Category: Dog adoption

5
Mar

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.

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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.

4
Mar

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for March 4, 2015

Buddy

Buddy is an adult male Treeing Walker Coonhound who is available for adoption from Friends of Screven County Animals in Sylvania, GA.

Sunshine

Sunshine is a small adult female Labrador Retriever mix who enjoys walking on a leash, is friendly, and is available for adoption from Friends of Screven County Animals in Sylvania, GA.
Houdini

Houdini is a young male Vizsla or Lab mix who was found with his brother and sister at a dump and had been living in the woods.  Houdini is available for adoption from Friends of Screven County Animals in Sylvania, GA.

If you’re at the Georgia State Capitol today at 1 PM and like dogs, please come visit us in Room 403.

Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests this morning that the Hound dog might be a strong contender for Official State Dog of Georgia. Jim’s as tenacious as a Hound with a Gray Fox (or the neighbor’s cat) treed, and he may be on to something here. Perhaps State Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) will let something slip this morning during Morning Orders on the floor of the State House. Say, maybe at around 10:30 or 10:40 AM.

3
Mar

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for March 3, 2015

Georgia English Bulldog Rescue is a group that you would think should’t exist – they’re a breed-specific rescue for the dogs that are somehow connected to college football in a state that’s crazy about college football. But it turns out that English Bulldogs are high-maintenance and their vets bills can get very high. Which, of course, leads to some dogs not being treated and ending up in shelters and rescue groups with a long list of veterinary needs. Indeed, most of their adoptable dogs are on medical holds at the moment.

To support Georgia English Bulldog Rescue, please visit their website and look for the “Donate” button or buy some of their merchandise.

Or if you’re feeling festive, you can attend their Bully Ball this Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the St. Regis in Buckhead.

Leila

Leila is a six-year old female English Bulldog who was rescued from a puppy mill and then ended up in a home where she was neglected. Despite that and some medical issues, she still loves to give kisses.

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Riley

Riley is an adult male English Bulldog who was abandoned with his brother when his family moved away. He had some medical issues and remains on medication, but he’s been cleared to look for a new home. If you’re interested in adopting Riley, contact Georgia English Bulldog Rescue.

Tuck

Tuck is a 90-pound adult male English Bulldog with a sweet, laid-back temperament who craves human affection and belly rubs. To adopt Tuck, contact Georgia English Bulldog Rescue.

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If you love English Bulldogs, join us in Room 403 of the Capitol tomorrow, March 4, as State Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) unveils legislation designating the Official State Dog of Georgia. I won’t tell you what kind of dog it will be, but we do plan to have two English Bulldogs in attendance lobbying for the measure.

2
Mar

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for March 2, 2015

DrSpock
Meet Dr. Spock – a male Pit Bull mix who is available for adoption from Friends To The Forlorn Pitbull Rescue Inc. in Dallas, GA.

Spock was found rummaging through the garbage at a volunteer’s office on Wednesday 11/14/2012. After little food, water, vetting and a crate, he began to settle right in. Spock was approximately 12 to 18 months old at that time. As of 2014, he’s probably about 3 years old. Except for being extremely skinny, he was in very good shape. He has gained weight and filled out into a very handsome, strong boy. He has been neutered, vaccinated, and he is heartworm negative. Spock is looking for his forever home.

Spock has been great with the other dogs he’s has met and regularly plays with adoptables Valentine & LB. He can play a little rough, but he’s starting to be less of a freight train. This guy is extremely intelligent and attentive. He knows ‘sit’ and ‘down’ – he will do absolutely anything for a treat! He should also have no problem hearing you when you call with those silly ears! If you need a dog with big ears, Spock is the one for you!

Vulcan
Vulcan is a young adult male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Georgia S.P.C.A. in Suwanee, GA.

Sulu

Officer’s Log, Stardate 2260. I have crash-landed on a strange planet. The inhabitants jailed me upon my arrival in a place called the “shelter.” Then a native aligned with GPRA rescued me. He treated me with the respect deserving an officer of Starfleet, so I went with him. My rough landing left me injured and dirty. This native took me to his Bones, who said I require surgery on my leg and medicine for something called Heartworms. This sounds fearsome, but as long as it’s not the earworm that Chekov endured then I feel certain I can brave it.

In my short 2 years of life, I have survived much. I lost weight during my captivity and am now down to 86 pounds. Still, I maintain my basic love for all beings and my essential sweetness. I need your help to heal again. My surgery and heartworm treatment are costly, but GPRA is committed to doing whatever it takes to make me well. For this, I am grateful, and I ask that you consider donating to help them help me.

Don’t stop there, though. I have grown to love this planetary system and its inhabitants. I would like to learn more, possibly while eating Milk Bones and getting my belly scratched. If you think you can aid my exploration, contact GPRA today!

Sulu is an adult male Great Pyrenees who is available for adoption from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta.

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On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, legislation will be introduced designating an “Official State Dog of Georgia.” Dolly, who is not available for adoption because she has a permanent home, is a supporter. She’s just waiting on her Lobbyist badge to start urging passage of the Official State Dog Act of 2015.

Let us know what kind of dog should be designated the Official State Dog of Georgia, and if you have a picture of yours, share it with us on Twitter using the hastag #officialgadog.

27
Feb

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for February 27, 2015

Jackson
Hi! My name is Jackson. I am a bull terrier mix but I am a miniature bull terrier. I’m little and sweet. I have a lot of energy because I am a little boy, but I love everyone and I get along well with other dogs. Jackson is available for adoption from Animal Rescue Foundation in Milledgeville, GA.

Cheryl

Hi humans! My name is Cheryl, a young female Spaniel mix. I am named for my favorite vet who took good care of me until I got to the shelter. Now I am ready to go home with you. I am very sweet and I get along very well with other dogs. I’m told that I walk very well on a leash too. I am a good girl. Cheryl is available for adoption from Animal Rescue Foundation in Milledgeville, GA.

Sylvia

Hi I’m Sylvia! I am a female chihuahua mix and I am ready to go home with you and be your next best pal. I have great ears! In fact, they should have named me Yoda! I am a sweet girl and I need a forever home. Sylvia is available for adoption from Animal Rescue Foundation in Milledgeville, GA.

26
Feb

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for February 26, 2015

Lady

Lady is a Lab Mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Sweetie

Sweetie is a little female Terrier/Beagle mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Chipper

Chipper is a male Shepherd/Spaniel mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

 

25
Feb

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for February 25, 2015

Moose Augusta

Moose is a neutered Black Lab who is available for adoption from Augusta Animal Services in Augusta, GA.

Augusta Basset

This tan-and-white male Basset Hound is available for adoption from Augusta Animal Services in Augusta, GA.

Brown Puppy

This little brown female puppy, described as a Chow mix (I’m skeptical) has been waiting for a new home for two weeks and is available for adoption from Augusta Animal Services in Augusta, GA.

 

 

 

24
Feb

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for February 24, 2015

T-Bone Walton

It’s a good policy to always start your day with a puppy, so here’s T-Bone, a 3-month old, 12-pound puppy who was surrendered by his owner and is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA.

Champ Walton

Champ is a 1-year old, 40-pound low-rider mix who is affectionate with people and interact well with other dogs. He was surrendered by his owner and is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA.

Lucy Walton

“Lucy’ is a friendly and social year-old, 60-pound Black Lab who was found stray and whose owner has been notified but hasn’t picked her up. She came in with “Lola” below and will be available for adoption from Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA beginning Friday, February 27, 2015.

Walton Lola

“Lola’ is a friendly and social year-old, 60-pound female Yellow Lab who was found stray and whose owner has been notified but hasn’t picked her up.She came in with “Lucy” above and will be available for adoption from Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA beginning Friday, February 27, 2015.

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No photo is available yet, so we improvised. Number 2015 0213 (A1) is a 5-year old, 50-pound English Bulldog female who was found stray and will be available for adoption from Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA beginning Friday, February 27, 2015. Check out the Walton County website for a photo and more information when it becomes available.

Today, in honor of Governor Nathan Deal’s proclamation of February 2015 as Spay and Neuter Awareness Month and today, February 24 as World Spay Day, Lifeline Spay and Neuter Clinics in Avondale Estates will be paying for 50 pit bulls and pit bull mixes to be spayed or neutered free of charge in their “Fifty Pit Mix.”

According to LifeLine CEO Rebecca Guinn, spaying and neutering is critical in reducing the number of homeless animals, especially unwanted pit bulls. “The number of abandoned pit bulls that come into our shelters is staggering, and the main reason is because people are not fixing their dogs,” she says. “By eliminating financial barriers, and encouraging residents to get their pit bull dogs fixed, we hope to see a reduction in the number of these dogs entering our shelters.”

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed the month of February as Spay Neuter Awareness Month in Georgia, stating in his proclamation, “Each year shelters must euthanize millions of animals, many that are adoptable and healthy, because there aren’t enough homes… All of Georgia’s pets should be assured loving homes and a lifetime of care… The citizens of Georgia have a responsibility to spay and neuter their pets.”

Cotton

Cotton, the State of Georgia’s sixth and longest-serving arson dog has died after more than ten years service to the state and her citizens.

“We’ll always remember Cotton as a valuable employee in the fight against arson,” [Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph] Hudgens said. “Without his special abilities, hundreds of suspicious fires in Georgia may have gone unsolved.”

Cotton was born on February 9, 2001, and began his training as an arson detection Labrador retriever in August 2003 at the Maine State Police Training Center in Alfred, Maine. He came to work for the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office in September 2003 as the sixth arson canine in the state to serve the law enforcement and fire service communities.

Between September 2003 and January 2014, Cotton and his handler, Investigator Bruce Gourley were involved in more than three thousand fire investigations. Cotton’s specialized training in sniffing out petrochemical products allowed him to determine if accelerants were used to start a fire. This ability led to the convictions of 250 arson suspects, which included six arrests for murders that involved arson.

Senator Curt Thompson lost most of his worldy belongings and several pets in a home fire.

I lost my home today in a house fire. I lost everything in the way of personal belongings I own but I’m safe.

Family pets: Stein (the St Bernard hero), mr 3 cats, Rosie, Nieves, Ms Kitty, my bird Mufalda, and the fish all perished. May peace be upon them in their next journey. They will be missed.

One family member, my dog ChaChi, gratefully, did survive thanks to Stein.

Thanks Sarah Haynes and Dorel Bud for calling the fire department, Jay Trevari and Jeff Thomas for contacting me and being there, Tony Morgan from State Farm for driving out personally, and to everyone else who checked in, called or pitched in.

Thanks also to my Senate colleagues and friends who checked in and offered help.

An online fundraiser has been set up to help Sen. Thompson. Lobbyists should check with their legal or compliance advisers before donating.

23
Feb

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for February 23, 2015

Cocoa

This is Cocoa, a female Labrador Retriever mix, ID#14361 at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 770.942.5961 She will be available for adoption or rescue on 2/25/15.

She is so so quiet, sweet, timid and calm. In her kennel she just sat back and waited patiently to be taken out, didn’t peep. She is also like a big teddy bear, such a love and just wanted to lay on the ground and get belly rubs. She seems to be a bit older looking at her greying beard. She also seems to have a left eye infection and very itchy ears. They were bugging her frown emoticon Lastly there is a little puncture-looking spot on the top of her head. Looks like an old wound. This girl is such a sweet love please go meet her. She will make one lucky family very happy.

Pooka

This is Pooka, a a Foxhound/Lab Retriever Mix, ID#14056 Douglas County Animal Shelter, Douglasville, GA 770.942.5961.

His kennel card says adult but he sure does act like a puppy with lots of energy. He needs to be in a home with no cats or dogs. He could also use a big yard for running around and would make a great running buddy! He has a lot of energy, loves loves to play and to keep you guessing. He’s a very funny, super smart boy and would learn very quickly with the right training and a patient person. smile emoticon He takes treats very gently and eventually calms down (see the last pic). Please go meet and fall in love with him. He’s SUPER URGENT!

York York

York York is a Labrador Retriever mix who is super urgent, Douglas County Animal Shelter , Douglasville, GA, 770-942-5961.

He is a very sweet boy.. very calm, and has a gentle mouth…. he has not done well with other dogs in the shelter, but I’m sure it’s because he is really stressed…. may need to be an only dog, may be different outside the shelter.. he is an amazing dog, please go see him… his neuter and rabies tag is already sponsored.

19
Feb

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for February 19, 2015

Jeb

JEB is an adult male German Shepherd mix around 4 years old and full of energy! Jeb gets along great with other dogs and loves to romp around with them outside. He needs to learn some manners, but is very food motivated and intelligent, and picks up on commands quickly. Jeb would do best in a home without small children, as he does not know his own strength or size. This stunning shepherd mix would make a wonderful running partner or playmate for another active dog. JEB is available for adoption from Fulton County Animal Services in Atlanta, GA.

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George (the first), an adult male Terrier mix, was found on the side of the road, after he had been dumped – thrown off the back of a truck. He was brought into a rural Georgia animal control in Jasper County. George had a very rough start to his life, when he was brought in, it looked as though he had been used as a bait dog in dog fighting. They also had filed all his teeth down so he could not defend himself when the fighting dogs went after him.

Because of George’s poor up bringing he has no trust in other dogs, he was taught that all dogs were out to kill him, and because of this he needs to be the only dog in the house. However George loves people and is sweet as pie! He comes running up to you with a big smile and truly just wants to be loved on. He would make an excellent companion and just wants a gentle place to lay his head. He is such an amazing fella and needs his happily ever after so bad! He deserves to live the rest of his life safe and comfortable!! He would be FOREVER grateful! – such a sweetie!!!

George is available for adoption from Rescue Me Ga Inc in Dunwoody, GA.

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George (the Second) is a young adult Pointer/Coonhound mix about four years old, though he may have some Rottweiler. He is laid back, friendly, loves kids, and enjoys playing in a kiddie pool. George is available for adoption from Little Nuggets Rescue in Snellville, GA.

Walker

Walker is a young male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Life is Labs Rescue in Temple, GA.

Randy and Sam

Thanks to all of you who gave to support this American Veteran Randy, along with his service dog Sam and personal pet Hot Rod. Randy’s friends are only $72 away from hitting their fundraising goal. Can you help them finish the drill?