Barrow County is trying to clear out its Animal Shelter to begin the New Year right. Today and tomorrow, adoptions are only $15.
This beautiful mama is an adult female Pibble who was bred (intentionally or negligently) several times before her owners took her too the shelter because they can’t afford to feed her. She is available for adoption at Barrow County Animal Shelter for $15, fully vetted.
Cherokee County Animal Shelter received a certificate from the United States Department of Agriculture after three shelter dogs were accepted into the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s National Detector Dog Training Center.
Dogs allocated to the program, which is based in Newnan, are put through rigorous testing and assessments to qualify as training candidates. The dogs admitted must possess the following characteristics: self-confidence, soundness, high food drive, sociability and adaptability.
The USDA accepts shelter dogs who fit the specific behavior profile to create a large group of detector dog candidates. The dogs accepted into the program are trained to detect pests and diseases on agricultural products.
Former Cherokee animal shelter dogs Bo and Kirby, both beagles, and Dutton, a chocolate lab, are all waiting for handlers/trainers to be assigned to them to carry out their official duties