Category: Dog rescue

26
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 26, 2016

National Dog Day

In celebration of National Dog Day today, LifeLine Animal Project is waiving all adoption fees for dogs over 25 pounds in their DeKalb County and Fulton County shelters. Check out their adoptable dogs here.

Cupcake

Cupcake is a senior female Pit Bull Terrier who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

Cupcake has the cutest face you’ve ever seen! She’s a real sweetheart just looking for a home where she can relax and be loved on. Cupcake gets along well with most other dogs but would prefer a male companion if any. She also loves children and would be a great family dog! Is she the one for you?

Want to foster this cutie? Fill out an online foster application here.

Indie

Indie is a male Retriever (and Basset Hound, I’d guess) mix who is available for adoption from County Animal Services in Decatur, GA.

Larry

Larry is a male German Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from LifeLine at Fulton County Animal Services
860 Marietta Blvd, Atlanta, GA.

25
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 25, 2016

Husker and Abbie

The father of Husker and Abbie recently moved to an assisted living facility and can no longer care for his sweeties. Husker (left) is an 11 yr old bichon/maltese mix and Abbie (right) is a 3 yr old papilion/spaniel mix. This duo comes together and are mild mannered, well trained, and best friends! Please contact Marcie Draper [email protected] if you have the space for these precious pups to share their love and companionship with you.

Gwinnett Oldster

Chance (#52113) is a senior male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. Senior dogs are the best – experienced at loving their humans, mellow and low maintenance.

This old guy came into the Gwinnett shelter as a stray… they were hopeful but when we finally got in touch with owner he did not want Chance any more but did tell tell to give him some tennis balls and he would be happy.

This guy loves to play and has been good with all of the dogs we have had him around. Due to his age he might be best in a home without children as he is older and loves to enjoy a good nap.

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Number 52242 is a male puppy who is thought to be a Newfoundlander or Newfie mix, who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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Number 52032 is a young male Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

24
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 24, 2016

Fritz Fulton

Fritz is a young male mixed-breed dog who is available for adoption from Fulton Animal Services.

Fritz has a smile that will light up the room. He is a curious boy that enjoys leash walks and sniffing around. He is a little underweight, but will be stunning once taken proper care of. He is ready to be your new best friend.

Roxy Fulton

Roxy is an adult female Basset Hound (and Coonhound?) mix who is available for adoption from Fulton Animal Services.

It doesn’t get much cuter than little Roxy. She is a long and lean loving machine. Little Roxy is ready for her forever home and can’t wait to meet you.

Goober Dekalb

Goober is a 2.5-year old male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb Animal Services.

Goober can’t wait to be your newest addition! This big, lanky boy is eager to please – especially if treats are involved! He has a goofy smile and a love for all humans. He gives the best hugs and can even rest his paws on some people’s shoulders. Goober gets along great with other dogs and may enjoy having a canine companion in his forever home. His adoption includes his neuter, microchip, vaccinations, and more!

23
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 23, 2016

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash is a young male Black and Tan Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Southern Crescent Canine Rescue in Milner, GA.

Mabel

Mabel is a young female Redbone Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Morgan County in Madison, GA.

Mabel and her sister Marin were found as strays wondering the streets. They are now with us and awaiting their individual homes. Mabel loves other dogs but can be a little dominant at times. She would do best in a family ready to guide and train her to be a well behaved adult dog. We are not sure what she is mixed with but chances are she will be a larger dog. She just might be that smart girl you are ready to take hunting, camping and fishing. She may also be the best family dog you could ever imagine. Apply to adopt her today or come on by the shelter to meet her yourself.

Marin

Marin is a young female Redbone Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Morgan County in Madison, GA.

22
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 22, 2016

All month long, you can adopt any dog over 25 pounds or any cat from Lifeline Animal Project’s DeKalb County or Fulton County shelters.

Tail End Summer

Savannah Puprie

Savannah Puprie is a 4-year old female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services. She is practicing her happy wiggle for when she meets her new family. This cutie is short, squatty, and full of love and affection for everyone she meets. Her adoption includes her spay, microchip, vaccinations, and more! Come meet her at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services or email [email protected] for more information.

Copa

Copa is a two-year old male Terrier mix who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

The second Copa meets you he turns into a wiggly ball of mush. This sensitive guy came to us after being seized from a cruelty situation, but it is all up from here. He can’t wait to find his forever home. He loves all people and greets everyone he meets with a whole body wag and kisses. His adoption fee has been waived. His adoption includes his neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and more! Meet Copa at LifeLine’s DeKalb Animal Services!
Scooby
Scooby is a 4-year old, 60-pound male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Fulton County Animal Services. Scooby is one smart boy. He appears to be housebroken and knows some basic commands. His favorite activity is receiving belly rubs. He loves attention and wants to be right beside you.
19
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 19, 2016

Hunter

Hunter (above, male, 24 pounds) and Holly (below, female, 28 pounds) are 5-year olds Beagles who are available for adoption from Mostly Mutts in Kennesaw, GA.

The brother and sister lived with their owner until the owner became ill and was no longer able to care for them. They’re a bonded pair, and Holly looks to Hunter for leadership, so they’d be best together. They’re both gentle, sweet, and like people and other dogs.

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Jack

Jack is a 2-year old, 60-pound Anatolian Shepherd with a beautiful brindle coat, and is available for adoption from Mostly Mutts in Kennesaw, GA. He’s sweet and friendly with kids and other dogs. As the owner of a brindle dog, I can tell you that you’ll hear constant compliments for this big boy.

18
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 18, 2016

A neuroscientist from Emory says that dogs may prefer praise from their owners over food.

“We are trying to understand the basis of the dog-human bond and whether it’s mainly about food, or about the relationship itself,” says Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University and lead author of the research. “Out of the 13 dogs that completed the study, we found that most of them either preferred praise from their owners over food, or they appeared to like both equally. Only two of the dogs were real chowhounds, showing a strong preference for the food.”

Dogs were at the center of the most famous experiments of classical conditioning, conducted by Ivan Pavlov in the early 1900s. Pavlov showed that if dogs are trained to associate a particular stimulus with food, the animals salivate in the mere presence of the stimulus, in anticipation of the food.

“One theory about dogs is that they are primarily Pavlovian machines: They just want food and their owners are simply the means to get it,” Berns says. “Another, more current, view of their behavior is that dogs value human contact in and of itself.”

The experiments lay the groundwork for asking more complicated questions about the canine experience of the world. The Berns’ lab is currently exploring the ability of dogs to process and understand human language.

“Dogs are hypersocial with humans,” Berns says, “and their integration into human ecology makes dogs a unique model for studying cross-species social bonding.”

To reach that conclusion, I can only assume that no Golden Retrievers were included in the study.

Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare is taking in an unusually high number of dogs and cats this year and is asking for volunteers from the community to help, according to the Macon Telegraph.

the Animal Welfare Department is in need for more volunteers to help take care of some of the daily routines — walking dogs, laundry, cleaning and answering phones — so shelter employees can focus more on adoptions and working with rescue groups.

The warmer months usually mean more animals are brought into the shelter. But this year more puppies and kittens than normal have come in, possibly in part due to a milder winter, said Bill Fickling, chairman of the Macon-Bibb animal welfare task force.

“We have volunteers down there daily and have had for many years, but for whatever reason there has been a bigger problem (this year) than we normally have,” he said. “Even if you have a couple extra hours during the day to volunteer, it would be helpful. It’s a case where if you share the workload it’s a lot easier to manage the shelter. Quite frankly (the employees) have been overworked because of the larger volume and so the volunteers have been overworked as well.”

A former Gwinnett County Jail inmate credits his participation in the Jail Dogs program with changing his life for the better, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

On Monday, he shook off nervousness to stand at a podium in front of more than a dozen inmates in a room at the jail. Fine spoke live on camera.

“This program changed my life,” he said. “It gave me the opportunity to take a moment and get out of head and heal; to focus on other things.”

He got depressed and reached the lowest point in his life before signing up for the Jail Dogs program. It boosted his spirits while he took time to forgive himself, and his canine companion stuck with him 24/7.

“The dogs had been ravaged and without any type of love,” Fine said. “But they still show you love.”

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia started the program in 2010. Since then, more than 200 dogs have been rescued, trained and taken in by new families.

Female inmates began to work with cats in a separate housing unit in 2013.

Kasidy

Kasidy is a 5-month old female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Gretchen

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

Josie

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

17
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 17, 2016

Jill White

Jill White is a female Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from Ginny Millner Rescue Group in Atlanta, GA. She and her brother Jack are both looking for a forever home or homes.

Jill Puppy

Jill is a Flat Coated Retriever and Boxer mix puppy who is available for adoption from Circle of Friends Animal Society Inc. in Greensboro, GA.

Jill is one of a rescued litter of six from an unwanted backyard litter. She is the mellow one of the group, happy to play with her toys and littermates or to just sit and be held! For more information on Jill, contact foster mom Diana at [email protected]

Jill Emanuel

Jill is an adult female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Emanuel County Humane Society in Swainsboro, GA.

Jill Hound

Jill is an eight-year old Black-and-Tan Coonhound mix female who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Jill came to the shelter when her owner died and the family couldn’t care for her.

16
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 16, 2016

Adeline

Adeline is a nine-week old Boxer & Labrador Retriever Mix female puppy who is available for adoption from The Pixel Fund in Macon, GA.

Adeline is one sweet approximately 9 week old puppy who is learning housetraining and socializes great with other pups. She would make a wonderful family dog! Adeline is a lover of fun things like playtime , chewing on great toys and in general having great puppy fun – please get your application in well asap , shes beautiful sweet and funny! Ahhh Sweet Adeline!

Snow Drift

Snow Drift is a young female Labrador Retriever and Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from The Pixel Fund in Macon, GA.

Snow Drift is aptly named because she is one chilled out Georgia Peach! Loves belly rubs, is housetrained and we have been told relaxed with cats and other dogs. She is an exploring girl who would love a fenced in area with supervision. She would love to walk and talk with you and become your best friend- she is a gorgeous Shep/Lab Mix of about 9 months old. Fully grown she will be not only beautiful but quite hearty in stature and ready for adventures! Get you application in today! woooof woof hugs and kisses from Snow!

Destiny

Destiny is an eight-week old female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from The Pixel Fund in Macon, GA.

She is a very sweet little girl who loves playing with and learning from the children in her foster home. She is working very hard on her housetraining manners and is willing to master crate training also! When you look into her eyes you are sure to melt and snuggling her is so divine. Could you be her destiny? Her forever home? Please fill out your application today ~ Thank you so much.

12
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 12, 2016

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Number 52031 is a friendly young male Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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Darla, aka number 51986 is a young female Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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Number 52006 is a friendly adult female Flat-Coated Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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Number 52072 is a friendly adult male Labrador Retriever mix who will available for adoption beginning August 13th from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.