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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.
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!
Thank you for supporting Paws4ever!
We want you to know how much we appreciate your commitment to Paws4ever and to know what we are doing with your generous contributions.
The Paws4ever Adoption Center is able to rescue homeless cats and dogs throughout the year because of your generosity! We also operate a high-quality, affordable and robust dog training program for dogs and their owners, with classes including puppy kindergarten, basic obedience, reliable recall, agility and canine good citizen. In order to supplement the generous support of donors like you, we manage several fundraising initiatives: our Waggin' Wagon mobile food truck for dogs, ReSale Store, dog park and various events throughout the Triangle during the year. Together we are able to save and care for the animals who need us most and ultimately find their loving forever home!
We know there are many worthy organizations in our community to support and we thank you again for your commitment to Paws4ever.
Click "Find out More" below to read a short summary of the past year and what we have been able to accomplish with your help.
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.
a new program
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 the Beatty family as Volunteers of the Week for January 26, 2014. Carolyn, Marisa, Frank and Colin Beatty show the rare combination of compassion, excellent judgement, boundless energy and good spirits as they care for animals at Paws4ever and volunteer at community events. Read it here.
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.
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 2014! 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!
Become a sponsor today by visiting our "DONATE" page. Thank you!
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.
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.
Sweet Tea Classic
Saturday, March 22, 8am-4pm
Sunday, March 23, 8am-3pm
Fairchild Community Center
827 South Graham Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC
Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a Flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.
Flyball races offer fast paced action with plenty of excitement for dogs, handlers, and especially spectators. Many teams run all 4 dogs through the course in less than 20 seconds while the NAFA® record now approaches 15 seconds. NAFA® tournaments are divided into divisions so that teams compete against other teams of equal abilities. All dogs including mixed breeds are eligible to compete and earn titles in NAFA® sanctioned tournaments. Titles are earned via a point system based on the time it takes a dog’s team to complete each heat race.
Come by the tournament and be amazed at what the teams accomplish! A portion of the proceeds benefit Paws4ever.
"Jump into Spring" Agility Trials
March 29 & 30, 2014
Spectators welcome! Participants, please contact Trial Secretary, Kristie.
Thanks to the First in Flight Australian Shepherd Club for donating proceeds to Paws4ever!
Quarter Auction to Benefit Paws4ever
Bring quarters to bid on $700 worth of items from local vendors!
Saturday, April 5
"The Big Barn" at the Shops at Daniel Boone
388 Ja-Max Drive in Hillsborough
$5 for an entry ticket and then the fun begins! Snacks and drinks provided. Come out and support local vendors and Paws4ever.
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.