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We host events of all kinds to bring the community together and have fun with our four-legged friends. See what's on our events calendar or scroll down to see details for some of our events.


  • Nonprofit Management Internships


    at Paws4ever


    Paws4ever, a unique animal services agency in Mebane, seeks a creative, dedicated and detail-oriented student specifically interested in the nonprofit field for an internship. We currently have particular needs in the areas of volunteer management, fundraising/event planning, and communication.

    The details of a particular internship will be developed according to the current needs of the organization and the interests of the student.
    Examples of potential projects include:

    -helping to organize a fundraising event
    -creating marketing plans
    -curating a digital resource library
    -storytelling through photos and videos

    The candidate must be able to meet strict deadlines and work independently. The intern is expected to work at least 10 hours a week, and may work up to 40 hours a week if interested. Hours are flexible. It is preferable for the intern to work on-site at Paws4ever, although some work may be accomplished at home. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. This position is unpaid, but may be used for course credit (if applicable).

    This position will serve as an excellent foundation for most careers in nonprofit management. The position will offer the student the opportunity to grow his/her interpersonal communications, public relations and organizational operations experience.

    Preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational and communication skills. A background in development, graphic design, or event planning is a plus.

    To apply for this position, please submit cover letter and resume to Kathryn Ruggeri at

  • Paws4ever's 2018 Annual Report


    Thank you for an amazing year


    Paws4ever's 2018 Annual Report is here! We are so grateful to all of our supporters, volunteers, adopters, training students, ReSale Store customers, and event attendees for helping us to serve more than 500 animals last year.

    2018 was a year of growth at Paws4ever. We participated in the Cat Pawsitive Pro program, launched a new foster network, began daily enrichment activities with our dogs, refreshed our training curriculum, and provided new learning opportunities for our volunteers.

    We hope that you will read our annual report and reflect with us on the lives we touched together last year. We thank you for a great year, and we look forward to having an even greater impact in our community in 2019!

  • Now Hiring!


    Dog Training Instructor (Part Time)

    Applications accepted until position is filled

    Paws4ever, an animal welfare nonprofit in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a skilled and personable dog trainer to serve as Dog Training Instructor. Paws4ever is dedicated to creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education, and care. As one of our core programs, the Dog Training Program offers a wide array of reward-based training opportunities to our community, and supports the assessment, enrichment, and training of dogs staying in our Adoption Center.

    The Dog Training Instructor is responsible for providing training services in the form of group dog training classes, private lessons, and one-on-one coaching as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements
    Qualifications include a high school diploma (or equivalent) and CPDT-KA, or KPA-CTP, or currently pursuing education specific to dog training through an equivalent accredited certification program. Candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience in dog behavior, health, handling, training, and care, with a minimum of one year experience coaching dog owners in both group classes and private lessons, either professionally or as a skilled volunteer. Candidate must have demonstrated training experience and knowledge in animal behavior and the practical application of science-based training techniques, including working knowledge of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement. Candidate should have experience addressing both basic and moderate obedience and behavior problems, as well as knowledge of breed characteristics, skill interpreting canine body language, and experience with basic canine behavior functional assessments. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills and a passion for and understanding of the Paws4ever mission to create and grow lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education and care.

    The Dog Training Instructor is expected to work approximately 2-5 hours per week (potential for more hours if interested), with either a weeknight evening or a week-end daytime required. The Dog Training Instructor reports to the Dog Training Program Manager, and ultimately to the Executive Director. The salary range for this position is $12- 15/hour, paid bi-weekly.

    Working Conditions: Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions and zoonotic diseases possible. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling or working around animals.

    To Apply:
    Expected start date is September 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled. To apply, submit both resume and cover letter to and specify “Dog Training Instructor” in the subject line.

    See full posting in the link below

  • Now Hiring!


    Animal Care Technician (Full Time)

    Applications accepted until position is filled

    Paws4ever, a guaranteed-adoption animal shelter in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a reliable and dedicated individual to perform animal care and cleaning duties at our Adoption Center. This position is full-time and includes weekend and holiday shifts.

    Primary duties include providing quality animal welfare care for the animals at the Paws4ever Adoption Center, including proper nutrition, medication (as needed) per DVM protocol, exercise and enrichment, and serving as a customer service agent for potential adopters, volunteers, and guests. The staff member will treat the animals and visitors with respect and maintain a high standard of care as established by Paws4ever. Animal Care Technicians must also ensure the stringent cleaning of the Adoption Center, the Learning Center and Administration per health code and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment at all times. The staff member reports to the Adoption Center Manager and ultimately the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Training provided.

    High school diploma or equivalent required. One to three years of animal care experience highly desired. The successful candidate will have stringent animal care standards, be dedicated and trustworthy. Must be able to comprehend verbal and written instructions. Must have reliable transportation and a valid NC drivers license. Must be able to move/lift 50 lbs., bend frequently, and stand throughout the workday.

    Must be able to work with cats and dogs of all sizes and temperaments. Starting pay range is $7.50-9.00 per hour.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions and zoonotic diseases. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling or working around animals.

    To apply, submit resume and cover letter to and specify “Animal Care Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


  • Events Calendar


    What's happening at Paws4ever?

    Check out our events below!

    There's always something new at Paws4ever! We host events of all kinds to bring the community together and have fun with our four-legged friends. See what's on our events calendar or scroll down to see details for some of our events.

  • PawsFest 2019


    PawsFest 2019

    October 5
    1-4 PM
    The Green at Southern Village in Chapel Hill

    Paws4ever's annual festival and fundraising walk is an institution in the local pet-loving community! PawsFest is an opportunity to celebrate the pets that enrich our lives while joining together as a community to raise money for animals in need.


    Event Features:
    - A short fundraising walk to raise support for homeless pets
    - Activities to learn about animal welfare and pet care, plus
    opportunities to talk to experts about your pets
    - Inflatables, games, and activities for the whole family
    - Refreshments and local vendors

    Your participation in this fun, family-friendly (and dog-friendly) event saves lives. Paws4ever relies on people like you as we rescue homeless cats and dogs from crowded county shelters and care for them as long as it takes to find homes.

    You must register to participate in the walk at PawsFest. Walk registration fees support animals in need, and walk participants are encouraged to create a fundraising page.

    General admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person.

    Register and see more at

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