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The Georgia Week for the Animals team is actively connecting and working with shelters and organizations daily across the state.  

Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals join together on their behalf.
Saturday, November 30th    (Call Before) 8:00 am- til 
Volunteer, Adopt - Second Chances Equine Rescue 

Second Chances Equine Rescue 663 GA Highway 196 W,    Hinesville, GA 31313

We are full. Please consider adopting or volunteering. Our horses  would love to meet you!
Bring your post hole digger, hammer, and gloves to help replace fence posts along the highway fence line. The fence is barely holding and unfortunately the tractor is still not usable. We estimate 30 posts.Lunch will be provided so let us know in advance if you'll be able to attend. https://www.facebook.com/SecondChancesEquineRescue/

Second Chances is a not for profit organization that provides a humane alternative for horses; provides necessary care and training depending on individual circumstances to increase their potential for adoption or sanctuary when deemed. Call (912) 385-8512. 
Adopt one of beauties! http://www.scer-ga.org/
Saturday, November 30th          9:00 am- 12:00 noon
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia
HSSCG  4627 US Highway 17 N    Brunswick, Georgia 31525   (912) 264-6246

See our loving adoptable dogs https://www.hsscg.org/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/
Loving cats waiting on forever homes! https://www.hsscg.org/pet-adoption/cat-adoption/

HSSCG is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through adoption, public spay/neuter services, sheltering and education. Visit our FB page https://www.facebook.com/HSSCG/
Saturday, December 1st    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Planned Pethood Vaccine Clinic

Planned PEThood of Georgia 2860 Buford Highway      Duluth, Georgia 30097 
Phone: (678) 561-3491

“Helping pets and the people who care for them by providing innovative programs and affordable services that save lives.”
Are your pets due for vaccines? We have a low cost, first come, first serve vaccine clinic to help! Pls visit http://pethoodga.org/
Saturday, December 1st              10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Forsyth Humane Society

Petco      2345 Market Place Blvd     Cumming, GA 30041       (678) 947-9280

Adopting a four-legged friend is stress-free at the Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC). Our staff and volunteers will help match you with the perfect pet for your lifestyle.
Read more on our adoption process below and start your search for your new best friend.
Loving Cats 
Loving Dogs 
Saturday, December 1st  10:00 am-12:30 pm
Love Animal Rescue Pet Adoptions ​

Pooler Petsmart 262 Pooler Pkwy Pooler, GA 31322 (912) 988-4072

One Love Animal Rescue is a "virtual" shelter. This means all of our animals are in foster homes and because of our foster's schedules, not all animals are able to attend every event. If there is a specific animal you would like to meet, please email us or better yet, fill out a pre-adoption application and we can arrange a time for you to meet.
See our loving adoptables.  http://oneloveanimalrescue.com/animal-gallery/

The mission of One Love Animal Rescue, Inc. is to help abandoned, neglected, abused and unwanted pets by partnering with shelters, rescue groups and the community to facilitate adoption of these animals into permanent and loving homes.Our goal is to save one life at a time by promoting local animal shelter adoptions and raising awareness in our community about responsible pet ownership.
     Saturday, November 30th     11:00 am-4:00 pm
One Love Animal Rescue-Landings Community Field Day

The Landings  600 Landings Way South, Savannah, GA 31411      

One Love Animal Rescue is a "virtual" shelter. This means all of our animals are in foster homes and because of our foster's schedules, not all animals are able to attend every event. If there is a specific animal you would like to meet, please email us or better yet, fill out a pre-adoption application and we can arrange a time for you to meet.  Adopt one of our awesome pets! http://oneloveanimalrescue.com/animal-gallery/
   Saturday, November 30th             11:00 am -3:00 pm
Humane Society of Statesboro & Bulloch County Offsite Adoptions 

Petco   359 Henry Blvd    Statesboro, Georgia 30458    (912) 764-1936

We'll be at Petco with loving pets for adoptions.  Save a life...Opt to Adopt! 
Check out our adoptable Humane Society pets http://www.statesborohumane.org/adoptions/

Check out our ReTails Thrift Shop    Shop & Drop: Buy & Donate Goods!
We need volunteers!

Every purchase made at ReTails benefits our rescue and spay/neuter programs and saves local animals. ReTails sells clothing, household & decorating items, furniture, sporting goods, books, media & more. Something new every day! Donations of gently-used items are greatly appreciated & are tax deductible.  https://www.facebook.com/statesborohumanesociety/
    Saturday, November 30th                 11:00 am til 
Furkids Cats & Kittens Adoption Event

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, 2650 Pleasantdale Rd    Atlanta, GA 30340

Furkids is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization that provides a no-kill shelter for rescued animals where they can experience the best care in a loving environment until they are adopted.  Each year we rescue, shelter, sterilize, rehabilitate and place hundreds of animals in permanent, loving homes.  Please view our website at www.furkids.org
Saturday, November 30th  and ongoing                        11:00 am-til 
DeKalb Animal Services Pets Helping Vets
Free Adoptions for Military

LifeLine Animal Project            Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Phone (404) 292-8800

Free Adoptions for Current and Former Military Personnel. Shelter dogs from LifeLine's Dog House and rescued cats and kittens from our Kitty Motel are available for adoption, free of charge, for service men and women showing military ID or discharge papers. http://lifelineanimal.org/community/pets-helping-vets

Potential pet parents must meet LifeLine's standard criteria for adopting a pet, however current adoption fees of $80- $120 are waived. All pets are current on their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and micro chipped. Many dogs who have been at our shelter for any length of time have received some basic obedience training.   http://lifelineanimal.org/adoptable-animals

LifeLine Animal Project is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization adopting healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta animal shelters.  Visit  http://lifelineanimal.org/
Saturday, November 30th                  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Newnan Cowetta Humane Society
The H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic Vaccine Day & Low Cost Adoptions
Help Clinic     12 The Crescent    Newnan, GA 30263       (770) 304-7911

Walk In, No appointment necessary. Never an exam fee!
HELP stands for Help End Local Pet-overpopulation.   For Dogs: Rabies Vaccine ($10), Distemper/Parvo (DHPP) Vaccine ($10), Kennel Cough Vaccine ($10); Heartworm Test ($20) For Cats: Rabies Vaccine ($10), FELV Vaccine ($15), Feline Upper Respiratory (FVRCP) Vaccine ($10), FIV/FELV Combo Test ($30) Microchips for Dogs and Cats only $25, includes registration! Learn more and see about this great clinic.  fees https://sites.google.com/site/thehelpspayneuterclinic/
Click on website  link right below to schedule a spay/neuter surgery appointment! 
Please plan to be at our clinic 15-20 minutes for check in and for check out.
Newnan Cowetta Humane Society site.   Adoptions http://nchsrescue.org/
Saturday, November 30th              11:00 am-1:00 pm 
Tabby Tales Rescue Cat & Kitten Adoptions

Petsmart 1821 E. Victory Dr. Bldg B Savannah, GA 31404  (912) 436-3040

Tabby Tales Rescue has cats of all ages and colors waiting for forever homes. View all of our adoptable cats at  http://tabbytalesrescue.org/adoption-process/

Tabby Tales Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. We exist for the sole purpose of saving homeless cats in Savannah, GA. Our focus is on rescuing cats in area kill shelters and placing them into loving forever families. Tabby Tales Rescue is an all volunteer organization that does not operate a facility. All of our cats are residing in area foster homes. http://tabbytalesrescue.org/
                  Saturday, November 30th      11:00 am-6:00 pm
LifeLine Animal Project 
Free Adoption Fees & Pet Adoptions This Weekend!

See all locations at this  link  http://www.lifelineanimal.org/about-lifeline/contact-us

Come meet your next best friend at LifeLine's pet adoption events! Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. LifeLine is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. http://www.lifelineanimal.org/adopt-a-pet

LifeLine Animal Project is a non-profit organization that runs two clinics, it's own animal shelter, and manages DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services.
Saturday, November 30th       11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oconee Regional Humane Society Adoptions 

 Petsmart Oconee Connector Suite 130 Athens, GA 30606 (706) 395-0670

ORHS is dedicated to improve the lives of animals in our community and to find loving and permanent homes for cats and dogs in our care.We rescue animals scheduled for euthanasia from local animal control facilities and from other homeless situations, and provide a safe haven for animals in transition in our loving foster [email protected] Phone: 706-454-1508 Website is http://www.orhspets.org/available-pets/
Saturday, November 30th   visit our website
Husky Pack Rescue Adoptions

Husky Pack Rescue (HPR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit GA licensed rescue volunteer organization that focuses on saving Siberian Huskies and other working dog breeds in North Georgia. Our goal is to educate the community on the responsibilities of owning one of these incredible animals and to help find them loving, forever homes. Visit our FB page.   https://www.facebook.com/HuskyPackRescue/

Working with committed volunteers, fosters, local veterinarians, trainers, we are able to rescue and rehabilitate huskies along with other working class breeds that desperately need our help. We properly socialize each dog, provide them with loving foster homes, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. See loving adoptables  http://www.huskypackrescue.com/adoptions
Saturday, November 30th       12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Southeastern Greyhound Club Meet and Greet

Top Dogs Pet Boutique 900 Mansell Road, Suite 13    Roswell, GA   30076   phone (770) 641-8620

The Southeastern Greyhound Club's (SEGC's) by-laws declare that our purpose is two-fold: to provide Greyhound owners with a variety of ways to have fun with their Greyhounds, and to promote the breed by spreading the word about what wonderful pets Greyhounds make. See our current loving sweet adoptables!   http://www.greyhoundadoption.org/adopt/adoptables.cfm
Meet and Greets 
Saturday, November 30th Ongoing                                        Call for adoption appt
Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition 
-See and Save One of Our Adoptables-

Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition           PO Box 973     Nahunta, GA 31553

It is our mission to protect and improve the lives of abused, abandoned, or homeless companion animals in Brantley County and the surrounding areas, as well as place these pets in loving permanent homes. We work diligently to educate the public, especially children, on the importance of pet sterilization, responsible pet ownership, and the humane treatment of animals. See their loving aniamls available. Pls visit 
brantleyanimalrescuecoalition. weebly.com/dog-gallery-1.html
Saturday, November 30th                       11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Planned Pethood Adoption Day

PetSmart Johns Creek      3630 Peachtree Parkway     Suwanee, GA 30024  
 (770) 814-8723

See our loving adoptables  http://pethoodga.org/index.php/adopt-and-rescue/adoptable-cats-dogs/adoptable-kittens-and-cats-2

[email protected] | Our location 2860 Buford Highway, Bldg F, Suite 2, Duluth, GA 30096 | 678.561.3491/ Check our website for low cost spay and neuter & vaccine clinics,. See spay neuter page http://pethoodga.org/index.php/features/spay-and-neuter-pricing
Saturday, November 30th     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Angels Amongst Us Pet Adoption Day

Petco 2340 Holcomb Bridge Rd Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 649-6360

Come out and meet our adorable adoptable dogs and cats hoping TODAY is the day they will be chosen by their furever family! Adopt, Don't Shop!

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/960572087319820/
Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, and up to date shots. Each of these babies have been lovingly cared for by our wonderful fosters in their own homes. They have all received excellent care as needed by our partnered vets. Visit https://www.facebook.com/angelsrescue

Donate Through the Mail: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue PO Box 821 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Questions: [email protected]   Visit  Facebook.com/angelsrescue.cats 
  Saturday, November 30th      12:00 noon-4:00 pm
Homeless Pets Foundation Dog Adoptions 

Petsmart   1285 Johnsons Ferry Rd Merchant's Walk   Marietta, GA 30068 
 (770) 971-3010

The Homeless Pet Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that saves the lives of homeless cats and dogs in Atlanta area animal shelters and promote the benefits of pet ownership. The org was founded in 1998 by an Atlanta-based veterinarian who saw a need and started recruiting volunteers to help him spread the word about the many loving, adoptable pets that were in dire situations in overcrowded shelters.

In the Atlanta area, approx  100,000 animals are destroyed each year for lack of a home. The foundation works to prevent these senseless deaths through necessary medical care, foster care and adoption services. See our loving adoptables . Visit  http://www.homelesspets.com/adoption-info/
Saturday, November 30th         12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
Humane Society of Northwest Georgia Adoption Day

​Humane Society of Northwest Georgia 1703 Cleveland Highway
Dalton, GA 30721 706.226.5002

We currently rescue an average of 378 pets per year. We are excited about the future growth of the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia and our ability to better serve the animals and citizens of our community. We are currently open for adoptions on Wed & Saturdays. 

Our future plans include a capital campaign to raise funds for a state of the art facility that you can be proud of; one that welcomes people in to learn about animal welfare and humane care. A place where children can come to learn values of kindness to people and animals, values, such as fairness, compassion, respect and encourages good character. Email [email protected] Adopt one of our sweet pets looking for forever homes. See the Cuties! http://hsnwga.org/adoption/adoptable-pets/
Saturday, November 30th                  12:00 noon -6:00 pm 
Athens Humane Society Service Discount 

AAHS Adoption Center     located in the back of Pet Supplies Plus 
191 Alps Rd. Suite 15, Athens, GA 30606

Athens Area Humane Society is offering a Service Discount on spay/neuter surgeries and pet adoption fees to the following people:
-Firefighters   -Police Officers  -EMTs    -Active Military -Veterans   -Teachers
**Must show credentials to receive discount**
The AAHS Adoption Center, located in the back of Pet Supplies Plus (191 Alps Rd. Suite 15, Athens, GA 30606), is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. 
For more information , please call 706-705-2247 or visit our website at http://www.AthensHumaneSociety.org 
Sunday, November 30th   12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Humane Society of Forsyth County  Adoption Day

Petco     2345 Market Place Blvd          Cumming, GA 30041 (678) 947-9280

Every Saturday we hold "Adoption Days" where some of HSFC pets are transported to the Petco Cumming, GA in hopes of finding good, loving, and permanent homes!

If you are interested in adopting one of these wonderful pets, please submit an adoption application. Once the application is submitted, we can begin the process of finding you your forever companion. http://www3.forsythpets.org/wp/adopt-a-pet/adoptable-pets/

Our facility, located just east of GA 400 on Keith Bridge Road, can house up to 25 dogs and puppies and approximately 35 cats who roam freely in well-lit, comfortable rooms. At any given time, another 50-75 animals are being cared for in loving foster homes. 
Volunteers Signup: http://hsfc.volunteerhub.com
Saturday, November 30th   12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Fayette Humane Society (FHS) Pet Adoption Day

PetSmart 2701 Highway 54 Peachtree City, GA 30269 (770) 631-5729

 Usually, all pets can be taken home the day you adopt them after you fill out paperwork. Sometimes a home visit is required prior to placement. Please stop by one of our adoptions or contact us for more information. 

The Fayette Humane Society (FHS) is the oldest non-profit humane organization in Fayette County, Georgia. The FHS, staffed entirely by volunteers, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is supported entirely by individual and corporate donations. Because we do not have a shelter, all of the animals we rescue live in temporary foster homes until they are adopted. We believe that all companion pets have intrinsic value and should be treated with the reverence and care they deserve.The phone number is 770-631-7210.) Adopt! Dogs http://fayettehumane.org/available-dogs/  
Cats http://fayettehumane.org/available-cats/
Saturday, November 30th                1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Savannah-Chatham County Animal Shelter
Pet Adoptions

Savannah Animal Shelter   7211 Sallie Mood Drive     Savannah, GA 31406 

Public visitation of the animals shall take place between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:45pm. Monday through Sunday. Visit website http://animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org/Pet-Adoptions
The orientation is a push to increase volunteer numbers and will be held at 1 p.m.
Animal Control seeks many different volunteer services, such as: greeters, office assistants, animal photographers, event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary service supporters, and foster coordinators. Volunteers wanted for Savannah Animal Control. Potential volunteers are asked to notify Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. 17-year-old is the minimum age for volunteers. Lewis can be reached at 912.525.2151 or [email protected].
Saturday, November 30th 
Atlanta Beagle Rescue Fosters Needed
Mission-Our mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, neglected and at risk beagles in the metro Atlanta area. Adopt one of our loving beagles!  http://atlantabeaglerescue.org/category/adoptables/
Saturday, November 30th   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Paddle Under the Stars

Stephen Foster Park  17515 Highway 177    Fargo, GA 31631

Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.  http://explore.gastateparks.org/events
Saturday - December 1st    4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suwanee Low Cost Clinic 

Pet Supermarket 1052 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suwanee, GA 30024

Dec 1st----- Low cost vaccinations, microchips, hw tests, more!

Dec 8th Clover Run Rescue is a rescue group based out of Jefferson Georgia. We pull most of our dogs from rural shelters. We rescue the dogs, puppies included, from various animal controls on their last days. We have wonderful dogs of various breeds, sizes, and ages. The dogs are fully vetted, this includes deworming, all their vaccinations (with the exception of puppies which are up to date), heart worm tested and treated if positve, spayed or neutered, microchipped and a 30 day pet insurance policy.

We do not always have a chance to get all our dogs on Petfinder so come visit us at adoptions, email us, or give us a call. Save a life and remember......don't shop, ADOPT! See loving adoptables.  https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=GA503&preview=1
                         Saturday, November 30th                         5:00 pm-til
 GA Christmas Extravaganzas Pet Friendly Events

Across GA statewide

 Jolly Saint Nick and his merry little friends. Parades and  the lighting of the city trees. Live entertainment, food, shopping, vendors, business, churches, organizations, photo opportunities with Santa, snow and much more. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. 

Check out all the amazing Christmas parades and tree lightings with pets allowed and animals are in the celebration.
Visit http://www.n-georgia.com/free-events.html
​Sunday, December 1st All Day 
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!
Find out who is participating in your area. Take Your Child! 
Delve into Animal Related Books. 
Sunday, December 1st                           10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Oatland Island Wildlife Center Native Animal Nature Trail

Oatland Wildlife Ctr.     711 Sandtown Rd          Savannah, GA 31410
Oatland Island Wildlife Center, a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System, serving as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2 mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar. 

Oatland is located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway. Open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas and New Years. (912) 395-1500, or oatlandisland.org
   Sunday, December 1st                       11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cherokee Humane Society Adoption Day 

PetSmart Kennesaw Barrett Pkwy 860 Cobb Pl Blvd NW   Kennesaw, GA 30144  770- 424-5226

If you are looking to adopt a dog or cat please feel free to visit us anytime during our adoption days or if you want to volunteer please call -visit website

The Cherokee Humane Society has been operating for over thirty years as a private non profit animal welfare organization.We are proud to serve the people and animals of Cherokee County with a variety of programs including adoptions, low cost spay and neutering, low cost vaccinations, assistance with emergency medical care and humane education for people of all ages.

Through our outreach, advocacy and services, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. We are not part of the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. They are a separate entity supported by your tax dollars. The Cherokee County Humane Society is private and receives no local, state or federal support. We thrive solely through our thrift store and your generous donations.
Sunday, December 1st   11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clover Run Rescue Adoptions 

PetSupermarket  1052 Peachtree Industrial Blvd,        Suwanee, GA 30024

Clover Run Rescue is a rescue group based out of Jefferson Georgia. We pull most of our dogs from rural shelters. We rescue the dogs, puppies included, from various animal controls on their last days. We have wonderful dogs of various breeds, sizes, and ages. The dogs are fully vetted, this includes deworming, all their vaccinations (with the exception of puppies which are up to date), heart worm tested and treated if positve, spayed or neutered, microchipped and a 30 day pet insurance policy.

We do not always have a chance to get all our dogs on Petfinder so come visit us at adoptions, email us, or give us a call. Save a life and remember......don't shop, ADOPT! See loving adoptables. https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=GA503&preview=1
 Sunday,  December 1st             11:00 noon-2:00 pm
Releashed Rescue Adoption Event

Petsmart               625 W Crossville Rd.    Roswell, GA 30075    678- 352-8138

Wow, do we have some awesome dogs for adoption.  See link below.  For our adoption events, we need volunteers to help handle our dogs. Please let us know if you are available or would like to come meet one of our pups! We need dog walkers, handlers and happy people! Please come out and help us if you are available! 

Releashed Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing Siberian Huskies and other working dogs from Georgia and surrounding states high-kill shelters, rehabilitating those that need training and rehoming them into permanent loving homes.
Look at our adoptable beauties! http://www.releashedrescue.com/#!about/c1wk9
Sunday, December 1st       12:00 noon-3:00 pm 
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic

Janice Overbeck Team Office  2249 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062

Save an average of 50% off retail pricing for vaccines and supplies like flea, tick, and heartworm preventative. You will also receive a gift card for a FREE pet exam at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic. ($50 value)

100% of the fees from this clinic will be donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation. Making this a donation and tax deduction for YOU! * Dogs must be friendly around children and other dogs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/low-cost-pet-vaccination-clinic-tickets-52823732205?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Sunday, November 30th – 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Atlanta Lab Rescue Adoption Day

Petsmart          3221 Peachtree Road      Atlanta, GA 30305 
(SE corner of Peachtree Rd. & Piedmont Ave.)   (404) 266-0402

Atlanta Lab Rescue will hold our monthly adoption at Petsmart in Buckhead from Noon – 2 PM!! Come out and see these amazing dogs. You can complete an application at the adoption if you haven’t already done so online. 
We try to have as many dogs at the adoption as possible! Come and see if your loving best friend is waiting for you at the Adoption! See you there!
See our loving adoptables! http://www.atlantalabrescue.com/available-dogs/
Sunday, December 1st     12:30-3:30 pm 
Gwinnett Humane Holiday Open House & 
Pet Photos with Santa! & Adoptions

Gwinnett Humane Society      3370 Sugarloaf Pkwy      Lawrenceville GA 30044

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House & Pet Photos with Santa! This annual event is always a big hit! Come out and visit our Santa. Bring your family and your furry ones and sit for a photo shoot with Santa (shots taken by our guest photographers).Shop our Holiday Store to find amazing gifts for all your friends. Refreshments will be served.   Phone 770-798-7711

Christmas Pictures will be in our new location this year. Have your pet/s picture taken with Santa then enjoy some holiday shopping and refreshments at our Open House. 
Photo package: $10 donation. - includes CD with 5 pictures of Santa and your pet(s) and family. Visit http://www.gwinnetthumane.com/

Wish List Anytime--Stuff you can donate to help...
-Dry Cat Food             -Canned Cat Food        -Dog Treats
-Paper Towels         -Creamy Peanut Butter (helps calm the dogs in the kennels)
-Cat litter (clay or scoopable)   -Laundry Detergent (liquid please)   - Oxi-Clean and/or Bleach
Sunday, December 1st                            12:00 noon til
All About Animals Rescue Pet Adoption Day

PetSmart   4551 Billy Williamson Dr     Macon, GA 31206    (478) 476-9564

Come out and see us and meet our loving adoptables. We do not have the facilities to accept animals at this time. We are still trying to raise money to purchase a new building and perform renovations. Our foster homes are full but we would be more than happy to give suggestions on how to get the animals adopted, referrals to other rescue groups and do courtesy postings on our web site. UPDATE! We found a bldg. See how you can help Visit http://www.allaboutanimalsmacon.org/
Visit http://www.allaboutanimalsmacon.org/adopt.html
Sunday, December 1st   12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
LifeLine Animal Project Adoption Event

Petsmart   6370 North Point Parkway   Alpharetta, GA 30022 (Atlanta suburbs) (770) 343-8511

LifeLine's offsite pet adoption events feature our brightest stars who are looking for new families to love. All of our cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Dogs are tested for heartworms and cats are tested for FIV/FeLV. Dogs from our rehabilitation program have received basic obedience training and are ready to be great companions. Come meet your next best friend at LifeLine's pet adoption events!
Sunday, December 1st    1:00 pm  - 3:00 pm
Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA) 

Bentley's Pet Stuff - 473 Pooler Parkway - in the Publix Shopping Center Pooler, GA 31322   (912) 330-8852

Come meet your new Best Furry Friend, and learn more about how you can make a difference with Coastal Pet Rescue.We’ll be on hand to answer your questions about adopting, fostering, and volunteering. Check the facebook page the week of the event to find out which adoptable pets will be joining us!

If you are interested in meeting any of our pets that will be attending, we encourage you to fill out an adoption application prior to the event.
Sunday, December 1st 3:00-6:00 pm 
 Paws 4 Life Santa Paws Pet Photos 

University Veterinary Hospital · 7700 E Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 797-5522

 All proceeds will go to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned pets in our community. LA & GA. 

Paws 4 Life is a volunteer based group that is deeply committed to helping save the lives of animal:
- partners with cat & dog rescues to pull animals, helping to reduce the shelter population & euthanasia rate. 
- coordinates transports for adoptable dogs to shelters in the Midwest and Northeast, where rescue dogs are in high demand because overpopulation is less prevalent due to strictly enforced spay/neuter laws. - networks adoptable and rescue/only animals
- assists with local adoption events https://www.facebook.com/paws4lifecaddo/
 Sunday, December 1st      Ongoing 
House Rabbit Society Georgia Hoppy Hours !

Mountain View Community Ctr 3400 Sandy Plains    Marietta, GA 30066    678-653-7175

During Hoppy Hour, bunny parents who have paid their admission and filled out the necessary agreement, will place their bunnies in a tunnel and toy filled, dedicated carpeted space, surrounded by doting bunny parents…without any pens separating them from their future bunny friends! The amazing part of Hoppy Hour is that when multiple bunnies are put together in this environment, they tend to be more accepting of each other and just enjoy the company!


The main purpose of Hoppy Hour is FUN, but it is also a great way to teach bunnies good social skills. This is a rare opportunity for them to interact with fellow bunnies in a way they have never had the chance to before!
https://www.houserabbitga.com/what-is-hoppy-hour. Adopt  http://houserabbitga.com/category/adoptable-buns/

We are the Georgia House Rabbit Society (GHRS), an all volunteer, nonprofit rabbit rescue organization serving the metro Atlanta area and beyond. Since our formation in 1996, we have rescued over 3000 domesticated rabbits in need. https://www.houserabbitga.com/
All Year Round Ongoing ​
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs of Georgia

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 

Meet and Invite City Council & Community Leaders, Board of Commissioners Judges, Attorneys, Paralegals to your Events.

Support your local and state orgs who are building fences and unchaining 
dogs one dog at a time. For example visit
Sunday, December 1st     and Ongoing
NetPets.Org's Military Pets FOSTER Project

A Nationwide & Global network of Individual Foster Homes that will house, nurture and care for the dogs, cats, birds, horses and all other pets for all the Military personnel only.  For more info, https://www.netpets.org/netp/foster.php

Foster Homes for Domestic Abuse Victims / Military
Ongoing                                         Call for Adoptions
Dee's Parrot Rescue
Dee's Haven Parrot Rescue   139 Terrace Circle,   Lexington, GA  30648

Our holiday open house is Dec 20th. Visit website to learn more! Visit  http://www.deeshaven.com/ 
Dee's Haven Parrot Rescue is licensed by the Department of Agriculture, registered with the State of Georgia and an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our goal is to find the perfect home for each parrot that comes into our care.  There is someone special for every bird and that's what we believe.  Phone:   706-599-5631 or 706-599-5634
Sunday, December 1st  Ongoing                          All Day
Dog Hiking, Stay Over @ Georgia State Parks 

Skidaway Island State Park    Savannah, GA 31411

Getaways – relaxing or adventurous – well for dog lovers - you, they’re perfect places to bring your best friend (dog owners know exactly who we’re talking about). Regardless of the breed, every dog responds to its natural instincts and reacts to nature in the most positive ways. That’s why you’ll see a wagging tail the whole way along your walk.

If you’re really up for a travel adventure with your furry friend, rent a dog-friendly cottage and stay in the park awhile. Every Georgia State Park that offers cottages has at least one that’s dog-friendly.If you don’t believe us when we tell you a trip to the park is good for your pet, ask any veterinarian in Georgia. Together with the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, our Pets RXercise program encourages healthy exercise activity for pets and their owners. Sponsored by Purina Veterinary Diets and Pfizer Animal Health, the program allows vets to write prescriptions for dog walking. Each prescription is redeemable for a free ParkPass (a $5 value) at any Georgia State Park. Parks with Dog Trails  http://gastateparks.org/dog-walking

Skidaway Island State Park is a 588 acre Georgia state park located near Savannah. The park is founded on Skidaway Island, a barrier island, and borders Skidaway Straights, part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Ongoing. Please contact to Learn How to Be Involved
'Rescue 2 Restore'..... Helping Kids & Rescue Dogs

Georgia Dept of Juvenile Justice 3408 Covington Highway Decatur, GA - 30032

Rescue 2 Restore is a program through the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice aiming to improve the lives of at risk youth and animals. http://www.djj.state.ga.us/
Contact [email protected]

A program mixing rescue dogs and children in juvenile detention centers is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase - 'dogs are a man's best friend.' Rescue 2 Restore is a mutually beneficial program aiming to improve the quality of life for youth housed in juvenile detention centers around the state of Georgia while providing a second chance for rescue/shelter dogs that would otherwise have been euthanized. Rescue 2 Restore is responsible for building community partnerships and providing the youth with positive animal interactions and lessons. 

This program is currently in 2 facilities in Georgia. Program directors want to expand Rescue 2 Restore across the state, especially to be in long term facilities. They work with Humane Society of Northwest Georgia     http://hsnwga.org/
Through December                      10:00 am-6:00 pm
Georgia State Ranger Program

Skidaway Island State Park      52 Diamond Cswy.       Savannah, GA 31411

Ranger Programs vary daily. Programs can include Dinner Time in the Reptile Room, Morning Bird Watch, Fossil Show-and-Tell, Sandpiper Trail Hike, Owl Night Hikes and many more. Visit our website for exact times and details on website

Most programs start in the Interpretive Center, which features a birding station, nature exhibits, and reptile room. Children will especially enjoy seeing the towering, 20-foot Giant Ground Sloth replica. Other exhibits explain the island's history and display artifacts found at the park. The Interpretive Center is open Wed through Sun from 10 am to 5 pm. phone: 912 598-2300. Located near historic Savannah, GA.
December and Ongoing 
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Reporting Animal Cruelty 
Document and see link below for important information. 
Divisions > Animal Industry Division > Companion Animal/Equine Division > Animal 
What is the legal definition of animal cruelty in Georgia?

a. Cruelty to Animals (misdemeanor charge): A person commits the offense of cruelty to animals when he/she causes death or unjustifiable physical pain or suffering to any animal by an act, an omission, or willful neglect. O.C.G.A. §16-12-4
§Willful neglect means the intentional withholding of food and water required by an animal to prevent starvation or dehydration. O.C.G.A. §16-12-4

§Adequate food and water means food and water that is sufficient in an amount and appropriate for the particular type of animal to prevent starvation, dehydration, or a significant risk to the animal's health from a lack of food or water. O.C.G.A. §§4-11-2, 4-13-2

§Humane care of animals means, but is not limited to, the provision of adequate heat, ventilation, sanitary shelter, and wholesome and adequate food and water, consistent with the normal requirements and feeding habits of the animal's size, species, and breed. O.C.G.A. §§4-11-2, 4-13-2
b. Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (felony charge): A person commits the offense of aggravated cruelty to animals when he or she knowingly and maliciously causes death or physical harm to an animal by rendering a part of such animal's body useless or by seriously disfiguring such animal… [paraphrased] except for conduct otherwise permitted under state or federal law. O.C.G.A. §16-12-4
Local law enforcement (municipal or county police department or county sheriff's department) enforces the criminal provisions of Cruelty to Animals, O.C.G.A. §16-12-4. An animal control officer is an individual authorized by local law or by the governing authority of a county or municipality to carry out the duties imposed by local ordinance and certain articles contained within the Georgia Animal Protection Act, O.C.G.A. §4-11-2
See much more.  http://agr.georgia.gov/animal-cruelty-faqs.aspx

Sunday, December 1st                5:00 pm-6:00 pm  Local time
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Event for Georgia Week for the Animals~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer and/or moment of meditation for the precious animals. We are requesting this, if possible, from 5-6 pm Eastern time Sunday,  This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal, pet or all animals wherever we are and even light a candle by doing so.Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems, ideas and quotes, http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
 December                         Call for times.
Lifeline Animal Project Free Vaccine Days

LifeLine Animal Project       P.O. Box 15466                Atlanta, Georgia 30333
(404) 292-8800
Two of the pillars of LifeLine Animal Project's campaign to end the senseless euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets are our pledge to provide low-cost or free spay/neuter services, and to increase access to pet-care education, veterinary resources, and related services to underserved communities. One of our most exciting community outreach efforts focuses on those key goals: free vaccine clinics.
LifeLine Animal Project is working continuously with local pet rescue groups, humane societies, and even county animal control shelters to bring you the largest selection of adoptable animals possible. Our goal is to include every adoptable animal in the Atlanta area in our searchable database. See adoptables on amazing database.
Fax: (404) 292-8804   [email protected]              http://atlantapets.org/
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs of Georgia

Table of  State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 

Meet and Invite City Council & Community Leaders, Board of Commissioners Judges, Attorneys, Paralegals to your Events.

Support your local and state  orgs who are building fences and unchaining 
dogs one dog at a time. For example visit

​Monday, December 2nd  CYBER Monday Special Fees!
See list of shelters on home page of this GA Week site also. 

Georgia Animal Shelters
Become Involved. Adopt, Donate, Volunteer. 

Animal Shelter.org


Net Pets

Mutt Cats
Monday, December 2nd          6:00 pm- til 
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for 'Friends to the Forlorn'
Second Self Beer Company   1317 Logan Cir NW     Atlanta, GA 30318

Book a photo shoot for your pup to support Friends To The Forlorn Pitbull Rescue at Second Self Beer Company. Spots must be booked in advance at agoldphoto.com/events/forlornatlanta 
Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, Inc. is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 rescue and community outreach organization. Our mission is to promote responsible pitbull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, fight unfair legislation, find qualified homes for sound pitbull-type dogs and other dogs in need in Georgia, and help people and animals within our community.    https://www.friendstotheforlorn.org/

Monday, December 2nd    Ongoing                  All day, different times
Pet Pantries on Georgia 

Contact indidual pet pantries for hours and eligibility requirements. 
   Saturday, December 7th     11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden Reindog Parade

Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30309

Join us for the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden! Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes with celebrity judges or to just show off. Enjoy Pup Tent refreshments, Photos with Saint Nick, and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. The first 100 pre-registered participants to arrive receive a special Wag-Bag of gifts! https://atlantabg.org/calendar/reindog-parade/

Come enjoy the show! Dogs compete in following categories: Best Puppy • Best Adult • Best Botanical • Best Dog Pack Best Dog-Owner Dress-a-Like • Not competing – just showing off! The parade is limited to 125 dogs; please indicate parade participation upon registration. Best Dog-Owner Look-a-Like Best Botanical Best Puppy (under 2 years) Best Senior (older than 10 years) Best Dog Pack Not competing – just showingof Regular Garden Admission applies for humans and $15 per dog in advance. Walk-ups cannot compete for prizes or participate in the parade. Visit website 
For more info, please email [email protected]
   Saturday, December 7th      11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Save the Horses....Open House!

Save the Horses 1768 Newt Green Rd. Cumming GA 30028    (770) 886-5419

Fun for the whole family! Contact Lisa: [email protected] 

All proceeds benefit Horse Rescue, Relief, and Retirement Fund (Save the Horses).
The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness & knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines. If you have experience in graphic design or fundraising, pls contact us. The horses need you! Thank you.
Saturday, December 7th   12 noon-3:00 pm
Dog Adoption and Photos with Santa at Dog City Bakery 

Chattahoochee Animal Clinic  1176 Alpharetta St, Roswell, Georgia 30075

Mark your calendars for Dog Adoption and Photos with Santa! Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is hosting pictures with Santa and dog adoption day at Dog City Bakery in Marietta, GA. There will be pictures with Santa for your 2 and 4 legged kid. 

Please share and invite your friends to join the fun.
Hope to see you there!This dog friendly event will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 1, 2018 at Dog City Bakery in Marietta. Admission is TBD for photos. 
Saturday, December 7th     5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coastal Pet Rescue Arctic Cat Raffle

Indian Motorcycle Savannah - 6 Gateway Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419 
(912) 231-4400

With a $10 donation to Coastal Pet Rescue, you could win a new 2017 Arctic Cat DVX 90!

Only 300 Tickets are available, so don’t wait to get yours! How do you get your ticket?
Head over to Indian Motorcycle at 6 Gateway Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419  OR  Email Sandy Usher at [email protected]

See our loving adoptables http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/
​Saturday, December 7th        6:30 pm meet, 8:00 pm-12 midnight 
11th Annual Santa Pub Crawl, Athens Humane Society

PUB #1     Location TBA Soon    6:30pm - 8pm 

Have fun in the Annual Santa Pub Crawl, which will take place on Saturday in lovely historic downtown Athens, GA. 

Santa & festive attire to hit the town and raise money for a good cause. Last year there were over 200 participants, donating $2500 to The Athens Area Humane Society, which will again be our beneficiary for 2017. The Athens Area Humane Society is a donor supported no-kill 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter and pet retention programs.
For more info visit,   http://www.athenshumanesociety.org/
ALL PROCEEDS from the event are donated to the cause.

With your donation, you will receive a special pub crawl wristband that will provide you with drink discounts at each bar and no cover if there is one. Drink Specials will be posted soon.

The donation is $15.00 IN ADVANCE and $20.00 day of the crawl.

The wristbands are available NOW at:
1. Athens Area Humane Society, 1781 Mars Hill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 9-6pm Mon-Sat in person or by phone.
2. Sexy Suz. 4124 Atlanta Hwy, Bogart, GA 10am-10pm daily
3. Cillies - downtown. 175 East Clayton St. Athens

Out of towner? No problem! Call Athens Area Humane Society and make a payment with a card over the phone. Your name will be on the will call list available for pickup at the first bar. Venmo and Paypal are also accepted. Please email [email protected]

A tax donation receipt from Athens Area Humane Society is available upon request.

A few important things...

1. Pretty please purchase your wristbands in advance. We need a solid headcount so that the bars can staff appropriately.

2. DO NOT OPEN TABS at the bars. Bring CASH. This saves time. 

3. Invite your friends! This is a public event. The more attendees, the more money to the Humane Society....the more the MERRIER!

4. MOST IMPORTANT - HOLIDAY ATTIRE REQUIRED! There will be a costume contest again this year, including prizes for most authentic Santa, the crowds favorite and several other categories.

Here is the page to like if you want to view/post pictures from this or any of the Santa pub crawls in the past. https://www.facebook.com/athenssantapubcrawl
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Athens Area Humane Society.  http://www.athenshumanesociety.org/

Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – Tue, Dec 31, 2019, 7:00 PM
2019 Underdog Day 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 - Atlanta
Underdog Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2!
Georgia statewide
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-underdog-day-1m-5k-10k-131-262-atlanta-tickets-64840557854?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Did you know that Underdog Day is on December 20, 2019? We are celebrating all of the underdogs out there with our first annual Underdog Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2! This year’s medal is says, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” -Mark Twain. Hooray for the Underdogs! https://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/

We will be donating at least 15% of each registration to Guide Dogs of America, which provide expertly matched guide dog partners to blind and visually impaired adults from the U.S. and Canada, instruction in how to work with the dog as a team, and a lifetime of support services – all at no cost.


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 Georgia Week for the Animals
Is for Everyone!
Calendar to be growing extensively! 
Please contact us to organize or list event. We'd be honored to work with you. Let's save precious lives together!