Posts Tagged "dog"

Four-Legged Buddy Seeks Two-Legged Atlanta Buddy: Urgent Foster Need

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Four-Legged Buddy Seeks Two-Legged Atlanta Buddy: Urgent Foster Need

This friendly, broad-chested, smiley fellow with the perky ears and tail that goes *thump* *thump* *thump* was found in the Stone Mountain area by a good Samaritan who recognized that he was homeless.  The big-hearted animal lover took him to a vet’s office in the hopes that the vet could help Buddy.  The vet agreed to let Buddy hang out for a while and also made sure that Buddy was healthy.  He even neutered Buddy at no cost to help Buddy along the path to finding a forever home.  Buddy is less than 2 years old, so he’s a young dog, and weighs around 70 pounds. SNAP got the chance to meet Buddy and we instantly became huge fans!  So now the four-legged Buddy is looking for a two-legged buddy…a forever buddy of his very own.  SNAP has admitted Buddy into our adoption program, but we need your help.  There are multiple ways that you can help: Buddy needs a foster until we can find his forever home.  Do you have room in your home for a big love of a dog?  Buddy gets along with other dogs and has not had any potty accidents while he’s been with SNAP.  If you can take Buddy as a foster, SNAP will cover the cost of his food and any vetting costs. Because we don’t have any vacancies in our foster homes, we are boarding Buddy at the cost of $10 a day.  We would appreciate your contribution to offset Buddy’s costs!  http://snap-2it.org/you-can-help/contribute/ Please share Buddy’s picture with your friends.  We locate countless new fosters and resources for SNAP through word of mouth. To meet Buddy, drop us a note and remember to track where he will be on our Facebook page.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Buddy...

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(ADOPTED!) Fearless Flynn Waiting for His Forever Family: ATL Adoptable 2-Year Old Dog

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(ADOPTED!) Fearless Flynn Waiting for His Forever Family: ATL Adoptable 2-Year Old Dog

Just look at this dashing, intelligent, pup.  Big liquid brown eyes…perky black ears…distinctive markings around his eyes that always make him look like he’s listening intently and is a little concerned…and lots of orange-y tan and black fur. This distinguished face belongs to SNAP’s newest canine guest, Flynn, named for the hero of the movie Tangled.  Just like the Disney Flynn, SNAP’s Flynn has a huge heart and plenty of charm.  Flynn loves people and does well with children, but would rather not ever, ever, ever see a cat! Flynn is a Pincher and Beagle mix with some hound or Shepard mixed in as well. He has the pretty markings of a Pincher and is medium sized, only 30 lbs. This fully grown dynamo still looks like a puppy, even though he is two years old.  Flynn is very pleased with how well he is aging even though his life got off to a rough start. Flynn made his way to SNAP after his owner just put him outside one day and left him there!  This poor little man was picked up by Animal Control, and then came to live with SNAP volunteers and wait until his real family finds him. Here are the things that Flynn thinks his real family should know: Flynn is house broken, so no work to do there! Flynn is smart, too, and is learning basic commands such as sit and down. He already knows drop it and leave it. Flynn loves to play fetch!  He will run and bring anything back to you..again and again! Flynn is a very fast learner and his foster mother has found it easy to train with treats. One of Flynn’s favorite things to do is go for a ride in the car! He also likes to snuggle with his human family on the couch at night. Given a choice, Flynn would rather sleep with you in bed than anywhere else! Flynn is crate trained as well but really likes to be with people.  Flynn’s foster mother tells us that he is the perfect dog for an active family with children or other dogs. Flynn definitely needs to run around and burn off his energy; compared to other dogs his size, he has a normal energy level.  Flynn’s blue sky dream home would have a fenced yard and someone home all day to hang out.  If this doesn’t quite describe you but you really think Flynn is the dog of your dreams, drop us a line to ask questions or explore options.  We can arrange a meet and greet, help you and Flynn get to know each other, and see if it might be a good fit.  You can also apply with no obligation to pre-adopt Flynn online. Flynn is fixed, chipped, up to date on shots and heartworm negative.  And most of all, Flynn is shivering with excitement over meeting his real forever family. PS:  Flynn wants to remind you…NO...

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ADOPTED!! Smiling Australian Shepherd Mix Claudia Love Kids, Pets, Toys. Adoptable in Atlanta.

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ADOPTED!! Smiling Australian Shepherd Mix Claudia Love Kids, Pets, Toys.  Adoptable in Atlanta.

Claudia is a gentle Australian shepherd mix, sweet natured and eager to please. And what a face! She has funny ears that remain up and alert when she’s scouting the terrain, or pressed back against her head when she’s “smiling” – and boy, you can tell when Claudia is happy. This small dog has a huge grin that lights up a room. Her eyes are deep brown, and her primary fur colors are dark brown, black, tan, and white. Her forelegs and haunches are white speckled with tan, and she has a bushy, substantial shepherd-like tail that has a white tip. Claudia has been a part of SNAP’s foster program for a few months now, and has come a long way from the abandoned dog we found in Rome, Georgia, running scared with her brothers Mac and Veroni.  We estimate that she is between ten and eleven months old.  This means that she won’t become much, if any larger, and you can see from the photos that she’s a relatively small dog. Claudia gets alone well with other dogs and cats, and could join a family that already has pets.  She loves playing with children and at her last foster home, had a chance to make friends with the neighbor’s children, too.  Claudia adores her toys – especially anything that squeaks! – and carries them with her from room to room.  She has learned how to play fetch and demands tummy rubs when she brings the ball back.  She’s learned how to release the ball if you ask her to let it drop.  Claudia (like most animals) is very treat motivated, so we think that the right family will be able to train her to perform all their favorite tricks. Claudia is trained to use a pee pad indoors, and goes outdoors to use the bathroom too.  She is still learning about leashes, and would be the ideal fit for a family that has a fenced in yard where she can run at will.  Her foster mother describes Claudia as loving, loyal, happy and sweet – and a dog that enjoys chilling in her dog bed.  Claudia is also a “purpose barker,” meaning that when she barks, there’s a reason; something has occurred.  This demure girl would be the ideal addition to many family situations, but will do best in a place where there’s a lot of activity that she can be a part of, people to get her involved and continue to work with her, and most of all, limitless love (and a big supply of squeaky toys). Like all SNAP animals, Claudia is spayed, up to date on shots and tests, and microchipped. We would love to arrange a meet and greet with Claudia, so drop us a line if you’re interested. Her brothers, Mac is still available for adoption too. You can apply to adopt any of the dogs online. Please...

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ADOPTED! Smiling Shepherd Mix Mac: Adopt in Atlanta

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ADOPTED! Smiling Shepherd Mix Mac: Adopt in Atlanta

UPDATE:  VERONI NOW ADOPTED!  (January 2013).  Mac and his sister Claudia are still looking for forever homes. You know how some dogs look like they are smiling all the time?  Meet Mac and Veroni, two sweet, goofy, playful shepherd boys. Mac and Veroni are mid-sized German shepherd mixes that were found abandoned by the side of the road in Rome, Georgia.  Mac is the darker of the two brothers, with more traditional shepherd markings; Veroni is a warm yellow color. These two brothers are exuberant, happy, and adore human company.  They are happy to wrestle and tussle, play tug of war with toys, or just sit by your side (and always with a grin on their faces!) They are full of energy, and will need an environment where they can play and exercise frequently.  A home with lots going on – like children to run and play with – would be ideal.  We estimate them to be between 8 – 9 months old, which means they will not get much larger. They are currently living with a SNAP foster, and need to find their forever home.  Although Mac and Veroni adore each other, they do not have to be adopted as a pair; they can go to separate homes. Veroni is learning how to walk on a leash gradually, and will benefit from some loving attention in that area. All SNAP animals are fully vetted, neutered and micro chipped before adoption.  If you’re interested, drop us a line to see how you can meet Mac and Veroni, or apply to adopt...

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ADOPTED! Daddy: Adoptable Dog, ATL Area

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ADOPTED! Daddy: Adoptable Dog, ATL Area

Meet Daddy!  Daddy is a handsome 2-year old who weighs about 50 pounds. Daddy is not yet neutered because he has just had heartworm treatment, but will be neutered and microchipped before he is adopted.  Daddy is best described as a laid back dog who loves his walks.  His foster mom tells us that Daddy is leash trained and very easy to handle! Although Daddy loves other dogs, he would be content to be an only dog because he loves your undivided attention.  Daddy is gentle and good with children.  His foster mom tells us that “Daddy will sit in front of you and put his paws up on you and stare into your eyes…as if he is saying ‘thank you.’  Daddy is not aggressive at all.  He is a lover!” We’d love to introduce you to Daddy.  Drop us a note to arrange...

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Paws in the Park 2012

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Paws in the Park 2012

SNAP-2IT volunteers manned a lively booth at Paws in the Park last Sunday, an “all paws on deck” event held in Centennial Park downtown.  The day was filled with animal lovers, special events, lots of education about animal issues, fundraising and more, all beneath a gorgeous Atlanta early fall sky. Our SNAP booth featured visiting kittens, free dog and cat goodies, and assorted items for sale.  Many thanks to SNAP super volunteers Catherine for the pet beds, Pansy for the jewelry, and Vanessa for the phantastic tiny hats. SNAP adoption board Not just for humans… A satisfied client Items for sale Maine coon babies The kittens stole the show Fabulous tiny hats The SNAP...

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Happy Tales! Precious and Sarah Get a Makeover.

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Happy Tales!  Precious and Sarah Get a Makeover.

Hearing from one of our SNAP alumni and their new family is one of our very favorite things.  SNAP found this adorable Lhasa Apso (on the right) a new forever home with a sister named Sarah.  Read what her new two-legged mom says below: Hello Kyla and everyone at SNAP!! It’s been awhile, so wanted to update you on Precious, previously your Lhasa Apso named Heidi.  The bond between her and Sarah and her and us could not be stronger.  Just can’t tell you how much we love her.  And her and Sarah are furr-ever friends.  They are soooooo happy together-inseparable.  They go everywhere with us.  Went out of town over Labor Day-stayed in dog friendly hotel and we all had a blast. Am attaching photos of recent “glam” shots (not bad for our own back yard and cell phone camera, ha!).  Precious didn’t mind the cell phone in her face but Sarah is camera shy!  They both had us laughing hysterically trying to snap the pic the second they held still – a real challenge 🙂  The pretty bows were shaken off as soon as the photo session was over! They send you all lots of tail wags and wet sloppy kisses! Thanks,...

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Looking for a Hero to Help a Mother Heal

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Looking for a Hero to Help a Mother Heal

We’re not sure who once called Foxy Lady a member of their family, but we are sure that she’s been loved before.  On her way to the vet a few days ago, Foxy insisted on taking the ride with one paw in our volunteer’s hand for comfort.  This dog knew a real family at some point in her young life, long before a SNAP supporter spotted her and a puppy dodging traffic on Post Road outside of Atlanta. Foxy Lady likes people, and smiles with her whole body when approached with an open hand ready to give a treat or pet her head.  She is gentle, loving, and we believe she has sacrificed her own well being for her puppy.  Like two- and four-legged mothers around the world, Foxy Lady doesn’t eat until Fawn has filled her stomach.  The puppy, who we named Fawn because of her delicate coloring and shy manner, is healthy. Foxy Lady is another story.  Our vet confirmed that Foxy Lady has been a mother many, many times over, far more often than any animal should have to endure, particularly without food, shelter, or medical care. Living in the streets is difficult for any domestic animal – but living in the streets while trying to care for litter after litter of puppies has taken its toll on Foxy Lady.  She is thinner than she should be, and has been diagnosed with a case of heart worms. To recover from heart worms, Foxy will undergo a series of treatments.  While she is healing, she must remain calm, quiet and stress-free for a few weeks.  This healing period is all important because normal activities like a game of catch – or chasing a playful puppy – could result in a clump of the worms which the treatments have killed breaking loose and ending her life.  With a quiet environment and compassionate caregivers, we fully expect Foxy to recover from the heart worms, and go on to find a forever family. That’s why SNAP-2IT is looking for a hero to help this mother heal. SNAP is seeking foster homes for Foxy Lady and Fawn.  Foxy Lady will require a peaceful, secluded environment where she can be safely sequestered while she is treated for heart worms.  She needs to be sheltered and loved, away from the stress of trying to survive day-to-day and care for Fawn.  Once Foxy is well, thanks to your support of SNAP’s mission to spay and neuter unaltered animals, Foxy Lady will be spayed and permanently retire from motherhood. Six-month-old Fawn, who is already spayed and fully vetted, also needs a loving foster family, preferably away from Foxy.  Fawn has never belonged to a human family, although we believe she has met unkind humans because she shies away from raised hands.  Fawn’s foster family needs to help her learn to trust humans before SNAP can find her a forever home.  Fawn has shown no aggression towards humans; she is just a little skittish and needs an understanding, patient family to help her learn. Can you be a hero for Foxy Lady and Fawn?  Comment here or email snap@comcast.net for details. SNAP-2IT provides all food, medicine, and takes care of vet appointments for fostered animals.  You provide the love. Fawn smiles! Fawn is shy, but wants to meet her forever family. Fawn is puppy cute, and wants to play! Foxy has started to gain weight now that she doesn’t starve herself to feed Fawn. Foxy Lady likes to hold hands when she rides in the car. Foxy needs a foster while she is treated for heart...

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