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Newton, Rockdale Pet of the Week

PET OF THE WEEK

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:

Can I make a longterm commitment to this pet?

Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?

Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?

Which pet is right for my home and my family?

Newton Your Next Best Friend

This wiry and wily guy is a Cairn Terrier-mix and weighs a mere 15 pounds. He's a year old and is a tweedy mix of black and brown. He'd make an ideal lap dog for a family with older children or an adult. He would not be good with small children. He can be rescued and adopted at Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington. The shelter usually has between 20 to 30 dogs and an equal number of cats eligible for adoption. The adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $25 and $10 for a cat or kitten. Spaying/neutering is mandatory for all animals. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-786-9514. Anyone who has lost a pet is urged to go to the center and bring a photo of the missing animal.

Rockdale Your Next Best Friend

This 1-year-old German shepherd-collie mix is a little on the slim side, but a good home would put some healthy pounds on him. His friends at Rockdale Animal Care and Control say he would be a good pet for just about any households. He can be rescued and adopted at Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter at 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers. At the Rockdale shelter adoption fees for dogs are $30 and $20 for cats. Spaying or neutering is required for adoption. The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-278-8403.