Get our e-newsletter

Can you give Scarlet her forever home?

This beautiful female American Bulldog/Boxer mix born in the Spring 2013 narrowly escaped certain death. Scarlett had a litter of puppies just before she and her pups were rescued from a high-kill shelter. For unknown reasons, several days later she was returned back to the shelter WITHOUT her precious pups. Confused and betrayed, this put her high on the euthanasia list. She had many advocates who pled for her rescue as they knew she was a sweet, playful and friendly girl. With the support of our volunteers and advocates, YLDR made an emergency trip to pull Scarlett from the shelter and bring her to safety. Transporter Tom packed up his chair in the middle of a weekend Adoption event to make the run for Scarlett!

Today Scarlett is in a foster home with seven other dogs and has blossomed into a happy, playful, socialized girl who loves other dogs as well as her foster family. She does well in a crate, is housebroken and very loving. Can you give Scarlett the happiness and loving stability for which she longs? She would probably do best in a multi-dog household as she is very socialized and loves to play and wrestle with other dogs.

Visit to find out how you can help Scarlett and other dogs like her.

Pet Concerns: Lost & Found Rules & Regulations

Upon receipt of any domestic animal impounded, wearing a tag, the Cobb County Animal Control Division will make diligent efforts to ascertain the identity of the animal’s owner  and, if identified, shall, within 24 hours of receipt, contact the owner
by telephone. It shall send notice of impoundment to the owner by mail.

  • All animals impounded shall be kept at the Animal Control Center for a period of not less than 5 working days unless
    redeemed within that period.
  • Any animal not redeemed shall be considered abandoned to the Animal Control Division, in which all rights of ownership shall vest in the Animal Control Division; and the owner shall have no further claim to such animal.
  • The owner of any animal impounded may regain possession of the animal upon payment of applicable fees: $50 reclaim fee for the first occurrence and $100 for the second offense; $10/ each day the animal was in the pound; and, any medical fees incurred.

For more information call 770-428-5678.


Reprinted from the annual EAST COBBER’s annual Pet Guide as featured in our November issue. Pick up a copy at anyone of our 500 locations. Click HERE to find a copy close to you.

Need emergency pet care? Area animal hospitals can help.

When your pet needs emergency care, help after hours or treatment that’s more extensive than your vet can provide, area animal hospitals can be just the rescue you need.

Cobb Emergency Vet Clinic
630 Cobb Parkway North • Marietta, GA 30062
770-424-9157 •
7800 Highway 92 • Woodstock, GA 30189
678-238-0700 •

A highly dedicated group of professionals working together to achieve excellence for their clients, patients, and profession. Exceptional staff and extensive services are offered to patients. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Montrose Animal Hospital & Pet Hotel
1028 Woodlawn Drive • Marietta, GA 30068
770-977-9000 •
Montrose Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited veterinary practice in East Cobb providing clients and pets the best in all aspects of veterinary medicine.

Shallowford Animal Hospital
2323 Shallowford Road • Marietta, GA 30066
Serving the East Cobb Community for over 30 years! Noam Zelman, VMD; Megan Reily, VMD; Regina Toner, VMD


Reprinted from the annual EAST COBBER’s annual Pet Guide as featured in our November issue. Pick up a copy at anyone of our 500 locations. Click HERE to find a copy close to you.

What do i do if my dog or cat bites someone?


You will be required to make a decision about the future of your pet.

Confinement is a must under the Cobb County Animal Control Ordinance. This quarantine/confinement is necessary for 10 days. You can choose to quarantine the animal at your vet or the Cobb County Animal Control Shelter. If you do not choose to keep the animal because of the bite, you can request that the animal be put to sleep and tested for rabies. Either of these options are not pleasant, but because of the potential for a rabies exposure and/or liability on your part you must make the decision that is best for your situation. Animal Control does not normally adopt out animals that have bitten or scratched, but every situation is considered individually.


(Reprinted from the November 2014 EAST COBBER Pet Guide. Read the whole guide HERE)

LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the know!

Love your furry friend? Check out our 2014 Pet Guide!


From vets to gift ideas, photos and more, the EAST COBBER 2014 Pet Guide has everything you need to know about your furry friend! Click HERE to read the 2014 Pet Guide in the November issue of EAST COBBER, online and on newsstands now!

Halloween treats for your furriest friend


A lot of money is being spent on candy for kids on Halloween, but your dog doesn’t have to be left out of the fun of getting a treat.  You can get healthy and fun treats at the Dog City Bakery in East Cobb.   I love going in the shop to say hello to Marcia Lain, the Pack Leader and chef.   You can’t miss the smell of the fresh treats in the oven.  Olive and Lilly, her two Boston Terriers, come up and say hello before retreating back to their beds.

Marcia opened the bakery in 2008.  She had lost 2 dogs to cancer and after she looked into why they may have died, she realized some dog food and treats have things in them that aren’t real good for dogs.   “I decided to make my own, so I’d know what was in them, she said.  “After my kids went off to college I had the time and set up the Boutique here in East Cobb.”

You can see the ingredients for each of the treats so you can avoid something that your pet is allergic to or can’t eat.  “This is a fun way for the dogs to join in and have fun with the family,” said Marcia.  The best sellers are the personal sized woof cakes and the most popular cookies are the Apple Soft Bites and the Cheesy Beggin’ Twists.  And if your pooch needs something special to wash the treat down with, you don’t have to rely on water.  They have Bowser Beer, a non-alcoholic beer for dogs.

Marcia doesn’t make food to sell, but she has a wide selection of healthy pet foods for sale, for both dogs and cats.

She’s been providing treats for me to give as gifts for new clients for more than a year.  They are always well received.  Don’t leave your dog out on Thursday night when the tasty treats are being passed around!

(Reprinted from, written by East Cobber Mike McMackinFetch! Pet Care of NW Atlanta provides pet sitting, dog walking and cat care services for Roswell, East Cobb, Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA.  You can see the happy pets by following them on Pinterest at

Vaccination and Microchip Clinic to benefit Good Mews

Good Mews will host a vaccination and microchip clinic for cats and dogs on Sunday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm at the Good Mews office, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068.

Pet owners can choose from individual services and packages. To make an appointment, please contact Robbin at or 678-520-4735. All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a carrier. Accepted methods of payment are cash, American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

All proceeds will go towards the care of Good Mews’ kitties.


Have a Pet-Friendly Halloween


It’s time for costumes, tricks and treats! Have a howling good time this Halloween and remember these tips to keep your furry friends safe.

Halloween treats
All of the candy, chocolate and sugary treats can be tempting to Fido, but keep them away from him. Items like chocolate and candy sweetened with xylitol can be harmful. Your dog or cat doesn’t have to miss out on the Halloween fun though. Just give them special treats or toys of the pet variety.

Doggy-proof décor
Is the pumpkin-carving tradition alive and well at your home? If so, use a non-flammable light rather than a candle for your jack-o-lantern. You don’t want your curious dog or cat to get singed or start a fire. Beware also of using fake webs, small plastic spiders and other decorations that can be easily chewed or ingested.

Trick-or-treating guests
Part of the fun on Halloween is opening the door to trick-or-treaters in cute costumes, but these visitors can cause stress for your pets. If your dog or cat isn’t very social, keep them in a separate room until trick-or-treating time is over. Also, be sure your pets are wearing ID in case they do manage to dart out the door. This is one holiday when all pets should be kept indoors.

Pet costumes
You might like the idea of a doggy superhero or a canine Yoda, but how well will your dog handle the costume? Make sure it doesn’t impede your pet’s movement or cause undue stress. Otherwise, consider a costume with a light cape or a simple design. Even a bandana can add a festive touch.

(Source: Pet Supermarket)


LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the know!

Good Mews Holiday Décor Market Starts this Weekend


Get started on your holiday shopping at the Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12 – 5pm from October 25th through November 23rd. Find the perfect gift and shop a wide variety of merchandise to celebrate the holidays! Choose from festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, party platters and serving ware, knick-knacks and so much more! It will be held at the Sandy Plains (Publix) Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Rd at Scufflegrit Rd. Marietta, 30066 (Suite 202, 2 doors down from Publix). Admission is free. Visit for the latest about the Market and Good Mews.

100% of the proceeds benefit Good Mews, a local non-profit organization, which operates a volunteer-based, no-kill shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned cats. Located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, the shelter provides a cage-free environment for its residents, offering them comfort and security while adoption programs find them happy, loving homes. Good Mews has a strong commitment to the practice of spaying and neutering as the most important step in reducing the pet overpopulation problem. They also promote public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, and quality human-animal companionship through educational and outreach programs.

To join this growing organization, or to find out more about what you can do to help, call 770-499-CATS (2287) or visit

Should your pet be our pet of the month?

Fill out the information on your pet and send it to:
EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068

Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to:

Pet’s Name:
Age & Gender:
Favorite Food:
Favorite Person:
Best Trick:
Turn Ons:
Turn Offs:
Favorite Toy:
Last Seen:
What makes your pet so special:
Owner’s Name:

LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the know!