Adopt → Forget-Me-Nots

Occasionally there are animals in our care who wait longer than most for a new home. Despite being amazing pets, they are overlooked by potential adopters for one reason or another. Once you meet them, you’ll understand just why we feel they are so special!

If you wish to meet any of our long-term residents, please visit us 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



Corey Grant Has Nothing On Me

He may not have long hair as the original Sampson, but he is just as handsome. Sampson could be part German Shepherd or Blue Heeler. No one knows for sure. But whatever his breed(s), he is a devilishly handsome chap with a charming and playful personality—that is, once you get on his right side.

Sampson picks his humans carefully, allowing only a few in his esteemed inner circle. We can’t exactly pinpoint what makes you “in” or “out” in his world. Gender and hats may play a role, but not consistently. Surely, anyone worthy who truly wants to be “in” would eventually be granted admittance.

He may think it’s his job to protect his human from other people, but he seems to love other dogs. We think Sampson would do very well in a home with a mature, calm and confident dog.

This dog is a complex creature, and as such he needs a savvy and patient adopter who would welcome the challenge and the accomplishment, dignity and satisfaction that come from overcoming difficulties. If you rescue Sampson, he will rescue you right back.



I Am What I Am

Missy is a black, large mixed breed dog with no particularly distinctive markings or strikingly gorgeous blue eyes. Odds are she would not win a doggie beauty pageant. And she couldn’t care less.

That’s Missy: what you see is what you get. She is what she is—take it or leave it. There’s no uncertainty or unpredictability with Missy, no apprehension or desperation. She’s easy to be with, easy to walk and bathe. Missy is cool, but it’s all the same to her.

If she were human, Missy would be a bandana-wearing, laid-back, super cool trucker or biker chic in worn-out jeans and leather who calls it like it is. Being around someone like that is refreshing because you always know where you stand. She’s easygoing, so she welcomes you into her circle, but she’s not naive, so don’t you take advantage of her.

If you like people who mean what they say and say what they mean, you will probably like Missy. There’s only one way to find out—stop by to meet her. And remember to be yourself.




Seeking Thunder Buddy

Are you looking for a thunder buddy? Are you in need of a best friend to ride out the scary parts of storms and life? If so Maty is your gal!
Maty originally came to us from Animal Care and Control and was recently returned due to her not being a fan of storms.

But I mean who wouldn’t be?! They tend to be a bit frightening at times. All Maty wants in her life is a person to call her own. Someone to hold her paw when things get hard, a friend to take her to the park when the suns shining, and someone that can enjoy peanut butter as much as she does.

She may need some extra love and attention for awhile, but give her what she needs and she will be the most faithful and loving pal you will ever have. Maty is currently in a foster home to help her get over her fears and separation anxiety. If you would like to meet her, let a staff member know and we will get you in contact with the foster. She has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.





I’m So Excited, and I Just Can’t Hide It

You know that friend of yours, or friend of a friend, or that cool uncle who is always cracking jokes, always ready for a good time, always willing and able to have fun doing anything, anytime, anywhere, and spread the joy wherever they go? Yeah, that’s Luke.

To say that he’s playful would be an understatement. Luke can be both: the entertainment and the entertained. He loves to play with toys. He loves to play with people. He loves to play with other dogs. Luke not only likes to have fun, he is fun. Luke is also smart. He already knows basic commands and will enjoy learning more.

Luke is a social creature. This handsome, sweet boy is counting the days (who says he can’t count?) until he goes home and gets the play time, attention and affection that he deserves.

Luke transferred to Paws from Columbus Animal Care and Control. He was found wandering the streets alone. Luke has been vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.



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