At Furkids, we love it when our community gets involved, be it local businesses, organizations, service groups or schools. Hope Knight, an art teacher at Dolvin Elementary School, found a great way to get her students interested in helping Furkids animals through art!
It is a community service project called “PetpARTners”, and the goal, according to Knight, “is to raise awareness of the homeless pet population in our community and bring in more adopting families and donations.”
Knight’s students look at the adoptable pets on furkids.org and create beautiful portraits based on the profile photos of each pet. “We are sharing them in our school social media sites and also plan on displaying then in local businesses,” said Knight. She says she got the idea upon visiting the dog shelter for the first time over Summer Break.READ MORE >
Did you know that there are three fabulous Furkids Thrift Store locations in the Greater Atlanta area? When you shop at or donate your unwanted, gently used items to Furkids Thrift Stores, you help support homeless animals in Georgia. All of Furkids Thrift Stores’ proceeds go toward our lifesaving programs!
We’ve got some PAWSitively spectacular opportunities for you to save lives and dollars:
- Christmas in July: July 25 – 31, save 25% on select items every day!
- Back-to-School Cleaning: August means new school supplies, clothes and dorm décor. Avoid clutter in your home by getting rid of last year’s items at Furkids Thrift Stores!
- Every day, find selected merchandise 10% – 50% off.
- Wednesdays: senior and military 15% off.
You can drop-off your donations during store hours, or if you have a large item that needs picking-up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Norcross store at 770-817-1405 to arrange for a pick-up.
Want to get involved? We are always looking...READ MORE >
Furkids proudly hosts volunteer groups from churches to Girl Scout troops year-round at our shelters, but we are especially excited when a corporation takes time out of their busy work week to come volunteer with our animals. Target employees and interns from all around the Atlanta area traveled for a day of service at our dog shelter.
Thirty of their finest loaded into the shelter to bathe dogs, wipe windows, walk dogs and even do some deep and dirty cleaning. The shelter smelled extra clean and fresh when they left and the dogs were exhausted! It was a huge success and we can’t wait to have them back. Not only did Target give their time, but they also gave us $750 to buy shelter supplies at Target stores! We could not have had a better time or be more grateful. Thank you to the Atlanta Target team! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
If you know of a group that might be interested in a day of service at one of our shelters please e-mail email@example.com
In 2014 Anna Mahr, senior class president at Milton High School, organized a Kindness Week to encourage kindness and school spirit in a school environment reeling from several tragic deaths. The community undoubtedly felt the need for such an event and Kindness Week delivered! The week was a huge success and in 2015 the school decided to hold Kindness Week again, this year with additional opportunities including a visit from Furkids dogs, dance parties, teacher appreciation events and letter writing to the troops.
Five adoptable dogs visited Milton High School on March 31 to play with students and encourage mental health and stress relief in a fast paced school environment. In addition, the students were encouraged to use social media to help find these animals forever families. A Twitter and Instagram storm of pictures exploded. Use #miltonkindness #startawave and #miltonkindnessweek to see more photos on Twitter and @miltonkindnessweek on Instagram.
Over 400 students met our...READ MORE >
The small black cat crouched in fear at the back of the intake cage, hissing and growling, swiping at any hand that came close. Her ears were pinned back and her eyes were wide as she puffed herself up to seem larger and more fearsome. What adopter could possibly want to take her home?
Jump ahead just seven weeks: the same cat rests calmly in her bed watching people bustling about. She sniffs at hands that are extended to her and lifts her head to receive petting. She rolls over and fearlessly exposes her belly. She gently nibbles a treat from the fingers of a visitor, purring softly.
What brought about this remarkable true transformation? The Purrkids program! Purrkids volunteers work one-on-one with shy, scared, timid, aggressive, and under-socialized cats to help them become more adoptable. Purrkids volunteers change these kitties lives in profound and lasting ways. The work can be difficult and results can be slow, but it's incredibly rewarding to watch a frightened cat learn...READ MORE >