Since 1998, Save A Pet, Inc. has placed over 3,000 dogs in loving, permanent homes. View some of our success stories below.
We had recently lost our dog (also a rescue) of 13 ½ years. After a few months of mourning, we were ready to adopt a new pet. We found our first dog through a rescue service on PetFinder.com and figured we’d go the same route with our next dog. So, after spending a little time on-line we found a dog at Save-A-Pet in Forsyth, Ga that looked like a good fit for us. We submitted an application and were fortunate enough to be accepted as Honey’s new parents. We live in FL and drove up to Forsyth to pick Honey up on 11/22/20. When we arrived, we couldn’t help being amazed at the facility. We’d been to animal shelters in the past but never seen one comparable to this. Each dog is provided an individual kennel with heated inside and outside access, with plenty of space. There are fenced in facilities outdoors where the dogs are exercised regularly. The facility is immaculate. Not to mention the volunteer staff members working there providing care and love to desperate animals in need. All dogs receive comprehensive veterinary care. They’re spay neutered and microchipped and receive all necessary shots. Any and all ailments determined by tests, injuries or illness are treated and resolved prior to adoption.
Our dog Honey had been abandoned in a trailer park. She was left alone to fend for herself for about a month until she was finally picked up by Animal Control. She was so very afraid she was unapproachable and had to be caught in a live trap. Thank God she was ultimately brought to Save-A-Pet where she was cleaned up and provided with food, shelter, and their loving care. She was there for about a month by the time we got her. We found Honey to be very sweet and gentle but a little skittish.
We brought Honey back to FL with us and just let her feel her way around and get used to her new home. Initially she found comfort sleeping in a crate we provided for her and keep in our bedroom. By the second night, on her own, she began sleeping between us in our bed. About two weeks later she was running around like she owned the place. Although we were prepared, house training was not required!
We are originally from the IL/WI area and Snowbird between WI and FL these days. In WI there is a Lake close by that we have access to and last summer Honey was able to show off her swimming skills.
We were involved in competition AKC training and showing with our last dog and decided to continue with Honey. We started in January of this year and we train 3 days per week. I find this to be a good way to socialize our pets with other people and dogs as well as learning skills working dogs enjoy. After about 10 months of training Honey was ready to enter her first competition last weekend in Tampa, FL. There were about 100 dogs competing in different divisions. Honey was competing against 14 dogs in her level, Novice B Obedience. She won first Place on Saturday and Second Place on Sunday. Not too shabby for a little homeless shelter dog?
Needless to say, Honey has brought us a lot of fun and happiness. She goes most everywhere with us and is a big part of our lives. We are so very grateful to Pat Corley and the Angels at Save-A-Pet for their vital role in rescuing and preparing these well deserving dogs for their forever home. Given a chance there’s no limit to what can be accomplished.
Providing the kind of care Save-A-Pet provides is costly. We plan to support this operation and hope for support throughout the community. Donations play a vital part in the continued operation.
Pete & Mary Lynn McCafferty
Hiking at Dauset Trails with Ember (fka Enya)!
CASEY stopped by to bring donations for yard sale…one of the sweetest boys we’ve ever had…sooo easy going and laid back!
SAM (aka Falcon) is doing awesome. Pictured here with his mom’s new fur baby!
Living her Best Life!!!
After one year of fostering, Billy is officially heartworm free and became a permanent member of his foster family!!!
TRITON stopped by the Open House to let us know he has decided to stay with his “trial-adoption” parents and they officially made him part of their family! We couldn’t be happier for this deserving boy!
CASEY came to our Open House with his parents..and brought food! What a great guy he is…let us put an elf hat with ears on him for a pic. A sweetheart with wonderful parents.
Sweet Save A Pet Alumni MILLIE and her adorable sister Raelynn ready for Christmas!
GEORGIA BELL adopted in 2019 by wonderful volunteer now residing in Virginia!