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CharlieMy husband and I adopted Charles Darwin rom Atlanta Pet Rescue around this time last year. When we met him he’d just come in from Gordon County animal services and hadn’t even been put up on the APRA website yet, so we completely lucked out. Charlie is the chillest, sweetest, friendliest little guy. As you can see, he’s a world champion snuggler who happens to always be down for an adventure. It’s a complete mystery to us how a pup this wonderful could end up without a home, but we’re so grateful to APRA for taking him in. It’s hard to imagine life without him now. Thank you!

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Things are going wonderfully!  My husband and I are on our way to North Carolina with all three dogs in tow – we are insane, haha!! I have changed her name to Millie only because Heartly and Hattie were getting messed up in my brain and I would end up calling one of them by half of each name LOL. Thankfully she hadn’t learned any name yet so I’m hoping she catches on to the new one quickly :) my husband made a Millie Vanillie reference yesterday and now I can’t stop calling her that!!!


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Brody0002I just wanted to share with you some amazing professional photos we just got from Brody’s first modeling shoot! (yes! You read that right!) We got contacted by a photographer for a shoot he was doing, and we thought it would be super fun. Well, Brody was a super star and the best part? I got super amazing photos of our sweet pup (who we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for your amazing rescue!!) Look at how healthy and happy he looks – that fur is just luxurious. We love Brody more than we can say!Brody0001

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“Pet’s Need Dental Care Too!”

Shannon Kaukeinen RVT, CAT


Oral disease is one of the most common and serious health problems in dogs and cats. Poor oral hygiene is not just a vanity issue for pets but a health issue. About 80% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease and are vulnerable to pain, bad breath, and tooth loss. When periodontal disease becomes chronic in our pets, infections can spread to the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys where they can cause permanent damage. Proper oral care can help your pet reduce their risks of developing periodontal disease. You can help your pet by brushing their teeth daily to prevent tartar build up. Left alone, tartar will develop into plaque which is a mixture of bacteria and food debris. If left untreated the bacteria can enter the blood stream affecting the heart, liver, lungs and kidneys. And it can be painful for your pet.

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KatySix years ago on May 30 I adopted a wonderful dog from -Atlanta Pet Rescue. She was a six year old tri colored cavalier that had been dropped off my her previous owners. She apparently had been used as as puppy mill as it was obvious she had had several litters of puppies, she was totally deaf from untreated ear infections and had very little hair. When I adopted her, I took her to my vet, Duffy Jones, who helped me restore her to the beautiful dog she was meant to be, she became the love of my life!  I have never had a dog any sweeter or better than Katy. Last Friday Dr Jones and both sobbed as we helped her cross the rainbow bridge. She had developed heart problems and was unable to breathe. My heart is broken. Thank you for giving me almost 6 wonderful years.

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232323232fp83232_uqcshlukaxroqdfv57 3ot_234_57_466XROQDF_2 6455874_239ot1lsiMy family and I just wanted to write to say thank you for giving us the wonderful gift of Carson.  We adopted him one year ago today (in the middle of Snowpocalypse!), and he has been such a wonderful addition to our family.  He is so full of love – we can’t imagine life without him.  I’m attaching some pictures from his first year with us – he’s had lots of adventures, travels, and just good, plain snuggle time.



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Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetI adopted Alfie yesterday. He and his new brother Bruce Wayne are getting along perfectly!

Thank you for inquiring about Karla!  The two of us are just loving each other to pieces!  The last four days have been great. When I have gone out for a couple of hours, she seems so excited to see me when I return. Karla loves to just sit in my lap and be hugged.

We have had no accidents at all and she loves my back yard!  Karla goes right to her crate at bed time.

Also, I want to let you know that the entire adoption process was seamless. Everyone at APRA was professional, gave me all information available, and were very friendly. It was an enjoyable process to experience and a blessing to get such a sweet girl like Karla!!!!



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It's been a little over two months since Jake became a member of the family, and what a joy he is! He's full of personality and so lovable that friends and family make dates to visit him. Not me. :)

He loves walking around the lake, going for a ride in the car, and looking for ducks, squirrels, cats, etc. He's intensely curious, which I love. At the same time, he's incredibly well-behaved. He looks and sniffs but never bothers anything. He's completely house-trained, obeys several commands, and enjoys belly rubs and back scratches.

Jake is almost the perfect dog, and I am thrilled that he lives with me. Thank all of you at Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption for the selfless, amazing job that you do, and thank you for making it  possible for this incredible little 16 pounds of terrier to share life with me.
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