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Adorable adoptable: Baxter from SmallDog Rescue

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Every day there are thousands of homeless pets in shelters in metro Atlanta who all have the same wish - a forever home. They are dreaming of waking up in a home where they are loved and cherished and are a member of the family.

Each week I will be featuring pets from local shelters and rescue groups who want to be your furry forever friend. These adorable sweethearts want nothing more than their very own human and a warm place to sleep at night.

Today’s featured pet is Baxter from SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society (a division of Furkids). Baxter is a one-year old Welsh corgi mix. Here is more about Baxter from the SmallDog Rescue website:

Baxter was found in someone's back yard one very cold winter's day. Baxter was skinny and had obviously been outside for a long time because the tips of his ears were frostbitten. The Good Samaritan took Baxter into her home, warmed him up, fed him and then sought to find his owner. All attempts failed so she and her family cared for Baxter for the next several weeks. As previously mentioned, Baxter was skinny when found, but with the love and attention he received, he now weighs 15 lbs.! Notes from his rescuer: Baxter is a great dog, is smart and gets long with kids, cats and other dogs and shows no signs of food aggression at all. He is kennel trained and almost completely house trained.

Click here if you are interested in adopting Baxter or another dog from SmallDog Rescue.

Click here to see all of the dogs available for adoption from SmallDog Rescue.

In 2013, Furkids saved 1,597 dogs and cats and found forever homes for 1,351 dogs and cats. Click here to read more about Furkids’ mission and history.

SmallDog Rescue is hosting a dedication ceremony of their newly renovated dog shelter in Alpharetta on March 29. Click here for more information on this event.

About SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society, Inc. (from the website)

SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society, Inc. (SDR) is a 501(c)(3) Georgia nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to finding loving families for homeless dogs in Georgia.We rescue “at risk” dogs from local shelters and animal control facilities. ‘At risk’ dogs are those who have run out of time at shelters, have medical conditions, or need more socialization before being placed in a home. We also rescue many highly adoptable small breeds – Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Poodles, Dachshunds, Maltese, Terriers, Bichon Frises – it is a truly a myth that only mixed breeds end up homeless!

Our volunteers work to socialize our dogs and provide them with loving care. Through our foster homes, we assess the dogs in a home setting, allowing us to better understand the kind of home and family the dog will need. SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society, Inc. (SDR) has now teamed up with Furkids, Inc. to help find more animals (dogs and cats) loving homes.

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