This tiny little guy seems to be discouraged with having to wait so long for a new home, but he’ll perk right up as soon as a new family lays claim to him.

His name is Lil Bit and he weighs only 7 pounds. He loves to be held and snuggled. He promises not to take up much room, so what are you waiting for?

Pets can be rescued and adopted at Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington.

The shelter usually has between 20 to 30 dogs and an equal number of cats eligible for adoption. The adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $45 and $30 for a cat or kitten, which includes microchipping. Spaying/neutering is mandatory for all animals.

The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-786-9514.

Anyone who has lost a pet is urged to go to the center and bring a photo of the missing animal.


Meet Becca! A Dutch Shepherd-mix, she is barely grown, estimated to be only 8 months old.

She is sweet and very friendly and her favorite thing to do is dance on her hind legs for treats. But if you insist, she will sit on command.

Becca is just the right age to begin training to fit into your family and will be a wonderful pet. She is up-to-date on her shots and deworming and ready to go home with you.

She can be rescued and adopted at Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter at 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers.

At the Rockdale shelter, adoption fees for dogs are $30 and $20 for cats. Spaying or neutering is required for adoption.

The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 770-278-8403

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