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FROM THE EDITORS Winter seems to come and go daily, one day it’s 60º, the next day it’s snowing! We humans cannot make sense of it, so imagine how animals and plants must feel. Let’s not forget to feed the birds and try make sure every creature has a warm dry place in which to find shelter. Wild animals can usually find a protected spot, but domestic animals chained or fenced in a space with no shelter are at the mercy of the elements. I had a call from a neighbor who knew someone living next to a dog outside, without benefit of anyplace to escape the cold and rain. It is up to all of us to try and help when we see this type of sad situation. Project B.A.R.K offers free housing for dogs and cats and will tactfully contact the owners with an offer to help. If you do see something like this, you may contact them at http://projectbark.org/. We are thrilled to have an excellent article in the March issue about a program initiated in Moore County that works with 4th. graders. It’s called Teaching Kids to Care. There is a pilot program at Alderman School in Greensboro modeled after the Moore County Program. Please take a minute to look the article over and volunteer if you have a little free time. It starts with the children and spreads to the rest of the family. Ask the Vet this month gives some practical advice for non-traditional pet owners. More people are including exotic pets in their families and

can find some useful information. We are so thankful our veterinarians take their valuable time and provide our readDeb Printup Jennifer Frazier ers with these terrific articles. This month’s Training Column discusses AKC Obedience and Rally Trials which are no longer just for purebred dogs. If you would like to take your dog to a new level of obedience training, considering participating in these events coming up on March 16th and 17th. Our third year anniversary will be coming up in July. In celebration, we would like to offer something a little different to our readers. We are holding our first ever Cover Model Search! Some lucky rescue will receive the July cover and an article about their transition from being homeless to a loving forever home. You may find more details on page 45 about the requirements and wonderful prizes we want to offer. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you for supporting us!” This is one small way we can show our appreciation for what you have done for us and our animal friends.

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in this issue. . . 12 Burlington Pet Adoption Center 40 Training Tips AKC Obedience and Rally Trials Myths and Facts About Spaying (No longer just for purebred dogs) and Neutering 17 Ask the Vet Caring for Nontradional Pets

ANIMAL SHELTERS & RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS 14 Burlington Pet Adoption Center

28 Guilford County Animal Shelter

16 Humane Society of Alamance County

30 Loving Pet Inn Adoptions

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Teaching Kids to Care

Bringing Moore County’s Innovative Pet Responsibility Program to Guilford County by Ruby Westcoat

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here’s a sad problem in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. It’s pet over-population, and it leads to animal neglect, abuse, abandonment, and high euthanasia rates at animal shelters. The problem often seems so sad and overwhelming that many of us would prefer to avoid thinking about it. Concerned animal lovers in Moore County have decided to address the pet overpopulation crisis through education. Volunteer teachers of the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee present the situation to 4th graders in a way that gets them excited about being part of the solution. In a series of six 45-minute lessons, students learn what it means to be responsible pet owners, how to keep themselves and their animals safe and healthy, and how to educate their family and friends about taking responsible care of pets. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of having animals spayed or neutered in order to prevent pet over-population. Unfortunately, Guilford County is all too familiar with the problem of pet over-population and the suffering it causes, and it’s not just animals that are affected. Pet over-population and neglect create health and quality of life issues for people as well, especially children. The risk of dog bites increases in neighborhoods with large numbers of unwanted pets, and witnessing neglect and cruelty towards animals can have real and lasting emotional impacts. Inspired by the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee, volunteers in Guilford County are launching their own pilot Pet Responsibility program for 4th graders. In March, Vanessa Kearney and Jeffery Williamson of Merit Pit Bull Foundation will teach the first classes at Alderman Elementary School in Greensboro, with Officer Loflin of Guilford County Animal Control as a guest speaker. The Pet Responsibility Curriculum was developed by Angela Zumwalt and Pam Partis in 2006. After trying several approaches to tackling the pet overpopulation crisis in Moore County, The program is currently being taught by volunteers they decided to in every 4th grade classroom in Moore County. It is presented as an integral part of the Moore County focus their efforts School’s Character Education Program. on teaching 4th March 2013 www.facebook.com/triadhappytails 10

graders. The program they created is linked to the NC Standard Course of Study and National Common Core Curriculum, and is currently being taught by volunteers in every 4th grade classroom in Moore The kids love it when therapy dogs come to visit, County. It is preand students are taught how to approach them sented as an integral calmly and then allowed to pet them. part of the Moore County School’s Character Education Program, which focuses on good judgment, integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect and responsibility. Pet Responsibility Curriculum lessons include games, stories and songs, as well as writing assignments and math problems. One of the most exciting parts of the program is when therapy dogs come to visit each 4th grade class, and students are taught how to approach them calmly and then allowed to pet them. The Pet Responsibility Committee works closely with the Animal Center of Moore County and the Spay/Neuter Clinic of the Sandhills, and educates students about the important services these organizations offer. Volunteers who teach the Pet Responsibility Curriculum in Moore County come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are animal shelter volunteers, animal welfare advocates, kennel club members, or therapy dog trainers. Others are parents, veterans, or retirees who want to help animals and children. What draws them all to the program is the idea that kids can learn to be sensitive, responsible pet owners, and help improve conditions for animals in their own communities. The Pet Responsibility Committee’s remarkable program has begun to attract attention statewide. In 2012, the group received the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service, and at the request of the NC Department of Agriculture they ran a workshop about their program for organizations from all over the state. The group is very generous about sharing their curriculum, and several other North Carolina counties have started their own Pet Responsibility programs based on the Moore County model. If you’re interested in volunteering to teach or assist with Pet Responsibility classes in Guilford County, please email Ruby Wescoat, rubywescoat@hotmail.com. Learn more about the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee at www.mcprc.org.


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Burlington Pet Adoption Center Myths and Facts About Spaying and Neutering By Laura Michel

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sk any animal shelter worker and they will tell you that with the arrival of spring comes an increase in unwanted puppies and kittens. Also known as “puppy and kitty season,” it is the time of year when shelters experience a large influx of animals compared to other times of the year. For the months of April, May and June in 2012, Burlington Animal Services took in two to three times the number of strays and owner surrendered puppies and kittens as compared to the other three quarters of 2012. Sadly, many end up being euthanized due to a lack of space. We may sound like a broken record, but spaying and neutering really is the most effective means of controlling the pet overpopulation problem. As we have learned, you cannot adopt your way out of this problem. Ultimately, it is every pet

owner’s responsibility to do their part to help eliminate unwanted litters. Doing so helps the entire community. Yet, so many pet owners use common and unfounded excuses to not get their pets fixed. Most of these excuses are based on myths that need to be eliminated once and for all. So let’s dispel these myths with the facts:

MYTH It is better to allow a female dog or cat to have one litter before being spayed.

FACT Medical evidence shows just the opposite. Spaying before the first heat cycle, around 6 months of age, will eliminate uterine and ovarian disease, and greatly reduce the incidence of breast cancer. Females that are spayed early tend to be healthier and to live longer. Additionally, heat cycles lasting a week or longer can cause females to cry incessantly, exhibit nervous behavior, make A084308 them quite uncomfortable and attract unwanted males. Dogs can have two cycles a year and cats can have three or more.

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MYTH I don’t want to emasculate my male.

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A082068 male will not change his personality. In fact, it will give you a healthier and happier companion by preventing diseases such as testicular cancer and many prostate diseases. Problems with aggression, marking territory (spraying strong-smelling urine on surfaces inside and outside the home), roaming (getting out to look for a mate) and fighting can often be avoided or eliminated entirely by neutering at an early age.

MYTH Spaying or neutering will make my dog less protective. FACT Removing a dog’s reproductive organs will have no effect on its natural protective instinct. A dog’s personality and instinct are formed primarily by its environment and genetic makeup rather than its sex hormones.

MYTH Spaying or neutering my pet will make it become fat and lazy. FACT Absolutely false! Overfeeding and a lack of exercise are what will make your pet fat and lazy.

FACT Male dogs and

MYTH I want my children to witness the miracle of birth.

cats do not have a concept of masculinity, identity or ego. Neutering your

FACT It is unlikely your children would be there at the time of birth. There are oodles of


books, videos and other resources that teach about birth. It is a better choice to teach your children about why it is important to spay or neuter pets and about being a responsible pet owner.

MYTH I can’t afford this surgery. FACT The cost to spay or neuter a pet can vary depending on size, sex, type of animal, etc. Regardless of the actual cost, it is a onetime fee that will eliminate potentially larger expenses associated with having litters, treating expensive illnesses, damage to your home and furnishings from marking, etc. In addition to the many veterinary hospitals in the Triad, there are several low-cost clinics including the Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County that offer this service.

MYTH I will find good homes for the puppies or kittens.

FACT Yes, you may very well find homes for the entire litter. But for each one you find, that will be one less home for a shelter animal. MYTH I would rather purchase a purebred from a breeder. It will be healthier than a shelter pet.

FACT Spending $250 to $1,500 or more is no guarantee you will get a better or healthier pet. Many purebred pets come into animal shelters every day. While no shelter can guarantee the health of their pets any more than a breeder can, most shelters do health and behavior screenings before putting pets up for adoption. And when you adopt a shelter pet, purebred or mixed breed, you are getting a wonderful companion and you are doing your part to help reduce pet overpopulation! If these facts don’t convince you, consider these numbers from the Humane Society of the United States. One unspayed female cat and all her unaltered offspring can produce over 420,000 kittens in 7 years. One unspayed female dog and her unaltered offspring can produce 67,000 in a 6-year period. These animals are quite prolific! One final consideration is the impact pet

overpopulation has on the community. With overpopulation comes an increase in the demand for animal control services as well as an increase in the resources and expenses associated with operating a shelter. In most communities, these expenses are funded with your tax dollars. Lastly, there is an increase in rabies exposure and disease that can affect people and animals. Burlington Animal Services’ Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County is working hard to reduce the number of unwanted animals that come to our shelter each year. Our clinic has performed over 2,100 spay/neuter surgeries in the past two years operating two days a week. This spring we are adding a third day to our schedule and will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please be a responsible pet owner. If your dog or cat has not been spayed or neutered, call the Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County at 336-570-6767 to schedule an appointment. The clinic is located at 1919 S. Church Street in Burlington and it is a low-cost alternative that provides the highest level of care with a professional and experienced staff. Fees range from $50 to $90, depending on the type and gender of pet, and include general anesthesia, antibiotics and pain medication to ensure your pet’s care and comfort. If you are looking for a new best friend, please visit the Burlington Pet Adoption Center at 221 Stone Quarry Road in Haw River. Hours are 8 to 5, Monday – Friday, and 10 to 4 on Saturday. You can always view the Adoption Center’s adoptable pets at www.burlingtonNC.gov/pets or visit www.petharbor.com or call 336-578-0343 for information.

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Please call the Burlington Pet Adoption Center at 336-578-0343 to adopt any of the wonderful pets pictured in this article. All photos are courtesy of Whiskertales Pet Portraits (www.whiskertales.net), Division of Ken Sykes Photography.

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Pearl is a lovely

Peach.

one year old who came to us as an owner surrender. She is extremely sweet and will make a wonderful pet for some lucky family. She loves to play and is sure to keep you entertained. Pearl is already house-trained and ready to find her forever home today!

Meet Peach, a Domestic Short Hair who was found as a stray. She’s a very sweet one year old girl who has a lot of love to give. Peach is playful and litter box trained and hopes to meet her forever family soon.

Meet Pearl at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd. in Haw River, or call 336-578-0343 for more information. n

Meet Peach at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd. in Haw River, or call 336-578-0343 for more information. n

Tucker.

Debo.

Meet Tucker, a handsome boy who is only one year old. He is playful and sweet and hoping to find an active family who will play with him and love him forever.

Meet Debo, a handsome one year old Pit Bull mix. He is sweet and playful, but needs to be the only dog in the family. He is interviewing for his forever home now, so come on out and meet Debo today. Meet Debo at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd. in Haw River, or call 336-578-0343 for more information. n

Meet Tucker at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd. in Haw River, or call 336578-0343 for more information. n

Molly is a

Miss Wiggles. Check out Miss Wiggles, a 2 year old super sweet girl who came to us as a stray. This girl will wiggle herself right into your heart if you give her half the chance. Miss Wiggles gets along well with other dogs so if you’re looking for a new companion for you and your dog, Miss Wiggles might just be the

beautiful 2 year old girl whose owner lost his job and could not afford to keep her. She is already housetrained, very loving and playful, and is ready to meet her forever family today! You can meet Molly at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd. in Haw River, or call 336-578-0343 for more information. n

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Bella

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is a 6 month old kitten who was found after a poisonous snake bit her, leaving her injured and starving at an apartment complex. Luckily, Bella ran into a very special person who nursed her back to health. Bella now loves to play and take naps in the sunshine. She is social and loves other animals.

is a 5 month old kitten with a desire to play, play, play! She is always up to something. She loves the company of other cats, and is OK with playful dogs. This sweet girl wants nothing more than to be loved. She likes to sleep in bed with her human companions, and she is a great snuggler.

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Zen.

Romeo is a

This handsome 3 year old Snow Shoe Siamese is waiting for his furever home. He is very affectionate and is OK with friendly, low-key animals. He was brought to us because he does not like high energy puppies! He loves to sleep away the days in bathroom or kitchen sinks (you heard us right). This boy is unique and wonderful!

6 year old young kitty awaiting his fur-ever companions. He is VERY low-maintenance. Romeo is not a lap kitty right now, he prefers to do his own thing. Don’t let that deter you, though. Once he opens up, he is very loving. Romeo needs a calm place to adjust to so he can bloom into the sweet older gentleman we all know and love him to be.

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For more information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail hsac@netpath.net. n

Olive. Take a look at sweet, sweet Olive! This girl is 7 months old and she loves to be held and cuddled. Olive would spend all day in your arms if you would let her! She likes to be around other kitties, but mostly prefers the companionship of people. She has a sweet meow to let you know she is hungry or seeking some love. This little one would add a lot of love and laughter to your life. For more information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail hsac@netpath.net. n

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Jelly Bean.

Meet Jelly Bean, a 6 month old kitten searching for that place she can call home. Jelly Bean is very playful and loving. She still has not come around to the idea of living with dogs, however, she is very social with cats. Jelly Bean likes to be the Queen of her home. She will win you over with her outgoing personality! For more information call 336-438-2023 or e-mail hsac@netpath.net. n


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• Doctor Cowan has been a member of the House Rabbit Society since 1990. • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians since 1988.

Deborah Cowan, DVM Doctor Deborah Cowan graduated from NCSU-CVM in 1993. She has been working with Exotic animals since 1982 when she went to NC A&T University for her BA in Lab Animal Science. She was part of the group that started the Wildlife Rehabilitation League in 1978. She has done a month long internship at Texas A&M, Galveston campus in Fish Medicine.

• The Ferret Society since 1993. • She is a member of the NCVMA and AVMA • Dr. Cowan learned about Birds from Avian Specialists, Dr.Carmen Lindheimer and Dr. Kevin Flammer. • She has worked on animals as diverse as $10,000 Koi and on small green tree frogs.

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Animal medicine and care define her. Doctor Cowan is the owner of Animal Hospital of Walnut Cove and has been treating and helping exotic pets since 1993.

I have a pet rabbit that is 5 yrs. old and suddenly seems to be getting very “poochy” in the abdomen. She is still very playful, could something be wrong? Exotic animals (ferrets, rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, fish, frogs, lizards and turtles) can also develop tumors (cancer) just like cats and dogs. Female exotic pets can develop ovarian tumors and uterine tumors that can be fatal. Spaying and neutering these pets can help prevent these types of tumors. They can also develop splenic tumors, intestinal tumors, and other types of abdominal mass. We recommend that your pet have a yearly exam just like we recommend for your cats and dogs.

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I have a pet turtle that I have had for years. The shell seems to be getting a little soft, is this a problem?

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I have an award winning Koi that has developed a large mass on one of its eyes. What can I do?

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Turtles require sunlight (Vit. D) and calcium to maintain a healthy shell. Even water turtles require being out of the water and basking in sunlight. Often pet stores will sell drops, food etc. that promises to help with these issues : THEY DO NOT. You must provide unfiltered sunlight or use a VitaLite Reptile Light to provide the necessary UV rays that will provide Vit. D. Calcium comes from the food you provide, you can call us and we will gladly fax, email or consult with you on proper nutrition. These pets also should be checked yearly.

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I have a rat that is 3 years old, the fur has suddenly started falling off. What is the problem? If veterinarians had a crystal ball, we would gladly answer these questions over the phone. In reality, we often advise the owners to bring the pet for a check up, the reason is that some symptoms could represent any number of diseases. It is always to the benefit of the pet and owner to do an exam because that will often help the veterinarian to better determine what the health problem is with the pet. Not all veterinarians see reptiles and amphibians so make sure the vet you call treats them.

Koi like any other pet, can develop eye issues and other problems just like any one else. We are able to do exams on fish, Dr. Cowan has taken many courses on fish care and has done surgery on numerous fish. Once again, we recommend that an owner bring their pet to the veterinarian to have a physical exam done when the owner perceives a problem or an issue. I have a bird that seems to be “nesting,” what should I do? Birds can develop numerous habits that can cause distress to the owners. The females can reach maturity and start laying eggs, even without a male. We always recommend an exam when your pet starts exhibiting strange or unusual behavior.

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Is the last of three siblings waiting patiently to find a forever home. She is a short-haired white kitten with penetrating golden eyes. B.J. was born in early September 2012. Because she’s a little shy, it’s going to take a special family willing to adopt this sweet girl. Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting B.J. n

Cece.

Marlowe.

My name is Marlowe. I’m a 2 year old long-haired Tuxedo cat. Although I’m not a lap cat I do like to rub legs and be near people. I tend to be pretty laid back and just take everything in but I do enjoy a little play time with the ‘da bird’ toy. I’ll talk to you sometimes when I am happy or tell you when I’m excited, especially for din din. I was really skinny when my foster parents found me so I’m especially fond of din din. I get along with other non-aggressive cats, am neutered and current on shots. Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Marlowe. n

Chia.

My Name is Cece and I am a very sweet 7 month old Border Collie mix puppy. I am housebroken and cratetrained and love to play. I play well with other dogs, but have been in a home already with small children and am not very fond of very small children. I am so very sweet-natured and would love to be a member of your family. I would love you unconditionally! Please come meet me at the adoption fair at the AARF facility 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 outside a one hour radius of Winston Salem.

My name is Chia and I am an 8 year old female English Toy Spaniel and Pekingese mix. I am an owner surrender to AARF. I am very sweet, good with children, cats, and other dogs, and am crate-trained and housebroken. I’ll need a very special home with folks who will love me as I am. The vet says I have a heart murmur and bad knees. You can meet me at the AARF Adoption Fair at 311 Harvey Street in Winston Salem on Saturdays from noon until 4. Due to a home visit being an important part of the adoption process, I cannot be adopted outside a one hour radius of Winston Salem.

Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Cece. n

Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Chia. n

Merlot was born

Vito. This is Vito, an 8 year old

around July 2012, she’s an outgoing little girl who is not afraid of anything and ready to explore! Merlot and her sister Shiraz were given up by their previous owner because cats were not allowed in their apartment complex. The owner was very distraught about having to lose them and prays that someone loving will take the sweet girls into their home permanently. While it would be wonderful to have Shiraz and Merlot go to the same home they can be adopted separately and should adjust perfectly well. Merlot would probably do well with children and other animals. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots.

handsome fellow who is a full-breed Wheaton Terrier. Vito is being re-homed by his family who have had him since he was a puppy due to family circumstances. Vito is used to children as he lived in a home with 3 children under the age of 6 years. He has a very sweet nature and gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home. Vito is housebroken and crate-trained. He is very laid back and calm. You can meet Vito at the adoption fair at 311 Harvey Street in Winston Salem on Saturdays from noon until 4. Due to a home visit being a part of the adoption process Vito cannot be adopted outside a one hour radius of Winston Salem.

Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Merlot. n

Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Vito. n

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Sly.

Murray.

We hope Sly’s ending isn’t a Cliffhanger and that he has The Good Life. He really is The Specialist when it comes to great cats and isn’t your typical Demolition Man. Although some may say a cat Photo courtesy of Cindy McFarland Photography. juggler is Over the Top, he does it for a living to keep Staying Alive. You may think he’s Bananas for doing a Cannonball! But that’s just how Sly rolls.

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Please ask for Animal ID A269820. n

Please ask for Animal ID A269889. n

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Julie.

Spot. See Spot Run. See Spot get ADOPTED! Happy Spot happy! Spot is a 1-year-old Shepherd mix who is full of personality! He has been a long term resident at the shelter and we’re not sure why this gorgeous dog

Photo courtesy of Cindy McFarland Photography.

hasn’t gotten adopted. He’s got brains and beauty! Please ask for Animal ID A268994. n

Photo courtesy of Steph Skardal Photography.

Calling all Beagle lovers! Julie is a lovely 5-year-old lemon and white that adores being with people. Sadly her owners had to surrender her and she’s hoping a new family will find her irresistible. Julie loves keeping her mind sharp by playing chess and doing crossword puzzles. Please come and visit Julie. Ask for Animal ID A269447. n

Precious

Murphy. Do you dream of walks at Tanglewood Park? Strolls at Salem Lake? Hanging out at Hanging Rock? It’s your lucky day! So does Murphy! Murphy is a fun loving 10 month old that was left outside FCAC in a dog crate, but we’ve Photo courtesy of DesiLu Photography. promised him that his future will be much brighter. Murphy is already altered and has a reduced $42 adoption fee.

is a happy-golucky 6 month old Shepherd mix. Her playful nature and eagerness to learn would make her an ideal family pet. Although she loves to cuddle, she also enjoys sports and is looking for a home that will allow her Photo courtesy of Cindy McFarland Photography. to watch and root for her favorite college basketball team during March Madness.

Please visit our friend Murphy and ask for Animal ID A269530. n

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Hank

is a 2 year old male Pit Bull mix. Hank is a fun and outgoing dog! He loves people and is very engaging. He’s smart and loves doing tricks for treats! He would be best in a home with older children and no small animals. Please call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Hank. n

Abbey is a 1-1/2 year old female Collie mix. Abbey is a darling girl with a shy and sweet disposition. She came in with 4 large pups in tow, and is used to a quiet setting. She would be best in a home that is a calm, low key environment. She is about 30 lbs. Call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Abbey.n

Bootz

is a 7 year old male, already declawed. Due to the lack of companionship and the many changes he has been through recently, Bootz is a little shy. His friends at FHS hope that with time and patient kindness Bootz will come out of his shell, especially if he is in a new loving home with adults as the only kitty. Do you have the love and patience to give this guy a chance at a new beginning? Call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Bootz. n

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Sawyer is a 2 month old male Boxer mix. Sawyer is a fun, goodnatured and affectionate pup! He loves to be held but is still curious if someone or something catches his attention. He’s got lots of love to give and is hoping to share it with you! Call FHS at 721-1303 to adopt Sawyer. n

Nigel

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Fuzzie

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Benny.

Kenzie is a beauti-

Little Benny is one handsome pup! He and his sisters were recently removed from a hoarding situation. Benny would love to find a new family very soon. He’s about 3.5 months old and is a Border Collie mix.

ful 3.5 month old Border Collie mix. Poor Kenzie has never been treated so well. She was the victim of a hoarding situation and was living in filth and feces until her rescue. Kenzie has two siblings and all three are now getting the proper nutrition and love that they need. Kenzie will be spayed on Tuesday and is already seeking a forever home.

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Bowie.

Call ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Kenzie. n

Autumn was

If one word were used to describe Bowie, it would be adorable. This sweet boy, born 5/1/12, is the smallest of his litter but was the first to begin fearlessly exploring his new foster home. Bowie loves to play with his brothers, Jagger and Frehley, and has a great time with kitty toys; however, he always finds time to come up to snuggle in a lap or get a quick belly rub before going on to his next adventure. This fun-loving little guy would make a great addition to any family. Bowie would love for you to come by and see him next time he is at the adoption center. He knows it will be love at first sight when you meet him.

found wondering at a car dealership in Kernersville. She has never met a stranger. Her foster mom picked her up and she quickly acclimated to her new home. Autumn gets along with other cats. She loves to be with people, likes to be petted and is no trouble at all. In addition to her good looks, she will warm your heart with her sweet and loving ways. Autumn is a 2 year old beautiful brown, white and black Calico. She is spayed, current on all her vaccines and ready for adoption.

Call ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Bowie. n

Call ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Autumn. n

Skylar and her siblings are new to ARFP. They were rescued from a hoarding case in Forsyth County. Skylar is a super sweet puppy! She is about 3.5 months old and is a Border Collie mix. She is accepting applications for her new family! Please call ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Skylar. n

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Amy is looking for a loving, quiet home. Amy was taken in from a neighbor who was going through chemo and who could not take care of her anymore. She needs to be either the only cat or with another quiet cat. She is fine with the resident Border Collie so dogs are not a problem. She is three years old and is updated on all of her shots. She is totally blind in one eye and partially blind in another for reasons unknown. She is on prescription canned food for cystitis and will need to continue to prevent any episodes. She is a sweet, loving calico/Siamese mix who loves to be brushed and petted. Please help her find a home where she is not attacked around every corner. Call ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Amy. n


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Tinkerbelle

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Little Jack is tiny for his age. Poor Jack’s eye is severely damaged from an upper respiratory infection he suffered as a kitten. Jack is a very happy cat. His damaged eye does not affect his ability to do all the normal things a cat can do! Jack is very playful and affectionate and loves to spend time with his foster family, just hanging out in their sunroom. Crinkle balls and string are his favorite action toys. Jack would be happiest in a household as a single cat as he appears to be intimidated at times when other cats are around, not to mention he would love the extra attention.

is a beautiful torbie and white kitty with the most amazing green eyes you could imagine! Her eyes are the first thing you notice when you see her. She was adopted to a family when she was a kitten, but when they had to move to another state, they could not take her with them. Sadly, Tinkerbelle has been waiting for a permanent home ever since that time. Tink, as we call her, is sweet, gentle, and affectionate. She can be a bit shy at first, but when she gets to know you, she will be your fur-ever friend. If you have room in your heart for this amazing girl, she promises to be a perfect, loving companion.

Call 378-0878 to give Jack a good home. n

Call 378-0878 to give Tinkerbelle a good home. n

Allie

Pearl is an strikingly beau-

was adopted 8 years ago through FCAP and just returned to us in February 2013. She was returned because her owners felt that she was very unhappy with their 3-year-old child and dog that were not able to respect poor Allie’s space. Allie is a gentle soul that wants attention and tons of love and affection. She loves cuddles and chin rubs, which turn her into a purr machine. It is time for Allie to find a nice quiet home where there is lots of time to hang out with her human friends and relax. Allie is DECLAWED, spayed, FeLV/FIV negative, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $60.

tiful silver tabby with gorgeous green eyes and fur that is soft as silk. Sadly, she was returned to FCAP by her adoptive family after three years as a result of their divorce. Pearl might be described as a “bit fussy” when put in a new situation with people she doesn’t know, but once she becomes comfortable, she is a real love-bug and will make a wonderful feline companion. Pearl will run up to you with her tail straight up, to be scratched on the head and neck. Pearl is somewhat timid with other kitties, and will do best in a home that is moderately quiet, without small children. Perhaps another docile cat or a calm dog might be OK with this gorgeous girl but she would really love to be the center of your attention.

Call 378-0878 to give Allie a good home. n

Call 378-0878 to give Pearl a good home. n

Raja is a handsome

Anthony

white cat with a black tail and the most strikingly gorgeous golden eyes. He and his siblings were rescued at 5 weeks of age from a restaurant parking lot. He is a very sweet boy who loves to play and when he is tired, he will jump up in your lap and purr himself to sleep. He has a great PURRsonality and will not hesitate to let you know when he wants something, usually something to eat. Raja would do well in a home where there are not a lot of other kitties. He is OK with dogs and seems to get along better with male cats than females. His adoption fee is $60 during our adoption special.

was discovered hanging out in a colony of feral cats, and the colony caregiver scooped up this big, friendly guy. Being loved and cared for in a warm home is what Anthony wants and needs. This handsome boy is your typical laid-back big orange tabby. Anthony, a Maine Coon mix, is all about hanging with other cat friends and being cuddled by his foster family. This big guy craves the attention he was missing as a homeless cat. He loves the company of other kitties and humans. Stop by PetSmart, where Anthony is currently being showcased, and meet our big orange boy. You may just find you want to take him home forever.

Call 378-0878 to give Raja a good home. n

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Stormy.

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Check this guy out! Stormy’s a cute and charming 3 year old Labrador mix. He is a playful guy who can’t wait to find his new forever family.

is a darling Labrador mix who is looking for her forever home. She is about 8 months old, and would make a wonderful companion for YOU!

Visit Stormy at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 17901268. n

Visit Rosemary at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Please ask for her by ID 17476750. n

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beautiful Border Collie mix who is hoping to find someone to cuddle with. She is 2 years old, and has already been spayed, so you can bring her home today.

a cuddly and darling girl, cannot wait to meet you. She is a little over 1 year old, and has been spayed. Bring this sweetheart home with you today.

Visit Janice at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for ID 18744060. n

Visit Janis at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for ID 17932418. n

Artimus, a 3-½ year old sweet guy, is looking for his forever

Sunshine

home. He has already been neutered, and would love to have someone to snuggle with.

may be an older cat, but she has plenty of love to give you. She is 7-½ years old, and is front declawed. Sunshine is ready to join your family today.

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Ginger.

Hi I’m Ginger, the nice folks at CBHR rescued me from the shelter and now I’m looking for a home. I’m a petite eight year-old gal who loves a cuddle on the sofa just as much as I like going to the dog park with my long-legged foster brother, Beau the Bloodhound. Like any polite lady, I have excellent house Carolina Basset Hound Rescue manners. I don’t like to share my food with other dogs, but I’m learning to chill out. If you’re looking for a sweet, happy little basset hound, call CBHR and ask for Ginger! For information about adopting Ginger or any of our other available basset hounds, email Becky Gering at bger16@gmail.com, or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. n

Candy & Maggie are a bonded pair of females who must be placed together. Candy is 6 years old, shy and sweet, and wants to be wherever Maggie is. Candy is cratetrained and has excellent housetraining skills. She is leash-trained Boston Terrier Rescue of NC and knows the commands: sit, in your crate, go, treat and go outside. Candy likes to give kisses and snuggle and enjoys one on one time with her people. She currently resides with both male and female dogs and she gets along fine with them but is somewhat guarded around dominant dogs. She has not been exposed to children or cats while in our care. So, who’s up for a two-fer? The adoption fee is $700.00 for the pair. Call 339-4368 to adopt Candy and Maggie or if you would like more information on these two precious girls. n

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Meet Greta, a 9-10 month old female Boxer who is looking for her FUR-EVER home. She takes a little while to warm up to new people but once she knows you are going to be kind, she is such a sweetheart. She loves other dogs and is doing great in the house so far.

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LOVING PET INN ADOPTIONS 336.393.0000 / www.lovingpetinnadoptions.org

Vincent

Keeper is a very

is a sweet and shy 3 year old who has a naturally submissive personality. Even when he is feeling uncomfortable around new people and things, he is always gentle and never aggressive. Vincent should make a lovely family dog once he gains some confidence. He is quiet in his kennel and keeps it spotlessly clean. Vincent is 58 lbs., most likely a Lab mix and gets along well with other dogs.

affectionate, happy, easy-going guy who is also playful and a lot of fun to be around. We think he will make a great family dog. He adores soft toys and enjoys being silly. He is relatively calm and well mannered for a young boy (about 1 ½ years old & 52 lbs. now), and he likes to please you. He corrects very easily and pays close attention to what his people ask of him. He is house-trained and good with other dogs.

Vincent’s adoption donation is $150. Call 393-0000 to give him a good home. n

Keeper’s adoption donation is $150. Call 393-0000 to give him a good home. n

Lucas is a delightful

Prince

and charming PomChi who is very affectionate and snuggly. He has the perfect Pomeranian personality: sweet, playful, happy, friendly, easy going, very loving and definitely a lap baby. Lucas adores gentle children. Please check out his full listing at www.lovingpetinnadoptions.org. (lots of details!). Lucas is one precious baby doll! He is 11 lbs. and 6 years old.

is a wonderful puffball of a PomChi. He is a little shy at first since he’s a breeder boy, but warms up quickly and is a very sweet & affectionate guy who loves smooches and snuggles. He adores attention and wants to be as close as possible to his people. He has no leash experience and needs a family who has the patience to introduce this sheltered guy to the big wide world in a gentle way. Prince is 6 lbs. and 7 years old.

Lucas’s adoption donation is $175. Please call 393-0000 to give him a good home. n

Prince’s adoption donation is $175. Please call 393-0000 to give him a good home. n

Petey.

Martin

Tiny Petey is a 9 month old puppy who is currently a skinny 3.4 lbs.. He is a wonderful little baby doll of a Chihuahua who loves people and is very snuggly. A lap is his favorite place to be. Petey is a gentle boy who is very sweet and affectionate. He does need to gain weight and should be at least 5 lbs. He can’t wait to be adored and spoiled in his new home.

is a 19 lb. fluffy teddy bear of a pup (Sheltie/ Spaniel mix?) who will make a great family dog. He has a happy, silly personality with a moderate energy level. He loves to have fun but also loves snuggling in a soft bed or just hanging out with you. Martin is a very huggable kind of guy. He is friendly to strangers, so affectionate and bonds easily. He is about 1 year old.

Petey’s adoption donation is $150. Please call 393-0000 to give him a good home. n

Martin’s adoption donation is $150. Call 393-0000 to give him a good home. n

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Callie came to ARSC as a stray who was roaming the streets in Walnut Cove. She has turned into a wonderful dog who did not even know what a ball was and now carries one around in her mouth all the time! She loves to play ball and it is a requirement every day even when Animal Rescue of Stokes County it is raining or snowing! She is very pleasing and does not bark much. It took her a while to trust us but now she loves everyone that comes to visit. She is just over 2 years old and is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, microchipped and monthly Frontline Plus. She would make a great addition for that active person who will play ball with her every day! For more information please email us at: arsc2004@gmail.com. n

Liam is a gorgeous black stumpy Manx born around late March 2012. He was rescued from a shelter with a 100% euthanasia rate for cats until the day of Liam’s rescue. Liam is affectionate and loves to rub his face against your hand. He has gorgeous Manx Tailless Cat Rescue conformation including a very round face and round body. He loves to eat and he loves to play. OK, he’s still a kitten at heart. He’s also good with other cats. Liam is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, wormed and treated for fleas, FIV/FeLV and heartworm negative, and has been microchipped.

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Sheep.

Onyx

These seven sheep were recently surrendered to Red Dog Farm when their owners could no longer care for them. They were well cared for before coming to us. They will come up to you for treats and are about as tame as sheep get. There are six males and one female. The males are five years old and all have been castrated. They are Katahdin/Suffolk mixes so they will need to be sheared each spring.

is your typical sweet kitten. He never stops purring, is very energetic and loves attention. Onyx is a true sweetheart and gets along well with his foster family’s dog and cat. He is absolutely beautiful with his long fluffy tail and curious funny personality. His foster mom describes him as a little cuddle bug as he loves to be a “lap cat”. Onyx would get along great in any home but he is extremely active so he would prefer other animals or kids to keep him entertained! He has absolutely NO fear of anything and is very outgoing.

For more information on these wonderful sheep please visit our website, www.reddogfarm.com! n

If you are interested in this adorable kitten please visit our website at www.reddogfarm.com! n

George

and his brother Charlie came to Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network when their owners could no longer care for them. Both rabbits are very friendly and love to be petted and held. Charlie and George are active rabbits and love to get plenty of exercise. They would do well in an indoor or outdoor environment. If you are interested in adopting George, visit www.reddogfarm.com! n

Cole came to Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network just before Christmas. Cole is doing well in his foster home. He loves to sit on your lap and snuggle or play with his squeaky toys. Cole gets along well with other dogs and cats and will do well with any family. He is a young dog that loves to play but is not overly active and is perfectly content playing with his toys.  If you are interested in adopting Cole please visit our website, www.reddogfarm.com! n

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Ada

was found at just two weeks old by a very nice family who took him home and nursed him until they realized they weren’t prepared to keep a dog long term. So Ada came to Red Dog Farm at just 5 weeks of age. He is still a little young to determine what mix he is but our best guess is a Terrier mix. He was found alone without mom or any siblings. Therefore, his foster mom and furry foster siblings are working on teaching him some basic manners of what acceptable behavior is and what it is not. We are happy to report that he is learning very quickly! Ada has already received his first round of puppy vaccines and will be neutered and microchipped soon.  If you are interested in this cute pup, visit www.reddogfarm.com! n

Venus came to us as a referral from animal control from a situation of horrible neglect. Today, Venus is doing great in her foster home and is growing up so fast! She was a lanky filly when she came to us and is now a beautiful young mare. Her foster home is beginning to do ground work with her and introduce her slowly to being saddled. She absolutely loves humans and will be a willing partner for someone willing to train her under saddle. What a doll! If you are interested in adopting Venus please visit our website, www.reddogfarm.com! n


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Otis.

Sioux

Take the head of an Akita, body of a Labrador, coat & color of a Pointer - stir it all together and you get Otis!! The ultimate “Goober Dog”, Otis is a clown in a dog suit. He is 2 years old and at 60 pounds, needs space to play and room to run! Otis has been working with a trainer to get extra good at walking nicely on a leash to impress his new family.

is a western gal, just like her name suggests. Her brown and white coat conjures up images of wild mustangs on the frontier. A probable cattle dog and staffy mix, Sioux is a sweetheart who is super friendly with other dogs and loves kids! Sioux is a medium size dog and is currently undergoing basic obedience training at People & Paws 4 Hope!

Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Otis. n

Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Sioux. n

Dallas.

Tiffany.

He’s a heartbreaker! Dallas turns on the charm with those big brown eyes. At 3 months, he has cuteness to spare and is doing very well with housetraining. He will likely be a medium sized dog. Dallas goes to puppy school at People & Paws 4 Hope where he is learning all the skills a grown dog needs to be a super-duper member of your family!

Peek-A-Boo. That’s Tiffany peaking out at you from the cat tree! Tiffany is checking out the view and would love to view the outside from your windows! She is a 10 month old Calico, a natural snuggler, feather chaser, and all around cat of all trades - let her show you the many tricks she has up her furry sleeve!

Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Dallas. n

Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Tiffany. n

Tommy. Whoa!! What was that - a black streak! It must be Tommy - a 10 week old kitten who is a veritable blurr of activity. Tommie’s favorite place is right behind you, you can call him “The Shadow”. He is a firendly fella who enjoys meeting new cats, even if they aren’t so sure about him, and he hasn’t met a dog he didn’t like (at least after a minute or two)! Bring Tommy into your house and let the fun begin!!! Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Tommy. n

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Cruz.

Cruise on over to PetSmart and meet Cruz! A 6 month old tabby & white guy - he makes chasing a red laser light seem cool. Friendly and outgoing, Cruz has a way with other cats - they just can’t resist him! He has a purr machine that just won’t quit and, although it may seem like you’re choosing him, he’s really choosing you! Prepare to be delighted! Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Cruz. n


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Venus.

Hello! I’m a very beautiful long-haired Chihuahua who was dropped off at a local shelter where I was scared to death. Thought that I had to bite everyone who tried to touch me. Luckily, one of the shelter workers saw my potential and starting working with me and then contacted CRT so that I could get even more help. I am starting to see that people are a good Chihuahua Rescue thing. I’m still a little apprehensive when I meet new people, but am improving by leaps and bounds! I love to sleep in my foster mom’s bedroom and I love to go outside and explore her big fenced in back yard. I am up-to-date on shots, spayed and heartworm negative.

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Precious is a sweet black and tan, small tweenie Dachshund. The vet estimates that she is 10 to 12 years old though her foster mom thinks she looks much younger. Precious cannot tell us her life story, but we think it may have been Almost Home a sad one. A slight spine curvature Dachshund Rescue and funny little gait to her walk means she may have been raised inside a cage where she was left for long periods of time. Thankfully, whatever she suffered in her prior life doesn’t bother this pretty lady today. There hasn’t been a person yet who Precious won’t love all over, she lives to please her people. Precious would be wonderful with respectful children and other fun loving four-legged family members, including cats.

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Riley is 2 years old and came to us some time ago from a loving home where he lived with five disabled children and enjoyed long car rides. When their circumstances changed and they no longer could have dogs, they brought him to Elijah’s House. Doberman Rescue of the Triad When we got him he was just a love sponge - happy, playful, attractive, healthy, and ready for a new home that could meet his needs. He was with us for a while, but a few months ago a family took him home, expecting and intending to be such a home. He loved the kids and got along well, but sad to say it just wasn’t a good fit overall and he is back with us now. Visit www.doberman-rescue.com/dogs/riley.php to learn more about Riley and for contact information. n

Rocko.

Cute as a button is how we describe Rocko, a small “Springer-like” young male who is in foster care with English Springer Rescue America. He’s a real love bug and has lots of energy so we will want to find him a home where his activity level will match that of the family. He is fine with other dogs but has a little too much English Springer Spaniel curiosity about cats to be good with them. A fenced yard will be a plus too. If you would like to learn more about ESRA’s adoption program, please go to SpringerRescue.org/adopt/adoptionfaq.html or email ESRACarolinas@gmail.com. n www.triadhappytails.com March 2013

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Don Juan

Gaddy. Meet

is a male Chihuahua, around 2 years old. He is a very sweet boy and gets along well with other dogs and cats. As you can see he enjoys office work and he is quite a computer wiz! If you need help keeping up with your emails, Don Juan’s definitely your man.

Gaddy the Great—female black Lab mix, around 10 weeks old. She is going to be a large girl, so she won’t stay small for very long. She is in a foster home at this time and does well with other dogs and cats. You can see by her photo that she’s a big ball of cuddly love who enjoys being babied. If you want a great girl to grow up with, Gaddy is your lady.

See more adoptable pets at www.facebook.com/rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

See more adoptable pets at www.facebook.com/rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

Charlie.

Halie.

Meet Charlie, a 7 year old handsome kitty boy. He is neutered and neat in his litter habits. He is a very sweet boy. Sadly his owners were moving and could not keep him. As you can see by his photo, he’s really into having his back scratched. His beautiful markings just add to his charm, call about Charlie today!

Meet Halie, she is under a year old, and still has some kitten in her so she loves to play. Halie is a DSH muted calico and is very friendly as most calicos are. If you want a love bug to entertain you and give you lots of love, Halie is your girl.

See more adoptable pets at www.facebook.com/rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

See more adoptable pets at www.facebook.com/rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

Cole is a beautiful cat around 9 months old and is sure to steal your heart. Cole’s striking amber eyes seem to glow against his luxurious thick coat. Our little mini panther is ready to go to his new forever home and make someone a great companion. All he wants is a little love to make his world complete. See more adoptable pets at www.facebook.com/rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

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Sampson

has a beautiful coat of golden hair and because his long gorgeous hair reminds us of his namesake, we try to keep him away from anyone named Delilah! Sampson is a young boy and would love to come live at your house. If you want some company on these chilly nights, we have the purrfect lapwarmer. See more adoptable pets at www.facebook.com/rcaspets. OR, please call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n


Dark Brown Female Alpaca FREE TO GOOD HOME Applebutter “Abby” is a registered Huacaya Alpaca, 5 years old, in need of a new home. We are expecting babies this year and would like to find her a good home in order to keep our herd small. She is very friendly and is haltered and lead every day. Abby is fully vaccinated, dewormed and BVD negative. She will need to go to a home where there are other alpacas, lamas or possibly mini horses to keep her

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company, as alpacas do not do well alone.

If interested in Abby, please call Teresa Craig at 336-209-1661. Abby will be free to the right home.

Pet Fair Mar. 9, 1-3pm Jamestown Town Hall, Civic Center

Call 336.580.3964 or 336.456.1959 for advertising rates & information.

Tara has a big personality! She is very playful and super smart. She loves playing with other dogs and is very submissive to them. She thinks the cat is a hoot. She is PERFECT in her crate and is doing great with potty training. She really is a fun loving, smart puppy with a strong desire to please. We are having lots of fun Carolina Care Bullies playing with her. She’d be a great addtion to any family! Contact rae@carebullies.org for more information or fill out an adoption application at - http://carebullies.org/adoption-application. n

Girl Scout Troop 40333 Raising money to install a pet waste station at the new Wrenn-Miller Park in Jamestown. Girl-made pet treats, pet beds, other pet related items, plus a Girl Scout Cookie Booth! GCAC Rabies Clinic - $5.00, Guilford County K-9 Unit And A GCAS Adoption Fair

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 336.394.0075 / www.rockinghamcountyanimalshelter.org

JoJo. This hand-

Bandit

some guy is Jo Jo. He is hoping a little bit of the Irish luck will rub off on him this March. Jo Jo is a Beagle/Basset Mix around 4-1/2 years old with the sweet country boy charm. He is looking for a front porch on cool days to rest his head and a warm fire place to curl up beside at night to have sweet dreams.

is 3 years old but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t act a day over a year. He is a spunky Walker Hound looking for an active lifestyle on the go with fun and adventure. If you would like to meet this dashing, debonair hound, please come by the shelter and take him for a walk on our nature trail today!

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Visit the Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd. Call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

Rocky

is the definition of ADORABLE! With his HUGE block head and shy personality he is out to win your heart. He has been out in the play yard all month looking for four leaf clovers to bring him some luck to find his perfect match. This stunning black and white American Bulldog/Boxer Mix is ready, willing and waiting on you. Visit Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd. Call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

Oreo

is a lovely spayed tuxedo looking for her pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. She is a sweet kitty looking for her special lap to curl up on and snuggle. Come visit and pull up a chair to spend some time with Oreo and fall in love with her at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter. Visit Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd. Call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

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Dustina is a spayed 4 year old beautiful cat with big green alluring eyes. She is looking for a new loving home where she can perch in a window sill and sunbathe all day long. You can find Dustina here in our Cat Adoption room patiently waiting for her new forever family. Please come check her out today. Visit Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd. Call 336-683-8232 or visit www.rcaspets.org. n

Porky

is a fun loving cat ready for March Madness. He is around 2 years old and is neutered so he is ready to go home today and hop up on the couch, get comfy and ready for the games. This is a cat that is ready for anything, so come check out this sweet guy today at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter. Visit Porky at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter located in Reidsville at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd. Call 336-683-8232 or visit our website, www.rcaspets.org. n


SPECIFIC BREED & VARIOUS LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS

Jonah was pulled from the Wake County Animal Shelter just in the nick of time. With his time up, this handsome German Shepherd mix boy just wasn’t getting any interest. Jonah is about 4 years old, good with cats, dogs and kids, housetrained and crate-trained. He’s learning everything from door manners to leash manners with great enthusiasm. Running Photo courtesy of Sue Baker Photography. around with his foster siblings is helping German Shepherd to bring his weight under control and tone Rescue & Adoptions him up. Jonah has some separation and crate issues that disappear when he’s with other dogs so he needs to be in a home with other dogs. This sweet, warm, funny intelligent guy would make a wonderful addition to an active dog savvy family. Visit gsdrescue.org for more information. n

Benson is a 3 year old Golden mix with a very sweet personality. He weighs 65 lbs and has a very light golden coat. He has successfully finished his heartworm treatment, so is ready for his forever home! He Triad Golden Retriever Rescue is housebroken and has not had any accidents in the house. He sits and shakes on command, loves to cuddle next to you on the sofa and tries to be a lap dog! He walks on a leash very well and obeys commands while walking. He loves to play with his toys in the house. Benson was not well socialized when he first came in and didn’t seem to like other dogs. However, he has gotten much, much better, likes to play with a female boxer, and will probably do well with other dogs if properly introduced. Please visit www.tgrr.org for more information. n

Darby is a 2 year old neutered male, up-to-date on his shots. He’s a very tall and lean fellow who is super friendly and playful. Darby loves basketball and fantasy football and has an addiction to Dunkin Donuts coffee. Darby is trying to cut back on the caffeine, but he says it gives him the energy for his secret passion perfecting his “Gangnam Style” dance moves!! Darby doesn’t care if you can dance or not, he would just be happy living in his forever home.

Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue

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We provide your dog, cat, and/or other pets the care they need while you’re away, in the security of their own home.

336-250-9239 Serving Browns Summit, Summerfield & Greensboro

Janet & Jason Furler, Licensed, Bonded, Insured info@creaturecomfortssitting.com for more info visit: www.creaturecomfortssitting.com should be a quarter page, one time a Pals 1/6

Quarter is my racing name, but my friends just call me Pal. That describes me completely, a real pal. They say I am a sweet, nice, and quiet five-year-old boy. I had a wonderful racing career, but then another dog attacked me. My wounds are healing nicely, and my beautiful personality will soon make you forget my Greyhound Friends of NC unsightly scars. Won’t you give me the chance I deserve, to be your faithful, life-long Pal? For more information, call Blanche Fedor at 336-601-7810, or email greytvolunteer@earthlink.net or visit the Greyhound Friends of North Carolina website, www.greyhoundfriends.com. n

Max. Meet Max, a 2 year old, male Parsons Jack Russell Terrier. Max is a smooth coat with a docked tail and is very smart and friendly. He likes to ride in the car and go for walks. Max would make a great companion for anyone who enjoys the brains of a JRT Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers and the small size. Max weighs 14 lbs. and is full grown. He loves older children and gets along great with other dogs. He is neutered, up-to-date on all of his shots and has a Home Again microchip. He has been wormed, treated for fleas and is up-to-date on heartworm prevention too. Max’s adoption fee is $250. To give Max a great home, contact Robin at 336-414-1373 or Robin@insightrecruiters.com. n www.triadhappytails.com March 2013

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Training Your Pet

AKC Obedience & Rally Trials No Longer Just for Purebred Dogs by Pat Muhammad, Carolina Dog Training Club

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very year in mid March, Carolina Dog Training Club holds a 2-day Obedience trial and a Rally trial. CDTC has been putting on yearly trials for over 50 years and up until about 5 years ago, the only dogs that could be entered in either trial were purebred dogs. However, with more people adopting their new dog from rescue groups and shelters, the AKC has now created an opportunity for these dogs to compete too! Depending on your situation, you can obtain two different AKC registrations: (1) Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP). This program allows unregistered dogs of registrable breeds to compete in AKC companion events. Visit AKC.org for requirements and to download the required application. (2) AKC Canine PartnersSM program. This program is for ALL dogs, including mixed-breeds and dogs that are not eligible for AKC registration. All dogs in the AKC Canine PartnersSM program must be spayed or neutered. Visit AKC.org for requirements and to download the required application. Obedience trials offer a way to take your dog’s training to a whole new level. These trials involve several different levels in which dogs must follow their handler’s commands, however, there is no talking to your dog during obedience exercises. The NOVICE level involves heeling on and off leash, a figure 8, a recall, a stand for examination, sit stays and down stays. The OPEN level involves these same exercises along with dumbbell retrieval, jumping, and out-of-site sit stays and down stays. Most exercises are done off leash. The UTILITY level involves heeling, directed retrieval, directed jumping, scent discrimination, all being done off leash. In obedience the judge tells you when to do each exercise. The team must receive 3 qualifying scores under 2 different judges to receive an obedience title before moving on to the next level. March 2013 www.facebook.com/triadhappytails 40

Rally also has several different levels and was designed with the pet owner in mind. It’s a great way for your dog to enter the world of sports and offers challenges in every level. The handler and their dog work as a team in following signs such as 360 degree turns, sits, downs, left turns, right turns, about turns and weaving around cones. The signs are numbered to make it easy to find the next station. The handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs by talking to them. All this is timed just in case there is a tie in the scores. In the NOVICE level all exercises are done with the dog on leash and consists of 10 to 15 signs. The ADVANCED level is performed off leash with 12 to 17 stations and includes a jump. The highest level is EXCELLENT and includes 15 to 20 stations. In Rally the judge tells the handler when to start and the handler must follow the signs at their own pace in order to complete the course. The team must receive 3 qualifying scores under 2 different judges to receive a rally title before moving on to the next level. The benefits of obedience and rally trials are immeasurable. They reinforce good behavior in your dog, helping him or her to become more obedient whether in the home or out in public. These trials can be fun, yet challenging, offering a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. All this being said, please join CDTC at our March 16th and 17th Obedience and Rally trials. Obedience trials will be held from 9am to 1pm both days, while Rally trials will be from 1-5pm on March 16th only. Remember that you must have some kind of AKC registration number in order to enter our trials or any other AKC trials. Please note that only dogs entered in the trials are allowed on the show grounds. Please visit our website at www.carolinadogtrainingclub.com/akcobediencetrialinfo.html for more information.


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Jet is a sweet and very affectionate 5 year old. He was adopted from one shelter to only be surrendered to another one due to a flea infestation. When Jet came to Lab Rescue of NC he had lots of fleas and a skin infection. After a dose of Frontline and a few baths this boy has the start of a beautiful coat and is Lab Rescue of NC very happy to not be so itchy! Jet is loving his foster home, where he keeps Bernie company! Jet is a great dog who loves everyone he meets. He is working on his leash manners, but is house-trained and knows his basic commands. Jet will not be adopted to a home with cats. Visit www.labrescuenc.org for more info and adoption application. n

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980 S Main St, Kernersville 4380 Kinnamon Village Lp, Clemmons 1430 River Ridge Dr, Clemmons 1050 NC 65, Rural Hall

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ALAMANCE COUNTY 3535 S Church St, Burlington 1780 W Webb Ave, Burlington 2660 Ramada Rd, Burlington 2208 N Church St, Burlington 414 Harden St, Burlington

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Charlie is a sweet 5 year

Pug Rescue of NC

old male that gets along well with other female dogs and is good with children. He is currently getting medical treatment for his food allergies and mange. His fur is growing back nicely and he’s ready to play and love his humans. He is doing good with his potty training and going in and out the doggie door. He’s being fostered near Northern Greensboro.

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Gidget and Noodles are a female and male bonded pair of Yorkie-Poos, and must be adopted together. Both are eight years old, weigh 8 lbs. and have been together their entire lives. They are the NC Yorkie Rescue sweetest dogs you will ever meet, love to play and fetch, very active little pups! They’re very friendly, loving and well-behaved, completely house-trained, and fully vetted with recent dental. Gidget & Noodles get along with other dogs and children and will make a wonderful addition to your family! Please fill out an application at www.NCYorkieRescue.org under online forms. Adoption fee and donation apply. n www.triadhappytails.com March 2013

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Success Story

Gentle Giant Peggy McLeod Shares Her Story of Her Great Pyrenees Rescue

by Jennifer Owensby-Lifestyle Reporter for Kernersville News (re-print)

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oughly five years ago, Kernersville resident Peggy McLeod, helped give an abused Great Pyrenees, named Baron Von Lucky, a new home after adopting him from the Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue. McLeod said Baron was five-years-old when she adopted him. She stated that what brought her to pursuing a rescue was the loss of her former dog, Lucky. “I had lost my Newfoundland, Lucky, from cancer six weeks before,” she said. McLeod noted that she was very sad and had trouble getting out of bed due to the loss of her very close friend. “One morning, it was like something pushed me to get out of bed and look up Great Pyrenees (on the Internet). A site came up and I filled out an application,” she said. McLeod explained that once on the website, she had to fill out the application before she could go any further. After filling out the application, she said she received a phone call the next day from the Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue in Winston-Salem. “After completing a background and veterinarian check on me, they called me back a few days later and told me I was a candidate (for adoption),” she said. McLeod explained that the Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue informed her of how Baron had been rescued from an abusive situation. “He had been tethered with a wire on his back right leg and was being starved to death,” she said. “He was so determined to live that he chewed the wire around his leg to break free and unfortunately it destroyed his bottom teeth.” McLeod noted that when the rescue found Baron, he was only 60 pounds. “He also had heartworms and parasites, and his fur was matted to his skeleton,” she said. She explained that when she first saw him, he had gained 14 pounds and had been cleaned up by the rescue. “He was small and slim. His fur was healing back, but you could tell it wasn’t healthy hair yet. That was in 2009,” she said. “When I first met him he was not ready to be adopted yet because he had just finished with his heartworm treatment. “When Baron came through the door to meet McLeod for the first time, he bounded toward her, put his head in her lap and then looked up at her as if to say, “I’m in here, Mom.” McLeod said she felt as if her former Newfoundland had found his way back to her through Baron. McLeod adopted Baron the next day. She noted that the Great Pyrenees breed is very intelligent. McLeod, a dog trainer and owner of The Dog Concierge, said she was able to train Baron within three short weeks. “He passed March 2013 www.facebook.com/triadhappytails 42

“One morning, it was like something pushed me to get out of bed and look up Great Pyrenees (online). A site came up and I filled out an application.”

everything on the test. He knows both hand signals and voice commands,” she said. McLeod explained that Baron works as a therapy dog and goes everywhere with her. “He has a little girl that reads to him and he goes into nursing homes. We had a man speak for the first time (in a long time) after Baron walked up to him and put his head in his lap,” she said. McLeod explained that Great Pyrenees are great dogs for any family. “They are so loving and good natured. They are wonderful for children, babies, elderly and other animals,” she said. “They’re known as gentle giants.” She explained that Baron is so well natured that he is able to help her when she is training dogs that are aggressive. “Baron will walk up to them as they approach him and if they start to show aggression, he puts his head down and pushes against them as to say, ‘We don’t do that,’” she said. McLeod said that type of approach is effective because dogs have a better perspective of their own K9 group. She stated that Great Pyrenees are pretty much just large couch potatoes. “He runs about 10-20 minutes a day and the rest of the time, he just lays around,” she said. McLeod explained that not only do Great Pyrenees make great companions, their fur can be woven into yarn called Chiengora. “After brushing Baron, I send his fur off to a lady in Jamestown who spins it and knits it. I have a beautiful scarf made out of his fur,” she said. Baron is now very healthy and weighs 134 lbs., which McLeod said is the average size of the breed. “Lately we’ve been running across some petite (Great) Pyrenees females and they are usually 70-80 lbs.,” she said. McLeod explained that the breed was originally bred to serve as livestock guardian dogs in the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain. “In the Pyrenees Mountains, they were bred to be guardians over sheep and goats. I’ve seen people around here use them to guard their chickens, ducks, alpacas, sheep and goats,” she stated. McLeod said they celebrated Baron’s birthday on August 1 when he turned eight-years old. “I took him to the mountains for his birthday. He likes to play in the water. He would bite the water and throw it around. I also baked him a cake made with chicken, shredded carrots, soy flour, eggs, flax seed oil and iced it with plain low fat yogurt,” she said. For more information about Great Pyrenees, visit www.carolinagreatpyrrescue.com or call 336-768-4142.


SPECIFIC BREED & VARIOUS LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS

Reggie.

Meet Reggie...a very handsome Russian Blue Mix. Take one look into his golden eyes and you will fall in love. Reggie is 18 pounds of lovin’ and has never met a stranger...he will come right up to you and give you a head bump. Reggie would prefer a home with other cats that don’t mind a new guy in the house. Please feel free to contact us about Reggie’s special needs.

•Private Training •Socialization •Valet Service •Stop bad behavior •Safe Home Care Twice Recognized by US House of Representatives D.C. Acknowledged by the Mayor of Kernersville, NC. 336.817.3090 • www.myfurchild.com

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Oreo is a 1-year old neutered Lab/mix. He is smart, curious, active, playful, and friendly with all…adults, kids, cats, & other dogs. Because he grew up in a shelter, Oreo was in need of socialization and training. Through donations from some of his fans, Oreo was professionally trained at Shiloh K-9 where he learned good manners. . .no Juliet’s House jumping, no mouthing, how to walk nicely on a leash, and basic commands like “sit” and “stay”. As part of his adoption fee, Shiloh K-9 is offering a 1 - 2 hour session with Oreo’s new family. Email Jan at rfjg2903@bellsouth.net for more details on Oreo and/or to schedule a meeting. n

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Miracles at Work Rescue

Britt. Hi, I am a one year old Brittany Spaniel Mix with lots of love to share with my new family. I love to hang out with my foster mom and the other critters. I don’t wander off, I am fully vetted, great with everyone, anxious to learn new tricks and can’t wait to curl up by your feet at night! Below is my number if you would like to meet me. (I like to pose for pictures and I am doing the curtsy in my photo.)

If you would like to meet Britt, please call Gail at Miracles at Work Rescue at 336-708-0343 or 336-294-2833. n www.triadhappytails.com March 2013

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Dog Poop: More Than Just a Nuisance Hi Deb, by Susan Gelatka – President, Doodie Free Zone Dog Poop - more than just a nuisance… You hate to see it and you hate to step in it, but, if you have a dog you need to pick it up and here are a few undisputable reasons why. Obviously there is the fact that it’s poop, I mean really, if your dog could talk, he’d probably ask you to help him out and clean up that stinky mess. Then, there’s the real health issue for you and your dog because there’s a lot of crap in that poop. What kind you ask? Let’s learn a little more….. Dog poop is a significant contributing factor to the spread of diseases, bacteria, and protozoa such as Roundworm, Tapeworm, Salmonellosis, Giardia, and E. Coli, just to name a few. Kids run the greatest risk of illness from these because they’re prone to play in the grass or dirt then put their hands in their mouths or rub their eyes. Even just unknowingly stepping in the dog poop and then walking into your home will track in

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picked up it will break down butI still lay do mor I think I need to keep it at a 1/8 right now - wish could in the ground for years. Now, when it Can we keep the heading (of rains, course), change the verbiage to “W and the ground gets saturated, the feed, walk, give TLC & cleanbacteria up. We also bring & news and parasites will runin off mail into storm drains which run into the rivers pers and water plants.” , keepthe the info at the bottom (and the pa and streams and eventually, our drinking print) but remove the word “appointment”, and keep the “Up to water. Pet poop has been considered almost one fourth of the FOUR visits per day.”? I hateresponsible to loseformy slogan and my dog’s p fecal contamination of the waterways -but I just can’t afford more. Let know whatfrom you think those me very same waterways which we and th so much for all your help. get our drinking water.

Carol potential parasites and bacteria where it will contaminate your carpet and floors, and those who come in contact with them. Parasitic infections can make humans extremely sick, and for pregnant women - can pose a serious harm to their unborn child. Many people think that dog poop “just goes away”. Not so! If the poop is not

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A lot of dog parents simply do not have the time in their busy days to schedule regular dog poop clean-up, or maybe they simply cannot stomach this most dreaded chore. This is where the professional service known as a “Pooper Scooper service” will make your life a lot easier healthier and cleaner. This affordable weekly or twice weekly clean-up service will assure that your yard is a clean and healthy environment for you, your family and your bff, that’s Best Furry Friend.


Triad Happy Tails Magazine’s

FIRST COVER MODEL CONTEST Presented by Triad Happy Tails Magazine & Whiskertales Pet Portraits, Division of Ken Sykes Photography

What will the Winner receive? 1) The winner’s pet will be featured on the July 2013 cover of Triad Happy Tails Magazine. The pet’s rescue story will be featured inside same issue. Cover photo will be provided by Whiskertales Pet Portraits, a division of Ken Sykes Photography.**

2) The winner will receive a FREE Photo Session plus a FREE 16 x 20 Canvas Portrait from Whiskertales Pet Portraits, a division of Ken Sykes Photography. This 45-minute photo session will take place indoors and/or outdoors at Ken Sykes Photography or on location. At your return appointment, you will have approximately 20 images from which to choose your favorite.  Your pet’s portrait will then be meticulously retouched and printed on a 16 x 20 gallery quality canvas.  Mounted on masonite and ready to frame this prize is valued at $275. 2nd Place Winner will receive a FREE 45-minute Studio Photo Session and 11 x 14 Canvas Portrait from Whiskertales Pet Portraits, division of Ken Sykes Photography. Prize valued at $170. 3rd Place Winner will receive a FREE 45-minute Studio Photo Session and 8 x 10 Prestige Portrait from Whiskertales Pet Portraits, division of Ken Sykes Photography. Prize valued at $80.

Who Qualifies? Any pet that was adopted from a

Shelter or Rescue Organization or rescued as a stray.

How to Enter? Send us your pet’s picture and rescue story in 300 to 600 words. Include how and where you rescued your pet and why your pet is special. **Winner must be willing to transport his/her pet to Ken Sykes Photography Studio in Archdale for a cover photoshoot to be held sometime between May 20th and June 11th.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 14, 2013. Include your name and phone number with your entry, then submit by email to: deb@triadhappytails.com or to jennifer@triadhappytails.com. OR Mail your entries to: Triad Happy Tails Magazine PO Box 18972 Greensboro, NC 27419

If you mail a picture to us and would like for us to mail it back, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.

The Cover Model Search has begun. . .send your entry in today! www.triadhappytails.com March 2013

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Special Feature

Saving Sadie Summerfield by James Colasanti Jr.

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he rain fell full force. The little black terrier scurried through the slowly moving traffic trying to avoid being hit for a second time. Drivers were not watching for the small dog and the pouring rain made the roadways slick as ice. Car horns honked loudly expressing their displeasure with the current road conditions. The wet dog was limping. Her left front leg was badly mangled. A week ago a small silver sports car had come speeding around a street corner hitting her left side and sending her flying onto the grassy embankment. She lay there for the longest time. The driver had not stopped and no one had helped her. The pain was excruciating. But she knew that she had to keep going. She knew she had to get out of the rain and back to her hiding place under the culvert before nightfall. In one of the cars was Robbie Summerfield and his father, John. They were returning from their weekly trip to the doctor’s office. “Look!” Robbie exclaimed to his dad, “Look at that cute little black dog running through the traffic. I wonder if it has a home?” As the light turned green Robbie’s father answered, “I don’t think it would be out in the rain or this five o’clock traffic if it did. I’d pull over but there’s just too much traffic.” Weeks ago the little dog had been pregnant. None of her pups survived. All had been stillborn. She had not had enough nourishment to carry her through the gestation period. In actuality, she had all she could do to forage a meal for herself. And it was becoming more and more difficult for her to do so. Steel garbage cans had locking lids. And she was just too small to go dumpster-diving for all of the best throw-away food. Yet she still managed to prevail. The China Express on Main Street was one of her most fulfilling spots. The plastic containers were easy to get into and often she could find a variety of partially-eaten Chinese dinner combinations. Her favorite was the pork eggrolls which she relished dearly. They kept her going. Her drinking water

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came from the stream near the culvert where she slept at night. It was always fresh and relatively clean for a small body of water. As Robbie and his father pulled into the driveway at their home, Robbie said to him, “You know, Dad, in a couple of weeks it will be my tenth birthday. Can I get a dog, huh, can I, huh? I really want one. And I promise I will take care of it.” “You know, Son, a dog is a BIG responsibility. You have to feed it, walk it, and groom it. Do you really think you are going to be old enough to do all that?” “I will, Dad, I will. I promise. We could go to the shelter and give one of those homeless dogs a good home. I really, really want one.” “We’ll see,” Robbie’s father said as the two of them ran through the rain into their house. It continued to pour down on the little black dog as she approached her Chinese eatery looking for an evening meal. Instead she encountered a very tall man waiting by the garbage cans. In his hands he held a long metal pole with a loop of string on one end. She had never seen a contraption like this before but she had a bad feeling about it. The man smiled and called out to her holding a scrumptious eggroll in his hands. She was very afraid but she was also very hungry. She inched her way toward the man and the treat. Before she realized what was happening the loop was around her neck pulling tightly and she could not escape. The man grabbed her up and threw her into a cage in the back of a large white truck. She watched through the metal bars as her favorite eating spot disappeared in the distance. At the shelter the resident veterinarian took a long look at the little dog’s left front leg. “We’re going to have to take this off,” the vet said to the tech. “She’ll get gangrene if we don’t. It’s the only way to save her. And she’s such a cute little dog. I’m sure, somehow, we’ll be able to find someone to adopt her.” Two weeks later Robbie reminded his father that his birthday was fast approaching. “I STILL would REALLY, REALLY like to get a dog,” he reiterated to his father. “And I promise I’ll take good care of it. And it will be a great playmate for me!”


“Okay, okay,” John said to his son, “We’ll go to the shelter tomorrow. Just to look, mind you. And we’ll see what’s available.” The next morning they arrived at the local animal shelter. The cacophony of dog barking echoed throughout the expanse of the aging building. Annie Pratt, the clerk on duty, told Robbie to go down the hall where all of the pens were to have a look. “Son, you go on ahead. I’ll be there in a few minutes,” John said to him. The fluorescent lights gave an unappealing graygreen cast to the room making it difficult to view the dogs. Chain link fencing with archaic latching gates lined the corridor walkway. The adoptable dogs were confined within. Robbie eased his way down the long hall, looking both to the right and to the left. Dogs would leap up at him on the other side of the fencing, hoping to be the one he selected. Barking was non-stop, continuing every step of the way. At the very next kennel on the right Robbie spied a little black dog. She had only three legs. He called to her and she came closer to the gate. Robbie braced his crutches against the fencing. He had lost a part of his left leg to cancer and he knew all too well what it was like to have a handicap. He knelt in front of the gate reaching through it to pet the little dog. Annie and his father were now standing next to him. “Are you sure, Robbie? Are you really sure that she’s the dog you want?” John asked his son. “Yeah, Dad, I AM. I’m gonna treat her just like a regular dog. She can run and play with me and we’ll have a great time together.” “Robbie, you know it truly takes a lot of heart when you show me your ability to look past her disability, just the same way you look past yours.” Annie leashed the little dog and let her out of the kennel. She immediately ran right into Robbie’s waiting arms. Robbie hugged the small dog, while at the same time scratching her behind her ears. “And you’re mine now. I’m gonna take good care of you, little girl. I think I’m gonna call you... Sadie. You’ll have a great new home,” Robbie said, staring into the little dog’s big brown eyes. “My Sadie. My Sadie Summerfield.” Together they walked from the shelter into the parking lot -two handicapped souls joined together by their love.

James has thrice received the Maxwell Medallion given by the Dog Writers Association of America and recently won the AdoptAShelter.com Adopt-A-Homeless-Dog Award for his entry Saving Sadie Summerfield. A past president of the Animal Rescue & Foster Program of Greensboro, NC, James shares his home with a housemate and 6 dogs. He is a lead clerk with Barnes & Noble Booksellers. His stories have appeared in Cesar’s Way Magazine and many others including the archives at Petwarmers.com and Heartwarmers.com.

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Rockingham County Animal Shelter Community Spay & Neuter Clinic - Rockingham County Animal 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 c all (336) 394-0075 for more information.

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

Ave. from 12:30-3:30. Rabies Clinic held the first Saturday of each month (Jan. 5) at Pet Supplies Plus on High Point Rd. Cost is $5 for a 1-year rabies shot.

Stepping Stones Canine Rescue S  aturday,

March 2 - Adoption Fair, 12noon–3pm at Croft Pet and Hobby, 3800 Reynolda Rd. in Winston-Salem.

Saturday, March 9 - Adoption Fair, 12noon-4pm at Pet Supermarket, 412 South Stratford Rd. in Winston-Salem. See ad on page 21. Saturday, March 16 - Adoption Fair, 12noon–4pm at Family Video, 2215 Old Salisbury Rd. in Winston-Salem. Friday, March 22 - Winterized Wonders Festival, 5–9:30pm at Meadowlark Middle School, 301 Meadowlark Dr. in Winston-Salem. Saturday, March 30 - Adoption Fair, 12noon–4pm at Edward McKay Used Books, 115 Oakwood Dr., Winston-Salem.

Tailless Cat Rescue Adoption Fairs - 3rd Saturday of every month - All

Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, 11am-3pm. (Sat., March 16). See ad on page 3.

Sequoia & Cypress. Born January 1, 2013, these Shepherd/ Sharpei mix pups lost their mom at just a week old. They have been bottle fed and raised by our volunteers making them just about the Stepping Stones Canine Rescue sweetest pups you’ll find! They are very outgoing, curious, playful puppies and can’t wait to find families to love them. Visit us online to check out Sequoia, Cypress, and their siblings at www.lovethemutt.org. n www.triadhappytails.com March 2013

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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, www.aarfanimals.org. Saturday, March 16 - Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs - Begins promptly at 11am at Winston-Salem Dog Park in Washington Park. 3000+ eggs will be hidden, every egg contains a treat or prize. $10 donation per dog. Hot dogs and beverages $1 each. All proceeds benefit AARF. (Rain Date March 23) Call 336-406-0965 for more information.

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

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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 www.centralspayneuterandwellnessclinic.com for more information. See ad on page 19.

Elite Canine Yappy Hour every Wednesday at 7pm at Elite Canine, 3800 Reynolda Rd, Suite 210 in Winston-Salem. Check our website, www.elitecaninedogtraining. webs.com, for special Yappy Hour events or call 336-293-4548 for more info. See ad on page 48.

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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 an appointment or visit www.findinggreathomes.petfinder.com.

Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) On-site Adoption Center located at 61 Miller St, Winston-Salem. Hours: 11:30am6pm Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays (Closed Tuesdays); 10am-4pm Saturdays & 1-4pm Sundays.

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Wednesday, March 13 – Bennet College; Student Union, Information Booth 11:30am-1pm Saturday, March 16 – Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Bridford Pkwy 12-3pm Sunday, March 17 – Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Lawndale Dr 1-4pm Tuesday, March 19 – FOX 8 Pet of the Week 12:15pm Saturday, March 23 – Adoption Fair at Jamestown Easter Egg Festival 9am

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Sunday, March 31 – Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Lawndale Dr 1-4pm

Humane Society of Alamance County Saturday, March 2- PetSmart Adoption Event (Burlington) 11am-2pm

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.

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Saturday, March 2 Waggin’ Wild 5K Walk-Run. Please register online at www.lovingpetinnadoptions.org. Saturday, March 23 from 12noon-3pm. Adoption Fair at Petco, W Wendover Ave., Greensboro.

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Saturday, March 9 - at Jamestown Town Hall, Civic Center from 1-3pm. Community Service Project/GS Bronze Award - raising money to install pet waste station at Wrenn-Miller Park in Jamestown. Includes Guilford County Animal Shelter Adoption Fair, Rabies Clinic ($5), Guilford County K-9 Unit, plus hand-made pet treats, pet beds and more! Please email us at p2ptroop40333@gmail.com for more information. See ad on page 37.

Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network Saturday, March 9th 6:30pm – Join us for our 5th Annual Dogs On The Catwalk event at Triad Stage! Dogs On The Catwalk is a fun way for people to support Red Dog Farm and enjoy a great night out. Attendees enjoy a spectacular evening with a hilarious fashion show, beer, wine, great appetizers, and a silent auction full of amazing items! Join in the fun and visit www.reddogfram.com for more information.

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