Issuu on Google+

December 2010

Priceless TM


PawPrints Magazine's HOMELESS COVER MODELS It’s a magical time of year, and we hope some of that magic will be coming our way! You see, we are homeless shelter animals who need families to love...not just at Christmas time, but for the rest of our lives. My name is Brooklynne and I’m Photos: Dick Parrott the kitten you saw on the cover. I’m a little girl, just 10-weeks-old. I arrived at the cover shoot with my puppy friends. They are Bandit, the reddishgold boy pictured on the cover, and Bear, a black and tan boy pictured here at bottom. They are just 10-weeks-old, too! We were all found at Animal Control and are now waiting for homes at Pender County Humane Society. Don’t worry - you don’t have to adopt all three of us, just pick one! We are all cuddly, playful and highly kissable. We are also spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ready to love you. Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 and tell them you’d like to meet us in person. We’ll be waiting! Oh, one last thing, we’d like to thank photographer Dick Parrott for taking our photos and, hopefully, melting your hearts!


I May Have “Special Needs” But I Still Need A Home! My Friend Winston Needs a Home, too! Hello! I’m Lola and I’m a very sweet and loving girl. I’m a 3-year-old Shepherd mix and all I want is to please and be loved. I do have an old cruciate ligament injury which requires me to stay on glucosamine chondroiton for Lola my lifetime. It would be helpful if I were hand walked on a regular basis to strengthen my muscles. I don’t really get along with other female dogs, but I generally interact well with larger, docile male dogs. That brings me to my 1½-year-old buddy, Winston. He’s also looking for a family! He’s a big boy at 75 pounds and is thought to be a Boxer/Saint Winston Bernard mix. His name is actually Sir Winston because he acts so dignified, but sometimes he is silly like Winnie the Pooh. He is sweet and loves other dogs. He is also neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. He would do best in an active, adult, cat-free home with another dog, probably a female who really likes to play. He’s also house and crate-trained and doing well on a leash with a gentle leader. We’re good friends and play together well, but we can be adopted separately. Won’t you please consider giving one of us a home? Call the Sunburst Foundation at 910-622-0011 or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com for more info. We are sponsored by the Karl Miller family. Thanks!

THE PURPLE GROOMERY We are Wilmington's oldest salon owned-and-operated by a NATIONAL CERTIFIED MASTER GROOMER!

We offer Baths, Furmination, FFF’s and Full haircuts!!! No Harmful Pesticides No Tranquilizers Yummy and Gretchen say,

"Make your appointment now to get in before Christmas!!!!"

Tuesday - Saturday

343-8990

2156 Wrightsville Avenue Delgado Square


DB PLUMBING, INC. NEW CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL

REMODEL / REPAIRS LICENSED & INSURED

DONALD BARNHOUSE LIC. #24406

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

Hello, my name is Minnie-Moo. I’m just 2-years young and a very loving, energetic and wellmannered girl. That means that I’m both housetrained and crate-trained! I love car rides and walks on the beach (or any other adventure you can throw my way). As a huge bonus, I am currently residing with a professional dog trainer who works with me every day. I can get a little too excited around small children and other animals so I should be your only fur baby. I am spayed and up to date on vaccinations. If you are ready to begin our adventure together, please call Amy at 910-253-0501. I’ll be waiting for you.

Can you hear me purring? My name is Rosie and I’m an extremely affectionate cat who is looking for a good home. I was brought to Pender County Humane Society by a nice lady who had been feeding me when I was a stray hanging out by a storage unit. I get along great with the other kitties at the shelter and I love getting attention from humans! I'm spayed, current on vaccinations, litterbox-trained and 1-year-old. I’d be so grateful to have a furever home! Come to the shelter and get to know me. It’s a cage-less environment, so you can play with me and watch me interact with the other kitties and all the toys that are laying around. If you’d like to get things started, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 and tell them you’re on your way!

I am sponsored by Francesca Slaughter in loving memory of Casper and Lucy.

I am sponsored by Christine Watkins of A Pet Nanny. Thank you!

Bobby Jean & Woody

Bobby Jean Harvey Broker / Realtor

®

1001 Military Cutoff Rd., Suite 101 Wilmington, NC 28405

910-471-8224 Bobbysundrop@yahoo.com

4 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010


URGENT, URGENT!! I’m Running Out Of Time! I’ve been at Animal Control since July!! My name is Allegra (CF2710) and I can’t believe that winter is now here. My friends at the shelter have been doing their best to hang on to me and allow me time to find a family, but there are just too many dogs and not enough room. I need to find a home soon! I’m a 2 to 3-year-old girl who once lived in a home with another dog. Our owner faced financial difficulties and we were forced to come to the shelter. My doggie friend has found a family, but I haven’t been so lucky. I’m a very sweet girl who walks well on a leash and enjoys dog cookies. I sat very nicely for my photo and I’m hoping someone out there will take pity on my predicament. I’d be a wonderful family companion, so please come to the shelter and meet me! For more information, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-2793196. You’re my hope for the future! I am sponsored by Kathy Lanio. Thank you!

URGENT, URGENT!! I’VE RUN OUT OF TIME! What’s going on? I just know there have got to be folks out there who love cuddly, kissable, orange Tabbies! I’ve been featured in the magazine several times, and my friends at Animal Control are trying desperately to help me find a family. They know what a gem I am. They even have me in a cat cage in the lobby so that folks can see me when they first walk in! Doesn’t someone out there want to kiss my chubby cheeks and take me home? My name is Citrus (FM2225) and I’m a young boy who has been living at the shelter since June 15. It’s just bizarre that I’ve been overlooked! I was born to be by someone’s side, or on their lap, or in their arms. I’m not picky! I do have some good news: my appearances in the magazine have attracted the attention of someone who agreed to pay for my neutering, so now my new family won’t have to worry about that expense! Nice, huh? If you’d like to be the lucky one who takes me home, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. Officer Clewis can tell you all about me and give you driving directions. I am sponsored by the Keffer family: Dixie, Luke, Kira, Nikki and Charly. Thank you!


I lived in a loving home for years, then everything changed. My owner became ill and could no longer look after me. There was no one else to take me in and I was brought to Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR). It’s quite a change to go from a comfy home with familiar sights and sounds to the strange surroundings of an animal shelter. My name is Gracie and, at 10-years-old, I’m hoping to find a special person or family who will bring me back into the home environment where I belong. I enjoy receiving attention, being held, and will happily snuggle up in your arms. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. There’s no doubt that I would make someone very happy with my purring, pleasing personality. If you’d like to meet me, but don’t know how to get here, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. They can give you very easy directions and I’ll be so happy to greet you! P.S. You might recall that last month I was pictured with my good friend, Claire. She passed away recently due to her advanced age. I’ll miss her. I am sponsored in loving memory of Speckles.

Nala

Annabelle

We’d love to plop our luxuriously furred 80 pounds (each) at your feet or in your lap! We are Annabelle and Nala, dry mouth, “teacup” Saint Bernards. We’re very affectionate and playful. Our favorite toys squeak, bounce funny, or drop treats. Our foster mom makes sure we get to chew on big natural beef bones. We’re working on overcoming our shyness with new people and new dogs but we love our foster sister, a Hound mix, half our size. We all play together. Our foster family has a cat and we get along well. On our leashed walks, we like to greet and be hugged and petted by neighborhood kids. On occasion, as a special treat, we get to run loose on a farm far from the road. We love lumbering through the brush and swimming in the pond, and we obediently come back to a big hug and treat when called. We’re spayed, have been treated for heartworms, and vaccinated. In our former life we had to live outside, but now we’re house-trained and crate savvy. We were found together and would love to stay together, but we could be happy in separate homes as long as there are lots of hugs and attention. If you’d like one or two “saints” to share your life with, contact Cape Fear Saint Bernard Rescue 910-547-4823 or email capefearsaintrescue@yahoo.com. We are sponsored by The Gentle Canine Certified Professional Dog Training, www.gentlecanine.com.


Volume 9 - Number 9

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour

In This Issue

Cover Photographer Dick Parrott

PET OF THE MONTH “Homer” page 56

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:

15

Features: Shelter News & Events…...……………….…..……....…........ 43 Adoption Celebration…...……….……..……………….………54 Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….…. 49

PawPrints Magazine

Love Connection: A Happy Story of Two Adoptions..............14

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

Animal Shelters & Organizations:

Email: pawprints@ec.rr.com www.PawPrintsMagazine.com www.myspace.com/PawPrintsMagazine www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine

Adopt-an-ANGEL……………………..……….....….…….... 9 Brunswick County Animal Services...……….…….….…..11 Cape Fear House Rabbit Society………………………….13

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.

Cat Adoption Team………………………..………………. 15 Cat Tails…………………….………………………...…….. 17 New Hanover County Animal Control Services…..….…. 19 New Hanover Humane Society…………………………... 21

PawPrints Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Zappareta Publications, Inc. All nonprofit organizations and individuals who are not in the business of 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.

PAW’S Place………..……………………………………... 23 Pender County Animal Shelter…………………………… 33 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….……..... 35 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….……. 39 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...……….... 41 Purrfect Pet Adoptions……………………………………. 47 Various Local Rescues...……………………...………. 50-51 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…………...……… 53

Disclaimer: Zappareta Publications, Inc. does not endorse or guarantee any products, services, or vendors mentioned in PawPrints Magazine, nor can it be responsible for problems with their products or services. Also, Zappareta Publications, Inc. reserves the right to reject, at its discretion, any advertisment. Views expressed by various authors are not necessarily those of Zappareta Publications, Inc.

©2010 Zappareta Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without prior written consent of publishers is prohibited.

Please Recycle

19

33

21

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 7


Dineen Animal Hospital

Temple Floor Covering, Inc Sales & Installation Wood ~ Carpet ~ Stone ~ Tile Custom Backsplashes & Shower Stalls

1132 Floral Parkway - Wilmington, NC 28403 JEFF J. DINEEN, D.V.M. SAM SMITH, D.V.M. JAN BATTEN, D.V.M. ALISON HANSON, D.V.M. STEPHEN ANDERSON, D.V.M.

Shawn Temple

(910) 799-3400

910-791-2500 templeflooring@bellsouth.net

Cats ~ Dogs ~ Exotics

Hi. My name is Taku and I’m originally from Virginia, but am living in a foster home now after having spent a while in an Animal Shelter. As my caregiver will tell you, I am one of the most beautiful red and white Border Collie boys she has ever seen. I try not to let it go to my head though; I love people, toys, and am not possessive with my things or my food. I am a Border Collie though. I am a very high drive guy, and I’m super smart. I have a hard time with other dogs sometimes. Though I would like to join in the fun, I don’t really know how to play like them. I would enjoy getting to know you too, but you will need to have had experience with dogs before, preferably Border Collies. I am 2 to 3-years-old, weigh 40 pounds, neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm and flea prevention medicine. If you are interested in me, please visit the Carolina Border Collie Rescue website (CBCR.org), or call 919-682-6125 for more information about me and other dogs currently available for adoption. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency in honor of Dingo.

My name is Billy and I’m a very sweet and loving Walker Hound who weighs just under 50 pounds. I had a bit of a sad beginning, as I was found on Highway 74 West extremely dehydrated and emaciated. I had been shot in the hip, but luckily today I suffer no ill effects from that injury. I am doing much better now, however my appetite will always be big as a result of being starved. I have been neutered and microchipped and am up to date on heartworm prevention and all vaccines. I’m probably about 2-years-old, but I act much younger than that since I was never allowed to be a puppy. I am house-trained and non-destructive, but am still learning to not jump up on people. I like other dogs and seem ok with cats. I love people most of all, now that I have met some nice humans. I will be a loyal and loving companion to someone willing to give me a forever home. Please call my foster mom, Grace, at 910-352-6256 for more information. I am sponsored by Dogmom Productions.

Ali’s K9 Clips

Voted Encore Magazine’s Best of Wilmington Best Dog Groomer 2010

(910) 470-6010 www.alisk9clips.com

8 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010


Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ◄Scruffy Dog Alert! My name is Jacques and I’m a smart, sweet boy. Everyone wonders what I’m mixed with. It could be a large Schnauzer or some sort of Terrier. I’m incredibly cute, that’s for sure! I was found as a stray but I know how to sit, shake and lay down on command. I’m already neutered, vaccinated and just 2-years-old. I’m eager to please and eager to be loved! Come visit me soon.

◄My name is Bernie and I am super sweet and happy. I was found walking down the street incredibly emaciated when someone took me in and helped fatten me up. I had an old injury where I had been hit by a car. The vet says it is not hurting me at all. It does make me limp, but I can get around fine. I am neutered, vaccinated and heartworm negative. I am housetrained, and get along with cats, dogs and kids, too. Will you please adopt a dog with special needs? ◄My name is Buckwheat and I am one friendly boy! I weigh about 25 to 30 pounds and I am little. I get along with other dogs and kids, but I have never been around a cat. I ran out of time at Animal Control and that's one big shame. People don't know what they are missing. I am little enough for an apartment, but do have a little energy. I am neutered, up to date on shots and heartworm negative. I am crate-trained, too. Check out our BRAND new website at www.adoptanangel.net! ►I am a super friendly and goofy guy! That's why they named me Squiggy. I get along great with other pets, people, kids - you name it. I am a well rounded guy. I spent a couple of months at Animal Control, but hey, no biggie. I like my foster home and love to stretch out and roll around on the soft carpet. I would love to snuggle in bed with you and some cozy blankets. I am neutered, up to date on my shots and a lot of fun to be around. I am litter-trained, too.

We would like to extend our sincerest and deepest gratitude to the Harms Family Foundation for sending in our largest single donation (ever received to date) in honor of a special kitty they adopted from Adopt-An-ANGEL. ►My name is Spike and they have no idea what breed of dog I am! I am wonderful though! I get along great with other animals and am sooo sweet and gentle! I don't pull on the leash or act crazy at all and I have a moderate energy level. I am neutered, and up to date on my shots and crate-trained. I would make a great family pet and it's a darn shame that I ran out of time at Animal Control. Please don't let me languish in homelessness anymore. ◄My name is Sissy and I am around 12 pounds and approximately 3 to 4-years-old. I get along great with the dogs (two large and one small) and two cats who already live in my foster home. I am very sweet, affectionate and quiet. I like to follow my foster mom around and will sit in her lap and sleep. I have no nipping or barking issues. I am getting used to grass and being out of a cage. My foster mom leaves my kennel open all day and I go in and out. I am already crate-trained and working on potty-training with treats and I am about 50% there. I walk well on a leash but with a little hesitancy when you take me into the grass. I was rescued after being turned in to an overcrowded shelter.

P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408

http://www.adoptanangel.net December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 9


URGENT, URGENT!! I’m Running Out Of Time! If my brown eyes could speak, they’d surely be saying, “Please help me, I don’t know why this has happened!” My name is Selena (CF2916) and I’m a young, black Lab girl who is bewildered by the sad circumstances of my life. I was found as a stray in Burgaw in September. Another dog was walking with me when Animal Control pulled over and picked us up. My doggie buddy has since found a family, but I’m still waiting. I hope someone reading this will decide they’d like to change a dog’s life for the better, because I’d be so grateful if they would! I walk well on a leash, I know how to sit on command and I’m obviously friendly to other dogs. There are just too many animals here and not enough room for us all, so I hope you’ll make plans to come visit me soon! Please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196 for directions or more information. You can be my hero. I am sponsored by Kathy Lanio. Thank you!


Brunswick County Animal Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us! ◄My gorgeous green eyes are set against my Silver Tabby coloring - wow, I’m stunning! My name is Scrappy (A033675) and I have a sad story. I’m an 8-year-old boy who just lost my family. I’m already declawed and neutered and I have the friendliest personality. I am so happy to meet people and will purr and rub my face against your fingers. Adopt me and I’ll keep you happy and warm this winter!

◄Talk about a cute combo! My name is Bentley (A033680) and I’m a Pekingese/ Dachshund mix. Highly kissable, indeed! As you can see from my photo, I sit perfectly on command and will catch treats in my mouth. I have a curly tail that wags when you give me attention and I love to cuddle up beside humans so they can wrap their arms around me. I’m just 4-years-old and have so much love to give! You’ve got to come meet me. I’m a certified heartmelter who needs a home.

◄If you’re looking for a soft, cuddly cat who loves to be held, look no further! I’m Ming Lei (A033945) and there’s no where I’d rather be than in your arms. When they took my photo, I purred the entire time. I’m a cream and brown Siamese girl, just 4-yearsold. I have blue eyes and would prefer to be the only cat in the household. Please visit so you can see how wonderful I am!

►Wait, don’t close my cage door! I’m an adorable orange and white kitten named Crusoe (A033861) and I want to go home with you! The person who adopts me will be soooo lucky. I am extremely affectionate and love to be cuddled in your arms. I also have a fantastic personality. I’m playful, social and have a happy spirit. At just 5-monthsold, I was found as a stray, but I belong with a family! Do yourself a gigantic favor and adopt me!

►I’m a beautiful blonde boy named Muneco (A032568). If you don’t know Spanish, let me tell you about my name. It means “soft toy”, which is appropriate for me as I have the softest coat of fur and I hope to be your playmate for life! I came to the shelter because my owner could no longer afford to take care of me. It’s a real shame because I’m such a loving fellow! They think I’m a Golden Retriever mix, but I have a poufy, curly tail, kinda like an Eskimo-type dog. I’m just 2-years-old and am already vaccinated. I love meeting new people and I enjoy sitting for treats. In between cuddles in the playroom, I kept looking out the window as though waiting for someone to get me. Could you be the one I’ve been waiting for? Please hurry!

◄Are you a Boxer fan? I’m a purebred boy and I’m waiting for love at Animal Control! Wow, it’s a mystery how a sweetheart like me became a stray. They call me Owen (A034055) and I’m just 1-year-old. My little behind wiggles with happiness when you talk to me and I’ll sit on command with no trouble. I take treats gently, looking at you with my soft, brown eyes the entire time. I’m adorable and I hope to be adopted soon.

429 Greenswamp Road Supply, NC 28462

http://animalservices.brunsco.net

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 11


Bonded & Insured Nurse Trained to Give Medications Pet Taxi to Vets, Groomers, Airport, etc. Dog Bathing and Light Grooming Yard Pick Up

One Free Visit with This Ad! Serving Wilmington & Surrounding Areas Call for Free Consultation!

Call (910) 262-2369 Noplacelikhompet@aol.com

Hi, I’m Annabelle. I am a gorgeous Shepherd mix who is 6-years-young and spayed. I am a big girl (100 pounds) with lots of love to give! I have many exceptional qualities. I am a great watchdog with a deep bark. I walk well on a leash and have been obedience-trained. I am invisible fence trained, too! I would love to live inside again and you’ll be pleased to know, I'm 100% house-trained! My requirements are simple! I need a fenced yard or invisible fence and a home where there are no other dogs or cats. Because of my extra-large size, I would do best with older children, too. I deserve another chance to find a great home, could it be with you? If you are interested in adopting me, please call Amy today at 910-253-0501 to arrange a visit. Hope to see you soon! I am sponsored by Francesca Slaughter in loving memory of Casper and Lucy.

106 Longstreet Drive Wilmington, NC 28412

(910) 799-4500

Call us about our top of the line Laser Therapy!

Please visit our website: PineValleyAnimalHospital.com Proud to support PawPrints Magazine

12 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

Justice Needs A Loving Family! Please Consider Adopting Her. Full of good spirit, compassion, and strength, Justice is a furry friend who will surely warm your heart. Her caretaker succumbed to cancer, and for the past five years, Justice never left his side. Justice is bounding with life, but after she was rescued, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As best the doctors can tell, the cancer has not spread, and the major mastectomy has been performed. She is spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm preventative. Recently, Justice has been around many new people, dogs, and cats, and through it all, she has adjusted very well. She is house-trained, and she does not chew or jump onto furniture. October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. Please consider adopting this beautiful, gentle dog. For more information, call 310-766-6011.


Cape Fear House Rabbit Society Please call 910-471-7854 or email paula-watkins@ec.rr.com to adopt us! ◄Hi, I’m Elle, another big white bunny rescued from being falcon food. I am very sweet once you get to know me, but I really think I would love a bunny companion. I am very playful, and want to be out of my pen dancing all day long. My foster mom says she loves to watch me. I love my hard plastic toys and I toss them and flip them in the air. It is really so much fun, especially when they land in my water bowl! I was so scared when I was first rescued, but life is wonderful now. All I need is a home of my own with lots of room to run around ’til my heart’s content - I will be totally happy. Won’t you be that one?

◄Hi, we are Maude and Claude and we are looking for a new home after a new landlord kicked us out of our former digs. We had run of the house, were not messy, always used our litterbox and thought life was terrific. Now we are confined to a 4’ x 4’ exercise pen and are really hoping some nice family will come along and adopt us! We are friendly once you get to know us, like to be petted, love treats and are used to cats. We love each other very much and must be adopted together. We weigh about 4 pounds each and are spayed and neutered.

The Cape Fear House Rabbit Society is selling Rabbit Rescue calendars as our annual fall fundraiser. They are just $12 and feature rescue rabbits along with their stories. Pictures are available on our website at www.capefearrabbits.org . Orders may be emailed to paula-watkins@capefearrabbits.org or via phone at 910-471-7854. They make great Christmas gifts!

▲My name is Penny and I am looking for a new home after being abandoned in a filthy apartment. Life was horrible then, but it is good now and will be even better with a family of my own. I don’t trust people very much but everyone now seems so nice that I think I’m changing my mind. I am a curious little girl by nature, and like to be right in the middle of the action. They say I am quite the looker with my big blue eyes. You’ll just have to come see for yourself! I weigh about 4 pounds, have been spayed and am perfect with my litterbox. Please come meet me.

Wilmington, NC

►I’m Lucy, and I’m looking for a man! Bunny man is okay, but human man is essential. My foster parents finally figured out that I am very partial to men. I can tolerate women once they prove themselves trustworthy to me, but males – I just love em! If you’re a guy who loves rabbits, I will fawn all over you, love you, lay by your feet, make you laugh and beg for attention. There’s nothing I won’t do to please you. So if you’re a guy, thinking you might like a big beautiful bunny for companionship, I’m your gal! I’m spayed, litterbox-trained and weigh 8 pounds.

www.capefearrabbits.org December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 13


Love Connection

Where Are They Now? Dr. McDreamy, November 2009 Cover Model (now known as Nathan), and Natasha, also featured November 2009

Natasha

Instantly captivated by Cover Model kitten Dr. McDreamy, as well as by his sister Natasha, who appeared on Pender County Humane Society’s shelter page, Gaines TownDr. McDreamy, pictured with send and wife Jane Stewart his mother, is pure grey. Townsend drove out to the shelter to take a look. Here, the couple describe their first meeting with the felines and how their lives have changed: Gaines: We felt good about the facility as soon as we drove up to it. We were very impressed with the cat area - cats freeroaming instead of being penned up in cages. As soon as we saw Dr. McDreamy, we knew he was the right choice. We also noticed something that gave an important answer to another question we had; he was the only one of his siblings who regularly played with Dr. McDreamy, re-named Nathan (top), and Natasha (below) his sister Natasha. That settled it; we wanted to enjoy the comforts of home. adopt Natasha as well. Both let Jane hold them, and purred in her arms. Two days later we returned and signed the paperwork. When we took them home with us, they were a bit apprehensive; after all, the shelter was the only actual ‘home’ they had ever known. But Jane sang to them to reassure them.

Share Your Story With Us! 14 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

Jane: They were curious about their new surroundings, and they soon adjusted very smoothly to their new home the first two-story home they had ever been in. They met our two cats, Oscar and Sasha, and were truly intrigued by Oscar, a purebred Shaded Silver Persian. They’d likely never seen a cat like him before, with a big, swishy tail which both like to bat with their front paws. We accliAfter an exhausting round of bird mated them by getting watching and squirrel viewing, them all to play together Natasha and Nathan take a nap with the wire toys Oscar on the screened porch. and Sasha enjoy. Dr. McDreamy became ‘Nathan’ and we kept Natasha’s name. So it’s now ‘Nathan and Natasha’! They were discovered with their mother and siblings in a cornfield as little kittens. Nathan was smaller than his brothers and we believe we know why. He has always ensured that his little sister has food before he eats. Now he’s making up for lost time; he still waits for Natasha to finish eating but will eat with a vengeance with both front paws circling the food bowl when it is his turn. Natasha is a pure loving creature and very talkative. She took to Oscar immediately and often tries to curl up with him in his favorite basket or on our bed. Gaines: We view them as a true gift of God (which, in fact, is what ‘Nathan’ means in Hebrew). They have taught us so many things and, to me particularly, they have shown that not only are cats capable of unconditional love (contrary to popular Say Cheese: Gaines Townsend, stereotypes), they readholding Sasha and Oscar, and ily give it, being exJane Stewart Townsend, holding Nathan and Natasha, tremely affectionate to gather their family together for Jane and me at virtua beautiful portrait. ally every turn.

If you’ve adopted your companion animal after seeing him or her in PawPrints, please call 910-264-3647 and let us know.


CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄Have you ever met a cat who listens to the radio? Now you have! My name is Amanda and I just adore the sounds that come out of this amazing invention. My foster mom plays all kinds of tunes for me. I’m a very sweet and playful girl, just 1year-old. I was found at Carolina Beach, quite near to the sand. Maybe I was listening to the music of the seashells. We could have a harmonious life!

We’re at Petsmart 7 days a week. ◄I was discovered at Carolina Beach! My name is Raleigh and I’m a young boy with a playful, happy personality. You’ll always find me ready for any kind of game. In my photo, I am staring intently at a feather and am ready to jump for it! I’m great with children and would be a true family member. No hiding under the bed for me. I like to be with my people! I’m healthy and litterbox-trained. Let’s go!

Volunteers Needed Desperately! To help, please email or call: catadoptionteam@earthlink.net or 910-792-9014 and leave a message. Spot ▲Hi there, my name is Ricco! I’m the sweet black boy on the far left. In the middle is my sister, Layla, and on the far right is our friend, Birdie, a girl. We are 10 to 12-week-old kittens who were found as strays. A very nice family has been fostering us, but now it’s time we each found loving homes! I’m a total Lap Cat who enjoys snuggling. Layla is playful, but loves to be held in your arms. Birdie is the calmest and will cuddle with you forever. Come choose the one you want to take home! ◄I’m Thumbelina and, yes, I know my name! Adopt me and I’ll show you. I’m an 11-monthold orange Tabby girl who would gladly be yours. My foster mom says she would keep me if she could. That should tell you what a great girl I am! You’ll find I’m a very affectionate feline who gives hugs and kisses. I get along well with children and other cats and am already spayed, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. I’m so ready to belong to a family. Please, can it be yours?

Wilmington, NC

►My human daddy was so sad to leave me. He was deployed and had to bring me back to Cat Adoption Team, where he had originally adopted me. It sure would make him happy to know that I have found a loving home! Could you help me out with that? My name is Kandy and I’m a 9-month-old golden Tabby who is petite for my age. I’m very affectionate and am already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I’m good with other cats, too! ◄Adopt me and you’ll have a friend for life! My name is Mary and I’m a 12-week-old kitten girl who was rescued by Cat Adoption Team when I was running out of time at Animal Control. I have a playful, charming personality, I will stick my paw out of my cage to get your attention, and will purr in your arms once you pick me up. I’m spayed, up to date on shots and litterboxtrained. All I want is to go home with you and be loved!

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC55.html December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 15


Hi, my name is Stella. Isn’t that a great name? I am an adorable 14-month-old Terrier mix with brindle coloring. My owner moved and could no longer keep me so my foster family took me in and boy, am I glad they did. I am currently living with two little Cockapoos that really don’t understand that all I want to do is play. I guess I am just a little too big for them (32 pounds) but I am winning points as I let them go into my crate and take my chew bones. I am really good at sharing. I love to go on long walks and I am very good on a leash. I love to play catch and will bring the ball back to you for more fun and play time. I am sure I have many more untapped talents so time will tell. I am told that I am very smart because I am so trainable and learn very quickly. I am a wonderful companion as I am eager to please and I do as I am told. I love to follow my foster Mom around and I want to be near her all of the time. Lately I have discovered how great it is to hang out in the backyard on the chaise lounge and watch the butterflies in my Mom’s garden. I am crate-trained, up to date on vaccinations and spayed. I have lived with a family most of my life so I have manners, most of the time. After all, I am just a puppy! I am very loving and am looking for a home that will love me back. If you’d like to learn more about adopting me, please call Suzanne at 910-253-8376.

URGENT, URGENT! I’VE RUN OUT OF TIME AND AM NEXT ON THE LIST! This is my third appearance in the magazine and I’m hoping it will be my lucky number. There are just too many dogs coming into the shelter and not enough room for us all. Won’t you please consider adopting me? I’m a beautiful boy with lots of love to give. I’m Midnight (CM2579) and I’ve been at the shelter since June of this year. I watch the visitors as they come and go but, for some reason, no one seems to notice me. It’s quite a mystery as I have soft brown eyes, glossy ebony fur and a friendly, loveable personality. I’m a young Black Lab mix, probably 2 to 3 years of age, and I was found as a stray in Pender County. I’m a very affectionate boy who is happy to make friends with everyone and I have a playful attitude toward life. I would love to become part of a loving family, play in the fenced-in yard, and cuddle on the couch or floor with you. Could you make my dream come true? Please call Pender County Animal Control at 910259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. You’ll find me here, waiting to hear your voice outside my kennel door. I am sponsored by the Keffer family: Dixie, Luke, Kira, Nikki and Charly. Thank you!


Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ►No, I am not named after Clarence Darrow! I am named after one of the gentleman who played Zorro, Darrow. Take a look and you will see I have a perfect mask. I am just a little thing at 3-months-old. Someone found me wandering around a gas station and decided to give me a chance and boy, am I glad! I am a sweetheart and love to be held. I didn’t know how great life could be! ◄Tia was the Greek Goddess of Light and Mother of the Sun, Moon and Dawn. I guess that explains all my color. I am responsible for the sun, orange, moon, black, light, white, and dawn, orange again. So it is the perfect name for a Calico cat. It also means princess, and well, let’s just say that I think I rule the world. In others words, I am a true Calico, with just a little attitude. I am only 8-monthsold so we will have many years to bond. ◄Sophie’s choice? Well, my choice is to find a nice warm house. You see, it might be a little difficult for me. You may notice in my picture that my head is tilted? Well, it is always that way. I had a high fever as a kitten and this is the result. It doesn’t affect anything I do, in fact I think it’s a plus. It looks like I’m really interested in what you’re saying. You can’t get that from your boyfriend!

►Quinn is an Irish word, which means to counsel. So I am going to give you some advice: “Come adopt me!” As you can see, I am a beautiful Siamese mix, with brilliant blue eyes. I just celebrated my 6th birthday, in a shelter no less. I should have been in my own house being served fresh tuna. That’s the life I deserve. I may be a little timid at first but give me a few days and I’ll turn into that love machine you want. ◄No one takes me seriously, just like Rodney Dangerfield. When really I am just one big, silly kitty. And guess what, this month I am celebrating my 1st birthday. Wouldn’t you like to make it special and let me celebrate at your house? If you take me home, I’ll show you how I give bear hugs. You see, if you pick me up, I’ll wrap my paws around your neck and hold on. I don’t ever want to be put down! Come visit me, I’ll wrap myself around you and keep you warm all the way home. Just like a big fur scarf. ◄You must know by now the fate of a black cat? Yes, we are the last to get adopted. People just don’t think we’re pretty. Some even think we are bad luck! Phooey, I say. We are usually the most loving cats. We know that we have to be to get noticed. They call me Buddy Boy, but I don’t know why. I am a 7-month-old male kitty who is longing to get noticed and to find someone who’ll love me for my inner beauty. Will you be that one who sees through the outer shell?

6622 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 17


Hi everyone! I'm Marie: I was found wandering the streets of Burgaw. I am a 9-month-old German Shepherd. My foster mom says I am probably not a mix and if I am, she doesn't know what! I am a very good girl - I love all three of the dogs I live with right now and get along great with them. I am very high energy and will need an active family with a young, active dog and/or person to keep me busy and exercised! My foster mom is a trainer and she says I would do well at pretty much any dog sport - obedience, agility, tracking or any of the others. I am a good watch dog and bark at things I am not sure of, but I calm down quickly when I'm told. I am good with kids, too, but would do best with older kids (ages 8 or 9 and up probably) just because I am so big and silly sometimes. I am house-trained, cratetrained and I know "sit". I'm a good eater, not picky. I am spayed, heartworm negative and on preventative and I am up to date on my shots! Please help me find a great home for Christmas! I am available for adoption to an approved home. Call 847-594-7529 or email rmcninch@ec.rr.com for information or to meet me! Thanks! I am sponsored in appreciation of everyone who has rescued a homeless animal.


New Hanover County Animal Control Services Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ◄I’m a super cute Beagle and Terrier mix who was picked up as a stray near the Wilmington airport. My name is Carly (A247078) and I would love to go on a lifetime of adventure with you. At just 10-months of age, I’m a loyal companion who knows how to sit and shake on command. I was bred and then cast away like garbage. I’ve just been spayed so now I hope to start a long term commitment to you. ►My name is Stewie (A246576) and I’m a German Shepherd and Golden Retriever mix who is looking for a family to cherish. I was found as a stray (along with another doggy) on 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington. Luckily, someone called Animal Control and they picked me up and brought me here to the shelter. I’m 2-years-old, neutered, laid back, gentle, loving and very good on a leash. Adopt Me!! ◄My name is Speckle (A246413) and I’m everything you could ever want in a kitty! I’m cute, I’m loving, I make biscuits, I’m a purr machine, I like to be held and I’m good with kids, dogs and other cats. I even let a litter of kittens smack me on the forehead and on my back as I walked by their cage. And when I make biscuits, I can make them anywhere...on the floor, in the air, on you. Yummy! I love to be petted and will even rub around your ankles. I’m just 7-months-old and was brought to the shelter and surrendered by my family because they were moving. Would you give me a second chance at love?

180 Division Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401

►I’m so ready to get outta here!! My name is Kat (A246454) and I’m an adult girl who loves being held. I love to be rubbed and I love feathered toys, too. In fact, I am all about love. I was surrendered to the shelter because my owner could no longer keep me. If you are looking to adopt a very sweet furry companion, I hope and pray you will consider saving me. I promise to spend my life making it up to you.

◄My owner surrendered me because they couldn’t have me inside the house. Well, doesn’t that defeat the purpose of having a house? To keep your family, ALL of your family, safe and sheltered. My name is Precious (A121542) and I’m an adult, spayed girl. I love to be rubbed and will smoosh my head into your hand. I’m good with kids, dogs and other cats, I know my name and will respond when you call me, and I will be the most wonderful companion to anyone who’ll love me. ►I’m the most beautiful bearded lady in the world! My name is Nolia (A243669) and I’m a Terrier mix. I’ve got a super scruffy chin that looks like a patch of white shag carpet was attached to it! I know how to sit, shake and lay down on command and I take treats ever so gently from your fingertips. I’m eager to please and listen well to correction. I was picked up by Animal Control after someone found me running loose on Princess Place Drive in Wilmington. Just look into my brown eyes, how could you say ‘no’ to loving me?

www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC700.html December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 19


URGENT, URGENT!! I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIME!! How can a well-trained family dog who is good with children be running out of time? I’m the kind of dog who people dream of adopting. Please visit and take me into the playroom, I promise you’ll be impressed! Even though my life is a bit sad right now, I’m still hoping you’ll provide it with a happy ending! My name is Trixie (A020747) and I was at Animal Control when I was just a puppy. Someone adopted me and I’ve been living a very happy life until now, when I was brought back to this same place. You see, they moved away and left me here. I just don’t understand as they told the shelter folks all my good qualities: I’m house-trained, great with children and know how to sit and lay down on command. At just 11-months-old, I’m a spayed, vaccinated Lab girl who loves to be cuddled. When you sit down, I’ll snuggle next to you and gaze up with my brown eyes. I’ll be a great companion for some lucky family. You’ll be able to see that for yourself when you get here! Please call Brunswick County Animal Control at 910-754-8204 and tell them you’re on your way.

I’m a family dog who has somehow ended up at a shelter! I hope you’ll read this and bring me home where I belong. My name is Maddie and I’m a loving girl, just 4-years-old, who is friendly to everyone I meet. I am already house-trained, leash-trained and obedient. As you can see from my photo, I know how to sit on command. I get along great with children and other dogs and am a perfect size at 35 pounds - not too big and not too small. They tell me I’m a Lab/Terrier mix who is already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. And here’s more good news - I had a torn ACL but SOAR got me the surgery I need (at no cost to my future family) and my cast is off! I will be better than ever in just a few weeks, able to run, jump and play like any other dog. Until then, though, I’m taking it easy and taking applications for my adoption. If you’d like to meet me, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. They can answer any other questions you might have. See you soon!

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

I am sponsored by the UNCW Pre-Veterinary Medical Association. Thank you!


New Hanover Humane Society Please call 910-763-6692 to adopt us!

Open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat ◄Affectionate, playful and entertaining. That’s me in a nutshell! Hi, I’m Danny, a very handsome orange and white Tabby boy. At 6-months-old, I was found as a stray. I get along well with other cats and I just plain adore being with people! I’ll be your best friend and keep you company night and day. I’m used to living indoors and am neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Let’s go!

◄Hi! My name is Tenny and I’m a 1-year-old girl who likes all people and am playful and loving. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and, of course, I have excellent litterbox habits. I’m even getting along with the other cats here. My favorite place in the playroom is the seat by the window. Do you have a spot like that in your home? Do yourself a favor and come meet me! ►Maybe if I sit real still and smile for the camera, no one will notice that I’m sitting in my food dish! Gosh, this is so embarassing. But hey, I’m just a cute little kitten, not a dignified, older cat. Things like this are bound to happen! My name is Tiger and I’m a 5 pound, 5-month-old boy who loves to play, eat, nap and snuggle. I get along great with other kitties and enjoy being held by humans. I’m also neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Laugh at life with me! ◄Take a look at my big smile! This should show you what a friendly, happy-go-lucky boy I am. My name is Duke and I’m an adorable combination of a Chocolate Lab and a Boxer. At just 10months-old, I weigh only 41 pounds and am as sweet as can be. I’m already house-trained, so you won’t have to worry about that. And I’m great with children, so bring them on! I’m used to living indoors with the family and playing outside in a fenced-in yard. Adopt me and let’s get started on our fabulous new life!

Please call about our low cost spay/neuter program.

910-763-6692 ►I’m a big, fluffy boy named Rossi and I’m ready to love you! I came to the shelter because of a doctor’s orders: my owners’ new grandbaby developed an allergy to felines. Their loss can be your gain! I’m a 4-yearold, long-haired boy who loves to be petted and cuddled. I am used to living inside-only and am already neutered, up to date on shots and litterbox-trained. Let’s go! ◄Wouldn’t this be a great face to wake up to? My name is Crosby and I’m a 3-year-old Rottweiler mix who weighs in at a cool 80 pounds. You won’t have to worry about training me because I’m already housetrained and leash-trained. I can move right on in with no trouble! I’m great with children and am used to living inside, while also having a fenced-in yard for playtime. I’m friendly and loveable, too!

2405 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

www.nhumanesoc.com

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 21


PAKRATZ resale shop The Ultimate Spa Experience for your Pet! √ less stress for your pet √ no cages, all natural products √ award winning grooming

910.508.8913 www.shampoochmobilegrooming.com

Lap-friendly and full of love! That’s me, Lilly. I’m a 3-year-old Poodle/Dachshund mix who weighs in at a precious 15 pounds. NC Rescue League found me at a shelter where I was scheduled to be euthanized. Whew, that was a close one! Now I’m enjoying life in my foster home and waiting for the day when my new family comes along. I’m very easy-going and sweet and I get along well with my canine foster brothers and sisters. My foster mom says I don’t have any issues - I have good house manners and enjoy taking walks outside. I sleep in my dog bed all night long and I behave like an angel while being groomed. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. If I sound like the friend you’ve been waiting for, please call NC Rescue League at 910-232-5253. You can also visit their website at www.ncrl.petfinder.com. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency in honor of Molly. Thank you!

Sold e! Her

4607 Wrightsville Ave

(Corner of Wrightsville Ave and S. College Rd.)

910-200-9705

HELP US to HELP SHELTER PETS Donate Here - Shop Here (a portion of proceeds will benefit Animal Shelter Pets)

HAWAIIAN Print AUTO SEATCOVERS Great Christmas Gift!

Hi there! It’s me again, Riley! I am still looking for a forever home but haven’t found one yet. I love to please so that’s why I don’t understand how someone could just throw me away. My foster parents tell me all the time that I am such a good girl! After being found as a stray on the side of a busy road, I knew my life would turn around. I was in awful shape, scared, and weak the cold night I was picked up but now I am back to a healthy weight and I have a clean bill of health. I am 23 pounds and the vet said I am around 1 to 2-years-old so I am full grown. I love my crate and I am doing well with my house-training! I was just spayed and had all my shots and I was a complete lady throughout it all! I think I would make someone a wonderful companion. I am great with other dogs and I love everyone I meet. If you think you want a calm, loving little girl, then please call 910-264-8300.

If you are reading this, then you know it works! Let your ad be seen by thousands of potential customers!

More than 20 years

over County of service in New Han

4140 South College Road Wilmington, NC

910-395-6555 22 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

910-264-3647


PAW’S Place Please call 910-845-7297 to adopt us! ◄I’m a small Hound - just 30 pounds - and I was found as a stray in South Carolina. My name is Juliet and I’m a sweet, gentle, 1-year-old girl who would love to live in a quiet home with my very own Romeo. I play extremely well with other dogs and enjoy taking walks. I’m looking for a person or family with a fenced-yard and a desire to share their life with a good-natured girl like me. I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. How about giving this Juliet a very happy ending? ►Don’t you think I’m the prettiest Rottweiler you’ve ever seen? My name is Mama Roxy and, a few months ago, I wandered up to Paw’s Place in sad shape. My eyelids had turned inward, irritating the eyes. My new friends got me to the doctor and he corrected the problem with surgery. Now I’m feeling great and batting my eyes at everyone! I’m a 6-year-old girl who is spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m extremely gentle and good with children. At 70 pounds, I have a very loving personality and I’m also house-trained. It would be so wonderful to share my life with you! ◄Hello! My name is Bella Maria and I’m a 2year-old Walker Hound girl who was found on a dirt road by a kind stranger. I was starving at the time but I’ve been living in a wonderful foster home and am now up to 31 pounds, fully grown. I’m very sweet and I get along well with the six other dogs living with me. This photo was taken at an adoption fair in Southport and I was so happy to greet all the new people. Call today and let’s make plans to meet!

(Call for a pre-adoption application and adoption fee info.)

◄Hi, my name is Peaches. You can’t tell by my smiling face, but my earlier life was a sad one. I was kept outside and gave birth to litters of puppies. But all that has changed! I’m spayed and looking forward to living inside with my new family. I am already housetrained and I get along great with other dogs. I’m a friendly and loving 8-year-old Golden Retriever mix. All I want is TLC and a nice place to live with a family who adores me. I’m also vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m not asking for much, just kindness and affection. I’ll give it right back in return!

►I might be nothin' but a hound dog, but I sure am proud! My name is Beau and I was part of a litter of twelve puppies that was adopted out four years ago. Sadly, my owner became very ill and could no longer keep me. The good news is that I have perfect house manners and am very well behaved! I walk nicely on a leash, am house-trained, can sit for a cookie, and I get along well with other dogs and human children. I am even used to sleeping in bed with my family, if it’s allowed. Please give me a home where I can be loved! ◄My name is Sugar Pie and I’m a 3-year-old Redbone/ Bloodhound mix girl. I have floppy ears as soft as butter and I also have the most kissable mouth. In fact, I’m kissin’ people all the time because I’m extremely friendly and affectionate. I enjoy playing and being with people. I love other dogs, too. I really want to be part of a family. Would you let me be your new baby?

3701 Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479 www.petfinder.org/shelters/NC52.html December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 23


Voted Best Pizza & Best Late Night Eatery Largest Tequila Selection in Wilmington Dine in or Take out Lunch Dinner & Late Night 11:30am until 3am 7 days a week - 365 a year!

TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

122 Market Street - Downtown Wilmington 251-9444 1437 Military Cutoff Road - next to PT's Grill on your way to Wrightsville Beach 256-2229

www.grabslice.com

I’m Lady Gaga, a brown Tabby girl, and I want your love, love, love! My black buddy, Bubba, wants your love, too. We were born at the end of August and were found as strays on the beach. Our foster mommy gave us bottles to drink from, so now we’re very comfortable being held and cuddled by humans. We love to run, play and nap during the day and, at night, we’ll lay on a blanket on the couch and watch TV! Dancing with the Stars is our favorite, but we’re not picky. You can be in charge of the remote control. We also get along great with the other kitties in the household and are already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Oh yes, in case you’re wondering, we can be adopted together or separately. Would you like to meet our adorable selves in person? Just call our SOAR foster mom at 910-278-7901 and let’s set a date!

URGENT, URGENT! We Need to Find Homes Soon! Hi there, my name is Page and this is my best friend Coal. We’ve lived in a home together for many years and are so sad to be searching for a new place to lay our heads. It would be wonderful to be adopted together, but we can be adopted separately if we each go to a PAGE loving home. I’m an 8 to 9-year-old female Shepherd mix and I’m a 95 pound teddy bear. Coal is an 8-yearold male Lab mix with an easy smile and a loving personality. We are house-trained, obedient and eager to please. We love going for walks, playing with children above the age of six and we have lived harmoniously with a cat. We would be great companions COAL for anyone. We are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. I do take glucosamine for some arthritis in my hips, but I am responding well. Because we’ve lived in a home all our lives, we have great house manners and are well-adjusted, social, friendly dogs. Would you please consider adopting one of us? Or perhaps both? We promise to give you so much love and so much companionship! You’ll never be lonely again. Please call the Sunburst Foundation at 910-622-0011 or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com for more information. Hope to meet you soon! We are sponsored by Hank and Grace Harrington.


Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare, Inc. (OC-PAW), a NC non-profit 501(c)(3), is offering a Full-Color 8x10 Digitally Hand Painted Portrait of your pet to cherish forever from your personal photo. Portraits will be mounted, signed by the New England artist with a professionally enhanced finish for just $149 plus shipping and handling of $6.95. Gift certificates available. Visit our website to view our galleries at: www.photographyforthemainline.com All profits received by OC-PAW (www.oc-paw.com) from the sale of the portraits will be used for the benefit of NC rescues, who are actively saving our beloved lost, abused and abandoned pets. 484-883-3552

PETS

GROOMING

HIGH QUALITY DOG AND CAT FOODS PLUS TREATS, TOYS AND MORE

Vicki Barrett, Master Groomer 25 years experience Taking appointments 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. We would like to welcome Judianne Buete, a graduate of Manhattan School of Dog Grooming. She has 10+ years of experience.

Make Your Holiday Grooming Appointments Early! We will accept our competitors’ coupons.

8258-107 Market Street Porters Neck Located in Oak Landing Shopping Center next to the Harris Teeter

910-681-0510 Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm Closed Sundays

Pet Photos With Santa! Dec. 11 & 18, 10am to 4pm


I’m SO COLD Outside at the Shelter! I Need a Foster Home for the Winter!! Please!! Our kennels are outdoors, and I’m shivering! It’s not even full winter yet! What will I do when it’s freezing both day and night? Would someone take pity on me and foster me temporarily for the winter? My name is Petey and I’m a 25 pound Jack Russell mix. I once had a wonderful home, but my human mom is terminally ill and I was brought to Paw’s Place. I’m having a hard time walking on the shelter’s gravel because I’m used to smooth floors and surfaces. They are putting blankets down for me to walk on, and wrapping me in blankets when I get cold, but I’m still shivering. I am house-trained, leash-trained, neutered, and friendly to all the humans I meet, including kids. I’m an active 12-year-old fellow who is in great health. My foster home should be cat and dog free, that way I can lavish all my love on you alone. I’ll be great company for you! I am vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m also up for adoption, but right now I’m very interested in finding a temporary home for the winter! Please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 for more information on me. I’ll be wrapped in my blankets, waiting! I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thanks!


As we all know, economic times are a little tight but that does not stop some events from occurring. When they do occur, Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas (SRC) is there to try and help along with the help of special people. The rescue got a call about me, another mini-Schnauzer who is in desperate need of corrective eye surgery. Can you believe that this will be the second dog in two months that the rescue is going to help see again? Thanks to PawPrints and its readers, sight will hopefully be the Christmas gift to two lucky Schnauzers! I’m Ashton and I was diagnosed with juvenile cataracts before I was even a year old. I am a sweet girl who is 5-years-old. I love people, am good with other dogs and I’m house-trained. The surgery I need costs around $1,900 and, unfortunately, SRC cannot afford to pay for it without the help of donators. Whatever you can afford is greatly appreciated and SRC will match 100%. Please call 910-264-8300 if you are interested in donating to my surgery. If you cannot donate but still want to help, I’m looking for a forever home after my surgery is complete. So if you think you can wait for a wonderful little girl, please visit our website and put in an application at www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org.

Gorgeous, green-eyed girls that us! We are Pollie and Hannah, two declawed, affectionate Persians who are waiting to be yours. We once had a loving home, but our owner died. She brushed us every night and gave us lots of attention. That’s why we are so sweet and friendly! When you come up to our cage, we’re ready and waiting to head-butt your fingers and be petted. We’ll also gladly play with any toys that you throw our way. At just 4years-old, we’re spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. We’re looking for a home where we can remain together - after all, we’re sisters, we get along, and we can offer twice the love. If you have a quiet home and a warm lap, we think we’d fit right in! Call SOAR at 910457-6340 and let’s start making some plans for the future.

Pollie

We are sponsored by SOAR Hannah in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge.


PawPrints Magazine’s 9th Annual Cover Model Search

If your furry family member was rescued from the streets or adopted from a shelter, we want to hear from you! The Winners (One Dog & One Cat) :

♥ Will be featured individually on the cover of PawPrints ♥ Will have a FREE private photo session with professional photographer Dick Parrott

♥ Will receive a high resolution photo CD of entire shoot ♥ Gift basket for each winner courtesy of Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop!

Just send us a picture and tell us in 300 words or less:

NO Entry Fee!!

Where you adopted or how you rescued your pet, how your life has changed since then, and why your pet should be on the cover. Entries may be submitted via email: pawprints@ec.rr.com or should be sent to: PawPrints Magazine, Cover Model Search P.O. Box 4834 Wilmington, NC 28406

Be sure to include daytime and evening phone numbers! First and Second Runners-up will also be featured in the magazine. Contest Rules: Deadline is March 4, 2011. Winner will be selected by judge’s decision. Photos will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed. Judges and those employed by PawPrints Magazine are not eligible to win.

Winners must be able to transport the cover model to Dick Parrott’s studio on March 15th at 1:00 pm.


LOCAL CATS NEED YOUR HELP!!! THE RUFFIAN FOUNDATION A Feral Cat Sanctuary Please help us continue to rescue and relocate local feral cats driven from their habitats by rapid economic development and neglect, resulting in their suffering, and often, death. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER NONPROFIT 501 (C) (3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. We trap, alter, vaccinate, and relocate (as their last resort) these at risk cats to the refuge of our donated wooded acreage. We also educate on humane solutions to feral cat overpopulation and related health concerns of the public. There are a number of healthy feral cats already living at the sanctuary, but we desperately need funds to construct new enclosures to keep them safe and accept new cats from the waiting list. THE CATS NEED YOUR HELP NOW - please donate to the Ruffian Foundation for food, housing, bedding, and medical care.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE to this worthy and HUMANE cause – THE CATS THANK YOU!!! (donations are tax-deductible - we also gratefully accept cars, estate plans, and VOLUNTEERS)

Please send your donations to: THE RUFFIAN FOUNDATION P.O. Box 668 - Castle Hayne, N.C. 28429 website: http://zadventurer.org/RF/

NOW OPEN - 9am to 4pm on Saturdays!


Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196 and leave a message to adopt us! ◄Talk about gorgeous! I’m soft, silky and soooo sweet. My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sammie (FF2842) for short. I have been at the shelter since October and have been melting hearts since my very first day. I love to be petted and I also enjoy playing with cat toys. I’m a young girl who will put a big smile on your face. affectionate and friendly!

◄These blue eyes of mine have people wondering if maybe Paul Newman has come back as a cat? If so, here’s your chance to live with a movie star! My name is Paul (FF2788) and I’m more than ready to find a loving home. I’m a Seal Point Siamese/ Tabby mix with bright blue eyes. I get along well with other cats and I sure do love to be rubbed and touched by humans. I’m so I can be yours, so come soon!

►Can you tell we are a mother and daughter pair? That’s my sweet momma, Piper, (FF2989) Piper Pippy on the left. I’m Pippy (FF2988), a teeny-tiny girl who is still nursing. I’m about 4-weeks-old and my mom is about 2-years of age. We were found as strays with my older sister, Tulip, who is also pictured on this page. We wandered up to someone’s house and they couldn’t keep us because they had big dogs. We are extra-loving and extra-adorable. Adopt us together or separately!

►Most people go “Awwww” when they see me. I guess it’s because I’m so little and cute. I am Tater Tot (FM2962), an orange and white baby boy, just 12-weeks-old, who was found as a stray. My two brothers were with me, but they’ve already found homes. I want a home too! I want to purr in someone’s lap or be held in their arms. You’ll find that I’m extremely affectionate. When they came to take my photo, all I wanted to do was be rubbed and kissed. Isn’t it sad that I may be spending the holidays alone? Please come give me the life I deserve! I’ll be your beloved baby.

►I’ve been living at Animal Control since October and I sure would like to spend Christmas with my new family. I can picture it now: me curled up in your lap while you drink eggnog and watch Christmas specials on TV. My name is Chloe (FF2868) and I promise to dedicate the rest of my life to making you very happy. I was found as a stray in Burgaw, but I love to be held and am a “great cat”, according to the folks here. Let’s get started on our new lives together!

►I’m a precious kitten girl named Tulip (FF2987) and I long to be someone’s cherished companion! I’m currently at Animal Control with my mother and sister, Piper and Pippy, who are also pictured on this page. We were found as strays, but we each share a very affectionate, friendly personality. It’s just not fair that we’re alone in the world! Would you please adopt one or more of us?

3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC

Pendercountyanimalshelter.petfinder.com December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 33


Service New Construction

Backflow Inspection

Providing customers with the best professional plumbing service at the most affordable price

Wilmington Plumbing Company

910.602.7005 www.wilmingtonplumbingcompany.com

I’m CoCo MoonPie and I’m an 9-year-old female Boxer mix. Seven years ago, I was found wandering on Highway 17 by a kind lady who scooped me up and rescued me. I’ve been living at Paw’s Place ever since! Please, won’t someone take a chance on me and bring me home? I’m a truly wonderful girl. I enjoy chew toys and being around other dogs and people. I’m so very sweet - I love giving lots of delicious doggie kisses. If you have a 6-foot fenced in yard and a cat-free home, I hereby promise to be your loyal, loving, lifetime buddy. To find out more, or if you need driving directions, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. Let’s get to know one another, OK?

Hello, everyone! My name is Ally and I hope you’ll consider adopting me. I’m a 7-year-old Ridgeback/ Yellow Lab mix girl who desperately wants love and affection. I spent most of my previous life outdoors and would love a home where I can come inside and be part of the family. The folks at SOAR have been teaching me all kinds of great things - they have two obedience trainers who volunteer their time at the shelter and they’ve been working with me, as well as with the other canines here. I am a little shy when you first meet me, but a few treats do wonders in warming me up quickly. You’ll see that I’m a very friendly girl! I am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I hope you’ll take the time to call SOAR and come out for a visit. You’ll find a wonderful girl waiting for you! The number is 910-457-6340.

I am sponsored by Christine Watkins of A Pet Nanny. Thank you!

I am sponsored by WilmingtonForSale.com in honor of Reni and Dan Wagstaff. Thank you!

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Call the New Hanover Humane Society at

910-763-6692

to schedule an appointment. 2405 N. 23rd St. - Wilmington, NC

Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 7:30am - 5:30pm Wed. 5:00pm - 8:00pm Sat. 8:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Deb Wicks

329-4700

The Purrfect Adoption Rescued Animals Available

24 Hour Emergency # 352-1607

13775 Hwy 50 • Suite 503 Surf City At Treasure Coast Landing • PREVENTATIVE CARE • SURGERY • RADIOLOGY

• IN-HOUSE LABORATORY • DENTISTRY • BOARDING

• EVENING HOURS AVAILABLE

34 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010


Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Hi there! I’m Lenny, a 3-year-old neutered boy who loves to be rubbed and is very sweet. In my photo you can see that I’m sitting in a window. Gazing at the world is one of my most favorite things to do! I’m also a polydactyl kitty, which means I have extra toes. They look like oven mitts. I get along well with other cats and would really love to find myself in a permanent home soon. Please come to the shelter and get to know me! ►Since my arrival at the shelter, I’ve been settling in nicely and making friends with everyone! My name is Rebecca and I’m a 1-year-old Lab mix who was first spotted by the Humane Society at Pender County Animal Control. My sister and I had been found as strays. (Hannah is on this page, too.) I am already spayed, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. I’m gentle, sweet and precious. Could I please be yours? I bet we’d be a great team! ►If you don’t mind me bragging, I’d like you to notice how I’m sitting on command! My name is Brandy and I’m very proud of my sitting skills. I watch people intently and do my best to please them. I’m a 20-month-old Bluetick Hound mix who is house-trained and leash-trained. I love greeting all the folks who come to the shelter and I get along very well with children. I would make my new family so happy!

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

◄Hey there! Are you looking for a fun and fabulous friend? Well, hop on in the car and come out here! My name is Hannah and I’m a 1-year-old Lab mix girl who is waiting to spend my life with people who love me. Since my arrival at the shelter, I’ve been melting hearts with my sweet nature and playful personality. I get along well with other dogs and am sharing a kennel with my sister, Rebecca, also pictured. Adopt me, please! ►Some dogs can sit on command (and I’m one of them) but did you know I can also smile on command? That’s right, I will give you a grin when you say my name and ask me to smile. Someone should take me on Letterman! My name is Jasper and I’m a sweet, affectionate boy, just 2-yearsold. I’m house-trained, leash-trained, neutered and vaccinated. Come meet me so I can show you my pretty smile!

►Meow there! My name is Sweetie because I'm one of the sweetest cats you'll ever meet. I'm 1-year-old, spayed, vaccinated, and litterbox-trained. I'm very affectionate and love to be cuddled. I also get along great with the other kitties in the playroom. You should come visit! We live in a cage-less environment, so you can really get to know me. If you are looking for a feline best friend, here I am!

http://www.penderhumane.org December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 35


“IF YOUR DOG IS NOT COMING TO YOU… YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US!” Classes begin January 3rd $10.00 off with this ad Not for profit service organization since 1971

910-392-2040

Visit our website at www.adtc.us Hello There! Looking for a low maintenance, healthy, doggie companion who loves walks and even a little alone time for herself? You have found her! My name is Chantik and I'm a 6 to 7-yearold Golden Retriever and Aussie mix. I am a good girl and have a few quirks in my personality, but hey...that makes a girl more interesting right? I'm house-trained and a great travel size if you are on-the-go! I'm not all that fond of young children, so I would be best placed in a home without them. If you are interested in giving me a chance at a new forever home, please contact the Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue at 910-791-5001 or log onto their site at www.cfgoldenrescue.com. I am sponsored by Priscilla Skare in loving memory of sweet Molly, a Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue dog who passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Remember the homeless animals and please donate generously to local rescue groups this holiday season.

763-8476 110 Dock St. Downtown Wilmington Free Off-Street Parking

Hours M-F 8:30-5:00

36 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital Family Owned and Operated Sharon Harris, D.V.M. • Ron Harris, D.V.M. 8129 Market Street - Behind Crystal Blue Car Wash Office: 686-6297 Emergency: 791-7387 Fax: 686-6299

I’m a very handsome cat named Track! I’ve got quite a story to tell, too. I was found in a parking lot by a vet tech who just happened to see me huddled under a car. I was afraid to move and, because it was 94 degrees outside, all four of my feet and even my tummy were burned from the hot pavement. I needed water, food and help. Luckily, I got all three and now I’m doing great! I’m completely healed and I’m ready to find a wonderful new home. I’m a 3-year-old boy who is neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I’m good with children and friendly to dogs and other cats. In fact, while staying temporarily in a foster home, I came nose to nose with the family dog and didn’t even bat an eye. I also spent time with a 10-week-old kitten and was very gentle. I’ll be a wonderful companion for some lucky person or family. If you’d like to adopt me, please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 or come visit me at Petsmart in Wilmington. You’ll be so glad you did. I am sponsored by Phoenix Rising Agency, Inc.


Precious Puppy Alert!! I have a scruffy face, too, for all you scruffylovers. My name is Alex and I’m a 7 to 9-month-old Terrier mix girl. Just look at my photo and you will be able to read my personality - I’m happy, friendly and excited to make new friends. I was found by SOAR at Brunswick County Animal Control, running out of time. My sister, Chloe, was with me. She’s also looking for a home. (And yes, she’s just as adorable as me!) I am such a smart girl. I can sit on command and will take treats ever so gently from your fingers. I love to run, skip and play and I also enjoy cuddling with my human friends. Everyone is my buddy and everyone loves me. There is just something so achingly sweet about the way I gaze up at you with my soft brown eyes. If you’d like to offer your heart and home to me, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. Before you know it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without me!

It’s hard being at Animal Control, but it’s especially hard for dogs like me. We once had families and know what it feels like to be loved - now all I know is the feeling of being abandoned. Could you restore my life to the happy one it once was? My name is Misty (CF3021) and I’m a black Lab mix with a wavy coat of hair. I’m such a pretty girl and I am always smiling despite my sad circumstances. I was so excited to come out of my kennel for my photo, and I sat down on command as soon as they asked me. I’m already spayed, so my new family won’t have to worry about that expense. I’m good on a leash, I listen well and I enjoy dog cookies. I’ve been living here since October and I need to find a home soon! They have so many dogs here and not enough room for us all. Would you please come visit? You’ll get a warm reception, I promise! Call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196 for directions or more information.

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

I am sponsored by Pine Valley Animal Hospital in loving memory of Titan Stahl.

A Not For Profit Service Organization Since 1971

Agility Rally Obedience Traditional Obedience New Classes Starting January 3rd Looking for a kinder, gentler, way of training? Do you want a dog that WANTS to please you instead of a dog that is afraid of you? Come to us!

For more information about Azalea Dog Training Club, please visit: Or call:

www.adtc.us

910-392-2040


Portraits by Deborah McDuffie

Instruction for People… Training for Dogs

612-8373

Office Hours: 9-6pm Tues-Sat Classes: 9-9pm Tues-Thurs 9-6pm Fri-Sat

1038 S. Kerr Ave. Wilmington, NC

DOGTRAIN www.cwilmington.com/mcduffie

Whoa! Check out my one blue eye! It’s quite striking and goes really well with my brown eye, don’t you think? My name is Alicia and I'm a 3-year-old female Hound doggie who is looking for a home. As far as my name goes, I love it. I was named after a sweet and compassionate volunteer who spent countless hours with those like me searching for woofever and purrever homes. I’m bound to bring happiness and good karma into your life after being named for a person like that! And here’s more good news: I’m spayed, current on all vaccinations and on heartworm preventative. I get along well with other dogs, love going for walks, and am very friendly to all my human friends. If you’d like to meet me in person, call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. They can answer any questions you might have or give you driving directions. See you soon! I am sponsored by George, Brenda and John Harriss in loving memory of Miss Scarlett, Rosie Belle, Candy and Lady, special friends, all.

395-4399

PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH COMPETITION OBEDIENCE Private Instruction Available

Hello there, my name is Ranger! I’m a 2½ to 3-year-old Hound mix, weighing in at approximately 53 pounds, and I love to snuggle! If you get too close, you may find me sprawled across your lap or trying to rest my head on your shoulder. I was found in a residential area and was very thin. I also had a broken leg and other medical needs. My compassionate rescuers took care of me and now I’m in excellent health and my leg is healed! I’m heartworm negative, crate-trained and neutered. I love to go on walks and play with other animals. You’ll find I’m a very loyal, playful and affectionate boy who bonds instantly with those who show me affection. I’m looking for a loving, permanent home where I will be part of a family. If you think you’re the one for me, please contact Bena at 910-367-8700.

"Woo-hoo! There are NO Fleas on me!" FleaMaxx breaks the flea life cycle in your carpeting for ONE full year, Guaranteed! HULA enjoys a flea-free home environment.

5751 OLEANDER DRIVE #3 WILMINGTON, NC

38 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

Hula

799-0746


SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄I’m Peaches, a laid-back and loving girl! When they came to take my photo, all I wanted to do was curl up in this cat bed and let them rub me! I’m very friendly and so happy to meet new people. I was found on someone’s doorstep and soon gave birth to five kittens. They’ve all been adopted and now it’s my turn! I’m just 1½years-old, healthy, spayed and ready to cuddle with you! ►My name is Izzy and I’m a loving girl, just 4-yearsold, who is friendly to everyone I meet. I am already house-trained, leashtrained and obedient - I know how to sit on command. I get along great with children and other dogs. I’m a perfect size at 32 pounds - not too big and not too small. They tell me I’m a Lab/Terrier mix. I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m such a happy, friendly girl and I love to receive attention. Why not bring your kids to SOAR and meet me? I’d love to go for a walk on the grounds. You just might realize I’m the companion you’ve been searching for! ►I’m a declawed beauty with a friendly personality and a desire to be loved! Would you please take me home? My name is Elly and I was once part of a family but my young owners moved into a home with a relation who doesn’t like cats. Wow, I didn’t know people like that existed! I love to be held, enjoy attention and my sweet temperament suggests I’d be great with children. At only 2years-old, I’ve got a lot of memories to make with you!

◄Hi! My name is Dixie Too and I’m a young Lab mix girl, just 11-months-old. I love playing with toys and have a friendly personality. I adore people and want to be around them all the time. Since I’m active, a home with kids age ten or older would be perfect! I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m good with other dogs and walk well on a leash. Come spend some time with me! ►I’m an adorable kitten named Streak! I was born on April 14 and was found as an orphan, completely alone. I’m now having fun in my foster home and I get along well with a big dog and several other cats and kittens. I’m extremely playful and healthy as can be! I am pure white except for a black ‘streak’ between my ears. If you are interested in an exceptionally beautiful white male kitten, call my SOAR foster mom at 910-278-4437.

►My name is Kameron, but you can call me Kami for short! I’m an adorable male kitten, just 12-weeks-old. I was bottlefed as a baby, so I’m quite comfortable being held. I get along well with other cats and am neutered, up to date on shots and litterboxtrained. I also love sleeping in bed with my humans. Adopt me and I’ll keep you warm this winter! Give my SOAR foster mom a call at 910278-7901 and let’s meet.

3376 St. Charles Place Southport, NC 28461

www.soar-nc.org

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 39


In University Square

Looking for fun stuff to do with your pets? Look no further.

Materials for: Home • School • Church

WOW Publisher, Ranald Totten, and Kizzy

910-799-0101 831 S. Kerr Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 Open Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm Hey there, everyone! My name is Casey and I'm a 2 to 3-year-old female English Foxhound looking for my woofever home! I'm spayed, current on my vaccinations, leashtrained and on heartworm prevention. Several months ago, I was found running around as a stray by a nice lady and was brought here to the Pender County Humane Society. I love meeting all the new people coming to the shelter, but I especially love playing with the other homeless dogs. Do you have a dog who could use a buddy? Bring him or her out here and let’s have a playdate! You never know, you just might want to bring me home. Although they’re nice to me here, I'm hoping to find someone who will give me all of the attention and loving I crave. If that could be you, let’s meet! For directions or any other info, please call the shelter at 910-259-7022.

I’ve been told I’m an extra-adorable kitten! So why don’t I have a home? My name is Ben and I was found in a vacant lot in Southport. For a while I lived in a foster home and I wanted desperately to play with the other kitties there. I have a submissive, friendly nature and was just looking for a buddy. Now I’m at SOAR and I’m stealing the hearts of all I meet. I love to play with toys, but I will also flop in your arms and am content to be held. At 6-months-old, I’m a small boy who is already neutered, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. I love getting attention and am an all-around super companion. If your current cat is lonely, I’d be a great addition. I’d also be a lifelong friend to you and your children. Please call SOAR at 910-457-6340 and tell them you’d like to make my acquaintance. You can bet I’ll be happy to meet you, too!

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

I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

For the Best Gourmet Cat Food Around... 1117 Yaupon Drive Oak Island, NC 28465

(910) 278-1234 40 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010


Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com to adopt us! ◄I’m Hero, and when I posed for this photo, my smiling face certainly disguised the rough shape I was in. You see, the Sunburst Foundation later took me to the vet for an exam, and I had three decayed molars that had to be extracted, erlichiosis (from tick exposure) and heartworm disease. I am now recovering nicely in a foster home and doing well. Unfortunately, my medical bill is rising and will continue to rise while I undergo heartworm treatment. Any donations toward my medical care would be greatly appreciated. Please send your tax-deductible donation to: Sunburst Foundation, P.O. Box 7527, Wilmington, NC 28406. Thanks for helping me heal - I’m a sweetheart!

Blue Hand Home presents the 1st annual Cape Fear Dragon Boat Race and Festival slated for Saturday, June 4th. Wounded Warriors and Sunburst Foundation will be the recipients. Sunburst Foundation will be using the bulk of the funds raised to help cats and dogs at Pender County Animal Control. By purchasing a seat on a long boat, your seat will be $50 and you will need to raise at least $50 in pledges. That $100 can provide spay/neutering services for 1 dog or 2 cats, heartworm testing for 10 dogs, Proheart injections (heartworm preventative) for 4-5 canines, etc. Sunburst Foundation has worked to develop programs at the municipal shelter with the goal of helping to establish a model shelter for other AC's to follow. Please be a part of this proactive approach to helping homeless cats and dogs have a voice. For more information, please visit the website at www.capefeardragonboat.com.

◄I’m Dawson and I love all people, especially children! I’m a 3 to 4year-old, flat-coated Retriever mix and I’d dearly love to belong to your family. I am housetrained, crate-trained, neutered, vaccinated, and on heartworm prevention. I play well with other dogs and I’ve had no problem with cats. Call today so we can meet real soon!

◄My name is Gracie (CF3047) and I’m a young Greyhound mix girl with a friendly personality and a beautiful brindle coat. I was found as a stray in Burgaw and have been living at Pender County Animal Control since October! Sunburst is giving me this space on their page so that I might have extra exposure. I am a very nice girl who simply wants to be part of a family. To adopt me, call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196.

Help Hero (pictured top left) with his heartworm treatment! Netop the Painting Dog is Having a Fundraiser. See Shelter News, page 43, for raffle ticket details. ◄Hello! This happy face belongs to me, Ming Ming! At just 2-years of age, I’m a Boxer/American Bulldog mix girl. I have a very sweet personality and get along just fine with other dogs and people. I’m already house-trained and crate-trained and I walk well on a leash. I am also very happy to sit on command for treats! And yes, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Don’t waste another moment - call today! ◄I’m Rosie! I’m a mediumsized Pug/Spitz mix and, at just 4-years-old, I’m a smart, friendly girl who would be a great agility dog. I adore children and am friendly to adult humans as well! I am doing fine in getting along with other dogs and have been working with an obedience trainer. I would love to continue obedience training with my new family. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. You’d be so lucky to share your life with a great girl like me!

P.O. Box 7527, Wilmington, NC 28406 www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC167.html December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 41


Shelter News & Events Donate Dog Igloos to Canines in Need Pender County Animal Control is in need of Dog Igloos for its homeless canines. The county shelter is fiscally challenged and desperately needs your help in providing this necessary item. Dog Igloos can be hosed down regularly and are easily moved from place to place. Wooden dog houses are against shelter regulations and cannot be used. For directions to bring a dog igloo to the shelter, or for more information, please call 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196.

Art To The Rescue Vivid abstract paintings, created by local artist, Rhonda Schoolfield, are hanging at Bottega Art & Wine (208 North Front Street), Caprice Bistro (10 Market Street), Imago (106 North Water St #109), Burchetta Glassblowing Studio (201 Redcross Street), and Representing Buyers Only (504 Orange Street). All will be sold to the highest bidder - a bid sheet is posted with each painting. 100% of the sales price will go directly to animal rescue. The winning bidders will issue payment directly to their choice of: Friends of Felines, Adopt-AnAngel, and/or the Sunburst Foundation. The price of their new acquisition is tax deductible so it's like getting free art! For more information, please call 910-799-2205.

Netop the Painting Pooch Needs Your Help! See Him Paint, Enter His Raffle Catch Netop the Painting Pooch in action at Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop on Saturday, December 11, from 11am to 3pm. In an effort to raise funds to help rescue groups pay medical expenses for needy animals in their care, Netop will give painting demonstrations and offer his paintings and notecards for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to rescue groups with medical expenses. His large framed painting, “Falling Leaves”, is the grand prize in a raffle - get your tickets now! Tickets are $5 each and 6 for $25. The drawing will be held on December 11, 2010, at Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop. You need Enter the raffle for Netop’s not be present to win. To painting, “Falling Leaves”. order your tickets today, contact any of the following: Sunburst Foundation, 910-6220011; Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, 910-264-8300; Pender County Humane Society, 910-259-7022; Dock Street Printing, 910-763-8476; Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop, 910-792-1311. You may also visit Netop’s website at www.netopthedog.com/raffleTickets.htm. For general questions, call 910-383-6108 or email netop@ec.rr.com.

Scrap For Scrappy Adopt-an-ANGEL is announcing a new fundraising program called Scrap for Scrappy. If you have a piece of scrap metal just laying around your place, it is time for you to let it get out and do some good. Don't just let it lay there in the yard or garage or behind the shed getting rustier as every day goes by - put it to work. Just call Adopt-an-Angel, a 501c3 homeless animal rescue, and they will haul it away for you for free! They will then use the proceeds to help homeless animals in the area. Please call 910-392-0557 today and help homeless pets! It's a WIN-WIN situation for everyone.

Golden Retriever Rescue Calendar The 2011 Golden Retriever calendars have arrived! They keep getting better each year! If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, contact the Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue at 910-791-5001 or visit www.cfgoldenrescue.com. Calendars are $15 each plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Calendars can also be purchased locally at Aunt Kerry's Pet Stop in Wilmington! Proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue.

Ali’s K9 Clips & Sunburst Foundation Team Up to Raise Heartworm Funds Sunburst Foundation will have an adoption fair and fundraiser on Saturday, December 4, from 12 Noon to 4pm at Pet Supermarket, 3908 Oleander Drive, next to the post office. There will be adoptable canines on hand, and Ali will be donating her services of all nail clippings done that day from 1pm-3pm to Sunburst’s fund for heartworm treatment. Be sure to bring your pooch at that time if you would like to get a nail trim. Sunburst has set up several programs for Pender County Animal Control (PCAC) canines that include spay/neuter and heartworm testing and treatment. They will also be holding raffles and tickets for a painting done by Netop, the famous painting dog. Hero Netop’s “Falling Leaves” will also be available. Netop is also raising funds for canines in the area with medical needs, including Hero, one of Sunburst Foundation’s homeless dogs. Donations of pet food, litter, and cleaning products for the PCAC shelter will be collected. For more info, contact Sunburst Foundation at sunburstfoundation@gmail.com or call 910-622-0011. December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 43


There must be some mistake! I was featured on the cover of PawPrints in October, but I never found my future family! I got lots of compliments on my supermodel pose, but I’m still living alone at the shelter. If you saw me and considered adopting me, please call today!! I’d be a GREAT family addition. My name is Luna and I’m a 2-year-old Terrier mix who is extremely laid-back and easy-going. They dressed me in a tiara, pearls and tutu for my photo shoot, and I didn’t mind a bit! You’ll find that I’m a darling, awesome girl who has NO issues. I’m already house-trained, leash-trained, spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I adore other dogs and I love people, especially kids. I behave beautifully at adoption fairs and am instant friends with everyone who approaches, from young to old. I love giving and receiving hugs and am always happy to be by your side. Please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and tell them you’d like to meet me! I am sponsored by Hank and Grace Harrington. Thank you!

If you’ve always loved Dachshunds, you’re in for a real treat! My name is Ranger and I’m the red-gold, short-haired boy at the top. Below me is my friend, Dillon. He is a longhaired, black and tan boy. We are both 4-years-old and have been at the shelter for about a month. Our former owner became ill and could no longer keep us. We were a little shy when we first arrived, but it’s amazing what a few treats and biscuits from Hardees can do! Now we are very happy to meet new people...and yes, we’re even happier if they give us treats. We’ll nibble them gently right out of your fingers! We are both friendly, affectionate, neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. You can adopt us separately or, if you have trouble choosing, adopt both of us! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 for more information on taking one or both of us home.

Ranger

Dillon

We are sponsored by Jim and Linda Strauss in loving memory of Ziggy.


706 Arendell Street #3481 Morehead City, NC 28557

+ 1 (0) 919-883-1698 Fax: + 1 (0) 919-869-1711

Sweet and Petite, that's what my foster mom calls me. Although, I'm more of a mom than her! I was used as a puppy mill dog and when my previous owners were done using me for that, they dropped me off at a shelter. My first check up didn't go all that well after a life outside with little veterinary care. I had three types of worms, including heartworms. I also had tumors all over (which is a good reason to spay and neuter folks). Luckily, all of my tumors came back benign! The vet says that is good news and hopefully removing my "estrogen source" will eliminate future tumors. Lastly, I was underweight, but I love to eat and have had no problem putting on the right amount of weight. I am probably between 3 to 5-years-old, and weigh around 55 pounds. I am an excellent leash walker and am very treat motivated for training. I would love to snuggle on your couch and I do get along with other dogs. I am an experienced mommy, so rowdy dogs will have to listen to me. I am so cuddly and affectionate. I do not chew on non-toy items, which is a definite plus to adopting a lady at my young age. I also rarely bark, so I could probably be content in an apartment, going on nice frequent walks. After what I've been through, I really don't need much. Just someone who will love me and who I can depend on. Is that you? Visit our website at www.nobleshepherdrescue.com or call 910-431-6294.

We’re Declawed Darlings Who’d Love To Find A Home Together! Just look at how we share one cat bed! We’re a brother/sister duo who will give you double the love and affection. My name is Finn and I’m the boy standing tall in the photo. My sister, Tucker, is laying down. We are happy, healthy, friendly and loving. We both get along great with children, other cats and also dogs. I’m a sweet, snuggly boy. I love to be out among the commotion, observing everyone from my perch. I’m very puppy-like and will faithfully follow my person from room to room. I’m very playful and I love to be carried around. They tell me I’m a cool, laidback boy. As for my sister...well, she’s a sweetheart! She loves to watch birds from the window and will even try to mimic their chirping. She adores paper balls and, after a few throws, will even bring the ball back to you! She’s very loving and thrives in a home with another cat. At 6-yearsold, we’re looking for a home where we can be indoorsonly. Since we have no claws, we wouldn’t be able to defend ourselves outside. That’s just fine with us, as we’re very happy being house cats and gazing out windows. If you’d like to make our dreams come true, please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 or come visit us at Petsmart in Wilmington. We’re there seven days a week!

I am sponsored by Pine Valley Animal Hospital in loving memory of Duke Harmon.

We are sponsored by NCBeachBargains.com in honor of Joyce Snow. Thank you!

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 45


Great Christmas Pet and Human Gifts are Here. Coastal K-9 Bakery and Tippy's Treats & More Wish Each of You a Furry Christmas and Yappy Howl-iday! Both stores will close Christmas Eve at 3:00 pm We will be closed Christmas Day

Coastal K-9 Bakery, Inc.

Tippy's Treats & more

5905 Carolina Beach Road #9 910.794.4014

7134 Market Street 910.319.7786

www.coastalk9bakery.com

7656 A-B Market Street - Wilmington, NC 28411

Hello up there! Want to go for a roll in the grass with me? My name is Sheba and I’m a very friendly girl, just 1-year-old. I was found as a stray in someone’s yard. As you can see, I’m a small-sized girl with a slender build. I’m a beautiful creamy-white and I have the softest brown eyes ever! I’ve heard some people say that they think I’m a Saluki mix. I’m doing great at the shelter and am happy and playful. I get along well with everyone - adults, children, dogs and even cats. I’ve also already been spayed, vaccinated and placed on heartworm prevention. If you’re looking for a real sweetheart to spend the rest of your life with, I hope you’ll consider me. Just call SOAR at 910-4576340 and they’ll tell you how we can get together!

I lost my right eye to an injury when I was a baby, but don’t worry, it doesn’t bother me at all. I play, skip, hop and melt hearts just like any other kitten! My name is Misty and I’m a 7 pound Russian Blue girl who is about 16 to 20-weeksold. I was in a foster home for a while, and they said I love to lay in laps and watch TV with my human friends. I also love to play! I get along great with dogs and other cats and am already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Please don’t miss the opportunity to share your life with a wonderful girl like me. For driving directions, or more information, call Pender County Humane Society at 910259-7022. I’ll be waiting to entertain you in the playroom!

I am sponsored by Phoenix Rising Agency, Inc. Thank you!

I am sponsored by Phoenix Rising Agency, Inc. Thank you!

American Red Cross Pet CPR & First Aid Certified

DID YOU HEAR?

You Can Sponsor a Homeless Animal in PawPrints Magazine for Just $30.

910-620-9671 Bonded & Insured Free Consultations

Pet Feeding/Watering Pet Play/Cuddle Time Dog Walking Field Trips and More!

46 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

910-264-3647


Purrfect Pet Adoptions Please call 910-329-4700 to adopt us! ◄I’m a 1-year-old girl named Bingo and I’d love to be part of your family! I’m a very sweet and friendly feline who gets along well with other kitties. I am already spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and litterbox-trained. I’m a quiet girl who just wants a nice, cozy life with people who adore me. Oh, and if you have a peacock feather or a few toys for me to play with, that would be great, too. Swing by today! ►A very kind lady found me in her neighborhood. Someone had abandoned me on the street! My name is Hershel and I’m a 6-month-old kitten with sleek, soft, ebony-colored fur. I’m a very sweet boy who would be perfect in any household. You see, I get along well with other cats but I also am fine on my own. I like to be held, but I don’t mind being at home while you go to work. I’m loving, but not clingy. I’d be such a wonderful addition to your household. Come visit! ►My name is Jack and I’m not at all a wiggle worm. No sir, when you hold me in your arms, I don’t try to get down. I stay put and make biscuits with my paws. Some cats don’t like to be held, but not me! I’m a 7-month-old boy who was found in a cardboard box on a hot day. I was so very tiny at the time. I was bottlefed by my foster mom, so I’m extremely comfortable being with humans. Come over and meet me today! I’ll be happy to let you hold me.

◄▲We two brothers - Stark and Eric - were found all by ourselves on a neighborhood street. I’m Stark, the Tabby on the left with the white chest. Eric has a glossy black coat. We are just 7-months-old and have friendly, affectionate personalities. We’re already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. You can adopt us separately or together! ►The power of prayer works! You see, I was at a local church praying for someone to help me. Next thing I know, I’ve been scooped up and carried to safety. Now all I need is a family! My name is Princeton and I’m a 7-month-old male kitten. I’m a loving boy who is happy to be held and kissed. In fact, they call me a certified “people cat” and an “absolute doll”. You can rub my belly and flop me around. If it’s affection you want, be sure to adopt me!

►I was abandoned as a baby kitten, so my wonderful foster mom held me in her arms and gave me formula from a baby bottle. Being held like that has made me extra sweet and friendly toward humans. I’m quite accustomed to being kissed and cuddled! My name is Stanley and I’m a 6-month-old boy who is neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I’m great with other cats and I’d love to be your best friend!

We are sponsored in honor of all cats and kittens who have found loving homes with forever families. 13775 Ocean Hwy 50, Suite 503 Surf City, NC 28445 December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 47


Coastal Engraving Full color pictures of pets or other photos on mugs, mouse pads, coasters 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

910-392-5340 www.coastalengraving.com

Hi there, my name is Knut! If you’re wondering how to pronounce my name, it rhymes with ‘cute’. Pretty appropriate, huh? I’m a male Maltese/Shih Tzu mix, just 3 to 4-yearsold, and I weigh approximately 12 pounds. I’m currently sharing a foster home with a few other dogs, and we all get along well. I’m already house-trained and I love to play! Just give me a doggie toy to chew on or toss around and I’m happy. You may think I’m a bit shy when we first meet but don’t worry, I warm up quickly. I’m very affectionate and enjoy being held. As for my health, I am neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. If you’d like to meet me, please call NC Rescue League at 910-232-5253. You can also visit their website at www.ncrl.petfinder.com to see more photos of me!

Do you like to give belly rubs? Because I sure do like to receive them! My name is Abigail and I’m waiting here for someone to love me. I have an innocent heart and a calm, cuddly demeanor. I’m not a jumpy girl. Instead, I’ll just roll over on my back for...you guessed it...belly rubs! I have beautiful auburn hair and am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. They tell me I’m only 1-year-old and am a Shepherd mix. I was found as a stray in Hampstead and I get along well with other dogs. Do you have a dog who could use a friend? I’m great with humans, too. And since I’m leash-trained, it’ll be easy for you to lead me out of here! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 so that we can meet in the very near future. You’ll be so glad you did!

I am sponsored by Pine Valley Animal Hospital in memory of (Mary) Cotton Weiss.

I am sponsored by www.TheKarmaFund.org, thank you!

Dr. Christian Bolz

Dr. Debbie Bolz

910-313-3326

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

48 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010


Calendar of Events

DECEMBER Adopt-an-Angel Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket from 9am to 9pm Monday-Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. Newly remodeled store with new cages at the edge of the checkout counter. All animals are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Please call 910-392-0557 for more info. Cat Tails Adoption Facility December 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22 & 29 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 1pm to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. For directions or more info, please call 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 31 From 7pm to 9pm on Fridays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, cats and kittens will be available for adoption at Petsmart. All animals are spayed/neutered with shots. Call 910-253-1375 for info. The 5th Annual Wilmington Fur Ball December 4 Enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, champagne, a live band, psychic entertainment, auction and more at this spectacular black tie, red carpet gala which benefits Pender County Humane Society and Adopt-An-ANGEL. It will be held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside and admission is $75. For more information, visit www.wilmingtonfurball.com or call Kim Fisher at 910-279-5530. See ad on page 26. “Santa Claws” Photo Event at Petsmart December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 Bring your pets to Petsmart on New Centre Drive from 11am to 4pm for photos with Santa and help shelter animals in the process! Photos will be taken by local rescue groups and $5 of every photo package that’s purchased will go to that rescue group. For $9.95, you will receive a 4 by 6 digital photo, including a holiday-themed frame. Cat Tails Adoption Agency will benefit from photos taken on the 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th. Columbus County Humane Society will benefit from photos taken on the 18th and Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) will benefit from photos taken on the 19th. Adopt-an-Angel Adoption Fairs at Petco December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 & 26 Adopt-an-Angel will have puppies/kittens, adult dogs and cats on Saturday and Sunday at Petco from 11am to 5pm. Cats and kittens are there seven days a week. For more info, call 910-392-0557. Tails U Win Adoption Fairs at Petsmart December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 & 26 Tails U Win will be at Petsmart on New Centre Drive from Noon to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays with loving puppies, dogs and cats. To confirm dates, please call 910-250-3004. Paw’s Place Adoption Fairs at Cool Dogs & Crazy Cats December 4, 11 & 18 Every Saturday, from 11am to 2pm, Paw’s Place will have dogs and puppies for adoption at Cool Dogs & Crazy Cats in Southport. For more information, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297.

Pender Animal Control’s Animal Shelter Open Saturday December 4, 11 & 18 Pender County Animal Shelter, which houses animals from Pender County Animal Control, will be open from 9am to 4pm. It is located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. For more information, please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196. See map ad on page 32 for directions. Columbus Humane Society Adoption Fairs at Petsmart December 4, 11 & 18 Every Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Columbus Humane Society will have wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption at Petsmart. For more information, please call 910-840-5435. Saturday Adoptions at Brunswick Animal Services December 4, 11 & 18 From 10am to 4pm, the shelter (429 Greenswamp Rd. in Supply) is open Saturdays for dog/puppy, cat/kitten adoptions. Please call 910-754-8204 Monday - Friday for more information. See map ad on page 10 for directions. Holiday Pet Photos with Dick Parrott December 5 Bring your pets out to Dogtrain (1038 S. Kerr Avenue in Wilmington) for holiday themed photos by Dick Parrott. Hours are from 10am to 4pm. The cost is $25 for 6 poses with up to 2 pets and 2 people are allowed in the photo. Also includes a CD of the shoot and copyright release. Visit to www.petfriends-online.org or www.dogtraininc.com for more info. Event benefits Pet Friends of Duplin County. P.E.A.R Adoption Fairs at Petsmart December 5, 12, 19 & 26 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) will be at Petsmart, 4715 New Centre Drive in Wilmington, every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6pm with dogs available for adoption. For more information, please contact Alice at 910-675-0867, or email dogadoption1@gmail.com Pender County Animal Control Adoption Fair December 11 Adoptable dogs and cats from Pender County Animal Control’s animal shelter will be at Pet Supermarket, 3908 Oleander Dr, in Wilmington from 11am to 4pm. Scooby Doo will also be present to meet the kids. Please call 910-279-3196 for more information. SOAR Adoption Fair at Zeetlegoo’s December 11 From 10am to 2pm, SOAR will have adoptable dogs and cats at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more info, please call 910-457-6340. Netop the Painting Dog’s Fundraiser and Demonstration December 11 Catch Netop in action at Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop on Saturday, December 11, from 11am to 3pm. In an effort to raise funds to help rescue groups pay medical expenses for needy animals, Netop will give painting demonstrations and offer his paintings and notecards for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to rescue groups with medical expenses. He will also be raffling a large framed painting, “Falling Leaves”. See Shelter News, page 43, for more details.

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 49


Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! OPERATION TOPCAT

DOOK-N-DANCE FERRET SHELTER

My name is Shelley and I am a 3-year-old, sweet girl. I had a nice home but everything turned upside down and the next thing I knew, I was homeless. My owner's brother had a long term illness and life for me became difficult. I was biting my tail because of my nerves. I’ve been to the vet, been checked out and I am doing much better. I need a quiet, loving home with someone to take care of me and love on me. I will sit in your lap and purr and I like to be petted. Email otopcatnc@aol.com or call 910-200-0612 to find out more about me. To meet some of the other kitties here, visit www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC250.html.

My name is Digger and I’m a sweet little boy who is 8-years-old. I came from a very abusive situation where I was left in a small cat carrier with no food or water. I was infested with fleas and extremely emaciated. That was about 3-months ago. I have now fattened up and am enjoying twice daily feedings. I get along with some other ferrets and cannot be adopted to anyone with children or small dogs. To sponsor my care or adopt me, please email at dookndance@yahoo.com or call 910-548-2831. You can also view other ferrets by visiting www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC189.html.

COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY My name is Amos and I'm a 10 to 12-month-old Chesapeake Retriever mix. I'm looking for a home to call my own. I was rescued because someone couldn’t resist helping my big happy-go-lucky self. I love the water, going swimming, taking walks, running (I love to run) and I looooove "Belly Rubs" and my toys, especially my tennis ball. I'm not really good with small dogs or cats, I hate them. I'm completely housetrained, up to date on all shots, wormed and neutered and just sitting here waiting for you to contact someone about me. Please call Columbus Humane Society at 910-640-1505 or email lambertpat54@yahoo.com.

PENDER ENDANGERED ANIMAL RESCUE Hello, my name is Dutchee! I’m a Shepherd mix girl with unique yellow and gold brindle coloring. At around 1½ to 2-years-old, I am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I have a sweet personality, lots of energy, and love to run and play. I need my furever home before it gets much colder outside! If you’d like to share your life with a happy and friendly playmate, please call PEAR at 910-675-0867 or send an email to dogadoption1@gmail.com for more information.

50 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010

PHOENIX LANDING FOUNDATION My name is Frankie. I am a female Ringneck parrakeet and am 8-yearsold. As I have grown older, I have become more vocal and my current owners are no longer able to keep me as they are expecting a new baby and are afraid I may scare the baby. I am used to having playtime outside of and on top of my cage daily. I love to get regular spray baths and have a great deal of fun playing with paper towel rolls. My favorite treats are kiwi fruit and apples. I am looking for that loving family who understands Ringneck parrakeets and desperately need a foster home. Won't you please give me a chance? To foster or adopt me, or another of the many parrots of all species, contact Phoenix Landing at www.phoenixlanding.org (click on adoption/foster), email us at phoenixlanding@earthlink.net or call 866-749-5634.

A SHELTER FRIEND OF SE NORTH CAROLINA Imagine well-trained me, trotting proudly by your side as we take our daily walk! My name is Chaz and I will be the very next graduate of A Shelter Friend’s New Leash on Life Program at the Bladen County Correctional facility. In this program I have learned excellent manners like sit, stay, come, heel, plus more! They say I am “just a doll,” a happy, young, medium-sized boy who gets along well with other dogs. Don’t you know I would make the perfect addition to your family? I’ve already been neutered and vaccinated. Please call Denise at 910-862-1728 to learn how we can meet! I can’t wait, can you?! No one will ever love you like a dog who was once abandoned, visit A Shelter Friend online at www.AShelterFriend.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend.


Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! FUREVER FRIENDS ANIMAL RESCUE My name is Cinnamon and I’m a super sweet, Beagle mix girl. I’m 2-years-old, 22 pounds, leash-trained, crate-trained, house-trained, spayed and vaccinated. I did test positive for heartworms and am undergoing treatment (at no additional cost to my adoptive family). I’m good with people, cats and other dogs, I like to play but I also like to relax and cuddle. I’m wellmannered so I’ll be good for apartment life or a house with a fence yard to play in would be lovely, too. If you are looking for a cuddly Lap Dog, please consider adopting me. For more information, please call 910-383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).

PENDER ANIMAL RESCUE Peanut is a sweet 1-yearold young lady. She is spayed, Feline Leukemia/ FIV negative, and current on shots. She is a very loving girl. She seems to do well with other cats and dogs. She loves all over her foster mom when she sits down with her. She is a Torte-Point Siamese. If you are interested in making her a part of your family, please contact her foster mom, Tonia, at 910-285-7663 and leave a message.

CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY ONSLOW PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE Hi, my name is Lucy. Oh my goodness, I am such a beautiful little princess mix of Setter and Hound who loves everyone in my world (people, children, cats and other dogs). I will play ball with you all day long! I just can't stop waggin’ my tail (that's why it’s a blur in the picture) and giving kisses. I am house-trained, crate-trained, spayed and vaccinated. Did you know that I will actually give you hugs! I know basic commands and just love to walk or sit by your side. I am about 3-years young, 30 pounds and am quite the well-mannered young lady. You can see more pictures of me at www.oc-paw.com (Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare). On the website you can see more pictures of me on my very own page, naturally it’s under the name “Lucy”. Please email ocpaw@yahoo.com or call 484-883-3552 to adopt me. Let’s be lifelong friends.

Hi, my name is Boots. I am a black and white tuxedo kitty who is already neutered. I am a 1-year-old boy who was rescued by a nice woman and turned over to CAPS. I have a visual impairment due to bilateral scarring but I am not blind. I am very playful and get along well with other cats and dogs. I love to knead and nuzzle a soft, fluffy blanket, especially at night. I love attention and enjoy cuddling. I would love to have a forever home but I need to be with older children or adults. To adopt me, email debbiebaldwin@hotmail.com or call 910-330-1376.

PET FRIENDS OF DUPLIN COUNTY PLEASURE ISLAND PAWS My name is Cobra! I'm a super playful and very curious guy! I was found in a dumpster and was fortunate to be brought to the Carolina Beach Animal Hospital where the Pleasure Island Paws group took me in. They have tested me for Feline Leukemia and FIV and both came back negative. I have even been given my shots and am soon to be neutered. So why not take a few minutes to come down and visit with me! I am sure you won't want to leave without me! Please call 910-458-3000 for more info on me and the adoption process or for directions.

I'm Beatrice, a 5-year-old Shepherd and Retriever mix who is still waiting for a forever home. I'm very sweet and friendly and I get along with other dogs. I was diagnosed with heartworms when I was rescued, but have been treated and am now on monthly heartworm pills. I'm spayed and up to date on my shots. I love to play and go for walks. My dream is to spend the holidays with my new family. Can you make my dream come true? Please call 910-271-3101 for more info.

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 51


FUNDS DESPERATELY NEEDED! Friends of Felines is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that is pleading for your help to raise desperately needed spay/neuter funds. Without these funds, Friends of Felines cannot continue its mission, which is to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats through a trap/spay-neuter/ vaccination and return program, essentially helping these cats live happier, healthier lives.

All donations are tax deductible and all money goes directly to the cats. PLEASE HELP THE CATS. Every penny collected is pledged to help feral cats of New Hanover County. Please mail your donation to:

Friends of Felines P.O. Box 475 Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Be Their Hope. For more information, visit www.friendsofelines.org or call 910-452-6721. Check us out on Facebook, too!

Monique

Monet

Can you believe that we silver petite beauties were running out of time at Animal Control? We are Monique and Monet, female mini-Schnauzers who weigh in at 20 pounds each. We are on the look out for our new forever homes and DO NOT have to be adopted together. You can have your pick of whichever heart stealer you like! We are learning to trust again and loving that there are people out there who will love and take care of us. We both need a home where we will know how much we are appreciated as beloved family companions. Once you meet us, you will see that twinkle in our eyes and that desire to love and be loved! We are crate-trained, house-trained, up to date on shots, and spayed. We would be great for a retired person/couple or someone who works from home. If you are interested and would like to find out more us, visit www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. You can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, call 910-264-8300. We are sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency in loving memory of Mulligan.

Hello there! My name is Storm, but your life will be nothing but sunshine if you adopt me! Like most Labs, I’m friendly and playful and happy to meet everyone. I will be a great companion for some lucky person or family. At just 2years-old, I’m housetrained, great with children and friendly to other dogs and cats. I’m just 44 pounds, not too big and not too small. I can sit on command and I love to play catch with a ball. I give lots of attention to the people in my life and I’m already neutered and vaccinated. I’m not overly active and am just an all-around good fellow. I’m used to living indoors with the family and playing outside in the fenced-in yard. Do I sound like the right boy for you? If so, please call the New Hanover Humane Society at 910-763-6692 and let’s meet! I am sponsored by Levi Donovan. Please consider adoption.


Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! MID-ATLANTIC GREAT DANE RESCUE LEAGUE Hi, my name is Elvis. I'm a 6-yearold Dane. I have a benign growth on the top of my head, but it doesn't bother me! When I first arrived in my foster home, I was unsure around men and would growl when they came near my crate. I wasn't sure how to act when other dogs got in my face or too many were around. I have since become very comfortable with the men at doggie daycare and I get along well with all dogs. I still back up when dogs crowd me or get in my face. I am a sweet old man who deserves a loving home that will give me all the kisses I deserve. For more info about me or to give me a forever home, please contact the NC Chapter Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League by calling Terri at 252-566-8934 or visiting www.magdrl.org.

CAROLINA BASSET HOUND RESCUE Hello everyone, my name is Chester. I like other dogs, big and small, and don't mind cats at all. I like small children and have a relaxed and quiet personality. Now, what I would really love is a great place to sunbathe, because that is one of my favorite activities! I am also house-trained!! Not only am I one handsome guy, but I have a sweet personality, too. I would love a chance at a real forever home where I won't have to worry about being left without someone to care for me. Apply to adopt and tell the adoption coordinator that you are interested in me, Chester Copperpot! To make me a member of your family, please call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com.

GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NORTH CAROLINA Hi, my name is Tina. I am a small girl and also very quiet, gentle and sweet natured. I get along very well with all my friends at the kennel. I hate to brag but everyone just loves me to pieces. I would like to find a great family who will just spoil me rotten and give me lots of toys and a very nice, soft and cushy bed to sleep on. In return I will give you all my love and devotion for the rest of our lives. Please contact Barbara at 910-5409644 for more info on adopting me or one of my friends. You can view other greyhounds looking for good homes at www.greyhoundfriends.com.

CAPE FEAR GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE Hey Y'all. Not sure why, but after months in a foster home I am still waiting for my forever home. My name is Oreo, AKA Mousse, (yes there is a story behind my name) and I'm around 3-years-old. I'm mostly Golden Retriever. I have looks and charm, I'm housetrained, like cats, love to play with other dogs, will even cuddle on furniture (if you let me) and love car rides. I'm starting to get what they call "holiday depression." I love my foster family, but I am getting really tired of being in this magazine every month (no offense please, PawPrints). Won't you please give me a chance at a forever home? If you are interested in having me make your holidays brighter, please contact the Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue at 910-791-5001 or log onto their site at www.cfgoldenrescue.com.

CAROLINA BOXER RESCUE My name is Buster and I’m a sweet, gorgeous, 2-year-old Boxer boy. What I lack in training, I make up for with my friendly demeanor and funny antics! I am quite the athlete - I’ve mastered jumping high, running fast, and chasing my nub. I’m housetrained and kennel-trained. I have been busy learning proper dog manners and I am good with other female dogs. Would you like to make me part of your family? Please call 910-799-5638 or visit our website at www.carolinaboxerrescue.org for info.

SCHNAUZER RESCUE OF THE CAROLINAS If you are looking for a happy, fun loving little girl who loves to play in the backyard and chase tennis balls, then look no further! I’m Molly, a 5-year-old salt and pepper mini-Schnauzer who weighs just 14 pounds. I am being fostered with two other dogs and get along well with them. I do have a bit of a “queen bee” personality sometimes and I do like to compete for attention. If my new home will have other 4-legged brothers or sisters, it is important to remember to introduce us all properly. I am spayed, vaccinated, house and crate-trained but honestly, I am not too crazy about my crate. I will make some loving home absolutely complete! If you are interested in me, visit www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. You can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, please call 910-264-8300.

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 53


Adoption Celebration

We’ve All Been Adopted!

54 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com December 2010


My name is Ellie and I am a fun, playful, energetic girl who would do best in a home with a fenced in yard. I am spayed, up to date on my vaccinations and heartworm negative. I do great with other dogs. I was adopted as a puppy and returned by my family because they felt that they couldn't meet my needs. What I need right now is a new family. It's very sad for me to be stuck in a cage at a boarding facility. Please don't let me be homeless for 6-months, like some of these other guys I am looking at! HOW SAD! I would benefit from a fenced in yard or even if you had a lonely, lazy dog who needs some exercise. If you would like to know more about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. I am sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund, thanks!

My name is Barley and I am a very, very, sweet fellow. I love people and other animals. I love going on walks, belly rubs, hanging out at the park or beach. Where ever you want to go, I love to go, too!! I have one blue eye and one brown eye (so cool), four white paws and a brindle coat. As you can see, I am bubbling with joy now that my heartworm treatment is completed. Whoever adopts me will receive all the joy I have to give for giving me a second chance! Please contact 910-294-1589 to inquire about fostering or adopting me.

December 2010 www.PawPrintsMagazine.com 55



PawPrints Magazine December 2010