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Pets of the week

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM

True friends are hard to come by, so when one is found, hang on to them. That’s Rose and Blanche. Rose is a 2-year-old brown tabby that found her way to the home of Blanche, where she had her babies, Sophia and Dorothy. Blanche helped Rose in all aspects of caring for the kittens. That’s a real friend. Blanche and Rose loved spending time together, and now that the babies are gone, they do spend time apart. 

Rose is a little on the shy side but sweet. She seems to feel more secure with Blanche watching out for her, so once she’s comfortable, she loves getting attention. 

Blanche, a beautiful black-and-white shorthaired cat, is a social butterfly. She loves to greet everyone who comes in the open cat room. Adopt Rose or Blanche individually for $85, or adopt them together for $150 – they sort of complete each other. Besides, everyone knows two cats are better than one. Both girls are spayed, litter box trained, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. So come meet Rose and Blanche.

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

When anyone looks into Wiley’s calm, soulful brown eyes they’ll be surprised to find a lab mix full of energy and just raring to conquer the world. Born in August 2016, Wiley can still be a big, goofy puppy.  His playful antics will make anyone laugh.  

Wiley has a beautiful tan and white coat and weighs around 50 pounds. He would thrive in an active home with someone who is willing to spend time working with and training him. Wiley is neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. Come and meet this silly boy and adopt him for $75. Wiley would love to experience the joy of having his own home.  

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 yard.

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.

Rose, Blanche, Wiley 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.

The New Leash on Life Reverse Raffle is back. This year’s event will be Sept. 21 at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Lebanon. For more information about the Reverse Raffle or to buy tickets, check out the event on Facebook at facebook.com/events/203889336802026 or contact the shelter at 615-444-1144.

At Country K-9 Rescue, Leah has had to deal with loss in her life lately. First, she was found as a stray by local animal control – and no owner came forth to claim her. She was pregnant when found and gave birth to 10 puppies – but not under the best circumstances what with wandering in the summer heat without adequate food and shelter. The puppies struggled to survive, but sadly the litter was lost. Leah recovered well from all this loss. She is now spayed, heartworm negative and current on shots. Although she is happy and friendly at the kennel, she would love to find a permanent home of her own. Leah is a bulldog-boxer mix with good manners inside and out. She gets along with people, other dogs and even the office cats. To meet Leah, contact the kennel at 615-444-8011.

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, when this pretty miss was found, she had no collar, no identification, but she was carrying a Pepsi can. So Pepsi it is. Pepsi is about 8 months old, healthy, current on shots and spayed for adoption. She gets along great with other dogs and meets people happily. This is a big puppy, and she will be a big adult, but she needs to be that big to hold all the sweetness about her. For information on Pepsi, contact the kennel at 615-444-8011.

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 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, John is a chocolate lab-pit mix about 5 years old. He loves to play fetch and would greatly enjoy a home with a fenced yard where he can run. Volunteers often find him with a toy in his mouth that he will carry around with him wherever he goes. His family surrendered him when they grew tired of having a dog and lost interest in him. He needs a family who is willing to make him a permanent and loving member for life. He has a great personality and gets along well with other dogs.  

He does, however, need a family with no cats, as he is not a fan of feline friends. 
John is neutered and up to date on all his vaccinations. He will require a bully breed application in addition to the adoption application, but his adoption fee is only $75.

Come out and see the beautiful boy and let him show how awesome he is. Visit the shelter during open hours each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or call 615-773-5533 to schedule an appointment any day of the week to visit him. The shelter is at 115 Industrial Drive in Mt. Juliet.

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