Saturday, August 31, 2013

Many Thanks to our Supporters!

Plenty of animals lovers are behind the scenes helping WAG make a difference. A special thank you to the following for their generous donations: Daniel Kavanagh, Fraqnces Lamar, Diane Motes, Debra newton, Sallie Lacasse, Gail Porteus, Diane Mozzochi, Lars Carlson, Ryan Sullivan, J. Fortier, Keith Nelson, Linda Jameson, William Garthwaite, Elizabeth McManus, Amy Martin, Toni Cucuzza, Bradley & Gretchen Castille, Albert Merola, Phillip Renner, James and Maureen Hackett, John and Heather Grattan, Jeannette Wimmer, Roxanna Dubrulle, Sharon Colton, Marsha Blackmon, Carol and Ted Baum, Mark and Lynn Garrett, Legacy Bank, Richard Beck, Ray Memorial Presbyterian, Infinite Endeavors, Lumay Enterprises, Georgeann Ferguson, KarlaWardell, and L. Smith. Your support is appreciated!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Jake at the Ritz

Meet the newest guest of WAG's Ritz Snarlton kennel hotel - Jake. Nicknamed "Turtle" in the Walton shelter, we gave him a more respectable moniker and had him completely vetted.

Jake is a little thin right now, but is chowing down well and will soon be a sleek handsome boy. He's a very attentive guy and is learning obedience commands quickly. He gets along well with the other foster dogs and loves group playtime.

This awesome boy is available for adoption. Contact us at for more info about him.

Thanks to our friends at Alliance Fire Protection Services for sponsoring the Ritz Snarlton!

A WAG Rescue Dog's Life, Part I

A reality of rescue  - we can only save as many animals as there is space to keep them. Foster homes are a blessing. We wish every dog could enjoy the love of a foster home and family during their wait for the perfect adopters.

But not all of our dogs are able to experience indoor home life. Although kennels aren't the perfect alternative, it's a better option than some of these dogs have ever had. Let's take a peek at some of our accommodations.

WAG rescue dogs have several choices in kennel facilities: the Red Ruff Inn, the Westy, the Ritz Snarlton, the Terriott, or the Houndday Inn.

Our regular "rooms" have been outfitted to meet the needs of the most discriminating canine visitor. Kennel walls feature handsome charcoal gray 11 gauge welded wire, sturdy enough to prevent spontaneous room alterations by canine teeth. Guests have a choice of bedding - either stretching out in a large sturdy Petmate Petbarn in neutral tones, or snoozing in elevated comfort on colorful canvas Kuranda Beds, offering firm support in a chew-proof polyresin frame. Soft fleece bedding and pillows are included for our polite non-bed eating guests.

Liquid refreshment is delivered in colorful Fortex plastic 20 quart containers and room service offers daily meals served in chew-proof stainless steel bowls.

Our luxury suite shown below, the Ritz Snarlton,  has an added security feature - ceilings made of 12.5 gauge chain link wire, for our guests who might be tempted to exercise climbing skills, rather than relaxing and enjoying all the in-suite comforts.

Concrete floors and large fans keep cool breezes blowing in the hot summer months and cozy blankets and natural bedding are offered in winter.

The approximate cost of each kennel, bedding and miscellaneous supplies is $750. Sponsorships are available for our kennels - a great way for businesses to help community pets!

10 x 10 kennel 
Petbarn dog house
Kuranda bed
Barrel fan

Saturday, August 24, 2013

August rescues

Here are a few new WAG rescues from the Walton County shelter. Coco is a Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix, about 10 months old.

Holly is an older girl, about 6 years old, and a real charmer. She'll make a great companion for someone.

Jake is about one year old, a beautiful retriever/Australian shepherd mix, very playful and happy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hip hip hooray!

Thanks to the folks who came to today's volunteer meeting at the WAG house! To rescue dogs/cats and assist local pet owners, WAG needs the combined support of fellow animal lovers - it's great to see people raising their hands to help achieve our goal of ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Walton County.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Some wonderful young pet lovers

Meet some new friends of WAG - Catie Clack, Madison Sanders, Katie Abercrombie, Kennedy Martin and Breanna Groves - members of the Social Circle Girl Scouts who visited us at the Petsmart cattery on Saturday. They brought lots of handmade cat/dog toys, asked some questions about WAG and how they can help homeless pets. Watch for their team at the WAG 'n Walk - they're going to fundraise for the animals.

Great to meet these awesome young ladies!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New faces

Here are our most recent Walton rescues: Lindy, a cute black/white Chihuahua mix, and Andy, a handsome beagle boy. Both left the shelter this afternoon to be vaccinated, dewormed, and have a few relaxing days before being spayed/neutered and getting ready for adoption.  We hope to find these guys wonderful homes very soon!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kennel Sponsorships

Is your business looking for ways to help the community? Sponsor a WAG adoption kennel!

Some of our rescue dogs wait for their new homes in kennels made possible by the generosity of WAG donors. As any pet owner knows, lots of daily care is involved with keeping animals. From concrete floors to water buckets, chew toys and food, housing a dog involve maintenance and repair costs. Annual kennel sponsorships offer a great opportunity to send your business name out into the community. A plaque is affixed to "your" kennel and each new rescue dog offers thanks and public recognition.

Our kennel names mirror the finest human guest housing traditionalists: the Red Ruff Inn, the Westy, the Ritz Snarlton, the Terriott, or the Houndday Inn.

 For example, longtime WAG supporter Alliance Fire Protection Services sponsors the Ritz Snarlton suite and each new kennel occupant. 

Annual sponsorships are $750, covering the cost and upkeep of one kennel. For more info on the kennel sponsorship program, contact or call WAG at (770) 207-1896.

10 x 10 kennel 
Petbarn dog house
Kuranda bed
Barrel fan

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Molly's new home

Congratulations to Molly. Her new family came all the way from Charlotte NC because they just KNEW she was the perfect dog for them. And she was. Another happy ending!