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Thank you for your interest in our dogs. We are a group of foster homes from Canton to Ball Ground, Cumming to Alpharetta. We meet either Saturday or Sunday at local PetSmart locations. Please email the foster home of the dog you are interested in to find out where we will be next! Or feel free to call Michele at 770-722-1303.



THANKS TO ALL:

June 2014
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Sue Munsen of Jasper, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA

January 2014
  • Schwab Charitable Fund grant
    made possible by Sharon and Raymond Donohue
    in memory of Ciara
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Carol Peterson of Hiram, GA

Holiday 2013 Donation Special Thank Yous:

  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Negrelli Realty of Woodstock, GA
  • WinThorpe Goodness LLC of Cumming, GA
    • Carol Barnes, Roswell
    • Jean Daniel, Duluth
    • Vickie Helfenstine, Atlanta
    • Lisa O'Conner, Suwanee
    • Tiffany Held, Tucker
    • Kaye Mulkeen, Atlanta
    • Kim and Chris Duncan, Cumming
    • Marti Heggood – Atlanta
  • Mark and Debbie Pirrung of Atlanta, GA in Memory of Duke
  • Laura Edmundson of Roswell, GA
  • Cindy Kenward of Alpharetta, GA
  • Patricia DeGrote of Alpharetta, GA
  • Richard and Shirley Sroka of Ball Ground, GA
  • Clyde and Sharon Schnars of Canton, GA
  • Melissa and Dan Phillips of Rome, GA
  • Doug and Betty Doeden of Alpharetta, GA
  • Erin and Larry Hall of Woodstock, GA
  • Sue Munsen of Jasper, GA
  • Mary Brunelle of Alpharetta, GA

November 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Bob Negrelli of Woodstock, GA
  • Michele and Michael Boerstler of Cumming, GA
  • Greg Light of Chicago, IL
  • Debbi St.Germain of Canton, GA
  • Potions and Notions of Prattville, AL
  • Gary Shapiro of Alpharetta, GA
  • Heather Couris of Atlanta, GA
  • Joan Harbin of Cumming, GA
  • Robbyn Wells of Bessemer, AL
  • Debbie Dorman of Suwanee, GA
  • George Raines of Lithonia, GA
  • Lori Savage of Silverhill, AL
  • Carolyn Sikes of Duluth, GA
  • Marie Holly of Roswell, GA
  • Dorothy Duarte of Atlanta, GA

October 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Roxanne Vallone of Alpharetta, GA
  • Negrelli Realty of Woodstock, GA
  • Jim and MaryJo Mitchell of Hendersonville, NC
  • Elizabeth Spagnolo of Willow Springs, IL
  • James Funk of Atlanta, GA

September 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Joanne and Dean Murray of Cumming, GA

Special Thank Yous for Donations for The Shih Tzu Mom and Her Baby
  • Linda and Steve Dow of Canton, GA
  • The Gaws of Roswell, GA
  • Stephanie Madson of Ball Ground, GA
  • Ann Bowers of Lithonia, GA
  • John DeSantis and Bonnie Hurwitz of Baltimore, MD
  • Faith Thomas of Vidalia, GA
  • Tracy Colvin of Moody, AL
  • Tweener Graphics of Tucker, GA
  • Carolyn Sikes of Duluth, GA 30097
  • Lynda Barnett of Roswell, GA
  • Sindee Krakauer of Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • J. Gregory Donovan of Kennesaw, GA
  • Dorlene Ginn of Sharpsburg, GA
  • Kimberlie Hall of Dunwoody, GA
  • Amy Wilson of Canton, GA
  • Marian Von Tilzer of Roswell, GA
  • Carole Downs of Acworth, GA
  • Enythe Green of Berkeley, CA
  • Lorraine Sakli of Maspeth, NY
  • A Scott Bennett of Atlanta, GA
  • Rocky Lane of Atlanta, GA

August 2013
  • Mr. Gary S. Silvers, Silvers Advised Fund
    the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Joanne and Dean Murray of Cumming, GA

July 2013
Special Thanks to:
  Katherine Milstead of Cumming, GA
  Kappy Bowers of Lithonia, GA
  Jennifer Wake of Cartersville, GA
  WinThorpe Goodness LLC of Cumming, GA
  Carl Garmong of Palm City, FL
  Nancy Duncan of Woodstock, GA
  Pamela Howard of Ocala, FL
  Amy Anderson of Milton, GA
  Bonnie Carrigan of Canton, GA
  Janice Cook of Atlanta, GA
  Kathleen Quinn of Roswell, GA
  Happy Dogs Play of Roswell, GA
  Dana Steel of Kingsport, TN
  Linda Shubert of Alpharetta, GA
  Negrelli Reality of Georgia, LLC
  Gary Shapiro of Alpharetta, GA
  Clyde Schnars of Canton, GA
  Sue Ayers of Tucker, GA
  Teresita Vara of Coral Gables, FL
  Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  Dean & Joanne Murray of Cumming, GA
  Carley Fant of Kennesaw, GA
  Joe & Pam Ross of Johns Creek, GA
  Maureen Kreimer of Woodstock, GA
  Joan Harbin of Cumming, GA
  Amanda Woomer of Atlanta, GA
  Gary Shapiro of Alpharetta, GA
  Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Henderson, NC
  Beatrice Wallace of Suwanee, GA
  Russell Creel of Marietta, GA

  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Sue Munsen of Big Canoe, GA
  • My Mercedes and Bimmer Place of Cumming, GA
  • Adrianne Wellman of Atlanta, GA
  • Katherine Milstead of Cumming, GA
  • Linda Shubert of Alpharetta, GA
  • Cheryl Arnold of Kennesaw, GA
  • Felecia Kahn of Smyrna, GA
  • Maureen Kreimer of Woodstock, GA
  • Jennifer Tucker of Atlanta, GA
  • Cindy Kelley of Cumming, GA
  • Karen King of Lawrenceville, GA
  • Steve Deal of Cumming, GA
  • Carol Peterson of Hiram, GA
  • Nanette Harris of Roswell, GA
  • Susan Day of Alpharetta, GA

June 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Henderson, NC
  • Sue Munsen of Big Canoe, GA
  • My Mercedes and Bimmer Place of Cumming, GA
  • Scott Patterson for the donation of the Thundershirt
  • Katherine Milstead of Cumming, GA
  • Ann Bowers of Lithonia, GA
  • Nancy Duncan of Woodstock, GA
  • Ruth Fletcher of Roswell, GA
  • Maureen Kreimer of Woodstock, GA

May 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Henderson, NC
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA

April 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Henderson, NC
  • Negrelli Realty of Woodstock, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA

March 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Negrelli Realty of Alpharetta, GA
  • Furry Friends Gentle Pet Grooming of Canton, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • My Mercedes and Bimmer Place of Cumming, GA
  • Linda and Steve Dow of Canton, GA
  • Maureen Kreimer of Woodstock, GA
  • Joe Walker of Cumming, GA
  • Rick Kamen of Duluth, GA

February 2013
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews
  • Bob Negrelli
    John Young
    Andrea Bell
    Jena Helton Payne
    Karen Page
    Pamela Allgood
    Crystal Sorber

January 2013
  • Susan Day of Alpharetta, GA
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Furry Friends Gentle Pet Grooming of Canton, GA

December 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Furry Friends Gentle Pet Grooming of Canton, GA
  • Denise and Eric Juergens of Canton, GA
  • Betty and Doug Doeden of Alpharetta, GA
  • My Mercedes and Bimmer Place of Cumming, GA
  • Laura O'Callaghan of Atlanta, GA
  • "anonomous"
  • The Brunelle Family of Alpharetta, GA
  • The Pirrung Family of Atlanta, GA


November 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Negrelli Realty of Alpharetta, GA
  • Furry Friends Gentle Pet Grooming of Canton, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Patricia Crowe of Dahlonega, GA

October 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Negrelli Realty of Alpharetta, GA
  • Chuck Janotta of Chicago, IL
  • Furry Friends Gentle Pet Grooming of Canton, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA

September 2012
  • Linda and Steve Dow of Canton, GA
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Crossroads Animal Rescue, Inc. of Canton, GA

August 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Cindy Kelley of Cumming, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Greg Light of Chicago, IL

July 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Cindy Kelley of Cumming, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Penne Crews of Cumming, GA
  • Melanie Boates
  • Cathy Thames
  • Pamela Taylor of Whitesburg, GA

June 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Ruth Fletcher of Roswell, GA
  • Ann Bowers of Lithonia, GA
  • Barbara Robinson of Marietta, GA
  • Suzanne Leupold of Cheney, WA
  • Katherine Milstead of Cumming, GA
  • Mary Jo Mitchell of Alpharetta, GA
  • Amy Wilson of Canton GA
  • Benedicta McGrath of Stamford, CT
  • Kathleen Stewart of Menlo, GA
  • Kimberlie Hall of Dunwoody, GA
  • Eileen Belle of Portland, OR

May 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Linda Dow of Canton, GA
  • Cindy Kelley of Cumming, GA

April 2012
  • Bonnie Carrigan
  • Laura Horton
  • Stephanie Emhoff
  • Hope Gentle
  • William and Suzanne Gaw of Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell
  • Penne Crews

March 2012
  • Gail Lustig
  • William and Suzanne Gaw
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell
  • Penne Crews
  • Liz Spagnolo
  • Michele and John Fayer

February 2012
  • William and Suzanne Gaw
  • Mary Jo and Jim Mitchell
  • Penne Crews
  • Greg Light
  • Michele and John Fayer

Special Holiday Thanks To...

• Vicki Colton and Cooper of Ste. Genevieve, MO
• Gregory Dolgner of Montgomery Village, MD
for Andie Camacho
• Sheryl and William King of Roswell for Carole King
• Thomas and Jacqueline Corr of Park Ridge, IL
• Douglas and Betty Doeden of Alpharetta, GA
• Michele and John Fayer of Canton, GA
• Karin and Philip Keller of Fayetteville, GA
• William and Suzanne Gaw of Roswell, GA





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MEMORIALS
This is dedicated to the memory of special friends who have passed on. We notify the bereaved every time a donation is made as long as it is provided.
Make a memorial donation in the name of a friend

COOPER and VICKI
Cooper was also Purinaฎ Pro Planฎ Rally to Rescueฎ Pet of The Week in July 2011!
First a little history:
In 2005, we took in a dog, Cooper, from a family because "he got too big." They thought he was a beagle but turned out to be a Treeing Walker hound. They banished him to a bedroom in the house and that is where he lived for over a year. When we took him into our rescue we were filled to the gills so he lived at a barn on Highway 372 in Cumming along with some other dogs. Quickly, it became very obvious Cooper was not happy there and urned for human companionship which he lost so long ago. I would visit Cooper as often as I could and I would cry when I left him, he broke my heart. After about a week, I took him home, I just couldn’t leave him there anymore. My husband was not too thrilled to say the least not only because of all the dogs living in our house already, but because Treeing Walker hounds can be quite loud with their baying and Cooper was very, very loud. We all learned to deal with Cooper’s baying, that was just Cooper.

For a long time, Cooper was listed on petfinder.com and would attend adoptions regularly, but no one was interested in him. In the spring of 2006, I received a call from a lady named Vicki who recently had some life-changing experiences and was looking for a dog companion, she fell in love with Cooper when she saw his picture on petfinder.com and was touched by his story. I agreed to meet her at Starbucks in Woodstock one Saturday morning. Cooper being the southern gentleman he was on his best behavior. Vicki and Cooper became instant friends and she adopted him immediately. They have been best friends ever since.

Vicki’s letter from December 21, 2010:

Cooper is doing very well. He is a little chubby at 70 lbs, but that is due to thyroid issues more than treats. Cooper now lives in an all female house of two cats, a lab mix rescue name Zoey, and a much more recently adopted one year old great dane named Ellie Mae. I took a new job and promotion this year and my partner Mary and I moved to Ste. Genevieve, MO. Ste. Gen is the oldest town west of the Mississippi and has about 4000 people. I would hazard to say most of the 4000 people are familiar with Cooper because of his distinctive bawl when he greets folks during his daily walks. While he is still handsome as ever, his color is fading around his eyes and muzzle now, and next to walks and rides, his most favorite thing is sleeping on his leather ottoman. He still hates to get up before 10 a.m. and is still the first one in his bed at night. I think the only thing he misses from our home in St. Charles, MO is Starbucks and biscotti he got at the drive through on his way to daycare three times a week. Or maybe it is me who misses Starbucks!

My Christmas wish is for all who read this and most importantly to Michele who brought Cooper to me is to know in your hearts how very important the work you do everyday is – not just to the animals you rescue, but for the people your animals rescue. Cooper has been until January of this year the only positive constant in my life since I adopted him. It has been the two of us through two new jobs, a big move from Georgia to Missouri, and a lot of nights that would have been very empty without his snoring to keep me company. And the only reason Cooper and I are together is because someone followed their heart and worked to rescue and place him. While our family is much bigger now, Cooper is still my best buddy and the first in line for pets and hugs and treats.

To you and all those you love, best wishes this holiday season and a very Merry Christmas! God bless you all.

Vicki Colton and Cooper

 

Rest In Peace Charlie. We Will All Miss You -8/24/12

Holiday Gift of Love

White Oaks Banjo was his name. He was so loved by Melodie and Larry Reece of Canton, GA. Banjo crossed to the Rainbow Bridge in August 2011. In his name for the holidays they generously donated bags Purina Proplan to our rescue to help the furry friends in our care. We thank them for their thoughtfulness in Banjo's name.

"Banjo on the Driftwood Beach at Jekyll Island, Georgia. He loved to run on the beach. He was 8 lbs. of pure joy and we miss him very much. I hope the dog food is enjoyed by all. Thanks so much for the work that you do to keep our little four-leggers alive and well.
Happy Holidays." ~ Melodie and Larry Reece