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"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
– Thomas Jefferson

Success Stories 2017

Now into our sixth year with second chance pals, we would like to thank each of our small group of dedicated fosterers and supporters, who have given their heartfelt love, time and financial support so this program can go forward. To see heartwarming success stories for our previous years ... go to:

Adult spayed/neutered pets are continuing to be highly desirable, many times valued for their stable, mature-loving and quiet ways, filled with comfort, patience, grace and loyalty.

At this time, our goal of calling attention to the plight of adult animals in our shelter is being realized. As Pets for Patriots comes on board, our own Rolling Rescue and additional rescue sources, we are heartened that older companion animals are becoming more valued and are being adopted. Since there are now
a variety of ways that second chance pals will be finding their forever homes, we reserve success stories from here on out for those animals who are either scp specific or have unusual or difficult adoption stories we can highlight. The photos do not include all adult animals rescued . . .

Please keep our adult shelter animals in mind when adding to your household members!

Updated 8/18/2017

2017 Adopted List ... Click on the pet's name to see their story.  

02/02, Muffin, Shih Tzu
03/17, Axel, Min Pin
04/11, Lucy, Min Schnauzer
05/17, Samantha, Cat
08/03, Otto, Min. Pin.
08/16, Lady, Chihuahua
03/04, Silk, Cat
03/20, Sandy, Labrador Retriever
04/22, Doc, Pomeranian
07/25, Lucy, Shih Tzu
08/03, Macy, Plott Hound
03/09, Cocoa, Cat
03/25, Katie, Pomeranian
05/17, Rambo, Chihuahua
08/03, Maggie, Plott Hound
08/15, Ziva, Terrier Mix
 

ZIVA - FEMALE - TERRIER MIX - 6 YEARS

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8/15/17: Ziva has been adopted!

8/1/17: Ziva is 6 years old, is housebroken and likes to sit on the couch with you. She prefers to sleep with you and loves to have all the attention but is not aggressive with other dogs. She is a sweet girl who is looking for her forever home.

Ziva is in a loving foster home.



LADY - FEMALE - CHIHUAHUA - 9 YEARS

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8/16/17: Lady has gone to rescue.

8/4/17: This is Lady, she was found on Rt.68 scared and hungry. She is a 9 year old (approximately) Chihuahua and weighs 14.6 lbs. She is in need of a dental and needs to be spayed. All expenses for her care will be taken care of by MCFA's Second Chance Pals program.

The people that brought her in said she is very sweet. If you have room in your home for this abandoned little sweetie, please call the Monroe County Animal Shelter at 423-442-1015.



OTTO - MALE - MINIATURE PINCHER - 7 YEARS

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8/3/17: Otto has been adopted by his foster mom.

5/17/17: Otto is a 7 year old Min Pin who is pretty hyper, but does better out of the kennel. He is neutered and housebroken, but really could use a foster. He gets along with other dogs and cats don't bother him.



MACY - FEMALE - PLOTT HOUND - 8 YEARS

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8/3/17: Macy will be going to Louie's Legacy rescue this coming Tuesday, 8/8!

5/19/17: Macy is an 8 year old Plott weighs 66 pounds and is super, super sweet.



MAGGIE - FEMALE - PLOTT HOUND - 3 YEARS

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8/3/17: Maggie has gone to St. Hurbert's rescue.

5/19/17: Maggie is a 3 year old Plott Hound who weighs 38 pounds and is very sweet.



LUCY - FEMALE - SHIH TZU MIX - 13 YEARS

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6/23/17: Isn't Lucy pretty after a bath and haircut!

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6/20/17: This is Lucy when she first came in.

7/24/17: Lucy has been accepted to Louise Legacy Rescue; she will leave tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25th. She has been an absolute joy to foster.

6/27/17: Lucy had 3 teeth pulled today; she is home and eating ... all is well. Also Lucy goes in and out my doggie door like a pro. But she will also use a pee pad if I don't take her out and walk with her in a timely manner. Her dry eye has greatly improved with the application of medicine twice a day, the difference is remarkable and I know she is more comfortable.

Lucy loves to lay on the back of the couch; she likes a bird's-eye view of the living room.

6/23/17: Lucy saw the groomer today and the vet; she is very healthy for her age. She has one dry eye which will requires medicine 2 times a day and she's scheduled for a dental next week.

6/20/17: Lucy is a 13 year old Shih Tzu mix, she has been surrendered to the shelter due to her mom's poor health.

Lucy is dog friendly and is gentle. Lucy seems to have poor eyesight, she will see a vet in a couple days and get all checked out. She is heartworm negative and will be put on prevention.



RAMBO - MALE - CHIHUAHUA - 7 YEARS

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5/17/17l: Rambo went to Louie's Legacy today!

2/14/17: Rambo is a 7 yr old short-coated Chihuahua. He is housebroken and gets along great with other dogs and doens't mind cats. Rambo is a happy boy who likes to play with toys and take naps. He was basically abandoned by his owner, along with his 2 play mates. He is neutered and ready to find his new forever home once he gets a final SCP checkup.



SAMANTHA - FEMALE - SHORT-HAIRED CAT - 9-11 YEARS

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7/25/17: Samantha napping on HER couch

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5/17/17: Samantha has a home!

1/18/17: Samantha is 9-11 years old; currently living at the shelter until we find a foster home for her; she's a very sweet girl that is very loving. She prefers to have her head rubbed instead of being held. She gets along with other cats and is happy to co-exist with them, but would be happy as an only cat. Samantha is fine with dogs; doesn't pay much attention to them.



DOC - MALE - POMERANIAN - 7 YEARS

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4/22/17 - Doc's new Dad!

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4/22/17: Doc has a permanent home with his foster family!

3/21/17: Doc is a 7 yr old Pomeranian and was surrendered today when his elderly owner passed away. He is pee-pad trained and has never been outside. He is neutered.

The vet will check him out tomorrow. He is confused as to how he ended up here but did not try to bite and allowed us to pick him up. He would benefit greatly if he could go to a foster home.



LUCY - FEMALE - MINIATURE SCHNAUZER - 7 YEARS

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Lucy's new mom!

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4/11/17: Lucy was adopted today!

3/10/17: This is Lucy, a 7 year old female Miniature Schnauzer. Lucy is spayed, up-to-date on shots, housebroken, child friendly, and dog friendly. Lucy is a dominant female, which means she makes sure all other dogs in her home know she is the boss; she should not be placed with another dominant dog.

She is being fostered in a home with multiple dogs who allow her to be herself. Lucy should be in a fenced in yard or on a leash when outside (she is a runner).

Lucy is affectionate and loving, a good companion. When Lucy first came in she was shy and distant but within a few hours was showing affection and accepting petting. She has a couple fatty masses on her chest that do not cause her any discomfort; the vet is not concerned about them.



KATIE - FEMALE - POMERANIAN - 14 YEARS

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3/25/17: Katie was adopted today!!!

3/10/17: Katie is a 14 year old Pomeranian; she is spayed and up-to-date on her vaccinations.

Katie is nearly blind; one eye is white with cataract but she doesn't know this should slow her down. Katie learns her surroundings quickly and is not shy. She needs a little more care going up and down stairs until she if familiar with the routine.

She is house-trained, also uses a pee pad if you can't walk her in a timely manner. She is dog friendly and child friendly, although I would use caution putting her with young children as she's is a senior and could be injured easily by rough handling.

Katie will bark when someone knocks at the door but is very quiet the rest on the time. Katie doesn't have many teeth left and should be fed soft food and treats.

She is affectionate, she would be very content to sleep the day away next to you on the sofa. Katie is a precious soul.



AXEL - MALE - MIN PIN - 7 YEARS

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3/17/17: Axel went to a meet & greet today and found his forever home!

3/11/17: From Axel's foster parents: Axel has blended into our home nicely; he sleeps through the night in a crate and in an ex-pen or loose in the house during the day. He is a lap dog and would spend his entire day sitting next to one of us. He gets along with our two family dogs and house training manners are good. Twice daily eye drops are no problem and there appears to be nothing wrong with his vision. Walks nicely on leash and plays with his favorite toys.

He's our first SCP foster and we're looking forward to introducing him to potential adopters. He'd make a great family pet. Having two larger dogs, we're beginning to see the charm of the small guys! Please let us know if any potential adopters appear or any rescues are interested in him.

1/6/17: Axel is a 7 year old Min Pin who was found with 3 other dogs in an abandoned house. He is a sweet fellow who loves people. Axel has dry eyes and needs drops twice a day.



SANDY - FEMALE - CHOCOLATE LAB - 7 YEARS

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3/20/2017: Sandy, now Mooch, vacationing in Florida with her new family SCP

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2/17/17: In just a couple of days, Sandy has really perked up. On top of everything else, she also had a yeast infection in her ears, which is now being treated. She's a real trooper!

2/9/17: Sandy has had her mass removed and is recovering well. She is Heartworm positive and will have her treatment next week on Monday and Tuesday and be ready to come back on Wednesday.

She is really a nice dog. We need to find her a foster spot; of course she is a bigger dog, but she's house-trained.

2/8/17: Sandy is a super-sweet Chocolate Lab that came into the shelter with an awful hernia. She's scheduled for surgery.



SILK - FEMALE - DOMESTIC, SHORT-HAIRED CAT - 14 YEARS

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7/17/17: Silk and Cocoa Puff Update:

Silk and Cocoa Puff are doing fantastic! Silk loves to hang out on the top level of a cat tree I have in my downstairs kitchen by a window. She's vocal when she wants attention, and is very cuddly. She really prefers to stay quiet by herself. She doesn't seek out the companionship of other cats. This is okay. The other cats pretty much ignore her. So, all is good.

Cocoa Puff likes to hang out upstairs. Although, he frequently comes downstairs if he thinks his food bowl isn't full enough. He's very vocal too. His personality has really developed....as has his appetite. He has put on some weight, so he doesn't look as frail as he once did. He's quite a character.

Both are a good fit and are doing well.

3/4/17: Silk….has been adopted from the shelter by a woman from Sweetwater who saw her at PetSmart…..post-adoption comment “Silk must have been much loved by her previous owner. She is very loving, enjoys cuddling and being held. She is absolutely adorable.” She will be getting her dental done on Thursday.

2/24/17: Silk is a beautiful DSH, black cat with a little tuft of white on her chest. Her former person had to surrender her due to her own health, she was no longer able to care for Silk and Cocoa as they deserved. She has to be an Indoor Cat ONLY…especially since she is a senior, has always been inside, is 14 years old, and is front de-clawed. She deserves to continue to live a safe, cushy, heated/air-conditioned life. She is a wonderful girl who just wants to hang out and keep your lap warm. Thanks to Second Chance Pals we were able to get Silk a complete senior check-up and she is scheduled for a dental cleaning on March 16th, 2017. Her blood work came back perfect. Perfect litter box manners.



COCOA - MALE - DOMESTIC, SHORT-HAIRED CAT - 12 YEARS

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3/14/17: 3/14/17-Cocoa has returned from Atlanta….Linda, who adopted Silk (Cocoa’s housemate) just had to have Cocoa so she arranged adoption and transport back to Sweetwater…to his forever home sweet home! (his new name is Cocoa Puff :-)

3/9/17: Cocoa was sent to Atlanta today.

2/24/17: Cat people talk to their cats….and their cats answer…Cocoa is quite the conversationalist! Cocoa is a very sweet and handsome buff and white boy with an adorable pink nose. He is about 12 years old and looking for his retirement lap. His former person had to surrender him due to her own health, she was no longer able to care for Cocoa and Silk as they deserved. He has to be an Indoor Cat ONLY…especially since he is a senior, has always been inside and is front de-clawed. He deserves to continue to live a safe, cushy, heated/air-conditioned life. Thanks to Second Chance Pals we were able to get Cocoa a complete senior check-up; his blood work came back with no real issues and his teeth are in great shape. Perfect litter box manners.



MUFFIN - SHIH TZU

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2/2/17: Muffin is going to Louise Legacy rescue on Friday, 2/3.

1/30/17: Muffin is doing very well after her surgery, and her skin is healing nicely. As a result, she is a much happier dog and is even getting playful. Marcy believes that Muffin is getting too attached to them and should be put up for adoption asap. She feels bad that Muffin is learning to trust them, and then will be displaced once again. One curious thing she wanted me to pass on is that Muffin has not barked once since she arrived, not a sound. Very sweet dog and smart.


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