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1 May 2017 Expanding Families One Pet at a Time Priceless TM Celebrating the Bond Between Humans and Animals

2 PawPrints Magazine's Cat Cover Model Winner Photo by: Michael Cline Photography Everyone at PawPrints Magazine and Michael Cline Photography made Uno's cover model shoot a very special experience. Everyone treated Uno like a star. We also want to thank Aunt Kerry's Pet Stop for the generous gifts; one of our cats is always nestled in the cushy cat bed we were given. I can't even count the number of times awwww or he's so handsome was said the day of Uno's photos. We were so moved to see Uno (our 17-yearold, one-eyed, rescue cat) strutting around, being treated like a strapping supermodel. Our hope is that someone will see Uno's story and be inspired to open up their home to an older or special needs cat, giving the sweet feline the second chance they so truly deserve. ~ Justin & Emily Mills-Ward Photo by: Michael Cline Photography

3 My name is Bear Bear and I have had a very sad life thus far and hope you can find some compassion to give me a furever home. Due to the downturn in the economy, my mommy and daddy abandoned their home and me in it. Problem is, the new homeowners were not cat lovers and kicked me out even when I was emaciated and sick from almost starvation! Kind neighbors fed me through the years to help me to survive during the cold and hot months outside until one day I was attacked and couldn t walk. A nice lady took me in, paid all my vet bills, got me neutered, groomed, and healthy again. She is now looking for a home for me since she has way too many animals to care for me. I am potty-trained, have all my shots, super sweet, gentle, like other animals and a total love bug! I did test positive for FIV. Although the experts say it can only be transferred through a bite wound, which with only two little teeth is probably not going to happen. I am a lover and not a fighter! I just want to look at you and purr. Please help me today, my time is running out. Contact my foster mommy today by calling or ing Please do your part to make the world a little better by helping a helpless animal. Now Serving Wilmington, Hampstead, Rocky Point, Leland and Burgaw Favored by multiple dog families, senior citizens and senior dogs. BATH SPECIAL Bath, Brush Out, Blow Dry, Nail Trim & Ear Cleaning Any Size Dog Only $35 on

4 Not for profit service organization since 1971 IF YOUR DOG IS NOT COMING TO YOU YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US! Classes begin May 15th $10.00 off with this ad (first time students only) Visit our website at Dineen Animal Hospital 1132 Floral Parkway - Wilmington, NC JEFF J. DINEEN, D.V.M. JAN BATTEN, D.V.M. EVE MILLS, D.V.M. JOANNE THOMPSON, D.V.M. (910) Cats ~ Dogs Hello there! My name is SOL! I was taken in by my friends at Wilmington Animal Healthcare, but it is now time for me to find my forever home! I am a loving and gentle lady who loves hugs, kisses, playing fetch, and sunbathing. I am around 7-yearsold and was given a clean bill of health by my doctor friends! I am spayed, heartworm negative, and up to date on all of my vaccinations. If you would like to meet me or would like further information, please contact Wilmington Animal Healthcare at I am sponsored by Wilmington Animal Healthcare. Thank you! Hi, I'm Kit! I am one of a litter of eight kittens who were abandoned in a crate with our mama. The assistant manager of Pender Humane Society took all of us home to foster until there was room for us at the shelter. I am the last kitten left of the entire litter Mama and my siblings have all found homes. I am a very sweet boy who greets everyone at the door when people come to visit. I love to play and I get along great with my other feline friends! I am a 2-year-old, neutered male and I m vaccinated and litterboxtrained. Swing by the shelter to meet me and you will see just how friendly I am! For driving directions or more information, please call Pender Humane Society at Sponsored in memory of Milo, the big black dog who stole our hearts! Mommy and Daddy miss you every day! I m Rex, an 8-month-old, 17 pound Terrier mix who is looking for a furever home. I love taking long walks, playing with all my toys and snuggling up to my foster brother for snooze time. I would love to have a fenced yard and another dog to play with or older children who will play with me. To adopt me, call Cape Fear Rescue League at Sponsored in loving memory of Roxy. 4 May 2017

5 Hey everyone, my name is Frank. I'm waiting for my forever home and I am hoping that even though I am a German dog, I have the luck of the Irish! I am 8-years-old, neutered, current on core vaccinations and heartworm preventative. I really want to be your new best friend - but I just know I'll like you so much that it would be best for me not to have any other pets or children in the home. I am just a "one dog" kind of man, you know? I have been at the Dog Club of Wilmington for months but since I don't share humans well, I don't spend much time in the play yard. I would really like to go for walks or hang out with you on the sofa, and I don't need much exercise so I'm a pretty low-key guy. If you'd like to know more about me, please check out the website or call my Tarheel Weimeraner Rescue foster mom at I am sponsored by the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach. My name is Tommy ( ) and I m a super special guy. Everyone has known a cat like me - the tough exterior with a heart of mush. Well, that's me for sure! I was surrendered along with my sibling who was immediately adopted because of a more extroverted personality. It's not that I m an introvert - I m just simply confused, heartbroken, and feel abandoned. In less than a week, I came out of (hiding and) my shell and I m starting to enjoy life's simple pleasures. I have a unique way of saying "Hello" but don't be fooled - I m testing your level of commitment. I enjoy being massaged aggressively and head-scratches are literally my catnip. If you pause, I ll reach up and gently pull you back into scratching my head. I would make an excellent lap companion or napping partner. I could be your FOREVER crush if you would just open your heart and home to me! I am 2-years-old and neutered. I m at Onslow County Animal Services, located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville. For info, call the adoption desk at or You may also visit I am sponsored in honor of all the cats who are waiting for homes at the shelter. A Not For Profit Service Organization Since 1971 Celebrating Over 45 Years of Service to Southeastern NC Agility Rally Obedience Traditional Obedience New Classes Starting May 15th Positive Training with Positive Results Practice Patience Praise For more information about Azalea Dog Training Club, please visit: Or call:


7 Volume 16 - Number 2 PawPrints Magazine Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour Cover Photographer Michael Cline Photography Head Writer Kelly Wall Graphic Design Diane Pour How To Reach Us: We welcome comments, suggestions, article ideas, questions and subscription inquiries. Please send them to: PawPrints Magazine P.O. Box 4834 Wilmington, NC 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. Disclaimer: Zappareta Publications, Inc. does not endorse or guarantee any products, services, or vendors mentioned in PawPrints Magazine, nor can it be responsible for problems with their products or services. Also, Zappareta Publications, Inc. reserves the right to reject, at its discretion, any advertisement. Views expressed by various authors are not necessarily those of Zappareta Publications, Inc Zappareta Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without prior written consent of publishers is prohibited. Please Recycle In This Issue Features: Adoption Celebration Calendar of Events Shelter News The 2017 Cat Cover Model Winner & Runners Up th Annual Party Furr the Paws...14 Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adoption Options Adopt-An-ANGEL Brunswick County Sheriff s Animal Protective Services Cat Adoption Team Cat Tails New Hanover Humane Society. 19 New Hanover Sheriff s Office Animal Services.. 19 PAW S Place Pender County Animal Shelter.. 29 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue Pender Humane Society Rescue Animals Community Effort.. 37 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue Miss Avis Davis Fund Breed Rescues May

8 Adoption Options We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! ALL 4 CATS Hello, I'm Gloria. I'm pretty much the purrfect cat - if I do say so myself. So what are you waiting on? Come and meet me and all of my adorable friends at the Monkey Junction Petsmart (Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm). Please call for more info or check out our Facebook page: All4CatsRescue. I m already spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY We re Gnot and Gnat and we re Dalmatian and Lab mixes. We're 5-months-old and up to date on vaccines. We re both very friendly but can be shy at first. We love to play with toys and are learning to walk on a leash. Our temperament is great and we re good with kids and other dogs. If you are interested in adopting or have any questions about us, please contact Columbus Humane Society at RESCUECONNECT My name is Theo and I am a Walker Hound who is 8 to 10-years-old. I am neutered, house-trained, crate-trained and love going for walks! I get along well with doggies and kitties but I do need a human who is patient with me. You see, I am frightened easily but once I'm comfortable with my surroundings, I am a happy boy! Would you be willing to give me a chance to join your family? Please fill out an application at or call for more info or to schedule a meet and greet! ANIMAL AVENGERS My name is Sandy and I m a Yellow Lab mix who weighs around 70 pounds. I was pregnant when I came into rescue and had 2 puppies. They have both found loving homes so I m ready to find a family of my own. I am spayed, vaccinated, housetrained, crate-trained and leash-trained. I did test heartworm positive but I m undergoing treatment. To meet me, complete an application on our website at animalavengersnc.org. For more info, call or to OPERATION TOPCAT My name is Duvay and I m a sweet, gentle girl. I had a home but was left behind when they moved away. A neighbor took me in and contacted Operation Topcat for help. I m a 2-year-old brown Tabby with white and I ve had all of my vet care. I tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV, had my vaccines and was microchipped. I don t mind other cats but I ve not been around dogs. I love people and being petted and that makes me a Lap Cat for sure. Won't you consider giving her a loving inside home. To adopt me, or call NHC RABBIT RESCUE OF WILMINGTON My name is Kenny (RR112) and I m a silver Mini Rex. I m 1-year-old, 5 pounds and neutered. I was an owner surrender because my owner did not bond with me because of my shy disposition. I do not like being held and handled that much. I was purchased at a local pet store as a baby with another rabbit. My previous owner wanted me to find a owner who was more experienced and better suited for my behavior. I will come up to you and tolerate you petting me, however, I am skittish. I was not familiar with a litter box until I came to the rescue and I am progressing well. If you re interested, call or visit us at May 2017

9 Adoption Options We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! COASTAL CANINE RESCUE I m Nova, a 3-year-old Pit Bull mix who weighs 45 pounds. I had run out of time at a shelter, due to overcrowding, so CCR stepped in to save me! I am very friendly and love my foster brother. I m energetic and love to play. I ve been working on manners and leash walking but I m very smart and learn very quickly! I m very loving and have a great disposition. I m a fun, spunky little girl who will be a great family companion. I m up to date on shots, I ve been spayed, dewormed, tested negative for heartworms and am on monthly heartworm prevention. To meet me, or call COASTAL ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT (C.A.R.E.) Hi PawPrints readers, my name is Zeus! I m a 3-year-old Shepherd mix boy who was brought to C.A.R.E. with a dislocated hip, luxating patella and no family of my own. My injuries have been corrected through surgery and I have been learning my manners so I can bow- WOW my way into the heart of my new family. If you would like to meet me, please call My friends will also be happy to answer any other questions! SOUTHERN REPTILE SAVIORS RESCUE My name is Cassanova. I am a male iguana who is about 3 to 4- years-old. I usually don't mind being touched but I need more experience with handling. I would definitely prefer to live in a one-iguana home with lots of room to climb and walk around. You can check out my profile and the rest of my friends up for adoption at or you can contact Nicole with Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue Inc at CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY Hi, my name is Zeus. I am a 5-year-old Domestic short-haired kitty. I am so sweet and I m so excited to find my forever home. I do great with other animals and I love attention. I'm good with kids and dogs, too! I like to cuddle up in bed with my other furry friends and my foster mom. I'm neutered and up to date on all of my shots, too! Please call my foster mom at to meet me. FUREVER FRIENDS ANIMAL RESCUE My name is Myan and I m a 10 pound, 9-yearold Jack Russell and Chihuahua mix. Being a senior boy, I prefer a home with adults (grown children are ok). I love other dogs and cats but no small children please. I am house-trained and I don t need to be in a crate. I love to cuddle next to a human, take walks or play ball. I am healthy, neutered and have all vaccinations. Now, all I need is a safe and loving forever home. Please call to schedule a meet and greet. PAWSITIVE PARTNERS PRISON PROGRAM Hi! My name is Dove and I am a 3-year-old female Catahoula/Hound mix who is part of the Feathered Friends group at Monty s Home. When I graduate, I will know all of my basic commands, be able to walk nicely on a leash, and have a few special tricks to impress you with. I am also crate-trained, vaccinated, spayed, and micro-chipped. I am a gorgeous, high energy girl who only needs a forever home and a belly rub to make my life perfect. To adopt me, fill out an application at or call May

10 Let me help you provide for ALL of your family, INCLUDING your pets! When you aren't here to help them, you can still provide for them with a pet conscious Will/Trust. Jeffrey R. Baker, Attorney 33 years Experience All Family/Domestic/Divorce/Custody Wills, Trusts and Estates DB PLUMBING, INC. NEW CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL REMODEL / REPAIRS LICENSED & INSURED DONALD BARNHOUSE LIC. # Save lives please spay or neuter your pets! Hi, my name is Ibanez, but people call me Ibby for short! My name comes from the very famous guitar brand. You see, my specialty is heart strings, and I m ready to make sweet music with my furrever family! I love to snuggle up so you can hear the soothing sound of my purr box, while I listen to the sweet melody of your heart strings. People have told me that I m the sweetest little girl you could ever hope to meet. I m about 2-years-old, up to date on all my vaccinations, already spayed, and I tested negative for Felv/FIV. If you or someone you know might be interested in adopting me, please submit an adoption application directly online at or call my friends at One look at me and you ll fall in love! I am sponsored by College Road Animal Hospital. Thank you! Hi there, I'm Thor! I'm a wonderful all around type of guy! I enjoy the company of other dogs, I love playing with kids (older ones, as I'm a big puppy at heart), I enjoy long walks and play sessions and I'm a total cuddle bug at the end of the day! I have also acquired a large selection of sticks from my walks, most bigger than me! I'm a gentleman on a leash, I am crate-trained and I ve mastered a few tricks: sit, wait, paw (and other paw), down, roll over and spin (in progress). For an explanation of our adoption process, application, and fees, visit us online at or call PITT. I am sponsored by Robyn Davis in memory of Lou. Cats, Dogs, Horses In person, over the phone, or through Skype Lauren Wingate Animal Communicator "Lauren is able to quickly create a connection that is viable and vibrant and her intuition and ability to see straight into the heart and soul is truly remarkable to experience." Susan O'Brien, Canine Behavior Counselor - A New Leash "We would highly recommend Lauren's unique services to anyone wishing for an improved relationship with their animal companions or anyone needing help or insight into dealing with behavior problems." Dr. Charles Loops, DVM Pittsboro, NC Connecting Animals & People Worldwide Please visit May 2017

11 Please call to adopt us! Adopt-An-ANGEL My name is Precious and I am a 12-month-old Boxer/Pit mix. I came to Adopt-An- ANGEL after I was hit by a car. I had a broken leg and some road rash that has all healed. I am now ready to go. I am a playful, friendly, typical teenage puppy. I love to cuddle and be near my family. I am crate-trained and leash-trained, too. If you would like to meet me, please call my foster mom, Sherry, at My name is Belle. You may remember me. I have been homeless before. When Adopt-An- ANGEL kept finding me after I got loose from my house, it was clear that I needed a new home. I need a home with a fenced in yard and someone with experience with my breed, since I am pretty strong. Most of all, I need someone who will be committed to me. I am so friendly and affectionate and so pretty. I would do best as an only pet. My name is Jewell and I am a 2-year-old, pastel brindle Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull mix. I do well with other dogs, but I haven t been around a cat yet. I prefer a home with older kids. I walk well on a leash and don t pull at all. I am housetrained, love to go for car rides and absolutely would love a home with a fenced in yard. I already know my name, and the commands: come, sit and leave it. I am a fast learner who is treat motivated and eager to please. I have a warm, gentle, loving personality and love to be right by my human. I am very wary of men; especially tall men with deep voices. I will relax if they are gentle and calm with me. My name is Guinness and I am an absolutely super dog. I am well balanced and pretty easy. I am a middle aged, mid-sized dog. I have a tumor on the side of my leg that Adopt-An- ANGEL is having removed. Once that is done, I will be ready to go. I would make a great companion for a family with kids, or actually anyone who wants a dog who will lay at their feet and just love them unconditionally. My friends call me Dolph. I am a great dog. I am mid-sized with a fantastic, even temperament. I seem to do well with other dogs and kids, too. I haven't been around cats. I walk well on a leash with a moderate energy level. I am a well-socialized and an overall happy-go-lucky guy. Come meet me at Petco on weekends or call my foster mom, Jill, at My name is Poppy. I am a shy, sweet, scared little girl. I am young and I weigh just 45 pounds. I absolutely MUST get adopted by someone who has another dog, a fenced in yard and kids older than 12. I need to go with someone who has a little experience with shy, scared dogs. I just need a home with someone who is looking for a companion for their dog. I love dogs and need one to teach me the ropes. I will follow another dog's lead and will go wherever he or she goes. I am submissive and don't have a mean bone in my body. I don't need a home where people want to take me places. I don't need to go to a dog park, the beach, or a pet store. I don't need to go anywhere but the vet - when I have to. This will limit the chance of me getting lost. I am a flight risk when I panic. Come meet me at Petco on weekends! P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC May

12 Hi, my name is Seva and I am a 2-year-old female Great Dane. My previous owner surrendered me to the nice people at Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love a few months ago. I have settled in nicely at my foster home. I attach quickly to my people, and I love to lean for rubs and give kisses. I am crate-trained and house-trained. I love meeting other dogs my size and I do ok with smaller dogs, too. My foster mom says that I don t know how big I am and get so excited to play. But I m just a young girl excited about life, so can you really blame me? My foster mom thinks that I am going to be a tall, lean Dane. She says that I have legs for days! I am trying to pack on a few pounds before going to my forever family, but sometimes that s hard since I m not really food motivated. Foster Mom thinks that as I age, the pounds will stick and I ll be even more beautiful than I already am. I am looking for a loving and structured forever home where my new parents will take the time to continue my obedience training. For an adoption application, please call or visit I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you! Blue Tick Sugar Images Let me capture your dog's personality with a photograph. I shoot casual, outdoor portraits using natural light. Super-friendly, affectionate and gorgeous! That s me, Sarah, in a nutshell. Come on over and see for yourself! You ll find me congregating happily with the other cats in the playroom because I love them, too. I ll even rub my chin on another cat s chin in a friendly greeting. I also have the most striking Tabby stripes! I m a 1-year-old girl who is very healthy - spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I enjoy meeting people and will come right over and start to purr. I d be such a fantastic companion for a single person or family! If you d like to meet me and you need driving directions, please call Pender Humane Society at They can also answer any questions you might have about me. I am sponsored in loving memory of Spooks, Jon Fycyk s cherished baby girl.

13 Brunswick County Sheriff s Animal Protective Services Please call to adopt us! OPEN SATURDAYS! Think you have seen it all? Well, think again because here I am, Valentino (A096288)! I am the most loveable kitten on the block, come on down and see. I dare you to try and resist my sweet, adorable charms! I m a 13- week-old, neutered baby boy and I was made for loving you, there s no doubt. I m sitting here patiently, waiting for my super new family to come along! My name is Lucy (A092214) and I m a youngster at just 10-months-old. I d love to grow up as part of a happy household where we make lots of happy memories. I m already spayed and my bags are packed, let s go! If you look up the word darling in the dictionary, you ll surely find my puppy photo there! My name is Chloe (A096164) and I m a 13-week-old Pitbull mix girl who is already spayed. I m about as sweet as sweet gets! And guess what else? I am more than ready to begin life with a family of my very own - let s make it yours! Spot Hi there! Minka (A095983) is my name and making silly faces, chasing yarn balls, and making my people laugh is totally my game. At a mere 1-year-old I am petite in stature, but what I may lack in size is made up for in personality! If you d like to see how much joy I can bring to your life, simply drop by the shelter today and let s get to know one another. You just may decide I m the girl for you! Visit our Facebook page for Adoption Fair events and to see other animals up for adoption. Our Facebook page is: Brunswick Sheriff's Animal Adoption Page Good afternoon folks! My name is Jackson (A096064) and I am a spunky Red Tick Hound mix boy who never truly grew up. At 1-yearold it's like I have been shrunken down to the cutest, most full-of-life young man. I m already neutered and ready to go home. Please look into my eyes and promise me you ll come for a visit. We could be a perfect match! Don't hate me because I am beautiful, love me for it! I am Twiggy (A096209), the supermodel of our little kitten world here at the shelter. I am a 13-week-old Calico baby with beautiful markings, even if I do say so myself! I m already spayed and ready to go home. If you think I am the one for you, come on over today! 429 Greenswamp Road Supply, NC May


15 CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call to adopt us! We re at Petsmart 7 days a week. Hey, I'm Faye! I'm a Patch Tabby kitten girl and I m so very, very sweet! I love to snuggle, purr, and talk to get your attention. I also love to play, especially tag! Don't worry about my eyes. They are good, and I can see just fine. I love wet food and treats. I get along well with other cats. In fact, I should not be an only kitten because I'll feel too lonely without a playmate. Come to Petsmart soon so we can fall in love. You won t be able to resist me! Hi, I'm Kelly, an 8-month-old black and white girl. I m sweet, petite, and a bit shy at first, but I love to be petted and will purr all day long if you scratch behind my ears or under my chin. Please don't overlook me due to my quiet, timid nature. I have a lot of love to offer, just give me a little time to trust you. Hey there, in case you didn't know, Kitten Season is here again! That means there are lots of kittens who need to be rescued! I'm a young momma, and I feel so lucky that the Cat Adoption Team was able to save me and my babies. Now we'll have a second chance to find new forever homes. Many more kittens can be rescued if you can volunteer to foster! All you have to do is provide a temporary home for a momma cat and her litter until the kittens are weaned and ready for adoption. Please call and help save some precious kittens. Foster homes needed for MOMMA CATS and KITTENS, just until they re weaned! Call for more information. Hi, I'm Willow, an 8-month-old girl. I am an extremely sweet and social kitten with the adorable habit of sticking my tongue out. I enjoy playing alone or with other cats. One of my favorite places to play is underneath a bed sheet. Once I am comfortable with you, I will sleep on you at night. If you're the lucky one to adopt me, I'll be an extremely loving and dedicated companion! Hi, I m Gordo! I'm a 1-year-old black and white medium-haired boy. I'm super affectionate, handsome, and social. I am a serious talker and a lap cat who will follow you around to get your attention. I love attention so much that I should be the only cat in the house. I am good with calm dogs. I'm truly the sweetest guy and want nothing more than to snuggle or be carried around in your arms. I m at the CAT Adoption Center in PetSmart. Hope I get to meet you soon! I'm Lana, a 1-year-old gray and white Tabby girl. My owner had to surrender me, and I miss her so much. I'm both a lover and a snuggler, so I miss having human contact. I'm really looking forward to having my own human bed again, where I can snuggle with a human friend and have my very own toys. By the way, I am good with children. I'm upset being in a cage, so please visit me at the CAT Adoption Center at PetSmart and consider giving me a chance. Wilmington, NC May

16 Hi there, friends! My name is Barney and I m a 4-year-old Pitbull Terrier mix boy. I just love people and consider myself a lap dog. My friends at the shelter are teaching me my basic commands, like sit and stay, and I m also walking well on a leash. Pender Humane Society rescued me from a shelter where I had run out of time - thanks, guys! As for my health, I get an A+! I m neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Come on over to the shelter and let me cuddle in your lap or let s take a walk! You just might see that I m the perfect guy for you. If you need driving directions or more information, call Pender Humane Society at I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you! Do you like redheads? Well, here I am! My name is Ludwig and I m a sweet young fella, orange in color, who was found by a good Samaritan after I was hit by a car. My broken leg is completely healed but I still have an eye defect from the accident. It doesn t stop me from playing and having lots of fun, though! I am very loving and friendly and I m ready to make your family Photo by Michael Cline Photography complete! Please call my friends at or for more information or to submit an application for my adoption. I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). Visit us at Wrightsville Beach Farmer's Market, Port City Farmer's Market, Sunset Beach Farmer's Market & Riverfront Farmer's Market. Local, Homemade and All Natural! Please Spay & Neuter your pets! The Pet Friendly, People Friendly Print Shop Come See Us! We ll Make it Easier for You! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Dock St. Downtown Wilmington Free Off-Street Parking Hours M-F 8:30-5: May 2017

17 Please call to adopt us! Cat Tails I m the last Kardashian to be adopted and my name is Khloe. I need someone to protect me and love me. Unlike the real Kardashians, I can be a bit shy so it s better if you visit me at the Cat Tails shelter. On top of that Petsmart makes me sneeze, which isn t a good look for me. Come take a part of reality TV home with you. By the way, I ll be 2-years-old on the 15th. Let s throw a party! My name is Bonnie and I m 3-years-old. Everyone says that I m exceptionally sweet and, as you can see, I m a very pretty Calico. I came to Cat Tails with four kittens, but they have been adopted and I m still here. I get along with the other cats and I love people, so I think I would be a wonderful addition to your family. Don t you? If you re looking for a wonderful 5-year-old to join your family, look no farther. I m Stella! I m even cuter than my picture shows. I had an ear infection when I was younger that left me with a little head tilt, so I always look like I have an important question. Actually, I do have an important question: Can I be a part of your family? You think you have allergy problems? I say, HA! My name is Max and I am a beautiful gray boy who is 3-years-old. I have gorgeous fur, but my allergies can cause my splendid coat to get patchy and ragged. It was a mess when this picture was taken and I was so embarrassed. I take an allergy pill and that helps. Special non-prescription food helps, too. They say I m super friendly, love people and cats, and am in constant search of a lap to sit in. Take me home and maybe your house will be allergy free! If I could use an umbrella to fly to your house, I would, but I only have the name Mary Poppins. I m a very shy longhaired Torti and I m looking for a quiet home with people who will give me lots of time to adjust. I m only 7-yearsold so I have years of love to give. I m already spayed and vaccinated and also front declawed. Do you like to dance? I don t, even though I m named after a dance. I m Shimmy and as you can see, I m a seal point Siamese mix. I came to Cat Tails with a flea infestation and I was a big mess! That s all cleared up now and I m looking pretty good - if I do say so myself! Now all I need is a forever home. How about if I share yours? 6622 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC May

18 My name is Pearl. My brother, Simba (on page 38), and I are the only ones saved from our litter. I am a beautiful white Calico with beautiful blue eyes. I am scared of dogs even though I have been around small ones in my foster mom's house. I have become curious and I love to lay on my back to make my foster family laugh. I have been exposed to smaller dogs, kids, and other cats. I don't do well with anyone except my other littermates. I am very scared of a lot of noise. I would be a great companion for an older couple or a quiet house. Please contact my foster mom, Jackie, at For more information on the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at or visit us online at I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

19 ADOPT A FOREVER FRIEND YOU WILL BE THEIR HERO Duplin County Animal Control Open Noon to 6pm for adoptions 117 Middleton Cemetary Lane Kenansville, NC Phone: Facebook: Duplin County Animal Services NEW HANOVER HUMANE SOCIETY Hi there, friend! I call you friend even though I haven t met you because I like every single person who comes my way! I m King, a sweet, friendly, happy, mixed-breed boy who is already neutered, vaccinated, housetrained and on heartworm prevention. I m just 1-year-old and a nice size at 50 pounds. I d enjoy a fenced yard to play in and belly-rubs from people who love me. We d have such a great life and you can t go wrong with a well-trained fellow like me! I m at the New Hanover Humane Society and their hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 2pm. Pick a day, hop in the car and come meet me! If you have questions about the adoption process, please call I am sponsored in loving memory of Levi D.

20 Hey, I'm Victor! I'm a long-haired, 6-year-old, black boy. I was abandoned outside by my owners when they moved. I lived outdoors for a few years, until I was rescued by a compassionate neighbor. It didn't take long for people to realize how amazingly sweet and affectionate I am. As my foster mom says, Victor is the sweetest, most loving foster kitty I've ever had. All I want is to snuggle and be loved. I'll purr for hours for you! I am good with other cats and dogs. Come meet me soon and consider adopting me! You won't regret it! I m at the C.A.T. Adoption Center at Petsmart on New Centre Drive in Wilmington. You can also call Cat Adoption Team at for adoption information. I am sponsored by ECM Corporation. Thank you!

21 PAW S Place Please call to adopt us! (Call for a pre-adoption application and adoption fee info.) I m Kayla and I might be on the small side but my ears certainly are not! I could fly away with these things. I am a bit shy at first but I warm up quickly. With my ears and cute little nose, I sort of resemble a little pig! I am a Basenji mix and just about a year old. I am the perfect size for someone who would like a dog on the smaller side. I am also spayed and ready to go! Come say hello to me. Woof! I'm Tessa, a Red Tick Coonhound with the softest, floppiest ears. I am about 8-years-old but I still know how to have fun! Once the fun is over though, it s nap time. I love to sunbathe, I love the water, I love going on adventures and I need that special someone. Come to the kennel to see me, we are open every day from 9am -12 Noon. Hey there, it s me, Kyle! I am spending my days in a quiet household with other dogs. I like to play with dogs, especially puppies, but I am quite shy with new people. I just celebrated my first birthday and I love to carry around my new toys. I m a Setter/Spaniel mix who is house-trained, I use a doggy door, and I have a favorite bed that keeps me safe. I would do best with a patient person or family with a fenced yard as I do not enjoy leashed walks. Ideally, I will find a match without young children as they can be louder and faster moving. if you d like to meet me! Paws Place named me Smiley because I get so excited to see people that I curl my top lip and shake my entire body. It is too cute and so funny, you must come and see! Unfortunately, I am heartworm positive, but don t worry, Paws Place will take care of the cost. I am a tall and slender Lab mix boy, a little over a year old, with so much love to give. Come see my silly self and watch me smile! It s me, Marley! I m a 3-year-old Lab/Chow mix weighing 73 pounds. I will play fetch for hours, maybe even days, if you'd let me! I respond well to positive training tactics and a good pack leader. I would do best in a family without children under age 15 since I am big and could knock them over! I get along great with dogs my size and energy level. Come to the shelter and check me out in action! Prince Charming is my name and charming humans is my game. I m a Shepherd mix, 2-years-old and 40 pounds. I have put some meat on my bones since my arrival here. I was sadly tied to a tree with little access to icky water. The humans here say I am a royal boy, perhaps it has something to do with my name? I am starting to learn what it is like to be a dog. I have made lots of friends at the shelter, dogs and humans, but I am ready for my forever friend! Come meet me, maybe the glass slipper will fit! 3701 Boiling Spring Road, Winnabow, NC May

22 Treca Blevins Realtor / Broker Wilkinson ERA Real Estate 1826 Sir Tyler Drive, Suite 240 Wilmington, NC We love finding your pets a new home as well as their fabulous owners. We offer every seller or buyer client a 20% rebate of our Commission and donate $ to the pet charity of your choice in your name! It's a win win! The average client rebate is $2000 and is given at closing for you to do with whatever you wish and local pet rescues get a much needed donation. Contact us today for details. Stella Blevins






28 Hello up there! I m Daisy, and I m waiting for a dog cookie. You see, I m one of the most wellbehaved, attentive dogs you ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Just show me that cookie and Boom! - my bottom plops on the ground and I sit still and calm, waiting for that sweet treat. Wouldn t you love to have a well-mannered, friendly girl like me as your companion? I have the sweetest heart and I adore attention from humans. I also enjoy going for walks, so if you enjoy strolling through the neighborhood or park, I m your girl! As for my health, it s top notch. I m spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I m just 2-years-old and ready to be the love of your life. Please call Pender Humane Society at if you have any other questions. And tell them you re coming to visit! Sponsored by Your Friends at Pender Humane Society s Furry Friend's Re-sale Shop. We Care!! URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out! If your compassionate heart finds it sad that an older boy like me is living on hard concrete in a shelter, would you come adopt me? My name is Toby (A024332) and I m quite bewildered by the hustle and bustle of shelter life. The loud noises and barking are causing me to grow sad. All I want is a family of my own and loving hands to pet me. Is that too much to ask? I m an 8-year-old neutered Lab mix with chocolate and white fur. I m very, very friendly and I have a mellow, laid-back personality. Please hop in the car, take me into the play yard and get to know me. You might find that I m the best friend you ve been searching for! Hurry, though! There s not enough room for us all at the shelter, and dogs arrive every day. Hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, Noon to 4pm on Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays. If you need driving directions, please call Pender County Animal Shelter at or Seeing you will be the highlight of my day! I am sponsored in honor of Kathleen M. Langone.

29 Pender County Animal Shelter Please call or to adopt us! I m Bella (A024473) and with my striking eyes - one blue and one brown - I m very beautiful, indeed! At just 1½-yearsold, I m a loving, spayed Pit Bull girl who is friendly with other dogs and house-trained, too! Why am I at a shelter when I should be living at home with a family? Hurry over today and let s see if we re a match! I am a fabulous family pet! And that ringing endorsement comes from my former owner, who sadly had to give me up. My name is Bo (A023915) and I also respond to French Fry. I m a 1-year-old Boxer mix who is great with kids, cats, other dogs and I m house-trained! Yes, I m pretty fabulous, folks. Don t let me stay here too long - I m ready to make memories with my new family. OPEN ON SATURDAYS! Noon to 4pm OPEN ON SUNDAYS! 1pm to 4pm Please Adopt! WE RE OVERCROWDED AND NEAR CAPACITY. I greet every visitor with a tail wag, always! And I play beautifully with other dogs in the play areas. So isn t it sad that a friendly, happy, loving boy like me is watching life pass me by from inside a shelter? My name is Nemo (A024272) and I m a 6 to 8-year-old Walker Hound mix who is neutered and ready to enjoy life with a family. Hurry over, please! It s me, Chip (A024566)! Are you ready to be loved? Because I m a cat who is SUPER-friendly and playful. I just LOVE to be touched and petted. At a mere 1-year-old, I m a neutered boy with ebonycolored fur who is ready to make your life a pleasure! Desperately Searching for a Special and Caring Person! My name is Biscuit (A024316) and I am a friendly, loving boy who has everything it takes to Spot be a wonderful friend and companion to some lucky human. Unfortunately, I am heartworm positive and that has caused folks to pass me over in their adoption search. Won t you consider being my hero and future lifetime buddy? I m young and healthy otherwise. Please give me a chance to enjoy life. I ll be waiting! I m such a very sweet girl! Won t you visit and see that for yourself? You ll find that I m gentle and loving and that I give the sweetest little kisses! My name is Sasha (A024483) and I m a 2-year-old Plott Hound girl who is already spayed. I weigh about 50 pounds and have a beautiful coat, a mixture of black and brindle. I was found as a stray and am hoping to soon be part of a family! Hop in the car and come meet me today! 3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC Pendercountyanimalshelter.petfinder.com May

30 Hi, my name is Kandi. I am the only one saved from my litter. I am a very timid and scared little girl but sweet as candy. I have been exposed to other cats, kids, and dogs in my foster home but I need absolutely no dogs in my forever home. I am going to take so much effort and time to drop the emotional baggage of my past. Unless you are devoted to spending time with me, I will not be the kitty for you. I am alright with kids but do not care for the noise or energy level a kid has. I must be an indoor kitty and you should start me off in a small room at first and allow me time to settle in. Will you be my hero? Contact my foster mom, Jackie, at If you d like to inquire about the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at or visit us online at I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you! My name is Logan and I m a young, energetic, 45 pound boy who is neutered, vaccinated, housetrained and crate-trained. I was born in October My parents lived in a salvage yard and that is where I was born. Sadly, my puppyhood was not in a home with a family so I was not socialized with people until coming into foster. I am very shy and fearful of new people so I would do best in a calm home environment with no kids. I love playing with my foster brother and sisters and will need to have at least one confident canine sibling to set an example and help me continue to build up my confidence. I had a rough start in life, but I m ready to blossom with the love and encouragement from the right family. Could it be yours? Contact my Echo Dogs White German Shepherd foster mom at or visit I am sponsored in honor of Hula, Kona and Kiki, three fur babies who are very much loved. Johnsons Corner Grill and Convenience Store Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served All Day Pay at the Pump Open 24 Hours US Hwy 421, Currie, NC Open 7 days a week! Monday - Saturday 4:30am to 8pm Sunday 6:30am to 8pm

31 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (P.E.A.R.) Please call or to adopt us! My name is Goochi and I m a beautiful lady who would love to be part of your family! I m an American Staffordshire Terrier with a stunning reddishcolored coat. I m very loveable and am certain to be the loyal, affectionate and attentive friend you ve been searching for. I am spayed, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. Do yourself a big favor and meet me today! Hi, I m an American Staffordshire mix named Sparky! I m a young boy who is full of spunk and energy. I love attention and I love to run and play fetch. I especially love getting in your lap! And talk about handsome! Just look at my beautiful face and this stunning mixture of cream and brindle fur. As for my health, it s excellent! I am already neutered, vaccinated and on monthly heartworm prevention pills. I just want a loving home to call my own and a family I can cuddle with. Let s go! Hello up there! My name is Marley. I m a young boy with a huge heart. They tell me I m a Border Collie and Lab mix...but whatever I am, it sure is cute! All I want in this world is a family to call my own. You see, I just love people and I love other dogs, so I m sure I d fall in love with you and any other doggies you might have! I am already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Won t you give me a chance? I m ready to be your loyal and loving companion for life. There s a reason Black Labs are the number one dog in America - we re great family companions! My name is Hunter and I m a Black Labrador Retriever boy who is full of love and energy. I am just under a year old, vaccinated and neutered. I came to the rescue with two other pups who have already been adopted. Now it s my turn! I love to play and be cuddled. Adopt me! Hello, everyone! My name is Daisy. I m a wonderful, young, American Staffordshire Terrier girl who is looking for a loving home. I was thrown out on the road with my brothers and sisters. They have all found homes and I m still waiting! I just can t understand it because I have a fun and playful personality and I m so full of love. I am spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. All I need is someone to visit with me, fall in love and take me to my forever home! Friendly, loving and adorable - that s me, Tinker! I m a young Lab mix girl who is house-trained (yay!) and a perfect family companion. I love people and am a great friend to other dogs. I m currently living in a foster home and would love to meet you! or give P.E.A.R. a call and let s arrange a play date. You ll see what a wonderful girl I am! Oh yes, I m spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. P.O. Box 582, Rocky Point NC May

32 Feature Story PawPrints Magazine s 15th Annual Cover Model Search The Judges Decisions Are In: Winning Cover Cat and Runners-Up Winning Cover Cat Uno Submitted by: Justin Mills-Ward I rescued Uno 12-years ago, when he was a 5-year-old stray living on the grounds of a landscaping company. He lost his left eye as a kitten due to an untreated respiratory infection, and as a result, he still gets respiratory infections regularly. I was 22 and fresh out of college when I rescued Uno and brought him into my first apartment to keep me company. I'll never forget our first day together; the poor guy had never been in a car before, 1 st Runner-Up Ray Charles Submitted by: Tara Arnette Ray Charles is a cat like no other. We first met on September 2, 2014 in the Burgaw cemetery as I was out for a bike ride. A small movement caught my eye so I pulled my bike to the side of the road to investigate. Without hesitation this tiny little kitten came running towards me and my heart dropped as I looked into his face and could barely make out his tiny features. At just a couple pounds, Ray was abandoned on the side of the road and left for dead. I called my sister for assistance and as the sun was setting we searched for an open vet, luckily we were able to rush him in and have him checked over. I had just thought his eyes were crusted over and was shocked to discover he only had 1 tiny undeveloped eyeball - poor little guy couldn t see anything and probably never would. Over the next couple of months, Ray fought off several health issues including stomach bugs and allergies. Thousands of dollars and countless hours were spent at the vet; Ray never complained - so neither did we. With every visit to the vet he would just lie on the table purring, somehow knowing we were there to help him. He endured daily baths and eye washes, test after test, as my sister and I nursed him to a happy and healthy kitty. Photo by Emily Mills-Ward so the ride to the apartment was very chaotic. But as soon as he got in my room, he licked my face and fell asleep on my lap, as though it was right where he belonged. The next day I took him to the vet and got him all cleaned up and healthy. He's been my best friend since the day I met him. One year after I adopted him, my father passed away. Even though I wanted to be alone, Uno never let me. He stayed by my side every minute of the ensuing week. Before I met Uno, I never gave much thought to animals and their lives. However, Uno's unwavering love and loyalty was unlike anything I had ever experienced. Before I knew it, I was a vegetarian...and then I was a vegan...and then I was an animal rights activist. I found myself volunteering for wildlife rehab centers and animal shelters. Then, three years ago, I co-founded a 501c3, no-kill cat rescue here in Wilmington. I know that the course of my life was shaped by my sweet, one-eyed, orange cat. Uno is now 17 and can be found in our home nuzzled up against one of our 5 other rescue cats or napping on one of our laps. He has kidney disease and gets subcutaneous fluid injections daily, but Uno just sits, smiles, and purrs as he is treated. Uno is the ideal cover model because he shows that a cat doesn't need to be perfect-looking to be perfect. He may be different, but he puts a smile on the face of every living being with whom he interacts. Uno is proof that all animals, regardless of their appearance, health, or background, deserve a safe and loving home. Rescue animals have the power to change lives; Uno definitely changed mine. I often forget Ray is blind, as he easily maneuvers around my sister s house and he still runs up to me when I visit, just like on the first day we met. Ray will probably always have health issues, but today he is the happiest cat I know. Ray has turned us into cat people. Reasons Ray Charles should be a cover model: 1. His name is hilarious 2. Statistically black cats have the lowest adoption rate 3. I think he is the most handsome cat around 4. He isn t bothered by a camera flash 5. He is awesome 32 May 2017

33 Feature Story 2 nd Runner-Up Lux Submitted by: Tiffany Hoots In May 2010, my mother stopped during a rainstorm to move what she thought was a turtle out of the street. Turns out, that turtle was actually a tiny, rain-drenched kitten. She was so young when we met her that her eyes were still matted shut. She could fit in the palm of our hands. Looking back at the shape she was in, I am amazed that she survived those first few nights. I did not expect her to live very long. We tried for a couple of weeks to adopt her to one of our friends or to take her to the local humane society to be adopted; however, no luck on either front. By this time, I had fallen in love with this tiny ball of energy; even though she had yet to sleep through a single night. Me, a self-described dog person who was happy raising my 6-year=old cockapoo, Reese; and never wanted a cat, was head over heels in love with this one. The thought of letting her go to someone else was heartbreaking. So, she became my baby and I became her mom, Lux s mom. I am not sure of the circumstances that brought Lux out in the rain that day or into the road that my mom was driving on. But I am thankful every day for them. I am thankful every day for this uninhibited, adventurous, strong-willed little girl that I am lucky enough to know and love. Lux lives life on her terms and is very independent. But when I put my hand down to gauge whether or not she wants me to pet her and she nuzzles my hand as to say yes, mom nothing makes my heart happier. I never wanted a cat. As I said, I was not a cat person. Finding Lux and coming to love her was the last thing my heart expected. But over the past 6.5 years, Lux has taught me that it s the unexpected that changes our lives. And in this case, for the better. She has filled our home with immeasurable joy and laughter. In my completely non-biased opinion, there is no cat more deserving of the Paw- Prints cover than Lux. Her life truly is a miracle and miracles deserved to be celebrated. And I challenge you not to take one look at her and fall irrevocably in love just as I have. 3 rd Runner-Up Orion Submitted by: Cianna Anderson Orion (or Orty for short) fell out of a tree in my yard, no older than a month, in July Four days were spent trying to rescue her. When my mom finally caught her, she put up a fight but once she realized we were there to help, she purred all night while kneading our rescue dog's plush butt. Orion has changed life for the better, even though I've lost many nights of sleep to her loudly gifting her toy mice, it's all worth it because I love her more than anything ever before. I believe she is God sent because I had been wanting a therapy animal to help cope with PTSD and depression. Without a doubt, I know she has healed me and she is now a certified emotional support animal. Orion has introduced me to such a tenacious love that I've never experienced before. She is my spider-hunting, neighborhood spy, houseplant destroying companion that I wouldn't trade for the world. I'm so grateful to have her as my side-kick. She has brought me a deeper understanding of animals. If there is one thing Orion would want me to say, it would be to spay and neuter your pets, so less kittens are alone on the streets like she was. Orion may be a rescue but she's done all the saving. 4 th Runner-Up Katie Submitted by: Barbara Galvin Katie was adopted over 3-years ago from pet smart charities adoptions. Since her adoption Katie has become the manager of Two Sisters Bookery in downtown Wilmington at the Cotton Exchange. Katie welcomes everyone to the store and loves all the attention and loving she gets from kids and adults both. She has claimed the front window as her own and lures many people in when they see her. Every time I post something on Facebook with Katie in it, I'll get 10 times the hits!! She lives here at the store and is our guard kitty. She makes so many people happy that people stop in all the time just to see her. Katie should be on the cover because she is an awesome kitty with a big heart. She loves kids, adults end even dogs! She's the must lovable laid back kitty ever. I know she has changed our store for the better. Please check out the June issue for Dog and Cat Honorable Mentions! May

34 When Pele (A095618) comes to town, everyone gathers around! Are you looking for a true crowd stopper? If you are, then I am just the guy for you. I am a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois mix and, if you allow me, I can make you the best companion of all time! My adoption fee includes a physical examination, heartworm test and rabies vaccination. I am already neutered! Won t you visit and take me into the play yard so we can get to know each other? I may not be as nimble with a soccer ball as my namesake, but I am the greatest when it comes to companionship! For driving directions or more information, call Brunswick County Sheriff s Animal Protective Services at I am sponsored by Adam's Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thank you! Hello friends! We are Addie (the Tortie girl on bottom) and Baggy (the black boy on top)! There are a few years difference in our ages, but we have been together for 7 years and would really like to stay together!! We have adapted well to SOAR but would really love a new furever home of our own. The volunteers talk about how sweet we both are. So if you have room in your heart for a loveable duo like us - stop by and say hi! You can also call SOAR at for driving directions or more information! We are sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge. NEW LOCATION! WE VE MOVED! Come visit us at our new location in Old Wilmington City Market 119 S. Water Street If you love cats or know someone who does, come find that special gift. We also have natural health products for your feline & canine furry friends. Open 7 days a week from 10am - 6pm Find us on Facebook and Instagram 34 May 2017

35 Please call to adopt us! Pender Humane Society I m the last girl from my litter! Be the lucky one who adopts me! I m Julie, a 12-week-old, Lab mix darling who loves people and will run to the gate to meet you! Cuddle me, kiss me, and I m all yours! I love toys and have a clean bill of health. Hurry over and let s enjoy life together! Just hanging out here and hoping you ll walk through the door! My name is Jessie Jess and I m a very loving and friendly girl who is ready to be adopted and light up someone s life. I was born on February 2, 2016 and have been at the shelter all that time. For some reason I have been overlooked which is quite a mystery as I m a sweet girl who loves to play with toys and be petted. I m also spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Come meet me! I m Tootsie and I m aiming to be your new best friend! I m a 5-year-old Boxer mix girl who is simply an attention-seeking sweetheart. In my photo I am patiently waiting for that treat to be thrown to me! When I arrived at the shelter it was discovered that I had heartworms, but the shelter treated me and now I am heartworm free as well as spayed and vaccinated! I am friendly with other dogs, I enjoy going for walks and I m ready to be yours! I have the sweetest disposition ever, hence my name, Sugar! I m a 2½-year-old girl who arrived at the shelter with my puppies, Smores and Milky Way, pictured below me. Visit me and you ll find that I m a gentle, tailwagging beauty who is ready to love you. I m heartworm positive but the shelter is paying for my treatment and, if your adoption application is approved, I can be fostered at home with you until I receive a clean bill of health! Smores Hi! I m Sunshine, a 2-year-old Calico girl who is very sweet and loving. I lived in a foster home before coming to the shelter and I was a great guest who got along superbly with the other three cats in the household. My foster dad was my favorite human; I slept in his lap while he watched TV. I also love to play and cuddle. See, I m ready to move right in and be your perfect friend! Milky Way Precious Puppies! How can you resist our pink bellies, delicious puppy breath and tiny-tongue kisses? My name is Smores and I m the baby girl on the left. Next to me is my adorable brother, Milky Way. We were born on March 6, 2017 so we re just easing into two-months on Planet Earth! So far we love life - we eat, nap, wrestle and cuddle - but we re longing to be part of loving families! Won t you visit? Hold us, kiss us, breathe in that puppy scent - then adopt! P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC May

36 ORRELL & REINER, P.C. Certified Public Accountants P.O. Box 4054 Wilmington, NC Robert H. Orrell, III, CPA Anne W. Reiner, CPA Tel DOGTRAIN 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 PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH COMPETITION OBEDIENCE Private Instruction Available I am what you might call a Diamond in the rough. Diamond is my name and sadly, I had been living on a short lead in someone s back yard for years. I am a senior lady and a pretty brindle Boxer mix. I am all smiles now at the kennel and am ready for a fresh start! I just finished up my heartworm treatment and I am so glad it s over! My foster parents are taking such good care of me, but a permanent home is what I am after. Diamonds are a girl s best friend, right? I could be yours! If you wish to meet me, contact or give Paws Place a call at I am sponsored in honor of all the people who lovingly care for the dogs at Paws Place. Looking for a running companion, beach buddy or co-pilot? Well, so am I! My name is Rickie Bobby and I m a 4-year-old Lab mix who is certain to be a great addition to your active lifestyle. I love playing with other dogs, going for long walks, strolling on the beach and riding in the car. I am a healthy young man who needs a great family to call my own. I won t be out on the race track scene anytime soon, but you can come visit me at C.A.R.E., 1808 Sir Tyler Drive here in Wilmington. Call for adoption details. I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). Dr. Ked Cottrell Dr. Jeff LaCroix Pleasure Island Animal Hospital 1140 N. Lake Park Blvd, Suite J Carolina Beach, NC Phone: Fax: May 2017

37 Please call to adopt us! R.A.C.E. (Rescue Animals Community Effort) My name is Noah and I ve had a rough start. I am only about 12-weeks-old and I had something called mange. It's all gone now, but boy was it itchy! My foster mom helped me get rid of it and now I want a family of my own. I like people and other dogs and I'm very sweet - or so my foster mom says. Won t you please adopt me? I promise to love you unconditionally. Umm, hi there. My name is Brinley. I'm a Spaniel mix and I'm really, really shy. I'm starting to get the hang of things at my foster mom's house. She has two dogs of her own and I watch them and take my cues from them. I'm about 8-months-old and as you can see, I'm super cute but I need to have a household that understands shy/ timid dogs. If you think you can help me come out of my shell, please call us today. You may also fill out an application at Howdy everyone! My name is Teddy and I'm a 10 pound Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher mix. I'm housetrained and just perfect. My foster mom says, "I would really love to find someone who understands the beauty in our senior dogs. I wish I could explain what I mean but until you just sit with them in stillness and receive the love they so freely give, you can't fathom the joy they bring to your life. I invite you to share my joy by adopting Teddy from RACE." And I couldn t agree with her more. Yawn!!! Oh, I have to get up and tell you about myself don't I? Well, my name is Willow. I'm about 16-weeksold and I'm a Cattle Dog mix. I love, love, love to play with other dogs and my foster mom takes me to work with her at the grooming shop. I love all the other dogs there and I get to sleep in this comfy bed there. I am very friendly and good with other dogs and kids. Don't you want to take me home? OK, well I've had a hard day playing with the other dogs, so I'm going back to sleep. Clancy is in the house! I am only about 18-months-old and I'm sweet and loveable. I'm a Wire-Haired Terrier mix and I like everyone that I meet. I'd love to find a roommate who will love me furever! I've been told that shouldn't be hard to do. I'm only about 13 pounds, so I m easy to carry, too. Want to meet me? Please call us today or fill out an adoption application on our website at Hey there everyone! My name is Rocky. I weigh about 60 pounds, but have no idea what my heritage is. Do you? If you think you can guess my heritage correctly, go to R.A.C.E.'s Facebook page and post it there. R.A.C.E. is having a contest and the closest could win. They will be doing a DNA test to find out. Until then, I'm looking for a forever home. I'm looking for someone who can appreciate that I'm NOT a purebred - I'm purely unique!! I am very social and like everyone I meet. I'm also pretty active, so I want to find a person who likes to go on long walks on the beach. I'm about 1-year-old, so I have lots of energy and love to give. C'mon, you know you want to fill out an application on me!! P.O. Box 3370, Shallotte, NC May

38 Hi, my name is Simba. My sister, Pearl (on page 18), and I are the only ones saved from our litter. Dogs were chasing and killing our family. Since then, I have come so far. I used to just stay in a ball and hide. Now, I walk around with confidence and meow to let you know when I want attention. I am starting to show signs of curiosity, too. I have been around kids, small dogs, and cats. I do not do well with a lot of noise. I would be a better companion for an older couple or in a home where I will get a lot of one on one attention. Please call my foster mom, Jackie, at If you d like to know more about the adoption process, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at or visit us online at I m sponsored in honor of all the wonderful foster mommies & daddies who care for homeless animals. URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out! There must be some mistake! How can a friendly, Great Dane mix girl like me have been waiting for a family for so long now? I ve been living at the shelter for over 30 days, sitting patiently, showing everyone my sweet nature. I adore children and I ve gotten along well with the other dogs here. Perhaps now that you ve read about me, you ll come visit and consider bringing me home as your new best friend! My name is Charlotte (A024384) and I m a 2-year-old, 80 pound girl, already spayed. I was found as a stray, but my friendly demeanor suggests I once belonged to someone. Won t you please give me a second chance at life? I ll be so grateful! Hurry, though, dogs arrive every day and there s just not enough room for us all. The shelter is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, Noon to 4pm on Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays. Please call Pender County Animal Shelter at or for more info. I am sponsored in loving memory of Hank Harrington. Voted Best Pizza & Best Late Night Eatery Largest Tequila Selection in Wilmington Dine in or Take out - Lunch Dinner & Late Night 11:30am until 3am 7 days a week a year! THREE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS 125 Market Street Historic Downtown Wilmington Pine Valley Corner of 17th Street Extension & College Road Military Cutoff Rd. Next to PT's Grill on the way to Wrightsville Beach

39 Please call to adopt us! I am Lexi - a 2½year-old, 40 pound people lover! The volunteers say I am one of the smartest dogs at the rescue - I can run the agility course better than anybody! But...I'm as energetic as I am smart - so I need a little (or a lot) more exercise than most of my canine friends. It would be great if my furever Mom or Dad liked to run - then I could go with them! I went to training at K9 Academy and I did pretty good there playing in a pack. I m spayed, vaccinated, on heartworm prevention and ready to go live in a cat-free home with my loving family. Come meet me! Ever heard of a Basset Hound/Pit Bull mix? I m one, and I m the coolest dude you will ever meet! I am Winston, a dog lover s dream. My butt wiggles so much when I'm happy that sometimes I can't even walk straight! I love to sit on your lap and get head rubs - but my favorite is BELLY rubs! I'll stop and drop for those ANY time! I have been doing awesome with commands and leash-walking skills - just don't walk too fast or my short legs cant keep up! Oh, I am about 2½-years-old and weigh about 35 pounds. A cat-free home with loving people is all I need. Hello! If you want a cutie pie, stop looking 'cause that's ME!! My name is Biscuit and when I was pulled from Animal Protective Services they said I am 2-years-old, but the girls at SOAR think I may be younger! I'm a funny, silly and sweet little boy who is litterbox-trained, neutered and vaccinated. Hurry over, sign the papers and let s go home! SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Greetings everyone! They call me Andy, as in Dandy. I m at SOAR after catching a van ride out of Animal Protective Services. The volunteers and folks on the Sheriff s staff took good care of me during my brief stay there, having been previously found guilty of the crime(?) of being too big for my home. I mean, I weigh less than 45 pounds, for goodness sakes! I m thought to be part of the Plott Hound family and I m neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Let s meet! Could I be a member of your family? My name is Holly, and I m a Hound mix girl who came to SOAR this past Christmas (thus the name Holly!) I just turned 1-year-old and am having so much fun playing with other dogs and going for walks and mastering the agility course. But nothing would make me happier than my very own home. I have so much love to give and all I need is you! Looking for a long-legged Southern girl? Well, look no further! I m Chloe, a 3-year-old mix of possibly Walker Hound, Fox Hound, Whippet and maybe Greyhound! But regardless, I am a sweet girl with lots of energy - so YES - I need a fenced-in yard where I can run and play. I weigh about 30 pounds and am doing great with my leash-walking skills. I just know I will be your best girl ever! 3376 St. Charles Place Southport, NC May

40 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

41 Shelter News & Events All 4 Cats Annual Spring Garage Sale Have unwanted items in your way? Too much furniture? All 4 Cats is collecting items for a garage sale Memorial Day weekend (May 27 & 28). Please drop donations on the front porch at 114 Harrells Lane in Wilmington, any time between now and then. Donation letters will be available. No clothing please. For more info, call Save a Life, Foster a Jack Russell Russell Rescue, Inc. is a national network of volunteers dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned Jack Russell Terriers into permanent homes. All dogs entering rescue are either temporarily placed in a foster home or must remain with their owners until a suitable home can be found. Foster space is limited and foster homes are in short supply! The Carolinas Region is headquartered in the Wilmington area and the rescue is in need of foster homes! All vetting is provided. To become a foster parent, Bernadette at call or visit Paws Place is pleased to announce that its DREAM has become a REALITY!! Please come celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for the new Paws Place Indoor Kennel located on Route 87, just south of Route 17, at 242 George II Highway, Winnabow. The celebration is Saturday, May 13, from 9am to 12 Noon. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 10:30am. Join in for the fun, food, music and guided tours of the new kennel. This momentous event would not be possible without loyal supporters and volunteers. Paws Place looks forward to seeing you on May 13! Get Your Tickets for SOAR s 4th Annual Party Furr The Paws It s time to purchase your tickets for SOAR s 4th Annual Party Furr The Paws! It s their primary fundraising event of the year and will be held Saturday, May 6 from 5pm to 9pm at the Southport Senior Center. Get your tickets at SOAR (3376 St. Charles Place in Southport) or call Cheryl Davidson at You can also pick up tickets at Zeetlegoo s Pet & People Store, 1635 N. Howe Street in Southport through Saturday, May 6. There will be heavy hors d oeuvres, music, cash bar, auctions, a raffle and fun! See ad on page 14 for more information. Save the Date! Mark Your Calendars! May

42 We are sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund in loving memory of Maryrose Miller. Miss Avis Davis, A Shelter Friend My name is Blair and my heart is breaking! I was adopted and for a few short days got to sleep in bed with my new people! They never told me I was too strong for them - I think of myself as exuberant! They gave me up and now I am totally depressed. I have all this love and affection inside with no one to share it with. I am a healthy, loving young girl who is spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm preventative. Call or text Silvia at to make my dreams come true. I will spend the rest of my life adoring you. Visit us at I am sweet Gracie and my hope is to be your snuggly Lap Kitty. My qualifications? I am affectionate, paired with a great purr, and I know how to make biscuits on you to show my love. I am 4 to 5-years-old and spayed, vaccinated and declawed. I spent years fending for myself outdoors and am a bit nervous around other pets, but I love children as long as they like to cuddle! Call my foster mom, Sherry, at to learn more about me. Add love and joy to your home; adopt a kitty today!!! My name is Brady. I am a 5-month-old Lab mix puppy and I m going to be a big boy. You should see the size of my paws. I need an active family with a fenced in yard. I am playful, goofy and do well with other dogs and older kids. I am super friendly and outgoing. I think everyone is my friend. Will you come meet me and adopt me? For more info, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at or visit My name is Jasper and I am a young Pit Bull. I am active, friendly and playful. I get along with some dogs, but not all dogs. I am about 1-year-old and weigh about 50 pounds. I need a confident, assertive parent who can be the leader. I am very smart and obedient and I will work for food. Come meet me at Petco on weekends. For more info, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at or visit Adopt-An-ANGEL RescueConnect My name is Roy and I'm a good ole' Hound dog! I'm currently undergoing heartworm treatment while hanging out with my foster mom, other foster dogs and kitties! Once I get through this treatment, I'll be ready for my own forever home where I can get the love and attention I've missed all my life. I really like sunbathing during the day, playing with my toys and getting belly rubs! At night, I sleep quietly in my crate and just love being inside! I get along with everyone and I'm a low key guy! Wouldn't you like to add an easy going guy like me to your family? If so, please contact RescueConnect at to learn more about my super sweet personality! Hi, my name is Miller and I am only about 5-months-old! My nice foster mom found me living outside and after helping get me neutered, I am learning what it s like to live in a house with humans and other animals. I love to play with my foster siblings, a cat and small dog, and am already a pro at the litterbox. I can be a little shy getting to know new people, but after a day, I warm up and just want to be held and loved! I'm looking for a family who will love me for the rest of my life. Please call RescueConnect at for more information or to schedule a meet and greet!

43 Calendar of Events May Adopt-An-ANGEL Adoptions Seven Days a Week! Adorable kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket (3908 Oleander Drive) in Wilmington, Petco (324 South College Road) in Wilmington, Petsense (Long Leaf Mall) in Wilmington, and Petsense (110 Shallotte Crossing Parkway) in Shallotte from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. All animals are spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations. For more information, please contact Adopt-AN-ANGEL at New Hanover Humane Society Adoptions 6 Days a Week Your next companion is available for adoption at the New Hanover Humane Society, 2405 North 23rd Street in Wilmington, from 10am to 2pm Monday through Saturday. For more information, please call Paws Place Adoptions Seven Days a Week! During the month of May Paws Place will NOT be holding Meet & Greets off site. This is in anticipation of its move to a new facility. However, the kennel will remain open at the current address, 3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd. (BSL), Winnabow, NC until further notice. The hours are 9am to Noon, everyday, including weekends. Available dogs will continue to be posted on their website. Please watch their website and Facebook page for any changes to these hours. You can also Paws Place at Cat Tails Adoption Facility May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 & 31 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 are spayed or neutered and vaccinated). For more information, please call Cat Tails Adoption Fairs May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 From 6pm to 9pm on Fridays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, cats and kittens will be available for adoption at Petsmart in Wilmington. All are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Please call for more information. R.A.C.E. Adoption Fair at Aunt Kerry s Pet Stop May 6 From 10am to 2pm, R.A.C.E. will have animals available for adoption at Aunt Kerry s Pet Stop (3600 S. College Road next to Food Lion at 17th Street). For more information, please call Monty s Home Booth at Springfest in Burgaw May 6 Visit the Monty s Home booth at Springest in Burgaw from 9am to 4pm at the Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw, NC. It s your chance to enter their Party with Your Pooch raffle. All of their Monty s Home handmade merchandise will be there for your shopping pleasure. Enjoy the food, the music, the vendors while you visit their booth. For more information, visit or call Adopt-An-ANGEL Adoption Fairs at Petco May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 From 11am to 5pm, Adopt-An-ANGEL will have lots of adorable puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption on Saturdays and Sundays at Petco in Wilmington. For more information, please call All 4 Cats Adoption Fairs Every Weekend May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 Stop by the Monkey Junction Petsmart in Wilmington every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm to meet adoptable cats and kittens. All animal are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Call for more info or visit NHC Rabbit Rescue of Wilmington Adoption Fairs May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 Stop by from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays to meet adoptable rabbits. Adoption locations rotate between Petco (324 South College Road), PetSmart (in Mayfaire), PetSmart (4715 New Centre Drive) and PetSense (4310 Shipyard Boulevard). Please call ahead of time to confirm the location and date. Pender County Animal Shelter Weekend Adoptions May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 Pender County Animal Shelter (3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw) will be open Noon to 4pm on Saturdays and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays for adoptions. For information, please call Greyhound Friends of NC Meet & Greet May 6 & 13 A Meet and Greet will be held May 6 from 10am to 2pm PetSmart at the Wilmington Target Shopping Center and May 13 from 10am to 2pm at PetSmart in Mayfaire. For info, contact Roy at or visit Brunswick Animal Services Saturday Adoptions May 6, 13, 20 & 27 From 10am to 1:30pm, Brunswick Animal Protective Services (located at 429 Greenswamp Road in Supply) is open Saturdays for adoptions. Please call for more information. Columbus Humane Society Adoption Fairs May 6, 13, 20 & 27 Columbus Humane Society will be at Petsmart in Wilmington on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm with adoptable dogs and cats. For more information, please call New Hanover Animal Services Saturday Adoptions May 6, 13, 20 & 27 From 10am to 2pm, the shelter (located at 180 Division Drive in Wilmington) is open Saturdays for dog, puppy, cat and kitten adoptions. Please call for info. Animal Avengers of NC Adoption Fairs May 6, 13, 20 & 27 Adoptable puppies and dogs will be available for adoption from 11am to 2pm at PetSmart in Mayfaire. For more information, please visit or call Greyhound Friends of North Carolina Grey Play May 21 On Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm, a Grey Play will be held at Northern Park in Castle Hayne on the baseball field (4700 Old Avenue, Castle Hayne). Please come watch Greyhounds run and play and talk with parents about adopting your own Greyhound. For more info, please contact Roy at or visit All 4 Cats Garage Sale Fundraiser May 27 & 28 During Memorial Day weekend, a garage sale will benefit All 4 Cats and will be held at 114 Harrells Lane in Wilmington. Hours are Saturday 7am to 2pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For more information, please call May

44 Dr. Christian Bolz Dr. Debbie Bolz Dr. Colleen Peat Ok, so I know what you re thinking as you look at my picture. You re thinking, Awwww, isn t she just precious!!! Why yes - I am precious! This, and my owl-like eyes, is exactly why I was named Precious Hoot by the CARE volunteers. I was found outside all alone with a broken hip and tail, but no matter what has happened to me in my past, my love for people has never faltered. I am searching for a special someone to spend the rest of my cat-tastic life with. I do require a little extra effort on your part but it is pretty basic and I am certain my personality will make you more than willing to accommodate my special need. If you love cuddling all year round, and you think kitties with little nub tails are adorable, then I think we d be a match made in heaven! And If you enjoy playtime, especially with bird toys, that s an extra plus! I know that a special person is out there ready to love me and I can t wait to meet them. Maybe it ll be you! Call for more info. I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). URGENT, URGENT! My Time Is Running Out! How can a kitty named Miss Marshmallow (A024565) be running out of time? I m a declawed girl, 8-years-old, who deserves nothing more than a relaxing environment to live out my golden years! I m solid white, already spayed, litterbox-trained, and ready to be the crown jewel of your home! I m not a fan of being picked up, but I enjoy being petted for a time. Then I ll watch birds from the window or take a nap. You see, I m not a demanding kitty who constantly looks for attention, so rest assured I ll be perfectly fine while you re at work or play. Just give me a cozy home, good food, lots of love and I ll be content! Since I m declawed, I ll need to be kept inside, safe out of harm s way. But please hurry! Cats arrive every day and there s just not enough room for us all. For driving directions or more info, call Pender County Animal Shelter at or I am sponsored in appreciation of everyone who has rescued a homeless animal Carolina Beach Road (1 mile south of Monkey Junction across from Harris Teeter) A portion of the proceeds from every real estate closing goes to local animal rescues. SHARI CUTTING ABR, CNE REALTOR / BROKER Convenience for you Comfort for your pet Ali s K9 Clips Pet Salon B South College Road - Wilmington Around the corner from Aunt Kerry s Pet Stop at the intersection of 17th Street and College Road Providing complete grooming services for your pet 6 days a week. Your pet will be groomed in a clean, comfortable, relaxing environment.

45 Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! GREAT DANE RESCUE ALLIANCE My name is Addie and I m a beautiful, 3-year-old brindle girl. I was an owner surrender and very well taken care of. I'm wellbehaved on a leash, love to go for walks and do great in a car. When I'm not cuddling up next to my human, I'm napping somewhere else. I'm house-trained and ring a bell on the door when I need to go out. As loving as I am towards humans, I can become protective and would thrive as an only dog. I'm already spayed, microchipped and current on vaccines. Visit or call for more information. CAROLINA BASSET HOUND RESCUE I m Elvis and I am a happy-golucky-guy! I am 10-years young, crate-trained and house-trained! I love to take walks with my foster mom and I would even like to run with someone who jogs! I am a very spunky Basset Hound! I love humans and I will immediately roll over for a belly rub! I do well with other dogs and cats but I am not fond of them getting in my space so I would do best as an only dog. If you are looking for a low key Basset Hound who can be a couch potato when you want to relax but also play and go for walk - I m your guy! To adopt me, contact my foster mom, Leslie, at or visit our website at GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NC - WILMINGTON My name is Devon and I m a 72 pound, 2½year-old, red fawn boy. As you can see, I am well built with all the muscles of a healthy Greyhound. I m a handsome guy and I m doing well in my foster home with another Greyhound and cats. I walk well on lead as I aim to please. Please contact Roy at for more information on me. You can contact Barbara at for info on other available Greys and view them at TARHEEL WEIMERANER RESCUE I m Chester. For most of my life, I lived outside and chained up. I was fed and given water but I didn't really get to see any doctors. Right around the time I was 3-years-old, I ended up here at the rescue where I finally saw a doctor. I was treated for heartworms and now I am totally better and ready to be adopted! I love my life now. I play all day with a bunch of new dog friends and I love my foster moms (who work at Dog Club of Wilmington). They all love me and say my tail is always wagging! My perfect home will be one without children. I am house-trained and crate-trained! To know more about me, visit or call my foster mom at MERIT PIT BULL FOUNDATION Hi, I'm Xena! I like making friends with other pups and people. I am doing fantastic with my leash-training and love to be by your side. I'm a big girl who loves to play and snuggle. My favorite toys are squeaky toys - I love to chew them until they explode! I'm seeking a feline-free family with older kids to play with. I'm progressing nicely on my training and will patiently wait for my food and will heel by your side on leash. For a full explanation of our adoption process, adoption application, and fees, please visit or call PITT. SCHNAUZER RESCUE OF THE CAROLINAS I m Hunter and this is my brother, Marshall! We two boys are 4 to 5-yearsold and located in Hunter Marshall the Wilmington area. We can be adopted together or separately, but we ve always been together and would love to stay that way! We re house-trained, leash-trained, good with children, sweet as pie and fully vetted including dental. To read more about us or the adoption process, visit Call if you need an application mailed or faxed. Mention PawPrints and get a $50 discount on our adoption donation! May

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47 My name is Mary and I m a 55 pound, petite young girl. I m a red fawn with a hint of sable, especially around my neck chest, and tail. I m doing great in my foster home, get along well with my foster brother (he s also Greyhound). I really love to hoard my toys on my bed and I walk nicely on a lead. I m very loving and friendly but prefer no cats in my home. Please contact Roy at for more information on me. You can contact Barbara at for info on other available Greys and view them at I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy. Are you looking to add some Sunshine to your life? Then I might be the right dog for you! I m Sunshine and I am a Lab mix girl, almost 2- years-old and around 50 pounds. It is hard to resist my face! I ve got black on one side and white on the other. Sometimes my humans at Paws Place think my name should be Luna, like the moon, but Sunshine best suits my personality. I have got lots of energy and would do well with older children and a family with a fencedin yard. It s always sunny with me so come on out and meet me! For driving directions or more information, give Paws Place a call at I am sponsored in loving memory of Grace Harrington. May