Charlie is not letting a rough patch take away from her graceful spirit. Charlie was brought to Newton County Animal Control when her owners were evicted from their home. She is a 1-year-old labrador mix who, true to her breed, is very friendly. She is already well-behaved on a leash and may be housebroken. Charlie can be adopted at the 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. (Special photo)

Charlie is not letting a rough patch take away from her graceful spirit. Charlie was brought to Newton County Animal Control when her owners were evicted from their home. She is a 1-year-old labrador mix who, true to her breed, is very friendly. She is already well-behaved on a leash and may be housebroken. Charlie can be adopted at the 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. (Special photo)

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This young lady will grow to be a striking beauty. A husky/shepherd mix, Ashland is very sweet and loves everyone she meets. She is about 1 year old, up to date on her shots and will grow to a health 50 pounds. Ashland was found as a stray and has been at Rockdale County Animal Care and Control for a few weeks, She is very sweet and loves everyone she meets. To learn more about Doc or to bring him into your home, contact 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. (Special photo)

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?