MUTT MADD-NESS a 501(c)(3) No-Kill Dog Rescue Serving Our Community | P.O. Box 71821 | Marietta, GA 30007 | 404.406.6322 | HOME

The sad reality is that over four million dogs are killed each year in shelters. Why, in a country of dog lovers, are so many dogs homeless? Won't you please help us break the cycle...educate, spay and neuter and in the meantime open your heart and your home to foster or adoption.

It is vital to Mutt Madd-ness that we receive support financially, emotionally and in our struggle to see laws passed that protect animals from an end like so many of these experience. If everyone could reach out, even if it is for "JUST ONE DOG", what a different world for God's creatures this would be.


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Ivan |Hound Mix | Male | 5 Year Old | 45 pounds

Ivan is a young, playful dog. Ivan is very sociable and loves interacting with other dogs and with people.

Ivan would love an active outdoor partner - he thinks walks, runs, hikes and camping are pretty great things.


Notes from a foster

I want to thank you for suggesting that I foster Ivan. He is a love.
Truly. He has only been with me since Tuesday, and he has already settled in nicely. He is a wonderful house dog. And Girl, for me to say that is something. Just poll my friends. I am very particular about my house being clean and orderly and I wondered how Ivan would adapt to that, but I have to say, I have not had to make any corrections with the exception of trying to sleep with me at night. I corrected him the first night and he has been fine thereafter.

I told you about coming home one afternoon to find him on my bed sound asleep with the TV on (I had forgotten to turn it off when I left I guess.) It just warmed my heart that he felt comfortable enough to take a well-deserved snooze on my bed. Since I don't care if he naps on my bed and he knows not to get onto the bed at night, all is perfect as far as I am concerned.

Ivan is quite the comic as well. At least he makes me laugh. He is so full of joy and is so very playful. I like how when he is playing with some toys and seems to have so much fun with them, he comes into my office to share his fun. Since he has been with me, his walking has improved greatly. He doesn't pull nearly as much. The Easy walk collar is used on long morning walks, but I now attach the leash to his normal collar. I suppose the harness is a reminder that he needs to stop pulling and enjoy the walk.

We are also enjoying running through the backyard. Ivan runs back and forth with a tennis ball in his mouth and I try to catch him! Since he is quite the athlete, I can only manage to tap his back as he races by me. Now that he has been with me he seems to have his own built in barometer for knowing when he has had enough and settles down with a cold drink of water and a quick nap.

Now that Ivan has a landing pad, he seems much calmer. I think he would actually do well at adoptions eventually. I just need to get him to be around a few of the neighbor kids to see how he reacts toward them.

For the longest time I have wanted to foster dogs in need, and I wondered how I would be able to let them go to another family. Time will tell how well I will adjust. Ivan is a true love. I love having him around.  Julie

Ivan is housetrained and fully vetted.


Strayz | Young Pit Bull Mix | M

This adorable guy ended up at the home of a dog lover. Checked by the vet - this healthy guy had no microchip and no collar. Animal control will euthanize - so we azre going to work hard to find this gentle - playful guy a forever home.

He is currently hanging around with the Good Samaritan's two dogs and two roughhousing young boys! He has shown no interest in the family cats and has shown no aggression at all.

He appears to be just the perfect little house guest. His build is fantastic and we will have him fully vetted including neuter, vaccinations and micro-chip.

Interested in this handsome guy, please contact us!




Ursula | 6 year old American Bulldog Mix | F

This gorgeous girl was rescued from Cobb County Animal control, she is sugar sweet.

She was extremely underweight and had a terrible upper respiratory infection. Treated and fattened - she is getting to that place where is feeling much better and you see it in her playful actions.

Ursula loves affection, goes outside to potty and is a wonderful dog.






Meet KAYAK | SPANIEL MIX | F |2.5 years

Hi! I'm Kayak! I'm a 2-3 y/o Pointer mix, female, and I got separated from my owners and this nice family picked me up and is watching me. But I can't stay here forever. I'm super sweet and get along with the two dogs I'm living with for now. I love to play ball and go for walks. And I love to chase squirrels. and I only go potty outside! But I also enjoy a good cool floor to rest on and snuggling with people. I love doing anything with people really! I even get in a crate when asked. I listen, I can sit, and the vet says I'm healthy. I love treats, ice cubes, and I'll even sit in your lap if you let me. Weighing in at 50 pounds I'm good medium-sized dog for a family. Pick me! Pick me!





Meet Rascal | LAB MIX | M |1.5-2 years | 45#'s

"WHY doesn't anyone want me??? I'm sure a good boy, and EVERYONE says how cute I am!! I also heard I'm VERY smart (which I suppose is true since I'm typing this on a smartphone!)

And as you can see, I'm a VERY handsome boy. But also SUPER CUTE - in look, and personality too!

My foster mommy can't keep me because she travels so much for her work and can't take me with her, so I need to find a new Foster family OR better yet... it would be a dream come true if someone really nice OR a loving family will hopefully Adopt me and give me my very own safe, loving furever home!

She's been teaching me stuff like the words for "sit", and even "slow down" when I'm having too much fun while we take our long walks. She's sooo impressed by how I climb into the back seat of her car, because I'm only a MEDIUM size boy even though I'm a black lab mix. I'm only 2 years old, and at 45 lbs the doc said I'm the perfect weight. I look like a black lab but I'm HALF the size of a lab! You can't get better than that!!

I love driving around in her car helping her run errands (I just quietly lie down on the back seat). And my most favorite thing is meeting all the other doggies in the neighborhood. I made instant friends with my new best friend, a funny beagle I takes walks with and play with!

My BEST talent is rolling over so my foster mommy can rub my belly. She seems to enjoy that so I let her think it's my absolute FAVORITE thing too.

I could live with other doggies very easily, so it would be okay if the person or family has another doggie, cause then I'd have a new fur brother or sister to play with. Or it would also be totally awesome to be the only doggie in the house so I could just hang with my new family and politely sit quietly at their feet. I promise I'll quickly become your best friend - an amazing loving companion!

My only requirement is that I need to be an INSIDE doggie because while I love to go outside on walks and to explore and meet other doggies, when we're not doing that, I do need the LOVE and SAFETY of living inside a home after everything I've been through!

So here's the deal... if you are reading this and you love doggies I want to come live with you starting this week because my foster mommy has to leave on a long trip again next week. You can live anywhere Atlanta. I live in East Cobb now. And my only other requirement is that I'd need you to work with me on crate training and provide me with a lot of LOVE!

What I promise you in return is that I'll love you like no other!


Meet (top to bottom below) Ginny *ADOPTED* and Luna

Right: Hermione *ADOPTED* and Lavender

Terrier, spaniel, retriever mix

4 puppies and precious, sweet little girls! Collected from DeKalb County Animal control. These babies are 6.5-7 weeks (6.22.14).





Meet Fairmont and Pups
Rottweiler Mix Mom and babies may have some Beagle

8 puppies and sweet mom! Collected from Coweta County Animal control. Babies are 6 weeks (6.28.14).

Right - top to bottom: Hilton **ADOPTED**, Hyatt, Indigo and Waldorf

Below - top to bottom: Fairmont, Nikko, Omni, Peabody **ADOPTED** and Wyndham





Meet Henrik | LAB/PIT | M |1.5 years

This sweet little boy was found wandering on a highway - tired, scared and in poor care. The good Samaritans brought him home and have been kind enough to care for and nurture him. Adopted...

Sweet little Pickles came back after becoming a burden on his adopter...

"Unfortunately I need to surrender my young dog! The reason I need to surrender him is due to my current roommate and schooling situation. He needs more attention than I can currently provide."

Now about 14 months old and around 40lbs. He was re-named Henrik. He's a lovable, social, puppy-energetic dog who loves people and absolutely loves to cuddle. He is neutered and chipped and he is house-trained. He is also great with other dogs.

Henrik is an awesome little boy - we loved him then and we love him now. Help us find him his forever home!



Meet Gilda!

This pregnant feral dog was rescued from a DeKalb neighborhood where she had been wandering door-to-door for a very long time. After 2-3 weeks with us she gave birth to 6 adorable little ones.

Gilda is a timid girl, a lab mix and she is not sure of humans. Our foster is working very hard to help her understand and trust human love and care. She is missing her right ear - no one knows where and how. She has spent most of her life just trying to survive. The first photo was taken the day before rescue - she was living with a pack of dogs and this male was her closest companion.

You can see videos of Gilda on our Facebook page! Please visit.

Her pups were very sweet and absolutely as precious as they are of all ALL ADOPTED!




Rocco | 2year old Mastiff Mix | M

Here's Rocco's story - Rocco is approximately 2ish - he is a mastiff mix and currently is +- 75#'s. He was found on a camping trip by a local Marietta family. Rocco was severely underweight and had been attacked by another dog and had quite a few wounds - others in the camp zone were going to shoot the injured dog and put him in a dumpster. Rocco was saved by his current foster who said no way! He brought him back to Marietta and had him vetted. Rocco was covered in 100's of ticks, had been shot by a BB gun and also appeared to have had a chain around his neck. Rocco is heart worm positive which he is being treated for and will be neutered in approximately 4-6 weeks. Now feeling tons better...he's one "happy camper" and just looking forward to a great life in front of him.

From Rocco's foster dad "Rocco is a Mastiff, possibly mastiff mix and I say that because he is only 75 pounds, but looks just like a Mastiff. He is a male between one and a half to two years old according to the vets best guess. Rocco has never met a stranger. He loves people, kids, and other dogs, he even likes our cat. He is house trained and likes to go on walks. He craves attention and wants to be at my side when we walk around outside. He does not run away. He only barks when someone walks up the driveway and then its only four or five barks. Someone must have loved Rocco before he found himself in his current situation, because he takes to training easy, like he just needed a reminder. We taught him to sit and walk on a leash in a day and he is so good in the house. He was found May 11th of this year in the mountains malnourished, with scraps and cuts from living on his own and from a dog that attacked him while trying to find food by a dumpster. He has been shot with a BB gun and yelled at by people trying to shoe him away. Through all that, this guy has a heart of gold and just wants to be loved. He has been treated for heart and hook worm and has recovered beautifully. He is putting on weight and is all healed up. He gets better looking everyday."




London | 1.5-2 years old (2.22.14) Rottweiler | F

This beautiful girl was retrieved from Clayton County Animal Control - she and her buddy a male intact Rottweiler came in together - she was near full gestation. We got momma out in the nick of time - she delivered in 48 hours. Unfortunately she had a upper respiratory illness which led to pneumonia - so we had to remove the babies in order to get her better. She was immediately placed on antibiotics and had a very quick turn-around.

London is a delight, she's smart, pretty and sweet as can be. Our vets think she may be a pure Rottweiler and not a mix, but without doing a DNA test we're not certain. The one thing we are certain about is - she is fabulous. We all have grown very fond of her.

She will make a wonderful family dog.

She will be spayed and chipped. Fully vetted, some has not been done due to illness and her giving birth just 5 weeks ago (input 2/27/14).




Meet Lola | 12 months 7.4.13) | Boxer Mix
This pretty little female was found by a good Samaritan roaming around and was very malnourished. She checked out perfectly at the vet. The vet said she will not get much bigger than her current size. She is fully vetted, spayed and micro-chipped.

She loves other dogs and is housebroken. She is very sweet and will cuddle up with you on the bed at night to sleep. She even walks off leash and never runs away. Plays all day in play day - a true sweetheart of a dog!


Lexi | Young Adult - Lab Mix | F | Fully Vetted

This dog is AWESOME! She is trained, sweet and looking for a family to love. She is a young beautiful lab mix. She loves to play, take long walks and runs, loves her chewies and toys. She is playful and enjoys the affection of people. She is housetrained and knows some basic commands. If you are looking - she is a great find.

With proper introduction, Lexi has been in several foster homes that had their own pack.


Mousse | Rottie/Hound | 80 pounds

This mommy dog was rescued from Dekalb County Animal Services just hours before she delivered her litter of pups! Mousse is approximately 5 years old.

Mousse is a beautiful dog who has had some professional obedience training. She is a very powerful, intelligent and observant dog with a strong personality, yet she has a very gentle - loving, affectionate side. Firm-but-gentle training is imperative with dogs like Mousse; she needs to understand that you are in charge. She will do best with individuals who are big dog savvy. She needs proper exercise and mental stimulation, including daily walks. A fenced yard would be perfect for her playtime! Mousse is not a dog park dog - but loves outdoor activity and exploring. Mousse needs proper "controlled" socialization with people and other dogs.

If interested, we would love to share her wonderful qualities with you!


Meet Guest Dog Jazz!

The beautiful lady in red is Jazz, a 3 year old, fawn colored girl who loves car rides, walks and sitting in laps. She has no idea she weighs 63 pounds! Jazz is looking for a forever home because she was abandoned when her family moved and left her in an outdoor pen. Jazz is so sweet and only wants to please her human companions. She is current on shots, altered and is on HW prevention meds. Jazz is best suited in a home with older children and will do best as an only dog or with a large male dog. She is more interested in being with people than with other animals.


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