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June – Complimentary Post

She is a year and a half old medium sized labradoodle mix, though leaning on the poodle side. I have had her since she was 4 months old (I got her from an Amish doodle raising family). While she has been a great dog for me, she is very human shy. June  loves other dogs…she is the life of the party at the dog park but she does shy away from a lot of human activity. She needs a quiet small forever family. For more info contact Jaque for more information Meet June – Complimentary Post


Marme 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. She has just finished weaning her beautiful, healthy pups, so she is currently undergoing vetting. She will be adoptable once her health care is complete. Keep an eye out for Marmee, and prepare to be awed by her beautiful brindle coat and loving demeanor. Meet Marme


Hunter3 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. Meet Hunter

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline3 HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY? Are you CRAZY about dogs? You’ll FALL TO PIECES about Patsy Cline! Patsy is 30lbs of SWEET DREAMS. She is a 3 year old (best guess for breed? Brown Dog Mix?) currently in a foster home, recuperating from a broken leg which will keep her from WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT through May. She’s very sweet and calm, definitely a people-loving dog. She’s tolerant of other calm dogs, as well as cats. Patsy is available for adoption now, or foster-to-adopt where East CAN will help during her recovery period. Then, she’ll say,”YOU BELONG TO ME.” .Email to set up a meeting with Patsy. Meet Patsy Cline


Zevon3 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. Meet Zevon

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 Meet Ninja – Complimentary Post

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. Meet Angel Bunny


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.   Meet Jessie


Dog for Adoption Is your active family ready for a new member?  Or are you looking for a playmate for a furry family member?  Then you should meet Megan! She a 1 ½ year old, 45lb mix breed with nothing but a sweet, playful personality!  Megan 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.  Megan had her pups on August 7th in her foster home and nursed them all the way until they were old enough to wean.   Most of Mama Megan’s puppies have since been adopted and now it’s Megan’s turn to find her forever home. Megan is a very cuddly dog who absolutely loves to play, but actually 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” and that she’s never met another dog with this strong of an attribute.  Megan does well in chaotic environments with crowds (think festivals and community events) and wants to be everyone’s friend (dogs and humans alike). Megan is completely housebroken, up-to-date on all shots, spayed and microchipped.  We feel like Megan would be great in a multi dog household, so that she would have built in playmates. She exhibits a fairly strong prey drive which is fun for play, but would be a little worrisome in a household with cats.  To make this smart, playful, sweet girl your own, please email with the subject line “Megan.” Megan's Play Video Meet Megan


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


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. Meet Sunny

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   Meet Potato – Complimentary Post

Scout – Complimentary Post

Scout 1 Meet Scout! She and her two kittens were homeless until some nice people picked her up during the extreme winter weather. Scout’s babies were able to find homes and now she is looking for that special family to call her own! She’s approximately one year old and weighs 7 pounds. She’s small but don’t let her weight fool you; she’s very outgoing, sweet and always ready to play with a toy her scratching pad. She loves to cuddle with her foster parents and even occasionally sneaks a cat nap with her dog-sister, Lily. Scout is spayed and fully vetted and can’t wait to meet you! For a meet and greet, contact Leigh Anne at Meet Scout – Complimentary Post

Rex – Complimentary Post

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 – Complimentary Post

Reba – Complimentary Post

REba2 Meet R eba!  This medium-sized love-bug (25 – 30 lbs & about 8 years old) just want to be with her people!  As long as she has opportunities for exercise, she does great whether in a house or an apartment.  She has some prey drive, so she is not recommended for a home with cats, but her dad says that she is an expert mole and snake killer!  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 – Complimentary Post

XENA – Complimentary Post

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 – Complimentary Post

Molly – Complimentary Post

Pitbull Mix Adopt Molly is a 3-year old pit mix who is full of love and in need of a home. After living life on a chain and being used for breeding, Molly was abandoned at an emergency clinic when she was pregnant. Her owners wanted Molly euthanized because they didn’t want to pay for treatment. The vet tried to save her puppies but none of them survived. A kind soul rescued Molly and is trying to give her a chance to find a family that will love her back. Molly is loving, cuddly, sweet and laid-back. She has had intensive professional training and per her trainer, Molly is a very adoptable dog who will provide her owner/owners with years of special memories and lots of love. She’s good with other dogs who are larger, and would do best in a cat-free home. She’s also good with kids. For more information, email Meet Molly – Complimentary Post

Cuz – Complimentary Post

Cuz Meet Cuz!  He’s a boxer mix and about 90 lbs.  He is up to date on his vaccines and has been neutered.  Cuz is crate trained and learning his manners on a leash. East CAN is not handling his adoption and for a meet and greet, please contact Tommy at Meet Cuz – Complimentary Post


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. 

Bilbo Baggins – Adoption Pending

mini shepherd Why Bilbo Baggins?  He got his name because legend has it he came from Middle Earth. It’s believed he’s the hobbit version of a shepherd dog.His current foster, who is well versed in Middle Earth , says she’s pretty sure he’s a fox/teddy bear mix. His finder has two dogs and a toddler, and he was great with all of them. His temp foster home for the holidays has two dogs and a cat, and he’s great with them, too! Because of his small size he would do best in a home with dogs that aren’t too rough with their play. He likes big dogs but if they are too rambunctious he gets frightened. He was not leash or house trained, apparently he was dumped/stray for sometime in the Cleveland Park area of East Nashville (you know, right outside of Middle Earth). He is being trained on both now, though. He’s had shots and is (surprisingly) heart worm negative! He will be fixed the first two weeks in 2015. The vet says he is in great health. He’s about 2, is 11lbs and our best guess is he’s some kind of Pomeranian mix (and fox and teddy bear, of course). He is very social and has a great temperament. He is highly food motivated and is easily trained. If this guy sounds like the perfect addition to your family, please contact to set up a meet and greet and get more information on our adoption process. Meet Bilbo Baggins – Adoption Pending

Nash- Adoption Pending

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!   Meet Nash- Adoption Pending

Rudy – Adoption Pending

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! Meet Rudy – Adoption Pending


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!

Finley Von Bowser (Hadley)

Terrier Jack Russell mix Cairn terrier/Jack Russell mix. 11 pounds, 11 mos old. Crate trained. Potty trained. Loves to fetch. Full of life and energy but also loves to cuddle and relax. Very good with children. Enjoys playing with other dogs. Does well around cats after some time to adjust. Walks well on a leash. Is a road trip queen. Fully vetted.


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.

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”!”