You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, there’s something missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. This week, we’ve got the Georgia dogs on our minds. 

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If you’re living in Georgia and have pet adoption on the mind, we reckon it’s a Vizsla that you want. Vizslas are as soft and gentle as a Georgia peach—the perfect little ladies and gentlemen to compliment your southern lifestyle. Originally bred for hunting, Vizslas are sporty and need a lot of exercise. With the subtropical Georgia weather and open, wooded rural areas, Vizslas are down for long hikes on warm nights (sounds like a dating app “About Me,” eh? Feel free to quote us on your Tinder profile). They also make great jogging companions (another great “About Me” detail for your personal use).

Like Scarlett O’Hara in the epic Georgian tale Gone With the Wind, Vizslas are aristocratic creatures that love attention. While Ms. Scarlett opted for garish clothing, Vizslas will go right for the cuddles. These dogs want nothing more than to be loved. Like Georgia, they embody Southern hospitality—always friendly with family, strangers, and other dogs alike. Unlike The Real Housewives of Atlanta,Vizslas are not ones for drama. They’re nicknamed “Velcro Vizslas” after their tendency to be attached at the hip to their owners, making them the perfect breed for hunting, retrieving, and foot warming. Because of their sweet nature, they also make great therapy dogs. Your Vizsla is sure to become both your best friend and therapist.

Are you next in line for a Vizsla? Here are some great places in Georgia where you can adopt one.

Georgia Vizsla Rescue Resources: 
Pet Finder: Georgia 
Vizsla Club of Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Vizsla and Weimaraner Rescue


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