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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

The Empty Nest is Full of Fur

When our Boston Terrier Betsy died in 2010, I swore we would never get another dog. With one child in college and another close to graduating high school I could taste freedom. I pictured my husband and I taking trips...

January 29, 2015

Horses, Cows, Cats and Dogs: Protect Your Animals From The Bitter Cold

Since animals have fur, we assume they don't need protection from single digit temperatures. They do! Plus the protective measures are easy to implement. Georgia’s Department of Agriculture offers these tips on how to...

January 8, 2015

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