"A Tear of Love is a Tear of Hope"
So many animals are abandoned, neglected, abused and without hope.
" GIVE THEM A CHANCE"
YOUR MONTHLY DONATION will help us continue to help them.
Address: P.O. Box 1014 Brentwood, TN 37024-1014
We believe that rescuing a dog is a commitment, a determination of love for them; giving them a chance to learn love; understanding they will be safe in their homes. In any case, if a problem arises and you are unable to properly handle the dog, the SPCA of Tennessee needs to be contacted immediately so a plan can be put in place to return the dog to our care.
The SPCA of Tennessee is a foster based rescue. We do not have a facility to house animals. Foster homes can be difficult to find and existing foster homes fill up quickly due to the need of animals in this state. That being said, SPCA needs adequate time to move any dog that, for any specific reason, is not working out with their family.
Every time SPCA of Tennessee adopts out a dog, we make sure adopters are made aware of specifics past and present about the dog through any reported or observed history.
Every adopter must fill out an application, be made (at minimum) verbally aware of history & temperament, then proceed to the adoption contract. Every adopter is made fully aware of the dog's past and current temperament through the foster based program.
The SPCA of Tennessee assumes no liability for anything happening in the owner's home.
Truman is a 2 year Pittie/Shar Pie Mix. He was neutered and we had to do some x-rays because of a heart murmur that was detected by the Dr. Holt. Waiting to talk to the vet regarding his x-rays.
Hooch is a 2-3 year old Bullmastiff Mix. His access was removed and drained and now he will be starting his heart worm treatment that it will cost around $650.00
UPDATED: Hooch finished his Doxy and he will be going to the vet on July 18th to start his heart worm treatment. ANY DONATIONS WILL BE GRADLY APPRECIATED.
Foster Home needed for Biscuit is a 4 months GS/Lab Mix. His mom is purebred German Shepherd and the dad is a Black Lab. He is 4 months old and extremely sweet and playful. For more information please contact Celina at 615-354-3531.
Foster Home needed For Butters is a 4 months GS/Lab Mix. His mom is purebred German Shepherd and the dad is a Black Lab. He is 4 months old and extremely sweet and playful. For more information please contact Celina at 615-354-3531.
Daphne is a 3 year old Lab mix. She is around 35 pounds and she is a sweet, a little shy girl. She has been full vetted and she is ready to find a family who can love her. She loves women and she doesn't mind men but she is shy around them.
Darla the yellow Labrador Mix was outside chained to a bucket and nobody who can play with her. She never had a place where she can feel safe and loved. The SPCA of Tennessee give her a chance and she got vetted and went to a foster home where she can learn to be loved and be happy. Darla now Luna has been adopted and she is living the life that she always deserved to have. This picture is at her new home with her brother and you can tell how happy she is and how much she wanted to be part of a family. This is what The SPCA of Tennessee does for the ones that are left behind and they don't have any hope......"We Give Them A Chance
Loving life like she always wanted to be!
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Pets Are Our World- They are part of our family-
Pets Are Our World- We know nothing compares to coming home to a wiggle butt or waking up to soft purrs. We want every pet to have the best care, but know it can be hard when vet visits are often only once or twice a year.
24 / 7 Live Vet Chat Annual - SPCA of Tennessee $79.00 instead of $99.99 Telehealth isn't just for humans: get answers to all your pet health questions and concerns from our veterinary experts. Includes access to our app and smart care features like pet management and easy storage of medical records. Unlimited 24/7 Live Chat in the Fuzzy App or Web. Bills Every: 12 months.
Donations help us continuing helping more lives!
Help us stop more litters of puppies in Tennessee SPAY and NEUTER!
Animals can help other animals to get well
Food, Toys, Bowls, Crates etc..
Fostering a Dog/Cat is so rewarding
Donations are always welcome!
Trouble has been a magical dog for all the children that are wanting a dog and they can't own a real one; but they can have "TROUBLE" to heal their heart. Trouble the Dog has travel from hospitals to all the children homes that need a true friend in their lives. He is a magical friend that will bring a smile into children eyes.
My friend Sheila Duncan and her niece Kendra Duncan are the creators of Trouble. Sheila has been my friend for close to 20 years.
"Buy Trouble the Dog and Save A Dog at the SPCA of Tennessee"
A portion of the sale of buying Trouble the Dog will go to the SPCA of Tennessee.
Please Indicate SPCA of Tennessee on your order. Trouble is made in the USA.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
ANIMALS GIVE YOU UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOREVER
MAKE TENNESSEE A BETTER PLACE FOR ANIMALS
EVERY DONATION HELP US CONTINUE HELP MORE ANIMALS IN THE STATE
We often think dogs have the same feelings as us, which can lead to big misundstanding in our relationships with them. They can't talk the same way as us For example, they can't tell us when they are hurt or frightened-they may snap or bark instead. We can think they are trying to say something completely different and in some cases, we would see their behavior as being aggressive, which is not always the case.
Dogs may surprise us at times with their behavior, there is nearly always a warning and a reason for this this behavior. Dogs are just like in this-sometimes we may get angry for no reason, but when we calm down and explain, there's always a reason behind it.
Remember dogs can't tell you about themselves and their own history, you won't be aware if they have ever been hurt or neglected and whether their trust in humans has been damaged. This would greatly affect the way they behave.
Mis people are naturally drawn towards pets, particularly dogs and our lives are often improved by having them around, In order for us to be safe around dogs, we should all be aware of how to minimize the risk of a dog being frightened by us or feel the need to protect themselves.
-Be gentle and quiet around dogs at all times
-Have respect for dogs
- Sneak up on a dog- you may scare them
-Tease a dog- It's not fair
-Stare at a dog too long in the eye. Dogs can find this intimidating just like we do.
-Disturb a dog who is sleeping or eating as he may not want to play.
-Assume a dog will always want to play with you. Just like you, sometimes they may want to be left alone
-Approach a dog who is tied up or without an owner as you won't know whether he is friendly or not.
Treat dogs as you would your friends-with respect and kindness at all times.
Caring for a Dog
Dogs are fun, loyal and rewarding companions, if you care for them properly. Dog ownership requires commitment and responsible attitude. To successfully look after a pet dog, there are many things to consider.
Breed of Dog-
There are many different types of dog, from small to large, short haired or long-for example, the smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua; and the fastest is the Greyhound.
Dogs were bred for different resons and so all behave slightly differently. For example, Border Collies are extremely active as they were bred to work farms, whereas Yorkshire Terriers are not so active and need less exercise in a home environment.
A dog should always wear a collar. The collars should be fitted with an identification tag, by law, which has the owner's name and address on it. This is very important to help identify the dog if he ever escapes or runs off. All dogs should be given a microchip. It is a quick and painless procedure where an identification chip is inserted into the back of the dog's neck. This chip enables dogs to be reunited with their owners if lost.
TOP TIP: If you are thinking of getting a dog, it is really important to find out as much as you can about the character of that type of dog and how it behaves. A dog should always be on a lead when in a busy public areas and near roads and never left alone and should be trained to come back to call before being let of the lead in other areas.
A dog should be exercised everyday, regardless of the weather! If there is no access to a garden, a dog will need to be taken for a short walk much more regularly. You will alos always need to carry a 'poop scoop' with you when exercising a dog outside so that you can clean up after him. It is important that everyone cleans up after their dog when they are in public places. Toys and play should also be an important part of a dog's daily routine. Playing games will help to exercise the dog and prevent boredom and destructive behavior.
TOP TIP: Ideally toys should not be left on the floor all the time as a dog wink simply get bored of them. A toy box could be useful so you decide when it is playtime.
FANTASTIC FACT: Exercise is not only fun for dogs-it helps to keep a dog's. heart.muscles, and bones strong, as well as keeping them entertained.
Food and water-
Dogs need feeding at least once a day. They should be given specialist dog food rather than the same food as you. However, when they are very young they can require as many as four meals a day. The dog's bowl should be cleaned after every meal. Don't fee a dog from the dinner table this will encourage him to scrounge food from you. Save any scraps from your meal that you wish to give the dog and mix these with his food at his dinnertime. Dogs should be given a bowl of fresh water everyday. Their water bowl should be cleaned regularly.
FANTASTIC FACT: Never give a dog chicken, fish or pork bones they might get stuck in the dog's throat. TOP TIP: Remember to change a dog's water often especially in warm weather.
FANTASTIC FACT: Never give a dog chocolate-It is poisonous to them. There are lots of special doggy treats that you can give your dog as a reward instead.
A dog will need to visit the vet at least once a year to receive all his vaccinations as follow: DPHLP (Distemper/Parvo), Bortadella, Rabies, Dewormer, Heartworm Test and Preventative as well as Flea and Tick Preventative. Dogs are vaccinated to stop them for catching any diseases. This is also a good time for the vet to give the dog a check -uo and make sure he is strong and healthy. It is important to have a dog neutered/spayed for a female particularly if you have more than one dog. Neutering and Spaaying will mean no unwanted puppies and can also prevent medical problems. It can also help improve a dog's behavior.
TOP TIP: You can help a dog with it's dental care by brushing it's teeth once or twice a week with special doggy toothpaste from a vet. Ask your parents to help with this. FANTASTIC FACT: A dog's temperature is usually 38C (101F)
Most breeds of dog shed their hair throughout the year, so require grooming on a regular basis. Regardless of hair length, all dogs should be groomed regularly as it helps to promote healthy skin. Dogs should only be washed when necessary. Bathing them too often can lead to them losing the natural oils in their coat.
TOP TIP: If you wish to help groom your dog, ask your parents to help you. Using a soft brush, brush the same way as the hair grows and always reward the dog if he is well behaved.
FANTASTIC FACT: Some dogs have double coats (two layers of hair)-The bottom one being the undercoat. The undercoat helps a dog stty warm and dry in cold weather but also gives protection from the sun.
Love and Attention-
Just like us, dogs want love and attention too. It is important that a dog is given love, attention and security but does not become over dependent on you. Dogs that are over dependent on their owners may bark, howl, chew or mess in the house when left alone.
TOP TIP: Try to ignore a dog when he is being bad or demanding attention and give him attention when he is being good. This will help to prevent him becoming over dependent on you as well as teaching him how to behave.
Fundraising can be a great way to help the dogs and cats in our care. Sponsored events are always popular. If you have any ideas for fundraising please let us know.
Animals are our therapy
Every time we saved a life brings so much joy into our hearts.
Thank you for all the adopters who had giving the Tennessee SPCA pets a forever home.
The ones without a voice need us the most-
We will never give up doing what We do because the messages that I get everyday from adopters keep us going.
Finding THE PERFECT PET FOR YOUR FAMILY
Every breed is different for everyone and we want to make sure we match you with the right pet.
WE SPAY AND NEUTER OUR SPCA DOGS
There are too many animals in need of a home and it is important to have the pets spay and neuter.
VACCINES AND HEARTWORM TEST
Vaccination and heart worm test are important before adoption
WE RECOMMEND HEALTHY DIET FOR OUR PETS
Giving the proper diet to make sure there are not accident ant their new forever home. PLEASE AVOID FEEDING YOUR PET GRAIN FREE DOG FOOD
WE FOLLOW UP WITH OUR ADOPTERS
We want to make sure everyone is happy with their new family member
WE ARE ALWAYS HERE TO GIVE YOU ADVICE
We always want to make sure our adopters call us anytime with any questions relating their new pet.
We are always here for you if you have any question or any advice regarding our adopted pets.