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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 2019

Working since 2005 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 08/13/2019:

go to the Available Foster Pets page

2019 Adopted List ... Click on the pet's name to see their story.  

02/07, Princess, Chi Mix
05/31, Sam, Chi Mix
06/22, Delilah & Allie, Cats
07/13, Trixie, Yorkie
08/03, Hannah, Chihuahua
02/16, Dobbie, Dachsie Mix
06/05, Alice, Siamese
06/28, Romeo, Chihuahua
07/15, Abbie, Dachshund
08/03, Willie, Chihuahua
03/19, Charlie, Dachshund
06/13, Maggie, Lab Mix
07/13, Eustace, Beagle Mix
07/18, Lady, Chihuahua
08/10, Jack, Dachshund
 

JACK - MALE - DACHSHUND - 9 YEARS

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8/10/19

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7/23/19

8/10/19: Jack's "Foster To Adopt" contract is done and he is with his new Mom.

Jack is one lucky dog. His new Mom thiufht her sports coup would be too small, so she bought a 2nd/larger car so he could travel everywhere with her. Jack has a small collection of toys, treats, crates, beds. As she was taking him for their first offical walk, I snuck off so they could bond. Jack will be well loved in his new home.


7/23/19: Jack is a 9 year old Dachshund ... he's an owner-release that ended up going through multiple homes before he finally landed at the shelter. By then, this poor little boy was stressed out and sick. He's now in a foster-to-adopt home, recovering, but won't be available for adoption until we're sure he's healthy again.



WILLIE - MALE - CHIHUAHUA - 7 YEARS

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7/16/19
8/3/19: Willie has been adopted.


7/23/19: Willie's potential foster home changed their mind and won't be fostering him ... so he needs a foster home ... he's terrified in the shelter. SCP sponsors all costs associated with fostering our pets.


7/16/19: Willie is a sweet boy once he gets to know you, but he's very cautious before that and can be a little nippy if you move to fast. He has a foster home lined up so we'll know more about hm sooon.



HANNAH (MONTANA) - FEMALE - CHIHUAHUA - 11 YEARS

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7/23/19

8/3/19: Hannah has been adopted.


7/29/19: Hannah went to the vet this morning and they put her age closer to 11 years old (rather than 8 years). Also, he pegged her heart murmur at 6, which is the max, which puts her at a risk with surgery. Hannah also has a terrible infection in her mouth and they put her on antibiotics. They will target her teeth before spaying.... both are scheduled but the dental will come first. Her fecal test came back negative, so her bloody stools have been contributed to stress, so as she settles in at my house that should mend itself.


7/26/19: Hannah now has a foster home: Upon arrival we went straight outside, she must have been ready to burst, she used the bathroom more than once. I have 4 dogs, all are very good foster brothers; they were all tails-a-wagging at her. I let her explore the yard till she was ready to come in, she was a little frightened, but quickly calmed down....never tried to nip me or my dogs.


Hannah gave herself a bath and decided to take a relaxing nap on a fuzzy blanket. More on her house manners in a few days, until then I will try to fatten her up. She has her first vet appointment Monday.

7/23/19: Hannah is an 8 year old Chihuahua. She needs a foster home; so more on Hannah as we get to know her.



LADY - FEMALE - CHIHUAHUA - 6 YEARS

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7/17/19: Lady found her new forever home today!


7/11/19: Lady was an owner surrender because the grandkids were basically torturing her and the owner had to crate her all the time to keep her safe. Lady is in a foster home. We'll add more as we get to know her.



ABBIE - FEMALE - DACHSHUND MIX - 10 YEARS

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7/27/19, Abbie with her new Dad!


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7/27/19: Abbie with her new Dad: Who knew. All it took was a tennis ball on the floor (in the PetSmart training room) for Abbie and her new Dad to become instant best friends. Abbie is on her way to Nashville.


7/15/19: Abbie has an adopter! She went for her initial medical exam today at MCAH. The vet thought Abbie was younger than 10 - maybe between 5 - 7 (no way of really knowing without her prior history). She is scheduled to be spayed and a dental done, next Monday. I will meet her adopter in Chattanooga the following Saturday.


7/13/19: From Abbie's foster mom:
Abbie is super sweet. Since she lived with 2 other smaller dogs, I would say she is good with dogs. She has done a little hiding in my house, but is getting braver. Part of that has to do with my 2 younger doxies. My male is strong and always in a play mode. He overpowers her sometimes trying to get her to play. My female is gentle, unless she's queen of the toys. She and Abbie got into a fight the other day over a toy and Amber nailed Abbie. Abbie hid under the bed for a day. But Abbie's out with the dogs again.


You will often find Abbie buried under a blanket. She likes to find cozy places to cuddle. She is very active for 10. She understands "Let's go potty" and races to the door. I put her on a leash since I have no fence. She loves to go for walks. I do not know if she had a fence yard before. But I think she would love a fenced yard - she enjoys being outdoors. She seems to be house trained - pees and poops as soon as her feet touch the grass. She did a little stress peeing when I first brought her home, but that pretty much has stopped.


7/11/19: Abbie is in a foster home. We'll add more as we get to know her.



TRIXIE - FEMALE - YORKIE - 12 YEARS

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6/18/19
7/13/19: Trixie has been accepted into rescue.


6/18/19: Trixie has been fully vetted except for some blood work and a urinalysis ... she's a sweet girl that's already been accepted into rescue and is currently in a foster home.



EUSTACE - MALE - BEAGLE MIX - SENIOR

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6/11/19
7/13/19: Eustace has been accepted into a rescue.


6/23/19: Eustace still needs a foster home.


6/11/19: Eustace is a senior and blind, came in as a stray and was never claimed. He 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 Eustace.



ROMEO - MALE - CHIHUAHUA - 7 YEARS

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6/18/19
6/28/19: Romeo has been adopted!


6/22/19: Romeo is now in a foster home and doing well.


6/18/19: Romeo is house-trained and very sweet ... he needs to have a cyst removed and will then be ready for a home. This handsome young man needs a foster home.



DELILAH - FEMALE - CAT - 10+ YEARS
ALLIE - FEMALE - CAT - 9+ YEARS

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6/28/19, Lovin' their new home!

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6/25/19, Delilah enjoying a face rub.

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6/23/19, Checking Out the New Sights

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6/23/19, Delilah & Allie Relaxing in Their New Home

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6/23/19, Allie

7/3/19-Upate Delilah and Allie:
Note from Foster Mom: "I couldn't be more thrilled with the progress Allie and Delilah have made in their new home with their new Mom. She has allowed the girls to decompress from another stressful move at their own pace. This is SO critical when bringing a new pet home cat OR dog. FOSTERING does help make animals adoptable and saves lives."
  • Adoption Date 6-22-19 - home at 7PM-1st week timeline notes from their Mom

  • 6/23/19 9am (14 hours) Delilah was the first to come out of hiding last night, and she actually got up on the couch with me several times for a few seconds as I watched TV. Then, Allie came out but just wandered about the room until she calmed down and actually laid on the floor. Delilah joined her. This morning, Allie happened to be out of hiding when I opened the door of the "safe room," and she dashed out when I startled her. Delilah followed her at a much slower pace, and they both are hiding behind the couch in the living room.

    Last night, they both ate dry and wet food and they are both using the litter boxes. All in all, I think it's going great!

  • 6/24/19 Day 2 - Neither of them got on the bed last night but both joined me in the bathroom when I got up in the middle of the night (Foster Mom responded by reminding her that she will NEVER be alone in the bathroom again-animal people know this to be a FACT) and greeted me in the morning when I first got up! I went home at lunch time today and they both ran behind the couch! I guess I didn't stay long enough for them to get comfortable, so I never saw them. It's a process, I keep telling myself.

  • 6/25/19 Day 3 - They are definitely counter jumpers. Allie especially likes to watch the birds and squirrels from my kitchen counter, and Delilah likes jumping on the sink while I am in the bathroom.

    Last night, I opened the front door, and they enjoyed watching the views from the glass storm door until a tomcat walked by. That got Allie so riled up that she attacked Delilah when she approached!!!! Quite the excitement.

  • 6/26/19 Day 4 - I ran water at the bathroom sink this morning, and Delilah knew exactly what it was and drank from it. I think I like the idea of a bowl of water in there for her.

    Yep, Allie came in for a head scratch last night when Delilah explored my chest. She hasn't laid down on my lap or stay long when she climbs on my chest, but last night was the first time I heard long, sustained purring from Delilah!!

    They both hide and stay hidden when I come home for lunch and in the evening. So far, they only come out for meals and at night when I settle on the couch for TV. I am waiting for when they'll get comfortable to greet me or stay relaxed when I enter.

  • 6/27/19 Day 5 - Last night was a real breakthrough for Delilah!!! She slept on the bed with me for short intervals!!!! I also noticed her on the window perch in my bedroom when I got up in the middle of the night, so she was still nearby. Of course, Allie came out of hiding and they both joined me in the bathroom.

    Today I am working from home and they stayed out for a little while but then they must have figured out I wasn't going anywhere like I had the previous mornings, so they went back to their normal routine of hiding behind the couch.

  • 6/28/19 Day 6 - I have introduced them to the screened in patio, and they are enjoying it very much. Delilah asks to go out there while I prepare their breakfast, and then of course Allie follows!
  • 6/23/19: Allie escaped the comfort room this morning (yep, that's a cat for you) and Delilah came out moments later. They are hanging out in the living room learning their new home. They are doing GREAT!...far better than expected in 15 hours.

    6/22/19: Senior cats Delilah and Allie arrived in their new home this evening (about 7pm). They scooted out of their carriers upon arrival in their "comfort room" and immediately hid in the "cave" that was created for this purpose by their new Mom. A VERY short time later (you can see in the picture that it’s still light out) Mom went in to check on them and found them on the desk checking out their new view! WOW! The transition from foster home to new home took no time at all compared to the time it took to transition from the shelter to the foster home. This is WHY foster homes are critical to animals, especially Seniors who have a harder time adjusting (just like people). FOSTERS are critical for Second Chance Pals pets! Please consider fostering a senior or special needs cat or dog….the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a pets life better, which enables adoption, is an amazing feeling.


    Thank you to Kimmey Goodson with Loudon County Friends of Animals for the help finding the right adopter!

5/28/19: ***Delilah and Allie BONDED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER***

Please call the shelter at 423-442-1015 to arrange a meet & greet or ... email the foster home at 1catnut@gmail.com

****ADOPTION FEES ARE SPONSORED***

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These girls will be adopted together as they are VERY bonded-they are never far from each other and always checking to see where the other one is ... Calico girls Delilah (10+) and Allie (Dilute Calico) (9+) are in a pickle. Their owner has passed away and they are scared and confused. A little history: ten years ago, Delilah showed up at a home in CA ... 8-9 months old and VERY pregnant. A kind soul took her in and in a matter of days she gave birth to 4 kittens 2 survived (often kittens giving birth don't have a lot of survivors). One was Allie and the other one was Jimmy (an orange boy), who is still living in CA). The girls were spayed and adopted together to a friend and transported home to MA. A few years ago the girls retired with their dad to Vonore. Unfortunately, Dad recently passed away and left the girls as orphans.

Delilah and Allie (INDOOR Only) were pretty nervous in the shelter - they had lost their human and their home and now they were no longer "free roaming" in a house - their world was upside down. None of us like "world-rocking" change ... they are now doing GREAT in a foster home. DE-Lilah is DE-Lightful!...she greets people and is a "flopper cat" when you start to pet her ... and then her purr motor kicks in ... Allie is a bit shy but it only took a short time back in a home for her to relax and enjoy human contact again. She is a bit more reserved than her mom and enjoys her "power nap" time. She is more active, playful and affectionate in the mornings and evenings. At power nap time they both like to sleep in their "cave" made up of pillows and a blanket over the top and sides, it's nice & warm in there and cats love warmth. ... be sure to reach in often and pet them -they love it! The girls need a quiet household with stability to feel comfortable again. Both girls know their names We recommend a home with no young children (kids move a bit faster than the girls are used to). Delilah and Allie are very clean princesses and they (as all cats) do require clean litter boxes.


"Cat Rule of Thumb" ... At least one litter box per cat (preferably, 1 more than the number of cats) and should be scooped twice per day for all cats. Some cats will not use a dirty litter box - just a cat fact. They do need high-sided litter boxes.

They'll need a bit of time (took about 5 days in the foster home) in a room in their new home (see above for cave "construction") where they can adjust (again!) temporarily. Delilah and Allie have always loved hanging out in a catio or screened in porch ... fresh air makes them very happy. Can you offer these girls a loving, comfortable, safe home for their continuing retirement? Both appear to be in good health. They are spayed, combo tested Negative, current on vaccinations, microchipped and current on flea/heartworm preventive (Revolution).
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They currently have dry food left out for them 24/7 (Purina One Tender Selects CHICKEN). They each get 1-2 tablespoons of canned food twice per day (Friskies Pate flavors). They are now enjoying canned food and it does help keep their system working well. They get the canned food at approximately 6am and 6pm.



MAGGIE - FEMALE - LABRADOR/PYRENEESE MIX - 7 YEARS

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6/13/19, Maggie with her new Chi sister Jilly, also from MCAS

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6/13/19: Maggie went into a foster home one day, was groomed the next and two days later found a wonderful forever home in Madisonville. She's a lucky, happy girl!


6/4/19: Maggie came into the shelter needing a home (a stray); she's house-trained and very sweet. She weighs about 94 pounds and is well-behaved. More about Maggie as we learn more about her. She needs a foster home.



ALICE - FEMALE - SIAMESE - ? YEARS

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6/5/19: Alice went to Siamese rescue after her medical workup.


6/4/19: Alice came into the shelter in need of a home and a dental. Her owner's health declined and she was no longer able to care for Alice. She may have a home lined up already.



SAM - MALE - CHIHUAHUA - 4 YEARS

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5/31/19: Sam was adopted by his foster mom.


3/29/19: Sam is in a foster home ... doing great.


3/23/19: Sam is a little Chihuahua, 4 years old and came in as a stray. He weighs 11 pounds. Sam is a sweet fellow, has flea allergies and is being treated.


CHARLIE - MALE - DACHSHUND - 3 1/2 YEARS

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3/29/19: Charlie has been accepted today into All American Dachshund Rescue in Lewisburg, TN. He'll soon have a home!

3/22/19: Charlie is 3 1/2 years old, neutered and very sweet. He has bad flea allergies and we are treating him. He was returned to the shelter because they could't afford to take him to the vet for his skin.


DOBBIE - FEMALE - DACHSHUND MIX - 11 YEARS

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3/11/19, Dobbie is very comfortable in her new home!

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2/16/19, Dobbie with new family friend.

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1/12/19, All tucked in for the night!

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2/16/19: Dobbie found her very own home today and has a new doggie companion. She was excited to get a new family.


1/14/19: Dobbie had a sleep-over with a friend before she went on to be filmed ... "Just wanted to let you know that Dobbie is doing well. My young male doxie is a play machine and he and Dobbie are chasing each other all over the house. Dobbie is very sweet. The filming event supported MCFA & SCP adoptions. Click HERE to watch.


10/15/18: Dobbie continues to do well. She's a talker, when she wants something ... food, in, out, attention ... whatever ... she'll tell us about it until we figure out what she wants. She's enthusiastic about her food, which is good and it has helped her fur come back beautifully from the attack of fleas. She hangs out with our Dachshund, plays with the other smaller male dogs, but pretty much ignores the larger dogs.


10/03/18: Dobbie is an 11 year old Dachshund mix (26 pounds) that is now in a foster home, living with other dogs and a cat. She gets along well with everyone - the cat curls up with her on the sofa at night while we all watch TV together. She curls up quietly with us at night to sleep. She's house-trained and asks to go out politely by standing at the door and when ready to come back in, will scratch lightly; if you don't hear her, she'll bark.


Dobbie had a flea problem when she first arrived and although she no longer has fleas, she had an allergy to them and lost some of her hair on the back. It's now growing back and she's looking better everyday ... she'll need to be kept on a good flea-prevention program to keep this from happening again. At some point, one of Dobbie's rear legs was broken and not set. It healed poorly and is at risk of breaking again; that said, she runs around the yard without problems, just shouldn't rough-house.

Dobbie is a sweetheart of a little girl and puppy-like in her personality. We're working on pulling with the leash and she likes to jump when she greets you. Please call to meet this little girl.



PRINCESS - FEMALE - CHIHUAHUA MIX - 10 YEARS

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2/7/19: Princess adopted today!

12/20/18: Princess is a 10 yr old Chihuahua mix. Princess is a non-aggressive, very sweet girl, in good health.


Second Chance Pals will cover all expenses for her care. The shelter will provide food, all you have to give is your love and a safe home. Princess would like to e snuggled for Christmas.


Won't you please help us make a difference?

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