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Are you aware October is adopt a shelter pit month?

October is really my favorite month now that I know it’s Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

My first dog came from a puppy farm (before I really understood what that meant) ‘cause I had fallen in love with a picture of a Chow Chow puppy. Once I got to Raleigh I stared adopting shelter dogs, which has filled my life with wonderful experiences, even the tough ones. I was Labradored, fell in love with bully breeds, and found pups that needed me as much as I needed them.

These cuties are still looking for their furever homes.

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The Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) is open seven days a week from noon until 6 p.m. Stop by and find your soul mate. To meet one of these pups pictured here, go to the WCAC Adoption Gallery for a bio and contact information to get in touch with their foster parents.

National Pit Bull Awareness Day was extended to the entire month of October in 2011. It has increased the time for education and promotion of those that have touched our hearts.

Currently there are some good bully breed mixes at the WCAC that have been patiently waiting for their furever families for a very long time. We will highlight one each day in October so stop by daily.

Cubby, Introduce Yourself

Hello world!

Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)
Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)

My name is Cubby and trust me when I tell you I am the dog that you are looking for!

Let’s get the important stuff out of the way. When I came into the center, I couldn’t even walk! Yet with the team at the center, and some antibiotics, I am now bouncing, jumping, and running like the normal dog! They believed I had temporary paralysis caused by a tick but I am better now!

I know SIT, STAY, LAY DOWN, and a special trick that my foster dad taught me! I am HOUSETRAINED and CRATE TRAINED. I also sleep through the night and I am pretty relaxed inside the house. I also LISTEN and RESPOND to correction very well. I am GREAT WITH KIDS and I currently live with a female and male Boxer. My female foster sister has taught me how to RESPECT the Alpha dog and my male foster brother has taught me what it means to PLAY with other dogs again! I do well with most dogs, no matter the breed or size, and I am very GENTLE with toys and treats.

Please contact my foster dad at RICCI.KEARNEY@WAKEGOV.COM to set up a meeting with me, your pets, and your family! Now excuse me, my foster dad and I are about to watch wrestling and there is a special spot beside him just for me. See ya!

A Fair Trade

C bought a new lawnmower last week, so I told him I was bringing home a foster kitten. Seemed a perfectly reasonable negotiation to me.

Foster Family Photo
Foster Family Photo

Okay, so prior to this C and I had discussed that I’d like to help out with crazy kitten season at the shelter and perhaps foster a couple of bottle feeders or something else small that could be kept in the bathtub. And, well, all the bottle feeders were taken by the time I was ready, but J asked if I would take home a four-month-old kitten with a cold. Isn’t that the way of it, always just a little more than you had planned on taking on? Oh well, apparently “Mooseta” was a real love bug with a monster purr motor.

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Yes, her official shelter name is Mooseta (WCAC ID: 105003). Apparently she was named Moose before they realized she had girl parts and some felt that she needed a feminine name. We call her Moo Shoo ‘cause I was never going to remember how to say her shelter name without getting all tongue tied.

As I sat with her that first afternoon and she licked my face, a new name became apparent: Kissy Kitty. I haven’t had that good of an exfoliation treatment in a couple of years. And with the biscuit-making and soft kitten head-butts, I came up with the brilliant idea of kitten spa treatments … after all, they have those fish that nibble on your feet for a kinky pedicure.

One drawback: a kissy kitty with a cold means you will be sneezed on, in the face. Thank goodness she can’t give her cold to me.

Also, she HATED being sequestered in the bathroom. I began to think I had been sent home with a puppy. She mewed and carried on like we were torturing her. She climbed up on the sink and then the towel bar so she could rattle the door and screamew! We finally just let her roam the house. She follows us around some, but also has that independent catitude and will be gone for long periods of time.

I have found most of her hiding places.

There will be more stories to tell, but I will stop with this little introduction for now. We are fostering her and as soon as she gets over her cold she will be available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC). In the meantime, check out all the great dogs, cats, rodents, etc. looking for their furever homes by clicking on this link.

Also, you too can help by becoming a WCAC foster family. Click here for more information and to fill out an application.

Puparazzi Pups


Dutchess is approximately two years old and a pretty little Am Staff mix.


Reggie is an energetic four year old boy who is part Lab and part Am Staff.


Likki is a six-year-old Labrador mix who was surrendered by his family. He enjoys walks and is great on a leash. He is most likely house-trained.


Marley is a sweet little six-month old pup who is an Am Staff mix.


Ava is a sweet girl who is just a year old. She’s a great size for a Lab mix.

These and so many more animals are at the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) looking for their furever family. Remember, don’t shop, adopt!

Click here for directions to WCAC.

Click here to see all the pretties looking for homes.

Hello, I’m Oscar

Hi folks. I didn’t know so many people were in my corner working hard to find me my furever home. They have these people called marketing experts and they thought I needed a new name. I thought Oscar was a great name, but they told me some human had written some crazy name on my forms. Once I told them my name was Oscar, the nice marketing volunteer said she’d take care of it.

Some might say I’m a perfect cat ‘cause I’m friendly but not too clingy and have lived with cats and dogs. You can tell how happy a boy I am ‘cause my tail twitches so hard my butt wiggles like a puppy dog. I also need to speak out against age discrimination: eight is not old, eight is right perfect! No kitten crazies, but plenty of life left in this ol’ boy.

These pics don’t do me justice, and even though the nice lady said she’s gonna do a real photo shoot with me – I think you need to come out to the Knightdale Petco and meet me cat-to-person. Who knows, maybe I could even go home with you right then!


Click here to see all the wonderful animals at the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) looking for their furever homes.

Puparazzi Wordless Wednesday

Bryn (WCAC ID: 97551)

Franklin (WCAC ID: 99138)

Reggie (WCAC ID: 99151)

Barnum (WCAC ID: 99694)

Comet (WCAC ID: 99713)

Adonis (WCAC ID: 99778)

These sweeties are available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center. Click here to check them and all the other wonderful animals out.

Pawparazzi Update 12-11-13

Yes, that title is right. It’s January 5, 2014 and I’m finally taking a moment to post some shelter pics that I took before Christmas. The great news is that of the fourteen dogs I photographed, ten have been adopted or reclaimed.

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The sad part is that these remaining four not only had to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the shelter, but they are still their waiting for a family of their own.

Josheph (WCAC ID: 97209)
Josheph (WCAC ID: 97209)
Batman (WCAC ID: 97235)
Batman (WCAC ID: 97235)
Horton (WCAC ID: 97302)
Horton (WCAC ID: 97302)
Fantasia (WCAC ID: 97371)
Fantasia (WCAC ID: 97371)

All of these are available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center. Click here to check her and all the other wonderful animals out. Better yet, the Center opens at noon today, stop by and visit these wonderful dogs in person.