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Willard 3Name: Willard
Breed: Hound mix – male
Size: Approx. 30 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 7-1-2013
Avail: Ready after neutering and weight gain (approx. mid May)
Info:  The lady that found me thought I was near death.  I could barely hold my head up and when she took me home, I slept for 24 hours.  I was so grateful that she took me in. I was covered with ticks.  Miraculously, I am HW negative! She knew she couldn’t keep me so she contacted many shelters, but only heard back from Paws Place.  I arrived here and I think I’m at the Ritz! Meals & water, but the most important is love – everyone is so nice and I just melt when they pay attention to me – which is a lot!  Oh, and I love playing with the other dogs.  Who knew life could be such fun!  You can see how happy I am.  I just want to be loved and be in a good home – if you think that’s you – come talk to the people at Paw’s Place.


WinnieName: Winnie
Breed: Hound mix – female
Size: Approx. 45 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 1-1-2012
Avail: June
Info:  Thank you to the couple that found me on the highway.   I was just totally exhausted, my feet were bleeding and I had no more energy to fight for myself.    They wrapped me up and took me to Paws Place.  The first things I received a warm welcome and gentle touches.  Then they gave me food and water – and I slept.  The next day I was taken to the vet.  I had bite marks all over me – probably from other dogs fighting for food.  I was tested for heartworms and other tick born illness, but so far – I’m okay.  I’ll be retested in 6 months.  I slept most of the first couple of days here. You can see how happy I am just after a few days – I even wag my tail.  It is so good to have someone look after me.  I know that good things are in store for me when I am totally healthy and ready to be adopted.  I hope you will come and visit me in the meantime.


Baby 4-2014Name: Baby
Breed: Beagle mix - female, spayed
Size: Approx. 40 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 1-9-2008
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info:  My elderly owners couldn’t care for me any more so after I was at the County Shelter the people of Paws Place brought me to their kennel.  We’ve been working on getting me more exercise and helping me lose some weight.  I’m a real “lovebug” especially when you rub my belly!  It was discovered that I have heartworms, but I have already completed my treatment.I’m as good as new!  If you need a walking buddy – I could be your girl – just call my name “Baby.”


Hope in a Kayak 5-28-2014Name: Hope
Breed: Heinz 57- Female
Size: Approx. 30 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 7-1-2013
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info:  Hope was partially paralyzed after being hit by a car. Unfortunately, weeks went by before she was rescued and brought to a vet for medical attention. Her rescuer realized that she needed a lot more help than they could provide, so contacted Paws Place.  Since then she has thrived and is currently in a foster home. She has special needs but is affectionate, active, and extremely friendly. She was recently fitted for  wheels to help her get around.  Hope has very special needs and will need a very special family.  If you think that is you, please contact us  at Paws Place.


Marley (3) 5-2014Name: Marley
Breed: Lab mix, male
Size: Approx. 10 lbs. (est. 60 lbs at maturity)
Age: Approx. DOB 3/1/2014
Avail: Adoption pending
Info: I’m a little ball of energy when I’m awake, but look like an angel when I’m asleep.  I arrived at Paws Place just a short while ago.  The person who had me said he only had me a couple of weeks and couldn’t take care of me any more.  It’s probably for the best – don’t know how or why – but I guess I haven’t been around my mama or siblings since I was about 4 weeks old!  So, I’m getting  socialized at my foster mom’s house, she has four other small dogs that are teaching me how to behave.  I’ve really very smart – I’m getting pretty good at the bathroom stuff, so I know I can learn commands too.  What do you say – do you want to take a chance on me and spend the next 12 years of your life being loved by little ol me????


Belle 3-29-2014Name: Belle
Breed: Plott Hound – Female
Size: Approx. 65 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 10-2010
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: I am so happy that a Paws Place volunteer found me.  I don’t know how much longer I could have survived on my own.  I was starving and had a raging infection in my mouth due to broken teeth and gum disease.  So since my arrival, I had a total check up.  It was determined that I needed to have surgery on my mouth to help get rid of the infection.  Two surgeries later, I’m a happy camper!  In spite of all that I’ve been through, I love the fact that I am being taken care of and that people love me.  I haven’t stopped wagging my tail since I got here.   Because of my prior surgeries, we waited to have me spayed.  I am ready for adoption.   They also said that I was HW positive.  I have already completed my heartworm treatment.   I really love belly rubs and just knowing that someone loves me.   Haven’t met anyone or anything that I don’t love!  Come on out to visit me.


AngusName: Angus
Breed: Mixed breed - male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots.  Will be ready for adoption after neutering at the end of July


AxleName: Axle
Breed: Mixed breed – male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots.  Will be ready for adoption after neutering at the end of July.  Adoption pending.


Jeter 7-1-2014Name: Jeter
Breed: Mixed breed – male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots.  Will be ready for adoption after neutering at the end of July


GigiName: Gigi
Breed: Mixed breed - female
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots.  Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July


Raven 7-2014Name: Raven
Breed: Mixed breed – female
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots.  Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July


RoxieName: Roxie
Breed: Mixed breed – female
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots.  Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July


ButtonzName: Buttonz
Breed: Mixed breed – female
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots. Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July.


Copper 7-2014Name: Copper
Breed: Mixed breed - male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots. Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July.


Mason (2)Name: Mason
Breed: Mixed breed - male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots. Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July. Adoption pending.


Otto (2)Name: Otto
Breed: Mixed breed - male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots. Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July. Adoption pending.


Spanky (2)Name: Spanky
Breed: Mixed breed – male
Size: Approx. 40-60 lbs. at maturity
Age: DOB May 9, 2014
Avail: Up-to-date on shots. Will be ready for adoption after spaying at the end of July.


Velvet 7-2014Name: Velvet
Breed: Lab-Pit mix – female
Size: Approx. 55 lbs.
Age: Approx DOB 2/2005
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: I’ve spent most of my life here at Paws Place. I was found chained to a tree and I had no clue as to what life could be like. I think they gave me the name so people would realize that I can be soft as velvet when given the chance. Sometimes I act a little tough when you go by my kennel. But that’s an act – I am a real marshmellow when I am out and about. I am very affectionate and loving and love to go on walks. I know that the right person or family is out there for me. We just haven’t found each other yet! Come out to Paws Place to meet me.


Ruger (2) 2-22-2014Name: Ruger
Breed: Lab Mix–Male
Size: Approx. 40 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 2/2010
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info:  AWESOME fellow! He walks very well on a leash and knows how to sit & shake. But most of all, he just  wants to hug and kiss everybody.  This delightful boy is currently in a foster home and also participating in dog training.  If you wish to see him, please call to set up an appointment.


Name: Dixie
Breed: Fox hound mix – female
Size: 30 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB–8/2012
Avail: ready for adoption
Info: I was brought to Paws Place in the winter with my 2 sisters. We all found homes, but mine couldn’t keep me. Their family situation changed and so they brought me back to Paws Place. I’m now a year old – still a puppy – and I’ve got lots of energy! Paws Place has made sure that I’m up to date on my shots, I’m HW negative and have been spayed.  Right now I’m a little thin at 30 lbs – we think that I should be about 40 lbs when I’m full grown. I really love people and especially kids. A family with a fenced in yard would be just perfect for me. Why not stop by Paws Place to see me!


Mama (4)Name: Mama Lara
Breed: Shepherd/Lab mix– female, spayed
Size: 75 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB–3/1/2008
Avail: ready for adoption
Info: I’m Mama Lara – a lot of people just call me Mama. I think that is because everyone saw what a good mama I was to my puppies. I was very protective of them because I raised them on my own out in the woods. Paws Place found loving homes for them one by one. Volunteers have been very patient with me – I didn’t even know what a leash was. Now, I look forward to when I go for walks and I even wag my tail when I see people come into the kennel. I frighten easily and I still have a long way to go, but I have a good soul that just needs a person or family that will have patience with me. My tests showed  that I was HW positive.    Paws Place took care of my medical treatment and I’m as good as new.  I will be rechecked in 6 months to be sure I’m free and clear.  Please come visit me and give me a chance at a real home.


Name:  Tybee
Breed:  Shepherd/lab mix – female – spayed
Age:  Approx. DOB 2/2005
Size:  Approx. 55 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:  Check out these ears – don’t you think the one that flops is cute?  That alone should call attention to me.  I wish I could figure out how to get people to consider me for adoption.  I’ve been here at Paws Place for quite some time, and it hurts to see other dogs come and go.  We know that I used to get along with cats and while I get along with dogs here, we would have to have a meet & greet if you have another dog.  I can be a little shy when you first come to my kennel.  My friends here at PP think that I would do really well with one person.  I’m very loving and loyal.   Last year I had ACL surgery and I’ve recovered nicely.  One of my favorite things to do is to go for a walk on my leash.  What do you say – give me a chance at a real home again – it’s been a while.  Come see me at Paws Place and get to know me.


MarcoPoloBuddy_DSC2709Name: Marco Polo
Breed: Lab/Pit mix – male
Size: 70 lbs.
Age: Approx. D.O.B. Jan 2009
Avail: ready for adoption
Info: I don’t know how long I was out and about on my own, but I sure feel lucky that I ended up here.  I found my way to Paws Place because someone put an old collar on my neck that had Paws Place tags on it.  When I arrived I was taken to the vet, given all my shots and then we found out that I am HW positive.  I’ve been started on the protocol to treat me.  I’m housebroken and a really good natured dog who loves people.  If you give me a chance and come visit me at Paws Place, I know I will leave paw prints on your heart!


Millie 2013Name: Millie
Breed: Bull Dog/Boxer mix – female
Size: 35 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB–4/2012
Avail: ready for adoption (special needs)
Info: My name is Millie. Thank goodness for a volunteer from Paws Place.  She heard me crying all of the time in a nearby apartment and recognized that I needed help.  She was able to get me released to Paws Place and boy am I happy.  They say I’m a special needs pup.  I think that’s because I don’t hear so well and I have a deformed rear foot.  But neither one of them stops me from being a loving pooch. I also get around okay.  They think that I am a bulldog/boxer mix and am just about one year old.  I’ve been spayed and have all my shots and I am about 35 lbs.    I am so excited to be here and to be around people who care and other dogs that like to play.   Some of the volunteers have been spending extra time with me and I am walking nicely on a leash and learning different commands.   I know that special someone is out there for me.  Hopefully they will come on out to Paws Place and bring me home with them.


TessieName: Tessie
Breed: Plott Hound mix–female
Size: Approx. 35 lbs
Age: Approx DOB 4/1/2012
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: I was found in Castle Hayne by some kind person.  She knew I needed help and took me to the vet and had me checked out and then brought me to Paws Place.  The vet says I am heartworm positive and they have started me on the protocol for treatment.  If things go according to plan, when I am retested in 6 months I should be heartworm free!   I am so grateful to have people take care of me and feed me. I can’t imagine what it would have been like during those real cold nights in the winter.  I just love the attention I get from everyone.   I really love people and I’m the perfect size, not too big and not too little!  I wonder what it would be like to live in a home with nice people that would take care of me – maybe a fenced in yard?  Can we find out?


Maggie (5)Name: Maggie
Breed: Pitt Bull mix – female
Size: 35 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 8/12
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info:  I am an owner surrender.  I don’t think he really had time for me, because he didn’t spend any time training me and teaching me right from wrong – after all – I am a puppy and I do like to explore.  I was kept outside, so Paws Place thinks that it would be a good idea for me to be crate trained, until I know the rules of the house. One of the first things you notice about me are my pretty green eyes.  Then you notice that I am really quite calm for a puppy.   I really enjoy playing with children.  What do you think – can we play together???  Stop by Paws Place and let’s talk!


Shelby 7-2014Name:  Shelby
Breed:  Blue Tick Hound mix – female – spayed
Age:  Approx. DOB 2/2006
Size:  Approx. 65 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:    My name is Shelby and I’m a female hound mix, up to date on my shots and weigh about 65 lbs.  and almost 7 years old. But don’t let the gray around my muzzle fool you.  I am a real “people” dog – a love bug really! I’ve been here for a year now.  I’m hoping that my new family comes along soon.   When I wag my tail my whole body wags with it.  I’m looking to spend my life with a family who will take me on walks, and let me run around and play in their enclosed yard.  I’m a mature girl who knows how to behave in a home.  Come
check me out.


SugarName:  Sugar Pie
Breed:  Blue Tick Hound mix – female – spayed
Age:  Approx. DOB 2/2006
Size:  Approx. 65 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:    Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch” – everyone starts singing that song when they hear my name! Yes, I am a mature girl – 8 to be exact. What makes me special – lots of things! I’m super sweet (hence the name) and I really love people. Do you know… that I was born here at Paws Place? Yup, my litter mates were adopted, but I never was. I’m a smart girl and learn quickly. I would really love the opportunity to have a loving home to call my own. My friends here think that I may do best as an only dog, but I’m willing to meet a potential sibling. After all these years of seeing dogs come & go, I wonder – when will it be my turn? Please share my story to help me find my home. You can come visit me at the kennel from 9-noon any day.


John Boy 5-3-204Name:  John Boy
Breed:  Hound mix – male – neutered
Age:  Approx. DOB 2/2011
Size:  65 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:    I’m named John Boy and I’ve been around a few blocks. In fact, I was found running on one on Oak Island. The good news is I am very smart and gentle. The people here say I have an ‘old soul’. But hey, I’m only two. What’s so old about that? Anyway, I arrived with heartworms and am being treated for that. What else? Oh, the humans here will tell you that I’m clever enough to open a gate. Busted. So, if you want me to stay in the yard, you’ll have to be smarter than me! However, if you want to give me a loving, happy home, I’m smart enough to stay right there. In my dreams, when I go to sleep at night, I’ll hear my human say “Good night, John Boy.” Can’t wait for the real thing!


Name:  Drake
Breed: Lab/Greyhound mix, male, neutered, heartworm negative
Age:  DOB–5/2010
Size:  Approx. 50 lbs.
Avail: Available for adoption
Info:  My owner was a college student who left me with his mother when he went off to school. I missed him terribly and she thought about bringing me to the pound.  When I first arrived I needed to put on weight.  They treated me very nicely and I started to calm down and I feel much better.  I started to play with a friend.  Then all of a sudden I had to have emergency stomach surgery.  It was very scary, but once again I got all the TLC I needed and am fully recovered.  I am on a special diet and medicine.   I still miss my man owner and would like another one to come and get me.  Is there someone out that for me that can be patient and understanding .  Please come out and visit me at Paws Place – you will see me running in my kennel with my big stuffed toy – I love that thing!


Wheelie (2)Name:  Wheelie
Breed: Walker hound mix
Age:  Approx. DOB 4/1/2006
Size:  Approx. 65 lbs.
Avail: Ready and waiting
Info: Hi, I’m Wheelie, and I do have a free wheeling  personality. I can also be calm and love humans. My beginnings were sad. I was shot and abandoned and I was brought to Paws Place in 2007. In fact, I almost lost my leg, but thanks to the super nice people here, I got the best medical treatment and am back on all fours. Apparently, I still have a little buckshot in my back leg, but it doesn’t phase me. I’m very gentle and sociable. I really like it here – especially when they ask “Want a hot dog?” (Duh.) But really, I’d like a quiet place where I could just curl up at my human’s feet and relax. I walk well on a leash – maybe we could even go for evening strolls! Does this sound like you?


Laurel 4-2014Name:  Laurel – female – spayed
Breed:  Corgi/Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix
Age:  
Approx. DOB 6/2008
Size:  
Approx. 23 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:  I was rescued from a hoarding situation in Pender County. My friends here tell me that there is something called a forever home, but I haven’t seen one yet. I have come a long way since my arrival. The biggest thing is that I was diagnosed with heartworms. However, Paws Place treated me and I’m heartworm negative! We guess that I’m about 6 years young and that I am healthy and should live a good long life. I may be a little rough around the edges, but if the right person or family would give me an opportunity at this forever home thing, I think we could make a real go of it. What do you say – do you have one of those forever homes for me? Come see me at Paws Place.


Name: Holly
Breed: Hound mix – female – spayed
Age:  Approx. DOB 9/2009
Size:  Approx. 55 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:  I’m named Holly because I was found on the highway on Christmas Eve. Have you ever faced the idea of having Christmas alone? Let me tell you, it’s not pretty. Although I am! If I were a boy, they probably would have named me David Bowie because I have one blue eye and one brown eye. Pretty cool, huh?  Okay, I can be a bit of a princess with other dogs but I’m a darling with humans. I’m told I’m a very good girl. I like it when they say that. May I show you? Can I be your good girl?


Name: Valentine
Breed: Hound mix – female
Age: Approx. DOB 1/2011
Size: Approx. 35 lbs.
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: On Valentine’s Day this lady found me frightened all alone by the railroad tracks. She brought me to Paws Place and that’s how I got my name. (I guess it must be hard sometimes coming up with new names). I’m learning how to walk on a leash and am getting used to people.   I would probably get along with another dog – I’m more than willing to try to find out.  Do you have room in your heart for an early “Valentine?”


CliffordName: Clifford
Breed: Hound mix – male
Age: Approx. DOB 1/2013
Size: Approx. 35 lbs.
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: Boy it sure was cold out there behind the grocery store in Leland.  I’m glad I was found and brought to Paws Place.  Since I arrived, I have been given so much attention.  I just melt when people pet me and show me love.  We think I would make a great pet for a family with kids – if you think that description fits you – come on out and visit me.


Paws Place charges an adoption fee of $165.00 for dogs up to the age of seven; for dogs seven years and older our fee is $75.
These fees help to defray the costs of food, shelter, heartworm treatment, flea and tapeworm control, medical care and spay/neuter for the animals.
100% of the adoption fees are used for the benefit of the animals.   We require a Pre-Adoption Application to be submitted for the adoption of each of our animals.

Courtesy Listings

Courtesy listings are pets that are available for adoption through private individuals.  These dogs are not at Paws Place, and we cannot assume any responsibility for the breed, temperment or health of the animals.   We have agreed to list these animals on our website to assist the kind people who have rescued them in finding forever homes.  If you are interested in adopting any dogs listed here, please contact the individuals directly.

Charlie 5Charlie is a 1 year old brindle bull dog mix. He weighs about 45 lbs. He is UTD on all shots. Neutered, micro chipped. Charlie gets along with kids, cats, and dogs. Charlie was bottle fed as a puppy. Seeking an active family that will take him on long walks and to the dog park. Charlie has lots of puppy energy. Prefer a household with fenced in back yard.

Please contact Shelly Duncan at 910-617-6988 to set up interview for adoption.


Lilly 4-1-2014My name is Lilly and I’m a female pitt bull. I’ve been spayed, am up to date on my shots and weigh about 50 lbs. I’m about 4 years old, but we are not sure. I love people, kids and other dogs. I’m looking for a family who will spend lots of time with me. I love to play! My owner has three other dogs, three kids with another on the way. They just don’t have the time to give me the attention I deserve. I am looking for a family to love.  Please contact Cheryl cjmoody@ec.rr.com if you would like more information about me.


Abby (abra) 4-2014Meet Abby – at about a year now, I don’t see her growing much more, but she’s about 60 lbs. Sometimes she doesn’t realize her size and she acts like a puppy.  She is very smart, very strong and VERY loving.  Abby would turn down a treat for a belly rub!  She is a very special dog and due to family circumstances, I must find her a new home. Abby is up-to-date on shots and is also spayed.  Please contact me if you would like to know more about Abby or perhaps even meet her.  Please contact Brenda – bsbcarey@gmail.com or 910-520-4393.


Macho 7-2014Macho is a blue nose pure bred pitbull. He is 2.5 yrs old he is the most loyal pet I’ve owned. He is house broken, leash trained and he would never tear up anything in the house. He’s very friendly gets along with other animals and kids. All I would like is for him to have a family he can show love to like he’d shown love to my family.  Please contact Tina Hubbard, hubbardt85@yahoo.com.