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FROM THE EDITORS

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ou may have noticed our cover is a bit different this month. Normally, our covers feature an adoptable animal from one of our local groups or shelters. This month we decided to slightly change our format. Our cover story is so powerful, we just had to give it recognition on the cover. The cute pup is, or course, adoptable from the SPCA, but the two young men are “trainers” working with the dogs. Together they are doing something very positive for our community, please take a moment to read what Frankie Heath, her staff and these young people are accomplishing. Fall is fast approaching and our calendar now fills almost two pages. Be sure to check out all the events, fund-raisers and adoption fairs all around the Triad. With the cooler temps, we can all get out and enjoy a great weekend with some nice folks, products, services and most importantly, animals looking for forever homes. We are adding a bit more editorial to each issue, and we hope you are enjoying the heartwarming and sometimes heartrending

stories submitted by local people. Our goal is to, “keep it local” in terms of adoptions, articles and events whenever possible. We want to Deb Printup Jennifer Frazier welcome any of our readers to submit articles for publishing, when space allows. As always we wish to thank our veterinarians and trainers for contributing informative and interesting information to include in our publication. And, we always want to thank our advertisers for their support. Without them, we would not be able to continue our mission. Have a great September, would like to meet you at some of the local events!

Thanks!

Our Advertisers

Please look over the list of businesses below and support them whenever possible. These companies are the reason we are able to offer the shelters and rescue organizations free space every month. Many animals have found homes because of these businesses, and for that, we are so very grateful. 3 Pooches Pet Sitting & Dog Walking, pg. 23

Dog Gone Clean Mobile Grooming, pg. 35

Naked Dog, pg. 25

AB Seed, pg. 51

Dog-Gone Fun, pg. 7

Nature’s Emporium, pg. 3

Accent Prone, pg. 5

Doodie Free Zone, pg. 48

Paws of Royalty, pg. 10

Adams Farm Animal Hospital, PA, pg. 45

Downtown Greensboro Animal Hospital, pg. 9

Pet Praise, pg. 7

All Pets Considered, pg. 9

Dynasty Furniture, pg. 50

Pet Supermarket, pg. 5

Almost Home Boarding & Grooming, pg. 11

Eanes Heating & Air Conditioning, pg. 4

Petsense, pg. 2

Always There Pet Care, pg. 25

Family Pet Cremation Center, pg. 15

Animal Allergy & Ear Clinic, pg. 29

Fishers Bar & Grille, pg. 45

Animal Hospital of Lewisville, pg. 10

Fisher Park Counseling, PLLC, pg. 3

Animal Hospital of Walnut Cove, pg. 49

Floor Coverings International, pg. 43

Avanti L A K E S I D E, pg. 49

Gate City Animal Hospital, pg. 48

Beacon Suites Pet Resort, pg. 10

Greensboro Science Center, pg. 47

Best Friends Bed & Biscuit, pg. 48

Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, pg. 31

Bingo Pet Hospice, pg. 29

Hairworks by Dianne, pg. 29

Blaze - Air, Inc., pg. 27

Hall Insurance Associates, Inc., pg. 10

Brassfield Animal Hospital, pg. 33

Happy Tails Emergency Veterinary Clinic, pg. 25

Burlington Honda, pg. 15

High Caliber Stables, pg. 10

Carolina Dog Training, pg. 40, 41

Jake & Company Pet & House Sitters, pg. 48

Carolina BMW Motorcycles, pg. 45

James Landing Veterinary Hospital, PA, pg. 35

Cat Care Hospital, pg. 27

John Pegg Auction & Appraisal Service, pg. 47

Philip E. Taylor, DDS, PA., pg. 52 Pick of the Litter, pg. 9 Ruff Housing Doggie Daycare, pg. 19 Sedgefield Animal Hospital and Dental Center, pg. 5 Shiloh K-9 Dog Training Services, LLC, pg. 39 Southwinds Gallery, pg. 43 Steph Skardal Photography, pg. 19, 37 The Corner Slice, pg. 45 The Dog Concierge, pg. 42 The Salon & Spa at All Pets Considered, pg. 9 The Treasure House, Burlington, pg. 15 The UPS Store, pg. 35 Todd’s Easy Moves, pg. 15 Triad Area Cat Advocacy Team, pg. 27

Cat Clinic of Greensboro, pg. 7, 17

KC’s Improvement & Construction Co., Inc., pg. 11

Central Carolina Pet Services, pg. 4

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, pg. 15

Central Spay Neuter Wellness Clinic, pg. 2

Laundromuttz, pg. 23

Cobb Animal Clinic, pg. 41

Laurel Creek Wellness Center, pg. 23

Country Kennel, pg. 29

Let’s Shoppe!, pg. 42

Creature Comforts Pet Sitting, pg. 35

NC Art & Antiques Mall, pg. 50

Wild Birds Unlimited GSO, HP & WS, pg. 21

Diamondback Grill, pg. 19

Moms 4 Paws, pg. 37

Woofstock, pg. 44

Dirty Dogs, pg. 25

Mt. Tabor Boarding & Grooming, pg. 21

York Towne Apartments, pg. 49

Dog Days, pg. 31

My Name is Charlie, by A.E. Keener, pg. 37

Younts Insurance Agency, Inc., pg. 4

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Triad Dog Fence, pg. 23 Triad Dogs Resort, pg. 4 University Animal Hospital, pg. 11 Vickie’s Pampered Pet, pg. 11 Virgilios, pg. 43


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r e b m e t p e S 2013 Vol. 4, No. 3

special features… 31 Cirrus 33 Pot-Bellied Pigs - Wonderful Pets,

39 F un with Fostering or “Clyde and the Metal Monster”

But Not for Everyone! Barney is a male Schnauzer/Mix and very sweet!

Publisher

Beverly Beck and Associates, Inc. PO Box 18972 Greensboro, NC 27419

Publishers / Editors Deb Printup Jennifer Frazier

Who could resist a face like this? Barney has his bags packed and is ready to move in with you! His good looks and sweet temperament make him a favorite around the shelter. Give Barney the love he deserves by adopting him. Please call or go by the Randolph County Animal Shelter today at 336-683-8235 for more information.

Art Direction / Design Jennifer Frazier Deb Printup

Graphic Designer Mike Gillespie

Cover Photography

www.stephskardal.com Steph Skardal Photography

Contributing Writers Caitlyn Schapp Carol Wilson Elizabeth Eilers, DVM Garland Graham Pat Muhammad Richard Partridge

Distribution Bob Slone Distributech Eileen Reilly

Sales Buddy Weiss - wweiss1@triad.rr.com 336-406-2345 Jennifer - jennifer@triadhappytails.com 336.456.1959 Deb - deb@triadhappytails.com 336.580.3964 Triad Happy Tails Magazine is a monthly publication & is published by Beverly Beck & Associates, Inc. We can not guarantee any products or services seen in this magazine, nor can we guarantee the health or temperament of any animal featured in this magazine. Call individual shelters & rescue organizations to check on availability of a specific animal & to learn about their adoption process.

in this issue. . .

12 People  & Paws 4 Hope Together, We Are Better!

17 Ask the Vet Cat Clinic of Greensboro Hypertension in Cats

48 C  alendar of Events Upcoming September Events

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

18 AARF (Winston-Salem)

32 Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network

20 Animal Control of Forsyth County

34 SPCA of the Triad

22 Forsyth Humane Society

36 Randolph County Animal Shelter

24 The Animal Rescue & Foster Program 

38 Rockingham County Animal Shelter

26 Feral Cat Assistance Program

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

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40 Training Tips Carolina Dog Training Club Canine Good Citizen - A Dog’s Test for Everyday Life

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 reed Specific & Various Featured Local B Rescue Groups Throughout the Magazine

ON THE COVER: Axel, around 9 weeks, is our cover model this month. He came from a feral Mom, and was taken from the den at five weeks and socialized. He loves to be held and snuggled and he’s ready for adoption. (Top to bottom), Isaac (Trainer) and Kitty, a Terrier Mix, and Ernest (Trainer) and Pippa, a Pit Bull, grace the cover. Both young men are part of People & Paws 4 Hope, Frankie Heath’s innovative program pairing young men and women with dogs to achieve shaping dogs into more adoptable pets and young lives on the road to success. For information about adopting any of the animals on the cover or in the cover story contact: Bobby Delfoe at the SPCA 336-375-3222.


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Tigger (grey) and Snickers (tan) are a bonded pair that were surrendered to FCAC when their owner went into assisted living. At 5 and 9 years (respectively) both dogs are ready to Photo courtesy of Ginger Nixon. go back to daily life of leisurely strolls, sleeping together on a dog bed and singing. Yes! This duo is the dog version of Simon & Garfunkel. Their version of “The Boxer” is dedicated to their friend Daisy. Snickers and Tigger are sponsored by Project Pearl and have a reduced adoption

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n Cover Story

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he/she is someone today.” - Stacia Tauscher

Together We Are Better! By Caitlyn Schaap

T

he first impression you get when pulling into the parking lot at 710 Huffine Mill Road in Greensboro, is a sense of the protective spirit of the giant Oak trees that dominate the landscape. Nestled under those gentle giants are fenced areas that hold the keys to a brighter future. Laughter, barks and the voices of the staff drift out over the soft breeze, welcoming you to an extraordinary refuge for kids and dogs. Something special is growing there, giving one a feeling of hope for the future. The Oaks are a metaphor for the protective spirits of Frankie Heath, Founder and President of People & Paws 4 Hope (PP4H), Leslie Heffernan, Second Chance Program Director and Beth Alexander, (The Dog Connection) Second Chance Trainer. “Together we are better.” This is the descriptive motto of the local non-profit, People & Paws 4 Hope (PP4H), based in Greensboro, dedicated to serving the people and animals of Guilford County and improving the community through its youthcentered programs. PP4H has recently moved into a new facility in Greensboro, a building that once housed a polio hospital during an epidemic 12

Tyric (Trainer) and Lulu, a two year old active Miniature Pinscher, continue refining skills.

in the late 1940s. One would not recognize the building today. Before PP4H moved in, the place was a mess. Peeling paint, layers of accumulated dirt and grimy windows exuded a sense of disrepair and broken dreams. The hard working staff and tireless volunteers brought the place back to life and restored its dignity, just as they strive to restore the dignity and hope of human and canine lives. Frankie Heath recognizes a pattern emerging, saying that, “This building once served the children of Greensboro as a polio hospital, now it is serving the children again”. The renewed facility has space for meeting and gathering of program participants and volunteers, office space, room to house dogs currently in the program, outdoor space for dog training, and Heath says, “there is still plenty of room to grow” The building is centrally located near the neighborhoods it serves most and has an open door policy with past participants so that it may serve as a safe space and feel as much like another home as possible. Prior to founding PP4H, Heath served as program director for North Carolina Department of Corrections “A New Leash on Life” in which prison inmates work with and train shelter dogs.

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After working with the prison inmate program, Heath realized that she was only working at the end of the problem, and that real success could only be found through starting at the beginning with the youth who might someday become the prison population without intervention. Each of the following new programs were designed by Heath especially for PP4H. The programs specifically target different age groups of at-risk youth in the community. —The Second Chance Program began in 2011 and is designed for at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 years old who must complete court-ordered community service after being charged with minor to moderately serious offenses. Participants serve their community service by training shelter dogs to increase their adoptability making it possible for more local dogs to find forever homes. The program partners each child directly with a dog for whom they must evaluate and set future goals. This allows each participant the opportunity to really see the progress his or her dog is making and feel the success of achieving


the set goals. After about three weeks of working with a dog, program participants write recommendations for the dog’s future owner about the type of training the dog has received and how the future owner can best work with the dog after adoption. The smiling faces, coupled with the obvious affection that can be seen shining in those young eyes, speak volumes about the success of this far reaching program. —Kids, K9s, & the Future, is a new program PP4H is preparing to begin for local youth. It will be a reading program for young students, ages Pre-K to 8 years old, who have not reached reading proficiency due to circumstances both at home and in the classroom. Students who participate in the program will read with therapy dogs and receive a book and a

photograph of their dog after completion which will allow them to start building a library of books of their own. —PP4H’s Newest Project is to design a new program as a continuation of the Second Chance program. Program graduates would teach peers in the community about responsible pet ownership. This program would be designed to keep program graduates connected to PP4H to minimize their risk of re-offending. Through these multiple programs, PP4H is hoping to reach local youth of every age. In addition, PP4H has introduced program participants to members of the community such as police officers and their canine counterparts, who are invested in their success. Heath explains that if the youth are aware of and know members of

the community and what the community expects of them, they are more likely to become productive members of the community. Heath says, “The problems in our community often start with people, but the solutions can also start with people.” As she gathers together the local youth and community members and meets them with a common goal, she shows the community as a whole that together we will succeed and together we are truly better. For more information about the program, volunteering or donating, please email Frankie Heath at: frankie@pp4h.org. Also you can check out their website at: www.pp4h.org/.

All photos courtesy of Steph Skardal Photography with exception of Frankie & Leslie and Beth with Elijah & Jack.

sister) Meadow (Willow’s

Frankie & Leslie

Amir(Trainer) & Willow

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“If you can touch the heart and mind of a young child, that lesson will stay with him or her forever. By teaching young children how to be compassionate with animals, we will change the way we treat animals and each other.” - Anna Bhat www.triadhappytails.com September 2013

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Blossom

is a 2 year old Pit Bull that was found as a stray. She was adopted recently, but returned when the owner’s landlord required a hefty fee. Blossom’s owners said she was very well behaved and a real sweetheart. But, we already knew that about her! She is an absolute love muffin who wants to be with you all the time. Blossom is spayed, current on all shots and available for $80. Come meet this loving girl at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 578-0343 if you would like more information. n

Georgia

is a beautiful 2 year old Shepherd/Lab mix that came to us as a stray. This girl loves to run and play, chase after toys, and will be happiest in a home with a fenced yard and some kids to play with every day! She is spayed, current on all shots and available for $80. Come meet Georgia at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 578-0343 for more information. n

Rusty is a 4 year old Terrier mix who was surrendered due to a lack of time and space. This friendly boy was an indoor dog and is good with kids. He may come across as grouchy and crabby in his kennel, but once he comes out and gets away from the others, he is a happy camper. Rusty has been here for several months and really needs to find a new home and family that will love him. Part of his adoption fee has been sponsored, so he is available for only $40. Meet him at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 578-0343 for more information. n

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Buster is a 1 year old Boxer mix who came in as a stray. This goofball is a very friendly, energetic and happy guy who would make a wonderful companion for just about anyone! He rides well in the car, enjoys going for walks, chewing on a toy, and getting lots of petting and belly rubs. Whatever you want to do, this boy is ready and waiting to do it with you! Buster is neutered, has all of his shots and is available for $80. Come meet him at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 578-0343 for more information. n

Forest

is one very handsome and friendly 4 year old Siamese mix. He has incredibly gorgeous blue eyes that will make you fall in love with him! Forest loves a good petting and a scratch behind the ears, too. He is neutered, current on all shots and available for $60. You can meet this sweet boy at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 578-0343 for more information. n

Suzy is a 2 year old Boxer mix that was found running stray. She is a very friendly, goofy ball of energy! Suzy would love a family with kids and a yard to play in, or daily walks and playtime. She is spayed and current on her shots. Part of her adoption fee has been sponsored, so she is available for only $40. Meet this sweet, fun-loving girl at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 578-0343 for more information. n


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Marge & Ireland.

Harley.

These two are inseparable buddies! They are approximately 4 months old and they are TONS of fun! Marge loves to head-butt for attention, and she will wrap her paws around your neck for a kitty hug as she purrs. Ireland is a bit more independent, but he does love to cuddle up at night for some quality sleeping. These two are so sweet, and would make an excellent pair!

This sweet kitty sure had a tough start! He came to us after being hit by a car and went through physical therapy. At his follow up visit, it was discovered that he had a Stage 5 (with 6 being most severe) heart murmur! He is going to live a normal life, he will just need medication. He is very playful and otherwise a typical kitty! Harley is a Maine Coon, about 1 year old, and in line with his breed, he loves water and greeting his owner like a puppy!

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

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

Felix.

Meet Felix, a 5 month old kitten looking for his fur-ever family. This playful little guy is very affectionate! He loves other animals and people of all ages. Felix has beautiful markings, and a spot on his back in the shape of a heart! He is a

Lexi. This sweet

very unique boy, with a lot of love to give!

3 month old puppy came to us after being found as a stray. We don’t know much about her, other than we think she is part Lab. Lexi is so smart she’s already learning crate-training and she sleeps all night long without a peep! Lexi loves other animals and she also loves to explore and play with toys. She is going to grow into a beautiful, loyal companion.

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

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

King.

Lilly.

This is King, a 5 year old declawed Lavender Seal Point Siamese. He came to us after being very loved in a previous home, however circumstances made it necessary to turn him over to us. We have absolutely loved the time spent with this cat. He is a people kitty, and he prefers the company of very relaxed animal companions. Puppies and young, playful kittens would be a huge no for him. If you think he is a great fit, please go visit him at the Petsmart in Burlington! He’s such a sweetie!

What can we say about Lilly? Affectionate and playful, sweet and full of personality! Lilly is just the perfect kitty! She loves other animals, she loves to cuddle and be held, she is a huge fan of toy mice and she also loves to explore. If you’re looking for a dynamic and fun kitty, Lilly is the girl for you!

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

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t e V e h t Ask

Elizabeth Eilers, DVM Dr. Elizabeth Eilers is a Greensboro native and a 1999 graduate of NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been at the Cat Clinic since 2003 and became the owner in 2010. Before moving back to Greensboro, Dr. Eilers practiced small animal and emergency medicine in Wilmington, NC and Southern California.

She enjoys getting to know her patients and their owners, and loves the challenge and fun of feline medicine. She and her husband Pat enjoy riding their bikes on the trails, and just about any sport on the water. They share their home with a minnow-hunting dog named Tsali and a lovable cat named Chuck Norris.

HYPERTENSION IN CATS Did you know your cat can develop hypertension or high blood pressure? Hypertension, a disease that is seen more commonly in older cats, is also called “the silent killer” because there may not be any clinical signs until significant damage has occurred. Hypertension can be a primary disease with no known underlying cause, but more commonly, it occurs secondary to other diseases such as kidney disease, hyperthyroidism or heart disease.

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help determine if kidney disease or hyperthyroidism is present. Managing those diseases can help with the management of hypertension. The prognosis sometimes depends on the severity of the underlying disease. Medications are also prescribed to help lower your cat’s blood pressure and can be taken in pill form or compounded into chewables or liquids for ease of administration.

What are the clinical signs of hypertension? Because hypertension occurs frequently with other diseases, owners may notice more of the symptoms associated with those diseases. Many times there are no direct clinical signs of hypertension, but some cats become more vocal, especially at night. With advanced hypertension, cats may experience vision problems, including sudden blindness. Their pupils may appear dilated all the time, they may bump into things or they may be more reluctant to jump. Some owners report their cats just seem “off.” If left untreated, hypertension can lead to blindness, bleeding in the brain, seizures and organ failure.

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How do you measure my cat’s blood pressure? There are several methods that can be used, but most commonly, we measure the systolic pressure using a pediatric cuff on the front leg or the tail. This is a painless, well-tolerated procedure and usually only takes a few minutes during your cat’s examination. It is important that your cat be relaxed during the procedure because their blood pressure can be affected by anxiety (similar to “white coat syndrome” in people). If your cat’s blood pressure is borderline or significantly high, we may repeat the measurements another time to see if the elevation is real or related to stress.

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Are You Interested in Participating in a National Study for Cats with Hypertension? The Cat Clinic of Greensboro is one of 35 study sites across the nation participating in a clinical trial for cats with a known history of kidney disease to determine if they have hypertension. Qualified participants will receive free studyrelated medical evaluations and diagnostic tests, medication (or placebo) and required monthly exams at no cost. In addition to free study-specific care, owners may receive compensation for their time and have funds credited to their account at their referring family veterinarian. For more information or to find out if your cat could be a candidate for the study, please visit the website, www.MyCatCanHelp.com or call toll-free 855-254-3971.

How is hypertension treated? Identifying the underlying cause is very important. Certain types of heart disease can cause high blood pressure. Blood work can

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ANIMAL ADOPTION & RESCUE FOUNDATION 336.768.7387 / www.aarfanimals.org

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Helen was res-

Meet me at an adoption fair at 311 Harvey St. in Winston Salem from 12-4 on Saturdays. Due to a home visit being a part of the adoption process, I cannot be adopted outside a one hour radius of Winston Salem. Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for details. n

Please contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information. n

my name and I was found wandering the neighborhood of my rescuer. She tried to find my family, but no one knew me. I am a little timid when I first meet people, but I warm up. I am playful, not crazy about other dogs, but am learning to like my foster mom’s dogs. I am about 4 months old, crate-trained and almost housebroken.

Jasmine

and 3 other kittens were living with a colony of 6 cats in the woods behind an auto parts store and restaurant on a very busy road. The kind staff at the auto parts store was feeding all the cats and kittens. Jasmine was very afraid of people at first but with a lot of love and patience she is now playful and loves back and head rubs. Her favorite place to sleep is curled up in a small basket. She loves to play and wrestle with her siblings and her favorite toys are small balls and toy rats. However, Jasmine’s very favorite toy is a feather attached to the end of a string. She is shy at first and in need of a home where she can get a lot of love and attention. Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information. n

Pippa.

Hi! I’m Pippa! I’m one of ten gorgeous little spaniel mixes surrendered to AARF. My mom and dad are still with these nice people and are being spayed and neutered with some grant money by AARF! All of us are such little beauties and love to be held and cuddled. We love playing with toys and especially love a good game of tug-of-war. Let us fill your house with love and laughter! Meet me at an AARF adoption fair on Saturdays from 12-4 at 311 Harvey St. 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. Call AARF at 336-768-7387 for more details. n

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cued from the animal shelter with her mom and three siblings. Helen is very playful and loving and has a strong will. She is the leader of the bunch, but like her mom and siblings, Helen is very loving and sweet. This precious girl was born on May 20, 2013.

Kate. Hi! I’m Kate! I’m one of ten gorgeous little spaniel mixes surrendered to AARF. My mom and dad are still with these nice people and are being spayed and neutered with some grant money by AARF! All of us are such little beauties and love to be held and cuddled. We love playing with toys and especially love a good game of tug-of-war. Let us fill your house with love and laughter! Meet me at an AARF adoption fair on Saturdays from 12-4 at 311 Harvey St. 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. Call AARF at 336-768-7387 for more details. n

Poppy.

This is Poppy, a young kitten approximately 4 months old. Poppy came from a colony and had a ruptured eye when found. The eye was surgically removed and she’s doing great now. Poppy is very rambunctious and playful and would be good with other younger cats, as she likes to play a lot. Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information. n


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Lil.

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Meet petite Lil! She may not be a star volleyball player, but she’ll score BIG for being the love of your life! Full grown, this mix breed weighs less than 20 pounds. Lil would love to be a walking partner or remote control watcher. She’d love a loving home.

Pearl foster dog that came to the shelter emaciated and heartworm positive. She successfully went through heartworm treatment and is ready to start living life with a new, loving family. Pearlie currently lives with another dog (she loves to play), cats and teenagers! She’s affectionate, house-trained and knows basic commands.

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Drew

wants everyone to know that he is no ordinary puppy! He’s extremely intelligent, a whiz at math (parents who need math tutors take note) and obviously easy on the eyes. In the business, this is what we call a “triple threat”. The Pièce de résistance is that he has an extraordinary sense of humor and loves origami. Who could ask for more? Photo courtesy of Steph Skardal Photography.

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Ginger. Just like the spice, FCAC’s Ginger has many important properties to her, too! For starters, she can warm up any room, her purr helps with restless, sleepless nights and she has a soothing motor. A favorPhoto courtesy of David Reavis ite at the shelter, Ginger has patiently been waiting for loving home since June. She is sponsored by Project Pearl and has a reduced adoption fee! Please ask for Animal ID: A274760. n


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Carmela is a beautiful tortoiseshell with a bobtail. She’s what many call a “bomb-proof ” cat. She is unafraid of strangers, not intimidated by new places and is easy to handle. She loves to be petted and will roll over so you can rub her belly. She loves to be picked up and held. She does fine with most cats although she won’t tolerate a bully and gives them “what for” if they try. She also would be fine as an only cat. She’s a talkative girl, particularly at feeding Tailless Cat Rescue time or when she feels like you are ignoring her. She also loves shoes and feet! She is vaccinated, vetted, wormed, spayed, microchipped, and is FeLV/FIV and heartworm negative. Contact Tailless Cat Rescue at taillesscatrescue@hotmail.com or visit our website at www.taillesscatrescue.com. n

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Lexi is a female Shih Tzu/Pug mix, estimated date of birth 2007. Found by a couple one Sunday after church in the middle of the road unable to find her way out of the road. She has some vision problems due to neglect from untreated dry eyes. Animal Rescue of Stokes County She is a total sweetie! She is heartworm negative, has been vaccinated and microchipped. Her hair shaved coat is just coming back. She is good on a leash, loves to play with squeaky toys and loves to be petted. Due to her vision problems, she will require daily medication. We are also giving her supplements for her dry skin. Don’t let Lexi’s vision problems scare you, she’s great once she learns her environment! Adoption fee is $150.00. Email us at: arsc2004@gmail.com. n

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Douglas is one of the most affectionate cats you’ll meet. We refer to him as a “Dog Cat” – a cat that likes to roll with everything; laid back and easy going. Douglas is ready to go home, watch college football and root for his favorite teams! Start the season off right with “Team Douglas”. Douglas has a reduced adoption fee! Meet Douglas at Forsyth County Animal Control or call 336-703-3647 for more information. Ask for Animal ID A276438. Douglas is sponsored by

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Teddy.

Colleen is

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Please call FHS at 721-1303 if you would like to learn more about Colleen. n

Meet Teddy, a 1-1/2 year old Husky mix. Teddy is currently in the New Leash on Life program where he is receiving obedience training. Teddy is active, smart and loves being outside. He would do best as the only pet in his new home.

Amy

is a 2 year old female Lab/Chow mix who is very outgoing and friendly! She would be great with school-age children, and has lived with another dog and a cat. She demonstrates good behavior on a leash, with distractions, and obeys commands from her handler in New Leash on Life. Call FHS at 721-1303 if you are interested in adopting Amy. n

Louie

is a 2 month old male DSH. Curious and silly, this little cutie will tire himself out with jingle bell toys and that pesky little red dot! Please call FHS at 721-1303 if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to know more about adopting Louie. n

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a beautiful 1 year old female DSH. Colleen loves to see the world from up above. She is always exploring but will seek you out when she needs some affection.

Lady

is a 2 year old female Lab mix. Lady is very playful and energetic. She in in the New Leash on Life training program, where her treat motivation and love for people pleasing has made her a star in the training class! She plays well with other dogs and is very people-friendly. Call FHS at 721-1303 for details. n

Emmy is a 10 month old female Shepherd mix. Emmy is also in the New Leash on Life program learning tricks and building her confidence. Originally found as a stray, she is a quiet girl, who loves to go for walks and enjoys the company of other 4-legged friends. Please call FHS at 721-1303 for details. n


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Max Too

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(we have two animals named Max) is all boy. He loves to play and run and chase and wrestle. He likes to chase all the other cats and is in play mode all the time. Every few days Max goes into cuddle mode and needs a lap to cuddle and nap in. Basically - he is like a little boy - all energy and play. Max is going to be a big cat and has a long, sleek body. He is one of those cats that loves to “make biscuits”. Max was found in the middle of I-40 on a busy Friday night last August 2012 when a kind, young guy pulled over and picked him up. He was born in July 2012 and is a really dear boy!

Meet Gromit! Named after Wallace’s friend Gromit. This 1-1/2 year old is schooled and trained and ready for someone to be the leader of his pack. Gromit has been trained by the great Shiloh K9 in Stoneville, NC and is prepared to go out into the world and conquer! Gromit is one BIG bundle of love and is a very affectionate pup. Don’t let his size fool you, he may look like an adult, but as with most males in any species, he is still very playful. We love our Gromit, however, he is ready to go out into the world and make a family very happy. Gromit is part Boxer and part traveling salesman. Call us today to meet Gromit.

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Call ARFP at 574-9600 for more information. n

Paris.

Cabby is a

This little 6 month old Aussie mix is Paris. She is a petite girl that likes to act dainty until she goes into play mode and then she is all puppy. Paris lost her home when her owners could no longer care for her and she came into the Animal Rescue & Foster Program. She is a real sweetie and will be a great addition to any family. Paris is almost crate-trained and is working on house-training. She gets along with cats, dogs, and children.

sweet one year old Beagle mix weighing in at just 12 lbs. She is a lover and gets along with other dogs and cats. One of her favorite things to do is to curl up with her foster mom for a nice long nap. However, Cabby does have a very playful side and loves her long walks and especially loves adoption days when she can play with the other puppies in ARFP. Cabby was abandoned, rescued, and almost abandoned again until an ARFP volunteer stepped in to take her. This sweet girl has been spayed and is ready for her forever home.

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Call ARFP at 574-9600 for more information. n

Annie. Meet

Bogey.

little orphan Annie! She’s 6 months old and has never had a forever home to call her own. Sort of like the movie. We’re guessing that Annie is maybe part Border Collie or part Aussie although at 6 months old she is under 25 lbs. Annie is a Team player and gets along with everyone and everything. She has a mellow side and is calmer than many of her playmates. Annie loves to be with people and will make a wonderful companion to some lucky family!

We tell Bogey everyday what a handsome boy he is, and each day he gains more confidence. Bogey’s human mommy passed away and Bogey came to live at ARFP right after that. He’s been through a lot but now he is adjusting into the wonderful kitty we knew he could be. Belly rubs, ear massages, Bogey loves them all. He is a 5 year old neutered boy that is truly a lover. He is a Himalayan mix and is up-to-date on all of his shots and negative for FeLV. Can Bogey live with you, he asks?

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Mr. Jangles. Meet Mr. Jangles! This little guy is energetic and ready to go. Are you seeking a playmate for your cat? Then you should meet Mr. Jangles. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccines, all ready for his new home! Please give FCAP a call at 336-378-0878 or visit www.feralcatassistance.org to find out more about Mr. Jangles. n

Jamie. Would you like to play and spend time with a beautiful tuxedo kitten? Jamie would enjoy your company and would love to make your home her permanent home. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccines, all ready for her new home. Please give FCAP a call at 336-378-0878 or visit the website at www.feralcatassistance.org to find out more about Jamie. n

Janie.

If you are looking for a rowdy ball of fur then Janie is not your girl. Elegant and mature best describes Janie. She is seeking a loving and quiet permanent home where she can bask in the sunshine while you sit back and read your favorite book. Do you have a room with a lot of sunshine and are you seeking a cat like Janie? Call 336-378-0878 or visit www.feralcatassistance.org to find out more. n

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Stash.

Hi I am Stash. I am a quiet and curious little fellow. I enjoy cuddling and playing and would love nothing more than to be your best friend forever. I am neutered, microchipped and current on vaccines, all ready and just waiting for my new home! Please give FCAP a call at 336-378-0878 or visit www.feralcatassistance.org to find out more about making Stash your newest family member. n

Boo.

Do you like a quiet kitten that would love to be held? Then come visit or call about Boo. He is patiently waiting for his forever home but hopes he does not have to wait too long. Boo is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccines. Please call FCAP at 336-378-0878 or you can visit the website at www.feralcatassistance.org to find out more about making Boo your newest family member. n

Whitney. Hi! I am Whitney! I am such a girly, girl but also have a frisky side. Do you like to play and have some quiet time too? Then I am definitely the girl for you! Spayed, microchipped and vaccinated, I am ready for my new home. Please give us a call at 336-378-0878 or visit www.feralcatassistance.org for more information about making Whitney your newest family member. n


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GUILFORD COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 336.297.5020 / www.adoptshelterpets.org

Missy

is a 1 year old female who loves being petted and scratched. She is kind when meeting new people, but wants to be treated gently. Missy is not currently spayed, but will be before she

Petey is a 3 year, 1 month old male Boxer mix. He loves

goes home with her new family.

squeaky toys, bones, and stuffed animals. Petey also enjoys playing fetch and running around outside. He is not currently neutered, but will be before he goes home with his new family.

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is a 3 year, 3 month old female Hound mix. Louise is very sweet and loving to people she is familiar with. She would be great for an active adopter who can help her get back in shape. Louise is already spayed and ready to go home with you.

Louise

is a 6 month old male who enjoys spending time with people and cuddling with his littermate, Angela. He loves being petted and purrs to show you how content he is. Monty is not currently neutered, but will be as part of his adoption fee.

Please ask for Louise by Animal ID 11235033. n

Please ask for Monty by Animal ID 20289993. n

Keegan

is a 1 year, 6 month old female Shepherd mix who enjoys spending time with people and playing with stuffed animals. She would be great for a family and would love running and playing in a big yard. Keegan is not currently spayed, but will be before going to her â&#x20AC;&#x153;furreverâ&#x20AC;? home. Ask for Keegan by Animal ID 20407612. n

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Layla

is a 2 year old female Hound mix whose unique looks draws lots of attention. She is a larger dog who would be ideal for an adopter with enough space and time to give her the exercise she needs. Layla will be spayed as part of her adoption fee. Please ask for Layla by Animal ID 20398234. n


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Sunshine. Hi! I’m Sunshine, or as my foster mom nicknamed me, Sunny Bunny. She says my name suits me because I’m a ray of sunshine, the happiest little girl around. I’m a very healthy 9 year-old (though everyone I meet says I seem much younger). I’m a real looker with my freckles, Haggerty spot and long tail. My foster mom is getting to know me, but says that Boston Terrier if I were a super hero, I’d be called “The Rescue of NC Snuggler.” I’m affectionate to both humans and dogs alike. I’d really like a home where I am made the center of the universe (cats, small children and the elderly are probably not a good idea as I get very excited under foot). If your lap or bed is free, I will happily occupy them.

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her own band. But, she has been at the the shelter a very long time (a whole year) since Aug. 2012. It’s hard to find a gig when the other members keep getting adopted. She is very good with other cats and “cuddles” and hugs her kennelmate when she sleeps. When volunteers open her cage door, she stands up to meet and greet them EVERY single time without fail. She LOVES to be petted and will let you pet her as long as you want... she loves you right back...I guess her “surprised” look is that she can’t believe she hasn’t been adopted yet. Visit the Guilford County

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Nyla

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Kittens.

is one of the sweetest, kindest dogs we’ve ever met. Nyla trusts people and LOVES everyone immediately. She especially adores kids and just wants to give everyone hugs. She has a soft, cuddly, submissive personality, yet is so full of joy and affection. She is super smart and learns very quickly. Nyla is 2-3 years old and 35 lbs. She’s good with other dogs and would be great with any family.

This charming youngster was rescued when very tiny. She was raised by us with lots of TLC. Because of this, she is delightfully sociable, happy, and playful. She adores people, is snuggly, sweet and has great social skills with other kitties. We also still have some of her beautiful buff colored littermates for adoption. They are about 17 weeks old as of September 1st.

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Adoption donation is $50 per kitten. Call 393-0000 for details. n

Kevin

is a handsome, laid-back 9 year old who just wants a simple life. He is matter of fact around other dogs and cats, coexisting just fine. His main interests in life are taking strolls around the neighborhood and hanging out in a great dog bed. He’s confident and friendly but can be a grump if you try to pick him up or move him from a comfy spot so no kids, please. He has dry eye and takes daily drops. Kevin’s adoption donation is $125. Call 393-0000 for details. n

Franklin

is a 30 lb., 4 month old who looks like an Italian Spinone/Wolfhound mix. He will be large and he has the gentle, sweet, intelligent nature of these breeds. Franklin is very friendly with people and dogs, super smart, very loving and just an all-round fabulous puppy who will certainly grow into an incredibly wonderful adult. He is playful, fun, and loves to go on outings. Franklin is a joy to train and eager to please. Franklin’s adoption donation is $175. Please call 393-0000 for more information. n

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Farrah

is a joyful, very friendly and affectionate, confident little 12 lb. Pug mix who thinks life is really grand! She is 1-2 years old, has plenty of energy for all kinds of fun and is very smart. She loves playing with toys and is a happy companion to other little dogs. No little kids please since she can be a bit possessive about her toys (should be easy to retrain). Farrah’s adoption donation is $175. Call 393-0000 for details. n

Krista. Joyful Krista is an exuberant, energetic 45 lb. 2 year old who has a friendly, sweet, playful and affectionate personality. She loves fetching balls and toys and will bring them back, softly presenting them to you as though they were gifts. Athletic Krista is looking for an active family that has plenty of time to spend with her. She’d be a great hiking or jogging companion! Krista’s adoption donation is $125. Please call 393-0000 for details. n


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e looked at me and his eyes said, “I’m going home with you.” I didn’t really know why I had gone to the Guilford County Animal Shelter that day but when I saw him I knew he must be the reason. So I told him that I was going to visit all the dogs but that I’d be back to see him when I finished. I did go back and I adopted him that day. Four days later, he went home with me. That was fourteen years ago and he has had me wrapped around his paw ever since. His name is Cirrus, like the clouds, because of his one skyblue eye. Mixed with Australian Shepherd and something fuzzy, he is the most unusual dog, the most “human” dog I have ever known and he has tried my patience countless times over the years. When he was young, he delighted in slipping his collar and taking off like the wind through the neighborhood. I have chased him and screamed for him till I was hoarse and thought that he was gone for good a time or two. I finally learned to put a harness on him. He could always figure out how to get out of any type of confinement. I bought an extra tall pet gate. I discovered his love for deviled eggs and I learned to push the dish farther away from the edge of the kitchen counter. I also learned not to leave a cheeseburger unattended on the dining room table. From the beginning, he did whatever he wanted to do...and he still does. There is no doubt that he rules my household even to this day. Cirrus has shared his home with several other dogs throughout the years. His very best friend was a Border Collie mix by the name of Bodie who sadly died at six years old. I believe with all my heart that Cirrus still misses him greatly. Quite often

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I find him lying beside the box where we have Bodie’s ashes. He has tolerated an elderly Lab mix and a young Beagle. He presently coexists with his “brother”, Hardie, a Basset mix, and his “sister”, Muffin, a Beagle mix. Cirrus will soon be fifteen years old and was recently diagnosed with kidney failure. I don’t know how much time we have left to spend with him but I will love him every minute and do all I can for him until the end. I cannot imagine my household or my life without him. www.triadhappytails.com September 2013

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RED DOG FARM ANIMAL RESCUE NETWORK www.reddogfarm.com

Bruno came to Red Dog Farm when his mother, Minnie, was found starving to death in a back bedroom of a house. Fortunately for Minnie and Bruno’s brothers and sisters, a very kind family rescued them and called RDF for help. We are happy to report that the entire families of 13 are now doing great! All the puppies and mom have now been spayed/neutered, microchiped, and vaccinated. They are ready to go to their new homes today. If you are interested in adopting one or two of the puppies, please visit www.reddogfarm.com. n

Prince William came to us from a situation of neglect. He is very sweet and interested in humans but will not let us pet him just yet. He will take a treat from your hand if you are very patient and stay very still. He has now been neutered, vaccinated and had his tusks trimmed. If you are interested in adopting Prince William, please visit us online at www.reddogfarm.com. n

Poppy and her sister, Clover, came to Red Dog Farm when their owner could no longer care for them. They are perfect tempered, just the right amount of curiosity and we have yet to see them chew on anything outside the rules. They love to play on their playground and socialize with staff members. Poppy was the talk of her foster mom’s office recently and greeted everyone that stopped by. If ever there were chins that adored people, these two girls fit the bill. They enjoy being around people. Clover is still a little shy, but she will come around. Please visit www.reddogfarm.com for more information. n

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Copper came to Red Dog Farm when his mother, Minnie, was found starving to death in a back bedroom of a house. Fortunately for Minnie and Copper’s brothers and sisters, a very kind family rescued them and called RDF for help. We are happy to report that the entire families of 13 are now doing great! All the puppies and mom have now been spayed/neutered, microchiped, and vaccinated. They are ready to go to their new homes today. If you are interested in adopting one or two of the puppies, please visit www.reddogfarm.com. n

Duchess.

Meet our Duchess! She came to Red Dog Farm when she was found as a stray. Duchess is a little shy when she first meets you but warms quickly within a day or so. She does enjoy the company of another cat or dog. Duchess is up-to-date on vaccines, has been microchipped, and spayed. We are still getting to know her but will keep you posted. Updates will be posted on our website. If you are interested in offering Duchess her forever home, please visit Red Dog Farm online at www.reddogfarm.com. n

Oscar and his brothers were picked up by animal control as strays and were not claimed from the animal shelter, so the shelter asked us for help. They are now settled into a foster home and all three have been surgically castrated and vaccinated. They are a little shy, however, with time and treats (like Cheerios), they will be tame in no time. We would love to see these boys stay together as they are definitely a bonded herd. Visit www.reddogfarm.com for more information!! n


Chester.

Hi I’m Chester! Want to end your summer on a high note? Then you need me! I was recently placed in foster care but am looking for my forever family. I am 5 years young with lots of life left to go! See the magnificent pose I strike? And look at that form… I am quite the handsome hound, if I do say Carolina Basset Hound Rescue so myself! If you add me to your family, you’ll have the best fall ever -- guaranteed! If you’d like more information about Chester or our other adoptable Basset Hounds, please visit our website at www.cbhr.com, or email rebecca.gering@cbhr.com. n

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Pot-bellied pigs make wonderful pets. I personally have two pet pigs, and they are definitely members of the family. But, many people acquire pot-bellied pigs as piglets, when they are SO cute, and then do not want to take care of them (or do not have an appropriate enclosure for them) when

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they grow to their mature size. It is a

rooting. Pigs love to graze as well as root, so a well-fenced pasture with water and shelter (like a stall or run-in shed) is perfect for them. As far as daily care, pigs need a high quality diet (we feed Mazuri Mini-Pig brand feed) and they love fruits and vegetables as treats. They like to build a “nest” of hay and shavings in which

myth that pot-bellied pigs stay small! A healthy adult pot-bellied pig gener-

to sleep, and they love to wallow in mud in the summer, so a wallowing

ally weighs between 75 – 200 pounds. Many breeders try and convince

hole or large baby pool is great. While there are always exceptions to the

people to underfeed their pigs to keep them small, which is just as cruel as

rule, pigs and dogs generally don’t mix.

underfeeding a dog or a cat.

If you are interested in adopting a pot-bellied pig (or better yet, a pair

Pigs are very social animals and are happiest in a home where there

of them), please consider all of their long term needs before making your

is at least one other pig. While I do know of some people who choose to

decision, and please adopt!

keep their pigs indoors, I truly believe that pigs are farm animals and are

Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network has a number of adoptable pigs.

happiest outside so long as they have shelter from extreme weather and

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SPCA OF THE TRIAD 336.375.3222 / www.triadspca.org

Lucy. The Doctor

A little pixie magic goes a long way! This magical kitty is a year old and very petite. Her beautiful markings of black on pure white suggest a little pixie dust has given her the magic touch! Your home will light up when this tiny darling joins the family!

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

Mario. This is Mario, a handsome little 6 week old guy who was found in a puddle between Mario’s Pizza and PetCo! Fortunately, the SPCA Pet Fair was held that day, so this sick little fella was scooped up and brought to SPCA! He’s right as rain now and ready to have pizza at your house!! If you would like to adopt Mario, please call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n

Luscious.

Is it that luscious brown coat? Those luscious brown eyes? Maybe those adorable elf-ears!! Luscious has so many wonderful qualities, who can name them all? She is about 8 months old and her outgoing, playful nature is all she needs to win you over. Lusciousness is just extra!! Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n

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Pixie.

is In - 5 Cents Please! This lovely 14 week old sweetie will sit and listen to all your problems, But when you have this sweet purrball in your arms, who can remember any problems?! Lucy has a pretty orange diamond on her forehead and, as you can see, perfectly matched stripes!

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Rex.

Need a happy, fun kinda guy for your family? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Meet Rex! Rex is the dog that keeps on giving, and playing, and jumping, and tummyrubbing and...well, you get the picture. At about 10 months old, Rex is ready to start a lifetime of fun with you! Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n

Phoebe & Pippa. Pittie Puppies, Pittie Puppies try saying that 5 times fast! Well, these 14 week old sisters will have you saying “Let’s Adopt”! Brindle with a hint of white, these two are currently in basic obedience training at People & Paws 4 Hope and are both at the head of the class! Come out and meet them today! Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 for more information. n


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Goose,

aka Chaps, is an adult male mix, neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. We don’t really know what breed Goose is but we do know he is all dog! Some good lovin’ and good grooming and Goose will settle down and become a valuable member of the family. He’s currently in the New Leash on Life Program and is a great dog! His adoption fee will be $200. Call 336-683-8235 to adopt Goose or for more details, email rcaspets@gmail.com. n

Suzy

is an adult female, one of the many cats we have for adoption. What makes her so special? She’s studying to become a doctor. All day she practices useful phrases like, “Open wide, this won’t hurt a bit!”. Her favorite is, “Let’s take a closer look at that.” Call us today or go online and check out Suzy. To adopt, email rcaspets@gmail.com or call 336-683-8235. n

Barney is a male Schnauzer Mix and very sweet! Who could resist a face like this? Barney has his bags packed and is ready to move in with you! His good looks and sweet temperament make him a favorite around the shelter. Give Barney the love he deserves by adopting him. Please call or go by the Randolph County Animal Shelter today! To adopt Barney, please email rcaspets@gmail.com or call the Randolph County Animal Shelter at 336-683-8235 for more information. n

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Reece

is an adult female, very sweet, and is already litter-trained. She has plans to start her own restaurant as soon as she graduates from Johnson and Wales. Everyone says Mexican food is the most popular, but somehow a seafood restaurant sounds better! Besides, quality control requires tasting today’s catch, hummm. Reece must have an inside only home. Call 336-683-8235 to adopt Reece, or email rcaspets@gmail.com for more information. n

Brooks

is a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Hound/mix (short coat). This handsome fellow is 3 years old and looking for a good home. Brooks is one of those big goofy guys who looks imposing, but then melts into a ball of love about two seconds after you first meet him. He’s also got that “who, me?” stare down pat. So if your sandwich goes missing, it will never have been Brooks who took it. Email rcaspets@gmail.com or call 336-683-8235 for more information. n

Hewie

is around 2 years old and already neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines. He is currently in the New Leash on Life program. His adoption fee is $200. He is well-trained, but high energy. He’s the perfect companion for an active person. You can see by his photo, he is raring to go! Hewie is very loving, house-trained and he even loves his crate. To adopt Hewie, email rcaspets@gmail.com. n


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Tazz is a lovable Terrier mix, with eyes that shine like gold and diamonds. This little 6-month old pup loves playing with his toys but also knows how to just kick back and enjoy life. He likes to lounge on the couch and enjoy a good movie. He is looking to find that perfect match for his lovable personality. Visit Tazz at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter located at 250 Cherokee Camp Road in Reidsville, NC. n

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Faithis a sweet southern belle that has a passion for fashion. She loves to accent her shiny black coat with her lively colored bandanas. But this 9-month old Labrador retriever mix is just looking for her best friend to share her fashions and a good time with. She is dressed and ready to go to her forever home today. We are located at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd in Reidsville. n

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River is a 4-month old Domestic Medium Hair who loves to sit on his perch and mesmerize you with his beautiful tail swaying back and forth. He has a very energetic personality and can entertain himself with anything. After a long day of playing, this little cuddle bug loves to snuggle under the covers to a night full of sweet dreams. Come see this sweet boy today! Come visit River at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter or give us a call at (336) 394-0075. n

Elmer is a spunky little Australian Shepard mix. Even though he is a year old, he is still a puppy at heart. He loves to run and play, then goes for a dip in the pool to cool off. He wins the hearts of everyone he meets with his spunky personality. If you give him a chance he can win your heart too. Visit Elmer at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter located at 250 Cherokee Camp Road in Reidsville. n

Nicholas knows he is the talk of the shelter with his gorgeous orange coat. Even though he is 4.5 years old he still loves to play and mingle with all of his friends at the shelter. After a long day of entertaining, Nicholas loves to cuddle up with a good book and a cozy blanket. He is neutered and up-to-date on his shots and ready to find his new forever home. Come visit Nicholas at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter or give us a call at (336) 394-0075. n


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Fun with Fostering or “Clyde and the Metal Monster” “Are you out of your mind? You already have three cats in your care, one of whom is special needs! You’re insane to take on a fourth!”, my inner voice screamed at me. Yet, there he was – eight years old and homeless, the love and companionship of the only human he had ever known ripped away by cancer. “He” was a handsome tabby Manx mix named Clyde. Tailless Cat Rescue (TCR), the small group with which I volunteer, had actually stepped forward to help Clyde, who was at high risk of Clyde being euthanized. Unfortunately, through no fault of Clyde’s the first foster home wasn’t working out and TCR’s main foster home was closed to new cats thanks to a ringworm fungus problem. At this point, all eyes turned to me.

Well, I’m a pushover for an older animal in need, so it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Clyde would end up fostering at my home. He spent the first week secluded in my Florida room with all the comforts, able to see and smell my three cats through the French doors, but everyone safe from physical interaction. Introductions gradually took place later on and considering all he had been through Clyde did very well and was even becoming something of a lap cat. Nonetheless he needed time to relax and adjust to his new environment, so one particular household chore was postponed – vacuuming. Now lest you think this meant sacrificing a Martha Stewart certification for good house keeping on my part, let me be honest. I HATE vacuuming! In fact, for me scrubbing toilets is a walk through paradise compared to cranking up the old wind machine. So, Clyde’s arrival was the perfect excuse for putting off this heinous task.

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Even so, the day finally arrived when the sight of a herd of cat-hair wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti of my hardwood floors was just too much to bear. Out came the “metal monster”. Now let’s face it, most vacuum cleaners make noise, even a decent machine like mine. Wildebeests or no, that gave me pause. My own cats hated the sight and sound of the vacuum cleaner, so was I about to traumatize poor Clyde? Maybe it would be best to at least know the location of each cat before starting. OK, there were Diego and Willow snoozing in the Florida room and sure enough, there was Xena slumbering in her usual spot on the bed. Now where was Clyde? Where WAS Clyde? Wouldn’t you know, not a sign of him. SIGH! At this point daylight was beginning to wane, so it was now or never to get the vacuuming done and behind me. Continued on page 44

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Training Your Pet

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN A Dog's Test for Everyday Life

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any of us who have dogs think of them as our children. Therefore, we want them to behave like obedient children and be good citizens. The American Kennel Club (AKC) must have been thinking along those lines too, since they created the title Canine Good Citizen. On January 1, 2013 this became an official title with AKC, though the program has been around since 1989. Dogs of all kinds can earn this title, as long as they have the appropriate vaccinations. In order to qualify for this title, you and your dog must complete a ten-part exam. The skills required to pass the test are things that your dog should normally do as a wellmannered dog, consisting of the following: 1) Accepting a friendly stranger - A desirable skill for everyday walks and living. 2) Sitting politely for petting - Another appropriate skill for everyday living and walks around the block. 3) Appearance and grooming - Includes brushing over your dog’s back, picking up his paws and looking in his ears, such as a vet or groomer would do. 4) Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead) - This step consists of walking your dog, adding a couple of stops and turns along the way. 5) Walking through a crowd - A helpful skill to know when walking your dog at the park or strolling through a pet store where there are several people grouped together. 6) Sit and down on command, staying in place - Your dog must be able to sit and down on command, stay until you walk out 20 feet, then wait for you to return and

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release him from command. 7) Coming when called - Your dog must stay while you walk 10 feet out, then come when you call him over. 8) Reaction to another dog Your dog must be able to stop beside another dog while you shake hands with the dog’s owner, then continue on with your dog. 9) Reaction to distraction - Someone will drop something, roll an item by your dog, and maybe jog past your dog. He should not be upset by these things, but should be confident with you there by his side. 10) Supervised separation - Your dog will be held by someone while you go out of sight for three minutes. This skill could be beneficial if you are out with a friend and need to run to your car for something you may have forgotten. As you can see, most of the test items are useful for situations you and your dog may face in everyday life. Earning the CGC is a fun way to work with your dog in many different situations. Along with completing the exam, the handler must agree to an AKC CGC responsible dog owner’s pledge which are also everyday things that we would do as a dog owner: 1) I will be responsible for my dog’s health needs. Health needs consists of food, veterinarian visits, and daily exercise. 2) I will be responsible for my dog’s safety. Your dog’s safety consists of using a leash in public, supervision of your dog, and having an ID tag for your dog. 3) I will not allow my dog to infringe on the

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rights of others. Infringing on the rights of others would be to not pick up your dog’s waste, allow your dog to roam the neighborhood, and allowing your dog to continuously bark. 4) I will be responsible for my dog’s quality of life. This pledge includes basic training, playtime, and attention for life. Once your dog has successfully completed the exam you will receive a form to send to the AKC, along with the appropriate fee, in order to obtain your certificate. For an additional fee, you may choose to have your CGC title recorded by the AKC. If your dog does not pass the test and needs additional help with a certain test item, it will be noted on the form, telling you which skills need more practice. Your dog can then retake the exam after practicing the indicated skill. For further information go to the AKC website at www.akc.org.

Carolina Dog Training Club offers Canine Good Citizen classes to help get you and your dog ready to take the CGC test. We suggest that you take our Beginner I class and possibly our Beginner II class before taking the CGC class. For more information, please visit www.carolinadogtrainingclub.com or call us at (336) 273-8828. SEE OUR COUPON ON PAGE 41.


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Keesha came to us from a setting where there had been a recent loss, though her neglect had obviously been going on for some time. She arrived with heartworms (scheduled for treatment), nails that were nearly two inches long, Doberman Rescue of the Triad tartar build-up on her teeth that was so bad the vet had to put her on antibiotics before he could clean them properly, some form of Myleopathy or Wobblers (being diagnosed) and was unsteady on her legs (also being diagnosed). Since her arrival she has improved dramatically. She is happily and enthusiastically walking and running around, albeit somewhat awkwardly. She is full of good will, agreeable, grateful, and has a heart that exceeds and belies the ill effects of her past miseries. Read more at http://www.doberman-rescue.com/dogs/kesha.php. n

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Winston. is a handsome three-yearold neutered male Springer Spaniel. He is currently in foster care with English Springer Rescue America. He’s a happy, healthy fellow who is good with other dogs. But he needs to be in a home without young children. To learn more about ESRA’s adoption program, go to SpringerRescue.org/adopt/adoptionfaq.html or email ESRACarolinas@gmail.com. n English Springer Spaniel

a pretty Maine Coon mix kitten with calico and tabby colorings. She has orange and brown stripes with white feet and chest. Collette loves playing NC Cat Adoption Team with her foster brother Colby, a buff tabby Persian mix kitten. They make an awesome pair and are waiting for the right home to grow up in. Do you have that home?

Rowdy is a big, beautiful 3 year old male who weighs 90 pounds on a large frame. He is friendly and goofy and came in without any training, but is learning quickly. He likes people and loves attention. He seems to particularly like children (older Triad Golden Retriever Rescue please), other dogs and is said to be OK with cats. He is a big, strong active dog so he needs someone who will be a strong leader.

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Hailey was quickly running out of time in one of NC’s high kill shelters, when she caught the eye of a GSRA volunteer. Emaciated at only 39 pounds, filthy, smelly with chunks of hair poking out everywhere, she was a mess, but she is going to end up being one gorgeous girl. Hailey is petite, with a dark sable coat, high flying ears and striking eyes. She is house-trained and gets along with dogs, cats and kids. She loves her tennis ball and being with her people.

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Since Clyde wasn’t in the studio that seemed to be the best place to start and with a push of a button the metal monster roared into life, the rotary brush on the carpet head adding to the cacophony. “OK!” I thought, “So far so good.” About a third of the room was done when my head turned to the right . . .and I nearly jumped out of my skin! It’s a wonder I didn’t scream! To my shock there was Clyde sitting under one of the drawing tables and peeking around a portfolio case, eyes wide as saucers, but totally focused on this loud and bizarre contraption. I froze in place, fearful of making any further movements. But Clyde just sat there staring and finally I dared to continue. To my relief, he just kept on observing and stayed put, even when he saw me exit the room. In fact, he stayed in the studio until all the vacuuming was done. My cats? True to form they all hid the moment the metal monster made its first sound. So much for being concerned about the delicate sensibili-

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ties of my feline houseguest. . .and my perfect excuse for procrastinating with vacuuming! As luck would have it, two days after the new profile I wrote for Clyde was posted on the Internet an inquiry arrived. TCR asked me to handle communicating with this prospective adopter and after the exchange of several emails an application arrived. The woman is a freelance film editor in NY and an experienced cat caregiver, sharing her life with a husband, an older female Snowshoe and a young Australian shepherd. She even makes most of her cat’s food and they don’t hesitate to provide whatever medical care they’re animal companions need. The vet reference was excellent and the personal references were outstanding. A rescue volunteer in that area conducted the home visit for TCR and the report was glowing. Transport was eventually arranged and Clyde has gone from homeless and nearly being put down to now living the high life on Long Island. I love happy endings!

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Clyde “roughing it” on Long Island.

About the author: Richard is a resident of McLeansville, an amateur artist and a passionate animal rescue volunteer. He shares his home with two senior cats, Xena and Diego, both adopted as older adults, and one younger cat, Willow, who won his heart and finally ushered him into the ranks of “failed” foster parents.


Scarlett

was surrendered to our hospital in July in rough shape. Her previous owner refused to provide medical care for her and wanted us to euthanize her. They had watched her deteriorate in their back yard for over a year because she was leaking urine. We diagnosed her with arthritis, a chronic urinary tract infection and severe periodontal disease that had become a kidney infection and ultimately caused a heart infection. Doctors at Adams Farm Animal Hospital donated $1500 worth of care and Bingo Pet Hospice paid for an additional $500 in care with a generous grant. Scarlett is feeling MUCH better now! She requires medication, but takes them well in her senior canned food. She’s great with cats, other dogs, kids and is playful and loving, looking for a forever home. Her medication costs for the first year of her

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Nitro is a 6 month old full-blooded Rottweiler male. He’s up-to-date on his shots, on heartworm preventive and neutered. He’s very much a puppy and loves to play and chew. He lost his hind leg to an injury when he was only 8 weeks old. He has adjusted very well and hasn’t let it slow him down one little bit.

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Humane Society of Alamance County

Rockingham County Animal Shelter (continued)

Saturday, September 14- AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day! Join us from 10-3 at the Jiggs Askew Bark Park!

Community Spay & Neuter Clinic - Rockingham County Animal Shelter. Dogs-

Sunday, September 22- Bark and Wine - State St., in Greensboro from 12-6pm.

$75, cats-$65, by appointment only - call for date. MUST BRING PROOF OF A CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION with you or 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. Call 336-394-0075 for details.

Saturday, October 5 - WOOFSTOCK - 11am-3pm at Burlington City Park Amphitheater. Live music, food vendors, rescue groups & more. Visit www. hsaconline.org/woofstock-2013.html for more info or if you would like to be a vendor or sponsor.

SPCA of the Triad

Humane Society of Davidson County

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

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

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.

A  doption Fairs in Greensboro on Sundays at Petco, Wendover Ave. from 12:30-3:30.

Stokes County Humane Society Rabies Clinic Schedule. Times are 9am-12Noon; Vaccine $8, Proof of Rabies required to obtain 3 year vaccine; Microchips $20.Clinics listed below. Saturday, September 7 - Rabies Clinic - 9am-12noon at Sauratown Volunteer Fire Department, 4476 Hwy 66 King. Phone: 994-2113.

Tailless Cat Rescue Saturday, September 21 - Adoption Fair at All Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave., in Greensboro from 11am-3pm.

Loving Pet Inn Adoptions Saturday, September 7 - 2nd annual “Rally for Rescues “ Women’s Tennis Tournament and Social, Pinetop Tennis and Social Club, 3723 Pinetop Rd Greensboro. Go to www.lovingpetinnadoptions.org for details and to sign up.

ma Cares Saturday, September 7 - “A Night of Stars – Saluting Our Veterans” from 7-10pm, at Carolina Theatre, Greensboro. Includes music by The Radials, Stump the Cartoonist with Jack Cassady, “a taste of the stars” showcase from premier eateries & caterers, dancing, cash bar, & silent auction. Purchase tickets in advance at www.anightofstars.org for $10 through September 6 or $15 at door. Space is limited. All proceeds benefit Patriot Rovers, a local non-profit that rescues dogs, names them after fallen soldiers, & trains them to be service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD & traumatic brain injuries.

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

PetSense September 7 & 8 - ForeverHome 2013 National Pet Adoption Week - Local rescues and shelters with adoptable animals at stores everywhere plus FUN family activities. Participating stores include Greensboro, Reidsville and Mt. Airy. For addresses and more information. See ad on page 2.

Pet Praise Sunday, September 8 - Dog Wash - from 1-4pm at Carolina Vineyards and Hops, 1111 South Marshall St., Winston Salem. Call 336-448-1284 or Pet Praise at 336-659-8486. Proceeds to benefit Forsyth Humane Society. See ad on page 7.

Randolph County Animal Shelter Located at 1370 County Land Road in Randleman. Phone: 336-683-8235.

Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network Sunday, September 22 - Join Red Dog Farm adoptable animals at the annual Bark and Wine. Bark and Wine is a fundraiser that is held each year for Susie’s Fund, it brings together rescues from across the state, vineyards, bands, vendors and GREAT people to help the animals of NC! We hope to see you there! Visit www.reddogfarm.com for more information about future events!

Rockingham County Animal Shelter Located at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd in Reidsville. Phone: 336-394-0075.

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Magic Biscuit

is absolutely gorgeous! She is a 4-1/2 year old, light brindle, petite girl. After losing nine races to other greyhounds, she would be happiest if she were the only dog in a home, but could tolerate a greyhound brother if necessary. She could even learn to like a cat or two. She is very easy-going and loves to play with toys. She always seeks out the people when she is outside at Greyhound Greyhound Friends Friends kennels, and loves to be petted. of NC She would learn to love her forever family very quickly. Won’t you give her a home? 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

Sandy & Diego, Parsons Jack Russell Terrier siblings, were born on 6-11-13. They each weigh about 4 lbs. and are beyond adorable! Both Sandy and Diego are happy, healthy puppies who have had their first two puppy shots and have been regularly wormed. Both pups are Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers microchipped. Sandy and Diego’s adoption fee will include their spay/neuter, when they are old enough, plus their rabies and bordetella vaccinations. If you would like to give Sandy or Diego a great home, contact Robin at 336-414-1373 or Robin@insightrecruiters.com. n


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September 2013

All Pets Considered Saturday, September 15 - Pet Portraits - 12noon-6pm at All Pets Considered. Please call 336540-1400 for appointment. See ad on page 9.

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.

Animal Rescue & Foster Program (ARFP, Greensboro) Next Step Adoption Center, 711 Milner Dr., Greensboro. Open Saturdays 11am-3pm, Sundays 1-4pm, Wednesdays 5-8pm. Call 574-9600 for more info or visit www.arfpnc.com. Sunday, September 8 - Premier Jewelry Party, 1-4pm at Next Step Adoption Center, 711 Milner Drive, Greensboro Monday, September 9 - Pet Therapy w/ARFP @ 12:30 and on Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30pm. Take your pet for a cheery visit to meet residents in area facilities. ontact Happy at sephappy@triad.rr.com for more info. Saturday, September 14 - Shampoo & Style for Strays at Avanti Salon & Spa, 1578 Highwoods Blvd. (Target Shopping Center on New Garden Rd.), Greensboro, 10am-1pm. Raffles, Chair Massages, Doggie Fashion Show, Dog Food & Cat Food Drive. Please call 336-288-3883 for more info. See ad on page 49. Saturday, September 21 - ARFP Adoption Day at Golden Antiques & Treasures, 220 North (N. Battleground), Summerfield 10am-1pm. 336-323-0850 for more info. Sunday, September 22 - Peace Festival, 12-2pm at First Friends Meeting, 100 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro. ARFP Adoption Event in celebration of International Peace Day.

AVANTI Lakeside Saturday, September 14 - Shampoo & Style for Strays (10am-5pm) and Animal Adoption Event (10am-1pm) at Avanti Lakeside, 1578 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro. $25 Shampoos & Styles, Doggie Fashion Show, Adoptable Animals. Proceeds go to Animal Rescue & Foster Program. Call 288-3883 for info. See ad on page 49.

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Bark for Life of High Point Saturday, September 28, at Creekside Park in Archdale. Presented by the American Cancer Society. Registration begins at 9am, Dog Walk at 10am. Event includes Agility demonstrations, contests, vendors, games, food and fun! Visit www.relayforlife.org/highpointnc for more info.

Bingo Pet Hospice Tuesday, September 17, 6:30pm - Dental Care 101: Your Senior Pet’s Life Depends Upon It! - at Sedgefield Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic, 4740 High Point Road. Go to www.meetup.com/BingoPetHospice for details and to sign up for free. Sunday September 22, 12-4pm - Dog Wash Fundraiser - at Adams Farm Animal Hospital, 5502 Adams Farm Lane, Greensboro. Suggested donation of $10 per dog. Proceeds to fund the Financial Assistance Program to help senior pets in our community! Visit www.bingopethospice.org for more details. See ad on page 29.

Burlington Pet Adoption Center Located at 221 Stone Quarry Road, Haw River, NC. Phone: 336-578-0343. Saturday, September 14 - We will be at the Alamance Kennel Club’s Responsible Dog Owner Day at the Jiggs Askew Memorial Bark Park, 1333 Overbrook Rd., Burlington, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have a few of our adoptable pets, giveaways, etc.

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September 21 & 22 - Carousel Festival at City Park in Burlington. 10am-6 pm on Saturday, Sept. 21 and 1pm-6 pm on Sunday, Sept 22. Entertainment, food, arts/crafts, etc. Saturday, October 5 - Rabies Clinic - 9-11am. Vost is $5. Bring pets to the Burlington Pet Adoption Center. Dogs must be on leash and cats in a carrier. Call 578-0343 for details.

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 appt. only, except no appt. necessary every 2nd & 4th Thursday, closed Fridays. Visit www.centralspayneuterandwellnessclinic.com for more information. See ad on page 2.


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Animal Hospital of Walnut Cove

Your cat may be eligible for free medical care. A nationwide clinical trial is under way to evaluate cats that have kidney disease and to determine if they also have hypertension—as these conditions often occur together. Dr. Elizabeth Eilers with the Cat Clinic of Greensboro is the study’s local site investigator, and is currently evaluating cats for the study. For information, visit www.mycatcanhelp.com or call (855) 254-3971. See article on page 17.

Feral Cat Assistance Program For information on our monthly Spay Day Clinics, call 336-378-0878, Line 1. Adoption fairs are held in Greensboro at PetSmart on Bridford Pkwy. each Saturday of the month from 12-4 and are sometimes held on Sunday afternoons. It’s best to call PetSmart at 218-8188 to confirm there is a Sunday adoption fair. Saturday September 28 - Rabies Clinie at Kopper Top Life Learning Center, 6657 Kimesville Rd., Liberty, 9am to 1pm. One year vaccine is $5, 3 year vaccine is $10 - (must have proof of the one year vaccine to receive the 3 year vaccine). For questions or more info check our website feralcatassistance.org, or our Facebook page, facebook/feralcatassistance/nc or leave message at 336-378-0878, line 2. Cats must be in carrier, dogs must be on leash. Also offering AKC microchips at this event for $25 per animal.

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

Forsyth County Animal Control Located at 5570 Sturmer Park Circle in Winston-Salem. Phone: 336-703-3647.

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

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The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro. Visit the new Carolina SciQuarium today! See ad on page 47.

Guilford County Animal Shelter Located at 4525 West Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. Phone: 336-297-5020. Please call for more information on any of our events. Adoption Fairs in Greensboro every Saturday - 12noon-3pm at Petsmart on Bridford Pkwy & every Sunday - 1-4pm at PetSmart on Lawndale. Saturday, September 7 – Rabies Clinic at the Guilford County Animal Shelter 10am-2pm Saturday, September 7 – Kitten Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Lawndale Dr 1-4pm Saturday, September 14 – Kitten Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Lawndale Dr 1-4pm Saturday, September 21 – Pets in the Park at Windsor Recreation Center 10am-4pm Saturday, September 21 – Kitten Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Lawndale Dr 1-4pm Sunday, September 22 – Bark and Wine at Café Pasta on State St in Greensboro 12-6pm Saturday, September 28 – Kitten Adoption Fair at PetSmart on Lawndale Dr 1-4pm

Guilford County Pet Responsibility Program If you love children and animals, and would like to volunteer to teach kids in Guilford County how to take better care of their pets, we need your help! Following are recruiting and training events coming up at UNCG (Guilford College events took place in August). Tuesday, September 3 - Volunteer fair at UNCG, 11am-2pm, on College Ave. (the main walkway through campus). Please park in the Walker Parking Deck. In case of rain, the fair will move to the Cone Ballroom in the EUC building. Saturday, September 7 - Meeting with UNCG students to talk about the program, 2pm, in the Azalea room of the EUC building. To learn more about this program, please visit petresponsibility.wordpress.com or contact Ruby Wescoat at rubywescoat@hotmail.com.

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