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Want to spend Friday night playing with a shelter dog? You can have one delivered.

LifeLine Animal Project has teamed up with food delivery service Zifty for #LoveDelivered, an event where people are invited to book a one-hour playtime session with an adoptable dog from an Atlanta shelter.
Best dog-friendly hikes where to walk your dog in Atlanta

The best dog-friendly hiking trails in Atlanta

From easy, low-impact walks to hikes with mountain views to a dog beach, here's where you and your best furry friend can both get some exercise and fresh air.

Make way for Pippa, the rescue schnoodle capturing hearts while biking the BeltLine

Super playful and cuddly is how Todd Steigerwalt describes his Schnoodle dog—a breed mix of a schnauzer and a poodle—Pippa. You may have seen her speed past you on the Atlanta BeltLine while riding on Steigerwalt’s back.
Elf on the Shelf Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas

Elf on the Shelf holiday cartoon specials are now coming to a TV near you

“I want our animated specials to be loved and last as long as the Grinch and Charlie Brown have been for me,” says Elf on the Shelf co-creator Chanda Bell. “The North Pole is the Greek mythology of our time. We want to tell all of Santa’s stories."
Jason Flatt pit bulls

Atlanta’s patron saint of pit bulls

Every morning, Jason Flatt wakes up compelled by that simple mission: He has to save a dog—especially ones that everyone else has given up as lost. As owner of Friends to the Forlorn, his animal rescue operation that specializes in pit bulls, he has saved more than 600 dogs since 2009.
Alton Brown Rescue Dog Scabigail Atlanta

The scabs-to-riches tale of Alton Brown’s new rescue dog, “Scabigail”

Pink-skinned, hairless, and yes, a little scabby, Abigail the Boston terrier cuts an unlikely figure for a celebrity pet. But this scrappy terrier hit the jackpot this week when Food Network host Alton Brown spotted her on Instagram and decided to bring her home.
Atlanta animal shelters

As two Atlanta animal shelters launch expansions, here’s how you can give back

Both LifeLine Animal Project and PAWS Atlanta are launching expansion projects to continue providing low-cost pet welfare services to the community. So how can you give back to them? (Hint: Some of them involve beer.)
LifeLine Animal Project Fulton County hoarding dogs adpotion

97 dogs were rescued from hoarding in south Fulton. Now, many are ready for adoption.

On December 3, nearly 100 dogs were rescued from a house fire in south Fulton County, the apparent victims of an animal hoarding situation. The 20 that remained at the Fulton County shelter are now ready to find a new home.
Amy Soeldner

Meet the Atlanta Police officer whose job is to end animal cruelty

After a 6-year-old boy was killed and a 5-year-old girl mauled by loose dogs earlier this year, the Atlanta Police Department decided to create a new sworn position, Animal Cruelty Liaison Officer, to tackle animal cruelty cases and educate the community about the relationship between animal cruelty and crime. Meet Amy Soeldner, the first person to hold the position.
Ace & Jack Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market has a new, trendy pet supply shop: Ace & Jack

Ace & Jack, an new "lifestyle" pet supply shop from the team behind the Merchant, Archer Paper Goods, and Collier Candy Company, has opened at Ponce City Market just in time for the holidays.

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