Demetri Padfoot – only 2 weeks to find a new home! (courtesy post)

Demetri Padfoot is an incredible mutt, full of so much love and personality! He may be around 10 years old, but you would never know it; he is extremely spry and active! Demetri is an adventurer at heart– he has gone on many long hikes and loves to go camping, backpacking, and on any kind of car-riding adventure. Swimming is one of his favorite things in the world. It is one of the only times you’ll ever get him to fetch! Demetri loves people; he’d rather sit and bask in their attention than play with other dogs, especially when they scratch his foot-stomping special spot in the middle of his chest. That being said, he is so friendly with other dogs! Demetri has lived for years with a kitten and gotten along swimmingly. He is also good with babies and small children who poke and prod; he just loves the attention and is sweet with them. Demetri is always a trooper, always affectionate, and has a good spirit overall. He is a very good listener and he knows many tricks and commands. Loud noises and thunder scare him, but if he cuddles up close, he feels so much better. Demetri only barks when there may be cause for alarm, like when there’s someone at the door or right outside. He got an ‘all clear’ from the vet two months ago, is up to date on all of his shots, and takes his heart worm meds regularly. He weighs 46 pounds and is neutered. Demetri’s current owners have sadly and reluctantly decided that they are no longer able to give him the attention he so earnestly desires and deserves. They rescued him when he was about 6 years old and know that Demetri adjusts to change very well, so there should not be any adjustment issues. If you’re looking for someone to love – you’ve found him!

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Donate to East CAN via Nature’s Select

Make a $10 donation to Nature’s Select and help us feed our foster dogs while they wait to be adopted.
Nature’s Select believes in the work that local rescues do, and the significant impact it has on this great city we live in! You can make donations in $10 increments to EAST C.A.N. (Community Action Network) when you visit this link.
Nature’s Select will use your $$ to the fullest by purchasing the food at their SPECIAL RESCUE RATE and delivering it to us!  THE IMPACT:  For about $30, you can donate a 40lb bag of SUPER PREMIUM dog food, free of fillers, chemicals & by-products.  This food will help keep the dogs healthy AND looking great while they wait for their forever home.

Scarlett – Adoption Pending

Is your active family ready for a new member?   Then you should meet Scarlett! She a ~2 years old, 45lb mix breed with nothing but a sweet, playful personality!  Scarlett was found in East Nashville drinking out of a puddle while very pregnant. She was scooped up by a “pro-active neighbor” and now her life will never be the same.  Scarlett had her pups in her foster home and nursed them all the way until they were old enough to wean.  All of Mama Scarlett’s puppies have since been adopted and now it’s Scarlett’s turn to find her forever home. Scarlett is a very cuddly dog who absolutely loves to play, but has an amazing ability to regulate her energy.  She can go from rambunctious one moment to willing to sit in your lap and be petted the next.  This little girl LOVES toys and is strongly food motivated.  She bonds well with people and loves to be the center of attention.  Her foster mom says she’s “a total ham.”  Scarlett does well in chaotic environments with crowds (think festivals and community events) and wants to be everyone’s friend.   This sweet girl loves people attention!  She does enjoy a good run, but she’s really content with walking, a game of fetch, laying on the deck and cuddling.  Scarlett is completely housebroken, crate trained, up-to-date on all shots, spayed and microchipped.  She would not do well in a house with household with cats.  To make this smart, playful, sweet girl your own, please email with the subject line “Scarlett.”

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East C.A.N. News

Holiday Party 2014

6th Annual East CAN Holiday Open House

6th Annual East CAN Holiday Open House Saturday, December 6th 6pm-10pm At the beautiful home of Aaron, Jen and Owen Armstrong 1303 Forrest Avenue Snacks and beverage provided Open to the public Please come celebrate another great year assisting animals and owners in East Nashville Children friendly event Please leave your dogs in the comfort of their own home for this one.

Chili Bowl Cook-Off November 24

November 24, 7 pm until 9 pm. 3 Crow Bar More Details Here CHILIPROOF

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