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My name is Princess!

Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Alpharetta, Georgia - Princess
Photo 1 - Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Alpharetta, Georgia - Princess
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Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters - Alpharetta

Facts about Princess

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9447605

PRINCESS HAS GOOD NEWS!  HER ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN 100% SPONSORED BY A FAN OF HERS!  THAT MEANS HER FEE IS $0 TO A QUALIFIED APPLICANT.  

"My ideal home has no other animals and my people have lots of time to spend with me!"

Princess has been patiently waiting for her forever castle. Moats are optional, although Princess does enjoy a refreshing swim once in a while (go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua2Ee3TKkzI). A patch of grass would be a welcome addition. At 70 lbs., Princess appreciates a good back scratching roll. Princess has the impeccable manners you would expect from a royal. She responds to basic commands, walks nicely on lead and looks good in a tiara. Not surprisingly, Princess is a tennis fan. She would rather watch it on the tube with you than sit in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. She is learning the ins and outs of baseball and American football. Give her a spot on the sofa and her own bowl of popcorn and Princess will follow your favorite sports all season long. Princess is affectionate and devoted to her humans. She is happy to accompany you on a stroll or spend the afternoon lazing about the house. Princess makes few demands on her humans but she does insist on being the only furkid in the home. If you can commit to keeping only one furkid in your castle, come adopt this very loving and affectionate Princess!

Update: Princess was recently taken to a volunteer's school to visit a kindergarten class.  Princess did very well with them.  So this doggy is definitely good for kids!!!

Since Princess’s estimated birthdate is 12/2/2008.   If you want to know more about Princess and to speak to an Adoption Counselor, please complete an application at https://furkids.org/dog-adoptions/application.  Must be at least 21 years of age to apply.

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About Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters - Alpharetta

About Our Rescue Group...

Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids also operates one of the only facilities in the Southeast dedicated to the care of FIV positive cats. The Furkids mission is to rescue homeless animals, provide them with the best medical care and nurturing environment while working to find them a forever home. Furkids heals the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit. Furkids has rescued and altered more than 25,000 animals since its founding in 2002. Approximately 1,000 animals are in the Furkids program today, in the Furkids shelters, 13 PetSmart and Petco adoption centers, and more than 400 foster homes in the Atlanta area.

Furkids is the only animal rescue organization in metro Atlanta that allows children of all ages to volunteer. Furkids volunteer programs are designed to restore the health and spirits of injured and homeless animals while providing healing opportunities for volunteers who are strengthened by the bond of love and care between humans and animals.

Furkids’ History:

2002 – 2004
Founder Samantha Shelton finds a stray mother cat with kittens. Unable to find a shelter that will take them in, she establishes Furkids. We begin as a network of foster homes conducting adoptions through the Petsmart Perimeter location. We rescue 216 animals in our first year. In our second year, we are invited to manage the PetSmart Smyrna location.

2005
Furkids signs the lease on our current main shelter and begins the buildout on the 5,000 square foot facility that will eventually house up to 275 cats on a daily basis. The shelter allows us to increase the number of cats and kittens we can rescue and provides a colorful, cage-free, one-of-a-kind environment for our cats.

2006-2007
We celebrate the grand opening of our shelter and additional adoption centers are established with PetSmart Midtown and PetSmart Northlake, bringing our collaboration with PetSmart to four stores. In 2007, Furkids celebrates five years, and Ms. Shelton, Founder and Executive Director, receives a commendation letter from Governor Sonny Perdue congratulating Furkids on our success and important service to the community.

2008
We celebrate our 5,000th adoption! We build an in-house spay/neuter surgical suite and hire a part-time veterinarian. We partner with our 5th PetSmart store at the Mall of Georgia, and we open our FIV House, a stand-alone facility to exclusively house our FIV+ cats.

2009
We establish a benchmark of caring for 450 cats, as well as many dogs, on a daily basis. We begin a new partnership with PETCO, managing their in-store adoption programs at their Holcomb Bridge and Edgewood locations. We establish Cat’s Meow Marketplace, now known as the Furkids Thrift Store, a store we own and operate to generate funds to care for the hundreds of animals in our care.

2010
We place approximately 620 cats into loving homes and celebrate our 6,000th adoption! We earn our 6th consecutive Best in America Seal of Excellence award, solidifying our rank as a top local community charity by Independent Charities of America. In its November 2010 “Pets!” issue, Atlanta Magazine names us among the leading animal shelters in Georgia.

2011
We acquire and assume total responsibility for the management and operation of Small Dog Rescue and Humane Society, founded in 1995 and dedicated to finding loving families for homeless dogs in Georgia. The union of the organizations greatly extends the reach of Furkids, expanding operations to include the rescue, no-kill care, and adoption of both homeless cats and dogs.

2012
Furkids celebrates our 10th anniversary! We add a tenth adoption center at the Buckhead Petsmart and we close the year adding two Petco adoption centers in Smyrna and Buckhead – for a total of 12 full-time adoption centers throughout Georgia!

2013
Furkids saved close to 1600 animals! Our largest number in a single year! We secured a major matching gift from the Choate family and Choate Construction Company to renovate our 34 year old building that is our dog shelter!

2014
We increased the days our cat and dog shelters were opened to the public. We saved 2,400 animals and achieved 2,200 adoptions. We signed the lease on a second thrift store. We doubled the size of our cat shelter to accommodate our FIV+ cats, a quadrupled surgery suite, work space for staff, a kitten pod room and a special room for Purrkids program cats.

2015
We launched a new logo and a new website, opened two additional thrift stores, and secured a gift to create a customized software program for animal management, We raised the funding to purchase additional surgery equipment for our expanded surgery suite, increasing our capacity to serve more animals. We contracted with a veterinarian to perform high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries at our shelter. We were also honored during Petco Foundation's 50th Anniversary National Adoption Weekend in October as having the highest number of adoptions in the country that single weekend.

2016
Furkids had the best adoption numbers it has ever seen in 2016. During Petco Foundation's 2-day National Adoption Weekend in July, we found homes for 114 animals, helping with our July grand total of 344 animals. These figures made July 2016 Furkids' BEST MONTH EVER, until November 2016. We finished out the year with nearly 3200 total adoptions. On Georgia Gives Day, Furkids raised over $100,000 for animals in need. We raised enough money to purchase dental x-ray equipment for our surgery room, and we were chosen as one of a handful of shelters to partner with the Jackson Galaxy Foundation in their Cat Pawsitive program.

Goals for 2017
We're determined to make 2017 our BEST YEAR EVER. It even says so on our 2017 Calendar! We hope to rescue more animals than ever before and find safe, loving forever homes for each of them.

Furkids’ Long-Term Goals
Our long range vision is to create a peaceful, unique destination, carved out of nature, where visitors can walk dogs along a nature trail, play with cats in their indoor/outdoor home, enjoy tranquility in a memorial garden, and all of our animals can experience sunlight and fresh air. Our stand-alone shelter would also include a low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter clinic open to the public.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Furkids operates a cage-free cat shelter in Doraville, and a dog shelter in Alpharetta. Both are open seven days a week. We also have 13 retail adoption centers inside Petcos and PetSmarts around Metro-Atlanta. Click the link to see the complete listing and addresses.
https://furkids.org/about-us/location-and-hours!

Our Adoption Process...

Please complete our online application. Once received, an adoption counselor will contact you to discuss the animal(s) you are interested in and discuss your application. Visit www.furkids.org for a listing of our requirements and adoption fees.