Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 8, 2021

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Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 8, 2021

Marcie is a large female Cane Corso mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA.

Lacey is a female Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA.

I’d have to see Lacey in person, but from the photos, I’m inclined to believe you could dress this dog in a red jersey and tell everyone she identifies as a Bulldog.

Tammy is a female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA.

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is working to prevent returns of pets after their adoption, according to AccessWDUN.

Rumors have circulated on social media and throughout news reports in recent weeks that adopted pets are getting returned to the shelters they were adopted from during quarantine.

According to [HSNEGA Executive Director Allison] Mayfield, many adopted pets are brought back to the shelter because they are not a good fit for that new owner. Oftentimes, the pet either requires more work and attention than the adopter anticipated, or the pet has behavior issues that previously went unnoticed.

“Whoever adopts them has to be willing to put in the time and training, willing to do the work it takes just like you would if you got a puppy,” said Mayfield.

In order to combat these issues and make better matches between rescues and adopters, Mayfield says the shelter is in the process of making some personnel changes and implementing new programs.

First, Mayfield said she is hoping to hire an adoption center manager to specialize in matching rescue and adopter.

In addition to hiring this position, Mayfield said her goal is for the shelter to focus on behavior and enrichment programs for the animals. One of these programs is a playgroup, where rescues spend time interacting outside with one another as opposed to separated in their respective kennels.

“We’re working really hard to try and get to a point where we’re making better matches through that adoption counseling, through the animal enrichment and behavior so that we can bring them together in a way that works for everybody,” said Mayfield.

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