Adoptable Georgia Dogs for March 5, 2014

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Adoptable Georgia Dogs for March 5, 2014

Buttercup

Buttercup is a sweet little Hound puppy, about two months old. Here’s her story:

My name is Butter Cup and I have been waiting my whole life to meet you! I dreamed of one day having a forever family and I just know that you are it! As my new family you will give me good food to eat, lots of squeak and chew toys to play with, a warm bed to sleep in, and plenty of love and attention every day for the rest of my life. Above all else you will be patient with me as I make the transition from living in a shelter to living in a real forever home. If you think I could capture the hearts of you and your family, drop by the Atlanta Humane Society Howell Mill Campus to get to know me today! I was altered on 3/2 so no baths or rough play for 10 days.

Buttercup is available for adoption from Atlanta Human Society at the Howell Mill Campus.

Buttercup attended yesterday’s press conference to announce the Official State Dog of Georgia.

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Clover

Clover is a beautiful lady with a shy demeanor, a young adult Black-and-Tan Coonhound. Although Clover loves people very much, she is not so fond of other animals. She’d very much prefer to be reigning queen in her new home. Loud and sudden noises seem to startle Clover, but it’s partly because this curious lady is constantly alert. A big back yard would be the perfect environment for Clover to flourish as she loves to continually sniff her surroundings. This sweet girl is looking for her forever home. With patience, love, and attention, Clover will soon be a comfortable and confident new dog. Come visit Clover today!

Clover is available for adoption from Atlanta Human Society at the Howell Mill Campus.

Jambalaya

We’re not sure how this young male Shepherd/Mix got his Cajun name, but it’s not the only thing that makes Jambalaya unique. He could play centerfield for the Atlanta Braves. Toss up a tennis ball and Jambalaya will follow it in the air and snatch it in his mouth just before it hits the ground – he rarely misses! It’s pretty amazing. Jambalaya is a big dog with a lot of energy. He’ll need some training to learn how to leash walk and not jump when he gets too excited. He’s best for adults or families with older children. He’ll need a home with a fenced yard. Once he settles down, he’ll easily nudge into you for a good belly rub. And when you say “sit,” Jambalaya does one of two things: he’ll either sit or lay down on all fours. So he’ll be a pro with just a little more practice. Jambalaya is a lot of fun and already altered. Come see him today at Howell Mill. Be ready to throw him some tennis balls! Jambalaya is one of Atlanta Humane’s Forget Me Not Pets” and has a reduced adoption fee.

Jambalaya is available for adoption from Atlanta Human Society at the Howell Mill Campus.

Lisa

Hi! My name is Lisa. I am a sweet, enthusiastic Black Lab mix puppy looking for a home to call my own. I hope to find a family who can give me some yummy food to eat, lots of squeak and chew toys to play with, a warm bed to sleep in, and plenty of love and attention every day for the rest of my life. Please remember that all new pets, even adults, need time to learn the rules of a new home, so be patient with me as I make that transition. If you think I could capture the hearts of you and your family, drop by the Atlanta Humane Society Howell Mill Campus to get to know me today! I was altered 3/3, so no baths or rough play until 3/14/15.

Lisa is available for adoption from Atlanta Human Society at the Howell Mill Campus.

Jeremy Redmon wrote about the Official State Dog legislation for the AJC.

With so many good ones to choose from, why name just one as Georgia’s official state dog?

All “adoptable dogs,” or those held in animal shelters, would get that title if state Rep. Joe Wilkinson of Atlanta has his way. He plans to introduce legislation Thursday to make that so, hoping to encourage more people to adopt homeless dogs.

Wilkinson said he isn’t predicting “ruff” sledding for his measure, even though fellow University of Georgia alums in the Legislature may prefer making the bulldog the official state pooch. Wilkinson may have insulated himself from such dog fights by bringing English bulldogs Zeus and Meaty to his news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol. Slobbering and grunting, the two flanked Wilkinson as he outlined how every type of homeless dog would have his day in Georgia.

“So far, everyone is agreeing this is a great idea,” said Wilkinson, who described how pets filled a void in his young life as his father suffered from strokes. “Right now, our goal is to bring attention to the fact that these animals are available for adoption and should be adopted.”

Sandra Parrish also attended, for WSB radio, and filed this story:

Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) built up suspense this week at the State Capitol as people tried to guess which breed he would propose to represent the state.

On Monday, he held a press conference with members of the Atlanta Human Society and other animal groups to bring attention to the plight of homeless dogs.  Several furry friends were also in tow.

“Our goal is to bring attention to the fact that these animals are available for adoption; they should be adopted and if you can’t adopt, you can contribute,” says Wilkinson.

He says Georgia was founded as a state of second chances and what better way show that by supporting the adoption of homeless pets.

Zeus Grassroots Support

Zeus above shows his grassroots support for the Official State Dog legislation.

Meaty and Zeus

Meaty (left) and Zeus (right), ambassadors for Georgia English Bulldog Rescue stole the show at the press conference, where they attended to bring attention to the fact that even English Bulldogs end up in shelters and rescue groups.

Learn more about Georgia English Bulldog Rescue at their website.

Also attending were representatives from Fix Georgia Pets, an organization that raises money to provide free or reduced cost spay and neuter services.

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