Category: Official State Dog Georgia

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.

19
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 19, 2019

Queen Bulloch

Queen is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Bulloch County Animal Shelter in Statesboro, GA.

King Bulloch

King is a young male Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from the Bulloch County Animal Shelter in Statesboro, GA.

Elvis Bulloch

Elvis is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Bulloch County Animal Shelter in Statesboro, GA.

16
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 16, 2019

Wendy Darling Old Dog

Wendy Darling is a senior female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Old Dog Home in Conyers, GA.

Wendy Darling is a quiet, sweet, gentle Lab Mix who was picked up as a stray in terrible condition. When we rescued her, she was not even able to walk at all, as her hind legs had atrophied, and she had no muscle to help her stand. Through a combination of good food, physical therapy, and lots of patience, Wendy is not only able to walk now, but even gets a slow trot going sometimes!

Wendy is still weak in her back half and sometimes needs help being able to stand up from the ground. She is mostly housetrained and will use a doggie door, but sometimes she starts pacing and forgets that she needs to go, and may have an accident inside.

She is completely nondestructive and does not enjoy being crated or contained. She is tolerant and gentle with all other dogs in the house, and she absolutely adores being petted and loved on. She never barks or makes any kind of fuss. When she came to us, she had a severe pressure sore on one leg, and even after having it cleaned, medicated, and bandaged every single day for weeks, she has never so much as growled. She is just a wonderful, sweet dog down to her core.

Bruce Wayne Old Dog

Bruce Wayne is a senior male Labrador Retriever who is available for adoption from Old Dog Home in Conyers, GA.

Hello all, Bruce Wayne here. Despite my dark namesake, I am your pretty typical Yellow Lab… Happy go lucky, easy going, and blind as a bat. Badum tss! Unfortunately, like the true Dark Knight, I’ve lost my family and am looking for that special sidekick to help me get back out into the world again.

I really enjoy being out in the sun, going for strolls around the yard, tackling my dinner with gusto, and goofing off with my friends. I love listening to music too, and if you play some Pandora on your phone, I’ll follow you around and dance with you. I may be an older fella, but I ain’t dead yet! I am good with dogs of all genders, sizes, and ages, but I have not been cat tested yet – that can be done if my new sidekick is going to be of the feline persuasion!

Being blind doesn’t stop me either. I don’t mind car rides, like meeting new people, and am happy to go exploring with you, as long as you take it slow and help me not bump into every little thing around me. Heck, even when I do, I pick myself up and keep going! Nothing gets me down, and my tail never stops wagging. I am even housebroken – I don’t need my eyes to know the difference between grass and your new carpet!

Bella Old dog

Bella is a 16-year old female Dachshund who is available for adoption from Old Dog Home in Conyers, GA.

Bella is an incredibly old Dachshund Mix who was found abandoned in a shopping center parking lot, turning round and round, lost and confused. She is believed to be at least 16 years old. She is about 20lbs, but very underweight.

Bella is a true hospice case – the list of issues she has goes on and on. She is heartworm positive. She has a 6/6 heart murmur. She was full of intestinal parasites. She’s dehydrated. Her spine is fusing with arthritis. Her rib cartilage is mineralizing, and she has odd nodules on her ribs. Her ear flaps are destroyed from fly bites. She’s suffered some sort of head injury, and her pupils are messed up. She wobbles when she walks. She’s either got early stage dementia, or the aftermath of the head injury. She is a HOT MESS.

But she eats her food and drinks her water happily every day. She wanders all around the big yard and goes on adventures to follow the barn cats. She sees some, and she hears some. When I walk up to her, she wags and wags and wags her tail. She rests her head on my hand, her bat ears fly back, and she just lays there with me. She is a good girl, and we’re committed to keeping her as comfortable as we can for whatever time she has left.

Bella is available for a hospice foster. She would prefer to be an only dog, but she will tolerate other dogs around as long as they leave her alone and stay out of her face. We are committed to paying for her medical needs for the rest of her life. We are not going to treat her heartworm, as she’s too old and sick at this point to survive the treatment. Pain relief and good food and lots of love are the treatment plan for our special girl.

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter will offer free pet adoptions on Saturday, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

The shelter, which is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville, is joining shelters across the nation to offer free pet adoptions as part of the 5th annual Clear the Shelters initiative.

Sponsored by NBC and Telemundo as part of National Adopt a Pet Day, the Gwinnett event will also include fun activities for families, including a DJ, face-painting, shaved ice, popcorn and giveaways for pets.

“This is our second year being part of the Clear the Shelters effort,” said Alan Davis, Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division director. “Like many shelters across the nation, we are nearing capacity with a heavy summer intake. We are waiving all fees with the hope of finding homes for the many great pets currently in our care.”

All pets adopted at Gwinnett Animal Welfare have been vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and are ready to go to their new home. Dogs that have tested heartworm positive will be treated before going to their new families.

15
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 15, 2019

Rosa PPGA

Rosa is a female Boxer mix who is available for adoption from Planned PEThood of Georgia in Duluth, GA.

Rosa is a just like a mini boxer! She has the boxer wiggle butt but is barely 40lbs. She is a very affectionate and calm dog. She loves snuggling with her people and will follow you like a shadow around the house. She is crate trained and working on her other skills.

Hudson PPGA

Hudson is a young male Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Planned PEThood of Georgia in Duluth, GA.

Hudson is wonderful with children, cats and other dogs. He is typical playful puppy, but knows basic commands and is doing well with learning manners. He would make a great companion for another dog, or be wonderful on his own. He is a well adjusted and easy going. He is crate trained and house broken.

Dory PPGA

Dory is a senior female Boxer and Hound mix who is available for adoption from Planned PEThood of Georgia in Duluth, GA.

Dory is as close to a perfect companion as you can get. It is hard to believe this girl was found as a stray in a rural county. She actually jumped into a police officer’s car at a gas station looking for help.

Dory is a 60-lbs of mush! This gal was obviously loved and cared for by someone for many years. She is house broken, knows sit, down, and shake. She is wonderful on car rides, and responds very well to commands. In addition to being well-trained, Dory is great with everyone she meets. She currently lives in a home with a 3-year-old, 2 cats and 3 other dogs (small and large). She does swimmingly with all of them!

Often Dory visits Planned PEThood’s clinic and lays at receptionist’s feet as the answer calls. Dory enjoys meeting new people and gives a full body wag to greet you. She will settle into anyone’s home quickly, and you will think she has been there all her life.

 

14
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 14, 2019

Donky Pup

Donkey is a young male Bloodhound & Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence Inc. in Pembroke, GA.

Cricket

Cricket is a young female Basset Hound & Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence Inc. in Pembroke, GA.

Cricket is a super fun girl. She walks great on a leash. She is wonderful with other dogs. She absolutely loves people especially children. She has a lab head and basset body.

Fry Pickle

Fry (male) and Pickle (female) are a young Great Dane & Labrador Retriever mix puppies who are available for adoption from Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence Inc. in Pembroke, GA.

13
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 13, 2019

Betsy Landry

Betsy is a female Chihuahua & Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Coco’s Cupboard in Concord, GA.

Browine Coco

Brownie is a male pit bull terrier mix who is available for adoption from Coco’s Cupboard in Concord, GA.

Landry Coco

Landry is an adult male German Shepherd Dog mix who is available for adoption from Coco’s Cupboard in Concord, GA.

Johnny Cash Coco

Johnny Cash is a young male Pit Bull Terrier mix (looks like a Lab to me) who is available for adoption from Coco’s Cupboard in Concord, GA.

12
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 12, 2019

Brownie Dalton

Brownie is an 8-month old Basset Hound & Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

Bear Dalton

Bear is an 8-month old male Basset Hound & German Shepherd Dog mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.

Mac Dalton

Mac is a year-old, fifteen-pound male Dachshund & Beagle mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of NWGA in Dalton, GA.