Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Bella is a beauty. She is a treeing walker coonhound that was born in May 2015 She loves playing with her squeaky toys and loves getting attention from staff and volunteers. A social girl, Bella is interested in meeting new people and excited to see what changes are in store for her. Bella is a sweet, friendly dog with lots of energy.  She’d be especially compatible with an active person who would enjoy playing with her or taking her on long walks. She’s a happy, happy girl who is looking forward to finding that special person who will share life’s adventures with her. Bella is spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. With an approved application, anyone can adopt Bella 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.

Fortune is a beautiful, grey-and-white shorthaired tabby born in June 2016 and weighs a little more than 10 pounds. She came to New Leash on Life with her brother, Lucky, and is now looking for her fur-ever family. Fortune likes to lay down on someone to observe everything that is going on around her. She has such a great personality and is taking no time at all adjust to her new surroundings. Fortune came from a home with multiple cats; some of them did pick on her, so she may be a bit shy meeting new feline friends. She is litter box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and has started her kitten vaccines. Anyone can come meet her 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.

Bella, Fortune 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, here’s what’s known about Elliott. Elliott was found wandering in a neighborhood, picked up by local animal control but was never claimed by an owner. The animal control officers described him as c`alm, quiet and gentle. Volunteers took Elliott into the rescue to find another home for him. He arrived with old wounds on his neck – maybe a bite, maybe from being on a chain – but all is healed well. He is heartworm negative, neutered and current on shots.   He is about 4 years old, weighs about 60 pounds and is maybe a lab or setter mix.  Elliott is basically a dork. He does not jump on visitors but will approach gently for a petting or treat. He is quiet but will bark at thunder. He is learning to keep his kennel area clean and has decided that hot dog treats are the best. Elliott walks nicely on a leash and rides well in a car crate. Anyone who would like to meet Elliott, maybe take him for a walk or share a hot dog treat with him, may contact the kennel at 615-444-8011. 

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, there’s enough crazy in the world. So here’s a non-prescriptive, completely legal way of adding some calm to this corner of the world. There are a few beautiful, mannerly kitties looking for new homes at Country K-9 Rescue. The kitties have been in foster homes and have come a long way from shy to trusting people around them. For the patient adopter, they will be rewarded with the content purrs of truly rescued kitty – maybe not in a few days, but probably a few weeks. They may find themselves purring along with them. Pictured is the Blue Crew – now about 5 months old –sweet, happy kitties. For information, call or text 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.

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