Memrie and Janet wrote: “December 22, 2011 I was dropping off donations to you when this tiny kitten entered your doors. She was maybe 3 weeks old hissing and scared. I held her as my heart did flips. I was not a cat person you see, but there was something about her. January 19th we were there again for a visit and there she was. Intake December 22! We adopted her and called her Izzy, Isabella when she’s bad, and she makes our world complete.
This blog is truly full of "happy tails" -- stories about animals who were rescued by the Georgia SPCA and were adopted into their forever homes. To add your own, click here.
"We adoped our dog Sam from the Georgia SPCA about a year and a half ago. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving our baby. He is one of our family and we love him more than can be put into a FB post. I have posted a photo of him to see if you remember him - you guys called him Pepper and held him from going to an adoption day so I could come and meet him. Love at first sight."
Pattie Nunley wrote: “We adopted Isabel (Pammy) on 4-13-13. She has grown so much since then & we absolutely LOVE her! This is an awesome place to find the perfect addition to your family!”
Lauren Taylor Carpenter writes: "Here is Forrest with his new brother Tito Carpenter. Tito was adopted from the SPCA 3 years from a pitbull fighting ring and is now the best dog! Now he and his new brother sleep all day on the couch and go to Doggie Day care everyday at The Paw Plex! You can come int he store and see the boys, since they are new official greeters of the store!!!
Sarah Leonhardt Van Stonie wrote: "Just an update on Jack or Tito as you know him. He is a beloved member of our family. We just can't imagine life without him. He loves chasing squirrels in our yard, going on walks and cuddling up with the family. Best dog we have ever owned."
Last August, Duluth postal worker Danny Towe got a surprise when he went to check the postal station’s water meter - five newborn kittens and their mother were nestled in the well that houses the meter. He put a sweater in the nest to keep them cozy, left them in the care of their Mom, and checked on them periodically over the next few weeks.
A young lady named Madison shared this: "When I first met Bear (named Cinnamon at the time) at the shelter she was about to undergo treatment for mange. She had barely any fur at all and was a very calm dog. Still, I fell in love with her immediately. It was right before Christmas 2009, and I was begging my parents to get me a puppy. My mom told me we could go and look but we weren't getting one that day.
"I adopted Baby, a brown and white tabby, in early September. It's two months later, and I have to share how absolutely wonderful she is! I renamed her Spice, because she has a spicy, happy personality. She is smart as a whip, and amazed me the first night when she retrieved a catnip puffball and deposited it in my lap! That’s one of the games we play now.
My story is about rescuing a kitten who had been orphaned because his mother had been run over. He was about 9-12 days old when it happened. My father always hated cats but I refused to just leave him to starve. I feed him on a bottle and he's now eating kitten food. I named him Duck because of the way he walked when I found him. He already has a permanent home once he's fully litter box trained.
This is our sweet kitty Baloo. We adopted him almost a year ago at the age of about 3 1/2 months. He has been the best cat we could have asked for and the whole family loves him dearly. I know he was rescued at about 2 weeks and was bottle fed, and spent a good bit of time at the shelter. As a result he is patient with us loving on him, laid-back around dogs, and has the best personality ever. Thank you to all who cared for him and the many other deserving animals
Let me tell you about Pierre, my 6 year old love bug!! I was heart broken after losing my beloved cat, Violet, who I had for 16.5 years, just 6 weeks prior to meeting Pierre at the Georgia SPCA. If I got another cat, I had originally thought I wanted a kitten, but couldn't resist this large, soft, fuzzy Frenchman. I am so glad we found each other, as his prior family had to give him up due to a child's allergy. He's super sweet, gentle, smart and well house-trained.
Josie Wahl writes: "I adopted my girl Chloe (was Cleo at the shelter) in May of last year. She is the sister to Monkey I believe. They look identical. She is the best dog in the whole world!!! She is so loving, great with my children and so eager to please. I bet Monkey is the same way!! Thank you SPCA for helping us find our sweet girl!"
Sonia Stewart writes: “This is "Naomi" we changed her name to Leeloo! She is really getting comfortable and keeping us and our other pets entertained. We are so thankful that she's joined our home. She's a great match!”
Angie Bullard Adams wrote: "This is Layla we adopted her in 2007 from your Suwanee location. You guys rescued her her from Hall and she was with y'all for about 7 months. I met her once and fell in love and so did my children she was and still is full of energy:). I just want to say thank you for letting us adopt such a sweet dog. She is so wonderful with my 3 kids and she is my 3 year olds best friend. We have made such good memories with her and will continue to.
Kimberly Bachert Eiklid wrote: "Sweet Loki (formerly Sebastian). He has become a wonderful new addition to our family!"