Local dogs find homes up north

  • Photo submitted — The yellow lab, Maggie, smiles for the camera at her new home in New Hampshire. She and another local rescue were sent by Hart County Animal Rescue to live in assisted living facilities there.
    Photo submitted — The yellow lab, Maggie, smiles for the camera at her new home in New Hampshire. She and another local rescue were sent by Hart County Animal Rescue to live in assisted living facilities there.
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Two Hart County dogs now have loving new homes in New Hampshire thanks to two friends, one who works at an assisted living home up north, and another who helps run a rescue program in Hartwell. 

Robin Gable, who is the Chief Financial Officer for Hart County Animal Rescue, has known Gerri Stewart, who works at The Arbors of Bedford, in Bedford, N.H., for years. When Stewart began looking in May for a dog to keep at the assisted living community, she came across Gable’s posts on social media about the animal rescue and contacted her. 

“She said, “wouldn’t it be cool to have a dog here for the residents,’” Gable said.

But finding a dog to adopt in New Hampshire is not as easy as it is in Georgia, Gable said. Stricter registration and spay and neuter laws in the state have led to fewer stray animals, and therefore, fewer dogs at local animal rescues and shelters. 

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