A Tribute to Susie

3 years and 10 days. That’s how long I was blessed with Susie. 36 months. Susie was pulled by Cause for Paws of NC (CFP) from Franklin County Animal Shelter. She was part of a cruelty case where the owners abandoned their animals in the home. Her and the other dogs that were still alive […]

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Foster Friday: Foster Friction

What Happens When Your Foster Isn’t Working Out? If you already follow Part of the Pack, then you’ve probably read my previous post titled “Fostering is Being Happily Heartbroken.” That post explains how rewarding fostering truly can be, and even the “good” and “bad” than can happen. However, what happens if fostering that specific dog […]

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Foster Friday: Khloe, Foster #48

In rescue, we really try to make marketing adoptable dogs fun by lining up adoption events, photos, and campaigns around holidays. It helps get the dog on social media platforms for marketing purposes, and also educates the public on obscure dog-related holidays. My personal favorite is ” Responsible Pet Owners Month” in February. However, the […]

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The Segregated World of Adopt or Shop

Rescues versus Breeders If you hear the word “rescue” in any given circle of people, just sit quietly and watch the variety of reactions that ensue throughout the conversation. Some people will light up and expel their mantra of “Adopt, Don’t Shop,” while others will roll their eyes and walk away from the scripted responses […]

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The Monthly Bark: October 2019

What’s Happening near Raleigh, NC? Monday, September 23rd marked the first day of fall (autumn, for those that insist that “fall” only constitutes a verb) in the Triangle. Summer gets to watch from the side lines as our mornings get crisp, the leaves begin to change, and pumpkin spice everything engulfs our flavor palette options. […]

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“Clear the Shelters” 2019 in NC

About Clear the Shelter This event originally started in Texas under the name “Empty the Shelters” where euthanasia rates are some of the highest in the United States. According to a study, 144,000 animals were killed in the state of Texas in 2018 alone. The “Clear the Shelters” event was started in 2015 as a […]

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