North Carolina Week for Animals 2020

 See page 1 of Calendar of Events by clicking this link!
The NC Week team is currently working with shelters and organizations across the entire state. Your ideas and suggestions are truly welcome as we all work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate the amazing animals, people and communities of beautiful North Carolina. Contact us today!

We will be adding events up to and through the entire week!
Saturday, March 21st          10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue Adoptions 

AniMall at Cary Town Ctr  1105 Walnut St #103,  Cary, NC 27511   (919) 592-5277

NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need. The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of the breed.AniMall Staff 919-465-2500. See loving goldies.
Saturday, March 21st  (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.
              Saturday, March 21st                         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!
Saturday, March 21st (pending)                                   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.

March 21, 2020 -    10:00 am-til 
A Discovery of Dragonflies

West Asheville Public Library   942 Haywood Road     Asheville, NC 28806

This is an education photography exhibit being held at the West Asheville Public Library during regular library hours. Photographs were taken by local photographer Cynthia Hayes. Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. $Free.   Email: [email protected]   Going thru April 30, 2020.
Saturday, March 21st     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, NC 28451     
(910) 859-7605

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
Saturday,March 21st    Ongoing 
NC Motorcycle Rides/Runs

Check calendar for ongoing bike events, some to help animals and community.         
Saturday, March 21st              10:30 am - 11:30 am
Helping Paws International©/™ Therapy Dog Visits
Celebrating 10th 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:  [email protected]

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:   
Saturday, March 21st        10:30 am-1:30 pm 
Paws Place Dog Rescue Adoption Day
Family Dog Naturals      1120 E Cutlar Xing,     Leland, NC 28451  (910) 859-7605

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.
Saturday, March 21st      11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Thundering Paws Adoption Day

PetSmart Skibo    2061 Skibo Rd,    Fayetteville, NC 28314      (910) 867-2300

Thundering Paws purpose is to prevent the cruelty of animals through the rescue, care for and placement of rescued dogs and cats and to provide education on the care of dogs and cats.

Rescue operations are limited based upon the space available at any given time. In addition to keeping animals at the Gable's home Thundering Paws utilizes volunteer foster families where dogs and cats are taken care of until being placed. Thundering Paws also assists people that contact them concerning stray animals or animals they can no longer care for.
​                        Saturday, March 21st                       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, March 21st       11:00 am  - 3:00 pm 
Meow House Adoption Event

 PetSmart Apex   1031 Beaver Creek Commons Dr.    Apex, NC 27502
(919) 363-4056 

Cat adoption day. Come and meet us and the kitties! Although our founders have been rescuing cats for many years, our roots truly began to grow in May of 2012. During this time, we became aware of the dire situation at Harnett County Animal Control where many animals on death row face euthanasia. Although we did not know we would turn into a rescue then, we agreed to take cats who did not find rescues or adopters before their time  was up, and attempted to find them loving homes. Each week we took the last few who would have otherwise been left behind and as our numbers grew, we made the decision to officially start a cat rescue based out of Raleigh, NC.

See available kitties.
Saturday, March 21st          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   [email protected]
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.
Saturday, March 21st       11:00 am – 3:00 pm
All Pets Considered "CAT"URDAY Adoption Fair

All Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408 336.540.1400

If you've been seriously thinking about welcoming a cat or kitten into your heart and home, then you don't want to miss this adoption fair.

Join Tailless Cat Rescue, SPCA of the Triad, and other local cat rescue organizations for a FUN adoption fair in our Two Paws Up Community Room!

Several Triad area rescue groups will be showing some of their beautiful cats and adorable kittens in the store's TWO PAWS UP COMMUNITY ROOM. This is a great space for safely interacting with the animals and chatting with the rescue volunteers.
Saturday, March 21st                               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.
Saturday, March 21st       11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cars & Canines Adoption Event
~Hosted by Bryan Honda and Friends of Cumberland County Animals~

Bryan Honda      4104 Raeford Rd,     Fayetteville, NC 28304

We've partnered up with Friends of Cumberland County Animals to host a pet adoption event at Bryan Honda!

See loving adoptables waiting on a forever.

FOCCAS will bring their adoptable dogs to the dealership. Come out Saturday, March 21st to meet and adopt all the cute dogs!
Bryan Honda will cover the cost of the adoption fee with the purchase of any vehicle that day!  Come out and find your next unconditionally loving best friend. 
#BryanHonda #FOCCAS #AdoptionEvent
The animal shelter is located at 4704 Corporation Drive Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone 910-321-6852
Saturday, March 21st                   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

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
 Saturday, March 21st        11:00 am-til
 Greater Charlotte SPCA Pet Adoption Day 

Petsmart Matthews area off Independence Blvd.  Matthews, NC 28105  (704) 246-4919

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.
Saturday, March 21st           11:00 am-3:00 pm
Second Chance Dog Wash fundraiser

Unleashed – Creedmoor  7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

Bring your dirty pup to Unleashed on Creedmoor and we’ll take care of bath time for you! Spare your knees, back, and bathroom with a donation for the animals of Second Chance Pet Adoptions (suggested $10 donation per dog). Cash, check, and card all accepted.
Saturday, March 21st      11:00 am-7:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society -Adopt a Loving Cat!

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
Shelter Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, March 21st       12:00  noon-2:00 pm 
Pawfect Match Rescue

Petco    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
Saturday, March 21st       12:00 noon- til 
Dogs with Jobs 

Cape Fear Museum of History, Science  814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401          phone 910- 798-4370

 People have always relied on canine partners to protect and serve them. Today, there are an amazing variety of ways that dogs make our lives easier and better. Stop by and meet a few of the canine friends who work in our community:
• Reilly from Airlie Gardens   
• Working dogs from Paws4People
• Griffin, a reading therapy dog for NHC Libraries
• Canines For Service
• Service dog in-training from Four Paws and WakeUP NC

Sparky, the fire safety mascot for the New Hanover County Fire Department will also be available for pictures during the event.

And while visiting the Museum, check out our newest exhibit, To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA and learn more about Snoopy's role as their safety mascot.
Saturday, March 21st          12:00 pm-4:00 pm    
Second Chance Cat (and Kitten!) Adoptathon

Second Chance Pet Adoptions  6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Come on out to Second Chance to meet your new furry family member! Our foster kittens (6 months and younger) will be on-site to meet their new forever families, as well as our cats 7 months and older!

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.
               Saturday, March 21st                                 12:00  noon  - 2:00 pm
Second Chance Pet Dog Adoptions 

Phydeaux – Cary       6464 Tryon Rd,      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: [email protected] 
Saturday, March 21st                                    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
Donate a Kuranda Dog Bed
   Saturday, March 21st                  1:00 pm - 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 
Saturday, March 21st      1:o0 pm - 4:00 pm
SAFE Haven for Cats at Pet People

PetPeople (Falls Pointe) 9660 Falls of Neuse Rd Raleigh, NC 27615  (984) 200-0271
Are you thinking about adding a new cat to your family? Join us for a kitty meet and greet at PetPeople, at Falls Pointe Shopping Center, in their community room!

PetPeople is a pet supplies store featuring natural pet foods, treats, and supplies along with a self-service dog wash and community room for pet-related events.
After perusing the store, come to the community room where you just might meet your next furry friend!
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Saturday, March 21st                1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Triad SPCA Pet Adoption Fair

Pet Supermarket   3316 Battleground Ave.   Greensboro, NC 27410   (336) 553-9550

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
Saturday, March 21st          2:00 pm- 6:00 pm 
Beer, Bark, and Bloom  

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
Join Catawba Brewing and Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville to celebrate the first day of spring! Is there any better way to welcome spring than drinking beers, hanging out with puppies, and smelling flowers?!

Event will feature:
• Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville will have adoptable puppies and dogs on site
• There will be fresh flowers and plants from Blooms on Tap
• Delicious food from Deli Llammma Food Truck
• Desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes
• Along with pop-ups from Pampered Pets Inn and Spa, Mindful Mutz Training & Behavior Consulting llc, and Patton Avenue Pet Company!
Saturday, March 21st        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.
See our beautiful dogs
Saturday, March 21st            3:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Veggie Wagon - Masonboro's 3rd Anniversary Event

The Veggie Wagon - 3315 Masonboro Loop Road, Wilmington, NC28409

The Veggie Wagon - Masonboro is celebrating turning 3 years old with live music, good beer and delicious food on March 21st from 3-5 p.m!
We'll have Joe Loves Lobster Rolls here, live music by Station Wagon, and Mason Jar Brewing Company pouring awesome brews! Beer Specials and more!
Saturday, March 21st     6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Humane Society of Catawba County Fur Ball

Moretz Mills 74 8th St SE, Hickory, NC 28602 (828) 322-7310

Think of it as “The Oscars of Animal Welfare.” The Fur Ball will honor members of our community who are leading the charge in animal welfare. Awards will be given in the following categories:
Community Veterinarian, Community Hero, Furry Hero, Social All-Star, Pet-Friendly Hangout, and Pet Supply Retailer. Nominations for these categories are made by the public, and are open  now through March 1st.

All proceeds from the 2020 Fur Ball benefit the homeless animals at Humane Society of Catawba County.

Phone 828.464.8878
  Sunday, March 22nd                           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

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.
Sunday, March 22nd    12:00 noon– 4:00 pm
Low Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic
Hosted by Fayetteville Animal Protection Society

Fayetteville Animal Protection Society  3927 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28303

1 in 3 pets will become lost in their lifetime. Give your pet the best chance of getting home. Pet microchips are small, permanent identification chips that are about the size of a grain of rice. They are injected between the shoulder blades with a needle, and the process is just as quick as a vaccination. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and read its unique code. This code is stored with your pet’s profile and linked to your contact information.

One year rabies vaccines will be given to cats and dogs over 4 months of age by a Certified Rabies Vaccinator.

All dogs must be on leashes (no retractable leashes please) and all cats must be in carriers. The shelter will NOT open to the public for viewing of adoptable animals. The event will be held outside so please plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing everyone!

MICROCHIP $20 RABIES VACCINE $5  Cash & Cards Accepted - NO CHECKS
                Sunday, March 22nd               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
Contact:  [email protected]
Sunday, March 22nd                        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, March 22nd       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 -- -- 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.
Saturday, March 22nd    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
APS Cat and Dogs Adoptions at Barnes Supply Co.

Barnes Supply Co.   774 9th Street    Durham, NC 27705  (919) 286-2750

APS will have lovely cats and dogs at Barnes Supplyfrom 1:30 – 3:00. Come by and pay us a visit. What could be better than spending time with one of these furry, frisky felines in your lap or petting adorable pups? We can’t think of anything better!

The Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990.    
Sunday, March 22nd      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.
Sunday, March 22nd        2:00 pm-5:00 pm
*Flower Crown* Paint Your Pet!

Paint and Sip Studio #197  2 Town Square Blvd, #150  Asheville, NC 28803 
 (828) 676-2607

*Flower Crown* Paint Your Pet! (3 Hour Custom Art, Advanced Painting Class -Ages 16+, on a 12"x12" canvas ) (Flower Crown Optional) BYOB ok for ages 21 & Up **IMPORTANT, please read the following:
**Immediately after making a reservation, please email a colored, high resolution photo of your pet to [email protected].***

 Please only send us one photo of one pet. Close-ups/head shots are best. We will sketch your pet & recommend the paint palette. Indicate your background color choice in the Special Requests area. If you are registering a friend, please let them know to email us that sweet photo! *Please note: If you do not email us your pet's photo in a timely manner, NO LESS THAN 3 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS, you will not be able to attend. This class typically sells out fast and it is not fair to you, our artists, or people on the waitlist if you do not give us adequate time to prepare.
Sunday, March 22nd                         2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Independent Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Event -
 Petco   4011 DURHAM-CHAPEL Hill Blvd    Durham, NC 27707  (919) 401-2464
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.
[email protected]
Sunday, March 22nd     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
Sunday, March 22nd 
Rescue Your Next NC Animal(s)      Extensive Listings
Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds
Month of March 
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.
March 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:
March  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

Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic 

Friends of Animals 
voucher program 
800-321-PETS (7387)

Humane Solution
PO Box 20712
Winston-Salem, NC 27120

Operation Catnip 
voucher program and clinic for feral and unowned cats 
e-mail: [email protected]

Pet Overpopulation Patrol (POP-NC) 
mobile unit 

Safe Care Feline Spay Neuter Clinic 

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC) 
mobile unit       919-783-SNAP (7627)

The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic 

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.
March 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.
                   Sunday, March 22nd             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

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. 
Wednesday, March 25th       12:00 noon-3:00 pm 
WCAC Rabies and Microchip Clinic

Wake County Northern Regional Center  350 E Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587 

 Rabies Vaccines $5    - AKC Reunite Microchips: $10 (includes lifetime registration)


-The vaccines and microchips are first come, first serve. There are no appointments that can be made for the clinic. 
-All animals must either be in a carrier or on a leash to receive a vaccination. If they are not, they may not be able to receive a vaccination at our clinic.

WCAC Rabies and Microchip ClinicWake County Northern Regional Center 350 E Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587   Adopt!
Saturday/Sundays     March              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        [email protected]
Beautiful adoptables 
Sunday, March 22nd           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
March  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.*
March 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 Learn more about TF-EAP by visiting 

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 [email protected]. A referral, however, is not necessary. You can just give us a call!
March and Ongoing 
North Carolina's State Parks System Jobs
Different locations 

Park rangers may be the most recognizable face of North Carolina's state parks system, but their dedication to the mission of stewardship is complemented by the skills and talents of many others — maintenance mechanics, administrative personnel, biologists, educators, planners, and seasonal workers. It takes a committed team to serve millions of visitors each year.  Permanent employment and Seasonal employment available.
March-- Ongoing 
85th Anniversary in 2021
Hiking in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
: 5410 Joyce Kilmer Rd, 
Robbinsville, NC 28771

As one of the most popular areas for hiking within the Cheoah Ranger District, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest can also lay claim to being a top hiking destinations across all of southwestern NC.

Joyce Kilmer #poet #soldier, KIA in #WWI, a hero.

Veterans of the Foreign Wars asked govt for tribute to Kilmer.  

This area contains an impressive remnant of virgin forest, representative of the vast Eastern forests that used to stretch from the Atlantic to the Mississippi and beyond. Exceptionally large trees of more than 100 species grow in the rich cove environment, protecting the headwaters of the rushing stream as it heads toward the blue-green depths of Santeetlah Lake.

March  --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  Stay tuned, and please consider joining our pack by making a tax-deductible do(g)nation! 
For more info, check out
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
​March and Ongoing 
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.

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