found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
The thing about Harriet, though, is that she NEEDS to live with another dog. When we pulled her from the shelter a couple of weeks ago, she scared us to death by becoming, what we thought, was very very ill. She had little appetite, no energy, and none of the usual puppy "happy"---she just laid in her kennel, with her head down. We were worried that we were going to lose her, but the vets could not figure out what was wrong, so she stayed in the hospital, under the careful eye of the staff. Unfortunately, shelters are full of all kinds of ugliness and puppies are particularly susceptible to a myriad of viruses that are not always easily identifiable, so we were playing a waiting game, praying that she would survive everyday. Well, after a week or so of this, the vet tech taking care of her had what Oprah calls "a lightbulb moment"--she remembered that Harriet had spent her weeks in the scary cold shelter with a doggie mate named Ozzie (get it? Ozzie and Harriet!) that she grew very attached to. As luck would have it, we had rescued him as well and he was boarding at the same clinic. So, the tech put little, shaking Harriet into the dog playyard and brought Ozzy out for a visit. In that moment, everything changed for our precious Harriet! She wiggled and squirmed and jumped and played and smiled and lept for joy. Harriet wasn't sick at all...she was just very depressed and frightened. She'd been through such a horrible ordeal in the shelter...can you imagine what a scared baby must feel in a place like that...and Ozzie had given her comfort.
We've now checked to see if this is specific to Ozzie or if she's happy with any dog, and we've found that Harriet loves them all. For this reason, Harriet will only be adopted into a home with another dog. So, if you have a canine companion who needs a friend, Harriet is an excellent choice!
Harriet is currently boarding at our partner vet clinic in Memphis, TN. We are comprised of a small group of volunteers from Delaware, New England and Tennessee trying to reduce the euthanization rate (previously 90%) at the Tipton County Animal Control shelter in Brighton, Tennessee. This shelter is forced to euthanize thousands of animals each year due to irresponsible pet owners that do not spay/ neuter their dogs in the area. Millions of dogs in America are euthanized each year due to lack of space and lack of funding to try and find them better homes.
For our dogs that are out of state, we try to promote adoptions based on trust that we will send you the most wonderful dog for you home; our foster situation is quite limited and thus it’s difficult for us to bring dogs here prior to finding a committed, forever home. We realize that adopting a dog sight unseen may seem like a stressful situation, but we truly do our very best to make sure that we make a great match for every dog and every family.