St Patricks Day Special

Gift Homeless Cats and Dogs The Chance For Life, Love and Happiness!

Dear Paws for Life NC friends:

            Thank You Chris Leith Kia!!

Will you gift homeless cats and dogs the chance for life, love and happiness? 

With a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thanks to Chris Leith Kia of Wake Forest, our rescue is holding its first-ever car raffle for a cause.  The Grand Prize is a 2017 Kia Optima LX.  There will be three runner-up cash prizes in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 up for grabs as well! By purchasing a raffle ticket at, you are helping us raise critically-needed funds that will allow us to help homeless pets get needed medical care, find loving homes and live full, happy lives.    

Our mission is to give homeless pets a new chance at life through our in-home dog and cat fostering program, and to reduce the homeless pet population (future shelter residents) through the combined efforts of our spay and neuter program, our Cats for Hire program, and our new school-based Homeless Pet Clubs partnerships.

Our volunteers have been hard at work in fulfilling this mission.  In 2017 to date, we have taken in over 600 cats & dogs and adopted out over 450.  We also facilitated the transport of 107 dogs to rescues in the north and sent out 106 spay/neuter vouchers.

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St Patricks Day Special

Great Holiday Gift Wrap Up!

Paws For Life will be wrapping gifts for the animals!  

Come see us Saturday December 9th from 11am to 4pm

at North Hills 4121 Main At North Hills Street.  

                                               Gift Wrapping For The Animals


Weight Restrictions: 25 lb. Size not larger than 3ft. x 3ft. No more than five gifts per visit. Gifts are wrapped in the order they are received. Boxes are not provided. Suggested Donation | Small Gifts $2 | Large Gifts $5 All proceeds benefit Paws for Life NC Animal Rescue

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St Patricks Day Special

“Give a Furever Home, Get Unconditional Love.”

This holiday season we have a new exciting event for Paws for Life NC!!!

We will have our very own adoption shop in the fabulous North Hills Shopping Center during the prime of the holiday season.  What a wonderful holiday it will be if we can find furever homes for our homeless pets.  Each dog, cat, kitten, and puppy in our care is wishing for the day when they are loved and cherished, what better time than the holidays to bring a new family member into your life. Please visit our shop to meet our wonderful adoptable pets.  In addition to hosting adoption events we will also have other fun holiday related activities at the shop. The shop will open on Nov 18 and close Dec 17. We will be open on the weekends and Black Friday.  

Visit our FaceBook page for more information and updates.                                                                                             Adopt                                                          


4121 Main at North Hills, Raleigh (in the old Plow and Hearth location)


Opening November 18 at 11am

Saturdays 11am to 4pm

Sundays 1pm to 5pm

Black Friday 11am to 4pm

The shop will close on December 17 at 5pm.

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St Patricks Day Special

Come See Our Fosters

Our fosters are at adoption events every weekend at Petco and Petsmart.  Below is the schedule.  We are excited to announce that we will have a special Pop Up Event at North Hills Mid November through Mid December (see dates below).  Come see us there.  There will be gift wrapping on the 9th of December and pictures with Santa December 16th.  

Our Fosters Will Be At                                                         

Hope is looking for her forever home.
Cat Adoption Events
Petco Wake Forest  and Knightdale -   Saturday -12pm to 3pm                                                                                 
Dog Adoption Events
Petsmart  Wake Forest    Saturday 12pm to 3pm
Petco  Wake Forest (every other week) and Knightdale (every other week)     Saturday -12pm to 3pm  
North Hills Adoption Events (Holiday 2017)
Thanks to Kane Realty Corporation  donating space at North Hills,
we will have adoptable cats and dogs at
Saturdays from Nov 18 - Dec 16  11am to 4pm
Sundays from Nov 19 to Dec 17 1pm to 5pm
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St Patricks Day Special

Paws for Life 5K-9 – 10/21/2017 @ 10:00 am

 2016 5K Runners
2016 5K Runners

Join us for our annual 5K-9 run on Saturday 10/21/2017 at 10 am!

This is one race which is happy to say they have gone to the dogs. The featured 5K, which begins at 10 am, is followed by a 1-mile walk for participants and their dogs.

The race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest College Birth Place located on 450 North Main Street in Wake Forest. Click here for a Course Map

Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in their goal to build an animal shelter where area pets and find safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.

We are looking for sponsors.  Own a business?  With over 300 in attendance each year this is a great place to promote your business at an affordable price..   Click here to find out more.

If you have a business that you would like to set up a table at this event, we are accepting 10 vendors to display and sell their products.  Click here for more information.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($30 after October 13th, up to and including race day). The fees for 1-Mile Dog Walk are $20 and $25, respectively.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first-place finisher in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-over.

To register online or for more information click here


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St Patricks Day Special

2017 Paws For Life Quarter Auction

2017 Paws For Life Quarter Auction

Hosted By: Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue

Where: The Sutherland Estate and Gardens, 13371 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest, NC

When: 08/13/2017

Time: 3 pm to 6 pm

Paws For Life NC is having a Quarter Auction. The mission of the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue (An FCHS Program) is to address homeless dogs and cats through fostering, adoption and spay and neuter programs in Franklin, Granville and Northern Wake Counties.  ALL money raised from this charity auction goes directly to the care and support (including medical costs) associated with the animals in our program. Together we can do so much more!

Paddle fee  (for auction) at the door will be $3 (one paddle per person).  Bring your own food and drink event.  Bring 2 rolls of quarters (or more) for bidding.  There will be a raffle and other items given away that day!!  Come enjoy the fun and help save animals. 

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St Patricks Day Special


15 Years Saving Animals in Franklin County 2002-2017

New Rescue Name, New Look, New Website!

 Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Thank You For All You Do To Help The Animals!

There was about 5 of us when FCHS became an idea and our goal was to change how people in Franklin County viewed animal welfare. Animal Control was a concrete building at Franklin County landfill, did not even have an Animal Shelter sign, until 1 volunteer paid for the sign out of their own pocket. Our resources were very scarce, so we had a yard sale to raise money for 501 status and found a retired attorney to look over the paperwork for us. We incorporated to a 501c3 in 2002.

Animal Control was under the Board of Health at the time and we faced many obstacles and not much support from the County. We had not yet established our name, so we piggybacked on other rescue groups in Raleigh and attended their adoption events at the Petsmart. It was an uphill battle to make a name for ourselves and to get the community to take us seriously. We even created a D/B/D Paws For Life, in hopes to generate more of a feel good vibe for the organization. The current members attended countless Commissioner meetings as well as BOH meetings to get our voices heard on serious issue in Franklin County.

With very limited funding and resources, most of the cost incurred from rescuing was funded by our small foster base, whom also served as Board of Directors. We did take many of our fosters to the Vet School and allowed vet students to perform the surgeries in order to save on cost. This was dictated by availability of slots (great deal of rescues took this route), so adoption turnover was very slow.

As you can see, this group has come a long way and grown so much.

~ Deana Ayers
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St Patricks Day Special

Adoption Event – May 26th 2017

Paws For Life Dog Team Adoption Event

The Paws For Life dog team will be at Youngsville Beer & Wine 101

Dogs Youngsville Petco May 26th
  • Brownie: 2–4 yr old male Lab mix; shy at first meeting, but warms up quickly; good with kids & great with other dogs; LOVES back rubs and butt scratches; missing one ear and although it is an old injury, he is a little nervous about the area being touched; past the puppy stage, so his perfect day would be just lounging around with his foster mom & foster siblings
  • 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
  • Coal: ~ 4-month-old Shepherd mix; current weight is ~15 lbs; he’s everything puppy
  • Dakota: 3 yr old Lab mix; 52 lbs; very friendly & outgoing boy; loves to play; very dog friendly and thrives with playmates; cat-friendly; walks well on leash and would love a family who would take him for walks regularly; appears to be house trained; prefers to NOT be crated, but will go in one if nudged and is fairly quiet once in—however, he has not been destructive when left out to his own devices so crating may not be necessary
  • Duncan: 1 yr old Lab/Great Dane mix; 65 lbs; sweet boy with lots of energy; house-trained & crate-trained; loves his people and other dogs … loves to chase cats!; favorite toys are Kongs and squeaky toys
  • Duke: 3 year old Husky/Boxer mix; 68 lbs; a huge ball of love; good with kids & cats; LOVES other dogs—so much so that he will need a home with at least one other dog; walks well on leash; house trained & crate trained
  • JC: Hound/Shepherd mix; ~ 40 lbs; dog friendly; ok with confident cats, but will chase timid cats; house trained & crate trained; can easily jump 4 ft fences, so will need a 6 ft fence or a home where he is walked regularly
  • Link: 3 yr old Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky mix; 85 lbs; loves other dogs & people—NO cats; a skilled escape artist that can scale almost any fence—should not be off leash in a fenced yard unless the fence is 8 ft or higher and/or hot-wired at the top; has crate anxiety; requires an experienced owner
  • 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
  • Maggie: Australian Cattle Dog; 40 lbs; good with kids & dogs … cats unknown; loves to go on walks with her people; loves to run; enjoys laying on the couch and LOVES getting showered with belly rubs; she has very soft fur to run your fingers through; food motivated; crate trained; can jump 4 ft fences
  • Nala: 2 yr old Siberian Husky; loves other dogs & will play all day, so finding a home another dog would be a plus; she loves to snuggle with her people once she knows you … but will need an adjustment period with new people; previous husky experience would be a plus as Nala is looking for a good pack leader; house trained; needs a 6ft fence or higher
  • Serena: ~ 1 yr old Hound mix; 50 lbs; good with other dogs and loves to play with them, but will need proper introduction; ok with cats … will chase if they run … so it is cat-dependent and would need monitoring; ok with kids; likes to go for walks so will need an active family or one with a fenced yard for her to run and play in; she has excellent leash manners … until she sees something to chase like cats, birds, bunnies, butterflies, squirrels, etc.; house-trained; crate-trained and sees her crate as her personal safe place; loves chew toys
  • Tom: ~ 1 yr old Wirehaired Fox Terrier mix; 24 lbs; SWEET boy who is his absolute happiest when he is with his people; he is still learning to trust but once he warms up to you, he can be affectionate; respects cats but simply LOVES other dogs and running & playing with them outside; he loves toys too – bones and hooves are some of his favorites; currently working on leash and potty training
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