"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
~ Dr Seuss

pets in scp program

Check out this year's SUCCESS STORIES

Each of the pets shown below has been approved for our scp foster program and is eager to join their forever family through adoption. We do our best to ensure that these adult pets meet temperment criteria for adoption. All have been spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, worming and heartworm tested; in some cases when medical procedures are necessary, scp provides that as well. Our foster volunteers work very hard on housebreaking issues and other bad habits that an animal may have acquired in previous ownership.

Since its start, scp strives to keep our adoption costs reasonable and affordable. Adoption fees do not begin to reflect the time, money and effort that goes into our program to ensure these pets are absolutely ready to find their forever home: Dogs are $95, unless otherwise stated and depending on transportation needs. Cats are $85. The shelter holds adoptathons at the Alcoa and Turkey Creek PetsMart weather permitting; however if you are interested in any one of these pals, please call the shelter.

Please review the ADOPTION INFORMATION on our website and call the shelter at 423.442.1015 to make an appointment to see our scp fosters!

Consider the joy of becoming a foster to one of our second chance pals. Call 423.442.6314 or 884.2898 for information about this heartwarming program. As of February 1, 2014 we are using a temperament program called S.A.F.E.R. (Safety Assessment For Evaluation Rehoming) to evaluate the shelter's residents for rescue and adoption. We are proud that most of our scp fosters easily pass this stringent testing!

Updated: 06.22.14


Gidget - a special needs terrier, that was severely injured by a dog attack
Not yet available for adoption as further post-op surgery needed on July 2

Gidget quickly captured the heart of one anonymous donor willing to pay for her care and others in the shelter pulling for this little girl, who needed to have surgery right after being admitted to the shelter. Thanks to everyone who has opened their hearts to save her life.

Gidget is housebroken, about 3 years old, gets along with children and prefers to wear a harness over a collar.

Animal ID 22879129 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier/Mix 
Age 3 years 15 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Brown/Black 
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster 
Intake Date 6/3/2014 
ARN 140603D 


Loving her temporary stay at the Hammersmiths
Update 6.11 from foster volunteer SW:
Gidget is doing fine. She doesn’t have a muzzle. Doc just told me to feed her mushy food - no hard food for about 6 six weeks. They spayed her so she has stitches in her belly also. Doc also gave me meds to give her every day for pain and inflammation. Her nose looks terrible and she is constantly rubbing it on the grass. It must itch. She isn't having any trouble eating. She is a pig. :>)    She is house-broken and leash trained. I've taken her on walks a couple of time and she does great. She loves kids and gets along with both my dogs.  She is a lap dog. You sit down, she gets in your lap and rolls over so you can pet her. Here's a picture of her in the yard with my son Zachary.
From Anja Hammersmith 6.18: Took in Gidget on Tuesday from Sheree (who is going on vacation) and wanted to share some photos of her on her first day.  She is very friendly, playful and sweet.  She seems to have a difficult time breathing at times, sounds like heavy breathing when someone is asleep.  She loves to go for walks, and I was warned by Sheree that she may take off running, so I keep her on a retractible leash when outside.  Gidget is very alert and ready to explore anything and everything.  She has had no accidents in the house and was quiet throughout the night.  She adapted to our schedule immediately.

Gidget is very food motivated, but not at all aggressive about her food dish.  She is only about 10 lbs and loves to cuddle.  A very adoptable doggie!!
Enjoying the Hammersmith Hospitality Suite


Spanky - Candidate, needs foster home
Animal ID 22837470 
Species Dog 
Breed Shih Tzu/Mix 
Age 7 years 2 days 
Sex Male 
Size Small 
Color Cream/Brown 
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location ALL KENNELS 
Intake Date 5/29/2014 
ARN 140529D 
Spanky is housebroken and leash trained. He likes kids and gets along with all people! He needs a home where he can be loved and cared for. He has had to struggle to get food living with several other dogs. He does have an eye condition and will need lifelong meds once a month at about $30 per month.




Bubbies - Candidate, needs foster home
Animal ID 22653915 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Rat/Terrier, Boston 
Age 5 years
Sex Male 
Size Medium 
Color Brindle 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location ALL KENNELS 
Intake Date 5/8/2014 
ARN 140508D 

Bubbies is housebroken and gets along with other dogs. He is learning to walk on a leash.



Fern
Animal ID 21200774 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier/Chihuahua, Short Coat 
Age 9 years 7 months 2 days 
Sex Female 
Size Small 
Color Brown 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Mostly
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster LeeAnn
Intake Date 5/27/2014 
ARN 140527D 

Fern is semi-housebroken and uses pee pads sometimes. She is leash-trained and enjoys car rides. She gets along well with other dogs. She has shown some aggression toward a teenager in her former home. She needs to eat soft food.



Jazz
 
Animal ID 21829182 
Species Dog 
Breed Boxer/Mix 
Age 1 year 2 months 12 days 
Sex Female 
Size Medium 
Color Brown/White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Housetrained Yes 
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster CB 
Intake Date 1/10/2014 
ARN 140110D 
Jazz is a very sweet girl who loves to snuggle up next to you. She is spayed and housebroken and would make a wonderful addition to any family. Jazz gets along well with other dogs and small children and is due to be SAFER tested the first of June. Jazz is in foster care, so please call before coming to see her.


Lucy

Update from foster mom 2.26 coming from the vet yesterday: Teeth are good; she will likely be spayed next week; she has a little arthritis from a previous injury and vet recommended a glucosamine product, which is a joint supplement and fish oil. The vet was very complimentary about what a good dog she is!

Update from foster mom 3.16:
Lucy continues to thrive! Picture at left: Lucy is Foster #38, she love, loves, loves Dusty!  This is Dusty's chair & he won't move for her...just too funny this AM.  Lucy just nestled herself into the chair - when she decides what she wants it's game on!
Looks like Lucy's a real cuddle bug and Dusty looks to be pretty darn patient and maybe a little long suffering!

Photo above was taken on March 21. We think Lucy is the picture of contentment and grace. She will make someone a wonderful companion.
Animal ID 21899767 
Species Dog 
Breed Retriever, Labrador/Cur, Mountain 
Age 2 years 1 month 2 days 
Sex Female 
Size Medium 
Color Black 
Housetrained Yes
Site Monroe County Animal Shelter 
Location Foster PC 
Intake Date 1/21/2014 
ARN 140121D 
Lucy is a very sweet and gentle girl. She passed her SAFER behavior test with flying colors. She is great with other dogs and good with kids. She has a very relaxed disposition. She would be a great family pet.

Lucy is undergoing heartworm treatment and will remain in our foster program until her treatment is finished.

S.A.F.E.R. tested and passed.