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Adopt  Rescue  Donate  Foster  Volunteer June 2018

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Expanding Families One Pet at a Time

PawPrints Magazine's Photo by: Michael Cline Photography

Homeless cover Model

Let’s play ball! That’s me, Katarina, the Cover Model kitten, on the left. Sitting next to me and doing his best to ignore me is my brother, Mr. Meow-gi. We are medium-haired Tabbies, 7-weeks-old, and we are just two out of almost 100 kittens that Adopt-An-ANGEL is seeking homes for this Kitten Season! Mr. Meow-gi and I are fun, playful, precious kittens with fluffy fur and kissable little faces. We love to be held and purr, purr, purr. Since we’re so small, we’re looking for adult-only homes or homes with children who are 5-years or older. To adopt one of us, or to inquire about any of the other available kittens, call or text our foster mom Melinda at 910-471-6909. We’ll be ready to ride home with our new families by mid to late June, once we have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated. Sandpaper kisses to Michael Cline Photography for our super-fun photo shoot. Now, go adopt a kitten and hit a home run this season!

Hi, I’m Danny! I’m an older gentleman at 12-years-old but I really want a family of my own! I came into my foster home in really bad shape but I’m doing better now. I would do best in a home with mature humans who understand my needs and are willing to work with me. Would you be willing to let me join your family? If so, please contact RescueConnect at 910-302-7290 today! I am sponsored by Mr. Peanut and Ginger Snap.

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My name is Froggy (38544003) and I’m a 1½-year-old girl who is a gorgeous white girl with gorgeous yellow eyes. Here at the shelter, I keep getting passed up for some of the younger kittens, but if you think about it, I’m not that far from being a kitten myself. There are so many amazing adult cats at the shelter with me. Please remember that if you are looking for a feline companion, don’t overlook us older friends. We have so much love to share! The shelter is located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville. For more info, call the adoption desk at 910-937-1164 or 910-455-0182. You may also visit us at I am sponsored in honor of all the cats who are waiting for homes at the shelter.

We are sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund in loving memory of Maryrose Miller. Miss Avis Davis, 1990-2005

Rescue Animals Community Effort

Hi everyone! My name is Max and I'm an 11-year-old Malinois mix who is 45 pounds, neutered and blind. I'm in good health except I can't see. I know the word "step" so when going for walks, my foster mom will say "step" and I step down; or “step up" and I step up. I like meeting people and I'm fully house-trained. I'm a laid-back dude, but I do like to go on walks and sniff everything. Come on and fill out a no obligation application at and meet me! If you would like more information, please call 910-579-0407.

Long Creek Animal Rescue

My name is Trixie. I am a young Lab and Hound mix who weighs about 50 pounds. I am super-playful and I have a lot of energy. I need an active home with people who can be patient with me as I learn how to be a pet. I came out of an overcrowded rural animal shelter where I ran out of time. I seem to do well with other dogs and I am food motivated so that would be a useful tool in training me. Please come see me at Petco on weekends or call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783. For more info, call 910-392-0557 or visit

My name might be Alaska but that doesn't mean I'm cold! I'm a fully vetted gray and white girl who's 1-year-old. I was rescued, along with my 5 siblings, from an empty house when I wasn't even weaned yet. Can you believe the owner wanted to put out poison to kill us all? That rocky start left me a little nervous around new people but I promise, once I get to know you, I'm just about the most loving, goofy, laid-back snuggle bug you'll ever meet. I even like dogs! It's not their fault they can't be as pretty as me, right? Please call 910-617-6290 or 704-682-2529 if you're ready to see just how warm Alaska can be!


A penny for your thoughts! I am Penny and I hope you're thinking about adding a new family member, mainly me. I am roughly 2-years-old, house-trained, spayed and up to date on vaccinations. As a huge bonus, I get along with everything on two or four legs! Please come see me at Petco on weekends or call my foster mom, Sherry, at 910-523-1254. I am an awesome dog and anyone would be lucky to have me. For more information, give us a call 910-392-0557 or visit

Hi everyone, my name is Montgomery and I'm an 11-year-old, neutered male, Chihuahua mix. I follow my foster mom everywhere and don't even need a leash ‘cause I just want to be with my people. I am house-trained and super loveable. When I first got to R.A.C.E., I had some really itchy skin. R.A.C.E. helped me feel much better! Please fill out a no-obligation application at and do it quick before I get scooped up by another Chi lover. For more info, please call 910-579-0407.

My name's Nevada, but you can call me Nevvy! I'm a little over 1-year-old, and ready to spend the rest of my life with a forever family. I can be a little shy sometimes, but don't let that fool you! I'm anything but demure. As soon as you give me some love you'll get to see the real me: feisty, funny, chatty and sweet as can be. I promise you won't be disappointed! My rescue moms say I've got a TON of personality. My ideal day would be spent playing with you until I'm all tuckered out and then settling down for an evening of snuggles. I just love to be loved. If that's your idea of the perfect day, please call 910-617-6290 or 704-682-2529.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs Assistance with Lost & Abandoned Animals Guardian Angel Service Dogs

Website: Phone: 910.745.7930 Email:

For more info on how we can become best friends, come check me out on page 9.

Train to Become a Pet Therapy Team Hands-on Training for You and Your Dog Allowing You to Volunteer in Your Community

Classes ongoing throughout the year including AKC Canine Good Citizen preparation + Knowledgeable trainers + + Providing pet therapy training since 2002 + Canines for Therapy is a program of Canines for Service Inc.


I’M SO PRECIOUS that I needed four photos! As you can see, I’m playful, adorable and heart-meltingly sweet! My name Is Rascal and I’m an 8 to 10week-old orange Tabby boy who will give you CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Everyone at SOAR who comes to play with me falls in love. When SOAR took me to the vet for my check-up, I tested positive for FIV. But that does not matter to me! I’m happy and active and as long as I have a good home and live as an INDOOR-ONLY kitty, I can enjoy a very long and healthy life! You can find out more about FIV online, from your veterinarian or by contacting SOAR at 910-457-6340. Please consider giving me your heart and welcoming me into your home. I want to grow up as part of a family, YOURS! I am sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge. Hi there! Black Bear here! I am a 6-year-old Boston Terrier and French Bulldog mix and I am one happy go lucky fella. Even though I have been through a lot, I really enjoy life. You see, I arrived with a very bad cherry eye that I’d had most of my life. I had lost most of the vision in that eye, had lots of scar tissue and chronic dry eye. It was very uncomfortable. The eye doctor suggested that we remove my eye. I am now recovered, and I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with a family who will love and appreciate me. P.S. I don’t normally wear frilly collars, but they thought it would make me look better on camera – what do you think? Come meet me at Paws Place and call 910-8457297 for driving directions or more info. You’ve just got to see an adorable lovebug like me in person! I am sponsored in loving memory of Grace Harrington.

Volume 17 - Number 3

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour Cover Photographer Michael Cline Photography Head Writer Kelly Wall Graphic Design Diane Pour How To Reach Us: We welcome comments, suggestions, article ideas, questions and subscription inquiries. Please send them to:




In This Issue Features: Adoption Celebration...……………………………..…………….....46 Calendar of Events……………………………………………..……43 Shelter News………………………………………………………....42 The 2018 Cover Model Contest: Honorable Mentions..…..….40-41

PawPrints Magazine P.O. Box 4834 Wilmington, NC 28406 910-264-3647

Animal Shelters & Organizations: Miss Avis Davis Fund…………...….……..…..…..…..…….. 6


Adoption Options…………………………..…….………… 8-9 Adopt-An-ANGEL……………………..……….........……....11

PawPrints Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting shelter adoptions. We provide an up-to-date pictorial directory of shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in the Cape Fear area. Deadline for submissions is before the 15th of each month. Please call to verify date.

All 4 Cats……………………………………………………...13 Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services....15 Cat Adoption Team………………………..……………..….17 Cat Tails…………………….………………………….……. 19

PawPrints Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Zappareta Publications, Inc. All nonprofit organizations and individuals who are not in the business of breeding and/or selling animals are welcome to participate in the magazine. PawPrints Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the shelter directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

New Hanover Humane Society…………………...………. 21 Onslow County Animal Services………………………….. 29 PAW’S Place………..………………………………..……... 31 Pender County Animal Shelter……………...………..…… 33 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue……………………... 35 Pender Humane Society…..…………….………….……... 37 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….…..… 39 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…….……………… 45

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Adoption Options We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! PENDER ENDANGERED ANIMAL RESCUE (P.E.A.R.) Brad Pit is my name! A few moments with me and you’ll see why everyone falls in love. I’m just a huge lovebug and a gentle giant. At 3-yearsold, I was rescued from a breeder who kept me locked in a rabbit hutch. Now I’m enjoying grass, hugs and freedom! I also love cuddles and snacks on the sofa. I make friends easily and would love to be your new family member. Please call PEAR at 910-675-0867 and let’s meet! You can also email

COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY Hi, my name is Queenie and I’m a Pug and Chihuahua mix. My owner surrendered me, I have a bad case of the red mange and I have begun treatment for it. I am approximately 8-months-old, I love to play with toys and they say I’m happy-go-lucky. I will be available for adoption when my mange is gone and I have been spayed. Please contact us at the Columbus Humane Society if you’re interested in getting to know me. All you have to do is call 910-499-1148, email or visit

RESCUE ANIMALS RESCUE EFFORT (R.A.C.E.) Aren't we the cutest pups you've ever seen?! We are sisters who are named Della and Caramel. We are Boxer mixes looking for love. We are only a + PUPPY couple of LOVE + months old and are super sweet. We are in the process of getting all our vaccinations, being dewormed and anything else we might need to start our lives out right. To adopt one of us, fill out a no-obligation application at or call 910-579-0407 for more information about us.

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OPERATION TOPCAT My name is Leila and I’m a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell girl who was rescued with along with my babies. Now that my kittens have been adopted, I am ready for a loving, inside home. I’ve had all my vet care including my vaccines and testing negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. I am also microchipped. I’m sweet and would do well in a quiet home. I have not been around a dog but I’m ok with a calm cat. To meet me, email or call 910-200-0612.

A SHELTER FRIEND My name is Spot. I have energy to spare and would love to share it to keep you motivated in your New Year resolutions. I am a lovely spotty girl, healthy and about 4-years-old. My best friend, a male dog, was adopted a few weeks ago and now I am lost and depressed. I would absolutely give my whole heart to the right person! I have been spayed, am current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative. Please call Silvia at 910-876-0539 to learn all about me. Let’s exercise our way through Summer together! Visit us online at

RESCUECONNECT RescueConnect has kittens! While supporting TNVR efforts, they caught us 5 kittens who were too young to be released. We are 2 boys and 3 girls who are 4 to 6-weeksold. We will all be available for adoption in the next few weeks after vetting. We are very social with humans and love to play and cuddle with our litter mates. Would you be willing to let one or more of us join your family? If so, please contact RescueConnect at 910-302-7290 today!

Adoption Options We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! PAWSITIVE PARTNERS PRISON PROGRAM Cheerio! I’m Muggy, a 4-year-old, male English Coonhound. I am enrolled in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program at Pender Correctional Center. My inmate trainers, under the supervision of Monty’s Home volunteers, are teaching me everything I need to know in order to be a great family pet. When I graduate, I’ll know all my basic commands, be crate-trained and leash-trained. I’m a real sweetheart who is neutered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated. If you’d like to meet me, email or call 703-864-5754. Fill out an adoption application at

NHC RABBIT RESCUE OF WILMINGTON Hello! We’re Luna and Fiona and we were surrendered to the shelter by our family because they said that they could no longer keep us. We are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. We are both 8-months-old and spayed females. To know more information about us, please send an email to, call us at 910-686-9171 or visit us online at

ONSLOW COUNTY PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE What happened? Where is my family? Why was I left tied to a stop sign in bitterly cold weather with six inches of snow? Who would do that!? My name is Sheba and I loved my family so very much, but my feet were frozen, I was dehydrated, alone, confused, hungry and wondering why. I am a good girl of 5-years who is spayed, 45 pounds and vetted. I love children and other dogs, and I am a great family dog who is searching for folks who will truly love me. Please submit an adoption application from the Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare website at, call Rita at 910-3587278 or email I'll be waiting for ya!

COASTAL ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT (C.A.R.E.) Looking for a beach buddy, co-pilot, or running companion? Well, so am I! My name is Rickie Bobby and I’m a 4-year-old Lab mix who is certain to be a great addition to your active lifestyle. I love playing with other dogs, going for long walks, strolling on the beach and riding in the car (just check out my photo for proof!). I am a healthy young man who needs a great family to call my own. Come visit me at C.A.R.E., 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington, or call 910-256-2624 for adoption details.

DAUNTLESS DOG RESCUE I’m Maddie, a 5-year-old Westie and Jack Russell mix. I was an emergency rescue because I had been shot in my front leg and required immediate vet care. The gunshot shattered my leg bones into pieces and the only solution was amputation. I am recovering well in my foster home. I’m learning what it's like to receive lots of love and attention - and I like it! If you are interested in meeting me, please complete an adoption application on our website at You can also make donations toward my vet bills on the website using the donate button. For more info, please call 910-777-7186 or email

FRESH START RESCUE, INC. My name is Bjorn and I am a male Leopard Gecko. I am around 3-years-old and have not had a lot of interaction with people. I'm still a little skittish but I'm getting better. I'm not crazy about roaches but I do love my superworms and the occasional cricket. I've had a few homes and would really love to settle into my forever home. If you would like to adopt me or would like to find out more about me, please visit or call Lynn at 910-431-6376.

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Dineen Animal Hospital 1132 Floral Parkway - Wilmington, NC 28403


(910) 799-3400 Cats ~ Dogs

My name is Franny and I’m a Beagle and Hound mix who is 7-years-old. I need a home to call my own. I play well with mildmannered male dogs and prefer a home with no small dogs or cats. I love playing with toys and going on walks. I have even been trained by a professional trainer. After my adoption, my trainer will make a home visit to help with the transition. If you have lots of love to give, please call Columbus Humane Society at 910-499-1148 or visit

Do you like redheads? Well, here I am! My name is Ludwig and I’m a sweet young fella, orange in color, who was found by a good Samaritan after I was hit by a car. My broken leg is completely healed but I still have an eye defect from the accident. It doesn’t stop me from playing and having lots of fun, though! I am very loving and friendly and Photo by Michael Cline Photography I’m ready to make your family complete! Please call my friends at 910-2562624 or email for more information or to submit an application for my adoption.

I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!

I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.).

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Providing complete grooming services for your pet 6 days a week. Your pet will be groomed in a clean, comfortable, relaxing environment.

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Deborah A. Richards Broker/REALTOR

910-239-3201 office 919-219-1939 cell

Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ►My name is Sammy and I am an active, energetic pup who weighs about 60 pounds. Are you looking for a running partner? I am playful, funny and can be best described as an overall goof! I do pretty well with other dogs and would benefit from an older, quieter dog who could keep me settled. Do you have an older dog looking for company? I definitely need a fenced-in yard and someone with experience raising a dog. I spent 60 days in an overcrowded rural shelter and have some energy to run off and some learning to do. I am very healthy and drop dead gorgeous. Come meet me at Petco on weekends or call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783. ►My name is Piper. I am a 1-year-old kitty who has grown up in foster care. I am the last kitten left in my litter. I am absolutely adorable, sweet and so gentle. I have been exposed to cats, kids and dogs in my foster home, so I’d do well in a home with any of them. If you would like to meet me, call Jackie at 910-523-9719. ◄My name is Rosie and I am a sweet, gentle and sensitive Hound. I am large and weigh about 60 pounds. I am shy, and would do best in a quiet home with a fenced-in yard. I would love a home with someone who will give me the time I need to blossom into the fabulous dog I was meant to be. Please give me the reassurance I need to help me build my confidence back up. I absolutely love other animals and would be really happy if I went to a home with another well balanced dog who could teach me the ropes. I am super healthy and crate-trained, too. You can meet me at Petco on weekends or call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783.

◄Hi, my name is Hemmy! I am as sweet as can be and I’m super playful. I need an active family and a fenced in yard. I am a 1 to 2-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. I was found as a stray, ended up at an overcrowded shelter and after 60 days, I ran out of time. Now, I am looking for the perfect home! I seem to do well with everything and everyone I meet and I am sure to put a smile on your face! Please come meet me at Petco (324 South College Road in Wilmington) on weekends or call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783. ►My name is Bruiser and just look at my smile! I am a young, 35 pound adorable Jack Russell mix. I am house-trained, well-mannered, leash-trained and devoted to my owner once I find one. I am midsized, come up to your knee and a little on the chubby side. I have a really cute personality. I am homeless because my owner moved and couldn’t keep me. I am fearful of kids and their sudden movements so I need a kid-free home. If you would like to meet me, please call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783. ►My name is Hunter and I am a ball obsessed Pit Bull. I LOVE tennis balls and love to fetch. I have the incredible focus of a typical ball crazy Labrador Retriever. I am super affectionate and really well-balanced. I am in perfect health, too. I seem to be housetrained and wellmannered and I get along with other dogs. I have lived with dogs in my previous home. I would make a great family pet. If you would like to meet me, please come see me at Petco on weekends or call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783.

P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408

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Johnsons Corner Grill and Convenience Store Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served All Day Pay at the Pump Open 24 Hours

910-259-4367 9031 US Hwy 421, Currie, NC Open 7 days a week! Monday - Saturday 4:30am to 8pm Sunday 6:30am to 8pm My name is Charles Norman and I am spectacular! I am heartwarming because I am so friendly and affectionate. I give head butts and roll over for love and for you to rub my belly just like a dog. I am FULL of character and FULL of personality. I give hugs and I sit on laps. I raise foster kittens like a good papa cat. I may look rough with my missing fur and curled up cauliflower ear (from my life on the streets) but I have adapted to indoor life like you wouldn’t believe. I am the ultimate cat for the cat fancier. Remember my name is Charles Norman and I am a conversational piece and life of any party. Come on down to the good old Petco and hang out with a cat who is so versatile that I need no leash in an open pet store. For more info about me or the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557 or you can visit us online at

My name is Scout (A029436) and I’m a SHELTER FAVORITE! You see, I recently took part in a rescue operation training session that was held here at the shelter and I just LOVED all twenty people that were in the class. Everyone was quite impressed with me and my friendly personality. They’d all love to see me get adopted soon! I’m a 5-year-old tri-color Walker Hound boy who is already neutered. I could stand to put on a few pounds but, other than that, I’m in great health and good to go! There is NO COST to adopt me thanks to my friends. So please hurry over! Dogs arrive at the shelter every day and there’s not enough room for us all. The shelter is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, Noon to 4pm on Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays. For driving directions or more info, call Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-259-1484 or email

I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

I am sponsored in loving memory of Hank Harrington.

URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out!

All 4 Cats Call or text 910-707-4372 or email to adopt! ◄Hi, my name is Stout. I'm a total sweetheart and I like everyone and everything. I will come up to you and ask for attention. If you pet me, I will purr. I want to play and then I want to sit in your lap - for a looong time. I will talk to you and tell you if you are not giving me enough attention. I am 10-months-old, neutered, and vaccinated. I’m also microchipped and Feline Leukemia and FIV negative.

▲Kittens, Kittens, and more Kittens! All 4 Cats has over 40 kittens who will become available in the month of June along with their very devoted mamas. Tuxedos, All Black, White/Black, White, Tabby, Orange, etc. Please watch our Facebook page for sneak peaks at these cuties. Remember it's always more fun to adopt in pairs.

To meet any of our cats or kittens in their foster home, please email or text 910-707-4372. All 4 Cats holds adoption events at the PetSmart in Monkey Junction on Saturdays from 10am to 7pm.

▲Hi, my name is Mercury. I’m at least 8-years-old. I need a long-term foster or a very special adopter. I have ongoing respiratory issues. I’m stable, but we’re still trying to find the root cause. I’m neutered and Feline Leukemia and FIV negative. I’m a love bug and I like small, calm dogs. ►Hi, I’m Lacey and I’m 2-years-old. I want to be Queen Bee. It’s kind of a Calico thing. I love attention. My favorite toy is something on the end of a string. I’m a big cat, but I’m beautiful and my fur is so soft. I love to be brushed (it makes me purr) and I want to be near my people. Please give me a chance at love.

◄Hello! We are Rayne (Tuxedo on bottom) and Stormy (Grey Tabby on top). We promise to bring you feelings of bright skies and sunshine. Our foster mom says I’m super-social and loving and Stormy is more reserved (but coming out of his shell more every day). We are very bonded and prefer to go to a home together. We were born late-summer of 2016 and had a nice home for a good long while. But now, through no fault of our own, we are looking for a fresh new start. We are microchipped. We both really like dogs. We are fostered with a moderately calm, medium size, female Lab. We are lap cats but don’t like to be held per se, but we love attention and we love to be petted.

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Have you ever seen such a fluffy, white beauty? My name is Kaya and I’m an Alaskan Spitz mix girl, just 25 pounds. I’m a total sweetheart who loves people and other dogs. I’m even good with cats! At just 6-years-old, I’m ready to start having fun with a new family. I’m in great health except for one thing, I have heartworms. But wait, don’t worry! I’ve already begun treatment (paid for by the shelter) and this will soon be a thing of the past. And guess what? If you’ve fallen in love with my photo and really want to adopt me, you can take me home as a foster-to adopt while I finish up my treatment. Once the treatment is done (in less than two months), the adoption will be finalized! To find out more, call Pender Humane Society at 910-259-7022 or just come out and visit! Sponsored in memory of Milo, the big black dog who stole our hearts! Mommy and Daddy miss you every day!

Hi there, I’m Cindy! I’m a baby Tabby kitten and I’m one of the many, many, many kittens that Cat Adoption Team has saved so far this kitten season. Me and my sisters Cinnamon and Cecille, as well as all the other kittens, go to foster homes where we are loved and socialized until we can be spayed and neutered. When we’re ready (at about 12weeks-old), we come to the Adoption Center at Petsmart on New Centre Drive in Wilmington where our kitten antics are on display for the world. Kittens are like potato chips, you know…you can’t have just one! So please come on down and adopt a pair of us. We’ll be here all Summer! Call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 with any questions or come on over to the Adoption Center and take a look at us! I am sponsored by Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach and in loving memory of Bess.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us!

OPEN SATURDAYS! ◄Good afternoon! My name is Moses (A105242) and I am the more mature and settled guy from the group of adoptable cats here at the shelter. I am a very handsome 10-years-old. While the rest of the felines might like to cut the rug and parade around I am really more interested in snoozing away the day in a nice sunny place. Come relax with me!

◄Hi there guys! My name is Zena (A105309) and I am a spayed lady with a lot of love to share with my human companions. I am 3years-old and what you could definitely call a snuggle bug. Are you looking for someone to cuddle with? Well, hurry on over and let’s get to know one another! ►Hello out there! My name is Bonnie (A105526) and I am a darling 7-year-old Welsh Corgi mix who is quite possibly the sweetest girl in town. My shelter friends think my greatest attribute has got to be the way I waddle when I walk. You know you want to see that, so come on over and check it out in person. I’m a great find for some very lucky family!

Visit our Facebook page for Adoption Fair events and to see other animals up for adoption. Our Facebook page is: Brunswick Sheriff's Animal Adoption Page Spot

◄Hi guys! My name is Chevy (A105643) and I am a 5-year-old tom-girl for certain. I like to go on adventures and I don't mind hiking a dusty trail. If you adopt me, I see trips to the mountains and strolls on the beach in our future! I am an Akita mix and you can bet I will make my future family pretty happy. I’m already spayed. Come on out and get to know me, you’ll be very glad that you did!

►Hello all! It's Midnight (A105637) here, the one with the sweetest brown eyes. I am a Labrador Retriever mix with fur as soft as your finest cotton shirt. I am 3years-old, neutered, medium in size at approximately 40 pounds, and I’ve begun the process of finding a home that is just right for me. Maybe it’s yours? ◄My name is Alex (A105857) and I am a short-haired, orange Tabby boy with a big mission. A mission to find my furever home, that is! At just 9-weeks-old, I’m an adorable kitten who could be the perfect fit for you! In fact, there are lots of kittens looking for homes at the shelter because we are now in what’s called Kitten Season. Come visit and choose one to love!

429 Greenswamp Road Supply, NC 28462

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ORRELL & REINER, P.C. Certified Public Accountants P.O. Box 4054 Wilmington, NC 28406 Robert H. Orrell, III, CPA Anne W. Reiner, CPA

Tel. 910-799-3611




910-470-1527 • 910-253-5868 Save lives…please spay or neuter your pets!

I’m Caroline, a 1½-year-old female who had babies last year. I am just looking for a home where I can relax and enjoy life. I am alright with other cats and dogs and kids, too. It's been a tough year competing with all the kittens and other cats looking for a home. I have definitely paid my homeless dues. Please call my foster mom, Jackie, at 910-523-9719 if you are interested in meeting me. For more info on the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557 or visit us online at

Hello there! I’m a sweet Hound mix named Archie. At approximately 3-years-old, I’m in need of a great home with a yard to play in. I’m being treated for heartworms but my friends at CARE expect me to make a full recovery and be ready to find my forever home soon! Follow up on Facebook, email or call 910-256-2624 to get more details on when I will be available for adoption.

I’m sponsored in honor of all the wonderful foster mommies & daddies who care for homeless animals.

I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE).

I’m Nova, a 4-year-old Pit Bull mix who weighs 45 pounds. I’m very loving and have a great disposition. I love to go for long walks and I ride nicely in the car. I’m a fun, spunky little girl who will be a great family companion. I’m vaccinated, spayed, and heartworm negative. To meet me, call Coastal Canine Rescue at 910-470-5554 or email Sponsored in loving memory of Roxy.

16 June 2018

CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄I’m Mommy Cat, a 1-year-old petite girl who is mostly white with gray tabby patches. I have raised my litter of kittens and I’m ready for my own home. I can be a little shy at first but I’ll soon roll over and beg for you to scratch my belly and ears. Did I tell you that I have the cutest pink belly, ears and nose? I’m still a playful young cat who also likes to snuggle with my people and I get along great with other cats. Please come and visit me for yourself. I have my kitty bags packed and I’m ready to go to my new home! ►I’m Linda, one of the 26 sweet and adoptable cats Cat Adoption Team saved from a hoarding situation. My housemates and I were losing our home and were in immediate danger of being euthanized. I’m spayed, vaccinated and well-loved. Although I’m a small cat, I’m 2-years-old and I’ve got the shiniest black fur with a dab of white on my chest. I am social with people, cats and even dogs. I’m also a love bug and I crave attention. I hope you will please consider giving me a home of my own again. ◄I’m Andrew and I’m the most handsome guy, don’t you think? They tell me I’m a Tuxedo cat but I’m really just wearing my black coat and white socks. Oh, and I may have just dipped my face and whiskers in a bit of cream! I’m a young boy at 9-months-old and have been with my Mom (Anita, also pictured) and sisters (Isabelle and Annabelle, also at the Cat Adoption Center) since my mom was abandoned while pregnant. I can be a bit shy at first, but if you bring out a laser pointer I will be your best buddy in a heartbeat!

Wilmington, NC

We’re at Petsmart 7 days a week. ◄I’m Madison, a 5-year-old Tabby girl who is good with kids! I’m a bit confused due to losing my family through no fault of my own, but my sweet and gentle nature still shines through. Please adopt me. I promise you will not regret it. I’m a great cat!

◄I’m Anita, a 1 to 2-year-old Tuxedo girl. I’m a gentle soul with a big purr who only needs someone to love, a welcoming lap and I’ll be the happiest cat. I can be a little shy but once I get to know you I am awesome. I found myself homeless when I was pregnant but luckily I was recued along with my three kittens. One of them, Andrew, is pictured here. Adult cats often get overlooked with so many kittens stealing the spotlight so if you’re thinking about adopting, please consider me and my lovely little family.

▲I’m Maisy, a 10-month-old Tortoiseshell (a.k.a. Torti) kitten who was found abandoned under someone’s porch. I can be a little reserved at first around new people, but if you talk to me then I’ll talk back to you and come over for head scratches. Torti cats like me are incredibly stunning. We’re almost always female and in the folklore of many cultures, our coloration is believed to bring good luck! Some folks even refer to us as “money cats”. I can’t really comment on the “money” part, but I know that anyone would be lucky to have me as part of their family! June 2018 17

Hello! We are Brie and Cheese! I am Brie and Cheese is my son. We are 12 and 10-yearsold respectively. We are both small, long-haired black cats that are soft and fluffy. I am a little shyer than Cheese but we are both quiet and loving cats. Cheese has the cutest little face. We came to be homeless, were taken to a shelter and were within hours of being euthanized when, thankfully, two wonderful people rescued us and Cheese brought us to our foster. We would love another home to live out our lives together. We are both spayed and neutered, have all our vaccines and are FIV/FeLk negative. We want to stay together in an indoor home. We are fine with other cats but are not sure about dogs. We would like a quieter home. Won’t you consider taking us to live together with you? Please call 910-262-8890 and let’s talk!


We are sponsored by Sharon Harmon and Barbara Blandine. Thank you!

URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out! FAMILY DOG ALERT! My name is Sophie (A029190) and I’m house-trained, friendly with children and friendly with dogs. How did I come to be in this predicament? I once had a family but they moved away and now I’m here. I’m an 11year-old, spayed Boxer/Lab mix with a loveable personality. I’m quite bewildered at being here. I hope someone out there will have sympathy for a family dog like me and consider bringing me home. I’ll be so very grateful! And in addition, there is NO COST to adopt me thanks to my friends. If you need driving directions, please call Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-259-1484 or email I am sponsored by PawPrints Magazine in honor of Kathy Lanio, whose compassion for shelter animals has helped save many lives.

Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ►My name is Moon and I’m an unusual girl. My coat is Calico, my eyes are blue and my feet are polydactyl. I’m 3-years-old, but I’m sort of cranky and slow to adjust to anything new. I’d like to have a home without any kids or other pets because they really make me cranky. ◄Some Tabbies are striped and some are marbled, but not me. I’m Lulu and I’m a spotted Tabby. I’m a little shy until I get to know you, so you might think I’m unfriendly. If you give me time to adjust, I can be wonderful. If you have a family with no small children or dogs (they scare me), I’d love to join in.

▲We are Dot and Dash. We are 3-month-old Torti girls. We’re sisters and we’re almost twins! Aren’t we beautiful? Now, if we lived at your home, you would get to know our individual personalities and you wouldn’t have any trouble telling us apart. Come get us and we’ll try it. ►I am a 7month-old black and white girl and I’m the last cat from a group of ten who all came from the same house. My name is Folly and I have no idea why I’m the last one to find a home. I have the cutest three freckles on my nose! Look! Don’t you just love those! Wouldn’t you like to see those cuties every day? ◄I was picked up by a very nice person on a cold, rainy night at a gas station in Wilmington. I had a bad cold and eye infections. I could hardly see and I hadn’t had anything to eat for a while. I’m well now, but I sure would like to have a home and family of my own. If you come to meet me, ask for Zandy. Oh, I’m a 1-year-old Calico girl.

◄KITTENS! It’s kitten season and Cat Tails has lots of kittens. We all have been tested for FIV, Feline Leukemia and heartworms, we’ve been treated for fleas and worms, we've been given age appropriate vaccinations and we’re spayed or neutered. That’s means we’re ready and waiting to be adopted!

6622 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

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Hi, I'm Buddy (that's me on the right) and with me is my best buddy, Max (on the left). We're Lab mixes who are 5 to 6-years-old, neutered and up to date on vaccines. We were rescued separately from bad situations. We play, sleep and eat together and it would break our hearts to be separated. We're hoping we can find a new home together because our caregiver's situation has changed. I'm very outgoing and some might say a little goofy, but I love attention and want to be close to humans. My buddy, Max, is a little more laid-back but he's a really good dog, too. We're not house-trained and haven't walked much on a leash, but we're pretty smart and eager to please. To give us a good home, please call Pet Friends of Duplin County at 910-271-3101. We are sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you! Hi, my name is Skeeter! I’m a petite little Beagle mix girl, already spayed and just 1 to 2-years-old. I’m enrolled in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program where I’ll learn all kinds of cool stuff to be a better behaved pet. I’m really looking forward to graduation at the end of this month and getting into a home with airconditioning! I got to stay in airconditioning for the first time at the vet and wow, is that nice! If you want a cute little bug like me as your very own, contact Laurie at 703-864-5754 or email Better yet, fill out an application on the website at I am sponsored by Snowy, the new canine CEO of Monty’s Home! Check out her very own Facebook page at

New Hanover Humane Society Please call 910-763-6692 to adopt us! ◄I’m FiFi and I used to sleep with my owner and was a real lap cat, but my owner recently died, so my world has been turned upside down. I’m looking for a patient, loving soul who will give me time to acclimate to new surroundings. I’m litterboxtrained, good with children and I prefer to be an only cat. I’m just 6-years-old and ready to go!

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▲We could be bookends, we look so similar! Hello, we're Jack and Jill. A brother and sister duo, we are about 7-years-old, spayed/neutered, and current on our vaccinations. We are litterbox-trained and good with people and other cats. Sadly, our owner died, but we are doing the best we can. It would be lovely if we could go to a new home together! Won’t you come visit us today?

Please Visit and Like Our New Facebook Page! ◄Hello there, my name is Mrs. Kitty and I am a friendly, relaxed, 3-year-old girl who is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and trained in the litterbox. I really like people and would love for you to visit. I'm solid black, with big green eyes a true beauty!

▲Hi there, my name is Yogi! I’m an energetic and playful 10-month-old Lab mix boy who is neutered and vaccinated. I’m also house-trained. Yay, no accidents in the house for me! My previous owner told the shelter folks that I am good with children. Come to the shelter and meet me! ►Chocolate Lab Lovers, where are you? I’m London and I’m waiting right here for you! I’m a 5-year-old girl who is already house-trained (yay!) and I’m eager to be part of a loving family. I would love to also have a fenced-in yard so that I can run and play. I’m a very smart girl who is already spayed and vaccinated. Please hurry over today so we can get to know each other!

►My name is Alex and I suffered a great sadness recently when my beloved owner died. I’m 11years-old, but don’t let that influence you, because I’m a nice affectionate boy who is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and litterbox-trained. I need to find a best friend to spend time with. How about you? Come on over here!

2405 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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My name is Angel. I am a beautiful and sweet senior lady of 12-years who is looking for that special family to take care of me. I have a heart murmur and take medication with meals to keep things in check. My owner became ill and was no longer able to care for me. Another pet in the home is ok with me. I lived in a home with a small dog but never with another cat - perhaps a senior companion would be ok. I prefer a home with no small children as I need my beauty rest and like a quiet environment. Please call April with Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-0287 if you are interested in adopting me. You may also complete an adoption application at

Hi, my name is Cassie. I am a 9-year-old, 14 pound domestic short-haired girl with a gorgeous coat and markings. I am super affectionate, love to be handled and enjoy the company of other cats and calm dogs. I did not receive much attention or medical care before now, so I had some urinary issues. I'm all good now but need to remain on a prescription diet to be sure I stay healthy. I am spayed, current on vaccinations and have a microchip. And lucky me, my adoption fee has been paid by an anonymous donor. Please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 to schedule a meet and greet.

HELP!!! It's Kitten Season! Each year too many unwanted kittens are born outside in the rain and cruelty of their surroundings, and each year Friends of Felines (FOF) volunteers and caregivers are out in force trying to prevent these unwanted births through a managed trap/neuter/vaccinate and return program. For years, FOF has teamed up with local adoption groups to try to get these young feral kittens out of colonies and into foster care, but there are just not enough homes for everyone. Please support us on our mission to reduce unwanted births so no kitten has to survive outside, dodging cars and wondering where its next meal is coming from.

Please send your tax-deductible donation to:

Friends of Felines P.O. Box 475 Castle Hayne, NC 28429 For more info, visit or email Check us out on Facebook! My name is Miss Kitty and I am a very affectionate, declawed cat. I originally came to Adopt-An-ANGEL several years ago as a mother cat with a litter of kittens. I was adopted but recently returned when my family could no longer keep me. I seem to do well with older kids and settled animals. I’m spayed and current on vacations so we can immediately start our life together (please keep me indoors only). Come see me at Petco or call my foster mom, Jill, at 910-620-3783. For more information on the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557 or visit us online at I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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Hi, my name is Sherlock and I am a 1½-yearold boy. I just completed my training with Atlas K9 and my trainer/foster dad said I was the best boy to train! I am very motivated and willing to learn. I have done very well meeting all of the new dogs and people around town. I am house-trained, crate-trained, and good with dogs of all sizes. I’m even great with kids! I’m looking for a family who will continue to work with me on my obedience and confidence. For an adoption application, email Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love at or call 704-584-9257. You can check out some of our other Great Danes available for adoption at I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

Onslow County Animal Services Call 910-937-1164 or 910-455-0182 or email to adopt! ►My name is Apollo (38508177) and despite this happy look on my face, I might be the saddest pup the shelter workers have ever met. I have been waiting so patiently for a family of my own and am still hoping for a second chance at happiness. I try so hard at adoption events, sitting with my favorite squeaky toy in my mouth and ready to meet everyone. I tend to “talk” to everyone as well, which may be why people pass me by. But I am such a good boy. I love to run and I’m a terrific fetch partner. My ideal home will have a big fenced yard where I can stretch my paws and chase a ball. My ideal human(s) will need to share in my love of adventure and have lots of time for exercise and play. I love to be with my people, so a home where I will be alone often would not be a good fit. A home with a stay-at-home human would be best. I’m a sweet, 4-year-old boy who is so deserving of happiness. If you have room in your heart and home, come out and meet me.

▲My name is Tilapia (383254495) and no one can understand how I’m still at the shelter. I’m an 8-month-old beauty who would love to love you. I’m a gorgeous dilute Tortie. I have a quiet nature here at the shelter, which is why I may be getting overlooked. I just know my personality will start to shine when I am out of a kennel and into a loving home. If you are looking for a feline friend, I may be the girl for you.

▲Where are the Boxer lovers? The shelter knows Boxer people are fanatically devoted to their breed and I’m in need of a family to share all my love and wiggles with. My name is Doc Holiday (38575305) and I’m a 4-year-old boy whose tail is always wagging. I’m happy-go-lucky and super friendly. I am great with other dogs, have never met a stranger and would make a terrific companion for any home.

▲My name is Rorschach (38454690) and I’m a 2½-year-old boy with interesting markings. They remind the staff of the ink blot tests, and hence my name – Rorschach. I’m a handsome fella who is looking for a home where I can stretch out and nap, curl up and nap, and maybe get a few scratches and rubs in between. I’m a terrific boy who is more than ready to find a forever family.

244 Georgetown Rd., Jacksonville, NC June 2018 29

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Visit our website at What a handsome boy am I! Imagine waking up to this face every morning and getting kisses. My name is Joe and I’m a 1-year-old male Coonhound/ Labrador Retriever mix who is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go home with you! Like all young dogs, I’m curious, energetic and playful. I’m also very friendly! Can’t you imagine us cuddling on the couch, strolling through the neighborhood and chasing the waves at the beach? Please hurry over and see if we’re a good match. I’m at the New Hanover Humane Society and their number is 910-763-6692. See you soon!

Oh, hi there! Were you looking at me? Pretty hard not to, huh? My name is Zeus (A105574) and I am a mature guy at just 8-years-old. But don't worry, my age totally works to my advantage because I have certainly learned to give the best snuggles! I am a very calm and loving boy and I walk excellently on a leash. I’ll be a terrific family companion, so please come see for yourself. Everyone deserves a German Shepherd snuggle every now and then, don’t you think? I’m already neutered and my adoption fee includes a physical examination, heartworm test and rabies vaccination. So please visit and let’s take a walk together! For driving directions or more information, please call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204.

I am sponsored in loving memory of Levi D. Please consider adopting.

I am sponsored by Adam's Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thank you!

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6005 Carolina Beach Road (1 mile south of Monkey Junction across from Harris Teeter)

30 June 2018

PAW’S Place Send inquiries for adoption to or call 910-845-7297. ◄My name is Dixie! I came here through Furever Friends Animal Rescue. They took care of my medical needs as I had a broken leg. Now I'm all well and am ready and raring to go. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Shepherd mix. Not too big and not too small, that's me - almost perfect. I'm a high-energy girl and I’d love to play ball with you in your backyard! I love meeting new people and sure hope you come out to meet me soon! ◄Psst! Can I tell you a little secret? If I see a person watching me, I stop what I’m doing. I’m learning how to play so I’m not sure why humans are watching me. My name is Benson and I’m quite shy, but I am coming out of my shell. I like to run around the kennel and play with several other dogs. If you already have a dog who could help me adjust to living in a new home, that would be great! Of course, another option is to adopt two of us from Paws Place! I am a 1½-year-old, male Black Mouth Cur mix and just as cute as they come. Come get to know me, please! ►Hey everyone! My name is Dodger and I am a sweet and very handsome Pit Bull/ Terrier mix boy who loves to play! I came to Paws Place with an old injury and a skin condition. The good news is that I can live just fine with the old injury. Since I’m getting good food and special baths my skin is well on its way to healing. My 1st birthday is coming up soon, June 17th to be exact, and there is nothing more in this whole entire world that I want more than a forever home! Will you please grant me my one birthday wish and come out to visit me? I know if you do, you will fall in love with me!

◄Hey everyone, we are Pippa and Paris, come and see how cute we look! We two sisters were pulled from Columbus County Animal Shelter. We are so excited to be here and we’re making all sorts of friends. We Pippa also learned we love to play fetch. We will pick up the ball and carry it around, even though we each only weigh 5 pounds! By the time you read this, we will be spayed, up to date on all of our vaccinations, microchipped and ready to go. We think we will stay small, probably less than 20 pounds, since we are Paris Chihuahua/ Feist mixes. At just 10-weeks-old, we are adorable, playful, loveable puppies who will bring lots of happiness to our new families! Hurry on out and meet us today!

▲Cute as a button, that is ME! My name is Bandit and I’m a 5-month-old puppy boy who is ready to go home with you! Although we are not sure what breed I am, we can be pretty sure that I will be big when I grow up! I love to play and I am already getting used to walking on a leash. I have all my vaccinations and I am microchipped and neutered. I am such a loving pup and I give the greatest kisses, too! And as you can see, I sure do love playing with toys. If you’d like to make your life a whole lot happier, hurry on over to the shelter. We can play with my toys, snuggle and get to know each other!

242 George II Hwy, Winnabow, NC 28479

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▲My name is Miss Ink (A029069) and I’d be a great companion for any writers or artists out there. In fact, I’d be a great companion for anyone! I’m a 6-year-old, spayed, black cat who is friendly and oh-so sweet! I’ll be waiting at the shelter for you to walk in the door. ►I’m a cutie-pie named Chipmunk (A029448)! If you’re a fan of sweet and friendly boys who have kissable cheeks, you’ll just love me! At 3-years-old, I was found in the great big world, all by my lonesome. I have white and gray fur and I’m neutered. I’d love to add ’family cat’ to my resume. Please?

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◄I’m what they call a TOTAL DOLL BABY here at the shelter. So when is my new family going to get here and discover that for themselves? My name is Bella (A029458) which means ‘beautiful’ in Italian. The only other Italian word I know is ‘Ciao’, which I’d like to say to my friends at the shelter. Oh, did I mention I’m good with other dogs?

▲Won’t you take me home with you? My name is Cheese Puff (A029317) and I’m a 1-year-old girl, already spayed, with orange Tabby stripes and cream colored fur. I’m a very friendly beauty! They found me as a stray and I long to be part of a family.

Please Adopt! WE’RE OVERCROWDED AND NEAR CAPACITY. ◄How did a loveable and friendly fellow like me end up as a stray? It’s a mystery to everyone. My name is Macaroni (A029555) and I’m a 5-year-old boy who is already neutered. I have soft orange and white fur and I’ve been at the shelter for a while. Please visit me today - I’m a total gem!

3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC

▲I’m Licorice (A029318)! It’s a sweet name for a darling black cat like me. Even if you don’t like the candy, you will have to admit upon meeting me that I am highly likeable and definitely loveable! I’m a 2-year-old girl who was found as a stray and I’m already spayed. Won’t you come get to know me? I’d love to show you how friendly I am and feel your hands stroking my fur. How about today? June 2018 33

Tessa here - Big and Beautiful!!! That's me. I’m ready and waiting to be your walking partner, your explorer or I can be your confidant (I have two great big ears) because I won't tell a soul your secrets. I know how to have fun or just chill. They say I’m a senior (9-years-old) Redtick Coonhound. I can be an only dog or I prefer dogs my own size. I don’t think I want to share you with a cat or other small animals. They say I’m an overlooked gem just waiting for the right person to come along...I sure hope that is you! My friends at Paws Place can tell you more about me - just give them a call at 910-845-7297.


I am sponsored in honor of all the people who lovingly care for the dogs at Paws Place.

What do you get when you cross a Beagle with a Pug? That’s easy - you get me Puggley! I have quite the personality, I don’t mind sayin’. I’m housetrained, leash -trained, I sit on command and I just love all people. At only 25 pounds, I’m the perfect size for an apartment, but I do have enough energy to want to go for walks and play. I’m about 4-years-old and am neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Don’t pass up the chance to enjoy life with a fun friend like me! I’ll make you very happy. To find out how we can get the adoption process started, please call Pender Humane Society at 910-259-7022. I am sponsored by the Furry Friends Re-sale Shop in honor and memory of all the animals who've passed through the doors of Pender Humane Society.

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Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (P.E.A.R.) Please call 910-675-0867 or email to adopt us! ◄My name is Goochi and I’m a beautiful lady who would love to be part of your family! I’m an American Staffordshire Terrier with a stunning reddishcolored coat. I’m very loveable and am certain to be the loyal, affectionate and attentive friend you’ve been searching for. I am spayed, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. Do yourself a big favor and meet me today! ►Hi, I’m an American Staffordshire mix named Sparky! I’m a young boy who is full of spunk and energy. I love attention and I love to run and play fetch. I especially love getting in your lap! And talk about handsome! Just look at my beautiful face and this stunning mixture of cream and brindle fur. As for my health, it’s excellent! I am already neutered, vaccinated and on monthly heartworm prevention pills. I just want a loving home to call my own and a family I can cuddle with. Let’s go!

►Hello, everyone! My name is Daisy. I’m a wonderful, young, American Staffordshire Terrier girl who is looking for a loving home. I was thrown out on the road with my brothers and sisters. They have all found homes and I’m still waiting! I just can’t understand it because I have a fun and playful personality and I’m so full of love. I am spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. All I need is someone to visit with me, fall in love and take me to my forever home!

◄Hi! My name is Beyoncé and I’m a wonderful girl who just wants to have fun! I enjoy playing catch and fetch and, when I’m done, I’ll happily crawl into your lap for some cuddling. You see, I just adore humans and am delighted to get attention from them. Can’t you tell by this big smile on my face? I’m a young girl, spayed and up to date on shots, and I’d love to meet you soon!

P.O. Box 582, Rocky Point NC 28457

◄There’s a reason Black Labs are the number one dog in America - we’re great family companions! My name is Hunter and I’m a Black Labrador Retriever boy who is full of love and energy. I am about 1½years-old, vaccinated and neutered. I came to the rescue with two other pups who have already been adopted. Now it’s my turn! I love to play and be cuddled. Adopt me!

◄I’m an absolutely gorgeous white Shepherd mix named Nani and I would be so very happy if you would adopt me! I’m just 1½ to 2-years-old so I have a lifetime ahead to make very happy memories with you. You’ll find that I’m a very friendly girl who would make you happy. Please call PEAR and let’s arrange a meeting. The phone number is at the top of the page! June 2018 35

URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out!

UNDISCOVERED GEM! My name is Irish (A029435) and I’m a 5-year-old Redbone Coonhound mix who is already neutered. I’d be quite a catch for any lucky family as I am sweet, playful and friendly with other dogs. In fact, I passed the Entrance Exam for the Monty’s Home Program (which means I am a very good boy!) Unfortunately, I tested positive for heartworms so I’m praying a compassionate dog lover will rescue me, get me treated and allow me to live a happy life with a loving family! There is NO COST to adopt me thanks to my friends. But please hurry! You see, dogs arrive at the shelter every day and there’s just not enough room for us all. If you need driving directions, please call Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-259-1484 or email Sponsored in loving memory of our sweet boy, Zimmer. We miss you so much. The Masschaele - Kraemer family

Coastal Engraving Full color pictures of pets or other photos on mugs, mouse pads, coasters, refrigerator magnets and more.

Pet ID Tags Trophies Plaques Signs Pet Memorials Rubber Stamps Name Badges

South Kerr Business Center 118-A South Kerr Avenue Wilmington, NC


Pender Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Hi! I’m Scooter, a very happy boy, as you can tell! At just 6-months-old, I was found as a stray and long to be part of a family. I love everybody I meet and I get along well with other dogs. I’m an active, playful guy and would love to do fun things with my people. We’re not quite sure what I’m mixed with. All we know is that I am very cute! Come meet me today, ok?

Kiara Cheddar

Onyx Pumbaa


◄▲Which adorable kitten will you choose to take home? We are eagerly awaiting your decision! We six sweethearts will Sable run to greet you as soon as you enter the room. We love to be petted and we love to pounce on toys. Come on over and watch us play, cuddle us and kiss us. Your heart will do the rest and, before you know it, one of us will be joining you on the ride home!


Betty Boop


►My name is Bunny and, back on April 4, I gave birth to those sweet pups pictured below me. I’m a great Mom and my pups are now weaned and ready to live life on their own. I’m also ready to see what the future holds for me and I hope you’re in it! I’m a 5-year-old tricolor Walker Hound (but on the smaller side). My friends at the shelter say I’m one of the most laid-back Walkers they’ve seen. So if you adopt me, we can go for a walk or hang out on the couch, it’s fine with me. I’m in great health, super-friendly and ready to enjoy a new life!



▲PUPPIES, PUPPIES, PUPPIES! Come on over and cuddle us! We five little butterballs (two girls and three boys) are waiting to be loved and adopted. We are just 8-weeks-old and simply precious. We’re in great health and, like most puppies, our favorite things to do are bounce, wrestle, play, snuggle, sleep, eat and melt hearts! Our Mama is also at the shelter and is pictured on this page above us. Don’t delay! Call the shelter and tell them you’re headed over!

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425 June 2018 37

Hello! My name is Veronica, and I am a very sweet, but shy, young lady. I was rescued from a dog-fighting ring, so hopefully you can understand why I am a little fearful of humans. My friends at C.A.R.E. and Atlantic Animal Hospital are helping me get over my fear by being very patient with me and rewarding me with lots of treats! I'm hoping to find a family that is willing to continue working with me to help me get over my fear. I am very interested in other dogs, although, due to my heartworm treatments, I haven't had the opportunity to play in a large group setting yet. Once I'm finished with my treatments, I want to be able to run and play with new doggy friends! I am very loving, and I'm approximately 2-years-old, so I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with a family of my very own! Call 910-256-2624 or email for more info or to submit an application for my adoption. I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.).


Duplin County Animal Control Open Noon to 6pm for adoptions

117 Middleton Cemetary Lane Kenansville, NC 28349

Phone: 910-296-2159 Facebook: Duplin County Animal Services

SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄Hello there! My name is Lou and I’m hanging out here at SOAR with my brother, Max. He’s pictured below me and he’s such an attention hog! Me, I’m a little more laid-back and calm. Don’t get me wrong, though. I love to play with toys and with him! But my idea of fun is more cuddling and snuggling. Max and I would love to be adopted together (even though he gets on my nerves sometimes) but we don't mind being adopted separately! Come see us soon! ►Hey, you! Wanna chase a string? How about a toy mouse? Or maybe anything that moves? I'm ready! My name is Max and I’m at SOAR with my brother Lou. He’s pictured on this page, too! We are about 8-weeks-old, we’ve had our first round of kitten shots and we tested negative for FIV and FeLV. We’ll be neutered before we go to our new families. We are so cute and we won’t be here long, so hurry up and visit! ◄I seeeee you! Hi - my name is Tommy and I love to have fun! I'm a little over a year old, so I am not super-spazzy like some of the silly kittens you will see on this page - I have calmed down a little - but I still have a lot of youngster in me, too! Everyone at SOAR says they love my colors and that I am very handsome and super-sweet. I would love for you to come out and meet me! Check the SOAR website for adoption times!

◄They say these flowers bring out my eyes! And my eyes are very beautiful as is my sleek and silver coat! I’m Phoebe, a sweet girl who was found on Oak Island as a stray. The vet guesses that I’m about 1½years-old. I tested NEGATIVE for FIV and FeLV and am spayed. The volunteers at SOAR agree that my personality is calm and laid-back. I love to be snuggled and would like nothing better than to curl up with you and a good book or movie! Please stop by for a visit soon. ►My name is Flynn and I’m an adorable mixture of Lab, Beagle and perhaps even Pug! I’m about 40 pounds and will be 4-years-old in August. I still look like a puppy and mostly act like one, too! The vet said I am in good shape - I have been neutered and vaccinated. I'm doing well with my leash walking and all signs so far point to my having been house-trained. I would love to hang out with you at the beach, or if you would just rather chill in the AC - that works for me, too! ◄Hi - I'm baby Uno. They think I got my name from being the first born of a litter. I'm a 5-month-old, sweet Hound mix boy with lots of energy. I have been hanging out a lot with my sister and we just love to play together! She has already been adopted, though - but that's ok! I am happy for her and I know my furever family will come to meet me soon! I would love to have another dog to play with as well as a fenced-in yard. If you think you would like to meet me, call SOAR today. See you soon!

3376 St. Charles Place Southport, NC 28461

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Feature Story

PawPrints Magazine’s 16th Annual Cover Model Search The Judges’ Decisions Are In: Honorable Mentions

Foster to Family Member “Biggie” Submitted by: Eden Macemore

Biggie was rescued from Wake County Animal Shelter by Merit Pit Bull Foundation. He originally came to us as a foster dog. He had been hit by a car and had pretty bad head trauma that was causing seizures. Shortly after taking him in, our bratty only fur child decided that although she doesn’t get along with most, she LOVED Biggie. I had never imagined her tolerating and playing with another dog so well in her territory but once Biggie had given her a kiss through the baby gate, it was all over. He is the best little brother to her and he lets her bully him around most of the time and doesn’t put up too much of a fuss when she steals his toys or is playing too rough. We had to keep him. Biggie is almost a perfect breed ambassador. He is so sweet out in public and he makes friends with everyone he meets (humans and other furry creatures). I have had people say to me on multiple occasions, “He’s a Pit Bull? I thought they were supposed to be mean?” and he proves them wrong every time. He sleeps on his back in his ‘Tooth & Honey’ pajamas and snores the whole time. He follows me around everywhere I go. He kisses babies and is sweet to puppies. He is also the most handsome little guy you’ve ever seen. He would make the perfect model.

Misunderstood Princess “Whisper” Submitted by: Eden Macemore

Whisper was rescued as a pup by Merit Pit Bull Foundation a couple of years ago. She was very malnourished when she was taken in and resembled a baby deer because she was all legs and ears. Her ears immediately caught the attention of many people on social media causing her to have lots of interested adopters. She was actually adopted out once but returned shortly after because the adopter could not handle her energy. Whisper has always been a one of a kind girl. She loves to work / play, she has an enormous attitude problem at times, and at one point obsessively chased her tail if she was left alone for any period of time. If she doesn’t have an outlet for her energy it only makes everything worse. My fiancé (boyfriend at the time) and I fell in love with her despite her flaws. We have spent countless hours working on her training and playing fetch. Whisper deserves to be on the cover because she is a misunderstood girl - by humans and other animals. She has one of the biggest personalities of any animal I’ve ever met. You can see all of her emotions in pictures which makes her the best model. She had a rough start at life but is a rotten princess now and nothing would suit her better than being a cover model.

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Feature Story Master of the House “Toby” Submitted by: Roberta Painter This is Toby who was adopted 4-years ago from Adopt-An-ANGEL. We had just lost our German Shepherd and my grandson wanted to adopt Toby. So, Grandma said all right. Toby was just 1-year old and we were told he was very destructive. Well, they were right. We had a meeting 1 week after we adopted him to decide what to do. The decision was made to keep him, even after he had snapped at us several times and our life certainly did change. Toby the Terror is very strong and active. He has a mischievous side to him where everything is a game. He has destroyed 25 remote controls for the TV, torn up 3 bed skirts, he likes the way they tear all around the bed. Towels, drapes, clothing, they are all a challenge to him. Oh, and I believe pillowcases and the pillows are his favorite? The most important change we made was trying to remember to pick up items like phones and remote controls. He likes his yard and has caught a bird, a few moles and bees, lots of frogs and lizards. If anything moves, he sees it. He insists that he can dig his way to China so he keeps on trying. We fill in the hole, he empties it. Remember, we decided to keep him. He’s very protective of his family and has us all trained very well. So, after 4-years with Toby the house is his and he lets us live here as long as we continue to feed him. Peanut Butter, which is his favorite, along with beef, chicken, tuna, etc. etc. He is not too fussy but does not like onions or hot peppers. Of course, he sleeps in the bed with us and has his own pillow. He unmakes the bed each evening, pulls all the blankets and sometimes pillows down and fixes his spot the way he likes it. It took awhile but we all manage to get along and understand each other and have now added a kitten to the family who is well on her way to learning the ins and outs of a ‘furever’ home.

Truck Stop Treasure “Latta” Submitted by: Paulette Lewis I first met Latta at the Best Western, Exit 181A, I-95 in Latta, SC. I was working in the area and that hotel would be my home for the next 10 days. There was a stray German Shepherd running around the hotel property and the field between there and the truck stop. The hotel staff said she had been abandoned. I went and got some dog food but she wouldn’t touch it. She stayed away from everybody – never getting close enough to be petted. I sat and talked with her that first day and then went to my room. When I looked out the window, she was lying down in front of my truck. The next day when I came back, she ran to greet me – tail wagging but not close enough to be petted. She would do this every day when I returned. Animal Control placed a trap in order to catch her but she was too smart. After about 6 days, I finally got to pet her and feed her. I knew she was coming home with me when I left. I was able to place a collar on her and took her home to Leland, NC. We went to the vet the next morning and the rest is history. When I pull up in the driveway, Latta is barking and carrying on until I get in the house. She always acts excited to see me – if I’m gone for 2 weeks or 2 hours. She greets me with such love that I am always looking forward to getting home. She gets along with the cats that I have rescued also. Sometimes I think she believes she is a cat by the way she sits on the couch and looks out the front window to see who/what is going down the road. The older cats (12 & 14) will put her in her place. She even tries to fit in the cat bed that we have. When Latta comes and sleeps with me at night, I sleep better. The staff at the Vet love it when we bring her in to be boarded for a weekend. She is always spoiled rotten. She is a very sweet girl – even though she is picky in who she allows to pet her. I think she would look great on the cover of PawPrints Magazine. Latta is not the only dog that I have rescued while on the road – but she is definitely my favorite.

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Shelter News & Events For Our Furry Friends Thrift Store

Come and enjoy one of the finest, largest thrift stores in the area. FOFF (For Our Furry Friends) Thrift Store is located at 102 US Hwy 117N in Burgaw and is operated by Pender Humane Society. The 5,000 square foot building is filled with clothes, furniture including antiques, fine glassware/dishes, small kitchen appliances, jewelry and a little of everything. The “thrill of the hunt” is part of the fun! Enjoy your thrift store passion and save animals as well.

It’s the Dog “Day” of Summer! On Saturday, June 9, from 9am to 7pm, Tomlinson Sales at 922 South College Road in Wilmington will host the “Dog Day of Summer” to celebrate the grand opening of its new pet area. They invite everyone to bring their furry friends to the store that day. The first 50 people in attendance will receive amazing door buster prizes. Tomlinson is planning games, gifts, and prizes throughout the day. A percentage of all sales that day will be donated to Monty’s Home, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary Has Needs! On Sunday, June 10, from Noon to 4pm, drop off any of these needed food and supply items for Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary at Fermental, 750 Market Street in Wilmington: bird seed, brown rice, canned vegetables, canned chicken, dry pasta noodles, roasted unsalted peanuts in shell, Zupreem parrot food, plastic dinner ware and paper napkins. Meet Charlie the Picasso of Parrots who will be selling his unique artwork, and find out how you can sponsor a parrot and/or become a member of Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary.

Spay and Neuter Funds Now Available! Pender Humane Society can help you with the spaying and neutering of your personal pets or feral colony of cats you feed. Funds are currently available and open to all citizens of New Hanover, Pender and surrounding counties. Please give them a call at 910-899-0934 or send an email to today for your voucher!

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Support Paws Place at Two Fun Events this Month! On June 13, it’s the Paws Place Dance Pawty at St. James Woodland Park from 5pm to 9pm. Come dance the night away to music with the Back Porch Rockers! Bring your own food, drinks and lawn chairs or purchase food from the Trolley Stop Cart or Pepe’s Tacos Food Truck. Admission is $10 per person and can be purchased online on Paws Place’s Facebook page which is located at All proceeds directly benefit the dogs of Paws Place. On June 16, it’s Hot Dog Saturday at Carolina Coast Harley Davidson from 11am to 2pm. Come on out and meet some of Paws Place’s adoptable dogs, as they cook up some hot dogs! Food is free while all donations go to the group cooking for the day - which is Paws Place!

Calendar of Events

June Adopt-An-ANGEL Cat Adoptions Seven Days a Week! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket in Wilmington, Petco in Wilmington, Petsense in Wilmington, and Petsense in Shallotte from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. For more information, call 910-392-0557. New Hanover Humane Society Adoptions 6 Days a Week Your next companion could be at the New Hanover Humane Society in Wilmington, from 10am to 2pm Monday through Saturday. For more information, please call 910-763-6692. Paws Place New Kennel Hours/Meet and Greets Paws Place is open to the public Monday through Wednesday from 9am to noon and Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm. The kennel is closed to the public on Sundays. On June 16, available dogs will be at Carolina Coast Harley Davidson for Hot Dog Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Visit the Facebook page to see which dogs will be attending Meet & Greet the morning of the event and NOT at the kennel. Visit or send inquiries to Monty’s Home Meet and Greet at Petsense June 2 You can meet all of the Adorable Adoptables from the Monty’s Home Summer Group at their very first Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 2, from 10am until Noon, at Petsense, 4310 Shipyard Blvd. in Wilmington. Each of these dogs is currently enrolled in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program at Pender Correctional where their inmate trainers are teaching them all their basic commands. For more info, please call 703-864-5754, email, or visit Cat Tails Adoption Facility June 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27 & 30 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. For more information, please call Cat Tails at 910-575-4529.

Pender County Animal Shelter Weekend Adoptions June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30 Pender County Animal Shelter (3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw) will be open Noon to 4pm on Saturdays and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays for adoptions. Call 910-259-1484 for info. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 From 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, adoptable cats and kittens will be at Petsmart in Wilmington. Call 910-253-1375 for more info. Brunswick Animal Services Saturday Adoptions June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 From 10am to 1:30pm, Brunswick Animal Protective Services (located at 429 Greenswamp Road in Supply) is open Saturdays for adoptions. Call 910-754-8204 for info and to confirm dates. Columbus Humane Society Adoption Fairs June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Columbus Humane Society will be at Petsmart in Wilmington on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm with adoptable dogs and cats. For more information, please call 910-499-1148. New Hanover Animal Services Saturday Adoptions June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 From 10am to 2pm, the shelter (located at 180 Division Drive in Wilmington) is open Saturdays for dog, puppy, cat and kitten adoptions. Call 910-798-7500 for info and to confirm dates. All 4 Cats Adoption Fairs Every Saturday June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Stop by the Monkey Junction Petsmart (5226 S. College Road) in Wilmington every Saturday from 10am to 7pm to meet adoptable cats and kittens. For info, call or send text to 910-707-4372, email, visit all4catsrescue, or visit Adoption counselors will be on site. Dauntless Dog Rescue of NC Adoption Fairs June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Adoptable puppies and dogs will be available for adoption from 11am to 2pm at PetSmart in Mayfaire (6806 Parker Farm Drive). For information, visit or call 910-777-7186.

Adopt-An-ANGEL Adoption Fairs at Petco June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30 From 11am to 5pm, Adopt-An-ANGEL will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption on Saturdays and Sundays at Petco in Wilmington. Please call 910-392-0557 for more information.

Monty’s Home at Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market June 6, 13 & 27 Visit the Monty’s Home booth at the Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 8am to 1pm. On a weekly basis, you can shop for wonderful fresh produce as well as checking out all of the arts and crafts booths. Stop by the Monty’s Home booth where doggie merchandise, such as bandanas, jewelry, doggie beds, and decorative plaques will be available.

NHC Rabbit Rescue of Wilmington Adoption Fairs June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30 Meet adoptable rabbits from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Adoption locations rotate between Petco (324 South College Road), PetSmart (in Mayfaire), PetSmart (4715 New Centre Drive) and PetSense (4310 Shipyard Boulevard). Please call 910-686-9171 ahead of time to confirm the location and date.

Monty’s Home Meet and Greet at Burgwin-Wright House June 16 From 10am to Noon, come to the Burgwin-Wright House at 224 Market Street in Wilmington, to meet the newest bunch of Adorable Adoptables. Each of these dogs is being crate-trained, taught all their basic commands, to walk on a leash, and lots more by their inmate trainers through the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program. For more info, call 703-864-5754.

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Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! GREAT DANE FRIENDS OF RUFF LOVE


Hi, my name is Teague and I am a 2-year-old male Great Dane. I was found as a stray by a local shelter before my foster mom brought me home. She thinks that I previously lived in a home as I know what couches and beds are for – me! I am very comfortable inside and am house-trained and cratetrained. I am working on my basic obedience and leash skills. I love car rides and playing with my foster sisters. For an adoption application, email or call 704-584-9257. You can check out some of our other Great Danes available for adoption at

My name is Elvis and I am a happy-go-lucky guy! I am 11-years young, crate-trained, house-trained and my ears perk up every time I hear my name! I love to take walks with my foster mom any time she will go and I would even like to run with someone who jogs! I am a very spunky Basset Hound! I LOVE humans and I will immediately roll over for a belly rub any chance I can get! If you are looking for a low-key Basset Hound who can be a couch potato when you want to relax but also play and go for walks - I’m your guy! If you are interested in meeting me or hearing more, contact my foster mom, Leslie, at 910-352-5150 visit



Hello future forever family, I'm Monk. I'm a pretty cool guy, if I do say so myself. I was picked up roaming the streets and it had been a very long time since I had a decent meal. My foster Mom and Dad have fixed that. I've learned to do "business outside”, and I also learned how to use the doggy door so I don't have to wait on my peeps to get home. I've never jumped on anyone or gotten on the furniture. In my foster home, I quickly became part of the herd with the four other Boxers. I like all of them and think it's cool to lay in a pile with them! Call 910-799-5638 or email to adopt me or visit for info.

I’m a sweet Chihuahua girl named Joy. I’m 4-years-old and 8 to 10 pounds. When I came into rescue, I was pregnant with 4 puppies. After the puppies were born and on their own, I was fully vetted and prepared for my new life. The name Joy was assigned to me because I have a perfect white “J” on my chest and because I’m such a joy to have in your home. Once I get to know you, I love to snuggle and have my belly rubbed. I am spayed, house-trained, vaccinated and on heartworm preventative. To adopt me, please call 910-297-6874, send an email to, or visit us at



My name is Wallace and I’m a 1½year-old boy who is seeking an active companion committed to a lifetime relationship. I live with my foster mom. I get along with my canine and feline foster siblings. I don't chew on the furniture or eat shoes. I love naps as much as I love a good run. I prefer hockey over football. Movies: Goonies, The Godfather, Spaceballs, Anything Mel Brooks, really. Food: I love food. Period. Especially peanut butter. Oh, and bacon. Bacon on chicken is better. Hamburgers are good, too. Need I go on? Hobbies: Running, hiking, Tug o' War, Zoomies. To learn more about me or the adoption process, application, and fees, please visit, email or call 336-618-PITT.

I’m Ashur, a purebred male Standard Schnauzer. I was born on November 8, 2017 and weigh 34 pounds. I am microchipped, vaccinated and learning my potty skills and manners but improving every day. My adopter must have experience with my breed and have another canine for me to play with. I am sweet, playful and all puppy! I am a work in progress and the family who adopts me needs to be active with lots of energy! To adopt me, visit You can email or call 919-723-7145 for an application. P.S. Mention this PawPrints ad for a $50 discount on my adoption donation!

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My name is Reya! My foster mom named me that because it means 'queen' or 'graceful'. After getting to know me, I'm more of a jester and quite clumsy, but it's ok! Mom is teaching me the 'rules of the house' - which were all new to me, but I'm doing great! During my previous life, I was chained outside so I didn't have many cool things to play with and investigate. So far I've learned to sit and lay down when asked, wait for stuff like goodies and food, peeing and pooping outside only, stopping when I really want to play with something, and chilling out when I get too anxious to play with my foster sisters. I also listen to mom when the fuzzy little cat creature and my foster sisters aren't interested in me loving them so much. We've become pretty good friends and we love to play together. I love those little snacks she gives me when teaching me how to be a good girl. I get a lot of them! She laughs a lot at my silly antics and calls me a goofball a lot. I've only been living in this thing called a house and she already lets me walk around on my own. She knows I run to her whenever she calls me!! She says I listen better than her kids! I also love to cuddle, lay in laps, and give tons of kisses. I love car rides and going new places. Everyone says that I'm the happiest dog ever - and they're right! For an explanation of our adoption process, application, and fees, email, visit, or call Merit Pit Bull Foundation at 336-618-PITT.

Kitty-Kitty is my name and I am no “Scaredy Kat”! Instead I am playful and love to be held. They say I am “a soft and furry bundle of hugs.” I can tell you that I am a healthy, neutered young boy. I am up to date on my vaccinations and my house manners are impeccable. I love human attention and don’t mind other kitties. I like toys - both to play with and to cuddle with when I sleep. To meet me, call 910-862-3000 and ask for Katelyn or Jennifer. Add loads of love and sweetness to your home, adopt a kitty today! For more info, visit us online at and I am sponsored by ECM Corporation. Thank you!

I am sponsored by Robyn Davis in loving memory of Duncan.

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Profile for PawPrints Magazine

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PawPrints Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting shelter adoptions. We provide an up-to-date pictorial d...

June 2018  

PawPrints Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting shelter adoptions. We provide an up-to-date pictorial d...