One thing that’s been difficult to figure out in choosing a Dog of the Day from the Cobb Animal Shelter website, is whether to focus on cute cheerful looking doggies who are more likely to get adopted, or sad, frightened or shy dogs that might not have as much appeal, but are in need of a loving home so they won’t be frightened and sad.
So I’ve decided to divide both the Dog of the Day and the Cat of the Day into Happy and Sad categories for a total of four posts per day. When looking at doggy facial expressions happiness or sadness is in the eye of the beholder, so your impression might be different.
The Cobb County Courier’s Dog of the Day, in the Sad Dog category, selected from the Cobb Animal Shelter website, is Ivan.
Ivan is a large short-haired mixed breed dog, adoptable on December 20.
The following information on this potential family member is copied and pasted from the Animal Shelters website. To see the original text visit this link to the Animal Shelter Catalog.
Remember, in adopting a pet you are bringing a new family member into your household, so only do it if you are looking for a forever canine partner.
IVAN (80) – 080
Name IVAN (80)
Animal Id 641346
Gender NEUTERED MALE
Breed type MIXED BREED
Color MIXED MERLE
Coat SHORT HAIR
Age 2 YEARS
Weight 58 lbs.
Status IN SHELTER
Rabies tag # 220425
Eligible adoption date Dec 20, 2022
Date acquired Dec 12, 2022
How acquired STRAY WITH IDENTIFICATION
Kennel # COBB COUNTY ANIMAL
Section MAIN KENNEL
Cage # 080
Shelter status ACTIVE
For the remainder of the month of December, adoptions are only $20.
And on December 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Paws will be available at Cobb County Animal Services, 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.
“Adopt your forever friend & take a picture with Santa Paws” is the slogan for the event.
I’ve included the flyers below:
Cobb County Animal Services website describes the adoption process as follows:
“To provide quality customer service to current and future pet parents, we require that you schedule an appointment to visit us. Booking appointments allows us to effectively manage our staffing between the needs of our pet parents, shelter pets, and volunteers. Our online booking service is available 24/7.
“We have been appointment only for adoption visitation and owner surrenders since the spring of 2020.
“No appointment is required for strays that are found by citizens, for citizens looking for their lost pet(s), or for animal reclaim. Shelter staff will still be available to book appointments and answer questions from citizens by calling (770) 499-4136 during business hours (Tuesday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4:30.p.m.).