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Wrath needs a home - Bluefield, VA

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Breed: Chow Chow

Sex: Male

Age: Senior

Size: Medium

Color: Brown/Black

Vaccinations up-to-date (DHPP): Unknown

Notes: This male was found in Mudfork Road. Please let us know if you recognize him. If not claimed he will be available on 8/15/22. Hoping he will calm down enough to let us groom him. He is an old guy and not at all happy about being in the shelter.

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If you are interested in adopting Wrath please call 276-988-5795 to arrange to meet him. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm. See our adoption information here.

Dogs are claimed, adopted and rescued everyday so please contact us to check that this dog is available.

ONE BY ONE

One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.


Dogs picked up as strays are kept for 7 days if it does not have collar or 12 days if it has a collar so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its "available" date.

Adoption fee for a dog is $65 which includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. If the dog is already spayed/neutered the adoption fee is $35. Payment is by cash - we cannot accept card payments at this time. For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required from you.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its "available" day.

  • Residents of Tazewell County and adjacent counties (Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County) may adopt pets from Tazewell County Animal Shelter with proper identification required.
  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.
  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Tazewell County Animal Shelter shall have the pet sterilized within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

If you are interested in adopting Wrath please see our adoption information here.

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure these details are accurate, the webmaster and Tazewell County Animal Shelter cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the information displayed here.


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