Friday, November 16, 2012
An owner and a dog can be reunited through Craigslist, but is it the right place to advertise, or look for, a baby for adoption?
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- Patch Staff
Friday, November 16, 2012
On Friday morning, a post appeared at Craigslist indicating a female pit bull dog – brindle with a while face – had recently been found in Midtown. With a picture of the pooch, came the following: "I found a sweet female pit last night. She is brindle with a mostly white face, and white on her paws. She has a red collar with a Dekalb Rabies tag." Do you know where this sweet girl calls home? And it is Craigslist that leads to our Midtown question(s) of the day? ABC News did a special on adoption recently showing just how different it is in the digital age. In the special, it showed a reunion between an adopted child and his birth mother. The adopted mother and birth mother had met online – in an ad on Craigslist. In this particular case, …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Xena, a 3-year old Boxer, needs a sturdy home and a sturdy owner who understands her breed.
Every week, Midtown Patch visits an area shelter and highlights the story of an adoptable animal that might otherwise get overlooked. When released from her cage at Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, Xena jumped on me and gave me a big kiss. The 58-pound dog is muscular and powerful, but she is friendly and will play with her squeaky ball for hours. Kennel Technician and Adoption Counselor Amy Ryan calls the 3-year-old dog a sweetheart. “She’ll lick your face off,” she said. And then she explained why Xena is kept by herself. “She was probably neglected at some point. If you’re walking her, you have to hold her really tight.” Xena lurches at trucks passing by as we’re outside taking photos in the sun and she stares down a cat as we go back …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Bishop, a Shih Tzu, is waiting at Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption for a home.
Every week, Midtown Patch visits an area shelter and highlights the story of an animal that might otherwise get overlooked. Don't tell Bishop, but sometimes the staff at Atlanta Pet Rescue put a thatch of his hair on their heads and wear it like a toupee. It's all in good fun now, but the history of that toupee isn't. The six-by-six-inch square is only a portion of the knotted hair they had to cut from the little dog. Bishop arrived at Atlanta Pet Rescue in late January with fur so matted that a clump protruded "like an awning over his eyes," said director Judy Price. Shih Tzu dogs are bred for their long and silky hair, but street life had gnarled one-year-old Bishop. He was found in Jonesboro "running loose looking for love in all the …