Spike’s Shelter Dogs – Adopt Your Next Dog Here

15 02 2009

spikes-shelter-dogs-sidebarIf you have not figured it out already, there is a special place in my heart for rescue dogs.  Whether they are adopted from shelters, rescues, or fosters, they are all special friends to me.  For that reason, I decided to use my celebrity to draw attention to the deserving dogs available for adoption.  Initially, we are focusing on shelter dogs local to me in the Atlanta metro area, as well as the state of Georgia, but we plan to expand our reach to a national level.

With interesting and entirely coincidental timing, Mom recently added two puppies to our home temporarily after hearing their story.  We think they are Newfoundland/Lab mixes, and they are very cute, fluffy balls of fur.  They are quite active, playful, and energetic.  Yesterday, I posted a video and some pictures of them, as well as their back story as the first dogs posted on Spike’s Shelter Dogs.

If you are interested in adopting either of these puppies, or any of the dogs listed on Spike’s Shelter Dogs, check out the contact info for each of them.  Also, if you are a shelter, rescue, or foster interested in having an adoptable dog listed on the site, check out the Ask Spike Online Contact Us page.  Something that we are doing differently to help gain attention for these dogs, we are utilizing the social media power of Twitter and Flickr to raise awareness.  To be the first to know about additions to Spike’s Shelter Dogs, follow @shelterdogs on Twitter or become a contact on Flickr.

Feel free to spread the word about my newest project to all you know, especially those who are looking to provide a forever home for a four-legged friend.

UPDATED: Dog Beaten With Sledgehammer, Recovering – Local Story

3 12 2008

beaten-dog-tv-image2ND UPDATE: If you can, please donate to this dog.  His medical bills have surpassed $3000, with the potential to hit $6000.  The man who found Murphy, Robert Kennedy, has said that he will pay the vet bill, but donations are welcome and can be made at any Wachovia Bank branch in the name of Murphy the Dog at any Wachovia back branch, account trust fund number 1010209642669.  VCA Pets Are People Too is helping coordinate donations for that fund in as well.  Their phone number is (770) 452-1001.  Their address is 4280 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, United States.  On a very happy note, Murphy is up and around, walking and coming to people when he is called.  They are concerned about whether he will be eating and if he can keep down any food he may eat. Read the rest of this entry »


11 11 2008

I can understand a lot of the stupid things that people do, but I just cannot begin to understand why a person would go in someone else’s yard to steal their dog!  Shame on you ladies seen stealing that Yorkie and driving away in your blue SUV in Henry County, Georgia.  And here is a big ole Spike paw slap in your face!


If you have seen this little dog, please contact the Henry County, GA authorities at 770-288-8200.