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ADOPT A PET: Meet Bow

ADOPT A PET: Meet Bow

FAYETTEVILLE, 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.

Bow is a Boxer/Lab mix and he’s available for adoption from the Fayette County Humane Society. Bow will probably grow to be about 90 pounds. According to the Humane Society, Bow is very active and would fuction best with a fenced in yard.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the PTC can take their furry children to the Peachtree City Dog Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is located on McIntosh Trail. The park is a 3.5 acre area behind the BMX track. The park is fenced and surrounded by a forest. The park is located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

The brand new, Bark Park, in Hampton is a dog park with lots of clever attractions.

Peachtree City Dog Park Association Free Until January 1st

Peachtree City Dog Park Association Free Until January 1st

The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is providing a special winter holiday open-gate period from through New Year’s Day to allow local families and visiting relatives and their dogs to enjoy Peachtree City’s most pet-friendly amenity free of charge.

The park, located at 191 McIntosh Trail behind the BMX track, is open every day from dawn to dusk. The Peachtree City Dog Park Association is a non-profit corporation contracting with the city to operate and maintain the Dog Park.

For more information, go to www.ptcdogpark.com.

Leash Law Amendment

The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City unanimously passed an amendment for the city's Leash Law, eliminating the option of “voice command” for animals who arent on the owners’ private property. 

Animals on Peachtree City’s streets, paths, and in parks (with the exception of the fenced area of the Dog Park) must now be leashed. 

This ordinance is currently in effect.  Council has also directed staff to develop rules and signage for Drake Field to make the area a “pet-friendly” zone that allows voice command. 

This will allow those with pets who obey voice commands to access Lake Peachtree.