Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Who doesn’t love a dog with one ear up and one ear down? And how about those mischievous eyes; bet she can be a rascal when she sets her mind to it. Poppy is a 5-year-old white-and-brindle American Bulldog mix that weighs just more than 60 pounds.  She is a happy-go-lucky girl that enjoys meeting new friends, and she can’t wait to meet someone new. Poppy is spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. She says, “being true to yourself is always the best answer,” so come meet this beautiful girl and see for yourself. If Poppy seems like the best canine friend you’ve been searching for, visit her at the adoption center today. With an approved application, she can be adopted 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.

Brianna has been through a lot in her short life.  Born in 2016, she came to New Leash on Life after she was rescued from a possible hoarding situation. She came to New Leash with her four newborn kittens. She has a gorgeous satin ebony coat with wisps of white. Brianna is a beautiful young lady that was a great momma to her babies. Now that the babies can care for themselves, it is her time to find her fur-ever home. Brianna is cautious in the beginning, wanting to make sure she is secure.  But once she feels safe, she is a sweet girl that likes to be held. This wonderful little lady is litter box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. After coming from the place she did, Brianna does have a permanent eye ulcer, but it was treated by a veterinarian and doesn’t seem to affect her in any way. Brianna would love to meet anyone, and if she’s the girl they’ve been dreaming of, she can be adopted 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.

Poppy, Brianna 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, 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 and 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, 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 calm, quiet and gentle. Elliott was taken 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 healed well. He is now heartworm negative, neutered and current on shots. He is about 4 years old, 60 pounds and maybe a lab-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 and maybe take him for a walk or share a hotdog treat with him may 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 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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