Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 20, 2014

Tucker

Tucker might be the world’s cutest puppy at 2-3 months old and weighing twelve pounds. Tucker is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Control shelter in Monroe, Ga.

Carlie

Carlie is a sweet adult female Yellow Lab mix – she may need to be an only dog. Carlie is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Control shelter in Monroe, Ga.

Dixie Walton

Dixie is a sweet adult Red Tick Coonhound who was adopted out from the shelter but returned after she and the other dog in the house didn’t get along.  Dixie is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Control shelter in Monroe, Ga.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 19, 2014

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Betty is a two-year old Hound who is playful, energetic, and affectionate. Betty is listed as a German Shepherd mix, probably because of her saddleback coat, but that’s also a common marking for a coonhound. She’s also the spitting image of our dog, Dolly. Betty is available for adoption from Fulton County Animal Services.

Betty Basset

Betty the Basset is a tri-colored female Basset Hound adult who is currently in Middle Georgia waiting for a foster home and available for adoption from Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia in Marietta, GA.

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Black and white Betty is a young female Lab mix, one-year old and 36 pounds who is described as “sweet, well-behaved, and loving.”

She’s a little scared now because she’s wondering why her loving family left her at the shelter on August 1st. It wasn’t anything Betty did, that’s for sure. Her former owners say that she is GOOD WITH KIDS, HOUSEBROKEN, and GOOD WITH OTHER ANIMALS.

 

Betty is available for adoption from Cobb County Animal Shelter, 1060 Al Bishop Drive Marietta, Georgia 30008, where she can be found in run 835 and her ID is 568189.

Betty Lab

Yellow Betty is a young female Lab mix who loves the water and giving hugs. Loving and affectionate, Betty takes a little time to get to know you, a few minutes, a cookie, then she is your best friend. Betty is available for adoption from the Dolly Goodpuppy Society Inc in Barnesville, GA.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 18, 2014

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John Henry is a four-year old Shepherd/Basset Hound mix, who loves his sister, Essie, and is very bonded to her. They’d like to find a home together where they can play in a fenced yard.

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They’re available for adoption from Heart of Georgia Humane Society in Macon, Ga.

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George is a Chocolate Labrador Retriever & American Bulldog Mix puppy who is available for adoption from Carroll County Animal Shelter is located at 251 Automation Drive in Carrollton GA.

Ringo

Ringo is an adult male Cocker Spaniel who is available for adoption from Colbert Veterinary Rescue in Colbert, GA.

Pauly

Pauly is a young male Pibble mix who was saved from DeKalb County Animal Services, where he was suffering from demodectic mange, but he’s sure gotten better. According to his foster home, Pauly is such a sweet boy, so loving, smart, and good-natured. He shows absolutely no signs of aggression, and never will… he does not have that personality. He would be great with kids and other dogs, and just a great companion. He loves to walk, fetch, cuddle and eat. He asks permission to jump up with me on the couch or in my bed, standing there waiting for me to say it’s okay or not. When I say okay, he hops up and collapses in a perfect cuddle position, like all bully breeds seem to be professionals at.

Pauly is being fostered in a private home and is listed as a courtesy by Doggie Harmony.

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Y’all may remember Ed. He was found stray in Dunwoody and taken to the vet, where he needed some serious help. GaPundit readers responded and donated $995 to Ed’s fund at the Vet.

Ed’s initial stay at the Vet to get him stabilized and deal with his immediate injuries cost about $600, and the remaining balance will be used toward his neutering and removal of a tumor once he’s recuperated a little bit. Ed’s living the good life in a foster home now, and his foster mom sent a message:

I decided to bring Ed home to my house last Saturday.   He was getting cabin fever as you could imagine at the kennel.  I am trying to foster him for the moment, but I am getting attached pretty quickly.

He is awesome.  Please see the attached new photos.   He is a BIG love bug.  He is a gentle giant.  All he wants to do is be near you and he loves being petted.   He still has a little weight that he needs to gain.   I also think he picked up kennel cough thus I am monitering that to make sure it is not something else.   He did vomit up his food this morning while I was upstairs so I am not sure if he ate too fast or coughed it up when he was trying to get out the mucus from the kennel cough.   I did feed him an additional meal before I left for work and he ate it all so it doesn’t seem that he has a lack of appetite, which is a good thing.

Ed and his foster mom send their thanks for helping him. For myself and Mrs. GaPundit, I wish to personally thank all who helped Ed and all who continue to help by supporting foster and rescue groups, telling your friends and family who are considering a dog about adoption and rescue, your prayers and support, and for helping to hold accountable those in government whom we entrust with our money and the animals who have no homes.

It is one of the great joys and privileges of my life to find so many souls who are willing to pitch in. Thank you for your trust and support.

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Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 15, 2014

Last night, when I spoke to The Georgia Tea Party on “Seven Things I Learned from the 2014 Primary Elections, I mentioned that many days there is a theme to the dog selection. Some days, like yesterday, it’s explicit, with Black Dogs. Other days, it’s more subtle. Today’s theme was chosen by Mrs. GaPundit, who helped with the dog selection, but I don’t think she realized there’s a theme.

Jax

Jax is a happy pointer/hound mix. He is about 40 pounds right now and will probably top out between 50 and 60.

He is still learning housebreaking but is already crate trained. He doesn’t really know how to give signals yet, so he will need to be kept on a good schedule by his new family to finish up his training.

Jax lives with other dogs and is wonderful with all of them! Since he is still young, his amount of energy can sometimes be annoying to the other dogs. He would do best with another dog that would want to play a lot – or at a dog park where everyone is there to play! He doesn’t quite get that some dogs might not want to play all the time. He could get annoying to the ones that want to take a rest. We have not really seen him with cats, but our guess is that he would want to play and chase them.

Just like with dogs, Jax loves all people too! He will run right up to say hi and will give as many kisses as you can stand. We are teaching him that not everyone is ready for kisses. It’s a hard lesson for him to learn! He does great with kids of all sizes too! He just loves everyone! He doesn’t quite know is own size and might be a bit exuberant for really small kids, but it’s just because he’s so happy to see them and love on them.
Jax would love to be a running partner for someone!

Jax is available for adoption from Athens Canine Rescue in Athens, GA.

AJ

AJ is a little dachshund mix that weighs about 12 pounds and he won’t get any bigger! His little legs are here to stay! AJ is both housebroken and crate trained and that will really help his transition into a new home.

AJ lives with other small dogs and he loves to play with them. One of his favorite things to do is run around in the backyard and play with his puppy friends! When he meets a new dog, he likes to make sure that everyone is still friendly and wants to play and then he is good to go!

AJ has meet people of all sizes and does well with them. At our adoption days, he is happy to be petted and get belly rubs from anyone!

Being close to a year old, AJ still has a little bit of puppy energy but he seems to do well with just some short walks and playtime. He really does love to run and wrestle with the other dogs! The short walks are enough since his little legs have to work twice as hard! Once he has had his playtime, he does like some quiet time too.

AJ is available for adoption from Athens Canine Rescue in Athens, GA.

Gemma

Gemma is a goofy and sweet shih tzu mix who is about 5 years old. She’s 10 pounds of love and fun and ready to be spoiled by her forever family!

Gemma is available for adoption from Athens Canine Rescue in Athens, GA.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 14, 2014

Winston Churchill referred to his recurring depression as his “black dog.”

That’s a bad enough reputation, but among rescue folks, there is also what is called “black dog syndrome,” a tendency for black dogs (and cats) to spend longer waiting for foster and adoptive homes and to be euthanized at a higher rate than lighter-colored dogs.

Unfortunately, at this time of the year, many public shelters are overwhelmed by the number of animals brought in and euthanasia rates are dramatically higher, often meaning euthanization of otherwise healthy animals simply to make space for more that come in.
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41189 is a small, female Chihuahua puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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41105 a small female puppy who is listed as a Pit Bull, but might for all we know be part Boston Terrier; she is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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41119 is a young, female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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39582 is a young female Labrador retriever puppy available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 13, 2014

Butterscotch

Butterscotch is a 2-year old male, about 25 pounds, a happy guy with a great personality. His little nub tail is always wagging! He came in as a stray on 8/6/14 and no owner has come looking for him. He looks to be in good health. His eyes, ears, coat and skin all look good. He tested heartworm negative on 8/11/14 and was vaccinated (distemper/parvo) and dewormed on 8/7/14. He did very well interacting with another dog his size. He did the normal greeting, sniffing and wagging, and then showed play response when the other dog wanted to play. No aggression was seen. He’s got an excited personality, and is full of loves and kisses.

Butterscotch is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, Ga.

Mimi

Mimi is about 9-10 months old, weighs 25 pounds, and is a little self-conscious of her underbite. But she doesn’t realize is that is what makes her so cute!  She compensates her shyness with a gentle submission and just wants lovin’ and petting. She is very sweet and rolls over for belly rubs. She is on the submissive side with other dogs, but wags her tail and likes to play when she knows the other dog is a willing participant. She is only about 10 months old and is still a medium to small sized girl. She won’t be very big. She seems like a very good natured pup and will probably do very well with children. She was picked up as a stray on 8/11/14 and was vaccinated and dewormed here at the shelter the same day.

Mimi is available for adoption beginning August 14 from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, Ga.

Barney

Barney is a one-year old, 35-pound Basset Hound/Dachshund mix.

Barney is available for adoption beginning August 14 from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, Ga.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 12, 2014

The following dogs and other are urgent and on the Euthanasia list at Barrow County Animal Shelter.

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Beulah, also known as ID#2014-07-162 is a Female Hound mix, approximately 2years, friendly, and weighing 57lbs. Kind of makes me thinkg of a Great Dane with those jowls. She is urgent and available for adoption at Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga.

Durango

Durango is a favorite among the shelter volunteers. This poor boy was brought in to AC after someone witnessed him being dumped on the side of the road. He was seen chasing the car that had just dumped him as hard as he tried he just couldn’t catch them or make them stop. Let’s find him someone to love him FOREVER!

He is urgent and available for adoption at Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga.

Wynonna

Wynonna is another volunteer favorite. About 28 pounds, she might be part Beagle or part Hound. She is such a happy, loving, enthusiastic dog. Gets along well with other dogs, very very good girl.

She is urgent and available for adoption at Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Ga.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 11, 2014

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Just look at that happy face. Chelsea is a little Keeshound mix with a very big heart. She is very loving and oh so happy at meal time. Chelsea could use some exercise and more love than snacks to get her girlish figure back. She walks great on her leash and knows some basic commands.

She is simply a very easy dog to love. She would make a great pet for someone looking for a lap dog but is willing to give her some time to exercise. Chelsea is available for adoption from Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Ellijay, Ga.

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Charlie is a handsome little Yorkie/Chihuahua mix with a wonderful face. He was found by his foster family as a stray on a construction site of a new vineyard. He was very thin and covered with fleas and ticks. His foster family took him him and bathed him and gave him the love he needed to let him know people can be good.

He is a little gentleman who loves to be held. He plays well with the other dogs at the kennel and walks wonderfully on his leash. Charlie would make an amazing addition to any family ready to let this great little dog know that he has a permanent home and a family that will love him. Charlie is available for adoption from Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Ellijay, Ga.

Hunter

What a wonderful boy Hunter is!! He has a beautiful rich chestnut brown coat with faint black brindle marking, a white spot on the back of his lower neck and white blazing on his chest & abdomen and white on his feet. And, such a shiny coat!! He is Mr Personality and loves to walk with the volunteers. We have learned with this sweet boy is that he can climb a 6 – 8 foot fence, when there is a corner he can climb up, so we keep him in an outside kennel with a roof. He doesn’t get out of his inside kennel with a chain link gate so we’re thinking he utilizes the corners for climbing.

Hunter plays well with a female dog in his kennel but has shown some aggression towards dominant male dogs. This dog will be great for hiking, and trainable for all other sports you’d like to do: cycling, etc. Hunter is available for adoption from Homeward Bound Pet Rescue in Ellijay, Ga.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 8, 2014

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Tag number 225 looks like some kind of a retriever mix with a good-looking red coat – maybe she’s got some Golden Retriever heritage. He is available for adoption from Columbus Animal Control & Care Center.

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This young male, tag number 337, has a striking coat in multiple shades of brown and is available for adoption from Columbus Animal Control & Care Center.

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Tag number 327 is a good-looking chocolate lab who available for adoption from Columbus Animal Control & Care Center.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 7, 2014

Helping Hounds brings dogs from the Harris County Humane Society to the Muscogee County Youth Development Campus, pairing each dog with a youth offender and providing training for the dogs and the youth.

During each dog’s stay (approximately 10 weeks) they receive hours of daily love and attention from their young partner. In addition, they work on mastering various obedience skills, sit/stay, down/stay, heel, recall and maybe a trick or two thrown in as well. Their regular walking schedule puts most on the fast track for housebreaking as well.

By the end of the ten-week period each dog will leave ready to be a wonderful family member. The youth at the end of their stay will re-enter their community with a compassion, empathy and respect for all living beings that they may have never experienced before. In addition, they will have gained job and personal skills to be self-supporting and productive members of their community.

Amazingly, the recidivism rate for youth graduates of the Helping Hounds program is 0%.

JasmineJasmine is nearly six years old, gentle and loving, and was found stray with her puppy. She gets along with all dogs, loves people but is not a cat lover. Jasmine is a favorite at the HSHC’s Wags and Whiskers Walking Club as she loves to go for long walks. Jasmine is available for adoption through the Harris County Humane Society.

NickNick is a 2.5 year old Bulldog mix male who is available for adoption through the Harris County Humane Society.

BlueHoundBlue is a four-year old female Treeing Walker Coonhound who is available for adoption through the Harris County Humane Society.

HannahHannah is a two-year old female Hound mix who is available for adoption through the Harris County Humane Society.

Click here to donate to the Harris County Humane Society or visit any CB&T or 1st Peoples Bank and ask the teller to make a contribution to the Humane Society of Harris County account.