Chattanooga fifth-best city during National Pet Adoption Week

With 186 adoptions over three days, Chattanooga was the fifth-best city during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week.

More than 19,000 pets found their lifelong, loving homes during the nationwide event Sept. 13-15, which featured more than 2,000 local adoption groups at PetSmart stores across the U.S.

Chattanooga was the only southeastern city to make the top 10.

Phoenix led the way, with 295 adoptions. The complete list is here.

Animals from the Humane Educational SocietyCatoosa Citizens for Animal CareTrooper’s Treasures and McKamey Animal Center were featured at the event.

PetSmart Charities Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through adoption programs at sponsored adoption events.

Adoptable pets are still available at all organizations. We asked Megan Tucker of the Humane Educational Society to send us information on a dog and cat that are ready to be adopted. We’ll try to do this every week.

The following pets are available by contacting the Humane Educational Society.


Denver, a black Lab, was released to HES after 11 years. He loves to dance, according to staff. (Photo: Contributed)

Denver is a super-sweet 11-year-old Lab. He had a family for 11 years, but they surrendered him a couple of months ago. Even though shelters can be hard transitions for house pets, especially our older buddies, Denver is still happy and affectionate. He loves pets, and he will wiggle his whole body waiting for some love. He can sit on command and is house-trained. His most charming quality, though, is dancing. He likes to tap his feet and dance in place.


Gammy. (Photo: Contributed)

Gammy is one of the HES’ favorite furry friends! She is a very sweet and affectionate tabby mix with beautiful green eyes. She is always up for a good head rub and loves being with people. She is 9 years old but still has plenty of love and companionship left in her. She would be a wonderful buddy for a family who wants a sweet face to welcome them home each day. Gammy has been at HE’s since January 2013, so she is patiently waiting to go home with her new family!

***This is a re-post from @nooganews

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