Animals that need homes in Chattanooga, TN

Photo: McKamey Animal Shelter

If being more isolated than usual in the past few months has given you serious fur-baby fever at some point — this one’s for you. 

Let us shed some light on local animals looking for their furever homes. 

Bonus: November is Adopt a Senior Pet month. Older animals need love, too. Did you see this recent article about a 20-year-old dog adopted at14? Now, at age 20, she’s the oldest living Golden Retriever. 

And if you’re not a pet person or are already up to your tails in critters, just check out these adorable animals. 

Why adopt a four-legged companion?

Every year, over one million cats and dogs are euthanized across the country because adoption centers become overcrowded. Those who adopt can save more than one animal’s life by freeing up shelter space for stray, abused + lost animals.

Here are 10 more reasons to adopt a pet, according to the Humane Society of the United States. 

Hamilton Educational Society

Meet Pip

Photo: Humane Educational Society

Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Female
Details: Pip is a small black domestic short-hair cat that’s been at the shelter since August 2020. She’s been spayed and not declawed. 

Meet Albie

Photo: Humane Educational Society

Age: About 7.5 years
Sex: Male
Details: This little guy is a short-coat Chihuahua who seems to enjoy the water (or at least he’s prepared for it). The small brown and white dog, which has been neutered, is currently in foster care. 

McKamey Animal Shelter 

Meet Sally 

Photo: McKamey Animal Shelter

Age: About 8 years
Sex: Female
Details: This domestic short-hair Calico kitty is saying, “Adopt me, please.” Her vaccines are up-to-date + she’s spayed. 

Meet Boris

Photo: McKamey Animal Shelter

Age: About 2 years
Sex: Male
Details: Boris is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix that can be shy at first, but is your best friend if you turn out to be nice. Then he likes to cuddle and needs someone to show him the world isn’t scary. He weighs about 54 pounds + has been neutered.

Meet Alfred 

Photo: McKamey Animal Shelter

Age: About 1.5 years
Sex: Male
Details: Vaccines are up-to-date for this adorable “extra-large” pig. 

Pet Placement Center 

Meet Michael

Photo: Pet Placement Center

Age: About 2 years
Sex: Male
Details: This 76-pound Black Mouth Cur and German Shepherd-mix is practicing smiling. His vaccines are up-to-date + he is neutered. 

Meet Martaugh

Photo: Pet Placement Center

Age: About 3 years
Sex: Male
Details: This short-haired cat is good with other animals, and you can see him at the Naughty Cat Café.  Vaccines are up-to-date + he is neutered.