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PawPrints Magazine's HOMELESS COVER MODELs Dashing through the snow… all the way to new homes! That’s our Christmas wish this year. Hi, my name is Belle (A058893) and I’m the very well-behaved and adorable Lab mix you’ve seen on the cover of this magazine. At just 1-year of age, I was found as a stray and am now ready to make the holidays even merrier for my new family. I’m a good girl who sits for treats and knows other basic commands. I play well with dogs, travel well in a car and can walk on a leash with no trouble. I’d be an affectionate and happy companion for some very lucky family! Seated in the sleigh beside me are two very precious male kittens named Hemmi (A059855) and Victory (A059856). They not only know how to drive a sleigh, they also know how to capture hearts with their loveable personalities. At just 8-weeks-old, these babies love to purr, snuggle and kiss. Come visit us! We are at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and the phone number is 910-754-8204 for more information or driving directions. We’d like to thank photographer Dick Parrott for taking our Winter Wonderland photo and we’d like to thank you for reading our story. Now hop in your car (or sleigh) and come adopt one of us! Photo by Dick Parrott


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...OR IS YOUR DOG WALKING YOU?”

P.O. Box 4054 Wilmington, NC 28406 Robert H. Orrell, III, CPA Anne W. Reiner, CPA

Tel. 910-799-3611

My Name is Dandy (Dandelion) and my foster mom picked me up from Animal Control in Wayne County. I had been there a few weeks but I’m not sure why no one wanted me! I am a female, 26 pound, 5 to 6-month-old Hound mix with beautiful markings, soft fur and floppy ears. The vet says I will be about 45 pounds when I am full grown. I am loving and playful, love other dogs and all people and all I want to do is be close with you and get a belly rub! I am heartworm negative, spayed, crate and house-trained and have received all my needed shots. I am looking for a forever home where I will be an inside dog but have a backyard to play in, too. Email AdoptMylee@gmail.com or call 919-619-6199 if you are interested in me and learning more about how to adopt me.

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Visit our website at www.adtc.us Hello, my name is Vixen. I used to be a reindeer but Santa changed me into a dog so that I could be the perfect gift for you this year. I have been well-trained by the guys at Pender Correctional. I was born to chase tennis balls so if you like to play fetch we are going to get along great. No need to worry about all the ‘unfun’ stuff ‘cause I have already been spayed, had my shots and am even microchipped in case I ever get lost. However, I am the kind of dog that will stay really close to you. Santa couldn’t gift wrap me so I’ll be waiting for you at Pender. No chocolate in the cookies by the fireplace this year, please. To find out more about adopting me, call Monica at 910-297-1338 or adopt@montyshome.org. You can fill out an application at www.montyshome.org. Written for Vixen by her inmate trainer Angel S. Merry Christmas to our sponsor Connie, whose gift of this space hopefully will find me a home for the holiday!


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PLEASE HELP! LOST DOG! "Lady" .

Long-Haired Black Lab mix last seen in Castle Hayne near the boat landing. Lady was lost on September 27th near the boat landing in Castle Hayne. She has a red collar and a growth on her upper right eyelid. She is very friendly and smiles showing her teeth. She looks healthy but is not. She has a lung tumor and tires easily.

If you have seen her or have any info, please call Jim at 910-620-7126. This lost pet advertisement is sponsored by Fence Factory


Volume 11 - Number 9

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour

In This Issue

Cover Photographer Dick Parrott

PET OF THE MONTH

Head Writer Kelly Wall

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Graphic Design Diane Pour How To Reach Us: We welcome comments, suggestions, article ideas, questions and subscription inquiries. Please send them to:

Features: Adoption Celebration...………………...….…..……....…........46 Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….…. 39

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

Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adopt-An-ANGEL……………………..……….....….…….... 9

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

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services... 11 Cat Adoption Team………………………..………………. 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 Tails…………………….………………………...…….. 15 Furever Friends Animal Rescue…………………………... 17 New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit ….... 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 breeding and/or selling animals are welcome to participate in the magazine. PawPrints Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the shelter directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

PAW’S Place………..……………………………………... 29 Pender County Animal Shelter…………………………… 31 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….……..... 33 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….……. 35 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...……….... 37 Miss Avis Davis Fund……………….……………………... 41 Various Local Rescues...……………...………..…..…. 42-43 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…….……………… 45

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 advertisement. Views expressed by various authors are not necessarily those of Zappareta Publications, Inc.

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Dineen Animal Hospital 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.

(910) 799-3400 Cats ~ Dogs ~ Exotics If your heart has been yearning for a puppy, I’ve got great news for you! Ten puppies were born at Pender County Humane Society just 12-weeks ago and I’m the only one left to be adopted! This means I’m ready to come home with you! I’m a heartmelter, from the tip of my ears to the top of my toes! My mommy was a Chocolate Lab and I’m a very sweet girl named Nicki. I was born in a foster home and have known nothing but care and love since I came into the world. I love to be cuddled and kissed and I get along great with other canines. Hurry on over before someone else snatches me up! You’ll be so glad you did. Call 910-259-7022 and tell them you’re on your way! Sponsored in memory of Milo, the big black dog who stole our hearts! Mommy and Daddy miss you every day!

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My name is Red and my life was saved with minutes to spare (maybe I should have been named Lucky). Since then I've been lovingly taken care of by my rescuer. I'm about 5-years-old and weigh 60 pounds. I'm a loveable tan and white Hound who has never met a stranger. I get along with other dogs and cats, too. When I get excited, I do a little dance with my front legs and that always makes my foster parents laugh. I love riding shotgun in a truck, I'm not a barker or digger and I'm trained to an underground fence. I'm current on shots, neutered, heartworm negative and I even had my teeth cleaned! All I really want to do is hang out with you and lay by your feet at night. Doesn't that sound like a great life? I'm ready, how about you? Please call 910-271-3101 to find out how to meet me and you will see for yourself what a great dog I really am. I am sponsored by a Duplin County animal lover!


Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ◄My name is Geronimo and I am pretty close to being a purebred Chocolate Labrador. I am approximately 2-yearsold and a typical energetic Chocolate Labrador. I do well with cats and kids, but need a slower introduction with dogs. I am neutered, up to date on my vaccinations and ready for YOU to adopt me! ◄PEACHES UPDATE! I AM ALL BETTER NOW! Surgeries are over and I am ready to be adopted! Pins are out and I wanna play! Due to the nature of my significant health needs that are now behind me, I can ONLY go to the bestest of homes. Would that be yours? I am fantastic with other dogs, kids and might even like a cat. I am so loving and have been through so much pain but I never, ever complained. I am a homeless yellow Labrador female with Adopt-an-ANGEL. When I was first rescued almost a year ago, I had perfect legs and appeared to be a healthy, happy teenage puppy. Then, 2-months later, I was diagnosed with chondrodysplasia, a rare genetic deformative disorder that presented itself from 6 to 8-months of age as I grew. Basically, my legs were growing deformed and I would have been crippled without intervention. My foster mom noticed that I was limping, and my legs were becoming more and more deformed. The vet did x-rays and I was quickly referred to Dr. Williams. Emergency corrective surgery was done on both legs within 4 days for $800 just before Christmas. They were able to catch one leg before too much damage had occurred, but the other leg needed another surgery for $1200 4 to 6-months later as I completed my last growth spurt. That was an intensive surgery in which I needed 3 to 5-months of cage rest. I want to thank everyone who donated to my care and to the ECVR for helping me run and play again. No wheelchair for me!!!

►My name is Johnnie and I am a Walker Hound mix with probably some Coonhound or Basset Hound given my really long droopy ears and slightly bowed out feet. I am a real sweetheart, and I am very friendly and playful. I am neutered, heartworm negative and have all my vaccinations. I weigh approximately 50 to 60 pounds or so. I am a goofy boy with a really unique woof (likes to bay). I am very gentle and no one has ever seen any aggression from me at all. I am just a typical Hound dog….great with dogs, kids and cats. I remind my foster family of Droopy (you know, from the cartoon). ►My name is Candy and I am a real sweet dog. I am a Walker Hound, I am in perfect health and I have the perfect figure. I am super sweet and love people, other dogs and cats, too. I am housetrained with very good manners. I was found as a stray and ended up at Animal Control. My owner never came for me, but his loss is your gain! Charlene Farthing sponsored my adoption fee from Animal Control. Thank you, Charlene, for giving me a chance to find a new home. Hopefully that would be with whoever is reading about me right now, hint, hint... ►My name is Ralph and I am one of last year's puppies who was returned when I was 9 to 11-months-old. You see, that happens A LOT. I am good with cats, dogs, kids and love to play, play, play. I am working on leash-training and some other basic commands. I’m not a cute puppy anymore and that's a setback, but I am now full grown and you will know exactly what you are getting if you adopt me. If you have a lonely dog who needs some exercise, I’m your boy. I would love another dog to tumble and play with.

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This happy face could be what you see in the morning! My name is Blondie (A059006) and I’m a 10-monthold Terrier mix who makes hearts melt in three seconds flat. I am always happy, always friendly, and my tail never stops wagging. I have the softest, pinkest belly and I’m quite agreeable to having you rub it. In fact, I’ll flop over and show it to you if that’ll make it easier for you. My owner could no longer keep me, but this is good news for you! YOU can be the lucky one who takes me home. I can already sit on command and am one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet. Please don’t let me live alone for much longer! To adopt me, or for driving directions, please call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Adam's Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thanks!

AWESOME FAMILY DOG ALERT!! Why is a loveable, friendly and adorable dog like me sitting in a kennel without a home? I’m the kind of boy who makes you smile, laugh and fall in love. My name is Hakon (A059744) and, after just a few moments with me, you’ll wonder how anyone was ever able to give me up. I’m very smart and can sit, shake and lay down on command. I love to be kissed and will kiss you right back! I’d be a great couch dog and I’d probably like to lay in your lap if you’d let me. They think I’m a Collie mix, around 3-years-old. I’m playful and would have a great time with you in our fenced-in yard. Trips to the beach or park would be wonderful, too! If you’d like to live with one of the most loveable and adorable dogs EVER, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Terry, Patty and Trigger. Thank you!


Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us! ◄I had fun sitting in this bucket, but I’d rather be sitting in your lap or arms! My name is Wasp (A059730) and I’m an 8-week-old girl kitten. Don’t be put off by my name, I’m sweet as pie and twice as loveable and would never sting anyone! All you’ll want to do is kiss and cuddle me, I’m incredibly adorable! My owner had an operation and couldn’t keep me. Let’s go home!

◄I look like a cat but I may be part rabbit! You see, I don’t have a long tail, I have a cute powderpuff nubbin that wiggles when I walk. Very bunny-like! I’m Tinkerbell (A060657) and I’m a 2-year-old girl who enjoys meeting all kinds of people. I love everyone! I’ll never say no to head and chest rubs and will purr away in your arms. If you’d like to make memories with me, come adopt me today! ►Looking for someone who will love and cuddle you? Pick me, my name is Milo (A060801)! My previous owner was unable to keep me, but she says I’m a perfect little boy who will make anyone very happy! I’m a 6-month-old darling who is great with cats and dogs, friendly to children, and I will sleep in your lap any chance I get. I love to play under blankets and will purr like a motor boat when held in your arms. Make your dreams come true and adopt me! ◄Need a loveable Lap Cat in your life? You’re looking for me, then! My name is Dade (A060686) and I’m a gorgeous girl with vibrant orange and white fur. I have a very mellow and calm personality. When they opened my cage for my photo, I didn’t even get up, I just laid back, enjoying all the attention and rubs they were giving me. See, nothing pleases me more than relaxing with humans. Won’t you give me a home?

CAT and KITTEN Adoption Fee:

Just $15! Includes a physical examination, feline leukemia/FIV test, rabies vaccination and spay/neuter surgery. ►I’m brand new at the shelter! Everyone treats me very nice, but I hope this will be a short stay. You see, I once belonged to a family but they moved away and couldn’t take me with them. I’m yearning to be part of a family again! My name is Hurley (A060999) and I’m a 1-year-old boy who enjoys getting lots of love and attention. Ear, neck and chest rubs are some of my favorite activities and I also enjoy playing with toys. If you’d like to share your life with a great cat, come adopt me!

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◄If you’re holding a toy, I sure would like to play with it! I’m Sammy (A061008) and I’m a 6-month-old Tabby boy who loves to explore, sniff and make those around me very happy! I had a great time getting my photo taken because they gave me lots of toys and attention. I used to have a home but my humans developed allergies and couldn’t keep me. I’m such a sweet and loving kitty - please give me the gift of a family!

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My name is Stacy and I am homeless through no fault of my own. You see my mom was allergic to me, so I came here to the shelter to find someone else to love. I’m a 3-yearold girl who is spayed, vaccinated and ready to go home with you today. I’m very heartbroken about not having a family to call my own. Would you help me out with that? If you would like to know more info about me or the other animals up for adoption, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.

My name is Sandy and I am a Jack Russell Terrier who is completely true to the breed. My new family must be familiar with Jack Russell Terriers! I am a fun loving girl who has no idea she’s homeless. My life is a party and I am an energetic girl who needs an easygoing, but active home. I do well with cats, dogs and kids and am housetrained. I am spayed, up to date on my vaccinations and heartworm negative. If you would like to meet me, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557 or come see me at PETCO on weekends.

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CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us!

We’re at Petsmart 7 days a week. ◄I’m a teeny-tiny kitten boy and my name is Kade. I have soft orange and white fur and I already know how to charm anyone. Just one look at me will melt the coldest of hearts! I was found at a shelter where I was quickly running out of time. Now I’m safe with Cat Adoption Team, waiting for my new family to come along. I’m very affectionate and friendly and I’m in great health. Come on over and fall in love with me today!

◄I’m just sitting here with my toy mouse, hoping my new family will introduce themselves to me really soon! My name is Leo and I’m a 5-month-old boy with a friendly and loveable personality. I have orange and white fur and I get along great with everyone! I was abandoned with my sister and she’s already found a home. Now it’s my turn! I’m healthy, happy and ready to enjoy life sitting by your side! ►You’ll have a very special kitty in your life if you adopt Spot me! My name is Kattra and I’m one of those rare felines who has extra toes - on all four feet! My paws look like catcher’s mitts. I’m a 2-year-old black and white girl who is very happy and loving. I get along great with other kitties and I LOVE people! Adopt your very own polydactyl girl and get a lifetime of cuddling in return! ◄Looking for a playful and sweet kitten? I’m your boy! My name is Chimmy and I’m a 16-week-old darling who enjoys all kinds of toys and attention! I get along well with everyone, but people are my favorite. I love the way they pet me and hold me. I’m already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. So what are you waiting for? We have a lifetime of memories to get started on! I’ll be waiting right here!

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VOLUNTEERS and FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!! Call 910-792-9014 for more information. ►I’m a gorgeous boy with silver Tabby stripes and I’m ready to belong to a loving family! My name is Tashie and I was once running out of time at a shelter with my mom, my aunt and thirteen other kittens! Luckily Cat Adoption Team took us all in. At just 6-months-old, I’m a very sweet boy who loves to play. I get along well with dogs, cats and, most of all, people. I’m in great health and I’m looking forward to life with you! ◄I suppose it’s appropriate that I came from an Animal Control in Whiteville...I am a pure white kitten, after all! My name is Gilda and I’m a beautiful girl with a personality that is just as lovely. I enjoy meeting new people and welcome everyone at my cage door. I’m just 5 to 6-monthsold and am up to date on shots, spayed, and litterboxtrained. I’m very friendly to other cats and I just love being petted and cuddled.

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My name is Zeke and I'm about 7-months-old and ready to get into my own home. I love my foster dad but it sure would make me happy if I could find my own family. I'm up to date on shots, I’m heartworm free and on monthly heartworm prevention, I’m neutered, I’m house and crate-trained, and I love to take long walks and go for rides in the car. If you have a female dog, then I would love to have a sister to play with. A fenced yard would be the cherry on top. One thing for sure is that I don't like cats. If you will make me part of your family, then I promise to be the best doggie ever. How about giving a handsome pup like me a chance and jump on your phone and give Cape Fear Rescue League a call at 910-640-1505 or email lambertpat54@yahoo.com. I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!

My name is Stanly and I think everyone is my friend! I am super sweet and have tons of energy to go on walks. I am just learning to be around other dogs. Right now I bark at them but soon I am going to join in and play! I am a people person, I like big and small people but small people get a little scared of me sometimes because of my outgoing personality. I will follow you everywhere you go in hopes you'll stop and rub my belly. If not, I'll lay by your feet until I think you are ready to rub me. To make me a member of your family please call Carolina Basset Hound Rescue at 919-708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. Also, we are extremely short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, please contact CBHR for more details. I am sponsored by NCArtForAnimals.com. Thank you!

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Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ►Would you please be my Romeo? My name is Juliet and I am looking for my Romeo. I am a long -haired black and white female with the cutest little spot on my nose. I love to sleep on the bed or curl up on a lap. I don’t mind dogs either! I am only 1-year-old so we can have a long time together. ◄Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie, as the song goes and I would like to go, go home with you that is. I am Louie, a 9-month-old, black male. My favorite thing in the world is to snuggle against your neck. So now with the weather getting cold, you might think you need a scarf, but all you really need is me. And since I’m black, I’ll match anything you’re wearing. ◄With a name that means dark cloud, Nimbus, you might think I’d be unhappy and depressed. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! I am the friendliest 8-month-old, male kitty who is white with brown Tabby spots. I love all other cats, so if you already have one, I would love to be the second.

►I’d like to be like my namesake Amelia Earhart and fly right into your home. And like Amelia’s short hair, I have a short tail. In fact, they tell me I’m a Manx mix. I’m an 18month-old female brown Tabby. I love people, but I would really rather be the only cat.

▲Hello, we are Tommy and Tito and we are 6-month-old orange brothers who are friendly and outgoing. We are told that we don’t have a shy bone in our bodies. We love to snuggle, but most of all, we love to help. Whatever you’re doing, we can help! We are interested in everything that goes on around here and we’d love to see what’s happening at your house! ►With a boring name like Gus you think I’d look like every other boring cat, but wait, wait for it, wait a little longer… No sir, I am a 19-monthold, very large, super friendly Siamese mix with of course, strikingly beautiful blue eyes. So if you want the “Van Gogh” of cats, the best choice would be me.

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My name is Missy and I am an adorable pastel Calico kitty cat. I do well with other animals and I am really friendly and sweet. I have been at the shelter over a month now, but it is kitten season so there have been lots of cute kittens to compete with. But you can’t go wrong with an adult cat like me. I won’t climb curtains or knock over knick knacks because I am good as gold and ever so grateful. If you would like to know more info about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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Hey ya'll. My name is Allona and I am a 1-year-old spayed Walker Hound girl. Some nice lady found me walking down the road in the country and I was so skinny and hungry. Lucky for me, she took me home and now that I have been to the doggy doctor I am all healthy and ready to find my forever home. I love everyone and everything. In fact, I have been living in a home with four other dogs (big and small) and a cat. I love to snuggle and would love to find a home where I can nap on the couch with my new human. I am house and crate-trained, spayed, up to date on shots, and heartworm negative and on prevention. Will you give me a home for the holidays? Please contact 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue at 252-531-0744 or email 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net.

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Furever Friends Animal Rescue Please call 910-383-2100 to adopt us! ►Hi, my name is Socket and I’m a 4-month-old male Domestic ShortHair. A nice lady found me wandering around with a head wound and brought me to Furever Friends. The wound has been treated and is healing nicely. I am sweet as can be, love to be handled and be around people, dogs and some cats. I have had a rough start of life and sure could use a loving family to take care of me. ◄My name is Reba and I am a real gem of a girl. I am an 18month-old small Retriever Mix who only weighs 30 pounds. I love to cuddle with everyone including other dogs. I had surgery to repair a bad hip and am now ready to be adopted. I am current on vaccinations, crate-trained, and micro-chipped. ◄My name is Jethro and I’m a 9-month-old male Jack Russell Terrier who was found wandering along a busy highway until a nice lady picked me up and brought me to the great folks at Furever Friends. After receiving a clean bill of health, I waited for my former owner to come looking for me but no one ever did. So here I am, searching for a new home with a family who will see what a joy I am and give me a safe forever home. I LOVE to play, have lots of energy, enjoy being around people and other animals, am house-trained, and leash and cratetrained. I have adjusted well to my foster home environment and schedule and I love using a doggie door. Please schedule an appointment to meet me, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

►Hi there, it’s me again, Jed, last month’s cover model still looking for a home and I don’t understand why. Is it my premature grey? I’m only 5-yearsold. Or my size? Yes, I am about 65 pounds but oh so gentle as can be. Even though I was mistreated before, (had a collar embedded in my neck when found), I am a trusting, gentle soul who enjoys being around everyone! I am healthy, neutered, current on all vaccinations and microchipped. I attend doggie day care so am used to being around lots of other dogs and do well in a crate. All I need now is a stable home environment with a loving family and a fenced yard. ►It’s me again Lucy, a 1-year old fun loving Lab mix who loves everyone! I am a full-grown medium size girl who is housetrained, crate and leashtrained, knows basic commands and I have the most beautiful light brown coat. I have been living in a foster home and go to doggie day care so I have no trouble adapting to new environments. Basically, I am close to perfect except I need a home. If you are looking for a smart, fun-loving female to add to your family, look no further - my foster family thinks I am very special indeed! ►Hey, look at me, I can stand on two feet! I’m Felix a 6-month-old Lab mix on the mend from a broken foot and as you can tell by the picture, doing very well. I love everyone, I’m playful, I'm crate-trained, I’ve already been neutered, I’m current on all vaccinations and I love going for walks. P.S. I love Reba (pictured above) so if you are looking to adopt two dogs, we are perfect for you!

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Any chock-oholics reading this? I can satisfy your sweet tooth! My name is Butch (A060525) and I’m a Chocolate Lab mix boy with a sweet-as-sugar personality! I’m instant friends with everyone I meet and I always welcome head rubs and cuddles. I had a great time having my photo taken I skipped around the room with toys in my mouth and tossed them in the air. My tail wagged the entire time and I was even nice enough to sit on command for my photo. I’m a 1-year-old boy who was found as a stray, but I sure do like people and have been taught some great skills. I’d be a wonderful family dog - the kind you take on walks or to the beach. I just know we’d have a fun-tastic future together! To adopt me, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Willetts Horse Farm, Bolivia NC in loving memory of Maya. No one can ever love you like a rescued pet.

Hi I’m Dierks! Are you looking for a Hound who is ever-soslightly less height challenged than most Bassets seem to be? That has a unique color only found in a Starbucks cup, but rarely in a Basset companion? Well I’m a handsome Napoleon -complex-free, sweet, young 1 to 2-year-old boy who has a loving personality! Did I mention there are many perks to longitudinally challenged ears? Less ear infections and no cleanup after meal time and water time. It doesn’t get any better than that! As if that wasn’t enough, I’m house-trained, crate-trained, and I enjoy being petted and getting belly rubs. I mean, who doesn’t? As an added bonus, I play well with others. Act now and all this can be yours! If you’re looking for a Hound who simply has it all, just give me a call! To make me a member of your family, please contact Carolina Basset Hound Rescue at 919-7084247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. Also, we are extremely short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, please contact CBHR for more details. I am sponsored by Dogmom Productions, www.dog-mom.com.

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New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ►My name is Belle (A280394) and I’m a voluptuous 15-year-old princess. My sibling, Millie, and I came to the shelter after our parent passed away. I never expected to be an orphan at this age and I deserve a better life than that. I am a very sweet girl who loves being near you and getting head rubs. I am spayed, vaccinated, declawed and ready for a second chance. ◄My name is Millie (A280393) and I’m a professional feline companion with 10years of experience. I enjoy humans very much and specialize in cuddling. I came to the shelter with my sibling, Belle. We are homeless because our parent passed away and no one else in the family could keep us. I’m very calm and laid back, I love being brushed, and I’m extremely loving. I enjoy being held, I like belly rubs, and I crave being petted. I have been vaccinated, spayed and declawed. Adopt me today! I’m ready to make you feel special and loved.

◄I’m Odie (A277173) and I’m a 2-year-old Catahoula mix. I know how to sit and lay down on command and I can play fetch like nobody’s business. I can fetch all day long or I can be happy just sitting near you. I’m polite, gentle, good mannered and learning how to shake and give High Fives! I was picked up as a stray near Market and 16th Street. I’ve been neutered and vaccinated so I can be adopted today! If you could love a happy-go-lucky boy who is eager to please, I hope you’ll give me a chance to show you how great of a companion I can be. ►My name is Crystal (A279633) and I’m an Australian Cattle Dog mix with Red Merle fur. I’m just 1½-yearsold and I’ve been spayed and vaccinated. I was brought to Animal Control as a stray and I’m hoping that I can find a loving family. I’m kind and loving, my heart is full of joy, I know how to sit on command and I just want to make friends. Oh, that and be a Lap Dog...if you’ll let me. I probably weigh around 25 to 30 pounds and I’m curious about life and having new experiences. Toys make me really, really happy and I act all goofy with joy. Guaranteed to make your smile. Please call the shelter today and tell them you want to love me forever!

◄Move over Channing Tatum! My name is Simba (A279811) and pictures just do not capture how handsome I really am! I’m gorgeous and have rugged good looks that make all the other cats jealous! I have been vaccinated and neutered, I’m approximately 3-years-old, I like to purr and make biscuits, I’m super friendly, and I’m tall, dark and handsome. I love being rubbed and will stand up on my hind legs to push my head into your hand. If you’d like a super mellow, modest, eventempered, purry gentleman in a fur coat...adopt me!

►My name is Snoopy (A279532) and I’m a Beagle and Jack Russell Terrier mix. You know what that means? I’m all about having fun and exploring. I’m also super friendly and know how to sit on command. I’m learning how to lay down on command and how to walk nicely on a loose leash. I’m already neutered and vaccinated. I love squeaky toys, I’m cute, I’m smart and I pray that you’ll be the one who’ll come save me.

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Please Don’t Overlook Me Again! I’d Be a Wonderful Companion! My name is Rocky and I’m the sweetest little fellow on four legs. Just check out my photo - I can sit on command like nobody’s business! Haven’t you been looking for an intelligent, handsome boy to enter your life? At just 5-years-old, I’m a 39 pound, tri-color Beagle mix who is already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I play well with other dogs and I’m friendly around children. I’m also house-trained, crate-trained and I stay in a fenced area with no problems. I used to have a home, but they simply had no time for a doggie companion. What about you? Would you like to add some joy to your life by adopting me? I’m so affectionate and adorable! Call the New Hanover Humane Society at 910-763-6692 and let’s get together!

Puppy Power to the Rescue! You’ll never be sad or lonely with me around. And boy, won’t your holidays (and the rest of your life) be much happier with a bouncing baby full of joy? My name is Laney and I’m an 8-week-old Retriever mix girl who is waiting for a home at Sampson County Animal Control. In fact, there are several adorable puppies waiting here for families to come get us. We really hope they hurry, because we are running out of time with every passing second. You see, there are just too many dogs and cats arriving and not enough room for us all. I’m a very sweet puppy and I’d like nothing more than to see your face at my kennel door! My spay surgery and parvo vaccination are included in my adoption fee. For more information, please email animalshelter@sampsonnc.com or call 910-592-8493. Tell them you saw me in PawPrints!

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Open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat ◄I’m a very friendly and fun boy who would make your life a lot happier, if you’d let me! My name is Wolf and I’m a Lab mix, just 10-months-old. Sadly, my owner became homeless and could no longer keep me. I hope my luck will change real soon! I can sit on command (just check out my photo for proof) and I love people. Would you like to meet me? Come on over, I can’t wait!

◄Want to have a fun life with a very happy and playful boy? Well, come on over and get me! My name is Azule and I’m a young Lab mix, just 1½-years of age. I’m great with kids, house-trained, and happy to be with other dogs. I ride well in a car and I have always played nicely in a fenced-in yard. One of my favorite games is playing fetch! Come meet me, I’m your new best friend! ►If a trio of sleepy, purry, orange kittens doesn’t get you in the mood for Spot adoption, we just don’t know what will! We are 8-week-old babies who have lived indoors all our lives with our foster family. We’re now at the shelter waiting for loving homes. We two girls and one boy can be adopted together or separately. We haven’t yet been named because we think you should have the honors. Come on over and get to know us! ◄I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR A HOME SINCE MAY! Please read my story and come visit me at the shelter! My name is Pumie and I arrived at the shelter with my mother, Sug. That’s her pictured beside me. Our owner passed away and no one else could take us in. We are perfect companions for some very lucky person or family and can be adopted together or separately. I’m a 4-year-old Golden Retriever/Lab mix who is house-trained. I am fine with cats and I played gently with the 3-year-old granddaughter who would come visit. I’m a sweet, loving girl. Adopt me!

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Why Has a Loving, Well-Mannered Family Dog Like Me Been Overlooked? Please Read My Story and Come Meet Me! I’m a Golden Retriever/Lab mix who once had a loving home, but my owner passed away. It’s very sad because I’m the kind of girl that you only have to spend a few seconds with before realizing that I’m a perfect family companion. My name is Sug (pronounced Shug) and I adore people, am fine with cats, and am already housetrained and leashtrained. I’m very gentle with children, too. Speaking of children, see that doggie beside me? That’s my daughter! We can be adopted together or separately and would be happy either way. Won’t you be the one to take me out of the shelter and into a loving home? Please?

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URGENT, URGENT!! This Is My Last Chance!! I have made so many friends at the shelter and they just can’t understand why I’ve been overlooked! My name is Mosely (A004848) and I’m a wonderful, well-trained boy who lost my family when they moved away. I’m an 8year-old Lab mix who gets along well with other dogs. I have my rabies vaccination and have tested negative for heartworms. And here’s really great news: A compassionate friend of mine will help my new family pay for my neuter surgery! Isn’t that terrific? So many folks want to help me find a wonderful family - doesn’t that tell you how fantastic I am? I would make you so very happy! Call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-2793196 for adoption information. I am sponsored in honor of Kathleen M. Langone.


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URGENT, URGENT!! This Is My Last Chance! Why have I been overlooked time and time again? The shelter volunteers can’t understand it I’m so sweet and I love everyone! I was once well taken care of inside a home, but my owner developed dementia and could no longer look after me. There were no other relatives to take me in so Animal Control picked me up and brought me to the shelter. My name is Darling (A004855) because I’m a true sweetheart who gets along with other dogs and all people. They think I’m a Doberman mix and I’m current on my rabies vaccination. I’m very well-trained and will be an excellent companion for some lucky person or family. Just think, you can give me a brand new life - I’m sure my former owner would thank you if she could! For more information or directions to the shelter, call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. I am sponsored because all dogs deserve a chance to be part of a loving family.


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Hi, my name is Vito and I am a 2year-old, neutered male who is a mix of Basset Hound and Lab and Sharpei. Don't let my short legs fool you, I may look small but I weigh 50 pounds. I am a mellow kind of guy who likes to hang out in the yard and bask in the sun. I like other dogs, but I do best with bigger dogs. I wouldn't mind being the only dog either and getting all the attention. I have already been to the vet and I am up to date on all my shots and heartworm negative and on prevention. If you want to adopt me please contact 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue at 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net or call 252-531-0744.

If you’re looking for a showstopper who also possesses a loving personality, I’m your girl! My name is Figaro and I’m a stunning beauty who makes people look twice. My tail is fluffy and my fur is mediumlength. At just 2-years-old, I was found as a stray, but I socialize with people and will rub my face against your fingers. I’m a calm, loving Lap Cat who enjoys being held. Come on out and get to know me. I’m a wonderful girl! If you would like to know more information about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please give Adopt-An-ANGEL a call today at 910-392-0557. I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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PAW’S Place Please call 910-845-7297 to adopt us! ◄We are Freddie and Mac, and we were left at the gate of Paws Place in early 2008. We are now about 5-years-old, 45 pounds, up to date on shots and heartworm negative. We think we would really like to have an inside home. It would be especially nice if we could be adopted together. We've never been apart. We enjoy going to adoption days and getting to meet new people, but it can be a little scary for us when we hear or see things that we are not familiar with - like the sound of a motorcycle or a siren. We’re just waiting for the right family – won’t you come visit us and see for yourself!

PAW’S PLACE 2013 CALENDAR FOR SALE! We are proud to offer this calendar as our winter fundraiser. It is available for a $20 donation and features our very own dogs from Paw’s Place. 100% of the proceeds goes to the care of the dogs at our facility. It is available at all of our Meet and Greets and at Paw’s Place in Boiling Spring Lakes. We can also take orders online. Please visit www.pawsplace.org to find out how to order or other locations that have our calendars available in Southport and Wilmington. Thank you! ◄I’m Curly, and I’m a Schnoodle! (That’s half Schnauzer and half Poodle). I am 3-years-old and I’m here because my owner was sick and couldn’t take care of me or my brother, Moe. He’s pictured on page 32. I am neutered, up to date on all shots and heartworm negative. I am also housetrained! Moe and I can be adopted separately, but we’d like to stay together. We won’t take up much room – each of us is 25 pounds – that’s like one 50 pound dog! Let’s give it a try. Call Paw’s Place and come and visit us!

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◄It’s me, Lilly. I know you’ve seen my picture before. I’ve been at Paw’s Place for over a year now, just because my owner was sick and couldn’t take care of me. I’m a friendly girl, very affectionate and playful. I even let them dress me up for adoption days. My favorite thing to do is to sit in a beach chair when someone gets up. Although I’m about 8-years-old, I’m healthy, up to date on shots, spayed and heartworm negative. I’ve got lots of love to give – can I give it to you?? ◄I’m Sammy. I got my name because I was one of three Lab mix puppies who arrived on the same day. They both had blue eyes – so they were Frankie and Dino – you remember – the Rat Pack. I’ve already been neutered and am up to date on shots. I’ll probably be about 50 pounds when grown. But that doesn’t stop me from cuddling. If I could, I would sit in your lap for a long time. It would be great to have a human family and a fenced back yard – let’s talk. Stop by Paws Place and visit! ◄My name is Casper and I was taken to the vet when I arrived. I am up to date on shots but was diagnosed with heartworms. I have been on treatment and will be re-tested soon. I’m a Jack Russell/ Corgi mix, about 2–years-old. Because I grew up with lots of dogs, they think that I would do well in a house that has another similar size dog. I’m shy around people and sometimes act like a tough guy, but I’m really not. It would be wonderful if someone could give me a chance at a family life. Visit me!

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I’m a fun, friendly, eager to please girl named Clarissa (A055068!) I was found as a stray in Brunswick County, but someone must have loved me at one time because I never meet a stranger and I know basic commands. I think I’d be a perfect companion for some lucky family! At approximately 4-yearsold, I’m a Lab mix who enjoys playing with toys and munching on treats. I ride well in the car and enjoy going for outings with friends. Just imagine it - you and I having a great time at a dog park, the beach or just walking around the neighborhood! Then we can go back home and cuddle all night. Would you make my Christmas wish for a family come true? Please come to the shelter and meet me! You’ll see for yourself what a great girl I am. For driving directions, or more info, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

URGENT, URGENT!! My Time Is Running Out!! This beautiful face shouldn’t be running out of time! My name is Maverick (A004575) and I’m a true sweetheart who definitely deserves to be part of a loving family. I would bring so much joy to someone’s life! Unfortunately, I was adopted recently but was returned when the new owner’s dog didn’t want to share his home. Now I’m running out of time because there are just too many dogs arriving at the shelter and not enough room for us all. I’m a gem that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked - I have a great temperament (calm, gentle and friendly) and I walk well on a leash. I have already received my rabies vaccination and am just 4-years-old. There is a lifetime of wonderful memories ahead to be made for you and me! Please, please come visit and get to know me. We could fall in love! For more information or directions to the shelter, call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. I am sponsored in honor of Kathleen M. Langone.


Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196 and leave a message to adopt us! ◄I’VE BEEN AT THE SHELTER SINCE JULY!! Isn’t that just crazy? I’m Abby Sunshine (A004381) and I’m a playful, energetic girl who is ready to be a ray of light in your life. They tell me I’m 2 to 3-years-old and I was found as a stray in Burgaw. I am so happy when I’m out of my cage - I just want to be part of a family and have a fenced-in yard to run and play in. Could you come out and meet me? I’ll be waiting.

◄Wow, I’m a gorgeous German Shepherd mix boy! Everyone tells me that as soon as they meet me. They’re also very impressed by how loving and friendly I am! My name is Buck von Bonn (A005199) and I’m a 2-year-old darling who is leash-trained and ready to play! I was happy to have my photo taken because I met new people. Let me meet you, please!

►They tell me I’m a Christmas Miracle and have named me Miracle (A004869) because of it! I arrived in AUGUST of this year with six newborn puppies. I was in sad shape - underweight, coughing and with a respiratory infection. My new friends had me treated by a doctor and now I’m in great health! My puppies were all adopted and I’m ready for a new home too, just in time for Christmas! I’m a 2-year-old Shepherd mix girl with a loving, grateful heart. I’m great with all people and dogs. Adopt me!

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND “LIKE” US! ►Are there any Cocker Spaniel lovers out there? I need some compassion, please! My name is Josh (A005861) and I was found running loose by Animal Control. My owners were contacted, but they decided they no longer wanted me. And I’m 13-years-old! I deserve to be loved much better than that! With some grooming and attention, I’ll be well on my way to a new life. PLEASE come visit me or tell all your friends! ◄Hello there, my name is Cobo (A006118)! Some nice folks found me running loose and would have liked to keep me, but their dog didn’t want to share the house. I get along just fine with dogs, though! And I’m a sweetheart to humans, as well. At just 1-year-old, my Christmas wish is to find myself in a warm, loving home really soon. I’m a leash-trained, friendly Lab mix. I think I’m your boy!

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◄I’m Casanova (A005757) and I have what it takes to make all the ladies fall in love. Men have no resistance against me either. I am just too well versed in the ways of l’amour. I’m a 2-year-old silver Tabby who is a people-pleaser with a capital ‘P’. I love to be held, kissed, cuddled, you name it. I’ll roll over in my cage when I see you, invitingly. Let’s go!

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I arrived at Paw’s Place last week and my name is Moe. There are actually two of us – I’m the white Schnoodle (part Schnauzer and part Poodle) and my brother, Curly, is the black one. He’s pictured on page 29. We are 3-years-old. We came here because our owner is too sick and can’t take care of us any longer. We are both neutered, up to date on all of our shots and heartworm negative. We are used to being inside and are housetrained. It would be great if we could be adopted together, but we realize that may be asking a lot. We are the perfect size – about 25 pounds each – not too big – not too little. What do you say – can you give me (or us) a chance? Call 910-845-7297 for more information. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Agency in memory of Dingo.

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My name is Holly and I’m a Hound mix. One of the first things you notice is that I have one blue eye and one brown. I was found by a couple on the Interstate in South Carolina on Christmas Eve 2010. I must’ve been out on my own for a while because strange or loud noises sometimes frighten me. Paw’s Place took me to the vet and had me spayed. I’m up to date on shots and on heartworm preventative. Even though I am shy around people, I do like to play with other dogs. If they are similar in size, about 55 pounds, that is just great. A home with a fenced yard would be perfect. Can we talk? For more information, call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by Marybeth and Elliott Tepper in loving memory of Scarlet, Charleston, Tripp (a Paws Place furbaby) and Katie.


Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄My name is Watson and I must say it’s quite a mystery why I haven’t been adopted. I could use someone like Sherlock Holmes to figure it out! I’m a pure white boy with the most fabulous, loveable personality you could ever desire in a feline. I’m very mellow - you can pick me up and cuddle me anytime you like! I get along great with other cats and enjoy toys. I’ll make you so very happy - that’s a promise!

◄I’m an adorable brown Tabby boy who was cruelly dumped by someone. Fortunately, I found my way to caring hands. I’ve now been neutered and vaccinated and am ready to find my forever home. While I’m still a little bit scared, I am quickly learning to enjoy a sure meal and a warm, safe bed. I’m playing nicely with the other kittens, too. My name is Nonamy. Won’t you take me home? ►I’m a sweetheart and my name is Raven! I hope my big, brown eyes are drawing you under my spell. I’d really love to be part of your family! I’m a 1-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix who is Spot living at the shelter with my sister, Lady. She’s pictured on this page, too. I am friendly and fun and I have a great time playing in my wading pool on hot days. I’m also neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Sis and I can be adopted separately, so come on out and get to know us! ◄I’m staring deeply into your eyes! How can you resist? My name is Lady and I’m a 1-yearold Labrador/Shepherd mix girl. I’m living at the shelter with my sister Raven, who is also pictured on this page. We are full of life and very affectionate and we love to splash around in our wading pools. We have always been together, but we can be adopted separately. I am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Do yourself a favor and take some time to visit!

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

Pender County Humane Society thanks the Miss Avis Davis Fund for a very generous donation. It came at a time when it was greatly needed. Woof, Woof! ►Hello, PawPrints readers! My name is Tyler. I’m 16-weeks-old and I love to be petted and played with. I will show my appreciation for your attention by serenading you with hours of purring from my rather loud motor. It’s music to a cat lover’s ears! I have received my first round of shots and am neutered. Now I’m ready to bring you lots of love! ◄Everything about me is soft, from my coloring to my purr. My name is Tansy and I’m a cuddler and a snuggler, that’s for sure! I am around 16weeks-old and have received my first round of kitten vaccinations. I’m also spayed and great in the litterbox. I adore playing with other felines and am happy to be with all humans. Now I’m ready to head home with you!

http://www.penderhumane.org

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I bet you can take just one look at me and tell what a fun, friendly family dog I would be. My name is Roxy and I’m a 2-year-old Yellow Lab mix girl. Yellow Labs are awesome companions and I would definitely prove that to you with no trouble at all. I am playful, loving and good with people and other dogs. Cats intrigue me and inspire me to chase, but I don’t want to hurt them - just play. I’ve been to the veterinarian’s office and am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. All that’s missing from my life at this point is you! Would you adopt me? Call SOAR at 910-457-6340 and tell them you’re headed out to meet me! I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!

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SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄Need someone a little bit sassy in your life? How about me, Sassy! I’m a very sweet and loving girl who was raised by a super foster mom. She gave me milk from a bottle so I grew quite accustomed to being held and kissed by humans. I also lived with two big dogs and several other kittens so I’m used to a large family! Take me home with you today! ►Want to cuddle with a fluffy, loveable girl? How about one with extra toes? My name is Sissy and I’m a 4-month-old kitten with front paws that look like oven mitts. I was a bottle-fed baby, which means that my foster mom held me close while giving me milk. All that cuddling has turned me into a very affectionate girl who is quite comfortable and secure around humans. I also lived with two big dogs and other kittens while being fostered. Do yourself a big favor and adopt me! You’ll be so happy you did.

▲I’m a gorgeous orange Tabby girl named Nicole. At a young 6-months of age, I’m a little bit shy but I enjoy being petted. Won’t someone give me a chance? I had brothers and sisters here with me but they’ve all been adopted. Now it’s my turn to be loved for the rest of my life. Call SOAR today and let’s get to know each other!

◄Hi there! My name is Sophie and I’m a pretty 6-year-old girl with vivid orange and white fur. I’m also spayed, up to date on shots and declawed. I would do best in a single cat household and I’m nervous around young kids, so I’d also be happiest in a home without tiny children. I am very loving and cuddly, though, and would make a wonderful lap cat to snuggle up to on cold nights. I am being fostered and anyone can contact my SOAR foster mom, Lisa, at 732-546-2080. Call today!

▲Looking for something a little saucy? Here you go, my name is Saucy! I’m a 4-month-old girl kitten with polydactyl paws. They look like oven mitts! I’m a bottlefed baby, too, which means I’m extra sweet. Come meet me! ►I’m simply stunning! My name is Chaz and I am a white Pit Bull mix with one blue eye and one brown eye. I’m very loveable and friendly so I’d say my inner being is just as beautiful as my exterior! I am good with everyone: men, women, dogs, cats and kids. I know my basic commands and am great on a leash. I also LOVE to play ball! At just 1-year of age, I’m neutered, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. Let’s go!

3376 St. Charles Place Southport, NC 28461

www.soar-nc.org

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It’s me, Laurel. I arrived at Paw’s Place with several other dogs from a hoarding situation. The vets think that I am about 5-years-old and a Jack Russell/ Chihuahua mix. I had heartworms, but the vet treated me and I’m all better now. I’m also spayed. It would really be nice if I could be adopted into a home that has another small dog. That way, I probably won’t be nervous when I’m left alone because I’ll have company. If you give me a chance, I know that I will appreciate all the love you have to offer. Come visit me at Paw’s Place and see if we are a match. You can call my friends at 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Agency in memory of Molly.

My name is special – Petra. Paw’s Place named me in honor of Peter, who was one of the older canine residents. He had just died the morning I arrived. I don’t even want to think what life would have been like if some nice lady hadn’t brought me and my siblings to Paw’s Place. I’m a 4-month-old Lab mix girl who is nice and healthy, spayed and up to date on shots. Everyone comments about how calm my entire litter is. You can see by my photo that I like stuffed animals. I like to cuddle, too, and could be a couch potato if you let me. I’ll probably be around 50 pounds when I grow up. So come out to Paw’s Place and visit – I’m the pick of the litter! For more information, call 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by Grace Harrington. Thank you!

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910-313-3326 6005 Carolina Beach Road (1 mile south of Monkey Junction across from Harris Teeter)

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Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com to adopt us! ◄Hi, I’m Chico! I’m a 2 to 3-year-old mixed breed boy who is sweet and goofy. I appear to do well with other dogs and am presently getting my workup at the vet. Besides the fact that I am missing half an ear, I’m also heartworm positive. Donations for my care can be made directly to the vet’s office, Rocky Point Animal Hospital, at 910602-6633, or through the Sunburst website at www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org. Thank you! ◄Hi, my name is Truen! I’m a sweet, funny, smart canine who needs an owner with experience with the bully breed. I am presently working with a trainer and am doing well. I am very happy playing with docile female dogs and would love to be part of a permanent new family! I do have special needs due to chronic lung disease. For more information about that, or to fill out an adoption form, visit www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org. ◄I’m Rosie! I’m a 35 pound Pug/ Chow 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 do have issues with some dogs, but I’m great with cats. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. If you’d like to meet me, please call Sunburst today. You and I could be the perfect match, so let’s get started!

◄My name is Brad Pitt because I’m a handsome blonde looking for love. At just 1 to 2-years-old, I’ve got a lifetime of happiness to share. I have had entropian repair done to my eyes and just finished my heartworm treatment! I’m feeling great and am ready for my forever home. I seem to do well with most other dogs and will be starting some obedience training very soon. Wouldn’t you love to live with a superstar like me? I’ll make you so happy!

Visit www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org for updates and the latest news about upcoming events. Our "Holiday Wish List" is on the website. Please check it out! We also have several canines with extensive medical needs. Any donations toward their care is greatly appreciated, either via the website or directly to Rocky Point Animal Hospital. ►Hello, my name is Hero! I was once a shy boy but once my medical issues were taken care of (which included heartworm disease and decayed teeth) I have become a human’s “best friend”! I’m a docile, gentle boy who gets along well with other dogs, even the ones who want to be boss. I love to run and play in the yard and I’m not at all pushy. I’m around 2-years-old and it’s believed that I’m a Golden/Chow mix. I’m housetrained, crate-trained, up to date on vaccinations, on heartworm prevention and I will come with a microchip and Smart ID tag from Best Friends. Wouldn’t you like to meet me? Call 910-622-0011 or visit the Sunburst website at www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org.

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If you are ready to be greeted every day by a goofy, fun-loving companion then I’m your boy! My name is Adam and I’m a 3 to 4-year-old goldencolored Labrador Retriever weighing around 60 pounds. I’m a happy pup, but I had a sad start to life. I spent my first three years in a concrete pen with a giant Schnauzer with little to no human interaction. When my owner finally got tired of us, he dumped us in a shelter. Luckily, I am now in a foster home and I’m ready for my second lease on life! I was timid at first, having never been exposed to a home environment, but I very quickly warmed up to the idea of my own family. I am still timid initially, but I look to other dogs for guidance so it is best I go to a home with another dog or with someone who will spend a lot of time with me around other dogs like doggy parks, day care, etc. I am neutered, micro-chipped, crate and house-trained, and I’m great with men, women, kids and especially other dogs. So if you want an all-around great companion, please visit www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed, you may call 781-799-4272 to have one sent.

Merry Christmas from the Feral Felines! Friends of Felines wants to thank all of you for your generous support throughout the year. We are on our way to another record-breaking year. So far, 869 cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated and 157 kittens have been rescued/fostered. We are low on funds and in order for us to continue our mission we need your support. Each altered cat costs us $35. Please find it in your hearts to make a tax-deductible donation to help these abandoned and orphaned cats live happier and 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.

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Calendar of Events

DECEMBER Lowe’s Foods Holiday Tree for Paw’s Place All Month Long! Paw’s Place trees will be on display from Friday, November 23, through Wednesday, January 2, at Lowe’s Foods in Southport and Lowe’s Foods on College Rd. in the TJ Maxx Shopping Center. Each tree will have “decorations” showing all of the dogs that are living at Paw’s Place. Shoppers are asked to take a copy of the wish list with them while they shop and purchase a suggested item. Please place the donated items in the red bin under the tree. This program has been very helpful the last several years to provide Paws Place with much needed items to help us through the winter. This year we are pleased to have Wilmington Lowe’s join in. Visit www.pawsplace.org or contact Peggy@pawsplace.org with any questions. Adopt-an-Angel Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket from 9am to 9pm Monday thru Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. All felines are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. For information, please call Adopt-an-Angel at 910-392-0557. Cat Adoption Team Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kitten and cats will be available for adoption at Petsmart in Wilmington on New Centre Drive, Monday through Sunday. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. For more info, please call 910-792-9014. Cat Tails Adoption Facility December 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29 & 30 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. All animals are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. For more info or driving directions to the facility, call 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 From 6pm 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. For more info, call 910-253-1375. Pender Animal Control’s Shelter Open Saturday December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Pender County Animal Shelter will be open from Noon to 4pm. It is located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. For more information, please call 910-259-1349 or Officer Darlene Clewis at 910-279-3196. Saturday Adoptions at Brunswick Animal Protective Services December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 From 10am to 1:30pm, 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 info. Saturday Adoptions at New Hanover Animal Services Unit December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 From 10am to 1:45pm, the shelter (180 Division Drive in Wilmington) is open Saturdays for dog/puppy, cat/kitten adoptions. Please call 910-798-7500 for more information.

Paw's Place Adoption Fairs December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Meet and Greets will be held: December 1 at Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington at 3pm, Four Legs Good in Southport from 11am to 2pm, Wilma Expo at the Wilmington Convention Center in the Grand Ballroom from 11am to 5pm (no dogs will be at this event); December 8 at Unleashed in the Landfall Shopping Center in Wilmington from 11am to 2pm, Winterfest on the Garrision Lawn in Southport from 9am to 4pm (no dogs will be at this event); December 15 at Four Legs Good in Southport from 11am to 2pm; December 22 at Unleashed in Wilmington from 11am to 2pm; December 29 will be announced - visit www.pawsplace.org or www.facebook.com/pawsplace for more info. RACE Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s December 1 & 15 From 10am to 2pm, RACE will have adoptable dogs and cats at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more information, please call 910-547-2839. Photos with Santa to Benefit Furever Friends Animal Rescue December 2 Noted photographer Dick Parrott will be at Splish Splash DogWash located at 2013 Old Regent Way near Harris Teeter - Waterford in Leland from 11am to 4pm taking holiday-themed pet photos. The cost is $25 and proceeds to benefit Furever Friends Animal Rescue. Animals will also be available for adoption. For more info, please call 910-232-1001. Adopt-an-Angel Adoption Fairs at Petco December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 Adopt-an-Angel will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption on Saturdays and Sundays at Petco from 11am to 5pm. All animals are spayed, neutered and vaccinated. For more information, please call 910-392-0557. SOAR Adoption Fair at Zeetlegoo’s December 8 From 10am to 2pm, SOAR will have adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more information, please call 910-457-6340. Onslow County Animal Services “Home for the Holidays” December 15 Pet adoption event where guests can take pictures with their newly adopted pet and Santa Claus for $8 from 10am to 4pm at the Onslow County Animal Shelter (244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville). The event will feature vendors and will give guests an opportunity to obtain rabies vaccination for their cat or dog for $8. This is also a call for new volunteers. For those who would like to volunteer, a volunteer orientation will be held from 10am to 10:30am. Please call 910-455-0182 for more info. Pender County Animal Control “Home for the Holidays” December 22 A special adoption opportunity from Noon to 4pm where adoptions at Pender County Animal Control can be paid for with a donated item on the shelter’s wish list. Wish items: pet food and treats, washable toys, litter, litter pans, food bowls, towels, blankets, small igloo dog houses, flea medicine such as Frontline, cleaning items such as OdoBan and Clorox, etc. Scooby Doo will also be present so bring your cameras for pictures with him. For info, call Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196 or 910-259-1349.

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Hello! My name is Jules and I’ve got quite a story to tell! Back in July of this year, I arrived at an animal shelter, pregnant and alone. I was so scared. I ended up giving birth to six beautiful babies, but sadly one of them died at the shelter. We were soon all running out of time, but we were then rescued by a human angel when my babies were just three days old. My kittens were pretty much hand-raised and now I am looking for a home! I am a beautiful medium-haired grey girl. I am very easy-going. In fact, you don't really even know I am around because I am so quiet. Open up a can of kitty food, though, and I meow like crazy!! I am a sweetie, but little kids scare me a bit...I probably should go to a home with older children/adults. I am good in my litterbox, already spayed and up to date on shots. The vet thinks I am only about 1-year-old. How about giving me a chance? To adopt me, please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014. I am sponsored by Katherine Sweeney in loving memory of Colonel, Brillo, Inkie, Crystal, Cassie and Mikey.


Pender County Humane Society

We’re Mercury and Pluto, two brothers collectively known as “The Walker Boys”. We’ve been at Pender County Humane Society since we were puppies and we can’t understand why! We’re terrific fellows, just ask anybody. And boy, are we handsome! We are now 1-year-old and love to be Mercury cuddled and kissed. As for our health, we are neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. We get along with everyone we meet - men, women and children and we play well with other dogs. When will we have the chance to belong to a family? You don’t have to adopt both of us - if we go to separate, loving homes, we’ll be very happy. Lemon Walker Hounds are great dogs and Pluto we’re no exception! Come see that for yourself at the shelter. Call 910-259-7022 and arrange a meeting with us!

Hi there! My name is Roxy and I’m a female Corgi mix, just 2-years-old and 25 pounds. I was once a stray who was hit by a car. My leg got a nasty break that required surgery. After three long months, I have made a complete recovery. Hurray!!! I am the sweetest, gentlest girl and I’ve endured a lot without the slightest complaint. Now that I can run around again, I am very energetic and would love to chase a few cats (or squirrels or bunnies) if given the chance. I have my quiet times and I enjoy curling up in my crate for a snooze. I am a genuine treasure of a dog - spayed, on heartworm prevention, current on vaccinations and house-trained, too! If you’d love to make me a member of your family, please call the Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022.

We are sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund.

Adopt-An-ANGEL

Miss Avis Davis, 1990-2005

My name is Saphira and I am a really nice girl. I was originally adopted from the county shelter. Unfortunately, I was recently returned after 4years because my owners moved to a new place without a fence. I do well with other dogs and kids, but am a little too curious for a cat. I have been working on my manners with a volunteer and I can sit on command and walk loosely on a leash. I am spayed, up to date on my shots and heartworm negative. My adoption fee at Animal Control was sponsored by Edwin Keagy. Thank you, Edwin, for helping me find my forever home. If you would like to know more information about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.

My name is Pirate and I am a Gentle Giant. I am so sweet and affectionate that I’ll put my paw up at my cage door so you can put your hand on my paw and then I leave it there for a REALLY LONG time. I LOVE people and I am super friendly and wellsocialized. I seem to do well with other animals, too. I have really cute wire hair and look like I have a bit of a beard. I could have some Airedale in me or I could be a wire-haired black Lab mix. My Animal Control adoption fee was sponsored by Charlene Farthing. Thank you, Charlene, for making it a little easier for Adopt-an-ANGEL to take me in. I did test positive for heartworms so I will be undergoing an expensive treatment soon enough. But there will be no additional cost to my adopter and I will be fine once my treatment is complete. If you would like to know more about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.


Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! PHOENIX LANDING FOUNDATION

PENDER ENDANGERED ANIMAL RESCUE

My name is Pete R. Bird and I’m a 20-something-year-old Double Yellow Head Amazon. I am absolutely gorgeous and have a huge outgoing personality to match. I enjoy spending a great deal of time on my cage top play gym. I also have an outdoor cage so that I can get plenty of natural sunlight which is critical for my long term health. I enjoy my pellets and fresh foods including fruits and veggies! To adopt or foster me or another of the many parrots of all species who are awaiting homes, contact Phoenix Landing at www.phoenixlanding.org (click on the link for adoption/ foster), email us at phoenixlanding@earthlink.net or call 866 -749-5634. As always, please check our website regularly for local events by clicking on the "EVENTS" tab.

Hi, I’m Ghirardelli, just like the chocolate bar! I’m a Shar Pei mix who needs a loving home. I am very healthy and I have the most incredible-looking face. See my smile...wouldn't I be a great addition to your home and family Christmas photo? I am up to date on all shots, neutered and currently on heartworm preventative. I get along with other dogs and am active. I’m still a youngster so my shelter friends would like for me to go to a home where I can exercise a lot. Please, it’s getting close to the holiday season and I'd love to spend it with a family. Email dogadoption1@gmail.com or call 910-675-0867 today!!

4 PAW LIFESAVER RESCUE Hi, my name is Kyra and I am a 2-year-old blue American Pit Bull Terrier. I am a very sweet girl who is looking for a home to call my own. I love kids and am very gentle with them, and I do well with other dogs and cats, too. I am housetrained, I’m good in the car and I have been to the vet where I was spayed and vaccinated. The doctor said I have heartworms so my rescue has been treating me for them. If you have any questions about me, please call 252-531-0744 or email 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net.

ONSLOW COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER Just when I thought I had most of life’s problems all ironed out, along comes a big wrinkle in my life and I’ve found myself incarcerated at the Animal Shelter and have no idea why. Anyway, here I am, in a real mess. Oh, it’s not like the people here aren’t loving and kind because they are, but it’s not the same as having your very own family to love up on you. By the way, my name is Sasha (A-062159) and I’m a 1½-year-old girl. I’m a large fawn Boxer and oh so pretty! I loved to play with my human family and I was a great protector for them. Don't let me sit here any longer at Onslow County Animal Shelter, adopt me and let me love you! The shelter is located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville and you may call 910-455-0182 for more info.

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CAROLINA PET RESCUE Hey there! I'm Albert, a most handsome little fellow. My baby blues are my best feature, oh, and my friendly, playful personality! I am a youngster, but already neutered and definitely ready for my forever home. I am located in Durham, NC, and need to go to an indoor home. You may also check me out at www.cpr-nc.org or call 910-471-7854 for more information on how to adopt me.

COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY My name is Phantom and I am happy and strong and healthy, although I surely did not start out that way. When I was rescued, I was bright pink and hairless due to mange. Then I came down with parvo. Of course we were already worried because of my fragile state but then my parvo was a mild case. My luck had begun to change! The isolation was the hardest part because what I wanted was to play and cavort with the other dogs. I am a social girl but I had to wait and wait. Now that I am better, I am able to demonstrate my loving, playful side. I am affectionate with the other dogs and love to play with toys. If you already have a dog, I would be a great companion and sidekick. I am also good with cats, although sometimes their toys are so appealing that I need to steal them. I am a Lab and Hound mix, weigh about 30 pounds, and will not be a big dog. To adopt or foster me, email jdw7512@yahoo.com or call 910-619-3015. I would like to spend Christmas with a family all my own.


Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! A SHELTER FRIEND

PAWSITIVE PARTNERS PRISON PROGRAM

Hi there, I am Josie! You can see I am a svelte girl in a Tuxedo Suit, all dressed up with no place to go. I am so sure that will change when you hear more about me. I am only about 2-years-old –in cats’ lives that is NOTHING! I have an inquisitive nature but am a very calm, quiet kitty and I promise to purrrr every time you rub me. Of course, I have been spayed and am up to date on my vaccinations. If you are affectionate and loving, then I am the girl for you. Call Silvia at 910-876-0539 to see how we can meet. Add instant joy and liveliness to your home - adopt a kitty today!!! You can visit us online at AShelterFriend.org and www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend.

ONSLOW PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE My name is Sweet Pea and I am an adorable girl of only 9-months. I weigh 40 pounds and my foster mom rescued me from the cruel fate of spending my life in a cage consistently being bred by a backyard breeder. I am spayed, heartworm negative and up to date on all shots. I am housetrained, crate-trained and walk well on a harness. I just love to go for walks or car rides and I fetch the ball. I also play well with other dogs my size. Please give me a chance to be home for Christmas. Please call Louria at 910-330-5238.

OPERATION TOPCAT My name is Missy and I was rescued from a terrible fate. Now I just need my own forever safe loving home. I'm about a year old, a pretty gray girl with white and very sweet. I don't mind if you want to hold me as I like attention. I'm good with kids. Dogs not so much. I kind of ignore the dog in my foster home. He's okay from afar. I love to play. Balls that make noise and feather toys are my favorite. I'm good with other cats, too. Won't you consider letting me come live with you? For info, email otopcatnc@aol.com or call 910-200-0612.

Just in time for your holiday celebrations! My name is Martini and my buddy Rossi and I have just finished our 12-weeks of training at New Hanover Correctional Center. We have our best manners all polished to attend all your family events. I am a 2-year-old female Yellow Lab with the sweetest personality you’ll ever meet. I’m great with kids and other pets and love all humans. Please give me a chance! I’ve never had a family of my own and would really be a very good girl for you. To find out more, contact Monica at adopt@montyshome.org or 910-297-1338. Better yet, fill out an application at www.montyshome.org.

PET FRIENDS OF DUPLIN COUNTY I'm Louie and my sister, Lucy, is the gorgeous all black dog on the right. We were rescued at about 8-weeks-old on a busy highway next to our mother who had been hit by a car. We were successfully treated for demodectic mange and now we're healthy and happy and ready for our forever homes. We're 6-months-old, crate-trained, vaccinated and have been fixed. We weigh around 35 pounds so we shouldn't get too much bigger. Lucy is a mellow, sweet girl and I'm a little more active and curious. We have been together since day one and are attached to each other, but I think it would be OK if we got adopted separately. Somehow my jaw was broken and it healed a little crooked, but it doesn't bother me a bit. We love to play and are used to being around others dogs and kids. Could you please give us a new home? If the answer is YES, please call 910-271-3101.

COALITION HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS My name is Goldie. I'm a beautiful light orange Tabby with beautiful green eyes. My foster parents say I'm very loveable and no trouble at all but they have other kitties and I'd love to have my own place. I'm an indoor gal, I get along with other nice cats, gentle kids and I'm OK with dogs if they're outside. I'm spayed and in great health. Visit www.petfinder.com/petdetail/17825741 for more photos of me. To adopt, please email advocates4animals@gmail.com or call 910-253-0909!

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Hi there! I’m Scottie, a 1½-year-old boy who was taken in by the Sunburst Foundation when my time was up at a local shelter. I’m thought to be a Jack Russell mix and I weigh just 21 pounds. I’m also neutered, up to date on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. I am shy and somewhat submissive but I’m gaining confidence every day. I love all other animals and, of course, my people. I enjoy playing in the yard with a few other canines, and am doing well with my crate-training and house-training. Unfortunately, during my medical workup, I was discovered to have Diabetes Insipidus. This is a disease of the adrenal glands and there is no cure, but there is treatment. I take medication and I’m functioning well now like any happy, active young dog. I am searching for that special family who will be able to provide a committed home for me. I am incredibly sweet and endearing to all who meet me. I am so quiet and gentle. Any donations toward my medical bill would be greatly appreciated either via the website, www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org, or directly to the vet office, Rocky Point Animal Hospital, at 910-602-6633 during business hours. For adoption information, email Sunburst at sunburstfoundation@gmail.com or call 910-622-0011. I am sponsored in loving memory of Hank Harrington.

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My name is Jaxxon and I am just a big ol’ puppy, a 70 pound 10month-old puppy to be exact. I am a Pit Bull and Doberman mix, and the only one of my siblings who doesn't look like a Doberman, so that makes me special. I am a fun loving guy who loves to play and when I get tired, I love to snuggle. My foster mom keeps telling me I am not a lap dog but really I am! In fact, I can kinda fit my butt in your lap. I love other dogs because I like to play with them, and I love anyone who wants to take me for a walk or throw a toy. I do really well in the car and go for trips with my foster mom all the time. I would really like a home with a big fenced in yard that I can run and play in! I have been to the vet and I'm neutered, up to date on shots, and heartworm negative and on prevention. I would really like a home for the holidays, if you want to take me home, please contact 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue at 252-531-0744 or email 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net.

If I look a little sad to you, it’s because after eight years of living with a family, I find myself alone. My name is Rosco (A005937) and I’m a handsome Boxer mix with a sweet and loving personality. Sadly, my family could no longer take care of me and had to bring me to Animal Control. It’s a shame because I’m a true peoplepleaser and want nothing more than to be close to humans. I was house-trained when I arrived on October 19, and I also walk well on a leash. I was a bit underweight then, but I’m putting on weight now and doing well. I know how to sit on command and I don’t jump up in people’s faces. I’m a big boy who might even have a little Great Dane mixed in. I’d prefer to be the only canine in the household and am really looking forward to being back in the arms of a loving family. Won’t you come meet me? For more information or directions to the shelter, call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. I am sponsored by Netop and Ruby. Thank you!


Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! SCHNAUZER RESCUE OF THE CAROLINAS

CAROLINA BASSET HOUND RESCUE

I’m Schultz, an 8-year-old silver mini-Schnauzer who was retired from a breeder. I’m a bit timid of new surroundings and loud noises but I am learning from my other foster brothers and sisters that I can trust humans. They are also teaching me how to run and play and of course how to play ball! I am house-trained and ready for a new home with someone who understands my need for approval, which helps me gain confidence. I must go to a home with another dog and a fenced yard. Visit www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org to fill out an adoption application. You can also check out others who are waiting for their forever home! If you need an application emailed or faxed, call 781-799-4272.

Hi, I’m Fireball. My chestnut hair reminds you of that vintage Naugahyde valise you spied at a quaint little antique store on your drive through New England last summer. My velvet ears - a settee at the inn where you stayed. You realize that the fabric of your life is somehow incomplete, missing one crucial element. My existence in PawPrints during the time of your search for a best friend is no mere coincidence. Take no thought of the morrow and contact CBHR today To make me a member of your family please call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. Also, we are extremely short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, please contact CBHR for more details.

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SHAR-PEI RESCUE OF VIRGINIA My name is London. I’m a 1-year-old female Shar-Pei and Beagle mix. I’m currently in a foster home and having a great time playing with the dogs here. I have not had any accidents in the house, I sleep nicely in my crate and I’m spayed and vaccinated. I am so sweet and loving and very comfortable around people and other dogs. I do like zooming all over the place with the other dogs - out the dog door to the front yard, giant loops around the front yard, back thru the dog door, thru the house and out the back dog door and loops around the back yard. For more info or to fill out an application, visit the Shar-Pei Rescue of Virginia website at www.sharpeirescueofva.org. You may call 609-494-0020 or email info@sharpeirescueofva.org for more info.

Hello! We’re Simon and Dee Dee! We were adopted in 2008 and then, due to some serious health issues, our owner could no longer care for us. I’m Simon, a miniature white Poodle, and Dee Dee is a black toy Poodle. We are a sweet, loving pair who are looking for a lap, some snuggle time and an occasional treat. We are both crate-trained, house-trained, and leash-trained. If you have a special place in your heart and home for both of us, visit www.carolinapoodlerescue.org and complete an application. If you have any questions, please call Debi at 864-489-3559.

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My name is Roscoe and I’m looking for my forever home! I am crate-trained and know sit and down. I do very well on a leash and I will sleep in a crate at night. I am still learning that food will come every day and that toys will always be there for me to play with. I sometimes want to guard these things with other dogs around but, with the help of my foster mom and my foster fur siblings, I’m learning to be more chill about these things! For more information on adopting me or to help pay for my heartworm treatment, call 910-799-5638 or visit www.carolinaboxerrescue.org.

I’m Molly, a young 1 to 2-year-old German Shepherd mix. I’m the perfect family dog size at 40 pounds. I am good with other dogs and children. I am house-trained and know all basic commands. Sometimes I am shy around new people, but I’m also very lovey and tail waggy. I’ve had lots of social experience and it is recommended that I go to a home with at least one other companion animal. In short, I’m a trained, laid back girl who loves walks and cannot wait to find a family. To adopt me, please contact German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions by calling Kate at 910-616-9210.

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Give yourself the gift of love by adopting me! My name is Shae and I’m a 4-month-old Tortoiseshell kitten. Surely you can tell how sweet I am by the way I’m laying in this volunteer’s arms! I’m such a darling girl, and I play well with other cats. I think I would be the perfect match for you and here’s why - while you’re at work (or shopping) I’m content to be left alone to look out the window and entertain myself, but when you’re home I’ll cuddle with you and I’ll even sleep in the bed with you if it’s allowed. I’ve gotten along just fine with the children I’ve met, but I’ve never been introduced to a dog. I’m already spayed, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. Don’t I sound wonderful? I really hope you’ll adopt me! For more information, please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014.

Hi everyone! If you are looking for a playful, intelligent, and energetic reindeer, er... dog, then I’m your guy. My name is Dasher and I definitely live up to my namesake. I was rescued by my very own Santa Claus, Saint Barb and her elves, over at Monty’s Home where they really do make dreams come true. At about 50 pounds and a year or two old, I would make the perfect companion for an adventurous young 'un or active family. Currently, I’m in the elves’ workshop getting ready to make somebody’s holiday dreams come true. I already know all of my obedience commands, am crate-trained, potty-trained, neutered, up to date on shots and I’ve even been microchipped. All I need now is YOU! To find out how to meet me or one of the other reindeer, contact Monica at 910-297-1338 or adopt@montyshome.org. You can also fill out an application at www.montyshome.org. Written for Dasher by his inmate trainer David S.

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Are you looking for a companion to take on outings to the beach or park? Pick me! I’m Dixie and I love doing stuff like that! I’m a playful girl, but I still know my commands. In fact, I’m sitting on command in my photo. (Just between you and me, I was waiting for them to throw me a tennis ball!) I’m a young girl, 4-years of age, and I’m a total sweetheart. There’s not a mean bone in my body. I’m house-trained, love affection and can’t get enough hugs or kisses. I’m a Terrier mix who is great with children and other dogs (but no cats, please.) I hope after reading this that you can see I’d be an excellent companion, ready-made to move on in with you and start making happy memories! For adoption information, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. They’ll be happy to give you driving directions so that you can hop in the car and come meet me!


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