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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.

Ivan UPDATE

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.

 

Hi everyone it's me Lady and the Disney Litter...

Rescued from Fulton County this mom was so timid she had to wheeled to the car in a grocery cart. She warmed up quickly and is an absolutely wonderful mom and companion dog. She gave birth to 13 pups and they are absolutely adorable. We will post photos as we get them. The babies are almost 6 weeks old (born 9/18/14) and have done famously!

Babies - right top to bottom: Pochahontas, Mulan *Adopted*, Moglii, Snow White, Genie, Elsa & Ariel

Below Mom - Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Nala *Adopted*and Simba *Adopted*

10.27.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone it's the Shepherd Litter!

(Born early October.)

Corvette and Malibu are the ONLY two puppies that have yet to be adopted!  Liberty, their mom is also available!

 

 

10.27.14

 

Hi everyone it's me Claire...

Rescued from Fulton County this mom came to us with her two puppies - they were 24 hours old. Well, pups have been adopted now it's mom's turn. She actually came in handy with our Disney Litter -- Lady did not have enough milk to feed 13 -- so Claire came to the rescue! She nursed six (6) in the litter until mom was able to take them back under her wing :)

Claire is a gorgeous pit - young and playful.

10.27.14

 

 

 

Hi everyone it's me Handsome Hank...

Hank's foster family -- "This sweet little guy was rescued from the Cobb County shelter. He's about one and a half years old and weighs 39 pounds. He loves attention from humans and other dogs alike. He's very energetic and athletic and loves to run and jump. He's a snuggler and tolerates having his ears, paws, and tail handled. He is friendly and gentle toward children and other pets. Hank is house trained, neutered, and fully vetted. He's great on a leash and comes straight to you when you call him, though he's still in the process of learning other basic commands. He's looking for a home with people who will play with him regularly and take him on walks or runs."

OK we think he sounds like the perfect dog and as fully grown - the perfect size! Best guess lab - shepherd mix with a little extra flavor thrown in just to make him perfect! 

11.12.14

 

 

Roxie | Young Staffie/French Bull dog Mix | F - Small! | 1.5-2 years

This sweet little girl came to us from DeKalb Animal Control, she was in pathetic condition. Malnourished with bowed legs and severe demodex. It's amazing what good medical care, food and a lot of love can do. She's a super little girl and will make anyone a fabulous companion.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet WALDORF | 6 months | Fully vetted and house trained

Who wouldn't love and want this BIG baby.
From foster mom "Waldorf has been having a great time in his new foster home. He has has enjoyed his walks and is getting better o
n the leash each time. He is having tons of fun playing with his 12 lb foster brother. Running and playing chase or tug with the toys. He is a real sweetheart of a puppy. Very gentle and loving. He has decided that watching TV on the couch with us is his favorite place to sit. He is also good in the car, I left him to run an errand, and he just sat and watched out the window for me to come back, no barking or crying. Just looked cool and handsome sitting in the back seat!"

 

Rocky | Young Pit Bull Mix | M

How can you say no to this face! Nicest guy ever!
Meet Rocky, this adorable guy found himself lost, but fortunately ended up at the home of a dog lover. Checked by the vet - this healthy pup had no microchip and no collar. 

He is currently hanging around with the Good Samaritan's two dogs and two rough housing young boys! He has shown no interest in the family cats and has shown no aggression at all -- he loves everything and everyone. He is just the perfect little house guest and gentleman. He's young, handsome, and did we mention has a fantastic build. He is fully vetted. 
 

 

 

 

Albie | 2.75 year old lab/terrier mix | F

Are my eyes open this time?! huh? are they? Ugh, It's so hard to sit still and focus on this lady with the camera when I just want to run and give her kisses!!!! AHHHH take the picture already! Whew! That was fun, now on to playtime!! I guess I should introduce myself, my name is Albie and I am a mix of a southern lady, what with all of my knowledge of which forks and spoons to use for which meal, and also a little bird watching, squirrel chasing tom boy, but mostly I'm the lady part of my mix.

I didn't so much come from a lap of luxury though, I had a rough start, you know, nothing was handed to me, no silver spoon in this mouth, however, I am making up for lost time! Can't hold me down! I had a broken jaw, I won't mention how or why because that part of my life is over I tell ya, but thankfully the rescue came and fixed me right up! Surgery isn't so fun, but the recovery part was cool, people taking care of me, and giving me special treats, yeah I can get used to that, keep that wet food coming! 

Anyway, I am all clean, healthy, healed and ready for my FOREVER home!! I am an active girl but really LOVE my foster people. Love 'em, want to sit right by 'em, can't get close enough, maaayyybe a little lean turns in to me sitting on your foot but who's counting. Okay, so I love other dogs, like literally, I am a dang social butterfly. I like stimulation too, like sitting outside in a big fenced in yard and just watching nature... while secretly trying to learn the squirrel patterns so one day, just ONE day maybe I can catch one… I digress. Back to my forever home! I am house trained and crate trained and really am a good girl that will make a great companion to your family! 

 

 

Meet Sam - (nee Kidd) | Male | 4 years old  

They say everything happens for a reason... when Kidd came back to us this week we were heartbroken when seeing him, but we are so moved that we have this opportunity to reconnect and make him whole again!

We rescued Kidd and his 3-8 week old litter mates (Butch, Cassidy and Sundance) from Paulding County Animal Control in December 2010 (1st photo is his baby shot). Kidd, who is now 4, will be nurtured and we will hopefully gain his trust. In a couple of weeks we will need a foster home and then a forever home for this handsome guy. We know forever is on his horizon.

A side note -- When we adopt our dogs there is a process of introduction, application and visitation - there is a contracted and heartfelt trust that our rescued dogs have a second chance at life and will be in their forever home and loved as a family member. When the system fails -- we are deeply saddened, but we will never give up on any pup that needs help.

 

 

 

 

Ursula |

Meet Ursula 
6 years young and a beautiful boxer/American bull dog mix

I’m a real charmer which is why I was rescued from Cobb County Animal Control – I have a face you cannot resist! At the time Mutt Madd-ness rescued me I was extremely underweight and had an upper respiratory infection, but they did a great job treating and fattening me up ! Now I am looking for a family that will provide me with a home where I can play, run, love, cuddle and relax in. You see I love, love, love people – any age, any size, any type. I will wiggle my tush like crazy to get as close to you as I can – because you know what I said, I love being loved!

I have to admit this…the only thing that I do not love is other animals – I want to be your one and only – your Queen Bee. If a one dog household is perfect for you – it is perfect for me! 

Give me a call and let’s see if we can work out the details. I’d love to be settled on your sofa in time for the next ball game – you see, I am a team player and look forward to joining your team!

For a good time call for Ursula at 404.406.6322
Ursula is fully vetted, spayed and micro-chipped.

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone say Welcome Back Owen! 2014 Version - Bigger (he's put on a few pounds) and better!

Many of you already know Owen and for those that don't -- what's not to love about Owen - if nothing else he proves to all of us that cats are not the only animal with 9 lives. We think Owen has had at least that many.

We gathered Owen (one of our first rescues as an organization) from DeKalb County Animal Control where he was picked up as a stray in 2009 - why? because he has a face you couldn't say no to and he was such a goof ball. He is the Jughead of the Archie comic books fame-- he is Schultz' Pigpen.

He has come back to us twice - his first family had him for two years and for some mysterious reason he kept ending up in North Georgia and his next adopter loves him dearly, he's just a little much for them due to their home situation. People like Owen, if nothing else he is a very likable guy. One of his North Georgia finders commented prior to his returning Owen to us, that "Owen was very gentle and loved to be with people." He loves goofing around and is, for his age, quite playful. He is pretty good on a leash and does know some basic commands, he'll pretend he doesn't.

Health: Owen has always had a deformed foot from an untreated accident as a young lad - we have had him evaluated by orthopedic specialists and he is not up for long walks - but he gets around terrifically on it and it presents no medical issues to him. He can scamper and frolic with the best of them. Approximately 2 years ago Owen developed a gum disease and had to have all but 1-2 of his teeth extracted and last year he had several seizures which have been controlled by medication. Like I said, he's had a lot of lives. We know Owen is not most people's idea of a dream companion, but he is a nice guy. He is very loving and unintentional in his "bull in the china shop" demeanor. We love and care about Owen and his well-being and will never give up on him.

If you would like to meet Owen we are looking for a foster or adopter with a heart as big as his. Call or email Mutt Madd-ness.

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 cute..best of all ALL ADOPTED!

4.13.14

 

 

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!

 

GUEST DOG

Meet Precious Portia. 2.5 and fully vetted!

This super sweet little girl is in need of her forever home. She was adopted 1.5 years ago and unfortunately, her owner can no longer care for her due to a heavy work travel schedule. 

Portia is 2.5 years old and loves people, children and other dogs. She is not so fond of cats. She loves to give kisses, ride in cars and take walks or runs. She would be a terrific addition to a family. She is simply PRECIOUS!!!

Portia is fully vetted and is ready to meet her new family! For more information, please contact Carol at 404-226-3770.

 

 

GUEST DOG

Meet Missy! 3 and fully vetted!

This little 3 year old and is very sweet with people and possibly larger dogs – but for some unknown reason she doesn't like cats and children. It could be their stalking behavior she fears - she's just not telling us! Missy doesn't really understand why someone that she thought loved her would just dump her in Linwood Park, but she's heard from other pups in the park that their owners did the same thing. It seems like it's the place to just let dogs go and fend for themselves...she feels very lucky that Carol cared enough to rescue her and find her a new home.

Missy is young and breed energetic girl - so a fenced yard would be just perfect for this little one. She loves walks and runs too, but she sure enjoys keeping that back yard monitored for birds, chipmunks, squirrels and growing weeds. She also LOVES car rides, seeing the world go by at a car's pace is another favorite thing for Missy.

We're not sure what type of dog she is?? The spots look like a Dalmatian but the face is more staffie, she's stocky - blocky and absolutely adorable. If you are interested in meeting the always smiling Missy, please contact Carol (foster mom) at caroltking@comcast.net.dog