News & Events Paws For Life 5k Road Race & One Mile Dog

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

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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


Paws In Need

Tessa – Goal Reached!

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We have had one of the most expensive medical years in 2017 but we are still forging ahead thanks to wonderful donors.

Thank you to everyone who helped get Tessa the treatment she needs!

  • Connie Harter
  • Renee McNally
  • MaryAnn Barnes
  • Suzanne Watson
  • Emilie Routson
  • Belinda
Paws In Need

Please Help Goldie

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Goldie needs our help to raise money for her heartworm treatment, teeth extractions, and cancerous tumor removal!

This sweet gal was found in an abandoned house that was condemned and due to be demolished. Before knocking the place down they checked and found her and several other dogs inside. Animal control picked her and the others up, and she entered the shelter severely underweight at just 45lbs. Her age is estimated at 5 years old and she tested heartworm positive. Her front teeth were all worn down to nothing with the roots exposed, 2 of her canines were broken with roots showing, most likely from eating trash and tearing open canned food.

Luckily we were able to get her teeth removed and during her spay came across some cancerous tumors that had to be removed! She was covered in fleas with a skin infection but after some time in her loving foster home she is doing so much better! Goldie has come a long way but still has a ways to go.

Now that she has had a constant supply of food for a few weeks, we estimate she weighs about 65 pounds. She is house trained, crate trained, and can’t wait to get healthy again so she can go off to her forever home!

Donate to Goldie

Paws In Need

Please Help our Sweet Tessa

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This is our sweet Tessa. She is a foster dog with Paws for Life Animal Rescue here in NC. She found herself stuck at the Franklin County Shelter with two siblings left because the owner did not want to care for them anymore. Her kind eyes drew her foster in and even though she was heartworm positive the foster had to take her into her home and get her well.

The goal is to find her a wonderful forever family to match her amazing spirit. Tessa is roughly age 5. We think she is a Brittany mixed with sheltie. She is 55lbs but could stand to drop 10-15!

She is a lazy gal. She loves to lounge on the couch or floor. She is a people dog and wants to please, kiss, and follow you around! She loves dogs and cats alike. She had lived with 2 male dogs in her previous life. She lives with a male and female dog and 3 cats in her foster home.

Can you help us to get her heartworm free so we can get her into her forever home? HW treatment sucks the rescue funds right down (along with the many other medical surgical cases we face). Paws for Life does not shy away from dogs with medical needs because we know we are their best chance at survival. We rely on your donations to save lives as we are 100% non profit / 100% volunteer and 100% foster system based.

Donate to Tessa

Adoption Events

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
News & Events

Bark in the Park – April 23rd

Looking for a family fun day, including Fido?

Come out to the Carolina Mudcats’ Five County Stadium on at 2 PM and watch them battle it out against Buies Creek.

It’s a $7 entry for humans and $5 for dogs, with all dog ticket proceeds being donated to the Paws for Life Animal Rescue (an FCHS program).

In addition to enjoying the traditional ballpark fare, you’ll also have an opportunity to meet some of Paws for Life’s amazingly adorable dogs who are searching for their forever home!

So come on out, have some family fun, and support a good cause all at the same time. Now that’s a home run!

Adoption Events

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 .

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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

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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 ♥ ♥ ♥
News & Events Volunteering

Shout out to Petco

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As you may know, the Petco store at Triangle Planation has closed and they donated a used kitty condo to Paws For Life which we’ll be using in our Kitty Quarantine Shed.

We appreciate this so much, because comfortable cages are very expensive to purchase. This condo will help many kitties along the way to finding their forever homes. Petco does so many things to support our work. Thank you Petco!

We would also like to thank volunteers Frankie Bonett and Terry Deuger for disassembling, moving, and putting it back together again. It was big job! Thanks for giving of your time and skills to help the animals.

Happy Tails

Bruno – A Happy Tail

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We adopted Bruno on New Year’s Day 2017…And he has been the perfect fit for our family.

Bruno never has a dull moment in our house as he has myself (Ashley), my fiancé (Todd), and 3 2-legged siblings (Kristin, Garrett & Hunter) to play with!! He loves to play (especially with his rope toys) and his favorite thing to chew on is cow hooves.

The first night he was with us he made himself completely at home on his new dog bed…But has since made himself at home in our “people” beds!!

Bruno is such a sweet boy and we are truly blessed that he is now a part of our family!!

Thank you again to the Franklin County Humane Society for giving us this opportunity!!

~ Ashley & Todd

Happy Tails

Rosie – A Happy Tail

Formerly Sweetie Pie

I recently adopted a dog, Sweetie Pie (now Rosie) from your rescue group.

I am writing to let you know how very impressed and happy I have been with your group and the whole adoption experience. I know whereof I speak, having volunteered in two different animal shelters (Durham APS and Paws4Ever in Mebane) for a total of over 45 years. I found Sweetie Pie on your web site and sent in several questions – which were answered immediately. That was pretty amazing in itself. I went to an adoptathon in Wake Forest to meet her and her foster mother Barbara Walsh – a really incredible foster parent in my opinion. Considering this dog’s terrible background, she had done wonders with her in the past 5 months.

The following day she brought the dog ( an hour’s drive one way ) to meet our resident dog and investigate our home situation. All of this went very well. My husband and I decided to adopt but needed another week to prepare. We had a special situation with another resident dog who was 15 and dying from cancer and he was to be euthanized that week. Barbara agreed to keep Sweetie Pie another week and bring her back the following weekend. She literally cried when she left her with us. She brought her treats, her toys, her special blanket, her food, and has been a wealth of information ever since. We email almost every day. Every adopter should be so fortunate as to have someone like Barbara to stay in contact with who knows all the special needs and quirks of a new family member.

I just want to let you know I think you have a great organization and I wish you the very best. If any of your potential adopters ever need a reference, please have them email me. And most of all, Rosie is a fabulous dog. We are very happy with her.

~ Carole