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BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

ATLANTA -- 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 Atlanta area can take their furry children to the Henry Jones Dog Park in Brook Run Park for some off-leash exercise. This fully wooded park in Dunwoody is four acres large however; it doesn’t have a water fountain. Dogs can drink from a community water bucket which is provided by the park.

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.

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers at Easter Time

Atlanta, GA --  (Submitted by Pet Poison Hotline) The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline, a national 24/7 animal poison control center, receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”

South Atlanta Resident, Waka Flocka, in the nude for new PETA Campaign

South Atlanta Resident, Waka Flocka, in the nude for new PETA Campaign

Atlanta, GA--  PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has chosen Rapper and South Fulton resident as the new spokesperson for their campaign.  Waka Flocka is a well known Atlanta rapper and is supposedly an avid animal lover. 

The campaign boldly states "Ink, Not Mink" , with the rapper fully unclothed, tattoos covering his body, and 2 diamond chains covering his private area.

According to the PETA site, "Waka thinks that "[fur] is nasty!" and urges the hip-hop community to "understand what you buy." Animals who are killed for their fur, such as foxes, minks, rabbits—even dogs and cats—are bludgeoned, stomped, electrocuted, and often skinned alive."

Visit PETA's Websitefor behind the scenes video of the Waka photo shoot.

Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010: Group One ; VOTE NOW

Atlanta, GA--  Because we find it almost impossible to resist a cute dog, we—with help from our friends at Pets in the Sity—asked our users to submit their favorite photos of their pets. We got a great response. In fact, 100 dogs are part of Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest 2010. ----READ MORE, Click Link.

http://atlanta.metromix.com/events/photo_poll_gallery/metromix-atlantas-cutest-dog/2203885/content

 

Metromix Atlanta’s Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest .