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Sugar

Just wanted to wish my little angel a happy adoption day! I adopted Sugar (formerly Ruby) today in 2010. Today marks 6 years of best-friendship! ❤️🐱
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Penny

In 2013 I adopted Penny (fka Penelope) from you guys. At the time I was 22, and y'all weren't so sure about letting someone as young as me adopt a pup. Thank you for trusting me, because Penny and I have been inseparable ever since her adoption day. I sometimes think about what would have happened if you guys had not rescued her from the pound and what a difference your organization makes. Penny is very much apart of the family and is actively involved in my wedding plans for this year. Thank you for everything!
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Meet APRA adoptable pets at Unleashed by Petco!

Join us at Unleashed by Petco in Smyrna every first Saturday of the month from 11am-2pm! You'll have the chance to meet some of our adoptable pets, learn more about our shelter's mission, and find out how to get started on the adoption process. Find directions here.
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Cocoa (formerly Peppermint Bark)

Just a note to let you know we are so happy with our little fur ball!  And if her disposition is any indication, I think she's happy with us as well. She seemed rather timid when we arrived home, kinda clingy, but when our daughter and her 3 girls arrived, puppy acted so happy.  Very social and not frightened at all.  She slept quietly thru the night with a mid-night potty call and then an early one at 6.  She seems to know why she's outside.  Have had one accident, but otherwise she's doing well.  Eating well, especially after being outside for a bit while her daddy raked.  Taking a much deserved nap right now. After pondering many name options, we have decided to call her Cocoa.  I think it fits her coloring, our love of chocolate, and as a friend pointed out, a classy reference to Coco Channel.  We feel very fortunate to have this little girl in our life and can see many happy day and years with her.  Thank you so very much for all your help with her adoption.
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Sirius

We just wanted to wish you a Happy Holidays and say thank you for everything you did for our Sirius! He has been such an amazing addition to our little family. He loves going hiking with us and playing with his doggy cousins. When we saw Sirius on your website we immediately fell in love. Coming into the holidays I wonder where he was last Christmas, but thanks to you he is safe and happy with us now. We wish you all a happy holidays and I hope you can bless many more furry friends with there forever homes! Sincerely, Ashley, Kevin and Sirius
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Wally – Home for the Holidays

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Wally has seen far too many cats come and go. He sees the crates and he must know. It’s sad to see him climb inside and to have to tell him it’s not his time. He’s a big boy he never cries, but we see the sadness in his eyes. Coming soon we hope to say: We found a family that says you can stay! A loving place to call your own. At last, finally, your forever home!”

Wally is ready for his family to find him - he's been here too long. We want him to spend the holidays in a home all his own with people that love and care for him, and to help make that happen, his adoption fee is on us*. Spend this holiday with a new friend!

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The 2016 Calendar is now 50% off!

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GA Gives Day — Nov 12

Many of you may remember a day last November when we filled our Facebook page with posts about giving, every hour on the hour. What you may not recall is that on that one day alone, we were able to raise $27,000 from our generous followers. GA Gives Day is a day dedicated to "drive awareness and donations for participating nonprofits across Georgia, encouraging residents to come together for a 24-hour day of giving." We want YOU to be a part of this amazing day by donating, sharing, and joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Let's make this the best GA Gives Day ever!
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Parker

I wanted to share our amazing story about Parker. He was our sweet furry boy we adopted 15 years ago from Gigi at Atlanta Pet Rescue. On a Saturday sometime in Sept of 2001, my husband Steve and I went for pizza at Fellini's and decided to swing by Barnes & Noble afterwards. To our surprise when we arrived, APR was having pet adoptions on the side walk right outside of the bookstore. My husband and I are both dog lovers but at the time were not even thinking about getting a dog. When we walked up, of course we detoured over to see all the cute furry friends! People were going gaga over an adorable litter of puppies. Out of the corner of my eye, there was the cutest black and tan full grown dog with the saddest look on his face. While the puppies were getting all the action, this cutie sat patiently under a folding chair just waiting for the perfect person to approach him. That was it. In that moment, out of the corner of my eye I fell in love with him. The moment we approached him,
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Cleo (f.k.a. Bamboo)

Thank you so much to the staff of APRA in helping us find the newest member of our family! She is a perfect fit!
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