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Bessie & Gwennie (the nugget girls)

Bessie the Bulldog Gwennie & Bessie shotgun! Gwennie loves a rubdown! Gwennie sits pretty This might be the stink eye from Bessie!             Bessie and Gwennie go together like peas and carrots! While they could be adopted separately, they seem to do so well together it would be ideal if they stayed together. They’re so small and easy and fun that it seems like a natural to just take two! These sweet girls were found near Riverside drive and an owner never came forward. We believe they are mother and daughter with a few years between them. Bessie is our Bulldog mix girl who is a roly poly nugget of snuffling love! BEWARE! She snores! But you just can’t help but love it and her. Gwennie is the momma of the two and is a few years older (5 or 6). Gwennie is a beagle mix so she’s quite petite. She’s slightly more timid than her counterpart and absolutely loves cuddles. She will find a warm spot in the sun and lay for ages warming herself and snoozing. Such a gentle soul in Gwennie girl. Bessie is spayed and Gwennie has an appointment. Both are healthy and getting all vetting done. They’re ready for their forever homes! Email us at to meet these amazing girls! Meet Bessie & Gwennie (the nugget girls)

Demetri Padfoot

image2 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! Meet Demetri Padfoot


ARED3 Meet Red!  When he was a former resident of Nashville Metro Animal Care and Control, he earned the name, Mannered, since he was such a model citizen.  Now everyone calls him Red for short!  Previously, animal control adopted Red to a family with small children and a resident dog, and he did great.  However, the owner’s resident dog made it clear that Red was not welcome, so he is back in foster care.  This poor guy is a great dog who has been bounced around due to no fault of us own.  He deserves a great home where he can be loved and entertain his family with all his clownish antics.  Red is a young adult, and we suspect he is only 2 – 3 years old.  He is past the puppy-stage, but still has a lot of playful energy.  He loves to run, play in water, bury his toys and go for walks…but his favorite thing to do is snuggle with his person.  He does well with other dogs after proper introductions, and backs off if challenged.   However, we think he would do best in a home without cats.  Red is neutered, heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccinations/prevention and weighs about 50 lbs.  Email us at to set up an introduction to Red! Meet Red


timmy1 Timmy is very sweet and loves to be cuddled! He is a bit timid initially, but warms up quickly. He gets along well with other dogs after they’ve made their introductions and does not seem to mind not being the center of attention. Timmy is a min pin but even smaller than normal. He LOVES naps. He’s very content to go outside, take care of business, and then settle in for a nap in his bed. He loves meal time almost as much as he loves napping! He’s very vocal when you’re prepping his food and gobbles it up with no trouble. Timmy’s elderly Mom had rescued him a few months ago from PTS when his original owner died but now she needs to have surgery and won’t be able to care for him either. This guy is so sweet and deserving. Given Timmy’s past, he needs a lot of love and affection! He would make a wonderful companion dog for someone home a lot, or alone a lot. His vetting is up to date. Meet Timmy


abenew The first thing you will notice about Abe is his size, roughly 100 lbs! The next thing that stands out about this handsome boy is his gentle nature. Abe is an approximately 7 year old Rottie mix.  He is fully vetted with a microchip. Abe is eager to please, following the commands, sit, lay down and stay.  When he is comfortable, he loves to roll over on his back and recieve big belly rubs!  He is relatively new to living in a house, so he  needs reminders when it comes to furniture and trash cans. Abe loves to show off his fetch skills, but needs a little work on the “drop” command…..he thinks we  mean to drop himself and will plop to the ground with the ball in his mouth! Abe gets along with other larger dogs, after a proper introduction.  Abe is gentle with children, but needs reminders to resist giving kisses.  Abe loves the outdoors, so would best thrive in a house with a yard, perfect for sunbathing. Abe is doing a great job learning how to walk on a leash, though his size makes it easy for him to pull. He is very responsive to corrections.  Abe loves to get out for walks around the neighborhood, and does best with shorter walks, he has a lot of weight to carry!   Meet Abe


eastcan-3 Our precious boy Gibson lived for the first part of his life on a very short chain with some not so great owners. After many visits by neighbors and Metro Animal Control he was surrendered to the city and they told us about him! Since he came from East Nashville we campaigned for a foster for him so we could help. He was Heartworm positive which means he wouldn’t have been able to be placed up for adoption by Metro. He’s been in foster care for a few months now and has undergone his Heartworm treatment and has now tested negative! He’s a healthy happy boy who loves to be with his foster pack (5 other dogs!) and have cuddle time too. Be looking for him at your local coffee shops and out on the trails! If you’d like to meet this very special boy contact us at for a meet and greet! Meet Gibson


IMG_0798 Hey Everyone! Meet Rio! He’s a good boy who deserves a much better life than the one he’s had up until now. He’s already been neutered and is in the process of being fully vetted. He has been tested as Heartworm positive so he’ll be going through treatment so he’ll be a totally healthy boy with years to live! Contact if you’d like to meet Rio. Meet Rio


image3 Princess, as she is named by her former owners, certainly wasn’t treated as such by them. She was chained to a tree for four years, never vaccinated and never fixed. She was subjected to the weather, insects, irregular feeding, and the advances of other dogs when she was in heat. THAT WAS THEN. This is now! A graduate of Nashville K9 training (at the top pf her class, no less! Check them out at, Princess and her rescuer have worked tirelessly to overcome any reside her former life would leave so she could truly begin her new life with a clean slate. She is now fully vaccinated, fixed, leash/house/crate trained. She is a phenomenal snuggler and will ALWAYS reward you for coming home with abundant tail-wagging and adoring looks. She loves swimming, playing ball, belly rubs, walks, and being where you are. She will never be a dog-park dog, but she can enjoy walks with other well-behaved dogs. She would love to accompany you to a patio for a beer, and will impress everyone with her awesome behavior. Princess is one of those dogs that really needed rescuing. We’re so glad she’s finally gotten a second chance, and we want nothing more than for her to get the forever home she deserves. She’s a 5yr old/45lbs/pittie mix. Please email to see for yourself how amazing she is. Meet Princess


Star 2 Is your active family ready for a new member?   Then you should meet Star!  She is a 3.5 year old, 45lb mix breed with nothing but a sweet, playful personality!  Star and her sister Violet were mainly outside dogs and unfortunately contracted heartworms; however, they have both been treated and are completely cured and ready for adoption!  Star gets along with other dogs and this sweet girl loves people attention!  She does enjoy a good run, but she’s really content with walking, laying on the deck, and cuddling.  Star is housebroken, up-to-date on all shots, has full medical records, and is spayed.  To make this smart, playful, sweet girl your own, please email with the subject line “Star.” Meet *Star*


Violet 1 Violet on the left! Look at those fabulous ears! Violet is a smart, loving dog with a lot of character!  She is a 3.5 year old, 45lb mix breed with a sweet, loving energy!  Violet and her sister Star were mainly outside dogs and unfortunately contracted heartworms; however, they have both been treated and are completely cured and ready for adoption!  Violet gets along with other dogs and this sweet girl loves people attention!  She loves a good walk, laying on the deck, and cuddling.  Violet would be best in a home with a job, she is smart and would be excited to learn new things.  Violet is housebroken, up-to-date on all shots, has full medical records, and is spayed.  To make this smart, playful, sweet girl your own, please email with the subject line “Violet.” Meet *Violet*


German Shepherd dog Meet Rex! He’s a gorgeous German Shepherd (with a touch of mystery mutt) who was found in East Nashville and rescued by a good samaritan. Our wonderful friends at Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue have taken Rex in and had him fully vetted and treated for heart worm. Rex has that so very Shepherd look of concern on his face that makes you fall in love. Rex would do best in a home with someone experienced with Shepherds and who can be a good leader for him.  Email:   Phone:  615.218.6478 Meet *Rex*

*Malcolm Reynolds*

malcom1 I sent a whole mess of pictures to truly highlight the affection and character of Malcolm Reynolds. He’s 1 and a half years old and his birthday is estimated to be May of 2014. He’s a medium sized, short hair Pitbull/Labrador mix. Possible traces of hound as well. He is roughly 45-50 lbs. and he is all muscle. Very fit and very energetic. He gets along GREAT with other dogs and humans because he is so affectionate and submissive. He will find a way to lick your face and show you just how much he loves you. He’s very smart and follows you wherever you go. All of his vaccinations are up to date and he is both fixed and chipped. Contact to meet Malcolm. Meet *Malcolm Reynolds*

Ragnar – Adoption Pending

rags car The first thing you’ll notice about Ragnar is how cute he is. The curly tail, the smile, the perfect white socks. The first thing you’ll love about Ragnar is how loyal he is. The first thing you’ll hate about Ragnar is when you have to leave him to go to work. Ragnar is the runt of the Viking Pups litter (Odin and Rambler) so won’t be quite as big as his brothers, maybe around 50/55 lbs. At 6 months, he is leash, house, and crate trained. He’s been well socialized, so enjoys car rides, exploring new places, and going with you to your favorite patio. He really loves other dogs, and would be a great addition to a family who is looking for a second dog or has friends with dogs he can play with. He is good with kids who are familiar with proper behavior around dogs, and doesn’t mind cats. If you’re looking for a well-behaved pup, Ragnar is your guy! Email with subject “Ragnar” to set up a meeting with Ragnar and his foster. Meet Ragnar – Adoption Pending

Coltrane – Adoption Pending

coltrane-3     Looking for love? Look no further! Coltrane is a 1 year old, 45b cuddle bug looking for someone to cozy up to forever. You’d never believe that he was chained up in a yard and abandoned with three other pups by the way he acts. He’s crate trained (although he’d rather spend his time next to you!), house trained, and good on a leash, and he also knows basic commands including sit, off, and leave it. Not to mention that fact that he’s great with kids, dogs, and cats! Coltrane still has plenty of energy as a young dog, so he’d love to go to a forever home where he can spend the day playing with toys, other dogs, and family members, while also going for walks and hikes, and checking out the farmers market, all before cozying up by you in the evening for a marathon Netflix viewing session. Please email East CAN at with the subject line Coltrane today to meet Coltrane and give him the forever home he’d be great for! Meet Coltrane – Adoption Pending

Odin – Adoption Pending

odin1 If a Norse god chose a dog, it would probably be Odin. Brave, sturdy, and with unwavering loyalty, this dog is the dog of legends. He’s a stunning dog with a coat of cream and white socks, and just a hint of a widow’s peak from his Shepard/husky heritage. We do know mom and dad, and they are are sweet, gentle dogs. Dad is a true mutt, but he must have some larger dog in his genetics as Odin is 6 months and already 40lbs.  Our best estimate is that Odin will be roughly 60lbs when full-grown. Odin is fantastic with other dogs, cats, and kids. We’ve worked really hard to properly socialize this litter, so Odin has been to festivals, patios, adoption events, plenty of car rides and hiking adventures. He will be a great partner for an active family, but he does loves his nap time! He is leash/crate/house trained and is fully vaccinated, chipped, and fixed. While as with any puppy, training will be ongoing until at least 1 year old, he has a great foundation and is an amazing dog.  Email with subject “Odin” to set up a meeting with Odin and his foster. Meet Odin – Adoption Pending


pitbull adoption Xena is a 2 year old pit bull who is just as energetic as she is friendly! She loves to run about outside, so It would be ideal to have a fenced in yard. She does well with plenty of exercise and is 80% leash/ walking trained. Like most pit bulls, she can seem to be dog selective towards other dogs on a leash or through a fence, she just gets excited! Xena just needs a little patience because she has a lot of potential to be a great life companion! She is currently living with two dogs, and would love the company of other dogs in her re-homing. Pets other than dogs would not be ideal, for example: cats, birds, rabbits, etc. She learns quickly and knows commands like sit, lay, high five, and stay. She is an absolutely beautiful dog and is extremely sweet, ready to love. She is up to date on her vaccines, and spayed.and spayed. You can reach me anytime on my email, or reach me on my cell at 615-887-9848.  Meet *XENA*


REba2 Meet R eba!  This medium-sized love-bug (25 – 30 lbs & about 8 years old) just loves to be around her people!  Reba loves to get out and have some exercise and when walked regularly she can be a great apartment dog!  Reba doesn’t love cats so she’ll do best in a home without them.  While Reba gets along great with one of her current doggie siblings, she doesn’t get along with the other.  Therefore, Reba is also not recommended for a home with other dogs or small children.  Reba loves people and does great in the car, on leash, and in the bath.  She will bark to let you know when she is unhappy (typically when she is separated from her people).  This cuddly girl is goofy, active, and wants your attention at all times.  While she can be anxious in some situations, she looks to her person for guidance and to build her confidence.  Reba is spayed, up-to-date on all vaccines and heartworm/flea/tick prevention.  Please contact Matt at to meet Reba!   Meet *Reba*


Starbuck 3 Meet Starbuck! She’s a beautiful girl who is about 2 years old. She has a sweet disposition and is being fostered in a house with a few other dogs and doing very well. She’s house trained, responds very well to correction and gets along well with her housemates. Starbuck has been spayed and is up to date on her shots. Starbuck weighs about 60 pounds and is a healthy girl who has a good amount of energy but calms down quickly and easily. Email if you’d like to meet Starbuck and we’ll connect you with her foster family!


scarlett1 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.”


hunter-1 Hunter has never met a walk he didn’t like. It’s possible he is John Muir reincarnated. He loves to hike, with people and with other dogs. He loves to go on car rides and explore new places. He will go with you on your trip to Kroger or down to Florida for a week of rest and relaxation. He has excellent indoor manners, as long as there NO cats in the house. If you are looking for a happy, social dog, Hunter is the dog for you. He is heartworm positive, so the long runs will have to wait until his treatment is complete. East CAN does cover the cost of this care, and it does not increase the standard adoption fee of $125. A lab mix, he is about 2 years old and is leash, house, and crate trained. If Hunter sounds like the partner you’ve been waiting for, please contact to set up a meeting.


eastcan-13 Omar is a strong boy full of youthful energy and eager to please. He wants nothing more than to be with people, cuddling in your lap or at your feet. He gets along great with other dogs and is a gentle dog at heart (he always lets our girl win at tug o’ war and plays sweetly with the neighbors puppy). Even when he was obviously in pain after his neuter he let people poke and prod him with patience. Omar is very serious about his dinner and if you’re running late he has no qualms in getting his dish and bringing it to you as a reminder! Get out his leash and he will try to walk himself! Best of all- he’s full of smiles (serious smiles)! This is a dog with character who will keep you laughing. Omar is house-trained, relatively good in the kennel (prefers to be with people), and loves spending time sun-bathing in the yard. He needs additional training but is highly food motivated. Omar would do best with an owner who can handle his strength and has the patience to continue his training.

Patsy Cline

eastcan-21 Are you CRAZY about dogs? You’ll FALL TO PIECES about Patsy Cline! Patsy is ready to go WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT as she has recovered very nicely from a broken leg. Patsy is 37lbs of SWEET DREAMS. She is a 3 year old lab/terrier mix. She’s very sweet and playful, definitely a people-loving dog. She would do well in a home with another dog of similar playfulness, or a cat that thinks it is a dog with similar playfulness. She will do better with other animals in the house or a situation where she isn’t left home alone all day. Patsy is available for adoption now, so come on and say,”YOU BELONG TO ME!” Email to set up a meeting with Patsy.


mister1 Mister has been raised with 3 adolescent boys and is an amazing playful and sweet natured companion. He is needing to be rehomed through no fault of his own and he would LOVE to be with other dogs, kids or at least someone who is active with him. He can’t cohabitate with cats and does need a fenced yard. He is only 4 years old, probably weim/hound/great dane mix. Approx 60lbs. Would do great with a running companion, does great on leash walks and is crate trained though he rarely is in there since he has no problem being left alone. His house manners are great but when outside he will excitedly tree every squirrel in your yard! Mister isn’t a barker but will bark if he feels something needs attention. Great in the car and just all around amazing guy in need of a new forever (and hopefully really forever) home! Contact for more information or to schedule and introduction with this prince charming.


eastcan-9 Marmee, like her namesake in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, is an excellent caretaker. She and her litter were discovered living in a shed full of discarded household items in February, but her pups are estimated to be 3 months old. Meaning, Marmee fed and protected 6 puppies in the dead of winter, one of the worst Tennessee has had in years. She loves to go on trips and adventures with you, and she’ll do just about anything for a treat and a belly rub. She has excellent house manners and is very good about staying on schedule (potty breaks, bedtime). She loves walks and runs, and chasing a fresh tennis ball at the park. She is calm enough to go to your favorite neighborhood bar/restaurant patio and hang out, or go on a training run through the park. Marmee is fully vaccinated and spayed now and is already undergoing her Heartworm treatment. Keep an eye out for Marmee, and prepare to be awed by her beautiful brindle coat and loving demeanor.


enzo1 There is no sweeter or happier  dog than Enzo. If Disney world was a dog,  he’d be it.   He loves cats,  kids,  dogs,  and humans.  He enjoys walks,  the park,  toys,  sleeping,  playing,  riding in the car,  swimming…you name it,  he probably likes it.  He’s great on a leash,  doesn’t mind the crate,  and is house trained.  Our best guess is he’s a husky/border collie mix. He’s young,  between 8 months and a year.  He likely won’t get any bigger than the 55lbs he is now.  He’s up to date on all shots and is fixed.


jessie1 Jessie is a thoughtful and loving senior soul who has still a lot of pep in her step and unwavering loyalty. She was a loved family pet with children of her very own but in need of a new home due to a family emergency. She is cautious but optimistic and she loves to be scratched behind her ears. She is simply wonderful on a leash and has had NO accidents in her foster home even though she doesn’t care for a crate. Jessie would probably be better as an “only” dog or with a very submissive dog that wouldn’t make her feel threatened. She is generally quiet as a mouse but extremely vigilant of her home and surroundings. She always has a tag wag and a smile for her foster parents and loves to take long naps in her bed.  


eastcan-22 Have you ever met a dog that loves everything and everyone? Would you like to? Then you want to meet Zevon. Named for the legendary musician, Zevon is happy to be in the background, he doesn’t have to be the lead singer in the band. He is cat friendly (seriously; he lives with 6 cats!) and dog friendly. He has a wiggle for every person he meets; but be prepared for people to stop you and ask to pet your “beautiful” dog. He is a 2 years old Boston Terrier/Boxer mix that has been fully vetted. He will thrive in a home that is active and has a structured household. Zevon is eager to please and learn; email to set up a meeting with Zevon.


Newfoundland Flat Coat Retriever If there was a movie about Nash, it would be the Karate Kid. Rescued as a puppy from the streets of Clevland Park in East Nashville, Nash has grown into the dog all dogs should aspire to.  Though we didn’t wear the head sash Mr. Miyagi while doing it,we worked really hard to socialize Nash so that he would be a confident, well-ad justed, adaptable dog. And boy, did it work! He was a hit at every event, patio, and sidewalk he graced the last few months. He’s been exposed to the vet, various environments, sounds, smells, people, dogs, cats, pack play, etc. He is fully potty, leash, and crate trained. He was Grasshopper, but the student has become the teacher. I swear, he has made my dogs better! Nash is likely a Newfoundland or Flat Coat Retriever mix. He has a beautiful silky, wavy coat, and sheds very minimally.  He is about 6 months and will be fixed/finish shots within the first two weeks of 2015. He will be BIG. He is about 50 lbs already and shows no sign of slowing down. We estimate he will be at least 80 lbs when full-grown.  Email to set up a meeting with this awesome puppy!  


Rudy main Meet Rudy!  He is a sweet and playful boy with lots of energy and tons of love.  He was rescued from the streets of East Nashville after being shot in the leg and is now happy and healthy.  He is great with all people, children, and other dogs, but he isn’t so good with cats. He is about 3 years old and weighs in at 48 lbs.  He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date with all his vetting.  While he is a much-beloved member of his family, Rudy needs to find a new (cat-less) home, and his family is maintaining responsibility for his re-homing. Rudy’s family is asking for a $50 re-homing fee that they will donate to East CAN, and will send Rudy with his crate, bed, toys, and vetting records.  Please contact to meet Rudy!


Amelia Sweet little Amelia is a senior dog who would be perfectly content cuddling and napping all day.  Seriously, she is low maintenance!  A terrier mix coming in at just slightly over 10lbs, she’s easy going and gets along with dogs of all sizes – her foster sisters are larger dogs and love to cuddle her. Little Amelia has 2 fused vertebrate and although doctor’s orders are for her to take it easy (no rough playing, jumping and minimum stairs), that hasn’t slowed her down. Amelia also has some tumors that may be malignant but vets have agreed not to operate given her physical limitations and age. Amelia’s best home will embrace her as she is and be committed to giving her the best time of her life and the love she deserves from here on out. She is a very happy go lucky pup who loves everyone and she doesn’t know she’s sick so when you meet her please don’t mention it. Amelia has all her vaccines, she is housebroken and crate trained.  It will take a special person to see past this little girl’s rough life and give her the proper home she deserves, but we know this person is out there.  If this person could be you, please email with the subject line “Amelia.”


LeRoy-1 LeRoy was left behind after his owners moved. Kind neighbors immediately moved in and rescued LeRoy, his sister Etta, and yardmate Coltrane. We are constantly amazed at how these dogs have moved past their initial situation. LeRoy is dog, cat, and people friendly. He has much personality and is very outgoing; he’s never met a stranger. His ears are expressive and his goofiness will keep you entertained. He’s house, leash, and crate trained. At one year old and 55 lbs, he is fully vetted and fixed; he’s as healthy and happy as can be. If you don’t initially fall for his good looks, when you meet him he will win you over with his character and charm. Email RE: LeRoy to meet him!


etta-1 Etta may have been abandoned by her former owners and left tied to a tree with her brother LeRoy and yardmate Coltrane, but you wouldn’t know it. Not only is she a stunning brindle Shepherd mix, she’s also extremely adaptable to new situations. She is amiable with other dogs, people, and cats. She likes going to your favorite restaurant patio or going for a walk. At just a year old and 50 lbs, she is already learning new commands and takes instructions well. She is leash, house, and crate trained. She is up to date on vaccinations and is fixed. Due to her being chained outside, she has contracted heart worms, but is undergoing treatment. Because of her young age, the vet has no doubt she will recover easily from treatment and live a life unaffected after treatment is complete. East CAN does cover the cost of the treating the existing heart worms. If you’re looking for a sweet, smart, loving, and beautiful dog, email us at RE: Etta to set up a meeting today!


teddy-2 Bio coming soon!

Daisy (Black Pup)

daisypup Daisy (lovingly called Meatball), is an adorable round ball of energy! She loves to play tug, chase her sister May and her foster brother, but will calm down in the evenings for a cuddle and nap. Of the sisters, she is definitely more energetic and adventurous, and loves to find new things to expl0re and play with. Potty training is coming well, as is crate training (so far no accidents in the crate at all!) She enjoys being by your side, and prefers to be able to see you, so if she is going down for a nap, preferably it is in a room where you are so she can relax. She is very food motivated so may need some lessons in not taking from other dogs. She is intrigued by the cat, but understands her place as lower on the pecking order! Daisy has so far received 2 rounds of shots, and the third will be scheduled soon. ​If you want a bundle of joy and energy, with goofy ears, Daisy is the one for you! She may be good for a home with other dogs in order to get her energy out, or with someone who is interested in having a dog to play with.

Chance (AKA ’26’)

26 Chance Chance is a very sweet and kind creature, a real gentle giant.  At approx 3 years old and 70lbs, he loves attention and loves to cuddle. A true companion for sure, he will never leave your side.  He gets along great with every dog that he has met, has no food aggression, is being crate trained and will already house trained. Loves to play fetch and be outside but prefers to be wherever his people are. He would be a great addition to any family. Chance is heartworm negative, up to date on his shots and will be neutered soon. Please contact us to meet this lovable pup.


tea4 Meet Tia Poppins! Tia, Spanish for “aunt” but used as a slang term of endearment between girlfriends. Poppins, because she’s so good with children. Tia makes instant friends. Tia can be a tad hesitant towards males at first but in less than a minute she is giving them kisses. She is fantastic with children. After a nice introduction and some guidelines, Tia is great with other dogs and cats. She enjoys one on one fetch and snuggle sessions. She is potty trained and totally fine in the house when no one is home- no crate necessary. Tia knows her commands and does great with them. She loves to make her people happy by being a good girl. Tia is great on and off the leash. Currently she is living with 2 large breed male dogs and 2 cats. She has spent a good amount of time with a female Doberman as well. Tia will thrive in a house with other animals and children and with a family that is full of love to give. She’s practically perfect in every way, that Tia Poppins.


Pip with straw Pip was a lost dog that was never claimed. He’s a little guy, only 9.5 lbs, that could be easy to overlook, He’s likely about 8 years old but still has plenty of spunk in him. He has received a clean bill of health, other than some dental issues. Pip is shy at first and he is somewhat fearful of strangers. But once he gets to know you, he loves nothing more than snuggling and getting his tummy rubbed. He gets along great with other dogs, as well as cats. He should be in a calm home where he can regain his confidence and joy.


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Adopt a dog Subie Subie is a 4 year old male, approx.. 45lbs on a skinny day and after 6 years in the rescue business, the easiest foster I have ever had. He is crated at night and on days when I’m not home, unless the weather is nice enough to hang outside in the safety of his privacy fence. He has become so accustomed to our routine he often puts himself to bed in his crate before I suggest it. Love his toys and can often entertain himself. Subie loves to ride in the car, or the jeep as the case may be and does not yell rudely at bikes or other dogs if we pass by, nor does he wander anxiously around the vehicle while it’s moving. He sits in his seatbelt like a champ or lays down and naps. Subie walks well on a leash with his pinch collar and engages other dogs well if he is introduced correctly and with a human that he trusts. Subie sleeps through the night and though he might often be awake before me he never lets me know. He waits patiently until I get up and let him out. We’ve worked on a few simple tricks and he is very responsive to continued training and correction. We haven’t run in a while but he has been on 6-7 mile runs and probably wouldn’t want to go much beyond that. Subie’s perfect home would include other animals or children and someone who would take him on a nice walk often and in the car to run errands often. He is a very social boy and prefers to not be completely alone for long periods of time. He hasn’t been around cats, that I know of, but his prey drive isn’t dynamic so I think he might enjoy the company of a playful cat. If you want to meet Subie please contact Elizabeth at 615-604-8320.   


Rosalee adoptable dog Rosalee is a sweet 3-4 year old beagle who is looking for a cuddle buddy! She is as sweet as can be and will make a wonderful companion for the person lucky enough to adopt her. Rosalee is a delightful mix of calm and playful and does great with kids, other dogs and cats. She enjoys going on walks and smelling all the wonderful smells around a yard — but her favorite activity is getting a belly rub and feeling loved. Rosalee is crate trained and housebroken. She is finishing up heartworm treatment and is soon to be spayed. Get in touch with us to meet this goofy and loveable girl!


murphy 1 Little did the ladies of East CAN know, as they waited in the lobby of MACC, that the sweetest, friendliest, albeit drooliest gentleman was about to walk into their lives. Yes, that’s Murphy. This big lug was unable to go to the adoption floor at MACC because he was found to be heartworm positive, but he is well on his way to being a healthy boy. He is a stocky guy who weighs in at about 50 pounds and is around 3-years-old. He is house and crate trained and gets along great with other dogs. He is laid back and calm and an all around great pup. If you’re interested in meeting him email with the subject line Murphy. 


lots of dot You know how your cat is always saying “I’d love to get a dog but none of them get along with me” You also know he/she doesn’t mean it at all. Well, time to call their bluff! Meet Dottie, one of those amazing dogs that just isn’t bothered by cats. Honestly! Her foster home has a cat and she’s not interested in the slightest. In fact, she deters her foster dog brother from chasing him. Speaking of, if that weren’t awesome enough, she also loves other dogs. And kids! She’s great in the car and is an overall chill and mellow girl. She has had some puppies…actually, a lot of puppies. There isn’t yet a boobs job for dogs but if there were, Dottie would be first in line. Luckily, being over-bred didn’t cause any medical issues as it’s simply cosmetic. She is a wonderful companion and truly unique in her non-caring about cats, her ability to adapt to new situations, and her genuine love of kids. Contact us today to set up a meeting with Dottie, your cat will (not) thank you! The best guess is she is some sort of boxer/pittie/something mix. She is about 45lbs, 3 years old, fixed, and up to date on shots. She is crate, leash, and house trained. Please contact to meet this sweet girl.


Mom4 My name is Meatball. I melt the hearts of everyone I meet. I am a calm small girl that’s a little over one year old, have been spayed, have had my first round of vaccinations, and have tested negative for Feline FIV/Leukemia. I will follow you around and all I want to do is to fall at your feet to be loved. I return the love right back by sitting in your lap or snuggled up right next to you and will rub against your arms and face. My meow is soft and quiet but my purr motor is always running. I will run to you no matter where I am when I hear the food bag shake or can open. My velvety soft fur is mostly white with one orange spot and two black spots on my back. Don’t even get me started on my amazing striped tail and yellow green eyes. The coloring on my face is very distinct and beautiful because my nose is mostly black with a streak or orange next to it.

Bruce Springsteen

eastcan-27 Our big, sweet, lovable Bruce Springsteen. “When they built him, brother, they broke the mold.” Yes, he was “born in the USA” (we imagine). We have “reason to believe” he is a bernese mountain dog and/or husky mix. He was “stranded in the park” “running for his life at night on them backstreets” until an East CAN volunteer gained his trust and took him in. We soon found this guy wasn’t “born to run.” He adores people and gets along great with other dogs and cats. He is around 3 years old and weighs 75-80 pounds. You don’t have to live in a “mansion on the hill” for Bruce. He is content to just hang out on his bed, play in a yard or the park, and be with his people and maybe some dog friends. If you meet Bruce, we think he’ll “have a hold on you right from the start” and they’ll all be “glory days” with him by your side. Believe us, “he’s the one.”

May (Brown Pup)

Daisy and May3 May is sweet as can be. She is timid at first, but warms up quickly. She is a little more cautious around other dogs, but has done great with her foster brother. She is definitely a cuddle bug and loves to be held, pet, and snuggled. She and her sister play tug of war, and wrestle, during which her adventurous side can be seen. She is definitely less interested in the cat, but interest is piqued when the other animals think there is something to be seen! She is quiet, sweet, and a great snuggler. May would be great for a single home as she is very calm and would happily be the center of your attention. Crate training and potty training are also going well with this little nugget.


henry0 Meet Henry!  He was found roaming the streets of East Nashville looking for friends.  He was likely a backyard dog, as he had sores where a chain had been embedded into his neck.  He’s a young (about a year) Rottweiler mix with a lots of energy!  He is house trained, kid & dog friendly and is very good in the car.  He’s learning to walk on a leash, and takes direction very well, but he needs training.  He has had all his shots and has been neutered.  Henry is a great dog.  If we didn’t already have three dogs, we’d keep him!

Maddox – Adopted

Maddox sitting If Maddox had 2 legs rather than 4 he’d be someone’s younger brother. He follows you around when you leave the room, and curls up like a cat next to you when you sit down. He would look really bad ass if he were about twice the size, but instead all the girls look at him like he’s just too cute for school, even when he’s wearing his studded collar to try to look a bit older. He loves to please – if you can make him understand what you want, he’ll do it. He doesn’t jump on the sofa, and will ignore an open bag of food for hours until you put it into his bowl. If there is a leash in your hand he sits and waits for you to put it on him. If you leave Maddox alone then when you return he behaves like he really thinks that you had gone for good, that you were never going to come back and that he has spent the whole time contemplating what his solitary life would now look like; How will he open doors without you? Will the seemingly inexhaustible supply of tasty biscuits one day run out? And why is the world so cruel as to take you away? It’s a bit like the TV series ‘Lost’ for him, even though you only went outside to check the mail. However, unlike a younger brother Maddox has absolutely no ego. He’s so laid back that on play dates other dogs get to the point of literally walking into him to get a reaction and he just doesn’t care. If he were standing in a bar holding 4 pints (we’ve all done it – 5 is possible but few will risk it as it relies totally on the friction of the other 4 glasses to keep the one in the middle in the air, and since he’s a dog with no opposable thumbs I think that 4 should be the acceptable canine limit, although I digress…) – and you were the only other person in the bar, and you walked straight into him, knocking all four drinks over his beautiful black coat (with tiny white flecks) and soft white belly he would not only apologise for being in your way, but do it in writing, publish it in the local paper, buy you a round and start a long and deep friendship with you. That said, Maddox doesn’t drink and neither should he. I mention this only for the purpose of illustration. He likes dry food and water. He’s just looking to be loved, and would probably do extremely well with a 4-legged companion. Until he recently lost his girlfriend they went everywhere together, even to the point of choosing to share a crate, so if you have a dog that could do with a buddy, Maddox would be almost any dog’s new best friend.

Trinket – Coonhound

Coonhound Trinket is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, and she completely lives up to her breed description. She is good with other dogs and people. She lives for walks/runs/hikes where she can explore new territories, but equally loves being with her people (belly rubs are a particular favorite). She is smart, fun, and sociable. Her name comes from the breed’s ability to chase animals up trees and actually climb the tree to trap them, meaning they are true hunters so they cannot be left to roam open land. She needs a fence to keep her safe, or her nose can take her far from home. Walkers are bred for copious physical activity, so an active family is a must for both owners and dog to be happy. Trinket is fixed, up to date on vaccines, and chipped. She’s about 3 years old, and around 50lbs. She is crate, leash, and house trained. She will be a great dog for the humans willing to understand and focus her awesome character traits. Email to meet the amazing Trinket today!

Babe – Adopted!

Adopt a boxer mix Hi, my name is Babe and it is quite obvious that I am a boxer mix. From the distinguished, gentle aging of my face it’s clear I am a senior dog. I am looking for my forever home, where I can settle in and enjoy the remaining years of my life. My foster mom says I was wandering around Shelby Park, and when I spotted her walking her dogs I knew if I followed her home she would take me in. I have a very gentle and affectionate nature. I get along very well with other dogs and cats. I am also not intimidated when in the company of children. I spend most of my day laying on my bed, but I’m fully aware that my job is to guard the house. My foster mom has a fenced-in yard and I have a doggie door that I can use whenever I want, which makes my job much easier. I love walks and I get very excited when I see my foster mom getting my leash. It will be music to my ears when I hear someone say “I got you Babe”!”


Frida and Pablo Pablo and his sister Frida were found in Shelby Park but never claimed. They settled in well at their foster but now Frida has been adopted and Pablo is still available. He is a sweet young boy but having a difficult time adjusting without sister. His original abandonement seems to have gotten the best of him so he is fearful and needs a safe, consistent, structured environment to thrive in. He’d probably do best with another well behaved dog that he can learn from while his new family helps build his confidence. Contact us to meet this sweet lonely boy.

Angel Bunny

Angel 4 Angel Bunny has been in the fold a few weeks now. After spending the better part of her 2 years on a chain she is suffering a bit from a few broken vertebrae which causes her to hop like a rabbit. (Contact us to see her video). She is awfully grateful though. Now house trained, crate trained, and hw negative, she is learning to live with other dogs and walk on a leash. She’s a quick learner who wants to please so exercises to teach her who owns the food and who owns the door are going well. Angel’s best home would be indoor with outdoor privileges, be one with a strong leader that can continue to give her consistent structure so she becomes the well- mannered house pet she is destined to be.


Frida and Pablo Frida is adopted, brother Pablo is still available.


Adoptable 6 to 8 years Sunny is a sweet, very affectionate older girl (I was told 6-8). She’s super mellow, she barely ever barks and she doesn’t chew or pee or get into stuff when I’m not home. When I am home she rolls over for belly rubs basically every time I walk by. She loves to snuggle up on the couch if you let her, but if not she’s perfectly happy to just sit near you on the floor. She loves to go for walks and sometimes we take her running but she does tire out after a little bit. It would be great for her to have a back yard to frolic in- I don’t take her to the dog park because she can be aggressive toward other dogs. Sunny likes to ride in the car and she loves joining us for walks in the park or at outdoor restaurants. She’s great with people as long as they respect her space and signs of discomfort- “roughhousing” makes her nervous and defensive so I definitely do not think she belongs in a home with children. Sunny would do great with someone who has some training experience and can continue to work with her on building her confidence around strangers- she’s improved so much already! I think Sunny would do best as an only pet- like I said she is usually aggressive toward other dogs at first but with a very careful introduction it may work. She should not be placed in a home with a cat- she always lunges at them on walks! Finally, it would be nice if she could be with someone that could spend a lot of time with her during the day- she’s much happier when someone is home with her.


tuck2 Tuck is the lone boy from the Little Women litter. As with his littermates (like sister May), he is really an amazing puppy. He’s 8 months (photos of him as a little guy are included because he’s just so cute),fixed, vaccinated, and is leash, house, and crate trained. He is smart, fun, and eager to please. This litter has dogs that look like 12 different breeds, so best guess is he is a boxer/hound/pittie/lab mix. He will be on the larger side; likely between 50 and 65 lbs full-grown. We were lucky enough to have found mama and the litter at 3 months, so he was able to learn good behavior from mom and is healthy. He gets along well with dogs and kids, but he doesn’t understand why cats don’t want to play with him. If you want to meet this good lookin’ lover, email RE: Tuck.

Grace – Complimentary Post

Rottweiler Grace is a very sweet and affectionate dog who loves belly rubs!! She is a large Rottweiler (84lbs) estimated to be 1.5 years old and still has lots of energy to play. Grace loves to sleep in most mornings and can be a big couch potato at times. She’s definitely a cuddle monster! She appears to be house trained and has done well while left home alone in a kennel and free within the house. She will need training to learn proper behaviors in addition to basic commands. She knows commands such as sit, stay, shake and no. She walks well on a leash without much pulling, but she will need some training to be an excellent leash walker. We believe Grace would do well living with another dog who could be a playmate for her. She has been submissive to multiple dogs she has been around while being fostered so we believe she would adapt well to another dog in the house. She has also been around a cat briefly and showed a little curiosity by laying at the edge of the bed quietly watching the cat underneath. She will steal food if left on counters or sneak up on you while you’re looking through the fridge! She hasn’t shown any aggression while being fostered, but we would recommend appropriate training to ensure she never shows any aggression (such as with food or toys). While being fostered, she hasn’t been around children. I would imagine she would be okay around children, but I wouldn’t recommend toddlers due to her massive size.

Potato – Complimentary Post

Potato and another dog Potato is a one-year old black and white shepherd mix who weighs around 55lbs. She’s spayed, fully housebroken and loves to go for walks, play fetch, and play with other dogs. She recently went through a dog training bootcamp and is currently working to master her down and stay. Potato would do great in a home with other dogs and/or older children. She’s currently in a home with small children and her affection and playfulness can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to little ones. She’s a sweet, playful, and active dog that would a make a great running or walking partner for someone who likes to get out and exercise. If you’d like to learn more about Potato email  

Ninja – Complimentary Post

Ninja Ninja was found as a stray last December by Hip Donelson group. After the 72 hour hold he was neutered. He’s young, hw negative, UTD on shots and micro chipped. He loves people and children and knows some basic commands. Ninja has displayed some dog aggression issues so he will need to be only pet in the house until he learns to play well with others. Hip Donelson have been boarding him for almost 4 months and cannot afford to keep that up much longer. He’s a good dog who deserves a chance at a good life. We are looking for a home or foster home for Ninja. If you can help please contact Hip Donelson  or 615.378.7389.  Please help Ninja  Thanks

Miss Piggy – Complimentary Post

Miss Piggy3 I’ve named her Miss Piggy because she makes really cute little snorting noises. She is kind and sweet with other dogs and been an absolute delight to have in the house. She hasn’t made a mistake in the house but I have been leaving her in backyard when I’m not home, she just curls up in her bed and is content to chill outside until I get back. Always happy to see me, she follows me around the house asking for hugs and kisses but will also just lay down and chill. The vet said she is between 1.5-2 and I’m paying all vet bills (including spay) and will pay for her first year with new owner. I want to keep her so bad but my travel situation for work will not allow to add a new friend to the family. I will foster her when I am home, I just need help while I am gone until we can find her a forever home. My number is 615.496.8031 and my email is

Big Boy – Complimentary Post

Big Boy1 Big Boy is a young (approximately <1 year), small to medium build, male pit mix looking for a forever home. He is a very happy dog and loves to cuddle and give kisses. Big Boy was raised by a loving family who just didn’t have the means to care for him and keep him out of the elements, so now a friend is fostering him until he can be rehomed. He is neutered, has his rabies shot and DA2PP, and tested negative for heartworms. Big Boy is extremely playful and energetic but also submissive. He does great at the dog park and makes friends with everyone (dogs and humans)! Big Boy needs a home where he is either the sole pet or has an equally energetic doggie playmate who is not too aggressive or too fragile. His attitude towards cats is undetermined at this point – meaning he seems to do well with chill cats who are not afraid of him but wants to chase cats who run. Big Boy is good with kids though he likes to jump. He likes to go on walks mostly doing well on the leash with a little pulling. When taken off the leash on trails, he sticks with his humans and does not run off. Big Boy is almost house broken though he sometimes has accidents with an irregular schedule. Since he is still young, Big Boy likes to chew so he loves his Nyla bones and Kong toys. In general, he is a great dog with a sweet personality who is still a bit of a puppy and could use some good training. He seems to learn quickly, too. Currently, Big Boy resides in his foster mom’s bathroom but It would be great for him to move into a home as soon as possible where he can roam and move about freely. Please email Molly at for more information or to meet Big Boy!

Maggie – Complimentary Post

maggie nashville rescue Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you! Maggie is a sweet girl who was found by some good samaritans in Nashville. She is very healthy, very cuddly, potty trained, up to date on shots, spayed, very loving, good with or two dogs and nice to the resident cat (although she is very curious about him… But he lets her know when he doesn’t like it). If you’d like to meet young Maggie please contact Andrew at


This is Harley. He’s a 9 year old Boston Terrier/Pug mix who isn’t very happy about the new baby in the house and his mom and dad want him to be somewhere where he’s the Top Dog! If you’d like to meet Harley, email so we can put you in touch! He’s neutered and chipped.