My name is Hot Mess Houlihan!

Australian Shepherd/Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in McKenzie, Tennessee - Hot Mess Houlihan
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Carroll County Humane Society

Facts about Hot Mess Houlihan

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Beagle Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Hot Mess Houlihan got her name because she came in a hot mess. She showed up at a nice person's house as a stray and gracious she was a trainwreck. She had a skin infection, super thin, and heartworm positive. We are estimating her to be about 3 years old so we were not surprised at the heartworm positive part just because heartworms are so common around here. Hot Mess is VERY sweet and chilled and we are guessing she is a red heeler beagle mix based on her size and color. She is very kind, sweet, appreciative of any affection because we don't think she got a lot of it in her life, and is good with dogs who don't try and jump her. She is currently in foster care with Cindy. Hot Mess is spayed and current on her vaccines. Please ask about her today!

About Carroll County Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Carroll County Humane Society is a NO-KILL Animal Shelter in McKenzie, West Tennessee. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with funding coming entirely from private contributions, fundraising and grants. We care for approximately 250 animals at one time in a building we've purchased and in foster homes. Our goal is to utilize Adoption and Spay/Neuter as our community's animal population control - not euthanasia. We hope to insure that all companion animals have a warm, safe, loving home and to assist and educate the public about proper pet care. We also give shelter to abused animals while assisting law enforcement to prosecute their abusers.

Donate to Our Shelter...

You can donate on-line to help our resident dogs and cats by going to our home page and using the donate button on bottom left of page. We will be ever gratful.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Shelter Hours are:

  Mon-Fri: 8am-1:30pm


  Sat: 10am-3pm


***If you can't visit us during open hours, contact us by e-mail or phone to make a special appointment. We'll try to have a volunteer meet you!

***PetSmart in Jackson, TN. We show cats and kittens in our kennel in their Love-a-Pet room during store hours, as well as adoption shows during their National Adoption Days several times a year.

Our Adoption Process...

  Our adoption fee is $100.00 for dogs and puppies, and $60 for cats and kittens. This includes the Spay/Neuter Surgery, Up-To-Date Immunizations, and Heartworm Test (for dogs over 6 months old) or Feline Leukemia/FIV Test (for cats).


  We require an adoption contract be completed and signed and an interview with an adoption counselor.

**Note regarding phone calls: If you phone the shelter you will receive an answering machine. Just leave a clear message describing the reason for your call, your name and your daytime phone number. A volunteer will return your call as soon as possible, at the latest by the next business day, but usually sooner.