Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 27, 2014

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On the day before Thanksgiving 2012, we brought this dog home after a two week quarantine in a kennel in Dacula. She had been a featured adoptable dog several times but had not takers. One day, after Mrs. GaPundit suggested we should foster her, I took Roxy up to Gwinnett County Animal Shelter to meet 28406.

The two girls weren’t able to meet that day – a dog in a neighboring run had come down with Parvo and 28406 was scheduled to be euthanized that day unless someone took her into a quarantine. Luckily, a rescue group moved her to quarantine and two weeks later she came home with us as a “foster” dog.

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We didn’t know much about big hound dogs then, but her submissive, friendly personality was great, and we quickly learned about the hound’s needs. They require about 22 hours per day of couch time, friends to snuggle with, and 30-60 minutes of outdoor playtime every day. Without the play time, they can get ornery, but if their needs are met, they’re fantastic indoor dogs.

So today’s dogs are hound mixes in honor of 28406, now named Dolly.

Big Buddy

Big Buddy is a senior coonhound mix with what’s referred to as a Saddleback coat – obviously, he likes kids. He is available for adoption from the Society of Humane Friends in Duluth, Ga.

Here’s Big Buddy’s story:

Poor Buddy was originally thrown away when he was about 7yrs old. The dear lady who found him did right by him, getting his neuter and shots, but she was juggling 2 jobs and a young baby, so she just couldn’t manage a dog as well at that point.

He then got adopted by a sweet senior lady when he was almost 9yrs old, so he could live out his life w/a pack of smaller dogs and herself, her roommate and son. BUT the son’s pitbull began attacking Buddy, who subsequently started escaping the broken down fence at the rental home and wandering for miles, once all the way onto the ONRAMP OF HWY 285!!

It’s a miracle that so many kind souls stopped to pick him up and save his life on 3 occasions.

After some financially devastating medical incidents, his momma is no longer able to take care of him and is losing her home….so Buddy came back to his original foster parents and is now about 11yrs old. DO YOU HAVE THE HEART TO TAKE IN THIS LOVING, HAPPY, WIGGLE-BUTT SENIOR DOG TO SHARE THE HOLIDAYS & BEYOND WITH YOUR FAMILY who can keep him for good? Please call right away! He is still doing well and can see/hear okay, but he needs & deserves far more attention!

Neutered, crate-trained, vaccinated, dewormed, deflea’d, microchipped, tested heartworm-negative, on HW and flea/tick preventative. Should be supervised in home, esp. if other dogs have been marking. GREAT WITH KIDS, including babies.. Adoption fee to partially reimburse vet expenses is WAIVED to be a voluntary donation–no checks accepted. CANNOT LIVE OUTDOORS. He is available as a PET ONLY, not for hunting or, heaven forbid, for baiting!

This pet is living in foster care; please Call or Text 678-MEOW-NAP [678-636-9627], or Lisa’s personal cell 678-386-9272 [PLEASE LIMIT TXTING].. Email for an application or further info: [email protected]
PET ADOPTIONS AT ALPHARETTA PETCO on 1st-3rd SATURDAYS OF MONTH, Approx.3:30-6:30 PM. Held at address 10980 State Bridge Rd. across street from McDonald’s and Kroger Shopping Ctr (with fuel station), past Abberly Ln. and before Kimball Bridge Rd.

APPOINTMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE in the Lawrenceville/Duluth/Lilburn area, e.g. around Gwinnett Mall area, except on Saturdays when adoption showings are held.

Ladybird

Ladybird is a senior female Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Alpharetta, Ga. Here is Ladybird’s story:

Ladybird was picked up as a stray in a rural county, Georgia. She is a Coonhound mix. Ladybird was very timid when she came out of the shelter. Those shelters are very scary, especially for the Seniors. Each week her personality has come out little by little. She can be a bit skittish if a person speaks very loudly, but I never have to raise my voice to her, she is very obedient. This is the sweetest lady you will ever meet.

She is estimated between 8-10 years old, house trained and just loves to be close to her humans. Sometimes she moves a bit slow, but once she adjusts to her environment she runs and plays with the other dogs.

She did not bark at all for the first 2 months she lived with us. Now she will bark only when the other dogs bark. If you tell her to stop, she stops. She is house trained, has learned to go in and out the dog door, walks on a leash, is crate trained and in general a great dog!

Ladybird deserves to live out her retirement years in a loving calm home.

Make a donation in this dog’s name at http://www.angelsrescue.org/donate.
For inquiries, email [email protected]

Jethro

Jethro is a senior male Foxhound mix who is available for adoption from Releashed Rescue in Cumming, Ga. Jethro’s story from his rescuers:

Jethro showed up on our property on July 5th and was not able to defecate. We took him to the vet and they diagnosed him with anal hernias possibly caused by not being neutered. We neutered him and repaired the hernias and he is good as new! We even cleaned his teeth. Jethro refuses to bay at adoptions but when he sees an intruder, it is a beautiful sound! Jethro loves to snuggle and is around 10 but in great shape for an old man!

Old Friends – Adoptable Senior Labs for November 26, 2014

Roxy Forsyth

Roxy is a senior female Lab mix who is available for adoption from the Forsyth County Animal Shelter in Cumming, Ga.

Libby Lab

Libby is a sweet senior Lab mix who is available for adoption from Pickens Animal Rescue, Inc. in Jasper, Ga. Libby is house trained, good with other dogs, walks well on a leash, knows basic commands, and is very smart. She enjoys lots of attention and love.

Alice Lab

Alice is a sweet senior Lab mix who is waiting for a new home at the Murray County Humane Society in Chatsworth, Ga.

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This beautiful Basset Hound female was rescued from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter yesterday by Country Livin’ Pet Rescue. She started bleeding and is receiving care at Suwanee Animal Hospital and the rescue group is asking for help with her veterinary costs. To make a donation directly to the veterinary office for her care, please call 770-271-8716.

Randy Travis at Fox 5 Atlanta has a soft spot for dogs and has done a number of stories about bad situations, but this week his story profiled Lifeline Animal Project, which has taken over Fulton County Animal Services and reduced the euthanasia rate from around 60 percent to last month’s 17 percent.
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Six years ago the FOX 5 I-Team began investigating an earlier non-profit in charge of Fulton County Animals Services. That director resigned after we discovered she was keeping her own dogs chained up at her house, even though DeKalb County had an anti-chaining law.

We also revealed how the group’s president spent nearly $80,000 in shelter money at pricey restaurants… hotels… and New York trips. The charity claimed it was all for charity business and appropriate, but the county said the money should not have been spent that way and accused the group of refusing to fully cooperate with an audit.

So in early 2013 Fulton County replaced that non-profit with Lifeline Animal Project.

“Every person on our staff here is focused on how do we keep the animals from coming into the shelter and once they are here, how do we get them out alive,” said CEO Rebecca Guinn.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 25, 2014

Beast

This guy is named “Beast,” but he’s a sweetheart. He’s become the favorite of several staff members who are begging for a home for him – he’s been adopted out and returned several times, for things like chasing the family cat – not necessarily his fault, but a bad home match. See how sweet and playful he is in his video below. He’s not as big as he looks in the photo above. He needs to be out of the shelter before 4 PM today. We’re praying for a Thanksgiving miracle for this guy. Call the Shelter for more information 770-339-3200 or email jaclyn.nguyen@gwinnettcounty.com.

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Number 42884 here is listed as a Shepherd, but I think he’s got even more hound dog in him. In fact, I think he’s probably a cousin to my hound dog Dolly. He was surrendered by his owner and is friendly and playful. Call the Shelter for more information 770-339-3200.

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Number 42928 is a female Basset Hound who is friendly and ready to go to a new home; she is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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42441 is a sweet little medium-sized female terrier mix who is ready for a new home and available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 24, 2014

Maggie

Maggie is an 8-year old female Chocolate Lab who is seeking a new home, as her 80-year old owner is fighting cancer and unable to care for Maggie. She has always been an indoor dog, is very well housetrained, gentle, loving, and knows some commands. She is available through private placement. Email me if you’re interested in fostering or adopting Maggie.

Cocoa

Cocoa is a 5 year old purebred Chocolate Lab female. She is an owner surrender. The owners said she was 3 years old…since they didn’t even know how old she was, need we say why they gave her up? She is a super sweet girl who deserves so much more than what she has had. If you’re interested, please email [email protected]

Rocky

Rocky is a 12-year old male Chocolate Lab who was surrendered by his owners because they are moving out of the country. He is good with other dogs and loves people.  He’s healthy for a senior and looking forward to many more good years.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 21, 2014

All fees for dog and puppy adoptions are waived at DeKalb County Animal Services for the month of November. Thanksgiving is better with a new best friend lying at your feet. We brought Dolly, our rescued Coonhound mix, home on the day before Thanksgiving two years ago.

Candace

Candace (ID#: 22214136) is a precious 4-year old Boxer/Lab mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services. She is very sweet and gets along great with the other dogs in her kennel. Candace is the perfect age if you want a more laid back dog. Her dream home has a few toys, a nice comfy bed to lay on, and most importantly, a family to love. Candace can’t wait to finally find her forever family after these few months at the shelter. Please visit sweet Candace at the DeKalb Shelter and ask about our monthly pet adoption special. For more information about Candace please call 404-294-2165 or email [email protected]

Glen

Glen (ID#: 23863067) is as sweet as pie! He is an affectionate 4-year old German Shepherd mix with the cutest face around and is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services. Four years old is such a great age; you won’t have to worry about Glen chewing your shoes. Glen is a cuddly boy that would love to have a family to love. Please come meet Glen at the DeKalb shelter and ask about the monthly adoption special; for more information email [email protected] or call (404) 294-2165.

Todd Dog

Todd is a super sweet boy, a little over 2-years old and a Pointer/Pit Bull mix, who is a little nervous at the shelter. He has a sweet personality that will flourish in his forever home. He can’t wait to find a family that will give him the love and kindness he deserves! He gets along with other dogs too! Please come and meet Todd at the DeKalb Animal Shelter! For more information email [email protected] or call (404) 294-2165.

Todd is a Pit Bull. That’s something I’ve never, ever heard in my life.

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 20, 2014

Three senior female Dachshund mixes in the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter with consecutive intake numbers seems like someone dropped off their pets. These girls, who may have lived together as sisters, will be available for adoption beginning tomorrow, November 21, 2014. What a blessing it would be to bring this sweet trio home together.

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ID 42897 is a senior female Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. She is friendly and scared in the shelter.

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ID 42898 is another friendly senior female Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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ID 42899 is yet another friendly senior female Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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ID 42827 is a sweet senior Retriever who has some skin issues. Frequently, these problems are the result of neglect and will be healed by moving them into a loving home that is less stressful than a noisy, scary shelter and giving them good food, love, and simple veterinary care. Senior dogs bring challenges, but they also bring a greater love and happiness into your family. Her skin issues means she is available to rescue groups only, but if you’re willing to foster or adopt her, let me know and I might know a rescue that can help.

This senior looks in her video like she’s probably a Golden Retriever, one of the finest breeds of dogs in history. She also loves to carry a tennis ball like a Retriever should.