Category: Dog adoption

26
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 26, 2019

Harry Potter GP

Harry Potter is an adult male Great Pyrenees who is available for adoption from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. Harry Potter is part of a bonded pair with his BFF Hermione.

Harry PPKI

Harry is a young male Pit Bull Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Pound Puppies ‘N Kittens Incorporated in Social Circle, GA.

Harry DeKalb

Harry is a male senior mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

25
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 25, 2019

Minnow 2 Wash Wilkes

Minnow is a male Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Minnow is a 1-2 year old Walker Coonhound mix. He weighs 39 lbs., is very friendly, but shy, good on a leash and good with other dogs.

Kenny Wash Wilkes

Kenny is a 3-year old male Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Kenny is very sweet, calm, good on a leash, good with most other dogs, has current vaccines and is heartworm negative. He is underweight at 47 lbs.

Cuddles Wash Wilkes

Cuddles is a 14-16 week old male Boxer and Pit Bull Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Cuddles is very friendly, playful, good with other dogs, has age appropriate vaccines.

24
Jun

Adoptable (Offical) Georgia Dogs for June 24, 2019

Courtney Monticello

Courtney is a young female Dachshund mix puppy who is available for adoption from Atlanta Canine Adoption Project in Monticello, GA.

Wynonna Monticello

Wynonna is a young female Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Atlanta Canine Adoption Project in Monticello, GA.

Willie Monticello

Willie is a young male mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Atlanta Canine Adoption Project in Monticello, GA.

21
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 21, 2019

Scout Hall County

Scout is a 4-year old male Hound mix who is available for adoption at the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Aaron Hall County

Aaron is a 2.5 year old male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption at the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Aaron is 2 years old and sweet as can be! His personality really shines when he is able to have some one-on-one time with a person!

Gator Hall County

Gator is a 4-year old male Pit Bull (Boxer?) mix who is available for adoption at the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Gator is loving, affectionate, sweet, and handsome! He loves walks, toys, affection, and play time.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has started a new “barn cat” program to find homes for outdoor cats, according to the Gainesville Times.

The “barn cat” program allows feral or semi-feral cats to be brought to the Hall County Animal Shelter in humane traps. The shelter’s veterinary staff can then spay or neuter the cat, and the cat can be adopted by a business to serve as a natural form of pest control by hunting mice and other rodents.

So far, three barn cats have been adopted.

Stephanie List, program coordinator with Hall County Animal Services, said that while domesticated cats can be adopted by local families, feral cats are not suitable for adoption to the general public. The shelter has to find alternatives for those cats.

“Once a cat enters our facility and is assessed and appears to have traits of a feral or semi-feral cat, we work toward re-homing those cats to establishments such as farms, shops and wineries where they can be independent and free-roaming,” List said in a statement.

“These are cats that are accustomed to being outdoors, hunting for food. Don’t expect them to come in and snuggle with you on the couch,” she said.

The initiative is part of the Community Cat Program the shelter started earlier this year. The program involves trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, and then returning them to their original home outdoors. The goal is to keep overcrowding in the shelter down and reduce the feral cat population.

The county has started several new programs at the shelter since being evaluated by Best Friends Animal Society, an animal welfare group, late last year.

20
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 20, 2019

Jekyll Butts Mutts

Jekyll is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Butts Mutts in Jackson, GA. This petite lab boy is so sweet.  He has been neutered, vaccinated and is receiving his heartworm treatment. He would love an active family that can play with him and let him chill out too!

Stella Butts Mutts

Stella is a female Mastiff/Rottweiler mix who is available for adoption from Butts Mutts in Jackson, GA. Stella is great with kids and scared of cats. She is spayed and heartworm negative!

Miller Butts Mutts

Miller is a young male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Butts Mutts in Jackson, GA. Miller is sweet and loves to play out in the yard. He is neutered and ready for you.

The City of Jackson, Georgia designated the first week of July as “Pamper Your Pet Week” in honor of Butts Mutts, according to the Jackson Progress-Argus.

The Butts Mutts animal rescue group, founded in 2014, works closely with Butts County Animal Control to foster dogs and find them new homes.

“Butts Mutts relies on donations, grants and community support to spay or neuter all dogs before leaving the shelter, pay for veterinary services rendered, assure current vaccinations and heart worm preventative treatments are administered prior to adoption,” the proclamation states. “Butts Mutts board members have recruited approximately 30 local foster families who have generously opened their homes and hearts to their newly adopted pets.”

“Butts Mutts volunteers provide daily walks and loving attention to the dogs in the shelter and we, the citizens of Jackson, Georgia, owe a substantial debt of gratitude to Butts Mutts volunteers.”

19
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 19, 2019

Hiromi DeKalb

Hiromi is a 52-pound female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from LifeLine at DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

Hiromi says: “Hi Roomie! We’re going to be BFFs!” Sweet Hiromi is a little shy at first then warms up to show her natural social skills. The meaning of Hiromi in Japanese is “widespread beauty”. This beautiful dark charcoal girl shares the love. She’s very affectionate and wants to please. Hiromi even has a budding friendship with the shelter’s resident pig. Everybody needs a friend after all!

Bella DeKalb

Bella is a young female 53-pound mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from LifeLine at DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

Bella is definitely the belle of the ball! This beautiful sweet girl is very affectionate, excellent on the leash and loves to cuddle. She is medium in stature with soft fur and a gentle calm personality. She is sweet, silly, goofy and playful, loves treats but is not obsessed with them. Bella has good attention which shows that she is very trainable. If you are looking for a younger pup Bella is your girl. She would love to be your next companion and will give you lots of kisses to prove it! This precious soul is looking for a loving home.

Vido DeKalb

Vido is a young, 21-pound male puppy who is available for adoption from LifeLine at DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, GA.

18
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 18, 2019

Gina Pups MBAC

Gina is a female American Bulldog mix who, along with her puppies (including Georgia) are available for adoption from the Macon-Bibb County Animal Shelter in Macon, GA.

Isaiah MBAC

Isaiah is a male Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Macon-Bibb County Animal Shelter in Macon, GA.

Rascal MBAC

Rascal is a male mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from the Macon-Bibb County Animal Shelter in Macon, GA.

17
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 17, 2019

Turk MBAC

Turk is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Chico MBAC

Chico is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Bodetus MBAC

Bodetus is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Macon-Bibb County may have to euthanize some animals due to an influx at the shelter, according to the Macon Telegraph.

A recent influx of stray dogs has the shelter overcrowded, and unless some are adopted soon, a few dogs in the adoption area will have to be put down to make room for more coming in. The shelter has a stray side and an adoption side, each of which hold 50 dogs.

The stray side is for those surrendered by owners or picked up and are waiting for an owner to reclaim, or they may be tied up with court cases. If they aren’t claimed, or the court cases are resolved, the dogs are tested to determine if they are safe around other animals and people. If they are, and have no major health issues, they go to the adoption side. The shelter will keep them there for as long as possible until space becomes an issue. They have kept dogs as long as three months.

Belew is pleading for anyone thinking of getting a dog to consider adopting from a shelter. She said shelter animals are good pets, and she has adopted two dogs there herself.

“They are so grateful when they come from a shelter because they’ve been here and they don’t understand why and they’ve been let down,” she said. “When you adopt them and you give them a family and a home, all these things that they’ve never had, they are just the best dogs.”

13
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 13, 2019

Anthony Coastal Pet Rescue

Anthony is a 9-week old male German Shepherd and Pomeranian mix puppy who is available for adoption from Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA.

Sierra Coastal Pet Rescue

Sierra is a 9-week old female German Shepherd and Pomeranian mix puppy who is available for adoption from Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA.

Gina Coastal Pet Rescue

Gina is a young female Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA.

Gina was rescued from a graveyard and is growing up to be an awesome little dog!

Her foster family has worked with her to help her come out of her shell and learn to be trusting of humans.
Smart and quick on the uptake, she has learned “sit,” “wait,” “go,” and “trash” when it is time to dispose of her baggies.

Of course, it’s easier for her to follow commands when she’s not around a lot of people or other dogs because she LOVES other dogs, and would probably do best in a home with another canine playmate to play with.

Gina will continue to flourish with someone who understand she still needs a little time, patience and lots of love.

12
Jun

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for June 12, 2019

Twilight HCAS

Twilight is a 2-year old female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Lexi HCAS

Lexi is a 2-year old female Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Smokey HCAS

Smokey is a 7-year old male Black and Tan Coonhound who is available for adoption from the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

For the third consecutive month, the Hall County Animal Shelter achieved a 90 percent live release rate, according to AccessWDUN.

On February 28, the Hall County Board of Commissioners formally adopted many of the recommendations set forth in an independent assessment of the Shelter by Best Friends Animal Society.

“We were thrilled to learn that Hall County Animal Shelter’s save rate has been 90-percent for three consecutive months after adopting our recommendations,” said Carrie Ducote, Senior Manager of Georgia for Best Friends Animal Society. During the Feb. 28 meeting, Ducote had said mentioned moving toward achieving a 90 percent “save” rate.

“Hall County is a great example of how any county can achieve a high rate of live outcomes with dedicated leadership, community support and a shift in shelter policies. It’s through partnerships like this that the state of Georgia and the entire country can reach a 90-percent save rate by 2025.”

At the recommendation of Best Friends, Hall County instituted a Community Cat Program to effectively control the feral cat population and a Managed Intake Program, which ensures all possible avenues are exhausted before an animal is surrendered to the shelter.