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Featured SmallDog: Nickajack

Nickajack is available for adoption from Furkids/SmallDog Rescue in metro Atlanta
Nickajack is available for adoption from Furkids/SmallDog Rescue in metro Atlanta
Furkids/SmallDog Rescue

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.

Throughout the month of July Furkids/SmallDog Rescue and Humane Society in metro Atlanta is offering an adoption special for all black dogs – the adoption fee is reduced from $275 to $100. Click here for more information on this adoption special.

All month I will be featuring Furkids black dogs who want to be your furry forever buddy. These adorable pooches want nothing more than their very own human, plenty of food, a friend to play with and a warm place to sleep at night.

Today’s featured dog is Nickajack - a nine and a half year old Chihuahua mix. Here is his description from the website:

Nickajack is a cuddly 16 pound dog who quietly works to get people's attention and then offers tons of snuggles and cuddles - and kisses, too! He has great house manners and is a perfect match for someone looking for a couch partner on TV nights! He'll even share space under an afghan or quilt! Nickajack doesn't mind other dogs (and ignores cats), but his mind is on his relationships with the people he adores. He also enjoys curling up in quiet, soft spots in the house. He's content to stay at home with those he loves. New places and people make him timid at first, but acclimates himself well and warms up to new people quickly.

Here is more about Nickajack’s current condition from the Facebook page:

Nickajack is a senior black sweet heart who was rescued from a HIGH kill animal shelter more than a year ago. He lives in foster care with his wonderful foster mom, Julie. Nickajack is a wonderful house guest with polite manners and sweetness for every stranger. Unfortunately, his eyes have been giving him trouble and today he has to have one of his eyes REMOVED. We think he will be even CUTER as a one-eyed pooch.

Click here if you are interested in adopting Nickajack or another dog from Furkids.

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

Dogs from Furkids/SmallDog Rescue can be seen at the following locations each month:

  • Sandy Springs PETCO located at the corner of Hammond Drive and Roswell Road every Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. (15-20 dogs).
  • Norcross PetSmart (6050 Peachtree Parkway) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month.
  • Alpharetta PETCO (10980 State Bridge Road) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month.
  • Additionally, meetings with can be arranged by appointment with a pre-approved adoption application on other dates and times.

In 2013, Furkids saved 1,597 dogs and cats and found forever homes for 1,351 dogs and cats. As of May 31 of this year, Furkids has saved 1,046 animals and adopted out 725 animals. Click here to read more about Furkids’ mission and history.