PawsFest is Paws4ever’s annual festival and fundraising walk. For 15 years, pet lovers have gathered at PawsFest to celebrate animals and save pets.

This year, October will be PawsFest all month long! PawsFest is going virtual and socially-distanced for 2020, with fun, educational, and pet-saving events throughout October.

Schedule of Events

Join us for a full month of fun events to celebrate animals, opportunities to learn about pet care, and 100% waived adoption fees! The excitement will culminate in the final week of October with a virtual walk to save animals, featuring some awesome fundraising prizes!

(Virtual) Walk to Save Animals

The highlight of PawsFest 2020 is the virtual fundraising walk! This is your chance to be a life-saver: your participation will rescue homeless pets from crowded county shelters and give them the time and quality care they need to thrive and find their forever homes. Register for the walk today, fundraise throughout the month of October, then take your socially-distanced PawsFest walk during the last week of October in your own neighborhood or favorite park!

Your $25 walk registration fee will support pets in need. Walk participants will receive a free special-edition Paws4ever t-shirt!

Fundraising is easy: you can set up a Facebook fundraiser, or simply send a donate link to your family and friends. You can even win fundraising prizes, including a chance to win a YETI cooler!

Fall Fur Me!

All Month Long

Adoption fees are waived at Paws4ever in October! Now is a perfect time to  fall “fur” a new best friend! Waived fees made possible by a grant from ASPCA and Subaru. We’ll be live on Facebook every Saturday morning in October to introduce adoptable pets.

Due to COVID-19, appointments are required to visit the Adoption Center. Check out our adoptable pets, then give us a call at 919.241.8438 ext. 103 or email to make an appointment. Masks are required at Paws4ever.

Enrichment Treats Cooking Show!

Premieres Oct. 5

Get your apron ready! Paws4ever chefs Kamryn and Christy will be showing you how to make some simple DIY treats for your pets that are not only tasty, but also good for your pet’s mind! We’ll talk about what “enrichment” is, why it is important, and how you can provide enrichment for your pets. We’ll also be sharing a “cookbook” full of additional enrichment ideas!

Follow Paws4ever on Facebook and sign up for our email list below so you won’t miss any of the fun!

Ask A Trainer

Friday Oct. 9, Noon

Join a Paws4ever professional trainer live on Facebook and Instagram and ask all of your questions about training dogs and cats! Be sure to follow Paws4ever on Facebook and Instagram.

Have a question you’d like our trainer to answer in this live session? Submit your questions at the link below. A recording will be also be available on the page after the livestream.

Think You Want To Adopt?

Launches Oct. 12

Am I ready to adopt a pet? What kind of pet would be best for my family? What kind of time commitment will I need to make? What supplies will I need?

We’ll answer these questions and more in a brand new resource booklet! Adopting a pet is a big decision, and we’re here to help you through every step! This free resource will be available on Oct. 5th, so don’t forget to check back. We’ll remind you: follow us on Facebook and subscribe to Paws4ever emails at the bottom of this page.

ReSale Store 50% OFF SALE!

Oct. 15-17

Everything at the Paws4ever ReSale Store will be 50% off Oct. 15-17. Shop a great selection of gently used furniture, pet supplies, collectibles and antiques, kitchen supplies, home decor, jewelry, toys, games, books, and much more! All proceeds support pets in need at Paws4ever. 

The ReSale Store is located at 305-B Revere Rd. in Hillsborough, open Thursdays – Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm. All customers must wear masks and leave at least 6 feet social distance while in the store. We have installed a protective shield at the cash register. We ask that you do not visit if you know that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any illness symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Canine Good Citizen Day

Saturday Oct. 17

Bring your dog for a free socially-distanced individual session at the Paws4ever Learning Center! We’ll guide you and your dog through each step of the standard Canine Good Citizen assessment. See how your dog handles scenarios like meeting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for grooming, reacting to distractions, seeing another dog pass by, and more! We’ll help you discover what areas of training you and your dog should work on. If your dog passes the assessment, you’ll get an official certificate.

Sign up for a personal 30 minute session between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Virtual Pet Trivia Night

Wednesday Oct. 21
7:30 – 9:30 PM

Brush up on your animal knowledge and join us for a virtual trivia night, hosted by Vecino Brewing

Family & Kids Activities

New Content Posted Each Week!

Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing family and kids activities like downloadable activities, scavenger hunts, and opportunities to learn about pets! Check back each week for new activities. Follow Paws4ever on Facebook and sign up for our email list below so you won’t miss any of the fun! 

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