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My name is Zephyr!

Facts about me

Breed
Pit Bull Terrier/Mastiff
Color
Age
Size
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
17377162-884115

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Zephyr was named Zeek at the shelter, and his handler was already calling him "Z", so the name Zephyr means he still gets called "Z" - lol! Those of us who see him every day, and love this boy have our own not-so-secret name for him as well, because it suits him. We call him "Big Sexy"! "Z" is definitely a big sexy dude!
Z was relinquished to the shelter by his owner, after having lived in a home for 5 years. He and another male in the home were apparently no longer happy to live together, and so Z lost the only home he had ever known. While this is sad, it seems that this boy needed a bit better home than he had lived in, as he had entropian in both eyes that was severe enough that he had the surgery at the shelter. He is also heartworm positive. But all is going to look up for this hunk now, we promise!
Z is a solid 70 pound boy, with the most beautiful brindle coat. He loves toys, he loves treats, and maybe most of all, he loves laps! If big solid sexy dudes that are up for a good time, and like to snuggle, are your cup of tea, you might want to to think about making this boy yours when he graduates!
September 25, 2022, 8:14 pm

Rescue

Canine CellMates - Atlanta Chapter

Contact info
Pet ID
17377162-884115
Contact
Phone
Address
Atlanta, GA 30318

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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!

Go meet their 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!

More about this rescue

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!