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Rabbits and puppy dogs up for adoption

Nothing is as sweet as puppies whether they are purebred or mongrels and this brother and sister duo are no exception. Honey (right) and Bert, who also have a brother that would like a new home, too, are Dachshund-mixes. They are only 7 weeks old and would love a soft bed, cozy and some puppy kibble with a family who loves them. They're up-to-date on shots and worming and are expected to weigh between 20 and 25 pounds when fully grown. They 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.

Nothing is as sweet as puppies whether they are purebred or mongrels and this brother and sister duo are no exception. Honey (right) and Bert, who also have a brother that would like a new home, too, are Dachshund-mixes. They are only 7 weeks old and would love a soft bed, cozy and some puppy kibble with a family who loves them. They're up-to-date on shots and worming and are expected to weigh between 20 and 25 pounds when fully grown. They 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.

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These adorable creatures have been left homeless and are free to a good home. Pictured here is Peter and Cotton, an adult male and female which, of course, are the parents of seven offspring. These rabbits are New Zealand Whites, which weigh approximately 10 to 12 pounds as adults.They have gorgeous pink ears, noses and eyes. One or more of them 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. The phone number is 770-278-8403.

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?