heartworm positive, skinny, sick and sad looking with nails for miles. That was back in 2015. She has had a couple foster homes during that time and even a stint in boarding Heritage Animal Hospital Wake Forest, NC when we were short on a foster for her. She was treated by Paws For Life for her heartworm and doing so well now.

The Mohlmann Family saw her photograph and heard her story. They wanted to do a trial within 3 days they knew this was the gal that would become their family member. She is adjusting so well to living with this family. She is obedient and smart and gives them all love and attention. Thank you to Colin, Melanie, Ethan and Kailey for adopting Pumpkin. It was obvious how much she loves you all already!! Furthermore, a big thank you to all the fosters along the way – Cindy, Noel, Juli, Cecile and Pete, (and anyone we else missed during) – during the 18 months she has been in our care!

Introducing for the first time with a new last name Pumpkin Mohlmann!!

Adoption Events – March 4th & 5th

Another week, another bunch of adoption events! As usual, our cat adoption team will be at the Petcos in Wake Forest and Knightdale . Our dog team will be at Petco and Petsmart in Wake Forest .

Two Times The Fun

This week, both our cat and dog teams will also be back out to Petco Wake Forest on to give you even more opportunities to meet our foster animals and fall in love! Please stop by to see our wonderful dogs and cats who are eagerly looking for their loving forever families. You can also check out our other dogs and cats for adoption right here on our site!

Saturday, March 4th

Petco — Wake Forest ()

Petco Dogs Saturday

  • Ash: 1.5 yr old Lab/Great Pyrenees mix or Weimaraner/Great Pryenees mix; 46 lbs; playful, confident, energetic guy; chases cats if they run; good with older kids (12 & up); loves other dogs and he THRIVES with canine companionship so it is highly suggested he goes to a home that has another dog; a large fenced yard and an active family to take him for regular walks/runs would be a big plus to help him exhaust his energy; prefers to be nearby, but not a lap dog; house trained and crate trained… but really would love to sleep in your bed at night
  • Buck: 6 – 8 yr old senior bulldog mix; 45lbs; low energy – enjoys the laid back lifestyle; kid, cat & dog friendly; doesn’t like other dogs getting in his face
  • Chase: 1 yr old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix; 40 lbs; very sweet boy, but shy when meeting new people – once he knows you he is quick to give kisses and snuggles; good with other dogs but needs a slow intro; prefers females or submissive males; would love a fenced yard to run & play in; house trained & crate trained
  • 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.
  • George Clooney: 8 yr old senior Treeing Walker Coonhound. Great with dogs … no cats! He just wants food, love and a warm, safe bed.
  • 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
  • Tito: 1 – 2 yr old Fox Hound; very affectionate and loves every dog and person he meets; loves to give kisses; good on leash; would do best with a fenced yard and another dog or an active family

Petsmart — Wake Forest ()

Paws For Life Animal Rescue - Adoptable Dogs Petsmart March 4th

  • Dougie: Hound/Shepherd; 68 lbs; loves his people; specializes in giving big sloppy kisses; good with kids & female dogs
  • Jeanine: Chi-pit mix; currently weighs (in the ballpark) of 30 lbs. Playing, eating, playing, sleeping, playing and more playing are my favorite things to do. Good with other dogs; will be out from 1:00 to 2:30
  • Sam: Hound; 45 lbs; VERY SWEET boy; crate trained, but can be left uncrated with no worries; house trained; good on leash, but needs occasional motivation to keep walking once started; GREAT with kids of all ages
  • 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 ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, March 4th

Petco — Wake Forest ()

Paws For Life Animal Rescue, Adoptable Dogs Petco - Sunday March 5th

  • Chase: 1 yr old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix; 40 lbs; very sweet boy, but shy when meeting new people – once he knows you he is quick to give kisses and snuggles; good with other dogs but needs a slow intro; prefers females or submissive males; would love a fenced yard to run & play in; house trained & crate trained
  • 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
  • Murphy: 3 year old hound mix; extremely laid back; good with kids cats other dogs; loves ear scratches belly rubs and giving kisses
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tito: 1 – 2 yr old Fox Hound; very affectionate and loves every dog and person he meets; loves to give kisses; good on leash; would do best with a fenced yard and another dog or an active family

Sugar and Cookie… Everything Sweet

A Sweet Foster’s Story

My son and I started fostering kittens for Franklin County Humane Society of NC in . We had assorted kitties come through our home and stay from one week to maybe three weeks at the most before finding their forever homes.

This past February we welcomed to our home sibling kittens with classic Turkish Van markings and the softest bunny like fur. These kittens were sweetest most gentle kittens and they were very bonded. They did everything together, walking in unison and hooking their tails while they slept. We named them Sugar and Cookie.

Sugar was adopted in early April to a wonderful family who fell in love with her and just had to have her. I tried to have them adopt Cookie too, but they couldn’t adopt two at that time. Poor Cookie cried all the way home he missed his sister so much. Cookie had three adoption applications that fell through, it just wasn’t meant to be. May and June passed and he was growing into a very handsome young cat and we just couldn’t understand why no one was interested in him, everyone who saw him said he was beautiful and gentle but no takers.

On July 12th I received a heartbreaking email from a couple Marco and Ludmila who were interested in Cookie, their beloved cat Pierro passed away. He was 16 and had a bone marrow disease. They were devastated and Marco was looking on Petfinders and was amazed to see Cookie, who was Pierro’s double! and they wanted him. Through many phone calls and emails his adoption was finalized in a few days. The only obstacle was his new family was in Boston MA. So Ludmila his new mom made arrangements to fly down to Raleigh NC early Saturday morning. My son John and I meet her at the airport with Cookie too and it was like we were already best friends. She is such a loving wonderful lady, smart, beautiful and generous. WE spent the day together going to the vet and getting Cookies health records and certificate visiting our home in Knightdale and meeting the other FCHS foster families at Petco. That afternoon Cookie flew home on the plane! He had his own ticket, no cargo for our special boy. Saying goodbye at the airport was bittersweet, we were missing Cookie already but we knew he found his most perfect forever home where he was meant to be.

We receive weekly updates from Cookie and we are friends on Facebook with his wonderful new family. Cookie helps Marco give piano lessons and is pretty much head of the household.

This past summer Marco and Ludmila traveled to the Czech Republic and of course Cookie had a first class seat right next to them. I posted on Facebook how Cookie has become a world traveler. Much to my surprise my sister Linda wrote that she met Cookie on the plane. She and her family were traveling from France to the Czech Republic and they met Cookie on the plane! Such a small world made better with a kitty!

~ Barbara Coe

Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Adoption Events – Feb 26th 2017

Our cat adoption team will be at the Petcos in Wake Forest and Knightdale . Also, our dog team will be at Petco Knightdale and Petsmart Wake Forest . Please stop by to see our wonderful dogs and cats who are eagerly looking for their loving forever families. You can also check out our other dogs and cats for adoption here on our site!.

Cupcakes to the Rescue

This week we will also have “Cupcakes to the Rescue.” Purchase some cupcakes to show your ♥ and share a little sweetness for animals in need at our dog adoption events. It’s only $1 for 1 or $5 for 6.

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  • Dougie: Hound/Shepherd; 68 lbs; loves his people; specializes in giving big sloppy kisses; good with kids & female dogs
  • 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
  • Murphy: 3 year old hound mix; extremely laid back; good with kids cats other dogs; loves ear scratches belly rubs and giving kisses
  • 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
  • Buck: 6 – 8 yr old senior bulldog mix; 45lbs; low energy – enjoys the laid back lifestyle; kid, cat & dog friendly; doesn’t like other dogs getting in his face

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  • 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.
  • Ash: 1.5 yr old Lab/Great Pyrenees mix or Weimaraner/Great Pryenees mix; 46 lbs; playful, confident, energetic guy; chases cats if they run; good with older kids (12 & up); loves other dogs and he THRIVES with canine companionship so it is highly suggested he goes to a home that has another dog; a large fenced yard and an active family to take him for regular walks/runs would be a big plus to help him exhaust his energy; prefers to be nearby, but not a lap dog; house trained and crate trained… but really would love to sleep in your bed at night
  • Joelle: 3 yr old Hound; a beautiful doe-eyed, long-legged girl who is very shy and scared girl; she needs slow introductions to people and also needs a calmer environment; she does well with kids, dogs & cats; house & crate trained. Read her story.
  • 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;
  • 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 ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank You Pet Mania!

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We want to say THANK YOU to the Pet Mania store in Wake Forest for the enormous pet food donation! There was so much food it was literally falling out of the van! And, it is all made with high quality ingredients which is always at the top of our wish list. Your generosity is much appreciated.

If you haven’t visited Pet Mania yet, you should visit as soon as possible. They have 4 Triangle locations making it convenient from practically anywhere in the area. The owners and staff are very helpful and friendly and they’ve been serving this community since opening their first Raleigh store in . So, by shopping there you are supporting a fantastic local business that gives to their community. Their insight into quality products and expert knowledge makes them a one-stop-shop!

Make sure to check find out more about Pet Mania at www.petmanianc.com!

~ Emily Larsen