Pets of the week

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

Hayden is such a beautiful puppy. He is mostly white with a little brown and a lot of pink, pit bull terrier and possibly pointer mix that was born in September. He is a big baby and loves to play and run around whenever he can.  

Hayden is a sweet boy that gives hugs and kisses to anyone willing to receive them.  He weighs about 24 pounds at this stage, but he’s got more growing to do. It looks like he is going to be a big boy, so puppy training and socializing would be good to help him learn boundaries and how to be the best friend he can be.  

Hayden is neutered, micro-chipped and has started his puppy vaccines. Anyone can meet him and talk to the staff about his reduced adoption fee, thanks to a grant from the Petco Foundation. Hayden would thrive in a loving home, and he’d be so grateful to find someone special to love.  

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.

Mele is a 3-year-old 12-pound, beautiful shorthaired calico. She was found as a stray and came to New Leash on Life looking for her forever home. Mele is sweet and loves attention but also gets her “cattitude” on when she’s had enough and just wants to be left alone. Isn’t that just like a cat.  

She would like to be the only cat, as she doesn’t want to share love and attention with any other feline. Mele is litter-box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. 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.

Hayden, Mele 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 and 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 has tested feline immune virus 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, there’s Rush. He’s 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 in a foster home in Macon County. For information, contact his foster at 615-561-6039 or email tennessee@nctc.com. There will be 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, Harvey reminds volunteers of “Pete” from The Little Rascals, and he would have fit right in with their antics.  He is a tremendously smart boy who loves to play ball and do whatever it takes to please. He is one of the smartest dogs ever seen at the shelter. He does not like cats and would prefer to be the only dog. Harvey was an owner surrender and has been at the shelter since September. His owners were moving and couldn’t take him with them. He is anxiously awaiting a family to play with and love.

His adoption fee is only $25, but he will need to be neutered before going to a forever home. He will also require a bully breed application. Call 615-773-5533 to make an appointment to meet the amazing Harvey.


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