Spike Lee is an American Staffordshire Terrier who was found in January 2012 skinny, malnourished, and in poor condition. Today, he is a big healthy love bug who gets along with cats, dogs, and everyone he meets. He loves car rides, naps in the son, and snuggling with people. He is crate-trained, house-trained, and walks well on a leash. Spike Lee is available for adoption from Soul Saver Rescue in Columbus, Ga.
Holly is a small, 23-pound female, about 1-2 years old, who was dumped out in the cold with her three puppies. She loves everyone…kids, dogs, cats…she is so gentle and craves affection. She is house broken, and has exceptionally good manners. Holly is available for adoption from Street Paws, Inc. in McDonough, Ga.
Hunter is a young, male Yellow Lab, and like young males of any species, he has been a handful in his foster home. He was brought into rescue from a craigslist ad in which his first owners kept him tied up in the yard and were ready to have him euthanized….at five months of age. Hunter is safe now, but is looking for a forever home that is devoted to giving him the love, training, and guidance it takes to become a great inside dog. Hunter is available for adoption from Atlanta Lab Rescue.
We wrote a little bit yesterday about having a competition to determine what dog breed should be recognized as Georgia’s official state dog, and here are two comments I received that I want to share with you.
One reader wrote, “considering their sheer numbers, the Pit Bull really is the state dog whether people like it or not!” and I agree with the sentiment. People don’t adopt dogs labeled pit bulls from shelters, yet irresponsible owners let them breed enough that there is a steady supply of them and the overwhelming majority end up being killed in shelters at taxpayer expense. I can think of few more tragic examples of humankind’s failure to be good stewards of one of God’s greatest and most precious gifts.
Another reader suggested that the official state dog should be “any adoptable dog.”
Remember Bill Murray in STRIPES? Americans are the mutts of the world because we got kicked out of every decent country? Who didn’t cry at the end of Old Yeller?And Georgia was basically a penal colony when you get right down to it.This is a good fit.