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Canine Flu Alert by Dr. Caitlin Bentley

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You may have heard about recent cases of Canine Influenza Virus…

A Road Trip of Love to Delaware

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Sharing the Love (Part 1)   This month we are sharing…
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Tips for Tails: Avoiding Frosty Paws

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Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friends Comfortable During the Winter By…
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Megan and Arnold: A Match from the Start

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Megan's Story: I just moved to Nashville from New…
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Sammy's Story

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“I worry you’re going to come home with a dog,” my wife…
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Celebrating Tracy! by David Battle

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  My name is David and I love DOGS!   I’ve been…
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A Special Thank You to our Friends at Spring Station Middle School!!

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A Special thank you to our friends at Spring Station Middle…
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Tails of the Trail® and Belmont University Partner Up to SERVE

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WELCOME to Belmont University’s Class of 2020! And what…
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Regina makes it 50!

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With Chelsea's adoption of Regina today, that makes it an even 50 adoptions/fosters precipitated by Tails of the Trail! Chelsea volunteered with fellow employees from naviHealth to walk shelter dogs at Metro Nashville Animal Care & Control. naviHealth employees receive paid time off to give back to the community.
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Summer heat can be dangerous for your dog

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The summer heat, especially in the South, can take a toll not…
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The Legacy of Twister

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Our handsome family dog Twister passed away from cancer in the fall of 2014, just before the holidays. We were saddened by his passing but were so grateful to have had him as part of our family! This is not just a story of losing our family dog...
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Canis sapiens: What will man's communication with his best friend be like in the future?

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Dogs have learned to modify their behavior since the first paw shake - even more so than cats - in order to coexist with the most advanced and fearsome creature on planet Earth: Homo sapiens.
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Roc adopted thanks to PupFest: An Irish Faire

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Cassie couldn't take her eyes off of Roc, who had arrived from Cheatham County Animal Control (CCAC). The shelter was temporarily closing due to much needed renovations. Finding a home for Roc and the other dogs at this shelter was a top priority. Would the luck of the Irish be in Roc's favor?
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One year later, adopted dog Reese has changed the lives of Nashville couple

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On November 22, 2014, Sheryl Handley volunteered to walk shelter dogs at our first Tails of the Trail outreach event and later returned to Cheatham County Animal Control to adopt Reese, the dog she and her husband fell in love with. One year later, Sheryl shares how Reese has changed their lives.
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The Healing of Ellie May

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Sometimes you find a dog. Sometimes a dog finds you. Join Erin on this ten year journey after she discovered the dog who would come to be known as "Ellie May" by happenstance on the side of the road in rural Tennessee.
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LOVE: A Four Legged Word That Gives Unconditionally, For A Lifetime

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"The only creatures that have evolved enough to convey pure…
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Videographer creates charming piece from Nashville Metro Animal Care and Control shelter dog hike

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Videographer and animal lover Dävid La Rosa joined us recently for our‪ Tails of the Trail hike with Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control. The result was this charming video that tells the story of us hiking over 30 shelter dogs that morning.

Guest blogger Sarah shares her passion for helping animals

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My name is Sarah and I am a rising 7th grader at MLK Academic Magnet School. I have always had a passion for helping animals, and plan on becoming a vet. My family has enjoyed raising cows, chickens, horses, pygmy goats, and rescue dogs. These experiences have fueled my interest in helping and enjoying animals.
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How-DEE!

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One of the first things I said when I saw the precious pooch…
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Kayla adopts Chevy from Maury County Animal Services!

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Kayla adopted Chevy after our ‪Tails of the Trail‬ hike with Maury County Animal Services on Saturday! Check out the photos of the happy pair...
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Rocky! Rocky! Rocky! - Part One: Identifying injury and seeking treatment

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As a child of the 70s and 80s, that chant conjured up emotions of triumph. The Rocky movies symbolized overcoming adversity and finding the strength to reach the pinnacle of success. Now there's a new guy reaching for the stars. No, I'm not talking about the new movie Creed where Rocky trains a former fighter's son. I'm talking about a dog with that name (spelled slightly different: "Rockie").
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Forever homes a bit easier for a dozen dogs thanks to unique Christmas gift - Update! All dogs adopted!

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A dozen shelter dogs in Nashville are closer to finding forever homes thanks to a family Christmas gift from Tails of the Trail™ pack leader Emily Raudabaugh.
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Home for the holidays! Volunteer love helps Baxter find a forever family

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I believe everyone should spend their free time loving an orphaned pup. And who knows what miracles may happen. I feel like my few hours with Baxter helped calm him, helped him feel loved, and hopefully made him a better fit for his forever family!
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Why I Love Being a Foster Brother by Sirius Black Davis

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Sirius Black is a German Shepherd, and in this story he sits…
Kaye and Mason the day she adopted him
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Mason and Kaye: One Especially Great Match

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I recently moved to Nashville in August after having lived most…
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No adoption fees for over a dozen dogs

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Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog courtesy of Tails of the Trail™ and our…
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Why I Foster Dogs (and maybe you should too)

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Growing up with the joys of a Labrador Retriever/Great Dane mix,…
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Shedding light on bully breeds and impacting the canine community: Madison Shedd and Axle Bites

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We met Madison Shedd when she helped run our first Tails of the…
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Little Man, injured dog treated by Cheatham County, ready for a forever home

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Rescuing and sheltering animals can be heartbreaking yet gratifying…
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Bogey walks again with the help of experimental leg braces from Vanderbilt

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Broken bones in Bogey's legs had never healed properly, so the…
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Want to get healthy? Get a dog

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We've all experienced that warm, happy feeling when hanging…