DECATUR, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.
Rizzoli, is an Australian Shepherd mix and she is available for adoption from the PAWS Atlanta, the DeKalb County Humane Society. Rizzoli is five-months-old and is considered a medium dog. However, dogs of this breed usually grow to be about 60 pounds. According to PAWS, this dog is very friendly with other dogs and knows how to climb fences.