Category: Daily Dogs

21
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 21, 2021

Chicklet is a young female Jack Russell Terrier & Chihuahua mix puppy who is available for adoption from Wet Noses Animal Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA.

Chicklet is a gorgeous, happy little girl. She plays well with her siblings and likes cats. Chicklet is current on vaccines, spayed and microchipped. Chicklet would do well in a home with another dog her size to play with. Her ideal home would be with a family that likes to spend time with her. Snuggling and playing are her two favorite things. A fenced yard is necessary to adopt Chicklet. (No underground fences.)

Basil is a young male Labrador Retriever & Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Wet Noses Animal Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA.

Basil is a 12 week old Lab/Pit mix puppy. He is a cuddly and affectionate little guy who enjoys being with her humans. Basil is current on vaccines, spayed and microchipped. A fenced yard is necessary to adopt Basil. No underground fences.

Gracie is a female Redbone Coonhound who is available for adoption from Wet Noses Animal Rescue in Blue Ridge, GA.

Gracie is a gorgeous young Redbone Coonhound. She has a very skittish, timid personality but once she becomes comfortable in her surrounding she starts to warm up. At that point she will smile at you and gives kisses. Gracie was an owner surrender. She gets along great with other dogs but would do better in a home with a male dog who is young and likes to play. She loves to spend a lot of time outside just enjoying life and her friends. Gracie must have a fenced yard to be adopted. No exceptions. Applications can be submitted at Wetnosesanimalrescue.org.

20
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 20, 2021

Elvis is a male Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in Blairsville, GA.

Hi I’m Elvis, I’m a Hound boy as you can see. Rather handsome if I say so myself. I love going on long walks and smelling all the wonderful smells along the way. I mean who wouldn’t. I play well with female dogs but can be picky with males. I am really active and would love to find a family to be active with. I love people and food. Let’s set up a date and get to know each other.

Ace is a male Plott Hound and Rottweiler mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in Blairsville, GA.

I’m sweet and a little goofy. I play well with other dogs here but would still want to meet anyone new before going home. If you want to come and get to know me give the shelter a call and set up a time.

Herbie is a male Coonhound mix, described by the shelter as a “Gentle Giant,” who is available for adoption from the Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in Blairsville, GA.

Hi I’m Herbie. I am an absolute gentle giant. I was super nervous when I first got here but am now coming out of my shell. Now I want all of the love and attention I can get. I love other dogs and making new friends. I walk great on a leash and am really a gentle boy. Come set up an appointment and we can get to know each other.

Duke is a male Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in Blairsville, GA.

Hi I’m Duke. I am full of energy and love meeting new people. I enjoy playing with other dogs. I would love to find a family out there that will be active like I am. If that is you call the shelter and lets set up a date.

19
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 19, 2021

Zeus is a two-year old male Terrier mix dog who is available for adoption from the Metter Animal Shelter in Metter, GA.

Zeus has so much love to give, he may be bashful at first. This gorgeous dog will make a fantastic loving companion for everyone in his new forever home.

Jersey is a 2.5-year old male Labrador Retriever and American Bulldog mix who is available for adoption from the Metter Animal Shelter in Metter, GA.

Cooper is a year old male Terrier mix dog who is available for adoption from the Metter Animal Shelter in Metter, GA.

Adoption fee: $40 includes 5 way vaccine, deworming, microchip, neuter, and rabies. Please call 912-685-7877 for more information and to schedule a time to visit.All fees must be paid at City Hall except Saturdays and events. Call 912-685-7877 or message the shelter if interested.

16
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 16, 2021

Hunter is a young male Golden Doodle puppy who is available for adoption from Orphan Annie Rescue in Atlanta, GA.

Hunter is a 4 month old, 30 lb boy, very sweet and loving. The rescue was told I am a goldendoodle. I am great with other dogs and am a total velcro dog, meaning I want to be right by your side. I have never been around cats. I REQUIRE a home with another dog. No apartment/condo and you must live in metro Atlanta to adopt me.

Hunter is a young male Treeing Walker Coonhound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Georgia Pet T.A.I.L.S. Inc. in Rydal, GA.

Hunter will be an awesome dog for the right family that can show him love! He does need some TLC as he hasn’t really had that. He wants attention and love and does get along with all the other dogs he gets to play with. Are you that special family for him? One of his parents may have been a smaller dog.

Hunter is an adult male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Etowah Valley Humane Society in Cartersville, GA.

15
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 15, 2021

Yosef is a 2-year old male Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Yosef is a very dignified gentleman. He walks well on a leash and enjoys being outside in the sunshine. He likes treats and playing in the grass on a beautiful day. Yosef is a little head-shy upon first meeting, so make sure to introduce yourself first. Because of this, the shelter thinks Yosef would do better in a home with older children. Yosef is heartworm positive and will need to come back to the shelter for treatment in a few weeks.

Sasha is a 3-year old female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Sasha loves to cuddle, give kisses, and receive lots of attention for her favorite people! Sasha loves people and seems to do well with other dogs, though we do suggest a meet-n-greet before adopting. Sasha enjoys being outside but also loves to snuggle up inside after enjoying a day of play. She walks pretty well on a leash with minimal pulling. She is such a happy-go-lucky girl who is ready to find her forever home!Sasha has recently been treated for heartworms and will require limited activity for the next few weeks.

Tiny Tina is a  3-year old, 30-pound female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Tiny Tina is what the shelter affectionately calls a “Pocket Pit.” Weighing in around 30 pounds, Tina is the true definition of ‘big things come in small packages’! This little girl is spicy, and we love her for it! She has so much spunk, personality, and attitude to bring to the table. Her fiery spirit is what makes her all the more adorable! Tina seems to get along with most other dogs, but we definitely suggest a meet-n-greet before adopting. Tina does not do well with small children.

14
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 14, 2021

Dixie is a 4-month old, 20-pound female Labrador Retriever and Pointer mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Circle of Friends Animal Society Inc. in Greensboro, GA.

She is a happy friendly little girl with lots of energy.

Chickory is a 4-year old, 40-pound male Catahoula Leopard Dog mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Chickory was brought to the shelter as a stray. According to the person who brought him in, he rides great in a car. He enjoys playing ball in the outside pens, seems good with other dogs, has not been tested with cats. 

Bingo is a 2-year old, 50-pound male Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Bingo was surrendered to the shelter for chasing chickens. His owner stated that he is good with children , dog and cats. The shelter found he is a little too interested in the cats. He seems okay with other dogs, but he has a lot of energy and could be intimidating to a small dog or small child. He is very friendly and almost always has a smile on his face.

13
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 13, 2021

Crash is a 1-2-year old, 53-pound male Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from Peach County Animal Rescue in Marshallville, GA.

Crash is a bubbly, excited-about-life boy that loves to bounce like Tigger and play, play, play! Crash came to us as an unclaimed stray in our county which has no animal control. Crash walks well on a leash and would prefer a home where he doesn’t spend a lot of time in a crate- it’s just not his favorite as he has so much learning about the world to do! He would love to go for a hike and smell the entire world. Crash would make a great family dog or companion to an active family.

Reese is a two-year old, 34-pound female Feist and Shepherd dog mix who is available for adoption from Peach County Animal Rescue in Marshallville, GA.

Reese is a little girl that came to us with her sister Twix after the elderly owner she had recently passed away. In his declining years, he did the best he could to care for his dogs but due to age and health related issues, Reese and her sister did not receive the socialization that they needed to be truly well-rounded dogs.

As such, Reese does not know what it means to actually live in a home environment and is learning things like how to walk on a leash, and how to be approached by people regularly. Reese needs a home with a confident dog who she can take her cues from and learn how to be part of a family with. She also needs a secure fence.

Isis is a three-year old, 50-pound female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Peach County Animal Rescue in Marshallville, GA.

Isis is a good girl that came from an absolutely horrible situation. Her previous owner bred her, didn’t feed her much and then dumped her on a friend that reached out to us for help. Isis is as sweet as pie and LOVES people so much. Some of her favorite things include carrying anything and everything – toys, flowers, a piece of your heart – playing with toys, and sitting on your foot in order to laugh into your face. She is a real heartbreaker, and deserves the good life now!

Because of Isis’ rough past she would prefer to be an only pet in her home, where she can be the center of your heart. She is an absolute love that does well on a leash and listens obediently. Isis would make a lovely family pet and friend.

12
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 12, 2021

Sorento is a five-year old male Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Preach is an eight-year old male Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

McKenzie is a two-year old female Beagle mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

8
Jul

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.

7
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 7, 2021

Strawberry is a young male Labrador Retriever and Boxer mix puppy who is available for adoption from Homes 4-ever Rescue Organization in Rockmart, GA.

Caitlyn is a young female Beagle and Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Homes 4-ever Rescue Organization in Rockmart, GA.

Athena is a young female Boxer and Cairn Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Homes 4-ever Rescue Organization in Rockmart, GA.

An anticipated wave of evictions may mean more pets in need, according to the AJC.

Loss of income, homelessness and illness are constant worries for some metro area residents, but the pandemic altered many lives in a hurry. In response, LifeLine launched the Safety Net Foster Program to help pet owners experiencing housing, financial, medical or other setbacks retain ownership of their dogs or cats by providing temporary foster care. For periods ranging from two weeks to one month, pet owners can be assured that their animals would be cared for in a loving and safe environment provided by animal-loving foster families.

This month, the federal eviction moratorium, which has prevented thousands of metro area residents from losing their housing, is expected to end, and LifeLine expects to see an increase in animals that need temporary housing, said spokeswoman Karen Hirsch.

Housing experts estimate that up to 353,000 Georgians owe back rent and said they are bracing for a deluge of court filings to evict renters when the current ban ends on July 31. If pet owners in crisis feel they have no other option, it could mean an overflow of animals on the streets or surrendered to shelters. But LifeLine’s shelters have already reached high intake numbers ranging from 30 to 60 animals each day, Hirsch said.

There are currently 12 pets in the Safety Net program that have to stay in LifeLine shelters because they do not have enough foster parents signed up for the program. “Demand is getting higher and we are getting more calls,” Hirsch said, noting that at any given time, 40% of the animals under their care live with foster families. “We need more fosters,” she said.

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