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  • Animal Care Technician Needed


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    Do you love animals? Join the team at Paws4ever and find an engaging and fun work environment with great opportunities for growth and skill-building in the animal care field. Paws4ever is an animal adoption center, dog training facility and Legacy Care residence in Mebane, North Carolina, and we are seeking a dedicated, compassionate individual to maintain the cleanliness of our Adoption Center, Learning Center and Administrative Offices, as well as to provide care and enrichment to the animals residing in the Adoption Center.

    This position is part-time with the potential for increased hours and responsibility over time. We currently have positions open for at least 12 hours a week, with shifts available from 7am-1pm and 12:30pm-6:30pm (Monday availability required). Primary duties include thorough cleaning of the Adoption Center, including, but not limited to, daily scooping of litter boxes, washing dishes, wiping surfaces, laundry, sweeping and mopping floors, and weekly deep-cleaning. Additional responsibilities may include weekly cleaning of the Learning Center and Administrative Offices, including, but not limited to, cleaning floors and bathrooms, restocking supplies and removing trash. Secondary duties include providing basic animal care and enrichment, to include feeding, medicating, exercising, and grooming cats and dogs of various sizes.

    High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Basic animal handling skills and experience working in a shelter, vet or boarding environment a plus. The successful candidate will have stringent cleaning standards, be dedicated and trustworthy. Must be able to comprehend verbal and written instructions. Must have reliable transportation. Must be able to move/lift 50 lbs., bend frequently, and stand throughout the workday. Must be able to work with cats and dogs of all sizes and temperaments. Starting pay rate is $7.50 per hour.

    Full job posting attached below. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to and specify “Animal Care Technician” in the subject line.

  • Legacy Care Program Manager Needed

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    Position Available!

    Submit resume and cover letter

    Paws4ever, an animal welfare nonprofit in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks an organized and conscientious professional to lead, promote and grow our Legacy Care program. In our beautifully appointed Legacy Care Residence, we provide quality, loving care for pets when their owner is no longer able. We also offer boarding services in this comfortable home as space allows.

    The Manager is responsible for all aspects of the Legacy Care program including, promotion of the program through personal meetings with potential members, presentations to applicable professionals and written promotions via social media, news releases, printed materials and website; supervision of the Legacy Care Residence Caretaker; assessment of pets during enrollment and admission; stewardship of and communication with members; the promotions of and adoption process for program pets; oversight of boarding program; and development and management of program budget alongside Executive Director.

    The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and leadership skills, be attentive to details and have the ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines and projects while planning strategically for future efforts. Exceptional writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is a passion for and understanding of the Paws4ever mission to create and grow lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education and care. Experience with fundraising and communications is a plus. Candidate must have a strong command of MS Office Suite. A four-year degree is required along with a minimum of 1 to 2 years fundraising or program management experience. Candidate must also have experience working with a diverse array of canine and feline breeds and sizes. The Legacy Care Manager is expected to work approximately 10-15 hours per week.

    The Legacy Care Manager reports to the Executive Director, with additional accountability to the Board of Directors. The salary range for this position is $12-15/hour, paid bi-weekly.

    Full job posting attached below. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to and specify “Legacy Care Manager” in the subject line. Application deadline: November 11, 2016 at 5pm.

  • Adoption Angels

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    Help our overlooked pets find their forever homes!

    Donate any amount to save a life today

    Each year Paws4ever hosts a handful of promotions to help our overlooked pets shine in the spotlight. During these promotions we offer significantly reduced adoption fees, allowing more animals to find homes sooner. Paws4ever Adoption Angels help make these adoptions happen!

    Become an Adoption Angel today by donating any amount toward the adoption fees of a Paws4ever animal. Your contribution will help offset the cost of our regular adoption fee, allowing us to continue to offer adoption discounts throughout the year.

    Just imagine the number of pets who will finally have a family to call their own because of an Adoption Angel. We couldn't do it without you!

  • Support Paws4ever when you shop


    Consider buying your gifts from these businesses that support Paws4ever with every purchase

    Thank you for making your shopping dollars count for Paws4ever!

    You'll find gifts for your loved ones to treasure, and Paws4ever animals will receive the support they need to stay warm this holiday season.

    When you shop at AmazonSmile, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Paws4ever. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Animal Protection Society of Orange County, Inc. DBA Paws4ever for every purchase you make. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

    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. 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!

    Paws4ever ReSale Store
    The Paws4ever ReSale Store provides a variety of unique, high-quality merchandise for you and your pet. All proceeds support the Paws4ever mission.

    Manage My Dog
    Manage My Dog specializes in private, one on one training sessions with you and your dog using positive reinforcement and force free training techniques. Sign up today for sessions with Cathy Abney and she will donate 25% back to Paws4ever if you mention this email.

    Girl With 3 Dogs Photography
    Jerri Greenberg is passionate about animal rescue, and donates both time and money to help. Visit her website and see her beautiful work. She is available for weddings, portraits, pets and events. Let her know you are a supporter of Paws4ever and she will donate 10% back to us!

    Welcomed Distractions
    Alicia Tanner is an animal lover and artist. She will create an artistically rendered portrait that captures your pet and will give 10% back to Paws4ever at the same time! Give Alicia a call to discuss options and rates at 919.621.8844.

    Barking Cat Jewelry
    Looking for some unique jewelry gifts? Visit Barking Cat Jewelry to find beautiful jewelry, including the unique "Sleeps With Dogs" pendant. Paws4ever is an official Barking Cat Jewelry partner, meaning they will donate 20% of all purchases made from their line back to us. This includes the "Sleeps With Dogs" pendant, and other items for you and your pet. Make sure to write in Paws4ever when prompted during the check out process.

    Bark Box
    Have you figured out what to get your best friend? BarkBox packages are full of fun goodies like toys, bones, and more! Snag your dog a BarkBox subscription using our code (P4EBBX1), you'll get 10% off, and the BarkGood team will give us a $15 donation. If you purchase your subscription on GivingTuesday, we'll get a bonus BarkBox for our shelter dogs!

    Thank You for your support of Paws4ever!

  • Quick Training Tips

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    from Julie Jenkins

    Dog Training Manager

    Is your dog rowdy or hyper-active?
    Help your pet get the proper amount of exercise! Many behavior issues are rooted in boredom or under-stimulation. Walks are a good start, but a two-mile walk is just a warm-up for many dogs. Teach your dog to play fetch and play with him until he’s tired once a day. Dog parks are another option, offering the company and play benefits of other dogs. The Paws4ever Dog Park offers three acres of fenced, shaded land, accessible to members 365 days a year.

    Does your dog eat too quickly or guard his food bowl?
    Instead of serving dog food into a bowl, put a measured amount into a food dispensing puzzle toy, or better yet, use it as training treats! To improve your dog’s behavior in all aspects of life, incorporate training into every-day activities. Use your dog’s daily ration of food to train new behaviors or reinforce ones he already knows. Feeding by hand is also a great way to prevent food bowl aggression or rehabilitate dogs who display it. Using your dog’s regular food as training treats prevents potential gastric upset associated with richer treats as well. Food-dispensing puzzle toys such as a Kong or Busy Buddy, turn meal time into an interactive challenge. From a health perspective, eating slowly is preferable to eating fast. In addition, making meal time last a little longer and provide more stimulation gives your dog a chance to expend a bit more energy.

    Does your dog pull on the leash?
    Leash-walking can be a challenging skill for many dogs! A simple piece of equipment can make all the differences. Unlike collars or traditional harnesses that attach to a leash on the dog’s back, front-clip harnesses foster good communication, prevent choking, and put some control back in the hands of the owner without the use of pain. They are easy to take on and off and dogs acclimate to them very quickly. While no training is required to successfully use a front-clip harness, they do make training and any other on-leash activity with your dog easier.

    Could your dog use a refresher on obedience and manners?
    Enrolling in a group training class is a great way to build a better connection with your dog. At Paws4ever, our knowledgeable trainers will help improve the communication, attention and responsiveness of dogs and humans. Structured exercises and weekly homework will help you stay on track, and you can even take advantage of a trial-membership at our dog park for the duration of your class!

    For more information, click TRAIN above or contact Julie Jenkins to learn more about the classes currently offered that best suit your dog.


  • Events Calendar


    What's happening at Paws4ever?

    Check out our events below!

    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 events calendar or scroll down to see details for some of our events.

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