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– Thomas Jefferson

success stories 2013

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

Now into our third 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:

Updated: 12.31.13


2013 Adopted List ... Click on pet to see their story.  

Bazinga, Chihuahua
Bella, Beagle/Labrador Mix
Doddy, Poodle (toy)
Duke, Pit Bull
Evie, Manchester Terrier
Fern, Chihuahua
Jill, Chihuahua
Keekee, Dachshund
Kirby, Pit Bull/Great Dane Mix
Lucy, Chihuahua/Pekingese Mix
Lucy, Shih Tzu Mix
Mary, Cairn Terrier Mix
Peekaboo, Maltese/Poodle Mix
Pumpkin, Beagle Mix
Quilla, Fox Terrier
Sam, Schnauzer, Mini
Sandy, Jack Russell
Sandy, Puggle
Sasha, Husky/Shepherd Mix
Skippy, Beagle Mix
Tee, Chihuahua
 

Fern
Animal ID 21200774 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier/Chihuahua, Short Coat 
Age 9 years  
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Brown 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster CM
Intake Date 10/8/2013 
ARN 131005D 



Jill
Animal ID 21202696 
Species Dog 
Breed Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix 
Age 4 years 11 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Black 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter
Location Foster MA
Intake Date 10/8/2013 
ARN 131008D 



Duke
Animal ID 20980743 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix 
Age 3 years 14 days 
Sex Male 
Size Medium 
Color Red 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster EN 
Intake Date 9/14/2013 
ARN 130914D 
Duke is a happy fellow, very sweet and loving. He is a little scared right now of being left and will cry and carry on for a while when put in the outside kennel. He climbed out of the 4 foot pen to get closer to me. He is very well behaved in the house. So far he is only free roaming in the kitchen but no problems and appears to be house broken. 

He is the happiest lying at my feet. He seems to get along with all the dogs. A great dog for someone who wants or needs a 24/7 companion. Updates will follow.

Duke was fearful at first and didn’t like being placed in a kennel. It only took a few days of milk bone treats to cure his dislike. Also he is always with two senior dogs that live at this foster home, so he is never alone. He has also teamed up with a third resident, a 32 pound Cocker Spaniel. He came from a home that had another dog, a Chocolate Lab, who Duke was very much attached to. Only with one dog has he voiced his negative opinion, a Jack Russell mix that came to this home in recent days and is very hyper. Duke doesn’t appreciate the hopping and skipping about, especially on him!

To humans he is an amazingly loving dog. A 34 pound lap dog! And full of kisses! He loves to lounge on the couch. He is completely housebroken.

He recently went to a festival and willingly posed as a prisoner in a costume contest! He also marched in a Mutt Strutt parade. He was very good on the leash and accepted all dogs he came in contact with. He met many people there and showed his love to all.

Duke is an exceptional dog that will bring many years of companionship to a loving home.


KeeKee sent to rescue
Animal ID 21175864 
Species Dog 
Breed Dachshund, Miniature Long Haired/Mix 
Age 9 years 1 day 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Brown/Brown 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster CW
Intake Date 10/4/2013 
ARN 131004D 
KeeKee is light heartworm positive and is being treated, she is on monthly proheart pills. She has allergies to fleas and her lost hair is returning. She is simply adorable, very loving and a beautful, gentle, totally sweet little girl. Keekee needs her teeth cleaned and when the vet gives the go ahead we will get her teeth taken care of.



Sam
Animal ID 21008972 
Species Dog 
Breed Schnauzer, Miniature/Mix 
Age 11 years 1 day 
Sex Male 
Size Small 
Color Grey/Black 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes, but will mark occasionally 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster CM
Intake Date 9/18/2013 
ARN 130918D 
Good with dogs, cats, livestock, kids. Indoor dog/access to outside. Sam enjoys walks, rides in the car and napping next to "his" person. Crate-trained. Comes when called. Sometimes "snaps" when he doesn't want to do something, but has never bitten. Should be placed in a home without children. He is not afraid of anything.


Lucy
Animal ID 21175270 
Species Dog 
Breed Shih Tzu/Mix 
Age 10 years 3 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Grey 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster SW
Intake Date 10/4/2013 
ARN 131004D 
Housebroken during day and uses pee pads at night. Likes dogs, cats, kids, and enjoys riding in car. She is getting medical treatment for cherry eye as well as other relatively minor age-related conditions.

Lucy was adopted by her former owner who was able to move into another living situation where she could have her sweet girl back with her! We're delighted that even through the shelter's temporary closing, Lucy was safe with second chance pals and available to be reunited with the person who loved most.

Bazinga

From Anja H. on 9/27

Great News!  I called JoAnn today to follow up on how things are going with Bazinga.  She said they have absolutely fallen in love with him and want to adopt him!  His fracture is healing very nicely she said and he is just the sweetest dog. However, he is really not house trained yet - as soon as JoAnn take Bazinga out of his kennel, he tends to pee before going outside.  And, she still wants him.  Most of the kennel rest he is having is on her husband's lap (he is in a wheel chair), and the dog is very content to stay there a good part of the day.

I will go to the shelter to pick up the paperwork involved in getting this adoption done and take it to PetSmart in Turkey Creek where she works at the Vet's office.   She has been bathing Bazinga in a medicated shampoo she got from her office, and the skin condition is so much improved she said. I called the shelter today to see if he has been chipped, and yes he has.

I am so thrilled for this little guy, he really deserves some happiness.
Animal ID 20881766 
Species Dog 
Breed Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix 
Age Young, Special Needs
Sex Male 
Size Small 
Color Black/White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Kennel 
Intake Date 9/3/2013 
ARN 130903D 


Shown here with his loving new parents!!

Mary

Animal ID 20485115 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Cairn/Mix 
Age 5 years 10 days 
Sex Female 
Size Medium 
Color Blond/White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster EN
Intake Date 7/17/2013 
ARN 130717D 

Mary is a 5 year old Cairn Terrier Mix that is very sweet. She gets along great with all the dogs at this foster house. She is housebroken so she gets extra liberties, like sleeping in the bedroom at the foot of the bed or getting to stay in the house alone. She doesn't get on the furniture and usually picks a nice quiet out of the way spot to lay down. She enjoys the touch of her human and the company of another dog. She is well rounded in all areas socially. She is not use to riding in the car but tolerates it.

She likes to go outside and walk around the yard and does well in a kennel situation. She will bark at you with the excitement of you coming home and is always happy to greet you and shows her friendly personality with a wag of her tail. She is hard of hearing and will purposely make eye contact with you and follow hand signals from a distance.

Mary has had a benign tumor removed from her left rear leg and her dental work resulted in the loss of eleven teeth. She is doing very well in spite of it all but faces one more surgery at the end of September where a new found mammary tumor will be removed.

This little girl offers all the qualities of a great companion.

Shown right with her forever mom!!



Quilla

Update 8.2.13
: Foster mom says that Ms. Quilla loves kids! Brenda's 4 and 5 1/2 year grandsons call her "Wiggles", cause that's just what she does!

She can be "snarly" with other dogs until she gets to know them which is fairly typical for terriers.
Animal ID 20295918 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Fox, Smooth/Mix 
Age 6 years 1 day 
Sex Female 
Size Medium 
Color Black/White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster BH
Intake Date 6/25/2013 
ARN 130625D 
Quilla says, "pick me! pick me! I promise to shower you with kisses; never let you be lonely; be your walking partner and best friend forever!"

Quilla is a mature lady with a mellow personality and is well past the chew and bite phase. She is a terrier mix, weighing in at about 15 lbs and is looking good and looking out for her forever family. She has a stubby little nub of a tail and when she wags her tail, of course, her whole hind end wags . . . and she wags often!! She is a super nice lady and would make a great friend and companion for anyone. She loves to go "hiking" with Jake Harris and even with short legs, really keeps up!

If you are interested in meeting her, contact the shelter and ask to meet Quilla.



Recently posted on Facebook by Quilla's Foster Mom:
"Quilla is a "Second Chance Pal" and can be adopted thru the Monroe County Animal Shelter, Madisonville. She is 7-8 yrs old and is in great shape - She loves to walk and hike and easily does 3 miles at a time and could probably do more. She gets really excited when she sees the leash come out or sees me putting on my shoes! In the house, her favorite place to be is on the bed or the couch or just where ever her human is at the moment. She is as sweet as she can be.
She is housebroken and crate trained but can be left free in the house when I am away. I am not usually gone too long, though. She likes to sleep in the bed with her humans and with her "brother" Jake by the way but will sleep in a crate.
She likes women and men and likes small children up to a point. She would probably prefer a home without young kids but a visit by grandkids would be fine. She is ok with most other dogs but prefers the older, quieter and less rambunctious ones.
If you would like to meet Quilla, call the shelter at 423-442-1015 Tues-Fri 10 - 5 or
Sat. 9-1. She is currently in a foster home."

I wanted to give you and update on Quilla.  She has settled in my home better than I could've expected.  She acts as if she doesn't know a stranger and readily gives doggie kisses.  I thought my dad was going to cry when I first introduced them.  He has also been lonely, since we had put down my last dog.  Saturday night the both of them rocked in his recliner for over 2 hours and she slept.  My grandson said she was "very perfect"!!!  She is a delight and I'm so happy to have her as my companion.  Thank you for all you did for her, for all the others who came before and who will be after.  I will toot the "adopt an older pet" horn as they have so much to offer.  I will continue to give you updates on her progress.  Again, thank you! : )
Ronna Wilson, Loan Officer, First Financial of Tennesse
Athens, TN 37303



Sandy Terrier went to Atlanta rescue
Animal ID 20125943 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Jack Russell/Mix 
Age 7 years 6 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color White/Brown 
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster 
Intake Date 6/12/2013 
ARN 130612D 
Sandy is a very sweet lady who would love to sit in your lap.



This was an emergency case with two hoarding cases in the same week. Sandy was an owner surrender, the lady had lost her husband and her home, she didn't want to give up the dog, she has raised her since she was 3 weeks old. Liz told me the lady was sobbing and kept hesitating but finally accepted what she had to do. The owner said if her situation changed when she gets a check the 1st of the month she will come back and adopt Sandy back.


Evie
Animal ID 20181577 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Manchester/Mix 
Age 6 years 14 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Black/White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster 
Intake Date 6/18/2013 
ARN 130618D 
Evie is housebroken and leash trained. She gets along with cats and kids. She likes to ride.


Kirby
 
Animal ID 18843046 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Pit Bull/Great Dane 
Age 7+
Sex Male 
Size Medium 
Color Black 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster  EN
Intake Date 1/4/2013 
ARN 130104D 
Updated 4-19-13: Kirby seems to be growing as he adds to his weight topping out at around 75 pounds. He is an amazing dog. He longs for companionship. He will follow us around the yard while we work as if to supervise our tasks. He walks alongside of the mower while we mow. He gets along with every dog he meets. He lays down in the living room each evening and drifts off to sleep while we watch TV. He sleeps every night on his own blanket on the floor at the foot of our bed. He will visit by sitting in front of you and reaching out with his paw to you. His kisses are direct and meaningful. Kirby will also get into the car and ride along quietly. He is housebroken and fully trustworthy in the house alone. He is just a very calm and gentle companion dog looking for his companion.

Found! Kirby's forever home. He looks sooooo happy!
Thanks Esther for loving and fostering this special boy so that he could find his people.


Sandy Pug PLUS her kinfolk, Jack White Retriever and Wendy Border Collie!!
All second chance pals about 6 years old,
From her foster family - Sandy is a very well behaved 6-year old that loves to go for walks and is very good both on leash. Definitely housebroken- not even one accident! Took her with me to water plants in the yard off leash - no problem. She does not run away and comes when you call. Follows me from room to room - guess she is not sure of her place in the pack yet. Sandy is a very well behaved little sweethheart.
At right she is up for her after-dinner playtime, just waiting for her foster mom to toss a toy.
Animal ID 20410937 
Species Dog 
Breed Pug/Beagle 
Age 6 years 3 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Fawn 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster 
Intake Date 7/9/2013 
ARN 130709D 


Doddy
Animal ID 20094814 
Species Dog 
Breed Poodle, Toy/Purebred 
Age ??
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color White 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster BH
Intake Date 6/8/2013 
ARN 130608D 
This little toy poodle girl is also looking for her forever home. She had a really rough life until she and several of her friends were rescued and still, she is just the sweetest thing.

Of course, she wants to be your lap dog or arm candy but she also likes to watch over the household activities from her "throne"
- a pillow!



Sasha
Animal ID 20032508 
Species Dog 
Breed Siberian Husky/Shepherd 
Age 2 years 5 days 
Sex Female 
Size Large 
Color Black 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location scp Foster
Intake Date 6/1/2013 
ARN 130601D 


Tee
Tee is adorable, he is ok with small children, non aggressive with other dogs. Shown at right with his foster mom as the cute little luvbug he was meant to be. Foster mom says he's a real people person dog, a little skittish around men, but he's coming around with encouragement. Needs some work on house training. Loves to be called "Baby" wagging his tail with excitement! Very resiliant little guy . . .
Animal ID 19971692 
Species Dog 
Breed Chihuahua, Short Coat/Purebred 
Age 4 years 4 days 
Sex Male 
Size Small 
Color Black/Tan 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Puppy Room 
Intake Date 5/24/2013 
ARN 130524D 




Bella
Animal ID 19238817 
Species Dog 
Breed Beagle/Retriever, Labrador 
Age 5 years
Sex Female 
Size Med./Large 
Color Brown 
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location scp foster P&GC
Intake Date 2/26/2013 
ARN 130226D 
Update 4.30.13: Bella is sweet, easy going, docile, no barking, loves a lot of pets, easy feeding, walks well with other dogs, does not run away. She is social with dogs and cats. She is crate and house trained. She has learned her name and also comes with a whistle or a clap of the hands.   She also did well going to another home for the weekend, she did not have anxiety issues and did well in that temporary environment.

Update 5.4.13: At right, Bella with her new owners, looking as happy and secure as she's ever looked.
Update 4.15.13: scp found a new foster situation for Bella where she has more room to roam and be at home. In her previous foster home, she had issues digging under and jumping over a fenced in area. Bella's new foster report is that she is a sweet easy going, docile pet. Is not a barker and loves lots of pets, easy feeding, walks well with other dogs and does not run away.






Peekaboo

After a couple of weeks in her new foster home with Rose U., Peekaboo is feeling more confident and happy. The photo at right was taken after she had a haircut and additional vet care. A very sweet girl . . .
Update 3.27.13 by Sindy W. who kept Peekaboo while
her foster mom was on vacation
: Peekaboo is wonderful, she is a senior dog but still frisky. She "runs" with the pack, well more like a slow walk, but she goes everywhere. Uses the doggie door like a pro, is totally non aggresive, loves her ears being rubbed, is affectionate and loving. She needs a home with a slow pace, though she enjoys being both walked and car rides. She was nervous at first but after just a couple days she is totally at ease in her surroundings. I was very pleased to see her adapt to her place in my pack of dogs. I have puppy sat her a couple times for a few weeks and she is a delight to have around. Her one eye does not stop her from doing and going anywhere, she has many years of loyalty and love left to give.


Animal ID 19008066 
Species Dog 
Breed Maltese/Poodle, Toy 
Age 11 years 3 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location scp foster A&PL
Intake Date 1/23/2013 
ARN 130123D 
Peekaboo has one eye and is deaf, but that doesn't seem to bother her. She is house- and leash- trained and a real sweetheart. She is in foster care and if you would like to see her, please call first. 423-442-1015
Adopted by her new foster parents!!


Lucy
Animal ID 19592207 
Species Dog 
Breed Chihuahua, Long Coat/Pekingese 
Age 2 years 4 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Black/Tan 
Spayed/Neutered Yes 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster MA
Intake Date 4/6/2013 
ARN 130406D 
Housebroken, very friendly, good riding and gets along with other dogs and cats
Lucy is very calm and loving. Nothing seems to bother her. Loves toys and treats and being close to her mom and dad. She will smile when you talk to her.
Update 4.30.13: Lucy has been chosen to go into New York rescue tomorrow! We're so happy for her.


Skippy
Text Box: Skippy

Skippy is a sociable and happy little guy, who gets along well with other dogs, cats and kids.  His previous owner had to surrender him but that didn’t stop Skippy from continuing on. He has settled in to home life in his foster home and continues to amaze us with virtues like loyalty and trustworthiness. Skippy is happy to jump into the car and go on either a short or long trip.  He is also content with settling down on the couch while you are gone and will greet you at the door on your return. He has overcome his fear of windshield wipers but still stays clear of the vacuum cleaner. Skippy has an ear for music and will quickly join in for a song or two. Skippy walks well on a leash and will come to you when called.  He will also engage in a game of fetch from time to time. He would like nothing more than to be a companion to someone—no age discrimination! He loves kids and showed this at a recent adoptathon where he sat with a young girl showing her affection by kissing her. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to meet this friendly and loving fellow!

Skippy is a 5+ year old Beagle/Mix.  He is up to date on all of his shots. He is neutered and housebroken.  He has had his teeth cleaned and is considered a very healthy boy by the veterinarian.  If you would like to meet Skippy call the Monroe County Animal Shelter at 423-442-1015 to make an appointment. He is currently in a foster home.



Pumpkin

Animal ID 19096983 
Species Dog 
Breed Beagle/Mix 
Age 5 years 8 days 
Sex Female 
Size Medium 
Color Blond 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location scp foster, CM
Intake Date 2/6/2013 
ARN 130206D
Pumpkin is fostered by our new scp volunteer, Christy M. Welcome aboard, Christy,and thanks for opening your big heart and taking this special needs girl into your care.


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