Greatest Pets 2019



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Meet the pampered Southern pooches who are truly living the life of Riley.

Saoirse, a 2-year-old Irish Wolfhound, is a trained therapy dog who loves taking trips to the nursing homes around town. Considered small for her breed, she towers over her two brothers, a chihuahua and miniature pinscher, but that doesn’t stop her from thinking she’s a lap dog. Saoirse loves to cuddle with her mom, take walks through Bonaventure, and make appearances in the St. Patrick’s Day parade each year.

 

Atlas is a 2-year-old American Bully. Don’t let this fool you, he’s actually a big baby who loves treats. After going for a walk, he returns to his yard, army-crawling through the grass all the way to the front door.

 

Covey, a 5-year-old Deutsch Kurzhaar, is known for stealing everyone’s office chair so he can be the first to greet clients — of both human and fur variety — at Coastal Empire Veterinary Surgery. When he isn’t greeting clients he likes to enjoy the outdoors by going boating and bird hunting.

 

Max is a 2-year-old Pitbull Terrier who loves going mountain biking and for long walks. His social personality makes him famous around the neighborhood. More importantly, Max is known for making the “Scooby-Doo” sound.

 

Ditto is a 14-year-old Chow mix rescued from Bonaventure Avenue. He enjoys hanging out with his siblings Geronimo, the cat, and Coco, the dog. Ditto enjoys his daily walk with Coco and returning home to treats — as well as his many squeaky toys.

 

Rusty is a 4-year-old Golden Doodle who loves going to brunch with his owners. After a nice meal he enjoys running around in the park and getting dirty with his other dog friends.

 

Bailey is a 3-year-old Rottweiler who takes her job very seriously. She has been named employee of the month every month at The Rug Shoppe ever since she was a puppy. When work time is over, that means it playtime. Bailey loves playing fetch with tennis balls, and has recently become a big fan of the Frisbee.

 

This outdoorsy 1-year-old Golden Retriever enjoys everything from hunting to hanging out with his parents at home. Boomer fetches pheasant, quail and ducks while hunting, watches the cork while fishing, and likes to end the day with a swim or walk on a sandbar.

 

Say the word “car ride” and this 5-year-old Pitbull Terrier is ready to go. Long road trips with mom are Freya’s favorite. The only thing that could make riding in the car better is a squeaky toy and a bowl of chicken.

 

Simba is a well-trained 6-year-old rescue who enjoys using his K9 Nose Work skills to search for guns. He loves being outdoors whether it be camping or hiking, but more importantly the best part of being outdoors is that he can chase squirrels — yet they aren’t as easy to catch as his tennis ball.

 

Honorable Mention:

Scooter, a Cairn Terrier, was rescued only a few months ago and is already well-settled into his new home. Each day he watches “Braveheart,” takes many walks, and wears a party hat and sunglasses. Though he was edged out of the top 10 for South's Greatest Pets, Scooter collected a viral following with his compelling Facebook videos — making him the South's most creative campaigner.

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Events Calendar

  • “Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick” Exhibition

    Oct 11, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick examines the work of six contemporary artists—Corey Arnold, Guy Ben-Ner, Patty Chang, Tristin...

  • Beatles By Request

    Jan 25, 2020
    8:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Savannah Theatre

    The Savannah Theatre cast and band recreate the timeless sound of the most influential band of the 20th century. Not an impersonation, but a...

  • Cocoa 5k Fun Run & Walk

    Feb 01, 2020
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Crystal Coast Civic Center

    Come be a part of the Cocoa Fun Run / Walk on February 1, 2020!  The 5K Race Course is flat and begins and ends at the Crystal Coast Civic Center,...

  • Forsyth Farmer's Market

    Jun 29, 2019
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South end of Forsyth Park

    The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese,...

  • Carolina Chocolate Festival

    Feb 01, 2020
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Crystal Coast Civic Center

    Chocolate lovers indulge! The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival takes place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City and is packed with...

  • First Fridays in Starland

    Jun 07, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Starland District

    First Fridays in Starland celebrates local business, art, and food in Savannah’s coolest neighborhood! Join us every First Friday of the...

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    Feb 21, 2020
    7:30 PM - 11:45 PM @ The Jinx

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  • Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend

    Mar 05, 2020
    6:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Various Locations, Downtown Savannah, Georgia

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Scenes of the South

Dining in the Dark 2020

The Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision held its annual Dining in the Dark event on Saturday, January 18th at the Embassy Suites Downtown Savannah. Guests were served a four-course meal in complete darkness by the Savannah Metro's SWAT team. Dining in the Dark serves to raise awareness about vision loss.

January Brews for a Cause

South magazine in collaboration with Southern Eagle Distributing hosted their monthly Brews for a Cause on Thursday, January 16th at the Savannah Taphouse in a successful effort to raise money and awareness for the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. The night featured delicious appetizers by Savannah Taphouse and a range of flavored Bud Light Seltzers provided by Southern Eagle. These events provide good food, fun entertainment, refreshing drinks and most importantly – raise money for a great cause! Be sure to be on the lookout for our next Brews in February!

Ford Plantation's Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Silk Hope

The Ford Plantation celebrated the completion of its two new Silk Hope model homes on January 10, 2020. The Silk Hope project is limited to 53 homes, on beautiful lots of buyers’ choosing amongst old oaks and a Lowcountry marsh setting. This member-backed project is the first new for sale residential development at The Ford Plantation in more than fifteen years and represents the final phase of home development to be offered. The Silk Hope community is the product of a collaboration of some of the world’s top residential architects and landscape designers and has been modeled to capture tranquil European village and Lowcountry architecture.

Mat Best Signs his New Best-seller at Nine Line

Veteran, entrepreneur and author Mat Best met fans and signed copies of his new book “Thank you for my Service” Thursday Dec. 12 at Nine Line Apparel. Best’s best-selling authorial debut chronicles his service as a U.S. Army Ranger. Best's Black Rifle Coffee co., partnered with Nine Line Apparel, has shops on River st. and off route 95 on Ft. Argyle rd.

Victory Antiques and Engel & Völkers' Holiday Party

Dickey Mopper and his team at Engel and Völkers celebrated the season at their annual holiday party on Wednesday Dec. 11, with a special appearance from the jolly fellow himself, Santa Claus. Mopper and company, celebrating alongside the crew of Victory Antiques, showed off the newest Engel and Völkers office at 1650 East Victory Dr. in Savannah.

Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant's 2nd Anniversary Celebration feat. Lady Leah

Jazz lovers celebrated Good Times Jazz bar's second anniversary on Nov. 8 and 9 featuring jazz vocalist Lady Leah and the culinary stylings of Good Times' chef Joe Randall, the dean of southern cuisine. In 2017 Randall teamed with Danielle and Stephen T. Moore to create one of the city's smoothest spots, a confluence of culture and taste fit for the soul of Savannah.

14th Annual Pearls to Pluff Mud Fundraiser

The 14th Annual Pearls to Pluff Mud Fundraiser was held on Friday, November 1st at the Swamp Fox Farms. Guests enjoyed listening to the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra while tasting New Orleans themed dishes. There was a silent and live auction held to raise money for the Focus Fund Campaign for the Cross Schools in Bluffton, SC.

Brews for a Cause November at Savannah Octane Bar

South magazine in collaboration with Southern Eagle Distributing hosted the last Brews for a Cause of 2019 at the Savannah Octane Bar on Thursday, November 21 in a successful effort to raise money and awareness for Georgia Police K9 Foundation. The night featured tasty chicken appetizers catered by Himalayan Curry Kitchen, and special brews from Wicked Weed and Monday Night Brewing provided by Southern Eagle. These events provide good food, fun entertainment, refreshing drinks and most importantly – raise money for a great cause! Be sure to be on the lookout for our next Brews in January!

6th Annual First Responders Luncheon

Harris Lowry Manton LLC hosted its 6th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 28 at Daffin Park. Free lunch was offered as a “thank you” to local paramedics, firefights, police officers and emergency medical responders.

DineSouth's VIP Icebox

DineSouth 2019 VIP room sponsored by IceBound was a hit at this year’s event! With a special performance by Ken Roy, guests enjoyed exclusive vendors such as sushi from Rue de Jean and popsicles from Savannah Square Pops. Made complete with a full-serve bar, the VIP room was chillingly spectacular!