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My name is Tiger!

Mountain Cur Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Tiger
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East C.A.N. (Community Action Network)

Facts about Tiger

  • Breed: Mountain Cur Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
In East Nashville, most of us have known someone forced out of their home by the widespread gentrification in the area, but what is lesser known is the degree to which pets are victims of gentrification. Tiger is a Treeing Tennessee Brindle dog, who like his owner, lost his home in East Nashville when it was sold out from under him. The owner couldn’t take Tiger with him to his new home, so he had no choice but to take him to Metro Animal Control. As an older (9-10 years old), a neighbor feared Tiger would not make it to the adoption floor and be put down. Knowing what a sweet and good boy Tiger is, the neighbor offered to let the dog stay with him temporarily.

Tiger has not had the best living conditions in his lifetime. He was considered a watchdog and spent all his time outdoors, mostly in a pen. He slept in a doghouse, no matter the weather.

Since he began fostering Tiger, the neighbor has learned a lot more about him. First of all, he is good with other dogs. There has not been a single instance in which Tiger responded inappropriately with another dog. Unfortunately his brother and play mate died recently and he misses him. He also seems to be okay with cats, he has learned the cat is part of the household and has been totally chill with him. Tiger also seems to know the basic commands — he definitely knows sit and stay. And although he has little to no experience with it, Tiger knows how to walk with a leash. He does pull some, so he will need some work on that. He loves tennis balls — he may never have had one before. He loves to play fetch, and he loves to play catch, but he also loves to chew on tennis balls and is a bit of a ball hoarder. Another thing Tiger loves is sleeping on a sofa. He’s been making up nine years’ worth of sofa time.

With the help of East CAN Tiger has been neutered and received all his vaccinations. In addition, he was tested for heart worms, and unfortunately the test was positive, so he does need to receive treatment for that and we are attempting to raise money for that, $700-$1,000.

If you are interested in meeting Tiger please contact info@eastcan.org.

About East C.A.N. (Community Action Network)

About Our Rescue Group...

East Nashville has always had an over abundance of animals roaming our streets. In an attempt to help the animals with as much speed and efficiency as possible a neighborhood effort was organized. Our mission is to make a positive and immediate difference for animals and people in East Nashville by facilitating neighbors helping neighbors.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have fund raisers and adoption events through out the year, typically in spring, summer and fall. Signing up on our mailing list (via our website) will get you invites to all of our events.

Our Adoption Process...

We have a required application on our website that includes personal and vet references. We do pre-adoption home visits and periodic follow up visits post adoption. There is a $120 rehoming fee for each animal if they are microchipped or $100 if they are not.