Peaches loves chew toys and sticks. She is working on becoming housebroken but still has accidents sometimes. Peaches is a house pup who enjoys time outside running and playing. She will sit for a treat.
Buttercup spent the holiday with a family and two other 4 legged siblings and one of those purred! They stated she was an absolute blast! She is so sweet and goofy. She got along great with my dog and cats. She has lots of puppy energy but also liked to cuddle on the couch. She made really great progress learning to sit, lay down, potty and crate training. ONLY 1 accident all weekend!!! She would do great in a fenced in yard with lots of room to run around. She is an absolute lover and deserves a family who will love her back!
Linus was surrendered to the shelter when his two legged parents had twins and no longer had time for him. Linus is housebroken and gets along great with other dogs. He is great with kids. Loyal. He needs a little training. He may not do well with cats. He chases them and we don’t know what he would do if he caught one. Walks good on a leash. He takes treats gently. He does not bark much but barks appropriately.
Carrot is a sweet & friendly Chi/Terrier mix who is 2 years old & weighs 12 lbs. He is a teeny tiny little guy in need of an immediate foster or adopter so that he can have a safe & loving home for the holidays! Carrot is a playful, affectionate, social young boy who is good with people & other dogs! He will make a great companion for the very lucky person/family who adopts him.
Carrot is housebroken, crate trained, neutered, fully vaccinated & microchipped. He is currently being fostered in GA, but can also be available for adoption in the northeast.
Sully is a sweet & affectionate pitbull puppy who is about 10 months old and weighs 35 lbs. He is an adorable, social, friendly young boy who is everything a puppy should be … happy, curious, comical, and playful! He has puppy energy, so he’ll need lots of exercise, chew toys, and corrections if he gets mouthy during play time (especially at long shirt sleeves or shoelaces) … but there’s nothing he loves more than snuggling after walks & being close to his humans.
Sully’s foster mom says he does the cutest little happy dance when he sees her filling up his food bowl … he leaps & dances right into his crate where he waits to be fed. He is still learning his leash manners and does pretty well on walks, but his foster mom says he’ll pull if he sees something interesting like a squirrel or bunny so she’s been walking him with the gentle leader and his pulling has improved greatly.
Grady is an adorable, affectionate Black Lab/Terrier mix who is 2 years old and weighs 50 lbs. He was very shy at the shelter, but fortunately BarkVille was able to place him in a wonderful foster home where he has really come out of his shell and regained his confidence. His foster mom says he is completely precious … a happy, playful, social dog who likes to play hard, and then happily curls up in his crate to sleep.
Grady loves people, other dogs, and car rides. He walks well on a leash, knows basic commands, and is a sweet, gentle, loving boy. He really enjoys playing with other dogs so a home with another playful dog would be ideal, although he’d be fine as an only dog with an active person/family who will give him the exercise & attention he deserves!
Two Girl Scouts from Lilburn raised $1200 to support a veteran’s assistance dog, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
After nine months of abstract planning and gathering donations, fifth-graders Cierra Thomas and Kaitlyn Crowe were able to witness the real benefits of their community service project.
The completion of the project granted Cierra and Kaitlyn their bronze awards, the highest possible honor for Girl Scout Juniors. It also gave U.S. Army veteran Paul DiPaolo and his service dog, Duce, a new harness, a flea and tick collar and premium dog food that lift almost a year’s worth of financial burden off the soldier’s back.
“We’re excited to be able to show people what we’ve done and tell people about this amazing foundation,” Cierra said. “(Top Dogg K9 Foundation) is a great foundation if you’re a veteran and you want to train your service dog.”
What the Lilburn girls scouts were able to drum up in a matter of months was not mere pocket change. Cierra and Kaitlyn set out with a goal to raise $300 to support a veteran and their dog who were training with Top Dogg K9 Foundation in Stone Mountain. The total they finally accumulated was roughly four times that projected amount — $1,200.
DiPaolo joined the U.S. Army in 2010 and served for seven years. He was deployed in 2009 when he was injured jumping out of a helicopter during a training exercise. He said people he met through Wounded Warrior Project helped give him a sense of purpose and a reason to be excited about his future. He and his wife, April, moved to the Atlanta area with their son, A.J., when he decided to go to graduate school.
“It helps me financially and helps me with all of his nutrition, because he requires a lot of protein,” DiPaolo said.
“Pups 1 through 4” are a litter of 9-week old Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix puppies (three female, one male) who are available separately for adoption from Best Friends Dog Rescue in Cairo, GA.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are targeting Uga, the University of Georgia’s mascot, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
PETA called for the school to stop using live bulldogs as the school’s mascot.
“HE LOOKS MISERABLE,” the tweet said.
In the video, Uga is in his doghouse on the sideline during UGA’s football game with Texas A&M University on Saturday at Sanford Stadium. It was heavily raining at the time.
The current Uga is named Que, and he’s been the acting mascot at UGA since 2015. He took over as the live mascot at 2-and-on-half years old, making him approximately a seven years old now.
King George is housebroken, crate trained, neutered, fully vaccinated & microchipped. He is 5 years old and weighs 45 lbs.
President Donald Trump signed legislation to make animal cruelty a federal felony, according to the New York Times.
The bill, called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, was introduced in the House this year by two Florida lawmakers — Representative Vern Buchanan, a Republican, and Representative Ted Deutch, a Democrat. It expands a 2010 law signed by President Barack Obama that banned videos that show animals being crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled or subjected to other forms of torture.
Now, intentional acts of cruelty shown in the videos are also felony offenses.
“It is important that we combat these heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty, which are totally unacceptable in a civilized society,” Mr. Trump said at a signing ceremony on Monday, where he was joined by Mr. Buchanan and animal rights advocates.
The bill was passed unanimously by a voice vote in the House in October. It was passed unanimously by the Senate in November and went into effect on Monday.
The additional step of making acts of cruelty a crime “makes a statement about American values,” said Kitty Block, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States.
“The approval of this measure by the Congress and the president marks a new era in the codification of kindness to animals within federal law,” she said. “For decades, a national anti-cruelty law was a dream for animal protectionists. Today, it is a reality.”
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) is a bi-partisan initiative that bans the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impalement or other serious harm to “living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians.”
The law also bans “animal crush videos” meaning any photograph, motion-picture film, video or digital recording or electronic image that depicts animal cruelty.
The penalty for violating the law can include a fine, a prison term of up to seven years, or both.
The new law was endorsed by some law enforcement groups, such as the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Fraternal Order of Police who say there is a link between extreme animal cruelty and violence against people.
Tenna will be under 8 lbs grown. She has a big personality and not afraid of anything. She loves to burrow under the covers with her person.
Name’s Frank. I’m the handsome, shy type. One of my favorite pastimes is bubbles. Let me be Frank — (see what I did there?) I’m very food motivated, so I can be taught a solid number of commands if you bring the treats. Keeping my paws on the floor is one thing I’m working on now. I’ll do well in a home with time to spend helping me come out of my shell.
Fox is a very social little girl that loves to play and snuggle. We are not sure of her breed but we are pretty sure she will not be very big when she is fully grown.
Fox is deaf but it doesn’t stop her. She is very smart and watches to see what is expected of her. So, if you are looking for a smart, sweet little girl you have found her!
Repo is a great, big, sweet puppy who has been deemed “Eddie” by his foster family because there is no way anyone could ever give this guy back. (And they’ve decided he has an Eddie Munster face).
He is doing great and has a lot to learn, but is so eager to be with someone who will teach him. He doesn’t bark and will crate and kennel well.
He loves attention, long walks and gets along with other dogs, but is a young boy so he plays a little rough. He is learning to sit and not jump to greet everyone.
Repo has the best personality and just wants a person to follow around. He would be a great addition to any family with a fence and older children older kids who want a buddy.
Even cooler, you can donate items the rescue needs via their Amazon wishlist.
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is nearing capacity and will waive all adoption fees for the rest of November, according to the AJC.
To keep space open for needy animals, the shelter is offering free adoptions for the rest of November.
The shelter has 246 animals in its care as of Nov. 21. That includes cats and dogs of all ages and one parakeet named Peep.
All animals are spayed or neutered before they go home with their new owner. They also receive a medical exam, vaccinations and a microchip.
The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.
One of my dogs, Dolly, was originally at the Gwinnett County shelter, was featured here, and came home to live with us on the day before Thanksgiving 2012. Thanksgiving is a great time to bring home a new family member, as you’ll have a long weekend to help get them settled in to your home.
This is Didi , a jack russell mix puppy DOB October 2019. She and her sister Gigi were rescued from a busy intersection by animal control. No one came to reclaim them so they were brought to us to find new homes. Didi is a typical, playful, fun loving and affectionate puppy. She is at the perfect age to be adopted to a home with kids and other pets. She is healthy, up to date with shots and working on crate training. To adopt Didi, please submit an adoption application at www.myhstc.org
This sweet girl is Brownie, a french bulldog mix puppy DOB August 2019. She came to us a stray picked up by animal control and not reclaimed. We are surprised no one came looking for her -she is very sweet! Brownie is pretty laid back for a dog her age. She is very eager to please and would be great for a home with kids and other pets. She is smart and learns quickly. Brownie is healthy and up to date with shots and is crate trained. If you would like to adopt Brownie, please submit an adoption application at www.myhstc.org
Adoption fee is $85 and includes vet work current at adoption.