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PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Porch Dogs photographer Nell Dickerson to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Porch Dogs photographer Nell Dickerson to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- When they’re not standing on bizarre things, dogs are contentedly resting on porches throughout the South. That’s what Nell Dickerson (GONE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC PLEA FOR PRESERVATION, 2011) features in this beautiful book about dogs and porches: Porch Dogs combines fine-art portraits of man's best friend with beautiful architectural documentation of the Southern porch. Dickerson will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Thursday, April 25th at 6pm!

Caribou Coffee supports troops and military working dogs

Caribou Coffee supports troops and military working dogs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Caribou Coffee of Cherokee County will be supporting our troops this holiday season by sending their Reindeer blend coffee and other requested items overseas for both Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Caribou’s “Operation Coffee Break” is a long-standing tradition, where each coffeehouse chooses an organization to support throughout the season. Caribou on 92 is working with locally-founded Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.

Boston ES collects donations for animal shelter

Boston ES collects donations for animal shelter

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Students at Boston Elementary School in Woodstock recently made a big donation to help their four-legged friends.

The children were inspired to raise money and collect items for the Cherokee County Animal Shelter after reading Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, a children's novel about a dog who spreads magic to a small Florida town.

Together, members of the Boston Elementary community delivered dog food, treats, newspapers, blankets, carpet and a crate to the animal shelter.

The Divinity of Dogs comes to Woodstock

The Divinity of Dogs comes to Woodstock

 

FoxTale Book Shoppe will host The Divinity of Dogs launch party and book signing at 7pm on October 26, with author Jennifer Skiff.

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.