Meet the members of our

Secret Crush Club

Many of our shelter pets' adoption fees have been paid by a secret admirer. So, use the money you save to buy them the best bed they've ever had - to match your home, the nicest home they'll ever have.

If you find yourself falling in love with any of these secret crush club members, you can find more information about each animal under the Adoptable Dogs and Cats tabs. 


Agapi is a four-legged therapist, teddy bear, and best friend all in one. She is always there to listen, but she loves a good cuddle too. She has your back no matter what, and she thinks you are the greatest. Agapi is ready to find that person she has been hearing about--the one that will take her home and love her for the rest of her life.
Agatha and Einstein are an incredibly sweet, mellow, and well-behaved couple who would love to find a home together, as they’ve lived their entire lives together. They mostly like napping and sometimes taking short walks. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting them.
Agatha and Einstein are an incredibly sweet, mellow, and well-behaved couple who would love to find a home together, as they’ve lived their entire lives together. They mostly like napping and sometimes taking short walks. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting them.
Bolt is a big ol' lug with an adorably pouty lip. He has so much personality! Bolt grew up in a home and already has some of his basic training down. He would do great in a home with or without kids, and he likes other dogs too. He's the whole package! Come down to the shelter and meet him today.
Black Beauty
Meet Black Beauty. Like his namesake, Black Beauty is fast, sleek, and strong. He was abandoned in miserable condition, yet retains an utterly heartbreaking sense of sweetness and innocence. At five years, Black Beauty is in his prime. He's quietly observant of the world around him, watching with anticipation for that gentle soul who might be on his horizon. Could that person be you?
Brandy may only have three legs, but that doesn’t bring down this 5 year old Bulldog, American/Boxer. She’s easy-going, patient, and loyally protective of her family. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting her.
Butter is a 3 year old Retriever, Labrador/Mix who’s energetic during play time, but gentle and affectionate when it’s time to cuddle. He would do best in a quiet home without children or other dogs so he can have all the attention! Please e-mail Laura at lmckelvey@ if you are interested in meeting him.
Carmelo is so ridiculously hunky and cute. He's 5, so this lug nut is a little more mellow than most, but can still kick himself into "play" gear pretty quickly. Carmelo is friendly with people, all people, including the little ones. We're not sure if he'd enjoy a dog companion in his home. He is a low-maintenance guy who doesn't need to be fussed over. But, he loves a little attention and he's big on belly rubs. If you're looking for a confident, well-adjusted family dog, please consider Carmelo.
Cash Money
Cash Money, 1, is our friendly, pint-sized, true-blue American hound. He watches us when we walk through the small dog room, with eyes that plead, "Please, please, please, just a tiny walk?" We're a sucker and stop every time. Because, truth is, it's fun walking Cash. What he wants is what we all want: a place to call home, people who will love us to the moon and back, and a feeling of safety. We'd classify him as medium energy -- likes to play, but also likes to chill. He's not so crazy about young children because they can be a little, shall we say, unpredictable. So, grown humans for Cash please.
Daydream’s personality is as pleasant as her name suggests. She’s always happy and loves everyone she meets. This 7 year old Shepherd/Mix is very shy, so she needs someone patient and a home without children or other pets. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting her.
Dempsey's what we call a "go-getter" in the shelter: fun, full-throttle, generous with the licks and love. He's a huge fan of playtime and pretty high-energy, though he does seem to balance out his "go" periods with ample naps once he's back inside. Dempsey is a big, exuberant boy, so he would do best with young adults. His love for tennis balls runs deep, but his love for you will run even deeper.
Even if you might not have met Elektra yet, we're already pretty sure she adores you. She spent her early life outside on a thick chain with humans we suspect have no clue about the love of a good dog. Since we rescued her, she's been making up for lost time, loving on everyone she meets. Elektra does need a little extra help in the manners department, but no one will love you quite like this pretty, happy girl.
Henry is a big 8 year old Mastiff/Mix full of love and happiness. He enjoys taking leisurely walks and then snuggling up for cuddles. He was recently diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a chronic medical condition that requires medication, but in an adult only home without other pets, you’ll find him to be the best of company.
Jasmine is the most gentle 5 year old Chinese Shar-Pei/Mix you will ever come across even though she lived on the side of the highway for 3 years. She doesn’t have a single mean bone in her body but she’s oh so shy, so she needs to find a quiet, scheduled home with no children. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting her.
At 5, Katana is a mature soul: she’s got better things to do than bounce around like a scrappy kitten. But she’s not at all shy! This sleek, black beauty will saunter up to you in the cat cottage, after patiently waiting her turn to get some of your attention. She does well with other kitties and would love to live in a home with or without a feline companion. She’s also been very patient in her hunt for a home. Will her quest end with you?
King is charming, playful, and loving. He lived with another dog and both were turned into a local animal control by their owners despite being GREAT dogs. He seems to do well with other dogs too! He is a big ol' goofball and would be great in an adult only home. If you're interested in meeting this handsome guy, email Laura at
Krispy Kreme
As her name suggests, Krispy Kreme is the pinnacle of sweetness. She's constantly smiling, and absolutely happy, even in a shelter. She's a well-adjusted, social girl, who instantly wants to be best friends forever. Krispy Kreme is 5, so she's nicely settled and doesn't require a lot of exercise. We think she's good with other dogs, but if you have one, bring yours to meet her. Krispy Kreme would love to find a laidback, easygoing human looking for a really good dog like her.
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt is a 2-year old whirlwind of happy pibble energy, goofball charm and love for his people. His favorite thing in the world is attention. He will do just about ANYTHING for a little love from you, and he's extremely loyal to his friends. His #2 favorite thing is probably tennis balls. Kurt can play fetch for days and days. He would be really happy with a human who will play with him and teach him. Come out to PAWS Atlanta and take Kurt out on our trails. Bring a tennis ball and he will love you for life.
Lady is an easy-going, good-to-the-bone 6 year old Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix who is house-trained, quiet, and non-destructive. She loves a good, full-body cuddle. She needs to go to a home without any other dogs. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting her.
Leslie is a big and beautiful kitty! She is the queen of her castle, but she would really like a more consistent castle with people to dote on her, bring her dinner, and toss her treats when she is feeling famished. She does not need to live with other kitties, but she is okay living with one or two of them if you have others. She prefers adult humans and older children, as she is quite regal and likes to observe action more than be a part of it.
Lyanna Mormont
Lyanna is a small, sweet girl with stunning markings. She's waiting for you at Java Cats Cafe, so please email if you're interested in meeting her.
Mama Brandi
Mama Brandi has mastered the art of the pleading, puppy dog eyes. She can get us to do just about anything with that mournful look! All of Mama Brandi's puppies have been scooped up and are growing up in homes across the state and now Mama Brandi is ready to find her family. She is a smart, shy girl who loves people who take the time to get to know her slowly. We think she would be happiest living in a quiet and adult only home or a home with older children.
As our resident 10 year old Boxer, Retriever/Labrador, Malocchio is lovingly called “Grandma” because of her old spirit. She’s a relaxed dog who is the best listener when you need to talk and will go on calming walks with you.
Mother Gothel
Mother Gothel is a sweet 7 year old Shepard/Mix who would love to spend every minute of every day cuddling with you if she could. She loves people of all ages, but isn’t a huge fan of other dogs, so she would do best in a home where she doesn’t have to share the attention!
Pat is on a mission. It is top secret, and we are not quite sure what it is, but we think it has something to do with finding the perfect family to spoil her rotten. She is very friendly but also independent. She can be a bit of an escape artist so she needs to be in a home with older children and adults who can be very cautious about not leaving doors and/or windows open when she has access to them. Pat loves other kitties.
Percy is a gentle, quiet 6 year old Retriever, Labrador/Mix. He’s thoughtful and inquisitive, so being at the shelter has been confusing for him. He can come off as shy, but we think he’s just looking at each and every person trying to figure out who his forever person will be!
Rozalia is an incredibly sweet, older girl who loves to be stroked. She has a stunning black coat with a small, distinctive white tuft of chest fur. At 13, her needs are simple: your lap for sitting on and your hands for petting her. Are you ready to give this golden girl the retirement she deserves? Come out to the Cat Cottage and meet her today!
Sharon Kowalski
Sharon is a quiet and shy kitty at the shelter, but she loves attention and pets at home. She is an exceptional house guest. She has lived in a foster home, and they said she was polite, well-behaved, and friendly. She is not unfriendly with other cats and could go home with them, but she likes to be independent and do her own thing.
Silver Bells
Silver Bells is more than just a song sung by Bing Crosby. It's also the name of a stellar dog! She is smart and attentive. She makes new friends everywhere she goes, but she prefers people to other pets. They tend to have more treats!
Spirit came to us emaciated and under-socialized, but at 4 years old, this Boxer/Mix is now ready for the best life can offer. She adores nice walks, car rides, fluffy dog beds, and the company of other dogs. She’s a bit over eager with cats and would do best in a mellow home with older children or just adults.
Stitch prefers to spend her days quietly curating her tennis ball collection. Her foster mom says she's mellow and low-maintenance. Stitch enjoys being close to you when you're around, but also does well on her own at home. While she loves exercise and play, Stitch is more of a homebody, and would do best in a home without children. Email Laura at if you find yourself falling in love with the tennis ball queen.
Tara is a 1 year old Retriever/Mix who is ready to relax and recline, but still needs an adult who can get on her level and play. A relationship with her will take trust and patience, but once you win her over, the loyalty and friendship you will receive is unmatched!
When Wisconsin arrived with his mom and siblings, he was days old and all ears. Now, he’s a 1 year old Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix who’s still all ears. He’s a wicked-smart, sweet boy who is friendly with all people and dogs once they’re properly introduced. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting him.
Yogi is our shelter Katherine Hepburn - strikingly pretty, highly intelligent and very much her own lady. At 8, she just returned to PAWS after a few months in a foster home with another dog. Yogi was good friends with her foster's dog, but she would need to meet any other dogs in her future home to make sure they're a good fit. She would love to end up with a homebody, or someone who works from home, as the daily goodbyes kind of break Yogi's heart. Come meet her and see why we think this girl is so special.
Zeke is one of our smartest dogs. You can almost see the wheels turning behind those keenly observant eyes. At six, this handsome retriever mix is polite, quiet, and self-assured. Zeke would do well in any low-drama setting. He enjoys exercise and would make a fine walking or running partner. He also likes to relax, content to simply be in your presence. In many respects, Zeke is the perfect dog—sleek, calm, loyal, quietly affectionate, and highly intelligent.

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