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My name is Woodrow!
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Charles Smithgall Humane Society

Facts about me

Breed
American Pit Bull Terrier
Color
Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Age
5 years 11 months old, Young
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 65 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Meet Woodrow

Sometimes we just have to shake our heads and get it together for the dog’s sake. You see, this beautiful boy’s previous owner just walked away from him and never looked backed. Woodrow was found in an empty apartment after his owner moved out. He’d been without food, water, fresh air and no way out for who knows how long. Eventually, Woodrow was found by someone who works at the apartment complex. When Woodrow’s finder tried to keep him he was told no way by apartment management. Luckily, Woodrow’s hero asked us for help and we gladly took him in on June 8, 2019. As of this date, he has spent over three years in our shelter, which breaks our hearts.

Woodrow is a wonderful dog. He’s nothing but silly and sweet. He is currently almost 5 years old and weighs 65 lbs. Our best guess is that Woodrow is an American Pitbull terrier mix. He has beautiful markings and a sleek physique. He loves every person he meets, but he does not like other dogs and cats so would be best as an only pet. Woodrow is showing himself to be a big love bug. He is an active dog and would do great with a family or person that makes him part of their activities. He walks well on a leash and is housetrained. We’re saddened that he could be so cruelly abandoned, but heartened that he is now safe and being loved on by shelter staff and volunteers. In a few short days, he’s become a shelter favorite.

Woodrow has been fully vetted, neutered and microchipped. If you’re looking for a gentle (and fun) giant to make part of your family, come meet Woodrow. He’s that special kind of dog that will love to be your forever companion.

Call 706-865-4135 for information on additional health services provided as part of the adoption fee. If you can offer a safe indoor home to our puppy/dog, submit an application online https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application

Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don’t receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: http://smithgallhumanesociety.org/ under tab All Adoptable Animals.

Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open.

Our shelter is closed to the general public as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. However, for approved adopters we are making appointments to meet and adopt your fur baby.

Location: 4823 Helen Hwy. 75N, Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135

Email: smithgallhumanesociety@windstream.net

Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.
Shelter

Charles Smithgall Humane Society

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Email
Address
4823 Helen Hwy 75N, Sautee, GA 30571

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process begins with the submission of an application which is used to gather information and initiate conversation with the adopting person/family. The form also assists us with assessing the environment for suitability and safety in the placement of our residents. The application is the first step in the approval process, followed by veterinarian reference check, landlord approval confirmation if relevant and a home visit which may be done physically or virtually depending on the distance from the shelter. The approval process can be initiated either before or after a visit to the shelter to visit our residents. The application for dogs is located on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/smithgallhumanesociety/photos/a.984873858223547.1073741865.548822128495391/1271213192922944/?type=3&theater . For cat application, go to: https://www.facebook.com/smithgallhumanesociety/photos/a.984873858223547.1073741865.548822128495391/1271223856255211/?type=3&theater . The forms will be automated for online submission through a new website currently under construction with an anticipated launch date of no later than Nov 2016. Requirements for adoption are specific to the needs of the animal in addition to standard checks for safety issues. Adopters must come to the shelter once approved to take their adopted pet home. We do not ship nor do we transport. Submitting the form is neither a guarantee of adoption nor an entitlement to "first come,first served" in the selection process of safely and appropriately placing our residents. Decision to approve/not approve an adopter(s) is based on the needs of the dog, not the needs of the adopter. The application should be downloaded before printing. The completed form can be returned through Facebook Messages, emailing to: smithgallhumanesociety@windstream.net or delivery to the shelter. The process usually takes 1 to 3 business days but can be slowed by not completing all of the questions, difficulty in reaching people relevant to approval and scheduling a home visit. Our residents must be returned to us at any point in time if the adoption is no longer suitable/safe for the pet or circumstances have changed to where a new home is needed. A contract must be signed to complete the adoption process. Standard fees for dogs are $100 and for cats $85. Some fees are subsidized in various amounts as low as $25 (minimum allowed subsidized fee) for dogs and $20 (minimum allowed subsidized fee) for cats . All of our animals are spay/neutered, have age appropriate vaccines and are free of internal parasites. Dogs are tested for heart worms and put on monthly prevention. Cats are tested for FIV/FeLV.

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Our Adoption Center is located at 4823 Helen Hwy (75N), Sautee GA 30571. We are 4 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in the NE GA mountains. We are closed on Mondays, and Wednesday, Operating hours are Tuesdays,Thurs-Friday 10-4pm Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-4.

More about this shelter

Charles Smithgall Humane Society (est 1994) is a small no-kill shelter which utilizes our adoption center, social media and offsite events to seek safe and appropriate homes for our residents. Our mission is to provide safe sanctuary and all standard preventive care procedures and veterinary services to the dogs and cats of our local communities Intakes are primarily owner relinquishments with some animals accepted from animal control when space is available. All potential adopters must be evaluated through our approval process. We are funded 100% by donations and fundraising events. With the exception of 2 kennel managers, our operations are totally managed with volunteers. We are always in need of donations and volunteers. We appreciate the sharing of our pets on social media as most of our adoptions have resulted through the resources of the internet.