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Running with your dog

How to be sure that afternoon jog is as good for your dog as it is for you

Want to start running with your dog? Here's some tips from local experts to keep them happy and healthy.
Fernando Little Bear

Naming restaurants can be a bear—but these Atlanta restaurateurs found inspiration in animals

From heraldry to symbolism, many eating establishments have hung out shingles that refer to familiar animals. In times and places when most people were illiterate, anyone could recognize a pub that was named the Fox and Hound, for instance, and illustrated accordingly.
21 great pet-friendly hotels, patios, coffee shops, bars, and more in metro Atlanta

21 great pet-friendly hotels, patios, coffee shops, bars, and more in metro Atlanta

Looking for a fun place to take your pet? Here's a roundup of Atlanta's pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and breweries, dog parks and trails, and shopping districts.
Sunshine the pig

The misadventures of Sunshine, a neighborhood pig on the lam

Sunshine the pig has become, if not a folk hero of her intown Atlanta neighborhood, then at least a staple of its social-media pages
Pandemic pet adoptions

Pandemic pets and the humans who love them

Sheltering in place can get lonely. Atlantans fostered pets in record numbers last year, and we adopted dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and all sorts of creatures to keep us company. It was the start of many beautiful relationships.
Off the Chain Georgia

Georgia nonprofit Off the Chain builds enclosures to keep dogs from being tethered

At the core of the group’s work is the conviction that a suffering dog isn’t always the victim of willful neglect or malice—sometimes a pet’s owner simply isn’t aware of the harmful side effects or doesn’t have the resources to properly provide for it.
Why do cats love Zoom?

Why do cats adore Zoom?

A dog lover struggles to understand felines’ attachment to teleconferencing.
LifeLine Animal Project foster

Finally some good news: Atlantans are adopting so many pets that one rescue group can hardly keep up

In a month-long period ending April 13, LifeLine had tallied 925 adoptions and 946 foster placements (1,871 animals total) at its three facilities, trouncing the tally for the entirety of March and April last year by about 200 pets.
Fernando Little Bear Jarrett Stieber

Fernando the Great Pyrenees is an ambassador of adorable—and the face of Jarrett Stieber’s new Summerhill restaurant

Now five years old and instantly recognizable due to his massive size, fluffy fur, and piercing blue eyes, Fernando is a bit of a local celebrity. “I can’t tell you how many times Hallie and I have been sitting outside the pub by our house having a beer, and we’ve heard someone yell “‘Fernando!’” from their car window,” says Stieber.

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