Sit! Stay! Wait! Woof!!

You already know that October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and the Georgia SPCA has some great ones just waiting for their new best friend to come and take them home.  After you've taken your new dog home, it's time to take the next step and provide her (or him) with some basic training.  You want your dog to have good manners so that she can meet new people without knocking them down, or maybe you just want to be able walk your dog on a leash in this glorious Fall weather without having your arm pulled from the socket!  There are other commands that are essential for your dog's safety, including Wait, Stay and Come, and Sit.  You can start right here on the Georgia SPCA website, where you'll find articles on training these specific commands and others.

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

Since you're reading this article, you probably already know how rewarding it is to adopt a shelter dog (or cat) – both for the animal and for the lucky adopter. The Georgia SPCA has some wonderful dogs just waiting for you to fall in love with them and take them home. Visit our Adoptable Dogs page to see some of sweeties we are currently taking care of until we can find them a permanent home. Also, the Georgia SPCA has 13 off-site adoption events scheduled in October, 2014! You can get all the details on these events, and even sign up to volunteer on our calendar.

Chumley wants to thank ....

all the sponsors, gift donors, attendees and volunteers for our big Fall event -- An Evening in Paris.  It was a barking success.  Special thanks go out to a special volunteer -- Jane Lumbatis, who devoted hours and hours of her time planning, designing, supervising volunteers and carrying out her vision for the event.  In addition to her work for this event, Jane operates our non-profit exclusive boutiques, Sadie's Place and Vintage Sadie's.  If you've never been there, you should definitely plan a visit, especially with the Halloween Holidays approaching.  Both Sadies are wonderful places to shop for unique gifts or home decor items, and you'll have the priviledge of knowing that 100% of the profits go to support the efforts of the Georgia SPCA.

"Evening in Paris" is this Saturday, September 6!

Join us for an "Evening in Paris."  Find out more about the evening, and purchase your tickets here.  Enjoy dinner, dancing and a doggie fashion show, as well as a silent auction.  You can bid on a Verizon amphitheater concert and dinner package, golf for 4 at the Sugar Loaf Country Club, a portrait sitting at Cason Photography, and an unbelieveably glam dog stroller you have to see to believe!  Or, if you're ready to get out of the Atlanta heat, we have several great trips:  a condo for a week in Panama City, a cabin for 4 days at Lake Burton, and a 2-night stay at the Venetian or the Palazzo in Las Vegas, complete with dinner, a show and a gondola ride,  These are just a few of the fabulous items up for auction.