Hank - Dachshund / Hound / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Dachshund Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

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Organization Name: Our Pal's Place
Location: Marietta, GA 30066
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(678) 795-0202


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Breed: Dachshund Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Hank

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Fawn
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Marietta, GA 30066
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Dachshund / Hound / Mixed. In May 2007, this cute guy was the popular dog with the Athens County Humane Society volunteers! When they sent the list of dogs who were scheduled to be euthanized, Hank was top of their list, and they pleaded for someone to rescue him. OPP quickly adopted Hank into a family with another dog and grandkids. Hank was not a good fit for this family because they did not know how to respect his space when he was eating or chewing on a bone. Some dogs don’t mind if you mess with them, however, others like their space…just like with people. When he was returned to OPP, he was significantly overweight, nails too long and clearly stressed. We were glad to get him back! Hank is a fun-loving, sweet dog. His half-tail makes his short body and beautiful brown coat even more adorable. He likes to sit in your lap and receive affection. Hank needs an adult household that will provide him the love and affection he desperately seeks AND allow him quiet time where he can enjoy a good bone without being bothered. And, though Hank is good with other dogs, he prefers to be the only dog-kid so he doesn't have to share. .... Hank deserves to be picky regarding his next home given all that he has been through... Older kids are best for this boy. Visit www.ourpalsplace.org and read notes from Hank's friends - learn why the volunteers love this sweet boy!

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    • Stanley - Beagle Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 07/15/2016

      Beagle Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Stanley

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Beagle. Lying on the floor in the county shelter, Stanley finally found a comfortable position where his cough would subside. He overheard two county animal care officers talking about how the county vet wanted to euthanize him. Stanley was old and had a bad cough which the vet suspected was the result of heartworms. “Maybe I should die,” thought Stanley. “My teeth are bad and hurt, I can’t quit coughing, and I feel miserable.” He began giving up on life, but one of the animal care officers was committed to finding him rescue. The next day Stanley was drifting in and out of sleep when he felt a hand lightly stroking his head. An intake team member from Our Pal’s Place was knelt beside him trying to get him to respond. A short time later, he felt a slip lead being gently placed around his neck and heard the words, “Do you want to go outside?” Stanley pondered the thought of getting up and eventually decided it was worth the effort to get some fresh air. Once outside, Stanley stretched, felt the warm sun on his face and began following a scent across the grass. “Wow, I’m feeling better”, he thought. And that is what the intake team member was watching for at the advice of Our Pal’s Place veterinarian: Was Stanley able to get up and walk around? If he was, then there was a chance of saving his life. Stanley was led to the O.P.P. mini-van where he was lifted up and buckled into the front seat. “Wonder where I’m going,” Stanley questioned. He wasn’t fearful or nervous. Stanley had endured a lot in his life and was ready for whatever he faced next. He was not expecting, however, what was about to happen … the start of a good life. Stanley found himself in a foster home where he had the freedom to go outside/inside as he pleased, a fluffy bed to sleep on and the love and compassion of people who wanted the best for him. This group of people donated money to provide him immediate dental surgery to remove his decayed teeth and the bacteria from his mouth which had spread throughout his body making him feel miserable. Once his mouth healed, Stanley bounced around as a young pup, feeling better and eating without pain. Stanley enjoys being outside, taking short walks, going for car rides, hanging with people and, most of all, treasuring life. He dreams of a home with a mature human companion who shares a zest for life and cherishing every moment of it.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Windy

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Windy sat anxiously in her run. It was about time for the volunteers to arrive to the animal control shelter. This was the highlight of every dog’s day because the volunteers would ensure each dog had outside time for a bathroom break and play time. Not every county shelter has the fortune of such a good volunteer base as Cobb County. Finally, it was her turn. Windy walked through the aisles of barking dogs to the door that would lead her outside. She quickly relieved herself and then enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air. She had learned to be grateful for every moment she had outside and with her human friends who cared so much for her. One day she overheard that she had been placed on the Urgent List meaning if someone did not come and get her out, she would be killed. A knot formed in her throat as she thought about her former people and wondered why they had not come for her. Returning to her cell, she curled up on her bed feeling lonely and scared. Would she get out? Could she ever trust a human again? She faded off to sleep, but in her dreams she could still hear the frantic dogs in the shelter who were barking expressing the same anxiety she was holding inside herself. A couple of days later, people approached her cell. “Haven’t seen these people before,” she thought to herself thinking it was a little early for the volunteers to be arriving. The intake team from Our Pal’s Place took Windy outside to spend time with her. “Maybe they will help me,” she thought as she wagged her tail in appreciation. As they put the slip lead around her neck, her heart sank as she expected to be returned to her cell. But wait … she was being led a different way … down the corridor and out the door in which she had come in months prior. She was getting out!! At Our Pal’s Place Pet Adoption Facility, Windy met new people who immediately started caring for her, ensuring she was comfortable and happy. She relishes having a lot of outside time throughout the day and especially enjoys walking the trails with the youth volunteers. Her dream is to have her very own companion with whom she can share leisurely walks, enjoy days together and still be allowed some independence to do her own thing.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Ozzy

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Ozzy’s amber eyes peered out his cell door as he intently watched the activity in the county shelter. County workers were going about their daily chores of feeding and cleaning. “The feeding part is good”, Ozzy thought to himself, “but having a hose spray cold water into the cell while standing here is not ideal.” Yet, this young chap didn’t dwell on it. Maybe he was too young to understand or maybe his persevering attitude allowed Ozzy to remain upbeat. Then suddenly Ozzy spotted his favorite worker. With tail wagging and barks of excitement, Ozzy greeted his friend. “I’ve got some people I want you to meet, Red,” his friend said. Red is the nickname his friend had given him and Ozzy thought that was really cool. Once out of the cell, his friend led Ozzy outside where the intake team of Our Pal’s Place was standing. Ozzy danced in excitement being outside in the fresh air and having people interested in him. His young exuberance brought smiles to everyone’s face. Once in the Pet Adoption Facility of Our Pal’s Place, Ozzy learned his new routine as he met many new human friends. In the beginning, he frequently thought of his pal who called him “Red”, but eventually the memories gave way to new experiences such as learning good manners with his K9 Coach and playing in the yard with new doggie friends. Now Ozzy rests comfortably on his bed and dreams of a person who is active like he is, enjoys playing and hanging out together, and most importantly will be loyal to him as he will be to them.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Skye

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Cattle Dog / Mixed. So many times, he watched people being escorted to his cell by the animal control officer and so many times he watch people walk away. He knew the animal control officer was diligently trying to get him out, and he also knew that his time was quickly coming to an end. Pets survive for only so long in high-kill shelters. One day, he overheard the animal control officer talking to the Intake Team of Our Pal’s Place. She told them that he was such a good boy, but most adopters in that area did not want a cattle dog mix even with his handsome markings and one blue eye. As he listened, he didn’t want to be disappointed again and started walking to the back of his cell. Suddenly, he heard the cell door open. Smiling faces peered in at him and the animal control officer gently placed a slip lead around his neck. With guarded hope, he followed the animal control officer outside to the sunshine and fresh air. If nothing else, at least he would get a few moments out of the smelly, wet, loud county shelter. The people kneeled down to interact with him, and he gratefully returned the attention. “We will find you a home,” they told him. “What?! Am I really getting out of here? Do people really want me?” he thought in disbelief. His tail started wagging anxiously as he loaded into the minivan of Our Pal’s Place. Once in the Pet Adoption Facility, he was named Skye. He liked that. Skye was then introduced to a beautiful black lab named Nila. “Boy, she is good looking,” he thought to himself as they ran, played and tussled in the yard. Coming back inside, they curled up on the blanket together. Skye was grateful to have a friend. They frequently talk about the home they each dream of. Skye wants a home where he can be a part of the family and provide loyal companionship. He’s ok with having a dog sibling or being the only pet companion. He just wants someone he can love and who will love him back.
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Nick

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed. Coming soon
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Brianna

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed. Jasper County Animal Control received a call regarding two skinny puppies along the side of the road. Animal control found the puppies and went to the near-by house to see if the puppies belonged to them. The animal control officers reported that the house had bars on the windows and doors, and the front door could not be reached for all of the junk and debris. Then they noticed a dog chained to a tree. The chain this small girl wore around her neck was a log chain ... a thick, heavy chain used to move logs. She had no food, water or shelter. Empty cans were strewn around as if someone was at times trying to feed her. In this case, going into a run-down animal control shelter was much better than how this girl was living! Notification was left for the people. Unfortunately, the woman responded stating she was coming in to get her dog. The county oridances are not strong enough and, rather than punish people for the mistreatment of animals, they return them to live in the same conditions in which they were found. Luckily, the woman did not come in on the final day of her dog's holding period, and Rescue Me GA got her out and transported her to O.P.P. Brianna is a super sweet, loving girl! We need to find her a home immediately! She has been through so much in her life and needs a home that will allow her to feel safe. If you are looking for a companion who will love you unconditionally ... and you will do the same for her ... please meet Brianna!
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    • Chinese Shar-Pei-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Sunni

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      Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Shar Pei / Labrador Retriever / Mixed. During a thunderstorm, a man took cover at a Wal-Mart. As he stood waiting for the storm to pass, he witnessed a black SUV throw a puppy out of the moving car into the parking lot of the store. The man immediately went out to help the puppy and was able to get the license plate of the car. He took the puppy home and found her to be a loving, sweet girl. Unfortunately, he was leaving town the next day on business and asked a volunteer of Our Pal’s Place for assistance. Even though our mission is to save animals from death in county shelters, we also want to help people who are doing the right thing for the animals! We agreed to take Sunnie and were amazed at how smart and loving this little girl was given all that she had experienced. We adopted Sunnie into a home where she flourished for over 2 years. Sunnie took her role in the family as protector more serious than what the family desired so they returned her. Sunnie is heartbroken to say the least. She was only doing her job and has no idea what she did "wrong". This behavior can be modified when Sunnie goes into her next home by working a specific protocol of making strangers "good" from the beginning. Sunnie is a loving little girl who merely aims to please. She will do well in an adult only home or with a family that has older kids.
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    • Dachshund-Jack Russell Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Kaye

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      Breed: Dachshund-Jack Russell Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Dachshund / Mixed. Jasper County Animal Control was overflowing and needed help. The holding period for strays was being waived in order to get as many out before the county had to euthanize for space. When Our Pal’s Place arrived, we were introduced to a “low rider” as the county called her who had just been brought into the shelter. She supposedly had been hanging around a house and the person called animal control to come get her. (This appears to be a common story when people no longer want their dog in this part of the state.) Kaye is a beautiful white girl with brown markings similar to those of a Jack Russell, but has an elongated body like a Dachshund. Her personality is playful and lively. Kaye is one who sincerely appreciates being out of the county shelter and given an opportunity to find a “forever home”.
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Cleo

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed. Cleo was clearly not treated well by her former person. Upon arriving to Our Pal's Place, Cleo began learning what it means to be loved. The tender care and positive attention that our volunteers provided Cleo changed her life. Cleo now greets us at the door and snuggles when we sit with her. Cleo loves to give hugs, wrapping her front legs around your waist as she provides gentle kisses. Cleo has really blossomed! Cleo enjoys being around youth! She was in a temporary home for a couple of weeks with two young children who Cleo adored! Cleo likes taking walks, yet her favorite activity is being a 'couch potato'! If you are looking for a quiet, calm, housetrained, loyal companion, please take time to meet our gorgeous girl, Cleo.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marietta, GA

      Nila

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marietta, GA
      Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed. One of the things that warms our hearts is when dogs come into Our Pal’s Place so grateful for freedom that they run full force around their fenced yard with a smile on their face. They now know safety. This is the story of Nila. She had been brought into the county shelter as a hold “while some things about her previous owner had to be straightened out.” We don’t know what that meant, but we do know that this sweet girl enjoys running and playing, and is sincerely grateful for everything she has. If you are looking for an active companion who will help you enjoy life, meet Nila!
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