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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 Stanley

Born 11/1/2015
Neutered Male
Beagle/Hound Mix

Do you raise chickens, sheep or goats on your farm or country home? Need to keep the foxes and coyotes from snacking on your animals? Stan is your man! Stanley was rescued from a shelter. He faced certain euthanasia because he had a shattered femoral head and needed surgery. Paw Prints gave him the medical care he needed. He has a slight limp, but runs and jumps full speed with all legs. Stanley is lean and leggy and weighs about 50 lbs. He is very personable; great with people, other dogs and good with cats. He loves to run, jump and follow his nose. The ideal home would be a farm or country home where he can live outdoors in a proper shelter--barn, shed or insulated dog house. He’ll earn his keep taking care of your animals. No adoption fee for the right home! If you would like to submit an application on Stanley or any other Paw Prints kitty, click here.