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7742 Spalding Drive, Suite 393

Norcross, GA  30092

Canine Cellmates Utilizing Shelter Dogs To Change The Lives of incarcerated Men

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VADER - Male - 18 Months - Bull Terrier/Pittie Mix

​Vader is a sweet and affectionate boy who is around 18 months-old and loves to play, but also settles quite nicely at the end of the day. He is incredibly smart. He loves his dog friends and would do great in a home with a furry friend to blow off steam with. While Vader loves to play, he also settles quite nicely and will make a great cuddle buddy.

​He is a very affectionate boy, and would be a great companion for someone who loves to be active. A brisk walk, a rousing bout of throwing a tennis ball, a hike in the woods would all be right up this boy's alley! 

HERSHEY - Male - 18 months to 2 years old - Bulldog Mix

This poor boy had been to the shelter 7 previous times, picked up as stray and then reclaimed by his owner.  Wasn't a very happy life for this boy, but he is definitely one big smushy smile now!!

Hershey is a bulldog mix, with the softest smushy face imaginable! He lives for affection, and loves to give hugs! He’s a low riding 59 pounds, so a medium sized short guy, but don’t tell him we said he’s short!  Hershey is heartworm positive, but don’t worry - Canine CellMates and our vet partner Pharr Road Animal Hospital will be taking care of that! 


IF THE APPLICATION DOES NOT SUBMIT, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED SOMETHING INTO ALL FIELDS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK!! After filling out the application, please submit it online, or print, scan it and email to: adopt@caninecellmates.org. As soon as we have received your application, a member of our Adoption Coordination team will be in touch with you. If you do not get a response within 24 hours, please reach out to us - a technical error may have occurred, and we may not have received your application. Next, we would like for you to attend one of our meet n' greets to meet your potential new pup face to face (dates and times will be announced on our Events page). Lastly, we will conduct a home visit and introduction to your family (both human and non-human). The adoption fee for Canine CellMates dogs is $275 - our dogs are fully vetted, microchipped, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventative and obedience and crate trained.                         

SUGAR BABY - Female - 4 Months - Shiba Inu/Chow Chow Mix

Meet Sugar Baby!! She is soft and fluffy and oh-so-adorable!! When we moved her into the jail, she came in with eyes wide open - checking out this new place, and all these new people. Within 10 minutes after all new dogs were introduced, she plopped down on her tummy, and seemed to say "This just might be all right!"

This little ball of fluff is 100% adorable! She is about 4 months old, and around 21 pounds. She will likely be about 55 pounds when she is done growing. She was picked up and brought to the shelter as a stray. If you like 'em young and fluffy, you will love this girl!

JAGGER - Male - Under 1 Year - Mix

Jagger is learning, he's playing with all the other dogs, and he's growing his hair back! We think that was a combination of an allergy and enormous stress, but that's behind him now!
Jagger is still growing, and around 60 pounds. He's a mix of some sort, and honestly, until his hair finishes growing back in, it's a little hard to tell what's in there!

We are thinking maybe some border collie may be a part of this mix. We think he will finish out at between 70 and 75 pounds. Whatever he is, he's 100% beautiful young boy who deserves someone who is finally going to make a commitment to this sweetheart!


Canine CellMates dogs are selected from Fulton County Animal Control, a high intake county shelter. Each dog chosen for the program undergoes extensive temperament testing to determine their suitability for our program. Under the supervision of Jeanette Holloway and training assistants, the dogs and their handlers spend nine weeks learning basic obedience, and graduate from the program by passing an obedience test similar to the AKC's CGC test.

Canine CellMates dogs are available for adoption immediately and will be able to go to their forever homes after graduation. We carefully screen all adoption applications to ensure the right match between dog and person.  Canine CellMates graduates are fully vaccinated, micro chipped, spayed or neutered on monthly heartworm preventive, and obedience and crate trained.

PIXY - Female - 6 Months - Terrier Mix

Pixy is a little sassy and the cutest little girl! She came to the shelter as confiscated dog that was living in deplorable conditions. Pixy is a special girl, with a neurologic condition that presents as an adorable head tilt, and a cute little gait. While we believe it to be a congenital condition, we will have a consult to confirm that this condition is not progressive.

Pixy weighs in just under 30 pounds. She will probably not be any bigger than 45 to 50 pounds when she is done growing. She's a bouncy girl that loves to play and would probably love an active family, and some children to play with!

YORK - Male - 1 Year - Pittie Mix

Named York (as in peppermint patty) for his striking black and white markings, and how sweet he is on the inside!!

We were captivated by the sweetness of this boy, and knew we wanted him to be a Canine CellMates dog!

York ended up in the shelter when he was brought there by someone who said they picked him up as a stray. He is a young boy, just under 50 pounds. He is soft and gentle, and will make a wonderful addition to just about any home!

TAFFY- Female - 7 Months - Ibizan Hound

Taffy may not be all Ibizan, but she certainly looks like it! For those of you not familiar with this breed, they possess a deerlike elegance, are extremely graceful and and can run like lightning! Ibizans are sighthounds, and were bred for hunting. They are bouncy puppies, but once they are fully adult, they are quiet and gentle dogs who prefer couches.

This beautiful leggy girl is a pup and at under 30 pounds, she should finish out at less than 50. She was picked up as a stray with a limp, but the limp is long gone, and she is nothing but smiles now!!

MARIAH - Female - 3-4 Years old - Mastiff/Bloodhound Mix

​Mariah is so true to the mastiff breed, in that she loves everyone she meets, and is an exceptionally easy going girl. There are certain ways that she turns her head where you can clearly see the bloodhound profile, and when she opens her mouth to "sing", you can hear the hound in her singing voice! She currently weighs around 75 lbs, and should be about 90 pounds when she fills back out.

If your favorite kind of dog is an easy-going laid back big dog, then this girl is right up your alley! She would love to be a part of a family, or a companion to a single person. She would like a dog to be buds with, or to be the center of someone's world.