AHS Blog

Meet Banjo!

September 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Meet Banjo!

We recently started a program that allows adoptable dogs to be put into temporary foster homes where they can look for families outside of the shelter. This program, currently just open to current volunteers and foster homes, gives dogs who have been in our care for a few weeks [...]


Adoption Fees are Falling

September 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Adoption Fees are Falling

Adoption fees waived for nearly 200 animals at the Atlanta Humane Society It’s a beautiful fall weekend to adopt a new furry friend, and the Atlanta Humane Society is celebrating by waiving the adoption fees for nearly 200 animals who are currently looking for homes. [...]

  • Living in Harmony with Coyotes

Living in Harmony with Coyotes: Humane Education Adult Speaker Series

September 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Living in Harmony with Coyotes: Humane Education Adult Speaker Series

Living in Harmony with Coyotes Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Presented by nationally known expert LYNSEY WHITE DASHER Director, Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution The Humane Society of the United States Lynsey White Dasher helps urban and suburban communities find [...]

  • Pets for Vets

Pets for Vets

September 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Pets for Vets

To thank Veterans for their service, the Buckhead Rotary Club, Cobb County Honorary Commanders Alumni Association and The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia are teaming up with the Atlanta Humane Society to provide free adoptions to Veterans. Pets provide companionship and health and emotional benefits [...]

So, Your Dog Doesn’t Like Its Crate?

July 20th, 2016|Comments Off on So, Your Dog Doesn’t Like Its Crate?

So, your trainer and everyone else on the planet told you you should be crating your dog. Everywhere you turn, dog-intelligent people are telling you that crates can solve many behavior issues, provide structure, and make everyone's life easier. This is absolutely true for the [...]

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

July 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

By Gloria J Dorsey, DVM, MPH  AHS Vice President of Community Education and Advocacy Fourth of July celebrations are wonderful opportunities for family and friends to gather and celebrate our nation’s independence.  These celebrations include camping, picnics, barbecues and of course, fireworks.  Many of our pets [...]

The Truth About Hugging Dogs

May 20th, 2016|Comments Off on The Truth About Hugging Dogs

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week. We share our homes and lives with millions of dogs, and most of those dogs never end up biting anyone. This is largely because dogs, like us, are social, and want to avoid confrontation. But it’s also because dogs [...]

Avoiding the “Abuse Excuse”

March 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Avoiding the “Abuse Excuse”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~John Quincy Adams Dog owners have heard for years how dogs need us to be good leaders. But few people really understand how to take charge [...]

Playing Tug with Your Dog

February 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Playing Tug with Your Dog

You probably already know that most dogs enjoy play, and toys make it even more fun. Our dogs love toys, and we love to buy them for our dogs, trying to find what will really excite them. Some dogs are obsessed with fetching toys, while [...]