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Pet of the Week:

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Archie

Archie is a small (about 20 pounds and 14 months old) mixed black and white border collie who will steal your heart. He is very shy and quiet but loves to cuddle and be held. He is hesitant when someone approaches but as soon as he realizes you are friendly, he smiles and hopes for a treat (hot dogs are his favorite).

Archie came to the shelter as a stray but appears to be housebroken. He is curious to explore when he is out on a leash but is easily scared and needs a patient understanding family who will let him get comfortable and feel secure in his new home. 

Please remember their true personality may not show through immediately in the shelter environment. Take the time to meet everyone. Pet them while they are still in their kennel and let them get used to you for a few moments before you take him/her for a walk around the shelter one-on-one. Once you get them home and they feel secure all will be well. 

All pets adopted are spayed or neutered, have age-appropriate vaccinations and testing, and are microchipped with registration. Cats are litter-box trained. $40 cat adoption fee over 2 years old, $50 under 2 years old. The adoption fee for dogs is $95 and for pit mixes it's $50.

Why should you adopt an older pet? Well, puppies and kittens are a lot of work! Most older dogs from SCP (Second Chance Pals) are house-broken and usually have a calmer temperament. Older dogs may already be trained and civilized. Many shelter dogs have already been trained to walk on a leash and come when called. Older dogs can offer comfort and emotional support. A dog (or cat) can help you through a depressing time in your life, stand by your side while you recover from a major illness, or give you someone to care about when you need to take your mind off your own problems.

Would you consider becoming a foster for puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats? Some just need a break from shelter life, some are awaiting their turn on a rescue transport, and some just need some love. If you feel that you cannot adopt at this time, think about a short or long-term foster situation. Call the shelter to find out more information. It's a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

The Monroe County Animal Shelter is at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tues-Fri 11-4:30 and Saturdays 11-2. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 or check out all available pets on our website at www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org. TN Monroe County Animal Shelter is the official Facebook page for the shelter. Adoption Gift Certificates available all year.

Pet of The Week is brought to you by Monroe County Friends of Animals, a 501c3 non-profit. We fund up to 1/3 of the operating costs of the Monroe County Animal Shelter. In addition our volunteers spend thousands of volunteer hours each year at the shelter the Friends of Animal Thrift Store, transporting animals, raising money and providing other services that would otherwise not be funded or provided.

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Monroe County Friends of Animals | P.O. Box 106 | Vonore, TN 37885
(423) 442-1015

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