By Janet Medcalf
In early June, there was an eventful day for one little brindle Chihuahua Whippet mix, one that would change her life and give her the hope of a “furever” home.
When he found a little brindle colored dog with what appeared to be serious injuries to one of her legs, George Phillips brought her to the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society for treatment.
Upon examination by Dr. Bobbie Hodges of GGCHS and Dr. Doug Woolsey of Greene County Veterinary Clinic, it was discovered that not only did she have a broken leg, but she also suffered from gunshot wounds.
Not knowing her name, staff at the Humane Society decided to name her after her rescuer, George Phillips.
With treatment, Philly, as she is now called, quickly healed from her wounds and was able to walk normally again.
Since no owner ever came to claim her, she was soon put up for adoption.
Philly was obviously a sweet little girl with a somewhat shy nature. This is understandable after all she has been through.
Thanks to our many volunteers, who spent numerous hours with her, she began the slow process of trusting people again.
She loved to be held and enjoyed snuggling in laps.
Philly thoroughly enjoyed having the run of the Adoption Center, and was often seen passing through the lobby and down the hall, checking everything out!
She enjoyed visiting the other dogs available for adoption and was great with cats.
It was obvious to all that met her that she just wanted to be loved and to feel safe and secure.
Philly is very small, weighing less than 10 pounds, with a beautiful and shiny brindle coat and big brown eyes.
Being a Whippet-Chihuahua mix, she has an elegant and regal look about her.
Wearing doggie clothes, especially a warm sweater, became a favorite past time for little Philly!
She loved to take walks and was good on a leash, but mostly, she just liked to sit next to people that make her feel safe.
After living many months at the Humane Society, Philly was adopted by Joyce Casteel.
We are happy to announce that on Jan. 18, Philly went to live in her furever home with Joyce and her daughter Lisa.
There are many dogs just like Philly that would love to be adopted. The Greeneville Greene County Humane Society has the perfect dog or cat for you.
We invite everyone to visit our adoption center located at 950 Hal Henard Road. Hours are Monday through Friday 11-5 and Saturdays 11-4.
You may also view our adoptable animals online on our Facebook page, Friends of Greeneville-Greene County TN Humane Society, or our at our website at gchumanesociety.com.