Oak Ridge, TN
Dogs Available for Adoption
Update, March 12, 2021:
Jasper looks so much better than he did
when he first came to us. His coat has grown back beautifully, and
he has lost some weight. He is no longer staying in his foster
home, but at the vet's office, because he was very resistant to
having his daily eye drops put in. However, the vet techs say he
has gotten better, as his eyes have improved,
and they have learned how to do the drops without upsetting him. The
process just takes a minute now. We have also learned that he wants
to be the only pet in his home and would not do well with small
Jasper is absolutely a lap dog! He slept well in the crate with a
nice new dog bed the first couple of nights in his foster home. Now
he sleeps in his foster mom's bed. So far he’s been good with her
daughter. He has another dog bed close to her desk in her office,
so that he can sit near her during the day. He will scratch at her
legs when he wants to sit in her lap. She has built him a makeshift
steps off her one-step back porch to help him get to the ground.
He does have a few bursts of energy where he likes to play with
his small soft toys! He is a little hard of hearing, and his vision
isn’t what it used to be! He is a 13-year-old Shih Tzu. He has dry eye
and requires drops in his eyes daily. He currently
weighs 20 pounds, but he is on a diet to get some weight off of him.
He is doing better on going potty outside, but his new family
will need to continue working with him!!
More pictures of Jasper.
Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending
Meet Chester, a 2½-year-old Boston terrier. He is
a lovely brindle with white socks. We are still getting
to know him, but so far he is doing well with the other
dogs in his foster home. He is learning to use a doggie
door and is loving the freedom of a fenced backyard. He
definitely wants to play and will chase a ball or other
toy and also enjoys a good game of tug. Chester does pull
a bit on the leash but is learning. He would probably be
a bit much for young children but might be good with older,
respectful kids. He has good energy and would make a great
hiking or jogging companion. He would also do well with
another dog his size or larger who was interested in playing.
Chester is a pleasant chap who will make a great companion.
More pictures of Chester.
According to his former owner, Mac is one of the most
laid-back animals she has ever seen. He is about 10
years old and weighs about 15 pounds. He is active,
loves people, is good with children and other small
animals, including cats. However, he does not like
any dog that is larger than him. He is a former HABIT
dog and is easy-going, cuddly, and sometimes entertaining.
After all, how many dogs do you know that can dance?
He knows several commands such as "sit,"
"stay," "dance," and especially
"NO." He is house-trained, but he gets nervous
in new places so will need to be taken out or walked
frequently by new owners. Mac is definitely leash-trained
and loves walks. However, he hates going out in the rain
and is afraid of snow. He sleeps well at night but sometimes
snores, like the part-pug he is. He loves food and will
attempt to eat whatever he finds. He also loves to check
out small waste cans. Neither is an issue with supervision.
His only health issue has been allergies. Mac loves to
cuddle and be petted, and will make someone a wonderful
More pictures of Mac.
Buddy has had a few names, including Pepe and Taco, but we think
Buddy is going to stick. He is a 7-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
He is very small,
weighing 10 pounds, and is house-trained. He likes to lap-sit
and may have some separation anxiety.
His foster family says he's a door-dasher, (No, he doesn't deliver food,
just makes a break for it when the door opens!) so a situation
where he can't dash out into the street is essential.
More pictures of Buddy.
FRED AND GINGER
Fred and Ginger are a pair who do their best work together.
They are 8-year-old siblings who have never been separated,
and they do need to stay together.
They are a mixture of Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles
spaniel. Fred weighs about 37 pounds, and Ginger
about 25 pounds. They are friendly and appear to be easygoing
More pictures of Fred.
More pictures of Ginger.
"Hi, my name is 'Scruffy' (aka Buddy). My name might
be a little in transition as there is also a Buddy in my
new foster home. It's been an exciting week for me as I've
been in a couple of homes over the past several days and
I've been quite the little trooper. Mostly I just want to
play with toys and stay busy. I like to ride in the car,
and I will jump in the car, let you tether me in, and I
will sit quietly or look out the window.
"I like taking walks and do well on the leash. Did I
mention I like to PLAY? I got to pick out some new toys, and
I love to play. There are some dogs in my new foster home,
and I like them fine, but I'd really rather play with my
people. I like to run and fetch my toys and have you throw
them over and over and over.
"I'm not much for cuddling in my foster home just yet,
but I definitely like being with my foster mom and dad. They
have thrown my toys and feed me good food."
Scruffy's foster home says he is a good, smart boy who's
adapting well so far. He is learning the doggie door and
adjusting quickly to a new environment. While Scruffy is
doing fine with other dogs, he does not seem particularly
interested in them. He would do well with someone who's
active and wants a furry friend to go places and do things.
Scruffy at times acts like he'd like to be the boss, so
someone who's good with little dogs would be a good match.
He looks like a Yorkie/doxie mix who's going to need a
little regular grooming and brushing. He is about 8 years
old but is quite the active little boy. He's a cute little
guy ready to find his forever home.
More pictures of Scruffy.
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