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PawPrints Magazine's Homeless Cover Models Yes, we are all as sweet as apple cider! Wouldn’t you like to bring one of us home? My name is Rum and I’m the grey Tabby pictured on the far left. My brother, Captain, is beside me. He has a gorgeous coat of silken black and grey fur. Below us is our other brother, Morgan. He’s a Siamese mix with blue eyes. We were found on Oak Island when we were just 3-weeks-old. We are now 13-weeks-old, neutered, current on vaccinations and we each have a microchip. I love to be with people and give kisses. Captain is the most outgoing and adventurous, curious about everything but very quiet. Morgan is loving and sweet and enjoys cuddling with us brothers. We know it’s difficult to choose amongst us, but you can’t go wrong with whoever you pick! Call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 for adoption information. Now we’d like to thank photographer Dick Parrott for taking our Fall portraits. It was hard to keep our balance on apples, but we managed to do it! Photos by Dick Parrott

Dineen Animal Hospital 1132 Floral Parkway - Wilmington, NC 28403 JEFF J. DINEEN, D.V.M. JAN BATTEN, D.V.M. ALISON HANSON, D.V.M. EVE MILLS, D.V.M. JOANNE THOMPSON, D.V.M.

(910) 799-3400 Cats ~ Dogs CUTE PUPPY ALERT!! Hi! The ‘cute puppy alert’ in caps was my idea. I am pretty cute, don’t ya think? I am Sookie and I am a 10-month-old Pit Bull girl who needs a new home. You see, I LOVE my family and I even live with a toddler who I am wonderful with but the reason I am coming into “Playing with bubbles...wheee!” rescue is because my family just can’t spend that much time with me. I know they are just trying to do what’s best for me. I am a good dog and I deserve the best possible home. I am just a baby and I can adjust to any family. I am very submissive and I like other doggies. You know what my fave thing to do is? Catch bubbles! I jump for joy and it’s a fun game to play. Call my rescue about me at 910-538-0106. You can come meet me and don't forget the bubbles! See you soon! I am sponsored by the loyal supporters of Pender Perfect Pets. Thank you!

My name is Charlie and I am a 12-yearold Westie mix but I act like I am 5. Other than being on a special diet, I am healthy as a horse. I bonded very quickly with my foster mom and I will do that with you, too. I love going for walks, car rides and just hanging out. I am no trouble at all. If you are looking for a mature, sweet, loveable dog - I am the one. Please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 or visit us on the web at Sponsored in loving memory of Roxy.

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Hello! My name is Seaweed. I’m a 2 to 3-year-old female Beagle mix. I am an extremely happy dog, not quite as serious as this photo looks. I am small but I believe that I am six feet tall. I am a very emotional dog, and all I want is to be loved. I know many tricks, but my best is that I am a pro at cuddling. Belly up and on your lap is the place for me. So I can’t wait to meet you. Come and get me!!! For more information, email, call 910-297-1338 or visit our website at Written for Seaweed by her inmate trainer Cameron F. I am sponsored by Connie at Dog Speak, who just loves to help us shelter dogs get a new start.

Hi, it’s me, Dory. I’m a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix. I have been waiting for my furever home for soooo long now. It’s been almost four months since I came into rescue with Pender Perfect Pets and I don't understand why it hasn't been my turn to be adopted! I am such a good girl. I go to the dog park often and make many dog friends. I am cratetrained and housetrained. I am a people-pleaser and will do whatever I can to make you happy with me. I would be wonderful as a beach dog or running partner. Please, will you call my rescue today? Come meet me and I assure you that you will LOVE me. Then I can be your furever fur kid and you can be my dream come true! Please call 910-538-0106. See you soon!! I am sponsored by the loyal supporters of Pender Perfect Pets with high hopes that it will finally be my turn to be adopted!

URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out! I hope my sad eyes are melting your heart! My name is Sandy (A008621) and I’m a 3-year-old Lab/Boxer mix girl. My owners were crying when they left me here, which should tell you what a special girl I am. They were moving to a place that didn’t allow pets, so I am homeless through no fault of my own. It’s a real shame, because I’m a phenomenal house pet/family companion. I am already house-trained and leash-trained and I listen to commands. In my photo, I am shown demonstrating the ‘sit’ command. I take treats ever so gently from your fingers and am a loving, affectionate sweetheart of a girl. My adoption fee includes all of the following: vaccinations, deworming, 30 day flea/tick treatment and spay surgery. That’s a sweet deal! Please hurry over and adopt me so I can get back to being the best friend and companion I was always meant to be. For adoption information or directions, call Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-259-1484 or email I am sponsored in honor of Kathleen M. Langone.

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Hello up there! I’m Andy, a 1½-yearold boy who is possibly a mix of Feist and Chihuahua. My weight is about 25 pounds and I have the cutest underbite. I was rescued from the shelter when my time was up. Unfortunately, due to lack of prior medical care, including vaccines, I contracted a contagious respiratory infection and had a rocky road back to recovery. I seem to do well with docile female dogs and I love my people. During my hospital stay, I became very attached to the staff and enjoyed spending time in their laps, resting my head on their shoulder. My nickname should be Scrappy because that does describe me. I would do well in an adult household and I am house-trained, crate-trained, neutered, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative. I will make a wonderful companion to a committed household! For info, email Sunburst Foundation at or call 910-622-0011. I am sponsored in loving memory of Hank Harrington.

I’m a true story of amazing resilience and a testament to the ability to love and trust again. My name is Schultz, and I’m an adult mini-Schnauzer weighing in around 2225 pounds. I was rescued from a horrible cruelty case where I was found in a crate with my deceased Scottish Terrier friend. When I was being removed from the cage of the back-yard breeder, I tried to remain true to my dead friend and wanted to protect his lifeless body. No one can imagine the flash backs I must have from being crated for so long, but yet I still remain loving and sweet! I obviously prefer not to be crated and I am using the doggy door at my current home. I would make a wonderful companion for a retired person or someone who is home the majority of the time. I am great with other animals and tend to fit in very well in almost any situation. I am the perfect laidback, loyal, understanding canine who will agree with everything you say, keep all your secrets and believe that you are the most important person in the world! If this sounds like the description of the perfect friend you are looking for, please visit There you can fill out an application or view other pets up for adoption. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 781-799-4272.

Volume 12 - Number 8

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In This Issue Features: Adoption Celebration...………………...….…..……....…......... 46 Shelter News & Events……………………………………..……33 Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….…...39

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Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adopt-An-ANGEL……………………..………......….……....9 Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services... 11

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Cat Tails…………………….………………………….……..15 New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit ….....17 New Hanover Humane Society…………………….……... 19 Pender County Animal Shelter………………………..……29 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….………...31 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….…..….35 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...…………..37 Miss Avis Davis Fund…………...….……………….……... 41 Various Local Rescues...……………...………..…..…..42-43 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…….……………… 45

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FOSTER HOME NEEDED! My name is Baby Bear and I’m approximately 1-year-old and I weigh 27 to 30 pounds. Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR) is looking for a foster home for me. I’m a precious but extremely scared Shepherd mix. Although I love and trust other animals, I am petrified of people. It will take a special person to foster and work with me. I need someone with lots of patience and I need to be fostered with another dog or dogs. SOAR will provide you with all the information that they have on me. They will also provide a consultation with their trainer. Please call SOAR at 910-457-6340 for more information! I am sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge.

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Hi, my name is Scully. I am a 3-year-old, mini Pit Bull girl. I was found on the side of the road almost dead from starvation, my ears were cut off and I looked like I had many, many litters of puppies. I was brought to Pender Shelter where I was transferred to a vet for emergency care. I was on IV fluids for over a week and no one was sure I would even make it. Here I am today though, at a healthy 40 pounds. I have a few deformities, like out-turned legs, from lack of food for most of my life but hey, it doesn't stop me from going for walks or doing normal dog things. I, however, have been so neglected my whole life that I do have a fear of other animals. I need to be the ONLY pet (no other dogs or kitties) and I need someone who will understand that I need some training for my fear. Pender Perfect Pets will provide the training so that I can be the best dog I can be. I will tell you, though, that I LOVE PEOPLE. I am a people-pleaser and I will be the most loyal dog. Please call my rescue about me at 910-538-0106. I can’t wait to meet you. I am sponsored by the loyal supporters of Pender Perfect Pets in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day which was October 26, 2013. Please consider adopting this wonderful and loyal breed today!

Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ◄My name is Red and I am a sweet, adorable girl. I am well-balanced and have low to moderate energy. I am an EASY girl. I am a 3-year -old Retriever mix who is great with cats, dogs and kids. I am crate-trained, I know how to sit on command, I walk on a loose leash and I would love a home and family to love. I did test positive for heartworms and am beginning my treatment soon. There will be no additional cost to my adopter, but it will cost my rescue organization an additional $250. So if you can donate anything, it would be wonderful! Please mail checks to Adopt-An-ANGEL, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 or you can even donate online at ►My name is Sparky and I am a little spark plug! I am a 6 to 10month-old Chihuahua mixed puppy. My owners gave me up because they could no longer afford to have a dog. I am fun, energetic and very loving, too. I love to be held but I am super playful, too. I do well with cats, kids and dogs - if they don't mind me annoying them a little. After all, I think the world revolves around ME! I weigh about 8 pounds and I’ve already been fixed and vaccinated.

◄I’m a lovebug who will make you so very happy! Riley is my name and I’ll lay my head in your lap so sweetly it will melt your heart. I’m a 1-year-old boy who was found as a stray. Someone once taught me how to sit on command, though, and I’m already neutered. I love toys and will carry them around in my mouth. I’m very affectionate and want nothing more than to be your boy. Let’s go! ►Hi there, friends! My name is Tanya and I’m an 11-month-old female Boxer mix who has been waiting for a family since August! How can that be? I’m a wonderful girl and I’m ready to join a loving, furever family. I will be the best friend you could ever imagine I listen, I love and I'll probably make you laugh with my sweet, silly side! Do yourself a big favor and hurry up and come adopt me. I’ll be waiting to welcome you!

◄My name is Mongo and I am an exuberant, active girl. I am full of life and lots of love that needs to be channeled. I am a Yellow Lab mix with one blue eye. I grew of age in a shelter which is always a setback, but I respond really well to leadership and consistency, so this can be overcome in time. I do well with other dogs but not cats. I am crate-trained, but need a fenced yard with someone who can meet my exercise and mental needs. I am a mid-sized girl who weighs around 40 to 45 pounds. You have to meet me to see how beautiful I really am.

P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408

◄My name is Johnnie and I am a Walker Hound mix with probably some Basset Hound given my really long droopy ears and slightly bowed out feet. I am a real sweetheart, very friendly and playful. I am neutered, heartworm negative and have all of my shots. I weigh around 50 to 60 pounds. I am a goofy boy with a really unique woof (like to bay). In this picture, I have flipped my ear back like a girl who flips her hair back over to the side! How cute is that? I am gentle and do not have a mean bone in my body. I am just a typical hound dog who is great with dogs, kids and cats - and I will remind you of Droopydog. I would do best in a home with another dog to play with and a fenced-in back yard to run, romp and play in.

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Hi there! My name is Hambone and you’ve heard my story a million times. I was dumped out in the country and someone found me wandering the roads all by myself. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to go to a shelter! I was able to go to a very nice foster home that is looking for the perfect home for me. People tell me that I am a very sweet boy, about 1-year-old and very much still a playful puppy! I love to play with my doggy foster brothers, so I would love to have another doggy sibling or I’d be fine being an only child. I am neutered, heartworm negative and current on my vaccinations. I am also house-trained and I don’t mind cats – what a plus! Please call my foster mom, Jeanna, at 910-5244925 to learn how to meet me. I just know you’ll fall in love with me and want to take me home!

My name is Clifford and I know I am not a Poodle, but the Poodles saved me. Besides, I'm a Border Collie mix so I am smarter than they are anyway. I was just a year old the end of April. I am a very friendly boy and love to play fetch with a tennis ball. I'm also learning to play catch with a Frisbee. I would like to find a forever home with another dog and/or person for me to play with to teach me lots of new tricks. I am a very busy boy! While I live indoors, I would like to have a fenced area that I can run and play in. I am crate-trained, house-trained and walk very well on a leash. I have a very interesting history and story to tell. If you go to the Carolina Poodle Rescue website at, look at my profile under the available dogs and you can read all about me and see a video! I am truly a movie star! So go to our website or call 864-489-3559 for more information! Thanks. I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

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

OPEN SATURDAYS! ◄Hello everyone! My name is Phoenix (A067757) and I'm a 2-year-old Tabby girl. When I'm not busy purring and soaking up lots of love, I'm busy practicing my modeling skills - don't you think I'd make the perfect cat model? I would love to join a furever family who will love me for my sweet personality (not just my devilish good looks!) Please come meet me!

◄Hi there! I'm Darla (A067666), a 6-month-old female Pit Bull mix. I listen very well (look how nicely I'm sitting!) and I love people sooooo much! The volunteers have a great time with my in the play yard - I’m a super ball player and retriever, even at my very young age! I will be a wonderful family companion. Won’t you please visit and let me work my charms on you? ►Hello! I'm Dipstick (A067922) and I'm a 1-year-old kitty boy. Let me tell you a little secret: I might look like an all-black cat but the very tip of my tail is white and everyone tells me that makes me very special and extra sweet! I'm super friendly and outgoing - give me a good back rub and we're best friends for life! I also enjoy playing with toys and entertaining the humans. Come visit me and see if I could be your next family member!

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◄Hello friends! I'm Clyde (A066077), a 3-year-old male Tabby. I am highly skilled in the art of relaxing but also very talented at purring and being generally affectionate. The volunteers say I’m such a nice cat and they really enjoy spending time with me. I’ll never get tired of feeling your hands stroking my soft Tabby coat. I'm ready to settle down with a loving family, so please come visit me and see how wonderful I am in person!

►Hello! My name is Yoohoo (A068164) and I'm a 10-month-old female Weimaraner. I have been practicing my whole life to be the perfect pet: I'm affectionate, obedient and just the right amount of playful! I love people soooooo much and I can't wait to have a family of my own! Won’t you come out and visit me? We could be the perfect match!

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◄Hi everyone! I'm Frankie (A068162), a 2-year-old male Bulldog mix. Some people have told me I look like Petey from The Little Rascals! That TV show was before my time, but he must have been quite handsome if he resembles me! I may be a big boy but I have an even bigger heart to match! I'm as friendly as they come and so eager to please. I would love to move right on into my furever home, so please come out and meet me real soon!

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706 Arendell Street #3481 Morehead City, NC 28557

Hello there! I'm Mickey (A067697), a 2-year-old male Lab. Everyone keeps singing to me "Oh Mickey, you're so fine..." but I don't let it go to my head! I'm doing my best to be an all-around wonderful dog. Sitting politely? Check. Playing gleefully with toys? Check. Wagging my whole body when I'm happy? Check. Making the most of my soulful puppy dog eyes? Double check. Great on a leash and easy to handle? Check, check. The one thing I'm missing is a family to love. Please come out to meet me if you think I’m the sweetheart you’re missing in your life! Call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. They’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have. I am sponsored by Adam's Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thanks!

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Hello! My name is Anastasia (A067475) and I'm a 3-year-old female Beagle/Basset Hound mix. Just look at my Basset Hound legs and Beagle face pretty cute, huh? I'm also a friendly gal especially if you have treats! I'm searching for a loving family one who will love me for the sweet and loveable goofball that I am! Please come spend time with me and see if I could be your next four-legged family member. We could have a very happy future ahead, don’t you think? For driving directions or more information, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Willetts Horse Farm, Bolivia NC in loving memory of Maya. No one can ever love you like a rescued pet.

CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄Did you know that black cats are the greatest ever? Did you also know that statistically we are the least adopted of cats? Well, I am Cooper, a 7-monthold boy, and not only am I incredibly handsome and strapping, I also have a fantastic personality and love to curl up in a cozy lap. Come visit me at the CAT adoption center at Petsmart in Wilmington and let me show you I'll be the best cat ever for you. ◄I'm Francis, a unique and loving 4-month-old boy who enjoys being held and petted. I get along very well with other cats and dogs because I am a very refined little gentleman. I love sleeping quietly in bed with my people, too. But I'm sure you want to know what makes me so unique, yes? Well, I was born without a tail. That's right, no tail to knock over your wine glass and no tail to flick on your head while I'm lounging on the back of the couch and you are watching TV. Send an email to to meet me. You won't regret it, because I’ll be your best buddy! ◄Come a little closer and I'll drop this ball and give you kisses, because I love everyone. Great things happen when people are around so I loooove people! My name is Jengo and I’m 8-months-old. I'm not the kind of guy that will shy away when you have company over, no way! I'm going to show them some of the same love and affection that I show my perfect human mom and/or dad. Now if you would just come and get me from Petsmart we can get moving on the social gatherings!

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We’re at Petsmart 7 days a week. ◄Sprout is kind of a silly name for an awesome cat like me, but perhaps my amazing foster mom chose it because I was a little timid when I first came to live with her. After I got comfortable in my new digs and my foster mom showed me how loving people can be, I came out of my shell and blossomed into a very playful and loving boy. Hey, I guess Sprout works after all! Please adopt me! ◄I'm Skeeter, a 2-year-old girl, and I'm constantly hearing how beautiful I am. The problem is, my head is getting a little too big for my cage here at Petsmart. I may look like a "wild cat" but in reality I'm just a sweet girl looking for some sweet digs so I can be my loveable, cuddly self with you, your other cats and maybe your dog too! See, I'm not so wild after all. Just like the other cats on this page, I’m fixed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Take me home and I'll tame YOU!

VOLUNTEERS and FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!! Call 910-792-9014 for more information. ◄Yeah, I'm that kind of girl, but you know that girls like me have special gifts to make their owners feel special and I am no exception - I am Mystique and I like to have a solo spotlight (no other animals) unless you have room for me to have my own personal space. Perhaps your bedroom, hmmmm...lets get to cuddling! Oh yes, a few more things, I’m 1-yearold, spayed, vaccinated. Now let’s get back to cuddling. November 2013 13

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Velvet hugs, you heard me... I give VELVET HUGS! My fur is as soft as velvet and I love to wrap my "arms" around your neck and rub my love all over you! Once you look into my stunning green eyes I will be forever yours. I am Paisley, a 5-month-old girl, and I am on the hunt for an awesome home. Are you MY awesome home? Just in case one lover-bug like me isn't enough for you, consider adopting me along with my brother. He's just as loveable as I am and, like me, is fixed, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. Come and visit us at Petsmart in Wilmington. You can also call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 and ask them any questions you like about the adoption process. I am sponsored in loving memory of Annie Lake, cherished family member to Doug and Lisa from the Townhouse Art & Frame Center.

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Hello, my name is Addie! I am a Hound Mix who was found out in the woods. I was very skinny and had lots of worms when they found me, but now the staff at C.A.R.E. has been helping me to get better every day. I am very good with kids and love to be outside with my Caregivers. I'm still a little nervous with new people, but once I know you love me -- look out!!! If you are interested in adopting me, please see the application and the required specifications before applying at If you have any questions, please call 910-256-2624. I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.).

Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ◄ Where’s Waldo? Well, I’m right here looking for a home. I am a 2-year-old, longhaired, orange Tabby. Right now I am a little embarrassed because I had to be shaved. You see, my previous owner never brushed my beautiful luscious hair and it was pretty matted. But it’s growing back out and I am on my way to being beautiful!

►I’d like to be like my namesake Amelia Earhart and fly right into your home. And like Amelia’s short hair, I have a short tail. They tell me I’m a Manx mix. I am a 19-month-old female, brown Tabby mix. I don’t mind one or two other kitties, but more than that and someone is going to get a good ‘ole fashioned cat whooping. I have already been spayed and I’m current on vaccinations, too. ◄They call me Froggie but who the heck knows why! I don’t sound like a frog, I don’t jump like a frog and I most certainly don’t look like a frog! I am a 7-month-old, long-haired, light gray and white female kitty who gets along with other cats. My one flaw is that I like to suck on your fingers or toes, so if an occasionally wet finger is not to your liking, you best look at someone else. ◄I’m named after one of the founders of Rome, Remus and as such, I am a dark, classic Tabby with white. I look like I am wearing one of those Roman helmets! I am very friendly as any good ruler should be and am especially fond of kids and other animals. I am only 8-months-old and look forward to a long and fruitful life with my new family.

►How unusual am I? I’m an all black kitty with two white whiskers. I keep asking them to use a sharpie and color them, but those humans refuse to do it. For now they call me Dusty but I’m open to a name change. I am an 8-month-old male kitty and I’m on my way to being the size of an offensive guard. For those of you who don’t play football - a really big boy! So if you want a big pile of sweet lovin’ - I suggest you look really hard at me! ◄Marco, Polo, Marco, Polo. If you’re looking for me, I might be hiding. You see, I am a very timid 4-month-old, long-haired, light gray kitty. I love people but it takes a little bit of time for me to feel safe and secure. Give me that chance and you will reap the benefits: a beautiful, loving cat.

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I’m John Boy - don’t you just want to hug me when you see this picture? I was found on Oak Island by a volunteer by the name of John. That’s how I got my name. Once here I was taken to the vet for a check up and got all of my shots and they discovered I am heartworm positive. My treatment will be started soon, so you won’t have to worry about that. Here are my other stats – I’m a Hound mix, neutered, approximately 65 pounds and was probably born in early 2011. The people here think that I am a smart, gentle soul – wise beyond my years! I know how to open the gate, so even if you have a fenced-in yard, I probably shouldn’t be left unattended. I love people and dogs. What do you say – will you give me a chance? My address is Paw’s Place. Come and see me. If you have questions, call 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Agency in memory of Molly.

Millie is my name and they say I’m a special needs pup. I really don’t know why. My rear foot is deformed, but it doesn’t stop me from playing and running. Concrete and stones can be a little hard on my paw once in a while. I have a little hearing problem too, but nothing stops me from being a loving pooch! We think I’m a Bulldog/Boxer mix, just 1½years-old. I’m spayed, vaccinated and 35 pounds. I love being around people and other dogs that like to play. I am walking nicely on a leash and learning different commands. I know that my “special someone” is out there. Hopefully, it’s you! If you’d like to meet me, simply drop by Paw’s Place any day from 9 – Noon. You can also call the shelter at 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by Grace Harrington. Thank you!

New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ►My name is Jonathan (A295584) and I’m homeless through no fault of my own. The human child in my home was allergic to me so I was surrendered to the shelter with hopes of having a second chance with a new family. I’m 5-years-old, I enjoy being rubbed, I like being near you and I really like kitty treats! I’ve already been neutered, I’m current on vaccinations, I’m litter-trained, I’m good with children and dogs and I lived as an inside-only cat. Please give me the chance to make you feel loved! Sandpaper kiss provided at no extra cost. ►Animal Control picked me and a group of my friends up as we were straying on Middle Sound Loop Road. Now I am safely here at the shelter searching for a forever family. I’m a 2-year-old, Redbone Hound mix named Tori (A294402). I’m happy and crave love and I will most definitely make you feel loved, too. While I have the energy of a young dog, I have the wise and caring soul of a senior. Life is too short to be alone and unloved so let’s hook up! Call the shelter today...or better yet, drive on out here and so we can meet in person. ◄I’m Ellie Mae (A294748) and I’m a 2-year-old Blue Tick Hound mix with a heart of gold. I was found as a stray behind the Harris Teeter on Oleander Drive. I know how to sit on command, I take treats gently, I like going for walks on a leash and I love being near you and sitting by your feet. A sweet girl like me shouldn’t be without a family!

180 Division Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401

OPEN SATURDAYS! ◄Only loving families and toy filled homes need apply! My name is Kyla (A293751) and I’m a toyloving bundle of joy. I’m just 11-months-old and I know how to sit and lay down on command. I will also walk nicely on a loose leash. I was surrendered by my owners because they were moving and going through a separation. I am house-trained, spayed, vaccinated, and good with kids and other animals. If you are looking for an adventuresome, sweetheart of a Lab mix who is ready to be by your side, I hope you’ll adopt me!

►My name is Precious (A293417) and I was dumped at a local veterinary hospital. My family left a note saying that I am a loving, indoor-only, couch potato who needs a new home because someone in my family was allergic to me. I’m a super cute 2-year-old, gray and cream Tortie girl. I’m very friendly, spayed, vaccinated, and ready for love. I enjoy exploring my surroundings, watching TV and making biscuits. If you adopt me, I won’t ask for much in return...just food and shelter and to never be viewed as disposable again! ◄Hi! We’re Jack and Jill (A293004 & A293036) and we’re just 2months-old. We might look related but we’re not. In fact, we met here at the shelter. Jack was a stray kitten born under someone's house. Jill was taking a nap in the engine of a car and ended up taking a wild and crazy ride from Holly Ridge all the way into Wilmington. We’ve become great friends and playmates here at the shelter while we share a cage. You can adopt us together or separately. We’re both fixed and current on shots.

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►I’m a stunning girl with long, silky black and white fur. I’m a joy to touch and caress! I’m also a joy to be around due to my loving nature and friendly demeanor. My name is Missy and I’m a 2-yearold adult female with pretty green eyes. I was found as a stray by some nice folks who kept me until space was available at the shelter. I’m a very good girl who is vaccinated, spayed and litterboxtrained. Come on over and meet me, I’m waiting!

◄I’m a great girl who is ready to move right on in with my new family! After all, I’m house-trained, I’m great with children, I’m friendly to other dogs and I know commands such as ‘sit’. My name is Molly and I was once part of a family, but they lived in a place where dogs weren’t allowed. So this is your lucky day! Your new best friend is here! I’m such a loving, happy lady. Come get me!

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910-763-6692 ◄Hello! My name is Rocco and I’m a little boy, just 2-years-old. I once had a home but the other cat didn’t take a liking to me. It’s odd, because I get along great with other felines! In my photo, I’m relaxing in my kitty condo. Since I’m used to living indoors, I’ll be happy to do this at your house! I’m a very friendly and loving lap cat who is ready to make you feel adored. All you have to do is adopt me!

▲The person who adopts one (or both) of us will be very lucky! We are two very friendly brothers with social, welladjusted personalities. We like everyone, simple as that, and enjoy being held and kissed. We’re still kittens at 6months-old. A lifetime of love is yours when you adopt us!

▲I’m a 6-month-old kitten who recently arrived at the shelter, so I’m getting used to things. I love this kitty condo - it’s full of cool toys and makes me feel safe. I’m a little boy who was found as a stray. I’m neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and I get along with other cats. I am friendly and sweet and I’d love to meet you! Take some time out to come on over.

►Looking for a sweet and friendly companion who is easy on the eyes? Well, I fit the bill! I’m a precious 6-month-old kitten who was recently found as a stray. I haven’t yet been named so that you can do the honors when you adopt me! I’m already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I get along great with other cats and haven’t met a human I didn’t like. Come meet me and see if we’re a match!

2405 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Hi, my name is Skipper! I’m an 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who has already been spayed. I was relinquished to my veterinarian because my owner could no longer take care of me. I am a very sweet girl and love to run and play. I am good with other dogs and cats. I recently developed a skin condition that I am being treated for and have gotten a lot better but I might require medications for a while to keep it from coming back. The folks at my vet have taken really good care of me, but I really miss being in a loving home of my own. If you are interested in visiting me or would like to find out how you can adopt me, please contact College Road Animal Hospital at 910-395-6555.

Hello everyone! I'm Rizzo, a 5-year-old male kitty who is about as laid-back as they come! I have all the right ingredients to be the perfect sidekick because I’m relaxed, friendly and affectionate! I’m quite handsome, too, with my soft, mediumlength grey and white coat. So if you’ve been hoping to cuddle up this winter with a loving fellow, come get me now! I have already been neutered and I’m current on vaccinations! If you would like to know more information about me, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. You can visit us online at for more details.

I am sponsored by College Road Animal Hospital.

I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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There are eight of us, seven boys and one girl, and we all look different – some black, some tan, some gray. Our personalities are as different as our fur. Let’s just say our start in life was a little less than ideal. We have been at Paw’s Place since we were 4-weeks-old – it was a little bumpy, but we are all doing very well. Everyone is guessing that we are probaRussell bly Shepherd mixes. Some of us even look like we could be Lab mixes. We know that Mom was about 35 pounds. Paw’s Place thinks that we could be about 50 pounds or more when we grow up. We’re eating very well and have had our first shots. Our appointments have been scheduled for us to be spayed and neutered, so by the time you read this, we will be ready for adoption. If you want to come play with us, drop by Paw’s Place any day from 9 – Noon, or visit the website at Hope to see you soon!

Tiny Tim


3701 Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479

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I’m a Jersey girl who ended up in North Carolina! Now I’m looking for some of that famed Southern hospitality in the form of a new home. You’ll find I’m just as mannerly and well-behaved as any Southern Belle. Let me tell you my story: I was found tied to a local building and when my rescuers got me checked out, a microchip was detected. The microchip led them to New Jersey, where they were told my owner had died. He had named me Princess (and my rescuers had been calling me Jessy.) It turns out my owner’s family had given me to someone in North Carolina and from there the details get fuzzy. Suffice it to say that I’m now homeless through no fault of my own and I’m looking for a new family who wants to share their life with a SUPER girl. I’m a very small Beagle and I’m completely house-trained. I will let you know when I need to go potty. I obey commands and will ’stay’ when asked. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I love all people and am the sweetest little girl. Remember, I’m not a hunting Beagle, I’m a House Beagle! Cuddles come free with my adoption. To meet me and fall in love, call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. Sponsored in memory of Milo, the big black dog who stole our hearts! Mommy and Daddy miss you every day!

Hi, my name is Caine and I am an 11-year-old American Bulldog. Please don't stop reading this because of my age I have a story to tell you! You see, my daddy who has had me since I was a baby was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and he had to go live with his daughter. Unfortunately, I have never grown up with any other pets so sharing a home with them was just not ideal for me. My dad’s daughter has cats therefore I couldn't go with my daddy. Thankfully, after hearing my story, Pender Perfect Pets took me in to foster care. My foster mommy describes me as a pure and beautiful gem and a gentle soul. I absolutely love people and all I want to do is be by someone’s side. I am completely house-trained and I don't even have to go into a crate when you’re not home. I know I am a little bit older, but I promise my loyalty, playfulness and spirit will make you forget all about my age. After all, age is just a number! Please, will you call my foster mommy about me at 910-538-0106? She says that I would make someone the most wonderful companion and that people have no idea what they are missing by not adopting me. I really hope you will call about me soon. I'm ready to spend the rest of my life by your side. Love, Caine

You would think when a couple of gals get adopted from Animal Control, that life would get easier, but that unfortunately is not our case! We are Hannah and Halley, Husky sisters and littermates. We have had an AWFUL time just trying to keep a roof over our heads! First, just let us point out that although we are good with children, big humans and other dogs - we are not good with chickens. So if you have a big fenced yard, that would be awesome as long as it’s not filled with chickens. The first thing we did after leaving the shelter in Whiteville was to be boarded in kennels at a local vet for nearly 2-weeks while a foster home could be found. So that was "home" #1. Then the chicken thing happened. Now we are in another temporary situation with a lady who isn’t able to properly care for us, so we have Columbus Humane Society volunteers (thank Dog for them) who come by twice a day to meet our needs. We are nearly 1-year-old, healthy, spayed and vaccinated but we need someone to work with us, love us and show us good manners. Please give us a chance by fostering us or adopting us! We are fast learners and are ready to have fun and make the most out of life! If you are interested in learning more about us, would like to foster or adopt us, or if you have any ideas to help our rescue care for us, contact Columbus Humane Society at or 910-619-3015.

I am sponsored by Nina Voltaire, a loyal supporter of Pender Perfect Pets. Thank you!

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

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Visit our website at Hey there! Check me out. My name is Singer and I got that name because I swallowed a sewing needle. The staff at C.A.R.E. fixed me up, but now I need you to take me home. I am SO playful, but I purr like an engine when you hold me and love to have my ears rubbed. I like both cats and dogs, so I can make friends easily. Let's go home now! If you are interested in adopting me, please see the required specifications and adoption application at Please call 910-256-2624 with any questions.

Hi, my name is Sadie and I am a 3-year-old blue Pit Bull girl. I was found in a bad part of town with a huge chain wrapped around my neck. Thankfully for me, some nice people came along and rescued me off of the side of the road and got in touch with Pender Perfect Pets to help me out. I am a very sweet girl. I am very calm and mellow. I am house-trained and crate-trained. I also get along with other doggies. I am anxious to be in my furever home. Please, will you consider adopting me? Call my rescue about me today at 910-538-0106. I’ll see you soon!!!

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

I am sponsored by the loyal supporters of Pender Perfect Pets. Thank you!

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Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1484 or email to adopt us! ◄Mr. Blue Eyes (A010009) is my name - come meet me and you’ll see why the name fits! I’m a very loving male Siamese mix who will actually hug you! Yes, when you hold me, I put both my arms around your neck and bury my face against you. I just love being cuddled and am so happy to be given attention. How I’m homeless is a mystery to all. I was found as a stray and am believed to be about 5-years-old. I’m such a handsome boy, too!

All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and treated for fleas/ticks prior to adoption. Microchipping is also available for just $15! ►There are LOTS of kittens at the shelter (at least twenty) and we are just two of them! I’m Joey (A010155) and this is my brother Jacob (A010156) being held. We are so sweet and adorable and we love to receive attention from humans. If a kitten is what you’re looking for, there is every size, shape and color imaginable here. Come pick one of us out! ◄I’m a super-awesome dog named Brutus (A010006) and I’d be a great addition to any home! I’m friendly to people of every age, sex and ethnicity and, of course, that includes children, too! I’m already house-trained and walk well on a leash. I’m easy to kennel, ride well in the car and I play nicely with other dogs. I take treats gently and I sit on command. At just 2-years-old, I’m a fantastic find! Hurry on over!

3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC

►Hi, my name is Bijou (A009025)! I’m a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell girl who has been waiting for a family for far too long. I’m a sweet, affectionate kitty who enjoys being held and will purr the entire time I’m in your arms. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. My adoption fee has been paid by someone who knows what a jewel I am and wants me to be noticed! Please let me show you what a great companion I’d be!

◄I’m Bogie (A010310), a Boxer mix boy who has become a favorite around the shelter! At just 1 year of age, I’m a very sweet fellow who is ready to slide right into your home. You see, I’m already house-trained and I walk well on a leash. I know commands and am showing you how I ‘sit’ in my photo. Just think of the fun we’ll have and the love we’ll share!

My Adoption Fee has been paid! All I Need is You! ◄I’m showing you how I sit on command! My name is Toby (A009959) and I’m a 1 to 2-year-old Walker Hound mix boy who is great with kids, great with adults, I ride well in the car and I’m already neutered, up to date on shots and ready to go! I don’t like sharing my food, so I should be the only doggie at home, unless you can feed me separately from the others. I’m very affectionate and loving. Please pick me!

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Hey ya'll, I'm Suki - just a sweet little southern belle looking for a home and a family. I am a 1-year-old Walker Hound mix who was found starving and injured. A nice lady saw my picture and said she would foster me. It didn't take long for my wounds to heal and for me to start gaining weight. I went from trying to survive in the woods to laying on a comfy bed in a house - and its great! I get to live in a house with other dogs (who love to play), a cat and even guinea pigs (although they don't really like to play with me). I would love to find a family who likes to go on long walks or even runs, and a big fenced in yard for me to play in. But I really want to find a human who will cuddle with me! If you want to give me the home I have always dreamed of, please contact 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue at 252-531-0744 or email You can see more pictures of me and my friends looking for homes on our Facebook page.

When will it ever be my turn to be adopted?? I am Pluto and I am way too awesome to still be up for adoption. You see, I am a 5year-old doggie mix who recently lost my home due to my mommy having some severe medical issues. I really am sad to lose my home but I'm trying to stay positive. I know somewhere out there is someone who really wants a dog like me. I am a very sweet boy who will cuddle with you all day. I am so smart that I actually alerted my mommy before she had a medical problem! I have been a great therapy dog to my mommy's special needs daughter and I get along with doggies and kitties! I am crate-trained and completely house-trained. I would make you very happy if you would give me a chance. Please, call my rescue at 910-538-0106. Hurry, I'm waiting! I am sponsored by the loyal supporters of Pender Perfect Pets. Thank you!

Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Looking for a great companion dog? Well, here I am to save the day! My name is Parker and I’m a terrific medium-size Hound who is about 2-yearsold and 45 pounds. I love getting attention but I am also content to relax on a nice blanket and chill out. I don’t jump up on you like some will, and I can sit and shake on command. I’m housetrained, too! Take me home, please. ►Purring, cuddling and lap-warming are my favorite things to do. Melting human hearts is another one. In fact, someone special has paid my adoption fee in advance because they want to give me every advantage in finding a great home. That’s how wonderful I am! My name is Scottie and I’m a healthy, friendly, affectionate boy who will be a welcome addition to any lucky family.

◄SMALL DOG ALERT! And boy, I’m as precious and sweet as they come. I’ll roll over and let you rub my soft belly, then I’ll hop in your lap and let you cuddle me as long as you like! My name is Mocha and I’m a 4 to 5-year-old Chihuahua girl who was found abandoned in a trailer with my best friend, Chanel. She’s a Chihuahua, too. We can be adopted together or separately. Quiet, friendly and gentle are words that describe us perfectly. Come out to the shelter for a kiss-filled meeting! ►Puppy Power to the rescue! We can chase the blues away or make a happy day even more joyful! No wonder everyone smiles when we’re around! Georgie We’re Sunshine Sunshine and Georgie, two Boxer mixes looking for loving homes. Sunshine, a girl, is 8-weeks-old. I’m Georgie, the boy, and I’m just 6-weeks. We are cuddly bundles of fur who love life and people. Lucky is also available - he’s a 6-week-old Boxer mix, too.

My Adoption Fee has already been paid! ◄Teddy Bear is my name, and it suits me perfectly! I was found as a stray, but at one time I had a family who taught me some manners and commands. My new friends are guessing I’m fairly young - under 2-yearsold. I’m already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Do yourself a big favor and come check me out. I’m a gem just waiting to be found!

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

◄Hello, PawPrints readers! My name is Tyler. I’m a 1-year-old boy who loves to be petted and played with. I will show my appreciation for your attention by serenading you with hours of purring from my soothing motor. It’s music to a cat lover’s ears! I am friendly to other felines and am spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. You should come visit me as soon as you can. I’ll be sure to welcome you and show you why adopting me would be a great choice!

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My life didn't start out the greatest - but now I am happy and healthy and ready for my furever home! My name is Allie and I am a 4-year-old wirehaired Terrier mix girl. As a puppy I lived in a shelter until one day I thought I had gotten lucky because I was able to leave! But instead I went to a laboratory where they did tests on me and other dogs that lived there. Fortunately for me, one of the lab techs fell in love with me and didn't want to see me have to stay there anymore. Somehow she talked them into letting me go - but sadly she couldn't keep me! So now I am at SOAR, waiting for my new family. I play with other dogs and toys and have a sunny disposition. But what would make me happiest is a cat-free home with lots of love where I could feel safe and stay forever. I promise to thank you every day with kisses and grateful cuddles!

I’m tired of being type-cast as the homeless Basset Hound on the small screen, I’m looking to show off my dramatic acting chops starring in the Howlywood movie based on your life. You know the story, family meets Hound, Hound rolls over for belly rubs, there’s afternoon strolls, rides to the park and they fall in love. But she battles a dark secret that she has kept hidden all these years – she likes to sleep 20 hours a day. The secret is ultimately revealed, but you decide that a Hound as awesome as her is worth fighting for - she ultimately works her way to only sleeping 19 hours a day. You decide that’s good enough, accept her for who she is, and everyone lives happily ever after. I like that story! My name is Bella and I’m waiting for my screen test. To make me a member of your family, please call Carolina Basset Hound Rescue at 919-708-4247 or visit our website at Also, we are always short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, please contact CBHR for more details.

I am sponsored by Netop, Ruby and Jacqueline in memory of Lola Asti-Magarelli.

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

Shelter News & Events Peace, L♥ve & Rescue!

It’s Holiday Pet Photo Time! Come to Paw Beach Pet Resort, 6101 Market Street in Wilmington, on Sunday, November 10, 2013 and have holiday photos taken of your pet by professional pet photographer Dick Parrott. Hours are 11am to 4pm. For just $30, you’ll get six poses on a CD and a 4 x 6 print of all six thumbnails! For more info or to schedule an appointment to minimize your wait, call 910-259-4663 or email CALL NOW! Limited Sitting Times Available. Part of the proceeds benefit Monty’s Home, a local non-profit animal welfare and canine rescue group.

Onslow County Animal Services Celebrates Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month What Can a Senior Pet Bring to Your Life? “Think of a pet who is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight - a pet who will love you unconditionally,” said Alan Davis, Director of Onslow County Animal Services. “That’s what you get when you adopt a senior pet.” Some people worry that a senior pet comes with problems, but according to Humane Society of the United States, there are no disadvantages. “In most cases they’ve had a home and they want one again.” One example is a pet owner adopted an 8½-year-old dog named Ellie, and has never regretted it. “An older animal is easier to deal with. And Ellie is still playful. She plays fetch and gallops all over the place.” At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy, senior pets like Ellie, looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life. They don’t ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love. During Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month (November), please take the opportunity to get acquainted with the older pets available at Onslow County Animal Services located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville. They are open to the public for pet adoptions from Noon to 6:30 pm Monday thru Thursday; Fridays Noon to 3:00 pm; and Saturdays from 10 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For more information, please call 910-455-0182, visit or to view adoptable animals visit

From 3pm to 11pm, the 2nd Annual Love Rescued Me Fundraiser for Cape Fear Rescue League will be held Saturday, November 2 at The Sea Witch Café & Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach. Enjoy great food, raffle items, prizes and live music. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outside deck. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of raffles, rescue items, etc. go to Cape Fear Rescue League. Monetary donations as well as dog food donations are welcome. For more info, call 910-207-2071.

Pet Photos with Santa Claus to Benefit Furever Friends Animal Rescue On Sunday, December 1, noted photographer Dick Parrott will be at 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 105 Waterford in Leland from 11am to 4pm taking holidaythemed pet photos. For $35 you will receive a CD for your use with six poses in high resolution format and a printout of the six poses on a proof sheet. Proceeds to benefit Furever Friends Animal Rescue. If you have ever wanted a professional photo of your pet, or you with your pet, this is the perfect opportunity!! Get photos for your pet-themed Christmas cards now! Please call 910-383-2100 for more info. Visit to see examples of Dick Parrott's beautiful work.

New Hanover Humane Society Fundraiser at Katy’s A fundraiser for the New Hanover Humane Society will be held Saturday, November 23, from 2pm to 5pm. The event is sponsored by and located at Katy’s Great Eats (1054 S. College Road in Wilmington). Come out and enjoy live music, silent raffle, and a 50/50 raffle. Netop the Painting Dog will be painting and selling his art work. Goods donated by local businesses. Representatives from New Hanover Humane Society will on hand. A portion of proceeds from Katy’s during this time will also be donated to the Humane Society. For more information, please contact Lila at 910-612-8478 or Katy at 910-262-0440.

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I'm Destiny and that means that you and I were meant to be together. Yes, that's right, just you and me. No other kitties. I love to give and receive attention - so I am all the kitty you will ever need. I am a 1-year-old girl and I’m looking for a lap. I am also a very special kitty - I am a polydactyl...that means I have extra toes. Are you special? Do you want to be? Adopt a special kitty (AKA me!) and you will be special, too! Oh yes, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained so the only thing left for me to do is get acquainted with you and your lap. Come visit me at Petsmart in Wilmington or give Cat Adoption Team a call at 910-792-9014. They’ll be happy to tell you how I can become a member of your family! I am sponsored by Pine Valley Animal Hospital in honor of Sharon Harmon, who does so much to save needy cats in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.

Hello! My name is Denzel and I'm a 2-year -old handsome Boston Terrier mix. My foster mom thinks I'm mixed with Boxer but we both agree, I'm 100% loveable! Besides being handsome, I enjoy long walks on a leash and games of fetch in the backyard. I adore my foster furbrother and we play all the time. In fact, I love all dogs and cats! I am a wellbehaved boy who knows to do my business outside and I love to sleep in my crate at night. I am very energetic and would do best with regular exercise and another dog to play with at home. Sadly though, my foster mom says I have these pesky heartworms but fingers crossed - I’ll be all cleared on November 1st! If you are interested in adding my loveable self to your family, please contact Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas at 828-778-2045. I am sponsored by, Dogmom Productions.

SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄I'm a lover, not a fighter, but they tell me I’m a Boxer! (Or a Boxer mix.) I am Lyla and I am about 2½years-old. I have been at SOAR since I was just a few months old, and I just can't figure out WHY nobody has adopted me! Yes, I am a big girl and I have lots of energy, but I am the sweetest girl in the world! I am very pretty and very smart! I can sit, shake and give kisses! I am doing quite well with loose leash walking. I love to play and get along well with most other dogs!

▲Don't they say that orange tigers are the best cats to have? Well, that's what I say!! I'm Sandy and I am 7-years-old. I'm a laid-back girl who gets along well with most other cats. One of my favorite things is to be brushed - I just love it! Come by anytime and see me!

►They say I am a little "chunky" - but I just say I'm "bigger boned"! My name is Alee and I’m a lovely girl who is about 7-years-old. I am quite fuzzy and I have the most beautiful fur - it’s a combination of peach and smokey gray colors! I am a sweet girl and currently I am in the open room with other cats, so I think I will be fine with another cat as long as we are properly introduced. I can sometimes be a little nervous in new surroundings, so please just be patient with me!

►Hi, I'm Madison. I am 11-years-old, and though that may be old in cat years, in my heart I am still a youngster. I had been with my person my entire life, but then she got sick and passed away! I was very sad because I knew I would miss her and also because I didn't know what would happen to me. But the awesome people at SOAR took me in and now I am just waiting for someone to see how beautiful and loving I am. I have been around other cats all my life so don't be afraid to take me home even if you already have another cat!

►Bonjour! My name is Louie. As you can see – I am an extremely handsome fellow! I like to be rubbed and one of my favorite things is to sit in front of the window and watch everything that goes on at SOAR! I live in the open cat area so I get along pretty well with other cats. I’m also neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I would love to see you! Call SOAR for directions if you don’t know how to get here. You’ll have a great day meeting everyone - especially me!

►Cute! Cute! Cute! That is me! I am full of cuteness! My name is Bianca and I live at SOAR with my sister Alana and my brother Dominick! And we are all white! Our sister Catarina was a tuxedo cat and has already been adopted. Now we are just waiting for someone to take us home, too! We are about 3½-monthsold and love to play. We are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Hop in the car and come see us!

3376 St. Charles Place Southport, NC 28461

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Bobby Jean & Apollo

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5954 Carolina Beach Rd Suite 160 Wilmington NC 28412


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I’ve Been Waiting and Waiting for a Home! Please Read About Me! Hello everyone! I'm Violet (A067932), a 2-year-old female Lab. Calm, gentle and quiet, I'm a low-key gal. I take comfort in snuggles and I'm right at home on a soft, cushy bed all my own....or better yet, on a comfy couch with my own people! My only wish is to join a family who will truly love me for the rest of my life. My adoption fee includes a physical examination, heartworm test, rabies vaccination and spay surgery. Wow! That’s a great deal! Please come visit with me and see if we are a match made in heaven. For driving directions or more information, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Terry, Patty and Trigger. Thank you!

Pet Salon! 3600 Unit B S. College rd. Around the corner from Aunt Kerry's

Convenience for you… Comfort for your pet!

(910) 470-6010

Looking for a friendly, loving, well-trained companion? Here I am! My name is Daisy and I’m a 4-year-old girl who weighs in at a perfect 44 pounds. Not too big and not too small! I once had a home, but the landlord said I couldn’t stay. It’s a shame, because I’m such a smart and obedient girl! I will sit on command with ease, and I’m house-trained so you won’t have to worry about any accidents. I’m great with children and I play well with other dogs. I’ve never been around cats. I love to ride in the car and I am familiar with a dog crate. I play nicely in a fenced-in area and am already spayed and vaccinated. Please come meet me and let’s see if I can be your new family member! Call the New Hanover Humane Society at 910-763-6692 and tell them you’re headed over. I am sponsored by Levi Donovan. Everybody wins with adoption!

Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email to adopt us! ◄I’m Kent, a 20-month-old Black Lab/Bull Dog mix who was found as a stray. I’m a favorite among the humans who know me and I also received rave reviews at two vet offices. I am up to date on vaccines, neutered, and doing well with housetraining. Unfortunately, I’m heartworm positive, but I’m finishing up my treatment and will soon be ready for a new family. Donations for my vet bill can be sent to Sunburst at P.O. Box 10118, Wilmington, NC 28404. Donations can also be made via our website, and via Pay Pal. Thank you for your tax-deductible help! ◄Hi, my name is Rusty! I’m a 2-year-old boy who appears to be a Jack Russell/Hound mix. I am very sweet. I’m also friendly to my canine buddies and I love my people! I am somewhat shy, but my friends tell me obedience training will increase my selfconfidence. I weigh around 45 pounds, am up to date on shots and I’m cratetraining and house-training well. Let’s get together! ◄Wheee, wanna play with me? My name is Lola and I’m a 6-year-old Shepherd/Lab mix. I am a sweet-loving gal and I generally get along well with docile male dogs. I love to run and play in the yard and snuggle inside with my humans. I am house-trained, crate-trained, up to date on vaccines and on heartworm prevention. I do take glucosamine but, as you can see, I get around just fine! When you adopt me, I will come to you with a microchip. Let’s go home!

P.O. Box 10118, Wilmington, NC 28404

◄Hello, my name is Tanner! I’m a 2-year-old English Setter/American Bull Dog mix. I am quiet, gentle, house-trained and crate-trained. My tail wags incessantly when I hear a familiar voice. I am up to date on vaccines, neutered, microchipped and heartworm negative. I am a beautiful dog with striking markings and will make someone a wonderful companion. I love my people and am learning to have more self-confidence around other dogs.

Sunburst Foundation will be holding an online auction for the Pender County Animal Shelter, starting on Monday, November 4 and ending on Friday, November 15 at 6pm. We are asking interested individuals/businesses to donate an auction item. For more info, email Of course, we need folks to join in and bid on the auction items as well. The online auction will be held on Facebook. ◄I’m Rosie, a wonderful, small-sized girl who would love to be part of your family! At a mere 35 pounds and 6-yearsold, I’m a Pug/Chow mix who is smart and friendly. I adore children and am friendly to adult humans also! I’m great with cats and I get along well with docile male dogs. I’d even be a great agility dog! I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. You and I could be a perfect match!

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7656 A-B Market Street - Wilmington, NC 28411

My name is Dixie and I’m a Fox Hound mix. “Beautiful!” That’s what people say when they see me. I have very pretty markings. I’m even in the 2014 Paw’s Place Calendar. I’m now a year old – but still a puppy – and I’ve got lots of energy! A family who would spend time with me and play with me in a fenced yard or take me running would be perfect. Paw’s Place has made sure that I’m up to date on my shots. I’m heartworm negative and have been spayed. We think that I will be about 40 pounds once I mature. I really love people and especially kids. Please stop by Paw’s Place to see if we are a match! For adoption information, call 910-845-7297.

Hi, my name is Sancho. I was surrendered to C.A.R.E. because I had parvo. Under the gentle hands of C.A.R.E. I was nursed back to health. I need someone with patience since it takes a while to warm up to new people. The only people so far I have come to be fond of are adults. Once I get to know you, we'll be best friends. Plus I am the cutest Chihuahua ever!!! If you are interested in adopting me, please see the required specifications and adoption application at Please call 910-256-2624 with any questions.

I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Agency in memory of Dingo.

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

Dr. Ked Cottrell Pleasure Island Animal Hospital 1140 N. Lake Park Blvd, Suite J Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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Phone: 910 458-5800 Fax: 910 458-5802 Email:

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Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER Adopt-An-ANGEL Adoptions Seven Days a Week! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket (3908 Oleander Drive) and Petco (324 South College Road) in Wilmington and at Petsense (110 Shallotte Crossing Parkway) in Shallotte from 9am to 9pm Monday - Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered and current on age appropriate vaccinations. Please call 910-392-0557 for information or to inquire about the adoption process. Brunswick Animal Protective Services Adoption Fairs November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27 & 30 Animals will be available for adoption at the following locations: PetSense in Shallotte (1st: 1 to 3pm; 7th: 1 to 3pm; 12th: 1 to 3pm; 26th: 1 to 3pm; 30th: 10am to 1pm); in Calabash at Beach Drive and Thomasboro Road (2nd: 10am to 1pm; Four Legs Good in Southport (8th: 3 to 6 pm; 9th: 10 to 1 pm; 23rd: 10 to 1 pm; Family Dog Naturals in Leland (14th: 2 to 4 pm; 21st 2 to 4 pm; Zeetlegoo's in Southport Every Wednesday in November 2 to 5pm; and Harvest Festival Event on the 16th: 11am to 4pm. For more details, please call 910-754-8204. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 From 6pm to 9pm on Fridays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, cats and kittens will be available for adoption at Petsmart. All animals are vaccinated and spayed / neutered. For more info, please call 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Facility November 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27 & 30 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 3pm on Sundays, adorable cats and kittens are available for adoption. For more info, please call 910-253-1375. Adopt-An-ANGEL Adoption Fairs at Petco November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30 Adopt-An-ANGEL will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption on Saturdays and Sundays at Petco from 11am to 5pm. All animals are fixed and vaccinated. For more information, please call 910-392-0557. P.E.A.R Adoption Fairs at Petsmart November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24 & 30 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) will be at Petsmart in Wilmington, every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4pm with dogs available for adoption. They also need donations of dog food and monetary donations for vet costs. For more information, please call 910-675-0867. Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s November 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 & 27 The following shelters will be present with adoptable animals at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport: RACE, November 2nd from 10am to 2pm; SOAR, November 9th and 23rd from 10am to 2pm; Big Adoption Fair with the Brunswick County Animal Shelter on November 16th. Also, through November, the Brunswick County Animal Shelter will be coming from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesdays. For more information, call 910-457-5663.

Paw's Place Meet and Greets November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Meet and Greets will be held November 2 and 16 from 11am to 2pm at Four Legs Good in Southport; November 9 and 23 from 11am to 2pm at Unleashed of Wilmington; November 30 from 11am to 3pm at Mayfaire Town Center between Massage Envy and New York & Co. Info: Pender Animal Control’s Shelter Open Saturday November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Pender County Animal Shelter will be open from Noon to 4pm for adoptions. It is located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. For more information, please call 910-259-1484. Saturday Adoptions at New Hanover Animal Services November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 From 10am to 1:45pm, the shelter (located at 180 Division Drive in Wilmington) is open Saturdays for dog, puppy, cat and kitten adoptions. Please call 910-798-7500 for more information. Christmas Pet Photos to benefit Monty’s Home November 10 On Sunday, November 10, from 11am to 4pm, bring your pet to Paw Beach Pet Resort, 6101 Market St. in Wilmington. Hurry and get your appointment for a professional photo of your pets (may include humans if you like). 6 poses on a high res CD for just $30, what a bargain! A portion of the proceeds goes to Monty’s Home to help care for rescues in their prison training program! Call NOW! Please email or call 910-259-4663 to schedule an appointment Holiday Hound Around November 16, 22 & 30 Monty’s Home will be promoting its programs and available dogs every weekend throughout the holiday season. They have an exciting new SURPRISE! The perfect gift for the “impossible to buy for person” on your list! Stop in and check it out. Also available, their regular merchandise including their NFL doggie bandannas; another perfect gift. Locations for November are: Saturday, November 17 from Noon to 3pm at Family Dog Naturals in the Waterford Shopping Plaza in Leland; Saturday, November 22 from Noon to 3pm at Trulie Dogs in Oak Landing Plaza, Porter’s Neck; Saturday, November 30 from Noon to 3pm at Unleashed in the Landfall Shopping Center. “Dogs Nite Out” Fundraiser for P.E.A.R. November 17 From 3pm to 7pm, P.E.A.R. is going to take over the Uprising Bakery at 1701 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington. Bring your four -legged furry friends for a fun evening. Music, baked goods, vendors and, of course, dogs will be there. Info: 910-675-0867 PEAR: Guest Bartender Fundraiser at Shell Island Resort November 26 Shell Island is hosting a fundraiser for Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR). It’s a night of food, drinks and entertainment. Drop by Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave. from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, November 26 with guest bartender Eric Miller and performance by Stray Local who are donating their time to help raise money for PEAR! Eat, drink and enjoy the music and Shell Island donates back to the rescue for the evening. Info: 910-675-0867 or

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Instruction for People… Training for Dogs Office Hours: 9-6pm Tues-Sat Classes: 9-9pm Tues-Thurs 9-6pm Fri-Sat


1038 S. Kerr Ave. Wilmington, NC


910-470-1527 • 910-253-5868 Save lives…please spay or neuter your pets! My name is Marcella and I am a friendly loveable girl who came in with a litter of kittens. They have all been adopted and now I am waiting for my family to come get me. Are you them? I am so pretty and gentle. I am good with other cats, kittens and probably dogs, too. I have already been spayed so no more kittens for me! I’m also current on vaccinations! If you would like to know more info about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910392-0557. You may also visit us online at for more details. I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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

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

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


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Hi, my name is Rusty! I am a 2-year-old Greyhound mix and boy, am I a happy, happy dog. I absolutely love people! I am a good boy and I am already housetrained and cratetrained. I walk great on a leash and I listen exceptionally well when told certain commands. I would make an active family the perfect new addition OR if you have a doggie already who needs a playmate, I am the boy for you! I am new to Pender Perfect Pets and I came from Brunswick Animal Shelter. I lived there for five long months and became a shelter favorite. Come meet me and find out why everyone loves me so much. Please call my rescue today at 910-538-0106. I can’t wait to meet you!!!! I am sponsored by my biggest fan, Jennifer Lee. Thank you!

We are sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund. Rescue Animals Community Effort

Hi, my name is Lady and I am a little Terrier mix who weighs around 15 pounds. I was surrendered by my owner after living with her for 15years. Yes, I am 15years-old now with no where to go. I am sweet, quiet and no trouble at all. Quiet walks with a mature person is what I need. I would be best without small children. I do have some arthritis in my rear hip but other than that, the Vet says I am in very good health. Please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 for an appointment to come and meet me. You may also visit us online at

Hola, me llamo es Sparky. I am one cute, sweet, healthy, male 13-year-old black and tan Chihuahua. I was surrendered by my owner and now I am searching for my forever family to let me live out the rest of my life feeling love and not have to worry about being given away again. I am a true Lap Dog, that is what makes me the happiest. I am 5 pounds of pure love. Please let there be someone out there reading this magazine who thinks I am the perfect dog for them. Please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 or visit us on the web at Like us on Facebook.


My name is Autumn and I am the sweetest Pitbull. I am solid white and my brother, Ollie, is solid black. I am 8-months-old, super loveable and friendly. At the vet’s office, I wagged my tail the whole time they drew blood for my heartworm test. I am negative, by the way. I would have been drop dead gorgeous, but someone did a “home crop job” on my ears and just about chopped them all off! However, my personality far overshadows this one blemish. I am great with other animals, but could play too roughly for a cat. I would do well with kids, too. Since I am a Pitbull, I do not want to fall into the wrong hands so a home visit is required. If you would like to know more info about me, call 910-392-0557.

My name is Ollie and I am the sweetest, most fun loving boy you will ever meet. I am a teenage Pitbull pup who is about 8months-old. Someone did a “home crop job” on my ears so now they are permanently disfigured, but my personality makes up for this one small blemish. Since I am a Pitbull, Adopt-AnANGEL will be requiring a home visit so that I don’t end up in the wrong hands. I am gentle, super friendly and deserve the best home out there. I do really well with other dogs, but I could play too roughly with a cat. My sister, Autumn, is also up for adoption. I am all black and she is solid white. If you would like to know more info about me or the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL today at 910-392-0557.

Pet Friends of Duplin County

Miss Avis Davis, 1990-2005

I'm Freddie and when I arrived at the shelter, I needed some help. I had an eye infection and some hair loss. They gave me medicine for my eye and for demodetic mange and I'm looking good now! I'm a 1 to 2-year-old Shepherd/Collie mix with a white, tan and black coat. They tell me I'm very handsome. I've been neutered, I’m up to date on shots and I’m heartworm negative and on preventative. I get along with other dogs. I'm a friendly, loving dog who would love to have a family of my own. Call 910-271-3101 for info on how to meet me.

I'm Hope and when I was picked up as a stray, I was so scared that I hid at the back of my kennel with my head down. The volunteers saw something special about me that made them give me the name Hope. Look at me now! I'm about a year old, a small Shepherd/Shar-Pei mix who weighs just 35 pounds. My foster Mom says that I'm the smartest and most loveable foster she’s ever had. I've never met a stranger and I get along with kids, other dogs, and cats. I'm trained on an underground fence, great on a leash and house-trained. I'm up to date on shots and spayed. If you are ready for a very special girl, call 910-271-3101 to meet me.

Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY


Hi, my name is Tootles and my sister is named Paddles. We are beautiful, fluffy, white, spayed females who were born in June 2009. We are homeless because our family could no longer take care of us. We are polydactyl and declawed. We love attention and would love to have a forever home. We get along well with other cats and dogs, too. We would like to be adopted together if possible. If you are interested in adopting me, please complete an application online at, call 910-330-1376, or email

My name is Roxanne. I was living at a local fish place and had gotten pregnant for the second time when Topcat stepped in to take care of me and my babies. All of my little ones have found homes and now it is MY turn. I'm about 2-years-old and still young at heart. I’m a lover and like to cuddle. I may be shy for the first couple of days but will warm up quickly. I like to use a scratching post or you can get me one of those cardboard ones that I can scratch on. I like toys, too. I have been spayed and had all my shots so I am ready. Won't you give me a safe and loving inside home? To find out more, please email or call 910-200-0612.



I’m Justice, a 2-year-old American Staffordshire mix. My owner was a nice lady, but she was kind of older and couldn't take care of me. Now I live in a foster home and even get to cuddle on the couch. There's no chain in the yard and I get to run and play with the other dogs as much as I want. I go to adoption events and everyone gets to pet me. I love all the attention and I’m really good while I sit patiently for children to meet me. I am well-mannered, house-trained, crate-trained, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and being treated for heartworms. To adopt me, please call 252-531-0744 or email Visit our Facebook page, 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue.

My name is Teddie (A071414) and I’m one adorable guy who is searching for that forever home. At a whopping 3 pounds, I’m a big cuddler! I also love to give kisses as I lay my head against your chest to feel the rhythm of your breathing. That makes me give a big sigh showing you just how satisfied I am in your presence. The one thing I do need is to be around you constantly - I’m not a loner! I’m a long-haired Chihuahua/Papillon mix who is house-trained. If you will allow me, I’ll sleep in bed with you. I do just fine around other dogs, but haven’t spent any time around felines. To adopt me, call 910-455-0182. The shelter is located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville.



My name is Samantha and I am a young, beautiful girl who is a smooth Collie mix. I have lots of energy for playing, I’m very sweet and loving and I’m good with kids and other dogs. I am about 1-year-old, a small 25 pounds, current on vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and just groomed. I am house-trained and know how to sit and shake hands for treats. I will walk on a leash, ride well in a car and respond to a whistle. I have lots of love to give to a forever family. Please call my Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare foster parents, Joe or Helen, at 910-545-1846 or 910-545-1844.

My name is Sam and, boy, have I had a ruff year. I was adopted out almost a year ago to a wonderful family but sadly it was found that my new (human) sister was allergic to me. I then went to live at a retirement facility and I was doing great with all of my new human friends, but then one day someone left the door open a little too long and I really wanted to see what was outside...after that I had to come BACK to my rescue again. I am an old boy at 10-years-old and I just want a relaxing retirement home. I am in great health for my age and I really won’t be a bother. I provide great company and I'm a good cuddler, too. Will you please call Pender Perfect Pets at 910-538-0106? Take a chance on a boy like me, us old doggies make great pets.

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Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! FUREVER FRIENDS ANIMAL RESCUE

PET FRIENDS OF DUPLIN COUNTY My name is Dixie and I'm a sweet girl who has been overlooked for a long time. I'm between 3 to 4-years-old and I’m a Boxer and Lab mix who was rescued just before my time ran out. I've been fostered as an indoor dog and am house-trained and crate-trained. I've also been fostered as an outdoor dog. I love to play with other dogs, so if you have a dog who needs a companion, that would be perfect. I do well on a leash and love riding in the car. I get along with people of all ages and love attention. I get a little excited around cats, so I probably should be in a home without them. I've been spayed, I’m up to date on my shots and I’m on heartworm prevention. If you want to meet me to see what a great dog I am, call 910-271-3101. I'll be waiting.

COASTAL ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT (C.A.R.E.) Hello, Mickey Mouse is my name and I 'm a laid back girl! I get along great with other cats and love people. My weight is managed by a special diet. I am a very pretty kitty, as you can see from my picture, and I’m ready to fill your home with love. If you think I am a pretty kitty, then please see the application and the required specifications before applying at If you have any questions, please call 910-256-2624.

Hi, my name is Beauregard and I am a male orange Domestic Shorthair who is very special. You see, I don’t have any teeth so soft food only, please. Other than that, I am a healthy, 5year-old boy who weighs 14 pounds. I lived in a home so my house manners are quite good. I like everyone I meet and love cuddling but eating and sleeping are my favorite things. Oh, and a little playtime is good, too! To adopt me, please call 910-383-2100 for more info.

PAWSITIVE PARTNERS PRISON PROGRAM Hello, my name is Watson. I’m one of the dogs in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program and have completed my time here but, because I was so fearful of everything, my training went a little slower than most dogs. I have come a long way and would love a home with another dog as I really love to play. I’d also love to be with a very patient human who will give me time to get to know them. I’m about 2-years-old and a Greyhound/ Walker mix, have all my shots, have been through heartworm treatment and am microchipped, so I’m all set to go! To meet me, call Monica at 910-297-1338 or email Applications are on


R.A.C.E. (Rescue Animals Community Effort)

Hello, I’m a young lady named Khia, and I’m a beautiful Blue-Nose Pitty. My original owner is in the military and was shipped out. Of course, I couldn't go. I did end up in a friend’s care and at that time I swallowed a corn cob by accident and it got lodged in my intestines. PEAR took me in and had it removed. There were many other internal problems and the vet bills piled up. I am also in need of heartworm treatment. I am a loving Blue Nose...and I need some help. If interested in fostering and/or helping out with donations, contact PEAR at or call 910-675 -0867. I also am searching for a new forever family!

Woof Woof!! My name is Trudy and I am a super sweet, obedient, loving, 3-year-old Beagle. I was sitting in the shelter for a long time because no one gave me a chance but I’ve since gone to a foster family. I am flourishing, happy and looking for my forever home. If you like Beagles, you can't go wrong with me. I am not a barker or digger. All my vet work is complete and I can't wait for my long journey to end - or should I say begin with you. Come on and call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 or visit us on the web at Like us on Facebook.

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


I’m Tori and I'm searching for a family that has a fenced yard and other doggies. I'm very timid, but I do so want to be loved! I need a patient family that I can give kisses to and maybe get my belly rubbed. I am very healthy at 13 pounds, fully vetted, housetrained and micro-chipped. I hang out with medium-sized dogs in my foster home. But what I really love is attention from my humans! I love to ride in the car and walk around the block. To adopt me, visit There you can fill out an application or view other pets up for adoption. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 781-799-4272.

“It was a dark and stormy night, a cacophony of dog yelps bounced off the cinder block walls – a persistent reminder of how dire my situation had become.” It was a terrible scene. Where was I? Yes, the shelter - clanging dog bowls and an apparent lack of upholstered furniture seemed to be my new normal. For the first time in my life, being vertically challenged and long in the ear really paid off – CBHR rescued me! I am enjoying the good life at my foster home but I am ready to write the next chapter in my life. Let us bask in the sunlight and snack on Snausages together – ask for me – Bazooka! To adopt me, call 919-708-4247 or visit


SHAR-PEI RESCUE OF VIRGINIA I‘m Tucker and I’m a sweet male SharPei. Life is good at my foster home and I am best buddies with the little boy. I follow my foster mom and our little guy everywhere and love to give kisses. I was quite neglected before being rescued and was both heartworm and Lyme disease positive. The rescue got me the veterinary care that I needed, and I am all better and ready to go to a “furever” home! I would do best with a family that has kids and I do well with other dogs. I am absolutely lovely and any family would be lucky to have me! To learn more about me, see more pictures, or fill out an application, please check out my profile at You can also call 609-4940020 or email for more info.

I’m Bender and I came into rescue with two other Bostons. All of us were seriously neglected and received lots of TLC and medical care. I love running in the yard with my foster sisters even though they are fast and I can’t catch them. I am not quite house-trained or crate-trained but I am getting better due to obedience training and my great desire to please. I love walking on leash and can use a doggie door. I have a cute little puckered lip that makes me a little different than your average Boson Terrier boy. I am now a healthy weight, neutered, microchipped, and am ready for a forever home. Don’t you want a Bender of your own? For more info, please contact CCBTR at or call 252-633-0987. Visit us online at

ECHO DOGS - White German Shepherd Rescue


I am Ollie, an all-around GRRReat gentleman. I am a loving and settled boy and I get along with everyone. They say I am reaching my golden years, but I do not show my age. I still enjoy playing and get along fine with other dogs with a similar energy level. I even enjoy the company of kitties. I have very good manners, I am house-trained, I’m not at all destructive, and I prefer the security and safety of my crate. I am looking for a furever family who will let me enjoy my senior years in a low-stress environment. I do not think I would do well with high-energy dogs (or kids). To learn more about me, contact Lori at 910-431-6294 or visit

My name is Isabelle and I'm a wonderful girl who is 3 to 4years-old. I was heartworm positive, but I recently had my first treatment. I will also be receiving eye surgery in both eyes and be spayed. My foster family says I'm a true love. I'm currently living with another female Dane and doing well. My picture was taken by the wonderful folks at Ravenscry Photography. I'll be available for adoption once my heartworm treatment and surgeries are done. To adopt me, please email or call 704-559-4121.

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Adoption Celebration

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

Tel. 910-799-3611

My name is Marley and I share some striking similarities to the yellow Lab Marley from the movie Marley & Me. I am full of personality and quite mischievous. I like to play, play, play and play some more. I am more like a dog than a cat. I follow you around and want to be all up in your business. If you want a kitty who just might be annoyingly affectionate then you need to come get me. If you would like to know more information about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. You may also visit us online at

Hello there, my name is Sounder! I’m the prettiest 3-year-old Aussie/Collie mix you have ever seen. You can also add loving, kindest, and softest to the list. Right now I’m here at Pender Correctional Institution being trained by the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program in conjunction with the great people at Monty’s Home. I’m extremely well behaved! I’ve been spayed, microchipped, and am up to date on all my shots and heartworm prevention. If you need something soft to keep you warm during the winter, ADOPT ME!! To find out more, visit, email or call 910-297-1338. Written for Sounder by her inmate trainer Tony J. Thank you to my buddy at Dog Speak, Addie Bell, for sponsoring me!

I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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