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available pets: foster/adopt

The pets listed below are in need of a home or foster spot. Please help if you can!

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

Updated: 8/13/2019

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ROSCOE - MALE - COCKER SPANIEL - 14 YEARS

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8/3/19, Roscoe after grooming

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8/1/19

8/3/19: Roscoe has now been groomed and had his ear infection treated. He's settling in nicely in his foster home.


8/1/19: Roscoe is a 14 year old Cocker Spaniel that was released to the shelter by his owner who is ill and going into a nursing home. Roscoe is in good health except for an ear infection and will be vet-checked Friday (8/2). He has a foster home.


We'll post new pictures of Roscoe after he's groomed.



YANCY - MALE - TERRIER - 7 YEARS

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7/24/19
7/24/19: Yancy is a 7 year old Terrier. He has a potential foster home ... he's super sweet and currently needs vet care for some ear problems.



MARY - FEMALE - MALTESE - 5 YEARS

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7/23/19
7/23/19: Mary is a 5 year old Maltese mix. She has a foster home & a potential adopter, but still needs to get a good health check.



LOVIE - FEMALE - CHIHUAHUA - 5 YEARS

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7/23/19
7/23/19: Lovie is a 5 year a Chihuahua that came in with Jo-Jo. She has been placed in a foster home. She was released to the shelter due to her owner's health problems. More on Lovie as we get to know her.



JO-JO - MALE - CHIHUAHUA - 3 YEARS

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7/23/19
7/23/19: Jo-Jo is a 3 year a Chihuahua that came in with Lovie. He is scared to death and has been placed in a foster home. He was released to the shelter due to his owner's health problems. More on Jo-Jo as we get to know him.



LINDI - FEMALE - LABRADOR MIX - 7 YEARS

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7/16/19

7/16/19: Lindi is a 7 year old Lab mix and is looking for a foster home, so more about her soon.



COPPER - MALE - WIRE-HAIRED DACHSHUND MIX - 10 YEARS

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7/13/19, Sweet Copper loves going on rides & meeting new people.


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7/13/19, You'll get a smile everytime with a Vienna Sausage treat!


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6/24/19, Lovin' the recliner chairs!


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6/22/19

7/12/19: Copper's previous owner must have been a woman as he's completely attached to his foster mom ... follows her all over the house and calls for her when he can't find her. He's a great little dog, very affectionate. He likes his foster dad, but mostly when mom's not around.


He seems to be house-trained and prefers to be taken outside with us; he'd do well in a fenced yard.. He doesn't play with the other dogs, but does fine with them as long as they don't bother him.


6/19/19: Copper has now been groomed, has completed his medical workup (blood work was great) and has finished his dental. He's a sweet boy and loves to cuddle on the sofa with us along with the other dogs.


6/14/19: Copper is now in a foster home and doing well. He's lined up for some medical work and needs a dental. He's doing well, living with other dogs (big & small). He should not be around cats.


6/4/19: Copper came into the shelter in need of a home and medical attention. His owner became ill and was no longer able to care for him. He desperately needs a foster home so he can settle into a normal "doggie" lifestyle and get the love he deserves. More to follow as we get to know Cooper.



MARY - FEMALE - CAT - 15 YEARS
STEWIE - MALE - CAT - 15 YEARS

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5/28/19

****ADOPTION FEES ARE SPONSORED***

7/8/19: Mary showed signs of “defrosting” (for want of a better word) Sat night….she let me pet her head and then scratch her head and she rubbed right into the scratching’s. And then she started washing my hand-she’s a “licker.” Then she let me pet her whole body including her tail….and then I coaxed her with words to come out from under the covers…and she did….she jumped off of the bed and went to the dry food bowl….ate a few pieces and then walked back to the bed and under the covers again.

Sunday morning was the same with the petting but she didn’t come out from under the covers this time….baby steps…. and she is moving forward

I didn’t realize until Sat night that she is a small cat…smaller than Stewie….and a shorter tail than his…..but just as sweet as he is….just not very confident.

This is good progress for her….9 days!

5/28/19: ***Mary and Stewie BONDED SIBLINGS***

Please call the shelter at 423-442-1015 to arrange a meet & greet
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email if you are interested or have any questions 1catnut@gmail.com

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Second Chance Pals' Stewie and Mary are 15 year old Bonded Siblings from the same Indoor-only home. They are both short hair, white with gray. They are having a bit of a difficult time adjusting to shelter life without their siblings (there were 8 sibs), their human family and their home. Their world is completely different after 15 years of constancy and normalcy. They are still in "shy/fearful (non-aggressive) mode." We are looking for an understanding, patient adopter or a temporary foster home for both of them together. They are very bonded and we won't separate them; they need each other. They need to get into a home environment as soon as possible so they can be relaxed cats again. They need a quiet bedroom where you can spend quality, quiet time with them multiple times per day until they decompress and are ready to roam the house ... they need to feel loved and wanted and free again. They will tell you when they're ready to join the household. Both are litter box proficient, altered, combo tested negative, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped.

Let the cats set the rules at first. Don't be surprised if the cats hide in a box you have provided (a hiding spot) for several days. (Try to block off access to underneath the bed temporarily - tape up some cardboard pieces). Stack up a bunch of pillows on the bed with a sheet over it and a comfy fleece blanket under it - make a cat cave. The will burrow under it - it's also nice and warm under a blanket. As long as they have food, water, 2 litter boxes, and toys (ping-pong balls), they will be okay. When you are not in the room, they will be coming out to eat, use the litter box, and explore. Watch for the ears perked up instead of "airplane mode" ... watch the tail ... if walking around with the tail down, he or she is still not completely comfortable ... when the tail is straight up he/she is feeling confident and comfortable. SCP

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Gradually increase your together time. Talk to the cats when you are in the safe room. You may want to sit on the floor or bed and read a book - out loud, but softly. Let them learn the sound of your voice. Call them softly, by name. They'll come around when they finally feel safe with you, but don't rush it. Count your victories in small increments: the first time one peeks out at you from the hiding spot; the first time they play with a wand toy with you; the first time they take a treat you offer him. When he finally jumps up and settles near you or in on your lap, you'll know that he is now your cat, and no longer a fearful cat.

The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday-Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. Call 423-442-1015 for more information and check out all available pets on our website. www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org The official Facebook page is "TN Monroe County Animal Shelter". Adoption Gift Certificates are available all year.




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