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My name is Gremlin!

Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow
Color
Age
Young
Size
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
17745340

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Gremlin joined the family when we helped get him out of a bad situation. We don't know all of the particulars about how life had been for the 10 week old pup, but we do know that his start in life wasn't very good.
He arrived undernourished - little hip bones and backbone sticking out - and a big round belly full of worms. He has a scar on his head, and had lots of healing small injuries around his neck, on his ears, and on his legs. The story is that his littermates were picking on him - we're really not sure. He had never been vetted, so he had no immunity to anything. Poor little guy arrived unprotected, not so healthy, and pretty scared.
We rushed him to the vet that day, where he was examined and given his first shot. He has now completed all of his shots, and moved out of the puppy palace and onto the main floor, and is in our training class!
We believe him to to be a yellow lab mix. We know that he's a beautiful cream color with darker accents on his ears. When he arrived, he was 4 1/2 pounds of extreme cuteness. He is still tons of cuteness in a slightly larger package now. At 33 weeks, he is 42 pounds, which should put him at around 60 pounds when he is fully grown.
If extremely happy, bouncy, smart and VERY food motivated pups are your cup of tea, you will love this boy - we sure do!!
We do require that Gremlin be adopted into a home with one or more other dogs, and in the Atlanta metro area. If you do not currently have a dog in your home, Griffin is his bestie, and they would love to be adopted together!
September 25, 2022, 8:14 pm

Rescue

Canine CellMates - Atlanta Chapter

Contact info
Pet ID
17745340
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!