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BaileyName: Bailey
Breed: Aussie/Shepherd mix (female)
Size: approx. 45 lbs.
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 9-1-2013
Avail: Ready for adoption
Info:  My name is Bailey and I’m a female Aussie/Shepherd mix. We think I’m about 1-1/2 yrs. old. I found myself at Paws Place because my owner had such severe allergies she had to be hospitalized. At first I was shy and scared, but now I realize that people really just want to help me. I’m a great size – not too big, not too small. I’m up to date on shots, spayed and micro chipped. A family with a fenced in yard would be a dream come true. Please come to visit me.

ZenName: Zen
Breed: Lab mix
Size: approx. 35 lbs. now – 65 at maturity
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 2-23-2014
Avail: Mid November
Info: My family adopted me from a shelter when I was a little puppy.  They have fallen on hard times and they had to make a tough choice – I needed to be brought to Paws Place.  There brought me here so that I could be well taken care of and to find a good home.  I was a little on the skinny side when I first arrived and I am very happy to be around people.  I never knew you could get so much love!  I am a good boy that just needs some extra TLC and a place to play and be a puppy.  Come see me.

CodyName: Cody
Breed: Hound mix – Male
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 10/2012
Size: Approx. 48lbs.
Avail: Late November
Info: I was scared, lonely and hungry and I found refuge under a car to be protected from the rain. I am so grateful to the couple who recognized that I needed help and they took care of me until they could get me to Paws Place. They called me Cody and since then I have put on a few pounds and have been to the vet. Nothing wrong with me that TLC and time won’t heal. I’m a gentle soul who loves people and other dogs. Sure would like to have the chance to be loved by a family. Come out to visit me at Paws Place.


HunterName: Hunter
Breed: Hound mix – Female
Age: Approx. d.o.b. 4/2013
Size: Approx. 42lbs.
Avail: Mid November
Info: I was found at Veteran’s Park in September by a kind lady. She did everything she was supposed to try to find my owner, but no luck. What she discovered was that I was house trained, good with children and also other dogs. It was at that time that she named me Hunter. She then contacted Paws Place for help. Since then, I have been to the vets and have been given a clean bill of health. I’m just waiting to be spayed. I really loved the attention that I got when I was around children. It would be so wonderful to have a family of my own. Come meet me at Paws Place. Maybe I can come home with you.

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 “love bug” 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.”

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.

Sagan 9-5-2014Name:  Sagan
Breed: Belgian Malinois Mix–male
Age:  Approx. DOB 3/2014
Size:  Approx. 38 lbs. (est. 55-60 lbs. at maturity)
Avail: Ready after neutering end of September
Info: I am so grateful that I was rescued from a county shelter. In addition to being a puppy, my breed likes to be active- after all – I am a herding dog! In other words, I do have a lot of energy. A good amount of exercise (although we should wait until I’m at least a year old before we start running or jogging together) and mental stimulation is what I need. I’m friendly and sociable and get along with other animals. We think it would be great if my new family already had experience with dogs. Come on out to the kennel and meet me – the new kid on the block – I understand I’m in a very special kennel – it once belonged to Belle!  Sagan is currently in a foster home.  Please send an email to info@pawsplace.org to request an appointment to meet him.

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.

TessName: Tess
Breed: Red Tick Coonhound – female – spayed
Age: Approx. 4-5 yrs.
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.

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?

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.

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?

Name:  Laurel – female – spayed
Breed:  Corgi/Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix
Approx. DOB 6/2008
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: 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?”


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.

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. (831)

BettyBetty is a sweet, fun loving mixed breed dog looking for her perfect family. She is approximately 5-6 yrs old, weighs about 38 lbs., UTD on shots, HW negative and is spayed. We think Betty would do best in a home that limited number of stairs as she has some problem with her vision. If you would like more information about Betty, please contact Ava Whalen of Rescue Connect, ava.whelan@hotmail.com or call 704-560-9517. (930)


ZeusMeet Zeus.  Zeus is neutered, UTD on all shots, heartworm negative and currently on a heartworm preventative. He was scanned and there was no micro chip of any kind or any identifiable information on who or where the owner was located. He is doing very well minus the Seroma on he chest by his left leg. The vet said with time it should turn out just fine but there is scar tissue build up. I’ve attached a few pictures of Zeus.   If you would like more information about Zeus, please contact Phillip Hardy at phillhardy30433521@gmail.com.

Daisy 8-27-2014Cash 8-27-2014Daisy (8 yrs old) and Cash (7 yrs old) are very affectionate to people and extremely playful. They get along with each other and do not show any aggression towards one another. They have had negative experiences with other dogs and because of this have ended up away from their owner.

Daisy does seem to be the instigator of the two and would need a firm owner that understood that she would probably never be able to be considered a dog friendly dog. Cash however seems to be a lot more submissive and, per owner, has played with other dogs without Daisy present.

Both are fixed and utd on vaccines, as well as heartworm prevention. For more information please contact: Jovana Fizovich <attakapawapache@yahoo.com>