My name is Tuddy!

Golden Retriever/Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Acworth, Georgia - Tuddy
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Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

Facts about Tuddy

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Collie Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Tuddy is a gentle, laid back, easy going boy. He just hangs out all day doing nothing but supervising the younger more exuberant pups. I know he would love to have a nice quiet place of his own with his own person who can make him feel special. He loves to spend his days outside in teh garage with the fenced front yard but when the weather gets hot he pants constantly even though he lays in front of a fan and we air conditioned the garage for him last year. We shaved Tuddy in June and it took until ths month for his beautiful coat to comeback and it didn't seem to help him at all.

Tuddy spends his days sleeping. He will wander down to the water bowl and out into the yard to check things out and occassinaly remind the neighbors that he is hear but it is a soft old man bark a couple of times so no one seems bothered. He is the sweetest boy on earth and come to me for love and attention whenever I go outside. At night, Tuddy comes into the kennel house to eat and sleep. He would prefer to stay in the garage where there is less dogs but when it is cold that isn't allowed.

History: Tuddy spent the first 6 years of his life tied to a deck with very little interaction and very few walks. His owner finally gave him to a neighbor. They brought him on a visit to a friend in Atlanta and during that stay, Tuddy ran away. Being college students, they basically just shrugged it off and went back to Savannah leaving Tuddy behind. grrrr...... That night he returned to the house where they had been staying but they told their friends to take Tuddy to the shelter. This is when we stepped in and the night before Thanksgiving Tuddy came to Forgotten Paws.

Tuddy had bad heartworms when we got in him in November of 2015. He has been treated but he has heart and lung damage which causes him to cough or wheeze alot. It has been a year since his treatment and he is doing great but will most likely never not cough. He needs a person who can tune that cough out but also be aware enough to know when it gets worse. Basically the vets say he has cronic broncitis but this makes him more suseptible to kennel cough from other dogs. For example, this past summer he developed kennel cough. He had not been anywhere but we had taken dogs to and from the vets and adoption events. Although no other dogs showed any symptoms, Tuddy contracted it from someone who carried it into the house but fought it off without showing signs. Tuddy, is also not neutered so would need to be kept away from unspayed females and unaltered males that may take attitude with his manhood. Due to his heart and lung issues, Tuddy CANNOT be sedated for neuter.

Due to his medical history, Forgotten Paws wants to stay involved with Tuddy and offer medical assistance for his future needs when we can. Please consider taking this wonderful boy into your home.

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