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ADOPT A PET: Meet George

ADOPT A PET: Meet George

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kovu

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kovu

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Kovu is a four-month-old Dachshund and Miniature Smooth Haired/Chihuahua short coat mix who is “still super young and needs an active family who will take her out exploring and engage in play with her”. According to PAWS Atlanta, she would love to go on walks, learn to fetch, and practice her training skills with you. Kovu is very smart.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pilara

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pilara

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Pilara is a one-year-old Labrador retriever mix who is “still super young and needs an active family who will take her out exploring and engage in play with her”. According to PAWS Atlanta, she would love to go on walks, learn to fetch, and practice her training skills with you. Pilara is very smart and social.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Angie

ADOPT A PET: Meet Angie

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Three-month-old Angie is a red and white Beagle mix who wants a family to love her. According to the Humane Society, she is sweet and loves people, other dogs and exploration. Angie was taken into the shelter on July 12, as a puppy.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Tamale

ADOPT A PET: Meet Tamale

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Three-month-old Tamale was born at the PAWS shelter after her mother was abandoned, pregnant, at the shelter. According to the Humane Society, she will make a great family dog. She’s somewhat shy, at first, however, she loves playing with other dogs. Tamale has seven brothers and sisters and they’re all at the PAWS shelter. She can be adopted for about $225.00.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Thomas

ADOPT A PET: Meet Thomas

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Meet Thomas, according to the Humane Society, he’s a “scared of meeting new people” but he wants to trust people and have a family.  He’s an older dog; Thomas is about seven-years-old. He is slow to trust and must know that you won’t hurt him. He is currently in foster care but wants to be adopted to a forever home.