cliffPet Pick


Cliff is a 2-month-old domestic short-hair kitten. He was found in an abandoned apartment where his mom had safely hidden him in a wall. Luckily, he survived and found his way to Atlanta Pet Rescue, where he has been living in a loving foster home. A playful kitten, this little guy promises to be hours of fun in his new home. Cliff has continued to impress us with his new-found willingness to trust. He now loves to be petted; he really just loves to have the company of his human friends. Find out more information on how to adopt Cliff or any other cat or dog from Atlanta Pet Rescue by visiting

Pet Briefs

Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption will hold its 7th annual benefit sale, Wags to Riches, on Friday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Early birds can shop on Thursday evening, Sept. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. for a $20 donation at the door. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Atlanta Pet Rescue. Items for sale will include floor samples from Merchandise Mart vendors, antiques, hand-painted furniture, outdoor lighting, vintage records and books, high-end retail display props, antique lamps, oil paintings, antique iron chairs, designer clothes, 74 pieces of handmade art glass: vases, bowls, and platters in brilliant colors, and much, much more. Atlanta Pet Rescue is located at 720 14th Street (at Howell Mill Road).

The annual Paws on Pavement fundraiser to benefit Briarcliff Animal Foundation is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a 1-mile walk and 2-mile run through the Morningside community. To sign up for the walk or more information on how to donate, visit Here’s one extraordinary way Briarcliff Animal Foundation (BAF) is helping pets. Q100 radio personality Jenn Hobby and her boyfriend were on their way to the mountains when they hit a stray dog. They took the dog to a vet in Blairsville with a broken hip and leg. The Atlanta Humane Society contacted Briarcliff Animal Clinic’s Dr. Peter Mueller and BAF’s Geri Swanson, who are both pilots. They flew a private plane to Blairsville and brought the dog back to Atlanta for treatment. BAF paid for all surgery, and Hobby adopted the dog, naming her Carolina for the North Carolina mountains she came from.

Atlanta-based Big Daddy Biscuits are all-natural dog treats with flavors like Cheese Bites w/ Garlic, Crunchy Peanut Butter and Turkey Bacon. The treats are available at the Marietta Farmers Market, at The Collective, Decatur Village Vets or online at

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.