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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.


  • Legacy Care at Paws4ever


    Announcing the Launch of a New Program!

    April 2014

    Each year animals are surrendered to county shelters because there are few or no alternatives when their owners can no longer care for them due to illness or death. Paws4ever is pleased to launch Legacy Care, a membership program that allows pet owners to plan ahead for the care of their beloved dogs and cats.

    When the time comes, Legacy Care Providers will ensure a smooth transition of loving care, providing proper nutrition, exercise, affection and, if needed, medication according to the owner’s preferences. Each pet will live in a Legacy Care Provider’s own home or in our Legacy Care Residence located on the beautiful 50-acre Paws4ever sanctuary. At no time will our member pets live in a shelter environment.

    Does your estate planning include instructions for care of your pets upon your death? We are now accepting Legacy Care memberships. If you are interested in ensuring care for your pet when you are no longer able, please email us or click Find Out More below for more information.

    If you are interested in partnering with us to launch this valuable and exciting new program and ensure the personalized quality care of animals who have lost their loved ones, please visit our DONATE page and make your contribution today. We welcome donations of any size and are happy to recognize donors at the $500 level in our Legacy Garden, the beautiful space that will grace the entrance to the Legacy Care Residence.

    Or, consider a named gift at $1,000 for one of the special rooms within the home: The Gathering Place (dining room), The Cozy Nook (family room), The Keeping Room (formal living room), The Master Retreat (master suite), The Weekend Retreat (guest room), The Treat Niche (kitchen) and The Picnic Spot (rear deck). Up to ten naming opportunities are available for each room.

    Or, for those wishing to leave a lasting legacy by donating a larger gift, perhaps in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact us about naming opportunities for our Legacy Care program and residence.

    Thank you for helping us launch this unique program that will serve many beloved pets who would otherwise be forgotten.

  • Chapel Hill Restaurant Group donates van to Paws4ever


    Staff member Enda Byrne stands beside new van!

    April 2014

    The Chapel Hill Restaurant Group has refurbished and donated a catering van to Paws4ever for use transporting animals from local shelters to their new home at Paws4ever and to local vets for medical care.

    When asked about the decision to donate the van, Greg Overbeck, marketing director of the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group said, “Our company is committed to supporting outstanding organizations in our community and we are proud to help Paws4ever with their mission.”

    “Paws4ever is thrilled to accept this generous donation from the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group,” said Laura Griest, executive director of the organization. “A large van dedicated to animal transport will allow Paws4ever to more efficiently rescue and care for the dogs and cats we serve. We are very appreciative to CHRG for their support.”

    The Chapel Hill Restaurant Group has served, catered and hosted events for residents of the Triangle for over 30 years, and consists of 411 West and 518 West Italian cafés, Spanky's Restaurant, Squid’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Mez Contemporary Mexican and Page Road Grill.

    Thank you Chapel Hill Restaurant Group!

  • Pet Food Donation


    Kibble Drop

    March 25, 2014

    Thank you to Phydeaux in Raleigh and Innova for their donation of 3 pallets of dog and cat food to Paws4ever! A team of volunteers helped load the food in Raleigh and unload the food here yesterday AND had a great visit to the Phydeaux store in Raleigh!

    Thank you for helping the animals!

  • Annual Partnership


    Partner with Paws4ever for a year

    And receive benefits, too!

    Paws4ever invites local businesses to become partners with us. In exchange for annual support, Paws4ever offers many opportunities to promote your business in the local community.

    Your business may combine a financial contribution and other in-kind donations, such as listed below, to qualify for a higher partnership level and earn more benefits.

    • Host a supply drive for customers to contribute cleaning and pet supplies for Paws4ever
    • Donate items we can use for our auctions
    • Host a donation bank at your register
    • Help sell Paws4ever items, such as our packs of greeting cards
    • Host a fundraising event
    • Offer free or reduced rates for services and supplies

    Every dollar contributed offers adoptable animals at Paws4ever the second chance they deserve to find forever homes, provides training opportunities for shelter dogs and other dogs in the community and enables us to care for the medical needs of our animals.

    For more information, please select "Find Out More" below and contact Barbara Duffy to discuss the options.

    Thank you for partnering with us!

  • Happy Tails

    cooper and coalie

    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.

  • Support Paws4ever when you shop or eat out


    Retailers and Restaurants Make a Donation for You

    Thank you for making your shopping dollars count for Paws4ever!
    When you shop at, 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. Note: 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.
    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.

    Spotted Dog in Carrboro
    Help out the animals at Paws4Ever by grabbing a mid-week drink at the Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar. On the first Wednesday of each month, Spotted Dog will donate $1 for each pint of beer sold.

    Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries of Mebane
    Hwy 55 will make a donation equal to 30% of your meal ticket to Paws4ever if you dine at their Mebane store on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Keep it local and help Hwy 55 of Mebane support Paws4ever!

    Food Lion
    Link your MVP card to Paws4ever. More info on this option coming soon.

    Girl with 3 Dogs Photography
    Talented photographer and our good friend, Jerri Greenberg, makes a donation to Paws4ever when you purchase her services.

  • Paws4ever Products


    Honor yourself, your pet, or a loved one with a unique gift!

    All proceeds benefit the Paws4ever animals waiting for their forever home.

    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!

    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!

    Greeting Cards, Fashion Accessories, Dog Treats, Gift Certificates & More
    Visit our ReSale Store in Hillsborough, our Waggin’ Wagon at community events or our Dog Training Store (at the Learning Center) to purchase boxed note cards featuring Paws4ever animals, Paws4ever T-shirts, handmade dog bandanas & leashes & wraps, dog treats from Gourmutt’s Bakery, or gift certificates to use toward adoption fees, training class tuition, or purchases at the ReSale Store. Boxed note cards are also available for sale at Gro Smart in Hillsborough and M. Andrew Design Salon in Durham.

    Paws4ever ReSale Store in Hillsborough
    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. Visit out STORE page for photos of some items for sale now--then visit the store at the Shops at Daniel Boone in Hillsborough Thursday through Saturday.

    The Gift of Fun with Your Dog
    Register yourself or a friend for a winter training class or become a member of our dog park. Visit our TRAIN page for class descriptions and schedule.

    Sponsor a Shelter Pet
    Monthly sponsorships help defray the cost of veterinary services and training services for a selected pet. Make the sponsorship in honor of a loved one and we will note that on your “adopted” pet’s description on the web. Visit our DONATE page for more information and to become a sponsor today.

    Thank you for your purchases and your support!


  • Belk Charity Days Fundraiser


    Get great savings at Belk and support Paws4ever!

    May 3, 2014
    Belk stores at Streets of Southpoint in Durham and Alamance Crossing in Burlington

    The Charity Day sale is a four-hour event from 8am to 10am on Saturday, May 3rd. Buy a ticket from Paws4ever for $5 and get $5 off of one purchase during Belk's Charity Day Sale as well as access to great deals on rarely discounted brands such as Ralph Lauren and Micheal Kors. All ticket revenue directly benefits Paws4ever!

    Where can I get the tickets?
    Paws4ever will be selling Charity Day tickets at both the Alamance Crossing and Streets at Southpoint Belk locations at the specific times listed below, as well as at the Paws4ever ReSale Store, Adoption Center, Learning Center, Creekside Animal Clinic in Mebane and Madison Heath's Hair Studio in Mebane during store hours.

    Streets at Southpoint Belk:
    Saturday, April 19, 2-4pm
    Saturday, April 26, 2-4pm
    Saturday, May 3, 8-10am

    Alamance Crossing Belk:
    Saturday, April 19, 5-9pm
    Saturday, May 3, 8-10am

    What if I can't be at the store on May 3?
    Belk will also be holding a pre-sale starting April 21st. Simply show your ticket while checking out and you will receive the $5 discount. Your purchase will only be rung up on the day of the sale, so any other discounts that apply are included!

    May I help Paws4ever by also selling tickets?
    Yes! We are in need of volunteers ages 16 and up to help sell tickets! If you're part of a group, this is the perfect opportunity to earn community service or volunteering hours, and you'll get a free Paws4ever T-shirt as a bonus! Times and locations are listed above, but we are open to suggestions if you have ideas for selling more tickets. If you want to help us, email our volunteer and include your availability, a cellphone number and your T-shirt size.

    The Charity Day Sale is a way for Belk to give back to the community while benefiting its customers, and Paws4ever is happy to be partnering with them. 100% of the proceeds from selling tickets supports our dogs and cats. Thank you and Belk!

  • Adopt-a-Thons


    Meet our newest animals

    at Phydeaux on Saturdays

    Our volunteers bring our newest cats and dogs available for adoption so you can meet them and play with them!

    Join us on the following Saturdays at Phydeaux in Chapel Hill: April 26, May 17, June 28