Foster Tails with Robin, Shannon and Mr. Baxter

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st

Foster Tails with Robin, Shannon and Mr. Baxter In today’s blog post, veteran dog fosters Robin and Shannon share their foster mission statement and introduce their 33rd foster dog, Mr. Baxter. “He’s our 33rd,” I say to the woman we meet at the park during our daily walk. “I could never foster,” she says. “I would fail.” I tell her that it helps that we have a mission statement and tell her what it is: we want to be a safe, healing and loving space for a dog on its journey to its forever home. This mission helps keep us grounded, though admittedly there comes that difficult time with… READ MORE >

Furkids #petpARTners

Posted on Thursday, October 13th

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… READ MORE >

Your Thriftiness Saves Lives!

Posted on Thursday, July 28th

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… READ MORE >

Target Team Members give back

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th

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… READ MORE >

High School Students Share Kindness

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th

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… READ MORE >

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