Meet Piper
Animal ID 45159750 
Species Dog 
Breed German Shepherd 
Age 10 years 2 months 25 days 
Gender Female 
Size Large 
Color Black/Tan 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Charles Smithgall Humane Society 
Location Building B 
Intake Date 7/26/2020 
Adoption Price $100.00 
Meet Piper
Rescued and safe... Calling all senior dog lovers! Piper needs you. We rescued Piper (and her friend, Bear) from Cobb County Animal Control when their owner wasn't able to care for them due to health reasons. Bear being younger had rescue, but Piper was in danger of being euthanized. Bear and Piper have lived together for a while, including in foster care most recently, before they came to our shelter. When their futures became uncertain we wanted to make sure they were able to stay together and find soft places to land. They arrived at our shelter on July 26, 2020.
Piper is a beautiful purebred German shepherd. She's a senior girl at 10 years old. She is blind. Piper gets around very well though and relies on voices or presence to know where her person is or doggie friend is. Piper was in danger of being euthanized. In our opinion no dog deserves to die just because she's old and blind. That's when they need us the most! Her personality is terrific. She's easy-going, just a love of a dog. She's in good health, but does need daily enzyme powder on her food to ensure that she's able to process it, but it's easy to manage.
She's very calm and gentle. She walks well on a leash and she rides well in a car. She has beautiful manners. She enjoys sunning herself in the yard and quietly taking in the sounds around her. Piper longs to live in a quiet, calm place where she can feel safe. The unknown and unexpected noises of the shelter are tough on her, but she bravely deals with her new circumstances. She loves sleeping and she eats well. She likes her walks in the forest and will gingerly and slowly feel her way forward. Piper gets along well with Bear and it would be great if these two could be adopted together, but it's not necessary. Piper seems to like calm male dogs versus females and cats don't seem to be an issue.
Piper is a remarkable girl, who's had a tough go in life. Our greatest hope is to find this girl a place where she can live out the rest of her days in gentle kindness and quiet. If she can go with her bestie, Bear, so much the better. He helps to guide her and she knows when he is around. If you're able to open your heart and home to Piper (and maybe her best friend Bear, check out his profile), please get your application in. These are two exceptional dogs who deserve a chance at a loving home.
Call 706-865-4135 for information on additional health services provided as part of the adoption fee. If interested in one of our puppies or dogs, please submit an application online or at the shelter. Applications can be submitted online at:
Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: under tab All Adoptable Animals.
Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open.
Adoptions and meet and greets are being scheduled by appointment only. Please call our office, email us or complete an application and someone will be in touch just as soon as they can.
Location: 4823 Helen Hwy., Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135
Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.