Handsome King is one of just a few boys born to Georgia. He is so sweet and he seems wise beyond his age. King lives up to his name, being the largest of the puppies. At just 2 months old, he is already tipping the scales at almost 16 pounds! He has a way of looking at you that will just melt your heart. He connects really well to his people. He also loves playing and rough-housing with his siblings. He is a lot of fun. He’s also affectionate, curious and snuggly. King is a ball of good energy.
Sugar is a gorgeous purebred blue tick coonhound. She’s three years old and is one of the sweetest and most incredible dogs we know. Sugar was surrendered to us by her guardian angel, who found her wandering, starved and emaciated in extremely cold weather. Our vets have given her the all clear on her health. But her emotional state is delicate. Sugar feels comfortable around women, but it takes time for her to trust. Once she does though she clings to her people – her safety nets – for dear life. When she is relaxed and feels safe, Sugar is a dream. She’s sweet, affectionate, fun and energetic. Sugar is scared of loud noises, like gun shots and thunder. Unfortunately, Sugar does not get along with other dogs and cats so will need to be an only pet.
Olive is a cutie patootie! For an eight-year-old girl, she is full of spunk and as sweet as can be. She has a super sweet personality. She loves attention. She is always smiling and has lots of tail wags for her hoomans. She has the friendliest personality. She’s a low-rider and petite. Olive loves sunning herself and going for walks. Olive doesn’t need a lot of exercise and would be a great companion for an older or less active person/family. She does well with people. She is selective on which dogs she tolerates, so we believe she would do best in a home without other pets.
Big Red is an around five year old Chihuahua, weighing about 5 pounds. Big Red has a tiny body but a large amount of nervousness. She was found as stray and eluded Good Samaritans for about 3 weeks before they were able to catch her! She has shown a desire for affection but something in her past makes her believe that this love should be combined with a great deal of caution ? She is fine around other calmer dogs, but mostly ignores them and doesn’t engage in play. She is fine with cats. Her best fit home will be a calm and quiet environment with no small children, and a family that will take the time to help her separate love and caution. She will need a home with a secured fenced in yard.
Star is an around 1-2 year old pittie mix. She is just a perfect little gal. She does well with people and other dogs but can have an initial timid streak. Often times when dogs are like this they weren’t socialized appropriately , which shows he inner strength even more because she is a lover. She is house and crate trained. Star loves to run and would do best in a home with a fenced in yard to practice her track skills. She gets along well with other dogs but takes her playing seriously and needs another playmate who can hang. Her interaction with cats are unknown.
Hodor is an around four year old Beagle/Chihuahua mix. This sweet soul that has been let down by so many people and is looking for a true committed furever home. he was adopted as a puppy and recently returned to the rescue. Hodor does well with structure and consistency. He is affectionate but does need time, knowing his past we can only assume that he takes his time because he assumes he will be moved again. Hodor does well with other playful doggie friends that are his size and bigger. He seems to ignore cats. He is house and crate trained.
Hodor has recently been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and has follow up care, and possibly surgery that will need to be addressed. He is looking for a foster home that would also be interested in adopting to get him into his furever home faster.
Pumpkin loves to play with her toys and run around the yard during the day, then settle down for snuggles in the evening. She is crate trained and sleeps all through the night, even in the midst of storms. She will need some training to not pull on her leash, but is a smart girl and should pick it up quickly. In just 24 hours, she is already getting the hang of ‘no jumping’ that her foster is showing her. She is a very sweet girl.
Teddy B is a high enery playful boy. He is 3 years old. He would love a home with a dog who likes to play with him and wouldn’t mind sharing the alpha role with him. Teddy B isn’t to fond of walking with a leash so he will require a home with a fenced in yard and someone patient to teach him leashes mean walks! He is learning housetraining and doing very well. He does not like to be put in a crate for long periods of time. Who can blame him, life is about living and having fun!
Sarah is 8 weeks old and full of puppy power. She loves spending her days playing with her siblings and taking naps. She would love a family who loves to play and has the patience to teach her to be a grown up.
On Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM, First Lady Marty Kemp will host the third Pet Adoption Day at the Governor’s Mansion. The First Lady will again partner with several humane societies, animal shelters, and pet rescues across the state to help find permanent homes for animals in need.
“We are thrilled to once again host Pet Adoption Day at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion,” said First Lady Marty Kemp. “As First Lady, I’ve worked to promote causes that my family and I care deeply about, and nothing makes us happier than connecting in-need animals with their forever homes. If you’re looking for a special addition to your family, please consider joining us on Sunday, October 24.”
The first two Pet Adoption Days connected 100 dogs, two cats, and one hamster with loving families. Applications are currently open for both guests and adoption groups to sign up to participate in this year’s event.
Introducing Aloy! This brown-eyed beauty is perfectly medium-sized at 25 pounds and is about a year old. In addition to her soulful eyes, Aloy’s hounddog spirit and sweet demeanor will be sure to win over her forever family! Aloy has been accident-free in both the home and in her crate! Though she does not have a signal for going outside, Aloy gets straight to business on those potty breaks. When it’s time to eat or to be crated, Aloy goes in on command (good girl!).
Meet Baggins! This charming little character weighs 25 pounds and is around a year old. Despite the adventure (or misadventures perhaps) it took for Baggins to get here, he’s ready for the adventure of a lifetime — in pursuit of his forever family! Baggins is already house-trained – no accidents! He’s also crate-trained, though sometimes begrudgingly. He needs coaxing in (a tasty treat for example) and sometimes barks or whines if he gets crated during the day and can see you having fun out there without him. That said, he does great in his crate overnight, quickly settling in and keeping his crate clean. Other than working on his “crate” command, Baggins is learning “down,” “leave it,” and “wait,” and has already mastered “sit!” Baggins is submissive around other dogs and is very friendly and playful. He lives with other foster dogs and loves playing with them. He would even make a great dog park dog.
Kirby is a smart guy but he still has lots to learn. His foster mom is working with him diligently on housebreaking, and he will surely learn the ropes in no time. Crate-training is still a work in progress. Though he keeps his crate clean overnight, he thinks being crated during the day is much less fun than being able to play with his foster siblings. With patience and determination, Kirby will surely learn that his crate is a nice and safe place for him to go when his foster parents are busy. In terms of commands, Kirby is very quickly learning “sit” and will be sure to add more to his trick book soon. Kirby loves people and will trot right up to his new friends and ask for pets. He loves receiving pets from his foster mom but is not needy about it. It’s the perfect mix!
Introducing Jackie! This pretty hound dog is around a year old and weighs in at 48 pounds. With confirmation that she’s healthy – she’s ready to take on the world (and find her forever home)! Jackie has impressed us all! This girl is already housebroken and crate trained. When she has to potty, Jackie lets her foster mom know by sitting by the door and whining. Because she was initially on crate rest due to her spay, her foster mom was able to see that she’s a well-mannered girl in her kennel – even going in when she sees the door open! She may protest for a bit when she thinks you’re having fun without her, but she eventually settles and behaves just as you’d hope.
Albany City Commissioners and the Albany Humane Society discussed changes to the animal control ordinance, according to the Albany Herald.
[Albany Ward 4 Citty Commissioner Chad] Warbington, who proposed changes to put more teeth (no pun) in the city’s dangerous dog ordinance after the King and Chloe incident but found little interest among fellow commissioners in pursuing the matter, says the time has come for the city to take some kind of action to prevent dog owners from allowing dangerous animals to run free.
Ward IV Commissioner B.J. Fletcher said she’s looked deeper into the current city ordinance since she received a call from a constituent who said she not only had had to grab up her small dog and risk being bitten by large dogs in her neighborhood but that she’d been threatened by the owner of the large dogs — who’d twice been cited for letting the animals run free — and had been told, essentially, to “walk somewhere else” by Animal Control and Albany Police officers.
“I think maybe the time has come for us to take a closer look at the city’s dangerous dog ordinance and see if we can’t make some changes to protect our citizens,” Fletcher said.
“These are questions the city (commission) must answer. The Humane Society’s contract does not cover dangerous dogs. That’s something for Animal Control and our Animal Control Board to decide, and then for a Superior Court judge to rule on.” [said Albany Police Chief Michael Persley].
“Right now, up to and including euthanization, we’re doing what we’re contracted to do,” [Humane Society Attorney Joe Dent] said. “I don’t think our City Council — our commissioners — understand how these procedures work. And then, you have an issue where the city drops the ball in a hearing in which people were seriously injured, and the Humane Society gets the blame.”
Ralph is a little lover! Don’t let his high energy fool you. He just craves attention and love and wants to be held and lay in your lap. You wouldn’t believe he came to us from a hoarding situation and terrified of people, because now he just craves human touch and loves to sit in your lap and give kisses.
Jade came into rescue with her 8 siblings. She is litter box trained, current on shots, and will be spayed and micro chipped prior to adoption. She is a playful puppy that likes to spend her days chewing on toys and siblings. She has a sweet disposition. She is going to be a very large girl when full grown. She gets along with her foster siblings (dogs) and plays great with kids.