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There's always something new at Paws4ever! We host events of all kinds to bring the community together and have fun with our four-legged friends. See what's on our calendar below.
Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Consider a meaningful gift that your friends and family will love and that benefits the dogs and cats of Paws4ever
November thru January
Gift Giving and Paws4aCause on Square Market
On this site you'll find excellent gift giving ideas, all benefiting Paws4ever! In the Gift Giving section you'll find quality items your friends and family will love to receive, with all proceeds benefiting Paws4ever. In the Paws4aCause section, find meaningful gifts to purchase for Paws4ever in honor of someone you love. Great gifting ideas for the person who has everything!
Today through December 9: spend $100 or more in the Paws4aCause section of our Square Market site and receive a $20 Paws4ever gift certificate absolutely FREE!
Homemade and Vintage Gifts on Etsy
Medley on Etsy is an eclectic shop featuring the work of artists committed to animal welfare. All items have been donated by artists across the country, and vintage items were donated to our ReSale Store in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Purchase unique items and help protect the dogs and cats of North Carolina!
Canine Cookie Dough and more at the ReSale Store
The ReSale Store is a perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind gift! From antiques to jewelry and toys, this eclectic shop is brimming with treasures.
In partnership with The Christmas Cookie Factory, Inc. Paws4ever is pleased to host the first ever "Canine Christmas Cookie Dough Drop." When you place your order online for Miss Bailey's Canine Christmas Cookie Dough, a portion of the proceeds from every container sold will be donated to Paws4ever.
Thank you for supporting Paws4ever!
Donate to Paws4ever on purchases at Amazon.com
Portion of your purchase is a donation to Paws4ever!
Sign up today
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Paws4ever every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Paws4ever.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you'll need to select Paws4ever (Animal Protection Society of Orange County) as your charitable organization to receive donations before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation of 0.5% of the purchase price to Paws4ever.
For more information about the program--and to sign up with Paws4ever--click here.
Thank you for supporting Paws4ever!
BarkBox Supports Paws4ever
Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support Paws4ever!
Makes a great gift
BarkBox is a New York City based dog-lovin' company that sends high quality dog products to your pup every month. Each box is full of 4-6 goodies like bones, bully sticks, toys, treats, gadgets, shampoos, hygiene products, and more. A great gift for friends with pups or for your own pup! Canine happiness delivered to your door!
For every new subscription to BarkBox, Paws4ever will get a $10 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: P4EBBX1 when you place your order.
Find out more about BarkBox here.
to Launch this Month!
A New Program at Paws4ever
Here at Paws4ever we work hard to prepare our animals for their forever homes and to keep them comfortable and happy while they're with us. Did you know that we rotate our cat toys every week to continuously provide mental and physical stimulation?
This month we are excited to begin a new program specifically for our dogs. Many of our dogs have never lived in a home, so the sights and sounds of the microwave, doorbell and blender can be overwhelming at first.
The new Home Space program, which offers a home-like environment in the former vet clinic on our property, will accomplish two things: 1) help all of our dogs acclimate to the sounds and activities of a home environment so the transition into a forever home will be easier and less stressful and 2) allow the dogs who have been with us for years to enjoy a few hours in a cozy environment, which can help alleviate some of the stress of being in the shelter. This is just one more way that Paws4ever uniquely cares for our animals! Stay tuned for stories about the successes of this program!
Our volunteers get community recognition!
Volunteer Center of Durham and the Durham Herald Sun choose Max Harrell as Volunteer of the Week on July 27, 2013. Read it here.
Volunteer Center of Durham and the Durham Herald Sun choose Cathy Abney and Mark Sample as Volunteers of the Week on May 18, 2013. Read it here.
Winners of the Governor’s Award for volunteer activity from Durham and Orange counties were among those recognized for their service by the Volunteer Center of Durham in April. Paws4ever volunteers, The Abney and Sample families, were chosen for their tireless service in the "family category." Read it here.
New Animal Sponsorship Program
in honor of your favorite P4E cat or dog!
DID YOU KNOW? The rescued animals that Paws4ever cares for require an initial veterinary assessment, preventative medications, vaccinations and spay/neutering before they can be adopted. At a minimum, it costs Paws4ever $100 per month to care for each dog and $80 per month for each cat. This amount does not include food, rent, staffing or specialized veterinary care.
MONTHLY DONATIONS are the backbone of Paws4ever. Recurring gifts of any amount provide a budgetary foundation that we depend on, allowing us to continue saving animals with confidence! Last year we rescued 187 dogs and cats, and with your support we can save more lives in 2013! To do so, we need your help!
One of the best ways to support the Paws4ever mission is to become a sponsor. Select a Paws4ever animal and sponsor the organization in their honor! Contribute as a “Sustainer” Sponsor at $30 per month or a “2PawsUp” Sponsor at $100 per month. As a monthly animal sponsor you’ll receive quarterly updates on your assigned animal. Plus, “2PawsUp” sponsors will receive special perks, such as discounts at the Paws4ever ReSale store and complimentary tickets to Paws4ever events!
DONATE TODAY by contacting Laura Griest, Executive Director, at (919) 304.2300, x101 or email@example.com.
Meet our newest animals each month
Two Saturday Morning Options!
Our volunteers bring our newest cats and dogs available for adoption so you can meet them and play with them!
Join us the first Saturday of the month (beginning Nov. 9, 2013) at the Paws4ever ReSale Store in Hillsborough.
Or, join us on the following Saturdays at Phydeaux in Chapel Hill.
November 16, January 18, 2014 and February 15, 2014
Paws4ever Animals in Their New Homes
This month's featured animals: Cooper and Coalie
From Cooper and Coalie's family:
Our hearts go out to these animals that you and your staff take such good care of.
We have been very blessed and have been waiting for an opportunity to share our joy with you that has been brought upon two of your past tenants being a part of our family. Copper and Coalie are two of the most gentle and loving dogs, which obviously speaks highly of the treatment they received under your care.
We have a great respect for what you all do at Paws4ever and wanted to share with you the impact that your organization has had on our lives. We are very grateful of the wonderful service you provide to the public.
Dog Training Workshop
Stimulus Control taught by Lynne Stephens
Sunday, January 5, 2014
12 - 3:30pm
$65 with dog; $35 without dog
Paws4ever Learning Center
Wouldn’t it be great if your dog would actually do as you asked when you ask without offering everything else in his repertoire? It is easier to do than you think!
In the first half of this workshop we will look at the theory and practice of how to put a behavior on cue. In the second half of the workshop we will work with you and your dog to put a well known behavior on cue.
Bring your dog’s favorite treats, a crate, a mat, a leash and your smart dog who loves to please!
Lynne Stephens is an agility specialist and trainer. She co-owns DogLogic in Statesvillle, NC.
Contact Julie Jenkins, Dog Training Manager, at 919.304.2300 x 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
with Julie Norman Jenkins
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Paws4ever Learning Center
$85 for you and your dog or $25 for just you
In this workshop we will focus on two of the critical elements of flyball: box turns and ball possession. Dogs of all levels are welcome. We will be working in the large (40’x60’) indoor
training room at Paws4ever. (Please note we don't have room to work on full runs, passing, or racing issues.) To register, send your name, dog's name, age and breed, contact information, and a check to Paws4ever Training at 6311 Nicks Road, Mebane, NC 27302.
For more information, contact Julie Jenkins, Training Manager, at
919.304.2300 X 102 OR JULIE@PAWS4EVER.ORG.
Visit our ReSale Store
at the 27th Annual Hillsborough Holiday Homes Tour
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Visit the ReSale Store booth at the Carpenter’s House on West Margaret Lane in Hillsborough. For more information about the Holiday Homes Tour, click here.
Gather your friends and enjoy a night of FUN-raising!
1st Wednesday each Month
The Spotted Dog in Carrboro
Help out the animals at Paws4Ever by grabbing a mid-week drink at the Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar in Carrboro. On the first Wednesday of each month, Spotted Dog will donate $1 for each pint of beer sold.
Food for Support
Enjoy a dinner out with your friends and donate to Paws4ever, too!
3rd Wednesday each month
Hwy 55 (formerly Andy's) Burger Shakes & Fries in Mebane, NC
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries of Mebane will make a donation equal to 30% of your meal ticket to Paws4ever! Keep it local and help Hwy 55 of Mebane support Paws4ever.
The animals who are waiting to find their forever homes appreciate your support and the generous donations provided by Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, 1336 Mebane-Oaks Road in Mebane, NC.