Category: Dog adoption

29
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 29, 2020

Ranger CSRA Humane

Ranger is a young male Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from CSRA Humane Society, Inc. in Augusta, GA.

Meet Ranger! He is energetic and playful. Ranger is a bit shy, but with some love and patience, will come out of his shell.

Chelsea CSRA Humane

Chelsea is a female Beagle and Terrier mix who is available for adoption from CSRA Humane Society, Inc. in Augusta, GA.

Chelsea is a sweet, curious, and energetic dog. She is a bit shy, but with some love and patience will come out of her shell.

April CSRA Humane

April is a senior Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from CSRA Humane Society, Inc. in Augusta, GA.

 

28
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 28, 2020

Leia Animal Ark

Leia is a young female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Animal Ark in Columbus, GA.

Leia is a gorgeous girl who has been spending some time in a foster home. Her foster mom reports “Leia is the sweetest girl. She’s shy when first meeting new people, but she warms up quickly. She’s very loyal to her humans and is very snuggly. She’s done well meeting new dogs, and is very calm. She’s even met a cat and didn’t chase it.” Sound like the girl for you? Adopt Leia today!

Katniss Animal Ark

Katniss is a young female German Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Animal Ark in Columbus, GA.

Chief Animal Ark

Chief is a male Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from Animal Ark in Columbus, GA.

Chief currently is tri-pawed, completely healed from having his front leg removed, it has not slowed him down. He can out run Elvis the lab. He is said to be good with children and other dogs.

27
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 27, 2020

Waylon Washington Wilkes Humane Shelter

Waylon is a young male Cattle Dog mix who is available for adoption from the Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter in Washington, GA.

Waylon is a 1.5 year old Heeler mix. He showed up on someones porch. He is friendly, shy, vaccinated, heartworm negative, good with other dogs. He apparently has never been on a leash, so he is learning to do that.

With a name like Waylon, it’s not wonder he needs to be taught to be on a leash.

Willie Toccoa Stephens Humane

Willie is a male Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter in Toccoa, GA.

What a good natured boy. He has had a prior kennel mate, who was larger than he, and they got along famously. He wants to be loved and play outside.

Mark Humane Terrell County

Mark is a young male English Pointer who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Terrell County in Dawson, GA.

Mark was surrendered to us from a Plantation as he has a mild case of hip dysplasia which means he cannot be bred nor compete long term in field trials. At this time, it does not affect his ability to walk, run or jump -at some point he may need a arthritis medicine but for now, he does not have any mobility issues. Mark has had formal training and does point and know commands. That does not mean he has to go to a home that would like to use him to hunt – he can simply be a companion pet.

Mark is very sweet and has a good temperament. He is good with kids and good with other dogs (he is untested with cats).

Mark is up to date with shots. neutered, negative for heartworms/on prevention and crate trained. If you would like to adopt Mark, please submit an adoption application via our website at www.myhstc.org.

26
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 26, 2020

Half Pint PAWS Humane

Half Pint is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from PAWS Humane in Columbus, GA.

Barkowitz PAWS Humane

Barkowitz is a young male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from PAWS Humane in Columbus, GA.

Scarlett 2 PAWS Humane

Scarlett (above and below) is a female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from PAWS Humane in Columbus, GA. Those are the shortest little low rider legs I’ve ever seen on a dog.

Scarlett 1 PAWS Humane

22
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 22, 2020

Chief Moultrie-Colquitt Humane

Chief is a young male Hound and Beagle mix who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Baloo Moultrie-Colquitt Humane

Baloo is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Peaches Moultrie-Colquitt Humane

Peaches is a young female Pit Bull Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

21
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 21, 2020

Apparently, yesterday was National Rescue Dog Day and my canine co-workers neglected to tell me. Luckily, First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp had this reminder:

Marty Kemp Rescue Dog Day

University of Georgia graduate student Kim Wolf is working to bring virtual pet visits to shut-ins and front-line healthcare workers, according to the Athens Banner Herald.

During her more than 15 years working with older adults and caregivers, Wolf had seen how residents lit up when she brought therapy dogs. So she decided to pilot the project with her grandmother’s facility, where residents were used to seeing in-house therapy pets weekly.

Wolf recruited friends from the Animal Farm Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit dog rescue that trains shelter dogs to be free service dogs for people in need. With them came dogs, cats, horses, goats and cows.

“You could see the excitement in the eyes of our residents,” said Roya Najafali-Brooks, the activities director at Genesis Multi-Medical, where Wolf’s grandmother lives. “Pets seem to bring them much joy when in the building, so with the current situation, it is a great opportunity for them to be able to still have this pet interaction.”

Pairing with Animal Farm Foundation, Wolf established Pets Together, with the goal of providing visits on a bigger scale. Using video chat services, Pets Together has held more than 100 virtual visits since its launch in March. Another 100 appointments are already scheduled for the next month. Currently, Pets Together offers appointments only to people living in group settings or working on the front lines of the pandemic, but Wolf said she anticipates expanding in the future to provide visits to people who are living in their own homes but unable to get out much due to health reasons.

“There’s some really powerful research that shows that experiencing chronic social isolation and loneliness is just as bad for premature mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes,” Wolf said. “As a public health student, I’m always trying to think about new and innovative ways that we can reduce social isolation and loneliness, especially in older adults where consequences are more dire. This was a way to try and do that and buffer the effects of isolation.”

Deryn Athens Canine Rescue

Deryn is a young female Labrador Retriever and Beagle mix who is available for adoption from Athens Canine Rescue in Athens, GA.

Welcome Deryn! Deryn is an 11-month-old yellow beauty currently weighing in at just 33 pounds. Because she’s so young, she’ll likely get bigger yet – likely to around 40 pounds (give or take). She needs a home with another dog because, as you’ll see, she does best when she’s got a canine friend around!

Deryn is crate-trained and housebroken! Since Deryn has moved in with another dog, she has learned those skills very quickly, and she’s been learning new tricks on top of that! Deryn can now respond to “sit,” “down,” “off,” and she is working on learning to “roll over.” Deryn will go into her crate for food, but she’d much rather hang out in the open with her human and dog pals! Who can blame her?

Deryn, or “Little Bit” as foster mom calls her because she’s half the size of her favorite playmate, lives with other dogs in her foster home and is doing great with them! She was a tad shy with larger male dogs when she first met them, but once the initial bashfulness wore off, she was as good as gold and happy to play! Deryn is a much happier dog now that she has a foster sibling, so she needs a family who has another dog so she won’t feel so lonely when her humans aren’t home.

Sprout Athens Canine Rescue

Sprout is a male Chihuahua and Shih-Tzu mix who is available for adoption from Athens Canine Rescue in Athens, GA.

Welcome Sprout! This 4-year-old boy weighs in at just 12 pounds. Sprout is already housebroken and crate trained! He sleeps through the night and keeps his crate clean when he’s at home alone. When he has to go outside, he signals by whining at the door or giving a little nudge with his paw to make sure you know it’s time to go outside. He will walk right in his crate with a little bait, and he stays quiet all night long, but if you sleep in too long, he’ll let you know it’s time to get out of bed and get your day started.

With other dogs, Sprout is playful, kissy, cuddly, and happy. He loves to cuddle with his foster siblings, and he will even share toys with them. He’ll even go for toys that are nearly his size!

Sophie Athens Canine Rescue

Sophie is a young female Australian Shepher and Doberman Pinscher mix who is available for adoption from Athens Canine Rescue in Athens, GA.

Welcome Sophie! This Doberman mix beauty is around 2-years-old and had four puppies in February. Once she loses the baby weight, Sophie should weigh around 50 pounds. All of her babies have been adopted, so she’s an empty-nester who is ready to thrive in her new kid-free life!

Sophie is working on her housetraining. She knows when to go outside and hasn’t had any recent accidents, but she doesn’t spend much time loose in the house. Sophie is crate trained and will go in her crate with just a point — no treat needed! She has learned to “sit,” and she will probably get a few more tricks up her sleeve with more training.

Sophie lives with dogs in her foster home, and they are all doing well together. Sophie is a bit shy at first but will wrestle and bounce around with her foster siblings. She is wonderful at adjusting her play style based on the situation — she’s gentle with smaller dogs but can play rough and hold her own with the big boys.

20
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 20, 2020

Ranger Homes 4-ever Rescue Org

Ranger is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Homes 4-ever Rescue Organization in Rockmart, GA. He has special needs, according to the rescue:

Ranger is a 2 year old male chocolate lab. This guy is super amazing and so laid back. He absolutely is not the typical young lab. He gets along great with other dogs and doesn’t seem to mind cats. He is to lazy to care about much. He will play with the kids as long as they want to play but is also happy to lay around. Ranger is now fully vetted and ready for his new 4-EVER HOME!

Ranger has a seizure disorder and requires medication daily. This will be a life long thing that has to be monitored. Due to this we are requiring he goes to a home with a fenced in yard. This is a must have and for his safety we are not willing to budge on this.

Felicia Homes 4-ever Rescue Org

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

Fable Homes 4-ever Rescue Org

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

Fable is a 1 year old lab mix? This guy is so sweet but has a higher energy level which is why he only had 1 pic. So he needs a active family that will keep him busy.

19
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 19, 2020

The Gwinnett County Shelter continues to accept intake and to do adoptions, but you must call 770-339-3200 first for an appointment.

Melvin Gwinnett

Melvin is a 10-year old male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption by appointment at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

We admit it. We’re a sucker for dogs with cute ears. Meet Melvin, an esteemed older gentleman who is a huge fan of mealtime (and snacktime too). Melvin is a big fan of being with other dogs and is an easy-going guy with an old soul. His age does not slow him down, and he loves to go on walks. Melvin is potty-trained and knows how to sit. If his sweet gray muzzle doesn’t pull on your heartstrings, then we don’t know what will!

Arnold Gwinnett

Arnold is a 10-year old male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption by appointment at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Arnold is the sweet old man that greets you when you come into Walmart. He’s everybody’s honorary grandpa. He doesn’t need a lot of attention and often prefers to be by himself anyways. Arnold is looking for a retirement home that will allow him to take long naps, eat lots of good snacks and destroy all the tennis balls that his little heart desires.

Edmond Gwinnett

Edmond is an 8-year old male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption by appointment at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Edmond would love to be your knight in shining armor. This sweet boy will come and save you from whatever danger you are in. He may even try to charm you into loving him. He says love is blind, and does not care who needs saving whether it be a damsel in distress or a clever thief who has found himself in a bind. This boy loves everyone he meets and is sure to put a smile on your face.

The Humane Society of the United States says the COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer puppy mill inspections in Georgia, according to the AJC.

Representatives for the organization said they are particularly worried about the condition of puppies since enforcement agencies have suspended on site visits during the coronavirus pandemic. “(During the pandemic) there have been even fewer inspections of the mills. An inspector can identify a small problem and order it to be corrected before it festers and becomes a bigger problem,” said John Goodwin, Senior Director of the Humane Society’s Stop Puppy Mills campaign.

State officials said while they had not been conducting routine investigations during the COVID-19 lockdown, inspectors worked on any complaints that were called in and did make site visits in urgent cases while practicing social distancing. Monday marked the start of the second phase of their COVID-19 response with routine inspections expected to take place three days a week, said spokeswoman Julie McPeake.

The Humane Society’s 2020 Horrible Hundred report released last week included seven Georgia breeders. The Humane Society’s report is based on inspections of dog breeders conducted by the federal and state Departments of Agriculture.

Through its Companion Animal Division, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is charged with regulating anyone who produces, sells, boards, grooms, offers for adoption, or exchanges pet animals. Last year, the department had about 15 full-time companion animal and equine inspectors and three field supervisors.

Georgia’s enforcement efforts have improved, said Goodwin. “One reason you have a few more entries in Georgia is because the state went out to some of the worst actors,” he said.

During the pandemic, state inspectors filed 176 inspection reports from mid-March to mid-May, said McPeake. The department has also made or attempted to make contact with all 4,000 licensed establishments to conduct surveys on how the pandemic has effected their businesses, she said.

Disclosure: I work part-time for the Humane Society of the United States as a lobbyist.

15
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 15, 2020

Jasper Doggie Harmony

Jasper is a young male Basset Hound and Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from Doggie Harmony in Decatur, GA.

Jasper is a sweet adorable little short-legged mix of about 25 lbs. He attached to his person and is a cuddly lovebug. He’s very smart and learns quickly.

Penelope Doggie Harmony

Penelope is a young female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption and currently being fostered in Decatur, GA.

Lil Bit Doggie Harmony

Lil Bit is a young female Hound mix who is available for adoption from Doggie Harmony in Decatur, GA.

Look at this cute smiley face. This cutie pie is Lil’ Bit and she is looking for a new, loving, forever home. She is 3 yrs old and a nice size at 41 lbs.

14
May

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for May 14, 2020

Charlie Rotts n Pups Rescue

Charlie is a young male Plott Hound mix who is available for adoption from Rotts ‘n Pups Rescue in Douglasville, GA.

Charlie is an exceptional puppy! Just over a year old, neutered, and healthy. He has a strong sense of humor and all about play!! Being a Plott Hound and true to the nature of the breed, he love to chase ANYTHING that moves and needs a secure back yard with a sturdy high fence. He is an adept climber and will easily scale a chain link enclosure, so a stockade fence is advised., If you do elect to keep him behind a climbable fence, supplementing this with an Invisible Fence collar should do the job.

Charlie has a good personality and plays well with other dogs. He would not do well in a household with cats since he is likely to see them as something to be chased. He loves kids and can definitely out play them! They will be tired long before he is!!

Daisy Rotts n Pups Rescue

Daisy is a female Hound (or Labrador Retriever) mix who is available for adoption from Rotts ‘n Pups Rescue in Douglasville, GA.

Daisy is about 6 years of age, spayed, and fully vaccinated. She weighs about 60 pounds. Daisy gets along well with other dogs close to her size. She is likely to chase cats and small dogs.

She loves people and kids and will play all day if you let her!!

Zuri Rotts n Pups Rescue

Zuri is a female Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Rotts ‘n Pups Rescue in Douglasville, GA.

Zuri is a 18 mo. old yellow lab mix who was abandoned by her family at a local animal hospital. She is house trained and good in cars and on a leash. Zuri is high energy and would need an active ADULTS ONLY home with a yard and possibly another dog of her size to play with. Zuri is very protective and makes a great alert dog.