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    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Millie Needs Our Help

    Yesterday a neighbor posted on her Facebook page. She wrote, "It is with great sadness that we need to find Millie a new home. If anyone knows of someone with a farm or lots of land please let me know. She is such a sweet dog, but unfortunately she has started biting. She needs a place where she can run and chase everything. I don't want to resort to a shelter, but we may have to. Please message me if you have any suggestions."

    Millie's is a sad story. She is part German Shepherd Dog and part Shar Pei, the result of an irresponsible pet owner who not only allowed his two dogs to breed, but then didn't care for the pups, so they wandered off. Millie ended up on the front porch or some people in Alpharetta, GA who couldn't take her in, but found her a home with my neighbors here in Atlanta.

    My neighbors meant well, but with two small children and busy careers Millie didn't get everything she needed to overcome this bad start. Now at two years old she has grown into a dog with some serious issues and some that are simply annoying. She chews anything she finds on the floor; guards her food and toys; doesn't have the ability to calm herself or exhibit self control; bullies the dog they adopted to be a playmate; barks whenever someone walks past; and doesn't understand that nipping at the boys when they play on the trampoline isn't good fun.

    The neighbors feel they don't have the time or resources to work through Millie's issues, but with the training and commitment of a smart dog person, I know she could be a good dog. Poor Millie just hasn't had a chance to shine.

    Sending her to a farm might let her run and chase critters all day, but without training she might also get into a lot of trouble with Farmer Brown. If she goes to a shelter that doesn't have the fosters or resources to give her the rehabilitation she needs, she will surely be killed as unadoptable. That makes me very sad.

    I don't do this very often, but I'm asking all of my friends today to help Millie get the help she needs. If you know of any rescue, shelter or individual that might be able to change the tide for this sweet girl, please contact me at I'll pass word to my Mom and neighbor. And thanks for being caring and responsible pet owners.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Atlanta Dogs Need a New Home

    Hey everybody! These two really nice dogs were abandoned near my house and they need a new home. One of our neighbors has been taking care of them, but he already has two dogs so he can't keep them much longer.

    My mom and I have met both of them and they are great dogs - probably lab mixes less than six months old, but we aren't sure. They are super friendly and tested with babies, puppies, adult dogs and cats. Both passed with flying colors. The gray one especially tries to lick Mom through the fence every time we walk past the house. If this keeps up I might have to get a little jealous!

    If you live near Atlanta and you can help, please get in touch with our neighbor.

    Contact Rob Glancy at 404-661-8719 or

    Laverne - Black & White
    Sex: Female
    Weight: Approx 25 to 30 pounds
    Age: Puppy (less than 6 months)

    Very playful and well socialized. More of an alpha personality. Very gentle and affectionate with children. Was barking at the cat, but not agressive - just barking. Cute white patches on feet and next. Appears to be in good health.

    Shirley - Gray & White
    Sex: Female
    Weight: Approx 20 to 25 pounds
    Age: Puppy (less than 6 months)

    Very playful and well socialized. Much more of a beta / laid-back eprsonality. Also gentle and affectionate to children. Wasn't really interested in the cat. Also has cute white patches on feet and neck. Gorgeous blue eyes. This dog seems like she would do well in any family due to it's mellow personality. Looks to be in good health.