This cute little 5-month-old kitty was found in a garbage dumpster but hit the jackpot when he arrived at ORHS. He is adorable and is an absolute love when he gets to know you. Angelo loves to play by himself but is becoming more social over time. We believe he would prefer to be the only pet in the household. Contact us to make an appointment to meet Angelo!
Sometimes we see that big dog hearts come in small dog bodies – such as with our sweet Christa. She is a 1-year-old terrier mix, weighing only about 20 lb. – the perfect size for extended lap time! Her personality has blossomed since coming to us as a stray. She now has a waggly tail, listens well, walks nicely on leash and just wants to be a part of the action. Are you her person?
Initiated by Doris Day and her Animal League in 1995, this annual campaign urges dog and cat lovers to save animal lives and control population by spaying and neutering. This will help already living animals find their loving forever homes. Every life is worth saving and every effort helps. Your donations to ORHS allow us to spay or neuter every animal in our care before heading home.
3-year-old Quincy is an amazing guy that seems to be everything an orange tabby should be: social, playful and pretty much the total package. Tabbys are known to be friendly and love to hang with their families – they are gentle by nature and enjoy being and center of attention – always ready to play!
Charlie is a 2-year-old shepherd/mix weighing about 40 lbs. - the perfect size for many. He is gentle and sweet and desperately wants to please. He has fast become a favorite among ORHS volunteers. He walks nicely on leash and is learning basic commands. We don’t know much about his past – but we know he is looking for a bright future. Could it be with you?
February 22 is National Walk the Dog Day! What better way to combine two of the most happy-making things we have in life: dogs and exercise. In fact, a group of ORHS volunteers meets every morning at the shelter at 8:30 am to walk the dogs that are in our care! Besides giving the dogs exercise and socialization, we teach leash etiquette and basic commands, making the dogs even more adoptable! Want to join this group of happy dog lovers? Contact us for more information.
Good Golly – it’s Molly!
Molly is an absolutely adorable 1-year-old little lady. She is very affectionate and loves to snuggle in your arms…or perhaps on your bed! She has a super sweet personality and would be a great companion to existing pets or as an only kitty! Her black and orange coloring is very unique!
This 10-month-old retriever/lab mix has it all – beauty, brains and personality, too! She loves people and dogs, and enjoys playing with her ORHS friends! She walks great on a leash and knows sit, shake and down…for a treat, of course! Maggie will make a great addition to any family.
At just about 3-months of age, Rusty has already lived a full life. He was born onto a property where he was one of many dogs – but when he came to us his individuality and personality started to shine. He is a sweet, laid-back pup who has lots of love to give. He’ll greet you with a tail wag and plead for attention with his darling eyes. His mom, Ivy is also available for adoption.
Kirby is a sweet, affectionate gentleman that was recently returned to ORHS because his mom could no longer care for him. At 4 ½ years of age, he is still very playful and has a wonderful personality. If you are looking for a young adult that is still pretty active, Kirby just might be the guy for you! Give him a minute and he’ll give you his heart!
Gentle, sweet and social, this beautiful brindle tigress is named Ivy. She is the kind of gal who is up for running around the yard but truly appreciates the way sun shines through a window and a good blanket. Her soulful eyes tell an interesting story. Ivy was one of many dogs, and her resulting litter of puppies, accidental and unwanted. Ivy and her little pack found themselves at their local county animal services before finally landing safely at ORHS. Ivy raised five beautiful puppies, leaving her thin and tired. Not only does she need a healthy helping, she needs love, refuge, a home. Please note, Ivy is not cat friendly. If you are interested in meeting Ivy, please complete our adoption application (https://www.orhspets.org/adopt-a-dog.html) and we will be in touch. We, Ivy especially, look forward to hearing from you.
MJ is a terrier mix just over a 1 year old. She came to us after her owner was no longer able to care for her due to physical limitations. She will melt your heart with her sweet disposition and desire to nuzzle up beside you. She can walk on a leash and takes treats gently from your hand. She is patiently waiting for her new home.
Gypsy is a beautiful little lady who was recently returned to the shelter due to the death in her adopter. She purrs and is very sweet when you approach her. Gypsy has spent her entire life with another cat but we think she will do just fine being the only cat and the center of your attention! If you're looking for a sweetheart and a pretty one at that, Gypsy is the girl for you!
This sweet one year old young man was left behind by his family at a local campground. Fred is a young adult that has been the most fun since coming to ORHS not that long ago. He’s very playful and adjust quickly to new things and new surroundings. The only thing we can find that Fred is not a fan of is young children. He is looking for someone that loves to play, too, but also someone he can snuggle with at night. What a true love bug!
Tootsie is a young DECLAWED adult female that we rescued from animal control. She is a very sweet girl that just loves interaction with people. However, Tootsie doesn't enjoy the company of other cats...so she needs to be the only cat in the household. This sweet girl is very playful and really likes catnip! For a family looking for a great companion, Tootsie is the one for you!
This eight-year-old puppy is patiently awaiting his forever home. He lives life with a bounce in his step and appreciates the little things.
Smokey has been spending his days in foster care, spooning on the couch, gazing into the lake, and soliciting belly rubs. He takes belly rubs very seriously and will physically place your hand on the sweet spot!
Smokey sailed smoothly into home life by catching on quickly with house training, crate training and knowing which parts of the home he is invited. Smokey sleeps quietly in his crate at night but admits he would rather sleep on his other bed or with his human.
His pastimes include being copilot on errands in the car, resting his chin on your knee when you are working from home, being a kitchen connoisseur, and boat rides. This boy was made for lake life!
Smokey is currently undergoing heartworm treatment and is doing great. Want to know more about the treatment or set up a meeting with the one and only, Smokey? We look forward to hearing from you!
Gypsy is 2/1/2 years old and came to us recently when her owner passed away. Gypsy is a very sweet girl that loves attention. She would prefer a quieter household without young children, but is very used to being with other cats. Gypsy would be the perfect companion for movie watching or other around the house activities.
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A kid enters ORHS cat room, cozies up in a cushioned corner with the book of his/her choice, and begins to read aloud. Before long some cats cuddle up to the kid while others linger nearby, ears perked.
What's Happening In This Scenario:
The cats are learning social skills that will help them get adopted; the child is learning to care about animals; ORHS is strengthening relationships in the community.
Introducing the Rescue Readers Program
This program is designed to help our younger supporters give back to the animals in our community while developing their reading skills and their sense of compassion. It also promotes animal-savvy behavior, and helps our cats get positive, calm time with children
This program is open to children ages 6-12 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading out loud to cats at our adoption center. Cats provide a non-judgmental and enthusiastic audience as they are soothed by the rhythmic sound of the children reading stories.
Every kid will need a parent to volunteer with them. All must sign a general liability waiver and be supervised by parents at all times. Not only is the program free, but kids win prizes for every five books they complete.
Kids also have the freedom to select their own reading material. ORHS has a stash of books but kids may bring their own books if they prefer. The cats will not care about a child's reading level or taste in genre—they will simply enjoy the soothing sounds of kids reading to them.
Cat enrichment, child literacy, fostering compassion for animals in young people !!!
To participate please call ORHS at 706-454-1508
According to the American Heartworm Society, heartworm disease is caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.
The treatment of heartworm disease is a long and tedious three-month ordeal, which includes injections and close monitoring by a veterinarian to help reduce the risk of complications. During this period, dog needs to stay calm.
ORHS accepts dogs even if they are heartworm positive. All adult dogs that come into ORHS’s care are tested for heartworm disease. If they test positive, we work with the veterinarian on starting treatment. The cost of treatment for each dog can be $500 or more.
The number of dogs we rescue that are heartworm positive is at a high level. Over the last year we have treated or taken in over a dozen heart worm positive dogs and we expect that number to continue to rise. We remain dedicated to offer the medical care to these dogs. Currently we are striving to maintain our level of commitment without the financial support from fundraising events that were cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
Our goal of $10,000 will enable ORHS to offer this life-saving treatment for another year.
Heartworm disease is serious. Your support, no matter how much or how little, means everything to the dogs who will be able to receive treatment and have a second chance at a forever home and a happy life.
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Meet Brittany and Bridgette. They are sisters who are ready to fly the nest and make their own way. Though they enjoy playing together and spending time together, they wouldn't mind having their own special someone to love. Bridgette leans on Brittany for a lot of confidence, but she is growing stronger every day. Both are very sweet and would love some personal one on one attention. Here at ORHS, they are learning how to walk on a leash, how to play with toys, and how to get the volunteers to give them treats. They almost have the volunteers trained. Won't you consider giving one or both of them a Furever home?
These handsome bonded brothers are just about as perfect as you can get! Found with two other siblings out in the woods, Hercules is the tuxedo and Mercury is the beautiful marble tabby. Both are exceptionally snuggly, affectionate and incredibly playful! And, as if they couldn’t get any better, these boys purr like the engines of two finely tuned automobiles. Their foster mom says one of their favorite pastimes is to nap completely intwined in the arms of the other…absolutely adorable to see!
We are looking for a home where these boys can stay together. Hercules and Mercury offer a lifetime of fun, excitement and just pure love to anyone lucky enough to take them into their family.