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ADOPT A PET: Meet Cupid

ADOPT A PET: Meet Cupid

FAYETTEVILLE, 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.

Cupid is a Rat Terrier/Beagle mix was pulled from an animal control facility and has a temporary home; however, she needs to be adopted soon. The dog is available for adoption from the Fayette County Humane Society. According to the Humane Society, Cupid has lots of energy and she needs a home where she can exert it all.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lulu

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lulu

FAYETTEVILLE, 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.

Lulu is a Scottish terrier mix and she’s available for adoption from the Fayette County Humane Society. According to the Humane Society, Lulu has endured a rough life and will be ready for adoption by the middle of May. This dog is looking for a permanent home and a stable lifestyle.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Sierra

ADOPT A PET: Meet Sierra

ATLANTA – 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.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

PEACHTREE CITY, 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 PTC can take their furry children to the Peachtree City Dog Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is located on McIntosh Trail. The park is a 3.5 acre area behind the BMX track. The park is fenced and surrounded by a forest. The park is located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

The brand new, Bark Park, in Hampton is a dog park with lots of clever attractions.

Residents Encouraged to Vaccinate their Pets. Fulton Animal Services Offers Rabies Vaccine for $10

Atlanta, GA--  Fulton Animal Services will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Fulton County residents have the opportunity to have their pets vaccinated and receive a rabies tag for $10 at the Jackson Memorial Baptist Church located at 534 Fairburn Road, Atlanta.  Participants must show valid identification and proof of Fulton County residency. The first 100 pets to arrive will receive a free vaccine courtesy of an anonymous private donor.

Fulton County requires by law for every dog, cat, and ferret to be vaccinated against the rabies virus and licensed in Fulton County. This helps the County keep track of the number of pets owned in the County and to ensure that adequate animal services are available. Rabies is a very serious viral disease that attacks the nervous system and can affect humans. If the infection is not treated in time, the disease can result in death.

Register for Metromix's Atlanta Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest . 

Out of all the entries received, Metromix will select four groups of 25 dogs to compete for a spot in the finals.  The top two dogs in each group with the most votes will move on to the finals and compete for the grand prize.