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Suki 5-28-2015Name: Suki
Breed: Lab/hound – female, spayed
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 12/18/2013
Size: 25 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I was rescued from an animal shelter by an elderly lady, who realized that I was too much “puppy” for her. I am a cuddler and can be a little shy. Paws Place has already learned that I love to fetch a ball and can be quite social around other dogs. I know I’m in a good place right now, but I would be even happier if I had a family to call my very own.

Louise-4Name: Louise
Breed: Hound mix– female – spayed
D.O.B. Approx 8-6-2014
Size: approx. 30 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: Hey folks, I’m Louise. I’m a bunch of fun and the life of the party at Paws Place. I’m a healthy one year old hound. What a great size for a lap dog, one might say! I’m in search of a partner or family to play with and go for walks with. My nose can lead the way. Did you see what a cute nose I have? I hope you’ll come meet me soon.


Name: Boomer (male)
Breed: Rottweiler mix puppies
Size: Large – estimate at maturity between 50-65 lbs.
D.O.B. 3-24-2015
Avail: Ready
Info: Playful boy, but very gentle, loving pup.  Would love to have a family with children to play and grow with.

sableName: Sable
Breed: Retriever/Shepherd mix – female – spayed
Age: Approx. D.O.B. 8-29-2014
Size: Approx. 40 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I’m a pretty tri-color girl, with a medium coat. At just 10 months of age I’m still a puppy and have some learning to do. But I’m very eager to learn. I already walk nicely on a leash and I can sit too. I also like to play with other dogs. If I could talk, I’d tell the people at Paws Place how I wound up at the County Shelter, but I can’t. If you are looking for a pup to grow up with your kids, but you don’t want to really young one, I’d say give me a try – what do you think?????

BacallName: Bacall
Breed: Terrier Mix
D.O.B. Approx. 10/6/2014
Size: 25 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: My name is Bacall because I’m pretty like Lauren Bacall. I came to Paws Place with my brother (or friend) Bogey. We’re quite a pair and were found near Carolina Beach. I’m a schnauzer/terrier mix that’s just shy of a year old. I weigh about 23lbs so I’ll fit nicely on someone’s lap. A volunteer groomed me when I came in, now I have a fresh new look. I’m friendly and have moderate energy and play nicely with others, although can be a little shy with other dogs when we first meet. They say I have a clean bill of health and am ready to go! I’m waiting patiently to be adopted into a good family.

Name: Bosley
Breed: Hound – male – neutered
Age: Approx. DOB 1/1/2012
Size: Approx. 40 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I was found abandoned in Boiling Spring Lakes. They figured that I was out on my own for a while. I currently have a mouth infection probably from trying to find stuff to eat. So I am on antibiotics. We are definitely trying to put some meat on my bones. Once we do that, we can then get on with the business of treating me for heartworms. Paws Place will take care of these needs so that my adoptive family won’t have to. I hope that you will think about adopting me and letting me show you how loving and gentle I can be.

Name: Cash
Breed: Lab/Rottweiler/Hound mix
D.O.B. 6-20-2015
Size: 12 lbs ( 50 at maturity)
Avail: End of September
Info: They call me Cash, short for Johnny Cash. I’m one of Loretta’s puppies. I was likely born in June and am about 12 weeks old now. I was in rough shape when friends of Paws Place found me. I had numerous scabs and fleas. With a little TLC, antibiotics, and medicated shampoo my skin and coat has cleared up. I am feeling much better. I’ll be neutered soon and ready to start my new life of happiness and sleep in a bed (dog or human) rather than under a car or in the woods. Can you help me find my new family?

Name: Thelma
Breed: Hound mix– female – spayed
D.O.B. Approx 8-1-2012
Size: approx. 30 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Description: Thelma is a 3 year old playful hound. She was taken to Animal Control as a stray. She has the sweetest smile and has made friends quickly with dogs of all shapes and sizes. The is thriving at Paws Place. Her best friend is Louise. Although she is heartworm positive, she is otherwise healthy. She is currently learning basic commands and loves to walk on a leash and harness.

Jackson-8-2015Name: Jackson
Breed: Lab mix – male
D.O.B. Approx 8-6-2010
Size: approx. 50 lbs.
Avail: Mid-September
Info: Check out this smile! Isn’t It award winning? They call me Jackson. When I came to Paws Place I really came out of my shell. I’m making new friends in people and other dogs. Even though the vet said I am heartworm positive and I have something from those yucky ticks (Paws Place is taking care of that), I am ready and raring to go. I am a happy-go-lucky fella who is looking to share my life with a loving family.

June Bug 8-2015Name: June Bug
Breed: Rottweiler/ lab mix
D.O.B. 6-20-2015
Size: Approx. 10 lbs. (45 at maturity)
Avail: End of September
Info: I’m June, some call me June Bug. I’m a beauty, just like my mom Loretta. I was likely born in June so am about 12 weeks old now. I’ll be spayed soon and ready to go home soon. I was a little shy at first, but now I realize how great people are. I like to play with my brothers and sit on laps of the volunteers. Things are pretty good at Paws Place, but I’d love to be a house dog. Do you have room in your family for a sweet puppy

Loretta 8-2015Name: Loretta
Breed: Rottweiler Mix
D.O.B. Appox. 8/1/2010
Size: 50 lbs.
Avail: Mid – late September
Info: I’m the newest momma at Paws Place. My pups and I were found living under a car and timid of people. Boy, have I warmed up and have learned to trust and love people! I’m about 52lbs, 5 years old, and am a Rottweiler/Hound/Shepherd mix. Although, I have heartworms, I’m otherwise doing pretty well. Paws Place has started my pre-treatment and I’ll be spayed later this month. I’ll be ready to go home in no time. Will you teach me what it’s like to be a loved, indoor dog?

Name: Minnie
Breed: Chihuhua – female
D.O.B. Approx. 7-19-2003
Size: 3 lbs.
Avail: Ready – In a foster – please make appointment to meet
Info: ‎Minnie is crate trained. She loves her bed and blankets! She loves food and is working on getting her girlish curves back. But she does not like other dogs in her space when she is eating. Minnie loves to go on long walks and explore the outdoors. She is a little shy at first but sweet and silly once she gets comfortable in a new place. She is good with dogs of all sizes. Although Minnie can be active, she prefers to lay on the couch with the big dog and watch the others.

Wyatt 8-2015Name: Wyatt
Breed: Rottweiler/lab mix
D.O.B. 6-20-2105
Size: Approx. 10 lbs. (50 at maturity)
Avail: End of September
Info: My name is Wyatt. . I was hiding out in the woods and living under a car with my mom (Loretta) and my siblings. I was the toughest puppy to catch because I was unsure about trusting people. I have learned that life is pretty good at Paws Place. I have warmed up and am a playful boy that enjoys chewing on bones. I was likely born in June and am about 12 weeks old now. I’ll be neutered soon and ready to be adopted. At that time, all of my dreams will have come true. Can I join your family? I’d like to forget my life in the woods and sleep in a warm bed.

Daphny 8-6-2015Name: Daphny
Breed: Shitzu mix – female spayed
D.O.B. Approx. 7-2-2013
Size: 15 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: My life was really nothing to brag about. Some people may even say it was awful. I lived in a yard and didn’t get much attention. While I’m not completely housetrained, I’m a quick learner. I had lived with a foster and I discovered that I really like to sleep on big, comfy people beds! I love to go for walks on a leash and I always have a great big greeting when someone comes to my kennel. Oh, you might notice in my photo that I am missing an eye. But don’t worry, I get around just fine. If you bring me home with you, we will both have many happy years together.

Charlie looking out

Name: Charlie Pepper
Breed: Boxer, Jack Russell Terrier mix
D.O.B. Approx 6-15-2015
Size: approx. 12lbs.
Avail: End of September
Description: Charlie is a 9 week old little boy that was surrendered by a family that wasn’t fit for an active puppy. He has been at Paws Place about two weeks and has joined a play group. Although he is the smallest of his play group, he is the life of the party. He loves chewing on rope toys and wrestling with his kennel mate. Once you see his bright blue eyes your heart will surely melt.

Alabama 9-2015Name: Alabama
Breed: Black Mouth Cur mix
D.O.B. 6-1-2014
Size: Approx. 55 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I am new to Paws Place. I came from a home with small children and did great with them and other dogs! I love to play fetch in my spare time. I even know a few basic commands. I’m also potty trained. I need a sweet home! Are you humming my favorite tune, “Sweet Home Alabama”?

Name: Scruffy
Breed: Terrier mix – male – neutered
D.O.B. Approx. 8-2010
Size: Approx. 15lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: A good Samaritan found me in the streets and turned me in to Animal Control because she couldn’t keep me. She thought that I was a super sweet dog and asked Paws Place to come and get me. That’s how I would up here. I’m so glad they did. One of the first things I got was a bath and a good haircut. It seems I had a little skin irritation, but that is getting better all the time. I like other dogs, but I really like people. Hope you come out to visit me and decide that I’m the one for you.


Courtney 1 smName: Courtney
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier mix – female
Age: Approx. D.O.B 3-2-2015
Size: Approx. 12 lbs.
Avail: August
Info: I’m still getting used to things at Paws Place. It’s the start of an exciting new adventure for me. I can be a little shy around people and other dogs. Stuffed toys are new to me, I don’t think I ever had one before. I like to pick one up and run around with it. That could very well be the way to my heart. I’m at the start of a new exciting venture for me – will you be an important part of it?

Name: Jade (female)
Breed: Rottweiler mix puppies
Size: Large – estimate at maturity between 50-65 lbs.
D.O.B. 3-24-2015
Avail: Ready
Info: We arrived from Brunswick Co. Animal Protective Services when we were just 5 days old. Mama was with us too and she has taken very good care of us. We are all very healthy and looking forward to being adopted into loving families.


Name: Della
Breed: Hound – female
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 5/1/2013
Size: 35 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I found my way to a home where the people were kind and friendly. They took me in, fed me and tried to find my owners. But they could tell by my condition, that I had been lost for quite some time. They contacted Paws Place and that is where my road to recovery started. I’ve only been here since the beginning of May and I have already been to the vet, received shots and get lots of good food and TLC. I have been diagnosed with heartworms, but Paws Place will take care of treating me. I’m a little shy at first, but just like most hounds, I’d be loyal and loving if given the chance. Can you help change my sad eyes to happy eyes?!?

Name: Bogey
Breed: Terrier mix – male – neutered
D.O.B. Approx. 11-2014
Size: Approx. 33 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: You have to admit, I’m kind of cute. It’s the short legs and my coloring don’t you think. I’m a young boy, who was found wandering the streets and now I’m here at Paws Place. We tried to find my owner, but no one came for me. I love to play, I like other dogs and I really like people too. Just ask the people who were trying to take my photo!

Name: Opal (female)
Breed: Rottweiler mix puppies
Size: Large – estimate at maturity between 50-65 lbs.
D.O.B. 3-24-2015
Avail: Ready
Info: I’m fun loving and like to play, but I can also be very laid back.  I would love to be your cuddle buddy.  Hope you come to meet me soon.

Name: Paige
Breed: Lab mix – female – spayed
Age: Approx. D.O.B. 11-11-2013
Size: Approx. 45 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I was found in the median of a highway laying on a plastic bag. Unfortunately, I can’t tell anyone how I got there, but they could see that I was injured and severely underweight. My rescuers took me in and nurtured me. I was treated for abrasions, and a torn ACL and was also diagnosed with heartworms. But the good news is that I had surgery for the ACL and am undergoing HW treatment. I get along well with other dogs, and I am really good natured with puppies. Come on out to visit me. Ask for the pretty brown dog with the light eyes!

Name: Shawn
Breed: Shepherd/hound – male mix – neutered
Age: Approx. D.O.B. 12/1/2014
Size: Approx. 30 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I am so grateful to have been rescued twice. The first time I went to the county shelter and I was adopted. Unfortunately, that person gave me to someone who didn’t understand puppies and wasn’t taking care of me very well. So that is how I came to live at Paws Place. I’m an energetic puppy who has had very little time spent with me to teach me the ropes. I am a smart boy who is craving attention and I so want to please. If given the chance, I know we can have a good life together. I hear the 3rd time is the charm! Come on out to meet me.

Maggie 1Name: Maggie
Breed: Pit bull mix – Female
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 8/2012
Size: Approx. 40 lbs.
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: When you come to Paws Place ask for the “cute girl with the green eyes.” That’s me, Maggie. Yes, I’m a pit mix, but I’m really not that big – maybe about 40 lbs. My owner surrendered me when he realized he didn’t have time for me. I’m very affectionate with people and some dogs too! If you have another pet, I think we should meet first. I’m a real cuddle bug. It would be great if you had a fenced in yard where I could run around and play. What do you think – can we play together??? Stop by Paws Place and let’s talk.

GeorgieName: Georgie
Breed: Redbone Hound – female – spayed
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 10/2012
Size: Approx. 50 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: They say I’m a work in progress – I guess that is true. You see, I was on death row at the county shelter and Paws Place came to the rescue. I had been shot in the leg and was severely emaciated. It took a while to get me onto the road to recovery but by mid December I was well on my way. Then I was spayed and I had severe complications from the surgery and I almost died. But, I knew that there was some good things out there waiting for me and I really wanted to find out what they were.

I do like to snuggle and definitely love belly rubs. I am almost housebroken and get along with other dogs and children. I really like to run, but I don’t think I’m supposed to do that when I’m on leash – but I’m trying!
We have a trainer who is working with me to help me to feel more secure when I am outside. I will need someone who is very patient and kind. I would sure like to have my forever home. Can we make a date to meet?

Name: 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. My former owners spoiled me so I’m used to being an only dog.  We worked on getting me nice and healthy. Paws Place started by helping me lose weight!  I was also treated for heartworms –  now I’m good as new.   I’m a real “lovebug” especially when you rub my belly.  If you need a walking buddy – I could be your girl – just call my name “Baby.”

Name: Lady
Breed: Beagle mix – female – spayed
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 1/20/2014
Size: approx. 30 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info: I’m Lady, a one year old beagle mix. My owner went off to school and realized that she didn’t have time for me, so here I am. I’m smallish, about 30 lbs, and I can be a cuddler as well as have lots of energy. I get along with most dogs, but I’m not too thrilled with cats. Of course, if you have another dog and you think you might want to adopt me, it would be a good idea for us to meet first. So come on out and ask for the little Lady.

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 marsh mellow 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.



Name: Tess
Breed: Red Tick Coonhound – female – spayed
Age: Approx. 4-5 yrs.
DOB: 12/1/2008
Size: 65 lbs.
Avail: Ready
Info:   Tess is approximately 4-5 years old and is up to date on shots, spayed, micro chipped an good with other dogs her own size.  She does not do well with smaller dogs or cats.  She was rescued from an animal shelter and delivered and nurtured a litter of puppies.  Tess was a wonderful mom.  Then attention needed to be focused on Tess.  She needed surgery and then it was discovered that she had heartworms.  She was treated and we are happy to say that 6 months later she is free and clear.   Tess does best in a home environment.  A fenced in yard would be ideal, but even better would be a family that is active and would walk or run with her regularly.

If you are interested in meeting this dog please contact Paws Place via email to info@pawsplace.org to schedule an appointment.

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.

Name: Tessie
Breed: Plott Hound mix–female
Size: Approx. 35 lbs.
Age: Approx. DOB 4/1/2012
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info: Do you think I look funny with this blade of grass on my nose? My name is Tessie. All they wanted to do was take my picture and all I wanted to do was get closer to my friend.  My markings make it look like I have white socks on my feet although you can’t see it in this photo.  When I was rescued, I had heartworms. I’ve been retested and I’m free and clear. Yeah!  That means I’m really healthy. I am energetic and like to run around. A fenced in yard where I could play would be great. Oh, and did I tell you, I love kids! I still have some puppy in me but would be the bestest girl if you gave me a chance. I just had my third birthday – it sure would be nice if by the time my next birthday is here that I am in my forever home!

Name:  John Boy
Breed:  Hound mix – male – neutered
Age:  Approx. DOB 2/2011
Size:  65 lbs.
Avail:  Ready for adoption
Info:    To be honest, we don’t understand why some loving family hasn’t snatched me up. It can’t be my age, I’m only four. Surely, it can’t be my size – even though I’m about 65 lbs, I’m very gentle and loving. The heartworms that I had are now history because I was treated by Paws Place. I do have some arthritis, but the vets have said that once I’m out of the elements, that should improve too. My “dream job” would be to have a family with some children that I can love and they can give me belly rubs. A fenced yard would be the icing on the cake. Contact my friends at Paws Place if you think we would be a good match. 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!

If you are interested in meeting this dog please contact Paws Place via email to info@pawsplace.org to schedule an appointment.

Name:  Drake
Breed: Lab/Greyhound mix, male, neutered, heartworm negative
Age:  DOB–5/2010
Size:  Approx. 50 lbs.
Avail: Available for adoption
Info:  I found myself at Paws Place because my owner abandoned me at a kennel and never returned for me. It was a very sad time for me when I first arrived at Paws Place. Now I’m becoming my old self. I am starting to trust people again and I love to play with stuffed toys. We think that I’m about five years old with lots of living to do. I probably would do best in a home that didn’t have children under the age of twelve. So, when you come to visit look for the tall black dog wagging a big stuffed toy around! That’s me – saying “come visit me.”


Paws Place charges an adoption fee of $175.00 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.



toby6 yr old basset/shepard mix
HW negative
UTD on vaccines
Great with other dogs
Low maintenance- – needs daily exercise, but not a high energy dog
Would be fine as an only dog or with a companion


simon2 simon1

2 yrs old
Neutered, HW negative, UTD on all vaccines, microchipped
Corgi Mix
Best in a home with another playful dog
High energy, loves to run, play, wrestle with other dogs; would be a fantastic agility dog!
House broken and crate trained
Highly intelligent; not the best fit for a first time dog owner, needs a handler that will provide mental and physical challenges daily!
Due to his active nature, not recommended for a home with small dogs or children.
If interested, contact my guardians for questions. ava.whalen@hotmail.com, 704 560-9517 (cell)

ShoeshineThis is Shoeshine, he is a 1 1/2 year old Beagle, he has had all his shots, he is microchipped, he is house trained, and can follow simple commands such as sit and lay. He is slightly food aggressive but I am working on him and he has gotten better since I found.  If you are interested in adopting this young boy, please contact Peri Warren 910-528-0627.