Shelter Honored Taylor Swift By Naming Pups After Her Songs

With all the success and accolades Taylor Swift has received for the past 20 years, the singer-songwriter never fails to remember to give back to the community where she started her career.

The singer recently donated a generous amount to the Williamson County Animal Shelter in Tennessee, just south of Nashville, where the famous singer’s family moved when she was a teenager.

The shelter posted on its social media accounts on January 18, 2023, that they are showing their appreciation to Swift by naming four 3-month-old female puppies available for adoption after her songs.

“While all Swifties know Taylor loves cats, we hope she won’t mind that we named our newest adoptable puppies after her songs, ‘Carolina,’ ‘Bejeweled,’ ‘Midnight Rain,’ and ‘Willow,’” the post read.

Black And White Cuties

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The post included pictures of the four cuties having predominantly black coats with white markings on the chest.

All four black and white female mixed-breed puppies came from the same litter. Two were named from songs from Swift’s 2022 album, Midnights, while one was taken from her 2020 album, evermore, and the other from the soundtrack of the movie, Where The Crawdads Sing.

As of January 21, all four were reported to have found their forever homes, with the shelter adding three more puppies available for adoption coming from the same litter as the other ones.

The additional three were named ‘Karma,’ ‘Maroon,’ and ‘Anti-Hero’ – song titles taken from the album, Midnights, that thematically match the color of the dogs.

Would-be adopters are asked to visit the shelter’s homepage to complete an application before visiting the shelter.

The shelter said that Swift’s donations would go into spay and neuter programs, animal enforcement, rabies vaccinations, microchips, and their paw pantry.

Things To Consider Before Adopting A Pet

While it is tempting for Swifties to adopt one of the dogs, the shelter urges would-be adopters “to consider if your family is ready for the significant commitment of adopting a puppy.”

“Adopting a dog can be one of the most rewarding decisions you get to make, but it’s also a significant life change,” it continued.

Factors to consider before adopting a furry friend include your financial situation, living and family conditions, and coping with the new pet’s lifestyle.

The average cost of owning a dog in the US is between $500 to $4,000 a year. This includes their food costs, veterinary checkups, flea and tick prevention, toys, treats, and other essential needs.

Things like where you live, whether it is an apartment or a house with no backyard, are important things to consider.

And lastly, your commitment to taking complete care of the dog’s needs is crucial, not just the physical ones but also the emotional needs of the dog.

Many dog owners found they could not cope with the responsibilities of taking care of a pet resulting in their abandonment which contributed to the overpopulation of many shelters.

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Pete Decker