Two things we love: Helping  animals at Blount County Animal Center find their forever homes … and then seeing their joyful reunions and happily-ever-after stories. Here are some of those stories:




This is the story of Milo, one of our shelter dogs, who waited 9 months for someone to finally recognize how special he was. People would often pass him by in his kennel, because he would be barking loudly and jumping up and down (quite high) to get their attention. Apparently some people thought, that dog is too much!

But, finally, the right person came to the shelter and said, “Milo’s the dog for me!”

There’s a good chance the right dog (or kitty) is waiting for you at the shelter right now.  Remember that a dog going nuts in a kennel or a kitty hiding out in the litter box may behave quite differently once removed from a noisy shelter, so give both the overly-enthusiastic and the shy ones a second look!



A funny thing happened at the shelter one Monday night in September 2016.

Dr. Williams, Blount County Animal Center’s vet, was there late due to an emergency. As she was leaving at 9:30 p.m., she opened the back door and a very friendly cat walked right in. She prepared a crate for him for the night and also discovered he was microchipped.

The next morning, the shelter traced the chip back to the Sumner County Animal Shelter in Gallatin, Tennessee. They were able to contact the cat’s owner, who was overjoyed. She had moved to Louisville, Tennessee, in February and her cat, Quincy, had disappeared a month later. She had given up hope of finding him, but she also did not realize he was microchipped.

Within an hour she was at the shelter for a joyful reunion.

This story is a great reminder to get your microchipped and keep the information with the company up-to-date. Also, if you FIND an animal, please take it to a vet clinic or shelter and have them scan for a chip. It costs nothing and can get animals back to their owners quickly.

Congrats to Quincy and his owner. We rejoice with you. The lost has been found!



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Their new family reports that these boys have settled into their new home: “They are doing fabulous! We renamed Diablo “Razor”. We call Turn Out “TO.” We love them!!!! Razor sleeps in bed us and TO takes turns sleeping with the kids.”


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Winnie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in mid-September.  Her dad, Shaun, drove down  to meet her and adopt her. Her mom, Heidi, met her the next morning when she got awakened with snuggles. Winnie was promptly renamed “Milly.”  Shaun and Heidi say they could not be more thrilled that Miss Milly is now in their family and promise that she will live a life filled with love and lots of adventure, such as hiking, camping, and swimming.  Miss Milly even has her own Instagram account (@milly.philly) where we can follow her adventures


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His new family reports that Bravo Span  is “doing wonderfully and is loving his new brother and sister and his big back yard! “He is just being a normal playful puppy.”



Jocelyn has adjusted quickly and loves to play and cuddle! Her new family says, “Thank you guys for helping us expand our family! Couldn’t be happier!!”



Family member reports: “Sophia was adopted at Christmas 2014 for my mom as a present… Here, she’s starring my mother down while shes eating her pizza.. not even acknowledging that I’m taking pictures.


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His family reports: “Dante and his brother nap together and play chase in the yard.”