Meet Hazel! Most of her siblings have already been adopted except her and her sister Haggie. Unfortunately she was recently returned to our rescue because she wasn’t comfortable around the families young children. Young ones quick movements and loud gestures make her nervous so she needs a home without children. Older children 16+ would be fine. Although she is shy, she loves to play with other dogs and that’s when her tail wags the most! We would like to see her in a home with another dog as we don’t think she would do well being the only dog. A confident sibling would bring out the best in her! She loves to play in her fosters fenced in yard. Hazel is house and crate trained.
Winnie is one of the 4 puppies we recently rescued from the Dominican Republic. They are all around 5 months old. Winnie is a female mix that weighs approx 25 lbs and will most likely be around 45-50 fully grown. Winnie is a very sweet and shy girl. She takes a little to warm up and has made a long journey to the US so you can’t blame her! She has been able to play with a lot of dogs in her foster home and does well with them. We think she would do best in a home with another dog for companionship and confidence! She would be fine around children but younger toddlers may be too much for her. We can cat test her as well for interested adopters.
Forest is a 9 month old black mouth cur/ Carolina dog (our best guess) that we just sprung from the shelter. He was on his last day facing euthanasia and no puppy deserves that. This boy currently weighs 55 lbs and will gain a little bit more before he’s fully grown. Forest is a total love bug! He loves everyone he meets and is super dog friendly. He could also care less about cats and just ignores him. He also loves toys and stuffies! Forest walks well on leash and would make a great companion for an active person and/or family. He is also house and crate trained.
Wade is a beautiful fawn and white pittie boy with soulful eyes! He’s a playful pup that loves spending time with our volunteers and playing in the yard. Wade does well with other dogs, however he is not submissive to other males if they’re sassy first since he has not yet been neutered. Wade is a sweet boy that walks well on a leash, he even sits and gives paw on command!
Adoption fee: $150; includes spay or neuter, vaccinations (dhlpp and rabies), deworming for intestinal parasites and flea treatment. Heartworm test (including first 30 days of prevention) can be added for an additional $20.
The Baldwin County Animal Shelter is often operating at capacity, this means that for every dog or cat that comes in, another must leave via rescue or adoption, or risk being euthanized for space. Multiple dogs and cats come to the shelter EVERY DAY, which means animals must also be moving out at the same rate. Unfortunately, sometimes there are larger adult, “pitbull” or mix-breed dogs that are continually overlooked for their younger or more “adoptable” counterparts. Please consider adopting a new best friend today!
Bansai is a young adult, male boxer mix appox 2 years old and 55 pounds. He has a playful, silly personality and ears to match! Bansai is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, current on prevention and ready for a family to love him!
Bansai loves people and loves to play with female dogs, but can be a little bit selective with his male doggie friends. Since Bansai really loves to play hard and wrestle with his friends, he would do best in a home without small dogs, cats or small children, though he is not aggressive.
Jack-Jack is a full-blooded male rottweiler (with a cropped tail) that came to the shelter because his elderly owner passed away. He is 7.5 years old and approximately 150 pounds. (He is a bit overweight, but he’s also a BIG guy.) Jack-Jack is neutered, up to date on vaccines and friendly with people, including strangers, in the shelter environment. He even walks nicely on a leash and mostly tries to avoid your fingers as he takes a snack from them! BUT he is typical of his breed and must get to know a person before they attempt to “control” him. AND he will be territorial in his home environment. *For these reasons, rottweiler or mastiff breed experience is required.* A meet and greet with existing dogs will also be required. ABSOLUTELY NO CATS.
Fiona is a sweet girl who steals the hearts of everyone she meets. This special girl needs a strong, dedicated leader who can give her the structure she needs. She is friendly with all dogs and all people. She has a lot of anxiety due to her past that comes out through high energy, so she benefits from strict structure and direction.
She is doing great in her foster home with lots of guidance and exercise. She is incredibly smart and obedient and has good door manners. She loves to run and explore but will also cuddle you and give hugs. She is good off-leash and in the house. She is an amazingly kind and loyal dog who just needs a leader to follow.
This goofy, young 1.5 year old is ready for adoption! He is a beautiful and sweet boy with spurts of boundless energy and couch potato laziness! Oh well! He deserves to be lazy as he had a rough start in life… Rescued at four months he had been hit by car with and suffered a broken hip. Veterinarian is waiting build up of strength and muscle mass before determining course of action. Rescue will take on responsibility of treatment once the best course of action is determined. Sycamore loves to play with his squirrel toy and his foster sisters Trixie and Shirley. He does best with dogs that are submissive. And due to his strength and size no children under eight.
Brooke is about 7 months old and 30 pounds. She is some sort of lab mix but will be smaller than the typical lab probably 40 to 50 pounds grown. She can be a little shy at first meeting but warms up quickly. She is an affectionate playful girl.
Cricket started off being super nervous with everyone but quickly warmed up to his foster mom, as well as his foster dog and cat siblings. He thrives having 4 legged friends in his home and will not be available to go to a single pet home. (he’d love to be adopted with his favorite kitty foster sibling, Rukia!) He is doing very well with his potty training (but everyone makes mistakes sometimes) and doesn’t mind hanging out in his crate during the day with some toys to chew on. He’s a young guy and loves playing with and chewing on toys.
Peppie and Nana (Chihuahua) are a bonded pair. Their owner passed away and no one in the family wanted to take them on. They are both seniors but still very playful and friendly. Peppie is 10 yrs old and Nan is 7 yrs. They are both easy dogs and would really like to stay together. They are currently in a foster home and doing well with all the other dogs. If you have room in your heart and home for two please consider this pair. Their shelter will do a special adoption fee of $250 for the pair to keep them together.
Coco is a female Chihuahua who is available for adoption from the Atlanta Canine Adoption Project in Monticello, GA. She is 3 years old and weighs 10.5 pounds
Stella is a young female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Atlanta Canine Adoption Project in Monticello, GA. Stella and Rosie, below, are a bonded pair who need to be adopted together. Stella is Rosie’s mother.
Rosie is a young female Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Atlanta Canine Adoption Project in Monticello, GA. Rosie is less than a year old and weighs 31 pounds.
Bo Peep is adorable, super-social, and ready to play and snuggle! She has had a ruff and winding road to adulthood and is ready for things to settle down! This sweet, loving puppy has been adopted and returned due to no fault of her own. Between a busy work schedule, a resident cat getting too stressed, and a personal life change, Bo is STILL searching for her perfect family. Bo Peep is dog and cat friendly, is great with kids, knows “sit”, and has SO much love to give!
Meet Dyson! We discovered early on that Dyson had a severe heart murmur. He pulled through his neuter surgery and visited a cardiologist who diagnosed him with an Atrial Ventral Septal Defect (AVSD). His poor little heart is working overtime and his future is uncertain. Dyson takes a beta-blocker daily, and will eventually need additional medications. For now, the doctor said Dyson can live an ordinary life. We’re looking for someone to give Dyson an EXTRAORDINARY life for as long as he’s with us. Dyson is a sweet, special boy who hops out of bed every morning excited for the day. He is currently being fostered by the shelter’s Dog Director and tags along to work to be spoiled by the rest of our staff and volunteers. I
Weighing in at 30 pounds and tons of confidence, adorable Cher is ready to watch Netflix or play in the yard! Cher is a free spirit who likes to explore but is always ready for kisses and cuddles! This little gem deserves to plant some roots and settle down in a loving home.
Periwinkle is very sweet and affectionate, seems calm and somewhat quiet. She is vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm negative and spayed. She does well on a leash, seems good with most of the other dogs, and she can be tested with cats if need be.
Columbia is a friendly girl who only wants to please and be near you. She is 4-5 months old, vaccinated, dewormed and will be spayed. She is very affectionate to the staff and enjoys being outside in the play yards. she does get along well with other dogs.
Groot is part of a litter of five–4 males and 1 female. Very sweet boy, friendly, likes to get attention, likes to play with his brothers and sister. So far he has been good with other dogs. He is vaccinated, dewormed and will be neutered.
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter will offer several adoption specials this month, according to AccessWDUN.
According to a press release, any adopter that wears their favorite sports apparel when they come to pick out a pet will be able to adopt for free. In addition, adoption fees will be waived every day for dogs who weigh more than 25 pounds and waived for any animal every Friday.
These specials are in addition to the center’s usual offers of free adoptions for any pet that has been at the shelter more than 30 days and any pet who is 7 years old or older.
“October is the perfect time to show support for your favorite team and expand your family with a pet from the shelter,” said Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Manager Alan Davis in a press statement. “It doesn’t matter if you’re team cat or team dog, shelter pets are a great addition to your team.”
Pets adopted from the center are up-to-date on their vaccines, as well as spayed or neutered. Each pet is also microchipped.
Adoptions are available on a first come, first serve basis. The center is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. Adoption center hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center is closed on Sundays.