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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this fund is earmarked for medical crises that may arise.

See some of our recent stories here.


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.


Kiwi | F | 1.5-2 years old | Dachshund/Lab Mix & babies

The pups birthday was July 2, 2014!

Meet Kiwi and her basket of fruit. Kiwi came to us six weeks ago when her babies were less than a day old. They are growing big and strong and are having fun exploring outside. Kiwi is only 22 pounds has the body style of a dachshund. She is the sweetest dog - she loves to play with other dogs, is house trained, and just likes to be near you. The fruit basket has three with the body shape of a dachshund (the first three) and the other three have longer legs (the last three in the pictures). They are very sweet and playful.

Below is Mom-Kiwi and in order Berry (the lone male), Coconut **adopted**,
Guava **adopted**, Cherry, Clementine, and Papaya **adopted**.





Zoey | Young - 1 year | F - Small! | Lab/Hound Mix

Zoey was found by a student about 3 weeks ago near her apartment, she later found out a fraternity had kicked her out of the house. This little girl is about a year old is house broken and has been spayed. She is cute and sweet as can be - she loves other dogs and mostly loves to cuddle!

She would make a great companion dog - super for hikes, jogs and just hanging out. She's not too big - a small girl of about 30 pounds - perfect for almost any lifestyle of living!







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.






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! 



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 Luna! Female - mixed breed - 14 weeks (8.23.14)

Picture below then and to the right now!

This little pup and her siblings came to us from a local animal control, they were picked up as orphans. All have been adopted, but Luna. Luna unfortunately had a freak accident happen to her as a baby and had to have her back leg removed. She may be a tripod, but she is happy, active, well-adjusted and ready for a family to love her for the rest of her life. She's a real trooper and a sweetheart. 







Meet Fairmont and Pups Indogo (top right) and Wyndham
Rottweiler Mix Mom and babies may have some Beagle

8 puppies and sweet mom! Collected from Coweta County Animal control. The two remaining babies, Indigo and Wyndham are 13 weeks (8.23.14).








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!




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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