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Passed By Pets |

Passed By Pets

We need your help! These adorable pets are available for adoption, but for one reason or another, have been in our care the longest. While our average length of stay is usually around 35 days, we do have some animals that have been passed by for far longer than that, making those pets our longest term residents. If you wish to meet any of our long term residents, please drop by during our hours of operations: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. For more information, please call 706-660-5920 or email




This is Tiny, our larger-than-life orphan, with an equally large personality. Tiny is a four-year-old Cane Corso and is absolutely beautiful. She does have some definite preferences when it comes to things she enjoys. Tiny loves blankets, soft toys, scarves, and purses. She is a total girly girl. Despite her size, Tiny is very gentle and sweet, although she can be stubborn on a leash. Some may wander why an awesome dog like Tiny is still at PAWS Humane. Well, the reason is that Tiny has Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). This means she can’t properly digest her food, and she will need medicine for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, the medicine is costly, approximately $46 per week. With the  medicine, Tiny will be as happy as any other dog. Tiny’s future family will have to take on her medical care. What they will get in return will pay them back a million times over.


Many of you may remember Maximus, a homeless dog that stayed at PAWS Humane for almost 350 days. We thought his shelter story finally came to an end when he was adopted in October 2016, but sadly it did not. Max was recently returned to us, and now it is our job to find our handsome man the home he deserves, a forever one. You see, it is our belief that Maximus hung out at the shelter for so long because he is indeed an active boy. He reminds us very much of the Winnie-the-Pooh character, Tigger, just because he’s a pretty bouncy boy. However, the cool thing is he is extremely trained, and will certainly pop a sit when asked. Max’s ideal home would consist of land to roam and doggy siblings to play with. He does not need to live with cats or livestock. Max is vastly approaching a one-year stay at PAWS Humane. One year in a confined room for an active dog is far too long. Please help us share his story in hopes of finding his one and only home. The adoption fee for Max is $75.



Set Fritos Free! Fritos is a loving almost four-year-old Retriever mix who has been at the shelter far too long. We’ve learned a lot about Fritos in her more than 450 day stay at PAWS Humane. Here’s the truth about our sweet girl. She loves all toys, especially tennis balls. She even enjoys playing catch. Fritos will retrieve the ball, bring it back to you, play with it for a second, and then drop it for you to throw again. This is one of her favorite hobbies. Also, you might say Fri Fri (as we occasionally give our dogs nicknames) is a water dog. She had a blast during summer time splashing and bobbing for treats in her baby pool. We have noticed that Fritos is much more comfortable around people in her inner circle, so she will need continuous training to warm her up to strangers. If you are thinking about adopting a dog, please stop by and meet this cute, slobbery, sweet Brindle baby.


Please allow me to introduce you to the goofiest dog at PAWS Humane, Diesel. We considered Diesel a Boxer mix, so no wonder he is so silly, right? Diesel does have a lot of energy, but don’t let that scare you off. He is a good boy and very responsive to what you want! He’s lonely and thus, very excited when you visit him in his kennel, but if you spend some time sitting in his room he will settle down and probably sit on your foot if you’ll scratch his ears. Diesel knows sit and down and is learning “Leave it”. He will shake hands with both front paws, and will high five you, as well. He was originally adopted from PAWS Humane in 2015, and sadly returned to us March 2017. Now, more than 90 have come and gone, and Diesel still hasn’t found his second chance. He’s looking for another home, a forever one. He is truly a “diamond in the ruff” and would love to be your new best friend!

To donate to the care of these selected pets that are passed by far too often, or ANY of our adoptable animals, please click here. Every little bit helps!