Pet Pick

Ezra is a handsome 1-year-old Chihuauha mix, who weighs 13 pounds. This sweetheart was abandoned at the Atlanta Pet Rescue adoption center. The staff found him one morning, tied to the railing at the facility, along with his buddy Preston. Ezra has beautiful white coloring and light hazel eyes. He’s done very well with the other dogs and is always happy to receive the love and attention from the staff and volunteers. Ezra promises to be a wonderful lifetime companion.

Atlanta Pet Rescue is open Tuesday to 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 Ezra or any of the 80-plus dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for homes, visit www.atlantapetrescue.org.

Pet Briefs

The annual Dog Days of Summer event is Saturday, Aug. 7 starting at 8 a.m. at Great Harvest Bread Company, 3246 Atlanta Road. Participants should meet at the bakery for a walk to Taylor-Brawner Park for an appearance by dog trainer Amber Burckhalter. Then, return to the bakery for live music, coffee, doggie treats, giveaways and more. $2 from every loaf of bread purchased benefits Atlanta Pet Rescue. www.atlantapetrescue.org.

Award-winning Atlanta portrait artist Lisa Gleim will conduct an animal drawing workshop this summer. Drawing the Animal in Charcoal or Pastel will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15 at The Art School in Sandy Springs. The workshop will begin with a discussion about the anatomy under the fur and a short demonstration by Gleim. The instruction and demonstration will help students understand how to see the shapes and angles of any animal. Students will draw in charcoal, graphite or pastels and may use their own photos or examples provided by Gleim. Registration is available by calling (678) 755-1079 or visiting www.theartschoolinsandysprings.com.

The first annual BarkWorld Expo will be held Aug. 20 – 22 at Atlantic Station and will feature a weekend full of activities. including a charity pet fashion show and opportunity for social networkers to interact in person and online. There will be a special focus on Twitter, which has more than 69,000 profiles maintained by pet owners. There will be workshops and seminars to educate entrepreneurs, organized businesses and nonprofits on how to successfully brand, market and manage their businesses on Twitter, Facebook and other social media applications. The highlight of the exhibit hall includes PetTech, a technology pavilion showcasing pet-related iPhone apps and other tech products and toys. For more information, visit www.barkworldexpo.com or follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/barkworldexpo.

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.