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Littlejohn - Franklin, TN

Meet Littlejohn!  He is a 12 yr old neutered male Italian Greyhound mix.  He weighs just 12 lbs.


From his foster: He was found wandering on a golf course in very cold weather. He was underweight and had nasty teeth, but he was neutered. Littlejohn also has advanced cataracts and is mostly blind. I know he can see some, because he can go out one doggie door, around the house, up the stairs, and into anther doggie door, and he figured that out on his own. That's pretty good!!


I keep him in diapers right now because he leaks and is still not housebroken reliably. If you take him out, though, he will go immediately, so if your schedule permits this may not be an issue. Littlejohn had extensive bloodwork, which looked good, including a heartworm test, which he aced - no heartworm! He got a much needed dental and a few skin tags and a fatty tumor removed. He has also put on weight and is looking very good now. Littlejohn gets along great with all the other dogs, loves mealtimes, getting rubbed, being carried around like a baby, and soft beds.

If you would like more information on Littlejohn, please send an email to: Heavencanwaitrescue@q.com

Sasha - Memphis, TN

This beautiful girl is Sasha.  Sasha is a younger girl, < 5 yrs, weighs 50 lbs, and is practically perfect in every way.


Sasha is a wonderful dog.  She is housebroken and she adores kids.  Sasha lives with a 20 month old baby and a 3.5 yr old child in her foster home and she's perfect with them!  She adores other dogs and lives with many large and small dogs.  She has been fine with cats in the house. She isn't as fond of farm animals!


Poor Sasha has significant right sided enlargement of her heart secondary to heartworm disease. She is on vetmedin, Lasix and benazepril. She is a fantastic dog but her condition is beyond what we can cover through the shelter.

We don't know how much time Sasha has left but she is such a good egg, she deserves to be loved and adored for the rest of her life and she will return the favor!  For more information please email: Whitney.vanzandt@memphistn.gov or call: 901 636 1428.

Caya - Cookeville, TN

Meet adorable Caya!  She is a 1 yr old, 25 lb, spayed female Boxer/Boston terrier type mix!

Are you looking to bring a spark of pure JOY into your life? Caya is a ball of happiness wrapped in a soft red and white fur coat. She is constantly smiling and always ready for adventure, interaction, and playtime. She is like a tiny little Boxer, complete with the wiggle-butt attitude and goofy personality.


Caya came to us from a shelter, and we quickly noticed she had a hard time keeping food down. Caya was diagnosed with Megaesophagus, which is when the esophagus, or tube that runs from her mouth to her stomach, doesn't move the food normally into her stomach. This means she needs to be fed in an upright position in her special chair (which will come with her) and has some medications daily.


Caya has no idea that she has this condition, and is just a bouncy, energetic and loving pup. She adores playing with other dogs, likes all people and is smart and friendly to boot. If you are familiar with megaesophagus or willing to learn and want to help a special needs pup, Caya is so hoping to find a forever home! We will teach you all about caring for a megaesophagus dog.  Here is video of this adorable girl!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLpjcdt_BK0&feature=youtu.be  

She is also looking for sponsorship while she waits for a family to find her. Donations can be made here: http://aarf-tn.com/donate/

Interested in adopting? Take the first step and complete an adoption application on our website: http://aarf-tn.com/adopt/adoption-apps/

For all information, you can email: info@aarf-tn.com or text 9312608018 or apply on website: www.aarf-tn.com .

Bruiser - Camden, TN

Meet Bruiser!  He is a 7 yr old, 70 lb, neutered male Pittie mix. 

Bruiser was adopted out from us back in 2015. We thought that he had gone to a good home. We were recently given some information that lead us out to do a home visit. The owner received a warning and was told to take him to a vet. 


The owner took no action and when went to retrieve Bruiser but his condition had seriously degenerated.  He was emaciated and needed to have medicated baths every other day due to a skin condition that he got from the elements.


We have learned that Bruiser has an old fracture in his shoulder that was not fully cared for and gives him trouble.  He is heartworm positive and has started to cough. This boy looks rough, but great to us because of how far he has come since we retrieved him in August.

He is quiet and loves to be loved on. He doesn't need the baths anymore, but doesn't hurt to give them to him if you want. Please, I don't want him to spend his last days in a kennel. He is too sweet for that.  He is reported to be good with other animals and with children.  He is not housebroken.  

Our number is 731-584-3152 and our address is 915 Divider and Natchez Trace Rd, Camden, Tn, 38320. We are also on Facebook under Benton County Animal Shelter and our email is bcashelter@gmail.com