SPCA Launches Baxter’s Home-Going Campaign

Thursday, June 05, 2014
Baxter
Baxter

Baxter’s been a guest at the SPCA of Bradley County longer than any other animal. He came into the shelter on opening day and last week Tennessee’s largest open-intake, no-kill animal shelter launched a campaign to help Baxter find his forever family.  

Baxter’s Home-Going Campaign has its own Facebook page that readers can follow at facebook.com/BaxtersHomeGoing.

Baxter weighs about 65 pounds and is probably a Labrador/St. Bernard mix. The SPCA estimates his age between 5-6 years old. Baxter is a great dog, but would do best in a home without small children or other animals. He wants all of his person’s attention, said officials.

Shelter volunteer Shelley Moreland said Baxter was hit with sticks by neighborhood kids and that trauma has left him in need of a home that is calmer and with a preference for adults.  

“He is the sweetest and calmest dog," said shelter volunteer Jennifer King of Baxter.  "Loyal. His whole body wags when he sees someone he knows. You can see his soul through his eyes.”

Baxter is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. His adoption fee is $50.  

Another volunteer compliments Baxter on his beautiful bark, while another says he would be a great companion for someone living alone – serving both as a best friend and a protector. 

“He loves everybody,” shelter volunteer John Chock said. “He is such a gentle soul. I have prayed long and hard for this big old guy. He really deserves a happy home.”   

Potential adopters can meet Baxter during the SPCA’s regular business hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Monday, 4-6 p.m. Potential adopters who can’t make it during those hours can call 464-6070 to schedule an appointment.

While the SPCA is putting a special focus on Baxter, you can view all of the pets at the SPCA at www.facebook.com/bradleycountyspca.




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