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Cover Story

Our name is Atlanta, and it's no secret: We're petaholics. We build parks for pups, buy organic for kittens, and cry when we can't help them all. But whether you're a cat person or a dog person, our November 2010 issue provides the best local vets, rescues, yappy hours, food banks, and more.


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Little Orphan Bunny

Edie Sayeg still remembers Nino. He was an “Easter rabbit,” abandoned on the doorstep of Marietta’s House Rabbit Society last August. The six-month-old had a case of Cuterebra, in which fly larvae hatch under the skin. “We thought he’d been attacked by a dog,” recalls Sayeg, who helps run the ... Read more

Puttin' on the Dog

It takes a village to spoil a pet—and as our survey results indicate, Atlantans aren’t averse to spending big money on their furballs. But one of the most pampered pets in the city just might be Prada, a three-year-old Chihuahua who is as indulged as her name suggests. Here’s a ... Read more

The Bully Problem

Under the sagging ceiling tiles of the DeKalb County animal shelter, three rows of pit bulls await one of two fates: a new home or euthanasia. Sergeant T.C. Medlin walks along the aisles, petting muzzles through the chain-link. “These guys wouldn’t hurt a flea,” he says. It’s been three years ... Read more

Your Amazing Pets: Beauty and the Beast

It was an unlikely pairing, to be sure. But eight-month-old Mini Rex rabbit Shakira is the best thing to happen to Mack, a two-year-old bulldog-boxer mix. Soon after Midtown’s Nick and Rosa Arnold adopted Mack from the Atlanta Pet Rescue last April, it became apparent that the whip-smart dog was ... Read more

Your Amazing Pets: Snazzy Cat

Milo—a tabby whom his owner, Allison Ward, says was born to host game shows—“never resists an opportunity” to wear a tie. His favorite is a yellow bow tie with navy stripes (to match his stripes, of course). But you know “business is serious,” says Ward, when Milo dons his orange ... Read more
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More than 400 entered our pet cover contest, but only one lucky dog made it all the way: Dexter Ewok, the fluffy-faced ward of Kim Eisenbrandt and Chris Jacobs and a product of Atlanta Pet Rescue: