My name is Starsky!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Alpharetta, Georgia - Starsky
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Atlanta Humane Society - Alpharetta

Facts about Starsky

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 33467393
Starsky is our Undercover Chihuahua! Whenever we look for him, we first check under the blanket on his bed. Starsky fit right into his foster home and quickly caught on to the routine with an almost perfect housebreaking record. Starsky is attempting to drop a few pounds and since he loves to walk, he is making progress to a slimmer build. He investigates as he walks, but keeps up a steady pace that keeps his foster mom moving, too! Starsky wants to be with people - if they go outside, he wants to go outside. If they go inside, he wants to go inside. But he isn't a clingy boy. He would rather walk than be carried but he will sit in your lap - okay, more like sprawl on you like you are his own personal chaise lounge. Starsky is crate trained and is happy to use his crate for his bedroom at night. Sometimes he hops in before his foster mom can get his bed inside! If one look at Star tugs on your heart strings, then take a moment to make his day--you won't regret it. As you approach his kennel, Star quietly looks up at you with dark, inquisitive eyes. Give him a few minutes and he will come to you with his tail wagging and happy to go for a walk. Star is stout for a chihuahua but has a lively step given that he's carrying some extra weight. He bravely explores the play yard and enjoys visiting all the people that come to see him. He even enjoys running with the dogs at the shelter surprising you as he attempts to jump and hurdle about. Since he loves to play, he will be much less prone to injury, healthier and happier if he lost a few pounds. When called for, Star will pause to give you a puzzled look as if to ask, "Can I have 5 more minutes?!". Once he realizes that you're not the one to come, he quickly waddles to you as to not be left behind. Sure he's a little crusty, but we're working on getting his skin better. Star was surrendered to us because his owner could no longer care for him. He has such a sparkling personality that we couldn't be happier to help him find the home he deserves. With a lot of love and a bit of TLC, we know that Star will shine even brighter knowing that he has a furever family. Star went to live in a foster home, the shelter life just wasn't for him.. If you'd like to meet him please contact

About Atlanta Humane Society - Alpharetta

About Our Shelter...

Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873 following a visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, clinic, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. Atlanta Humane Society's Mansell Road Adoption Facility was opened in December of 2011 in Alpharetta.

It is our mission to prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society.

Atlanta Humane Society places approximately 8,000 animals into forever homes each year. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the Southeast United States.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Hours and Days of operation:
Both locations are open for adoptions Monday-Friday, 12-7pm; Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm
*Adoption selection should be made by one half-hour prior to closing.

The AHS' Howell Mill Campus is located at the corner of 10th St. and Howell Mill Rd. in NW Atlanta.
981 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

AHS' Mansell Campus is behind the Racetrac gas station across the street from the Volvo dealership.
1565 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, Ga 30009


Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting, please come in during our adoption hours to meet our adoptable pets. No appointment is required. Once you find an animal you are ready to adopt, you will be asked to comeplete a preliminary questionnaire. We do not hold animals and all adoptions are done on a first come, first served basis.
The basic requirements for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society are as follows: you must be at least 18 years of age with a valid, government issued, photo I.D.If you have other dogs or children, they may be required to meet the animal prior to adoption.