Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cookie goes home

Another WAG happy ending today as Cookie found her new home. You may remember Cookie was very frightened and took a lot of patience to bring her out of her shell. She's still skittish, but new mom Claire is perfectly fine with that. Cookiewill live in a nice quiet house with Claire, her husband and a cat friend. Travel is in her future, though, as both Claire and her husband are looking at post-retirement adventures with Cookie as their traveling companion. Sounds like an awesome life ahead for this cute girl!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dollars and Sense for your pets

If you're looking for information on low-cost options for taking care of your pet, check out Georgia Pet Resources, with listings for upcoming vaccination clinics, low-cost spay/neuter specials, pet food pantry options and other cost saving resources!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Testing help

Thanks to our supporters, WAG was able to donate $165 to Walton County Animal Control to purchase a carton of dog heartworm tests. The shelter regularly tests dogs for heartworms, one of the reasons so many rescues pulls dogs from our local shelter. Providing these tests goes a long way in helping these wonderful and adoptable dogs leave the shelter!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

End the Chaining of Dogs in Walton!

On March 11 the city of Monroe answered a call from concerned citizens when it passed an anti-tethering ordinance for dogs in the city. The practice of tethering or chaining dogs on a regular basis has been proven to be detrimental to the health and welfare of animals and more municipalities are enacting legislation to deal with the issue. Kudos to Monroe city officials for willingly tackling this topic.

A anti-tethering proposal was also brought before the Walton County Board of Commissioners in early March, but has yet to be acted on by the board. Let them know you opinion on the matter - contact your elected commissioner about this important issue! Find their contact information here:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WAG Spay/Neuter Shuttle

Know someone who can't get their animal spayed/neutered because of transportation issues? The WAG Spay/Neuter Shuttle can help! We're working with Paradox Spay Neuter Clinic to make sure owner's transportation problems don't keep animals from getting spayed/neutered. Appointments are scheduled through Paradox - tell them you're interested in the shuttle service. Limited slots are available and surgery fees must be paid in advance.

One note - PLEASE recommend this service ONLY to pet owners who have no other transportation options - not lazy people who don't feel like waking up early to take their animal to the vet or others who won't bother rearranging their schedule. Volunteers will be driving the shuttle and we want to reserve it for those who truly need it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Puppy Prevention Retirement Party #1

Here's our first mama dog we're putting out of business under our Puppy Prevention program. Dixie is a beagle mix whose owner signed over her last litter of puppies to WAG. All four pups found great homes in February.

Today we dropped Dixie off at Paradox Spay Neuter clinic to be spayed. She'll be back with her owner tonight, but is officially retiring from motherhood!

Congratulations Dixie! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Food Sharing

Pet food and more pet food!

WAG arranged for approx. 10 pallets of pet food to be delivered to FISH outreach ministry in Monroe, the first step in our efforts to help more pet owners through the pet food pantry at FISH. 

Thanks to Tanya and Joe from Pound Puppies 'n Kittens for driving the rental truck to Petsmart distribution center in Newnan, tossing bags around and bringing lots of food to us Those PPK people really know how to wrangle a pallet-jack! 

Pound Puppies is fortunate to be included in the PetSmart Ongoing Food Donation program - a closed program not accepting new applicants. So although WAG is unable to apply for the program, PPK generously shared their donated food with us. A great example of local organizations working together to help animals.

And as always, our thanks to the dedicated volunteers at FISH for all their efforts!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WAG's More Puppy Prevention Program

WAG has a new puppy program to help rehome your puppies and spay the mother dog for free. To clarify - we're not interested in helping "get rid" of your puppies - rather we are interested in taking them into our adoption program, vaccinating, deworming, spaying and neutering all the puppies BEFORE they are rehomed, then spaying the mother dog to make sure no more unexpected litters come along. Puppies taken into our program are vaccinated and dewormed before offered for adoption. Fifty percent of "free" puppies given away are never spayed or neutered, adding to deaths in the shelter, so our goal is to spay/neuter the entire litter, not just the puppies left over after giving away some.

If you're interested in the litter program, email for more info.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

There's nothing like a furry hug.

Can we say WOW? Adoptions are going very well lately! Here are just some of the happy families WAG has created at the Snellville Petsmart over the last few weeks. Come visit us on Saturdays from 11 a.m to 3 p.m, and find your own special furry friend!