Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some Thank You's

WAG is grateful for support of the following donors during November/December, 2012: Elite Storage Solutions, B & L Solutions, Bill Dean, Danny Stone, Michael West, Carolyn Long, Judy Bullock, Mary Nichols, Sirius Grooming, West Walton Feed, Sally Van Doorn, Diane Motes, Liza Karsai, Wildchild Threads, Anne Fistel, Susan Ruelle, Deborah Odom, Jan Grissom, Catherine Stuff, Robin Smith, Ann Walker, Victoria Baker, Jennifer Stone, Clare Peterson, Karen Meredith, Sharon Donnan, Virginia Keith, James Marston, Holly Meyers, J.D. James, Barbara Postlewaite, John Arnold, Michael and Laura Haise, Cynthia Jani, Barbara McKee, M. Highsmith, Mark and Lynn Garrett, Scott Fuller, Larry and Judy Farmer, Jo Davis, Lindsey Ivester, Kathleen Morency, James and Marcia Crowley, Terry Segovis and Jamie Bourassa, Marylynne Solomon, and Denise Putnam.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Seasons Greetings!

Happy Holidays to all our WAG friends, volunteers and families!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Making a Difference

Have you helped a rescue animal this year?

All non-profit organizations, WAG included, are fundraising right now. Statistically, people give more during the holidays - donations tend to dry up after January 1. But animals will continue comi
ng into the shelter every month, regardless of our donation levels.

Local groups get NO funding from high-profile national organizations like the Humane Society of the US, ASPCA, or others. Even the $1 donated at the Petsmart checkout isn't guaranteed to go local - thousands of groups compete for Petsmart grants each year. Rescues pay for food, vet care and everything else animals need. Freebies are scarce in our world.

So when you're choosing gifts for your pet this holiday season, make a similar gift to your local homeless pets. Find a rescue organization that's making a difference and donate $10, $20 or $100. You'll never realize how much of a impact you can make!

And in case anyone needs to know, our website is There's a Paypal donate button on the left, our mailing address is PO Box 169, Monroe, GA  30655.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Puppies galore!

Look at these cutie pies - just a few of the 15 puppies currently in WAG foster care and destined for a no-kill shelter in NY in January. More on our new partnerships later - but hopefully this will allow us to rescue hundreds of more animals each year. Paws crossed for future possibilities!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A battle for Buddy

Poor Buddy. We pulled him from the shelter with an upper respiratory infection. Two days later he was also diagnosed with parvo. He's one sick puppy. He received 5 days of intensive treatment at Peach Pets Hospital. He's back with his foster now, taking antibiotics to fight his pneumonia. So far his vet treatment has cost about $800. Donations can be made on our website at - Paypal "Donate" button is on the left. Thankfully he's getting better - Buddy is going to make someone an awesome pet!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

More room at the inn

Take a look at our new kennels! We had concrete poured in a 12 x 36 barn area, giving us a clean (flealess!) place to house more dogs. So far we have three extra kennels and will get a fourth when enough money comes in. We need a escape-proof kennel - you'd be surprised how many dogs will rip their way out of chain link and we've already had a few fence munchers. Best price we've found on a heavy-duty welded wire kennel is $549 at  Tractor Supply. That should keep all our rescue dogs safe and secure.

So although this picture of plain concrete isn't visually dazzling or awe-inspiring, we're excited!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New beginnings

Here's our boy Milton, aka Jake. He's been neutered and was recently treated for heartworms. Hopefully it won't be long before this good-looking boy finds an awesome home! Thanks to everyone who sponsored him - your donations helped Jake get his HW treatment and another chance at happiness!!

Lovely Lola

Take a look at this Before/After shot! Lola is an amazing little girl who was carrying around pounds of nasty, matted hair when we rescued her from the shelter. But the folks at Monroe Vet shaved away all that awful stuff, letting her natural beauty shine through. ADORABLE! Lola will be spayed and available for adoption soon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Furry Thank You's!

WAG appreciates the support of the following individuals/business who donated to our organization in September/October, 2012.

Shay and Joseph Dudley, Acuff Accounting, Janet Hildebrand, Preston Camp, A Better Bite, Rebecca Bouras, Robert and Rhonda Latimer, Kimberly Lovingood, Linda Sherrer, Daniel Richardson, Mary Ventress, Mary Wilson, Teresa Moffitt, Michael Graeber, Monica Hill, Theresa Turkington, Debra Newton, Walnut GRove Veterinary Clinic, Traci Wilson, Joni O'Ship, Barbara South, Beth Miller, Laura Young, Regina Ammons, Nina Dodson, Heidi Greene, Alliance Fire Protection, Animal Companion Rescue Foundation, Rick Ramin, Charles Bunnell, Richard and Jill Evans, J. Clarke Brannon, Leadfoot Diesel Performance, Vicki Weales, Zdenka Gil, Jennifer Schumm, Erin Beck, and Career Aspirations.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

A New Rescue Partner

We're so lucky to have new friends, Pixel's Posse, dba the Pixel Fund, from Maine. They do an awesome job helping to rescue southern dogs and find great homes for them in Maine. In fact, four of our lucky dogs left for Maine on Thursday - here's Mr. Ed the Chihuahua with his new family! We couldn't have asked for a better ending. Kudos to Deb and Janet and all the hard workers Pixel Posse volunteers. Can't wait to do it again!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pretty Pregnant Payson

Here's Payson, a sweet pregnant Anatolian Shepherd mix that we rescued from the shelter. She's due to deliver babies soon - thanks to Christi and Dr. Dawn Delong at Animal Medical Center of Monroe for giving our volunteers some Puppy Delivery 101 lessons. Fingers crossed for healthy pups!

Friday, October 5, 2012

And the winner is...

Milton! He's a WAG milestone dog - officially the 100th animal rescued by WAG in 2012!!!

Milton is a sweet hound mix. Unfortunately he's heartworm positive, but generous donations will help us get him treated. We'll post some more photos of  Milton once he settles in.

Rally Ho!

Say goodbye to Rally! We pulled this cutie from Walton and will be driving him tomorrow to meet a transport driver enroute to a great home in New Jersey, where his adopters are anxiously waiting.

 Lucky boy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A New Life

Here's Gracie, fka Anna. She was in the shelter and scheduled for euthanasia. But lucky her her, someone saw her photo and fell in love. So we pulled Gracie from the shelter, had her spayed at Monroe Vet Clinic, and introduced her to her new "mom" Regina. Two very happy ladies!

A special thank-you to the sponsors who helped with Gracie's vet bill - your support is what gave Gracie her
a new start in life!

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Happy Girl

Remember Daisy, the cattledog mix? She was adopted into a great home with plenty of room to run and play. Even though her eyesight is bad, her owner reports that she gets along well, follows the other dogs around and loves to play. Looks like she got her Happy Ever After ending. Thanks to everyone who helped Daisy start her new life!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tomatoes and Terriers

Catch us this weekend among the vegetables at Downtown Monroe's Saturday Farmers Market on the courthouse square. The Farmers Market is becoming THE place to be on Saturday - lots of food, crafts, music and entertainment. We'll be there from 8 am to 1 pm with sweet pups available for adoption.

Don't miss it!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shane goes home!

Shane found a new home. He's been with us since February, but this lucky guy will now be living in Marietta with his "big brother" Bear, a Husky. Thanks to Mike and Meredith for giving Shane an opportunity for a wonderful home. Welcome to the WAG family!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A new spot

Something new this weekend - we'll be at the Winder Petsmart on Saturday, visiting and making new friends.    Come out and  see us. The dogs will be set-up inside the store, since it's still blazing hot outside.

And don't forget to stop by and see the cats at the Loganville Petsmart. Some very cute kittens are waiting for homes, plus a few awesome adults. Adoption fee is only $85 for a fully-vetted feline!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Whew, it's Hot!

Wow - 108 degress predicted for Saturday. In spite of the sweat, we'll be doing cat adoptions on Saturday, June 30 at the Loganville Petsmart. Melanie and the dogs will be going to a neighborhood block party at Park Place subdivision in Loganville on Saturday from 3 to 7 pm. She'll have a tent, a pool of water and other things for cooling down, but we'll watch how the dogs hold up and may have to make an early exit if the heat is too much. I know it's already too much for me!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Can you help Daisy?

This is Daisy, a cattledog rescued on Monday from the Gwinnett shelter. She's an older girl of about 8. Daisy is showing her age a bit - missing teeth, vision problems, but it none of that matters to her. She is overjoyed to be with people. We took her because such a sweetheart doesn't deserve to die in the shelter.

But Daisy had some surprises. The vet discovered a life-threatening pyometra infection that required immediate surgery. While under anesthesia, Daisy was found to have severe dental disease - stage 4. She has ulcers in the roof of her mouth from the dental infection and most of her back teeth need to be removed.

Daisy's vet bill is $1,000. Plenty of people question the wisdom of spending that kind of money on an older dog, but those are people who haven't met her. The vet staff is in love with her and she's proven to be one tough girl.

This is an unexpected financial hit for us and we'd welcome donations for her. Our website has a Paypal donation button, or you can contact Monroe Vet directly at  (770) 267-3690.

Thanks for caring!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Calendar contest

Heads up - it's calendar contest time again! The contest is open for entries for the 2013 annual pet calendar. You can enter online this year - visit our website at We always get awesome entries and this year will be no different. So send yours in soon!

Searching for love

It's not a scheduled adoption weekend, but we'll be at the Loganville Petsmart this Saturday from 11 -3. Come our and visit our new pups! Five of these cuties will be looking for their new homes. And kitties, too!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Adoption weekend

Adoptions coming up this weekend - come visit us at the Loganville Petsmart on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.  Some great dogs are waiting for homes. Don't forget to come inside the store and see the kitties!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WAG 'n Walk

Had a great time at the WAG 'n Walk in Meridian Park. Lots of folks came out - the weather worried us in the morning, but the afternoon was great. If you missed it - what can I say? You missed lots of good stuff.

Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Disc Dogs got lots of applause for their great program. Gail even had one of her pups on his first public event - he jumped through the hoops like a seasoned champ. Jordan Rager played several tunes for us and there seemed to be a large number of teenage girls clustered around the stage. Imagine that!  Jordan was a courteous guy, signing autographs and CD's for everyone who asked.

The 35 vendors were an awesome mixture of pet-related products, antiques, clothes, perfumes, and gifts. Thank goodness Chick-fil-A showed up with lots of sandwiches, cuz it was a hungry crowd!

Will post pics soon - got to use another computer for that.

Thanks to everyone for such a great event. We can't wait until next year!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

And the winners are...

Great weekend for the animals - WAG helped make 2 new families on Saturday! Bobby and Mark found new homes, so we're very happy.

Volunteers are needed to help out with cat adoptions on weekends at Loganville Petsmart. If you're interested, let us know!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Adoption weekend at Petsmart

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Come out and visit us at the Loganville Petsmart this weekend from 11 am to 3 pm. We'll have lots of great dogs available and don't forget to look inside for all the cats!

See you there!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wag 'n Walk weekend!

Wow - time flies! The WAG 'n Walk is here - Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 11 am to 2 pm at Meridian Park in Loganville. We've got an awesome lineup of entertainment, more than 30 vendors signed up with everything from jewelry to homemade dog treats - maybe do a little Mother's Day shopping?

Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Disc Dogs will make an appearance, along with country artist Jordan Rager. Come meet our canine guest of honor, Mr. Gibbs and his pal Anita Knobloch - they've been crisscrossing the country raising awareness and funding for NEHI, a children's lung condition.

Fun, games and more stuff. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Ending

Congratulations to Scruffy and Lovie, two older dogs turned into the shelter together. We worried about their future, but fortunately a great home was found. They'll spend the rest of their lives together!

Yesterday we transported them to the Petsmart in Conyers to meet their temporary foster. After about a week they'll head up to their permanent home in Virginia Beach, VA. What a lucky twosome!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Help from Sharon Elementary

It's been a great week - a couple of our dogs found new homes! No adoptions this weekend - we're getting ready for the May 5 tent event at Conyers Petsmart.

Our pet food pantry is receiving some much-needed help from the National Elementary Honor Society and Beta Club at Sharon Elementary School. They'll be running a pet food drive from now until May 16. The students at Sharon Elementary always collect lots of food. Our thank to Ms. Taylor for giving students the idea and helping them get started. We're excited to see how they do this year!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Adoption Day

Another adoption day ahead! Look for WAG at Loganville Petsmart from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 21.Come find your new furry friend!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Some Thanks Due

Thanks to a couple of great supporters for donating to our pet food pantry. Monroe Animal Care Hospital of Monroe and the Positive Reinforcement Club at Loganville Middle both recently gave us enough food to fill up the back of a minivan! Kudos to you both, and I'm sure it's appreciated by all those pets that get fed because of the food pantry. You're helping dogs and cats stay in their homes and families, and that's awesome.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Plaaaaaaay Ball!

Join WAG for a great Sunday afternoon game at the home of the Gwinnett Braves, the minor league Triple A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves Foundation awarded WAG a $1,000 grant for the pet food pantry, helping keep pets with their families in a tough economy. On Sunday, May 6, 2012, we'll be the guest of honor at the stadium for the season's first Bark in the Park.

A block of field seats are reserved for WAG supporters. Tickets are only $5 each - contact us at to get your seats. This is a great bargain - hurry before they're all gone!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Touch of Europe for WAG

Here's a unique opportunity to buy some great items for your home and help WAG at the same time. A Touch of Europe, a unique lifestyle store located in Marietta, is celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a giant tent sale. This awesome store known for their eclectic mix of vintage/new linens, home decor, gourmet foods and gift items will have product markdowns as much as 50% off!

Touch of Europe owners/staff are dedicated animal supporters and have pledged 5% of the sale proceeds to WAG. Don't miss this great sale on innovative items with a European twist, while indulging in some delectable French baked goods available that day.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Touch of Europe, 1765 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 10 am - 4 pm. Check out their website at!

Opt to Adopt

Visit Petsmart this weekend for WAG adoptions. We'll be there with some of our dogs on Saturday, April 14, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

More WAG 'n Walk fun

Some exciting news for the WAG 'n Walk - part of our entertainment will be Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Disc Dogs! Gail has been featured on Animal Planet, been part of Ringling Brothers Circus, and made hundreds of appearances with her talented pack of dogs. Don't miss her electrifying performance here in GA!

A great Easter for Lila

Another happy ending - Rosie, the pup who recently suffered a growth plate fracture, has mended and found a fantastic new home. Now named Lila, she's already snuggling up to her new best pal, Lydia.

We're grateful to everyone who donated or contributed to make Rosie's surgery a success. The smiles make it worth every penny!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Maverick heads west

Congratulations to Maverick - he's on his way to a new home in Colorado with Kristina Johnson! Lucky dog - he'll get to roam the great outdoor range where the deer and the antelope play. We took Maverick to meet Kristina in Conyers, then said our good-byes and watched them drive away on a long journey home. Another happy rescue and adoption!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Adoption hiatus

Well, it's time to take a short break - a couple of our fosters have a respiratory infection and need to rest for a couple of weeks, so we'll give them some time and start adoptions back in 2 weeks. We love finding new homes for our pets, but their health comes first so we're gonna give everybody some rest and relaxation and time to get well!

WAG 'n Walk is coming!

Saturday, May 12, 11 am to 2 pm - the third annual WAG 'n Walk at Meridian Park in Loganville. It's gonna be great fun with games, prizes, music,food and fun. And it's the only Pet Festival in Walton County. A can't miss event!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rilee's Playhouse

Haven't shared this news yet, but our WAG friends continue to amaze us! In early March pet lover Michelle Hatfield donated a large 10 x 16 storage building to us  - totally free! An awesome gift. Taylor's Wrecking Service in Monroe gave us a great price on moving it - and watching them wiggle that truck/building around corners and into place was impressive! Here are a couple of pics:

The building is at our foster coordinator Melanie's house and we're using it house more animals. It's a great space! Today it's getting insulated and a window A/C unit was put in to keep our pups cool during the hot weather.

Thanks to everyone who had a part in making this project a reality. The building has now been christened "Rilee's Playhouse" and is a comfortable place for our dogs to sleep at night.

Looking for vendors

W're getting ready for the May 12 WAG 'n Walk at Meridian Park, 11 am to 2 pm. Still have vendor spots available. It's a great crowd at Meridian, all products, crafts, services are welcome. Come join the fun. Vendor fee is $35. Visit our website for more info.

Happily Ever After

Great day at adoptions - Charlotte, Chloe,and Claire found new homes. Heidi is on "trial" adoption, hope it works out for her, too. Take a look at Cloe and all her new stuff! I love happy endings.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

With Much Appreciation

The success of WAG is due to our amazing volunteers and supporters. Thank you to the following donors who helped us in January, February and March of 2012.

William and Georgeanne Ferguson, Carol Baum, Kara Lord, Karen Meredith, Anne Wood, Sirius Grooming, Steven and Kathleen Pinchak, Barbara Hudson, Lindsey Ivester, Judy Kimball, Elmer and Nancy Swartzmeyer, Michelle Evans, Mary Nichols, Dina Greenway, Neeeta Pant, Steve Brown, Boss Brothers Country Store, Snellville  Animal Hospital, Traci Bryan, Libbie Klucken, Dr. Shannon Miller, Lance Auto Parts, Andrew Bugbee, Mark and Laurie Day, Shelley Hight, Michelle Decker, Countryside Vet, Kar Bradley, Summit Chase Animal Hospital, Marsha Blackmon, Elizabeth Perry, Diane Motes, Janice Hart, Monica Hill, Cynthia Detallo, Debra Newton, Julie Sweeney, Shari Barnhart,Diane, McGonilge, Laura Smith, Brett Davis, Tricia Schlosser,Kayla Haner, Rona Watts, Georgia Robinson, Susan Jacobs, Joseph Morris, Susan DeFreese, Charlotte Lessig, Friends of Pauline, Claudio Sengas, Michael P. Brown, Ted Casado,Alison Portanova, Hayley Smith, Timothy Pike, Deborah Odom, Teresa Moffitt, Ava Watkins, Ellen Dorfman, Julie Sweeney, Teresa Andrews, Dianne McGonilge, Brenda Soldan, Bridget Smith, Tara Trainor, Melanie Medure, Tiziana Bartelli, Frances Price, Laura Weil, Kelly Mackin, Candice Beruty, Dale Walker, Regina Vodegal, Pul Bova, Blanc Apparel, Geraldine Messina, Raven Patrick, Christine Miller, Beth Greene, The Diva Den,Aaron Kuehn, Lisa Spalding, and Horizon Roofing


Friday, March 30, 2012

Scrub-a-dub Part 2

Our hardy car-washers are up for another weekend of scrubbing. Visit the WAG office at 3904 Oak Grove Road, right behind the Racetrac gas station off Hwy. 78 for a $5 car wash. Time to get all that icky yellow pollen gone! Scrubbers on site from 11 am to 3 pm.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adoptions ahead!

Come join us at the Loganville Petsmart this weekend, Sat., March 31. We have lots of dogs needing great homes: puppies, young dogs, old dogs and everything in between. Adoption hours are 11 am until 3 pm.

Stop by and say hello!

Rosie update

A big thank you to everyone who donated so Rosie could have her orthopedic surgery. She has a couple of more weeks of crate rest and is going bonkers! She's still a young pup, after all. But recent x-rays show her fracture is healing well and her bone is growing as it should. And the best news is she's already found a wonderful home! She won't leave until medically cleared the first week of April, but we're so excited for Rosie and her new life.

Rosie at the vet clinic, pre-surgery.

Rosie going home after surgery.

Rosie's latest picture. She's growing fast!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Help your Ford shine!

Something different for this Saturday - come out to the WAG office and get your car washed. Several industrious 4-H members and their friends will offer a $5 car wash from 11 am - 4 pm this Saturday. And best of all, they're donating all the money to WAG! An awesome idea, and we're very grateful.

The WAG office is located at 3904 Oak Grove Road, the brick house directly behind the Racetrac gas station on Hwy. 78 at Brand Rd.

Hope to see lots of dirty filthy cars there!