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Pearl (f.k.a. Yahtzee)

Hi everyone! It's me Pearl but you remember me as Yahtzee. I wanted to thank you for giving me the best family ever! I hit the jackpot! I love playing with my dog brothers. I like to play chase with my cat sisters. I'm always the one doing the chasing. hahaha. My family is the best! I love to go riding in the car. As soon as I hear the keys, I'm waiting by the door. My mommy even bought me a car seat so I can look out the window as we drive plus it keeps me safe in case of an accident. I like to bark at motorcycles when I ride in the car. I have been very well behaved with no accidents in the house.  I love to snuggle under blankets during the day too. Oh- and check out the picture of me wearing my life vest on our boat. I love my forever home! Thank you so much for saving me and finding me such a great home. -Pearl
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Emmett (f.k.a. Prado)

Emmett f.k.a Prado adopted me in January 2016. He had a bacterial and fungal infection  all over his skin and when I took him to the vet they said they were not sure his hair would grow back at all. Happy to say that six months later he has all his hair back, ironically just in time for those hot Atlanta summer days! His personality has not changed he is extremely lovable and loves loves loves his toys!!! He has brought so much joy to Annabelle (his sister) and my life. The staff was great through the adoption process and gave me a month worth of medicine and special food to get me started. Overall a great experience and so happy a place like this exists for to give dogs like Emmett a real chance. -Courtney
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Lucy

We adopted Lucy from APR, Nov 2009 and her name was Darby.  We changed it to Lucy.  She is one wonderful furkid and we thank you for helping us bring this joy into our lives.  She is a big supporter of APR and not only gives her allowance back to the shelter she is one wonderful ambassador in the community for APR and shelter dogs in general.  She is a regular at the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s.  People do not know my name but they sure know Lucy!!! Thank you for all of the wonderful work you do. -Judy and Bill
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Karma (f.k.a Bran Bran)

We adopted Bran-Bran, now Karma a couple of years ago.  She is so a wonderful precious addition to our family.   At first she was a bit fearful of car rides and family/friends she didn't know.But now just get the keys or say "GO" and she gets so excited.  She goes on vacations, and loves the doggy beach in Florida, she isn't crazy about the water but sits in her chair under the umbrella and watches the other dogs intently. She adores family, and loves giving kisses to our grandson.  She is a big hit at the family holidays, and everyone gives her love which she returns with sweet kisses. We are so thankful for APRA for blessing us with such a wonderful fur-kid!! Thank you LOTSSS!! Donna Long & Karma
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Cognac (f.k.a. DJ)

We came in looking for a dog and what we got is so much more, we got a new family member. Cognac f.k.a. DJ, came into our house and hearts and we don't know what we would do without him. His playful personality and loving glances and rubs make us smile . He loves car rides( riding up front preferred), sunbathing and trips to the dog park. It's been almost 3 weeks but it seems like he's been with us his entire life. This was a perfect match. Thank you to all  the counselors, volunteers and staff at Atlanta Pet Rescue for making our family complete. -Carmen & Veronica
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Ellie Belle & Winston

Life is sweet with these two pups in our lives. Ellie Belle (formerly Deana) was adopted in the fall of 2011. She is a kind, gentle soul who loves her humans and new brother. We welcomed Winston (formerly Eeyore) into the family in August 2015. He is an energetic pup that is full of life and a lot of love! We cannot thank Atlanta Pet Rescue enough for bringing these  babes into our hearts! Ellie Belle (blonde) Winston (grey) The Traylors
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The Captain (f.k.a. Eddard)

Eddard is now known as The Captain. It suits him because he is not afraid of anything and he has taken control of the house. He's a good boy and he made the adjustment here very easily. He and Dudley, our Airedale, are getting along and sharing nicely with each other. We are glad to have him and really appreciate your assistance.
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Teddy (f.k.a Madison)

Teddy (formerly Madison) is AMAZING. She has had a banner week and a half....loves her crate and is getting along beautifully with the cats. She is walking on a leash, near some light traffic and unafraid. She has met a couple of the kids' friends - one by one - who have stopped by to see her - and has handled that well. She comes when her name is called, has a favorite toy, has enjoyed the delights of: dried pig snouts, knuckle bones, Kong toys, and a wondrous organic odd-ball squeaky octopus toy that she tosses and chases and tosses and chases at every opportunity. She has a calm attentiveness rare in a dog so young and from such spare beginnings. -Heidi & family
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Othello

Othello is an absolute joy and we are so in love with him already.  We have seen great improvements in his leg and have had no other health issues. As for house training, well he is completely house trained and has had no accidents at all. He loves to play with stuffed animals and chew bones and has not bothered anything in our house. He sleeps in his little bed at night and wakes up wiggly and ready to go every morning. He  makes us laugh everyday with his absolutely precious personality. He has transitioned to our family and we have transitioned to having two dogs very easily. He and Colby are very friendly with each other and some times even curl up and sleep together. Jasper is absolutely over the moon with "O" as we call him and looks for him everyday when he gets off the bus.  Adopting O has truly been a blessing for us and I don't think we could have found a better fit for our family. Thank you so much for letting us adopt him
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Dobby (f.k.a. Graham Crackers)

Graham Crackers, now named Dobby, is the perfect little boy. Currently, he is napping on top of my legs. He LOVES being held, he lets me pick him up regardless of the situation. I trim his nails at home. He signals to go outside. Every morning he wakes up earlier than I do just to give me a lot of hugs and kisses. His first time at the vet he didn't even growl, they said he was very well behaved. When he and I go hiking he never stops! I have to catch my breath. Every day I think about how lucky I am to have him. I can't imagine him ever being left alone on the streets and I wish I had gotten him sooner. My mom moved to Nashville, so she is in my old apartment and I am in a bigger one. Dobby loves it here. More room for him to run around. He quickly took to belly rubs with me and even begs my mom for them. He is also quite the snuggler, he doesn't use his bed much anymore at night, he is usually on mine at night. But during the day his bed is his "Safe zone". Wherever a toy lands when
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