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Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Georgia National Fair is set for October 6-16 this year.

October 6 opening day: Sneak-a-Peek Day

             Open 3-10 p.m.

             Admission $5, kids (10 & under) get in free with a paying adult.

Pay-One-Price Rides: Open 3:00 pm; $13.00 unlimited rides.

Opening ceremony takes place at 4 p.m.

October 7-October 16 Scheduled Events:


Horse Rescue Ranch Thanks Supporters, Volunteers

Horse Rescue Ranch Thanks Supporters, Volunteers

Idyll Acres Ranch  would like to thank all the support and volunteers for their hard work to help us save the ranch!

We have come a long way and still have a ways to go but we are remaining positive and doing everything in our power to keep our 31 horses in their forever home.

Thank you again for all your support!

We all must work together to stop animal cruelty!

Volunteers are still needed at the ranch so please call 478-731-4242 if you would like to come out and visit us! 

We appreciate all the kind people out there and look forward to seeing you at the ranch!

God Bless!

Idyll Acres Ranch is located at 280 Hwy 18 W Gray, GA 31032.

Idyll Acres Raises Money for New Barn

Idyll Acres Raises Money for New Barn

Idyll Acres Ranch

280 Hwy 18 W Gray, GA 31032

478-731-4242 or 478-390-9318

We need donations for a new barn to keep our 15 large horses out of the weather and keep the herd together!

Donations can be made through Paypal using the email donatetopets@yahoo.com.

All Donations are 100% Tax Deductible! We survive off of donations because we are a Non-Profit Organization.



Lewis Smith

Idyll Acres Horse Rescue


Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Summer Safety Tips

Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips to keep your dog cool.

Heat Hazards

If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest in. Doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. You may want to fill a child's wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in.

Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.

Always provide plenty of cool, fresh water.

Avoid strenuous exercise on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun's heat is less intense.

Try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn your dog's paws.

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 24 marks "Take Your Dog to Work Day."

The event is sponsored by Pet Sitters International.

They provide seven tips on ensuring you and your pooch have a great day at work together.

1. Check with your colleagues and management before bringing your pet pal.

2. Dog-proof your work space.

3. Consider your dog's behavior. Make sure he is fit to hang out with you at work. 

4. Bring a doggie bag. [treats, leash, toys, etc]

5. Plan feeding times in accordance with your work schedule.

6. Not everyone is a dog lover. Make sure you don't pressure others to interact with your dog.

7. Have a back-up plan. Your dog may rather take a half-day and want to go home. Just don't leave your pet in the car.

Photo Contest: Art of the Cat Nap

It's National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

What does this mean? You should head over to your local shelter and adopt a cat, at least according to the ASPCA website.

But this also means you can enter the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Photo Contest. The theme: the Art of the Cat Nap: Photos of Kitty in Unusual Sleeping Spots photo contest!

Check out the low-down on how to enter your photo.

If you have cute kitty photos, of course we want to see them as well. We're just not the ones with the contest.