Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM

When Bowser came to New Leash on Life after his human died, volunteers didn’t know he was a designer breed. At New Leash, he was just a good ole all-American dog. We knew he was special but didn’t realize this beagle-Labrador retriever mix was a beagador. But here’s what really makes him special. Bowser is 94 pounds of pure love. He has a happy-go-lucky personality and always loves to meet new people. At 5 years old, Bowser is a bundle of love, enthusiasm, loyalty and optimism. He has such a sweet nature and dearly loves people. Bowser is neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. Volunteers are sure he misses his person, but he has such a big heart, he’s got room for a new family. Bowser would love for anyone to come meet him and adopt him into a family 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.

There’s something about Champagne that makes everything special. Maybe that’s because Champagne is such a special girl. She is a beautiful 2-year-old dilute calico that is an absolute doll. Champagne loves people; she will reach out to give anyone a hug and will snuggle as close as she can. With the right toy, she will play and chase it around. Champagne came from a home with many cats and would now prefer to have all the attention for herself. She is spayed, litter box trained, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. Come meet this fabulous feline and adopt her for $85. Champagne will add a little sparkle to any home. 

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.

Bowser, Champagne 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, anyone can agree there’s enough crazy in the world. So here’s a non-prescriptive, completely legal way of adding some calm to anyone’s corner of the world. There are a few beautiful mannerly kitties looking for new homes. These kitties have been in foster homes and have come a long way from shyness to trusting people around them. Any patient adopter will be rewarded with the content purrs of a truly rescued kitty – maybe not in a few days, but probably a few weeks. Someone may just purr 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. 

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, time to meet Angel, a 5-6-year-old laid back and chill pit bull. She will play on the floor or prefers to just lie around and hang out. She is fully vetted and house broken. She has done fine around every person and dog she has met so far; she loves people. She is a full-blooded pit, bluish black and had just weaned a litter of puppies when she was rescued. A minor skin issue was treated with baths and medication and is cleared. She spends a great deal of time by herself and has not done any damage. She will bark at sounds or other people she does not immediately recognize but will run up with tail wagging once she knows someone. For information on Angel, contact the foster, Andy, at 615-579-8668.

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 Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control, Jonsey is a gorgeous hound mix about 2 years old. Jonesy was surrendered this summer to the shelter when his owner was unable to provide proper medical care for him. Jonesy was treated and is ready to find his forever home now that he is healthy and much happier.

Jonesy spent the last year or so of his life tied to a tree near a creek, but since coming to the shelter, he has learned life can be so much better. For one, he has enjoyed the air conditioning at the shelter on hot days and now is learning heat is also a benefit of being brought indoors. Not only that, but he gets regular meals, fresh water and a safe, dry place to sleep. He also is enjoying the attention from volunteers who come in to take him on walks and play with him.

Unfortunately, due to his rough past, he is learning to trust people and each day becomes more accepting. He will make an excellent family dog, because he is calm and patient. When anyone spends time with him, he will wag his tail and they can see in his eyes the pure joy he now has at knowing he will be loved and cared for.  

Jonesy is already neutered and up to date on all vaccinations.

Anyone interested in meeting Jonesy may call Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control to set up an appointment at 615-773-5533 or come during open hours.

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