Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Horsey!

We know, we know, don’t ask us how such a cute pup ended up with a name like Horsey. Alas, we are accustomed to it, so Horsey he shall remain for now. At 26 pounds, this 6 year old pup is, what we call in the trade, a Smedium sized dog, the popular and oft-requested Not Too Big Not Too Small category. If Goldilocks were choosing a dog, we think she’d pick Horsey.

Horsey was found as a stray with another dog pal of his; no one ever came to claim him or the other dog, who has since found a new home. We can’t explain how Horsey has already been with us three weeks, what with his quiet and gentle aura, aforementioned perfect Smedium size and puppy dog eyes that last for days.

Horsey is great in lots of other ways too. The way he keeps his kennel clean, you’d think he’s expecting a date. He quietly and peacefully shares fencelines with other dogs and sweetly seeks affection without being annoying about it. His energy level is somewhere between a panda bear and millennial after a long workweek. Horsey is unfortunately positive for heartworms, so his adoption fee is waived and the cost of his treatment has been covered for the right home that can help him through his treatment (please keep your dogs on heartworm prevention, kids).

For more info on HW treatment and about this sweet pup in general, please give our adoption center a call at 828-685-7107 or email

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Cheddar!

Friends, your job today is to find sweet Cheddar a home. Cheddar is a “rare” ginger female; you may have heard this before, but if we’re honest we admit it’s not that rare – about 1 in 5 orange kitties are female. That doesn’t make sweet Cheddar any less special, however.

Cheddar as delicious as her namesake; a savory and mild little feline that pairs easily with many other “flavors.” Cheddar is a bit shy at first, but exceedingly gentle; not a mean bone in her body does this kitty have. At around 2 years old, her playful side is sure to emerge once she is comfortable with her new family, and she seems amenable to other kitties as well. For some reason, Cheddar has been overlooked thus far, despite her pretty toasted orange coat and tender hearted demeanor. Cheddar would probably be happiest in a relatively quiet home with ample sunbeams and empty laps.

If you’re looking for a quiet and lovely feline to complete your family, please stop by the Hendersonville PetSmart to meet Cheddar! Since she has already been waiting over 14 days for a home, her adoption fee is only $20. Please share!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Rusty!

Do you like big mutts and you cannot lie? If so, you must know about Rusty. At about 100 pounds, Rusty is big enough to double as a body pillow and holds a deep desire to do just that. A mellow dude whose speed setting usually defaults to “lumber,” Rusty’s idea of a wild Friday night is Friends reruns and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. Rusty is a big boy no doubt, but is sweetly manatee-like in his gentle way he glides through the world.

Other things – Rusty lived with, and is friendly towards other dogs, kids, and guess what, cats. It’s not every day that we get in a dog that respects this holy trifecta, and anyone looking for a dog uninterested in cat-eating should strongly consider dabbling in some big dog love. Rusty is also housetrained and generally what we call a Grade A Good Boy. He’s around 6 years old, and could use a hand losing a few pounds, but hey, who couldn’t? Side note, he’s got a great smile and looks smashing in fall colors.

Come meet this big sweet lug and find out why we all love him so.