When dogs in Greensboro fall on hard times, there’s a thriving community of animal lovers ready to help them get back on their paws. There are numerous animal rescue and animal welfare groups in the region, such as Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network.
Founded in 2006 by Garland and Gary Graham, this charity is dedicated to rehabilitating, fostering, and adopting out animals of all shapes and sizes. As it does not have its own shelter facility, Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network relies on the hard work and dedication of foster carers. Since its inception, it has helped rehome almost 2,700 animals.
Animal Rescue & Foster Program is another group working to save the lives of animals in need. Founded in 1992, this non-profit charity provides temporary foster homes and medical care for abandoned puppies and kittens and then helps them find permanent homes with responsible owners. It doesn’t receive any government funding and relies entirely on donations from the private sector to survive.
Finally, no look at the area’s animal welfare groups would be complete without a mention of the SPCA of the Triad. Since 1994, this non-profit animal rescue group has dedicated its efforts to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and injured animals throughout North Carolina. With your support, it can continue saving the lives of unwanted pets and ensure that all animals get the love and care they deserve.
Is your active canine obsessed with any doggy sport he can get his paws on? If so, the Triad Dog Games is the event he’s been dreaming of! Held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, this annual dog sports celebration features agility, freestyle disc, dock jumping, flyball, and more. There are entertaining demonstrations for you and your dog, a fun kids’ zone to keep the little ones happy, and vendors selling a huge range of pet products. The Triad Dog Games are organized by The Sergei Foundation, which helps save companion pets' lives by providing the financial assistance struggling families need to pay for essential veterinary care.
Looking for an event that provides plenty of dog-friendly fun for you and your pooch and also lets you raise money for a good cause at the same time? Welcome to Just Fur Fun Day!, an annual pet-acular held each September to support the SPCA of the Triad and its services. Held at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, the day promises something for everyone, with kids’ activities, live music, food trucks, and heaps of pet-related vendors. The SPCA has adoptable dogs on site, and the best part of all is that admission is free! So get all two- and four-legged members of the family together and join in the fun.
Springtime in North Carolina is a wonderful time to get out and about with your dog, making the Spring Fever Paw-rade an eagerly anticipated day out for dog lovers. Kicking off under the canopy outside the High Point Theatre, this pet-friendly parade winds its way through Downtown High Point and is quite simply a whole lot of fun. Pets and owners are encouraged to dress up in colourful and creative costumes, with plenty of cool prizes on offer for the best-dressed attendees. Pet adoptions, vendors, music, and raffles are also available on site, so your pooch’s tail will keep wagging all day long!
Can you think of anything more enjoyable than taking a relaxing dip with your dog and a whole lot of other cute and cuddly canines? We can’t, which is why Pool Paws to Unchain Dogs is a mutts-do! Held at Ridgewood Swim & Tennis in September, this annual splash-athon is the paw-fect opportunity for your furry friend to get wet with all his canine pals. All proceeds from the event benefit Unchaining Greensboro, which is dedicated to encouraging locals to welcome their dogs inside where they can live as part of the family.
Each April, the Human Race encourages the good people of Greensboro to get together and raise funds for their favorite non-profit. Hosted by the Volunteer Center of Greensboro, the event features a 5K walk/run and is the paw-fect chance to support a local pet rescue or animal welfare group. This feel-good event is held rain or shine and starts at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, while there’s also a famous after-party that always promises plenty of fun. Best of all, leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend.