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.
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.
Brenda cannot get you close enough. At 4, she is a loyal, loving girl who likes to snuggle close to her people. She's one of those dogs who'd be a great for a first-time owner or a family: comfortable around strangers, kids and good with other dogs. If your family is looking for a social, friendly dog who enjoys her snuggle time, Brenda would be perfect. She's never had a real home before, but we're pretty sure you will not find a more true and faithful companion.
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.
Cassidy knows what she wants. And what she wants is a snack. Or, say, that treat she feels pretty certain you slipped in your pocket to share with her and only her. Cassidy is a fairly mellow, medium-energy girl, but she has a good amount of play in her at 7. She knows how to walk nicely on leash and will show you her "sit" if you will show her your "treat." She would love to end up in an adult home with no grabby little hands. She prefers not to be "overhandled," she asked us to tell you. Come take her for a walk and see her for yourself. But, bring treats!
Chunk's personality is sweet and steady, no drama, no clamoring for attention, no demands. He just likes being along for this ride we call life. He enjoys walks, belly rubs and being reminded of how ridiculously handsome he really is. Chunk would love to end up with someone kind, someone who prefers the leisurely life. He doesn't need anything fancy. He just needs a human as devoted and loyal as he is. If you're interested in this hunk, come to the shelter to meet him.
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.
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
Kitsune is a delicate cat with breathtakingly pretty green-gold eyes. She's also rather independent. When you visit, Kitsune will likely stand back, and spend a lot of time watching you with those beautiful eyes. She prefers to make friends slowly. She's a gentle young cat who would thrive in a home with a quiet, gentle person. All she needs is someone with a little patience and lot of love for this girl who has become very special to us.
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.
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.
Mackenzie is a lover of everything, and everything about her is effortless. She's a lover of people and great with other dogs, big and small. She also has lovely manners. Outside on our walking trails, she's so joyful, we're worried she's going to float away. Mackenzie loves playing and has a nice, healthy amount of energy. This girl is one of those once-in-a-life companions. Come meet this golden girl for yourself!
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.
Mini Maloccio
Mini Malocchio is a sweet social butterfly who flutters around the shelter, moving from one person to another to say hello and share the love that is Mini M. he loves to play, loves to run around our off-leash area and loves when you call her over to come see you. Belly rubs are pretty swell, too. The only problem she has with you is that you haven't taken her home!
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!
Oakley is a staff favorite. She loves people and craves their company. This 6 year old Boxer/Mix can be shy at first, but with a treat and a little time to relax, she opens up to be her loving self. She would prefer to be an only dog. Please e-mail Laura at if you are interested in meeting her.
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!
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.
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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