Pet Pick

Scooter is a unique-looking two and a half year old Chihuahua Terrier mix, who weighs 7.5 pounds. This sweet boy came to Atlanta Pet Rescue from an outlying animal control facility where he had been surrendered by his former owner without any proof of previous vaccinations. This was a death sentence for poor Scooter, so he put in a request to be transferred to Atlanta Pet Rescue where he could find his perfect forever home. Scooter is a happy and outgoing little gremlin. He gets along well with other dogs and loves most every human he meets. He will be a wonderful lifetime companion, but due to his tiny size, will probably do best in a home without small children.

Atlanta Pet Rescue is open Tuesday through 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 Scooter or any of APR’s 80-plus dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for homes, visit

Pet Briefs

The Atlanta Humane Society’s fundraiser, No Ball At All, will be held Friday, April 16, at the home of Pamela and Neville Isdell. This event is open to all donors who make a No Ball gift of at least $350 per person. Once again, Knox Jewelers is donating a custom-designed pin, OwenLawrence is providing a gift certificate that will be given away at the party, Johnny Cain of Southern Style Studio has agreed to photograph the event, and Atlanta Flower Market is providing centerpieces. If you’d like to receive an invitation or need more information, call (404) 9742877. East Atlanta Thai & Sushi is also hosting a Dine Out for AHS on Thursday, April 29, from 5 to 11 p.m. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be benefit the society. More details at

BarkWorld Expo is coming to Atlanta Aug. 20-22 at a location to be announced. The event will have a social networking agenda, with lectures, events and opportunities pet-related businesses, nonprofits and associations. There will also be charity pet fashion show. Check the website at and follow on Twitter at @BarkWorldExpo.

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.