Carla Brown with Canine Pet Rescue

CEO, Founder and Alpha Dog of Canine Pet Rescue, Carla Brown is in studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, Brown is welcomed on this Around Atlanta segment of Radio to discuss her organization, what to look for when adopting a dog, success stories, upcoming events and more.

Brown, a Georgia native, grew up in Dalton and attended school in Macon. After graduating from law school, she made her way to Gwinnett County and has resided there ever since. Brown practiced law in Gwinnett County for 14 years and then proceeded to the Bench as a state court judge. In 2009, Brown started Canine Pet Rescue.

Canine Pet Rescue is primarily a German Shepherd rescue facility but often takes in other dog breeds when necessary. With a goal of saving German Shepherds and other dogs from high kill shelters in the South, Canine Pet Rescue is a nonprofit organization with over 10 years of experience.

“I was doing a little of all-breed rescue,” said Brown. “I had a passion for German Shepherds because they are my favorite breed, so I ended up bringing in more and more of them. Then I realized all-breed rescues are not adequately trained to bring in German Shepherds. They aren’t set up to take them in, train them or place them. They are more difficult dogs than others, and it is a more difficult placement. I felt like they deserved more time and attention than they were getting.”

Due to Brown’s passion and expertise with German Shepherds, her adoption efforts slowly transitioned into a mainly one breed rescue facility, Canine Pet Rescue. In 2019, the facility brought in over 150 new dogs, and around 125 dogs were adopted. All dogs that pass through the facility are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, microchipped and on flea and Heart Worm preventative prior to placement.

In January of 2019, Canine Pet Rescue was involved in aiding a puppy mill rescue. They were able to take in and place 30 puppies rescued from a puppy mill. The puppies were all rehomed to loving and caring families, many of which still send updates on the growth and training of their new furry friends.

When looking for reputable dog rescuers, the first thing to consider is whether or not they are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Next, ensure the rescue has a 501c3 status, to guarantee all donations are going to the betterment of all dogs within the facility’s care. Also, make sure to find out about the medical records. There should be bloodwork, Heart Worm testing, vaccine workups and more to make sure the dogs are not only being well looked after, but their individual medical needs are met and accounted for.

“All the basic care that we provide our dogs, the rescue should have already done before the dog was adopted,” said Brown. “The dog should be in good health, or if it came into the rescue with a physical condition, it should be on a road to good health with a road map for the adopter to have to keep the dog on track.”

Canine Pet Rescue is currently getting ready for one of their most popular annual events, Bikes, Barks and Barbeque. Going on its tenth year, this fun-filled event was proposed by an adopter over a decade ago. The event starts with a bike ride that ends at Brown’s farm. After the bike ride, everyone gathers at the farm for a barbeque cookout. The barbeque is joined by dog demos, vendors, bouncy houses and other fun activities. Plus, all dogs are welcome!

To learn about any of the events hosted by Canine Pet Rescue, find volunteer opportunities and meet some of the puppies available for adoption at You can also listen to the full interview above for more information!

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