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Tails of the City

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Free To A Good Home

A while back I received a text message from a friend needing help with a homeless dog. Because I volunteer in animal rescue it is not unusual for me to be contacted when someone finds a dog. This sweet dog who my friend...

August 6, 2015

I'm Sorry Duke the Boxer

I’d like to introduce you to our current foster dog, Duke. Duke showed up in our lives via Facebook. I get tagged in a lot of posts about animals needing help. Duke had a fairly typical story. From what I could see his...

July 30, 2015

Double Trouble AKA Thea and Otis

Just a couple weeks after putting my foster puppy Jojo on transport I received a text from a friend requesting urgent help with a puppy at the shelter in Macon. I had planned on taking a short break from fostering to...

July 23, 2015

Happy Ending For Dog For The Day Socks

Back in June, the team from our radio show On Second Thought played host to Socks, as part of Fulton County Animal Services new Dog for the Day program. It’s a nifty concept. People give dogs a break from the...

July 10, 2015

What's in a Pet's Name?

In January, we added a pet to our family. Our son, who was 6 at the time, had been asking for a cat for a solid year. Finally, we headed to a local animal shelter and found Minnie, short for Minerva McGonagall,...

June 22, 2015

Here Kitty Kitty

Meet Zella, our completely unintentional cat. Last week Meg, my friend and neighbor, called to ask my advice about a very young kitten she spotted on the sidewalk. When I walked up with her to take a look I was shocked...

June 15, 2015

Small Dog People

I grew up in Connecticut with two Golden Retrievers and a Husky. The other dogs in our neighborhood included German Shepherds, Irish Setters, Great Danes and Labs of all colors. Among my friends and the friends of my...

June 3, 2015

Transport Day

Its 7:00 on a Saturday morning and I’m up feeding and walking dogs. In our house that’s no small task because at any given time there might be as many as five. No, I’m not a dog hoarder I'm a dog foster. In addition to...

March 31, 2015

I Bought A Dog

When you work in animal rescue buying a dog is frowned upon, but there's always an exceptioto the rule

February 26, 2015

My Temporary Dog, Adventures in Fostering

This week I put Turnip on a transport van bound for Maine. A month ago I was picking him up at Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare and taking him home. Turnip, the name given to him in the shelter, spent a month in our...

February 11, 2015