Pet Pick

Baxter is a 4-and-a-half-year-old purebred Pomeranian. He is a fluffy fur ball, always happy and ready to be your best friend. Baxter weighs 12 pounds and is looking for a new home because his former owners just had their first baby, and were not prepared for the transition to parenthood and all that it requires. Baxter is good-natured with children, but he couldn’t understand why he couldn’t hop into the baby’s bed and sleep with him, just as he had always slept with his humans. Baxter is now looking for a home that has time to care for him and keep him forever.

Atlanta Pet Rescue is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.. For more information about Atlanta Pet Rescue or how to adopt Baxter or any of APR’s 80-plus dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for homes, visit

Pet Briefs

Atlanta-based has launched a round-the-clock text message alert service exclusively for lost pets in distress. “Standard dog tags have their limitations. They can be outdated and most don’t have space for critical information,” said co-founder Brian Johnson. Should man’s best friend ever go missing, anyone who comes across a lost pet can pull out their cell phone and text the unique ID number on the pet’s fetchID tag. Within seconds, the finder gets a text message back with important details that you’d never fit on a traditional pet tag. The service is $4.95 per month or $50 per year.

Living Room inside the W Midtown, 188 14th St., is hosting Mutts & Martinis Wednesdays on July 14 and Aug. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. This “paw-ty on the patio” features prize giveaways, light bites from Spice Market and martini specials to benefit Atlanta Pet Rescue.

The Atlanta Humane Society has launched a Corporate Adoption Program where a local business helps cover the cost for an animal that might otherwise not be adopted. Natural Body Spa in Buckhead inaugurated the program, picking up adoption expenses for a pet. For information on becoming a business sponsor, please contact Karla Dempsey with the Atlanta Humane Society at (404) 974-2875 or

Inman Park Pet Works is now offering the “Pawdicure” Pet Salon and Urban Dog Spa. A traditional manicure and pedicure for both dogs and cats will start at $10 and will increase to $20 for animal-safe nail polish. The spa offers two state-of-the-art washing facilities with all-natural products. The “Pawdicure” Pet Salon is only available by appointment on Friday and Saturday by calling (404)522-4544 or emailing

Frogs to Dogs offers positive, non-confrontational dog training, in-home pet sitting/walks and emergency pet transportation via the Atlanta Animal Ambulance, the only one in the city. In addition to training dogs with good homes, they’ve worked with hundreds of rescue dogs, often free of charge, over the past seven years. Owner Andrew Zbeeb lives in Kirkwood and recently moved the business to Kirkwood, next door to the Kirkwood Feed & Seed.

French restaurant Bistro Niko on Peachtree Road in Buckhead and Brookhaven’s CityDog Market have teamed up for Dogs Dining Out Day every Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. through July. Bring your dog and stop in Bistro Niko to enjoy a leisurely meal on the outdoor patio., while your pooch sips water and munches on treats from the “doggie menu” provided by CityDog Market. Tables fill up fast, so make your reservation – under your well-behaved doggie’s name – by calling (404) 261-6456. or

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.