Pacman (Pen 123c) is a 2-year old, 60-pound male Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA. Love the look of this low-rider.
Pacman (Pen 123c) is a 2-year old, 60-pound male Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA. Love the look of this low-rider.
This handsome hunk of love is named Hayes. Hayes came to the shelter along with his bestie (possibly brother, Hunter) on 9/29. Their former owner passed away and any family the owner may have had were out of state but no one stepped up to take them in and take care of them. We’re sure they are feeling confused and out of sorts as to why they are here in an loud, overcrowded shelter but we are hoping they will not have to stay here for too long. Hayes is very cute, affectionate and friendly. He is simply adorable. Look at that face? Who wouldn’t want him or both for their very own? They are both beautiful and sweet. Both are outgoing. They probably grew up together and have each other’s backs very, very much. They are each other’s rock, support system. He is very intelligent as he knows to sit when asked, and he may know even more. Can you help him get out of this shelter so he can experience a second chance at a stable life in a home that will keep him safe, happy and loved? If you have the room in your heart and home for Hayes or for both that would be amazing. If you are looking for a companion for your pup, bring your pup and see if this baby or both of these babies are a match for your baby!
Hayes is 2 years old, and weighs 47lbs. He is current on vaccines and neutered and microchipped. Hayes will be tested for heart worms upon his adoption. Hayes is patiently waiting for you in Run 807, his ID # is 649624.
Hunter is 2 years old, and weighs 47lbs. He is current on vaccines and neutered and microchipped. Hunter will be tested for heart worms upon his adoption. Hunter is patiently waiting for you in Run 807, his ID # is 649626.
Say hello to the beautiful 5 year old Lola. Lola arrived at the shelter along with her tiny friend BonBon on 11/21. BonBon has since been adopted. Lola is stuck in the shelter through no fault of her own. The owner’s landlord said the pups had to go. Lola is a nice size at 57 pounds and has a beautiful, shiny coat. Lola could not be any sweeter and is well mannered. She sits when asked and is quiet in her run. She is said to be good with kids and house trained. Lola is current on vaccines, tested negative for heart worms will be spayed (if not already), and micro-chipped upon adoption. She is waiting for you in run 81. Lola’s ID# is 651951.
Good evening everyone!! Please meet this beautiful young lady we are calling Holly. She is hoping to be apart of a loving family this Christmas! Holly is only 2 years old and she weighs in at 27lbs. She is small at the moment but she will grow to be a medium sized pup. She decided to become independent at such a young age but someone thought it was best if she wasn’t on the streets all alone and was brought to the shelter on 11/16. Sadly, no one has come to reclaim her. She is so sweet and cute as a button. Holly is much prettier in person. She is very playful as she loves her toys very much. She is one smart cookie because she knows how to sit all by herself and lay down. She needs a little work on stay but she is eager to please you. She will be a great student to learn just about anything she needs to. Can you please help her find her way into a loving home and provide everything she needs and wants? This is the perfect time of year to make that happen. She is just a baby so she will someone who will be patient with her, train her PROPERLY, and NEVER GIVE UP ON HER FOR ANY REASON!!! She would make a perfect addition to an active family. Keep her stimulated so she doesn’t get bored. Make wonderful memories with this sweet princess.
Holly is current on vaccines. She will be spayed and micro chipped upon her adoption. She will be tested for heart worms upon her adoption. She will be waiting for her Christmas angel in Run 403. Her ID is 651830.
The Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, Georgia will waive adoption fees in December, according to AccessWDUN.
The Hall County Animal Shelter will waive all adoption fees through December to celebrate the holiday season.
“We saw a tremendous outcome during our Santa Paws season last year, so we brought it back along with the grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation, which will allow us to extend free pet adoptions throughout the whole month of December,” Shelter Supervisor Stephanie Maloch said.
Through its “Empty the Shelter” program the Bissell Pet Foundation will sponsor the cost of adoption fees from Dec. 1 to Dec. 17.
Fees will be waived throughout the remainder of the month by the animal shelter “Santa Paws” campaign.
“While we do want to remove barriers to ensure pets make it home in time for the holidays, we do still want people to remember that adopting a pet is a long-term commitment,” Maloch said. “Families need to consider all the factors that come with being a pet owner before making the decision to adopt – we don’t want these pets to end up back at our shelter.”
The Hall County Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit the Animal Shelter online to browse its adoptable pets.
On the day before Thanksgiving 2012, we brought this dog home after a two week quarantine in a kennel. She had been a featured adoptable dog several times but had no takers. One day, after Mrs. GaPundit suggested we should foster her, I took Roxy up to Gwinnett County Animal Shelter to meet 28406. Now named Dolly, she was the inspiration for legislation that named The Adoptable Dog as the Official State Dog of Georgia.
Gwinnett County Sheriff Keybo Taylor‘s office is disbanding the Jail Dogs program, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program volunteers said in a Facebook post that the county’s Sheriff’s Office has put the program on “hiatus.” The program pairs with dogs with inmates who are tasked with caring for the pooches.
”As many of you may have already heard the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has put our program on hiatus indefinitely,” the program said in its announcement. “They will be expanding their mental health program which will take over the unit our handlers and dogs are housed in.”
“While we applaud what they look to do, our program also falls under inmate programs geared at the mental health of the inmates that come through our program.”
The decision has Jail Dogs officials scrambling to find homes for four dogs that had been paired with inmates. They are looking for Gwinnett residents to provide foster homes for the dogs.
Since Jail Dogs was established in 2010, it has resulted in “thousands” of dogs and cats who had been scheduled for euthanasia being rescued from local shelters.
“All received vetting from our rescue partner Society of Humane Friends of Georgia and then trained by selected inmate handlers that were being trained themselves,” Jail Dog officials said. “This gave the animals a better chance at adoption due to their training but also gave the handlers purpose during their incarceration.”
This ruggedly handsome, ever so lovable boy is Jail Dog Tien. His Jail Dog story started on March 12, 2019, when we rescued him from a local shelter. Tien was approximately 1 year of age with all the energy of a puppy in an adult sized body. He took to his training quickly and after he was neutered, vaccinated and microchipped he was adopted on June 26, 2019.
In November of 2022 his family reached out to us and asked to return Tien. They found that Tien wasn’t a fan of their young son once he became mobile. With open arms we took Tien back into the program on December 1, 2022. Tien fell right back into the routine of the program where we were able to bring him back up to speed on his training.
This loyal sweetheart of a dog is now coming up on his 1-year return date, a date we don’t wish to celebrate with him. We would rather find him a home where they can celebrate all that is wonderful about Tien every day!
Tien used to live in a home with another younger dog and when he was in the program in 2019 he loved all dogs of ages and sizes. Now at 5-6 years of age he prefers to keep his canine buddies limited. While Jail Dogs Kaiser and Nala are his pals at the detention center, we have found Tien isn’t a fan of dogs when our volunteers take him to local parks for walks. He requests rather loudly that the dogs keep their distance and continue to merrily stroll along.
Honestly, the ideal home for Tien would be one where he could be your one and only fur baby. No need for long walks, just a nice, fenced yard to play where he can chase things to his heart’s content and use that wonderful nose of his. He can’t be an outside only dog, (now that is no way to treat your family member) but would be a fantastic furry family member that would soak up all the love and pampering he could get. Tien is an avid television watcher that would love to binge any show you might want to watch, (now where can you find that?!?!) or help you cheer on your favorite sports team, (and help you eat your snacks!). A home without small children but maybe a teenager or two to keep company while playing video games, working on their homework, etc…. There is so much to love about this boy, and we don’t want people to miss out on all of his “awesomeness”. For more information about Jail Dog Tien and how you can foster or adopt please visit www.jaildogs.org and fill out an adoption application.
Rocky is also one of our last 4 adult dogs that we have been posting over the past year. He is a 1–2-year-old, terrier mix that is available for adoption. Rocky, like his namesake, has battled his way to the top and is now ready for a new beginning of his own.
We met Rocky after he was found tied to a door at a local church by a homeless person. This person had gone into the church that day and inquired about some of their services but did not mention a dog. Later that evening that person left Rocky tied to the church’s front door with a shoestring. When the staff arrived later that evening for church services, they found Rocky wagging his tail waiting for someone to come and save the day. The staff at the church were able to check their security cameras to find that the person they had spoken with earlier that day had been the one that left Rocky tied to the door. Some choices are hard, and we are sure that the one they made when leaving Rocky wasn’t easy. It was obvious they wanted Rocky to find a new beginning.
The loving people at the church wanted to make sure Rocky was set up for success so they contacted our program.
That was over a year ago. Rocky will be spending his second Thanksgiving holiday in the detention center when he should be celebrating with a family of his own.
Rocky has a narrow lane for adoption. Although he loves everyone he meets, he needs to be an only dog. He does love to play with puppies when we have them in the unit, but other adult dogs haven’t been a good match. Rocky would do great with teenagers, but due to his energy level would knock over smaller children. He needs to be kept active because that is where he thrives! A large, fenced backyard to run and play in and someone that is willing to work his body and brain. Rocky is also a snuggly lovebug! When properly exercised this boy enjoys being a couch potato with those that think he is all that and more. We can’t express what a fantastic family member Rocky will make for the right family, he just needs that chance.
August of 2021 and was part of our “Greek litter”. Nala was then known as “Athena” and was an adorable 6 week old puppy that weighed 4 pounds. She was such a beautiful puppy that it was easy to understand why she was adopted so quickly after receiving the vetting and training she needed. At 2.5 months of age Nala started the next step in her story with a family that loved her very much; which happened to include a young boy of her very own.
The family fell head over heels for her, provided her with a wonderful home and sent us fantastic updates that showed the little boy had a new friend that he adored. In May of 2022 her family contacted us and stated that they needed to return her to our program. The little boy had severe allergic reactions to the dander in Nala’s coat, placing him in the hospital 3 times. After speaking with their doctor it was advised that a home without pets would be the best for their son.
Nala is ready for her second chance at a new beginning with a wonderful family that is ready for all the unconditional love she has to offer.
This handsome 1-2 year old, working breed mix was adopted from us as a puppy. He was adopted to a family at 8 weeks of age and then returned at almost a year when they could no longer care for him. Kaiser has been with us a year now and the detention center is taking its toll on him. Although our program is a great place for a dog to start out in, it isn’t meant for them to be long term dogs. They start to become institutionalized and have a hard time finding their way back in a home environment. Thankfully we have some great volunteers that get Kaiser and the other longer term dogs outside the detention center walls for walks when we can, but it isn’t the same as giving them a home.
Kaiser is a lovebug, but needs time to adjust to new surroundings. Patience and commitment is what he needs in a new family. When he first came back into the program Kaiser played well with almost all of the dogs; now he does best with only Jail Dog Tien, (another one of our 4 adult dogs). Not to say he couldn’t be with another dog, but it would probably be best if he were an only dog to start with in a new home.
Kaiser has helped train some of our best handlers and is more than deserving of a home of his own. He knows all of his basic obedience commands, lots of awesome tricks and is house/crate trained. Kaiser does well on walks at the park with our volunteers and would love to be a companion to someone that would include him on fun adventures. Someone getting a dog for the first time wouldn’t be what he needs, but someone that is willing to give time to this awesome boy would get his love and devotion back in double fold.
Sugar Bear Honey Bunch (Pen 118) is a young, 89-pound old female Black Mouth Cur mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.
Jazz wants a home of her own! She is around 50 lbs and is the perfect medium size! She loves to go for walks and does pretty well on a leash! Jazz does fine with submissive dogs, but with her alpha attitude an “only dog” home may be best. As far as we know she’s not house trained but think she’ll catch on quick with a solid routine! Fenced yard would be best as zooming and playing is her favorite! Let’s find this young chick her forever place to lay her head.
Full blooded Lab! Abel is a male black lab that is full of energy & looking for his forever home! He is 7 months old ~ 30 lbs. UTD on all vaccines, neutered, microchipped and on HW/flea prevention. Abel is ready to be in the water with his person this summer!
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees from November 18, 2023 through January 3, 2024 in their “Home for the Holidays,” promotion, according to AccessWDUN.
The promotion will be waiving the standard $85 pet adoption fee. All adoptions include microchipping for pets, altering and age-appropriate vaccinations.
“Home for the Holidays is a great time of year for families to give our wonderful animals a forever home,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Lacopella.”Each of the pets at the Animal Shelter deserves a family to go home with, and we truly enjoy seeing the smiles they put on adopting families’ faces.”
Adoptions are available at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The shelter is also inviting the public to a free Family Fun Day event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. Residents will be able to see adoptable pets, enjoy fun activities, and bring in their own pets for rabies vaccinations and microchipping. The shelter’s transition to a new name, The Pet Resource Center, will also be highlighted at the event.
Hey guys my name is Whiskey! I came to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter as a stray and I am looking for a new family to call my own. I like to consider myself a simple guy who appreciates the finer things in life like a nice person to cuddle up next to and a bed to call my own. Maybe I could find those things with you? I am a pretty chill dude and would love to be your new family addition. If you have kids, or other dogs I would love to meet them as I am not opposed to siblings of the human or four-legged variety.
My previous owner did not keep me on heartworm prevention, and now I have to suffer the consequences and will need to find an understanding new family that can keep me on year-round prevention and give me a calm place to hang out while I go through heartworm treatment. Don’t panic though the nice people at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will provide ALL necessary treatment at no additional cost to you. Due to my heartworm status I fall under their Foster-To-Adopt program which means my new family DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY for treatment or veterinary care while I am going through treatment! Heartworm treatment is very safe, and the success rate is high, but they prefer for heartworm positive dogs like me to recover in a home with an adopter rather than in a stressful shelter environment. This is also a great opportunity for us to begin bonding and make sure that we are a good fit! For more information please give the Forsyth County Animal Shelter a call at 678-965-7185 or email them at Adoptions@forsythco.com.
Cobb County Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees if you donate six cans (or more) of pet food or 10 lbs+ bagged pet food to their Pet Food Pantry.
Hi, I’m Linus! My sister Lucy and I came to the shelter together. They took great care of us and now it is time for us to find our furever families. My sister Lucy has been adopted. I am very playful and eager to please. I am treat motivated and will be a fast learner. I am a cutie pie with so much love to give! Come meet me and see how well I’ll fit in with your family.
Linus is a 4 month old mixed breed male puppy. He is UTD on all vaccines and is neutered. He will be microchipped and heartworm tested upon adoption. Come meet this handsome boy at the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Run # 300B. His ID # is 650355.
Meet this very sweet boy named Hardy! He came to the shelter as a lost little boy on 10/29. Hardy is just 9 months old and weighs a mere 31 lbs. He is just too sweet and cute. He has a bit of an itchy skin condition but with proper diet, medicated baths should help that a lot, and meds he will be as good as new. A vet will prescribe the proper treatment. He is a pretty smart cookie as he knows the command of sit so well. He is a happy and playful little boy who is waiting for an active family who will commit to taking care of him properly, train him the correct way, and give him the life he has always deserved. Take him on adventures with the family and make lasting memories with him. Please take some time and come visit this gentle angel and see what he is all about.! Hardy is current on vaccines, will be neutered, micro chipped and heart wormed tested upon his adoption. He will be happily waiting for you in Run 402 and his ID is 650391.
This cutie is Austin! He arrived at the shelter as a lost boy on 10/25, and sadly, no one has come to reclaim him. He sure is adorable, and somebody will be lucky to adopt him! The volunteers describe Austin as very sweet and gentle. He is quiet in his kennel, and he sits very nicely when asked. Austin seems a little sad and confused in the shelter. Can you help turn his frown upside down? He’d sure love to meet you! If he sounds like a good fit for you, please make an appointment today.
Austin is approximately 1 year old, and he weighs 21 lbs. He is UTD on vaccines, and neutered; he will be microchipped when adopted. Sadly, he has tested positive for heartworms but with treatment, he should be good as new in no time. Austin is waiting in run 317; his ID # is 650291.