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Gunny Angel (f.k.a. Mr. T)

His name used to be Mr. T but my fiancé and I felt that Gunny Angel was more appropriate. He is our little pumpkin butt! He is so loved by his nana and papa. And me and my fiancé. He's the light of my life and I couldn't thank APRA enough for bringing this sweet little guy into our lives!!!
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Conor

Conor is doing extremely well and seems to be almost - if not fully - adjusted only two weeks later! He has yet to have a single accident in the house and hasn’t chewed or damaged anything when left alone. He enjoys the quiet of his new studio apartment during the day and we go on long walks around Piedmont park on evenings and weekends. We just tried out the small dog park this morning.  He is a joy with all humans (he lives for being pet and sitting on laps). We’re doing great!
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Hudson (f.k.a. Spanky)

Well, he undoubtedly is the luckiest little dog in the whole world!! We just adore him. He has added so much much life into our home. We are all talking in baby voices to him like we're crazy! My 79 year old mother comes and "baby sits" for him if we have to go out for more than 1 hour. He is getting spoiled by her. She visits every day just to see him. He is very playful and has to be reminded not to bite too hard. He is smart so he is progressing. He has about 15 toys that he can't decide which one he likes the best. Many of them were from my kids that I was going to give away. I'm glad I saved them. He always wants the toy that we grab and shake. He'll even fetch and retrieve when we throw the toy. He likes to bury chew bone treats. He is funny when he tries to bury them in the corner of the cushions in his bed - and then tries to "cover" the bone up by pushing his nose thinking that he is pushing dirt. He's supposed to eat the chew bone treats, but now buries them outside. He buries
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Ellie Mae (f.k.a. Capybara)

We have settled in after a week with Miss Ellie Mae. She is doing fairly well with house training although we have had a few accidents, naturally. She is full of life and energy. She loves the kids. She loves being on the trampoline with the kids. She seems to be acclimating quickly. She is a jumper, and with the kids we are working on that. She just gets so excited to see everyone!
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Woo Woo (f.k.a. Fairy Tail)

Fairy Tail is a talker and says her name often, it's now Woo Woo. She makes me laugh everyday when she's not sleeping. And she sleeps a lot since she's about 13 years old. But when she is awake, it's like having a puppy. She is high drive so she wrestles with my hand. It comforts her to bite me with her 4 teeth. I'm being gummed to death. Yes not a good behavior but it's how she learned to trust me. She's loves to swirl in a blanket and if she wants she'll softly growl at me till I cover her up. Such a weird little dog. Thanks to everyone who dealt with her skin issue. I know she became difficult as she started being angry at the shelter. She just needed longer times to sleep to finish healing and to get back to herself. Adopt a senior, they will pay you back everyday.
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Grady (f.k.a. Ragu)

My name is Grady (Ragu at APRA), and I was adopted in May 2016. I'm so grateful to APRA for taking good care of me and helping me meet my new family. I was a little shy at first, but I've really come out of my shell. My new humans had to say goodbye to their previous dog (Misty) right before I came to live with them so I gave them lots of comfort and snuggles right away. I inherited some of Misty's toys too. They are a little big for me, but I have a lot of fun dragging them around! I've made lots of doggy friends in our condo complex, and I love sniffing around outside. My favorite place to be is in a lap. If you squat down to pet me, I will try to climb up into your lap! My humans spoil me with lots of belly rubs and snuggles on the couch too. My humans and I are very happy together. We couldn't have asked for a better outcome!
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Molly (f.k.a. Angelica)

We have changed Angelica’s name to “MOLLY”.  Molly is doing great!  We absolutely love her.  She and Dexter have vast become best friends and literally play together non-stop. Molly seems to be very happy here! -Charlotte
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Sophie Jane

Sophie Jane was adopted from your organization on June 2, 2010. When SJ first came to live with me, she was under weight, almost no hair, exhausted from multiple surgeries and so timid. Little by little her true personality came out, and goodness she has a big personality! Sophie Jane doesn't even get out of bed until she hears the treat bag open... She is not a morning dog! But, after a treat she is ready for a walk. SJ and I walk for an hour every morning. She loves to see other dogs, chase squirrels up trees and visit the local farmers market on Saturday morning. And she has a gift for finding the smelliest thing to roll in. Always! SJ has made lots of friends in the neighborhood and loves to be around other animals; She's always the instigator for play time. SJ is so happy and so loved. Thank you for bringing her into my life. -Audrey
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Cooper (f.k.a. Foghorn)

He was pretty shy the first two days, but now he is walking around like he owns the place! He has really come out of his shell and is a whole new dog. His new kitty sister is being very nice to him and he just wants to play with her. He's such a calm, sweet, cuddly guy and we are so thankful to have him! -Nikki
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Moose (f.k.a. Leonardo)

Moose loves food, stuffed animals, his sister Pippi (you may remember her as Doro), and his little bed!!! He is such a sweet little guy.  All his infections are either gone or almost gone.  Unfortunately the vet said he is almost blind in his remaining eye, but you could never tell! He loves to cuddle and run around.  Pippi on the other hand is still very unsure of him.  She likes to stare at him from across the room.  He knows not to touch her toy cow though. He's a fast learner! So happy for the help the shelter gave us in finding the right little guy! -Pippi and Moose's mommy
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