Holiday photo shoot allows pets to have a howling good time in East Atlanta
Monday, October 17, 2011
It's that special time of the year. Does your pet get dressed up for Halloween? Photographer Vyvyan Hathaway celebrated her fourth year of spooky pet photos during a weekend shoot at Park Pet Supply in East Atlanta Village. Share your pet Halloween photos, and check out my latest column. Animal trainer Kristen Collins of the ASPCA offers expert advice about pet safety during this spooky holiday.
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 …