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Welcome to Jennifer Frazier


he Holiday Season is fast approaching, we can’t believe another year is almost at the end. This is the perfect time to remind everyone to make sure your plans include caring for your fur children. If travelling, book petsitting/ boarding reservations now. And be extra careful about leaving decorations, food and such where little paws can get into trouble. Some exciting news for this month, we want to welcome Alamance County into our publication! Three wonderful organizations are adding animals to this issue, and we hope to add even more in the coming months. Our goal is to be truly a regional magazine and offer space to anyone who needs it. We all have a lot to be thankful for every day, but the focus is especially intense during the month of November. Triad Happy Tails Magazine is especially thankful for the opportunity to publish each

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month and keep our homeless pet population out in front of the public. Of course, if not for our advertisers, this would be impossible. Please, when buying gifts, looking for goods and services, consider our advertisers. Not only are they the ones keeping us in print, they are local business people. What better way can we all give back to our communities, than buying local? If you are looking for our Animal Welfare and Rescue List, please visit our website, and click on the Shelters & Rescue link. We have made it easy to be in touch with more than 50 area animal rescue organizations by providing live links to each group, if they have provided us with a website. We hope this will make it more convenient for you should you have questions or concerns Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Our Advertisers Eanes Heating & Air Conditioning, pg. 42

Pet Pro Kennels - Dog Boarding, pg. 40

Family Pet Cremation Center, pg. 13

Philip E. Taylor, DDS, PA., pg. 44

All Pets Considered, pg. 43

Fishers Bar & Grille, pg. 23

Pick of the Litter - In Home Pet Services, pg. 19

Almost Home Boarding & Grooming, pg. 41

Fisher Park Counseling, PLLC, pg. 2

Ruff Housing Doggie Daycare, pg. 39

Always There Pet Care, pg. 7

Gate City Animal Hospital, pg. 39

Sedgefield Animal Hospital and Dental Ctr, pg. 3

Animal Allergy and Ear Clinic, pg. 7

Golden Antiques & Treasures, pg. 17

Shiloh K-9 Dog Training Services, LLC, pg. 43

Animal Hospital of Walnut Cove, pg. 40

Groomz 2 Go, pg. 7

Scooby-Dos - Mobile Pet Grooming, pg. 3

Beacon Suites Pet Resort, pg. 5

Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, pg. 23

The Corner Slice, pg. 23

Blue Ribbon Diner - (2 locations in Burlington & Mebane), pg. 31

In Tune Auto Care, pg. 19

Brassfield Animal Hospital, pg. 5

J.R. Bailey Designs, pg. 13

Trail Paws Market, pg. 29

Carolina Dog Training, pg. 41

Jake & Company Pet & House Sitters, pg. 41

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James Landing Veterinary Hospital, PA, pg. 17

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Cat Care Hospital, pg. 11

Jimmydog Design Group, pg. 29

The Village Grill - Burlington, pg. 31

Cat Clinic of Greensboro, pg. 13

Lisa’s Doggone Grooming, pg. 21

Triad Stage, pg. 23

Cat Towers by James, pg. 40

Luckys Pet Resort & Day Spa, pg. 17

University Animal Hospital, pg. 19

Central Carolina Pet Services, pg. 5

Malcolm’s Manor, pg. 19

Wags to Riches - Pet Groomer, pg. 29

Chem Dry of Alamance, Forsyth & Guilford Counties, pg. 7

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Publishers / Editors Deb Printup Jennifer Frazier

Art Direction / Design Jennifer Frazier Deb Printup

Cover Photography - Div. of Ken Sykes Photography




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Contributing Writers Cecilia Ho, DVM James Colasanti, Jr. Kim Vaughn Mark Uren

Distribution Bob Slone Distributech Eileen Riley

Sales 336.456.1959 336.580.3964 Triad Happy Tails Magazine is a monthly publication and 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. Please call the individual shelters and rescue organizations to check on availability of a specific animal and to learn about their adoption process.

Our Mission Statement:

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

in this issue. . . 8 F  orsyth Humane Society On Track for the Future 11 Ask the Vet Feline Arthritis Pain

 uccess Story 37 S Safe on All Bases

40 C  alendar of Events Upcoming November Events

ANIMAL SHELTERS & RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS 10 The Animal Rescue & Foster Program

22 SPCA of the Triad

12 Feral Cat Assistance Program 14-15 Guilford County Animal Shelter

24 AARF (Winston-Salem) 26 Animal Control of Forsyth County

16 Loving Pet Inn Adoptions

28 Forsyth Humane Society

18 NC Cat Adoption Team

30 Burlington Pet Adoption Center

20 Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network

32 Humane Society of Alamance County

Beverly Beck & Associates, Inc. reserves the right to deny advertisements. ©2011 Beverly Beck & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without written consent is strictly prohibited.


38 T  raining Tips Dog Owners Need Training Along With Their Dogs

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34—36 Breed Specific & Various Local Rescue Groups ON THE COVER: Kimbel is a Tri Color Beagle mix. He’s a neutered male who’s approximate date of birth is 9/6/2009. Kimbel came to our adoption center on 9/21/2011. This handsome boy is very playful and is great with children, other dogs and is crate trained. For more infomation, or to visit Kimbel, contact the Forsyth Humane Society, 336.721.1303 or visit our website:

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Forsyth Humane Society On Track for the Future By Mark Uren


ew people know the history of the Forsyth Humane Society (FHS). FHS exists because of the love Dee Dee & Lydia Schouler had for their dog. D.D. Schouler was a wealthy merchant who owned a department store on Liberty Street. Mr Schouler loved animals, particularly dogs. He had a dog that he trained to go the corner and wait for the streetcar. When the car came, he hopped aboard and gave the motorman a nickel that he held in his mouth. The dog would then ride to the square where Schouler’s store was located. In addition to the nickel, the dog would also carry Schouler’s lunch. In 1908, the street car-riding dog died. A friend of the family decided to give the

grief-stricken couple another dog. True animal lovers, the Schoulers could not resist feeding and housing any stray that came their way. In 1910 D.D. Schouler died and in 1926 Lydia Schouler died. She left a handwritten will and left her grandmother’s antique clock to the friend who gave them their dog after they lost their streetcar friend and instructions to establish the D.D. Schouler Fund for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals administered by the Winston-Salem Foundation. Since 1939 money from this fund has gone to support FHS and in 1941 FHS was chartered and has worked out of several locations. The grand opening for the current location at 61 Miller Street was celebrated on May 7, 1998. In 2003, a rededication was held to celebrate the expansion of our Adoption Center to approximately 1200 square feet. Today FHS is lead by a small Check out Amore, left, approximately eight months old; below is Leo, still young at four years old. Both are at the Forsyth Humane Society and are looking for forever homes.


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caring professional staff and hundreds of volunteers. We operate out of an 1800 square foot adoption center with limited parking and very little kennel and public space. However, these limitations have not hindered FHS. FHS facilitated over 800 dog and cat adoptions last year with the help of 1200 hard working and dedicated volunteers. FHS staff and volunteers are committed to our mission and fulfilling the Schouler’s legacy by caring for homeless and neglected animals, advocating for their rights and facilitating second chances for both humans and animals. Celebrating 70 Years of Making a Difference in Our Community The Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) is the oldest animal welfare organization in Forsyth County. This year we will celebrate 70 years of promoting responsible pet ownership and caring for homeless dogs and cats. The heart of FHS is a community of staff, volunteers and donors, who serve in various roles, all helping our four legged friends in Forsyth County. “Blessed with a rich history rooted in the love of animals, FHS is privileged to mark its 70th anniversary with a deep appreciation for our donors and volunteers, and as a community, we are committed to making Forsyth County a more humane one. And so, we will celebrate our past, present and future at the FHS 70th Anniversary party, Furr Ball Unleashed!” said Mark Uren, FHS’s Executive Director. As part of our 70th Anniversary Commemoration, FHS is combining two of its biggest and most successful signature fundraisers of the past, The Furr Ball and Art Unleashed!. Furr Ball Unleashed!, is Saturday, November 12, 2011, at The Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Furr Ball Unleashed!, our platinum celebration will be a fun evening of dinner, dancing,

Cover Story and entertainment which will include live music by The Piedmont Wind Symphony, Doug Davis & the Mystery Dates and The Plaids. Emmy and Golden Globe actress nominee and winner Rosemary Harris is our elegant and gracious honorary chairperson. For the Love of Animals Rosemary Harris and her husband, playwright, John Ehle have lived in WinstonSalem, NC for 42 years and have many paw prints on their hearts from the animals they have loved. “Animals have played such a wonderful role in our lives. From our basset hound, Bella, who was with me in my wedding photo, to our dachshunds to the tiny kitten that we heard mew outside our mountain cabin that lived with us for 13 years, they all gave us dear memories and laughter. We have been great supporters of the FHS. Although FHS is a small organization, the ripples of their work go out into the community and beyond. People are becoming more and more aware of the responsibilities of pet ownership and of the importance of spaying and neutering. I am more than happy to help in any way with the Furr Ball Unleashed!” stated Harris. Honorary Auctioneer, WXII 12 Weather Plus meteorologist, Austin Caviness will host the live auction. The live and silent auction will feature both a large and two small dog statues and a large and two small cat statues, designed and decorated by the winning artist, as well as some other wonderful one- of- akind items. An array of other special offerings will include memorabilia from such famous celebrities as Betty White, art from national and local artisans, jewelry, personal services, and gifts for yourself or to purchase just in time for holiday giving. Furr Ball Unleashed! will raise funds and awareness for animals who are homeless, neglected and in need, and will support the FHS ‘no kill’ Adoption Center, Educational

Outreach Programs, Sick and Injured Animal Fund, and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Assistance Program. By supporting Furr Ball Unleashed! you can help end animal overpopulation and promote responsible pet ownership in Forsyth County.

Above left is Kit Kat, five years old; beside her is Joanie who is also five; below is Tripoli, three months old. Please call the Forsyth Humane Society at 336-721-1303 if you are interested in adopting any of these animals.

Looking Forward As FHS celebrates its 70th anniversary we are already making plans for the future. We have started planning and assembling a team for our first ever capital campaign. Our goal is to raise money for a much needed new adoption facility. Although we are in the beginning stages, there is a ton of momentum. Our community sees our need for a new facility and supports our vision for the future. With a larger, more open adoption center, we can house more dogs and cats in a more natural environment and better serve the community. We recently were approved to conduct a capital campaign by the Winston-Salem Forsyth county capital campaign coordinating committee. This is first step to conducting a capital campaign in Forsyth County. We are now working looking for leadership and working on organization. We will officially start the public phase of our campaign in January of 2014; we will hopefully be ready to break ground on our new facility soon after, stay tuned.

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Animal Rescue & Foster Program Please call to adopt us!



Winnie was born on 8/25/11 and is a Terrier mix. Unfortunately three, out of nine, of her siblings died before they were rescued. Now Winnie and her five remaining siblings are safe, healthy, and looking for new homes! She is quite a charmer and will easily worm her way into everyone’s heart with her cuteness. Winnie is a smart girl so don’t be fooled by her seductive ways.

Meet Bastian. He is a handsome Aussie Border Collie mix with enough personality for ten puppies. He’s inquisitive, energetic, playful, loving, and cute, all packaged up in this little body! Bastian was born on 8/29/11 and has four siblings also up for adoption. Bastian is sure to capture everyone’s attention when you take him on walks because he is so stinking adorable. He loves his sister and brothers and lives with larger dogs in his foster home so he is a well rounded little boy.

Call ARFP at 574-9600 to give Winnie a loving home. n

Call ARFP at 574-9600 to meet Bastian. n


Have you ever seen anything quite this cute? Bella is an Aussie Border Collie mix with the sweetest personality. She makes you want to just grab her up and squeeze her! Bella is one of five puppies and the only girl so she can be somewhat of a tomboy. She was born on 8/29/11 in Denton, NC and is now a bigger city girl in Greensboro. Bella lives in a foster home with other dogs so she is very well socialized and ready for a new home to come and meet her!

Owen was born on 7/31/11 and is a long-haired Chihuahua. He and his sisters were rescued by ARFP when their owner passed away and there was no one else to care for them. Owen is truly a sweet boy with a big heart. His personality is awesome and he loves nothing more than for his foster mom to play with him. Now that leaves are falling one of his favorite toys are leaves. Owen is crate trained and sleeps through the night. Owen is hoping a wonderful family fills out an application for him soon!

Contact ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Bella. n

Contact ARFP at 574-9600 to give Owen a loving home. n



Meet Cody! This handsome 8 lb. long haired Chihuahua came to ARFP after being rescued with 8 other long haired Chihuahuas. Cody is very thankful that ARFP stepped in because now he and his brothers and sisters are getting everything they deserve. . . lots of love, laps to curl up on and regular meals. Cody is a devoted and playful young guy who loves toys, playing with other dogs and a good romp in the yard. He is quick to learn, wants to please, and enjoys attention. Cody is less than a year old and was born on Thanksgiving Day! Let’s find him a home for this Thanksgiving!

This was Wallace’s first photo shoot and he wondered what in the world was going on. Then he said if I sit near my foster mommy that camera won’t be so intrusive. Wallace is a sweet boy born on 8/25/11. We’re not sure who daddy was but mommy had some Boston Terrier in her and some Terrier mix. We don’t really care because we just think Wallace and his siblings are super cute. Wallace and his siblings were rescued from a tough situation where three of their siblings had already died. Thanks to kind people and ARFP, Wallace will find a great home.

Contact ARFP at 574-9600 if you are interested in adopting Cody. n

Contact ARFP at 574-9600 to meet Wallace. n


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t e V e h t Ask

Cecilia Ho, DVM

Dr. Ho is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She decided to specialize in feline medicine two years into private practice as she found feline medicine to be more challenging and rewarding. Dr. Ho opened Cat Care Hospital in 2003 in the Sedgefield area and welcomes new patients.


My older cat is moving in a stiff and painful fashion ever since the weather has turned colder. Could she have arthritis and if she does, what can I do to help?


How do you diagnose arthritis in cats? The most common way of diagnosing arthritis in cats would be to take an x-ray of the affected joint. The x-rays may show excessive bone proliferation around the joint and even in some severe cases, changes in the shape of the bones forming the joint itself. Just like people who suffer from arthritis joint pain, chronic arthritis in cats may cause the affected joint to be more swollen, firm and painful to the touch.


What causes the pain from arthritis? When arthritis is present, there is usually excessive bone buildup around the affected joint. Through chronic wear and tear during the course of the cat’s life, there is loss of cartilage in joints. Cartilage acts as a shock absorber for the joints, when it wears thin, bone begins to grind on bone. The body regards this as an unstable joint and tries to correct it by depositing more bone around the joint, thereby aggravating the problem further. The process is further worsened by the fact that the joint fluid also becomes thicker and loses its lubricating properties once cartilage is lost. Because of the large number of nerve endings in bone, pain is triggered each time the joint is used and the bones in the joint grate against each other.

Finally acupuncture is also a safe and effective treatment option for arthritis pain. The only disadvantage is the availability and accessibility of this treatment in certain areas.


What can I do for my cat at home to make it more comfortable? Firstly, try to provide a heavily cushioned surface for the cat to sleep on. A small orthopedic dog bed is ideal as the foam padding in the bed provides excellent cushioning for the cat’s joints. There are also slumber pads available at pet stores and online that contain a heat reflective layer within the bed that help reflect the cat’s own body heat while it’s sleeping. Heating pads may be used, but exercise extreme caution to prevent the cat from burning itself while sleeping. A safer alternative is a product called “snuggle safe”. This is a microwaveable gel pack that will retain its heat for about twelve hours once it’s heated and can be tucked next to your cat while it is sleeping. In short, even though your cat may be suffering from arthritis pain, there are many options to help treat and alleviate its discomfort. Have your cat examined regularly by your veterinarian and be alert for the first signs of arthritis. Treating your cat early in the course of the disease will help ensure your cat stays comfortable and pain free.


Is there any medical treatment for arthritis in cats? Yes, there are several treatment options for arthritis in cats. Most importantly is, never administer any human arthritis medications to your cat. Most, if not all, of these medications are extremely toxic to cats and may lead to death. You can try to correct cartilage loss by starting your cat on glucosamine supplements. Glucosamine is a building block for cartilage formation and over time it is possible to help rebuild some of the cartilage that has been lost. There are human and veterinary formulations of glucosamine on the market. You may try using the human supplements but your cat may not be able to absorb all of the available glucosamine which will decrease its effectiveness. If your cat is in extreme pain, there is an anti-inflammatory medication called Metacam that may be helpful. This medication, in its oral formulation, is currently licensed for use in dogs only, but it has been used in cats successfully to control arthritis pain. It is very important to use this medication only under the direct supervision of your veterinarian. Metacam has been shown to cause severe kidney and liver problems in cats and should be used cautiously and only as needed. Various prescription diets target joint pain specifically. All of these diets are supplemented with naturally derived anti-inflammatory agents and have been shown to be effective in alleviating joint pain. The latest treatment option for arthritis pain in cats is laser therapy. The laser treatment helps by decreasing inflammation in the joints, stimulating cell regeneration and decreasing the viscosity of the joint fluid. Several treatments are initially required, spaced within the span of three to four weeks, followed by maintenance treatments. There is no pain or discomfort associated with this treatment and cats are very tolerant and accepting of the laser therapy.

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Connor was surrendered by his owner to FCAP.  He was adopted to a couple, but they returned him when he had issues with one of their other cats.  He does fine with other cats at his foster home, so it must have just been this one cat that did not get along. Connor’s personality is wonderful.  He loves to hang out with you and he’ll even climb into your lap for some cuddle time and maybe a snooze.  This affectionate boy would like to find a real furever home this time ‘round. Connor is a very unusual color.  He’s an Orange Tabby with a dark gray tint to his coat. Very different looking boy! Connor is being showcased at PetSmart on Bridford Parkway in Greensboro.  Stop by and meet this handsome boy.

joined a colony of feral cats. The colony caretaker judged that she was too friendly and sweet to stay living in the colony.  Friendly cats do not survive long in a feral colony, so she entered FCAP’s adoption program, so she could have a safe home for the rest of her life. Lulu is very affectionate and happy.  She loves the companionship of people, as well as other cats.  This strikingly gorgeous girl will make someone a wonderful companion.

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Call 378-0878 if you are interested in adopting Lulu. n

Java was abandoned at a storage unit. He surely would have died, if a kind lady had not taken him in.  He was very thin and extremely hungry.  An FCAP volunteer with a feral colony nearby took him in to find him a good home. Java is outgoing and playful.  He will keep you entertained with his antics and he’s never met a stranger.  Even during his first bath, he was a wellbehaved little boy.  Giving him a second chance at life makes Java and his foster parent very happy! Call 378-0878 if you are interested in adopting Java. n

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Pearl was returned from her adopted home after three years with her family. She is a very beautiful silver tabby with striking green eyes and the softest fur you’ve ever felt. Pearl will actually run up to you with her tail straight up, then stand up on her hind legs hoping to be scratched on her head and neck. This girl needs a family to give her the attention she is looking for. Pearl is up-to-date on vaccines, spayed, microchipped and FeLV/FIV negative. Won’t you make this “pearl” your very own jewel? Call 378-0878 if you would like to meet Pearl and make her your newest family member. n

colony of feral cats. He was a little scared at first, with all the strange sounds and human activity of domestic life.  However, this boy is warming up very quickly and finding that people are pretty cool.  They give him lots of toys and gentle rubs, so he is turning into a calm kitten. Willy has the most adorable little 2 inch tail that has a sharp bend in it.  The vet thinks that he was born that way, so he is related to some short-tailed or tailless breed.  This handsome boy is truly special in looks and personality!!

Hannah was one of four kittens born to a feral Mom.  She was very scared when she was first rescued, but she’s now a purr machine that “makes biscuits” and stands on her tiptoes for her foster mom to pet her.  Hannah loves to play with her sister Haley and enjoys the company of other cats.  She greets people with a soft “meow” and loves to touch you with her big soft paws. Hannah was adopted in 2010, along with her sister Haley, but the owner was forced to return them due to financial issues.  Hannah is a big girl that loves to be rubbed and talked to.  She weighs 11.75 lbs now and has a gorgeous flowing thick coat.  She loves to be combed, which needs to be done a couple of times a week.

Call 378-0878 if you are interested in adopting Willy. n

Call 378-0878 if you are interested in adopting Hannah. n

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Nicely is only


1-1/2 years old and an absolute sweetie with a huge heart of gold. She loves to go for walks and when she’s indoors she likes to be by your side. Come by and spend some time with Nicely and you’re sure to fall in love with this affectionate girl who’s full of love and compassion.

Legs is a beautiful, sweet girl with a medium coat of hair. She is small and playful and will keep you entertained. Legs is only 1 year old, and will be spayed before she goes home with her new family. So if you’re looking to add some excitement to your life, come meet Legs. We’re sure you’ll fall in love!

You can meet Nicely at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 13954857. n

You can meet Legs at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 13523046. n


Mama is a

is a petite girl with a beautiful grey and white long hair coat. She is about 3 years old and hopes to find a loving forever home soon. Mushroom has already been spayed, so she’s ready for you to take her home today and give her lots of cuddles. Can you make her wish come true?

darling black and white female Labrador mix. This girl has so much charm, she will make a wonderful pet for some lucky family. She is a medium sized 3 year old, and walks very well on a leash. She has already been spayed, so you can take her home with you today.

You can meet Mushroom at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 13237551. n

You can meet Mama at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 13471932. n

Gomen is a charming, orange and white male tabby. He has short hair, and loves to play. Gomen is a young guy, around 2 years old, and will be neutered before he joins your family. He’d love to spend some time with you and he knows he will capture

Johnny Mac

is a large hound mix. He has piercing blue eyes and would do best as an only dog. Johnny Mac has already been neutered, so you can bring him home today. You can meet Johnny Mac at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 13653656. n


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your heart! You can meet Gomen at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 13375046. n

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Fluffy is a beautiful short haired black, orange, and white calico. Fluffy is 4 years old, and absolutely loves to be petted. She will be spayed before going to her new home. Fluffy is currently interviewing for her new family and hopes she will find them soon! You can meet Fluffy at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 12951044. n



is an Alaskan Husky mix, only 2 years old, and is absolutely beautiful. His adoption fee is only $20.00! This reduced adoption fee has been put in place in hopes that we can find him a home with a family willing to work with their veterinarian to get the long term heart worm treatment he needs - his adoption still includes microchip implant, pet insurance, neutering & rabies vaccination. You can meet Alcide at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID A13994574. n

Diamond is a sweet 10 month old Border Collie mix. She’s a medium sized girl, and walks well on a leash. Diamond loves affection and can’t wait to be part of a family. She will be spayed as part of her adoption fee. Can you open your heart and home to this sweet girl? You can meet Diamond at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 14060890. n

Hart is 4-½ years old and this guy is quite the charmer! He has a short hair coat, and is very laid-back. Hart is hoping to find his forever home very soon! Can you help? You can meet Hart at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 13738489. n

a sweet-natured girl in need of a loving home. She has short grey and white hair and curious yellow eyes. Jackie is almost 2 years old, and would make a lovely addition to most any home. She has already been spayed, so you can take her home today! Can you help her find the home she deserves?

Eve is only 2 years old and is available for adoption at an unbelievable adoption fee of $20.00! This is in hopes that we can find her a home with a family willing to work with their veterinarian to get the long term heart worm treatment she needs - Eve is a wonderful German Shepherd with a sweet heart and loving personality - if you or anyone you know is interested in Eve please don’t hesitate to inquire about her.

You can meet Jackie at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 12798288. n

You can meet Eve at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID A13709178. n

Jackie is November 2011


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is a sweet, shy rat terrier who weighs 24 lbs. She is a quiet, easygoing lady, a gentle, undemanding soul who wants little more than to be around people who love her, a soft bed to snuggle in and a quiet home. She needs a patient family who will help her blossom and gain confidence. Kimmy’s adoption fee is $75. Like to adopt or possibly foster her? Please contact Loving Pet Inn Adoptions at 393-0000! n

Sandy is a petite 5-year old Boston Terrier who is a very friendly, confident, loving, and happy dog. She is good with other small submissive dogs but she probably wouldn’t mind being an only dog either. Though she does have a lot of energy, she is also good at snuggling on the sofa and she really loves being close to people. Sandy’s adoption fee is $200. Call 393-0000 for more information. n


is very friendly and just loves strangers and visitors to come to her home. She’s playful with both people and dogs and will even play a great game of fetch. This is one very good girl, good in the car, walks nicely on the leash, quiet, and just a total joy to be around! She’s a wonderful companion and adores attention. She wiggles with joy, she’s such a happy girl! This is one well socialized gal who’ll make a fabulous family pet. She is housetrained and just turned 4. Misty’s adoption fee is $125. Call 393-0000 for more information. n


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This charming, beautiful and playful 7 month old pup is a real joy to be around. She is full of happy-go-lucky energy. She absolutely loves people and gets along well with other dogs. Luna would love a good natured playmate to live with such as a young lab or similar breed that loves to romp around and be silly. This friendly girl has lots of confidence and is very smart. We think she will weigh about 40 lbs when grown. Luna’s adoption fee is $150. Call 393-0000 to adopt her. n


is a 2 year old, 17 lb. mix who looks like a gorgeous red fox. Rusty is a very sweet, gentle and submissive boy with a beautiful soul. He is friendly but shy and is looking for a gentle family who will help boost his confidence and bring him out of his shell because this gentleman has TONS of potential. He’d prefer a quiet home without little kids. Rusty’s adoption fee is $125. Call 393-0000 to find out more. n

Holly is a Pekingese (dad) and poodle/schnauzer (mom) mix. She’s a a fun, energetic, happy, friendly, confident little bundle of love who enjoys all kinds of adults and dogs. She’d prefer a quieter home without little kids and would love a fenced yard or lots of walks. She’s a wonderful size for snuggling and taking on rides, just 18 pounds. Holly’s adoption fee is $100. Please call Loving Pet Inn Adoptions at 393-0000 to adopt her. n

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Parsnip wants to grow up to be a “manly” Maine Coon, but for now he’s all about being a happy-go-lucky little kitty boy without a care in the world! His main concentration is play, play, and more play, with whoever will play with him. Take this playful boy home with a friend and let the games begin! Contact us by email at or visit n

Popeye’s round head and body with short legs give him the appearance of an Exotic Shorthaired Classic Tabby. He’s also very small, weighing only 2 1/2 pounds at 3 months old. He’s like a permanent kitten and like a baby, he loves to snuggle in bed at night and be on your lap in the day. If you’ve always wanted to be a mommy, Popeye’s your purrfect kit-son. Contact us at for details or visit n

She just doesn’t know a stranger! Her pale grey tabby stripes and bushy tail make her quite the looker. Take Inga home and she’ll be the hit of your party!

Selena is a very sweet, beautiful chocolate Siamese. She loves being petted and just hanging out wherever you are. Very vocal, she will tell you all about her day while you were gone. True to the Siamese personality- she wants to be at your level and is more comfortable on the desk than on the floor. She is a typical gorgeous diva, who wants a best friend to share the spotlight with her... and maybe someone to pop the top off those pesky cat food cans too!

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to NCCAT with an injury to his tail causing him to lose the end of it. Instead of looking bad, he only looks cuter now with his bobbed tail! He is very intelligent and loving, true to his breed. Tuckered out at night from a long day of play with all his foster siblings, he likes to snuggle with his foster mom, sleeping in the crook of her arm. Take Sergei home-he’s true blue and Russian too!

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Red Dog Farm

Please contact Red Dog Farm via website to find out how to adopt us!

Queenie, short for Lightning McQueenie, and her 5 adorable kittens (Flo, Mater, Sally, Sheriff and Ramone) were found abandoned on the edge of the road. The kittens are currently being fostered with two human siblings that are helping us socialize them. With all of this love, they’ll make excellent pets. They are learning to use the litter box and enjoy playing with their toys. These cutie pies will be available to go to their new homes around the end of November but we are certain with those cute faces and sweet personalities, they won’t be around long! If you are interested in adopting Queenie or one of her precious kittens, please visit for more information. n

Harper was found by a Good Sa-

Bingo. B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name oh. Ever since Bingo came to Red Dog Farm, our volunteers haven’t been able to stop singing that song and it appears that Bingo likes it too. Bingo is a fantastic dog. He plays well with other dogs, gets along with cats, and has yet to meet a stranger. Bingo knows how to sit and come and has wonderful doggie manners. He is up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered, and microchipped. Bingo would make a wonderful addition to any home. If you are interested in adopting Bingo, please visit for more information. n

Henri and his two

maritan roaming the streets of Guilford County. After unsuccessfully trying to find her owner, Harper was brought to Red Dog Farm so we could help her find her forever home. Harper is a sweet tempered puppy whose favorite past time is snuggling with her human companion. She loves playing with her squeaky toys and chasing her foster brother in the back yard. She is doing great with her kennel training and sleeps through the night without any disturbances. She has had her first vaccinations and has been spayed. We think she will make a great pet for any family.

littermates, were found on the side of the road abandoned, hungry, and a mess. They were flea ridden and were missing some hair on their legs and bellies. They have since been treated for mange and their hair is growing back. These pups are now happy, healthy, and are absolutely precious. Their foster mom can’t say enough good things about them and can’t wait to see them with their new families.

If you are interested in adopting Harper, please visit our website, for more information. n

If you are interested in adopting Henri, please visit our website, for more information. n

Rooster was surrendered to us when his owners sold their farm. He is a gorgeous paint who was a bit shy when he came to us. Apparently his original owner was not particularly nice to him, so Rooster came to us apprehensive about being handled. Thankfully, he quickly learned that all of us just wanted to scratch him, and he now loves attention. Rooster is now being ridden at a walk and trot by one of our volunteer trainers and is even trotting over ground poles. This little guy will make a great hunter, eventer or trail horse! He needs an experienced, confident rider as he is still learning, but he is a great horse waiting to happen!

Hannah was found at a local pool. She is a very sweet bunny who loves to hop around the house and stay right near your feet. Her favorite pastime is to play with her wooden carrot toy and chew sticks. She is a good eater and loves to try new veggies. Hannah is almost a year old and has great bunny manners. She has had regular nail trimmings and holds very still for them. Hannah would make an excellent pet for anyone looking for their first bunny or another bunny to add to their family.

If you are interested in adopting Rooster, please visit our website, for more information. n

If you are interested in adopting Hannah, please visit our website, for more information. n


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Nuka (Nooh-

Petey is an 11

ka) was brought in by his owner who had developed terrible allergies. As sad as he was to turn his buddy in, he knew the SPCA would take good care of Nuka and find him a great home. The staff at the SPCA has fallen in love with this little guy. He is 90% litter box trained and absolutely as sweet as can be! Nuka is up-to-date on all shots and neutered. Wouldn’t you love to make this cute little guy your new best friend?

month old American Staffordshire looking for his forever family. He gets along great with other animals and loves all people. Petey would do best in a highly energetic family and loves to go on runs. Petey enjoys running around in backyards and hiking through the woods. He loves playing fetch and swimming. Petey is going to make a great best friend!

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

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

Smokey is a friendly little guy with tons of spunk and personality. He loves other animals and enjoys cuddling. Smokey will play with his toys all day long if you let him. This kitty will entertain you with his antics and is sure to keep you smiling. He is looking for his forever home and will make a wonderful addition to most any family. Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 if you are interested in adopting Smokey. n

Wren is a handsome

Sweetie & Tootsie came to the SPCA together and they are absolutely best friends. We hope these two can go home together, as they have been together since birth. These two are approximately 9 months old and love to play with other kitties. Sweetie and Tootsie would love a warm lap to cuddle in and a nice window to nap in front of. Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to adopt Sweetie and Tootsie. n

1 year old American Staffordshire who came to us after being severely abused. Due to this abuse, he had an injury that could not be fixed and therefore he had to lose his front leg. This has not slowed him down at all, though. Wren has many dog and cat friends who he loves to play with as well as tons of human friends. Wren has not met a person or animal that he has not loved. The doctor who did Wren’s surgery said they don’t foresee him having any future complications, and deemed him the best dog ever.

Pumba is a little cutie with tons of personality. He came to us with his 3 siblings and is the last one waiting to be adopted. This little guy loves learning new things and catches on very quickly. He likes to go for long walks and run around outside for hours. If you are an outdoorsy person, you will love this little guy.

Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to give Wren the loving home he deserves. n

Call SPCA of the Triad at 375-3222 to see how you can make Pumba your newest family member. n


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Jasper is a male black kitten born around April 21st. He was rescued after a child took him away from his litter and mom and no one was able to locate them to return him. He was fostered by another mom cat. Jasper is very cute, sweet and social and will make a great pet for most any family.

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

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


Meet Porter! He’s is a 45 lb Beagle/Bulldog mix, approximately 2 years old. Porter is a happy boy who has never met a stranger. He loves people and other dogs. His favorite things are fetch... and keep away.... and belly rubs! Porter can’t wait to find a home of his own and would do well with a moderately active family or person. If you are interested in making Porter a part of your family, please make his day and stop by an AARF Adoption Fair! Call AARF at 768-7387 for more information. n

Sofie is a young adult female who was rescued from Animal Control with her small kittens, but now all the kittens have been adopted and Sofie needs her own forever home. Could you offer this girl the loving home she deserves? Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Sofie. n



November 2011

to Donatello! Don’t you love this face? Donatello and his 10 brothers and sisters were bottle fed after they lost their mom. They are all sweet puppies - they love people and are typical curious, playful puppies. But, boy are they big! Their dad was a purebred Great Dane and mom was a Boxer mix. The pups are approximately 10 weeks old.

Ben is a cute orange kitten about 6 months old. His friendly, outgoing and trusting nature allowed him to be rescued from a local feral colony. Ben is currently looking for a family to call his own. Can you help Ben? Call AARF at 768-7387 if you are interested in adopting Ben. n

Scout. How ‘bout Scout? She’s a 10 month old Shepherd/ Lab mix who can’t wait to find her forever home! Scout weighs about 60 lbs., and we don’t think she’ll get much bigger. She’s an extremely friendly girl who loves people and other dogs. She is housebroken and crate-trained and is eager to please. Scout would do well with a moderately active family or person and hopes to find them soon! Stop by an AARF Adoption Fair to meet Scout or call 768-7387 for more information. n

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Alex. OK, here’s what happened. I was walking along the side of the road looking for my wallet. I had recently left a bad relationship, and in the process, all of my belongings were scattered up and down Murray Rd. My wallet contained all of my identification and my passport. Without my identification no one would be able to assist me should I become lost in a foreign country. Anyhow, this well meaning individual gave me a ride to this giant hotel full of animals. They asked me for ID. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any. The next thing I know, they’re putting toys all over me and making me pose for pictures. Somebody please get me out of here!

Mack. Come get me! It all started when I was rollerblading at the Dixie Classic Fair. I’m too short to ride anything so I got upset and tried to steal a sausage. I was chased around the midway until I found a hiding place behind the game where you shoot water in a clown’s mouth until an unidentifiable object rises to the top. I heard the sausage vendor coming so I crawled in back of a trailer. I stayed in the trailer with a picture of Justin Bieber for eight hours. I’ll never get that image out of my mind. I need a safe place to go, where I’ll be treated with kindness and an occasional sausage.

Call 703-3647 to adopt Alex. Ask for him by ID A243094. n

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Brucie. Full-sized, but I’m still cute. Not Rottweiler sized; I’m about knee high to most people. That can vary a lot though. People are all really different. I like the kind that play and dance and have a good time. I REALLY like naps. I’m not talking about light naps. I’m talking about the kind where you feel real heavy, like you’re sinking into the mattress. Put on a little Miles Davis and let it all roll away. Oh yeah, please put some kind of ID on me. I get to sleeping so good I forget my name and need my person to remind me. If I get lost in the sweet sounds of Miles’s trumpet I need some way to get back home, right?

Bailey. Likes: fishing, karate, cycling, writing sonnets, bubbles, decorating cakes. Dislikes: origami, slobber, butterscotch, doing laundry, waffles, ham and sorbet. Interested in: A long term relationship with a person with similar interests. Mutual respect and regular visits to the veterinarian are a must! I like naps and smelling new things.

Call 703-3647 to find out how you can take Brucie home! Ask for him by ID #A243040. n

Call 703-3647 to find out how you can take Bailey home! Ask for her by ID# A244445. n


Let me clear this up. I’m named after Bruce Lee’s character in the Green Hornet television show, not the OJ Simpson guy. I hate to talk about myself, but they put me on the spot. Let’s see . . . Oh Yeah! My belly is soft. Not in an out of shape kinda way. It’s just pleasant to the touch. My toes are amazingly supple too. I think about cheese way too much. I’m not sure what that’s about. Basically, I just feel really good. I like gardening and cheerleading as well. Gosh, I don’t know what to say. Just come on over for a visit. Call 703-3647 if you would like to meet Kato. Ask for him by ID#243660. n


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Salena. I agree with Brucie. You have to give us some ID! We can’t speak human as well as you think. It’s much easier to explain yourself if a human finds you wandering aimlessly if you have some ID. Humans carry them everywhere. We want’em too! Anyhow, I’m interested in a home where people will be nice to me. That’s all I’m asking! Feed me, give me water, toys, a place to sleep, scratches behind the ears, a doctor and some gravy. Biscuits are good too. Not the kind that come in a tube, I want the real ones. Oh, and I need to take you for a walk every now and then to keep you in shape. No complaining, it’s for your own good. Call 703-3647 to adopt Salena! Ask for her by ID #243160. n

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Forsyth Humane Society Please call to adopt us!

Joey is only 2 years old and has been waiting for his forever home for almost a year. This darling boy was rescued from a high kill shelter and now needs a family to welcome him into their home. Joey loves people. He’s always ready for a long walk and is happy to relax on the couch with you afterwards. He gets along well with other dogs and is great with children. Come meet Joey! To offer Joey a loving home, please call Forsyth Humane Society at 721-1303. n


is a 5 month old kitten who is always on the go! She loves to play with other kittens, people, and also enjoys pawing at her toys all by herself! She is sure to keep you laughing as she enjoys her kitten fun, and will join you for a nice cuddle when she is worn out and ready to purr. Adopt Cuddles and you’ll have non-stop entertainment added to your household. If you are interested in adopting Cuddles, call Forsyth Humane Society at 721-1303. n

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Kimbel is an adorable young Beagle mix currently at the Forsyth Humane Society. His good looks landed him a modeling position this month. You’ll find him on the cover of this issue of Triad Happy Tails. Kimbel is full of spunk and energy that any active family would appreciate. He would love a fenced yard where he could roam with his nose to the ground as much as he wanted. Choose Kimbel for a wonderful family pet and to give him the home he deserves! Call Forsyth Humane Society at 721-1303 to adopt Kimbel. n

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beautiful 5 month old kitten with a big personality. She is very active and will gladly get onto, into, and under anything she can. This black beauty loves all sorts of toys- her favorite being the laser- so she is hoping for a new family who will be ready to give her lots of love and attention.

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Kit Kat is currently at the Forsyth Humane Society and has become a staff favorite. This Calico and her kittens were surrendered due to the extreme allergies of one of her owners. She spends her days up in the office, visiting everyone’s desk, helping us send emails while waltzing across our key boards. Once she finds the comfiest chair, largest box, or warmest lap to nap in, she’s content and is only happier when someone gives her a loving pet. Her new family will be very lucky to have such a great cat.

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Burlington Pet Adoption Center Please call to adopt us!

Chance came to us as a stray. He is a 2 year old Rottweiler who seems to love everyone! He is a very gentle, sweet boy who loves being petted and rubbed. Chance would make a great pet for just about any family, especially one with children. He loves to go for walks or just hang out with you. He is neutered, current on all of his shots and available for $80! All Chance wants is a second ‘chance’ at love and happiness! Come meet Chance at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 336-578-0343. n

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Mia is a very sweet and friendly 8 month old Terrier mix. Her last owner didn’t have the time to care for her so she is looking for a new forever home. Mia is very good with kids and older people alike! She is active, curious, and gets along well with other dogs, too. She travels well and is always ready for a new adventure. Make Mia your new best friend and she will love you forever! She is spayed, up-to-date on her shots and available to go home for $80. Come meet this very lovable girl at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 336-578-0343. n

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beautiful 1 year old brown tabby that was found under a building! She is a very nice young lady who loves to be rubbed and loved. She is young, curious and ready to play. Tabitha wants to be part of a loving and caring family. Come meet her today and maybe she can go home with you! She has been spayed, has all of her shots and is available for $60!

very handsome gold and white domestic short hair boy. He came to us as a stray and we think he is about 1 year old. Tom Tom is friendly and loves to rub on you and be affectionate. He is fairly laid back for his age, but likes other cats and gets along well with others! This loving boy is neutered, current on all shots and is available for $60.

Come spend some time with Tabitha at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 336-578-0343. n

You can meet Tom Tom at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 336-578-0343. n

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Lab mix who came here as a stray. She is about 1 year old and looks like she may possibly have some Boxer in her. She does like other dogs and would make a wonderful family pet, especially a family with some kids. Thea wants nothing more than to have a family to watch over and love her! She is spayed, has all of her shots and is available for $80. Come make Thea your new best friend today.

is a 2 year old Yellow Lab mix who came to the shelter as a stray. He is a very sweet boy with the typical happy and easy-to-love Lab nature! He would make an excellent buddy for anyone as long as they will play with him, take him for walks or give him some attention every day! He will just want to please you! Marcus is neutered, has all of his shots and is ready to go home for $80.

Visit Thea at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 336-578-0343. n

Come meet this wonderful boy at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, 221 Stone Quarry Rd., Haw River or call 336-578-0343. n


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Hi, I am a petite, sweet, female tortie kitty. I was found as a stray on a cold and rainy winter day. I was very thin and very hungry and I didn’t feel well at all. Since being rescued, I have been fed and cared for, and now I am all better, and ready to find my forever home. I’m looking for a home where I can be an indoor kitty and if I could find a family that is looking for a sweet girl to love on, well. . .life would be purr-fect! I have been fully vetted and spayed. If I sound like your kind of girl, let’s meet!

for her forever-home. Inky and her sister Minky are a little on the shy side, Inky more so than Minky. They have come a long way, socially, since first being rescued together as kittens over 2 years ago. They have been strictly indoor pets, both are healthy, spayed, and up to date. Once feeling comfy, Inky will come around and talk to you--usually in the evening (she knows the vet’s office is closed for the day). She likes to be petted, but not picked up and hurled over your shoulder like Minky does. Because they are practically joined at the hip, the girls must be adopted together.

Tortie’s adoption fee is $85. Call 336-438-2023 and leave a message or email to find out more about Tortie-Girl. n

Call 336-438-2023 and leave a message or email to find out how you can adopt Inky & Minky. n


Looking for a family seeking a fun and friendly challenge. I am house-broken and do my business outdoors, never inside. I adore being outside in a large fenced-in yard. Currently, I share the dog lot with other dogs but it took me a little while to adjust to the company. It’s ok for now... but at first it was a little overwhelming if you want to be top dog, or maybe share the glory with one other dog. Some of my passions are hiking, eating and lounging in the yard. I’m 8 years old and I love kids, although smaller ones sometimes get knocked over by my affection, and I love the country life.

Minkyis looking for a forever-home with her sister Inky. Minky is quite social. It won’t take her long to acclimate and coax Inky to play. Minky will politely follow you around, hoping to get noticed for being such a good girl. She loves being rewarded with a good rub down or brushing. Minky and Inky are a very nice, quiet pair and they get along well with other cats. You will often catch them teasing each other, or occasionally rough-housing together, rolling in a big ball on the floor. Because they are practically joined at the hip, the girls must be adopted together.

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Call 336-438-2023 and leave a message or email to find out how you can adopt Inky & Minky. n


I was found in a car dealership parking lot. A nice guy took me to an HSAC volunteer and they learned I’d already been spayed. See, I was someone’s special baby at one time. They must have moved on because I ended up scrounging for food and a warm place to stay. They also tested me and I was positive for FIV. It is not contagious to humans, nor to other cats unless an infected cat is a biter. I am very gentle and sweet. I will need to be an indoor kitty for the rest of my life, just to make sure another mean or sick cat does not pick on me and compromise my health, but I am happy as a clam indoors. And if you have a kitty who is FIV+, I would make a great companion to him or her! Call 336-438-2023 or email to adopt me.



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Hello there!! My name is Honey and I’m the perfect couch companion! I’m a beautiful orange and white domestic long hair, and am patiently waiting to find the perfect home. Actually, a nice quiet home where I can be the only kitty would suit me best. Unfortunately, my owner had to move into a retirement home and couldn’t take me with her so I’m interviewing for a new home! So if you are looking for a couch companion to share the holidays with, I hope you will consider adopting me! I’d love to meet you, you’ll find all my contact information below. Sincerely yours, Honey. Call 336-438-2023 and leave a message or email to find out how you can adopt Honey. n

Specific Breed Rescue Groups Please see contact information listed with each featured animal. Momma Brenna. Hello there — my name is Momma Brenna. Why “Momma” you ask? Because my job all of my life was to make puppies for my owner. But that changed when CBHR rescued me. I’ve gone from making puppies to playing with them — my two young Carolina Basset Hound Rescue four-legged sisters, that is. Even though I’m 9 years old and they’re only about 1, I give them a run for their money! I’m an all-around happy girl who knows how to use the doggy door and how to be a polite houseguest. I love to sleep on doggie beds, play in the yard, or have a good cuddle with my foster parents. I’m a healthy gal, so if you want a hound who’s mature but ready for adventure, call CBHR and ask for me! For information about Momma Brenna or CBHR’s other available basset hounds, email n

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some and supersweet LOVEBUG who captures the hearts of everyone he meets! This special guy is missing his left rear leg, which doesn’t seem to bother him one bit and he can dance and run like any other happy pup! This quiet, laid back boy is as gentle and loving as they come. Duncan’s adoption fee is $250.

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Bowe & Spiffy

Prissy. All Prissy has to remind her of her former life is the use of only three of her legs- the result of an unhealed fracture. She uses her fourth leg for balance. Prissy is currently undergoing a little prolo-therapy to build up some scar tissue in her hind quarters to Boston Terrier Rescue of NC help her muscles deal with the stress of use. She has a life threatening allergy to stinging insects and is highly sensitive to Benadryl. Prissy is crate, leash and house trained. Prissy and her male sibling love to wrestle and Miss Priss holds her own! She loves her “first thing in the morning” belly rub and knows how to “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “lay down”, “off ”. Prissy is looking for a forever family that will give her the life of luxury she deserves! Call 339-4368 if you can offer Prissy a loving home. n

Cameron is a stunning Staffordshire terrier, about 3 years old, with gorgeous green eyes and plenty of kisses to give! He is very sweet and loves to climb in your lap for belly rubs and cuddle time. He is fully house trained and crate trained and is learning more tricks every day. Daily walks are his favorite activity and Carolina Care Bullies he also enjoys playing fetch and spending time with his people. Cameron is an extremely friendly dog - he has yet to meet another dog, big or small, that he doesn’t think of as a new best friend. He is extremely gentle with kids and loves to get kisses from them right on the face. Cameron sures hopes that he sounds like the perfect match for your active family and he would love to meet you. How can you say no to that face? For more information, email Amanda at n

are 5 year old siblings and come from a home where their beloved human had to move into assisted living due to health Doberman Rescue of the Triad complications. They both are very well-behaved and well-mannered Doberkids who are very closely bonded with one another, and as such, it’s our goal for them to be adopted together. They are both good with other dogs and older children. Bowe is a laid-back couch potato with a very easy-going personality. Spiffy is the female and the unquestioned leader of the two. But while she takes charge of her brother, she has no question that the humans are still the top authority and as a result she is also very obedient. Both are up-to-date on all vaccinations.

Honey is a 7 year old Golden mix and a real sweetheart!! She wants nothing more than to be loved by her human family. She will make a terrific traveling companion for some lucky family, because she behaves well Triad Golden Retriever Rescue and loves to ride in the car. She is great with older children and is reportedly good with cats. Although she had a canine companion in her previous home, she would do best as the only dog in the house, because Honey insists on being top dog. She knows some basic obedience -- sit, down, stay, come. When left alone in a fenced yard, Honey will climb the fence and come looking for you. She is the ultimate “people” dog and will do very well in any family that can give her lots of love and attention.

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

Jada was just about ready to give birth when she was dumped at a shelter this past April. She had nine pups and the caring people at shelter called us to see if we could help. Even though she is only around 3 years old, we are pretty sure she had been used a a breeder before she was dumped. A big talker, this girl growls, grunts and chortles her way through every activity. She is good with German Shepherd other dogs of all sizes, cats and kids who Rescue & Adoptions know how to respect a dog’s space. Jada is a happy girl who likes to go for walks, play games of fetch and have toys to toss. She would do well with a canine friend or two but because of her gruff vocalizations that take a little time to understand, careful introductions and close initial monitoring is recommended. Visit for more information. n


is a 1-1/2 year old shortie Jack Russell Terrier. Cookie came into our rescue from a local NC animal shelter where her time was up. We were asked to take her into our rescue and we gladly said yes. Cookie is a sweet little dog who weighs 12 lbs. She is heartworm negative, spayed, Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers microchipped and up-to-date on all of her shots. Cookie is well mannered and she enjoys people and other animals. She is very smart and is crate trained, leash trained and house trained. Her tail is wagging constantly. Cookie’s adoption fee is $250. To give Cookie a great home, contact Robin at 336-414-1373 or n


Hi! I’m Duke and I have a lot of love to give my new family. As you can see, I am a beautifully colored Miniature Pinscher, different looking than most - but that just makes me extra special!! I was adopted by an older couple who thought I was the perfect size, but didn’t realize how feisty us minpins Friends of Penny are. I’m not unusually hyper or anyMin Pin Rescue thing, I am just typical minpin and I have lots of energy. So I need a more interactive family. I am a sweetie and if you would like to meet me or get more information on me you can contact She manages all my correspondence for me cause its hard for me to work the computer (no thumbs you know!) Hope we can meet soon!!! n

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Zam Mop Up, but everybody calls me Mo because I am just as silly as one of the Three Stooges. I am sweet, friendly, and playful. My ears may be a bit goofy but that just adds to my Stooges character. I am a two year old boy who wants to find my forever home with no cats. Could you be looking for me?

For more information, call Blanche Fedor at 336-601-7810, or email or visit the Greyhound Friends of North Carolina website, n

Ken is around two years old, but he’s still a puppy at heart! Ken is a very sweet and energetic boy who loves a good belly rub and loves meeting new people. Ken can’t wait to go on a car ride and will take any chance he can to jump in the car. He loves going for a ride to pick up the three children in his foster home NC Lab Rescue from school. Kisses and love await the kids! He can’t wait for a good game of tug-a-war with them when they get home. Ken has not been around many dogs or cats yet but would love to chase after the deer that come into the yard. Ken would do well in a family with children who are ready to give him lots of love and attention! Visit for details on adopting Ken. n


Hi, I’m Cid. I’m 11 years old. My foster mom says I am special needs because I am diabetic and require 2 shots a day of Humilin N, a special diet, and have skin problems. I’m mostly blind but get around very well. Learned Pug Rescue of NC my foster home and doggie door in one day! My family lost their job and could not take care of me. I just want a forever home that can afford to care for me and love me for the rest of my life. Please consider all these factors before you fall in love with me. I don’t want a broken heart again as I get attached to my humans. Adoption fee waived for the perfect family just asking for a small donation to help them continue saving needy pugs. To give me a loving home, please fill out our adoption application online at n November 2011


Specific Breed and Various Local Rescue Groups Please see contact information listed with each featured animal. Sandy is a 27 week old puppy that was left at a shelter after her previous owners decided that they didn’t want her anymore. Thankfully, a diligent shelter staff member realized that she was showing symptoms of Parvo long before the virus fully set in, which allowed the NC Schnauzer Rescue treatment to be effective, she’s completely healthy now! Sandy is about 12.5 lbs. of pure puppy energy. She has natural ears (that we’re positive she’ll grow in to), AND a natural tail, which wags almost constantly. Sandy is most likely a mix of some sort with one pure-bred parent. Either way, she’s adorable! She’s about 80% house trained and is fully vetted and microchipped. Contact NCSR via or call 919-434-5091 if you are interested in adopting Sandy. n

Harvey. My name is Harvey. I am not your average tall, dark, handsome standard poodle fellow. I am a super special shelter survivor. I am eager to share my life with someone who can appreciate a loyal and affectionate fellow with a heart of gold. I am playful, intelligent and easy going. If you would like to meet me and see if we are a good match for each other please contact Friends Forever. I am 3 years old, completely vetted and very Friends Forever Adoptions healthy. Wags and kisses...Harvey. For more details about me, contact Friends Forever at 336-855-1899 or e-mail at You can also read about me online at n

Dutches is a 6 year old Boxer/Bulldog. She is fully vetted, and TOTALLY house trained! Dutches is a very loving girl who needs to be the only dog in the family (she is extremely jealous of other dogs). As the only dog, she would make a great addition to your family!


If you would like to adopt Dutches, please call Gail at Miracles at Work Rescue at 336-708-0343 or call Miracles at Work Rescue 336-294-2833. n November 2011

Peanut. Some folks know him as “Sergeant P” due to the fact he was rescued while “hiking” down the middle of Hwy. 87 in Graham late one night by a K-9 officer with the Sheriff’s Department. Being the friendly guy he is, Peanut, a 1 year old Dachshund mix, hopped right in the front seat of the police cruiser Biscuit Foundation as if he had always belonged there. After unsuccessfully trying to locate his owners, we felt Peanut deserved a second chance to find a home where he was loved and cared for. Sargent P loves people, is great with kids and other pets. He has never met a stranger and welcomes you into his heart at first sight. Won’t you do the same for him? Peanut is neutered and fully vetted. To meet Peanut, contact us at n


is a very unique Calico-TortiTabby mix, approximately 2 years old. She was rescued as a kitten from a feral colony living in a junk yard. Mindy broke her tail prior to being rescued Malcom’s Manor and it set crooked…its not an issue just gives her more personality! She’s very sweet and affectionate and likes to be rubbed and held. Mindy is playful and a bit mischievous and gets along well with other cats. She is FIV/Felv negative and up-to-date on shots. Mindy’s adoption fee is $50. Visit or email for more information. n

Rocky, almost 3 years old, was the last adoptable cat out of 67 animals rescued from a hoarding situation here in the Triad. He’s a good-sized fellow, weighing in at over 11 trim lbs. of lean muscle. He moves like one of the big jungle cats, a panther or a leopard. It’s truly amazing to watch! Rocky is very Tailless Cat Rescue affectionate and loves to snuggle on the couch. He likes to play, but might be too rough for some cats, and would do well with an easy going cat who likes to wrestle, or with a large dog he could play with. He’s fully vetted, neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV negative, and has had his teeth cleaned. For more information visit or e-mail or visit n

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SAFE ON ALL BASES by James Colasanti Jr.


ogs rescued from the streets or the pound often repay this second-chance kindness with years of gratitude to their saviors. Our home was no exception as one memorable nighttime occurrence on Muirs Chapel Road proved. Kindness begat not only kindness, but fierce loyalty as well. The canine situation in our household was different from most. We had a very large pack of dogs (2 of which were 3-legged) who shared our home with us. All had been rescued from one place or another, and no dog in need of a home had ever been turned away. Each dog was very special in its own canine way. And yet, we were not hoarders. All of our dogs received excellent medical care and through our efforts, we had had several dogs live to be 20 years-old. Most people driving on Muirs Chapel Road had no idea that a house even existed at our locale. Our home sat 1500 feet down a long, narrow gravel driveway, overgrown on both sides with thick dense brush, shrubs, and very tall pine trees. Only a battered orange mailbox revealed our homestead’s hidden existence. We lived deep in the woods surrounded by a 6-foot tall wooden plank fence with a gated-door at the patio entrance. It was the closest thing to country living while still residing in the heart of the city. On that fateful summer night, streaks of light crackled through the war sky like sparklers flashing throughout a major 4th of July celebration. Some of the dogs, always uneasy during electrical storms, paced restlessly inside the house while others ignored the storm and slept peacefully on. Outside, the racoons and possums maintained their nightly ritual of food- foraging and nocturnal mischief. Being so far away from the actual street, our power, phone,

and cable lines traversed the lot through the trees until they attached to the wooden utility pole adjacent to the house. At 2 am, the pack started barking to be let out to answer nature’s call, or so I thought. Being a light sleeper I arose to open the side door to the backyard. To my dismay, the patio gate was ajar—a fixture we always made sure was latched to prevent the dogs from escaping into the surrounding woods. Then, to my absolute horror, I looked up and saw two men dressed in black standing in the backyard—both had large handguns drawn and aimed at the dogs. All of the dogs surrounded the strange men. Even the little ones joined the big dogs in the foray, keeping the intruders at bay. The dogs’ pack instinct kicked in to protect me, our property, and their own territory from these strangers. Shouting at the men, my voiced pierced the night with its urgency, “Who are you? What do you want? Please don’t hurt the dogs!” I could hear nothing because of the incessant loud barking. The taller man came towards me with his gun lowered to the ground. As he approached me, I gave a sigh of relief. It was then I saw his hat, his nightstick, and his badge which glistened, reflecting in the moonlight. I knew he was one of Greensboro’s finest. The young police officer asked, “Are you all right?” I replied, “Yes, why shouldn’t I be?” The officer explained that they had received a 911 call from our phone with static on the line. When they tried to return the call, it rang busy. Since their patrol car was in our neighborhood, they were dispatched to investigate. First, they didn’t even realize that a house

existed at the end of this long gravel drive. Second, when they arrived, they saw my old red Jeep with the banged-up back end and they thought the worst. Also, in the beams of their flashlights, the thing that probably set the dogs to barking, they could see that our screen door had been torn up. (With dogs versus screen doors, dogs always win.) At that point the two young officers agreed that this looked like trouble. After the dogs had gone in and relative calm was restored, I spoke to both officers and thanked them for remaining calm during the stampede. We later learned that a racoon had probably bitten through our phone line causing a short which triggered the 911 call. At the time it was a very scary situation---the darkness, the men, the guns, and the potential for a disastrous outcome. But the next day, we all laughed about it and we knew that the policemen had a good story to tell too. For us, it was just further proof that dogs do protect what they love. They were my guardians as much as I was theirs, and with the policemen watching over us, we were that much more secure. We were truly safe on all bases. About the Author: James is the recipient of the Maxwell Medallion given by the Dog Writers Association of America for Best Essay for 2010. A past president of the Animal Rescue & Foster Program of Greensboro, NC., James shares his home with a housemate and 8 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 of and James can be reached by email at: November 2011


Training Your Pet

Dog Owners Need Training Along With Their Dogs


ow many times have you admired someone’s calm, sweet, quiet, well-behaved dog? Did you growl, “Arrrgh! I wish my dog behaved that well” ? Often, dog misbehavior can be traced to one factor: an inexperienced dog owner or a dog owner that needs training along with the dog. Like children, dogs need guidance. They need to be taught from the time they are puppies the difference between right and wrong and who’s the boss. They need to learn specific behaviors that please the owner, and they need to be taught the appropriate ways to get the love and attention they crave. Dogs may appear disobedient for a number of reasons, primarily because they need to be taught that the owner is the leader and that what the leader does and says can be counted on consistently. When the owner exhibits consistent behavior, the dog learns a pattern of good behavior followed by expressions of praise from the owner, such as “atta boy” or “atta girl,” or a tasty treat followed by “good boy” or “good girl” and a pat on the head. Before you decide to buy or adopt a dog, plan the items that you will need to raise a puppy to be a responsible, healthy dog. Food, check. Food and water bowls, check. Collar and leash, check. Crate, check. Dog


By Kim Vaughn bed, check. Veterinarian, check. Heart worm medicine, check. Grooming supplies, check. What, no dog obedience training plans on your check list? No regular exercise, dog daycare or boarding arrangements? They should be near the top of the list after the dog is a few months old. If not, you can end up as a frustrated dog owner and the dog can develop behavior problems early because it is confused about who’s in charge of its life. Also, a dog that gets regular exercise is a healthy dog and an obedient dog. If a dog is allowed to romp and play all day, it will tend to rest and be a calmer dog for a few days. Dog care centers can provide that exercise if the owner doesn’t have time for it. Daily obedience training— for even for 10 minutes a day — is a great way to maintain a healthy dog-leader relationship with your dog. Without any regular training, a dog will slip into the role of leader in the home. You don’t want to live by dog rules, so have fun with training while maintaining the leadership status in your home. If you want your dog to be a great house pet and companion, it needs obedience training. Your dog doesn’t need to be an awardwinner in class. But at a minimum, you need to learn to teach them the basics, such as sit, down, stay, and come, for your dog’s safety and so that he or she is controllable in and out of the home. You’ll be glad you took the time and effort. There’s nothing quite like

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a well-trained dog…. and an owner who is trained to be an effective leader.

About the author… Kim Vaughn and her husband, Roger have owned Ruff Housing Doggie Daycare and Lodging since 2008. Kim is a Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician and has studied dog behavior in group settings as well as best practices in the dog care industry. Ruff Housing is a dog daycare center in Winston-Salem where your dog can play with other dogs of similar size in large supervised areas, both indoors and outdoors. They also offer overnight lodging and grooming in addition to training classes. For more information call 336.765.7833 (Witt St. location near Thruway) or 336.602.1538 (Country Club Rd. location near Meadowlark) or visit

Scooter. Hi, My name is Scooter! Am I a gorgeous girl or what? I was living with my 82 year old owners when they recently had to both go into a nursing home. The nice people at Sheets Pet Clinic took me in. I am a little shy at first,very sweet and love to have pets and scratches. I don’t take up much room. I just want a home to call my own again. I have been spayed, tested, microchipped and vaccinated. Please come by the clinic and say Hi! Thanks, Scooter. The $75 adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and up-to-date dewormings and vaccines. Please call Sheets Pet Clinic at (336) 852-8488 today! Scooter is sponsored by Richard Partridge in memory of his mom and her feline companion, Pretty.


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

for the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

Supporting this event helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Saturday, November 12th Country Park in Greensboro Shelter #7

Registration begins at 9am on November 12th, walk begins at 10am. Call 336-834-0844 for details or visit

Gomer. Life was good, then the market went south. The boy (Gomen, see bio on page 14 ) and I had to move out our cushy pad and go to a homeless shelter. I am only 4 1/2 years old and could easily pass for 3. I love to give folks head butts and like to be scratched behind my ears. I am a laid back dude, your typical, friendly orange tabby. My Thanksgiving would be complete if I could move on, miss a warm lap on a chilly autumn evening. And if you are so inclined, my son Gomen would love to come along too. After all families need to try and stay together. Gomer is neutered and available for immediate adoption. If you would like to learn more about Gomer ID A13375050, please visit the GCAS or call 336-297-5020. Gomer is sponsored in honor of Frederick and Rudene Beverly. Please Adopt!

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Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation (Winston-Salem) Adoption Fairs - Saturdays (dogs & cats) from 12-4pm, Tuesdays (cats) 4-7pm & Fridays (cats) 3-6pm - at 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem. Please visit our website, for more information. Saturday, November 5th - 10am-2pm - Pet Adoption Fair at Creekside Bowling Lanes, 1450 Trademart Blvd, Winston-Salem. Includes low cost rabies clinic with Dr. Spindel of Animal Ark Veterinary. Pets, Kettle Korn, face painting don’t miss the fun!

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

Feral Cat Assistance Program For information on Spay Day Clinics, please 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.

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Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) On-site Adoption Center located at 61 Miller St, Winston-Salem. Hours are from 11:30am-6pm Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays (Closed Tuesdays); 10am-4pm Saturdays & 1-4pm Sundays. Saturday, November 12th - Furr Ball Unleashed! - at The Millennium Center, downtown Winston-Salem. Dinner and dancing, live and silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Forsyth Humane Society. Visit for more info.

Guilford County Animal Shelter Please call 297-5020 for more information on any of our events below. Adoption Fairs in Greensboro every Saturday - 12noon-3pm at Petsmart on Bridford Pkwy & every Sunday - 1-4pm at PetSmart on Lawndale. Saturday, November 5 - Adoption Fair at Ideal Home Center, 2172 Lawndale Dr from 11am-2pm. Saturday, November 12 - Adoption Fair at Petsmart, Bridford Parkway from 12noon-3pm. Sunday, November 13 - Adoption Fair at Petsmart, Lawndale from 1-4pm

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Saturday, November 19 - Adoption Fair at Petsmart, Bridford Parkway from 12noon-3pm Sunday, November 20 - Adoption Fair at Hayleigh Village Apts, 9020 Belles Ln. from 11am-3pm Saturday, November 26 - Adoption Fair at Petsmart, Bridford Parkway from 12noon-3pm Sunday, November 27 - Adoption Fair at Petsmart, Lawndale from 1-4pm

Humane Society of Davidson County Saturday, November 5th - Yard Sale Fundraiser from 8am - 2pm at 122 N. Church St., off of East Center St. in Lexington. Tuesday, November 8th, 7pm - Organization Meeting open to all members and those interested in becoming a member at Bank of the Carolinas, 119 W. Center St. in Lexington. Call 336-248-2706 for more info.

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

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Tailless Cat Rescue Adoption Fairs - 3rd Saturday of every month - PetSmart, 2641 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, 11am-2pm. (Saturday, November 19th).

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