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ADOPT A PET: Meet Brewster

ADOPT A PET: Meet Brewster

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.

Brewster is a four-year-old Retriever mix and she’s available for adoption from the PAWS Atlanta, the DeKalb County Humane Society. Brewster would be considered full grown, so he probably won’t grow much. He’s long haired and red. Brewster came from a “dog hoarding situation in Alabama” and vets in Atlanta determined that he had suffered brain damage as a young puppy.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the City of Decatur can take their furry children to the Oakhurst Dog Park an off-leash, permit only park. The park is approximately 2 acres and is partly wooded with a “grassy plain” area. Oakhurst is completely fenced. Regular park goers complain that one low-lying area in the park gets muddy after it rains but aside from that, the park is a neighborhood favorite.

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Atlanta, GA --  (Submitted by Pet Poison Hotline) The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline, a national 24/7 animal poison control center, receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”

Get Ready for this weekend's Pet Haven "Romp & Run" in Tucker

Tucker, GA --  The Park Pet Retreat is proud to host its "1st Annual Springtime Romp & Run Charity Event" to benefit the National Canine Cancer Research Foundation and The Park Pet Haven Pet Rescue organization. 

The "Romp & Run" event will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 16th, in Tucker GA.  There will be a 1k and 3k romp/run event, as well as vendors, food, raffles, music, event awards and doggie prizes. 

Mark your calendars now and watch for more details to follow.

SPCA is hosting its 1st Annual Run for the Rescues; 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

SPCA is hosting its 1st Annual Run for the Rescues; 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Suwanee, Ga.--  (submitted by GA SCPA)  The Georgia Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is hosting its 1st Annual Run for the Rescues 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, March 26, 8:30 am, Suwanee Town Center Park. 

All of the proceeds go to support the Georgia SPCA Animal Shelter at 1175 Buford Hwy, Suite 109, Suwanee. 

We expect 400 runners for this event.  We have over 40 vendors and Publix is our Platinum sponsor for this first race. 

We will have all of our dogs out there for adoption, plus the Second Chance Greyhounds Rescue, English-Bulldog Rescue of Georgia, The Gwinnett Humane Society Rescue groups.  Please come support us. 

Christine Muller

Georgia SPCA

The Park Pet Haven will be Hosting a SUPER PET ADOPTION DAY on Oct. 31 and Every Last Sunday

Atlanta, GA--  The Park Pet Haven,  the Rescue/Foster operation of The Park Pet Retreat, will be hosting a SUPER PET ADOPTION DAY on the LAST SUNDAY of each month from 1-5 pm. 

Multiple Rescue Groups will gather at The Park with wonderful dogs and cats that are looking for new homes. 

Join us on Sunday, October 31, from 1-5 pm - and don't forget your costume!

The Park Pet Retreat; 3516 Lawrenceville Hwy; Tucker GA 30084; 770-414-7275

Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010: Group One ; VOTE NOW

Atlanta, GA--  Because we find it almost impossible to resist a cute dog, we—with help from our friends at Pets in the Sity—asked our users to submit their favorite photos of their pets. We got a great response. In fact, 100 dogs are part of Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010. ----READ MORE, Click Link.

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