TN Death Row Dogs

Our mission at Tennessee Death Row Dogs is to promote the adoption of animals, network and rescue dogs that are scheduled for euthanasia and educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter in reducing the number of homeless animals.

Before and After, Paisley

For all of those who have wondered what has happened to some of our special cases, I wanted to share their updates.  We take many dogs which I refer to as “medically challenged”.  They need a little extra time, medical care and TLC before they are able to be adopted.  Paisley has fought a hard battle, but today she looks beautiful.

[caption id="attachment_570" align="alignleft" width="300"] Before: A blurry picture of Paisley inside the shelter.

One Saturday, a rescue friend called to tell me she had a puppy for me.  She told me how starved and pitiful she looked on her walk through the shelter.  What impressed her the most was that Paisley didn't know she was starved or pitiful looking, she wanted her attention so badly.  I knew she wouldn't make it out in her condition so I knew we had to help her.  There was another puppy in the same kennel with her at the high kill shelter where they were and it didn't seem right to leave him behind so we took them both.

[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignright" width="300"] After: Paisley is ready for adoption!

A day or two after arriving at the vet near the shelter, they called to let me know that they suspected they both had Parvo so we had one tested.  Sadly, the test was positive and we started intense treatment immediately.  The other puppy taken with her was much healthier but a couple of days later lost his life to the virus.  Miraculously, Paisley fought Parvo with all she had and won.  This little starved puppy made it and we knew then that she was a fighter!

A month later, Paisley looks much different than the dog we pulled from the shelter.  She is happy, loving and most of all, spunky!  Paisley is going to make a great dog for a very lucky family and she is available for adoption now!
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