9th North Carolina Week for Animals

 See page 1 of Calendar of Events by clicking this link!
Saturday, July 15, 10-6pm   (Adoptable dogs from 12-3 pm)
Brother Wolf, Tiniest of Angels, Asheville Humane Society 
Adoption Event at Woofstock at Ascot Point Apartments

Ascot Apts       23 Ascot Point Cir     Asheville, NC 28803

Join us at this all day event to benefit Brother Wolf, The Tiniest of Angels and Asheville Humane Society! There will be food trucks, beer, raffles, gift baskets, live music all the way from Nashville, food and artist vendors, pet adoptions, a play area for some off the leash fun, face painting, grooming and Veterinary and Obedience specialists to answer questions! http://www.bwar.org/brother-wolf-events/
Asheville has $5.00 adoption fees for all felines/cats during July!

Saturday, July 15th (ongoing)      10:00 am-5:00 pm 
Visit Western North Carolina Nature Center 

 WNC Nature Center ~ 75 Gashes Creek Road ~ Asheville ~ NC 28805 ~Phone (828) 259-8080

The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity.  

With over 40 acres of Southern Appalachian habitat, the WNC Nature Center is a prime attraction in the Asheville area for families, residents, and visitors. At the WNC Nature Center, it's our goal to provide a fun, educational, and safe interaction with local wildlife. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Want to gain experience learning to care for animals, want to help educate visitors about native wildlife, have a green thumb and a passion for native plants, or just want to help the Nature Center thrive?  The Nature Center needs volunteers throughout the year to assist with cleaning animal habitats, interacting with visitors, preparing diets, horticulture, administration, special events, and more.   http://www.wncnaturecenter.com/GetInvolved/Volunteer.aspx
                  Saturday, July 15th                         10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sarges' Pet Adoption Day

Sarge Headquarters    256 Industrial Park    Waynesville, NC 28786 

Come see our cats, kittens, puppies and dogs at HQ ! Most SARF Pet Adoption Days  will be held at Sarge's Headquarters at 256 Industrial Park Drive. Industrial Park Drive intersects with Route 23 (Asheville Rd.) near Junaluska Animal Hospital and Lowe's. See website to find map! 

Adoption days feature cats and dogs rescued from the Haywood County Animal Shelter and safely in foster care. They are all tested for heartworm and FeiV/FIV, given appropriate vaccinations and preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks and are spayed or neutered. Photos of available foster animals can be found on our Featured Pets page on our website. 

If you can't make it to an adoption day and see a dog or cat you're interested in, PLEASE fill out an application or call us at 828-246-9050.We'll work out a way for you to meet that pet! http://www.sargeandfriends.org/
Saturday, July 15th                                    10:00 am - 2:00  pm 
R.A.C.E. Pet Adoption Day

 Aunt Kerry's Pet Stop   3600 S. College Rd     Wilmington, NC 28401 

What started as an effort to contract  the county shelter developed into an  organization that implements programs to educate children and adults on proper care and responsibility for companion animals as well as teaching awareness to the community on animal issues that impact society as a whole. With a volunteer and foster network that is fueled by community interest RACE plans to greatly reduce euthanasia in the coming years and turn the county shelter into a no kill shelter. Trainers, vets , animal behaviorists and groomers have joined along with RACE to rehabilitate pets in need so they will be healthy adoptable animals.

THE ADOPTION CENTER WILL HELP US TO HOUSE AND SAVE MORE COMPANION ANIMALS . CALL 910-547-2839     Visit    http://www.raceshelter.org/
Saturday, July 15th    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Paws Place Dog Rescue Meet n Greet 

Family Dog Naturals      1120 E. Cutlar Crossing  Suite 200. The Villages In Brunswick Forest, Leland, North Carolina 28451

Paws Place is a no-kill, non-profit shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs. We operate entirely on donations, volunteers, and an unending love for animals. Upon arrival, each of our dogs is fully vetted and examined. Before they are available for adoption, they are spayed or neutered, given all age-appropriate vaccinations, started on heart-worm preventative, microchipped, and showered with love and affection. Our shetler is at 242 George II Highway, Winnabow, NC 28479910-845-7297
Visit http://www.pawsplace.org/adoption/dogs/available/
Saturday, July 15th    Ongoing 
NC Motorcycle Rides/Runs

Check calendar for ongoing bike events, some to help animals and community.  http://www.cyclefish.com/event/26429/         
Saturday, July 15th              10:30 am - 11:30 am
Helping Paws International©/™ Therapy Dog Visits
Celebrating 9th Annual NC Animal Week
Therapy Dogs Visits

Litchford Nursing Healthcare & Rehabilitation Ctr  8200 Litchford Rd      Raleigh, NC  27615

Helping Paws Therapy Dog teams will visit with the residents of the above facilities.  Helping Paws allows people, who are interested in becoming a therapy dog team, to visit with our teams to learn if they would enjoy becoming a therapy animal team.  These shadow visits are limited to 2-3 people per facility visit.  If you are interested in doing a “shadow visit” at the above facilities on the listed dates, please contact Helping Paws at:  HelpingPaws@att.net

Helping Paws Animal Therapists work as psychologists, physical, occupational, speech, & rehabilitation therapists. Their main goals are to motivate & stimulate physical & mental activities, and to bring love, warmth, & touch to their “patients” while additionally offering them the human companionship of their owner-handlers. Helping Paws does not charge to visit a facility. Shadow visits are welcomed at these sites. For more info on Helping Paws, please visit out website at: www.helpingpawsintl.org   
Saturday, July 15th         10:30 am-1:30 pm 
Paws Place Dog Rescue Adoption Day

Family Dog Naturals 1120 E Cutlar Xing, Leland, NC 28451

Paws Place Dog Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs. Since 1999 we’ve placed loving dogs with loving families in Wilmington, Southport and other surrounding areas. See loving adoptables. http://www.pawsplace.org/adoption/dogs/available/
Saturday, July 15th       11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Greyhound Friends of NC Spa Day 

The Natural Dog Greensboro    3708 Lawndale Dr  Greensboro, NC 27455

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing adoption services for retired racing greyhounds, ensuring their health and welfare, educating the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and placing them through adoption into loving homes.adopt@greyhoundfriends.com  Phone: 336-643-0233      greyhoundfriends.com
Saturday, July 15th                    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Second Chance Pet Adoptions Dog Wash Fundraiser
Unleashed - Creedmoor  7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has rescued stray or abandoned cats and dogs in the Triangle Area of North Carolina since 1987.  
Cute Adoptable Cats https://www.secondchancenc.org/adopt-a-pet/adoptable-cats/
Loving Dogs https://www.secondchancenc.org/adopt-a-pet/adoptable-dogs/
  Saturday, July 15th                       11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Johnston County Animal Protection League Adoptions 

PetSmart     White Oak/ 265 Shenstone Blvd  Garner, NC 27529      Phone (919) 773-0376

JCAPL Mission Statement –  To promote animal welfare through:  Advocacy
Protection   Humane education   Reduction of pet overpopulation. Pls adopt!
Saturday, July 15th           11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mercy Fund Adoption Day

Petco   2239 US Highway 70 SE    Hickory, NC 28602   (828) 322-4590

Our mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals and place them into good forever loving homes.  phone 828 652 7980   mercyfund@yahoo.com
Would you like to become a Mercy Foster? Do you have supplies or money to donate? If so please contact us. We appreciate your help in any way. Visit FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercy-Fund-Animal-RescueInc/
Petfinder  http://members.petfinder.com/~NC461/mercy.html
Saturday, July 15th                                 11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Transylvania Animal Alliance Group Cat Adoption Event 

Petsmart  3 McKenna Rd     Arden, NC 28805    (828) 681-5343

Come meet your perfect match at PetSmart! We are a small group of dedicated individuals hoping to turn the tide on the flood of unwanted animals in Western North Carolina.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. The fee to adopt a pet is $95, which helps to pay for the costs of spay/neuter, vaccines, microchipping and worming.   Phone (828) 966-3166. We will be there with our dogs on April 16th.  Everyday we are working for the animals.  https://www.facebook.com/TAAGwags
Saturday, July 15th                     11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) Adoption Event

 Petco  Flowers Commerce Drive   Clayton NC 27527  (919) 243-6262 

See sweet adoptables. Dogs     http://ncruff.rescuegroups.org/animals/browse?Species=Dog
Cats       http://ncruff.rescuegroups.org/animals/browse?Species=Cat

Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) is an all volunteer, nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to reducing the homeless population of pets, through foster care, medical treatment and adoption into forever homes.   RUFF encourages responsible pet ownership through community outreach and education. Click here for more information http://ncruff.rescuegroups.org/
 Saturday, July 15th         11:00 am-til
 Greater Charlotte SPCA Pet Adoption Day 

Petsmart Matthews area off Independence Blvd.  Matthews, NC 28105.

The Greater Charlotte SPCA does not own or operate a shelter facility. Volunteers foster all animals in their homes until adopted. 

We welcome questions, comments, fundraising suggestions and feedback from animal lovers in the Greater Charlotte area. Become Involved! Our adoptables.   https://www.charlottespca.org/petfinder
Saturday, July 15th       11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC Dog Wash Fundraiser 

Petco Unleashed at Lake Boone Trail Shopping Center 2460 Wycliff Rd 
Raleigh, NC 27607

 See the beagle beauties. http://tribeagles.org/fosters/
Triangle Beagle Rescue (aka TriBeagles or TBR) is a breed-specific beagle rescue in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and are an all volunteer organization run by a Board of Directors. We do not have a shelter facility and operate solely out of foster homes.

Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC (“TriBeagles”) was started in the summer of 1999 by Susan Hogarth and a group of Raleigh-Chapel Hill area beagle enthusiasts who want to see all homeless beagles in the lifetime homes they deserve. 
Mary Smith 919-555-1212 Visit  http://www.tribeagles.org/

Going Through  August 14 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 15th         11:00 am-7:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society $5.00 Adopt Fees on All Cats!

Asheville Humane     14 Forever Friend Lane     Asheville, NC 28806

Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering and adoption. Asheville Humane Society is the only open admission shelter in the County, the only one that can never, and will never, close its doors or say we're full.  Wow--$5.00 adoption fee for ALL cats, kitten felines in July.  http://www.ashevillehumane.org/
Shelter Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm
Cats http://www.ashevillehumane.org/adopt/cats-adoption
Dogs http://www.ashevillehumane.org/adopt/dogs-adoption
Saturday, July 15th      12:00  noon-2:00 pm 
Pawfect Match Rescue

Petco-Holly Springs   172 Grand Hills Place  Holly Springs NC 27540
(919) 552-0033

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age. We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes.

By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog.Besides the basics of crate training and house training, we teach them basic obedience, we groom them, feed them a high quality dog food, and last but not least, we shower them with LOVE and attention that hopefully teaches them to trust again and realize that life really IS good..  Loving adoptables  http://www.pawfectmatch.org/animals/browse
                               Saturday, July 15th        12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Dog Days of Summer Fest  Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue! 

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew      2220 Thrift Rd      Charlotte, NC 28208

Local vendors will be showcasing their products and/or services throughout the venue. • From 12PM to 3PM, you can sign your pup up to enter the Doggie Days Summer Pageant! Be sure to give your dog his or her best summer look before arriving. $20 prior to the event or $25 day of the event gets your pup in the spotlight to show off his or her summer swag, sweet smile, and sassy strut! 

General admission is free and pageant tickets can be purchased through the website. Pageant begins at 3:30PM. • Host,Lucky Dog, will be donating 10% of bar sales between 2PM and 6PM during the event! • In addition to or in lieu of the pageant, you'll also be able to enter a raffle for a chance to win more prizes! All proceeds from the raffle will go to Long Trails to Happy Tails. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dog-days-of-summer-fest-tickets-34087297023
        Saturday, July 15th                                   12:00  noon  - 2:00 pm
Second Chance Pet Adoptions 

Petco     416 Crossroads Blvd    Cary, NC 27518 

Dog Adoption Offsite event. Come meet your new best friend...
Cat Adoption Day Every Saturday from 12pm - 4pm. 
At the Second Chance Adoption Center,  6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133, Raleigh, NC 27607  Phone 919 851-8404   E-mail: secondchance@secondchancenc.org 
Saturday, July 15th                                         12:00 noon  - 6:00 pm
Guilford County Animal Shelter Adoptions  

 Animal Shelter  4525 W. Wendover Ave.  Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 641-3400 G

 Our Adoption Fee include: Spay/Neuter, Rabies Vaccination, Microchip Implant, Age Appropriate Vaccinations, Medical History & Pet Insurance!


Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm    Monday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday: Closed    Wednesday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm   Thursday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm   Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The United Animal Coalition runs shelter and is a professional, caring organization devoted to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals of Guilford County, N.C. We strive to humanely care for all the animals and work diligently to return lost animals to their owners. We are committed to making every adoption of every animal a positive, permanent experience for both the animals and the pet owner. Visit  http://www.adoptshelterpets.org/
Donate a Kuranda Dog Bed 
Saturday, July 15th       12:00  noon- 6:00 pm 
Small Dog Spree Fun Day with Prizes, Pet Services Giveaways 
Petsmart    9911 Rea Rd       Charlotte, NC    28277     (704) 846-4565

Bring Fido at noon on July 15th to Petsmarts around NC for the chance to win a $50 shopping spree! One lucky dog will be randomly selected at 1 pm and must be present to win. All participants will learn how to become "Instafamous" with tips from model, actor and social media star, Tinkerbelle The Dog. There will also be a dog selfie stick giveaway, free LICKS samples, $5 off $20 on dog apparel, $2 off CHI for Dogs Small Dog Kits, and 50% off Pawdicures for the first 50 customers. At participating locations. While supplies last. Restrictions apply. For the official rules, please visit http://www.petsmart.com/store-locator/store/?storeID=1511
Saturday, July 15th         1:00 pm -6:00 pm
2017 Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour: Get: Outdoors 
Paddle on Wilkes
Smoot Park  832 Main St  North  WILKESBORO, NC 28659

Join the Yadkin Riverkeeper for the 2017 Tour! During this paddle, you will celebrate one of the most scenic parts of the river at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir in northwestern North Carolina. Paddlers meet at Smoot Park in North Wilkesboro. The TOUR raises money for Yadkin Riverkeeper, allowing them to run education programs, conduct research and champion legislation that protects our waters.
Saturday, July 15th                  1:00 - 3:00 pm
 Encore Pets Adoption Day!  

Petsmart     5160 Highway 70      Morehead City, NC 28557  (252) 727-0002

Find a furry friend to adopt- Dogs & Cats!  Contact : Joanna 252--247-1747 . Encore Pets, Inc., of Morehead City, NC, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization seeking to save the lives of animals by maintaining a foster/adoption program for homeless pets, offering low-cost spay-neuter services to those in need, and educating the public on animal-related issues through our monthly pet newsletter.

We need you!  We need foster homes and volunteers. Please be a part of our life-saving foster/adoption program! Please contact us ASAP  encorepets@yahoo.org 
Website  http://www.encorepets.org/
Saturday, July 15th                                       1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Triad SPCA Pet Adoption Fair

Pet Supermarket   3316 Battleground Ave.   Greensboro, NC 27410

Looking for somewhere to take the kids on Saturday afternoon?  Join us every Saturday at Pet Supermarket for an afternoon of fun and furry animals!  We will have adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens there for you to visit with.  Caution: You just might fall in love! We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our adoption fairs so we can bring as many animals as possible.   Visit  http://www.triadspca.org/
Saturday, July 15th                                       1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc.
Dog Adoption Event at Phydeaux

Phydeaux- Cary   6464 Tryon Rd     Cary, NC 27518  (919) 977-7103 

Come on out to Phydeaux in Cary and meet CARE's adoptable dogs and puppies. CARE is a network of foster homes, and thus does not have a specific address to visit. If you are interested in a CARE dog or cat, fill in the adoption request form by clicking on the animal's name on the listing of animals available for adoption, and the foster will contact you about setting up an appointment to meet the animal. While they work together, CARE is separate from the Chatham County Animal Shelter. Click here to learn more about the relationship.

CARE has regular 'Adoption Days', as well as special events, at various locations. Adoption Days are listed on the Upcoming Events page.  http://www.chathamanimalrescue.org/index.php
Saturday, July 15th     2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
Independent Animal Rescue Cat Adoptions 

Petco 8200 Renaissance Pkwy #1012, Durham, NC 27713 (919) 572-9638

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.
See our beautiful cats. http://www.animalrescue.net/adoptacat
See our beautiful dogs http://www.animalrescue.net/adoptacat#rescue
     Saturday July 15th      2:00 pm=3:00 pm
Four Seasons of the Southern Garden: Living with the Native Plants 
NHC Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd Wilmington, NC  28405

Master Gardener Jon Wooten will explain integrated pest management in this final session of New Hanover County Public Library’s "The Four Seasons of the Southern Garden" series. http://www.encorepub.com/events-2/#/28405-wilmington/all/today
Saturday, July 15th              6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Triangle Vegetarian & Vegan Solterra Vegan Potluck - Durham
Solterra Common House    98 Solterra Way   Durham, NC   27705

Solterra is a co-housing community in Durham off of Randolph Rd. at Erwin. The ONLY entrance is off Randolph, tho mapping programs/GPS may say otherwise. Please do NOT park on the grass, or block the fire lane in any way. If you arrive after 7pm, there will NOT be parking at the common house. Park instead on the paved side of Solterra Way and walk.

We open the door at 6:30 pm and serve at 7. Latercomers are welcome but may get slim pickings! Please label your dish's ingredients, or bring your recipe to display. All types of vegan food are welcome. There is no charge for the dinner, we ask ALL attendees to volunteer at least 10 minutes helping clean up.

If you have any questions, please visit website . After 6:15 the night of the potluck, you may call the Common House phone.   https://www.meetup.com/triangleveg/events/239823275/
This is a family and kid friendly event!  See Solterra community website. Beautiful area! http://www.cohousing.org/Solterra
Sunday, July 16th                                 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm      
Second Chance Cat Adoptions
Second Chance Pet Adoptions  6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has rescued stray or abandoned cats and dogs in the Triangle Area of North Carolina since 1987. Visit  http://www.secondchancenc.org/ 
Adoption Fees Include:
-Spay or Neuter    -FIV & FeLV testing   -Parasite Treatment     All Vaccinations* *if old enough    (Worth over $300 of veterinary care!)
Heartworm Awareness -Mosquitoes are bad this year.
Please Use a Preventative! Protect Your Pets!

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and—in rare instances—humans. Use heartworm preventative! Consider donating some preventative to your local shelter. 
  Sunday, July 16th                                10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Mass O’ Danes Charlotte

Starbuck's   Promenade on Providence  5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy           Charlotte, NC 28277

Pet Adoptions Day. Please see some of the available Great Danes (WOW) ....visit http://greatdanefriends.com/category/available-dogs/

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was started by a group of volunteers dedicated to saving Danes and other dogs, especially one’s that may be passed up by other rescues due to special needs. We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3)  based in Thomasville NC.

Great Dane Friends helps people to: 
Determine the right breed for their lifestyle.  Find healthy, compatible dogs who fit their wants and needs.   Find new homes for dogs whose families can no longer keep them.    Provide all necessary medical care to return the Dane to good health.

Ck out the great website and learn more about the unique loving Great Danes. http://greatdanefriends.com/about/
                Sunday, July 16th                 12:00 noon -3:00 am
Wilmington Grey Meet n Greet Winston-Salem

Petsmart       438 Hanes Mill Road  Winston-Salem, NC  27105    (336) 377-2399 

Our mission is dedicated to providing adoption services for retired racing Greyhounds, provide for their health and welfare, educate the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and place them through adoption into loving homes. Please read about adopting a wonderful greyhound at  http://greyhoundfriends.com/adoptioninfo.html
Contact:  Llandry@triad.rr.com
Sunday, July 16th                  12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue's Asheville Outlets- 
Kids Day
Fletcher Park,  South of Asheville  85 Howard Gap Rd     Fletcher, NC 28732

Asheville Outlets- Kids Day ​ 800 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
We will be set up at the Outlets with dogs from the Adoption Center! This will be a fun day for the kids!

Our community has made huge strides in reducing the euthanasia of animals in the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. We are blessed to live in such a caring and generous community, and we are lucky to have such capable organizations as the Humane Alliance and the Asheville Humane Society, and our own Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. We know it’ll take all of us working together to help build a No-Kill Asheville.  Loving adoptables http://www.bwar.org/adopt/

For Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s part, we have devised a Four-Point Plan that we believe will not only have immediate life saving results, but will help rally the community behind our efforts.
Sunday, July 16th                        12:00 noon- 3:00 pm      
Animal Life Adoption Day
Cary Petsmart  2430 Walnut Street    Cary, NC 27518        (919) 858-5442

Animal Life, Inc. is a non-profit group of volunteers based in Coats, North Carolina, that supports local animal shelters and animal rescues with donations, food, and more.  Please visit 
Sunday,  July 16th         12:30 pm-4:00 pm
2 Paws Up Rescue Adoption Day

Animall Cary Towne Center, Walnut Street, Cary, NC   27511  

Come join us at AniMall -- www.animall.org -- inside the Cary Towne Center Mall from 12:30-4. We'll have many of our adoptable cats and dogs there for a meet-and-greet. Stop by for a chance to meet your new best friend!  2PawsUp is a 501c3 organization dedicated to saving animals from the high-kill shelters in North Carolina, providing necessary medical care, and finding them loving forever homes.

Spend some time on our site, meet our animals up for adoption, and learn more about our upcoming events, "happy tails" success stories, and many ways to get involved with 2PawsUp and animal rescue. http://www.2pawsup.org/
Sunday, July 16th       1:45 pm-3:15 pm
WNC Nature Center WILD WALK
Friends of WNC   75 Gashes Creek Rd     Asheville, NC 28805

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the “STAFF ONLY” doors at the Nature Center?Now’s your chance to find out! Areas visited on the Wild Walk may* include the Small Mammal habitat, the Predator area, and the Animal Kitchen. Don’t miss out on this amazing up-close encounter with some of your favorite wildlife!
Join us for this one of a kind behind-the-scenes tour! Tour lasts from 1:45 to 3:15.
Visit https://wildwnc.org/event/wild-walk-july-2017
Sunday, July 16th                           2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Independent Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Event -
 Petco      DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL BLVD    Durham, NC 27707 | 
Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.
emily.holleran@gmail.com      http://www.animalrescue.net/adoptacat
Sunday, July 16th   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BarkHappy Summer Pawty to benefit 
Dog Days of Charlotte!
 Cavendish Brewing Company   207 N. Chester St.  Gastonia, NC 28052 
(704) 830-0435  

We're throwing a pawty and everyone is invited! Tell your friends, bring your dog(s), it's summer time on the patio at Cavendish Brewing Company for our BarkHappy Summer Pawty to benefit Dog Days of Charlotte!
All ticket holders will receive great swag, giveaways, goodies and entry into our raffle for exciting prizes, and pups in attendance will be pampered with free toenail trims and have a great time showing how fast they can sit in our "Musical Sit Game."
Tickets are $12 per person and include:
- FREE Dog Food Samples from Animal Pet House
- FREE Doggy Nail Trims by Divine K9 Pet Grooming
- FREE "I Love My Dog" Decals from SC Decals
- FREE Professional Photography with a Digital Download by Good Dog Photography
- FREE Swag from Cavendish Brewery    - FUN Musical Sit Game
- EXCITING Door Prize Drawings
NOTE: BarkHappy App users Get 10% off your ticket price by using the promo code found inside the BarkHappy app! Look in the events section and find this event. The promo code details are listed at the bottom! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barkhappy-charlotte-summer-pawty-to-benefit-dog-days-of-charlotte-tickets-35768032147?aff=erellivmlt
Sunday, July 16th   3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
SPCA of Wake County Pet Loss Support Group

SPCA of Wake County     200 Petfinder Ln    Raleigh, NC 27603

 Are You Grieving the Loss of a Pet? Do you need someone to talk to about it? Someone who understands? Someone who mourns the loss of their pet too? The SPCA Pet Loss Support Group may help.

The group is facilitated Rob Gierka, a non-denominational chaplain Email: rob@gierka.com  While beneficial, the SPCA Pet Loss Support Group is not intended to replace professional counseling services or physician recommendations. It simply provides a space for sharing with others who have shared in the experience of the loss of a pet. The meetings are open to all who are interested. Meeting Times: The third Sunday of most months 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM https://spcawake.org/event/1316/?instance_id=231
Sunday, July 16th     Ongoing
Horse Protection Society of North Carolina Needs You!
Horse Protection Society 2135 Miller Road     China Grove,  NC 28023

The Horse Protection Society is working to secure all the needed equipment to raise downed horses.  There are a variety of reasons why a horse will need additional help to get up.  If the right equipment is not available and the horse cannot be raised, the horse will have to be euthanized.  

When veterinarians are performing surgery where the horse has to be laid down, the equipment can be used to aid the horse to get up safely as it is coming out of the anesthesia. HPS will need to organize a group of volunteers to be on call to aid veterinarians and raise downed horses.  If you are interested in joining this important life saving group, please call the sanctuary:  704-855-2978  http://www.horseprotection.org/index.html
Rescue Your Next NC Animal(s)      Extensive Listings
Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds
Month of July 
Monty's Home  Pawsitive Partners Prison Program

Monty's Home  PO Box 821        Burgaw, NC 28425     910-259-7911

In May 2008, Monty's Home received state approval to start its Pawsitive Partners Prison Program (PPPP) the first companion dog prison training program in Southeastern North Carolina, the largest in the state. 

Working closely with the administration of Pender Correctional Institution in Burgaw, NC, a dedicated team of volunteers developed a program that not only benefits rescued animals, it benefits the inmates involved in the program as well. Monty's Home trainers select five dogs from a local shelter. 

After temperament evaluation, heartworm testing, spay/neuter and vaccinations, the dogs enter the PPPP.  Dogs live at the facility and specially screened inmate-trainers take them through a nine week training course. After graduation, the dogs are adopted into the community as family pets and five more shelter dogs enter the program. To see dogs available for adoption Click Here.  

Monty's Home Pet Education 101
Pet Ed 101 strives to help students have a better understanding of the humane treatment of animals and responsible care of pets, therefore supporting the next generation of responsible pet guardians and promoting a better community for people and their pets.

We have designed classes that are provided free of charge.Visit link  to email Mary-Lou Cook or call 910-232-0460 to arrange a presentation for your school, group or organization.
July and Ck scheduled times. 
Top 10 Asheville North Carolina Waterfalls!

With hundreds of waterfalls in the Asheville area, how do you choose? According to the readers of our popular online travel guide, here are the Top 10 waterfalls to enjoy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina:
July and Ongoing
Wake County Area Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Services
Contact the Wake County Animal Center at 919-212-PETS (7387) or contact  partners below for low cost spay neuter services:

All Walks of Life Mobile Veterinary Clinic 
mobile unit    919-567-2965

Animal Kind, The $20 Fix 
for low-income households          919-870-1660    www.animalkind.org

Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic 
919-934-7729       www.carolinacrossingvet.com

Friends of Animals 
voucher program 
800-321-PETS (7387)    www.friendsofanimals.org

Humane Solution
PO Box 20712
Winston-Salem, NC 27120  http://humanesolution.org/

Operation Catnip 
voucher program and clinic for feral and unowned cats 
e-mail: operationcatnip@bellsouth.net     www.operationcatnip.org

Pet Overpopulation Patrol (POP-NC) 
mobile unit 
919-942-2250     www.pop-nc.com

Safe Care Feline Spay Neuter Clinic 
919-872-1128     www.safehavenforcats.org

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC) 
mobile unit       919-783-SNAP (7627)     www.snap-nc.org

The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic 
919-772-0211     www.spcawake.org

This is a listing of known low-cost spay/neuter service providers in the Wake County area and is provided by the Wake County Animal Adoption Center. The presentation of this information does not in any way endorse one veterinary clinic over another.
July and Ongoing 
Environment North Carolina 

Environment North Carolina   19 W. Hargett St., Ste. 214 Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone (919) 833-0015

Environment North Carolina is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about North Carolina — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it's watching for sea turtles at Cape Hatteras or taking in the views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina's natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Learn more and become involved.  http://www.environmentnorthcarolina.org/page/nce/about-environment-north-carolina
        Sunday, July 16th                  6:00 pm-7:00 pm  Local time 
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An official North Carolina Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm local time.  You can light a candle.  This is a multi-faith observance.  For ideas on this observance, please visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. 
Saturday/Sundays     July                 11:00 am-4:00 pm
New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue Adoption Fairs

PetCo     324 S College Road     Wilmington  NC  28405

Rescue, Adoptions, Spay and Neuter, Education of advocacy and ethical of the treatment of pet domestic rabbits. We need volunteers! Pls help us help them. 

Stopping the Silence   -  Being a Voice for the Voiceless -  Saving one pet rabbit at a time! 910-686-9171        nhcrabbitrescue@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/NHCRRofWilmington/timeline
Beautiful adoptables http://nhcrabbitrescue.com/ 
Sunday, July 16th             7:00 pm-
 Cowboy Churches Across North Carolina!

Many NC locations to choose from! See website!

Many locations, churches to pick from. We meet every Sunday evening at 7:00pm worship service. Not just for cowboys and horses. We are always excited about meeting new friends.  Come experience the energy of great inspirational country music and straight shooting, preaching from the Bible. 

The  Cowboy Churches are always excited about meeting new friends! You can come as you are. You don't have to be a cowboy to attend. Our method of worship is a bit different but our message is the same old story of Jesus and His love. We meet in a barn, but we worship in the spirit.  A warm welcome awaits you!  Website  
July and Ongoing          All day
North Carolina Parks!
 City of Raleigh Parks     222 W. Hargett St.     Raleigh, NC 27601

Use the website to explore what Wake County Parks have to offer. This event is a first-come, first-served event for dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabies shots are $5, and microchips are $10.    
*Please make sure all animals are under your control at all times and are on leashes or in carriers.  Owners are required to hold their own animals.*
July and Ongoing
Equine-Assisted Therapy
Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc.
6919 Meadows Town Road   Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy--What are the benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
A somatic, tactile understanding, beyond intellectual awareness
An opportunity to identify patterns and re-examine their usefulness
A non-threatening environment to try out new behaviors and receive instant feedback
At Horse Sense of the Carolinas, we offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning utilizing the EAGALA model and Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). Learn more about EAGALA at EAGALA.org. Learn more about TF-EAP by visiting www.NaturalLifemanship.com. 

Referrals: If you have a primary therapist, you can ask them to complete a referral form so that, with your permission, we can coordinate your care. Download the referral form here and either email or fax to us at 828-683-6281 or email Shannon@HorseSenseOtc.com. A referral, however, is not necessary. You can just give us a call!
July --Little Pearls is Ongoing!
Little Pearls All Dog Pearls HD

Little Pearls    PO Box 8641        Asheville, NC  28814 

Out of all our “tiny films” on different subjects, eight are about dogs and one is about a baby screech owl. Most of these are HD and all are included on our new DVD. 
Visit  http://littlepearls.org/portfolio/dog-pearls/  Stay tuned, and please consider joining our pack by making a tax-deductible do(g)nation! 
For more info, check out   http://littlepearls.org/
Little Pearls are “tiny films” that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of all living beings.  these beautiful films are gifts of the heart – for you and for the world.   828-658-9097

Wednesday, August 2nd 

Fans with 4-legged friends will enter through the Baker Roofing Center Field Gate (on the corner of Mangum and Willard St.) and go to the Diamond View I concourse. Seating will be in sections 128, 130, 132, and 134.   Durham Athletic Park,  409 Blackwell St.  Durham, NC 27701

Our wildly popular Bark in the Park events are back for three games this season, and new for 2017 is a pregame parade for owners and dogs on the field!

Human tickets for the event are priced at just $7.99, plus tax, and canine tickets are priced at $5, plus tax. Proceeds from the canine tickets will be donated to our friends at Second Chance Pet Adoptions. https://www.secondchancenc.org/

Please purchase one canine ticket for each dog that will be joining you at the game. This will also provide a seat/space for your dog. For more information regarding the Bark in the Park package, please contact Cassie Fowler at cafowler@durhambulls.com or 919.687.6535, 
Purchase tickets to Bark in the Park below, using order code BARK:
April 27    May 31    August 2   http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t234

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