Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM

It’s a safe bet Boggle could bring the family together. Boggle is a 2-year-old chocolate-and-white hound mix that weighs about 35 pounds. He came to New Leash on Life from animal control and is eager to find his fur-ever home. It looks like life on the road was hard for Boggle. He was thin when he first came in but is filling out nicely. He has signs of old wounds on his back with permanent hair loss, but his spirit isn’t wounded. He may have sad-looking eyes, but he’s really a pop of playful energy and is always excited to meet new people. He’ll calm down when he’s cuddled, but if someone wants to play, he’s always up for a game. Boggle is neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. With an approved application, he can be adopted into a home for $75. Sweet and affectionate, Boggle wants to be the new best friend. 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.

This playful ball of purrs is precious and sure doesn’t want to grow up homeless, but as part of a family. Barney is a sweet white domestic shorthair that was born in October. He loves to snuggle, whether with his siblings or with the staff and volunteers. Barney is litter box trained, neutered, micro-chipped and has started his kitten vaccines. Come and meet this lovable boy and adopt him into a family for $75. 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.

Boggle, Barney 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 xwilson@yahoo.com 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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