Get our e-newsletter

Volunteer. Adopt. Donate. FURever Fest is coming soon.


Cobb County Animal Control invites you to FURever Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4.

The Fest will feature Police K-9 demonstrations, raffles for great prizes and special adoption rates. This is the perfect time to take home your new best friend. CCAC is located at 1060 Al Bishop Dr, Marietta 30008.

To learn more, 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!

It’s Raining Kittens, Reduced Adoption Fees, and Prizes at the Good Mews Kitten Shower

Christian 6_21

Kitten season is in full swing, so Good Mews is having a “Kitten Shower” on Friday, September 19th from 3 pm to 8 pm. This open house/adoption event will feature games, refreshments, and door prizes. Also, for the month of September, the adoption fee for all kittens (9 months & younger) is $50 for one kitten or $50 “two-fur-one”. All kittens have been spayed or neutered, received rabies and other necessary vaccinations, and are micro-chipped. The regular adoption fee is $125.

Why not bring something from the Kitty Shower “registry”, Scoopable clumping litter, Liquid Laundry Detergent (for high-efficiency machines), Dish washing liquid, Diapers-Simple Solutions size XS, Gift Cards (Pet Stores, Walmart,Target)
Good Mews offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the metro Atlanta area by providing a no-kill, cage free haven for homeless, abused or abandoned cats until placing them in permanent, loving homes. Good Mews promotes public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, pet overpopulation, and quality human-animal companionship through education and outreach programs.

Good Mews is located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, in the Fountains of Old Towne shopping center. For more information, visit or call 770-499-CATS (2287).

Coming in November: EAST COBBER Pet Guide!


Loyalty. Affection. Tenderness. Playfulness. Pets enrich our lives like nothing else. At EAST COBBER, we believe our one-of-a- kind companions deserve their own special section. That’s why every November issue, we publish the only pet care resource for East Cobb pet owners. For advertising information, call EAST COBBER: 770-640-7070.


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!

Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Week: Fluffy


Meet Fluffy, EAST COBBER’s Pet of the Week. Submitted by Peter and Patricia Galyean.

Animal/Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat

Age and Gender: 1 year, female

Favorite Food: Tuna

Favorite Person: Peter and Patricia

Best Trick: Back flip

Turn Ons: Chasing mouse toy

Turn Offs: Being stuck inside

Favorite Toy: Mouse toy

Last Seen: Nursing 4 kittens

What makes your pet so special: She is a new mom

(Reprinted from the September 2014 issue of EAST COBBER.)

Should your pet be our Pet of the Week? Email details to Don’t forget to include a photo!


Take your pooch to the park


With the Atlanta’s fall weather, it’s nice to take your dog for a walk or run in a dog park. Dog parks provide a fenced in, off-leash dog area where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise, frolic, and play in a clean, safe. Here are three area dog parks that  cater to man’s best friend. The following local dog parks are open daily dawn until dusk and closed each Wednesday morning
for maintenance:

Sweat Mountain Park
4346 Steinhauer Road, Marietta 30066
Named Best Dog Park in Summer by Atlanta Magazine. Cobb County’s first off-leash dog park officially opened on October 21, 2006. The dog park is located inside Sweat Mountain Park. There is an area for large dogs and an area for smaller dogs weighing 30 lbs. or less. The park has benches conveniently located for the dog owners to sit and enjoy watching their pets play. For information, contact the Eastern District Zone office at 770-591-3160.

Pitner Road Dog Park
2450 Pitner Road, Acworth
The Pitner Road Dog Park is comprised of two adjoining but separately-fenced play areas for off-leash dogs with approximately 2 acres of space for larger and one acre of space for smaller dogs. The dog lots have both open-space and shady, wooded areas with benched seating for dog owners. Each area has dog water fountains and “poop-mit” stations providing bags for owners to pick up after their pets. A gravel access road and parking lot with 50 parking spaces.

A combination picnic shelter and restroom building (presently with four picnic tables) sits on a rise and overlooks the playground and dog lots. A multi-function playground for children ages 2 to 12 is between the picnic shelter and the dog lots and can be easily seen from the seating areas of both locations. For information, contact the Western District Zone office at 770- 528-8890.

There is another dog park just over the Cobb County line in Roswell:

Leita Thompson Memorial Dog Park
1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell, 30076
Owned and managed by the City of Roswell, this dog park has .75 acres set aside for the big dogs and a quarter- acre set aside for the small dogs. Each area has water spigots and “poop-mit” stations providing bags for owners to pick up after their pets. There also walking trails set behind the dog park to take your dog for a long hike.

Cobb Humane Society will be at Saturday’s Festival

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Say hello to the Cobb Humane Society at Saturday’s EAST COBBER Festival!


Visit our 2014 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!


Do you know this dog?

Do you know this dog?

FOUND: a female dog – looks like a german shepherd/husky mix. Has a collar but not tags. Found walking on Murdock Road near the intersection of Sewell Mill Road. She is very sweet and well kept.

For more information contact Kim Drabik at 404-725-3207.


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!

The Marietta Mutt Strutt is September 6

Join the fun at the Marietta Mutt Strutt on Saturday, September 6th, from 10am-3pm on the beautiful grounds of Marietta First United Methodist Church located at 56 Whitlock Ave, SW, just off of the Marietta Square. Bring the entire family, including the dog, for a day of fun! Enjoy Bluegrass music,  treats from the Food Trucks, Dachshund Races, the Kid Zone, Pet Parade and costume contest. Parking and admission are free.

With over 60 vendors we have something for everyone, from Harley Davidson and Luxury Cars to artisans and entertainment! Visit thethe Bone Bar, where nearly 4000 pounds of dog treats are available for you to scoop – and they’re free! Visit the eight Rescue groups who will have furry friends of all sizes just waiting to meet you.

Bring a chair to set up along the parade route to watch Jr. Miss Cobb County, CarleyJaymes Vogel, lead off the parade with a full court of Princes and Princesses and dogs, in full regalia. The parade route winds through the park, past the Grandparents’ grandstand at Winwood, and ends at the Pavilion, where prizes will be awarded. Categories include Look Alike, School Spirit, What the Woof?, In the Movies, Naked Dog (no costume)and finally, The People’s Choice Award. This award goes to the canine with the most “Likes” on Facebook, so if your fur baby doesn’t do well in a crowd, they can still participate online!  Post a pic of your dog on the Marietta Mutt Strutt Facebook page, in costume – or not, and get busy sharing. The one with the most ‘Likes’ wins!

Want to participate in the parade? Visit for the registration form. Cost is $20 per dog.  Is your dog under 30 pounds? Enter them at the Race Headquarters for just $2 per pooch. We are expecting up to 1,500 visitors, so if this sounds like a great place to showcase your wares as a vendor, we still have a few spaces. Contact Linda Oviatt at 770-241-4302 for more information.

This event is being held to support and raise awareness of Sweetwater Mission, a nonprofit that has been helping families with food, clothing, job training and more since 1968. Sweetwater provides, on average, two tons of food a day for those in need.  Also look for beautifully handcrafted items for sale at the Mutt Strutt, made by the participants in Sweetwater’s newest artisan program for the formerly chronically homeless. Our mission is to prevent hunger and homelessness. We help stabilize families by providing basic needs and transform lives through education and employment opportunities. Visit to find out how you can help.


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!

Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Week: Annie


EAST COBBER’s Pet of the Week: Annie Submitted by Gabrielle Lance

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Age and Gender: 2-year-old female
Favorite food: cheese
Favorite person: my mom and me
Best trick: fetching the ball
Turn ons: waking me up in the morning
Turn offs: brushing her teeth
Favorite toy: squeaky ball
Last seen: sitting on my Mom’s head
What makes your pet so special: she gives me kisses and makes me happy

(Reprinted from the April 2014 issue of EAST COBBER.)

Should your pet be our Pet of the Week? Email details to Don’t forget to include a photo!