Pets of the week

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Straight from Mount Olympus, Zeus has come to New Leash on Life in search of his fur-ever family. He is a sweet lovable boy who has yet to meet a stranger. He loves to give kisses, hugs and loves the company of people and other dogs. Anyone can tell by his temperament that he was loved by his human mom before she died. 

Zeus is a mostly white pit bull terrier with a brown patch over the left side of his face. He was born in May and already weighs 55 pounds. Zeus is neutered, micro-chipped and has started his puppy vaccines. With an approved application, anyone can adopt him for $40, thanks to a partnership with Best Friends. Like most young dogs, Zeus would benefit from training and socialization classes. He’ll be a wonderful companion and would be thrilled to go home with you.  

All New Leash on Life dogs must be adopted to families willing to have their pets be allowed inside – especially at night.  No dog is allowed to be put on a “tie out” or chain outside and should be walked on a leash when not in a fenced in yard.

Lulu is a 1-year-old black-and-white domestic longhair that weighs almost 8 pounds. She came to New Leash on Life from a local animal control and is now ready to find her fur-ever family. Lulu can be a little shy at first meetings, however, she enjoys getting attention and will come down if she knows she will get some love. She is adjusting well to her environment but isn’t a big fan of the kitten antics that are going around the cat room. This sweet little girl is FELV/FIV negative, de-wormed, litter box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated. Come to the PetSmart in Mt. Juliet’s Providence Marketplace and meet this beautiful girl and adopt her for $85.  

All cats must be indoor only and shall not be declawed.

 For anyone not ready to commit to adoption, ask about New Leash on Life’s seven-day sleepover program for dogs and cats. For anyone who already has their limit of four-legged family members should consider becoming a ‘Guardian’ to help homeless pets each month. Visit newleashonline.org and click on programs, then Guardian Guild for more information.

Zeus, Lulu and many other wonderful dogs and cats are available for adoption at New Leash on Life’s Adoption Center at 507 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon.  The center is open for adoptions Tuesday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Also visit the Luv-A-Pet Center at the Mt. Juliet PetSmart during regular store hours to meet more of New Leash’s wonderful kitties available for adoption. Dogs are also available for adoption each Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the PetSmart in Mt. Juliet at Providence Marketplace. For more information, call 615-444-1144, look for New Leash on Life on Facebook and visit newleashonline.org.

At Country K-9 Rescue, this guy is big and fluffy enough for two names, Tank or Big Love Muffin. He was found recently as an outside roamer, but he has all the manners of a gentlemanly inside guy. He is older – maybe 8-10 years– and tested FIV positive, which just means he has to be an only cat or a cat in a house with other calm friendly cats. He is neutered and current on shots. For information on Tank, contact his foster, Susan, at 615-495-8531.

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, let me introduce you to Rush, which is a male Chihuahua mix about 5 years old that weighs 15 pounds. He is extremely friendly, loves children, other dogs and tolerates cats well. Rush is healthy, neutered and current on shots. This little guy is with a foster home in Macon County. For information, contact his foster at 615-561-6039 or email tennessee@nctc.com   There is an adoption fee of $125.

One of the goals at Country K-9 Rescue is to reduce unwanted litters by promoting spay and neuter of area cats and dogs. Anyone who needs spay and neuter assistance or information on area programs is welcome to contact Country K-9 Rescue at fixwilson@yahoo.com, or call 877-449-5395 and one of the volunteers will go over available help.

It’s almost kitten season again – a time when many feral or free-roaming cats produce more feral and free-roaming kittens. The litters rarely do well on their own, and if they survive, they just continue to add to the stray pet problem. Anyone who knows of free-roaming cats in need of spay or neuter, call 877-449-5395.  Country K-9 Rescue volunteers can loan traps and arrange spay or neuter.  The problem won’t go away and will only get worse unless there’s help from the people who know of the situations. Help the shelter end the cycle of homeless pets.

At the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter, Denver is a blue-and-white pit bull mix. He is around 2 years old. He was found wandering a Mt. Juliet neighborhood. He is sweet and loving and really wants to be with anyone. He seems to love little children and has done well with other dogs and cats. Volunteers recommend bringing in any pets to meet him before adopting. He is current on vaccinations and neutered. His adoption fee is $75. He will require a bully breed application in addition to the normal shelter application. Call the shelter at 615-773-5533 to schedule an appointment to meet him, or come during open hours Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at 115 Industrial Drive in Mt. Juliet.


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