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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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This poodle-terrier mix is a male who appears to be ready to get to his new home. Dubbed Shaggy, he was found as a stray. He's up-to-date on shots, weighs between 15 to 20 pounds and is estimated to be 3 to 4 years old. 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.

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?