Category: Dog adoption

27
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 27, 2017

DeKalb County Animal Services opened a new facility in Chamblee.

The new $10 million shelter is located at 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341, near the DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Occupying more than five acres, the building can hold more than 400 animals and is home to a new surgery room, lab area, clinic, 12 adoption rooms and several play yards.

“This shelter has been a long time coming,” Commissioner Kathie Gannon said. “Working on an animal shelter has been one of my goals throughout all my years [on the commission]. It takes a lot of work and funding, but when we do it, we do it right.”

“When I was first elected, the first people who wanted to meet with me were the Animal Advisory Board,” Commissioner Nancy Jester said.

Gannon echoed that sentiment, saying that “the people in the red shirts [on the Animal Advisory Board] came to every meeting we had, and eventually even started holding their own press conferences.”

Now, stray cats and dogs will have not only a home, but also a “sanctuary” in DeKalb County.

You can support the dogs and cats at DeKalb Animal Services by shopping their Amazon wish list.

Grumpy

Grumpy is a 3-month old female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

DylanDeKalb

Dylan is a 5-year old male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

Danish

Danish is a 3-year old female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

Sleepy

Sleepy is a 3-month old female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

26
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 26, 2017

PrinceDalton

Prince is a male Cocker Spaniel mix who is available for adoption from Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

Prince is a great dog. He is very lovable and such a sweet boy. He needs to be the only dog. He doesn’t like to share his owner. He is great with other dogs out in public and loves going to the dog park. Go to hsnwga.org to apply for him.

ThornDalton

Thorn is a male Dachshund and Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

Tiny

Tiny is a female Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie & Poodle mix who is available for adoption from Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

25
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 25, 2017

The shelter at Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare is full and they desperately need foster or adoptive homes for dogs and cats immediately.

SpaghettiMBCAW

Spaghetti is a young female Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

DaisyMBCAW

Daisy is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Rosemary

Rosemary is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Basil

Basil is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

24
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 24, 2017

Dietrich

Dietrich is a male Dachshund who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Noodles

Noodles is a young male Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a young male Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

21
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 21, 2017

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is a male Beagle and Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from the Fayette Humane Society in Fayetteville, GA.

Bernie

Bernie is a young male Boxer and Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Pregnant Dog Rescue, Inc. in Griffin, GA.

Rolo

Rolo is a young female Hound & Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Pregnant Dog Rescue, Inc. in Griffin, GA.

20
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 20, 2017

Tiger

Tiger is a young male Dachshund mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

Chrissie

Chrissie is a young female Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

Maxxi

Maxxi is a young female Corgi and Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

19
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 19, 2017

Emme

Emme (above, female) and Remington (below, male) are 12-week old Hound mix puppies who are available for adoption separately or together from Rescue Me Ga Inc in Dunwoody, GA.

Emme and Remington are siblings and best friends who love to play and snuggle together. They love playing in the backyard and fetching sticks and pine cones, and they play great with their foster friends too. They’d love to find a forever home together.

Remington

Rory

Rory is a young male American Bulldog and Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Rescue Me Ga Inc in Dunwoody, GA.

Paddy

Paddy is a young male Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from Rescue Me Ga Inc in Dunwoody, GA.

Be careful with your pets

Gwinnett County has had five bear sightings so far this year.

Suwanee resident Colleen Gardner spotted a black bear in the backyard of her Royal Oak Estates subdivision home on Sunday evening. The fuzzy creature was hanging out near — and on — her bird feeder.

“He stayed for about 15 minutes and headed toward Johnson Road,” Gardner said.

Gardner’s is the fifth known Gwinnett bear sighting this summer.

Two separate homeowners in Buford reported seeing bears days apart in late June, not long after Gwinnett police were captured on video trying to wrangle a bear in Norcross. Earlier in the summer, a resident in the Charleston Bay neighborhood in Duluth shared a video with the Daily Post and said the same bear visited the same home twice.

Coyotes are causing problems in Augusta.

“We used to notice them, but now they’re beginning to come out a little bit more than what they were in the beginning,” [Augusta Municipal Golf Course] general manager Ira Miller said. “A lot of people have said they’ve seen dogs out here, I’ve heard everything from a dog to a fox.”

Coyotes are not native to Georgia and began making a home in the Southeast as early as the 1970s, said Mark Whitney, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources assistant director of Wildlife Resources.

By the mid-’90s, the omnivorous predators had populated all 159 Georgia counties. Though widespread, Whitney doesn’t believe they pose as much of a threat as the public thinks.

“People see them as a nuisance. It’s more of a potential individual perception issue,” he said. “Obviously if they show up in someone’s backyard, they’ll have concerns.”

When they showed up at neighboring Daniel Field Airport, Augusta Aviation was more than concerned. Wildlife on the runways can create hazardous conditions for pilots when they are attempting to take off or land.

18
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 18, 2017

Rumson

Rumson is a 5-year old, 50-pound Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA. He’s about 50-pounds underweight.

Bosley

Bosley is a young male Beagle mix who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Stinki

Stinki is a funny-looking dog pig who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Winston

Winston is a male Coonhound and Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption beginning July 20th from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

17
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 17, 2017

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is a male Beagle and Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from the Fayette Humane Society in Fayetteville, GA.

Thea

Thea is a female Beagle puppy who is available for adoption from the Fayette Humane Society in Fayetteville, GA.

Macy

Macy is a female Boxer & Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Fayette Humane Society in Fayetteville, GA.

Fayette County Commissioners voted 4-1 to euthanize a proposal for animal control brought by county citizens.

tacked onto the vote to approve the new euthanasia and management policy for the animal shelter, they showed that the talk about seeking the public’s input is empty.

There were so many residents at Thursday night’s meeting that some had to be turned away as they were already skirting Fire Marshal rules. They were pet owners, animal advocates, taxpayers, and concerned citizens. They wanted their voices to be heard because the animals can’t speak for themselves. These weren’t empty words from the crowd. They practice what they preach. They open their homes and their checkbooks, they spend countless hours volunteering at the shelter or with other local groups. They are the ones in the trenches doing everything they can to save lives.

And still, my critique is not with the decision to approve the policy itself and stop the ordinance and more with how it was made. I expected that the policy would be approved. While many didn’t like the thought of putting an expiration date on the dogs at the shelter, the reality is our animal control is understaffed, underfunded, and in a woefully outdated building. Director Jerry Collins has to work with what is given to him, and what is given to animal control has traditionally been little. That much was acknowledged by countless opponents of the policy. Something has to be done to help make their job easier, and I see where the policy is coming from.

What dropped my jaw to the floor is that, in a cowardly act after the public had their say and the floor was closed for discussion, the policy passed with the added clause to kill the animal ordinance in progress that has been a labor of love (and no cost to the County) for so many. With no chance for rebuttal, they put the ordinance down. They knew they intended to do just that, whether under advisement of staff or on their own accord, and they were sure not to let the public know what they were up to.

14
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 14, 2017

Lucky Girl

Lucky Girl is a young female Rhodesian Ridgeback & Hound mix who is available for adoption from Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter Inc. in Eastman, GA.

Lucky Girl is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She is full of energy and loves to run and play and gets along with other dogs. Her owner has some bad health issues and unfortunately had to give her up. Luckie Girl would love to find a new family to love her. For more information call 478-231-6942, Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, Inc.

Rorie

Rorie is a female Siberian Husky mix who is available for adoption from Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter Inc. in Eastman, GA.

Rorie does well with other dogs and children. Unfortunately the family that had Rorie since she was a puppy had to give her up.

BossEastman

Boss is a young male Boxer and American Bulldog mix who is available for adoption from Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter Inc. in Eastman, GA.