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 >

Advocate For Our Dogs

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th

October is ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH! Furkids has already found 30 dogs homes this month, even for some "harder to place" dogs like Trooper. Trooper was found starving to death,  left in a crate in the middle of a busy road. Because of this traumatic experience, he had exhibited some behavior that turned potential adopters off, but what those people didn't know was that he was just acting out because he was terrified.  These "hard to place" dogs are animals that have been in our program for some time and have special circumstances that the average adopter may not… READ MORE >

We’re Hiring!

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd

Furkids has employment opportunities in the Alpharetta area. We have openings for a Dog Shelter Manager and for full-time and part-time kennel technicians at our no-kill dog shelter.  Please view the job descriptions below.   Dog Shelter Manager Our Shelter Managers are key members of our team, responsible for guaranteeing the humane treatment of animals, overseeing facility and equipment maintenance, inventory, budgets and supervising shelter staff. Shelter Managers are also responsible for customer service duties, including all Shelter staff interactions with volunteers, foster and adoption families, and the public at large. Though our Shelter Manager duties are largely administrative, Shelter… 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 >

Meet Cecil:  Inventor, Volunteer, Cat Whisperer

Posted on Saturday, April 30th

Meet Cecil Clontz, a volunteer at Furkids for almost four years. Cecil is, by profession, a Consultant who works with service providers (video, internet, voice). By choice, he is an inventor, photographer, Vice Chairman of the Furkids Volunteer Council, cat whisperer and an amazing volunteer at the Furkids cat shelter. Cecil is an original member of the Purrkids program, a group of volunteers dedicated to working with shy cats.     Cecil’s interest in electronics began at a very early age, and he has 5-6 projects in development at any given time. As electronics have changed, his interest has grown… READ MORE >

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