My name is Howard!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Acworth, Georgia - Howard
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Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

Facts about Howard

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
4-1/2 years old, 57 pounds. FOSTER NEEDED. Howard has had a sad life. Howard spent the first year or more of his life on a chain. He had very little human interaction. When we found him, we were trying to catch some puppies that had been dumped behind his house. The puppy was curled up with Howard sleeping. Howard was so upset when we took his friend. It took a few weeks but we eventually talked the owner into releasing Howard to us. Howard did great in the kennel house playing for the first month. He gained 10 lbs, grew his missing hair back and played his heart out. But then he suddenly decided he didn't like certain dogs and that is when Howard started his life in a pen outback :(

Howard has matured a lot since we got him several years ago. Howard used to love to play but now it is in short spurts. He has a male pit friend who hangs out with him all day in his pen. We have finally graduated to being able to let Howard run free to the house each night to get into his crate. Each morning we do the same. he runs free to the water bowl then outside to his pen. He bounces through about 6 dogs trying ot get him to play but he just wants to get to his place and go potty. :)

He spends all day hanging out with his buddy, watching squirrels and the other dogs. At night he gets to come inside after we have put all the dogs away and spend some one on one human time. He loves to be petted and give kisses. He loves to go for walks. He is so smart and easy I just can't believe no one has given him a chance. It is b/c we just don't know what dog he will like and which one he won't.

If you have no other dogs he would be perfect. If you want two dogs you can adopt him and his best friend Walnut! If you already have a dog I would need to meet the dog first, then we could introduce the dogs if I feel the personalities would be good together. I have known Howard for 3 years now so I know him well.

All dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and Heartworm negative unless otherwise noted. We require an adoption application, home visit and adoption fee of $200 ($150 for senior). You also get a two week trial period with all of our dogs. To apply, simply go to

Many of our dogs are in foster homes all over Atlanta, thus an application is required before an appointment can be set to meet a dog.

About Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue is made up of a very small group of volunteers. We all work full time jobs while running this rescue group. We all dip into our own pockets on a daily basis to get these pets the medical care and supplies that they need to survive until we can find them their forever homes. Unfortunately, some of them have to wait in line for care because we do not have the monetary means to help them immediately. That is where your donations come in.

Our rescued pets live in our homes, under our supervision. We do our best to train, housebreak and perfect these pets to the best of our abilities so that when we do find them their forever homes, they work out.

We at Forgotten Paws revere our rescued pets like our own. We treat them like members of our families until they can be adopted. We are a NO KILL group and we also ask that if a pet does not work out for any reason, 2 days or 10 years down the road, please return them to us. We love them that much.

Our motto: When we rescue a pet, we are in it for life. We are not just looking for a home, we are looking for the right home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet & Greet

Every Sunday

11 am - 2pm

*outdoor event so weather permitting

Location: "Petco at Edgewood", 1267 Caroline Street, Atlanta, Ga 30307

Off Moreland Ave, just south of Little Five Points, next to Target

Our website,, offers additional photos of the dogs we have for adoption and we will happily set up meetings once an application is submitted.and approved.

To donate to help the dogs we rescue, please go to to see where your donations will be applied. Thank you.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Process:
October only, adoption fee is $100, that's half the price!
1. All applicants must be 23 years of age and must complete an adoption application.
2. You application will be reviewed and all veterinary and personal references will be contacted
3. Home Visit / Play Date - All household members, including current pets, are required to attend the home visit. All needed repairs to fencing must be completed prior to this visit. Gates to the yard need to be securing locked.
4. Two Week Trial Adoption Period - We require the two week trial on all adoptions so that the new pet has time to get settled and their true personalities can surface. It gives the new home a chance to make sure this pet is the right fit for everyone involved. Please understand that like a child, a new pet needs time to adjust and settle in. There is an adjustment period.
5. Adoption Agreement and Adopton Fee of $200 ($150 for seniors).
6. One policy to note: If you have children and you are applying for a dog, we will require you to have a physically fenced yard. Electric fencing is not acceptable in most cases but exceptions are sometimes made dependent upon the dog.

You can find the adoption application at