Belle is approximately 10 year old pittie. Very sweet good with other dogs but not as a play mate. She more of a couch potato. She's house broke and crate trained. But doesn't need to be crated at night when your home she fine sleeping on couch or foot of your bed. So only when your out for longer periods of time. She can have a fenced yard or NOT. She great on a leash. So just getting her out on a leach to do her business would be fine for her. Belle will need a couple meds for the rest of her life and will answer any questions about that for serious potential adopters. They are inexpensive and she will come with plenty to start our. But her foster will need to be able to contact adopter to make sure she's being kept on her meds.- Fell free to contact the foster mom Kathy at 615-474-2340
FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR 10 DAYS!!!!! Mattie is about 2 years old. She house broke and crate trained. Although she doesn't need to be crated at night when your home. She's very good just sleeping on the couch at night or with you if you prefer. She will need a fenced yard but doesn't have to be a huge area just enough to be able to get to run. Because she much prefers to be by her human on the couch or whatever. She likes to go for walks with you also. She's good with dogs but I wouldn't recommend her with cats. Although she hasn't been around any in my home. I just have a feeling she would want to chase them- Feel free to contact Kathy the foster mom at 615-474-2340
ADOPTION PENDI!!!! Lucy is a 12 year old probably Chesapeake Bay Retiver Choalate Lab mix. She was surrendered to SPCA TN by owner who had her since she was a pup because of new woman in his life who didn't want Lucy in the home and at 12 and blind with an incontinence urinary problem she was tossed out and lived in yard 24/7. And if Rescue and her foster hadn't stepped up and agreed for owner to surrender her she would have ended up at a high kill shelter where she would have most likely been euthanized immediately. But this sweet girl has so much more to give. She's on Proin twice a day now which has stopped her urinary incontinence problem as long as she's kept on it. And her blindness is no handicap for her. She can navigate around the home and steps to go in and out to potty to the point you barely know she blind. She does well with dogs in her foster home. She will need a special adopter and a special contact. Because her foster will wring the neck of adopter if she finds out she's been tossed in back yard again. SHE NEEDS ADOPTER WHO IS COMMITTED TO KEEP HER A HOUSE DOG..- Feel free to contact the foster mom Kathy at 615-474=2340
Bella is a 10 years old Terrier mix. She is super sweet and even though she is 10. She loves to cuddle and will be right next to you as your best friend. Looking for a great pal? For more information please contact Celina at 615-354-3531.
Bella is great with older children but she will need to be the only dog. She came from a cruelty case where she was totally neglected.
Paulie is a 3 year old Lab/Basenji mix . He is sweet, loving and gets along with other dogs and people. He is house trained and crate trained. He loves to go for walks and she is active but at the same time he is chill, He is good in the car and she will love to run in a fence in yard.
Jazman and Jupiter are 2 amazing Bunnies that bonded and love to be with you and give you kisses and love, If you are a Bunnie person you will love these 2, For Moree information I will put you in contact with the foster mom Kim.
Meet Halo!! He is a two year old red husky. Halo is a very sweet boy. He wants nothing more than to be cuddled and loved and loves everyone he meets, especially children. He loves other dogs too, though he tries to chase cats so it's not ideal for him to be around them. He will come up to you and press his head into you, and wants his head to be rubbed always and loves ear scratches. He loves to chase balls, and loves stuffed animals. Halo sadly has been given up on time and time again and unfairly neglected due to his health. Halo sadly suffers from canine idiopathic epilepsy, and has anxiety. He is on medications for his epilepsy. His past owners kept him in a garage all day and left him alone to seize by himself and become very lonely. He was on
Craigslist for completely free, so I'm very glad I found him before just anyone could come and take him and do who knows what to him. I just left an extremely abusive relationship, and I am starting from rock bottom. I have no way of giving Halo the medical and general care and attention he needs until I can get on my feet, and I have no place that will allow me to stay while having Halo. He doesn't deserve to just be thrown in a shelter to be in a cage all day, or dumped in the streets. He needs a loving foster who can give him the time, care, attention, and cuddles that he needs. He is on medication and needs someone who is willing to continue it because he could get very ill or die if he just suddenly stops his doses. I need a foster for my baby boy who can give him the love he needs until I am stable. He is the sweetest boy in the world and wants nothing but to bond and have someone to
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Adopting a pet is a SERIOUS COMMITMENT: We strongly encourage anyone thinking about adding a furry member to their family to do their research and to be ready for this commitment. Take a moment to read through this helpful Adopting a Pet page. The SPCA of TN will be happy to work with you in finding out what kind of pet is best for you. If you want to have a pet please make sure you can make a 10-20 year commitment to your pet. If you are not sure about adopting at this time, you can consider fostering for us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
The SPCA of TN adoption fees range depending on type of animal, the originating shelter and the vetting the animal has received. Our adoption fees are set to allow us to cover our expenses as well as to help other animals in our program that require additional care. Our fees cover vetting costs, shelter fees, boarding (if needed), behavioral training and additional medical care if the animal require it. By adopting from the SPCA of TN you are not saving just one life, you are helping to save others as well.
Why do I love older dogs? Why NOT? Older dogs, first of all, are some of those in most urgent need of homes. They’re often the first to be put down at kill shelters. They’ve lived their whole lives just hoping for the perfect family, and often they’ve been neglected or mistreated for much of their lives. Then they end up in a shelter and watch while people walk past their hopeful eyes and their gray muzzles, choosing younger, more playful dogs instead. Don’t they deserve to live their golden years being spoiled and loved, just like all the younger dogs will eventually do? I say YES!
Older dogs require far less training than younger dogs. They’re curious but not destructive. I don’t come home to find that older dogs have chewed my couch apart. They are already house broken much of the time, and if they’re not, they’re far easier to housebreak. They’re almost always already crate trained, too! They are typically very mellow – all they want to do is be with their family and feel safe. And they still come with all the benefits you get with a young dog. They’re loyal, protective, loving, and even playful! They may tire more easily, but isn’t that what you want? Who has the energy to entertain a young, crazy, four-legged fur ball ALL THE TIME? Not me. I find I can play with my older dogs for a little while, but then, when it’s time for me to get to work or clean the house, they’re content just plopping down to watch me. We have our time together, but then I have the very important ME TIME. It’s a perfect balance.
The next time you’re at a shelter, please give some serious consideration to those graying faces and those tails that might not wag as quickly. If you’re looking for a new friend online, do the same. Remember that all dogs get older, and by adopting an older one, you’ll be with your new best friend during the best years of his or her life…and they will be forever grateful.
Good Afternoon SPCA Tennessee team, I just wanted to quickly thank you! I'm a librarian running a fun pet project for 2nd-6th grade students (a few of the kids are welcoming new pets into their families) where we're learning about the work and responsibilities that go into caring for a family pet, and I thought you all might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your organization's educational tips list. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project. Thanks so much for sharing! One of our youngest, Olivia has also asked me if I could share the article where she and her siblings first researched information on pet care together with you all, "The New Pet Owners Guide - Health, Safety and Savings". Initially I was a little hesitant to reach out, but I thought this could actually be a really great addition for any other new pet owners coming across your information, like Olivia! I wondered if you wouldn't mind adding this one to your list? I find a little encouragement goes a long way, and would love to show Olivia and the rest of the library group if you do choose to include it! spcatn.org/educational-tips Thanks so much, Anna Jones https://couponfollow.com/research/pet-owner-guide
As a library media specialist I've been handed the task of updating our media center's pet care reference guides with the help of some student volunteers. We're currently gearing up for our annual 'Clear the Shelters' pet adoption drive we host every Spring, and the library really wanted to revamp our pet guides for the new parents! Your page led us to some great websites to check out, so the team and I wanted to make sure we thanked you :)
I'd be delighted to show Megan - my volunteer who found it! It's always nice to get some recognition for a job well done, especially during this difficult year. Megan is planning on adopting a senior cat with her family, so was very excited to work on this guide with me. I'm sure she would be thrilled to know she could help others too!
Thank you Megan for taking the time to fine an article to help the community in Tennessee to adopt more Senior Cats
A New Owner's Guide to Adopting a Cat
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Training your dog to be a therapy dog and help others heal. their hearts.
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Always teach your children to take care of their pets from the moment you get a dog or a cat in your care.- However make sure you don't let your children by themselves without proper supervision.
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Always fill out both documents to finalize adoption
Please find the Foster application/Volunteer application and the Surrender forms on the foster/voluneter page
The SPCA of Tennessee always takes dogs no matter age, color and breed
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