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Willie Nelson – Complimentary Post

Adopt Willie Nelson Willie Nelson is originally from Love at First Sight (infant animal rescue in Sylvan Park) but is too old to return to the program at 7 months. Weight: 35-40 lbs Expected weight: 50-60 lbs Kid experience: sweet with kids, no aggression, but still too much puppy for younger children Cat exposure: None Fixed, up to date on shots He’s sweet and handsome, and loves to curl up with a person or in his dog bed. He graduated from puppy training program at Murphy Road Animal Hospital, is pretty well housebroken and knows “sit,” but he still has some puppy immaturity (like jumping when excited) that could be corrected with continued training. His current mom is devastated that her job has changed in a way that makes it impossible to give the time and attention Wille needs, but she also knows it would be selfish to keep him for herself when he can have the chance to find a family that’s right for him. He enjoys playing with other dogs and will require an active owner. To meet Willie Nelson, please email Dave (owner’s son) at willienelsonphotos Adopt Willie Nelson Meet Willie Nelson – Complimentary Post


Oliver Pitbull mix adopt Oliver is quite the stud. He and his brother, Blue, were surrendered to East CAN in late May. At first, this little man was a bit nervous to leave the only home he knew but he quickly changed his mind after getting his first bath ever and snuggling into his foster mom’s arms. Oliver is about 4-5 months old and is a good old East Nashville special: a black pittie mix. Before moving in with his foster mom, Oliver spent all day every day in an outdoor crate with 6-7 other dogs. He is still fairly new to the in-home life and the free range of a yard to run in, but he is loving every minute of it. He is a very playful pup with a lot of energy love to give… Did we mention he loves to snuggle?   Oliver is looking for a home where he can be loved and adored. Oliver will be fully vetted and neutered prior to adoption. To give this loving, snuggly, playful little pup a forever home, please email with “Oliver” in the subject line. Meet Oliver

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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


Adopt Blue Small black dog Little boy Blue was surrendered to East CAN along with a few of his brothers and sisters in late May 2014. Blue is about 4-5 months old. While he is young and new to an in-home life, the common feedback across Blue’s foster parents and foster sitter over a long holiday weekend is that he is one smart cookie! Blue is a playful pup, but after he’s all played out he loves to cuddle. Blue has been dog,cat and child tested, which is something that is not always possible depending on the foster home. The good news is that he’s great with all three! He does very well with other dogs. While he’s playful, he knows when to back off. He’s had exposure to cats – of course, he wanted to play with them more than the other way around, but he was not aggressive at all. Blue was also exposed to smaller children and his foster sitter said he did great! He’s done very well on his potty and crate training and is being socialized regularly by his foster parents. Blue is also a young guy of many talents one of which includes climbing a chain link fence, so his new home requires a privacy fence – in all fairness he did climb the fence to get closer to his foster sitters who were hosting a bonfire the other side. Such a loyal little guy, right?! We just know that Blue is going to be a great family dog for a very lucky household. Blue will be fully vetted and neutered prior to adoption. To make this smart, playful, charming little guy your own, please email with the subject line “Blue.”  Meet Blue

Axle – Adoption Pending

Axle adopt Rhodesian ridgeback Axle is a happy 8 month to 1 year old pup. He is great with other dogs and has endless energy. Axle loves to go for walks and and romping around the yard. We suspect he is part Rhodesian Ridgeback but cannot be sure. He can be shy when you first meet him but after that he will love you forever and ever.  Meet Axle – Adoption Pending


Griswold adopt house trained dog Griswold is named for Chevy Chase’s “National Lampoon” character; which he earned after a month-long chase between him and dog lovers of Donelson and East Nashville. He was first spotted looking terrified and running (seemingly) for his life down Gallatin.  Multiple people attempted to catch him, and East CAN received numerous emails and messages about this dog that was running down Gallatin, then Ellington Parkway, then Briley Parkway!  After a month of tracking this dog, someone emailed us that they had seen all the posts and followed the tip that he liked other dogs, but wouldn’t trust people alone. He leashed his dog, walked out and let Gris follow them into their fenced yard.  Gris now is much less dramatic then his beginnings; he’s great on a leash, loves to lay right next to you while you’re working, knows multiple commands, and listens well. He’s low key and while he will do whatever you want to do, he doesn’t require as much exercise as most other Labs do. He has his quirks: he likes to chase flies, he is NOT a fan of cats, and he really likes his rope toy. He is fully house-trained and is great in the house — he stays out of the trash and your shoes! Gris is about 1 year old, is fixed and up to date on shots. He is heartworm negative. His ideal family is one with NO cats and older children (12 and up). Contact us at to set up a meeting with Gris today!   Meet Griswold


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.    Meet Subie


China Adopt a Dog It had been pouring rain on a cold December 2012 day when a friend and fellow animal advocate suggested we check out a house where a tied up dog was in serious need of proper shelter. We drove by and you could see the multiple gaping holes in the roof of the poor dog’s current dog house knowing it was getting soaked and freezing in the December rain. Several days later we delivered a doghouse and hay to provide to a little tan/white dog tied to a front yard tree. She belly crawled over to greet us with her piglet like grunts. That sweet little gal’s name was China! China is a petite sweet girl who’s lived 8 long years tied to a tree. Her owner has recently decided to surrender her, but she needs someone to open up their home to foster or adopt her before she can be freed from living life tied to that tree. Volunteers are working with China on her social skills and boundaries as she’ll need a little help since she’s never known how to live with other animals or as part of a family. She will need to be with someone who can continue training while being patient with her so, she can be carefully and properly integrated into a family pack of humans and other pets. She’s up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and currently on heartworm/flea preventative. China is a gentle, people pleasing cuddle-bug who craves human touch. She will belly crawl to you offering herself, then when you welcome her, she’ll hug your leg while looking up at you as if to say, “pick me up”! She simply wants to climb in your lap and nuzzle her head on your shoulder. You can hear her sigh of relief as she exhales… Are you that special person or family willing to open your home to China girl? Contact to meet China! Meet China


Princess Adoptable Dog It had been pouring rain during a freezing day December 2012. We were delivering supplies to a dog in need tied to a front yard tree when we noticed a shockingly emaciated black dog tied up in the back yard. We found out she was nursing and 6 of her 9 puppies had died while living in the December cold with their mother too malnourished to properly feed them much less herself. That poor girl, with her black coat and intense eyes begging for attention, was Princess! Princess has lived 4 long years tied to that back yard tree. Her owner has recently decided to surrender her, but Princess needs someone to open up their home to foster or adopt her before she can be freed from living tied to that tree. Volunteers are working with Princess on her social skills and boundaries as she’ll need help since she’s never known how to live as part of a family. Princess enjoys her new training, but she’s a powerful girl who needs her future pack leader to provide consistent structure and patience while she learns. She may need to be your one-and-only pet until she becomes properly and carefully socialized with other animals. She’s up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and currently on heartworm/flea preventative. Princess is a silly, energetic 4 year old with the playfulness of a puppy. She wants to be the center of attention! She’ll look at you with those intense amber eyes as if to size you up…making sure she can trust before she offers up her belly for a rub. Hope you like doggy kisses because Princess will love on you while slathering you with kisses. Are you that special person or family ready to open your home to Princess? Please contact to meet Princess. Meet Princess


Brutus Adopt dog   Brutus has a heart almost as big as his head!  He’s a classic East Nashville Special Breed: a black pittie mix. The vet estimates he’s a couple of years old and is in great health. He’s been fixed, is up to date on shots and monthly flea and heart worm treatment, and he’s heart worm negative! He’s only about 55lbs.  He enjoys daily activity and likes the challenge of learning new tricks, but he’s also content to cuddle or snore on his dog bed. He likes other dogs, but he may be a bit too interested in chasing cats to co-exist peacefully with them. To make this sweet guy your own, please email with the subject line “Brutus.” Meet Brutus


Faith Meet Faith!  Faith was found around Gallatin by the Home Depot and after some coaxing with some wet dog food, came to the volunteers and was immediately taken to the ER Vet.  After a couple of nights there, she went home with a clean bill of health and is now ready to find her forever home.  She is an older lady and loves other animals and kids. Check out her progress, at   If you would like to meet her, please contact Meet Faith


layla002 Layla is very sweet and has a calm demeanor. She is about 2 and ½ years old. She loves to play, go on walks and is a huge cuddle bug. She is terrific in the car and is housebroken. She gets along with her submissive male foster brother. Although she is still going through obedience training (sit, stay, walk next to me etc….) she is doing well. She has been exposed to children at a minimum level but she did great mainly because she loves any human she comes in contact with. We think she would do well in a home where she is the only dog or where there is a more submissive dog already living there. Whoever will adopt this sweet girl will need lots of love and patience. She is improving day by day but still has a ways to go. Meet Layla


adopt a black boxer Meet Tug! Followed his Foster Daddy home on a cold night when he lost his family. Heart-breaker handsome and a contagious people pleaser that wants nothing more than to hangout nearby (Although, he won’t turn down pets, ear scratches, friendly pats…) If you smile at him, he actually smiles back! He’s an excellent leash walker, sits when he’s asked, and knows well, ”Time for bed…” (Like any kid, he skulks a bit on the way to his room, because he doesn’t want the fun to stop.) He’s been friendly to everyone he’s met, but not a jumper. (if you invite him, he will gladly dance with you). And his favorite trick – he gives hugs around the neck (seriously, they’re called Tug Hugs now) – hugs that let you know that no matter what kind of day you’ve had, everything is going to be just fine.  Tug is HW negative, up to date on shots and neutered. Tug prefers to play with bigger kids. Meet Tug

Knox – Complimentary Post

Knox Adoptable Lab/Terrier Knox is a fun loving and great tempered puppy! He is a Lab/Terrier mix and loves to go for runs and be in the water; if you’re looking for the dog to take along on your outdoors sports, you’ve found him! Knox plays well with children and other pets–he is living with a family that has a one and half year old, a 5 year old dog, and a cat, and has had no issues at all. Knox doesn’t have any behavior issues and takes to training very well. He has been crate, potty, and leash trained and responds to sit and come commands… The foster parents are continuously working on lay and stay commands as well. Knox is neutered and will have all his vaccinations at the time of adoption. Knox has always been a fun spirited dog and shows lots of love and affection to everyone. Don’t miss out on the chance to bring such a loving companion to your family This is a complimentary post, so to meet Knox, please email his foster at   Meet Knox – Complimentary Post

Reba – Complimentary Post

Reba Adopt a dog Meet Reba!  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

Molly – Complimentary Post

Molly Feature Meet Molly!  By no fault of her own, she has to find a new home, ASAP.  Even though Molly has lived happily with her family for quite some time, the landlord has decided no more dogs, and Molly has to go, NOW.  She is 1 1/2 years old and already spayed and crate trained.  She even knows how to sit, shake, and give high-fives!  She is a lab mix with a lot of energy who doesn’t always realize her own strength.  She would love a running partner.  She plays really well with children, and Molly’s human siblings are distraught to lose her.  Molly is also doggie social!  This little lady loves to snuggle and give kisses to her people, and loves meeting visitors (even though they get her really excited).  Molly is about 60 - 65 lbs and nothing but love.  She has the build of a lab, but has more of a Rottweiler neck and shoulders.  She is a gorgeous mix.  Molly is good in the car, but she really wants to be the driver.  Molly also has an impressive vertical leap.  While she hasn’t shown interest in jumping a fence (yet), she will need a strong and tall enclosure.  Molly would be fantastic in a home with older children who understand the difference between dog food and toys and who understand how to properly interact with a dog who really loves people.  If you would like to meet this love-bug, please contact Amanda at or 615-594-8811.  Amanda would love if Molly’s new home could share pictures after the adoption so that her children can see that Molly is ok and adjust to the loss Meet Molly – Complimentary Post

Jewel – Complimentary Post

Jewel Adoption Nashville Meet Jewel! Her family moved away and left this sweetheart behind! A Good Samaritan has taken her in, and Jewel is doing great. Turns out that she is quite the snuggler! The vet estimates that Jewel is a young adult between 2 and 4 years old. She weighs in at just over 40 lbs. Jewel is great with children and travels well in the car. She is fine with cats and other dogs after a proper introduction. please contact Brian at Continue reading Meet Jewel – Complimentary Post

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Archie1 Meet Archie!  Archie is an adult (approx. 5 1/2-year-old) collie/chow/golden retriever mix weighing in at about 55lbs.  He is high energy dog, and has the sweetest temperament.  Archie is loved by his mom, and the doggie daycare he visits adores him.  Unfortunately, he is being evicted by the landlord because he has some separation anxiety!  When Archie is alone, he becomes destructive and tries to escape pens and fences.  He needs an owner who can work with him through his anxiety by providing him with a strong enclosure/crate and helping him burn off some mental energy with training.  He knows some commands (sit, down, off, wait, and here), but like many working dogs, he is stubborn.  Archie is not good with unfamiliar cats.  While he has learned to respect cats who visit him frequently, he still needs occasional reminders to leave them alone.  Archie loves going for romps in the woods or walks on-leash and has a very gentle mouth when taking treats.  Archie is a sweet, happy dog who loves being with his person.  He would make a fantastic running partner and companion!  Archie is not an East CAN dog, and is currently located in Summertown, TN.  His mom, Ellen, is maintaining control of his foster and adoption and is willing to travel to surrounding states to find Archie a great home.  Ellen can be reached at or 931-964-4213.  Please contact her if you can foster or adopt Archie! Meet Archie – Complimentary Post

Monk – Complimentary Post

monk face off Monk was found in Dudley Park last year.  Monk is now potty-trained, crate-trained and knows several commands: sit, wait, eat, down, and stay. His vetting is up to date and he is neutered. He is a sweet , energetic puppy who likes to cuddle. He is approximately 15 months old. He plays well with dogs (both big and small) and children.  Please contact  Deborah for more information or to meet Monk. There is a home visit,  application and rehoming fee required. Meet Monk – Complimentary Post

Rudy – Complimentary Post

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 Ashley (;  615-568-4129) to meet Rudy! Meet Rudy – Complimentary Post

Spencer – Complimentary Post

Spencer 1 Meet Spencer! He is a 50 lbs collie/whippet mix. He is fully house trained, leash trained, neutered and up to date on shots. He is about 5 years old, and is ready for his forever home. He would do best in a home with grown children, and has not been cat tested.  He gets along with the other dog in his current home, but as always, those wishing to add a companion for your dog should prepare for a proper introduction to determine if Spencer will be the right addition to your family. Contact Mike at to get more information on Spencer or to set up a meet and greet. Meet Spencer – 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

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

Molly Complimentary Post

Molly Comp Molly came to us on while we were running at Peeler Park at the end of Neely’s Bend Road. She joined in our pack run immediately and I thought, “she’s coming home with us.” even though I protested loudly at the time. Molly is a brindle Boxer/Pit mix. We were not fans of Pit Bulls before Molly, but her demeanor has won us over. Molly is house broken and about 70% leash trained. She could easily be 100% leash trained with enough exercise. What I mean by that is she pulls, sometimes hard, on her leash rather than walking beside you the entire time. We are working on this and Molly improves daily. Molly is being trained to sit, shake, stay and is coming along nicely with those tasks. She is more obedient, obviously, with exercise. We use Caesar Milan’s techniques to train her in everything we want her to do. We have a forever dog and they wrestle and wrestle often and that helps, but I have to emphasize that Molly needs to be exercised daily. Molly is estimated to be 1 year old or less. Molly has been spayed and has received all of her shots. We try to medicate both dogs with a regular dose of trifexis, and when we don’t have trifexis we give them doses of frontline monthly. Molly is loyal and super sweet. She has an awesome over bite that will melt your heart when she has misbehaved. We would keep her, but we don’t want two dogs. We run 10-15 miles a week, and Molly could use more…or perhaps just a faster pace. She loves to crash on the couch and stair out of the windows. Molly wants to be your friend.  Molly is a complimentary post and East CAN is not handling her adoption.  Please contact Ryan at for a meet and greet! Meet Molly Complimentary Post

Bradley – Complimentary Post

Bradley 1 Bradley is a beautiful boy with his lustrous black coat and bright-eyed face; he is a 5 or 6 year old lab mix.  He is a very loving dog; when his human sits on a chair to watch a movie, he comes up, sits beside her and gently lays his head on her leg to get petted. If his human sits on the floor to watch a movie, he loves to lay his head in her lap, roll over on his back and allow his belly to be rubbed. He is obedient, cooperative, and submissive to his humans. The commands he knows are: sit, down, stay, wait, come, heel, and let’s go (for a loose lead walk). He LOVES his favorite toy, a Kong extreme ball. He will play drop, bounce and catch for quite a while. He also loves his antler chew and will chew on it when his humans are around; seems to be a celebration for him that we are home and he is with us. Bradley loves his crate and will often go into it on his own to take a nap.  He will do best in a home where he is the only dog.  He also needs to be somewhere there are no cats. It is best for Bradley if he is with someone who is an experienced dog handler.  Bradley has had lots of professional training and is polite about his food.  He is used to a daily walk so he would be happiest with someone who also enjoys walking and/or running with him on a regular basis. Bradley is a complimentary post and all inquiries should go to Sandi at Meet Bradley – Complimentary Post

Gracie – Complimentary Post

Gracie 1 Hi, my name is Gracie. I am a terrier/black lab mix and approximately 4 years old. I was found running the streets on a very cold night at the beginning of January when it was only 4 degreees outside. My rescuer cannot keep me because I am 45lbs, which exceeds the limit on her lease.  I really really want a forever home, and I promise I’ll be a good girl. I have been given all of my vaccines, and have been spayed and microchipped. The vets who worked with me can attest to my darling personality and sweet disposition. I am fully crate trained and hardly make a peep all night long.  I’m a champ in the car.  I like to co-pilot, and I’ll be quiet as a mouse if you have to run into the store for a quick errand. I am a very happy and active girl. I would love a home with a fenced in backyard to run around in or a mommy or daddy who will take me on a run to get out some of my energy.  However, even though I love being active, I know the difference between toys and shoes!  I’ll leave your human stuff alone. Because I am so active I tend to overwhelm smaller dogs. I will be best around larger dogs or as an only child.  However, I am really good at ignoring the neighbor’s cat when I’m outside.  I love all people, big and small, but with my size, I would do best in a home with older children. If you think you can be my miracle please contact Emma at She can arrange for you to meet me if you’re interested in fostering me or even better, adopting me!


Sprout 2 Sprout is 11 weeks old and LOVES to snuggle. She gets to come with me to See Spot Eat (a dog bakery and training center) where I work. She does wonderful! She gets well socialized and lots of treats. When at home she does great with her fur foster sister. As far as training goes she is eager to please and has already mastered sit, and down, walks well on a leash, and we are working on more. She is a VERY smart little bundle of joy and will excel at training.  Although she still has a few accidents in the house, potty training gets better and better each day. She likes to play outside during the day, so she would be great for someone who likes to go on walks. At the end of the day she is happy to retire to her crate, where she sleeps through out the night. She is up to date on vetting, and will make a great companion to whoever she ends up calling her family.


Georgie 3 Male 12 weeks old (puppy) Lab/pit mix Georgie, along with three of his sisters, was surrendered by a family who decided that they weren’t able to give him the care that he needed. His foster mom describes him as very loving, cuddly, coy, cute and a bit shy a first. He loves being with his pack, and he seems to be fine with cats (he’ll chase and want to play but not aggressive). He’s playful, loves toys and wants to be close to his humans. Oh…and he’s VERY smart and learns things very quickly. He’ll be fully vetted and neutered prior to adoption. We anticipate that he’ll be between 40 and 50 lbs fully grown. Please e-mail if you’d like to make this guy a part of your family.


Lily Are there unicorns disguised as dogs? We now have proof! Meet Lily-Belle. She was cold, hungry and homeless running the streets of East Nashville until East C.A.N. took her in. We soon realized that this doggie was more than a show stopping beauty. (People stop their cars and get out to pet her. It happens all the time) She has so many wonderful qualities and no bad habits. Here are a few of her wonderful qualities…1. She doesn’t bark. She has been with her foster for 2 weeks and no one has heard her bark.  2. She doesn’t pull on her leash.  3. She waits by the door until you tell her to go outside. 4. She doesn’t shed. 5. She doesn’t drool.  6. She is happy to sleep at night in her crate. 7. She doesn’t chew stuff up and ruin your furniture like all of her foster-mother’s other dogs have. 8. She is housebroken. 9. She likes other dogs. 10. She loves people and kids. 11. She purrs when you pet her. 12. She is a confidant, calm, mellow and chill little doggie. She would be perfect for a first timer. She also does not have a fear of emotional intimacy so her new family must love to get kisses from this amazing and brilliant little girl.


Coalie Coalie was found late one Wednesday night on Ellington Parkway with serious injuries and was rushed to emergency. She underwent surgery early the next morning to repair injuries on her two front legs. She is a strong girl who recovered quickly and has also put on much needed weight to get healthy.  Coalie is in a great foster home where she is actively learning the leadership training philosophy and doing really well! She’s also training with her doggy social skills and is thriving with her human foster family. Coalie is a gorgeous American Staffordshire mix and is about 2 years old. She’s Heartworm negative and is soon to be spayed. Contact us at if you’d like to meet Coalie.


close up Parker Hello, my name is Parker and I am a sweet, smart girl.   I was  hanging out in Shelby Park and saw a real cute guy jogging, so I followed him  around and then all the way to his home, I thought he was the one for me.   But alas, he was not the one, so I am now staying at a foster home in Cleveland  Park.  My foster home has two other dogs and many cats and I get along with  all of them!  I am house trained, enjoy sleeping in my kennel/crate and I  enjoy walking on a leash.  I have been spayed and had my shots.  I am  a mixed breed now weighing about 40 lbs. I am looking for my forever home,  someone to love me forever, I have lots of love to  share.

Woody – Adoption Pending

Adopt Woody crate trained Woody is a sweet 6 month old boy who is smart as a whip and loyal. Not to mention his charm and good looks… just look at that face! He was dumped on his finder’s east Nashville property, starving and alone. He pepped up quickly once he had some food and companionship. Woody loves people and gets along well with other dogs. He loves to play, but is just as happy lounging and cuddling all day. He is as sweet as they come. Woody is crate-trained AND potty-trained. He sits by his foster’s door when he is ready to go outside! Woody is up-to-date on shots, dewormed and soon to be neutered. He is just one chilled out pup looking for his forever family.  Meet Woody – Adoption Pending

Captain Louie – Adoption Pending

Captain 2 Hi! My name is Captain Louie, and I’m possibly the cutest dog you might  ever meet. I am a 1 year old Doberman Pinscher mix, and have the  sweetest eyes and the happiest tail. I can take a minute to warm up to  strangers, but when I do I promise I’ll love you with everything I have. Even though my family loves me so very much, they are relocating to a big city far away and I’m not going to be able to go with them.  I’d love to find my new forever family before they have to leave. I’m neutered, all my shots are up to date, AND I am completely house trained! I come from a very playful and energetic family so I’m  hoping that my new parents will be similar. I’ve always dreamed of  having a big yard to run around in all day and maybe even having some  furry or not so furry siblings.  I have this cool trick where I match  the energy of those around me. You want to have a relaxing movie night?  Ok! I’ll lay by your feet. You want me to play with your friend’s puppy? That’s fun, too! As long as you promise to love me, I’ll promise to  love you right back. Meet Captain Louie – Adoption Pending

Mishka and Nannu – Complimentary Post – Adopted

photo 1 Meet Mishka and Nannu. They are probably 18 months to 2 years old. One male and one female. They are outside dogs and have been in the fence since birth. Their owner have passed and concerned family members are looking to find them their forever home.  Mishka and Nannu are both fixed and will be up to date on vaccines.  East CAN is not handling their adoption, please contact Mary at to set up a meet and greet!

Snoopy – Complimentary Post – Adopted

photo 4 Snoopy owner passed away and concerned family members are looking to find his forever home.  He is neutered and up to date on all vaccines.  He is about a year old and is comfortable outside and inside the home.  He gets along with other dogs.  East CAN is not handling their adoption, please contact Mary at to set up a meet and greet!

Oreo – Complimentary Post – Adopted

oreo 3 Oreo is a cuddly and spirited dog whose playfulness belies a difficult upbringing. He is a male terrier mix, around 50 pounds, and has been neutered. Oreo’s age is difficult to estimate because, as the first veterinarian who saw him noted “he has body of a puppy but the teeth of an old man.” The vet saw that Oreo’s front teeth have all been ground down to the gums, which he speculated came from him either chewing rocks out of hunger or from gnawing on his chain. The vet’s estimate was that Oreo could be anywhere from 2 to 4 years old. We found Oreo when his 15-foot chain-link lead got tangled in the roots of a rose bush. Amazingly, he had been spotted dragging that chain a week earlier, but even with that impediment, was able to avoid getting caught. He was flea-bitten and mangy, rather skinny, and unfortunately heartworm positive. He was quickly caught up on his vaccines, and the rash was easily cleared up with steroids and antibiotics.  We are working through some skin sensitivities, but they are currently controlled with inexpensive medications. As for the heartworm, the generosity of Dr. Lutz at the West Meade Clinic enabled East CAN to get Oreo started on the arsenic-based treatment, and he has done well, although he needs to avoid excitement or vigorous activity until all the worms have been eradicated. This can be tough, as Oreo’s street background occasionally shine through, as shown by his infatuation with barking at and chasing squirrels, cats, and mailmen.  We expect Oreo to make a full recovery and be able to go back to normal activity in time for the holidays! After the usual introductory period, Oreo gets along well with other dogs, and he’s been living with two dogs twice his size for a few months now. He shows his youth in a desire to tussle and play, so he might not do well with companion dogs that are much smaller than him. He has not been specifically cat tested. The transition from street dog to home dog has gone rather well, despite behavior that indicates that he was likely denied time inside or positive human contact. He has taken to house-breaking like a champ!  We are also working with Oreo’s inclination to be territorial.  After initial suspicion and barking for anyone he doesn’t know, he quickly calms down and is very friendly, especially to children. In the car, Oreo quickly settles down and dozes during car rides. He doesn’t love baths, but once they start, he is obedient and compliant. A fenced yard or strong chain will be needed, as his street instincts can still arise.  He is still learning to reign in his wandering ways and be polite on a leash. Overall, Oreo is an affectionate, loyal dog who has quickly bonded to those he spends significant time around. Oreo loves to snuggle on people’s laps and feet, and is generally sweet-tempered and happy. He will be a loving a loyal companion to anyone who will put in the minimal work to gain his trust and respect.  Please contact John at to meet Oreo!

Dixie – Complimentary Post – Adopted

photo 2 Dixie’s owner passed away and concerned family members are looking to find her forever home.  She is spayed and up to date on all vaccines.  She is about 5 years old and is comfortable outside and inside the home.  She gets along with other dogs.  East CAN is not handling their adoption, please contact Mary at to set up a meet and greet!

Caramel – Complimentary Post – Caramel

adopt a dog Hi, I’m Caramel and I’m as sweet as my name suggests. I am a lover. I will give you lots of kisses, so be prepared for lots of lovin’. I love nothing more than to curl up with my human and snooze. I also love to roll around in the leaves and dirty myself up. And no, I’m not sorry about it. I can lay out on the deck forever and be perfectly content. I like to get my tan on and smile all about it. I enjoy car rides and love short walks. I take a lot of time outs to sniff around and the grass. I may not be able to run but i sure do like to trot after the squirrels. I like to play fetch, though it’s the slowest game of fetch you ever did see.  I trot on over to that bone, then I pounce on it.  I am so eager to please my peeps and wouldn’t think of getting into any trouble. Dog’s honor, i promise. I LOVE dogs, even like cats (as long as they don’t attack me), prefer older kids, and love people. If you’re interested in meeting me, please email Middle Tennessee Pet Resource Center (MTPRC) a to arrange an appointment. Caramel is a pit bull mix, 6 years old, UTD on shots, spayed, and house and crate trained. She does have a little hip arthritis and takes meds, but they are inexpensive to fill–only $4 a month.