Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Welcome to a world of pure Bliss. This happy-go-lucky girl is a 1-year-old brindle Great Dane mix, possibly mixed with Greyhound that has gone from 59 pounds to almost 70 since she’s been New Leash on Life. She was underweight for her breed. Bliss is always glad to meet new people and is doing well with leash training. 

This sweet girl has fun playing with her toys and can’t wait to share them with anyone. She likes to stand close and will even lean against someone to see just how close she can get. Little is known about her past, however, it seems that as the only fur-baby in the home will probably be best for her. Bliss is spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. She did test positive for heartworms but has finished treatment and gone through a limited activity period. Come meet this bundle of happiness and adopt her for $75.  

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.

Dorothy is one of the kittens from the Golden Girls.  She was born in mid-May and is a beautiful brown tabby. She came to New Leash on Life as a young kitten and has been in foster care until old enough to be spayed. She is spayed and now ready for her forever home. She is a typical kitten – playful and sweet, wanting to check out all the new smells and sights around her. Come and meet this precious girl and adopt her for $100 or adopt her with another kitten for $150. Dorothy is litter box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinations were started.  

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.

Bliss, Dorothy 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, Simmone is a special lady looking for a special home. She was rescued in a rainstorm with her six tiny babies from a warehouse district in Nashville. Simmone is what might be called feral, but she is street savvy. Once they were all safe in foster care, she raised her babies, and they have found homes. It is now her turn to find a loving home. An experienced cat person with time and patience will be rewarded with the trust and friendship of Simmone. Foster care has led her to being friendly and trusting with familiar faces. She is food driven and during meal times, she will hang out at the foster’s feet and meow. She has never displayed aggressive behavior toward anyone in her presence, even when someone was handling her kittens. She has not been tested around other animals, so it’s unknown how that would go. 

Simmone is pretty, probably around 2 years old, healthy and is now fully vetted and spayed. When she was at the clinic the ladies said she did well with them taking care of her. So if any of the above tugs at anyone’s heartstrings, and the person is an experienced cat person with a spot open at home or for more information about her, contact Annelise at 615-594-0099. 

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 [email protected], 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, Ben is a black lab-pit mix that came in with his brother back in early July. He is about a year old and weighs about 50 pounds. His brother was adopted and is now in a loving home, but Ben is still looking for a family that will love and play with him. He can be hesitant at first, but quickly warms up and shows people what a fun-loving boy he is. One way to his heart is via treats and food. He is good with other dogs, and there’s no known issue with cats. 

Ben is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and already micro-chipped. He will require a bully breed application to ensure he goes to the correct home and will become part of a loving family. His adoption fee is only $75.


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