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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.
Big Boi new album

Big Boi thinks Killer Mike should run for Atlanta mayor

We chat with Atlanta rap legend Big Boi about his new album, Boomiverse, the state of hip-hop in Atlanta, and why he loves Marcel (despite the fact that he doesn't eat steak).
Jackson Police Department

An 11-year-old’s mission to save Butts County police K-9s, one vest at a time

In March 2016, after 11-year-old Cameron Tuggle learned that police dogs in his home county were unprotected while on duty, he launched a GoFundMe page to buy four K-9 vests, which can cost more than $1,000 each. He promoted the fundraiser online, and eventually the donations poured in from around the world.
Big Boi dog shampoo

Big Boi’s dog shampoo will leave your pup so fresh and so clean, clean

Most Atlantans know Antwan Patton (stage name: Big Boi) as half of the beloved hip-hop duo Outkast. But lately the rapper—and bulldog enthusiast—has teamed up with Chicago-based pet grooming guru Bobbi Panter on a line of natural dog shampoos.

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