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My name is Tar Heel!

Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lewisburg, Tennessee - Tar Heel
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Lewisburg Animal Shelter

Facts about Tar Heel

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 243
Tar Heel is a female lab mix found as a stray on Nashville Highway in Chapel Hill. She is friendly and has gotten better with strangers not being as afraid of them anymore. High energy and a barker! Came in with the male black lab Hawkeye so she may be related to him but not bonded. She will try another dog male or female so she is very alpha and needs to either go to a monitored no dog home or to rescue where she can be further evaluated and more slowly introduced to other dogs. A high energy environment like the shelter only aggravates her already heightened energy so she is our shelter tornado for the moment! She is very smart and will try to sit for a food bowl but her energy won't let her. She does know kennel on command and so has a high drive and is food and treat motivated. Lots of potential for this girl in the right setting! She has been tested with the other dogs here lately, and she is better with males than she is with females.

ANIMAL ID: 243

SHELTER NAME: TAR HEEL

Weight: 50 lbs
Condition on Intake: GOOD
Age: 1 YEAR Gender: FEMALE ALTERED
ADOPTION FEE: $35 (INCLUDES A $40 SPONSORSHIP)
Breed:LABRADOR/SHEPHERD MIX Color: BLACK AND WHITE
Intake Date: 9-4-16 Microchip: YES
Collar: NO
Intake Type: STRAY
Date Available: 9-9-16
Road Found: NASHVILLE HIGHWAY CHAPEL HILL County
Illness/Injury:NONE
Good With Adults: YES
Good With Kids: YES BUT WILL KNOCK DOWN A YOUNG CHILD WITH HER JUMPING
Good With Other Dogs: NO esp females, But she will tolerate non alpha males
Good With Cats: NO - HAD KILLED CHICKENS PRIOR TO INTAKE SO WE ARE SAYING NO TO CATS TOO
Housebroken: NO
Energy Level: HIGH
Can be handled/touched: YES ALL OVER
Barker: YES
Escape Artist: NO
Food Aggressive: NO
Food Type: BOTH
Heartworm Status: NEGATIVE
Allergies: NONE
Walks on Leash: YES

Lewisburg Animal Shelter
300 Woodside
Lewisburg TN 37091
931-359-5948 Adoptions/rescue inquiries
931-359-7215 Strays/welfare checks/nuisance dog calls for ACOs
lewisburgsheltervolbiz@gmail.com

Follow us on facebook under Lewisburg Animal Shelter Volunteers to see more candid photos of the dogs in our photo Albums. The current adoption fee is $75 which includes the dogs spay or neuter and Rabies vaccination at a local vet, and covers the distemper/parvo vaccine and bordetella vaccine and dewormings it receives here at our shelter. No dog will leave the shelter to an adopter without being vetted first.

By TN state law stray dogs are held for 3 days so they can be found by their owners before being put up for adoption or rescue. A dog found as a stray wearing a collar is held for 5 days before it is put up for adoption or rescue. Our shelter is a first come first adopt/rescue facility.There are no holds placed on dogs for potential adopters/rescue, however if a party is interested in a particular dog before it becomes available they may send an inquiry to susan.ragsdale@lewisburgtn.gov and those inquiries will be kept track of in order of received once dog becomes available. Adopters/rescues will be notified what order they are in in regards to each dog. They are available at 8am on the day they are available. Non vetted dogs will have an appointment scheduled and will be available for pickup for adoption the day after their surgery. Approved rescues may pull a dog and have vetted at their own expense once available to the public.

About Lewisburg Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

This is the OFFICIAL City of Lewisburg TN - Lewisburg Animal Shelter page. The Lewisburg Animal Shelter has a Volunteer Program that helps facilitate quicker adoptions, answer and return calls, take pictures of dogs and post them, plus help keep the shelter sanitary and clean. We welcome anyone wanting to help volunteer inside the shelter and those interested can pick up an application packet from Lewisburg City Hall or at Lewisburg Animal Shelter. The Volunteers work alongside the city and county ACOs at the shelter. If you wish to make tax deductible donations to the Lewisburg Animal Shelter you may do so by sending to: City of Lewisburg 131 East Church Street Lewisburg TN 37091. Donations that are NOT tax deductible which the Shelter Volunteers use to purchase toys and treats for the dogs, pay for vetting that is not covered by the city, and purchase office supplies to market the dogs may be made to Lewisburg Shelter Volunteers 300 Woodside Lewisburg TN 37091. We are constantly evolving to better the shelter and the community involvement.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please come by Lewisburg Animal Shelter to see the available dogs.

Shelter hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8-5. We are closed on Thursday and on Sunday.

Our Adoption Process...

We do not adopt out dogs before their 3-5 day holds are up. A dog may not be fostered until after it is available to rescue and past the adoption date. The city shelter does not have a foster program operated by the city however if you are interested in fostering for a rescue contact the rescue to see if they are willing to pull the dog for you to foster it when the dog is made available for rescue. If you have any questions about any of the dogs please call 931-359-5948 or post a question here. We have a Shelter Manager at the shelter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am-5pm (closed an hour for lunch) and Saturdays 8am-12pm. Volunteers are available on Thursdays from 12-4pm. Our adoption fee is currently $75. This fee covers the spay/neuter/Rabies vax/shelter vax for each dog. No dog will leave the shelter not vetted except to approved rescue. We accept personal checks or correct change when you come in to adopt. You must fill out an adoption application in order to adopt.
The shelter manager and volunteers are at the shelter to help with questions, inquiries on dogs and adoptions. If you call and there's no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as they can.