Dog of the Week: Bambi

Meet Bambi!

By Rebecca Sorrel & Travis Grooms, Foster Parents

Why did you decide to foster Bambi?
Bambi and her mom were found in Henry County. Henry County Animal Control does not have an adoption program for pitbulls. On top of that, Bambi was only a few days old which meant her immune system was very weak, which is not good for a newborn puppy. We already had another foster at the time, but she hadn’t even been given a chance at a good life and we wanted to give her that.

Does Bambi have any nicknames?
Bambles, Little Bambino, Bamble Wambles, The Little Golden Nugget

How would you describe her in three words?
Bubbly, Active, Sweet

What is Bambi’s favorite thing?
Being outside!

Describe Bambi’s perfect day:
Going for many walks and playing outside all day, and lots of treats throughout the day.

Describe her ideal family:
Bambi loves other dogs, cats and kids. She would do great in any home that is willing to give her time to adjust to being in a new home and take her for walks in the neighborhood.

Interested in making Bambi part of your family?
Visit our Adopt page to learn more about our adoption process and download our adoption application!


Dog of the Week: Molly

Meet Molly!

By Mike & Andi Edwards, Foster Parents

Why did you decide to foster Molly?
We originally chose to foster Molly because it was suspected that she was deaf, and we had experience with owning/training deaf dogs. Though it turned out, thankfully, her hearing is fine! We were still glad to have a spunky puppy around for company and to play with her foster sister, Aria. Those two entertain each other all day long, and Molly has been wonderful for the rest of our pack. Bringing her puppy energy into the mix means that playtime lasts all day long!

Does Molly have any nicknames?
We love a goofy nickname around here. Molly is usually called ‘Molly Moo’, but also occasionally ‘Motor Moo’ because she is ALWAYS moving!

How would you describe her in three words?
Spunky. Active. Smart.

What is Molly’s favorite thing?
Molly loves ALL of her Kong toys. She doesn’t have preference as far as style – she just has to have them ALL. Molly carries the jumbo bone and tug toy to her bed and lays on them while chewing on her teething jigsaw. Once she is done with her jigsaw, she grabs the tug toy and brings it to whoever is closest, and insists on a game immediately. She is always playing!

Describe Molly’s perfect day:
Molly’s perfect day would begin with lots outside play with her foster brothers and sisters, followed by a big bowl of water that she can drink and splash in (she’s a little messy – we think she might be part hippo). After lots of running and wrestling, she would love a long walk around the neighborhood to meet all the dogs and sniff all the plants. A light lunch followed by some behavior training (she loves boiled chicken, and this is when she gets it) then would kick off an afternoon in the playroom with her pack, chewing on Kongs and sleeping in her beanbag. She loves a cuddle bed! After a short nap, she would want to play a game of tug with her human foster sisters, and then probably go back outside to wrestle with her pack again. The only thing she asks is that you don’t give her a bat h- she worked hard for that tired puppy perfume smell and would like to wear it to bed! 😉

Describe [Dog’s Name] ideal family:
Molly would be ideal for a family with teenagers or older children, and she would love to have a fur sibling to mentor her and play with. Molly enjoys rough and tumble play, so a younger dog would be ideal. She loves to explore, but is still learning the ropes of potty training and manners, so her family would need to be patient and understanding. Mostly she needs someone who will appreciate her happy attitude and laugh at her antics!

Interested in making Molly part of your family?
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Loganville Patch: Dogfighting More Common Than You Think, Says GA Rescue Group

By John Barker, Loganville Patch

Find out how you recognize a dog-fighting operation and how to report it to Georgia authorities.

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — National Dog Fighting Awareness Day came and went last Sunday without much hoopla. Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway was one of the few to recognize it, doing so on his department’s Facebook page. His spokeswoman called the vicious activity “a terrible betrayal by mankind.” Animal advocates say dog-fighting rings continue to operate, often in rural parts of the state, and shelters are rehabbing the tortured animals for life in a home…READ MORE >


Dog of the Week: Joey

Meet Joey!

By Danielle Rivera, Foster Mom

Why did you decide to foster Joey?
Joey was brought into Fulton County Animal Services as an owner surrender, with a padlock around his neck and a chain dragging behind him. Audrey at FCAS shared how sweet he was, and that his time was up. Seeing his shelter photo of him skinny, alone, blind, and scared hurt my heart. My family has a soft spot for special needs dogs. Blind Joey has something special about him that touched my heart, and made me want to save him, and I am so glad we did!

Does Joey have any nicknames?
Yes! We call him Joey, JoJo, and Joseph.

How would you describe Joey in three words?
Calm, Loving, Friendly

What is Joey’s favorite thing?
Joey loves naps! He is such a calm, quiet dog, and just loves to lay near his humans and catch a couple of zzzz’s. He also loves filled bones! Cheese and peanut butter are his favorite.

Describe Joey’s perfect day:
Joey would wake up around 10am, maybe 11am, then go for a nice car ride, come home and get some breakfast, and take a nap. Then, in the afternoon, go for another car ride, hopefully to PetSmart to explore and get a new bone, or take a walk, chew in his treat filled bone, and then take a nap. Wake up, play with the humans a little, have dinner, chew on his bone some more, possibly go for another walk around the neighborhood, then get ready to curl up in bed next to his human, turn over for some belly rubs, and fall asleep.

Describe Joey’s ideal family:
Joey would do best with older humans that will have patience with him. He is a great, calm dog, but does get startled easily when in public, which is why it may not be best for him to go into a home with small children. Humans that don’t move around a lot, or move the furniture around often would be ideal. Joey adapts to his new environment quickly, but will bump/run into things that are not in place, such as shoes left out, bags, a chair that is not pushed in like normal, etc. Joey loves belly rubs, and likes to quietly play in a small area with his humans. He has a favorite stuffed Simba that he will throw up in the air and try to catch. He LOVES car rides and belly rubs. Joey is a great walking companion, but would most likely not be a good hiking partner. Joey is the calmest foster dog we have had, he is very easy going, sweet, and lovable, and would love a family or person of his very own.

Interested in making Joey part of your family?
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