The Amazing Rescue Race

Paws for Life NC is excited to be hosting our first-ever The Amazing Rescue Race on June 5th, 2021!

The year of 2020 was hard on everyone, so we wanted to do something that would get people outside to shake off the COVID blues while offering a fun and interactive way to bring focus and support to local businesses and raise money for a good cause!

We are looking for local brick and mortar businesses and restaurants to participate. Your location could be used for over 250 participants visiting your place of business and solve a task, riddle or physical activity! Not only will your place of business be put on the map it will also have a ton of social media hype.

There is limited space, so act fast! For more information and to secure your spot, email for our sponsorship levels.

Our 18th annual 5K 1 Mile Walk registration is now OPEN. Our 5K will be virtual this year so you can run in the safety of our own neighborhood or trail. The popular 1 mile dog walk will take place at the some location at the Wake Forest College Birthplace in the Historical District of Wake Forest October 17th, 2020 at 9am. We will be hosting the popular costume parade with prizes for the best costumes and raffles!





THANK YOU to our 18th Annual 5K 1 mile walk Sponsors. We appreciate your support to our 2020 event

Did someone say Spaghetti? Yum!

Please join us for our 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser!!! There will be a delicious meal, door prizes, gift baskets to raffle and best of all, you’ll spend time with people who share your passion for animals.

Dinner includes salad, spaghetti dinner, roll, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (55 and over), and $4 children (9 and under). Get your tickets here:

Dine in or take out, either way, we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank You for ALL of your support in 2019

In 2019 Paws For Life NC adopted out 356 cats and still have 31 cats in foster. So that is 387 cats saved. We adopted out 115 dogs and have 30 dogs in care. That is 145 dogs. Most of these were injured, sick, and leftovers from local rural shelters. Our volunteers loved, sweated, lost sleep, cried, and rejoiced over all of these precious lives to make this possible.

It has been an exhilarating and exhausting year. We cannot begin to adequately THANK everyone who took part in …this lifesaving work… the foster caregivers, the screeners, the data managers, the board members, our community partners, the condo caretakers, the QShed helpers, the fund-raisers, the social media promoters, the grant writers, and our financial supporters for their contributions.

We are continually seeking passionate volunteers who want to help cats and dogs find life. And not just life but the best life!!

If you would like to join our team as a committed and hardworking member to save more lives in 2020 please do!! We need skills of all kinds. Love dogs? The dog team needs you. Love cats? The cat team needs you. Have administrative skills, a car that can drive to deliver supplies and animals, can create a newsletter, organize a fundraiser? We need you! We look forward to all of the new dogs and cats that will find LIFE through Paws of Life NC in 2020!

Ready! Set! Run for THEIR lives!

Our 17th Annual Paws for Life NC 5K-9 Race & 1-Mile Dog Walk is happening on Saturday, 5 October.  This family friendly event takes place at the Wake Forest College Birthplace, 450 N Main St., Wake Forest, NC.  Runners and walkers of both the two-legged & four-legged variety are invited!  Register now at  You can also register the morning of the race.  Day of registration begins at 8:30 AM.

Click here for the course map.

All two-legged registered participants get a t-shirt, race bag with sponsor gifts, and one ticket for our raffle.  All four-legged registered participants will get a bandana, and because we always love to see our prior foster dogs and their families, all Paws for Life NC alumni dogs will also get an alumni medal.

Following our event tradition of years past, we will also be having a doggie Halloween costume contest, with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  So get your creative juices flowing!

Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in our goal to reduce the homeless pet population and give them safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.

We look forward to seeing you on October 5th!

Passion Love Rescue

We are an all-volunteer,  non-profit, Animal Rescue serving people and pets in Northern Wake, Franklin, and Granville counties. We are passionate about helping homeless pets find new homes and reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter. We are pleased to share our 2018 statistics and looking forward to another great year ahead.
We are looking forward to saving more lives in 2019 with your help. Please consider joining us by volunteering.
Thank you to all our volunteers, adopters, shelter partners, vet partners, donors, business sponsors & supporters, social media sharers, Petco, PetSmart, PetPeople, grantors, and fellow rescue organizations for making 2018 another successful year.