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Letter from the Editors

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his has been a couple of great weeks! A favorite of our’s, Emma, was finally adopted after a long wait. This is what its all about, we were thrilled when we got the news Emma was in a loving home. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Triad Happy Tails Magazine, which features more than 70 adoptable animals from 24 different shelters and rescue organizations in our area. Sometimes our publication can present a problem, as in the case of a friend we heard from recently. She had a copy of our latest magazine in her car where her granddaughters found it. They started looking through the magazine and picked out the two dogs they wanted to bring home. When their mom informed them this was not possible, a huge ruckus ensued. Unfortunately, this is a draw back to our publication. We constantly hear our book is “trouble,” people want at least two or three animals out of each issue. When we came up with the idea for our magazine, we both had envisioned this to be the case. A big shout out to all our readers who have adopted new friends through our publication. The holidays are approaching and we’d like to remind every-

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one to please think carefully when adopting a pet for the family holiday gift. That cute little kitten, puppy or lizard is a big responsibility. A living creature requires space, veterinary care, nourishment, love and a lot of work. This is not a disposable item. Once the excitement has passed, it is still there needing love and care. If you do decide to get a pet, please check the local shelter or rescue groups. You will find plenty of beautiful animals that desperately need good homes. What a wonderful gift for everyone, especially the homeless animal. Remember to send us your holiday pet photos. We will devote a page in our December issue to all creatures, great and small. This can be any holiday, so send them in so we can share with our readers. We love seeing success stories, funny pet adventures and interesting photos/videos. Post them on our Facebook page and share with everyone at: www.facebook.com/triadhappytails. Last of all, we want to thank all of our advertisers for supporting us. This magazine would not be possible without them. Please check out the list below and patronize them whenever possible.

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Our Mission Statement: Triad Happy Tails Magazine is focused on the plight of homeless animals and is dedicated to promoting adoptions from local animal shelters and rescue groups. We provide a pictorial and informational directory of animals that are ready to adopt from the shelters and rescue organizations in the greater Triad area.

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Its My Home Too!

Fund-raiser for a new program dedicated to well-being of people & animals

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13 Ask the Vet What is Canine Influenza?

Upcoming November Events

8 ARFP What Was the Next Step?

19 Success Stories Emma’s Story

Guilford County Animal Shelter & Rescue Organizations 12 T  he Animal Rescue & Foster Program 14 Feral Cat Assistance Program 16-17 G  uilford County Animal Shelter 18 Humane Society of the Piedmont 20 Loving Pet Inn Adoptions, Inc.

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November 2010 Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation (Winston-Salem)

Adoption Fairs - Saturdays (dogs & cats) from 12-4pm, Tuesdays (cats) 4-7pm & Fridays (cats) 3-6pm - at 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem. Visit www.aarfanimals.org for more information.

Animal Rescue & Foster Program

Next Step Adoption Center, 705 Milner Drive, Greensboro Open: Saturdays 11-3pm, Sundays 1-4pm, & Wednesdays 5-8pm. Call 336-574-9600 for more information. Monday, Nov. 8 - from 5-9pm - McAlister’s Deli Charity Night with the Animal Rescue & Foster Program. 1603 Highwoods Blvd. in Greensboro off New Garden Rd. in the Target Shopping Center. A portion of your purchase will benefit homeless animals in our community! Nov. 11-13 - 12th Annual Animal Rescue & Foster Program Book Sale at Hinshaw United Methodist Church, 4501 High Point Rd. in Greensboro: November 11 - Sneak Peek 5-8pm Admission: $10 per person November 12 - 5-9pm FREE November 13 - 8am-12noon, 12noon-1pm $2 Bag Sale (Bags Provided) NO PDA’s, scanners, or cell phones permitted. Call 336-323-0850 or email savapup2@aol.com for more info.

Bark for Life

Saturday, Nov. 13 - Country Park, Greensboro. Registration 9am, Walk 10am. Noncompetitive walking event for humans & their dogs. To raise money & awareness for the American Cancer Society. See ad page 36.

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport

Adoption Event - Pet Supplies Plus (Winston Salem location) on the third Saturday of every month from 11am-2pm.

Calendar of Events People & Paws 4 Hope Saturday, Nov. 13 - 7pm-9pm - Exclusive shopping event at The Shoe Market at Price Place Center at 4624 W. Market St. Live music & refreshments. 20% of all sales go to People & Paws 4 Hope*. Call 336-632-1188 for more details. See ad page 2.

Piedmont Wildlife Rescue Now through Dec. 1, 2010. Paw Pals Letters will accept orders for

custom letters from Santa. Letters will be postmarked from North Pole, Alaska and net proceeds benefit Piedmont Wildlife Rehab. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and godparents, this is an opportunity to have your child receive a one-of-a-kind letter from Santa and support the work of Piedmont Wildlife Rehab, Inc. To order, please go to www.pawpalsletters.com. For more information on Piedmont Wildlife Rehab Inc., go to www.piedmontwildliferehab.org.

Red Dog Farm

Saturday, Nov. 6 - Please join Red Dog Farm at The Cooler Horsemanship Open house at Fiore Farms. Please visit www.coolerhorsemanship. com for more details. Some adoptable dogs and maybe a horse or two will be in attendance! Sundays Nov. 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th - from 12-3 pm. Red Dog Farm volunteers and some adoptable critters will be at Golden Antiques in Summerfield, NC. We will have gift wrapping available so stop on buy and do some Christmas shopping. While you are there be sure to visit our booth, you can make a purchase or donate items for us to sale. Visit www.goldenantiquesandtreasures.com for directions and more details.

Feral Cat Assistance Program

For information on Spay Day Clinics, please call 336-378-0878, Line 1.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 - from 6-8pm: Join us at Ten Thousand Villages on New Garden Rd. in Greensboro for a Community Shopping Event. Do some holiday shopping (30% of proceeds during this event will go directly to Red Dog Farm), enjoy some light refreshments and meet some adoptable cats and dogs! Please visit www.reddogfarm.com for more details or find us on Facebook!

Adoption fairs are held at PetSmart on Bridford Pkwy. each Saturday of the month from 12-4 and are sometimes held on Sunday afternoons. It is best to call PetSmart at 218-8188 to confirm that there is a Sunday adoption fair.

Sunday, Dec. 5 - Come on out to Bur-Mil Park for their annual Visit with Santa! Enjoy fun activities for the entire family and while you are there consider adding to your family! Stop by and meet our adoptable dogs and cats.

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SPCA of the Triad

Adoption Fairs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-6pm at 1701 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Greensboro. Call Robin at 336-414-1373 to make an appointment.

Guilford County Animal Shelter

Adoption Fairs: PetSmart off Bridford Pkwy - Saturdays Noon to 3pm. PetSmart off Lawndale - Sundays 1pm to 4pm.

Humane Society of the Piedmont

Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic - Offering financial assistance to qualified Guilford County applicants 4527 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro - Services available Monday through Friday by appointment only. Call 336-299-3999 for more details. Saturday, Nov. 13 (Rain date Nov. 20) - Super Pet Adopt-A-Thon & Pet Food Drive at Harley Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut - from 12-4pm. Adoptable puppies, kittens, dogs & cats from Animal Welfare & Rescue Groups across the Triad. Pet professionals & behavior experts with training tips & demos. Pet-related products, food & more. Call 299-3060 for more information.

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Saturday, Nov. 27 - Fundraiser to benefit Guilford County Animal Shelter. Bring 3 cans or a bag of dog/cat food & receive 10% off service. See ad page 3.

NC Cat Adoption Team

Adoption Fairs - PetSmart on Lawndale Dr., Saturdays from 11-2pm.

Adoption Fairs every Saturday at PetSmart on Lawndale from 11-2 & every Sunday at Petco on Wendover from 1-4.

Tailless Cat Rescue

Adoption Fairs - 3rd Saturday of every month - All Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, from 10am-2pm.

Ten Thousand Villages

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 - Shop for the holidays at Ten Thousand Villages, 1564-A Highwoods Blvd. in Greensboro. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a different rescue group each night. Snacks & coffee will be served. Schedules and participating rescue groups: Tuesday, Nov. 30 - from 6-8pm, SPCA Wednesday, Dec. 1 - from 6-8pm, Red Dog Farm Thursday, Dec. 2 - from 6-8pm, Feral Cat Assistance Program Friday, Dec. 3 - from 6-8pm, Greyhound Friends Saturday, Dec. 4 - from 6-8pm, Animal Rescue & Foster Program Call Joelle Nealy at 275-1204 for more information. *People & Paws 4 Hope Programs include: Second Chance - court-ordered community service option for juveniles who want to train a rescue dog for adoption. ASKK Program - Ambassador Service Kids & K9’s provides community outreach regarding animal welfare, animal abuse and safety. K9’s 4 Kids - provides therepy dog interaction for children with reading, learning and physical disabilities. Cap - Community Advocacy Program mobilizes volunteers to support law enforcement’s efforts in issues of animal abuse and neglect.

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Cover Story

What Was the Next Step? Animal Rescue and Foster Program by Sharon Gray

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t was the end of 2001. We were approaching our ten year anniversary. What to do, what to do, to “grow” the Animal Rescue & Foster Program (ARFP)? It was a Tuesday night Board of Director’s meeting and the question on the table was, “What is the next step we should take?” Within one week, we were looking for a spot to take ARFP to the next step. A place to call home is what we were aiming for. We spent months looking at everything, from retail space to a kennel going into bankruptcy. We weren’t quite sure what we wanted, but we knew for sure that we would not bite off more than we could chew. Late spring of 2002, one of our board members found out that Guilford Garden Center had just bought the brick house at 705 Milner Drive. That brick house had raised a family for many years, and then had become Hunter’s Needlepoint Shop. The house would soon be available for rent. We went to see the house. We knew immediately we

had found our home if Chuck Voight, owner of Guilford Garden Center, would rent to an animal rescue group. Chuck had the same concerns that everyone did; how would we handle the odor, how would we handle the noise, and how many animals would we house there? We promised to be the best tenants ever and, with his employees, convinced him that it was a good fit for both of us! In June of 2002, we had the keys to this perfect little house which would soon be the Next Step Adoption Center. Volunteers worked non stop painting, tearing up carpet, sanding hardwood floors, laying linoleum, uncovering counter tops, laying tile, scrubbing and cleaning. Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months. We all learned how to use a dremel and a sander, we learned how to stain hardwood floors, and we learned exactly how helping homeless animals had come to make us a family. By mid September our home was almost

Clockwise, starting with top photo: Tiko, black cat, leaning over Ollie, Siamese mix; Leo coming out of the tunnel in the playroom; Khaki, lounging in a cat tree; the cats’ playroom, a kitty’s wonderland. 8

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Call Animal Rescue & Foster Program at 336-574-9600 to inquire about adopting any of the animals pictured on pages 8 and 9. Grayson ready. It was only ready due to the support of this wonderful community that we live in. Many wonderful companies and people donated product, labor, and time to help make this happen. The grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Next Step Adoption Center was in October 2002. Cindy Farmer and Emily Byrd graciously agreed to come for the ribbon cutting. Fox 8 covered the opening. We had wine, desserts, and live music. The event was hosted by many very proud ARFP volunteers. This was our next step in growing the Animal Rescue & Foster Program to be able to help even more homeless animals. Our first resident was an orange and white tabby cat aptly named Milner and he was adopted that night. We knew we had created something wonderful and it indeed has been! The Next Step Adoption Center is located at 705 Milner Drive in Greensboro. It is filled with volunteers and animals on Wednesdays from 5-8pm, Saturdays from

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11am-3pm and on Sundays from 1-4pm. We truly enjoy seeing people react to our adoption center when they walk in the front door. They come expecting to see a shelter or a kennel and they find a home, a home where the people all have one thing is common; their love of helping homeless animals. Foster parents are always willing to introduce you to their foster dogs and cats and tell you their likes and dislikes. Our biggest reward is when we can match up a dog or cat with the perfect person or family. This is why you will often hear a volunteer say “tell us what you are looking for.” The adoption center houses 7-10 felines full time, and is a cheery place to visit whether you are a cat lover or a dog lover. Window treatments match the lilac color theme in the front room and the retail area, while the kitchen sports a yellow and black look with stenciling on the walls and cabinets. The “cage-less” playroom is a kitty’s wonderland with cat

trees, toys and scratching toys. Chairs have been reupholstered to match the window treatments which match the wall colors. Not one to leave a room untouched, volunteers equipped the bathroom with a restaurant sink to bathe cats in, while the canine window treatments match the gray and burgundy tile. Stop in for some kitty kisses or high fives from the puppies! See what the Next Step Adoption Center is all about! To find out more about volunteering, visiting, or adopting, please call us at 336-574-9600.

Next Step Adoption Center 705 Milner Drive, Greensboro

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Training Your Dog

It’s My Home Too!

What we can do to make this most special time of year special for our dogs too.

–By Adam Witherspoon,Training Director

Shiloh K-9 Dog Training Services LLC

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s we approach this time of the year, we will all be getting sick to our stomachs by eating turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, and of course my favorite, the honey baked ham. Of course we will be having family members over, and if like my family Thanksgiving, you have 12 aunts and uncles, and about 30 cousins, grandparents, and who knows who else, there will be to say the least a crowd, and more often than not, there will be a visiting dog or two as well. So where does this leave your dog? Often times the boarding facilities get extremely busy Walking not only gives him the apbecause most people would propriate exercise, but also gives him rather board the dog than some good quality time with his family members, which he will be lacking once deal with the headache. My the guests arrive. question is this. Why should our dog’s lives be turned upside down, due to the fact we don’t want the headache? Let’s look at this and determine what we can do to make this most special time of year special for our dogs too. First, the most important thing is not to ignore your dog’s needs. For the sake of this article we will call the dog Jake. He needs to be walked on a regular basis. Not turned out in the back yard. Walking not only gives him the appropriate exercise, but also gives him some good quality time with his family members, which he will be lacking once the guests arrive. In addition, the walk will help to maintain in his mind who the leader is, which will help to prevent additional problems once the guests are gone. Second, make sure to maintain his basic schedule. We want to be 10

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sure he is fed at his appropriate times, goes out to the bathroom accordingly, and gets YOUR attention during the day, if only for a couple of minutes. Rest assured, your company will give him plenty of attention, often times going way beyond reasonable with what they allow Jake to do, which brings us to the next point. Have a list of rules for the dog. Get creative and make it cute. Every computer these days has a program that will help you create a cute list of rules. These should include the following: 1. Please do not feed me, as it will make me a Pepto Bismal® addict! (or any other cute way to imply feeding him table food can make him sick). 2. Don’t let me jump on you without your invitation (a rule every well mannered dog should follow anyway). 3. Please don’t talk to me if I am barking….I want to be heard too! (while this isn’t the case, if people give him baby talk while he barks, he will continue to bark, creating excitement and chaos which we don’t want!) 4. Please don’t pull my tail!! (like I said make it cute). Your rules may differ, but print off a couple of copies and put them in Jake’s common areas. This will really help. Finally, take every precaution to keep Jake safe. If you serve turkey, go with one that is boneless, or cut if off the bone prior to serving. This will help people to resist the temptation of sliding Jake a bone. Also make sure that Jake gets some quiet time and some privacy. Remember there are five gifts to give your dog. Time, consistency, privacy, silence, and a job. Keep those in mind and you will have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas, without having to board Jake, and make memories to last a lifetime! Adam has been working with people and their problems with dogs for over 15 years. He is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and has been featured on Fox 8, WXII 12, CBS news, as well as published by many other local news outlets. He has been a training consultant for Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue, helping dogs that many people said couldn’t be helped, and has volunteered with many organizations across the Piedmont Triad. For more information please visit their website, Shiloh K-9 Dog Training Services LLC, www.shilohk9.com.


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After learning our whole family (humans included) needed to communicate better, we enrolled all three of our dogs Ginger, Lucy and Ellie into your boarding program. The owner training we went through each week was equally as important as our dogs’ training. Now our dogs are a pleasure to us. We are able to have friends and family over with no concern over the dogs misbehaving. Outings are enjoyable with no incessant tugging or altercations. Thanks for making a difference in our lives, we look forward to working with you again and again in the future!

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Grayson. Meet Grayson! This handsome guy is a 1 year old Dachshund/Terrier mix. He is full grown at 19 lbs. Grayson can be a little shy when he first meets new people, but he warms up quickly! We think he would be happiest in a calmer home with adults or older children. Grayson loves to play with toys, especially if he has someone to play fetch with and he gets along really well with other dogs. In the evenings, he likes to hang out right beside you while you watch TV. Grayson is up-to-date on routine shots, neutered and housetrained. If you would like to give Grayson a wonderful forever home, please contact ARFP at 574-9600 to learn more about meeting him. n

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Ollie.

Something pretty bazaar happened to Ollie. He was living in Atlanta when his owner was arrested. A friend brought him to Greensboro only to abandon him at a veterinary hospital. Now he finds himself in ARFP and thinks he’s pretty lucky to have found all these friends. Ollie is neutered, declawed, and up to date on his vaccinations. He is also negative for feline diseases. Ollie gets along with all of his 4 legged friends here and has become quite the purrbox. Ollie is under one year of age. Would you like to meet Ollie? Call 574-9600 for more details.

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second time in Triad Happy Tails because her forever family must not have seen her in the August issue and we want to make sure they have a chance to find her! Ziva was born 3-1-09 and weighs in at a healthy 64 lbs. She is a very clever dog who will amaze you with her athleticism, entertain you with her antics, and win you over with her charm. She loves to run and play in the back yard with her doggie friends and, when indoors, will try to get the cats to join in on the game as well. She loves children of all sizes but would do best with those that can handle a very playful medium to large size puppy. She is crate trained and will sleep all night long in her crate without a sound.

cross who was born around the first of August. All scientific tests (banging pans, whistling, dropping loud things on the floor) suggest that she is completely deaf, but she has the curiosity and joy of living as Helen Keller, her namesake, had. In just a couple of days she’s learned to sit on command and is working on “stay” and “come” with great success--all done with hand signals. Helen is great with other dogs, but a little too enthusiastic for a cat’s taste. She loves every person she meets. She’s a very happy, affectionate girl who enjoys sharing her toys with everyone in the room. She’ll surely be a wonderful, laugh-inducing companion.

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Smokey is my name because of my beautiful blue, gray fur, which looks like the haze of the Smokey Mountains. I was born in the spring of 2010 in an old warehouse off of a busy thoroughfare. My playground was a drive through at Burger King and that’s where a nice lady rescued me. I want to learn the joys of an indoor life and need a special person to show me the ropes. Being such a shy, handsome guy, I would learn best if I could bond with one kind, gentle human to whom I would be forever grateful. I show my affection by purring loudly, rolling around with pleasure when you scratch my belly and kneading your sore muscles with my little white paws. I love playing with a string, carrying my toy mouse in my mouth, and playing soccer with my ball. Please call 574-9600 if you would like to meet me.

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Gibson is a Schnauzer/Westie mix and is 23 lbs. of happiness. From sunrise to sunset he is one happy boy. Neutered, fully vaccinated, housetrained, and full of spunk, Gibson loves all! Gibson was named after a well known brand of guitars. He was born around April 1st, 2010. Gibson is allergic to cigarette smoke so he must go to a non-smoking home. He was adopted in July and recently returned due to allergy and skin problems. After testing, biopsies, and exams, our veterinarian has diagnosed him with allergies to cigarette smoke. Gibson will definitely bring his love to his new adoptive home! Call 574-9600 to find out more about Gibson. n


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Christine E. Hunt, DVM

Dr. Christine E. Hunt received her B.S. in Zoology from N.C. State University, cum laude, followed by her veterinary doctorate from Oklahoma State University. She has practiced small animal medicine, dentistry and surgery in Greensboro for 27 years. In 2003, she opened University Animal Hospital. Her interests lie in geriatric medicine, pain management and advanced dentistry.

What is Canine Influenza? Canine Influenza is a highly contagious strain of H3N8 virus that causes classic flu symptoms in dogs. Symptoms include coughing, runny nose and eyes, and fever. Because most of our dog population has no immunity to this new virus, almost every exposed dog will become infected. Only dogs that have been vaccinated or previously infected and recovered are exempt. Approximately 80% of infected dogs will display mild to moderate symptoms lasting for several weeks, while the remaining 20% can experience serious complications that require extensive hospitalization.

Canine Influenza is an emerging virus that has been spreading slowly across the United States. In 2003, the Equine Influenza Virus mutated, as influenza viruses often do, and crossed species to infect racing greyhounds in Florida. Since then, the virus has now been identified in at least 30 states including North Carolina and Virginia. The most recent cases were reported in Asheville with additional suspect reports from Hickory.

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What dogs are at risk? Dogs at risk include those that: • Attend dog events or travel to high risk areas; • Go to large daycare facilities, dog parks or group training classes; • Board at large kennels or visit large grooming facilities; and • Have owners who volunteer, work or are adding a new dog friend from an animal shelter, rescue organization or pet store that purchases puppies from high risk areas.

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In some cases, a serious pneumonia has resulted in a mortality rate as high as 8%. This is considerably higher than the 1% mortality rate reported with human influenza. Dogs infected with canine flu can shed the virus for up to 10 days before showing any signs of illness. The virus spreads between dogs by direct contact (licking or nuzzling), indirect contact (coughing or sneezing) or through contaminated surfaces (human hands, clothes and floor surfaces).

If your dog is exposed to any of the risk factors listed above, a vaccination is currently available to reduce the severity of H3N8 Canine Influenza virus significantly. Like other vaccines that your dog has received, it initially takes two doses of the vaccine given two to four weeks apart to provide protection against canine flu. After the vaccine series, your dog should receive annual boosters. If you have questions regarding Canine Influenza, the influenza vaccination, or if your dog has possible symptoms of the infection, be sure to contact your veterinarian. Your dog’s veterinarian is your best resource for information.

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Feral Cat Assistance Program Please call to adopt us!

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Wolfie is a beautiful medium haired tortoiseshell kitten. Wolfie was rescued with her one-eyed momma and 3 siblings after a neighbor tried to shoot her mom. Wolfie is the calm leader of the litter, she likes to sit back, with her front legs crossed and make sure that everyone is ok. She can be a little nervous at first but loves a cuddle with a good chin rub and will purr out a song for you. She loves anything that makes a noise once she figures out what it is, and thinks litter box scooping is awesome. She is the sister of Bailey and Diamond.  Wolfie has been spayed and microchipped and is up-to-date on vaccines. 

Diamond is an adorable short hair grey and white male. Diamond was rescued with his one eyed momma and siblings after a neighbor tried to shoot his mom. Diamond was the littlest in the litter, but has caught up to his siblings just fine. He has a “Diamond” shaped grey spot on his belly. He loves to play and has a quirky way of sticking his left foot out to the side when he eats. He is super duper special. He, like his brothers and sisters, loves litter scooping time. He is the brother of Wolfie and Bailey. Diamond is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines. 

Wolfie’s adoption fee is $110. Would you like to meet Wolfie? Call 378-0878 for details. n

Diamond’s adoption fee is $110. Do you have room in your home for this adorable guy? Call 378-0878. n

Caleb was only 2 weeks old, when he and his sister lost their Mom.  FCAP took them in and bottle-fed them. Caleb is a wild man (but in a good way!). He loves to play, play and then play some more, especially with his sister Eden.  When he is not playing, he wants you to pick him up and love on him! He will stand on his hind legs, balanced against your shins, until you pick him up and cradle him in your arms while rubbing his belly. He also has lots and lots to say, especially if he has not seen you in a while. Caleb is very high energy and will require a lot of time and attention. Consider a playmate to keep him entertained (especially his sister Eden- he LOVES her!).   Caleb will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption.  Caleb’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 for more details. n

Loki.

Loki’s mother was killed by a car; he and his siblings were rescued by a kind woman who found them in her yard. She was unable to care for them, due to her health, so FCAP took the babies and bottle fed them. This is Loki...named after the half white, half black faced character in the original Star Trek series.  He was the littlest kitten.  When we got him, we weren’t sure that he would live, but now.....he is a bundle of energy!!!  He loves to explore and leads the others in the quest for a new Galaxy. Loki is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines, and microchipped. Loki’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 to find out more about this bundle of energy. n

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Clover.

Hi, I’m Clover and I am one sweet cat. I’m a solid orange female, which is rare I hear. I came from a very bad situation where a lot of kitties were starving. I used to be very skinny, but as you can see, I have put on weight. They say I am a loving kitty, I think that is because I love to give kisses. I’m looking for a family to love and to call my own. Would you like to meet me?

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Nutmeg.

Here is Nutmeg. As you can see, he is a real handsome buff and white long haired boy. A bit shy at first, but when he gets to know you, he turns into a real sweet fella. He loves to play with his feather toy and will leap high in the air after it, keeping you entertained. Nutmeg will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption.

Nutmeg’s adoption fee is $110. Would you like to make this handsome fella your newest family member? If so, call 378-0878. n


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Guilford County Animal Shelter Please call to adopt us!

Polly & Petunia.

336.297.5020 www.adoptshelterpets.org

These two sisters are so cute! Polly is the unusual one that was born polydactyl, or with 6 toes and Petunia has the darker orange markings on her head. They are white with orange tabby markings and they are only 3 months old. The sisters were surrendered as found and they could not keep the kittens. They are both curious and funny to watch. They will take turns to be outgoing and then turn shy and let the other one take the lead! In the photo, Polly is on the left and Petunia is on the right. Both of them have been spayed and are ready to join their new home.

Ophelia is a lovely, gentle girl! She is so beautiful in her medium length black, orange and white tortoiseshell coat. She is content and happily shares her kennel. She was found by a benevolent person that did not want harm to come to her, so she was brought to the shelter. Ophelia is over 1 year old now and she has been spayed since coming into the shelter. This girl is ready for the new love in her life and looks forward to being your best friend!

Would you like to adopt these two sisters? Come by to meet them and ask for Polly by ID 11303737 and Petunia by ID 11303674. n

Please ask for Ophelia by ID 10425371 when you come to meet her. n

Samantha is a friendly outgoing beauty. She is a chocolate and tan colored medium haired Siamese mix with blue eyes. A beautiful girl! Samantha is a small sized 4 year old that can be curious. She was thinking about something tasty here but settled for some loving affection. Sadly, Samantha had to be surrendered due to issues with the landlord, so now she is searching for her new home. She will soon be spayed as part of her adoption fee. Have you been searching for such a beauty? Search no more! Ask for Samantha by ID 11401417. n

Arwin

Kimmie is a pistol! She is a large girl who likes to curl up to rest comfortably and doesn’t want her kennel mate to jostle her when she is in nap mode. Kimmie can get vocal and hiss at her kennel mate when she comes around rubbing up on her, but the hiss is nothing serious, just vexation. Kimmie is a black and tan torbie that was found by a compassionate person. She is about 5 years old and is glad to know that she will soon be spayed! She sure enjoys getting some nice scratches and loving; so she may make a nice lap kitty for you. Come visit Kimmie and ask for ID 10720220 when you come. n

is a relaxed and calm natured gentleman in his good looking charcoal grey and white coat. Arwin is a friendly medium sized boy that was found by an Animal Control officer this summer. He had been here at the shelter once before when he was adopted almost 7 years ago! Arwin is now 8 years old and wishes he had a companion to share life with and snuggle up with. He will make a wonderful new friend for you. Neutered long ago, he is ready to go to his new home today and he hopes his day comes soon!

Olyvia is a playful and outgoing orange tabby but she also enjoys getting some one on one time with a loving person. She is also sharing her kennel quite well with another great feline, Krystal. Olyvia may have been fortunate enough to be found by Animal Control, but she is just too socialized to have been on the street very long. She is about 2 years old and will soon be spayed by the shelter’s surgical staff. Olyvia is going to make a very nice addition to your home and your heart!

Could you give Arwin the home he deserves? Come visit him and ask for him by ID 644988. n

Are you looking for a playful, loving feline? Then come meet Olyvia and ask for her by ID 10649271 when you come. n

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Guilford County Animal Shelter Please call to adopt us!

Dono

336.297.5020 www.adoptshelterpets.org

Mae is a darling Col-

has won the hearts of some of the volunteers. They say she is a very sweet, loving and easy going shepherd mix. She likes people and other dogs. Dono tries to ‘hold it’ till she can get outside and she is just now 1 year old, weighing about 35-40 lbs. Sadly, Dono has been with us since last December while she has patiently waited for her new home. She has been spayed and had all her vaccinations; she is just waiting for that special invitation to join your family.

lie mix. She is about two and a half years old and is as cute as can be. This fluffy girl weighs about 30 to 35 pounds. Mae is very gentle, and is one of the quieter dogs in the shelter. She walks nicely on a leash, and would make a great walking partner. She is hoping to become part of a loving family soon. Mae will be spayed as part of her adoption fee.

A k-9 lover sponsored $20 off Dono’s adoption fee! Come meet Dono and find out why she is so special. Ask for ID 9243906. n

Would you like to adopt this sweet girl? Come visit Mae and ask for her by ID 10695829. n

Conner is a Cocker Spaniel and is an easygoing kind of guy. He is about nine years old, and he weighs around 24 pounds. Conner has a quiet nature and he gets along with his kennelmate. Conner has already been neutered, so he knows that he can go home with you today. He’s looking for his forever family and hopes he will find them soon! Come visit with Conner and check out this easygoing guy. Please ask for him by ID 1133929. n

Bear is a fun Corgi mix and is quite the handsome dude. He is about three years old, and weighs about 12 pounds. Bear loves to play and knows how to have a good time. He is a curious kind of guy and enjoys investigating everything that is going on around him. Bear has already been neutered, so this cutie can go home with you today. Are you looking for a fun-loving companion? Then come meet Bear! Please ask for Bear by ID 11066791. n

Eternity is a darling Beagle mix pup. She is about eight months old, and she currently weighs about 20 pounds. We think that Eternity will grow to become a medium-sized dog. Eternity is lively and playful and she gets along with her kennelmate. She has already been spayed, so she can go home with you today. Would you like to make this special girl your newest family member? Come visit Eternity and find out what makes her so special. Please ask for her by ID 11100235. n

Teddy is a playful and fun-loving hound mix. He is about one year old, and he weighs around 46 pounds. Teddy likes to play with toys and he just LOVES to play fetch. He is looking for his new family and is hoping to find a new adventure with you! Teddy has already been neutered, so this happy boy can go home with you today. Do you have room in your home for Teddy? Come meet this happy guy. Please ask for Teddy by ID 11236499. n www.triadhappytails.com November 2010

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Humane Society of the Piedmont Please call to adopt us!

336.299.3060 www.hspiedmont.org

Charlie is an adorable 5 to 6 week old orange tabby kitten that was left at our front door, covered in fleas and crying. He is with his foster mom and is such a loving, playful kitten.

April is a petite one year old calico and quite a loving gal. As you can see, she is very beautiful too! She is current on all vaccinations and spayed. Will you be the lucky one to give April her forever home?

Are you looking for an irresistible kitty such as this? Call 299-3060 for details on how you can adopt Charlie. n

Call 299-3060 for more details on how you can adopt April. n

Jojo & Paisley.

Ricco is an adorable five month old playful kitten. His picture tells it all. He is current on all vaccinations and neutered. Don’t you have room in your home for Ricco? Call 299-3060 to find out how you can adopt Ricco. n

Kiley was found on the streets by a couple who could not keep her so we took her into our program. Kiley can be a bit shy at first but she warms up quickly. She would love a family of her own. She is current on all vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. She is such a sweetheart, this picture doesn’t do her justice. She is so camera shy. Would you like to meet Kiley? Please call 299-3060 to find out more about this sweetheart of a girl. n 18

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Jojo (left) is a beautiful grey tabby about 12 weeks old. Paisley (right) is about the same age and both are as cute as can be. Jojo and Paisley are loving, playful kittens who would love to find a family to call their own! Just look at these two - the picture says it all.

Would you like to meet these two adorable kittens? Call 299-3060 for more information. n

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Emma’s Story by Ginny Wiltsey

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mma’s story starts about ten months ago when a woman called the Humane Society to report that she had found a starved dog and didn’t know what to do with it. She was forbidden from having any pets by her landlord. Without ever meeting Emma, she tugged at my heart. Something was telling me to go get her so I left to pick her up.

spleenectomy and was spayed. Poor gal, hadn’t she endured enough? After healing from her surgery she went back for heartworm treatment. After nine months and after her medical procedures, I resided to the fact that Emma was ours and she was here to stay with us – until Happy Tails put her in their magazine. The most wonderful couple contacted me about Emma. This was and is the only inquiry we ever received. I called her foster mom, so excited that we had a great inquiry about Emma. Before processing their application – I felt and sensed this couple was the right match for Emma. Upon approval of their application came the home trial for Emma. Needless to say, Emma never returned to her foster mom. On behalf of Emma and all of us at the Humane Society, we would like to THANK YOU Happy Tails for helping Emma, a wonderful gal, find her forever loving home!

Sedgefield Animal Hospital and Dental Center

“Where Quality and Caring are more than just words” Emma weighed only eleven pounds – you could count every vertebra and rib on her body. She was heartworm positive and in very poor health. Poor gal was in terrible shape, yet her tail never stopped wagging and the kisses never stopped. Another victim at the hands of man, starved and dumped on the streets – discarded like a bag of rubbish – shame on us! When her foster mom picked her up she fell in love with Emma. She is such a gentle loving soul. It just never ceases to amaze me how dogs are so willing to forgive and LOVE us no matter how horribly we treat them. Wow, what we can learn from the animals if we just stopped for a moment to learn. Emma was so underweight, the vet did not want to do any medical procedure until she gained some of her weight back, and until she was healthier. Her foster mom continued to nurse her back to a healthy weight. When Emma went for her heartworm treatment she was a healthy thirty-five pounds. At this time, they found her blood was infected, which meant removal of her spleen. She had a

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Chandler is not your

Gretchen

mama’s Jack Russell! Chandler is not your typical Jack Russell. He is playful and energetic at times, but is also content to be a couch potato. He likes most other dogs. He is quite the ladies man and usually prefers a female companion. Chandler is two years old and weighs 16 lbs. He is great on a leash and really enjoys going for a walk. Chandler is crate trained and very well behaved in the house. Would you like a walking buddy?

is a long haired chihuahua. She is a tiny girl who only weighs 7 lbs. Gretchen is a very sweet and submissive dog. She would do best in a quiet, peaceful house without a lot of people coming and going. She would be the perfect lap dog. She was given up by a breeder who was going out of business. She is fine with other dogs but would also be happy being an only child.

Chandler’s adoption fee is $100. Call 393-0670 to meet Chandler. n

Gretchen’s adoption fee is $150. Would you like to give this girl the home she deserves? Call 393-0670 to find out more. n

Lucy is a 9 year old yorkshire terrier. Little Lucy is a petite girl who only weighs 4 lbs! She has a heart murmur but it doesn’t slow her down. Lucy is the perfect lap dog. She would love to be with someone 24 hours a day. Lucy was given up by a breeder who was going out of business. She is fine with other dogs, but really prefers human attention. She is a quiet dog who is small enough to be taken anywhere. It would be great to see Lucy with a loving family to live out her golden years! Lucy’s adoption fee is $125. Call 393-0670 to find out more. n

Tini is a 7 month old beagle mix. This baby doll was dumped on a country road with her mom and 2 siblings. A kind person was able to capture Tini and bring her to safety. The poor baby was suffering from malnutrition and was covered in fleas. When she came to us, she would not even look at you. After just a few short weeks, this sweetie has stolen the hearts of everyone. She is going to be a small dog. Right now she weighs 10 lbs. and we think she will be less then 15 lbs. when full grown. She is crate trained already and loves all people and other dogs. She will be spayed, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption. Tini’s adoption fee is $150. Call 393-0670 to meet this sweet girl. n

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Tank

was never taken to the vet by his owner. So when his family adopted another dog from a shelter, little Tank did not have the vaccine protection he needed and became very ill. The family did not have the money to take him to the vet, so he was surrendered over to our rescue. Tank was diagnosed with parvo and was hospitalized for over a week. He was such a little trooper through the whole ordeal. Tank is a 9 month old Shih-tzu/Chihuahua mix. He looks like a little schnauzer though!! We expect Tank to make a full recovery. He will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption. The previous owner said he was house/crate trained. Tank’s adoption fee is $200. (Tank’s vet bill was over $1,000. Tax deductible donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated.) Call 393-0670 for details about adopting Tank. n

Thelma & Louise are pomeranians who weigh 6 lbs each. They do not have to be adopted together. They have never had much attention so they are a little shy. They are the most precious babies who appreciate any attention they get. They are so proud of themselves now that they are all cleaned up. When they were rescued they were in terrible shape with matted hair and fleas. As soon as they were bathed and brushed out, they started strutting around! Thelma and Louise would be great family pets who are small enough to go anywhere with you. The adoption fee for Thelma & Louise is $150 each. Call 393-0670 for details. n


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picked up it will break down but still lay in the ground for years. Now, when it rains, and the ground gets saturated, the bacteria and parasites will run off into the storm drains which run into the rivers and streams and eventually, our drinking water. Pet poop has been considered responsible for almost one fourth of the fecal contamination of the waterways -those very same waterways from which we get our drinking water. A lot of dog parents simply do not have the time in their busy days to schedule regular dog poop clean-up, or maybe they simply cannot stomach this most dreaded chore. This is where the professional service known as a “Pooper Scooper service” will make your life a lot easier healthier and cleaner. This affordable weekly or twice weekly clean-up service will assure that your yard is a clean and healthy environment for you, your family and your bff, that’s Best Furry Friend.

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Bandita

Neytiri.

will steal your heart if you are not careful. Her masked eyes and orange striped legs make her truly exotic and exciting. She is definitely the ‘spice’ in sugar and spice. Her calico spirit is thrilling and invigorating. Do not adopt this kitten if you are weak of heart!

Originally named Ramona, we decided her true being was very much like Neytiri, from the Avatar film. Like the character in the movie, our Neytiri is strong, lithe and agile. Very loving and loyal, Neytiri is a special creature with magical gifts. Her exotic beauty is apparent to all who gaze into her green eyes. And when her eyes tell you that she “sees you,” we are sure you too will become captivated!

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fun loving and just plain loving grey tabby kitty boy. His face has amazing stripes that look like eyebrows and lashes that give him a comical expression. He’s all boy and wants to play, play, play, but when he’s tired he’ll be your little angel and sleep on your lap. Would you like to adopt a wild child, sweet child?

the pumpkin patch waiting for the great pumpkin to rise up and grant his wish of a perfect family to take him home. He looks like a pumpkin himself, round and orange and fluffy. Charlie is very brave, exploring and getting into everything! You can make this kitty’s wish come true - are you are his perfect family?

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Snoopy.

Tsujii is a

“Peanuts” wouldn’t be complete without Snoopy, so here he is. Snoopy likes to show off his white belly by rolling over and he loves to pose for the camera-he’s not shy! Take this outgoing kitty home and have hours of fun!

handsome LynxPoint Siamese mix cat that we believe was run over, but not hit, by a car. He had a grease stripe down the center of his back, with fur missing and several other small wounds. A sweet and loving boy even with his injuries, he is completely healed now and really wants a home where he will not be on the road again. Do you have a home for such a splendid young cat?

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Vivi.

Emma came to us after being found wandering the streets by the staff at Emerald Pointe. Emma was a little on the shy side and didn’t know if she could trust humans. Several months later she now LOVES her people and enjoys visitors! With help from her foster family and trainers at Shiloh K9, Emma has gotten her confidence back and has become a content dog.

What can we tell you about Vivi? Well for starters, she is the perfect dog! She is your all-around happy young dog who LOVES everyone and anyone. She is an active girl who would enjoy a family that would play with her, teach her new things, or include her in their daily routine. We don’t think her tail has stopped wagging since she came into our program. Yes, it even wags in her sleep!

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Saffron is as sweet as they come. She came to Red Dog Farm about 6 months ago, very pregnant and barely 24 hours later she gave birth to 9 kittens. Since then Saffron has taken in two orphaned kittens and helped to socialize many other cats in the program and at our vet’s office. She is a very gentle girl and loves to be petted all day long. She is about 18 months old, spayed, and up-to-date on her vaccines. Do you have room in your heart for this one of a kind girl? Visit www.reddogfarm.com or call 644-7807 for more information! n

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Miley was found as a little itty-bitty kitten wandering the streets with her brother. She is your typical, orange tabby kitten who is just extremely friendly and loves any attention she can get! Won’t you take this little girl home? She comes with a guarantee that she will melt your heart.

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Farm after her owner died unexpectedly. She is a gorgeous 14 hand mare who is very confident and lets us scratch her belly and pick up her feet. Molly was evaluated by our trainers at Cooler Horsemanship and did great in the round pen and in ground work and seems to be quite eager to please. Molly will need an adopter with enough experience to tune up her training (or willing to have a trainer work with them) but should make a nice show horse or trail horse for an intermediate rider.

Angelo is a very large (150 lbs.) Spanish Goat. He was surrendered by owners who were ignorant as to proper care of a goat and had kept him tied to a tree. Like what eventually happens to all goats tied to trees, he got tangled in the rope and had it wrapped around his neck and legs. Thankfully we were able to convince his owners to surrender him so that we could untangle him and move him to a safer environment. This handsome sweetheart hopes to find his forever home with a group of large goats or maybe a Mini Horse to graze with.

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Animal Welfare & Rescue Groups Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society www.almosthomerescue.org

Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation www.aarfanimals.org

Animal Rescue & Foster Program www.arfpnc.com 336.574.9600

Animal Rescue of Stokes County

www.animalrescueofstokescounty.com arsc2004@gmail.com

Boston Terrier Rescue of NC

Guilford County Animal Shelter www.adoptshelterpets.org 336.297.5020 info@adoptshelterpets.org

Happy Hills Animal Foundation www.hhaf.org 336.622.3620

Humane Society of the Piedmont

www.hspiedmont.org 336.299.3060 Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic (A Program of the Humane Society of the Piedmont) 336.299.3999

www.BTRNC.org 336.339.4368

Lab Rescue of NC

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Loving Pet Inn Adoptions, Inc.

www.cbhr.com

Carolina Care Bullies www.carebullies.org amanda@carebullies.org

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport www.ncchirescue.petfinder.com wildlifeed2@aol.com

Doberman Rescue of the Triad www.doberman-rescue.com 336.621.3453

www.labrescuenc.org 336.393.0670 lovingpetinnadoptions@gmail.com

Miracles at Work Rescue

336.294.3822 or 336.708.0343

NC Airedale Rescue

www.nc-airedalerescue.com ncairerescue@yahoo.com

NC Cat Adoption Team www.nccat.net

English Springer Rescue America

NC Schnauzer Rescue

www.springerrescue.org

www.ncschnauzers.org

Feral Cat Assistance Program, Inc.

Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions

www.feralcatassistance.org Spay/Neuter: 336.378.0878, Line 1 Adoptions & donations: 336.378.0878, Line 3 or adoptacat@bellsouth.net Information about feral cats: 336.378.0878, Line 2

Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers 336.414.1373

Forsyth Humane Society www.forsythhumane.org 336-721-1303

Four Seasons Boxer Rescue

www.fourseasonsboxerrescue.com

Friends of Penny Min Pin Rescue www.rescueminpins.com

Flurry’s Hope

(A Second Chance for Blind Horses) www.flurryshope.com emiliestorch@gmail.com

German Shepherd Rescue Adoptions www.gsdrescue.org

Greyhound Friends of NC www.greyhoundfriends.com 336.643.0233

www.getagrey.com 336.674.5774

Red Dog Farm

www.reddogfarm.com 336.644.7807

Ruff Love Rescue

www.ruffloverescue.com

SPCA of the Triad www.triadspca.org 336.375.3222 spca@bellsouth.net

Tailless Cat Rescue

www.taillesscatrescue.com

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue www.tgrr.org

We Care Shepherd Rescue 336.987.7122

Wildlife Care, Inc. 336.697.4006

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue www.syorkies@aol.com 336-299-0917

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Jackson is an adorable little boy who was born with diabetes and will need medication for the rest of his life. To make matters worse, this medication will cost $100 a month. Despite these circumstances, Jackson has taught us all a lesson about being thankful for life. He remains the most affectionate kitty we have ever come across. His condition has not slowed him down - he plays hard and has fun all day with his siblings. If you have the means, please consider adding little Jackson to your family. He really deserves a good home, and any family would be lucky to have such a wonderful kitty! This cat is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and is negative for feline leukemia and FIV. Jackson’s adoption fee is $125. Call 375-3222 for more details.

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name, and in case you cannot tell, I am absolutely adorable! My nickname at the SPCA is “little cow”. Can you figure out why? I have a sweet disposition, and I love to cuddle. I love to jump around, hide, and play with my toy mice. Be careful coming around the corner- I might be there to pounce on your feet!! I came in with my siblings recently and have been nothing but a sweetheart. Please consider adding me to your family! I’m neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and negative for feline leukemia and FIV. My adoption fee is $95. I’d love to meet you and if you would like to meet me, please call 375-3222. n

Gabe is quite a handsome boxer-pit bull terrier mix. He is a total velcro dog--loves to be doted on and loves being by his owner’s side. Gabe loves to sleep in the bed but watch out - he makes himself comfy with every pillow he can find! He is good with adults and older children, but would do best in a home with no small dogs or cats. Gabe has been neutered and is up-to-date on his vaccinations. Would you like to meet Gabe? Call 375.3222 to find out more. n

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Barney is an adorable brown and grey tabby - a baby boy that is around 16 weeks old. His inquisitive personality will win you over if his cute face doesn’t get you first. He gets along great with other kitties and cat-friendly dogs. He’s neutered, up-to-date on his vaccines, microchipped and is negative for feline leukemia and FIV.

Barney’s adoption fee is $125. Would you like to meet Barney? Call 375-3222 for more information on this adorable kitty. n

Phil has seen a lot in his short 2 years of life but that has not broken his spirit. When we found him, Phil was badly burned but now is completely healed. He is a little shy at first but once he gets to know you, he is yours forever! He loves to play with his toys and would love if you would make room in your heart for him. Phil will need to go to a home with experienced pet owners. He’s house trained, neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

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SPCA of the Triad has many more dogs and cats available for adoption. If you would like to visit any of them, please call 375-3222 to schedule a visit.


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Specific Breed Rescue Groups Please see contact information listed with each featured animal.

Teddy. Introducing Teddy Roosevelt Ruxpin, a true blue best friend. Teddy’s wholesome gentle nature and sense of adventure will spark your imagination. He is 8 years young and is an avid reader and story teller. Teddy is looking for a family that will appreciate his wisdom and charm. Children NC Airedale Rescue would be fine as long as they aren’t infants. He wants and deserves the attention that has been given to him for years. Teddy’s family recently added a newborn and unfortunately when push came to shove, it was Theodore that was shoved out the door. If you would like to share your life and library with Teddy Ruxpin please email ncairerescue@yahoo.com or visit our webpage at www. nc-airedalerescue.com to fill out and submit our online application. n

Chuck is a good looking, very fit, very active Boston Terrier. We think he is around 4-5 years old. He is house and crate trained. Chuck is very good with other dogs, and prefers very rough playmates. He’s resides around more submissive dogs, but doesn’t engage with them. He loves to wrestle very hard, play tug and run. Chuck learned good obedience while Boston Terrier Rescue attending training camp. Indoors, he can of NC be very quiet and loves to lay on the couch with the family. Chuck would do best in an active family who will treat him like a real dog, and not a plaything. He’s a dog and a half! Would you like to know more about Chuck? Call 339-4368 for more information. n

Mollie is a 7-year old chi-weenie (dachshundchihuahua mix) who was surrendered to rescue due to financial reasons. Although Mollie has been with her human family since she was 10 weeks old, she adjusted fast Almost Home Dachshund Rescue to her foster family. Mollie is a total love bug that enjoys playing fetch, getting belly rubs and snuggling with her foster family. Mollie does the typical chihuahua dance for treats and she minds her humans very well. She is housetrained and gets along well with everyone she meets! Mollie is spayed, heartworm negative, current on vaccinations and microchipped ~ and in search of a home that will snuggle her silly with attention! If you are interested in adopting Mollie, please visit our website at www.almosthomerescue.org and complete an adoption application. n

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Sherman is a sweet, loving, 2 year-old basset hound. He was turned into the shelter as a stray and was in danger of being put to sleep when CBHR rescued him. Sherman loves to cuddle, and his favorite strategy is laying his head on your lap and gazing longingly into your face with his deep brown eyes. Sherman is so sweet that he Carolina Basset Hound charmed the socks off of the veterinary Rescue staff during his check-up, and had them sitting on the floor loving on him! He is house-trained, crate-trained, loves to play with his fourlegged foster brothers, and considers everyone he meets a friend. Would you like to learn more about Sherman? Visit www.cbhr.com or email rgering@triad.rr.com. n

Willie is a chihuahua mix and is approximately 2 years old. He has lots of kisses to give. He is great with the ladies and loves children. Foster parents are working on his fear of men because of his puppy mill upbringing. He is very quiet, likes chewing on his toys and gets along well with other dogs. He will spend time in a crate, stays close Chihuahua Rescue & Transport outside, is almost house broken and enjoys just sitting at your feet, but prefers a lap. He is neutered, UTD on shots and on HW preventative. Willie’s adoption fee is $200. Please be sure to read our adoption process and then fill out an adoption application before emailing wildlifeed2@aol.com if you are interested in Willie. n

Spree is a beautiful, lovely young lady - very friendly, outgoing and wellmannered when riding in a vehicle. Despite having been a stray, Spree’s naturally exuberant Dober energy, curiosity, and desire Doberman Rescue of the Triad to be with humans is undiminished. This girl is eager to learn and please and will no doubt respond very well to love and attention from her new humans. Come by and meet Spree. See if she doesn’t speak to your heart and compel you to give her the forever home she deserves. Please call 621-3453 if you’d like to meet Spree. n


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Yes pet parents, it’s that time of year again. Our children have gone back to school and the autumn leaves are falling. During the hustle and bustle of back to school time it’s very easy to forget about the other kids in the family - the fur kids. We might be into fall, but try not to fall too far behind on your pets grooming. For many breeds, regular grooming is essential for their health and well being. Missing a much needed grooming appointment can end up costing us more money in the long run. When your pets hair becomes longer than normal it becomes a breeding ground for yeast and bacteria and can easily become tangled. Undercoat that doesn’t get brushed out will also become matted, sometimes requiring the need to be shaved. If you’re unable to see your groomer, be it for financial or scheduling issues, here are some tips to keep your pooch in good shape. The most important thing that you can do for your dog is to keep them brushed thoroughly. Brushing your pet can be a good bonding experience. Use a good slicker style brush and brush a small area at a time. For a short coated breed, such as a lab, you can use a good deshedding tool instead of a brush. Examine your dog’s nails and make sure they’re not turning to the side or growing into your pets foot pads. If you see either of these things then you need to call your groomer or veterinarian and make an appointment for a nail trimming. A missed nail trim can lead to vet bills. If bathing your dog at home be sure to brush your dog thoroughly both before and after the bath and make sure to dry the dog completely. Please make sure to rinse until you see no more suds and then rinse some more. Leaving soap next to your pets skin can cause a severe skin rash that can require medical attention. With these grooming tips in mind have a happy and healthy fall season.

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Dodger has been with GSRA most of his life. Even though his dad’s DNA was pretty dominant, his mom, a GSRA alum, is pure bred GSD. All of his siblings look just like him - a cross between hound and lab, but huge! Dodger, close to 1 year of age, is already 80 lbs and still growing. Good with dogs, cats and German Shepherd kids, he is easy-going, fun-loving, Rescue & Adoptions smart as a whip and an excellent watch dog. He totally enjoys just hanging out with his humans. Dodger is the perfect German Shepherd dog in his own unique body and he is waiting patiently for his forever family to come along and take him home. If you would like to meet Dodger and give him the loving home he deserves, please visit www.gsdrescue.org for contact information. n

Gabby, or Zam Upgrade, is so much fun! She excitedly plays with balls and stuffed toys and gives them back so we can toss them again. At three and a half years old, she is curious about everything, enjoys plastic kiddy pools, and is very affectionate. She loves Greyhound Friends of NC being petted and just hanging out with people but not cats. Gabby is a real, brindle beauty and will make a great addition to your family. If you would like to meet Gabby, please call 643-0233 or visit our website, www.greyhoundfriends.com for contact information. n

Sassy.

My foster family says I am a lovely house guest. I am completely trustworthy in the house on my own. I do not counter surf, even being tested with unattended food. I am a full figure girl and have been working on my weight with a bit of a diet and exercise. I am trimming right up! But even at my ideal weight, I will be a big girl. I am a very happy girl and smile all the time. When I wag my tail, my whole NC Lab Rescue body goes with it. I can barely contain myself. I am great with children and other dogs, even tiny ones. I am so big that I might not be the best dog for a family with young children because I would knock them right over, not meaning to of course. If you would like to meet me, please contact us through our website, www.labrescuenc.org. n

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Boomer is a handsome 7 year old male and weighs 76 lbs on a compact frame. His foster family says he is a cuddly, teddy bear of a fellow! He gets along peaceably with his foster siblings, walks easily on a leash, and loves to play fetch. He is fun-loving and keeps his foster family laughTriad Golden Retriever Rescue ing with his antics. He’s a lapdog wanna-be, but not too pushy when seeking affection. He doesn’t protest being crated at night and has not had any accidents in the house. He loves to snack on carrots and a peanut butter kong will make him light up! Boomer will make a wonderful companion as he makes great eye contact and has an eager-to-please, engaging personality. Contact us through our website, www.tgrr.org, to find out more. n

Vance is a shorty, smooth coat Bassett Hound / JRT. He is 1 year old and weighs 18 lbs. He was rescued from the Vance, NC animal shelter where his time was up and he was due to be put to sleep. Vance is a happy dog who loves children, enjoys the dog park and playing fetch. He is very friendly and has never met a stranger. He is playful with the other Finding Great Homes for dogs in the rescue and is not a barker Jack Russell Terriers and he even rides great in the car. In addition Vance is crate-trained and house-trained. He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all of his shots. Vance’s adoption fee is $200. To give Vance a great home contact Robin at 336-414-1373 or Robin@insightrecruiters.com. n

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Gizmo. Hi! I am Gizmo and if you are a lady I would like to get to know you!! If you are a man, sorry, but no. I had some bad things happen to me at the hands of a man and now I don’t like or trust them. I really need to be in a 1 or 2 woman household. I was mistreated before and I just need some patience and understanding (so right now I am not Friends of Penny Min Pin Rescue going to be the best with kids either), but I have so much love to give a Mommy or two!! I need a small social circle - new people in and out of the house would freak me out! But if you would like a cute little guy who will make you the object of all his love and affection, then I could be the little guy for you! For more info, please email my foster mom at dobe2minpin2@yahoo. com, she loves me a lot and can tell you all about me! n

Delilah.

You can see everything you need to know about Delilah right in her smile; she’ll love unconditionally - and she just needs someone to show her the same!! She is a young, intelligent pittie mix that knows all her basic commands, plus will impress you with extras, like shake & roll over! Delilah Carolina Care Bullies loves to play with dogs, so she would prefer an opposite sex playmate in her new home that doesn’t mind her activity level. She is also pretty non-chalant around cats from what we have seen!! She doesn’t mind sharing her toys with adults but for some reason she is more stingy around kids, so we ask she be placed with adults or older-children families. She is crate-trained, housetrained, & uses the bathroom quickly outside during her potty breaks. Email Amanda at amanda@carebullies.org for details. n

Kiera is a cute, petite, stumpy bobtail Manx, born around Feb. 1, 2007. She arrived at TCR terrified and thin, but has blossomed into a very sweetnatured and affectionate cat, who adores being petted. When given attention, Kiera paces back and forth emitting a HUGE purr for such a little lady! She Tailless Cat Rescue also loves to curl up on a lap, and doesn’t mind sharing the lap with another cat if necessary. Kiera loves all the other cats at TCR and would like to be in a home with at least one other cat as she enjoys the company of other cats and loves to play tag with them. She’s unconcerned about dogs but would prefer a home without small children. She is vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, and FeLV/FIV negative. For more information e-mail taillesscatrescue@hotmail.com or visit www.taillesscatrescue.com. n

Brittney

came into rescue a little insecure, wanting to show us she was the boss, most likely due to being abandoned and going to a few temporary homes. English Springer Rescue America We are working on reversing that role as well as refining her social skills. A typical Springer, Brittney is 8 years old, very smart and responding nicely to basic training. She gets along well with the resident Springer and the three legged cat. She has been boarded a few times at kennel where the dogs have group exercise a few times a day. Her report card states she plays well with others! The best home for Brittney will be an adultonly home where she is the only dog. She is completely housetrained, healthy and up-to-date on all her vetting. Email inquiry@esracarolinas.com for more details on Brittney. n

Cameo is 1 year old and loves to cuddle. She’s such a sweet girl, a great house dog and would be a fabulous addition to almost any loving home. She is house-trained and currently uses a doggie door. Cameo has been Miracles at Work Rescue spayed and is now looking for a family to love. If you are looking for a cuddle bug, then Cameo’s your dog!! Please call Gail Gentry with Miracles At Work 336-708-0343 or at Gail’s Consignment Shop 336-294-2833 for more information about Cameo. Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook at: Miracles At Work to keep up-to-date on our current rescues.n

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Buddy and Susan Weiss with Bling, the puppy, are the owners of Everything Barks. They are located at 103 N. Main Street, Kernersville, NC.

few. The Weisses have traveled around quite a bit and have found gift items here and there, and dog items from place to place, but I have not seen a collection of items they carry in one place. Their philosophy is to find the most unique, quality products at a fair price and to offer their customers one of the largest selections of items in one place. They are a one stop doggy shop. Many of these items can’t be found anywhere else in the Triad, this is truly a one-of-a-kind shop. Kernersville has an old fashion downtown hosting many locally owned specialty businesses. Its a delightful experience and welcome change, like stepping back in time. Oh, and bring your well behaved dog, everyone’s welcome at Everything Barks, it’s truly an ambience you must experience! A tiny sampling of the inventory found at Everything Barks. Vast array of gifts and novelty items for any occasion. Looking for something special? Give them a call at 336-608-9941.

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ichard Hedgecock lives on a small farm with his wife Penny, sixty dogs, thirteen cats and five horses. His wife rescues animals and Richard appreciates the serendipity and inspiration they bring to their lives. His motto is to paint from what he lives and his shop is filled with his passion for what he loves. His work comes from the intimate knowledge of his subjects and this certainly shows in his creations. There are many wildlife artists, but Richard’s experience with animals tamed by humans and becoming dependent on them, has given him a perspective he calls “Midlife”. As a storyteller at heart, he believes the story behind the painting is more important to him than any technical quality like texture, temperature or balance. He’s trying his hand at writing and a book is in the works. The shop also offers photo The Surrogate, Richard’s painting of restoration and Giclée printing. his wife with some of their many pets. And in addition to traditional 34

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The Framing Studio Fine Art and Framing framing, Hedgecocks can, “Turn Your Treasures into a Work of Art.” Hedgecocks can create custom shadow boxes to preserve your precious prints, photos and memorabilia. He specializes in unusual framing - Civil War muskets, christening dresses and a plethora of three-dimensional objects. Hedgecocks is an awesome place to view artwork, get your treasures framed and just hang out. There are two massive leather sofas that invite you to sit down and chat about what’s on your mind and get to know Richard. He is pleased to have Everything Barks incorporated into his space. This new business adds to the charm and sheer fun of visiting this establishment. I ended up spending half a day listening to Richard and the Weisses talk about their work, their families and pets and life, it was great! Take a few minutes and step into another world, you’ll love it. Corby Eisbacker, award winning master framer and artist, has worked with Richard for 23 years. Their combined 58 years of experience and expertise give you the quality workmanship that’s sure to excel all expectations. You can reach the shop at 336996-5211, located at 105 N. Main Street, Kernersville, NC. And to learn more about Richard’s book he’s currently working, visit www.RichardHedgecock.com.


A Unique Doggy Boutique For Dogs, Their Owners & Friends

Bring in 20 cans or 20 lbs. of pet food* & Receive a 20% Discount • Unique Gifts and Accessories You Will Not Find Anywhere Else

• Pet Friendly, Bring Your Wellbehaved Pet

• Owners Previously Owned &

Operated a Large Kennel Facility

*All food donated to local shelter

• Conveniently Located in “The Heart of the Triad” Historic Downtown Kernersville • Pet And People Gifts, Huge Inventory Too Extensive to List

Bling modeling the Party Collar. One of the great dog accessories available.

and rescue groups.

Mon-Fri 10:00 - 5:00 Sat. 10:00-2:00 Sunday Closed

103 N. Main Street Kernersville, NC

336.608.9941

A Unique Doggy Boutique Dogs Their Owners & Friends

Fine Art & Framing 105 N. Main St. Kernersville, NC

336.996.5211 M-F 10-5, Sat. 10-2 www.richardhedgecock.com

Choose any two, framed prints for $250.00

Your Local Bob Timberlake Dealer Taking Orders Now for -

Special Time-Limited Bob Timberlake Giclée Print $250.00 (print only)

Custom Frame Shop & Gallery for 34 years - Located in the Heart of Beautiful Downtown Kernersville


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ARK FOR LIFE is a noncompetitive walking event for dogs and their owners to raise funds

and awareness for the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. Supporting this event helps the American Cancer Society save lives and helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less

cancer and more birthdays.

Bark For Life is an irresistible way to “take a bite out of cancer�, smile, & make new friends, canine & human.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 Country Park, Greensboro Shelter #1 (Behind Natural Science Ctr) Registration begins at 9:00am, Walk begins at 10:00am For more information or to register:

Visit www.relayforlife.org/barkgso Call 336-834-0844 Triad Happy Tails Magazine will have a booth at Bark for Life. Please stop by to say hello and grab a treat for your canine friends.

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November issue of Triad Happy Tails Magazine

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