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March 2011

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PawPrints Magazine's HOMELESS COVER MODELS You don’t need the luck of the Irish to adopt one of us. Just pick the one you love, then fill out the adoption paperwork - it’s so easy! My name is Razzle and I’m the pure-black kitten sitting in the bottom photo. Above me, and on the cover, are my brothers and sisters. From left to right, they’re: Rikki, Ruckus, Risa and Rumpus. Rumpus and Ruckus are the Photos: Dick Parrott boys. Seated next to me is my orange friend, AC. He’s thought to be an American Curl mix because his ears curl back. We are all 8-week-old kittens who are used to being cuddled and kissed by humans. My siblings and I were born on New Year’s Day. We have a great time playing together, hopping and skipping around the room and pouncing on toys. AC was rescued from a shelter where he was running out of time. He’s a cuddly little boy with a lot of love to give. If you’d like to adopt one or more of us, please call Cat Tails Adoption Agency at 910-253-1375. You can also email them at Our thanks go to Dick Parrott for taking our photos. We hope it’s the lucky charm we need to get adopted!

My name is Leroy and I am a 2-yearold Chow cross with a pretty blue tongue! I am currently being fostered by the nice people at Pets Plus Grooming in Porter's Neck. When I came to my foster home I had been living at the Pender County Animal Shelter for a long time. My hair was so matted and smelly that no one would even think about taking me home with them. My foster mom said it was so bad that they had to shave me so that the sores on my skin could heal. They also say that I probably started life out on a chain in the backyard. Wow, do I love living inside! I am a smart boy and am completely house-trained and crate-trained. I have been neutered and treated for parasites, too! Right now I am undergoing treatment for heart worms. My treatments will be done soon and I am looking for my forever home. I am a sweet boy who loves the ladies! I am quite shy with men but do warm up to them eventually. I am good with kitties and love to play with children, but I am not fond of other dogs. I want all of the hugs and kisses and attention to be mine, so I need to be an only dog. I walk well on a leash and ride well in the car. The groomer here says I'm great! Won't you take me home? Call 910-681-0510 for more info on adopting me.

My name is Irwin, and I am named after Steve Irwin, another Aussie gentleman. My perfect home would be with someone who is familiar with Blue Heelers. I am completely true to my breed. I herd, I nip and I feel everything with my mouth. I am energetic and super smart! I already know sit, down and give me paw. I am very trainable and food motivated. Use it to your advantage. I am excellent with other dogs and I completely submit to them. I am learning not to jump or pull on the lead and would benefit from someone who is authoritative. I walk all over wimpy people - I am just too smart for them. I love to chew but just give me a chew toy and it can entertain me some. A fenced yard and another dog would be beneficial for me. I must be exercised, stimulated, and would love a job to do. If you don't, I will be bored and will probably get into some trouble. I am gorgeous - just check out these markings! I am neutered, vaccinated, heartworm negative and housetrained. If you would like to know more about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency in loving memory of Dingo.

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Visit our website at How about a wink and a kiss? My name is Mini Moo because my markings look like a milk cow, although I’m much prettier. I am a 2½-yearold spayed female with lots of love and energy. I would prefer to live inside because I have very short hair and get cold easily. I am housetrained and like my crate, I know several commands (sit, down and come) plus I’m great on a leash. I love to play ball and enjoy long walks. My only fault is that I don’t always like other dogs or cats. That’s how I lost my first home, I didn’t play well with the other dogs. My foster home has lots of other dogs, too so I don’t have the freedom I need and deserve. I am looking for an active home where I can be the only pet. Please call Amy at 910-253-0501 for more information or to set up a time to meet me.

Don’t let my relaxed position fool you I’m getting worried! I’ve been at Pender County Animal Control since October 2010, and this is my third appearance in PawPrints. There are just too many cats arriving at the shelter, and not enough cages for us all. Please take a look at my photo - it captures my personality perfectly: relaxed, friendly, and social. Why hasn’t someone snapped me up? My name is Natalie (FF2819) and I’m an ebony-colored beauty, just 6-months-old, with golden eyes. I enjoy playing with toys and I love to be held. If you walk past my cage, I’ll hold a paw out, begging for attention. Won’t someone please take me into their heart and home? If you’re that person, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. See you soon, I hope!

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URGENT, URGENT! I’m Running Out Of Time!!

My name is Blackie and I was rescued by Pender County Animal Control Shelter. I had been hit by a car and my back leg was pretty banged up. They transferred me to Furever Friends so that I could get medical treatment. My hip and leg had been broken and have since been repaired. Now I’m going to physical therapy a few times a week to help build the muscles back up in my leg. I’m a very happy, super sweet dog who is full of love. I’m approximately 3-years-old, vaccinated, neutered, leash-trained, crate-trained and I’m good with kids, cats and other dogs. I did test positive for heartworms but will be treated for them at no additional cost to my adoptive family. I’d really love a home because I’m tired of being in a cage. For more info or to adopt me, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).




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Like every sad story, mine needs a happy ending. Would you consider being my ’happily ever after’? My story began a few weeks ago when I stumbled into a hunters’ camp, trembling and afraid. I stumbled because I am blind, and I had been abandoned in the woods by some coldhearted person. It was scary in those woods - every step was unknown and I often tripped over fallen logs or collided with trees that I couldn’t see. But I was determined to reach those voices, and reach them I did. The hunters carried me away and got me to Pender County Humane Society. I’m now in a foster home while I wait for a new family to adopt me. My friends call me Wonder Dog and yes, I’m truly a wonder! I’m a 2-year-old Shepherd mix boy who is friendly and loving to everyone I meet. I’m ready-made for family life as I’m already house-trained and leash-trained. I get along great with cats, dogs and children and I’m already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Although I am considered blind, I seem to show some awareness of shadow and light. If you’d like to meet me, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. They would love to tell you just how wonderful I truly am! I am sponsored by Milo, a Pender County Humane Society shelter dog who found his forever home.

If you are looking for a gentle giant with a heart of gold, I’m your girl! My name is Penny and I’m a Neapolitan Mastiff who has seen some not-sogood times. I’m 3 to 4-years of age and a bit underweight, but with proper care that will be something of the past. I love people and am especially good with other dogs. I’ve even lived in a home with cats, gerbils, and an iguana! I love to spend my days close to my human. I am well mannered and want nothing more then to please my human companions. I’m a bit wary of strangers, barking at them consistently. I need to be introduced to them before I will accept them, but then all is fine! Due to my size, it may be best if I do not go to a home with small children. I am very playful but my type of play may harm little ones. My foster family is working to socialize me, but I would really benefit from professional training with my new family. I am crate-trained, house-trained, heartworm negative, spayed, up to date on shots, and microchipped. If you are interested in a wonderful, loving Mastiff, please visit There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, please call 910-264-8300.

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Volume 9 - Number 12

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour

In This Issue

Cover Photographer Dick Parrott

PET OF THE MONTH “Homer” page 48

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Features: Shelter News & Events…...……………….…..……....…........37 Adoption Celebration…...……….……..……………….………46 Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….….39 Love Connection: A Happy Story of Adoption…….................14


Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adopt-an-ANGEL……………………..……….....….…….... 9 Brunswick County Animal Services...……….…….….…..11

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Cat Adoption Team………………………..………………. 13 Cat Tails…………………….………………………...…….. 15 New Hanover County Animal Control Services…..….…. 17 New Hanover Humane Society…………………………... 19 PAW’S Place………..……………………………………... 21

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Pender County Animal Shelter…………………………… 29 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….……..... 31 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….……. 33 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...……….... 35 Purrfect Pet Adoptions……………………………………. 41 Various Local Rescues...……………………...………. 42-43 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…………………… 45

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Hi everyone, I am sweet Chloe and this is my brother, Webster. Our mommy has gotten too sick to take care of us any longer so we have to find new homes. We can be adopted together or separately so no worries there. I am a beautiful girl with fabulous stockings and pretty Basset feet. I like my new foster family and playing with my new foster Basset sister. Though my foster Chloe home is great, I'd love to have a new forever home. Webster is a very gentle, loveable boy who gets along with other dogs. He is so smart that he even knows how to sit and lay down for a treat. He has the normal Basset bursts of energy at times but he’s not a hyper boy. With wonderful house manners, he knows better than to get on the furniture. He is Webster looking for a loving and active forever home. We will reward you with unending love and devotion. To make one or both of us part of your family, please call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at We are sponsored by the UNCW Pre-Veterinary Medical Association. Thank you!

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Hi there, my name is Uno! I was found running down a busy street in Burgaw. A kind couple came to my rescue and now I’m waiting for a permanent, loving home. I’m a female American Staffordshire Terrier mix, just 3-years-old. My personality could best be described as friendly and fun-loving. I am spayed, vaccinated, housetrained and leash-trained. I love to be petted and enjoy playing tug-of-war with my rope toys. Pender County Humane Society wants me to go to the best home possible, so you must be experienced with handling my breed. A fenced-in yard is also a necessity. I’m not a big fan of cats, but I play just fine with other dogs as long as I’m introduced slowly. Since I’m a playful, active girl, I would do best in a home with adults-only or older children, not tiny ones. If you think we could be a match, please call the shelter at 910-259-7022. I’ll get my rope toy ready for your visit! I am sponsored in loving memory of Gage Hawn. He has left us with great memories, and will live on in our hearts.

Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ◄My name is Frazier and I am adorable! I am such a sweetheart, too. I am good with other animals and I’m submissive and eager to please and so on and so on. I am a keeper! I am petite, only knee high, and about 25 pounds. I am neutered, up to date on shots and crate-trained. I would make a great apartment dog or a friend to some lonely dog you have. I am so cute when I run and play - I run sideways. I am undergoing heartworm treatment, but will be as good as new once I am done. No additional cost to my adopter at all unless you choose to donate to my cause. I was sponsored by the NHC Regional Medical Lab by Donna, Maxine, Lynn and Sean. Thanks, guys, for helping me out in my time of need and paying my adoption fee out of Animal Control. It helps AAA a lot when people do that.

◄My name is Callie and I have been homeless for a year now. It's really sad because I am a very sweet girl. I am so pretty and dainty, too. I have been going to adoption fairs at Petco every weekend, all year long, and no one has adopted me yet. I have even lived in the cages at Petco for months on end, too. Won't anyone out there just say enough is enough and give me a home? I can't even remember why I am homeless anymore. At the fairs, I sometimes become overwhelmed and frightened and quite honestly - I am tired of being homeless and going to fairs trying to impress people who only move past me to look at kittens. I am waiting for that special someone who will just take me by my paw and rescue me. Just reach out and touch my dainty face and tell me it's ok. ◄My name is Valerie and I am a very sweet girl! I am a little shy, but I am making fantastic progress in my foster home. I am housetrained, spayed, up to date on my shots, eager to please, and great with the other animals here. The best part is that I am little, too. I weigh around 25 to 30 pounds at best and I’m only knee high. My Animal Control adoption fee was sponsored by Jeffry DiNoto in honor of Steve Pilar. Thank you for helping get me out so I can focus on finding a new home! ►I’m Summer. I’m 2-years-old and I am perfect. There is a reason why Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in America. I am completely house-trained and cratetrained. What that means is I never whine in my crate, I don’t tear up anything, and I have never had an accident in my foster mom’s house. During the day she lets me roam through the house and I leave everything the exact way she left it. I walk great on a leash and would prefer to be the only dog. I don’t really get along with other dogs because that would mean I would have to share my family’s love, and with me you wouldn’t need any more love. I know all my basic commands. I do have heartworms but I am going through treatment (which is being paid for by Adopt-an-Angel, donations are accepted). Monica Bennett paid my adoption fee out of Animal Control. Thank you!

◄My name is Lucy and am one of the 60 lucky dogs that got out of Pender County Animal Control and into a wonderful foster home! I was in danger of being euthanized and I'm so glad my foster mom came and got me. Can’t you see how pretty I am? I just love my new collar and being in a home instead of a cage. My foster mom says I am really sweet and one of my favorite things is to get my nose rubbed. I have pretty good manners and love to take long walks. I am smart, but need someone to take time with me. My foster mom would keep me, but she works really long hours and says I deserve a better life. By the way, I am a petite Lab mix weighing no more than 25 to 30 pounds and only about knee high. I am easy going, eager to please and well-behaved. I am spayed and heartworm free! THANK YOU TO ART AND SHERRI DROGUE FOR MAKING OUR LARGEST SINGLE DONATION TO DATE! THANK YOU! ►My name is Shelby and I’m wonderful. I’m a balanced dog, well-rounded, laid back and easy. I’m house-trained, spayed, vaccinated and heartworm negative. I am 1-year-old and was one of the puppies who got returned as an adult because my owner moved and took a job with long hours. I am fantastic and get along well with other animals. I’m so very, very sweet.

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My name is Marley (A037650) and I’m a Fetch-o-Holic. Just show me a tennis ball and my face lights up in a smile. See my photo? That’s me looking at a tennis ball. It’s a good thing I’ve got something to make me happy because I just lost my home. My owner entered Hospice and now I’m at Animal Control. I was once spoiled rotten and treated like a true family member, but those days are gone. Could you be the one to save me? I’m a 4-year-old Lab mix who is already house-trained and vaccinated. I get along great with other dogs and am extremely friendly and loving toward humans. When I lay down on my stomach, I stretch my legs out completely behind me - it’s so cute! And boy, do I love those tennis balls. I will fetch them over and over and bring them back to you. When you say ‘drop’, I drop it. I can also catch them in my mouth! I walk well on a leash and would be a wonderful companion for any kind of household - adults only or a family with kids. PLEASE don’t miss your chance to adopt a wonderful boy like me! Call Brunswick County Animal Control at 910-754-8204 and let’s meet! I am sponsored by Willetts Horse Farm, Bolivia, NC in loving memory of Maya.

Brunswick County Animal Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us! ◄I hope my sad story will melt your heart… you see, I was once a beloved family member, but my human dad had to go into Hospice and I had to come to Animal Control. My name is Sweetie Pie (A037651) and I’m a 5-year-old female Walker Hound mix who desperately wants to be part of a family again! I’m great with other dogs, vaccinated and already house-trained. I am so gentle - all I want is to feel safe and loved once again.

◄Wow! I’m not only beautiful, I’m affectionate too. The perfect package, I’d like to think. My name is Whitney (A037550) and I’m an 8-month-old girl with black, mediumlength fur. Around my neck is the prettiest ruff of smoky-grey hair. It’s as glorious as a lion’s mane! I am a total sweetheart who loves to be held and kissed. I purr all the time and get along well with other cats. I’d be such a wonderful family addition. Please hurry on over! ►Hi there, my name is Jonah (A037736). I’m a Yellow Lab who was found as a stray and I hope my future family is reading this! Come visit and take me in the playroom - you’ll find that I possess a gentle, loving personality. And offer me a treat so that you can see me dance! Yes, when I see a treat held before me, I hop back and forth - I call it my treat jig! It’s thought I’m about 3-years-old and I would love to spend the rest of my years with you. ◄This is what I look like when I’m sitting on command. I’m so smart! My name is Mystery (A032534) and I’m a welltrained, loving girl! I will easily sit and lay down on command, and I am calm and friendly. The perfect family dog, I’d say! I’m not sure what my breed is (it’s a ‘mystery’, I guess) but I am one beautiful girl! I would be great with kids and I love to be petted. You’d be making a great choice if you pick me, so hurry on over today!

Friendly, social and extremely affectionate… that’s me! My name is Catherine (A037549) and you’d be so lucky to take me home. I ADORE people and will roll over in my cage so you can rub my belly. I’m just 8-months-old, already vaccinated, and I get along well with other cats. If you lean your face close to mine, I will rub my nose against yours and give kitty kisses. I’d make any child - or any adult - so very happy! Please adopt me! ◄I love attention and I love to be petted. So where is my family? My name is Brownie (A037299) and I’m a 1-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier whose tail wags all the time. I enjoy sitting at your feet and feeling your fingers scratching my soft head. I also enjoy treats and will stick my arm out in the hope that you’ll shake it and give me a treat in return! My former owner could no longer keep me so I’m hoping my luck will change. Take me in the playroom and let’s fall in love!

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My name is Recess and I was dumped in the K-2 playground at Bolivia Elementary School. Yup, you heard it right, they dropped me into the playground and left me there. Just in case I somehow got in there on my own, ads were run looking for my owner, but no one claimed me. I am now neutered but I did test positive for heartworms, so I will be undergoing heartworm treatment very soon. If you would like to donate toward my vet bills, you can do so online at or you can mail tax-deductible donations to Adopt-An-ANGEL at P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408. I am one of those very loving dogs who leans into you for love and I melt when you touch me. I am very attached to my people so it would be great if I went to a home where someone is home a lot. Also, I like dogs so that would be cool, too. If you would like to know more about me or would like to inquire about adoption, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. I am sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund, thanks!

I’m a 10-month-old Shih Tzu named Yoda! Don’t I look cute in my leather coat and fur collar? (Don’t worry, it’s faux fur! I was recently shaved and feeling a little chilly, so this helps!) I was found on Route 53 and taken to Pender County Humane Society. My owners have never been found, so I am up for adoption! I have a very sweet disposition and love to go for rides in the car. I’m also leashtrained and 90% house-trained (I hope to be at 100% soon). I’m in a foster home right now and I follow my foster mom around the house. I sleep in a crate at night and enjoy making a nest out of my blankets. I’m good with other dogs, but I like to chase cats. I’m not aggressive toward felines, I just want to play with them, but the cats don’t seem to understand that. I LOVE people and enjoy being held. As for my health, I am already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Would you like to adopt me? Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 and let’s make some plans! I am sponsored by George, Brenda and John Harriss in loving memory of Miss Scarlett, Rosie Belle, Candy and Lady, special friends, all.

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CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄I give the sweetest Eskimo kisses, so they’ve called me Mo! I lost my home due to a foreclosure which is very sad because I’m such a wonderful family cat. I will sleep with my humans at night if it’s allowed, and I enjoy playing with all sorts of toys. I’ll be sure to keep you entertained. Kids would love me and I bet you would, too! I’m a 7-month-old boy who is healthy and litterboxtrained. Let’s go home! ►Hi there! My name is Julia and I’m a beautiful dilute Calico girl who was rescued from a shelter where I was running out of time. I love to be held and petted and I get along great with other kitties and human children. I also have a playful streak and am a low maintenance girl. And, of course, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and great in the litterbox. At just 1-year-old, I’d like to devote my life to loving you. Please give me the chance! ◄Hello, I’m Moozer! I’m a young, friendly boy who is super-cute and super-gentle and I want nothing more than to be loved and petted. I’m also playful. Just wave that feather toy around and I’ll pounce and chase it and have a grand time. I love to listen to music on the car radio and hope that soon I’ll be listening to tunes from your car as you drive me home. Come see what a sweet boy I am in person, please!

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◄Golden fur and golden eyes...I’m a true beauty! My name is FuzzBuzz and I’m a 2-year-old boy with medium-length fur. I am loving, playful and cuddly, everything you’d want in a cat! I was rescued from a hoarding situation, so I’m definitely used to living with other kitties. I’d be fine as a solo cat, too. I have a very gentle personality and would be a fine friend for human children. Oh yes, I’m also neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Come meet me today! ►It’s a mystery how a cutie like me came to be running out of time at Animal Control, but sometimes great cats like me get overlooked! My name is Nikki and I’m a 6-month-old girl with beautiful Tabby stripes and tangerine-colored eyes. I’m a very sweet girl who would love to be part of someone’s family. I’m already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox trained so I’m ready to go! ◄My elderly owner could not keep me because she went into a nursing home. I’m a bit confused right now because I was given so much attention and love in my former home. I’m so happy when someone reaches in my cage and pets me - I butt my head against their head in happiness. My name is Maggie and I’m a 3-year-old girl who is praying to be loved again. Would you come get me? March 2011 13

Love Connection

Where Is She Now? Lady, re-named Sadie, featured in July 2010 A life-long Chow lover, Diane Piersma couldn’t help but notice the purebred Chow named Lady in the July 2010 issue of PawPrints. Still, she had just lost her beloved companion of 17 years, Meeko, also a white Chow, and was hesitant about getting close to another one so soon after his passing. After talking it over with her daughter and her husband, Doug, however, she decided to take the plunge. Here Diane describes that first meeting with Lady, now renamed Sadie, and what life has been like for them since: “Sadie’s foster mom [Paula Paye from Pender Animal Rescue] brought her to our house so that we could meet her. I know my mouth dropped open as soon as she jumped down from the truck. We couldn’t get over how much she resembled Meeko. We had never seen one the same color, the same everything that our other dog had. I really believe that they Lady, now Sadie, enjoyed playing in the must be related recent snowfall that blanketed the area. somehow, perhaps come from the same lineage. As soon as Paula saw the connection we had with Sadie, she felt comfortable enough to leave her with us for a two-week trial period. Doug fell in love with her as soon as she walked in the door. He said, ‘That’s my girl!’ I’d had Meeko for many years before Doug and I married, so he was really my dog. Sadie and Doug bonded quickly and she is now definitely his girl. She loves to be with him.

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She looked so much like Meeko that some members of our family had no idea that she was not our former dog. One relative was visiting and I called, ‘Come here, Sadie.’ He looked puzzled and said, ‘I thought his name was Meeko?’ She even fooled the next door neighbors. They would always come to the fence and give Meeko a treat. They could not believe that she wasn’t him. She really helped me so much through that sad time, but she definitely has her own personality. Compared to her, Meeko was almost lady-like. Sadie loves to dig in the dirt and play outside. Today, she has the run of the house and a lot of toys to keep her busy. In the mornings when I leave for work, I look down at her and say, ‘Momma’s gotta go make bones!” She’s so happy when we get back home so she can go outside and play. She has a big, fenced-in backyard and is so beautiful when she runs with her silky hair flying. At night, I give her a treat and tell her it’s time for bed. She “She loves her toys and carries them around,” says Diane. follows me into the bedAbove, Sadie shows off room and settles down on her stuffed toy duck. the dog bed right next to ours. She snores and makes funny noises when she sleeps. She’s very cute. At Thanksgiving, we had 27 people at the house and she behaved beautifully. I was so proud of her. She’s just a wonderful girl and has really become the queen around here. She made it easier to move on after losing Meeko and has helped fill that ‘void’ for us. She’s going to have a long, happy life “She’s the queen of the house,” says Diane, loving and livpictured above with Sadie and Doug. ing with us!”

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

Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ►Did you know black and white cats can take forever to get adopted? And because no one messes with me, I am a little shy. If people would just give me a chance, they would see how sweet I can be. At least I have a great name, Clare. In fact, I can become a “lap fungus” because once I know you, I will never leave you! I am only 1-year-old and very petite. Give me a chance to show you my loving side!

►Maybe if they named me A-Rod instead of Rodney I would get noticed? That would have made me one of the world famous Yankees and everyone would know me. And then Cameron Diaz would feed me popcorn! So there are two sports cats this month (see Nolan below). I’ve been waiting almost a year for my home. I do have one very cute habit, if you pick me up, I’ll wrap my paws around your neck and hold on. I don’t ever want to be put down! Come visit me and see for yourself!

◄I have been waiting almost 4-years for someone to realize I am special and take me home. My name is Joanie and I love everyone. I have been at Cat Tails since I was just 3-weeksold! Please do feel sorry for me, someone please! My birthday is March 20, and it would be great to spend it at my new home. ◄Look at this wonderful belly! You know you just want to rub it. My name is Kali and I am a beautiful 6-year-old pastel Tortie. Just like Joanie, I have been waiting a long time for my furever home. I do have one flaw, even the pretty kitties have one flaw - I have to eat food for sensitive skin because other food causes me to lose my fur. But it is not expensive. Not when you consider how much love I will bring to your life. And, yes, one more flaw, I’m at little overweight. But we can work on that as well. ◄Tia was the Greek Goddess of Light and Mother of the Sun, Moon and Dawn. I guess that explains all my color. I am responsible for the sun, orange, moon, black, light, white, and dawn, orange again. So it is the perfect name for a Calico cat. It also means princess, and well, let’s just say that I think I rule the world. In others words, I am a true Calico, with just a little attitude. I am only 11-months-old so we will have many years to bond.

▲Sophie’s choice? Well, my choice is to find a nice warm house. You see it might be a little difficult for me. You may notice in my picture that my head is tilted? Well, it is always that way. I had a high fever as a kitten and this is the result. It doesn’t affect anything I do. In fact, I think it’s a plus. It looks like I’m really interested in what you’re saying. You can’t get that from your boyfriend! ◄My name is Nolan and I’m named after Nolan Ryan, the pitcher. And since it is baseball season, I’m in great shape. I don’t even need to go to spring training. I’m good for many more years, having just celebrated my first birthday. So come see me and let’s play ball!! I am already neutered and vaccinated!

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Hey there, my name is Opal! I’m a blonde Cocker Spaniel mix puppy and these are my two siblings: Oliver, my brother, is black and Olivia, my sister, is black and white. We are just 9 to 10-weeksold. I’m the alpha of the litter and I love to play, especially with my chew toys! Oliver and Olivia are as sweet as can be and love to be petted. We were rescued from a Olivia filthy house where the lady was running a “puppy mill”. We don’t know where our mother is, but we hope she was rescued as well. We are now in a loving foster home with small children, cats, other doggies and plenty of toys to play with. We love to have a good time together and we are also being cratetrained. Our adoption includes first and second puppy shots, bordatella, wormings, vetting and our spay/neuter surgery. We are with Columbus Humane Society, but we’re located in Wilmington. If you’d like to meet us, please email or call 910-640-1505. We are sponsored by Judy Neale in honor of Valerie Johnston's special birthday in March and for the wonderful dogs in their lives.

Hello, faithful PawPrints readers! We are a brother/sister pair named Ronnie and Miley. I’m Ronnie, the boy pictured in the chair above. Miley and I are Shepherd/Lab mixes born on November 23, 2010. Our pregnant mom was found as a stray by a very nice family. She gave birth to seven babies (including us) and the family Ronnie found homes for five. Then they adopted our mom and brought us to Pender County Humane Society in the hope that we can find loving homes, too! We love to play and can often be found romping around the room with a toy in our mouths. We are working on leash-training and are very happy, friendly pups. We are already spayed/neutered and vaccinated, so hurry on over Miley and meet us! Call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. We can be adopted together or separately. We are sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency In honor of Luna.

New Hanover County Animal Control Services Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ◄My name is Brownie (A249273) and I’ve been looking for a home since before Christmas. It’s really starting to get me down. I’m so worried that I’ll never find someone to love again. I’m just 2-years-old, I’m a nice guy and I’ve already been neutered. Would you come to my rescue? I will make a great companion if only given the chance. ►Would you just look at my handsome face! My name is Maurizio (A251091) and I’m a very gorgeous, longhaired, orange Tabby. My fur is fluffy and soft and I love to be held. I’m not only a looker but a charmer, too! My sweet nature will make anyone and everyone feel loved. You could even describe me as the ideal feline companion. You better hurry up and come out to the shelter! You don’t want to miss out on all that I have to give!

►Yummy, treats! My name is Kitty Roo (A250951) and I just finished munching down on a kitty treat. Mmm, mmm, good! Not too long ago, I was found as a stray so I came to Animal Control to find my original family. No such luck. Now I’m focused on finding a new family. I have loads of personality, I’m adventuresome and goofy, I like playing with feathered toys and I like having my head rubbed. If you are interested in adopting me, please call today!

►My name is Deena (A250901) and I’m a 1-year-old girl who is already spayed. I’m petite, gentle and sweeter than sugar. Someone found me as a stray (I’d been hanging around for about a week) so they brought me here to the shelter. I’m a very loving and purry feline who enjoys being held and rubbed. I am finding shelter life rather stressful so I’m eagerly waiting to go home with you! Would you help me out?

◄If you are looking for a poster child of what is wrong with “backyard breeding” then I’m your man! My name is Ruffy (A249756) and I’m a 6-year-old Pomeranian who’s never known what it feels like to be a cherished family member. I’ve only been used for monetary gain with very little TLC. In spite of that, I am such a loveable Lap Dog! My coat looks a little rough since I haven’t been groomed on a regular basis so I’ll be even cuter once I’m in the loving home I deserve. I’m a dainty boy who loves peanut butter treats! Totally dig those! Hope you’ll save me soon.

►I’m Roxy (A250088) and if I look a little sad in my picture, it’s because I am. I’m actually heartbroken. My family moved and didn’t take me along. I’m a very sweet Greyhound and Jack Russell mix who has already been spayed. I have a gentle soul and am looking for the same in a companion. I am house -trained, I will sit next to you for attention, I like kids and cats, I’m good on a leash, I’m good in the car, and I know how to sit, lay down, and heel on command. And according to the Animal Control folks, I’m the best dog in the entire world! I’ll even give you my paw when I need to go outside. Please come adopt me so that you can make my heart happy again.

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Hi there, my name is Zeus (CM3259) and this is my sister, Hera (CF3260)! We are friendly and playful dogs who would love to become part of your family. Here are just a few reasons why we would make you very happy. 1. We’re affectionate dogs who love attention. Don’t be fooled by Hera’s stern expression - she adores people just like me! 2. Zeus We are house-trained and know how to use a doggy door. 3. We can sit and stay on command. 4. We are friendly to children and play with the young kids who live next door to our foster home. 5. We’re perfect sizes and will get no bigger - Hera is 46 pounds and I’m 53. 6. We’re spayed/neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. 7. You’d be saving the life of a Hera shelter dog! We were found as strays by Pender County Animal Control. Our owner was reached, but she was unable to keep us. Because we’ve been friends all our lives, it would be wonderful if we could stay together. It’s not required, but it sure would be nice. To find out more, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. You can also call our foster mom directly at 910-285-6212. We are sponsored by the Keffer family: Dixie, Luke, Kira, Nikki and Charly. Thank you!

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Hi! My name is Cheerio because I have this cute, light ring around one eye! I'm a Tortie with a lot of striking yellow and orangey colors against my glossy dark coat. I also have this rather boxy body and I do Cheerio like to eat! My sister is Hobie Cat. She is long, sleek, and black with an extra long tail and a bit of white underneath. We were found on the highway over two years ago when we were about 6 weeks! Yikes! Were we ever so glad to be Hobie rescued! It was our LUCKY day! BUT we still have to find our own, forever home! We love to CUDDLE up at night with our foster mom, and we go around in circles when it's time to eat! How cute is that? Also, we both LOVE to play just about anything, like chase the laser light, paper ball chase, run up the cat tree, chatter at the birds in the window, or anything at all with you! Our foster mom has had us all vetted, tested, and spayed, so don't waste time! She wants us to be inside only, and we have always been together. So, if you want a pair of sweet sisters, please call! For info: 910-270-9892.

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

Open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat ◄As you can see, I’m meditating in the lotus position. Adopt me and I’ll be happy to show you more yoga moves! My name is Cuddles and I’m a 9-month-old neutered boy with a loving and friendly disposition. I get along with everyone - men, women, and children. I also easily make friends with other cats and dogs. And yes, I’m vaccinated and trained to use the litterbox. Adopting me isn’t something you need to meditate on - just do it!

◄If a precious orange Tabby is your heart’s desire, get ready to fall in love! My name is Mr. Kitty and I think I’m the perfect man for you. You’ll never be lonely again with me around. I’m a neutered, vaccinated, littertrained sweetheart who weighs in at a soft and cuddly 14 pounds. I sure do love being with humans and possess a calm, mellow, laid-back attitude. Prepare to have your heart melted! ►Need a small sleeping partner? How about me? I’m just 13 pounds and I promise not to steal the covers. My name is Finney and I’m a 1½-year-old Spot male Chihuahua/ Manchester Terrier mix who loves to sit in laps and sleep with my humans. I once had a family but my owners moved away. Now I’m hoping that you will take me in. I enjoy car rides and I get along very well with other dogs. I’m already neutered and vaccinated and I’m the perfect size for living in the house. Come meet me! ◄Do you need someone to keep you warm on these cold winter nights? My name is Tiger and I’d like to apply for that job! In my former home, I sat on my human’s lap each and every night while watching TV. She could no longer keep me, so I’m giving remote control duties to you! I’m a 6-year-old female who is spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Hurry, I’m missing my favorite shows!

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910-763-6692 ►I’m declawed and happy living indoors - would you like to enjoy a wonderful new life with me? I’m Felix, a 3-yearold male with long, silky-black fur. I’d be great company for you in the house, and since I’m declawed living inside is a must. The outside world would be too dangerous for me! I’m already neutered, vaccinated and litterboxtrained and I get along just fine with other cats. Come to the shelter and drink in my beauty. I’m simply wonderful! ◄You will find that I’m the perfect companion for your life and your home! My name is Sprockett and I’m a 1-year-old boy, just 52 pounds. That’s a nice size, not too big or small! I am already house-trained and once lived happily with children. Sadly, they lost their home and had to move away. This is where you come in! I’m friendly, loving, well-behaved and eager to meet you. Come on over!

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

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PAW’S Place Please call 910-845-7297 to adopt us! ◄I’ve Been At The Shelter for Five Years! My name is Kohl and I’m a very handsome 6-yearold Pointer/Lab mix who is sweet and loving as can be. I just don’t understand why I haven’t yet been adopted? I love being with humans and would be an excellent companion. I’m house-trained, neutered, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. I love going for walks and am gentle at 60 pounds. Please visit me soon! ►My name is Holly and I was found by the railroad tracks on Christmas Eve. I’m a 19-month-old Hound with one blue eye and one brown. I’m so pretty! Right now I weigh 45 pounds, but I could stand to gain another ten. I’m great with other dogs and love to play. I enjoy rawhides, going for walks and getting hugged and kissed by humans. I have a gentle personality and am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Come meet me! ►I’m a sweet, handsome, 60-pound Hound in need of a new family! I’m Beau and I was part of a litter of twelve puppies that was adopted out four years ago. Sadly, my owner became very ill and could no longer keep me. The good news is that I have perfect house manners and am well behaved! I walk nicely on a leash, am housetrained, can sit for a cookie, and I get along well with other dogs and human children. I am even used to sleeping in bed with my family, if it’s allowed. Please give me a loving home!

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◄I’m a beautiful female Spaniel mix named Sparkles and I’d love to be part of your family. At just 45 to 50 pounds, I’m a perfect size, not too big or small. Just right, I’d say! I am already house-trained and I play well with other dogs as long as they’re submissive types. I’d probably be happiest as the only dog in the household. At just 4-years-old, I am spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. In my photo I am all dressed up to attend a recent adoption fair. I behaved beautifully. Won’t you come meet me? ►My name is Wheelie and I’m a very happy, intelligent and loveable Hound boy who is friendly to every person and every dog I’ve ever met. I am 3years-old, neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’d love to be adopted by folks who will treat me like the wonderful fellow I am - I’d like to believe they will kiss me, hug me and show me what it feels like to be loved. Do you think you’re that person or family? If so, please hop in the car and come meet me. We can take a walk together and get acquainted! ◄Whew, playing with this tennis ball wore me out! I think it’s time for a nice nap, but let me tell you about myself first. My name is Skittles and I’m a 35 pound Hound girl who is not quite a year. I will turn 1-year-old at the end of March and I hope to celebrate my birthday with my new family! I am a housetrained darling who lost my home because a new baby was coming and there was no time for me. I’m good with cats and other canines, but would probably be happiest as the only dog since I can be protective of my food. Let’s meet!

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Hi, I’m Annabelle. I am a gorgeous Shepherd mix who is 6-years-young and spayed. I am a big girl (100 pounds) with lots of love to give! I have many exceptional qualities. I am a great watchdog with a deep bark who’s protective of my family’s territory. I walk well on a leash and have been obedience-trained. I am invisible fence trained, too! I would love to live inside again and you’ll be pleased to know, I'm 100% house-trained! I enjoy hiking in the woods, barking at and chasing squirrels and lounging on the porch. You could say I like country-style living. My requirements are simple! I need a fenced yard or invisible fence, a strong pack leader, and a home where there are NO other dogs or cats. Because of my extralarge size, I would do best with older children, too. I deserve another chance to find a great home, could it be with you? If you are interested in adopting me, call Amy today at 910-253-0501 to arrange a visit. Hope to see you soon!

Did you ever think you’d be lucky enough to find the perfect family dog? Well, here I am! My name is Maci and I’m a 7-year-old Basenji/ Australian Shepherd mix girl who weighs in at a medium-sized 52 pounds. That’s a perfect size: not too big and not too small. I’m already house-trained, leash-trained, great during car rides and friendly to dogs and cats. Oh, I love humans, too! I will sit on command and wait for you to toss me the ball. It’s sad that my owner moved away without me, but now I have a chance to live a new life with you! Would you come meet me? I’m at the New Hanover Humane Society and the phone number is 910-763-6692. Give them a call - they’ll be happy to give you driving directions or tell you more!

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

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

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

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

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

LOST DOG "Mango" - Male White Poodle .

Disappeared from Long Creek area (across street from Long Creek School) in Pender County Mango is greatly loved and desperately missed! He is the only family left to an 80-year-old Wilmington woman. He was under the temporary care of a friend when he disappeared on December 22, 2010. Mango is a miniature white poodle, about 7 pounds. He is a house dog and a lap dog. He loves his home and his human momma and is shy around strangers. Please help reunite him with his mother! She is deeply grieving his loss.

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Hello! I’m Lucy (SRC #962), a 3-year-old merle Schnoodle (a Schnauzer and Poodle mix) who has come to Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas (SRC) as an owner turn-in. I came with my brother because our owner could no longer provide for us and knew that SRC would make certain that we would get loving, permanent homes. I am a very sweet and playful little girl! Because I love to play, I really need another dog in my new family. I’m friendly to cats, too! As for humans, I am immediately loving and friendly toward women, but I’m not so sure about men. My friends at SRC wonder if at some point in my short life I might have been abused by a man. Still, I will eventually warm up to the men I meet, it just takes more time. I am heartworm negative, spayed, up to date on all my vaccinations, and microchipped. If you are interested in me and would like to find out more, go to There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 910-264-8300 to have an application sent.

My name is Herman and I’m a very sweet and loving Hound dog. I’m calm and laid-back but I do enjoy daily walks. The Hound in me just loves all the different smells to be found in this great big world. I am approximately 3years-old, I’ve already been neutered, I’m current on all vaccinations and I tested negative for heartworms! I’m really good with other dogs and I mean really good. I have the best time playing with them. I’m also good with cats but my new home would ideally have another pooch for me to love. I’m good on a leash, I’m quieter than most other Hounds and I would love for my new home to have a fenced yard that I can go out and play in. If you could help me out by opening up your heart and home to me, I’ll promise to give all my unconditional love to you! For more information or to adopt me, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).

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My name is Gracie and I'm a sweet girl who was found as a stray. Anyone who thinks that cats aren't social has NOT met me. I can't get enough of my humans. I wait for my foster mom to get home each day so we can play. I get along with other cats and dogs, too. I'm up to date on my vaccinations, I’m spayed and at 8 months of age, I only weigh 6 pounds. I think I'll always be a petite girl. My meow is kind of squeaky, but I make up for that with my awesome purring. Let's get together and have some fun! Please give Pet Friends of Duplin County a call at 910-271-3101 for more information. I am sponsored by Pet Friends of Duplin County. Thank you!

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Hi! I’m a declawed girl named Daphne. At 8-years-old, I’m an orange Tabby looking for a good home. My current owner has health issues and is unable to take care of me any longer. I’m a very sweet and loving girl who gets along just fine with other cats and dogs. I’m very happy living inside with my family (and since I’m declawed, living inside is a must.) I love to be close to my humans and would also be a great companion for children. As for my health, I am already spayed, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and microchipped. I’m just a wonderful girl! If you would like to take me home with you, please call 910-233-1427.

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Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196 and leave a message to adopt us! ◄Hey there! My name is Glacier (CM3410). I’m a pure-white, male German Shepherd who was found as a stray, running loose in Hampstead. Wonder how a great boy like me came to be all alone? I walk well on a leash and know how to sit on command. Because I’m a big dog, I’d be best in a home with no small children. I’d also prefer to be the only animal. Let’s get together soon!

◄I’m a gorgeous Tabby girl with distinctive Bullseye markings that make everyone say, “Wow, she’s beautiful!” My name is Tiffany (FF3120) and I came to the shelter on January 7 of this year. I had wandered up to a stranger’s house and he fed me for a few days while looking for my owner. No one claimed me, so you’re in luck! I enjoy being held and am very affectionate. Please take me home where I belong! ►See how I’m flopped over in my photo, just begging you with my eyes to touch me? This is what Spot I do when someone opens my cage door - I don’t try to jump out, my main objective is to be rubbed! Affectionate, friendly cats like me are highly prized, so why am I at Animal Control? My name is Tabitha (FF3024) and I’m a 1-year-old girl who was found as a stray. I’d be such a friendly companion to anyone, from adults to children. Won’t you please come meet me? I’m purring at the thought! ◄I get so happy when people come visit me. As you can see from my photo, I never meet a stranger! My name is Hershey (CF3309) and I’m a spayed female Chocolate Lab mix. I weigh in at about 33 pounds. I’m heartworm positive, but it’s very weak, so I’m taking Ivermectin once a month as treatment. I am a very active, playful gal who loves attention. Obedience classes would be fun and help me bond with my new family. Please call the shelter today and let’s arrange a get-together!

3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC

We are renovating, but we are STILL OPEN! Come Adopt Someone Today! ►URGENT, URGENT! I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIME! I’m the cat of your dreams so why am I still at Animal Control! My name is Bingo (FM2643) and I’m a big ol’ lay-around baby. If a cuddle partner, lap cat or TV-watching pal is what you’re after, I’m your guy. There’s not a mean bone in my body all I want is to be loved. I’ve been here since September, so please hurry over today! ◄Looking for a darling baby to pamper and kiss? How about me? Hi there, my name is Missy Ann (CF3404) and I’m quite bewildered by my new surroundings. I wish I was part of a family where I could be loved forever. They tell me I’m a very sweet and friendly female Beagle/ Terrier mix. If you’d like to get to know me, I invite you to call the shelter today. They can tell you even more about me on the phone! March 2011 29

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Are you a Dachshund lover? My name is Lucy and I’m an 8year-old Dachshund who was found running loose in Burgaw. I’m a true sweetheart who loves to get attention from humans. I am very happy to be held and am definitely a lap dog. I am also house-trained and leash-trained and enjoy going for walks. I’d be a great companion for an adultonly household, or even one with kids. My health is great, too - I’m spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Do you think you could find room in your heart for a sweet little girl like me? I’m so ready to settle down with a loving family forever! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 and tell them you can’t wait to meet me.

It’s puppy time! Have you been hoping to share your life with a sweetie-pie like me? Well, I’m up for adoption, so sit back and listen to how wonderful I am! My name is Pepper Ann and I’m a 12-week-old Hound mix girl who was found as a stray on Oak Island. I’m currently in a foster home that consists of dogs ranging from Chihuahuas to Border Collies, so I think it’s safe to say I get along great with all dogs from small to big! I weigh just 10 pounds right now and am already spayed and vaccinated. I love going for rides in the car, love to play with toys and am crate-trained. I’m also happy, affectionate and I LOVE people! If you think you’re the one for me, call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and let’s get together!

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Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Don’t you want to reach down into this photo and pick me up? My name is Cuddles and I’m a baby kitten, just 8-weeks-old. I was once running out of time at Animal Control, but the nice folks here took me in. I’m a little boy who is enjoying getting to know all the other kittens at the shelter. I hop, skip and jump around the room after toys, then I settle into a volunteer’s arms for some cuddling. Adopt me and let’s cuddle together!

►They’ve called me Cutie Pie and it sure is easy to see why. I’m a 1-year-old-old grey and white Tabby boy who was found living alone under someone’s porch. Now I’m at the shelter, making pals with the other kitties, and waiting for my forever family. I love to be petted and held, but I can be a bit timid at first. Don’t worry about that, though, just start rubbing me and I’ll quickly melt into a very purry fellow. I’m also neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Come see me! ►Everyone was saying how precious I am, so that’s what they decided to name me: Precious! I’m a playful and sweet Calico kitten girl who once lived at Animal Control with my brother, Cuddles. He’s pictured at the top of this page. We were running out of time (hard to believe, huh?) so the folks at Pender County Humane Society took us in. I’m an 8-week-old beauty who would love to meet you soon!

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

◄Raise your hand if you’re a Dachshund lover! I hope there are lots of hands raised because I’m a boy Dachshund in need of a home. You see, my owner had a stroke and now I’m searching for a new family. I’m Peanut, just 4-yearsold and dapple in color. I get along very well with other dogs and am used to living inside with my folks. I would be a great family companion, for adults or children. Don’t miss the opportunity to adopt me!

▲►I need TWO photos: one to show you that I’m a Manx (which means I was born without a tail) and one to show you my handsome face! My name is Jupiter and I’m an 8-week-old boy kitten who would love to be yours! I’m a happy, friendly and playful fellow who loves to be held and kissed. Don’t you think I’m adorable? Come meet me and fall instantly in love! ►Hello! My name is Jessica and I’m a darling Corgi mix girl. I’m new at the shelter and getting used to my surroundings, plus I miss my brother terribly. He was recently adopted. I would love to go to a home that has another dog, because I love my fellow canines! I enjoy being held and am spayed, vaccinated and house-trained. They tell me I’m just 1½-years-old, so I’ve got a lot of years ahead to make wonderful memories with you! March 2011 31

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Small, sweet dog alert! My name is Chloe (A035617) and I’m the perfect family companion! I’m already spayed and house-trained and will even make a noise that sounds like ‘out’ when I have to go. Pretty smart, don’t you think? I play well with other dogs, enjoy toys and rawhides and I LOVE all people - men, women and kids. I’m a happy, fun, playful, affectionate girl, perhaps a mix of Italian Greyhound and Min Pin. I am just 1-year-old and a mere 15 pounds. I can sit on command and I give the sweetest kisses in the world. I’m looking for a home with a 6 to 8 foot privacy fence. We can play together in the backyard and then go inside the house and cuddle. Adopt me and let’s get happy! Call Brunswick County Animal Control at 910-754-8204 and tell them you’re on your way!

Won’t you open your heart to mine? My name is Justice and I’m a very sweet, laid-back, Boxer mix girl. If you knew my sad story you would want to spoil me for the rest of my life! I am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I am also house-trained, and I do not chew or jump onto furniture. I have been around cats, other dogs and teenage boys and have been very friendly to everyone. Please give me your heart! I promise to love you forever and ever. For more information about adopting me, please call Patricia at 310-766-6011.

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SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄My name is Libby but you might want to call me ‘Libby the Lovebug’. I bet you can guess why, but I’ll tell you anyway: I’m a very sweet and affectionate girl who is simply grateful for the touch of a kind hand and any loving words. I was found as an underweight stray with my canine buddy, Gus. He’s a Hound and is also at the shelter looking for a loving home. I’ve reached a healthy weight in the months that I’ve been here and have made a very positive impression on everyone with my mellow, gentle personality. I rarely even bark and recently enjoyed a walk on the beach with SOAR’s manager. I’m under 2-years-old and would love to be part of a family. Won’t you come meet me? I am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention.

Tommy and Molly


◄Hi there! My name is Tommy and I’m the black and white boy kitty pictured at the top. Next to me is my mother, Molly, and below us is my sister, Katie. We were found as strays by a very nice man who took us to the vet’s office and got us spayed/ neutered and up to date on shots. He couldn’t keep us, but he put us on the right track! Now we’re at SOAR hoping to find new families. We’re a little shy but we’re warming up quickly. We hope to be meeting you soon!

◄Hello, friends! I’m Noel, a friendly and loveable girl, just 10-months-old. I was found by a young couple who live in an apartment complex where pets are not allowed. The couple made sure I was well fed and tried for months to find a place to take me. They brought me down from Jacksonville to SOAR and I’m so grateful to them! I am spayed, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. Come fall in love with me at the shelter.

◄I’m George! I was found abandoned in a parked car and was born probably the last week in September 2010. In my SOAR foster home, I have been raised with other cats and kittens and a large dog. My sweet nature and playfulness have made me much loved. I am negative for all feline diseases, have had all my shots and am neutered. Some cat lover who needs a great kitten should call my SOAR foster mom at 910-278-4437 quickly!

Surfer ◄▲We’re Sandy and Surfer, a sister/brother pair looking for Sandy loving homes! Do you need a couple of beach bums (or maybe just one) to cuddle and kiss? Catch some waves with us! At 6-months-old, we’re a Calico and an orange Tabby who were found as strays on Caswell Beach. Now we’re looking for homes where we can watch television shows about surfing. We heard Hawaii Five-O features some gnarly waves, dude! We are already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and extremely loving!

3376 St. Charles Place Southport, NC 28461

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

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Hello! My name is Gracie and, at 10-years-old, I’m hoping to find a special person or family who will bring me back home where I belong. I was once part of a loving family, but then a day came when everything changed. My owner became ill and could no longer keep me. There was no one else to take me in and I was brought to Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR). It’s quite a change to go from a comfy home with familiar sights and sounds to the strange surroundings of an animal shelter. I’m an affectionate Tabby girl who enjoys receiving attention - I like to be held and will happily snuggle up in your arms. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. There’s no doubt that I would make someone very happy with my purring, pleasing personality. If you’d like to meet me, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. They can give you very easy directions and I’ll be so happy to greet you! I am sponsored in loving memory of Speckles.

Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email to adopt us! ◄I’m Dawson and I love people, especially children! I’m a 3 to 4-yearold, flat-coated Retriever mix and I’d dearly love to belong to your family. I am house-trained, cratetrained, neutered, vaccinated, and on heartworm prevention. I play well with other dogs and I’ve had no problem with cats. Don’t I sound wonderful? To adopt me, call my foster home (Diamond A Kennels) today! The number is 910-575-3141.

1st Annual Cape Fear Dragon Boat Race & Festival Saturday, June 4, 2011 Proudly support Step Up for Soldiers and the Sunburst Foundation Animal Rescue. In a wonderful, bountiful community such as ours, none should be homeless and certainly not our brave veterans and loyal family companions. For more info, or to form a team, visit:

◄It’s me, Hero! I am finished with my heartworm treatment and am now all ready to go home with my new family! Could my new family be reading this? I am a Retriever/Chow mix who is very humble and loves people. I am friendly but reserved around other dogs. I will chase a cat. I am also house-trained, crate-trained and a wonderful, funny guy. I am learning my basic commands. When I come in the house for my treat, I will sit and my eyes get real big like I am opening my mouth. I want to please and am as gentle and sweet as they come. Would you please consider bringing me home with you?

◄I’m a sweet, young, male Akita/Chow mix named Ted! I am new to the rescue. They are still getting my medical workup, but unfortunately I am heartworm positive. I am a quiet but active dog and I’ve behaved well around other dogs. I am also neutered. If you’d like to make a donation toward my care, please visit the Sunburst website at

Please Check Out Our New Website! ◄Hello! I’m Lola and I’m a very sweet and loving girl. I’m a 3-year-old Shepherd mix and all I want is to please and be loved. I do have an old cruciate ligament injury which requires me to stay on glucosamine chondroiton for my lifetime. I interact very well with larger, docile male dogs, and it would be helpful if I were hand walked on a regular basis to strengthen my muscles. I’m behaving beautifully at a dog boarding facility and hope to soon find a forever family. Let’s arrange a visit, okay? ◄I’m Rosie! I’m a mediumsized Pug/Spitz mix and, at just 4-years-old, I’m a smart, friendly girl who would be a great agility dog. I adore children and am friendly to adult humans as well! I do have issues with some dogs, but I’m great with cats. I’ve been working with an obedience trainer and would love to continue this training with my new family. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. You’d be so lucky to share your life with a great girl like me!

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Shelter News & Events Attend Playful Paws Puppy Preschool Too many dogs are surrendered to shelters because of behavior problems that are easily prevented when the dog is a puppy. Learn how to start your puppy off on the right paw with this innovative new class being offered by Barbara Raab. A Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Barb has over a decade experience in pet obedience training, AKC Competition training and rescue work. She is the founder and primary trainer of the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program. Classes will be held the second Saturday of every month at Needham Animal Hospital. Get a percentage off with puppy adoption papers and part of the proceeds from every class will go to rescue. For more information, call 910-799-2970.

Adopt-an-ANGEL Helps Pender Animal Control Dogs in Foster Care In late January, when the shelter director from Pender County Animal Control (PCAC) needed to get 50 to 60 dogs out of the shelter due to a failing septic system, she asked the community and the rescue groups for help. About 20 of these dogs went into foster care with individual Good Samaritans who opened their homes. Since Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) is a foster home network, the shelter director sought their expertise in setting up a fund to help provide veterinary care and to begin the search for the dogs’ permanent placement while still in foster care. AAA immediately began vaccinating the dogs and scheduling spay/neuter surgeries and heartworm test appointments. A handful have tested positive for heartworms and are scheduled to be treated. As of February 15, AAA has provided the needed veterinary care for virtually all of these foster dogs and has invited them to their adoption fairs each weekend. AAA then began assessing the viability of these foster homes. If any of these dogs remain homeless after the 6 to 8weeks needed for shelter repairs Dewey is looking for a forever home. and the foster home is no longer able to keep them, AAA is hoping to absorb them into their system. The reasoning behind all of this is to ensure that NONE of these 20 foster dogs will have to return to the shelter in 6 weeks. So far, 6 of these foster dogs have found their forever homes at Adopt-an-ANGEL's weekend adoption fairs. To follow the progress of this PCAC/AAA collaborative effort or to help contribute to these dogs' vet expenses, visit

Help Bring the Dogs at Pender County Animal Control INSIDE Pender County Animal Control is looking for a metal building, 40 feet by 65 feet or larger, to house homeless dogs that arrive at its animal shelter. Currently, many dogs are housed in 40 kennels outside, which leave them vulnerable to cold and hot temperatures. The new building would also contain at least 40 kennels, each one measuring 4 feet by 6 feet. If you can donate a building, provide building materials, or help in any way whatsoever, please call Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196.

Enjoy Comedy Night at the Bistro On March 26, Duplin Wineries of Rose Hill and Pet Friends of Duplin County have joined together to provide an evening of fun, food and wine to raise money for the animals of Duplin County. The evening starts at 5:00 with tours of the wine-making facility and wine tasting, followed by dinner and a comedy show. Tickets are $50 and will be available soon. For more information, visit

Adopt-An-ANGEL 2011 Spay A Stray Last year, thousands of cats and kittens were euthanized in Pender, Brunswick, and New Hanover Counties because they could not find a home. There are just too many of them. In 2007-2009, Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) distributed vouchers to help people spay their female cats. In 2010, AAA was unable to do this program because of limited funds and were slammed with kittens all year long as a result. Now, AAA has set aside $3,000 to spay as many female cats possible - that's 50 cats to start with - preventing the birth of 200 to 300 kittens. Since an additional $1,500 in donations has come into the program, an additional 25 vouchers can be put out preventing the birth of another 100-150 kittens.. Here's how it works: If you live in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick County and have a female cat who needs to be fixed, pick up a voucher at Pet Supermarket on Oleander Drive, make your appointment at Cape Fear Spay/ Neuter Clinic and get her fixed along with a rabies shot...FREE! AAA has kicked in the first $3,000. Could you pitch in some for an even greater impact? AAA is accepting donations to the program to keep it funded. For every $60 that comes in earmarked, Spay A Stray, AAA will put out another voucher. To donate, please send tax-deductible donations to Adopt-An-ANGEL, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 or go online to donate at and put Spay A Stray in the comment line. Let's stop flooding an already overcrowded shelter system with hundreds of unwanted kittens this spring. Let's get smart about this and prevent their births in the first place. March 2011 37

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MARCH Adopt-an-Angel Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket from 9am to 9pm Monday-Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. Newly remodeled store with new cages at the edge of the checkout counter. All animals are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. For more information, please call 910-392-0557. Cat Tails Adoption Facility March 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27 & 30 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 1pm to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. For more information, please call 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 From 7pm to 9pm on Fridays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, cats and kittens will be available for adoption at Petsmart. All animals are spayed/neutered with shots. Please call 910-253-1375 for more information. Tails U Win Adoption Fairs at Petsmart March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 Tails U Win will be at Petsmart on New Centre Drive from Noon to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays with loving puppies. To confirm dates, please call 910-250-3004. Adopt-an-Angel Adoption Fairs at Petco March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 Adopt-an-Angel will have puppies/kittens, adult dogs and cats on Saturday and Sunday at Petco from 11am to 5pm. Cats and kittens are there seven days a week. For info, call 910-392-0557. Paw's Place Adoption Fairs in Southport March 5, 12, 19 & 26 Every Saturday, from 11:30am to 2pm, Paw's Place will have dogs and puppies available for adoption in the grassy lot by the water tower at 310 N. Howe St in Southport. Stop by and meet some wonderful dogs! For more information, call 910-845-7297. Pender Animal Control’s Animal Shelter Open Saturday March 5, 12, 19 & 26 Pender County Animal Shelter, which houses animals from Pender County Animal Control, will be open from 9am to 4pm. It is located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. For more information, please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196. Columbus Humane Society Adoption Fairs at Petsmart March 5, 12, 19 & 26 Every Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Columbus Humane Society will have wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption at Petsmart. For more information, call 910-840-5435. Saturday Adoptions at Brunswick Animal Services March 5, 12, 19 & 26 From 10am to 4pm, the shelter (429 Greenswamp Rd. in Supply) is open Saturdays for dog/puppy, cat/kitten adoptions. Please call 910-754-8204 Monday - Friday for more information.

New Hanover Humane Society Annual Yard Sale March 5 Weather permitting, the yard sale will be held at the shelter (2405 North 23rd Street across from the airport) on Saturday, March 5, from 8am to 1pm. All proceeds benefit the animals at the shelter. Donations for the sale are graciously accepted. Please call 910763-6692 for more information. P.E.A.R at Leland’s Bark in the Park March 5 Come enjoy a day in the park with your best friend from 11am to 1pm. Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (P.E.A.R) will be present with many loving dogs that need homes. Enjoy the day with many vendors and fun at the Leland Municipal Complex Park 102 Town Hall Dr. For more information, contact Alice at 910675-0867. P.E.A.R Adoption Fairs at Petsmart - Need Donations! March 6, 12, 13, 20, 26 & 27 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) will be at Petsmart, 4715 New Centre Drive in Wilmington, every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4pm with dogs available for adoption. For more info, please contact Alice at 910-675-0867. P.E.A.R. is also in need of good quality dog food, steel dog dishes, bath towels, paper towels and used dog collars and leashes. Pet Expo Review Party March 8 Join Monty's Home at J. Michaels Philly Deli on Oleander Drive across from the mall from 6pm to 7pm to celebrate the huge success of the Pet Expo. We want your opinion - as a vendor, as a volunteer or as an attendee...what can we do to make next year’s event bigger and better? For more information, please contact 910-259-4663. Pender County Animal Control Adoption Fair March 12 Adoptable dogs and cats from Pender County Animal Control’s animal shelter will be at Pet Supermarket, 3908 Oleander Dr, in Wilmington from 11am to 4pm. Scooby Doo will also be present to meet the kids. For more information, please call 910-279-3196. SOAR Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s March 12 & 26 From 10am to 2pm, Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR) will have adoptable dogs and cats at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more information, call 910457-6340. 2nd Annual Wags for Wishes 2011 March 19 This HUGE 1 day adopt-a-thon will be held at the Old Wilmington City Market, 119 S. Water Street on Saturday, March 19, from 10am to 4pm. There will be music and fun for the whole family, a silent auction and raffle. That Saturday evening, several local establishments (the Duck and Dive, Goat and Compass, The Calico Room and The Barbary Coast) will participate to see which bar can raise the most money for the event. A percentage of their sales will be given to the rescues. This event is sponsored by P.E.A.R. and Myporchdawg. For info, contact Chad at 910-4098659 or email

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910-470-1527 • 910-253-5868 Save lives…please spay or neuter your pets! Hello! My name is Gracie, and I am looking for a family to love. For eight years I lived with a great family, but when their house burned down I was stuck living outside. Saint Bernards are really into being close to their people, and just hanging out in good company, so I was scared and lonely. Could I come live with you? I am healthy, house-trained and love to cuddle. Although I am a "senior" dog at 9-yearsold, I am playful and energetic - for a Saint Bernard. I like to go for walks, and with my Gentle Leader collar I am very well-behaved on a leash. I like to play with squeaky toys and take naps on your feet. At 90 pounds I am small for a Saint Bernard, but I have a big heart and want to share it with you. If you are interested in taking me home, please email or call 910-547-4823. I am sponsored by in honor of Kizzy Totten, the elder stateswoman of rescued Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Thank you!

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Hello, my name is Cassandra, and I am a rough-coat Saint Bernard looking for a home. I love to pose with my paws crossed because it makes people smile, and then they come to pet me and tell me how pretty I am. I have been living with a foster family for four months, enjoying good food and sleeping on soft dog beds as I went through heartworm treatment. I am now happy and healthy and strong and ready for a family of my own. I am playful and affectionate, and love to play with other dogs, especially puppies. I like to be petted and will roll over for a belly rub anytime, especially for kids! If you would like to bring me home, please email or call 910-547-4823. Sponsored by Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop in loving memory of Molly Merritt. We will miss you.

Purrfect Pet Adoptions Please call 910-329-4700 to adopt us! ◄I’m a 2-year-old girl named Bingo and I’d love to be part of your family! I’m a very sweet and friendly feline who gets along well with other kitties. I am already spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and great in the litterbox. I’m a quiet girl who just wants a nice, cozy life with people who adore me. Oh, and if you have a peacock feather or a few toys for me to play with, that would be great, too. Swing by today! ►My name is Jack and I’m not a wiggle worm. No sir, when you hold me in your arms, I don’t try to get down. I stay put and make biscuits with my paws. Some cats don’t like to be held, but not me! I’m a 10month-old boy who was found in a cardboard box on a hot day. I was so very tiny at the time. I was bottlefed by my foster mom, so I’m very comfortable being with humans. Come over and meet me today! ►A kind lady found me as a stray in her neighborhood. Someone had left me on the street! My name is Hershel and I’m a 9-month-old kitten with sleek, soft, ebonycolored fur. I’m a very sweet boy who would be perfect for anyone. You see, I get along well with other cats but I also am fine on my own. I like to be held, but I don’t mind being at home while you go to work. I’m loving, but not clingy. I’d be such a wonderful addition to your household. Come visit!

◄▲We two brothers - Stark and Eric - were found all by ourselves on a neighborhood street. I’m Stark, the Tabby on the left with the white chest. Eric has a glossy black coat. We are just 10-months-old and have friendly, affectionate personalities. We’re already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. You can adopt us separately or together! ►The power of prayer works! You see, I was at a local church praying for someone to help me. Next thing I know, I’ve been scooped up and carried to safety. Now all I need is a family! My name is Princeton and I’m a 10-month-old male kitten. I’m a loving boy who is happy to be held and kissed. In fact, they call me a certified “people cat” and an “absolute doll”. You can rub my belly and flop me around. Affection will be yours! ►I was abandoned as a baby kitten, so my wonderful foster mom held me in her arms and gave me formula from a baby bottle. Being held like that has made me extra sweet and friendly toward humans. I’m quite accustomed to being kissed and cuddled! My name is Stanley and I’m a 9-month-old boy who is neutered, vaccinated and litterbox -trained. I’m great with other cats and I’d love to be your best friend!

We are sponsored in honor of all cats and kittens who have found loving homes with forever families. 13775 Ocean Hwy 50, Suite 503 Surf City, NC 28445 March 2011 41

Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! OPERATION TOPCAT Late one night, my foster mom was trapping a sweet group of recently orphaned kittens off the island in Surf City. Thankfully, her friend looked around with a flashlight and saw a pair of eyes looking back: Mine! With a brief "kitty kitty" I came running over and nearly jumped in her lap because I didn't want to be left behind. A very nice lady offered to take care of all my vet bills and the kittens, too. I had a great vet who fixed a deep ulcer in my left eye with two looks almost like new. On top of that, the spay saved my life because I was full of infection that is common to unspayed females. I love to spend time just sitting on your lap. If you want a precious little bundle of "Half Moon-Pie" lap time love, I am looking for you! Please email or call 910-270-9892 to find out more about me. To meet some of the other kitties here, visit


Little Boy

Our names are Little Girl and Little Boy and we are such wonderful, friendly, loving pups! We are healthy, spayed or neutered and current on shots. We are both Irish and would love to be adopted together. We are both desperate to find a home, so we Little will leave our fate to the Irish FairGirl ies. Please call Joe and Helen at 910-545-1846 for a time to visit. For more information and to see more pictures, visit the OC-PAW website at

DOOK-N-DANCE FERRET SHELTER My name is Gypsy Rose Lee and I came to the shelter after my owners left me with neighbors and never reclaimed me. The people I was left with were going to put me outside on a day when it was 25 degrees! I was eating hot dogs and cheap cat food. I am about 9-years old and have hair on my face and front legs only. I am also blind. I recently got my first melatonin implant. Even with all of my issues, I still play like a kid and have loads of energy. To adopt me, call 910-548-2831 or email You can view other ferrets at

PHOENIX LANDING FOUNDATION Hi, my name is Charlie. I am a mature (mid-thirties) male Blue and Gold Macaw and I am told that I have great manners. I am vocal in the morning but rarely scream; I am generally a very quiet bird. My favorite spot is a tree perch on the screenedin porch; I love to watch the squirrels and other birds outside. I am used to getting regular showers and really enjoy them. I will step up onto a perch or hand but really prefer not to be handled much. My favorite foods are chopped raw veggies, fruits, eggs, grains and some pelleted food. I am looking for that perfect person who will care for me and treat me with the dignity and respect to which I am accustomed. To adopt me or to foster or adopt another of the many parrots of all species that are awaiting homes, contact us at (click on the link for adoption/foster), call 866-749-5634 or email us at



My name is Princess and it is believed that I was a breeder dog at a puppy mill. I’m a precious red Miniature Pinscher who is about 4 to 5-years-old. I am up to date on my shots, spayed and tested negative for heartworms. I’m a real sweetheart. When I was first rescued, I wanted nothing more than to curl up in a chair. I am learning what it's like to be a cherished pet. I get along well with other dogs and will now go for a walk with my foster family. I would be an ideal pet for a quiet family or an apartment dweller. If you can give a sweet girl like me a second chance and the love I deserve, please call 910-271-3101.

Are you upside-down or am I? Hee, hee, don’t worry, I am simply a happy kitty turning somersaults for attention. A handsome guy like me can’t get too much lovin’. They call me Curly and wait until you see my striking black and white markings. Let’s see, affectionate, handsome...and let’s not forget already neutered, up to date on vaccinations and used to being around friendly dogs. What more could you possibly want in a companion? Please call my foster mum, Edna, at 910-866-4289 to learn how we can meet. You can also visit A Shelter Friend online at and on Facebook at

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Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY


My name is Tuffy. Even though I don’t see well, I don’t bump into things and can find the door to go outside and go potty (and if I have to, I can use pee pee pads). I know I only have three legs, but I still love to take short walks and can get along just fine. My foster mom has 4 dogs and 4 cats who I get along fine with. I love to go for car rides and go to the groomer. I just got a new haircut and I really look great. Please call if you want a really nice companion because I love to snuggle. I’ve already been neutered and am fully vaccinated but I do need daily eye drops because of dryness. I need a little more TLC than others but I am well worth it. If you think you might be interested in adopting me or learning more about me, please email Deb at or call Columbus Humane Society at 910-640-1505.

I’m Lucy, and I’m looking for a man! Bunny man is okay, but human man is essential. My foster parents finally figured out that I am very partial to men. I can tolerate women once they prove themselves trustworthy to me, but males – I just love em! If you’re a guy who loves rabbits, I will fawn all over you, love you, lay by your feet, make you laugh and beg for attention. There’s nothing I won’t do to please you. So if you’re a guy, thinking you might like a big beautiful bunny for companionship, I’m your gal! I’m spayed, litterbox-trained and weigh 8 pounds. Please contact Cape Fear House Rabbit Society by calling 910-471-7854 or emailing to adopt us! You can also visit to see other bunnies looking for homes.

PAWSITIVE PARTNERS PRISON PROGRAM Hello everybody, I am the one and only Bob Dylan, but my fans just call me Dylan for short. I am a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever with a free spirit and a soft spot for the ladies. Most of the time I like to rock and roll but on occasion I have been known to lay back and chill. I am a medium sized, strongly built dog who is compact and well balanced. I love to fetch and play with toys and I am a great family dog. Monty’s Home and Pender Correctional Institute have teamed up to teach me basic obedience skills. My trainer is quite the groovy dude! To adopt me, visit, email or call 910-262-3055. Written for Dylan by his inmate trainer Jerry S.

PENDER ENDANGERED ANIMAL RESCUE I’m Valentine, and I am looking for a furever home. I am a very loving Staffordshire and I am reaching out for help. I was attacked and suffered severe damage to my front paw. The vet repaired most of the damage and I am doing great; however, I will have a limp. I didn't deserve this and if you met me you'd see how loving I am. PEAR is trying to pay the vet bills, but they are growing. We need help from the public and every little bit counts. To donate to the Valentine Fund, send your tax-deductible contribution to: Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (attn: Valentine), P.O. Box 582, Rocky Point, NC 28457. Please get up with me at PEAR, 910-675-0867.

CAPE FEAR RESCUE RANGERS Hello there, my name is Baby and I am a petite, purebred Persian. I am solid black and have lovely golden eyes. I am an older lady, 10-years-old, and would love to have someone dote on me, rub and brush me. I love attention and get along with other cats. I have been kept current on my vet visits, I am spayed and also front declawed so you don’t have to worry about me scratching your furniture. If you think you would like for me to be your lap companion, please email or call 910-259-3502.

CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY Hi, my name is Miss Dovey. I am a white cat with soft fur. I am a little over a year-old. I had been thrown out near a convenience store and was struggling to survive day to day. I was scared, hungry, and thirsty. It took awhile but I finally trusted a nice CAPS lady enough to go home with her. She took me to a foster home and my foster mom says I have come a long way. I am very shy because not everyone is nice to us strays. I am learning to play and relax around people. I love to be petted and get along well with other cats. I would love a forever home with a family of my own. I really would love a family who would be patient with me and understand that I need a little time to adjust to a new situation and new people. I have a lot of love in my heart but I'm still a little scared to show it. Would you give me a chance? Please email or call 910-330-1376.

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I’m a precious puppy named Rudi! Rudi is short for Rudolph because I was found in the woods on Christmas Eve. I’m 10 to 12-weeks-old and they tell me I’m a wire-haired boy, probably mixed with some sort of Terrier. I’m in a foster home currently and I get along great with the other dogs there. My foster family takes me to work with them, so I’m very well socialized and happy to meet new people. I’m intelligent, extremely adorable, and I can sit and give you my paw on command. I’m 10 pounds now, but they think I’ll be just 30 to 35 pounds when fully grown. Oh yes, I’m already neutered and vaccinated. Call Paw’s Place at 910-8457297 and let’s see if we’d be a good match!

I’m a gorgeous, long-haired boy named Ragdoll! And just like a ragdoll, I enjoy being held and cuddled. I’m only 2-years-old and was recently rescued from a home where there were too many cats. I heard someone say it was a ‘hoarding’ situation. I was treated well, though, because I’m very gentle, friendly and laid-back. I get along just fine with human children, dogs and other cats. My friends at Cat Adoption Team made sure I was neutered and vaccinated and, of course, I’m litterbox-trained. If you’d like to see how handsome and sweet I am, come to Petsmart in Wilmington - we’re there 7 days a week! You can also call Cat Adoption Team at 910792-9014 for more information on adopting me.

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

I am sponsored by Sharon Harmon in honor of Pine Valley Animal Hospital. Thank you!

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Please Adopt Me! I'm Nala, a 1-year-old Lab mix. At just 39 pounds, I'm sweet as can be! I'm a smart girl who is crate-trained and learning basic commands. I'm also spayed and vaccinated. I have completed my heartworm treatment and am ready to be part of a loving family. Call 910-313-3326 today!

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Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! MID-ATLANTIC GREAT DANE RESCUE LEAGUE


My name is Hunter and I'm a 1year-old merle boy. I was found by the side of the road and taken to an emergency hospital by a good Samaritan. Once stabilized, they transferred me to the local shelter. I was very skinny and had suffered severe fractures to my front and rear left legs. MAGDRL was called in and transported me to a veterinary surgeon where they were able to repair my extensive injuries with multiple surgeries. I spent nearly a week in the hospital, all the while giving kisses and tail wags. I am now 6-weeks into recovery and thriving! I am also house-trained and love my brother and sister Danes in my foster home. My foster mom tells me I am one special boy. For more info, contact the NC Chapter Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League by calling Terri at 252-566-8934 or visiting

Spring is almost here and I'm wondering if I will ever get a forever home? Oreo here yet again. I'm a 3 to 4-year-old Golden mix who is house-trained, good with most indoor cats, and great with other dogs. I love car rides and would cuddle with you in a heartbeat (despite my size of 75+ pounds), if you would let me. I'll even share your bed if invited! I enjoy the outdoors and people say I am very smart and catch on really quick! I'm neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all my shots. Won't you give me a chance to have a forever home just in time for Spring? If you are interested in giving me a chance, call 910-791-5001or visit I'm still waiting!

CAROLINA BASSET HOUND RESCUE Sugar and spice and everything nice? My foster mom says that is what I’m made of! She says that I have fine southern manners. I was found out on my own, tangled up in wire after having my last batch of pups. It sure felt good to get some peaceful sleep after my recent journey. I still have another one to go, as I do need heartworm treatment. I can get past that though. I get along great with my three foster brothers and like to snuggle with the cat. I am very gentle and love to be around people. If you are looking for a little extra sugar in your life, contact the folks at CBHR and ask for Chessie! To make me a member of your family, call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at

BLUE RIDGE BOXER RESCUE My name is Abbey Mae. I found myself in rescue because my dad passed away and my mom is unable to care for a dog by herself. I am 8years-old and sweet as can be. I love to please and just hang out with my family, I get along great with other dogs, but I do enjoy chasing cats. I am fully vetted and ready to go to my next family, whether it be a foster family or adoptive family. I have lots of love to give and I love to be with my people! I’m still playful and have a zest for life! Please consider fostering or adopting me. For more info, visit or email or call 864-419-5198.

CAROLINA BORDER COLLIE RESCUE My name is Early and I’m a 1-year-old puppy. I am fostered with 5 other Border Collies and we spend our days playing and sleeping in the sun. I love to play with toys, enjoy chasing balls, really like treats. Each day we work on my house-training skills and I am getting better every day. I am looking for a home where I can get a lot of attention and exercise. I like children as long as they are not too young. If you are interested in me, please visit or call 919-682-6125, for more info about me and other dogs available for adoption.

SCHNAUZER RESCUE OF THE CAROLINAS Look at my precious face! There are 4 more who look like me seeking a forever home, too! I’m Redmon. My siblings and I were born November 8, 2010, in the bitter cold. I am mixed with either Terrier, Shepherd and mini–Schnauzer so I will probably be a medium size adult. At 10-weeks old, I weighed 12 pounds. I’m a sweet little puppy with a very easy disposition! I am calm, not hyper, already paper-trained and using the doggie door. I am by no means an alpha dog. My siblings and I are laid back and would be perfect companions in almost any environment with the exception of young children. If you are interested in me or the other puppies, visit There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, please call 910-264-8300.

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We’ve All Been Adopted!

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I’ve been told I’m an extraadorable kitten! So why don’t I have a home? My name is Ben and I was found in a vacant lot in Southport. For a while I lived in a foster home and I loved playing with the other kitties there. I have a submissive, friendly nature and was looking for a buddy. Now I’m at SOAR and I’m stealing the hearts of all I meet. I love to play with toys, but I will also flop in your arms and am content to be held. At 9-months-old, I’m a small boy who is already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I love getting attention and am an allaround super companion. If your current cat is lonely, I’d be a great addition. I’d also be a lifelong friend to you and your children. Please call SOAR at 910-457-6340 and tell them you’d like to make my acquaintance. You can bet I’ll be happy to meet you, too! I am sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge.

My name is Dixie Too. Have you been looking for a family dog, one who will create lots of happy memories and bring you lots of love? Well, I’m your girl! I’m a Lab mix, just 1-year-old. I love playing with toys such as tennis balls and stuffed animals and I have a friendly, social personality. I adore people and want to be around them all the time. Since I’m active, an adult-only home or one with kids age ten or older would be perfect. As for my health, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Oh yes, I’m good with other dogs and walk well on a leash. Come spend some time with me! SOAR can be reached at 910-457-6340. They’ll be happy to tell you how we can get together! I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!

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PawPrints Magazine March 2011  

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

PawPrints Magazine March 2011  

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