Category: Dog adoption

3
Sep

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for September 3, 2019

Coastal Pet Rescue, our favorite Savannah-area rescue group, has evacuated with its dogs and cats, and I’m sure they could use donations. Click here to donate to Coastal Pet Rescue.

GregCPR

Greg is an 8-week old male Rottweiler mix puppy who is available for adoption from Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA.

PeterCPR

Peter is an 8-week old male Rottweiler mix puppy who is available for adoption from Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA.

Jan CPR

Jan is an 8-week old female Rottweiler mix puppy who is available for adoption from Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA.

30
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 30, 2019

Blackie Athens

Blackie is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Athens-Clarke County Animal Control in Athens, GA.

Blackie was a very sweet and gentle boy. He was cautious with the other dog in the neighboring interaction pen. He barked and wagged his tail a little whenever he saw the dog run. He gently takes treats out of your hand and loves to give hugs. He enjoys the mud puddles but not so much of the pool. He has playful energy but knows when to be calm. He is such a goof, he loved rolling on the ground a lot. Every time I laughed he would stop and look at me and then continue to do it again.

He tugs on the leash a little at first but still listens pretty well when I asked him to “slow down.” I think he will do great with a family with middle age kids (he loves to jump to give hugs, but he’s a gentle jumper). I also believe a family with either a non reactive chill dog or maybe a smaller dog would be in his best interest if they had animals. He seemed more cautious toward dogs his size but didn’t mind smaller ones when we walked by the kennels. He’s definitely a character.

Tucker Athens

Tucker is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Athens-Clarke County Animal Control in Athens, GA.

Tucker really enjoyed his time in the interaction pen, and he was very interested in investigating the sights and smells all around him. He politely sniffed his neighbor at the fence and did not react at all. Once the heat thoroughly tuckered him out, he beat the heat by vegging out under the picnic table. 

Dax Athens

Dax is a young male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Athens-Clarke County Animal Control in Athens, GA.

Dax will make you smile. He’s a sweet, friendly dog who’s easy to be with. He didn’t hesitate to walk with me to an interaction pen, and once he’d taken inventory of his new surroundings, he was ready to be with me. He likes sitting for treats, being loved on, and running to you when you call him. It doesn’t take much to get a tail wag from Dax; he’s such a happy fellow. Come meet this little guy (he’s only 36 pounds!) and make a new friend!

Dax has tested negative for heartworms!

29
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 29, 2019

Hunter Cobb

Hunter is a male Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Marietta, GA.

Hunter is even more handsome in person than he is in his photos. He is a little confused right now because his family just dropped him off. He knows sit, and he is strong on the leash, but that may be due to being stuck in the cage all day. He just wanted to get outside to play! Hunter is about 6 years old and 67 pounds. He is reported to be house broken and good with kids. He has been neutered and microchipped, and he will be heartworm tested upon adoption. You will find him in run 49. ID 616086

Jorge Cobb

Jorge is a young male German Shorthaired Pointer mix who is available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Marietta, GA.

Jorge was brought to the shelter as a stray on 08/22. He is a handsome boy, 2 years old, weighs 68 lbs, and is very sweet and playful. He knows to sit, lay down, high five, and shake. He is a bit strong on leash and will need a little training in that dept but should learn quickly. Jorge is up to date on vaccinations and will be neutered, microchipped, and heartworm tested upon adoption. His ID is 617828 and he can be found waiting for you in run 18.

Homer Cobb

Homer is a male Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Marietta, GA.

Homer is a 5 year old brought to the shelter on 06/08 as an abandoned boy. He is so sweet and loving. He knows to sit but chose not to stay, he just wanted to smell the flowers. Homer is up to date on vaccinations and weighs 57 lbs. He is now neutered, and will be microchipped, and heartworm tested upon adoption. His ID is 615997 and he can be found waiting for his forever person in run 873.

28
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 29, 2019

Newell Carroll County

Newell is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Nathan Carroll County

Nathan is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Newell and Nathan are currently sharing a cage, so if you want a pair of Labrador Retriever mix puppies, these boys should be on your short list.

Mandy Carroll County

Mandy is a 2-year old female Boxer mix who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

27
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 27, 2019

Jano Gwinnett

Jano is a 5-month old male Coonhound and Beagle mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Bowser Gwinnett

Bowser is a year-old male Chihuahua mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Sherlock Gwinnett

Sherlock is a 5-year old male Chihuahua mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

26
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 26, 2019

Gracie Rome

Gracie is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Public Animal Welfare Services in Rome, GA.

Lil Ray Rome

Lil Ray is a young male Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Public Animal Welfare Services in Rome, GA.

Abby Rome

Abby is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Public Animal Welfare Services in Rome, GA.

23
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 23, 2019

Ozzie NWGA

Ozzie is a nine-week old male Jack Russell Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

Cagney NWGA

Cagney is a nine-week old female Jack Russell Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

Ricky NWGA

Ricky is a nine-week old male Jack Russell Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

The Americus Police Department‘s K9 unit received a protective vest for their dog, according to the Albany Herald.

The Americus Police Department’s newly organized K-9 unit received a bullet and stab protective vest for its K-9 officer “Von” from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. of East Taunton, Mass., recently.

APD Chief Mark Scott said he was alerted to the organization when the department’s K-9 unit was formed.

“I was sent a link to the organization (Vested Interest), so I reached out to them,” Scott said. “We filled out an application, told them we were just starting our unit and didn’t have funding for body armor, and they contacted us and told us we’d been selected to receive one of the vests.”

Vested Interest is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs and animals with other agencies throughout the United States. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist agencies with procuring the potentially life-saving equipment.

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 3,400 protective vests in all 50 states through private and corporate donations. Value of the equipment is $5.7 million.

A local pharmacist donated Narcan for police dogs, according to the Statesboro Herald.

Ben Ross, who owns Forest Heights Pharmacy, donated 10 Narcan kits to the Georgia Police K9 Foundation after Statesboro police Officer and K9 handler Brice Scott asked about purchasing some of the life-saving kits.

“Some local K9s with the Statesboro Police Department and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office (will have expired Narcan kits) replaced because of this extreme generosity,” said Statesboro police Cpl. Kyle Briley, who started the Georgia Police K9 Foundation. “Our newest (Statesboro police) K9 member, Smokey, will also get a Narcan kit. The other kits will go to K9s in need throughout the state, to include Perry Police Department.”

While Briley is not aware of any recent encounters by local police or drug dogs, an online CBS report refers to a 2016 incident in which “three police dogs in Florida were rushed to an animal hospital … when they ingested fentanyl, a powerful painkiller that is often mixed with street heroin but 50 times more potent.”

Ross donated the 10 Narcan kits after learning the police K9s need the protection.

“I never thought about dogs needing Narcan,” he told the Statesboro Herald. “This is something we wanted to supply. We feel very strongly about this life-saving medication.”

The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia in Dalton is holding a lock-in fundraiser, according to AccessWDUN.

[E]ach year at HSNEGA, volunteers agree to sit in the kennels to raise money towards the rescue pets and their adoptions.

“We couldn’t do what we do here at the Humane Society without our supporters,” said Julie Edwards, executive director for the humane society. “Our vet services pay for themselves with the fees, but our adoption and rescue program does not pay for itself with our adoption fees. We bring out $150-160,000 on adoptions and we probably spend three to four times that rescuing our animals. So this money all goes towards rescue efforts.”

At the time of publication, the humane society had raised just shy of $38,000 towards their goal of $80,000, essentially helping 151 rescues. Development Director Sam Threadgill said if they make their goal, they will slash the fees to adopt dogs in the large dog kennels to zero until the end of August.

 

22
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 22, 2019

Harley Walton

Harley is a 2-year old, 51-pound female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Copper Walton

Copper is a 3-year old, 45-pound neutered male Hound mix who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Marvin Walton

Marvin is a 10-year old, 55-pound male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

21
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 21, 2019

Bo BFAC

Bo is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Atlanta, GA.

Jack BFAC

Jack is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Atlanta, GA.

Jolie BFAC

Jolie is a female mixed breed (pitbuill) dog who is available for adoption from Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Atlanta, GA.

20
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 20, 2019

Ginger PAWS Rome

Ginger is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Public Animal Welfare Services in Rome, GA.

Molly PAWS Rome

Molly is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Public Animal Welfare Services in Rome, GA.

Maggie PAWS Rome

Maggie is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Public Animal Welfare Services in Rome, GA.