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Weekend adoption events at PetSmart suspended for foreseeable future.


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Paw Prints is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the population of homeless cats, kittens, dogs and puppies through foster care, medical treatment and adoption into forever homes. We receive no government funding and greatly appreciate tax-deductible contributions from animal lovers like you. Paw Prints makes a lifetime commitment to every animal that we rescue. We never want these animals to be homeless again.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the North Carolina State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


After careful consideration and to ensure the health and safety of our supporters, adopters and volunteers, Paw Prints Animal Rescue is suspending weekend adoption events at PetSmart stores for the foreseeable future. This decision is coming at a CRITICAL time as the kitten birthrate in North Carolina peaks each year between March and June. The need to continue placing animals currently in our program is at an all-time high as we will be needed to help local shelters with the anticipated wave of kitten intakes in the coming weeks and months.


Although we can no longer conduct adoption events, we can bring one or more program animals to PetSmart stores to meet potential adopters who have submitted an online application and undergone a short phone consultation. With the mandate to spend more time at home, we think this is a wonderful time to consider an addition to your family! Our online application can be accessed here: Paw Prints Adoption Application and all of our currently available animals can be found on this website.

We are doing everything within our power to make sure the COVID 19 outbreak doesn’t have a negative impact on our furry friends.  They certainly need us now more than ever!  Please take the time to view and share photos and videos of adoptable pets posted on our Facebook page and website. In the meantime, stay well and thank you for your continued support. 🐾🐾🐾🐾

Meet Celeste

Born 8/8/2019
Spayed Female
Gray, White and Chestnut Tabby

Celeste is an incredibly sweet and loving kitten. She was rescued when her health was terrible and nursed back to 100% health and vigor! She is good with other cats and will even head-butt the family dog. Celeste has a sweetness to her that is so rare and so honest. She would make a wonderful addition to any family. If you would like to submit an application on Celeste or any other Paw Prints cat or dog, click here.