The sad reality is that
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
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with our medical emergencies our needs, please consider
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MUTT MADD-NESS VALENTINE'S FUND
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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
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.
| 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
Meet KAYAK | SPANIEL MIX | F
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!
Meet Rascal | LAB MIX | M
|1.5-2 years | 45#'s
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
you can see, I'm a VERY handsome boy. But also SUPER
CUTE - in look, and personality too!
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
promise you in return is that I'll love you like no
(top to bottom below) Ginny *ADOPTED* and Luna
*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).
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).
- top to bottom: Hilton **ADOPTED**, Hyatt, Indigo and Waldorf
- top to bottom: Fairmont, Nikko, Omni, Peabody
| LAB/PIT | M |1.5 years
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..."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."
Sweet little Pickles came back after becoming a burden
on his adopter...
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.
is an awesome little boy - we loved him then and we love
him now. Help us find him his forever home!
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!
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
| 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
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 |
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
With proper introduction, Lexi has been
in several foster homes that had their own pack.
Mousse | Rottie/Hound | 80
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.
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.
For more information, please email