Category: Dog rescue

9
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 9, 2022

The Perry Animal Shelter is at capacity, according to 13WMAZ.

It started with a Facebook post — the Friends of Perry Animal Shelter urging owners and rescuers to claim their pets or lose them entirely.

“Just really was trying to get other rescues to realize this to step up and help to pull when were unable to and/or make the owners more motivated,” Lynne Gibbs said.

Gibbs says their shelter and the city’s animal control have a partnership. Because the city’s animal control doesn’t allow for outside adoptions, an animals only way out is through rescuers and owners.

“I think that the City of Perry needs to step up and have their own avenue for animals to get out other than rescue pull and owner reclaim for the ‘just in case’ backup that we get in the situation that we’re in right now,” she said.

As of July 2022, Perry’s animal control has taken in 124 dogs and 178 cats this year.

Lee Gilmour, the city manager, says council will meet in an effort to address overcrowding. “What we’re doing is we’re going back to council and advising the partners are not able to take any animals at this time and get some determination from council about which way they want to go,” Gilmour said.

Jasper is a four-year old, 101-pound adult male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Friends of Perry Animal Shelter in Perry, GA.

Big Red is an three-year old, 64-pound adult male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Friends of Perry Animal Shelter in Perry, GA.

Brody is a young male Pointer mix dog who is available for adoption from Friends of Perry Animal Shelter in Perry, GA. The shelter says Brody would be good in a home with other dogs, cats, children.

8
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 8, 2022

Some Glynn County residents are seeking stricter tethering laws, according to The Brunswick News.

Critics want county commissioners to write a new ordinance that provides more protection for dogs tethered outside for hours at a time in all weather conditions.

Lynn Stephens, a volunteer with No Kill Glynn, said a petition is being circulated asking for a new ordinance that has more protections for tethered dogs.

Stephanie Schafer, a No Kill Glynn volunteer, said the petition she is circulating has more than 2,500 signatures already. She plans to present it to county commissioners at an upcoming meeting.

Glynn County Commissioner Bill Brunson described tethering as a “horrible practice,” especially in the hot summer heat. He believes some dogs are tethered outside for security purposes.

Glynn County Commissioner Bill Brunson described tethering as a “horrible practice,” especially in the hot summer heat. He believes some dogs are tethered outside for security purposes.

But Brunson questioned if a stronger ordinance is the solution.

“I don’t know how you would enforce it,” he said. “I will support anything as long as it’s enforceable.”

Commission Chairman Wayne Neal said he “has a love of animals as deep as anyone” but he said it’s challenging to create a tethering ordinance that is fair to everyone. He said it’s difficult to investigate complaints and some calls could be personal disputes that have nothing to do with the welfare of an animal.

Bella is an adult female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from No Kill Glynn County in St Simons Island, GA.

Bella is said to be great with kids, house-trained, and walks well on a leash, though she is not fond of cats.

Iris is a tri-pawed adult female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from No Kill Glynn County in St Simons Island, GA.

She’s dog friendly, great with kids, house-trained, walks well on a leash, a very mellow and kind dog

Bernice is a female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, GA.

Bernice is a beautiful girl surrendered by her owner due to their living situation. She is young, energetic and curious. Bernice comes from a background of living with children and adults, and is also housebroken and crate trained. Given her age and size, she would benefit from a fenced yard for plenty of exercise and play time with her new family. Bernice would love an opportunity to give a new family all her love and attention. She misses being part of a clan with treats and soft blankets.

5
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 5, 2022

Waylon is an adult male Great Dane who is available for adoption from Reggie’s Rescue in Douglas, GA.

Waylon loves attention! we are not sure about his exact age but we think he is about 3-4 years old. he loves to jump on the couch and cuddle. he is a great dog and does well with other dogs, but would do best in a home being the only dog or maybe the only male dog.

Jerry is a senior male Beagle who is available for adoption from Reggie’s Rescue in Douglas, GA.

Jerry is the perfect match for someone who is patient & willing to work with him. Jerry is a senior beagle. We estimate around the age of 7-10 years old. He’s a beagle/basset mix so he’s a low rider with short and stumpy legs, but it just adds to his charm. Jerry would do best in a quiet, calm, & stationary household. He will have to stay on a special diet of “Hill’s Prescription Diet: Digestive Care” dog food to treat his irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).. He will need frequent access to the bathroom. Since he is an older guy, he will need an owner who is home for the majority of the day, but someone who enjoys keeping busy! Jerry absolutely LOVES other dogs. Every dog he meets is automatically a friend. He enjoys blankets, stuffed animals, crinkle toys, & SLEEPING!! He is a laid back guy who spends most days cuddled up in his bed or on a blanket. Jerry is a skittish dog who is scared of most things due to the life he previously had, however, once you gain his trust.. he’s an absolute goofball.

Cowboy is a young male Shepherd/cow dog mix puppy who is available for adoption from Reggie’s Rescue in Douglas, GA.

Cowboy doesn’t meet a stranger. He absolutely loves everyone. If someone knocks at the door, he doesn’t bark. He will greet them with lots of sniffs and kisses because he’s excited to see a new person! He’s so playful and likes to run around the yard chasing after his foster sibling. He looks like a new born deer when he runs. He had a cast on for so long in the beginning and I think that’s why he runs that way. He goes crazy for a stuffed toy and a dog bed. He loves car rides but isn’t quite sure about the windows being rolled down. He is a big cuddle bug and loves to be right in front of a fan. He is terrified of thunder, so expect him to be right in your lap when it thunders. I personally feel like he would be AMAZING in a house with kids because he has so much energy and wants to play all the time.

Penny is a young male tri-pawed mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from Reggie’s Rescue in Douglas, GA.

3
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 3, 2022

Daffodil 4018 is a female Dachshund (?) mix who is available for adoption from PAWS Humane in Columbus, GA.

Tater Tot 8469 is a female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from PAWS Humane in Columbus, GA.

Xia 4905 is a female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from PAWS Humane in Columbus, GA.

Looking for a sweet girl? I’m Xia, and I might just be the dog for you! Paws took me in after I was brought to Animal Control as a stray and I’ve been looking for my forever home ever since. I’m a bit of an explorer and would enjoy long walks with my favorite humans. I prefer gentle affection and an older crowd, but I’m lots of fun! Whenever I got for walks my friends at Paws say I’m bouncy and happy, ready to go, go, go. I really hope to find my family soon so please stop by and see me!
2
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 2, 2022

Pen 224 is the temporary residence of a male Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Skippy is a 58-pound young male Black and Tan Coonhound mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Strawberry is a 3-year old, 35-pound male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

1
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 1, 2022

Dalton City Council is donating land to the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia, according to the Dalton Daily Citizen News.

The Humane Society had signed a 40-year, $1-a-year lease on the property about 10 years ago. It broke ground on a $1.5 million, 12,000-square-foot facility in 2017 and opened it a little more than a year later. The organization, which has been in Whitfield County for more than 40 years, had previously leased a site on Cleveland Highway.

City Administrator Andrew Parker said one hurdle [to donating the property to the HSNWGA] was that the city couldn’t legally do that “unless they provide some sort of benefit to the city.”

The City Council members asked City Attorney Terry Miller to look into the issue and he found the Humane Society does provide a quantifiable benefit to the city.

“Over the last few years, on average, they have taken in over 770 stray animals, cats and dogs, each year,” he said. “Through our service delivery agreement with Whitfield County, the taxpayers of Dalton pay part of Whitfield County animal control service costs. On average, the intake of an animal at the (county) animal shelter costs about $200. So, by taking these animals and keeping them out of the county animal shelter, the Humane Society is providing a benefit of over $150,000 a year. Over a 10- or 12-year period, they are providing a benefit that exceeds the value of the property. They operate on private donations, and they can raise donations better if they can control their own destiny.”

The donation includes a reversion clause that says that if the Humane Society stops using the site as an animal shelter it will revert to the city.

Marley is a young female Golden Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia in Dalton, GA.

Marley is super cute and will steal your heart the moment you meet her. This sweet girl is perfect for an active adult or family with children. Outgoing and friendly, this pup is very affectionate and will be a large dog when full grown. An energetic playful pup, Marley loves to play with toys and chase after her brother Maximus. If you don’t currently own a playful young pup, please consider adopting these two siblings together. The two keep each other well entertained and are great snuggle buddies too. Marley is fine tuning her house manners and will need a fenced in yard to keep her safe when outside. Marley and Maximus do not have to be adopted together.

Baby Girl is a 3.5-year old, 61-pound female Golden Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia in Dalton, GA.

Baby Girl is easy to love because she is super sweet. She does, however, need a special home. Baby Girl is a devoted dog that prefers a home without other pets. In particular, she does not like other dogs. She needs a low stress environment with an experienced dog owner. While not good on walks around the neighborhood, she would be fine in her own backyard. . This female brindle Boxer mix is three and half years old and weighs around sixty-one pounds. She loves being with people and is also fond of older children. Baby Girl is already housebroken and would enjoy having a large securely fenced in backyard so she can run and play safely. She rides well in a car and would be a good hiking buddy for back country trails where she would not run into other dogs.

Bennett is a 2-month old male Great Dane mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia in Dalton, GA.

Meet Bennett! He was a stray found by some kind people who saved his life. This gentle soul is now just looking for love. He is still settling in but adores all the attention he gets, he loves his head to be rubbed and he loves to be petted and cuddled. As you hold him, he’ll rest his head on your shoulder or in your hand. This sweet baby is so ready for a family to call his own. Bennett is one of the calmest, sweetest puppies you’ll ever meet. He is a Great Dane mix and weighs almost eighteen pounds.

29
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 29, 2022

Tift County Animal Shelter is crowded and needs supplies, according to WALB.

Shelter Director Candice Hernandez said their goal is to avoid euthanizing animals but sometimes, that is the only option.

“We work extremely hard with outside organizations, with no kill facilities all over the country, even into Canada, to get these dogs out of here and into homes. Local homes or far away homes, it doesn’t matter to us as long as they have a chance at life and are loved,” Hernandez said.

The shelter is overcrowded because it’s mating season for animals. Experts say the summer months are mating seasons for animals.

Ansley Hutto said she believes becoming an animal foster parent is the perfect way for you to have companionship. She’s 14 and said fostering animals helps to ease anxiety and boost self-confidence. She fosters kittens.

The shelter is asking the community to consider fostering and adopting these animals because it could save an animal’s life.

This tiny little dog, likely a Chihuahua mix, is looking to be reunited with his owners, or placed in a foster or adoptive home from the Tift County Animal Shelter in Tifton, GA.

Kirby is a mixed breed dog with a winning smile who is available for adoption from the Tift County Animal Shelter in Tifton, GA.

Scooter is a young male mixed breed dog (Lab-mix-looking) who is available for adoption from the Tift County Animal Shelter in Tifton, GA.

27
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 27, 2022

Bebe is a female Beagle and Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Betty is a female American Bulldog mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Pretty Girl is a young female Retriever (or Hound) mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

26
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 26, 2022

Minnie is a young female Whippet and Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption fro the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Daisy is a young female Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption fro the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Beau is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption fro the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

25
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 25, 2022

The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society seeks volunteers, according to WALB.

The Colquitt County Humane Society is fighting the Animal Homeless population by encouraging people in the community to adopt.

“The first thing is always spaying and neutering your pets to keep unwanted litters from getting there and we find that we take in a lot of puppies and kittens, especially this time of the year,” said Drew Durham, executive director of Colquitt County Humane Society. “So that’s really the main thing there is spay and neuter is a key component to reduce unwanted litters and unwanted population and reducing the stray population.”

“We had a great year for adoptions and rescues in 2020. Last year was a little down and this year is down as well too,” said Durham. “So we’re not sure if it’s just the economy, in general, that’s causing people to not be able to afford to keep their animals. That’s a lot. That’s a big reason that we’re hearing but they’re wanting to bring them over to us as they can’t afford them anymore.”

“I think everybody should take the time and go volunteer at the animal shelter one time, just get the experience. To see the animals that need help and just kind of take it all in,” said [Moultrie resident Angel] Strickland.

They also need pet food, according to a post on Facebook.

Drop off location: 1412 1st ST NE, Moultrie, Ga

Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM.

After hours donations can be deposited in donation box to the right of the shelter.

Dawn is a young female American Bulldog mix who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Jason is a 2-year old, 30-pound male Beagle mix who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.

Stella is a female Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society in Moultrie, GA.