Pet Pick

Barney is a 3-year-old, 15-pound long-haired Dachshund that was abandoned and picked up by two kind citizens. After they contacted Animal Control and spent weeks unsuccessfully attempting to find his owners,  Barney was brought to Atlanta Pet Rescue to help him find the forever home he deserves. Barney is very outgoing and playful. He does well with children and other dogs.

Atlanta Pet Rescue is open Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about Atlanta Pet Rescue or how to adopt Barney or any of the 80-plus dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for homes, visit www.atlantapetrescue.org.

Pet Briefs

Animal House Pet Hotel & Spa is now open at 516 Ponce de Leon Ave. in Midtown. Hotel-style boarding, daycare, doggie day camps, grooming and spa treatments and retail goods are available. The business is owned by Linda and Jong Park. (404) 879-0914 or www.AnimalHousePetHotel.com.

The Atlanta Pet Rescue 2010 Calendar is now available for $10 at www.atlantapetrescue.org. The money goes to support the pets awaiting adoption. The calendar features the work of professional pet photographer and Atlanta Pet Rescue volunteer Leesia Teh, who donated her studio, time and talent to make this calendar possible.

Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) fundraising Bingo kicks off a new year this month on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Visit www.PALSAtlanta.org for location and more details.

Collin Kelley

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.