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PawPrints Magazine's HOMELESS COVER MODEL Photo by Dick Parrott

I’m a loveable, affectionate orange Tabby boy named Mr. Kitty and I’ve been homeless since January 8! The folks at the New Hanover Humane Society are so surprised that I’ve been overlooked for so long. I hope someone will fall in love with my cover photo and come visit me at the shelter. You’ll find a very friendly boy waiting for you! I’m already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained, and I get along great with the other cats at the shelter. In fact, I’ve taken several kittens under my care, bathing and washing them, just like any good foster daddy would. I also enjoy being around humans and possess a calm, mellow, laid-back attitude. You’ll never be lonely again with me in your life! Please call the New Hanover Humane Society at 910-763-6692 to find out how you can take me home. I’d like to now thank Mr. Dick Parrott for taking my photo and giving me a chance to shine. Maybe it’ll be just the thing I need to get my new family’s attention and love!

EXTREMELY URGENT! I’m Running Out Of Time!! How can my sweet face be running out of time? My name is Rufus (CM3600) and I’m a Bulldog/Mastiff mix boy with a heart that’s simply full of love! I have been living here since April and am already neutered. I can even sit on command and I love to catch treats in my mouth. I have a genuine love for people and enjoy being with them. I just don’t understand how I’ve been overlooked? During my stay at this shelter, I lived in a foster home for a brief time. Here is what my foster mom had to say about me: “Rufus has been out walking, running and SWIMMING with my daughter for the past few weeks. During this time our female Husky has run with him and our 120 pound Pit/ Hound mix has been around him. He has NOT exhibited any aggression. He is a WONDERFUL, GENTLE dog." I had a great time with my foster family, but now I’m back at the shelter and time is running out for me. Please, please take a look at my sweet face and come visit me at the shelter. We could have a great life together! Please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. They’ll be happy to give you driving directions or tell you even more! I am sponsored by the Keffer pack: Dixie, Luke, Kira and Jackson. Please consider adoption. Thank you!

Small, Cuddly Dog Alert! My name is Birdie (A043291), but I could be named CuddleBunny. When the PawPrints ladies took me into the playroom for photos, I immediately wanted to cuddle up in their laps. All I want is to be loved. I’ll sit patiently at your feet while you rub me, and I’ll flop over for belly rubs as well. I was found as a stray on a local golf course (hence my new name, Birdie), but someone must have once loved me as I have no fear of humans and instantly want to be held and snuggled. In my photo, you can see that I also sit on command. I was sitting for a treat, and when they gave it to me I took it very gently. I will also sit for you when I notice you pull out a leash. If you want to see my loving personality, you simply must take me into the playroom. I’m an awesome, affectionate girl and the PawPrints ladies really hated to leave me. The shelter foks tell me I’m around 2-year-old and it’s a mystery what I’m mixed with, but whatever it is, it’s small and cute! If you’d like to meet or adopt me, please call Brunswick County Animal Control at 910-754-8204 and let’s get together! I am sponsored by Adam’s Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thank you!

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

(910) 799-3400 Cats ~ Dogs ~ Exotics

I wish you’d come pick me up out of this dog bed and take me home with you! My name is Dixie and I’m a 5-year-old Chihuahua with beautiful red fur. I’m a little sad right now because my owner passed away and I can’t really figure out why my life has changed. I’m currently in a foster home and they’re giving me lots of TLC. I have great house manners, am house-trained and am very sweet and friendly. I’d love to find a new home that is quiet, maybe with an older person who I could keep company. Oh, one more thing, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. So if you or someone you know could use the companionship of a sweetheart like me, call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and let’s meet!

I’M WONDERFUL WITH KIDS!!! My name is Kaci and I’m a very sweet girl who needs a new home, preferably one with children. I LOVE children, and I’m also good with other dogs and cats. At about 6 to 7-years-old, I am a Plott Hound/ Whippet mix who is already spayed, vaccinated, on heartworm prevention and flea medication. I’m also housetrained and leash-trained! I came from a situation of neglect, but I’m doing great now and am so happy to be in a loving foster home while I wait for my new family. If you’d like to meet me, please contact my foster mom, Leanne, at 910-538-0106. You’ll find that I’m the perfect girl for you!

I am sponsored by Marybeth & Elliott Tepper in loving memory of Charleston and Scarlet, who loved all their sisters and brothers. We all miss you so much.

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Volume 10 - Number 6

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour

In This Issue

Cover Photographer Dick Parrott

PET OF THE MONTH “Howie” page 48

Head Writer Kelly Wall


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PawPrints Magazine

Features: Shelter News & Events…...……………….…..……....…........37 Adoption Celebration…...……….……..……………….………46 Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….….39

P.O. Box 4834 Wilmington, NC 28406 910-264-3647 Email: PawPrints Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting shelter adoptions. We provide an up-to-date pictorial directory of shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in the Cape Fear area. Deadline for submissions is before the 15th of each month. Please call to verify date. PawPrints Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Zappareta Publications, Inc. All nonprofit organizations and individuals who are not in the business of breeding and/or selling animals are welcome to participate in the magazine. PawPrints Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the shelter directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adopt-An-ANGEL……………………..……….....….……....9 Brunswick County Animal Services...……….…….….…..11 Cat Adoption Team………………………..………………. 13 Cat Tails…………………….………………………...…….. 15 New Hanover County Animal Control Services…..….…. 17 New Hanover Humane Society…………………………... 19 PAW’S Place………..……………………………………... 21 Pender County Animal Shelter…………………………… 29 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….……..... 31 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….……. 33 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...……….... 35 Various Local Rescues...……………...………..…..….42-43 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…………………… 45

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

Not too long ago, I was standing in the middle of the street with my puppy, cars whizzing past. Luckily, someone stopped and picked us up before we were killed. The town we were in was Navassa, so that has become my name! I’m a 2-year-old female Cattle Dog mix who is already house-trained and leashtrained. I’m friendly to everyone I meet, but can be a bit shy at first. Don’t worry, I warm up quickly! My puppy has been adopted and I’m ready for a new home, too. I think I’d prefer a quiet household where I can get lots of love. If you’re retired or work from home, that would be awesome! I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention and I’ve been told that I’m a very beautiful dog. To see me in person, or for more information, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. I’d love to meet you! I am sponsored by Marybeth and Elliott Tepper in loving memory of Tripp (who was adopted from Paw’s Place). We love him so much!

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I’m a great family dog named Baxter! Sadly, my owners moved away and couldn’t take me with them. This could be your lucky day, though, because I’d be such a great companion! I’m a 28-pound Beagle boy who is already housetrained and leashtrained. I know how to sit on command and can do a few other tricks. At just 4-years-old, I’m already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I enjoy playing with children and am a very sweet, affectionate boy. I love going for walks and would greatly appreciate the exercise as I could stand to lose just a few pounds. If you’d like to share your life with a friendly sweetheart like me, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and let’s get together! I am sponsored by Amy Dugan. Thank you!

Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ►My name is Farrah and I’ve had a really rough start. Since I am a Staffordshire Terrier, I am looking for someone experienced with my breed. Since my history is unknown, I am not recommended for a family with other pets or small children. You can tell by my teeth and the condition I was in that my life was rough before I came to Adopt-An-ANGEL. Now, I have fattened up, my coat is shiny, my overall health has improved tremendously and I am blossoming. I am absolutely devoted to you if you just spend some time with me. I walk well on a leash, am house-trained and heartworm negative. If you look closely into my eyes in this picture, you can almost look into my soul and feel my heartache.

►My name is Tucker and I am a super sweet boy! I am neutered, vaccinated, and heartworm negative. I am completely house-trained and have very good house manners. I am around 2 to 3-years-old and I came out of Pender Animal Control back in January during their first septic crisis. I have been attending adoption fairs ever since, but have been getting overlooked for some reason. I absolutely love people and I am very low energy. I just want to be with my people and go with the flow - I am flexible. I am a mid-sized dog around 40 pounds and am very eager to please. I do well with toddlers and kids, but not babies. The crying freaks me out. I also would do better in a home without other cats and dogs since I am a little too interested in them. So, if you only have room in your home for one animal....CHOOSE ME!

►I kinda look like one of those little monkeys with the big gold eyes, but I promise you that I’m a cat! My name is Summer and I’m completely adorable. Hearts melt all the time over me, so why haven’t I been adopted? I once had a home, but they had no time for me and brought me to the shelter. I love to play, cuddle and purr. Could you give me the love and care I need?

►I am Jake, a 2-year-old German Shepherd/Hound mix who does well with other animals, including cats! I am a very sweet dog with lots of energy. I bark a little bit at people walking down the street, but not enough to be a problem. I like to put my front paws around your hips and give BIG hugs. Most people don't mind, and with more training it can be corrected, but for now I should be in a home with older kids. I need a lot of love and attention, and plenty of space to run. I really don't like to be left alone for too long, so plan on having a loyal sidekick in your everyday life. I am a very loving and affectionate kisser, too!

◄Hello, my name is Jellybean and I’m one of the most affectionate cats you’ll ever have the good fortune to meet. I will curl my head into your palm and rub my soft nose on your fingers. Being touched by humans is something I greatly welcome! I’m a 1year-old, grey and white girl who was found as a stray. Let’s go!

Thank You to Trish Arnold and the other Bow Wow Luau volunteers for holding such a fantastic event for Adopt-An-ANGEL. The Bow Wow Luau was a smashing success!

►My name is Foxy and I am a middle aged, no nonsense kind of girl. I am housetrained and very sweet. I walk well on a leash, am heartworm negative and get along great with cats and dogs. I am not recommended for a home with small kids. I like to lay around and sit by your feet and I would make an awesome companion for a retired couple. I am easy since I am already trained.

P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408

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I’m Francesca and this is my buddy, Half Moon-Pie. We do not have to be adopted together and would be happy to find two loving families! Here’s my story: My foster mom thinks I'm unusually lovable for a cat. In fact, I'd love to hang out in your lap all day, if you'd let me! I like to stand up and hug your neck and give you little kisses and nose touches! I get along with everybody, but am a little shy...just at first. I love to play with anything: pens, pen tops, paper balls, beat up rugs. I even like to ride around on your shoulders! I'm probably close to 2-years-old and my foster mom prefers me to be indoor only. If you'd love to be loved by a most engaging kitty, that's me! Now, as for my friend, Half Moon-Pie, here is her story: She is a ‘Blue Tortie’ with the split color face and is probably close to about 3-years-old. She LOVES to sit on your lap, or right beside you, and be your love muffin! She can tolerate other cats and dogs, but would rather have her own personal HUMAN! She does LOVE to play, and can volley a paper ball to you with great accuracy! If you have a Forever Lap in need of a GREAT LAP CAT and can keep her indoorsonly as well...she’s your girl! To adopt one of us or find out more, please call our foster mom at 910-270-9892.

Brunswick County Animal Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us! ►I’m the sweetest little Basset Hound you ever did see. And just look at these big brown can you resist me? My name is Lydia (A043450) and I’m a darling girl who was found as a stray. It’s a mystery how someone as loving and friendly as me ever ended up on their own. I should be in a house, snuggling with my humans, gazing up at them with my soulful eyes. If you’re a Basset Hound lover, or know of someone who is, please tell them about me! Time is of the essence, and I’m so ready to make someone very happy. Come on over and meet me! ◄I’m a gorgeous Tortoiseshell named Sandra (A043275) and I could be yours if you’re the fortunate one who adopts me! You see, I have a very friendly and affectionate personality and am so happy to meet new people. I like to greet you and give head butts to your fingers. At just 2-years-old, I have a lot of years ahead to make my new family very happy. Let’s go home!

►I’m a Shar-Pei mix named Baby Bear (A043209) and I’m simply great! I love everyone I meet and my tail wags a mile a minute. At just 8-months-old, I’m a little girl who comes to you with terrific qualities: I’m already spayed and I can sit on command. That’s what I’m doing in my photo, sitting and waiting for a treat. I listen well and am highly trainable. I’m friendly and happy and I get along with other dogs. Take me in the playroom and get to know me - you’ll love me!

▲URGENT, URGENT! Our time is running out! How can it be that two adorable kittens like us have been overlooked? We are Diddy (A041449) and Deena (A041447) and we are praying that two loving families will come adopt each of us. (Or we can be adopted together.) We love to be cuddled, we love to play, and we love to be kissed and petted. Give us new chances at life, please! ►I once was part of a loving home, but my owner could no longer afford to keep me and brought me to Animal Control. Hi, my name is Bell (A043342) and I’m a young adult female Tabby with an extremely loving and friendly personality. If you open my cage, I’ll walk over to you for head rubs and purrs. I’d be a great companion for any lucky family, so do yourself a gigantic favor and adopt me!

►Valentine (A043804) is my name, and it’s because I’m such a loving boy. I recently lost my home because my owner moved to Utah and couldn’t take me with her. It makes me sad to be alone at the shelter. I miss being with humans, sitting in their laps and giving love. I’m already neutered and I’m just 1-yearold. There’s so many years ahead for me to be an excellent companion. Come meet me and fall in love!

429 Greenswamp Road Supply, NC 28462

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Isn’t this a sweet face? My personality is even sweeter! My name is Daisy and I’m a 9 pound Terrier mix female. I’m buff-colored and quite adorable! My owners moved away and couldn’t take me with them, so now I’m looking for another lucky family to love. I’m currently in a foster home and living with dogs, cats and some ferrets! We all get along just swell. I’m a very social, affectionate girl and enjoy being around my humans. At just 1-year-old, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. And oh yes, I will come to you house-trained and leash-trained! If a friendly and cute companion is your heart’s desire, call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and ask for me! I am sponsored by Amy Dugan. Thank you!

12 September 2011

I’m such a little gentleman! Hello, my name is James and I’m a very handsome adult Dachshund who is wellbehaved and extremely loving. I was found as a stray and was turned in to Animal Control. That’s where Pender County Humane Society found me. They knew they could find a home for a sweetheart like me! I adore being with people and I get along great with other dogs, but I just haven’t warmed up to cats. I am already vaccinated and neutered and I walk well on a leash. Taking a walk with me is pure pleasure. I am just a true joy to have around - attentive, mellow and sweet. If you’d like to adopt me, call the shelter today! Their number is 910259-7022. I can’t wait for us to get together! I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄You could be sharing your life with a precious baby kitten real soon! All you have to do is come visit me Daphne - and fall in love! See the cat pictured next to me? That’s my mom and her name is Dutchess. She and I are looking for wonderful homes. I’m a 12-week-old girl who loves people, toys and other kitties. I will put a smile on your face 24/7. Hurry up and come adopt me! ►Hi! Has adopting a kitten been on your mind lately? How about me? My name is Buffet and I’m a 4-month-old male kitten. I’m named for my fur, a beautiful buff color. I was found at Animal Control where I was being cared for by two feline moms. That’s how cute I am, I guess! Women just fight over me. I get along well with people and other cats and am a darling, sweet boy. I’ve already been neutered and am vaccinated and litterbox-trained. ◄Hello! My name is Caddo and I’m a 1-year-old Tabby boy. If you’re looking for a very friendly and social companion, I’m your guy! I love everyone and have a great time playing with toys. I get along well with other felines and would be a superb playmate or cuddle-mate for children. My back leg curls under slightly at the toes, but it doesn’t bother me a bit. I run, walk and play just fine. I’m also neutered, vaccinated, and litterbox-trained!

Wilmington, NC

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◄I’m a beautiful Dilute Calico girl named Dutchess. See that kitten right beside me? That’s my baby girl, Daphne. She and I were rescued by Cat Adoption Team just as we were running out of time at a local shelter. Now we’re looking for loving familes who will make sure we’re safe and happy forever! I’m a 1-year-old darling who gets along great with other cats. And I simply ADORE people! I will purr my way into your home and heart. Come meet me! ►Aren’t we cute? Just look how we’re posing for our photo. Don’t let our efforts go to waste - come adopt one or both of us! We are Tiny and Olivia, a pair of sibling Tabbies with adorable, friendly personalities. We love to play, nap, eat and cuddle - not necessarily in that order. We also have another sister named Cleo. At just 12-weeks-old, we’re ready to go home! ◄You are staring deeply into my eyes. You cannot look away. You will be mine! My name is Missy and I’m a 1-year-old Tortie girl who is hoping to convey the depth of my love for you with my soulful gaze. I would be a perfect companion. I get along well with people and cats and LOVE to play with toys. I’m spayed, up to date on shots, vaccinated, and ready to go home! September 2011 13

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Come in and meet Joey, our shop kitty


Whoa! Check out my one blue eye! It’s quite striking and goes really well with my brown eye, don’t you think? My name is Alicia and I'm a 3-year-old female Hound doggie who is looking for a home. As far as my name goes, I love it. I was named after a sweet and compassionate volunteer who spent countless hours with those like me searching for woofever and purrever homes. I’m bound to bring happiness and good karma into your life after being named for a person like that! And here’s more good news: I’m spayed, current on all vaccinations and on heartworm preventative. I get along well with other dogs, love going for walks, and am very friendly to all my human friends. If you’d like to meet me in person, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910259-7022. They can answer any questions you might have or give you driving directions. See you soon! I am sponsored by George, Brenda and John Harriss in loving memory of Miss Scarlett, Rosie Belle, Candy and Lady, special friends, all.

In loving memory of Rozy who shared many happy years being a part of the Morton family.

483 Stallings Road ● Teachey, NC ● 910-285-5454

Hi, I'm Cookie. My ex-"person" purchased me to hunt but I didn't think that was such a good idea. Hunting just isn’t in my heart. So, he dumped me at the local Animal Control. Nice guy, huh? I am a lucky girl though because a very nice lady rescued me and she's my foster mom now. They tell me that I’m a Beagle and Bluetick Coonhound mix. I'm very friendly, love to play and would be a great member of your family. I get along with other dogs and kids, too! I’ve already been spayed, vaccinated and house-trained. Please give me a place where I can run, jump, catch balls and live my life as it was intended...not hunting other animals! For more information or to adopt me, please contact Coalition for Humane Treatment of Animals at 910-2876607. Later, gone Frisbee catchin! Oh, if you would like to see more animals available for adoption, you can visit us online at I am sponsored by Foose and Captain Spriggs, who rescued the owners of Four Legs Good Pet Boutique.

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Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ◄Much like the real Batman, I am very acrobatic, making great leaps and jumps, and just being entertaining in general. The only difference is I don’t wear a mask because I am too cute. Just look at me! I am a 5-month-old black and white teenage kitten just waiting for you to take me home. You can be my sidekick Robin. ►White is what I am and Webb is my name. I can’t claim to be all white, I do have a spot of gray on the top of my head, and I’m hoping I grow out of it. My dream is to be an all white cat; my passions are playing, loving, and eating. Wait a minute, I sound like a pageant contestant, and I’m a male! Quick, come adopt me before that inner pageant dream comes out for good. ◄You know, you can thank Shakespeare for my name, Olivia. He coined it in “Twelfth Night”. And it’s no surprise, I am very active, much like an actor would be. So it is the perfect name for me! I am a beautiful Torti with lots of gold and orange and I’m just a baby at only 5-months-old.

▲Although my name is Angelo, which we all know means angel, let me tell you I can be quite the devil as well. I am very affectionate, but first I have to run, skip, and jump! I am the only survivor out of my litter, so I took all the attention and made it my own! I am used to being spoiled, so I expect no less. At only 4-months-old, I am still a baby with lots of growing to do.



◄We’re Polly and Paige. We’re sisters and we’re like two “Ps” in a pod. We are white cats with some spots of color thrown in, gray tabby for Paige and calico for Polly. We are only 4-months -old, and of course, we just love to play. You don’t have to take both of us, but if you did we wouldn’t fight over who got to sleep in the bed!

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

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

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

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

New Hanover County Animal Control Services Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ◄My name is Earl (A259436). Ha, like the television show. My version of winning the lottery would be finding an adoptive family. I’m a 3-year-old boy who is already neutered and declawed. I am very social and I love to be rubbed. I’m quiet, I have bright green eyes and I’ve got a heart of gold. Please give me the chance to fill your home with love. ◄Hi, my name is Sandy (A259295) and I had a loving home. Unfortunately, my pop went into the hospital for what was supposed to be a brief stay, but now it looks like he will never be able to return home. That means I have to find a new family to take care of. I’m an 11-month-old Labrador Retriever mix who is spayed and vaccinated for rabies. I’m and inside dog who is house-trained and good with other animals. I’m a sweet girl who will sit next to you and lean against you. I am very playful, I like to have fun, I love adventure, I can sit on command and I enjoy all kinds of toys. Won’t you please adopt me?

►My owners brought me here to the shelter and surrendered me because they can no longer care for me. That really broke my heart but I’m a Champ (A257814) and I’m not letting it get me down. I’m an avid toy lover - I love them all: stuffed, squeaky or balls. I toss them in the air and catch them with my mouth. Let me entertain you! I know how to sit for a treat and I’m happy, social and ready to love. If you want to adopt a good dog, pick me! ►My owners surrendered me to the shelter because they were allergic to cats. I’m Bella (A259692) and I’m looking for someone who has a big heart and who isn’t allergic to felines! At just 3-years of age, I like exploring and I’ll rub up against you for affection. I’m sad about being homeless and in a cage. I find it terribly lonely and boring. I want to be cherished and safe in your home. Would you adopt an extremely friendly, affectionate, docile yet playful feline friend?

◄My name is Claudia (A259691) and I came to the shelter with my buddy, Bella. We had a loving home but because a human was allergic to us, we’ve ended up here at the shelter. We are both litter-trained, we lived with kids ages 3 and up, and we’ve even lived with dogs. I am 5-years-old, spayed, and super friendly. I like to make you feel loved and will wind myself around your legs.

◄HELP, I’m running out of time! I’ve been waiting for so long and still haven't found my forever home. My name is Elvie (A257407) and I’m a Labrador Retriever and Boxer mix who can give “high 5s”! I also know how to sit and shake on command. I’m happy, friendly, eager to please and need a home with a loving, active family. I’m a spayed girl and at 11-months of age, I’m still a puppy. I would like for my new home to have a fenced yard for me to go out and play in. Plenty of doggy toys would be an added bonus, too. In return, I promise to be a great companion and to make you smile and feel loved.

180 Division Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401

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Hello, friends! I’m a Calico girl named Selena, and this is my brother, Sonny. He’s a handsome orange and white boy. Our story starts out a bit sad, but we’re sure the happy ending is coming! You see, we were abandoned in a motel room when our owner lost her job and home. A visitor from Florida found us, rescued us, and called Selena Cat Adoption Team. Now we’re searching for a loving home where hopefully we can stay together. We make a great team and would be terrific company for you. And when you’re at work, Sonny and I can keep each other company! We are very gentle and loving and simply enjoy hanging out at home. We appreciate all the petting we receive Sonny and also like to play - alone and with each other. You might notice that our ears are clipped - this shows that we have been spayed and neutered. It was probably done when we were kittens. Today, we are just 1-year-old and already vaccinated and litterbox-trained. We get along well with adults, children and other cats and have affectionate personalities. Would you like to adopt us? Please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 and tell them you’d like to know more. We’re also at Petsmart 7 days a week! We are sponsored by Adair H. Douglass, II in honor of Chanel and Cheerio.

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Open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat ◄I’m such a cute boy! They tell me I’m a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a French Bulldog. Hi, my name is Rex and I’m a 1-year-old fellow who weighs in at a mere 13 pounds. I love to be held, as you can plainly see! I’m already neutered and also house-trained. I love to go for rides in the car and I walk well on a leash. I even get along great with other dogs. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

◄Remember me? I’m that handsome cat on the cover of this magazine! My name is Mr. Kitty and I’m searching for a loving home. I’ve got everything it takes to make someone very, very happy. Please give me a chance to bring joy into your life! Turn to page 2 and read all about me, then come visit me at the shelter. You just might find I’m the one you’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to meet you!

►Don’t you just want to pick me up and take me home? It’s easy - come on over here and meet me and fill out the paperwork. Maybe we’ll be a match! My name is Scruffy and I’m a 2-yearold male Poodle mix with a gentle heart and soul. I’m already house-trained and I like to go for rides in the car. I get along great with other small dogs and I enjoy playing with toys and cuddling in blankets. If you’d like to hear even more about me, call the shelter. Or better yet, come for a visit! ◄Hello there! My name is Mama Cat and I’m a 1-year-old who looks more like a kitten herself! I was found as a stray and was taken inside by a very kind lady. She already had several cats, so now I’m looking for another loving home. See that kitten named Susie pictured beside me? She’s not my baby, but I treat her like she is, and I’ll lick and clean her. Don’t you think a great girl like me deserves a fabulous home? I’m such a sweetie - come visit!

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910-763-6692 ►Hey there, my name is Julius! If you’re looking for a fine friend, you’re in great luck. I am here to apply for that position! I’m a 3½-yearold male German Shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter because my owners had no time for me due to their work schedule. I get along great with kids 4-years-old and up and would love to become part of your family!

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◄If you’re ready for a kitten to bring joy and happiness into your life, get ready for me! My name is Susie and I’m a 4-month-old girl who is already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I may be a little shy when you first meet me, but I warm up quickly and am very happy to be rubbed and touched. I also like to play with toys and I get along great with other felines. Let’s get to know each other, okay?

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Hey, my name is Sydney! I’m a beautiful, 1-year-old Australian Shepherd and Border Collie Mix. I was purchased from a breeder who told my old owner that I was purebred. My old owner found out I was deaf and my breeder wouldn’t take me back, so I was turned over to the Australian Shepherd Rescue and Placement Helpline. I’ve found a really cool foster mom here! She’s taught me all sorts of awesome tricks! I love to play fetch and can catch the ball. My foster mom say’s I’m a diamond in the rough, but I just think I’m a diamond. I’m spayed, up to date on my shots and on heartworm prevention. I can’t wait for the right forever home to come along! Please visit the Australian Shepherd Rescue and Placement Helpline website at to find the adoption form to fill out, or call 1-877-277-4779 for more information.

Hi there, my name is Duncan! I’m a young, adult, male purebred miniSchnauzer who was thrown away at a shelter in horrible condition and would have definitely perished had Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas (SRC) not stepped up to help me survive. I had developed a skin allergy, quite possibly from flea infestation and it had turned into running sores. I was shaved to the skin on the majority of my body so that these sores could be treated. My level of pain must have been completely unbearable and yet I’ve never shown any aggression! SRC has worked to assure that I got everything I needed and now I can have a fresh start and find a home that will treat me like the angel that I am! If you are interested in me, visit There you can view more adoptable dogs and fill out an application. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, call 910-264-8300.

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PAW’S Place Please call 910-845-7297 to adopt us! ◄Hello! I’m Sugar Pie and I’m a 4-year-old Redbone/ Bloodhound mix girl. I have floppy ears as soft as butter and I also have the most kissable mouth. In fact, I’m kissin’ people all the time because I’m extremely friendly and affectionate. I enjoy playing and being with people. I love other dogs, too. I really want to be part of a family. Would you let me be your new baby girl? I’ve been here too long!

Paw’s Place Needs Financial Help for Senior Dogs at the Shelter! There are several senior dogs at Paw’s Place who regularly need specialty foods, pain medication and other medicines. Could you help fill this need? Any monetary amount you can spare would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

Please send your tax-deductible contribution to Paw’s Place, 3701 Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479. Thank you so much! ◄I’m Beau, a sweet, handsome, 60-pound Hound in need of a new family! 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 house-trained, can sit for a cookie, and I get along well with other dogs and human children. I am even used to sleeping in bed with my family, if it’s allowed. Please give me a home!

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◄My name is Todd and I’m a great dog! My date of birth is April 1, 2004 and I weigh 70 pounds. I’m full of love and I’m also full of fun for you and your children or grandkids. I’m house-trained and I have good house manners. If you already have a dog, please bring him or her to Paw’s Place so that we can become fast friends. I’m just aching to be some special person’s best buddy and companion. Don’t make me wait - I’ve been at the shelter too long! ◄My name is Holly and I was found by the railroad tracks on Christmas Eve. I’m a 23-month-old Hound with one blue eye and one brown. I’m so pretty! Right now I weigh 50 pounds, but I could stand to gain another five. 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 small Hound - just 30 pounds - and I was found as a stray in South Carolina. My name is Juliet and I’m a sweet, gentle, 1-year-old girl who would love to live in a quiet home with my very own Romeo. I play extremely well with other dogs and enjoy taking walks. I’m looking for a person or family with a fenced-yard and a desire to share their life with a good-natured girl like me. I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. How about giving this Juliet a happy ending?

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910-470-1527 • 910-253-5868 Save lives…please spay or neuter your pets! Adopt me and you’ll have an instant best friend! Hi, my name is Maggie and I’m ready to give you so much love - our house will be overflowing with it! I’m a 2-yearold Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix who weighs in at a perfectly sized 22 pounds. You can see how adorable I am in my photo. You can also see that I know how to sit on command. I was so happy to obey and was even more happy to receive a treat in return. I’d be a great addition for a family with children, and I also get along well with other dogs. I love to play, so a fenced-in yard is a must. We will have such fun there together! I’m sure I’d chase a Frisbee, ball or any other toy you’d like to toss my way. As for my health, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. So, are you ready to bring me home? Call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. They’ll tell you how we can get together!

Hi, my name is Moo Moo and I have a sad look on my face because I’ve had such a rough start in life. My owner kept me in a pen for seven whole years! Fortunately, a neighbor was able to convince my owner to relinquish me and I’ve found my way here to Furever Friends for a second chance. I am timid, overwhelmed and very sad but I’m also optimistic that I’ll finally know what true love is. I have shown no aggression to humans or other dogs. For the first time, I am learning what air conditioning is and I like it! At night I sleep in a kennel, but during the day I get to hang out in Dr. Hanby’s office. I have already been neutered and vaccinated. I did test positive for heartworms and will begin treatment soon at no additional cost to my adoptive family. I’m good on leash and I’m ready to be adopted. If you are a patient and loving person, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-3832100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).

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URGENT, URGENT!!I’m Running Out of Time! It makes absolutely no sense that a family dog like me is facing an uncertain future at an animal shelter! I am so comfortable and wellbehaved around humans and would fit perfectly into anyone’s home. My name is Buddy (CM3868) and I’m a male Boxer mix who loves attention, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. In fact, when they came to take my photo, I sat down without even being asked - it was as though I knew exactly what to do. I was found as a stray but it sure seems as though I was part of a family at one time. I get along well with other dogs and love to be cuddled by humans. I have a quiet, laid-back demeanor and beautiful brown eyes that will melt your heart. Please come to the shelter and adopt me!! I need your love NOW. Please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910279-3196. They’ll be happy to give you driving directions or tell you even more! I am sponsored by Kathy Lanio. Thank you!

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

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

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My name is Cleo and I was adopted 6-years ago as a puppy and was recently returned. Sometimes I got along with other dogs (at times there were 5 in the house) and other times I didn't. When I was returned, the volunteers noticed that I was lactating even though I had been spayed a long time ago. They consulted with a vet and had me re-spayed. If any remnants of my ovaries were left behind at all, I would continue to cycle or go into heat even though I was technically fixed. During my surgery, they found that one of my ovaries had re-grown and wrapped around one of my kidneys. All of it was removed, so now I only have one kidney. That could also explain why sometimes I was hormonal and lashed out at the other dogs and why sometimes I was ok. If any of you females out there have ever had PMS, you can relate! The people fostering me have not seen any issues at all. I am a doll, but would prefer a female-only home. If a man should adopt me, that's ok too as long as he is patient and gentle. I am heartworm negative and have had all my shots, plus I have been spayed twice! To adopt me, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.

Holy Cow, I am CUTE with my ears that perk up and curl! My name is Whoopi and I was turned in to Animal Control where I was overlooked for a long time. For several months, I shared my cage with dog after dog. They kept getting adopted instead of me. I was such a sweetie and each time I told them, "Go ahead and outshine me, it's ok. I know you need a home and I will make this sacrifice for you." So, I allowed the adopter to adopt them instead of me. Before too long, I ran out of time myself. I was just a puppy and I grew of age at the shelter. Fortunately, when my luck ran out, AdoptAn-ANGEL took me in. They knew I was a special dog who was humble and deserved a chance, too. I am 6-months-old, I love to play and I am learning how to be a dog. Will you finally adopt me and give me the home I deserve? If you would like to know more information about me or to inquire about adoption, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.

Hi, my name is Lola and I am a 4-yearold Shepherd/Lab mix who has an old cruciate ligament tear that requires me to remain on glucosamine for my lifetime. The injury was too old to be surgically repaired. I am a sweet-loving gal, but I don't always get along with some other dogs. I generally get along well with docile male dogs. I am in a wonLola derful foster home with Sunburst Foundation, but I really want a home and family of my own. Well, recently, along came sweet Hero. Hero was originally shy with people but once his extensive medical issues were taken care of (which included heartworm disease and several decayed teeth) he has become your "new best friend." And he is also a "canine best friend" to ME. But of Hero course, he is smart and lets me be the boss. We like to run and play in the yard and Hero is respectful of my space and is not too pushy with me. I would love for me and my "best bud " to be adopted together if possible. Hero is around 2-years-old and thought to be a Golden/Chow mix. Both of us are crate-trained, house-trained, up to date and will come with a microchip and Smart ID tag from Best Friends. Please contact Sunburst Foundation for a "Meet & Greet" with two beautiful adult dogs, me and Hero. Call 910-622-0011 or go to our website and fill out an adoption application. The website address is: We are sponsored by Hank and Grace Harrington.

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Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196 and leave a message to adopt us! ◄Will a compassionate cat lover take pity on me? My name is Brooks (FM3905) and, after 16-years of being a loving companion to my family, I was brought to Animal Control. I’m a neutered Chocolate Seal Point Siamese who has lived inside-only. I’m quite bewildered by my new surroundings, and I desperately greet anyone who comes to my cage. I want to be in a home again, PLEASE!!

◄I’m a very friendly purebred Husky named Kilo (Q183)! I have one blue eye and one brown - most people tell me I’m simply gorgeous. You should come out and see me in person. I would be the perfect family companion! You see, I am already fully house-trained and crate-trained, already neutered, and I can sit and shake on command. I’ll even start to shake ’paws’ with you without being asked. I arrived at the shelter in July so I’m very ready to go to my new home!

►I’m Brownie (CM3985), a very loving boy, and I came to Animal Control on July 28. I’m ready to be part of a family...maybe it could be yours? They tell me I look like a Shepherd/Norwegian Elkhound mix. They also tell me I have the softest, most gentle brown eyes and that I’m a heartmelter with my affectionate, sweet spirit. I hope someone will give me a chance to be part of their life. It’ll be one of their best decisions ever!

►It’s so easy to adopt one of us! Just come out to the shelter, hold us in your hands, kiss us, and tell the shelter manager you’ve made your choice! We’re Peanut (FM3939), Butter (FF3930) and Jelly (FM3932) and we are 7-week-old babies ready to cuddle and purr with you at our new homes. Hurry on over and get ready to fall in the deepest of love!

◄My name is Venus (FF3643) and it’s no coincidence that I’m named after the goddess of love. You see, I AM a goddess of love! In my photo you can see me perched happily on this human’s shoulder, making biscuits with my paws. I just love being with humans - on their shoulder, their lap, or in their arms. At just 1-year-old, I have everything it takes to make you so very happy. Come on out to the shelter and meet me. You’ll quickly see why we should be together!

◄Family Dog Alert! My name is Calvin (CM3977) and I’m a shelter favorite. I am so calm and quiet; I never bark. I’m also neutered, I love other dogs, and I can sit and shake on command. I walk well on a leash and I LOVE attention. I was brought in as a stray, but someone must have once loved me as I’m such a sweet, friendly boy. Please adopt me - I’ll make you so happy!

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Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Hi there! I’m Lenny, a 3-year-old neutered boy who loves to be rubbed and is very sweet. Do you have an empty spot by a window? Gazing at the world is one of my most favorite things to do! I’m also a polydactyl kitty, which means I have extra toes. They look like oven mitts. I get along well with other cats and would really love to find myself in a permanent home soon. Please come to the shelter and get to know me! ►I’m Cliff and I have a wonderfully loving personality! You’ll never believe it, but me and my best friend, Rustie, were abandonded at a local truck stop. Rustie is pictured on this page, too. We’d love to go to a home together, but we can be separated into two loving homes as well. I’m a Border Collie mix and just 1-year-old. I’m already neutered, up to date on shots and very friendly to all I meet. Why not stop by the shelter soon and get to know me?

◄I’m an adorable boy named Rustie! Me and my good friend Cliff (he’s pictured on this page, too) were left at a local truck stop. We are very attached to one another, but we can be separated if need be. I am a very affectionate and loving fellow, just about 1-year-old and medium -sized. I seem to be a Shepherd mix, possibly Australian Shepherd, and am one very good looking guy! If you’d like to share your life with a sweetheart, here I am! ►I love to play with toys and I love to cuddle with humans! Come visit me at the shelter and we can do both. My name is Angel and I’m a Yellow Lab mix puppy, just 8-weeks-old, who was found as a stray wandering around all by myself. Now how on earth did a cutie pie like me get abandoned? I am such a darling girl, already spayed and vaccinated, and will be a real joy to my new family. Hurry over and fill out the paperwork so we can go!

►Need some love? You’re in luck! I am ready to bring you lots. And you can tell by my photo that I’m a real beauty! My name is Danielle and I was born on June 15, 2010. We cats live in a cageless environment at the shelter, so you can really get to know me and watch me interact with the other kitties. I love all people and am very affectionate. I’m also spayed, up to date on shots and litterbox-trained.

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

►The first things you might notice about me are my striking blue eyes. That’s how I got my name, Newman! (Named after Paul Newman, of course.) I’m an adorable little boy with a mystery parentage. I have the short body of a Corgi and the coat of a Spaniel so we’re going with that. I love meeting new people and am very friendly and affectionate. I’d be a great family dog so please hurry on over and let’s get acquainted!

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If you look up the word ‘adorable’ in the dictionary, I’m sure you’ll find my photo! My name is Gumbo and I’m a Bulldog/ Beagle mix who is ready-made to be a great family companion. Just listen to all my excellent traits! I’m house-trained, leashtrained, can sit on command, I ride well in the car and I’m excellent with children! In fact, I once lived happily with a 9-month-old, a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old. Sadly, the baby developed an allergy to dogs and I had to come to the shelter. But I just know there’s another family out there who is yearning for a great boy like me! I’m 1½-years-old and am neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m good with other dogs, am ok with cats, and I’m not a big barker. I’m used to living indoors with my family and playing outside in a fenced -in yard. I can fetch, too! You really must come to the shelter to see how cute I am in person. For driving directions, or more information, please call the New Hanover Humane Society at 910-763-6692. See you soon!

They’ve called me Cutie Pie and it sure is easy to see why! I’m a 1-yearold grey and white Tabby boy who was found living alone under someone’s porch. Now I’m at the shelter, making pals with all the other kitties and waiting for my forever family. I love to curl up in one of the comfortable cat beds here, and you can often find me sharing my nap time with another feline. I also love to be petted and held, so please don’t be deterred if I appear a bit timid at first. Just go ahead and start rubbing me and I’ll quickly melt into a very purry fellow. Oh yes, I’m also neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. If you’re the loving family I’ve been looking for, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022!

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SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄We are very affectionate and loving kittens, just 16-weeks-old. I’m Polar on the left, and next to me is my buddy Midnight. We were found separately as strays and were taken to a nursing momma who very generously took us in as her own. Now we are healthy and strong, already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. We also have two sisters and a brother who are looking for loving families. Hey, why not come out to the shelter and take a look at all of us kittens! You know you’ll have a good time. ►I bet you never imagined you could find kittens as beautiful as us at your local car wash! Well, that’s where we were found. My name is Prissy and this is my ebony friend, Black Prince. We are healthy darlings, just 12-weeks-old, and we get along great with children, other cats and kittens, and dogs. If you’d like to meet us, please call our SOAR foster mom at 910-2784437. We just know one of us will steal your heart! ►How will you ever choose which kitten to love when each of us is so incredibly precious! We guess you’ll just have to come visit and give us a cuddle. You’ll be able to tell which one is the right match. We are Sunny (orange Tabby) and Smokie and Tabby (two brown Tabbies) who are just 16-weeks-old. We are already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Hurry up and come visit - we’re ready to charm you!

◄I’m a sweetheart named Ruby! I was found as a stray and the people who rescued me posted flyers but had no luck finding my former home. They fell in love with me, but both worked long hours. That means I could be yours! I’m a very loving, friendly girl who gets along with other dogs and also cats. I am doing great with basic commands and crate-training. Oh, I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Come meet me today and see why I should be yours. ►My name is Frazier and I’m a Lab/Shepherd mix about 1½-years-old. My owners couldn’t keep me because of their own medical issues and it was a sad day for them to bring me to the shelter. They’re confident, however, that I’ll find a great home because I’m such a loving, friendly boy. I know basic commands and walk superbly on a leash. I get along with dogs and also cats! ►I love my swimming pool and would be a great beachwalking buddy! And if you have a boat I could be your first mate! My name is Lucas and I’m a 6month-old Black Lab mix who was found by SOAR at Brunswick County Animal Control. I am very playful and friendly and show no aggression towards anyone! I’m working on my basic commands and am already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Come get to know me!

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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. Give SOAR a call at 910-457-6340 and let’s get to know one another! I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!

When will it finally be my turn to be adopted? So many of my SOAR friends have found families, but I’m still waiting. My name is Homer and I’m a 6-year-old Hound mix who is eager to please, a good listener, and very intelligent. I’m neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m extremely affectionate and would love to be part of an active family who goes on daily walks or outings to the beach or park. I love running and I love agility. Do you have a warm heart, a cozy home and a 6-foot, fencedin yard? Are you experienced with my breed? A confident pack leader is just what I need! Please call SOAR at 910-457-6340 for more information on adopting me. 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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Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email to adopt us! ◄I’m a sweet, young, male Akita/Chow mix named Ted. I am a quiet but active dog and I’ve behaved well around other dogs. I just ADORE people! I’m also very smart and will go far with basic obedience. Oh yes, I’m also neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’d do best with someone experienced with the Akita breed. If you’re that kind of person, please call!

To adopt or volunteer, visit the website at Volunteers are needed for adoption fairs, fundraising, and showcasing dogs at events. ◄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! ◄Hi there, my name is Coal, and I’m on the search for a wonderful family, one that preferably has another dog. I’m an 8-year-old male Black Lab mix with a very loving personality. I am house-trained, obedient and eager to please. I love going for walks, playing with children above the age of six and I have also lived harmoniously with a cat. I would be a great companion for anyone! As for my health, I am neutered, up to date on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. I have great house manners and am a social, friendly boy.

◄Hi, my name is Blondie! I’m a sweet girl who appears to be mixed between an Eskimo Dog and a Yellow Lab. Aren’t I beautiful? I weigh 45 pounds and am housetrained and crate-trained. I’m good with other dogs, too! At just 5-years-old, I’m spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m a bit shy, but obedience training will help my selfconfidence. I have been diagnosed with epilepsy and will need to stay on medication for my lifetime, but please don’t let that stop you from adopting me! It’s relatively inexpensive and helps me so much. Please adopt me! ◄Hi, my name is Remington! I’m a 1½year-old male Irish Setter mix, and I have to say that I’m a very sweet boy. I’m great with people and I do well with most other dogs (but cats I like to chase). I am house-trained and will be a wonderful companion for an active family. I love to explore in the woods, so if you’re a hiker we’d be a great match! I’m very smart, leash-trained and in great health. Take me home!

BIG THANKS to all the sponsors, participants and spectators who came out to make First Annual Dragon Boat Event so spectacular. Sunburst Foundation is honored to be partnered with Step Up For Soldiers. Thanks to Tracy and Arnie of Blue Hand Home, who were the creators of this event, many cats and dogs in our region have received assistance from the proceeds raised. 2nd annual event will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012. Photo Credit: Cheryl Snyder, Snyderneff Dog Art

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Any Basset Hound lovers out there? Because I’m an adorable, friendly and loving Basset Hound mix named Bridgette (A043337)! Check out my photo and you will see what a pro I am at sitting on command. I’m waiting for a treat, which I take very gently from your fingers. I was found as a stray, but I just love being with people and must have been treated well at some point in my lifetime. I love to play with toys and I simply love to be cuddled and held by humans. To see my true personality, please take me into the playroom and spend some time with me. I promise, you’ll fall in love! I enjoy attention and being kissed and will be delighted to get to know you. I’m just 2-years-old and have many wonderful memories to make with my new family. For more information, please call Brunswick County Animal Control at 910-754-8204. You’ll be so happy you came to meet me! I am sponsored by Francesca Slaughter in loving memory of Casper and Lucy.

My name is King and I’ve already seen the cruel side of humans in my short life, so I need a loving home that will give me some extra TLC to keep me from being so scared. Fortunately, my youth will help me to heal more quickly - both physically and emotionally. Xrays were done when I was taken in by the rescue and they revealed that there had been serious trauma done to me, causing a severe fracture of bone near what would be my elbow joint. This injury was never treated and has already healed to the point that it would be far more invasive to fix than to leave and let me learn to walk as is. It has healed without massive issues; however, due to the fact that it was not fixed properly, there is reason to believe in years to come that I may suffer from arthritis and require medication as I age. I have obviously seen a great deal of abuse and am very frightened of everything and everybody. I want to be petted and yet I am fearful of what happens after the kindness. I need a home that understands my needs and will be willing to help heal me from the pain I have already suffered. If you are interested in me and would like to find out more, visit There you can view more adoptable dogs and fill out an application. If you need an application mailed or faxed, call 910-264-8300.

Shelter News & Events Save The Date: SOAR’s Harvest Fest Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue will be having its 2nd Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 29th. Check the ad in the upcoming October issue of PawPrints for the time. It’ll be fun for the whole family with Trick or Treating, a Bake Sale, a Chinese Auction (many local gift certificates), Kids’ Games and Food. For more information, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340.

Monty’s Home Is Having A Sale On Saturday, October 1st from 8am to 3pm, Monty’s Home is holding an indoor sale at 2055 Henry Brown Rd. in Burgaw and they need your help! Clean out your closets, attics and garages and they’ll take any and all items for the sale to raise money for their canine rescue. (But no clothes please). For more information or to arrange drop offs and pick ups, please call 910-3003366 or send an email to

5K Fun Run & Pet Walk Pet Friends of Duplin County will host the Third Annual 5K Fun Run & Pet Walk at beautiful River Landing in Wallace, NC on October 22. There is a $25.00 entry fee which includes special T-shirt, snacks and refreshments. Sign in 9:15am to 9:45am. 5K Fun Run begins at 10am and the Pet Walk begins at 10:15am. For registration or sponsor information, please call 910-271-3101.

Household Items Needed The “For Our Furry Friends Resale/Consignment Store” is in need of good, usable household items (couches, chairs, tables, pots, pans, Tupperware, utensils, etc.) that will be sold at the store to benefit Pender County Humane Society. The store is owned and operated by Pender County Humane Society and is located in Burgaw on Hwy 53 W. If you have items to donate, call Gloria at 910-799-5401 or email and put “Donated Items” in your subject line.

BARK Fundraiser with Dick Parrott Brunswick Area Responsible K9 Owners (BARK) is holding a pet photo fundraiser on Saturday, October 8, from 11am to 5pm and on Sunday, October 9, from Noon to 5pm. Come out and have your dog’s portrait taken by professional photographer Dick Parrott while helping The Meals on Wheels 4 Pet program and Dog Park construction in Brunswick County. Cost is $30 for six poses and you will receive one 4x6 thumbnail print and a CD with all 6 poses. Maximum 2 dogs and 2 owners. Event to be held at Canine Academy, 1020 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia, NC 28422. Please call 910-457-1150 to set up your appointment time.

Donations Needed for Rescued Dogs Undergoing Heartworm Treatment Currently, Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) has several dogs undergoing heartworm treatment at the same time! Even at non-profit discounted rates, the treatment runs between $250-500 per dog depending on each dog’s weight. With multiple dogs going through treatment at the same time, the total cost needed rises in the thousands, which is disastrous for a small rescue. If a lot of people help a little, the expense will be much more manageable. If you would like to pitch in, please mail checks to: Adopt-An-ANGEL, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 or visit the website at Vet bills are online for you to review at "our vet bills" under the "about us" tab. Call 910392-0557 for other questions.

Puppies and Kittens Need Your Help! Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) is seeking foster homes for young kittens and puppies. AAA will pay for vetting if you provide transportation, food, room and board. AAA is also providing a limited number of vouchers to Brunswick residents for spay/neuter surgeries for dogs to help curb the amount of puppies entering the shelters. Please call 910-392-0557 if you would like to foster and save the lives of puppies or kittens or for more info on the Brunswick dog voucher program.

Most People Wouldn’t Gamble With These Little Fellows’ Lives We say, “Why Not?” When you can win big! Four chances to win cash prizes totaling $2,000! Tickets are just $25 each with 1st prize $1,000, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250 and 4th prize $250! Winning tickets will be drawn on Friday, September 9, on the Craig and Shelia Show. Volunteers with the Pender County Humane Society (PCHS) will begin selling tickets for the 8th Annual Pender County Humane Society’s Raffle. Cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be given out this year with four lucky winners claiming one or more of the cash prizes listed above. Would you gamble with their lives? PCHS volunteers proudly declare year after year that they will and hope you will, too. So, get out the checkbook and write that $100 check for four tickets (or $25 for one) and help these fellows and others like them have better futures. Please call Gloria at 910-799-5401 or Norma at 910512-3123 or email: Please put “Raffle Tickets” in your subject line. You may also visit for photos of the shelter and animals.

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Visit our website at Hi there, my name is Sunshine! I’m an extra-large, senior Saint Bernard girl who is very affectionate and loving. I came to rescue emaciated and scared, but I have flourished in my foster home with TLC and lots of attention. I love to be petted, and will look right into your eyes as you rub my face and tell me how beautiful I am. I’m currently living with six other dogs, and I do fine with them, but I would prefer to be an only dog so I can get all of the attention. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and housetrained. If you’d like to meet me, email Cape Fear Saint Bernard Rescue at or call 910-547-4823. I am sponsored by in honor of Kizzy Totten, the elder stateswoman of rescued Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Thank you!

Need more love and fun in your life? Adopt me! My name is Roxi and I’m a 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier with a playful and affectionate personality. I once had a loving home, but my owners moved overseas and I was unable to go. I’m now at the rescue, waiting for another loving family or person to take me in. I am used to living indoors and am house-trained, crate-trained and leash-trained. My former family had two little girls so I am accustomed to being around children. I LOVE toys and I LOVE balls - it would be awesome to play some games in a fenced-in backyard. A young, active family would be a great match for me as I love to go to dog parks and other outings. I’m very family friendly and am used to riding in the shopping cart at Petsmart. I would be an excellent candidate for agility and am bright, alert and attentive. I know how to sit on command and am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Would you like to meet me? Are you familiar with my breed? If so, please call Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) at 910-675-0867 or email Oh, if you already have a dog, bring him or her to our get-together so we can get acquainted! I am sponsored by the UNCW Pre-Veterinary Medical Association. Thank you!


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SEPTEMBER P.E.A.R. Can Drive September 1 - 30 (Entire Month) P.E.A.R. is asking for donations of Aluminum Cans and Scrap Aluminum to assist the rescue in raising money for vet bills. Any amount helps and drop-offs will be scheduled at the pet adoptions on Saturdays and Sundays. Arrangements for a pick up can be made by contacting 910-675-0867 or by emailing Adopt-an-Angel Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket and Petco from 9am to 9pm Monday-Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. All animals are fixed and vaccinated. Please call 910-392-0557 for more information. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 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 spayed/neutered with shots. For more info, call 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Facility September 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25 & 28 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. All animals are fixed and vaccinated. For info, call 910-253-1375. Adopt-an-Angel Adoption Fairs at Petco September 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 Adopt-an-Angel will have puppies/kittens, dogs and cats on Saturday and Sunday at Petco, 11am to 5pm. Cats and kittens are there seven days a week. For more information, call 910392-0557. P.E.A.R Adoption Fairs at Petsmart September 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 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 information, please contact Alice at 910675-0867. 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. Pender Animal Control’s Shelter Open Saturday September 3, 10, 17 & 24 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. There are many wonderful cats/kittens, dogs/puppies available for adoption. For more information, call 910-259-1349 or 910-2793196. See map on page 28.

Paw's Place Adoption Fairs in Southport September 3, 10, 17 & 24 Every Saturday, from 11:30am to 2pm, Paw's Place will have dogs and puppies available for adoption at Four Legs Good Pet Boutique, 310 N. Howe Street, in Southport. Stop by and meet some wonderful dogs! For more information, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. Columbus Humane Society Adoption Fairs at Petsmart September 3, 10, 17 & 24 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. RACE Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s September 3 & 17 From 10am to 2pm, RACE will have adoptable dogs and cats at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more information, please call RACE at 910-547-2839. P.E.A.R. at Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market September 7, 14, 21 & 28 Every Wednesday from 10am to 1:00pm, join the PEAR dogs at Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Highway 17. Drop by to check out what rescued dogs are available and then enjoy the beautiful plantation and vendors amongst the gardens. Info: Alice at 910-675-0867 or email SOAR Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s September 10 & 24 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, please call Southport Oak Island Rescue at 910-457-6340. Low-Cost Rabies Clinic in Brunswick County September 17 Veterinary hospitals throughout Brunswick County will be offering rabies vaccinations for $6.00. Sponsored by Brunswick County Animal Services. Please call 910-754-8204 or 910-754-9261 for times and a location near you. No Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic at UNCW September 17 New Hanover County Animal Control Services in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington PreVeterinary Medical Association will host their annual no cost rabies clinic on Saturday, September 17, from 1am to 3pm at UNCW. Dogs, cats, and ferrets 4-months of age and older may be vaccinated in Lot K, just south of Trask Coliseum on College Road. Owners are advised to bring proof of prior rabies vaccination, such as a rabies certificate or veterinary reminder to receive a three year shot. The rabies tag alone is insufficient proof of previous vaccination. The UNCW campus event is held every September in honor of World Rabies Day, which is September 28. For information about World Rabies Day or for additional rabies info, visit Call 910-798-7500 for more details about the clinic.

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I’ve Been Living At Paw’s Place for Five Years! My name is Kohl and I’m a very handsome 6-year-old Pointer/ Lab mix who is sweet and loving as can be. I just don’t understand why I haven’t yet been adopted? I watch while other dogs come and go and wonder when it will be my turn. 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 a gentle boy at 60 pounds. Please visit me soon! To get directions, or more information, call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297.

Are you looking for a sweet, playful companion? Well, it's your lucky day because that describes me perfectly. I'm a 1-year-old, small, light gray tabby named Gracie. I've been spayed, I'm up to date on my shots and I tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia. Sometimes I'm a little shy when I first meet people, but it doesn't take me long to get used to them. I like men and women and I was fine with the other cats and dogs in my first foster home. Please call 910-271-3101 and we'll get together and you can see for yourself what a sweetheart I am.

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


My name is Zoe and I had to leave my home because my mommy had to move and couldn't take me with her. Now I'm in a wonderful foster home and I have a lot of foster brothers and sisters to play with. There are also cats here and I get along with almost everyone. I love to run and play ball outside in my fenced yard. I'm very energetic so the fenced yard is a must! I’m up to date on shots, spayed, heartworm negative, house-trained, good with kids and very well mannered. I just graduated from the Petsmart beginner training program on July 2. Within one year my new family can take me back for a repeat of the class for FREE! That would be a great way for us to bond together as a family! To adopt me, please contact Pat by calling 910-640-1505 or you can send an email to She will tell you all about me and how we can arrange a meeting!

Hello, my name is Valentine, and I was featured several months ago. I’m now ready for a HOME! I’m a very loving Staffordshire who is in great health. You might remember from my last appearance that I had severe damage to my front paw after an attack, but the vet has repaired it and I am doing great! I will have a limp, however. I really do love kisses and hugs and walks, and if you met me you'd see how loving I am. I’m hoping I’ll soon find a wonderful home and family. If you’re interested in me, please contact the rescue at or call 910-675-0867.

OPERATION TOPCAT My name is Layla and I wandered into a nice man's yard along with my baby. He fed us and cared for us and realized I was friendly so he asked Topcat to take us and get us ready for a forever home. My little girl has found a home so now it is my turn. I have been spayed, tested negative for Feline Leukemia and have been vaccinated. When I went to the vet to get all that done they discovered that I had a hematoma on my ear that required surgery. As you can see one of my ears doesn't stand up now but I think it just adds character. Now I'm not just a plain Tabby girl. It sets me apart and it's no problem. I do not need continuous care for it. I'm sweet and will need just a little bit of time to get use to my surroundings. You can pet me and love on me and I will return love to you. To find out more about me or to find out how to take me home, please email or call 910-200-0612. I so deserve a loving, safe, forever home. To see other kitties up for adoption and looking for love, please visit us online at

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PET FRIENDS OF DUPLIN COUNTY My name is Dixie and I'm ready for my forever home. I was rescued just before my time ran out and I have been through successful treatment for heartworms. I've been spayed and am up to date on all my shots. I'm a very sweet girl, although I might be a little shy at first. I'm around 2-years-old and everyone thinks I'm a Labrador Retriever and Bulldog mix. I get along well with other dogs but I get a little excited around cats. I would love to have a family of my own! Could you help me with that? Please call 910-271-3101 to meet me.

A SHELTER FRIEND OF SE NORTH CAROLINA Olivia is my name and I have an unusual heritage. Mom was a purebred English Bulldog and Pop was a German Shepherd. I show the best of both breeds: sweetness plus good looks, loyalty and loads of energy. I simply ooze health and vitality. I love kids and get along great with other dogs but not so well with chickens. (Yes, it was this slight fault which landed me in the shelter.) I am under 1-year-old, spayed and up to date on my vaccinations. If you think like I do - we could have so much fun together! Please call Denise at 910-862-1728 to see about meeting me. Please visit or for more information.

Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! ONSLOW PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE


My name is Lucy and I am 1-year-old, 35 pounds and one "Lucky Dog". I am lucky in that my foster mom rescued me from being tied up on a two foot lead in the blazing sun with no food or water. I wondered what I had done to deserve this terrible fate! I am so very loving and obedient and you will be so surprised how very quickly I learn. Katie, my best friend and trainer, pays me a visit everyday for walks and kisses. She does this because my foster mom had surgery on her foot and is still using a wheelchair and crutches to get around. She has such a big wonderful heart to have helped me, but she really needs help with finding my forever home. I sure hope you will be the one to help! If you give me a chance, Katie will still come and help with walks and more love if needed, for no charge! I am up to date on shots and will be spayed prior to adoption. Just one look into my big, beautiful brown eyes and you will see what a wonderful girl I am. Please call Shannon at 910-382-5004. I'll be waiting for you! You may also visit for more information and to see other animals looking for love.

Hello! My name is Moreya and I am a Congo African grey. I am a very friendly and well adjusted bird - or so I have been told! I love to talk and whistle. My favorite treat is an almond in the shell and I will work very hard to get them out of my foraging toys! I am looking for a long term home with someone who appreciates just how very intelligent and sensitive African greys are. Won't you consider allowing me to join your family? To adopt me, or to foster or adopt another of the many parrots who are awaiting homes, please contact Phoenix Landing at (click on the link for adoption/foster), call 866-749-5634 or send an email to Please also check our website for current information on free classes in Wilmington, Jacksonville and Cary.



Hey there, I’m Utah! This may be a funny picture of me but I want you to know how much I love belly rubs and children. This was taken at one of our ‘Meet and Greets’ where the Girl Scouts were helping out. They just loved me! I am a 2year-old male Foxhound mix and have graduated from the Monty’s Home Pawsitive Partners Prison Program where I learned all my basic obedience commands. I am very laidback and am great with other dogs, cats and, as you can see, kids. You can find out more about me by calling 910297-1338 or email But what the heck...a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Just go ahead and fill out an application at

I’m a social and super friendly boy who has never met a stranger. My name is Rocky and I had a bit of a rocky start in life. I’m 8-months-old and had a home of my very own. My owners surrendered me because I caught a stomach bug and they couldn’t afford to treat it. I really felt bad but the vet took wonderful care of me and now I’m all better. I know how to sit and stay for a treat, I’m leash-trained, I’m house-trained, I am good with kids and other dogs and I’m crate-trained. They say I’m a mixed breed and that it looks like I might have some Husky in me along with some Shepherd and maybe a dash or two of something with short legs. I’m a calm yet playful guy who is neutered, vaccinated, on heartworm prevention and weighs just 39 pounds. I would like for my new home to have a fenced yard that I can go out and run around in. For more info, call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).

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I’m such a darling boy! When will it be my turn to be loved? My name is Cole and I’m a very affectionate fellow who can’t get enough cuddles and kisses. I turned 1-yearold in April, and I was hoping to celebrate with my new family. Please adopt me so that I can spend my next birthday with you! I am already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I play beautifully with the other cats at the shelter and enjoy meeting every new person who walks in the door. We’re in a cage-less environment so you can pick me up or watch me interact with the others. I’ll show you why I’m the one you should be bringing home today! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 and let’s get started on our brand new life. I am sponsored by Milo, a Pender County Humane Society shelter dog who found his forever home. Thank you!

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Hi there! My name is Susie and I’m an adorable Yellow Lab mix puppy, approximately 6-months-old. They tell me I’m a real sweetie. I’m very laid-back and quiet once they let me out of my kennel. I just want to be among my human friends! I get along well with other dogs and have shown no interest in cats. I love to play with toys, love to go for walks, and I love to be cuddled by everyone! I’m a puppy so I’ll need some basic training, but I’m a fast learner and have already learned how to sit and come on command. I am eager to please and I just want to have a family of my own! If you’d like to adopt me, or meet me, please call my foster parents at 910-285-6212. You can also call Officer Clewis with Pender County Animal Control at 910-2793196. Can’t wait to go home with you! I am sponsored by Kathy Lanio. Thank you!

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Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD RESCUE


My name is Missy. I’m a wonderful 4-year-old Red Tri Australian Shepherd. I was returned to rescue after living with my first adopted Dad through no fault of my own. My foster mom always tells me I’m just a wonderful girl. She takes me on long walks in the morning, and I have plenty of friends in my foster home. I like the other dogs and enjoy playing in the backyard with them. I’m house-trained and don’t mind staying in a crate, but I don’t really need to. I sleep on my dog bed at night. I’m spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and have been on heartworm prevention and flea medication. Please visit the Australian Shepherd Rescue and Placement Helpline website at to find the adoption form to fill out, or call 1-877-277-4779 for more information.

My name is Duke and I'm a handsome 13-month-old brindle boy with a heart of gold. I came to rescue from a shelter. I am currently living with both male and female large and medium dogs. My foster parents tell me I'm the sweetest boy ever. I already know sit and I love to shake! I was living outside before coming into rescue. I'm now house-trained, am learning house manners and doing amazing! I do great in my kennel while my foster parents are at work. I sleep with all of my foster brothers and sisters loose in the house at night and am completely house trustworthy. My foster parents tell me I'm a wonderful boy and I'm going to make a wonderful family pet in a home without cats. For more info, please call Terri at 252-566-8934 or visit



I’m Cutter, a 1-year-old male Schnauzer/Poodle mix. I have my summer hair cut right now, but I’m light gray in color. I also have natural ears and tail. I love to play with squeaky toys, go for a sprint in the backyard and eat ice cubes. I am fully vetted, micro-chipped and house-trained. I would love to curl up next to you for a snooze or a little cuddling. I ride well in the car and am working on my commands and leash-training. If I sound like the one for you, visit There you can view more adoptable dogs and fill out an application. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, call 910-264-8300.

My name is Meg and I am another Border Collie who had run out of time at Animal Control. I was there for a few weeks and the staff was happy to see me find a new foster home. They all came out to see me off and wish me luck. I have begun heartworm treatment and I have a few more visits to the vet. Then I’ll be able to do what I enjoy most - making new friends and playing with other dogs. I love children, going for walks, going for rides in the car and playing with toys. I am about 2-years-old, am crate trained and my foster mom says my goal is to get love from humans. Well, in my opinion, it sure beats herding sheep! If you are interested in me or other Border Collies, please visit the Carolina Border Collie website at or call 843-903-5707.



My name is Corky and I’m a beautiful, sweet and calm boy. I really love being a "house hound". I am curious, smart, and love people. I get along with dogs, large and small, and am house-trained and crate-trained. I’m learning to love treats and toys and give kisses. All I want to do is please you so I can get a lot of lovin’. I’m a beautiful white greyhound with a spot of brindle. Very adorable young man, wouldn’t you say? Please contact Barbara at 910-540-9644 or 910395-5182 for more info on adopting me. You can view other greyhounds looking for good homes at

I’m Alvin and I’m handsome enough to have been a show dog! I am an all-around agreeable guy and like people and dogs of all ages. I love food and walks and love to have my face and ears rubbed. I am a very smart boy as I learned to get out of the dog door in 2 seconds! Now if I can just learn to get back in. I am house-trained and know better than to chew on things around the house. I would love to have a new home soon so ask about adopting me! To make me a member of your family please call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at

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Here I am at a Paw’s Place adoption fair, waiting for my new family to find me. I behave so beautifully in public and would be a great companion for anyone! My name is Skittles and I’m a 35 pound Hound girl who just turned 1-year-old at the end of March. I wish I could have celebrated my birthday in my new home! Still, I have high hopes that I’ll soon find the family of my dreams. I am a house-trained darling who lost my former home because a new baby was coming and there was no time for me. I’m great with cats and other dogs, but would probably be happiest as the only dog since I can be protective of my food. If you’d like to see what a wonderful, loving boy I am, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and let’s arrange a day to meet!

Have you always yearned to adopt a pure white cat, one who is friendly, affectionate and loving? Well, I’ve got great news for you - my name is Baby Girl and I’m the feline you’ve been looking for! My life is kind of sad right now, so I sure could use a new family to cheer me up. You see, after four years of living at one home, my family had to take in a new renter due to the economy and the renter turned out to be allergic to cats. It’s very sad that I was brought to Cat Adoption Team, but I’m hoping my new loving family is out there and that they will take care of me forever and ever! I’m a 4-year-old beauty who is already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I get along great with dogs and, most of all, people. Would you be the one to give me a second chance at a great life? Please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014. We’re also at Petsmart 7 days a week. See you soon!

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

I am sponsored by Adair H. Douglass, II in honor of Chanel and Cheerio.

Dr. Christian Bolz Dr. Debbie Bolz

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

I'm Gigi, a 15-week-old spayed female kitten who is playful and full of energy. I have a great disposition and am healthy, vaccinated, adorable and sweet. Call 910-313-3326 to adopt me! September 2011 47

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