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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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Sampson

I adopted Sampson from Atlanta Pet Rescue on April 14th. I thought Jackson (my POM) and I were happy.  But Sampson has made us more HAPPIER than I can express. He is WONDERFUL and I LOVE him more and more everyday. We have had no problems. He adjusted to us immediately.  Jackson who is 11 years old is now a puppy again. They play and argue.  Samson runs in circles in backyard.  Has a great time.  He is now sleeping in bed with us. I do not know how his original owners could ever give him up.  But I am SO THANKFUL they did. Thank you Atlanta Pet Rescue for the GREAT work you do and ESPECIALLY for letting me and Jackson be Sampson's new Mommy and Brother. We both LOVE him so much. - Glenda Woods
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Kipper (f.k.a. Riley)

This is my sweet terrier mix that you called “Riley” and that I fell instantly in love with, adopted and renamed “Kipper” in May of 2011.  I truly believe Kipper was sent into my life by my deceased daughter, Tiffany, who we so tragically lost much too early on March 24th, 2011.  A mere 6 weeks later, the last thing on my mind, or at least what I had left of a mind at that time, was to adopt a dog – but that was exactly what I did.  I clicked on the APRA video on one of our local online news sites and instantly fell in love with this little bedraggled fur ball called Riley.  I watched him every day for weeks, until I could not stand it any longer and called you, set up an appointment, and brought my sweet fur baby home. Every day I share with him, I cherish.  He has helped so much to make sense out of life once again.  Couldn’t do it without him and can’t thank you all enough for all that you do for these beautiful little animals.  - Linda McMichael
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Juno

I am so thankful for the dog I adopted from Atlanta Pet Rescue.  She is an Italian Greyhound/Min Pin mix and is the best dog ever.  I adopted her 5 years ago and since then, we have been best friends.  I have epilepsy and Juno has been there when I wake up from a seizure and she even acts strangely before I have one which gives me a warning.  I guess it's from being together for the last 5 years that she has learned to detect when I'm about to have one.  Anyway, when I got Juno she was a skinny little thing (ribs showing) but she has healed and is now a happy dog.  Here is a picture of Juno enjoying the sunshine in our new home in Utah.  Thank you for the work you do. -Josh
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Missy (f.k.a. Sunshine)

We adopted from your rescue in 2004.  She was a scared shaggy Pekingese that you guys had named Sunshine, we renamed her Missy .  No one could of predicted how much love and happiness she added to our lives.  Missy passed away February 19, 2016. I just wanted to thank your organization for all you do and I must say that the lives of the pets you save are not the only ones you touch, as I know mine was changed that September day that she joined our family.   Thank you,   Nancy
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Chester

Since adopting Chester (Lister was I his previous name) in Dec of 2014, my wife and I have moved to Anchorage, Alaska and he has taken it like a trooper. Glaciers, mountains, snow... He loves all of it. Thank you all! Here he is training for the Iditarod.  - Jay
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