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ADOPT A PET: Meet Sierra

ADOPT A PET: Meet Sierra

ATLANTA – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the Atlanta area can take their furry children to the Henry Jones Dog Park in Brook Run Park for some off-leash exercise. This fully wooded park in Dunwoody is four acres large however; it doesn’t have a water fountain. Dogs can drink from a community water bucket which is provided by the park.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Atlanta, GA --  (Submitted by Pet Poison Hotline) The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline, a national 24/7 animal poison control center, receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”

Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010: Group One ; VOTE NOW

Atlanta, GA--  Because we find it almost impossible to resist a cute dog, we—with help from our friends at Pets in the Sity—asked our users to submit their favorite photos of their pets. We got a great response. In fact, 100 dogs are part of Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010. ----READ MORE, Click Link.

http://atlanta.metromix.com/events/photo_poll_gallery/metromix-atlantas-cutest-dog/2203885/content

 

Register for Metromix's Atlanta Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest . 

Out of all the entries received, Metromix will select four groups of 25 dogs to compete for a spot in the finals.  The top two dogs in each group with the most votes will move on to the finals and compete for the grand prize.