Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Feb 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM

How about a nice game of Pictionary? Pictionary is a gorgeous 1-year-old blue, black and white dog. With her coloring, she may be a Catahoula mix. Whatever she is, Pictionary is a fun dog. She is a masterpiece of playful energy, full of love that can be drawn on forever. Pictionary enjoys getting her belly rubbed and loves time with her person. She is spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. Volunteers would love for someone to meet this priceless work of art, and if she’s the right fit for an active family, she can adopted for $75. 

All New Leash on Life dogs must be adopted to families willing to have their pets be allowed inside, especially as night and extreme weather. 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. 

Nike is such a handsome 9-month-old white-and-grey domestic shorthair cat with big round amber-colored eyes that will look straight into anyone’s heart. He is super friendly and loves getting attention. Nike came to New Leash on Life after he was found as a stray, and his owners couldn’t be found. His temporary home reported he loved the grandchildren and appeared to get along with the other pet in the home. Anyone who comes and meets Nike at the PetSmart in Mt. Juliet’s Providence Marketplace will steal their heart. Nike is neutered, current on vaccines, litter box trained and micro-chipped. His adoption fee is $50. 

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

Join New Leash on Life for the first Tito’s Paws for a Cause 5K. It will be March 3 at the Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. Learn more and register at pawsforacause5k.run. The event is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and its Vodka For Dog People program. It will be a day of fun, and a portion of the proceeds will help the furry friends at New Leash on Life. And don’t forget, dogs are welcome.

Pictionary, Nike and many other dogs and cats are available for adoption at New Leash on Life’s Adoption Center at 507 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. The adoption center is open for adoptions Tuesday through Fri- day from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The center is closed 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 kitties available for adoption. New Leash also has dogs available for adoption every 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, contrary to what his name implies, Kix is not the life of the party. Oh, handsome, no doubt, but quiet and reserved. He meets people slowly – maybe just a bit faster if said person is carrying mackerel or tuna – but will soon be purring and head-butting like a frat boy. Kix is about 2-3 years old. He is healthy, neutered, current on shots and tested feline leukemia negative. For information on Kix or any of our available kitties, contact Annelise at 615-594-0099.

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, the “E” word – exercise – is one New Year’s resolution that may already be broken. Well, here’s a solution to the resolution – Elle. Elle is a young mountain cur-pit mix about 8 months old. She is an active, happy pup looking for an active, happy adopter. She uses a doggie door at the kennel and keeps her kennel area clean. Elle loves playtime with other dogs and meets people with a wagging tail. A fenced yard and active adopter family would be the perfect fit for this brindle beauty. She is healthy, spayed, current on shots, wormed and micro-chipped. For more information on Elle, 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 or neuter assistance or information on area programs may contact Country K-9 Rescue at [email protected] or 877-449-5395, and a volunteer will go over available help.

Visit countryk9.petfinder.com or find Country K-9 Rescue on Facebook to see other available rescued pets. All pets are fully vetted and healthy, and dogs are micro-chipped. 

And 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 the rescue’s toll free number at 877-449-5395. Volunteers can loan traps and arrange spay or neuter. Anyone in a position to offer a feral or free-roaming cat a barn or outside home with shelter, the rescue also has some healthy, fixed cats that would love to have a job at a place. The problem won’t go away and will only get worse unless the rescue gets help from the people who know of these situations. Please help the volunteers end the cycle of homeless pets.


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