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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 our three “personal” dogs we also take in what I call “temporary” dogs. They are seldom with us longer than a month as they get medical care and make the transition from the streets or shelter to a home. These dogs have a dismal past but a promising future.

I Bought A Dog

One of the nice things about our studios here at GPB Macon is the large picture window in our newsroom. We have an open concept office so each of us has a great view of the comings and goings in Mercer Village. College students walk by on their way to classes, downtown employees come for lunch at the restaurant next door and people walk by holding puppies by the neck.

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 home getting veterinary care, gaining weight and generally just learning how to be a dog.

The Empty Nest is Full of Fur

Do I wish my house had a little less dog fur? Yes. Would I give them up? Some days I joke about it but in reality they make our house more of a home.

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

Since animals have fur, we assume they don't need protection from cold weather. They do! Plus the protective measures are easy to implement. Georgia’s Department of Agriculture offers these tips on how to protect your animals from frigid temperatures - whether they are horses, cows, cats or dogs. Here they are:

A Costume Party With Alpacas - Why Not?

Here’s your chance to trick-or-treat with alpacas this Halloween weekend. Yes you can do that!

The Royal Alpaca Challenge is hosting a trick-or-treat, costume contest and obstacle course competition starting at noon on Saturday, November 1 at the International Horse Park in Conyers.

How To Adopt Your New Pet From A Local Animal Shelter

The Bibb Animal Shelter in Macon is scrambling to find homes for their animals following a quarantine which was recently lifted. If you are interested in adopting a pet, head to the shelter's website. In this post, guest blogger Rebecca Guinn CEO of LifeLine Animal Project provides tips on adopting a shelter pet.

How to Help Pets During Emergencies and Disasters

September is National Preparedness month. Most people know how to handle a human emergency but they don’t know how to help animals in trouble. They are ill equipped to assist hurt stray animals when they encounter them. They are clueless on how to save their pets when a natural disaster strikes. Luckily there are resources and kits to help with that.

Barkkit to Save Stray Animals

How Your Dog Reflects Your Personality!

There have been many scientific studies that link one's personality to a certain breed of dog. Also, that most choose a dog that resemble themselves.

If you are a dog owner, would you say the above is true? 

According to BuzzFeed, if you are...

Pet-Friendly Run to End Domestic Violence

Attention all dog lovers, runners, and anyone supporting the cause of ending domestic violence, Ahimsa House’s Walk Wag ’N Run event may be for you. This annual 5k run will take place Saturday August 23rd at Lenox Park in Buckhead at 7:30 a.m. The 1 mile Fun Run beginning at 8:45 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, but check out Ahimsa House’s website for details on restrictions and participation rules.