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e would like to dedicate this issue to ALL of our advertisers because Triad Happy Tails Magazine could not exist without them. Our advertisers allow us to feature the adoptable animals free of charge to our local shelters and rescues, including 37 different organizations in the June issue! A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to every advertiser for helping us bring much needed awareness to these groups. Please check out the list below and let these businesses know you appreciate their dedication to the homeless animals around the Triad by using their services and buying their products whenever possible. We not only have the support of animal related businesses we have auctioneers, restaurants, insurance companies, heating and cooling contractors, real estates firms, apartment rental agencies, garden centers, medical professionals, furniture stores,

florists and the list goes on with all types of businesses and services. Thanks again to Deb Printup Jennifer Frazier our veterinarians and our professional trainers who each month contribute valuable free advice to our readers. These dedicated individuals give of their time to help us all be better pet parents. Next month will be our third year anniversary issue featuring the winner of our cover model contest. We are amazed in how much we have learned and how many great people we’ve met since beginning our publication.


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Spicy no longer takes any medication. Her mom told us, “This therapy has been nothing short of a miracle.” Haley is a severely arthritic shepherd mix who could barely function. After her stem cell therapy, Haley became active again. Her mom said, “It gave her a whole new lease on life. Without it, I wouldn’t have her.” Molly is an 11 year old lab with arthritic hips, knees, elbows and shoulders. Her mom reports, “The stem cell treatment has eased her symptoms, making it easier for her to move and rely on less medication.” Baby Betsy was our first patient to receive stem cell treatment for immune mediated poly arthritis. She was an elementary school ambassador

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Publishers / Editors Caitlyn Schaap, assistant editor Deb Printup Jennifer Frazier

Art Direction / Design Jennifer Frazier Deb Printup Mike Gillespie

Cover Photography - Div. of Ken Sykes Photography

Contributing Writers Bob Slone Donna Gardner Jill K. Clark, DVM Linda Hofmann Barbara Haralson/Liz Schmid/ Diane Bell-owners of WBU Mark Steed Steffany Reeve Tami Payne/Caitlyn Schaap

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Sales Buddy Weiss - 336-406-2345 Jennifer - 336.456.1959 Deb - 336.580.3964 Triad Happy Tails Magazine is a monthly publication & is published by Beverly Beck & Associates, Inc. We can not guarantee any products or services seen in this magazine, nor can we guarantee the health or temperament of any animal featured in this magazine. Call individual shelters & rescue organizations to check on availability of a specific animal & to learn about their adoption process.

50 Planned Pethood: Providing Low-Cost Care in the Triad

You can visit Tango at the Guilford County Animal Shelter or call 336-297-5020 for more information. Please ask for Animal ID 16246128.

in this issue. . . 46 Training Tips Mt. Tabor Boarding and Training Puppy Socialization: More Important than you Think!

12 Cat’s  Cradle

Adoption Program 100 Ways to Purr More

17 Ask the Vet Cobb Animal Hospital What is Leptospirosis?

48 C  alendar of Events Upcoming June Events


28 Guilford County Animal Shelter

16 Humane Society of Alamance County

30 Loving Pet Inn Adoptions

18 AARF (Winston-Salem)

32 Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network

20 Animal Control of Forsyth County

34 SPCA of the Triad

22 Forsyth Humane Society

36 Randolph County Animal Shelter

24 The Animal Rescue & Foster Program 

38 Rockingham County Animal Shelter

26 Feral Cat Assistance Program

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Our Mission Statement: Triad Happy Tails Magazine is focused on the plight of homeless animals & is dedicated to promoting adoptions from local animal shelters & rescue groups. We provide a pictorial & informational directory of animals that are ready to adopt from the shelters & rescue organizations in the greater Triad area. Beverly Beck & Associates, Inc. reserves the right to deny advertisements. ©2013 Beverly Beck & Associates, Inc All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without written consent is strictly prohibited.


44 Why I Rescue

Meet Tango! This cat will certainly dance right into your heart. She’s a 3 year, 5 month old female. Tango is a loving, affectionate cat who enjoys meeting people and looking pretty. She is currently spayed and ready to go home with you today. Tango is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.

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Layla is a full blooded female chocolate lab that has AKC papers. Her date of birth is 7/9/2006. She was turned into our local shelter where we rescued her. She is such a happy girl with her tagging wagging constantly! She is a strong dog so a home with older children would be the best fit for her. She LOVES Animal Rescue of Stokes County to ride in a golf cart so she would be a great dog for a farm. She gets along with other dogs and loves everyone she meets. She is up-to-date on all vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, heartworm prevention, and flea and tick prevention. If you think Layla would be a good fit with your family, please email us at: n

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“Not only will committing to help these cats and kittens leave you purring with happiness, but you will get to experience all the purrs of some very happy cats getting a new lease on life.”

Adoption Program 100 Ways to Purr More By Donna Gardner


ave you purred lately? Cats purr when they feel good and so do humans when they do good deeds. Can you hear it? No? Well Feral Cat Assistance Program (FCAP) has just what you need to get your purr back. Our foster care and adoption program (Cat’s Cradle Adoption Program or CCAP for short) is looking for some humans who have lost their purr. You may be familiar with how the FCAP program helps caregivers manage feral cat colonies in the

Triad by providing education, spay and neuter, vaccinations and support with the intention of reducing the populations of feral cats. Unfortunately, Mother Nature sometimes gets there first and kittens are born into these colonies. CCAP scoops up the kittens while they are young and social, and puts them up for adoption. CCAP also helps when a social stray is abandoned into a feral colony. As you can imagine, all this takes a group of dedicated and energetic volunteers to keep the process working. This is where Above, Artemis, a playful and affectionate cat who will do best in a home that is a bit on the quiet side so that she can have all of the attention. Left, Nutmeg, an extremely playful cat who loves nothing better than a wand toy or a laser pointer. Call the Cat’s Cradle Adoption Program at 336-378-0878, Line #3, to offer Artemis or Nutmeg a loving home. the purr comes in! Not only will committing to help these cats and kittens leave you purring with happiness, but you will get to experience all the purrs of some very happy cats getting a new lease on life. There are probably MORE than a hundred ways to help, but here are a few key ways you can “purr” it forward:


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• Provide a temporary foster home for a cat or kitten until adopted.

• Provide respite care for a cat or kitten that is being showcased at PetSmart so they can be cage-free for a “vacation”.

• Take cats to the Fox 8 Pet of the Week segment one time per month.

• Transport foster cats or kittens to weekend adoption fairs.

• Greet the public at our adoption fairs and tell them how great our feline friends are.

• Data entry to keep our microchip log current.

• Maintain the CCAP adoption folders and keep the paperwork in order.

• Play, play, play with our foster cats and kittens and help keep their cage apartments clean and tidy. (and share purrs too)

• Take creative pictures of our foster cats and kittens to showcase them to potential adopters.

• Vet assistants and vet techs ... we can use your help too!

Make a difference and feel great about yourself by volunteering once a week, once a month or whenever suits your schedule. Easy training is provided. Check out our Facebook page,, and website, and see all our “purrfect” volunteer opportunities. We can’t wait to meet you!

Above right, Kennedy Sykes with Marble. Below right, Marble poses for his portrait. He is funny and affectionate and will make a wonderful furry companion for some lucky person. Call the Cat’s Cradle Adoption Program at 336-378-0878, Line #3, if you would like to offer Marble a loving home.

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is a very handsome 4 year old gray and white tabby DSH. His front paws are declawed so he will have to be an indoor boy! Boone is litter box trained, microchipped and gets along with children and other cats. This very affectionate boy would make a wonderful companion for a lucky person or family. He is neutered, current on all shots and available for $60. Come meet this love muffin at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or you can call 578-0343 for more information. n

Please call 578-0343 for further information or come meet him at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River. n


is one very sweet 5 year old Beagle mix that came here as a stray. He is a gentle, easy-going boy who gets along well with other dogs and seems to enjoy riding in a car! Marco also appears to be housebroken. He is neutered, current on his shots and available for $80.


is a handsome 2 year old Black Lab mix. He came came to us as a stray and is hoping to find a new best friend very soon! Taiko is a friendly boy who just needs someone who will be kind and loving to him. He is neutered, current on his shots and he also has a very special adoption fee!

Visit Marco today at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River, or call 578-0343 for more information. n

Please call 578-0343 for information or come meet him at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River. n

Moose is a loving 2 year old DSH. His owner is ill and could no longer care for him, but said Moose is very loving, littertrained and good with kids. He is neutered, up-todate on his shots and hoping to find his forever home soon. Meet Moose today at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River, or call 578-0343 for more information. n



is a 5-1/2 year old Lab/Pit Bull mix. He was adopted from us last year and had found his best friend and forever home. Sadly, Butch’s owner passed away recently and he is waiting for a new best friend to give him a loving home. Butch is house-trained, loves toys and balls to play with, but will need to be the only pet in the house. He would also be better suited in a home with children older than 7 or 8. Butch is a sweet boy who just needs another chance at love and happiness. He is neutered, current on shots and has a very special adoption fee!

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is a happy and friendly 4 year old Terrier mix. He is housetrained, was an indoor pet and is kid friendly! His owner had to move and was unable to take him. Rusty is neutered, current on his shots and is available for $80. Come meet him at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or you can call 578-0343 for more information. n


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is a very sweet and playful 8 week old kitten. She loves to cuddle and romp with her siblings, and she has no problem yelling at you when she’s hungry! Binx is a very outgoing girl with a love for toy mice and shoes. Yes, she will play with shoes. Binx will be spayed before adoption and of course will be up-to-date on her shots and microchipped! For more information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail n

Dusty is a 2 year old cat looking for her second chance. Dusty does well with other calm pets, but she would probably prefer to be an only kitty. She would give you enough love for ten kitties if you took her home! Go visit Dusty at the Petsmart in Burlington and you won’t want to go home without her! For information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail n

Clark. Look at this

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sweet 4 month old lab puppy! He is so timid right now, but he does warm up quickly if you have a treat or a toy. He especially loves children! Clark is nearly 100% crate-trained and his house manners are coming along well, too. This little pup is dying to be the light of your life - so give him a chance!

kitten with enough energy for 12 cats! She loves to play, play, play and she will definitely keep you laughing. Lucy loves catnip and her antics will keep you entertained for hours. Lucy is great with other animalsdogs and cats. She loves all people and we believe she is just an all-around wonderful kitten!

For more information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail n

For more information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail n

Silver & Snow Shoe.


These two little kittens are not only adorable, they are so sweet! Silver and Snow Shoe are about 10 weeks old and ready to find their pur-ever homes. These two goofballs love to play together, and they will run after little toy mice or crinkle toys for days! If you’re looking to add double the love into your life, ask us about Silver and Snow Shoe!

This mamma kitty came to us with her 3 tiny babies, and now that they are all grown up, we think it’s her turn to be doted on! She was such a caring and patient mom, always checking up on her little ones and giving them kisses! One of her babies is on this page, too - Binx! Don’t they make a wonderful little family? Sadie would like to move into a home where she can finally relax and sit in your lap while you watch TV. She loves affection and does well only with other calm animals. Consider adding Sadie to your family - you will love her!

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For information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail n


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t e V e h t k s A Jill K. Clark, DVM Dr. Jill K. Clark is a graduate of Page High School here in Greensboro. In 1993, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She then attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Her special interests include geriatrics and feline medicine.



What is Leptospirosis and Its Treatment? Can Humans Contract This from Animals? Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can affect various species of animals including dogs, humans and various wildlife species. Cats are rarely infected, but on some occasions they can contract the infection. The bacteria is shed in the urine of infected animals and can survive in temperate fresh water for six months or more. Dogs are most often exposed due to environmental contamination of water or soil from wildlife. The wildlife that most commonly expose humans, include rodents, raccoons, opossums and buffaloes. Domestic animals such as dogs, swine, cattle, goats, sheep, and horses are other sources for human infection. This disease is present throughout the world, including the southeastern United States. The Centers for Disease Control finds dogs in both rural and urban areas are at risk for infection. Once an animal is infected, the bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and infect various organs. Infection ranges from sub clinical, meaning no symptoms, to life threatening. Most often in dogs, it causes liver or kidney failure. Symptoms can include fever, lethargy, cough, poor appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, increase in thirst and urination and yellowing of the skin and membranes. Infected animals, including dogs, also serve as a reservoir for infection in humans. Leptospirosis infection in humans cause similar symptoms and can also be fatal. Humans who are considered at highest risk for infection include farmers, mine workers, sewage plant workers, slaughter house workers, veterinary or animal caretakers, fishermen, military personal and those involved in outdoor freshwater activities. If Leptospirosis is suspected, there is a blood test that can confirm infection. Because the infection is bacterial, it is treated by use of the appropriate antibiotic and with supportive care. Dogs have a good chance of recovering as long as it’s diagnosed and treated early. There are effective vaccinations for dogs available in the

United States. It is recommended for dogs to receive an initial set of two vaccinations three weeks apart followed by annual boosters. If you have questions about whether your dog should be vaccinated against Leptospirosis, you should speak to your veterinarian.

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My name is Lucy and I am a very sweet little baby who loves to play and wrestle with toys. My mom wandered up onto her rescuer’s farm and was pregnant. When we turned 6 weeks old AARF stepped in to help find us forever homes. If you would like to meet me or one of my sisters or brothers, please come to the AARF adoption fairs on Saturdays from noon until 4 at 311 Harvey Street in Winston Salem. I cannot be adopted outside a one hour radius of Winston Salem due to a home visit being a part of the adoption process.

My name is Meia, (Mamma Meia). I was rescued living on the end of a chain in the mud with my 2 week old puppies that I had given birth to in a burrowed out mudhole. I am such a sweet and loving mamma who raised 5 beautiful babies. I am very smart and respond immediately when my name is called. You can meet me at the AARF adoption fairs on Saturdays from noon until 4 at 311 Harvey Street in Winston Street. Due to a home visit being a part of the adoption process I cannot be adopted outside a one hour radius of Winston Salem.

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Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information. n


My name is Lexie and I am a very spirited, sweet pup of about 10 months. I am very active and love to run and play. I also love my people and am very loyal. I was an owner surrender to AARF and had not really had any kind of previous training. I am trying to learn basic commands and am doing very well with sit and stay. You can meet me at the AARF adoption fairs on Saturdays from noon until 4 at 311 Harvey Street in Winston Salem. Due to a home visit being a part of the adoption process I cannot be adopted more than a one hour radius from Winston Salem. Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information. n


was rescued from death row at Forsyth County Animal Control. Ollie is a light orange and white, short haired boy and was born in mid 2012, making him about a year old at this writing. He’s been neutered, tested and is current on shots. He is a true people cat. He’ll hug your neck and give you kisses if given half a chance. How about giving him a chance to give you a hug. Come by the AARF house during our Adoption Fair hours to meet him or call 336-768-7387 for more information. n


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is a longhaired torbie (tortoiseshell tabby) with a white neck ruff and paws. She’s approximately one year old. She was rescued from Forsyth County Animal Control while very pregnant, and gave birth to four kittens about a week later. Now, all four of the kids have found forever homes which will leave Athena with an empty nest. It’s time for Athena to find a forever home. She will wean her kittens soon, then she will be spayed and ready for a new home. Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 if you’d like more information about this petite little girl. n


is a sweet lap kitty that was surrendered to AARF by her owner who could not afford her vet care. After being rescued in Georgia and brought to Winston to live as an outdoor cat, she was severely injured by a predator. Her right foreleg was broken requiring pins; her jaw was also broken and she suffered lacerations on her neck. Georgia is being fostered in a household with other cats and gets along just fine. This girl deserves a safe indoor home. She was born in mid-2011, has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information. n


has caught the eyes of many since February 19th but she still hasn’t stole the keys to someone’s home. She has a sweet charming demeanor that really will steal your heart and hopefully your home. She is a darling Chow/Border Collie Mix with a soft shaggy black coat. Isabella is a 2-year old female that is microchipped, spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines. Take Miss Isabella home today for only $50. She was sponsored by a loving person in our community.

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Starla is a beautiful young cat with big gold/ green eyes and fluffy pure white fur. She is sweet and feminine with her dainty little feet and pretty pink nose making her look like quite the lady, however she can loose that poise with the right toy and a little catnip. Take this star home and your nights will NC Cat Adoption Team never be dark. This kitty is altered, up to date-on-vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and is negative for feline leukemia and FIV.

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We’ve all kissed a lot of frogs, but here’s your chance to live with a true Prince. Affectionate, well natured and a cuddler, Prince would make an amazing house cat. At 2 years old Prince is ready to find his match and settle down. Reduced $39 adoption provided by Project Pearl.

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Katt. “Everywhere

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you go you hear the people say. Gimme a break, Gimme a break I can’t believe that Katt hasn’t been adopted yet!” As sweet as chocolate, you’re sure to fall in love with this 3-yearold well-mannered Katt! Reduced $39 adoption fee provided by Project Pearl.

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derful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things! Meet Tigger! He’s awfully sweet and absolutely loves wearing a bow tie! Tigger has been waiting for a loving home since April and is ready to share his perfect bedside manners with a loving family. Reduced $39 adoption fee provided by Project Pearl.

On Sunday nights Pharaoh and his friends like to watch Long Island Medium on TLC. “I like the energy it brings to the kennel.” Pharaoh has been residing at FCAC since March and he’s a staff favorite! Reduced $19 adoption fee courtesy of Project Pearl.

Please ask for Animal ID A271860. n

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Cloe. Petite Cloe is pretty bummed about the final episode of her favorite TV show, The Office. She did pre order the final season to add to her entire DVD Photo courtesy of Steph Skardal Photography. collection. Cloe hopes that her new family has a good sense of humor and is ready for some quality couch time. This owner surrender is already spayed and has a reduced $39 adoption fee.

says, “An entire page dedicated to cats? Not fair!” This spunky 5ish year old Lab-Terrier mix has a lot of pep in his step! We’re shocked Marvin’s owners never claimed him because he’s that Photo courtesy of Terri Burke, Catch A Spark Photography. awesome! He just finished his kennel-mates tax extensions, so please don’t ask for any accounting help until next spring!

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Philly is

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is a 10 year old female DSH. Lil’ Bit was previously declawed so she must be strictly an indoor pet. Her adoption has been sponsored, so her approved adopter will not need to pay an adoption fee! She would love to be in a quiet household where she can lounge and cuddle!

a 4 month old female DSH, adorable and outgoing. She loves people and is full of kitten energy! Philly will make a great addition to a household with school-aged children and/or other pets. Please call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Philly. n

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is a 2 year old female Chihuahua mix. Shea is a quiet and calm girl who was one of MANY dogs in her previous home. Though she is initially shy, once she develops a bond with someone, she seeks them

week old female DMH. Cute and cuddly, this wide-eyed kitten is ready to go to her new home! Kiley is playful and so much fun to watch. She loves interacting with her humans! Please call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Kiley. n

out for pets and kisses. Call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Shea. n



is an 8 year old male Jack Russell Terrier. Wiggles is housebroken and knows basic commands like sit and lay down. He absolutely loves to play outside, but has a natural Terrier curiosity, so a solid fence is important. He gets along well with other dogs and loves people. When he’s inside, he just wants to sit next to you. Call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Wiggles. n


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is a 1 year old male Lab mix. Micah is a big teddy bear! He loves to go for walks and get belly rubs, and rides well in the car. He is currently in New Leash on Life, which is a 10 week obedience training program. Please call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Micah. n

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Bob Barker was found as a stray. We assume he was abused at some point because he’s very cautious and submissive when anyone comes near. He does not have an aggressive bone in his body. Speaking of bones, you can see all of his right now! He weighed a dainty 14.4 lbs. when first found. His foster mom is feeding him 3 times a day to help him gain weight. Bob would do great in any Boston Terrier Rescue home setting as long as he has a dog bed, blanket and lap to curl up in. He’s submisof NC sive to other dogs, but should not live with an overly aggressive one; Bob will get hurt as he doesn’t fight back. He’s learning about small children, but will be fine once he understands they won’t hurt him. Call 339-4368 to offer Bob a loving home. n

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Sweet Ghiselle is a happy little girl that came to ARFP when her homeless mommy decided to have her babies underneath a front porch. The nice owner of the house called ARFP and found a place for Ghiselle and her sister Cosette. “Play” is definitely one of Ghiselle’s middle names because that is her main goal in life. She is a happy little kitten that will enrich the lives of some lucky family. Call ARFP at 574-9600 to offer Ghiselle a loving home. n

Opie. Redheaded

Abbey and her sister Alley were rescued from a loving woman who had cared for their mom as a stray when she wandered into her yard. Sadly, due to health challenges from stage four breast cancer and liver cancer she could not provide care to the pups. Abbey is about 8 weeks old and her mom is a Black Lab. Abbey is the bigger of the two pups and is best described as playful,cuddly and anxious to learn. Born in mid-March, Abbey is still very young so frequent naps are always on the schedule which leaves plenty of time for snuggling. Abbey is doing great with sleeping in a crate at night and is learning quickly about potty-training. Call ARFP at 574-9600 to offer Abbey a loving home. n

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Opie will remind you very much of Opie Taylor. He is non-stop happy and smiles all the time, and plays, and runs, and eats, and sleeps. Opie is pretty much a happy kitten all the time! He was born in March and he and his two brothers are all looking for wonderful homes to join. Opie is an orange and white tabby and is up-to-date on his vaccinations and will soon be neutered.

three brothers looking for a home. Born in March, Moxie looks like he could be part Siamese but he says he’s just a normal kitten like his brothers. Moxie loves to play and chase after his brothers. He is definitely a “team player” and gets long with everybody. Moxie is up-to-date on his vaccinations and will be neutered by the time he is adopted. Looking to add to your family? This little guy couldn’t be cuter!

Call ARFP at 574-9600 to offer Opie a loving home. n

Call ARFP at 574-9600 to offer Moxie a loving home. n


is a 10 week old Shepherd mix. Her mother was in a hoarding environment until rescues stepped in and took the dogs. Cagney’s mother was too far along in her pregnancy to spay so 7 puppies were born! Mom weighs about 35 lbs., so Cagney is not destined to be large dog. Cagney is a great puppy and loves to play with her siblings. She has adjusted well to her foster home of 3 adult dogs and 3 adult cats. This little girl is easy to love and very eager to please. Call ARFP at 574-9600 to offer Cagney a loving home. n


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is Ghiselle’s baby sister and do they both ever love to play. Cosette is a sweetie pie that also loves to snuggle. She is a very endearing kitten and has adjusted well to her foster home that also has a dog. Cosette is about 8 weeks old and is upto-date on her shots and soon to be spayed. She loves chasing her sibling and playing with her toys. Call ARFP at 574-9600 if you would like to offer Cosette a loving home. n

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is an absolutely gorgeous solid blue domestic short hair. Janie is loving, affectionate, calm and previously declawed. Though hard to believe, she was dumped at the shelter after 12 years of living with a family that she thought loved her. Fortunately, FCAP was able to rescue Janie from the shelter and she is now recovering nicely from some health issues, and will soon be available for adoption. This sweet 12 year old girl deserves a loving home with people who will love her for life and never let her down again.

our beautiful 5 year old silver girl with the lovely green eyes, is still waiting for her furr-ever home. Pearl can be a “bit fussy” when put in a new situation with people she doesn’t know, but once she becomes comfortable, she promises to make a wonderful, loving feline companion. Pearl will run up to you with her tail straight up to be scratched on the head and neck. Pearl would love to be the center of attention in her new home and be an only kitty; however, she might be ok with another docile cat or a calm dog. A relatively quiet home without small children would suit her best. If you want to shower all of your love and affection on one wonderful kitty, Pearl just might be your girl!

Call 378-0878 to offer Janie a loving home. n

Call 378-0878 to offer Pearl a loving home. n


Allie is a gentle

was adopted as a kitten and returned to FCAP recently through no fault of his own. His adopter didn’t think he would adjust to a move to another house and the possibility of a baby joining the family. Sidney is now looking for a forever home with a family that is committed to him for life. Sidney is 4 years old and is used to smaller dogs and will even play with them if the dog is gentle. He loves the company of people and is a great little companion. He is real talker with a big voice, but we find that endearing. He is a real character with personality plus! You won’t have a dull moment with this wonderful boy!

soul that wants tons of love and affection, but she has a playful side and loves to chase anything dangled in front of her. She loves cuddles and chin rubs and she will turn into a purr machine. Her gorgeous soft coat will make you want to snuggle with her too. Allie wants to find a nice quiet home where there is lots of time to hang out with her human friends and relax. Allie is 9 years old and was previously DECLAWED, spayed, FeLV/FIV negative, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $60.

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Call 378-0878 to offer Allie a loving home. n


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is an adorable boy who still has a lot of kitten in him. He is vigorously playful and loves chasing balls and killing toy mice. He loves to play with other cats and even dogs, so it would be great for him to find a home with some furry companions. He remains very loving and affectionate and loves hugs and back rubs, which make him purr quite loudly. He is an entertaining and affectionate feline companion. With that irresistible face and endearing purr-sonality, we can’t figure we out why he hasn’t gone home yet, but we know there is a special home out there for this very special kitty.

derful, sweet, calm boy that is timid, until he gets used to a new situation. Though he was adopted as a tiny kitten, he later found himself in a home with small children, which was not a happy situation for this sensitive kitty. His stress level was increased when they declawed him. He loves to lie on his foster mom’s lap and purr and talk. Kicking his catnip toy, bird watching, and chattering are among his favorite daily activities. Kumal would be happiest in a calm household, with no other pets or children.

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Call 378-0878 to offer Kumal a loving home. n


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Tucker. Meet Tucker! He is a loveable giant, weighing in at 100 lbs., he is actually small for a Bullmastiff. Tucker is 2 years old and has never met a stranger. He loves people, kids, and other dogs. Tucker would do best with a moderately active person or family. He likes to walk and play, but he also has a relaxed couch potato side. Stepping Stones Canine Rescue

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Meet Plato, a philosophical 2 year, 1 month old cat. Plato enjoys long, deep conversations with his friends and really comes forth with his brilliance. Plato is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and ready to go home with his new family today. Come meet Plato today at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Please ask for him by Animal ID: 19342460. n

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year, 1 month old small to mediumsized Poodle mix. She is a happy girl who loves good company and still has a lot of pep despite her age. Lucy is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, and ready to go home with you today.

is a 7 month old medium-sized Labrador Retriever mix. He is still a puppy and has a lot of energy to prove it. Squirtle needs someone who can be his daytime playmate and lifelong best friend. He will be neutered before going home.

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is a 7 year, 5 month old Shepherd/ Labrador Retriever mix. He is ready to settle down and looking for his “furever” home. Brownie is sweet and loves spending time with people. He is neutered and ready to go home with you.



is a 2 year old female. She is a petite cat who has a bubbly, sweet personality. Janie makes friends easily and keeps those friends for a lifetime. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, and can’t wait to meet you today.

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1 year, 6 month old Pointer/Boxer mix. His cool attitude attracts everyone and he has no problem making new friends. He is neutered, up-todate on vaccines, and ready to meet his new family.

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Miracle Baby Gibbon Recently Born at the Greensboro Science Center by Steffany Reeve, Marketing Manager Greensboro Science Center


n April 29, 2013, Isabella, the Greensboro Science Center’s (GSC) rare and endangered female Javan gibbon gave birth to a baby boy. In both the wild and zoological parks, it is not uncommon for a gibbon mother to abandon its first child. Unfortunately, this is what happened to the Center’s fragile newborn, as he was discovered by a keeper early that morning lying without its mother inside the Center’s gibbon habitat enclosure. However, thanks to the welltrained GSC staff who were quick to respond to this dire situation and coordinate a team effort between zookeepers, curators, and veterinarians, baby Duke, as he is now named, is stable and thriving. To give Duke the best chance of survival, GSC keepers and staff decided to hand-rear him for the next four to six months until he is self-sustaining, then will re-introduce Duke to his parents, Isabella and Leon, in the exhibit within Animal Discovery. Zoo staff are working round-the-clock, seven days a week, to care for the baby by bottlefeeding Duke infant formula, changing his diapers every few hours, and doing enrichment activities and exercises with him to ensure his muscles and grip are strong enough to return to the exhibit with his parents. During the day, a talented core of volunteers from Cone Health’s neonatal unit have provided additional support to help care for Duke, provide supplies, and give keepers a well needed rest. At nearly one month old, baby Duke is healthy, growing (this little guy is still tiny weighing just over 1.1 lbs) and getting stronger each day. While it remains a long road ahead to determine what Duke’s fate will be, Greensboro Science Center staff are optimistic about this miracle baby’s future. During the next few months, GSC visitors may catch a glimpse of baby Duke and his caretakers through the windows of the Animal Hospital in the zoo if the timing is right. Duke’s parents, Isabella and Leon, can be seen out in their exhibit daily and both do get access to see their son each day. Duke is only one of three baby Javan gibbons born in zoos across the U.S. and only one of eight born in the world in the last 12 months.

Zoo staff at the Greensboro Science Center are working round-the-clock, seven days a week, to care for Baby Duke, born on April 29, 2013.

Javan gibbons are one of the rarest gibbon species on the planet and the Greensboro Science Center is the only zoological park on the east coast that exhibits this precious primate. You can follow Duke’s progress and see updated photos and video on the Center’s website ( and on our blog (greensborosciencecenter.

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Taco is a charm-

is a wonderful, friendly and playful 43 lb. five year old. He has a natural politeness that makes him very appealing and he loves pleasing people. He is friendly and calm with strangers and is good with other dogs. He is excellent at fetch and has a soft, gentle mouth, giving toys back easily. He loves life and is such a cheerful companion. He will make a great family dog and was obviously someone’s beloved pet in the past.

ing 1 year old, 7 lb. Chihuahua/Pug mix who is a very affectionate, playful and fun youngster. Taco is good with other dogs and is sociable so he enjoys making new people friends, too. He loves walks & playing fetch. He could play all day long with his doggie friends so would love a companion in his new home. This sweetie has personality plus!

Baxter’s adoption donation is $150. Please call 336-393-0000 for more information. n

Taco’s adoption donation is $150. Please call 336-393-0000 for more information. n



is a 15 lb. Jack Russell who has lots of energy and LOVES to play with Frisbees and balls. He thinks there is nothing better in the world than to play toss games with his people and he will play as long as you will keep tossing! He is a joyful, healthy guy who is good with other dogs. He loves walking and exploring. This enthusiastic senior is 13 years young & prefers a family familiar with the Jack Russell intelligence and zest for life. No kids please since he can be possessive about toys and such.

is perfectly housetrained, very affectionate, friendly with adults and has such a happy disposition. He loves to snuggle on laps and enjoys sleeping in the big bed with you. He is well-behaved in the house and an easy-going guy. He adores squeaky plush toys and has plenty of energy for walks and fun but is low key for a Jack Russell. He needs to be an only dog in a kid free home and would enjoy an experienced owner. He is 7 years old going on 3!

Bailey’s adoption donation is $100. Please call 336-393-0000 for more information. n

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is a shy but fabulously affectionate and snuggly Pom-Chi who lived as a breeder boy. This petite 6 lb. bundle of fluff adores kind people and wants to cuddle all the time. He is quiet, well-behaved, charming and oh so sweet with a gentle personality. He is learning about the big world and just starting to figure out that leash walks can be kind of fun. He needs a new owner who wants a lap baby and has the patience to help him become braver on the leash. Prince’s adoption donation is $175. Plese call 336-393-0000 for more information. n


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Tyra is such a great little kitty! This petite youngster is very charming and sociable. She’s friendly with strangers and other cats. She is super sweet and affectionate, likes attention and being petted. Tyra loves to play with her humans as well as her toys. She’s about 2 years old and is a super, fun-loving girl who will keep you entertained. Tyra’s adoption donation is $75. Call 336-393-0000 for more information. n


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Luna & Dawn are

Maxie, along with her sister, June (not pictured), are two cuties that belonged to an elderly couple who quickly became overwhelmed after two stray cats became several cats and kittens. The couple’s home health care aide assisted in rescuing them and brought them to Red Dog Farm. Maxie is timid, but will warm up with time, stability and patience. She is a beautiful tuxedo cat with white whiskers and loves to be petted. Both young cats are ready to go to their new home(s) today.

brand new to Red Dog Farm. These sisters are absolutely precious and love to play. They have been vaccinated and will be spayed when they are a little bigger. If you are looking for a cuddle bug or a pair of loveable kittens then these girls are for you!

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Angel & Buddy.

are young sisters who are very timid around people and really need to be in a herd of friendly goats to learn that people are OK. They are currently being fostered near Columbia, South Carolina. They have been vaccinated and dewormed. Because they are so skittish, we will waive their adoption fee for a home where they could be combined with some tame goats. They like horses but do not like dogs or pigs. 

While living at her foster home Angel has become great friends with Buddy (an 18 year old Kentucky Mountain Horse). Buddy is a great trail horse. Angel’s foster mom has offered to adopt them out together as a pair since Angel is not rideable, but Buddy is! They make a perfect pair, a trail horse and a horse companion!

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Molly Mutton



was spotted as a stray sheep in the Vineyards neighborhood area for over a year before anyone could get close to her. A nice family began to feed her in the evenings and eventually won her trust. The family called Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network for help. Red Dog Farm provided a trailer and the family was able to lure Molly into the trailer. She looked as though she had not been sheared in years. Molly is now safely in a Red Dog Farm volunteer’s foster home and has now been sheared. She seems to feel much better! Dr. Talbot of Carolina Equine Hospital examined Molly, gave her vaccines and determined that she is approximately seven years old.

along with her sister, Maryanne (not pictured), were surrendered after their owners could no longer care for them. They are very social and sweet little girls. They have obviously been handled frequently. They are both a year old and have been together their whole life. We would like to keep them together as they seem to enjoy each other’s company. 

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Sedgefield Animal Hospital and Dental Center Providing medical, surgical and dental care to

the Piedmont Triad for over 35 yrs. Photos courtesy of Terri Burke, Catch a Spark Photography

Austin & Laredo Brothers Laredo & Austin are so

entertaining to watch! At 7 months old, these Beagle mix littermates rely on each other and are best friends. They love to romp and play, but enjoy cuddling together. For more information, please visit them at Forsyth County Animal Control and ask for Animal ID’s A271781 & A271780. n

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Ginger. Here is a sweet, spayed girl who would love to be a permanent member of your family. She has had a rough two years at a trailer park with mean-spirited people, dogs, and other cats. She would enjoy rolling over on her back for you to rub her tummy and loves lying close on your feet to keep you warm. She is inside all the time now, and finally feels safe. She’s up-to-date on all vaccines. Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue & Adoption Can you find a place in your heart and home for this love muffin? She wants to believe the world is a kind place and you can prove to her how nice a home can be.

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Puppies, puppies & more puppies! Seven adorable, adoptable 8 week old puppies. Mom is a Lab mix and we’re not sure what dad is. These pups won’t last long! E-mail or visit our website at www. or call 336-994-6117 for more details. n

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Do we have kittens at SPCA? You bet! Choose from an assortment of male or female, short or long hair, tuxedo, white, or striped! Just the right special friend for your family. Better yet - take two! Watching kittens play is fun for the whole family. Come on down and find your purry, furry kitten today!

you just LOVE a calico? They are good luck, too! Cali brings good luck to everyone she meets with her sweet personality. She is 8 years young and declawed - a typical classic patchwork calico. Cali likes other cats and doesn’t really mind dogs, as long as they know their place. Cali is currently in residence at the PetSmart in High Point so more people can meet this beauty - better get in line!

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Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n



is a trip - well, actually Pockets is a tripod! Yep, Pockets has three legs. An unfortunate altercation with a car left this funny fella with three legs but that hasn’t slowed him down one bit! Pockets is a year and a half old. He plays rough and acts more like a dog in a cat suit - he will need a home where he is the only TOP DOG - I mean, TOP CAT!

“He ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog” Yes, that’s Jack! He’s a 5 year old hound dog mix who can’t wait to be your yard dog! He loves sleeping on front porches, back decks, under trees, and at your feet, of course! Jack likes kids and lady dogs - but we’re not sure if “he ain’t never caught a rabbit”!

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Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n


What a proud girl! Meadow strikes a pose during her basic obedience training class at People & Paws 4 Hope. Meadow is a year old Corgi mix and at 18 pounds, is the perfect size for your family! And if you like that - she has a twin sister, Willow! Come meet the Corgi Girls at the SPCA of the Triad. Please call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n


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Fawn. Tummy rubs anyone??? Fawn is already waiting for you to come by and give her some tummy rubs. An unusual hound/pit mix, Fawn is a long, lean dog who will never lose her girlish figure! At close to a year in age, Fawn loves kids and playtime - still a puppy! Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n

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Meet Emmy Lynn, one of the sweetest kitties that you would ever meet. The highlight of her day is to just get in your lap and purr the afternoon away. Emmy Lynn gets along with other cats...but not so much with dogs. She came from a situation where there were too many dogs and she is a bit afraid of them. Why don’t you give little Emmy Lynn her own purrsonal lap so she can snooze? If you would like adopt Emmy Lynn, please visit to fill out an application. You can also meet Emmy Lynn on Fridays at PetSmart on Lawndale in Greensboro, from 6 to 8 pm. n Animal Awareness Society

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and her Boxer sister were left in the shelter’s “drop box” with a note saying “can’t afford anymore.” Reba loves being around people, but she would do best as an only dog. She is heartworm negative, and is still learning the ropes of living in a caring home. She needs just a little more time to fine-tune her house training skills, but after that she’ll be ready to share some walks, naps and cuddles with her lucky adopter.

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came into the shelter skinny and with a badly infected leg. One of my volunteers (Leslie) fell in love. Leslie raised some money on Facebook to cover her bill. (approx. $500). The vet said the leg is so far gone, it had to be removed. We discovered she is expecting, and the vet advised she may lose the babies. However, as you can see in the pictures, Reece has 5 kittens. We are taking applications for Reece and the babies and we want the very best homes for them. Having great volunteers that love animals is wonderful. See more adoptable pets from the Randolph County Animal Shelter at OR, please call 336-683-8235 or visit n


is a DSH orange tabby male cat. He’s very sweet and loving, unlike his TV counterpart. Add some orange marmalade to your life to make things a little sweeter! See more adoptable pets from the Randolph County Animal Shelter at rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8235 or visit our website, n


Oh, Sunny. Truly the potential new light of anyone’s life, this girl threatened to go home with both of us last night. She jumps up and cuddles herself right into your arms given any opportunity. See more adoptable pets from the Randolph County Animal Shelter at rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8235 or visit n


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is a male 8 week old DMH gray kitten. This cute guy and his three siblings are currently searching for a new home. Adopt him alone or get a couple, it’s so much fun to watch them play! See more adoptable pets from the Randolph County Animal Shelter at rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8235 or visit n


With spots like these, how could his name not be Speckles? Need your dose of cuteness? Well, here’s your supply of love and puppy kisses. His great looks can only be matched by his personality. See more adoptable pets from the Randolph County Animal Shelter at rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8235 or visit n

Pedro. What a guy! He’s already been neutered, however, he has double cherry eyes. Pedro is charming, adorable and don’t forget handsome. Check him out, we know you’ll agree! See more adoptable pets from the Randolph County Animal Shelter at OR, you can call 336-683-8235 or visit our website at n June 2013



Montana has been with us since February 6th, while never letting her style fade. She is a festive girl waiting to get the party started in her new home. She is a petite little Terrier mix with spunk as tall as a sky scraper. Montana is a 2-year old female that is microchipped, spayed and upto-date on all vaccines. Take Miss Montana home today for only $80 here at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville, NC. n

Foxy has been with us since April 2nd and with her squishy snout and sweet eyes she is hoping to captivate someone’s heart. She is a darling Boxer/Lab mix with a tan coat who is a sucker for something to cuddle up in. She is a 1-year old female that is microchipped, spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines. Take Miss Foxy home today for only $80 here at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville, NC and like us on Facebook. n



has been at the shelter since March 4th. She is a very loving girl, waiting to find that special place where she fits in and can be cuddled on and played with. This elegant Plott Hound mix is playful and endearing. She is a 1-year old female that is microchipped, spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines. Take Miss Cora home today for only $80! Come and visit her and see for yourself what your family is missing. We are located at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd in Reidsville, NC 27320. n

Cunningham has been playing at the shelter since March 22nd. He is ALL puppy, ALL legs and ALL hound. This funny boy just started losing his puppy teeth, to his amazement, while playing with his toys. Cunningham is a wide-eyed pup that will keep you on your toes and open a place in your heart. He is around 6 months old, neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccines. Take Mr. Cunningham home today for only $80. We are located at 250 Cherokee Camp Road in Reidsville, NC and can be reached at 336-394-0075. n

Huck Finn

has been here as long as Montana, since February 7th. Together they have been keeping the shelter in tip-top shape. She is seaching for a loving home, a place where she can play all day. She loves to run outside, then come in and crash on her comfy bed. Cleopatra is a magnificent American Pit Bull Terrier with all the charm that the breed has to offer. She is a 2-year old female that is microchipped, spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines.

got more then he bargained for on his last adventure when he ended up at the shelter on April 7th. He is a sweet little puppy looking for a family to grow up in and call his own. He is a handsome fellow with a soft almond coat, a Lab/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He is around 7-months old and is microchipped, neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccines. Take Mr. Huck Finn home today for only $80.

Take Miss Cleopatra home today only $80 here at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter and remember to like us on Facebook. n

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lost and found animals local adoption fairs, fundraisers and much more Buffy is a 6 month old female miniature Dachshund who ended up in rescue through no fault of her own nor the fault of her former owner. Sadly, shortly after Buffy’s former owner brought her home, she found out that she had cancer and it became increasingly harder to keep up with Buffy’s Almost Home puppy energy. Buffy is so sweet, loves Dachshund Rescue to go on walks and she will give plenty of kisses to reward you for any attention you give her. She is cratetrained, leash-trained and loves to play. She is not house-trained yet, but she is eager to please and with some continued work, she will be soon. Buffy also loves kids, other dogs and has a healthy respect for cats. Buffy is spayed, microchipped and current on all vaccinations. Visit to offer Buffy a loving home. n

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ADOPTION IS NOT THE ANSWER, SPAY/NEUTER IS By Bob Slone, President of Project B.A.R.K.


as anyone been to the Guilford County Animal Shelter lately and walked through the dog and cat rooms? I have, and a few years ago I volunteered to walk the dogs three times a week. After three months I could not take it any longer. Especially in the dog areas, for as soon as you enter, all the dogs are barking and jumping up in their cages wanting to get out and I have to make the decision ‘which one should I pick’.

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“All of a sudden you feel good, and then as you walk the dog to the exit you pass all the others dogs who want to be taken out as well and you feel that you let all the others down.” Why are there so many animals and how many of them will be adopted? They are there because their owners did not have the female spayed which resulted in so many unwanted births. Maybe some owners wanted their children to witness birth, then get mama spayed. But when mama gives birth to twelve offspring, then what? Sell them, give them away? In the meantime, 40

who is paying the food bill? Where to keep them? Sell some and then give some away and then what happens? The same thing all over again and more puppies end up at the Animal Shelter. More animals are euthanized, plus more of your tax dollars go out the window. Who do you think pays for the operation of the shelter? All Guilford County residents do, of course. If you are an animal lover, then these numbers are going to make you sick. Nationwide over 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year. Right here in Guilford County 62% of all cats and dogs surrendered or brought into the shelter by Animal Control were euthanized. This is a disgrace, and there is no reason why these numbers cannot be reduced in half with just a little effort on a responsible owner’s part. Don’t blame the Animal Shelter, blame the irresponsible pet owners. Yes 38% of the animals are adopted or returned to their owners, but 62% are killed. Adoption is not the answer, spay/neuter is. It’s that simple. As President of Project B.A.R.K. I have seen and heard it all over the past few years while distributing free dog houses to low income families in Guilford County. By the way, we provide free spay/neuter services as well. I’ve heard all of the excuses: we just want to have one litter so the kids can see the miracle of birth, (the kids are probably playing videos games). I could never do that to him, (like he knew what you did, blame the vet). We can sell the puppies, (right, it’s not as if these backyard dogs are AKC registered, they are all mixed breeds and in most cases mutts). How much did you get for a mutt puppy, and how much did it cost to feed that puppy for eight weeks? The

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cost to raise and feed a dog for one year is more than the cost of having that dog fixed at a full service vet, it’s a no brainer. If you don’t believe these figures then go to the local flea markets and see what mixed breed puppies are going for. By the end of any weekend they are giving them away to any takers. One comment we hear frequently is that, “I was told it is a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter.” There is absolutely no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However, there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age. These advantages include - decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, deceasing the incidence of prostate cancer, helping prevent spraying and marking and most importantly it also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens. Of course the cost for spay/neuter at a full service vet is going to run in the neighborhood of $ 250.00. Way too much for most families living in the low income bracket, but there are alternatives out there. There are three low cost assistance programs in Greensboro alone, The Humane Society - 299-3060, Sheets Pet Clinic 852-8488, and the S P O T mobile clinic located at the Animal Shelter - 297-5020. If these costs still too high, then check with Project B.A.R.K. and you may qualify for their free or low/cost spay/ neuter program. Their spay/neuter hotline number is 336-965-4059.



Meet Jaimee! Jaimee is a 10 month old female boxer who is looking for her FUR-EVER home. Tell the truth, have you ever seen a sweeter face? She absolutely loves life and is carefree! She loves other dogs and is doing great in the house. Adoption fee is $275.00

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Boston is around 6-1/2 years old and was found as a stray, extremely underweight. This handsome boy shows every indication of being as excellent a Doberboy as his handsome appearance suggests. It’s delightful to see his palpable appreciation for a warm, clean bed and food readily available throughout the day. One can only imagine Doberman Rescue of the Triad the joy and relief he must feel to be surrounded by loving humans and playful dogs. When he is outside, he is wonderfully well-behaved - no barking or misbehaving - very settled and quiet, with an easygoing personality. Dogs such as this often are profoundly appreciative and well-behaved.

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Are you looking for a sweetheart to join your family? Scout is a 7 year old Springer Spaniel who might be just what you’re looking for! He’s good with other dogs and loves kids. He’s very friendly and outgoing, yet gentle and laid back. He’s on daily maintenance English Springer Spaniel medicine to control occasional seizures, but if he happens to have one, he just walks it off. When it’s over, he goes right back to his happy life. He is quite a love and we’ll be looking for the perfect home for him.

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Attracting Wild Birds by Barbara Haralson, Greensboro Liz Schmid, High Point Diane Bell, Winston-Salem Owners of Wild Birds Unlimited


n the natural order, cats and birds are not compatible, but given the right circumstances, wild birds can be great entertainment for your house cats. Bird feeders that attach directly to the window or are placed on poles just outside the window will stimulate your cats’ attention without posing a threat to the wild birds at the feeder. The birds that come to the feeder will quickly learn that the cats can watch, but are not able to reach them. We heard one instance of a Carolina Wren that came regularly to a feeder on the window, and if the cat was not at the window, the Carolina Wren would peck at the window with its beak until the cat came to watch! It is easy to attract wild birds to your yard, because they find food by sight. Simply fill a feeder with a quality bird seed blend that is primarily black oil Photo courtesy of Aspects, Inc. sunflower or sunflower chips, and it is just a matter of time before you have bird activity. Birds could care less what type of feeder you use, but they do care


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about the food that is in it. Inexpensive “Wild Bird Food” has tons of small filler seeds that absolutely no bird in your backyard will eat. That is why it is sold so cheaply. Another food source you can offer is a sugar water solution for hummingbirds. Simply boil 4 parts water for every 1 part sugar, and allow the solution to cool before putting it in your feeder. Store any excess in your refrigerator. There are a variety of feeders on the market, but our Wild Birds Unlimited saucer styles are the easiest to clean and fill, and are the best for both you and your cats to view the hummingbirds. Food is one of the reasons that wild birds come to your yard; the other reasons are for water, shelter, and a place to raise their young. Water is important to birds for drinking, but it is just as important for cleaning their feathers. Their feathers get oily just like your hair when it goes unwashed. In order to fly properly and keep their bodies insulated from the elements, birds must keep their feathers clean. Birds do not swim, so they only want about 1 ½ - 2 inches of water for bathing. These shallow bodies of water evaporate quickly in summer, leaving birds with little natural sources for water. By keeping a shallow water source filled with clean water, you will see birds that you would not otherwise see at your feeders. Not all birds eat seed, but they all drink water! Birds looking for shelter or a place to raise their young will look in your yard for either nest boxes or trees and shrubs. The birds that nest in nest boxes naturally choose the old cavities of woodpeckers, and include Eastern Bluebirds, chickadees, Tufted Titmice, and

nuthatches. Many other birds nest in open nests in the landscape of your yard, including cardinals, finches, robins and hummingbirds. Some birds will nest in anything they find available. Wrens are notorious for their unusual nesting spots, typically selecting some object that is directly on your house. We have heard many accounts of wrens using hanging baskets, door wreaths, umbrellas, garden shoes, grills, and shelves in garages. Wrens will even use a nest box that suction cups directly onto your window, bringing them up nice and close for both you and your pet cats to enjoy. By keeping your cats indoors, and the wild birds outdoors, they all get along very well. If you would like more information, stop by your local Wild Birds Unlimited store in Greensboro, High Point or Winston-Salem. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about attracting wild birds in your own backyard!


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Special Feature

WHY I RESCUE by Mark Steed


started to name this “Why We Rescue”. But, it occurred to me that I can’t speak for anyone else. I tend to be far too philosophical to be useful. So, I speak for myself in the belief that animal rescue people share some common motivations. Not saying that I know what those are. My wife became involved with N.C. Pug Rescue a long time ago. She loves pug dogs. I got caught in the undertow. I can’t remember the year exactly. It was before our first rescue adoption, Hardy. Maybe 1990-ish. Back then, if I had my way I would never have become involved in rescue. I’m glad I didn’t have my way. Good old Hardy. . .maybe his story can explain why I rescue. In the early nineties my wife’s friend told her about this man who had a pug that needed to find a home. The story, as I understand it, was that Hardy lived with a single man a few miles west of us. Apparently, some neighborhood kids thought it was good sport to repeatedly take Hardy from his fenced yard, down the street to their house, where he was thrown over their fence to face off with their pit bull. Hardy was overweight which only aggravated the damage done to his legs from the flights over the fence. Just like for us, the emotional damage would outlast the physical. It was late in the day that spring evening when we met Hardy for the first time. He was friendly, chubby, smelly and nervous. His owner didn’t want to give him up, but just didn’t see that he had a choice. He loved Hardy. I will never forget the moment we backed out of the driveway. Hardy was sitting on my lap, losing fur like crazy, and feeling something this side of terror. I looked at the man who began to cry as he spun around, walked into his house and closed the door. Sometimes life doesn’t give us good options. When we got home it was dark. We walked



Hardy in a harness that would barely fit his cube of a body. His little legs were functional, but between the bad joints and the extra weight, the walks were short those first few weeks. That first night we took him upstairs with us for bed time. We discovered that he didn’t like to be picked up. Go figure. We made him a bed in the floor, but he liked to move around during the night. He would sleep on my wife’s side of the bed for a couple of hours and then move to my side of the bed. During the many nights that he was part of our family we would come to find great comfort in hearing his slow walk. We nicknamed him “chunka chunka”. That’s what his walk sounded like. It was one of those simple pleasures. Throughout the night I would reach over the side of the bed and feel Hardy’s soft coat. He had what’s called a double coat. His fur was softer than Egyptian cotton. When I would reach over and pet him in the middle of the night he would purr and moan. It became the source of great comfort for me. He was such a peaceful spirit. I miss that. Over time Hardy trimmed down. His legs worked much better even if he never had full mobility. Hardy became a joyful, loving and mostly trusting dog over time. At feeding time he would smile, bark and bounce on his front legs. He, like every pug I’ve ever met, loved to eat. He was joyful and brought joy into his world. Watching this “learning to trust” is a wonderful thing. What happens during this process is that we become persons worthy of trust. As Hardy learned to lay down some of his baggage, I learned to soften my heart. I have discovered that as long as we’re alive, this is a continuing process. There is no perfection of a person, or a pug, or anything on this planet. The object is simply learning to let go, learning to trust. As the years went by Hardy’s body began to fail in a thousand small ways, just like it

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happens to us, if we’re lucky enough to live that long. At the same time he became a deeply peaceful being. I started to say dog, which he was, but the connotations we attach to that word don’t seem to paint the true picture. We say dog, we think “dumb animal”, inanimate object, which Hardy was not. It’s these connotations, these concepts of reality, that go unchallenged, that create the need for rescue. We do the same thing to groups of people. But that’s an argument for another day. Physical life is tenuous. We look at the world around us and those we love and see impermanence. Impermanence can be scary. And yet it is where we live. The religion that was named after the Buddha exists because of the issue of suffering. In a nut shell, life is unsatisfactory, full of suffering. We must decide what we will do about that, on the inside and on the out. The decisions we make will create or soothe suffering. Failing to make a decision, is a decision. It’s interesting, I think what I have observed is that many of our efforts to find pleasure have actually created suffering and our efforts to alleviate the suffering of others has alleviated the suffering in ourselves. The dreaded day eventually came. Hardy had a neurological thing and he was going fast. We rushed him to the emergency vet, but there was nothing that could be done. We said goodby. Our lives were changing again. Impermanence. The act of rescuing implies also being rescued, for we are products of what we have fed our minds and spirits. The kindness we show others is very much a kindness unto ourselves. We become from intention rather than by accident (especially as an adult). The responsibility rests in each of us for who we will be tomorrow. No one (no sentient being) exists in a vacuum. I rescue to make my world a better place, inside and out. God calls each of us to a different path. Right now mine is with animals.


Gabby is a 9 year old girl who was picked up by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control earlier this year. She was actually microchipped and her owners were contacted. Yay, right? Nope, for some reason they didn’t come pick her up and so GSRA stepped in. Gabby is the epitome of sweetness and gentleness. She is great with other dogs, all ages of kids and even OK with cats. Housebroken and very well mannered German Shepherd Rescue & Adoptions on leash, the only thing that seems to throw her a little over is slick hardwood floors. Gabby is not very interested in toys but she loves to be petted and rubbed and patted and stroked, notice a theme here?

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Tucker is a very cute Golden mix and weighs in at about 60 lbs. He is cautious when first meeting you, but warms up quickly. He is housetrained, curious and playful. He appears to be very smart and Triad Golden Retriever Rescue eager to please and loves to hear he is a “good boy.” He also loves to be outside where he can run around. He is reportedly good with children and cats. For all his energy, he is an unusually calm dog. He would be a great addition to an active family. Visit for more information. n

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Kells Sail Away (Kelly for short) is a very nice girl. She is shy at first, but warms up quickly. Kelly is 3-1/2 years old and is somewhat tall for a female. Isn’t that white triangle on her chest pretty? She loves to run and play with the other greyhounds, but takes her sleep time very seriously. Her racing history is long but uneventful. . .no wins and no injuries. She will make a wonderful, loyal

companion in a quiet home. For more information, call Blanche Fedor at 336-601-7810, or email or visit the Greyhound Friends of North Carolina website, n

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old spayed female who is as sweet as she is beautiful. Luna is up-to-date on her vaccinations and on monthly flea/tick & heartworm preventative. As you can see Luna has a long flowCarolina Great Pyrenees Rescue ing coat which will require regular grooming. She walks great on a leash, knows basic commands and is just a love. Luna is an inside dog and is not a live stock guardian dog but she will require a fence.

Stella a smart, funny and loving 2 year old female Jack Russell Terrier. Stella is up-todate on shots, spayed, heartworm negative and microchipped. Stella is small, weighFinding Great Homes ing in at 12 lbs. She for Jack Russell Terriers loves to cuddle and is very attentive to her owner. She is a smooth coat and her tail is docked. Stella is crate-trained, leash-trained and house-trained. She is wonderful with children and other animals.

Luna’s adoption fee is $250. Contact for more information on Luna. n

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Training Your Pet

Puppy Socialization: More Important Than You Think

By Linda Hofmann


uppies that lack exposure to different environments and new experiences during their first two to four months of life, can develop behavioral problems and disorders including fear and aggression. Just as psychologists believe there are critical periods in the development of the human personality, dogs also have these critical periods that shape behavior and personality.

Development Stages2 Puppies go through important periods of physical and social development. They learn social interactions, play and inhibiting their bite and aggression from their mother and litter mates. 1-13 Days Neonatal: Puppies can not see or hear. They rely on mother for warmth and food. 14-21 Days Transitional: Puppies’ brains become more mature. Eyes and ears begin to work. This is a critical period for socialization. What pups learn from mom and litter mates will affect their adulthood. 21-28 Days Identification: Puppies’ brain, ears and eyes are capable of sensory input. Exposure to all manners of noise (music, dishwasher, vacuum) must be introduced during the third week before fear behavior has developed. 28-35 Days Second Identification: Puppies need lots of new experiences within a stable environment. They need short periods of separation from litter mates to prevent later separation anxiety problems and this encourages human bonding. A lack of challenges and new experiences at this period will likely develop fearful anxious adults. 5-16 Weeks Socialization Period: Puppies need to explore the world around them to

develop full adult potential without behavior problems. Puppies left alone for long periods or constantly with human companions are both prone to developing separation anxiety as adults.

Critical Periods and Positive Outcomes The socialization period between three to twelve weeks is especially important because what a puppy learns during this time has life long effect on its personality and reaction to people and other animals. The optimal time for socialization is up to about twelve weeks of age.3 Puppies that are exposed to new and novel experiences will develop appropriate social skills. On the other hand, a lack of positive exposure to various environments and to novelty can be as damaging as bad experience. Fear imprinting occurs between eight to eleven weeks. During this time pup’s fear response will be stronger and more pronounced.

Positive Proactive Socialization During the socialization period, provide your pup with positive exposure to new objects, environments and other pups in a fun and positive way. Around seven to twelve weeks old enroll your pup in a good socialization class. These classes focus on positive exploration of novelty, problem solving and exposure to different puppies and play styles. (Example: Puppy Start Right Training4) Even if adult dogs are in the household, puppies need the opportunity to play with other puppies to develop normal canine communication skills. The risk of acquiring disease in young puppies is minimized through early vaccination, deworming and routine veterinary examinations. Both the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the

Behavior problems are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters. An estimated two million of the four million relinquished are euthanized!1

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) have made recommendations encouraging early experiences for puppies. Providing socialization at the critical period of up to twelve weeks in a safe environment where you know the health and vaccination status of other puppies is a wise choice. Avoid high traffic public areas such as dog parks and or festivals until your pup is fourteen weeks or older. Taking your seven to twelve week old puppy to a good puppy class may be the most important action a new puppy owner can do for their dogs’ behavioral well being. Puppy Socialization classes can help to develop and enhance the human bonding with your new puppy as well as providing a positive proactive socialization exposure that will give your puppy good social skills for life. About the Author: Linda Hofmann has owned Mt. Tabor Boarding & Grooming for 12 years. She is a Veterinary Technician and is being certified as a Puppy Start Right Instructor. Puppy Start Right Socialization classes will begin in July 2013 at Mt. Tabor Boarding & Grooming in Winston-Salem. Mt. Tabor Boarding & Grooming offers free puppy socialization time called “Puppy Yappy Hour” on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10AM until 2PM. Please call 336-765-7102 for registration and more information.

1 Scheidegger J Veterinary Practices performing more euthanasia’s despite increase in stop treatment point: expert practitioners discuss possible causes for opponent discrepancy. DVM News Magazine October 24, 2012. 2 Puppy Problems? No Problem, Brenda Aloff 2011 ISBN 97816178150. 3 Inside behavior: Puppy Socialization: More than just exposure; Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTD VTS (Behavior); Kenneth Martin, DVM, Vet Learn 2013. 4 Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the companion Dog; Martin, Kim; Martin DA; 2nd ed Waltham, MA; Sunshine Book 2012


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Rockingham County Animal Shelter 250 Cherokee Camp Rd, Reidsville. Phone: 336-394-0075. Community Spay & Neuter Clinic - Rockingham County Animal

June 1st & 15th

FREE for your 3-11 Month Old Pups!

Come Socialize with us on the 1st. & 3rd. Sat. every month!

4138-B Robinhood Rd.,Winston-Salem 336-765-7102 • **Must be current on Rabies, Distemper, Parvo & Bordetella (within 6 mos.) vaccines**

Shelter. Dogs-$75, cats-$65, by appointment only - call for date. MUST BRING PROOF OF A CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION with you or the veterinarian on staff will provide one at an extra cost of $10. Animals must be brought in individual crates or you may rent one for $5 for dogs or $2 for cats. Please call (336) 394-0075 for more information.

Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement (SHERR) S  aturday, June 8 - Ice Cream Social at Safe Haven Farm, 245 Cedar

Ridge Ln. in High Point, 11am-3pm. Meet rescue horses of SHERR and rescue dogs of Ruff Love Rescue. Horse rides, dog contests, more!

SPCA of the Triad A  doption Fairs in Greensboro every Sunday at Petco on Wendover Ave.

from 12:30-3:30.

Pongo is an 8 year old male looking for a family to love him. Pongo is good with kids and other pets. He is learning to go in and out the doggie door to take care of his business. He is as sweet as can be, so don’t miss this chance to adopt Pug Rescue of NC him if you need love and companionship. He’s neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped. Adoption fee: $125.00 Please have your adoption application on file with us to be considered to adopt Pongo. Contact Pug Rescue of North Carolina, Inc., at 336-312-2983 or visit n

R  abies Clinic held the first Saturday of each month at Pet Supplies Plus on High Point Rd. Cost is $5 for a 1-year rabies shot.

Sunday, June 2 - Adoption Fair at Lucky Dog Volleyball, 1055 E. Lindsay Street in Greensboro from 11am-2pm.

Stepping Stones Canine Rescue S  aturday, June 1 - BBQ Fundraiser to benefit Stokes County Animal Shelter, 1-5pm at Washington Park in Winston-Salem. Hosted by Elite Canine Dog Training/A Tail of 2 Walkers.

Sunday, June 9 - Bark in the Park, Game time 2pm at BB&T Ballfield, 951 Ballpark Way in Winston-Salem.

Stokes County Animal Shelter

June 15 - Poker Run for Paws - Registration from 11-12 noon at Snake Ranch Cycles, 4357 NC 89 Hwy E, Walnut Cove. $10 donation/rider, all proceeds benefit the Building Fund for Stokes County Animal Shelter. Call 336-408-1907 for more information.


Meet Toby, a very sweet eight year old Yorkie male. He is a very well-behaved gentleman and is past the energetic puppy stage, but has many more years yet to live. Toby will make someone a wonderful companion. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Lacey. (NCSR #389) Beautiful Schnoodle with attitude. Lacey was rescued from the Granville County shelter just in the nick of time. She was scheduled to be euthanized that afternoon. We think she is 3-4 years old. Lacey is a very sweet, loving and affectionate girl. However, she is a fear biter and can only go to a home that has experience with this issue. We think Lacey was abused NC Schnauzer Rescue and will need to work with an experienced trainer. She is dominant as well, and needs a very very strong pack leader. Adoption fee required is $300. If you are interested in adopting Lacey, please send an e-mail to n

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Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation (AARF, Winston-Salem) Adoption Fairs - Saturdays (dogs & cats) from 12-4pm, Tuesdays (cats) 4-7pm & Fridays (cats) 3-6pm - at 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem. Also visit our website,

The Animal Awareness Society Adoption Fairs - Saturdays -11am-2pm - at Petco on Wendover Ave., Greensboro.

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Next Step Adoption Center, 711 Milner Dr. ), Greensboro. Open Saturdays 11am-3pm, Sundays 1-4pm, Wednesdays 5-8pm. Call 574-9600 for more info or visit Sunday, June 2 - Adoption Event w/Lucky Dog Volleyball Annual Warehouse Sale and Adoption Event. From 11am-2pm at 1055 East Lewis Street in Greensboro. Lots of puppies for adoption Tuesday, June 4 - Dine & Donate w/Lone Star Steakhouse - ALL Day 11am-10pm, 3025 High Point Rd. in Greensboro. Eat lunch or dinner at LoneStar and a portion of your purchase will be donated to help homeless animals. Ask for a flyer when you walk in. Wednesday, June 5th - ARFP Night @ Longhorn Steakhouse, 6012 Landmark Center Blvd. in Greensboro. Eat anytime on Wednesday, June 5, at Longhorn, and a portion of your purchase will help homeless animals in our community. Monday, June 10 - ARFP Night @ McAlister’s from 5pm-9pm, 1603 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro. A portion of your purchase will help homeless animals in our community!

Burlington Pet Adoption Center Adoption Center is located at 221 Stone Quarry Road, Haw River, NC. Phone: 336-578-0343. Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm.

Central Spay, Neuter & Wellness Clinic Low cost, high quality spay/neuter surgeries for domestic & feral cats, & dogs. Clinic is located at 2780 W. Mountain St., Kernersville. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30-5pm, by appointment only, except no appointment necessary every 2nd & 4th Thursday, closed Fridays. Visit for more information. See ad on page 39.

Feral Cat Assistance Program For information on our monthly Spay Day Clinics, call 336-378-0878, Line 1. Adoption fairs are held in Greensboro at PetSmart on Bridford Pkwy. each Saturday of the month from 12-4 and are sometimes held on Sunday afternoons. It’s best to call PetSmart at 218-8188 to confirm there is a Sunday adoption fair.

Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers Open 7 days a week from 10-6pm at 1701 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Greensboro. Please call Robin at 336-414-1373 to make appt. or visit

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Forsyth County Animal Control Forsyth County Animal Control is located at 5570 Sturmer Park Circle in Winston-Salem. Phone: 336-703-3647. Project Pearl is sponsoring cats over 1 year of age for a reduced adoption fee of $39 or $19 for the month of June!

Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) On-site Adoption Center located at 61 Miller St, Winston-Salem. Hours: 11:30am-6pm Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays (Closed Tuesdays); 10am-4pm Saturdays & 1-4pm Sundays.

Greensboro Science Center Saturday, June 29 - Grand Opening of the Carolina SciQuarium. Open every day from 9am-5pm. Explore the amazing underwater world of this 22,000 sq.-ft museumaquarium complex and see amazing animals like sandbar sharks, African penguins, Asian small-clawed otters, fishing cats, southern stingrays, green moray eels, hundreds of fish of every shape, size and color and much more! General admission to the Science Center includes entry to the SciQuarium, Animal Discovery Zoo and museum. Visit for more information. See ad on page 29.

Guilford County Animal Shelter Located at 4525 West Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. Phone: 336-297-5020. Please call for more information on any of our events below.

Animal Hospital of Walnut Cove Vicky, the Boarding & Day Care for Funmeister the Kids at

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Adoption Fairs in Greensboro every Saturday - 12noon-3pm at Petsmart on Bridford Pkwy & every Sunday - 1-4pm at PetSmart on Lawndale.

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June 1 - Rabies Clinic - 10am-2pm June 5 - Volunteer Orientation - 3pm June 8 - Antique Market Adoption Fair - 12-4pm June 15 - Adoption Fair at Wal-Mart on N Main St in High Point - 12-3pm June 15 - Volunteer Orientation - 3pm

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June 18 - Fox 8 Pet of the Week - 12:15pm June 26 - WXII Featured Pet Segment airs 12pm

Make Vacation Plans for petsitting early this year. One less thing to worry about!

Humane Society of Davidson County The Spay & Neuter Commuter runs every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Low cost spay/ neuter provided by a board certified veterinarian at Planned Pethood in Greensboro, by appointment only. Pets are picked up in Davidson County and returned the following day. Visit or call 336-237-0131 for more information.

Humane Society of the Piedmont Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic - Offering financial assistance to qualified Guilford County applicants. Located at 4527 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro. Services available Monday through Friday by appointment only appointment only. Call 299-3999 for details. See ad on page 51.

Loving Pet Inn Adoptions Saturday, June 15 - Pet Adoption Fair from 12-3pm at Petco on Wendover Ave. in Greensboro.

NC Cat Adoption Team Adoption Fairs at PetSmart on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro every Saturday from 11am-2pm. Call PetSmart at 336-545-6225 to inquire if there will be an adoption fair on Friday evenings.

NC Pet Responsibility Program Thursday, July18 - Teacher Training Workshop - from 9am-3pm at the Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage NC. This program addresses pet overpopulation, neglect, abuse, abandonment and euthanasia and is presented to 4th grade students by trained volunteers. If you are interested in training to be a Pet Responsibility teacher, please contact Ruby Wescoat,

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Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network Tuesday, June 4 - Join Red Dog Farm volunteers, the staff and doctors from the After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic and of course of adoptable dogs at The Greensboro Grasshopper’s Bark in The Park! Proceeds from your “pooch pass” will be donated to Red Dog Farm! Click here to order your pooch passes! Visit for more information and to learn about our other events.

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Special Feature

Planned Pethood:

Providing Low-Cost Care in the Triad By Tami Payne and Caitlyn Schaap

Tami Payne, Clinic Director, and rescued baby Finley.


across the country is the public’s lack of knowledge about just how great of an effect spaying and neutering their pets will have on animal shelter overcrowding. In the Guilford County Animal Shelter, the euthanasia rate is a staggering 62 percent. In counties where spaying and neutering pets is mandatory by law for all pet owners without a breeder’s license, euthanasia rates are significantly lower. Though education is an incredibly important facet of Planned Pethood’s mission, another large area of focus is changing local laws about spaying and neutering pets. Representatives from Planned Pethood, as well as other members of the animal wellness community, attend community meetings and meet with legislators to discuss the importance of introducing spay and neuter regulations. Says Tami Payne, Clinic Director of Planned Pethood, “I think we’ll get there eventually. It’s just a matter of everyone working together to educate people about the necessity of spay and neuter and how it reduces the euthanasia rates of animals.” Planned Pethood Spay and Neuter Clinic has been in operation since 2004 and works with programs in Rockingham County, Davidson County, Davie County, Rowan County and Randolph County. Last year alone, the clinic performed 9,202 surgeries and is already seeing an increase in surgeries this year. George Davis, Transport Driver and his faithful Planned Pethood works hard to companion Gabby. ituated just steps away from the Guilford County Animal Shelter, Planned Pethood Spay and Neuter Clinic is providing inexpensive spay and neuter services to pet owners in the Triad. Though the Planned Pethood Clinic is not owned and operated by the Humane Society, it is endorsed as a Humane Society Program because both entities share a common mission: to reduce euthanasia in animal shelters by starting at the source. Through spay and neuter services, Planned Pethood hopes to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from overcrowding animal shelters by preventing unplanned pet pregnancies. One female cat can produce up to eleven million kittens in the course of just ten to eleven years by producing female kittens that produce more female kittens and so on. It is facts and figures like these that Planned Pethood is trying to educate the public about. One of the main causes of high euthanasia rates in animal shelters

make their services easily accessible and affordable to anyone in need of spay and neuter services regardless of income. Though their main mission is spay and neuter services, Planned Pethood also offers low-cost wellness care on Fridays and Saturdays for pets in need of basic veterinary care. Packages run between $50 and $100 and include an exam, necessary shots, deworming and in some cases a heart worm or feline leukemia test and a microchip or feline leukemia vaccine. For pets that just need vaccines or other wellness testing, Planned Pethood also provides a walk in clinic from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Fridays where pet owners pay just a price per vaccine for initial shots or booster shots.

Planned Pethood also offers promotional pricing from time to time. In June, the clinic will be offering a “Did You Know?” special where spay and neuter for cats and dogs under six months of age will be just $20, for the first 100 to schedule. In August they will be hosting another special called “Primp Your Pit” where they will be providing $20 spay and neuter services for the first 150 Pit Bulls in the area to schedule.

For more information about Planned Pethood or to request an appointment, call 336-299-3999 or visit them online at


Call Planned Pethood for details JUNE ONLY


To qualify, a puppy or kitten is considered to be under 6 months of age.


Family, Laser, & Cosmetic Dentistry • Cleanings & general checkups • Cosmetic dentistry - bonding & bleaching

• Crowns, bridges, root canals • Non-surgical periodontics • Nitrous oxide gas

• Dental implants

• Sealants

• Oral surgery

• Complete, Comprehensive Care Facility

Office Hours Available Tuesday - Friday

New Patient Discount with Recent Adoption! Offering personalized, gentle care for all your dental needs. Our staff is dedicated to delivering high quality care in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Children are given extra special care & attention to ensure a pleasant experience for the entire family.

3 73-9988 •

911 Cherry Street (Near Wendover & Church Streets in Greensboro) Plus we also accept: “Pampering people is our specialty.” Dental Insurance Accepted


pet adoptions, vet advice, training, pet services and products