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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Almond Almond ain't nothing but a hound dog-mix, but she is a love. She's sweet and playful and would love to have a family that would make her their own. She was found wandering on County Road. She is believed to be 1 to 2 years old and weighs about 45 pounds. She 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.

Almond Almond ain't nothing but a hound dog-mix, but she is a love. She's sweet and playful and would love to have a family that would make her their own. She was found wandering on County Road. She is believed to be 1 to 2 years old and weighs about 45 pounds. She 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.

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This little guy is so cute he looks like he could be making a buck as a calendar model. Named Jocko, he's believed to be a Jack Russell/Beagle-mix and has two male litter mates also available for adoption. The trio were found on the side of the road where they had apparently been dumped. They are about 8 weeks old and have had shots and been wormed. Jocko and his brothers 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 11 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. - Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:

-- Can I make a long-term 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?