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“You Don’t Have a Shelter?”

We Foster!

That’s a question I get all the time at adoption events. The public is often surprised that Paws For Life operates without a physical shelter for our animals. "You don’t send them back to animal control if they aren't adopted?" they ask.

I'm always pleased to respond that although most of the cats and dogs in our program are pulled from animal-control-operated shelters, we will never put them back there again. Our one-hundred percent volunteer-run organization ensures that each adoptable cat and dog in our program lives with a foster. Without a physical Paws For Life owned building, we solely rely on our fosters to care and house our animals. Each additional foster home we have means more cats and dogs can be rescued.

Do you have a space to temporarily home one of our adoptable pets? We provide all vetting and supplies for the animals and ask that you bring your foster to at least two adoption events per month so they can be seen by potential adopters. Your kindness and care is key to helping them transition from shelter life to forever homes.

For more information on how to help save more loving, sweet cats and dogs, discover how you can become a foster, or learn about other ways to get involved with Paws For Life.

~ Melissa Jeglinski
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Dog Golf Ball!

FOOORE! – Announcing Putt’n for Paws 2017

Our Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

It is time for our annual Putt'n for Paws Golf Tournament. On , golfers will show their support for the animals at the River Golf Course in Louisburg. We expect over 100 golfers and hope to raise at least $15,000 for our foster and low-cost spay and neuter programs.

Please take a look at the sponsor letter and registration form, and help us make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals! Thanks!

Become A Sponsor Register Your Team
~ Kelly Larson
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Lowes Foods of Knightdale Supply Drive – March 18th 11 AM to 2PM

 Banjo @ Lowes Foods
Banjo @ Lowes Foods
Come Help Us, And Meet Banjo!

Hello Folks!

My name is Banjo and I am one lucky dog! Why? Because I was chosen (mostly due to my good looks) to represent the wonderfully amazing Paws For Life Animal Rescue at their Knightdale Lowes Foods supply drive this weekend. Since I am a 100% bona-fide good old' local boy, isn't it wonderful that a store known for promoting the idea of "homegrown shopping" is hosting our drive? And yes ladies, I am available!

If you need to get a little grocery shopping in, please stop by the Knightdale Lowes Foods store on . The Paws For Life team will give you a hearty hello and let you know of any items we are in need of... in case you would like to make a donation!

Let me tell you a little more about me. I am a 3-4 year old Lab/Hound mix. I love my people and love to be babied and snuggle in blankets with you... and belly rubs are THE BEST! When it comes to other dogs, I don't like little dogs and I don't like other guys (the cramp my style), but I do love the ladies and wouldn't mind having one in my forever home. I like to go on walks, but I take my job as your protector very seriously and see it as my job to protect you from other dogs while out on walks. So, a fenced yard would be best for me... or some "sensitivity" training for me on how to walk like a gentleman.

Hope to see you there!

Lowes Foods of Knightdale
3001 Wide Waters Parkway
Wide Waters Commons Shopping Center
Knightdale, NC 27545
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Adoption Events – March 18th 2017

Paws For Life Cat Team Adoption Events

The Paws For Life cat team will be at the Wake Forest and Knightdale Petcos . Come check out our cats!

Petco — Knightdale ()

Knightdale Petco Cats - March 18th
  • Punkin: This gorgeous 2 year old young man with the flaming red hair looks like a Persian kitty but is smaller in size. He likes to "head butt" you when you feed him and enjoys laying in your lap. His second favorite thing (besides eating) is to knead his bed with his big paws. He just looks so adorable when he does that. He is a shy guy so a quiet home would be best for him. His docile nature and good looks makes him the perfect cat for a single, couple or senior person. See his WRAL Pet Of The Day Debut
  • Cheeto: This slim "ginger boy" is affectionate and loves to be loved on by his people. He likes other kitties, so he would do great in a home with another kitty or even a cat savvy dog! He just doesn't like to be alone. He would do well with children because he is gentle and doesn't bite or scratch when picked up.
  • Hope: Hope and her sister Grace were born to a stray - but a nice lady brought the family inside and raised them with love. Hope is the sweetest girl. Very laid back but also playful. Loves to get attention and held like a baby for belly rubs and nose kisses. She has such a beautiful coat and a face that will melt your heart. She would love someone to give her lots of attention and love.
  • Grace: Grace, Hope's sister, was also born to a stray - but a nice lady took both them in and raised them with love. We took them into our program to help find loving homes for them. Grace is a loving girl that loves attention. She is also curious about what is around her. She will come to you talking. If she is looking for her you can hear her walking around the house talking to find you. She loves to play with her sister and run throughout the house. If you are looking for a baby with tons of energy Grace is your girl!

Petco — Wake Forest ()

Wake Forest Petco Cats - March 18th
  • Cyndel: Cyndel is absolutely one of the friendliest cats you will ever meet. She loves people, other cats, and even dogs. She never has a bad day.....she's always outgoing and loving. Since she has no fear of dogs, she needs to be around only cat friendly dogs. She's young (around 3 years old or quite possibly younger), very reliably litter box trained, and felv and fiv negative.
  • Tammy: Tammy is a two and one half year old female tabby. She was rescued from Animal Control along with her five kittens on August 1, 2016. Now it is time for Tammy to find her forever home. Fitting in with personal after some time, and would probably fit in with a mature dog. She loves to play with ribbons, springs, toys on a stick and just finds things like kitties will do. She loves to go onto the screened in porch to watch the birds and sounds of nature. She has been spayed, micro chipped and is current on all her vaccinations. She is ready to go to a new home.
  • Shyla: Shyla is a very sweet, quiet, and gentle girl who we rescued from a kill shelter. She is 1-2 years old. She is affectionate and likes to be petted although it might take her a moment to warm up to a stranger. She is playful and her favorite toy is a long piece of felt on a stick which she loves to chase. She does great with other cats. Shyla would do best in an adult home without small children. She is spayed, current on shots, dewormed, microchipped, and negative for Felv/fiv.
  • Anna: 2yo 6lb - "The sweetest cat ever," claims Anna's foster mom. Rescued from a rural kill shelter, Anna is extremely friendly, affectionate, and wants nothing more than to be with her people. She has a sweet, soft chirp that she will let out when she's about to jump on your lap where she will settle in to cuddle and nuzzle. Anna's black fur is so velvet-soft that petting her will comfort you. Anna is only six pounds fully grown so she will always be a petite girl who is out of the frisky kitten stage. At two years old, Anna has great litter box manners, uses a scratching post if she even chooses to scratch anything, and loves soft treats. She has an absolutely delightful personality and is one of the most loving kitties you will ever meet. She is good with other cats but sometimes gets picked on due to her small size. She is not afraid of dogs, and loves people. She would be great as an only pet or with other pets who are very accepting of newcomers

Paws For Life Dog Team Adoption Events

The Paws For Life dog team will be at Petco Wake Forest and Petsmart Wake Forest .

Petco — Wake Forest ()

Petco Dogs - March 18th
  • Dougie: Hound/Shepherd; 68 lbs; loves his people; specializes in giving big sloppy kisses; good with kids & female dogs; has been cat tested, and did well!
  • 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
  • Hershey: Lab/Rottweiler mix; cute little girl with an estimated birthday of 12/28/16
  • 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

Petsmart — Wake Forest ()

Petsmart Dogs - March 18th
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Volunteer Meeting – Monday March 13th

Come Join Our Team!

Paws For Life Animal Rescue will have a meeting for our volunteers on , at the Forks Cafeteria in Wake Forest (339 S. Brooks Street). Newcomers are very welcome! The meeting starts at 6:30 but come earlier if you want to eat. We will give updates on our various projects. Also, we'll discuss opportunities for you to use your talents to help animals in need. Hope to see you there!

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Two Down, Eight To Go!

 Rosemary & Company
Rosemary & Company
10 Little Puppies

A few weeks back a litter of 10 Australian Shepherd lab mix puppies were being given away. That's when I had undercover volunteers step in to get the puppies out of harm's way. They were given up at 5wks old because owner wanted them gone. They were covered in fleas, and had a belly full of worms. When they came to me they would only eat canned food. We made sure they got the vetting, love and attention needed to grow strong. Now they will all be headed off to bright futures.

A Double Adoption Night
 Poppy's New Parents
Poppy's New Parents

Rosemary

Rosemary was the first to be adopted out of the litter of 10! She will enjoy life with her new family in Greensboro. What a lucky girl to have 4 kids to keep her company and a puppy pikenese sister to grow up with! She will be one busy, but happy girl!

Poppy

Poppy went home just an hour later to join her new mom and dad in Wake Forest. Her new parents had recently lost their furbaby and really missed having one around. When we took Poppy over to her new home tonight they had already bought her lots of goodies to enjoy. We know they will enjoy raising another beautiful girl to have by their side!

🐶🐶= Double Adoption Night!


~ Megan Adcock
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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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Rabies Clinics – March and April 2017

Walk-up Rabies Clinics! No Appointment needed!

Tar River Veterinary Hospital has clinics scheduled on these dates/times.

March 2017

  • Sat Mar 18 8AM - 9AM
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
    351 T Kemp Rd
    Louisburg, NC
  • Sat Mar 18 10:30AM - 11AM
  • Gold Sand Fire Department
    2295 Person Rd
    Louisburg, NC

April 2017

  • Sat Apr 1 8AM - 9AM
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
    351 T Kemp Rd
    Louisburg, NC
  • Sat Apr 1 10:30AM - 11AM
  • Bunn Fire Department
    505 S. Main St.
    Bunn, NC
  • Sat Apr 1 1PM - 2PM
  • Tar River Veterinary Hospital
    101 E. Green St.
    Franklinton, NC
  • Sat Apr 29 9AM - 11AM
  • Foy Mart
    1329 Tant Road
    Spring Hope, 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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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
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