Category: Official State Dog of Georgia

18
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 18, 2019

Pony Boy Norwood

Pony Boy is a young male Cane Corso who is available for adoption from The Bullpen Way Station and Sanctuary in Norwood, GA.

Ryder Norwood

Ryder is a 130-pound male Mastiff & Fila Brasileiro mix who is available for adoption from The Bullpen Way Station and Sanctuary in Norwood, GA.

Penny Norwood

Penny is a 100-pound female Dogue de Bordeaux who is available for adoption from The Bullpen Way Station and Sanctuary in Norwood, GA.

15
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 15, 2019

Marcel Macon

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

Peppy Macon

Peppy is a young male Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

Penelope Macon

Penelope is a funny-looking dog pig who is available for adoption from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare in Macon, GA.

14
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 14, 2019

Dandre PAWS

D’Andre is a young male Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix who is available for adoption from PAWS Atlanta in Decatur, GA.

D’Andre makes being an excellent good boy seem so easy. The staff love him. He’s a breeze to take care off. We found him at a metro county animal shelter and were drawn to his gentle demeanor. He’s very attentive to his human friends and smart and playful without ever being too much. If you want to play, wonderful. If you want to just chill on the couch, that’s fine, too. He follows your lead. D’Andre seems comfortable with other dogs, but we’ve not had time to evaluate his play skills one-on-one with another dog. He’s not leash-reactive and walks nicely and politely beside you, grateful to be out in the fresh air.

D’Andre seems crate-trained, which is a big plus right out of the gate. His one challenge is that, like many shelter dogs, D’Andre hasn’t always known where his next meal was coming from, or if he’d even have a meal. So, he sometimes be protective of his food, fearing you will take it away from him. This is a behavior that is quite common and can typically be worked out with a good feeding routine. But, because he’s still learning to be comfortable about sharing food, we would like D’Andre to go to an adopter who doesn’t have young children in the home, so there will be no feeding time misunderstandings. This dog is a dream. He’s so good.

Judd PAWS

Judd is a male Boxer who is available for adoption from PAWS Atlanta in Decatur, GA.

Is it a Boxer? Is it a teddy bear? It’s both – it’s Judd! This 4 yr old gentleman is an all-rounder. You like road trips? Judd will make himself comfortable on your backseat and chill. You like hiking? He does it all, rivers, mountain and forests. He’ll use every opportunity to show off his perfect smellvestigation skills and demonstrate his mellow and laid back personality. You’re eating right in front of him? He’ll leave you your personal space and relies on his Jedi-Boxer mind tricks to conjure the food he so longingly gazes at. He gets along with everyone, walks nicely on the leash and is just the bestest boy. Grab your family, pets, friends and meet this cool, calm and collected hunk at the shelter.

Electrolyte PAWS

Electrolyte is a young male Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who is available for adoption from PAWS Atlanta in Decatur, GA.

Infuse your life with Electrolyte and discover the missing ingredient in your family! This medium sized ridgeback mix is slightly bashful in the beginning but warms up quickly to new faces. Inquisitive and curious, he loves smelling all the smells and does so with adorable grunting noises. Electrolyte is playful and dynamic, and his full-body wiggles aka tail wags and funny bunny hops will win you over in no time. At 1.5 years old, he is enthusiastic but very polite about it and will look for your approval every time you make eye-contact. If you’re looking for a faithful companion and energetic workout buddy, you’ve found your perfect match. He seems to get along well with other dogs, so bring your own pups to see if they’ll like him as much as we do.

13
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 13, 2019

Gentlemen – if you messed up and have not yet gotten flowers for your significant other for Valentine’s Day, it’s not too late. But this is your last warning.

Leo Gwinnett 0213

Leo is a senior male Labrador and Border Collie mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Twizzler Gwinnett

Twizzler is a senior female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

Devo Gwinnett

Devo is a senior male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is discounting adoption fees for Valentine’s Day through Saturday, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Those looking for a new pet will be able to take home a dog or cat for $2.14, a significant reduction from the regular $45 adoption fee for dogs and the $20 cat fee.

In addition to the discounted prices, on Saturday, the shelter will have gifts for newly-adopted animals, as well as a photo backdrop to capture “joyful Valentine moments (with) these pets as they depart to their forever homes,” the shelter said in a news release.

“Adopting is a gift for both the pet and your Valentine,” said Alan Davis, manager of the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division. “Giving a home to a shelter pet is a memorable gift from the heart.”

Adopters can usually take their new pet home on the same day of adoption upon completion of paperwork and adoption counseling. All pets adopted from Gwinnett County Animal Welfare are spayed or neutered, have a microchip and are vaccinated.

12
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 12, 2019

Buddy McGee BARC

Buddy McGee is a male Hound mix who is available for adoption from BARC Humane Society in Valdosta, GA.

Caesar BARC

Caesar is a male Hound mix who is available for adoption from BARC Humane Society in Valdosta, GA.

Buck BARC

Buck is a male Hound mix who is available for adoption from BARC Humane Society in Valdosta, GA.

11
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 11, 2019

Lace Mutt Madness

Lace is a young female Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Mutt Maddness in Marietta, GA.

Velcro Mutt Madness

Velcro is a young female Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Mutt Maddness in Marietta, GA.

Button Mutt Madness

Button is a young female Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption from Mutt Maddness in Marietta, GA.

State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick (R-Cobb) has introduced “good samaritan” legislation, according to the AJC.

State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-Marietta, has proposed an amendment, Senate Bill 32, that would protect citizens from a lawsuit if they damage a vehicle to rescue an animal in danger.

She said the idea came out of the Senate committee studying whether laws were needed to regulate service or support animals. Kirkpatrick said she has a 14-year-old golden doodle therapy dog named Dobie, “so they put me on that committee.”

As she looked into the current protections for animals, “I started noticing that there was nothing in there for someone trying to rescue an animal in distress.”

Kirkpatrick said she is adding language to an existing law protecting those who rescue children from cars. It was passed in the wake of the high-profile death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, who was killed by his father Justin Ross Harris in a hot car in Cobb County during 2015. Harris was sentenced to life without parole.

In her bill, anyone who breaks a window to rescue an animal in distress must also call 911 to be immune from civil liability.

7
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for Febuary 7, 2019

Wendy Dahlonega

Wendy is a female Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter in Dahlonega, GA.

This lovely 1 1/2 year old girl is very sweet, very well mannered and has had some training.

Nava Dahlonega

Nava is a female Catahoula Leopard Dog mix who is available for adoption from the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter in Dahlonega, GA.

This lovely 5 year old girl is very sweet and outgoing.

Cupid Dahlonega

Cupid (Jack?) is a male Parson Russell Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society in Dahlonega, GA.

6
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 6, 2019

Cocopuff Chatsworth

Cocopuff is a male Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Murray County Animal Shelter-Control Unit in Chatsworth, GA.

Ladybug Chataworth

Ladybug is a female Pit Bull Terrier & Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Murray County Animal Shelter-Control Unit in Chatsworth, GA.

Jill Chatsworth

Jill is a female Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Murray County Animal Shelter-Control Unit in Chatsworth, GA.

5
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 5, 2019

Tyson Glynn

Tyson is a young male Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption fromGlynn County Animal Services in Brunswick, GA.

Sully Glynn

Sully is a young male Shepherd mix puppy who is available for adoption fromGlynn County Animal Services in Brunswick, GA.

Rose Glynn

Rose is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption fromGlynn County Animal Services in Brunswick, GA.

Glynn County Animal Control received a $2000 dollar donation to pay for 80 adoption fees, according to The Brunswick News.

“The next 80 adoptions will be free to the adopter because they’re already paid for by Peacock Productions,” said Tiffani Hill, animal control manager.

Jane Vicent, Peacock Productions’ director, handed over a mock check to Hill Monday, closing out the 2018 Puppies and Pinups fundraising campaign.

“I’ve had a blast doing it,” Vicent said. “I’ve put on fundraisers for different organizations here in Glynn County, but most of them are for this group or No Kill (Glynn County) or other animal shelters, but this has been by far the biggest. It’s been a long process, but it’s been fun.”

If the public adopts 79 more animals, Hill said the shelter would be much emptier.

“We could clear the shelter. Honestly, we could almost completely clear the shelter if people took advantage of this,” Hill said.

4
Feb

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 4, 2019

Theresa Glynn

Theresa is a female Pit Bull (looks more like a Hound to me) who is available for adoption from Glynn County Animal Services in Brunswick, GA.

Ollie Brunswick

Ollie is an adult male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Glynn County Animal Services in Brunswick, GA.

Tucker Brunswick

Tucker is a male Labrador Retrieve mix puppy who is available for adoption from Glynn County Animal Services in Brunswick, GA.

Glynn County Animal Control will begin allowing dogs to be taken on field trips, according to The Brunswick News.

Upon completing certain requirements, residents can volunteers to “sign out” animals with them for a few hours or a few days, said Animal Control Manager Tiffani Hill. Whether taking them to the beach, on a morning jog or afternoon walk, Hill said the opportunity is healthy for both parties.

“We have been kind of beta testing it for the past six months, but it’s only been one dog here or there and only staff members doing it,” Hill said. “For years, other shelters around the country have been successful having programs like this.”

The first step is completing animal control’s volunteer training course.

“They come through our new volunteer training, and fill out our foster paperwork — it’s considered a foster opportunity. They have to fill out the paperwork, and then they can start checking dogs out,” Hill said.

The program has actually helped boost adoptions. Animal control requires volunteers to walk the dogs with special collars and leashes to indicate they are shelter pets up for adoption, she said, which attracts potential adopters.

“We’ve already had four adopted just from them being out in the community,” Hill said. ”We’ve had two success adopts for dogs who have gone to the Pack Canine Studio on the island … They check out dogs to take to their facility, and they’ve helped us place two dogs.”