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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.


  • Now Hiring!


    Animal Care Tech (Full Time)

    Applications accepted until position is filled

    Job Posting Paws4ever
    Title: Animal Care Technician (FT)
    Supervisor: Adoption Center Manager

    Purpose: 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 (40 hours) including some 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 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.

  • 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.

    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.

    Paws4ever is dedicated to creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education & care.
    Learn more at

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

  • Paws4ever Giving Tree

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    Giving Tree and Holiday Supply Drives

    The holiday season is the perfect time to get in the giving spirit! Would you like to help animals in need at your business, friend-gathering, or office holiday party?

    Caring for an Adoption Center full of rescued animals takes a lot of supplies. You can enlist your friends, co-workers, and customers to come together to make a difference this holiday season.

    You can use our printable pdf kit to put together a giving tree display, or be creative and come up with fun ways to ask for donations! Some ideas include offering customers discounts for bringing pet supplies, creating a donation bin in your lobby, or asking for everyone to bring pet supplies to a holiday party.

    You can download printable materials below. Our full wish list is available here. Contact to let us know about your supply drive!


  • 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.

  • Visit Santa


    At the Paws4ever ReSale Store

    Dec. 8th
    12-2 pm
    111 Antique St. Hillsborough, NC

    Bring your pets and children to the Paws4ever ReSale store on Dec. 8th, 12-2 pm to meet Santa and get that perfect holiday photo!

    While you're there, be sure to check out the great selection of gently used holiday decorations, pet supplies, dishes, furniture, games, and more!

  • Pazzo for Paws


    Support animals while enjoying a great dinner!

    Dec. 4th
    5 pm - 10 pm
    Pazzo Restaurant and Pizzeria
    700 Market St. in Chapel Hill (Southern Village)

    Support animals while you eat a great dinner! From 5-10 pm on December 4th, Pazzo will donate 20% of all proceeds to Paws4ever! Pazzo has a restaurant and a pizzeria (same location), and proceeds from both will support animals in need. Dine-in or take-out!

    $10 raffle tickets will also be sold, and prizes include a spa package at Tanas Hair Designs & Day Spa, a round of golf for four at the Chapel Hill Country Club, a $35 wine tasting gift card to Winestore in Chapel Hill, a $20 gift card to Brigs Restaurant, and a free large cheese pizza from Pazzo with 3 toppings! You do not need to be present at time of drawing to win!

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