December 7th, 2010

Hello!!  My name is Butters, just like the little blond kid from SouthPark!  Here is my story.

I was found wandering around on the side of the road in rural Alabama by a good Samaritan.  I was only about 6 weeks old and no other dogs in site when I was found.  My foster dad, who found me was a pilot in training with the US Army and didnt have an open schedule to give me the time and training I needed.  Thats where my new foster Mom (FM) came into the picture!  I am located just outside of Savannah GA – but my FM says the possibilities are endless for where I might end up, she talks about a transport for as far as my new family wants me to go.  I dont really want to leave, but my FM has three dogs and a full time job, she says her hands are full.

About me, well – FM calls me pee pants all the time, she says potty training is coming along – but sometimes I still have accidents.  I am working on it.  I do not like to be crated!  Its the worst, but I am getting better and better about my time in the crate.  I only bark for like 20 minutes now when I first get put in there.  I just want to be with my FM and the other dogs, not in some crate.  But FM says she has other dogs who need their one on one time too.  Whatever!

I am very very smart, I learned how to sit and shake in barely one session.  I like to jump, but my mom ignores me- so I do it less frequently now.  Um, I like to eat – so when I want to be fed, I find my food bag and bark at it so my FM remembers to feed me.  She really loves that.   FM is not sure what mix of dogs I am, but she thinks lab and maybe huskie.  Only time will tell she says.

I would need a home where I didnt have to spend much time in a crate. I am a little obnoxious with dogs, so a dog who can give firm corrections when needed would be a good match or no dogs at all.  I like kids enough, and I am not really scared of much – but incase I didnt mention it already, I dont like that crate much.  FM says an experienced dog owner would be best, or someone who would be dedicated to some time with a trainer.

Please spread the word about me, I love it here – but want to be with my new family soon!  Contact sarahtirpak@gmail.com for more information and pictures!  Please crosspost me too, FM says loads of good dog parents are out there, that I just have to find them!

Licks and wags,





Yellow Lab, Lucky

May 10th, 2010


forwarded from student/customer:  my cousin sent this to me, and she will bring the dog to Atlanta, if we can find him a home.  She lives at Lake Hartwell (SC side).

We found an awesome dog and now need to find a great home for him.

When traveling south on I-77 in Iredell County we saw a dog in the middle of the traffic lanes, he was able to dodge a truck and then froze with fear in the middle of the road.    We stopped and were able to get him off to the shoulder.   That he survived is a miracle, so we named him Lucky.

We tried all week to find his owner with no luck so far.   I do not want to bring him to the pound and the Lab Rescue is overwhelmed and won’t take him.   My better half suffers from allergies so we need to find him a new home soon.

Lucky is a large un-neutered Yellow Labrador Retriever.   I am not a canine expert, but he appears to be a pure breed.  He seems to be in good shape a bit tired and a little on the skinny side, probably from his recent ordeal, but I think he will fatten up quickly.

Our observations:

- Approximately 2.5 years old

- He is an “Indoor” dog

- Extremely gentle with children

- Enjoys playing with other dogs

- Completely house broken

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please have them contact me on 704-996-1190 or neal.hamilton@hp.com

Douglas County GA-mother & daughter

April 24th, 2010

please crosspost for these dogs in Douglas County, Ga.

“Two beautiful blue & white pits, mother & daughter, were surrendered on April 14th.  It’s a divorce situation.  The owner was sobbing as he filled out the paperwork.  We would really like to get them out of here but as you know, it’s hard to adopt out pits.  These are very pretty and extremely friendly, well-socialized dogs.  Would you get the word out to your contacts in rescue?”

Contact is Laura 770-942-5961 or email lmostello@co.douglas.ga.us

They are not spayed, but do well with other dogs according to their former owner.

They are beautiful Labbies. Pup looks a little Golden.

March 31st, 2010

“These two were found on Hwy 42 just South of Jackson, GA this afternoon. The mother dog was wandering back and forth across the highway, very disoriented, and definitely NOT avoiding the traffic. The puppy was desperately trying to keep up with mom and was hit by ca car. We picked both up and took them to Jackson Veterinary Clinic. The puppy was unhurt except for a small cut on one of his ears. No collar or microchip was on either dog. The puppy is male and appears to be 7 to 8 weeks old. Mom is not old at all, and VERY sweet. Especially since she let me and my husband put her and her puppy in the back of my Jeep on the side of a VERY busy highway. They need to be placed as SOON as possible. I CANNOT pay the $20.00 a day to keep them at the clinic and I do NOT have anywhere else to keep them. The do not have fleas and appear to be well fed. I suspect they were dumped on the highway by someone whom could no longer take care of them, and, as all shelters are full, maybe felt they had no other choice. PLEASE HELP! She is a VERY friendly dog and the puppy is just adorable too. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!!”

Jackson Vet Clinic #770-775-5710

Little Charlie is packed & ready, but has no place to go (Hazlehurst, GA)

March 10th, 2010

This is Charlie. He is just one of the many dogs at the Hazlehurst Animal Shelter in Southern Georgia. Charlie probably weights 30lbs, give or take, and has been out at the shelter for a while now. He spends most of his time up on top of his dog house, as to not get his paws dirty. Charlie & his cage mate Cody just had their pen moved recently, but prior to that they had a dirt floor. When ever we had rain, they found themselves walking around in mud all day long. Charlie is quite opposed to this, so much that even with the cage door wide open, he would hold tight to his spot on top of the dog house. I had to go in and literally pick him up and set him down outside the pen just to walk him! The shelter feels that he was, at one time, someone’s beloved pet… Before life at the shelter that is. No one has ever come to claim him, and though many people have looked in his direction, no one has offered to take him home.  Charlie is very sweet, but a touch more vocal than some of his shelter friends. He was one of the dogs shown this weekend at our Adoption event.  People walked by and though they all talked about just how cute he was as they patted him through the pen… It was still Not him that they chose for their family. “Another dog” was calmer, maybe had a sadder story, or wasn’t as talkative… So many reasons. But poor Charlie just didn’t understand, as he sat there so eagerly watching others find happiness & wondering why no one wanted him?

Of all the dogs we thought had the best chances for adoption, Charlie was at the top of that list. We were all just as dumbfounded as Charlie was when no applications came in for him.

As we loaded up the dogs to take back to the shelter that day, Charlie rode with me. He started out in the back seat but quickly decided that the best seat could be found up front in my lap! This guy is still waiting for the 2nd chance he so desperately needs & deserves, before it’s too late. The Hazlehurst Animal Shelter is a small shelter that is currently maxed out. The lady that works there is leaving soon… she has been the ONLY reason most of these shelter dogs are even still alive today! With her departure looming right around the corner, a list of dogs to be euthanized has already been created. Please help me save Charlie from that list.  His adoption fee is $65.00. Charlie is up to date on his shots & will be neutered before leaving the shelter. (All of which is included in the adoption fee.) Transport can be arranged up to the Atlanta area fairly easy for the right adopter or rescue group.

Thank you so much for your time & for cross posting.  Hopefully, together wecan save Charlie!

If you’re interested adopting Charlie or have any questions about this adorable pooch- please call 912-539-0577


March 10th, 2010

Contact is Dana at dana.pederson@westin.com

Currently in foster home and a total sweetheart.


March 2nd, 2010

Message from nice man that found Gary:

I know I sent out an email about this guy a couple weeks ago, but he really needs a home. My house is FULL with 4 dogs, 5 cats, a 4 month old baby, and now this big guy. He is a GREAT dog! He’s completely housebroken, crate trained, very sweet with other dogs, and hasn’t chewed on anything he’s not supposed to. He’s really been a perfect foster dog. Attached are new pictures of him.

We found Gary sitting in the middle of Memorial Dr (literally). We stopped to see if we could get him and he ran straight up to me like we were long lost friends. Initially, Gary was unneutered and had a severe skin infection. Gary is now free of his skin infection, neutered, fully vetted, and heartworm negative. He is ready for a foster or permanent home. Please contact me at the information below for additional information.

Please send to your contacts to help find Gary the perfect home! Thanks!


February 23rd, 2010

My sweet friend Luna is looking for a new home. Do you know someone who might be looking for a 3 year old lab/husky mix? She’s super calm and great around children and other dogs. Please send me a message if you are interested! Thanks!

Please see Jacklyn Burgan’s post on our facebook page to message.  Or contact me if that’s too complicated.

She’s really lovely.

Her Story:  ”My friend adopted Luna from the Humane Society a few years ago before he and his wife started having children. Both of them are super busy with their full time jobs and their young daughter, and they’ve just found out they have another baby on the way. In addition to his full time job, my friend is also a full time grad student at night. Between all of these activities, he feels that Luna is being neglected and not getting the attention or exercise she needs. He and his wife would rather not give her away, but they feel incredibly guilty about not having the time to devote to her that she deserves. It’s sad because they love her, but they just don’t feel like they are taking care of her the way she needs to be taken care of.”20531_650134199298_60714777_36406322_5622747_n

Sugar needs a home

February 14th, 2010


my sister has to move to a new home that does not allow dogs.  she has a home for her elderly black lab, but needs to find a home for her 5 year old pure bred white lab named sugar.  this is of course very difficult for her.  she is awesome with kids love to go up and down the slide, very well trained  and is just the sweetest girl!  thanks, suzy

email toni@highlandpet.com for contact info

Very Sweet, Kid Friendly female kitty needs a home

February 9th, 2010

Update Mon, March 8th:  Sadly, this sweet kitty is no longer….she was hit by a car.

This cat needs a good home!  She showed up at a vet clinic that only treats horses, no small animals.  There are two employees who are allergic and the clinic has motion sensors on their alarm system so she can’t stay over night.  She appears to be young 2 ish…That’s all I know…email me and I can get you in touch with the clinic.