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1607 Altamont St, Tracy City TN

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Five Ways Dog Owners Can Prepare for Cold Weather
Take the following precautions to ensure your dog’s comfort and safety during the winter months.
 
How Cold Is Too Cold for a Dog?
Generally, your dog will feel uncomfortable in cold temperatures below 32°F; more cold-averse dogs may start feeling uncomfortable when it falls below 45°F. When the temperature reaches this point, don’t allow your dog outside for long periods.
How to Keep Dogs Warm in the Winter
1. Provide a Warm, Cozy Place to Sleep - a soft bed with thick blankets
2. Get Your Dog a Jacket or Sweater
3. Provide Adequate Shelter
4. Protect and Inspect Your Dog’s Paws - After your dog returns from being outside, check their feet for cuts or abrasions, and wipe away frost or snow
5. Protect Against Hypothermia - Mild hypothermia makes dogs weak and inactive, and they can’t stop shivering. As hypothermia worsens, dogs become unresponsive and their breathing and heart rate slow
Spay/Neuter Please 'n Thanks!

By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals.

  • Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life

  • Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems

  • Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home

  • Your neutered male may be better behaved

 

Spaying/neutering your pets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter.​

For more information, please visit aspca.

Easy's Pet of the Week

My name is Fred. Hi! I'm good with my shelter-mates and play well with them, but mostly I like to hang by myself, so I need time to get used to new people. 

Because I'm a "grumpy old man," I mostly like to relax. I will go to the bathroom outside but need work on being house trained. 

If you have questions that aren't answered here, just give my shelter a call! 423-760-7922

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Angel Tree We have 42 dogs at the shelter who need a Christmas. If you want to sponsor a certain dog you, can put their name on the gift you drop off. Visit our dogs here.