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Tiny Toes and Peeking Peepers

Tiny Toes and Peeking Peepers

Daphne’s kittens are eleven days old now, and they’re growing by leaps and bounds! Folks say kids grow like weeds, but they’ve got nothing on newborn kittens.

The kittens have doubled in size already. They’re getting more active, learning to meow, and — this is a biggie — THEIR EYES ARE OPENING!

A tiny tabby kitten with eyes barely opened
Blink! Blink!

I love that cute little face!

Of course, with more activity comes new challenges — like how to get a nap when your siblings are bound and determined to belly up to the milk bar. Even if that means sticking a foot in your mouth or shoving you out of the way.

If you ask him, that kitten says he was roaring at the end, not yawning. Whichever it was, it was cute!

Daphne is also making the kittens take on some of the responsibility for keeping themselves clean.

Well, they’re young. They’ll get better at it.

Oh, and you’ll be happy to know that the kitten that had that loooooong umbilical cord still attached has dropped it.

As for Daphne, she’s like a whole different cat!

We’ve learned that treats are her weakness. And she loves to be petted. We are no longer allowed to go into Chad’s office without paying the Daphne toll — which essentially amounts to petting her. And petting her. And petting her some more.

She spent some time today sitting on the bookcase by the window, behind Chad, watching the birds in the yard. It’ll still be several weeks before the kittens are weaned and Daphne can start looking for her forever home. But when she does, I have no doubts that someone will fall in love with her fast.

Yoga: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Triad Yoga Institute on West Market St. in Greensboro will be hosting its 15th Annual Yogathon. The event runs from 9 AM until 1 PM, with a variety of yoga classes for you to try. You can take one class, or two, or all of them!

And, of course, ARFP will be there with adoptable pets for you to meet. So mark your calendar for some cat poses and downward dog that will not only be good for your body, but good for the homeless pets in our community, too!

 

Drink Beer and Save Homeless Pets!

With puppy and kitten season in full swing, ARFP is all about fundraising, and this event is sure to be one of our most FUN ever! On Thursday, April 27, 2017, BeerThirty at 505 N. Greene St. in Greensboro will be hosting ARFP from 5-9 PM to help us raise money to pay for medical costs for our foster puppies and kittens. We’ll have some four-legged friends for you to meet, a silent auction with awesome things you can bid on, and — of course — BEER! Mark your calendars, because this is one FUNdraiser you won’t want to miss!

Skip the Cooking and Help Save Pets with ARFP and McAlister’s!

It’s time once again for dinner at McAlister’s! On Monday, April 24, 2017, bring the attached flyer to McAlister’s Deli on Highwoods Blvd in Greensboro from 5-9 PM, and McAlister’s will donate a percentage of the sale to ARFP.

Kitten and puppy season is here, which means more medical expenses as we get these homeless pets healthy, vaccinated, and ready to go to their forever homes. So skip the cooking on April 24, and help us save more puppies and kittens!

Dining Out for the Rescue at Chipotle!

Are you ready for a night of no cooking?  How about a night of no dishes?  Join ARFP and Chipotle for a yummy dinner out!  Visit the Chipotle at 5402 Sapp Road (Greensboro) between 5 and 9pm on Tuesday, April 18th.  Show the flyer above to the cashier, and ARFP will receive 50% of the proceeds!

Please ask your friends and family to join you.  See you tomorrow night!

Sigurd: Let’s Go for a Walk!

UPDATE: Sigurd has been adopted!

 

My husband and I have been fostering Sigurd since he was about eight weeks old. There were four kittens in his litter, and they joined our two current foster kittens, Ragnar and Brunhilde. Everyone else has long since found a home, but Sigurd still hasn’t found his forever family yet. I find that so hard to believe! He is such a sweetheart. He curls up next to me and naps while I work on the couch every day, and he’s such a hoot when he plays. One of his favorite things to do is carry his toys around. We’re forever finding toys in new spots around the house. And there is nothing more adorable than watching Sigurd trot through a room with a toy in his mouth.

He’s also the softest kitten you’ve ever petted! Whenever people are visiting the cat room at the adoption center, invariably someone will pet Sigurd, then call to whoever they came with, “Come here! You have to pet this kitten! He’s so soft!”

I tease him that he’s half Angora bunny. 😉

I have no doubt that Sigurd’s forever home is out there, just waiting to meet him. But until then, I wanted to show everyone a little of Sigurd’s adorableness — in this case, him playing with a feather toy, and taking me for a “walk” after he catches it. Enjoy!

 

Join ARFP for the Human Race!

April 16, 2016 is the 22nd Annual Human Race, a 5k walk/run put on by the Greensboro Volunteer Center to help local charities raise money for their causes. ARFP volunteers have walked in the Human Race every year, since the very beginning — 21 years! And this year is no different.

BUT…

We need more people to sign up to walk! So far we’ve got 10 people signed up to walk and raise money on behalf of ARFP. We’re hoping to get at least 25, but more would be even better!

This is an important fundraiser for us and goes a long way toward covering the medical bills for the homeless puppies and kittens in our program. Their adoption fees only cover a small portion of their medical costs, so we need fundraisers like the Human Race to help us keep saving homeless pets. Especially with puppy and kitten season just around the corner.

Check out ARFP’s Human Race page to learn more about registering to join us for this great fundraiser or to sponsor one of the walkers on our team.

NSAC Closed Easter Weekend

The Next Step Adoption Center will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2016, so our volunteers can spend Easter weekend with their families. We will reopen Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 5pm – 8pm.

Applications on the Husky/Lab Puppies

We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in the husky/lab litter of pups. We are currently screening applications and returning calls as quickly as we can so please be patient if you have already shown interest. At this time we have an abundance of interest in these pups so please consider looking at other puppies, both with ARFP and at other area rescues and shelters. Thank you for choosing to adopt!

Bark for Life

This Saturday, November 14, 2015, ARFP will be at the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life event in Greensboro, NC. We’ll be there with information about who ARFP is and what we do, T-shirts and pets toys for sale, and of course some of our amazing foster pups who are looking for homes!

The event is being held near Shelter #1 in Country Park and goes from 9 AM until 12:30 PM. Opening ceremonies are at 10 AM, with a survivor lap at 10:15 AM. Closing ceremonies are at 12:30 PM.

For more information, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=76261.

The Next Step Adoption Center will be open regular hours for feline adoptions. But if you’re interested in adopting a dog, please come see us at Bark for Life!