Category: Dog adoption

28
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 28, 2015

The following dogs are all urgent at the Monroe County Animal Shelter in Forsyth, GA and will be euthanized on Monday, August 31, 2015 unless arrangements for adoption or foster are made before then.

Lucy

Lucy is a young female hound who came in emaciated and has been putting on some weight.

Lucy needs a family to teach her how to be a dog who is loved and cared for. Available at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976.

Skylar

Skylar is a spayed female Shepherd mix who had a family who loved her, but they couldn’t afford to care for her anyomore and she wound up on death row at Monroe County Animal Shelter, from where she was originally adopted. She’s a wonderful dog who deserves a second chance.

You can also donate to a Fundrazr set up for Skylar to help pay for vetting costs and make her more attractive for rescue groups.

Ponder

Ponder is a 3-4 year old Foxhound or Coonhound male. He’s a little bit shy, but likes people and other dogs.

You may also donate online to a Fundraze for Ponder to help pay for vetting costs and make him more attractive for rescue groups.


 

Protecting Your Dog at the Dog Park

Last night at the dog park, two dogs nearly died and one of them may die yet. In the off-leash area, a large mixed-breed attacked a Sheepdog and couldn’t be restrained by its owner.

Eventually, the sheepdog’s owner was able to choke the large mixed-breed unconscious. Absent the attacked dog’s owner having the presence of mind and testicular fortitude, I have no doubt the sheepdog would have been killed.

The mixed breed dog’s owner is likely to find animal control impounding the dog and in danger of euthanasia. Especially since it was the second time that dog attacked another dog in the same session. If the sheepdog owner had been armed at the time (he’s a police officer) it’s very likely the mixed-breed would have been shot.

My advice to my fellow dog owners is that if you are physically unable to restrain your dog, you should not take it to an off-leash area ever. Period.

If your dog does anything that could remotely be considered an attack beyond the scope of play, you should restrain your dog and leave immediately. If there’s any question about your dog’s behavior, restrain them and leave immediately. Sometimes the atmosphere can get a little out of hand at the dog park, so know how to recognize when your dog is getting too excited and separate them and let them cool down.

In this case a stupid owner endangered a handful of dogs and it’s likely her dog that will pay the ultimate price.

It’s great that you rescued a dog, but please don’t kill it by being a stupid owner.

26
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 26, 2015

National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day, and Lifeline Animal Services is celebrating by offering free adoptions of any dogs in the DeKalb or Fulton County shelters.

Georgia Dog

Georgia is a 4-year old female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption (at no cost today) from DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

Georgia is a smiley 4 year old Labrador mix that would love to be your new best friend! She loves all people and greets everyone she meets with happiness and wiggles. If you see weekend hikes in your future, Georgia may be the girl for you! IT seems like she would be able to keep up with the most active of families. Georgia gets along great with other dogs would probably do well with a canine companion in her forever home.

Wilbur

Wilbur is a 4-year old Staffordshire Terrier mix who is available for adoption (at no cost today) from DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

Bunny ears and a goofy grin? That’s Wilbur! This friendly guy is happiest by your side. He gets along great with other dogs and would probably enjoy having a canine companion to hang out with in his forever home. Wilbur has enough energy to keep up with any family, but he is not the type to bounce off the walls. He will happily join you for your daily walks or runs! Come meet Wilbur, he’d make an awesome family pet!

Rowen

Rowan is an 8-month old Pit Bull (pibble) puppy who is available for adoption (at no cost today) from DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

Rowen is a ridiculously sweet and cuddly pup that would love to bound into your life on his lanky legs. This smiley guy is waiting for you at DeKalb Animal Services!

Layne Dog

Layne is a 5-year old Golden Retriever/Terrier mix female who is available for adoption (at no cost today) from DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

Blondes DO have more fun! Layne the 5 year old Golden Retriever / Spaniel mix is as happy as they come. Even though she has a touch of grey on her nose, that doesn’t stop this playful and totally sweet girl from prancing around happily. Layne gets along great with other dogs and probably wouldn’t mind having a canine companion in her forever home. Come meet her today!

25
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 25, 2015

On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted that Pluto was not a planet.

The tough decision comes after a multiyear search for a scientific definition of the word “planet.” The term never had an official meaning before.

According to the new definition, a full-fledged planet is an object that orbits the sun and is large enough to have become round due to the force of its own gravity. In addition, a planet has to dominate the neighborhood around its orbit.

Pluto has been demoted because it does not dominate its neighborhood. Charon, its large “moon,” is only about half the size of Pluto, while all the true planets are far larger than their moons.

In addition, bodies that dominate their neighborhoods, “sweep up” asteroids, comets, and other debris, clearing a path along their orbits. By contrast, Pluto’s orbit is somewhat untidy.

Pluto

Pluto is an adult male Brindle Pit Bull mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

Mars

Mars is a brindle Labrador Retriever and Pointer mix about 2-3 years old. He’s a sweet boy who gets along with other dogs and is available for adoption from Pup & Cat Co. in Winder, GA. Mars has a brother, Jupiter, who is also available for adoption.

Jupiter Pup Cat Co

Jupiter

The other Jupiter is a little female Chihuahua and Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Castaways Pet Rescue in Darien, GA.

If you are looking for a lap dog – you have found one here. She is sweet and loves to cuddle.

Pax

Pax is a handsome 2 year old boy with a lot of love and kisses to give to everyone he meets! He is a friendly wigglebutt who already knows how to sit, lay down, and possibly even roll over on command! He is a lively boy who would love a family that integrate him into their fitness routine. He’d make a great work out buddy! He loves treats and already knows his basic commands, so teaching him new things should be fun! If you are looking for a charismatic, active, and devoted boy, Pax is the one for you!

Pax is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

24
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 24, 2015

Pretzel Spalding

Pretzel is a Black Labrador Retriever who will be euthanized today at the Spalding County Animal Shelter unless he finds an adoptive or foster home.

Pammie Spalding

Pammie is a female adult Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the Spalding County Animal Shelter in Griffin, GA.

Lala

Lala is a 10-week old female, Brindle and white Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Shelter.

Manley

Manley is a year-old red-and-white male Pit Bull mix who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Shelter.

A friend of mine had these two sweet dogs show up at her home this weekend. They are unable to keep them, as they already have dogs, but are trying to find them a home. Email me if you’re interested in fostering or adopting these two and I’ll put you in touch.

She wrote about them,

“They could not be sweeter! They just need lots of love!  The white one is male, we’re calling him Roscoe. Trixie is the female and she is a gorgeous shade of brown that is almost red – very unusual, very pretty color! They are both sweet hearts, but we’ve reached our quota!”

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21
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 21, 2015

Sawyer

Sawyer is a 7-month old black and white Lab mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare.

MaconLola

Lola is an 8-month old Black Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from the Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter.

Topanga

Topanga is a sweet little 2-year red Pit Bull Terrier (pronounced “Pibble“) who has a litter of puppies. Mom and pups are available for adoption from the Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter.

Topanga Pups

Macon Lavender

Lavender (above) is a 3-year old female American Bulldog mix who has a beautiful litter of puppies and is hoping to raise them in a safe home. This little family is available for adoption or foster from the Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter.

Lavender Pups

20
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 20, 2015

The following dogs were all surrendered by their owners to Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, which makes them the first ones to be euthanized as there’s no statutory waiting period for owner surrenders.

Athens Penny

Penny is a 12-year old female Terrier mix who weighs 25 pounds who came to the because her owner died and the rest of the family either couldn’t or wouldn’t take her in. Penny doesn’t seem to be a whit concerned about it though – in fact whenever we see her out with volunteers she seems to be having the time of her life. She has the energy and attitude of a puppy, and loves to play with anyone, human or canine. It’s hard to believe that Penny’s 12 years old, although little dogs like her often live quite a bit longer than that.

Her owner’s family reported that she was an outside dog, but she seems housebroken here – she never messes in her run. They also said she is good with dogs and cats, something that we can’t confirm, although we can say that she happily plays with other dogs through the chainlink between pens, and seems very relaxed around them. The only thing about Penny that could use improvement is her weight – she’s a little chunky. Given her good energy level and love of walking and play, she will melt those few pounds off quickly. Penny is pure delight!

Athens Queen

Queen is a young girl, a 6-12 month old Labrador/Hound mix girl who weighs 26 pounds and is already spayed.

Queen greets everyone with a smile and a tail wag. She’s a happy, bouncy girl who enjoys being with you and wants to play. Queen is such a joyful pup that she sometimes forgets her manners and jumps up on you. She’s still a young dog, however, and can learn what’s appropriate behavior. She loves treats and already knows how to sit, so treats could be a good motivator for helping her keep her paws on the ground. Queen’s former owner stated that Queen is house trained and good with kids. She’s never lived with other animals, but she was friendly with Jolie in the adjacent interaction pen and wanted to play. If you’re looking for a happy pup who loves people and wants to play, come meet Queen!

Athens Cole

Cole is a 1-year old Black Labrador Retriever mix who weighs 48 pounds and loves toys, his kiddie pool, and people or other dogs.

Athens Cole 2

Athens Louise2

Louise is a 1-year old female Plott Hound mix who weighs 31 pounds.

Louise and sister Thelma were surrendered to the shelter with no regrets from their family :( The only information they left was that they are good with dogs and like riding in the car. In the two days they have been here so far, we found out other things they like too – people, treats, toys, and getting lots of lovin’. They are adorable, happy pups and lots of fun to be around. Louise is a little shorter and stockier than Thelma, and a cuddly, kissy girl. Thelma is a little taller and lankier, and just a tiny bit shy, but she gets over it very quickly. At one year old the sisters are still quite puppy-like and love to run and play. With a little reminding they sit nicely for treats, and seem to be very smart and willing to learn. These girls deserve a home that can appreciate just how wonderful they are.
Athens Louise

Athens Thelma

Thelma is Louise’s sister and is taller and has some white fur.

All of these urgent dogs are in the Athens Pets video, along with some of their friends.

19
Aug

Adoptable Dogs for August 19, 2015

At Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, intake has been very heavy lately and a number of dogs are scheduled to be euthanized if they aren’t adopted or in a foster home.

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46035

46035 is an adult male Spaniel mix, likely a senior, who is friendly and was found stray.

46059

46059 is a male senior Pug mix – a sweet little old man who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

46314

46314 (above) and 46315 (below) are young female puppies, possibly pug mixes, who are available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

46315

18
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 18, 2015

The following four puppies are urgent at the Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare shelter and will be euthanized if not adopted or fostered by 4:30 PM today.

Wags

Wags is a 4-month old male Pit Bull Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, Georgia.

Omelet

Omelet is a 4-month old female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, Georgia.

Bandit

Bandit is a 5-month old male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, Georgia.

Effie

Effie is a 5-month old female Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, Georgia.

Barrow206

Number 206 is a sweet and friendly 10-month old Lab mix who was featured last week. He’s available for adoption from the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, Georgia. Unfortunately, he’s on the euthanasia list for tomorrow and will be put down if he’s not adopted or fostered. To save as many dogs as possible, the shelter has waived his adoption fee along with those of any of the other dogs on the euthanasia list.

17
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 17, 2015

Klink
Klink is an adult male Chihuahua and Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in Toccoa, GA.
Henry
Henry is an adult male Jack Russell Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in Toccoa, GA.
Benji
Benji is an adult male Lhasa Apso mix who is available for adoption from Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in Toccoa, GA.

14
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 14, 2015

The following dogs have been placed on the Euthanasia list for next Wednesday due to overcrowding at the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, GA.
Barrow070

Smokey is a young mixed breed male dog with Rotweiler or German Sheperd-like markings. He is available for adoption with no fee at the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, GA.

Barrow206

Number 206 is a 10-month old Labrador Retriever mix, pretty much still a puppy. He is already neutered and vetted and is available for adoption for $55, a very low fee, at the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, GA.

Barrow209

Jack is listed as a Pit Mix, but I’d say he looks more Lab-like to me. He was surrendered by his owner and fully-vetted, so he’s available for adoption with no fee from the Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, GA.