Fridays are “Black Friday” at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, where the adoption fee is waived for any black dog or cat (or those that have some black fur on them). All that remains is a $60 vetting fee for dogs; cats are $30 or 2 for $40. As a reminder, this close to Halloween, please keep black cats safe inside.
Several dogs at Gwinnett are in danger, having been potentially exposed to parvo from another dog in their pod. This happened with our Dolly, and she was scheduled to be put down the day we adopted her. Dog parvovirus is not contagious to humans, so they pose no threat to your two-legged family. When Dolly was possibly exposed, she had to be quarantined for two weeks, but she never came down with it. These dogs are available directly to rescues only, but if you’re interested in helping one of them, I could probably recommend a rescue that will work with you.
These dogs need rescue no later than Sunday. The shelter is open 11 AM – 4 PM today and tomorrow.
This is the coolest dog in the world (Animal ID 42474). He looks to be a Basset Hound/Pointer mix. Dignified yet goofy-looking. Friendly and playful. Fully vetted, but possibly exposed to parvo.
ID # 42461 is a male Dachshund/Basset Hound mix, small, friendly and playful.
ID # 42590 is a small female Terrier mix who is friendly and calm. One of the volunteers says that the picture doesn’t do her justice and that she’s very sweet and calm.
This girl was not exposed, I just think she looks nice, so she’s a bonus dog today. ID # 42442 is a middle-aged or senior Basset Hound mix, small, friendly and calm. I wonder if she’s not part Jack Russell?
Phoebe is a small female Terrier mix who was abandoned with her best friend Ziggie when their owners moved away. While she started out frightened, she is now a sweet, social dog. Phoebe is available for adoption from The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, GA.
Brighton is a young male Labrador Retriever mix with a huge smile who was found in a Publix shopping yard. He is friendly, loves to play, and would love an active family. Brighton is available for adoption from The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, GA.
Nellie is a young female Terrier mix who was found in a dumpster with four puppies who weren’t hers. She loves her wading pool. Nellie is available for adoption from The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, GA.
Randy Travis of Fox 5 Atlanta brings us the next dog, a pit bull female named Delilah who is currently fostered by his daughter.
Here’s Delilah’s story:
I found Delilah at Paulding County Animal Control in May in extremely bad shape. She was extremely underweight, no hair on her paws, and with a bad case of kennel cough. The second I walked into her kennel she came right up to me and rolled over with her tail wagging like crazy. After crying like a baby for a half hour, I called Jason from Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue. He agreed to take her on in his rescue and pay for all her veterinary care if I agreed to foster her. Of course I said yes. With two other dogs at home and three cats I felt I could give her a resting place to get her back on her paws and see what she was like in a home setting.
A few months after bringing her home and posting her on any site I could think of to find her forever home, I was contacted by someone who recognized her and knew about her past life. This woman lived next to the man who abused her for the first 4-6 years of her life. She said Delilah was constantly outside, rain or shine, crammed in a crate that was half the size of her. She had six litters by the time she was rescued and completely and totally neglected. The police were called and it was discovered that this man had not only been neglecting her, he’d been raising her puppies for fighting. Thankfully, he was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail.
I’ve loved every single second of having Delilah. But it’s time she go to her forever home. Knowing Delilah’s past, she understandably does not get along well with other dogs. Surprisingly enough though, Delilah adores cats. She’s about six years old. Besides having occasional issues with her joints she is healthy as a horse. Completely vaccinated and spayed (never having puppies again!) And she’s potty trained!The only issue we’ve had with her is her fear of storms.
Delilah would be a wonderful dog for any family that doesn’t currently have dogs. She’s wonderful with children, does not need a lot of room, can go on short walks but doesn’t require tons of exercise to be calm. After five minutes of playing she’s tired for four days! She’d be great for a busy family or a retired couple looking for a companion to hang out with during the day. Please consider adding Delilah to your family!
Click here to apply to become Delilah’s forever home.
Click here to donate to Friends of the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue.
Last night, the Dawson County Republican Party passed the hat at their monthly meeting and raised $80 to donate to the Dawson County Humane Society. My thanks to the members for their generosity. Is this a good thing for local political organizations to do?
Bows is an adult male Hound mix who weighs 60 pounds, and loves his leash walks, behaves beautifully and is easy to handle. Bows is available for adoption from the Dawson County Humane Society in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Alabama is a middle-aged, mid-sized male Terrier mix. He suffers from the aches and pains that come with age and would probably do well with someone who is older and understands those things. He loves a nice leash walk and might be a candidate for a little pain medication for his senior years but a little pampering would go a long way toward making him happy.
I can tell you from experience that there’s nothing better than an older dog.
Alabama is available for adoption from the Dawson County Humane Society in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Mami, also called “The Dolly Mama” is a spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier & Bull Terrier Mix. She lives to play fetch and run. She is very energetic. She is house trained and crate trained . She does well with cats but should be a one dog household.
Mami is available for adoption from the Dawson County Humane Society in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Yogi is an adult male Dachshund who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Forsyth County in Cumming, GA.
Yogi is a young male Collie mix who had to be shaved down, but has regrown much of his coat since then; he is available for adoption from the Georgia S.P.C.A. in Suwanee, GA.
Yogi is an American Staffordshire Terrier/Lab mix, about eight months old, who will eventually weigh some 50-60 pounds. Here’s his story:
I was a stray dog roaming the streets of Roswell. A volunteer from You Lucky Dog had been trying to catch me for a while, and though I loved visiting her dogs through the fence I was still really scared of people. One Saturday morning, I saw a woman who was out for a run. She came back later to find me, but I had already moved on. Later that same night and about a half mile away from where she had seen me earlier, I found her again walking with her two dogs! I was nervous for her to approach me, but desperately wanted to play with her 9 month old puppy. (That puppy happened to be a dog adopted earlier this year from You Lucky Dog Rescue!)
I followed them home and finally got the courage to go into her house. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was safe there so I started to fall asleep. The woman walked away so I could rest, but then I saw her leaning over the puppy gate to love on her dogs. It looked like fun so I ran up and gave her a kiss when she wasn’t looking. It made me laugh that she was so surprised, but I really wanted some love too! She took it slow with me, but I knew she was kind so I nuzzled right up to her for more. I guess I made an impression on her because after only a day with me she decided I was worth saving and offered to foster me with the help of You Lucky Dog. Now I’m a lucky dog too!
New people still make Yogi a little nervous, but he’s not aggressive and is gaining confidence with every positive encounter. Once he learns to trust you, Yogi will show you endless affection and loyalty. Yogi is a low to moderate energy dog who enjoys walks and playing with his canine companions (9 months and 14 ½ years). He enjoys taking long naps just the same and would be happy to curl up in your lap if you let him. Yogi learns things very quickly and requires only gentle corrections. He knows how to sit and is getting better at his downs. He holds “place” command for over 2 hours at a time several times a day. Yogi is also superb on walks, adjusting his pace to yours and is learning to sit when you stop. Yogi is most happy when he is around a caring human or other dogs but, he doesn’t have to be right next to them to be content. He would do best in a home with older children that understand he needs time and patience to feel comfortable.
Yogi is available for adoption from You Lucky Dog Rescue in Alpharetta, GA.
Beginning this weekend, we’re expanding the Adoptable Georgia Dogs section to include Saturday and Sunday. We won’t be emailing them out, but you can check them out on the GaPundit.com website, and we will also be posting them on Twitter on my personal account, @ToddMR and the @GaPundit account.
Mandy is a young female Black Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Habersham County Animal Shelter in Clarkesville, GA.
Rex is an adult male Hound dog mix and is available for adoption from Habersham County Animal Shelter in Clarkesville, GA.
El Chico is an adult male Chihuahua mix who is available for adoption from Habersham County Animal Shelter in Clarkesville, GA.
Matt is an adult German Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from Habersham County Animal Shelter in Clarkesville, GA.
Alcovy Pet Rescue in Winder, Georgia is trying to help with a large number of dogs from a breeding mill, primarily Yorkshire Terriers and similar small breeds. They desperately need foster homes. Click here to apply online if you think you can foster a dog or two. They will also have considerable expense in caring for the dogs, so please donate online if you’re so inclined. You can also Mail donations to : P.O. Box 1425. Winder, GA 30680
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Rayna is a 2-3 year-old, 45-pound medium-sized adult female Lab mix who gave birth to eight puppies and is now looking for her own forever home. Rayna is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.
Tara is a 1.5-year old female Pointer mix. Tara is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.
Fuzzy is a small, adult male Poodle/Schnauzer mix who first came to the shelter emaciated as a neglect/abuse case. After six months in a foster home, he’s healthy and looking for a permanent home.
Fuzzy is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.