Atlanta Pet Rescue is open Tuesday to Friday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.. For more information about Atlanta Pet Rescue or how to adopt Hank, Prissy or any of our 80+ dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for homes, visit www.atlantapetrescue.org.
Worldwide, over 100 million people saw the movie Pay It Forward about a 7th grader who takes the challenge of his school teacher to “create something to change the world” and then put it into action. Paw it Forward is a takeoff on that concept, and Bob Littell and Robyn Spizman are collecting stories for an anthology about humans who have rescued an animal – from a humane society or from the side of the road – and the pet has gone on to rescue the human, emotionally, physically or both. To submit a story and find out more about the project, visit www.pawitforward.net.
Briarcliff Animal Clinic is debuting Puppy Kindergarten with convenient open enrollment for puppies ages 7 to 14 weeks.The structured curriculum gives dogs a head start and positive reinforcement program to live by to prevent problems before they start. “Our goal is to help owners better understand how their puppies learn with a non-aversive training program that uses proven, positive reinforcement methods,” said Dr. Peter Mueller III, owner of Briarcliff Animal Clinic.The comprehensive course addresses how dogs learn with crate and housetraining; chew training and bite inhibition; anti-jumping and basic control behavior; loose leash walking; and learning basic commands. For more details and cost, visit www.briarcliffanimal.com.
Thanks to the efforts of local advocates, many Atlanta area pet stores have signed The Humane Society of the United States’ Puppy Friendly Pet Store Pledge – committing not to sell puppies, but instead support local animal adoption programs and provide literature that helps customers learn how to locate a reputable breeder. The independent retailers in the Atlanta area that have recently signed the puppy friendly pledge to not sell puppies are: Citydog Market, Intown Healthy Hound, Park Pet Supply and Pet Supplies “Plus”. To learn more about puppy mills, visit humanesociety.org/puppymills.