Category: Dog rescue


Adoptable Georgia Dogs for September 4, 2015


Liberty is a 2 year old female hound mix. House trained. Loves kids and very affectionate. She loves to wrestle with other dogs. Must have someone who is willing to let her play fetch with a tennis ball! Extremely smart and knows some commands. She’s 40lbs. Which is small for a hound and won’t get any bigger. Liberty is available for adoption from BARC Humane Society in Valdosta, GA.


Ellie is a two year old boston terrier/boxer mix. She is a petite gal, weighing about 30 pounds. Ellie is calm, quite, well mannered, very good natured and low energy. She gets along with other dogs but does not care for active players. She would be fine being the only dog. She gets along with cats. Ellie is house and crate trained. Ellie is heartworm positive but currently being treated. Ellie is the perfect little companion and likes to be her person’s shadow.

Ellie is available for adoption from BARC Humane Society in Valdosta, GA.


Goofy is a young male Hound and Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from BARC Humane Society in Valdosta, GA.

In addition to rescuing and fostering dogs from local shelters, BARC Humane operates the Moody Pet Guardian Angel Program to provide foster homes to pets of Moody Air Force Base personnel who are deployed. After their owner’s deployment ends, the foster animals return to their homes.

Click here to make an online donation to BARC Humane Society, or you may mail a check to:

BARC Humane Society
307 E Jane St
Valdosta, GA 31601

PHARM Dog USA is a Missouri-based charity that helps place assistance dogs with farmers to allow them to continue farming after an accident or disability. From the Macon Telegraph,

PHARM Dog USA has a shoestring budget, but founder Jackie Allenbrand is committed to help disabled farmers prove they can be as independent as their able-bodied peers.

“People think of farmers as rugged and tough,” Allenbrand said. “When you see a big, burly farmer crying after they get a dog because they know they can keep farming, you see what a difference it’s making. That’s what drives us.”

PHARM Dog USA trains Labrador retrievers and lab mixes for service skills, such as retrieving tools, carrying buckets or opening gates, while border collies are trained only to herd and help control cattle and other animals. The farmers never pay for the dogs, which are donated or rescued from shelters, and agriculture rehabilitation groups pay for the training. PHARM Dog also has received some grants and gets dog food donated by Cargill Nutrition.



Adoptable Georgia Dogs for September 3, 2015

LifeLine Animals continues their September free adoptions at DeKalb County Animal Services and Fulton County Animal Services.

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Baby Girl is an 11-year old Terrier mix and Rascal is her 6-year old Chihuahua mix BFF. They’re inseparable and are looking for a home to spend the rest of their days together.

Baby Girl loves everyone and everything, she is the first one to check new things out and will shower you with love and affection as much as you let her. Rascal is a little shyer than Baby and sticks close to her side. Once he gets to know you, he is a happy, wiggly little guy who loves to play.

Baby Girl and Rascal are available for no-cost adoption at DeKalb County Animal Services.

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Kacey is a 4-month old Hound dog girl who is available for adoption with no fee from DeKalb County Animal Services.


Beatrice is a 4-year old female Black Labrador Retriever who is available for adoption with no fee from DeKalb County Animal Services.


Vicente is an 11-month old Retriever mix who wants to shake your hand. And that of everyone he meets.

This hand-shaking, bubbly, and totally hilarious Labrador mix would love to entertain your with his goofy personality and enthusiasm for tricks. Vicente already knows how to sit, shake, and lay down! He dreams of doing zoomies around your yard, shaking hands with all of your guests, and rolling around in a bed of toys. Come meet Vicente at DeKalb Animal Services! His adoption fee includes his neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and more! For more information email [email protected]


Adoptable Georgia Dogs for September 2, 2015

In August, over 756 animals came into DeKalb County Animal Services and over 660 into Fulton County Animal Services.  To save lives, LifeLine Animal Project is offering FREE adoptions on all pets during the entire month of September!  This includes the pets spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines — a $250 value for free!  LifeLine makes up the cost through their fundraising efforts and grants.

All month long, LifeLine Animal is offering free dog and cat adoptions at their facilities in Fulton and DeKalb Counties.

You can also check out a “Dog for the Day” to help exercise the animals at the shelter and maybe “test drive” a new best friend.


Betty is a 10-year old Boxer mix who weighs 50 pounds and is available for adoption from Fulton County Animal Services with no adoption fee through the month of September.

Hi! I’m Betty. I”m a 10 year old spayed female who recently completed heartworm treatment. I absolutely love people and am the gentlest old soul you will ever meet. Whether I am getting a bath, taking walks around the block, hanging out in my crate, or just snuggling on the couch, I will look up at you with my sweet brown eyes and you”ll know how much I love you. My foster mom thinks I would be the perfect companion for an older human or a family with small children because I am so calm and gentle.

My activity level is low. I like walking around the block one or twice a day, and the rest of the time I am content to take quick trips to the back yard in between snoozes on the couch or in my crate. (I am wonderful in my crate and also house trained).

Even though I am so laid back with humans, there are a few situations when I can behave reactively to other dogs. I am very food motivated, and need to be fed in my kennel away from other dogs. I have become more relaxed with my foster siblings over the past few months. At first, my foster brother and I had a few disagreements, but with time and supervision we are getting along much better. We love going on walks and even play in the yard together. Please know that while I enjoy meeting most other dogs, I can”t make friends with cats. They just look like squeaky toys to me.

All I want in this world is someone to love me and let me live out my golden years giving snuggles and taking naps on the couch. Will you be my forever family?


Graham is a nine-month old, 38-pound Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for no-cost adoption from Fulton County Animal Services all month.

Graham is in foster care!

“Hi, my name is Graham, I”m looking for my forever home. My foster parents have taught me how to ‘go’ outside and I now go to the back door and cry when I need to go out. I am also crate trained. I do enjoy big bones which helps a lot with my teething. I am learning leash manners and I know how to sit on command! We are presently working on ‘stay.’ I have lots of puppy energy and would love to have room to run and play with my new family. I have lots of love and kisses to give and will be forever faithful to my new family.”


Ava is a two-year old, 36-pound Labrador Retriever mix (we’d say maybe Shepherd too) who is available for adoption at no cost in September from Fulton County Animal Services.

My name is Ava!! I have been told that I am a cute little nugget! I am a very sweet and loving. I gets along great with all the dogs in my kennel! I have been here since 4-14 and it is upsetting that I still here.

I went out for Dog For The Day yesterday and the volunteers just fell in love with me! Here are some notes. “She was so very excited just to leave the kennel that we had a hard time getting the harness on her. She wiggled all over the place! Once in the car she was so happy watching out the window as wethey were driving. When we were walking her on the leash she is so well behaved and doesn”t pull or even want to leave your side. She loves to play with toys and had a lot of fun playing with a football! We never heard her bark. She loves to sit in your lap and give hugs and kisses. She is an absolute sweetheart!” So she sounds like the perfect dog!

I am only urgent because they know that it is time for me to find the best family ever and that it is not fair that I have been here so very long. Please come by and take me into the yard, you won”t be able to resist falling in love with me! She is awaiting your visit!


Dia is a 1-year old, female Lab mix who is available for adoption at no cost in September from Fulton County Animal Services. From her profile:

Our brindle baby Dia is such a love and the joy she feels can be easily seen in her pictures. Amazingly enough she has been here for almost four months and staff and volunteers just aren”t sure why she has trouble standing out at the shelter. She shines whenever she gets out and is able to show how happy and willing to please she is!

One volunteer said, `We had a great time taking her out! Dia seemed to really enjoy hiking and playing in the river. She walked great on the leash and didn”t pull. She was also calm and friendly with other dogs and a few kids we saw. Hope she finds a home soon- I can tell she would make a great companion!` We agree and want Dia to never have to come back to the shelter after a fun day of adventures. Please come meet this beautiful lady and see if she is the one for you!


Adoptable Georgia Dogs for September 1, 2015

Yesterday, I picked up Kira, an adult female Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) from DeKalb County Animal Services and drove her to Loganville, where she is now being cared for by Country Livin’ Pet Rescue and will soon be available for adoption.

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My total time commitment was about two hours and it may have saved two dogs – Kira and the dog who took her kennel at DeKalb. It’s a great low-cost way to help out with dog rescue if you’re unable to adopt or foster.

Check out her video on Facebook – she loves to play fetch, appears to be trained, and is a very nice calm dog.


Pierre is a short and sweet little pocket pittie that can’t wait to waddle into your life on his short little legs! This 3 year old boy showers everyone he meets with buckets of affection. Pierre has some patchy hair loss on his back and his adopters will need to continue his vet care. Pierre is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services. I happened to see this little guy yesterday when I was picking up Kira and he’s adorable. If you adopt him and tell everyone he’s a French Bulldog mix, they’ll believe you. I’d guess he’s maybe 35 pounds.


Vinnie is a little 4-year male Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from Barrow County Animal Shelter in Winder, GA.


Ruxpin is a middle-aged Shepherd or Retriever mix whose face totally looks like a bear. He’s maybe a little bit fluffier than he needs to be, but he’s well-behaved and gets along well with other dogs. He just needs to be reaquainted with exercise. Ruxpin is available for adoption from Barrow County Animal Control in Winder, GA.

Each of these guys is one of a number of dogs who are available for $30 adoption fee in the Pre-Labor Day Adoption Special that runs all week.


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During the “Fall in Love” promotion at LifeLine Animal Services’ DeKalb and Fulton shelters, all adoptions during the month of September are free – including full vetting for your new best friends.

The takeover by LifeLine at DeKalb and Fulton Counties has been a resounding success for both the animals who come in to the shelters, and for the taxpayers. From the Saporta Reporta,

After a lot of hard work, the chances have improved significantly that an animal will come out alive from a shelter in Fulton and DeKalb counties – up from 15 animals out of 100 in 2012, to 85 animals out of 100 in 2014, according to the contractor who took over the facilities in 2013.

The turn-around has been so dramatic that the two counties should be able to reach the “no kill” threshold of saving 90 out of every 100 animals, according to Rebecca Guinn, founder and CEO of Lifeline Animal Project. The “I’m In” campaign, seen on MARTA vehicles, aims to reach the goal by 2016.

The “no kill” rate of 90 percent accounts for some animals being too sick, too injured, or too behaviorly unsound to save, Guinn said. The rate has been reached in cities including Austin, Texas and Reno, N.V.

“LifeLine’s work with FCAS [Fulton County Animal Shelter] is making a difference in Fulton County,” John Eaves, Fulton County chairman, said in a statement. “Through the generous and consistent support of partners and the community, access to quality adoption and other animal services is dramatically decreasing the population of homeless animals in our community.”

County commissioners in Fulton and DeKalb decided to outsource their shelters in 2013. Both counties were struggling to manage the shelters at a time property tax receipts were flagging in the wake of the Great Recession.

The contract fees paid by the counties covers the cost of operating the shelters, Guinn said. In the case of Fulton, the contract also provides for LifeLine to manage the animal control program. DeKalb County retained control of that program in its jurisdiction.

Justin Tomczak, who also serves as First Vice Chair for the Cobb County Republican Party, wrote in Huffington Post about insurance issues for owners or potential adopters of dogs labeled “Pit Bulls.”

I work for an insurance company and as a result, I frequently talk to people who own or have adopted a dog and had problems getting homeowners or renters insurance because of the breed of dog they own. Many of them share stories like that of Chris and Zach Olson. Since June they have been fostering a dog named Venus through Ruff Start Rescue in Minnesota. Venus is the quintessential underdog because she is a pit bull with health problems who arrived at the rescue. That didn’t matter to Chris and Zach and they applied to adopt Venus just over a week after they began fostering her. When Chris called her homeowners insurance carrier to share the good news, the response was not unusual.

“My insurance company said they couldn’t provide coverage because I had a pit bull.” said Olson. “I panicked, I was on the verge of tears because my husband and I had already fallen in love with Venus. She is a good dog who hadn’t done anything wrong so why was she already being treated like a bad dog?”

As dog owners, we are responsible for the health and safety of our pets. We need to make every effort to set up our dogs for success by avoiding situations where they feel the need to protect themselves. Unfortunately not every dog owner acts in a safe and responsible manner and as a result, people can be injured. It doesn’t matter if it is a poodle or a pit bull, any breed of dog can bite or cause injury, and any breed of dog can make a great family pet.

I mentioned that I work for an insurance company; at State Farm, risk is determined by the dog’s bite history rather than breed. As a member of the National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition, we focus on educating people about how to understand a dogs’ body language as one way to prevent dog bites. We educate young children and their parents about the importance of being a responsible pet parent through Kindness is Powerful events with internationally renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell. We sponsor A Super Smiley Adventure with Megan Blake on Pet Life Radio and share uplifting stories about the human-animal bond through our Canine Assist Team. Most important of all, we understand that dogs are a member of the family.


Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 31, 2015


Penny is a year-and-a-half old female Chihuahua mix who is available for adoption from the Clayton County Humane Society.

Penny was found at animal control, shaking and cowering in the back of her cage. With just a little TLC and a lot of hugs and kisses, she has blossomed. She is a very sweet, happy dog who is eager to make you smile. She is young, we believe perhaps she was born around January 2014 and she weighs 10 pounds.

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Ted E. Bear is a male Havanese and Poodle mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Clayton County Humane Society in Jonesboro, GA.

Ted E. Bear was found at animal control at just 3 months of age, he has already found himself locked up. He has a great personality that will make anyone smile just watching him. He is pretty clean in his crate so he may be on his way to being housebroken, but he would benefit with owners that could let him out every several hours until he is fully housetrained.


Roxy is a young female Shih Tzu who is available for adoption from Clayton County Humane Society in Jonesboro, GA.

oxy was an owner surrender and when she came into our shelter her coat was in terrible shape. Now cleaned up by the shelter’s groomer she is adorable! Roxy is a very sweet dog that loves everyone she meets. She will require professional grooming so consider the added expense and time involved with lots of brushing before adopting a Shih Tzu.


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 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 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 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.


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.

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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 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!


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!


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


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.

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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 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.


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 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 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!”




Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 21, 2015


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


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


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