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My name is Leah!

Hound (Unknown Type)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Leah
Photo 1 - Hound (Unknown Type)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Leah
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Photo 3 - Hound (Unknown Type)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Atlanta, Georgia - Leah
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Canine CellMates - Atlanta Chapter

Facts about Leah

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10903564

Meet Leah! Leah is a tall, leggy girl with definite hound in her. She's about 2 years old, and clearly had a litter of puppies shortly before coming to the shelter because she developed mastitis while she was there. She had the softest, sweetest "Pick Me" look while she was there, and we were delighted to make her a Canine CellMates dog.

Leah is graceful, and e legant with a touch of kangaroo! She LOVES to play with tennis balls, balls of any sort really. She has some Kangaroo qualities - when she lets loose and plays, she will literally "bounce" for almost anything!. This girl is just sweet, plain and simple....she LOVES affection in any way, shape or form. Her handler in jail named her Leah after his 1st real girl crush in the 3rd grade. Leah was a sweet eyed, blonde and stole his heart just like our sweet girl has. Leah is a hound, very "nose-driven", but just wants your love and attention. Her world is good as long as you are happy.

Leah is gentle enough to be in a home with children and would be great with other dogs. She's a medium sized girl, weighing in right at 50 pounds. Does Leah sound like your kind of dog? Please come meet her and fall in love!

Leah is located in Atlanta, GA and is available for adoption immediately. She will be able to go to her forever home after graduation from the Canine CellMates program. Leah is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her shots. Canine CellMates dogs are trained in items similar to the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. They learn basic obedience and commands such as sit, down, stay, go to place, and leave it. They are also crate trained. If you are interested in adopting Leah, please fill out an adoption application at www.caninecellmates.org. or email adopt@caninecellmates.org for more information.

About Canine CellMates - Atlanta Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Canine CellMates is a jail dogs program that operates out of Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. The mission of Canine CellMates is to establish a continuing partnership between Fulton County Animal Services, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Fulton County Jail, and Canine CellMates to rehabilitate inmates housed at Fulton County Jail and homeless dogs from Fulton County Animal Services through a Good Behavior Incentive program. We want to give the inmate a productive new sense of hope and newly trained skills to care for and train shelter dogs, and give the dogs the skills they need in order to become adopted into and spend the rest of their lives in loving and caring homes.

There are many programs across the country that are all slightly different, but with one important common thread - dogs which were otherwise subject to being euthanized are saved and given a new and better chance. The inmate handlers get to learn responsibility in caring for a living creature, accountability in working towards a goal, and are able to experience unconditional love and positive physical contact in an environment where those are not possible.

The incidence of violent outburst in prison and jail facilities where these program are in place has shown a dramatic decrease, sometimes as much as 50%. Recidivism rates have also shown marked improvements. The Atlanta metro area has one of the highest recidivism (or re-offend) rates in the country, around 70% within the first 2 years after release. In Gwinnett County, over 300 inmates have gone through this program to date, and only 6 or 7 of them have since re-offended, which is roughly 2.3%.

This is a program that has a huge ripple effect in the community, and that’s why we are so excited that this program launched in Fulton County Jail on June 3, 2013. We are already seeing amazing changes and invite you to be part of improving lives - both canine and human!

Visit us at www.CanineCellMates.org and on Facebook at Canine CellMates to see more pictures, information about our program, updates and more!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Sandy Springs Festival Meet & Greet - September 19, 2015...10am-4pm
Heritage on the Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328


We are so excited about this event. Come see us, meet our dogs, and learn all about our awesome organization!


Upcoming events will be added, but we will gladly schedule a mini-Jail break to introduce you to any of our awesome dogs!

Our Adoption Process...

Visit our website or email us to get an adoption application and schedule a meet and greet with one of our amazing dogs today! Upcoming events will be added, but we will gladly schedule a mini-Jail break to introduce you to any of our awesome dogs!