The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is offering free dog and cat adoptions on Fridays in March.
The center announced this past week that it is offering the free pet adoptions on Fridays in March. Officials said several pets — dogs and cats, to be exact — have undergone examinations by animal shelter staff, received their vaccinations and been either neutered or spayed, making them ready to be adopted.
Normally, it would cost someone $30 to adopt a cat, or $90 to adopt a dog, from the shelter.
“Please keep in mind that adopting an animal is a decision that should include responsible planning for space, permission if renting and follow-up veterinarian care from a local clinic,” county officials said in a statement. “Animals are forever family members that require love, attention, exercise and stimulation, and can live 10 years or longer depending on age and breed. Please consider this upon planning to adopt.”
Calling all Scooby-Doo fans, we found the real deal! Harrison is a 2-year-old mixed breed pupper found as a stray on St. Simons. This comical boy has a goofy smile and a personality that will keep you entertained for hours on end. While his history is a mystery, he appears to be house trained, good with other dogs, knows a few basic commands and loves to sit in your lap. (He has no idea he’s too big!)
I’m a naturally playful, curious, and trusting canine. Take me for a big walk every day; give me something to do. After my job’s done, I’ll curl up in front of the fire with you in the evenings. Recommend children 12 years and older
Columbus City Council adopted a resolution opposing Senate Bill 418 and House Bill 948, both of which would preempt the power of local governments to ban retail sales of any goods regulated by the US Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Agriculture, or the Food and Drug Administration.
WHEREAS, various bills have been introduced in the 2018 Session of the Georgia General Assembly that would preempt local governments from banning the sale at retail or other regulation of dogs and cats in Georgia communities;
WHEREAS, local governments should be able to make these important policy decisions that affect animal owners and advocates in our local communities; and
WHEREAS, this Council desires that the local legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly oppose any further amendments to legislation or substitutes which would preempt local regulation of these matters.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:
We hereby respectfully request that the local legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly oppose any further amendments to legislation or substitutes which would preempt local regulation of the sale at retail or other regulation of dogs and cats or similar matters in Georgia communities.
Let a copy of this resolution be forwarded by the Clerk of Council to each member of the local delegation to the Georgia General Assembly.
Hannah is a wonderful little girl. Crate trained, barely barks, gets along with other dogs and cats, all people and children. She is simply amazing. Hannah weighs 18 lbs and we are guessing she could have some Dachshund, Terrier or even Corgi in her. But no matter what breeds she is mixed with she got all the good personality traits.
Heidi is a 1 year old chocolate lab retriever mix who was found dumped on a rural Georgia road in the freezing rain. She is such a wonderful loving and sweet girl. She weighs 45 lbs and is great with dogs and loves to play. She is good with all people as well. She is house and crate trained and Settles in very nicely. She would love a play buddy and a fenced in yard to run in. She loves her walks and is an all around sweet girl who will make a wonderful family member.
Otis is about 12 weeks old. Maybe some border collie mix… stinking cute. He seems to be about 40/45lbs fully grown. Otis will be available for adoption shortly.
If you are looking for a GORGEOUS puppy with PERSONALITY PLUS, look no further! Peanut was an owner turn in from an individual who surrendered several dogs.
Peanut was born 11/9/18 so he is 4 months old and weighs 5 pounds. He is a precious dog – all personality – super friendly and loving! He is playful, gets along with other dogs and cats and trained to a litter box. It is hilarious to watch Peanut run across the yard playing with the other foster pups here! We are looking for the best home for Peanut. His wish list includes a nice house with a fluffy bed (but he would rather sleep with his mom), lots of toys to play with and hopefully a canine sibling to spend the day playing with in their fenced yard. A doggy door would be a plus so he can come and go as he wishes as well as a mom or dad who is retired or works from home so he will get all the attention and training a puppy needs.
Buttons is an adorable girl who is super playful! She loves running with her friends in the fenced yard, chasing after toys and hanging out after a hard day’s play. She has a gorgeous black coat with a unique white pattern that extends down her chest to her belly and even onto her front leg. At 17 weeks old (DOB: 9/21/17), she is 28 pounds. Buttons is perfectly crate trained – does not potty in her crate at all, does not whine and does not tear up her big fluffy bed and toys in there. She is super friendly, learns quickly and just a great dog. Buttons learned “sit” and “down” with 5 minutes of training! She is healthy and is ready for her forever home now.
Sweet Pax wants just a few simple things in life: a person who is home most of the time, a canine buddy, and a fenced-in yard where he can run and play. Well, lots of treats and snuggles would be pretty amazing too. We’ve had lots of interest in this striking boy, but he wants you to know he’s so much more than a pretty face. Pax is so terribly smart that he can pick up commands in minutes, so he really needs to go to a border collie-savvy home where someone will continue working his brilliant brain. Pax isn’t very high energy; he likes walks and car rides, but is perfectly happy as a couch potato, too. He’d prefer a home without kids and cats because they are so unpredictable. Pax is 2 years old, 35 pounds and just amazing.
His foster mom absolutely loves this sweet boy and will require a meet and greet to make sure Pax goes to the perfect home. He is amazing.
Hi! My name is Kimberlin. I am a 3 month old (approximately) border collie mix. I have so much to learn and a whole yard to explore. I have begun potty training and crate training. I am smart, so I believe I will catch on pretty fast. I just started playing fetch yesterday. It is so much fun! I would like a family that is loving and would be patient with me. I am still a little skittish, but I am learning to trust my foster family. A backyard would be wonderful, a place for me to run, chase leaves, and play fetch (my new skill). If you fit my wants for a forever family, please ask about me. I know I would be a good addition to your family. Please play fetch with me.
Panda is full of spirit and a lust for life. He bounces when he runs and loves to check out the yard. He hasn’t shown much interested in toys or playing with other dogs, he just loves his human. He is crate trained and I do crate him at the kennel house when he is alone. However, he sleeps free and lays on a dog bed all night.
He is a really good boy and desperately wants to be loved. He has been abused in his life and you can see it on his face on the rare occasion that he runs out the front door and is yelled at to come back he stops and sulks like he expects to be beaten.
I am an adorable pup, thinking maybe Italian Greyhound mix. I’m pretty feisty and love love to play. I’m high energy!!!!!! If you have a lot of time and energy I would love to come and live with you. Come and meet me.
My name is Yogi like Yogi Bear. I am a little ball of fur and fire. I am still a puppy so I have a lot to learn but Ive been told Im pretty smart so thats a good thing, right! I love to play, play, and play.
My name is Piper and I was rescued by a nice family where they found me in the middle of the road. I am a medium size girl and I am very unique in my coloring. I almost look like a husky but am a tiny petite girl. Come meet me and you will see what a beauty I am. I would love to be your best friend and companion.