2017 Paws For Life Quarter Auction
2017 Paws For Life Quarter Auction
The Paws For Life dog team will be at Petco Wake Forest and from 1 to 4PM.
~ Megan Adcock
Yesterday was a bittersweet day for me. As a foster people often ask you how are you able to give up your foster dogs. The answer is simple. As much as I love them my goal is to help them and make sure they get the best possible life to fit their needs. I'd rather get attached then know they died because I didn't help.
Maise came to us with dog aggression, somewhat people aggressive, heartworm positive, in heat, and abused. It was clear to say I jumped head first into rescuing her before I realized how much help she needed. The first day I brought her home I could barely touch her, she would stiffen and growl at me. In the crate if I showed her my hand she would try to eat me. This was not a normal dog our rescue would take, or any rescue for that matter. I actually cried the day after I got her thinking this may be the one I couldn't help. But I wasn't giving up on her that easy.
I took baby steps with her. Luckily she was very food motivated. We started desensitizing her with the crate and at feeding time. Then we went to Reactive Rover every Saturday thanks to Christie Fernandez at Training Your Best Friend LLC for letting us join her class! Over the last two months she was with me we started to see a whole new dog. She started to bond with me, and trusted me.💜
I'll never forget that day in class when we took a break and I sat down only to find her crawling in my lap. I knew at that moment we had saved her. Once I gained her trust she let me do almost anything. This dog is truly amazing. She went from an abused past to trusting again.
When I met the Creech family I was very excited. Maise had to be an only dog who could have her own space and they sounded perfect. After losing their last husky to diabetes and cushings disease they fell in love with Maise's picture and wanted to know more. Once I got to know them things became more clear that Maise could be perfect for them. I told them all of her flaws and how far we had come. When Maise met them she wasn't that standoff growly girl I had known from day one, but instead she joyfully walked in their house and rolled over for belly rubs. They opted to do a home trial with her at that point.
After the trial was over we got the good news that they were ready to make her part of the family! My heart was so happy. While I love this dog just like one of my own I sleep better at night knowing she will live a happy life getting all the attention and care she deserves. I wanted to share Maise's story in hopes that people can see what a little love, patience, structure, and positive reinforcement training can do.
Maise is such a special girl, and we are excited to hear of the new adventures she will have in her forever home. 🌞
Nancy finally made it official and adopted Sid! She was so nice to step up and foster this sweet boy when we did not have a foster for him. Her daughter Emily is also a valued volunteer and I think she knew all along there was a plan :). Sid came to us as a return as a lady no longer wanted to care for him (both she and he were seniors). Sid had a big fatty tumor that we removed just to help him feel and look a bit better. We updated his shots and worked to find someone looking for a smaller senior. We love to take in seniors but the adopter pool is certainly smaller.
Emily mentioned "He'll be living his senior years in Wake Forest right near Joyner Park, his favorite place to take walks. I knew they would be a good fit! The bonding just took a little time. Thanks to everyone who had a part in Sid's happy tail!"
Thank you Nancy, Emily (for your forward thinking vision 🙂 ), and the fosters who helped him find his forever home!
Leonardo who will be called Leo for short was adopted this afternoon to his new mom Abby! Abby saw his pic and immediately felt a connection. She wasn't looking for a dog but knew she had to add him to the family! She has waited a few weeks since applying to finally take this boy home today. He's already being spoiled and will have a dog sister to play with in his new home!Shredder
Shredder was the next to be adopted by his dad Darren! His new name will be Bauer. His dad works for the Carolina Hurricanes and has had a busy life. He had been waiting to get a puppy for a few years as he wanted to be sure he could give the puppy everything it needs. It was clear how happy his new dad was today. He couldn't stop smiling and petting the little guy as we completed the adoption! Nothing but happy days ahead for those two!Buttercup
Last but not least Buttercup found her forever home today too! Her mom Brianne works at one of our favorite vets Heritage Animal Hospital Wake Forest, NC! When she applied we knew she would be a great fit for one of our puppies. Brianne will soon be off to vet school and miss Buttercup now known as Derby will be joining her! Lots of adventures ahead.🐾🐾~ Megan Adcock
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!
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 NightRosemary
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!
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!!
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!