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Pet Tips: Choosing a Dog

Pet Tips: Choosing a Dog

If you are planning to adopt a pet (and we hope you will adopt and not buy your new friend), take some time to do a little research, first.

Many breeds have specific traits. Dachshunds are often diggers, because they were bred to dig up and kill badgers and other burrow-living animals. Herding dogs such as Australian shepherds and cattle dogs, like to herd things. This may include your children or your other pets!

Working breeds need a job to keep them busy, whether fetching the newspaper and your slippers or showing their stuff on an agility course.

Basset hounds and beagles often bay rather than bark, and they do so quite loudly.

Many of the active breeds will not be happy spending hours every day in a crate, and are unlikely to want to become couch potatoes. Look for calmer breeds if you live a sedentary lifestyle.

Lovable Libby

Lovable Libby

Libby has been at Macon Animal Control shelter far too long, and neither the staff nor the volunteers who have met and interacted with Libby can understand why.

Although her past is unknown, what is known is that Libby is a friendly, cheerful soul with a loving heart. She enjoys going outside to sniff the grass and explore.

Libby is just as happy to snuggle up and give gentle kisses. She likes to be petted and wriggles with joy when anyone pays her some attention.

Libby is young but full grown and stands about knee high, so she is no giant. She will fit nicely next to you on the recliner or in the car.

And her adoption fee is  $75, and you don't have to be a resident of Macon/Bibb County to add this beautiful dog to your family.

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Two major donors have come forward to help pay the $20 per pet fee for spay/neuter surgery at the mobile vet clinic coming to GEICO in February.

Thanks to a $300 donation from Heart of Georgia Humane Society and a $200 donation from Anna Roberts and Rivoli Realty, plus help from other donors, the fee for 37 of the spay/neuter surgeries are covered.

Cost for the surgery, plus a microchip and rabies shot, is only $20 per pet. The clinic is designed to help senior citizens and low-income residents get their pets "fixed" to stop unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from flooding Macon Animal Control constantly. Many of these unwanted babies die because no homes can be found in time to save them.

Pet of the Week: Peaches

Pet of the Week: Peaches

"Hi, my name is "Peaches." I am 12 week old dilute tortie with white feet, and a peach-colored "flame" on my forehead. I am friendly and loveable. Please adopt me and I promise to bring much love and happiness to your life. My brothers Milo and Monte and sister Princess are also looking for a home if you would like to give me a friend. For more info, please email Michele at michele@harpsinc.org. All photos listed are courtesy postings for individuals in need of assistance with animal placement.

Peaches is house trained and is staying at HARPS (Homeless Animal Rescue & Placement Svcs.) in Warner Robins, Ga.

Your Guide to This Weekend

Your Guide to This Weekend

Friday, September 23:

  • MOPS Consignment Sale in Warner Robins, starts at 9 a.m. at Southside Baptist in Kathleen at 101 Bear Branch Rd.
  • Friday Fest in Downtown Macon: check for live music at Third St. Park
  • Mystery Road and The Lee Boys perform in Griffin at The Cavern, 8 p.m.
  • Saint Francis performs at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon.
  • Ride to End Alzheimer's Poker Run. 11 a.m. at Summer's Landing in Warner Robins

Saturday, September 24:

Show us your trail cam photos!

Show us your trail cam photos!

If you're a hunter (or not) and have trailcam photos, we'd love to see them!

Email them to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com