WATCH: Miranda Lambert Surprises Local Shelters with Pre-Christmas Shopping Spree for Shelter Pets

Miranda Lambert is taking care of her four-legged friends ahead of Christmas! The country superstar and animal lover recently visited…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 17, 2021

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Miranda Lambert is taking care of her four-legged friends ahead of Christmas!

The country superstar and animal lover recently visited Tractor Supply in Franklin, Tennessee to go on a shopping spree for shelter pets. 

Teaming up with Tractor Supply, the exclusive retailer for Lambert‘s MuttNation pet line and pet foods, the Texas native shopped until she dropped as she made her way through to store to purchase thousands of dollars of food, toys and supplies for local shelters. 

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Acacia Evans
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Acacia Evans

Miranda Lambert Makes Surprise Visit To Shelters 

Lambert then made surprise stops at Williamson County Animal Center, Metro Nashville Animal Care & Control and Nashville Humane Association to deliver the goods. 

“This time of year, it’s so important to remember shelter animals everywhere. These three shelters have been important local partners to MuttNation over the past several years, and we all know how tough it’s been for them,” Lambert shared. “I just wanted show my appreciation.” 

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Tractor Supply Company later surprised Miranda and MuttNation by spreading the joy nationwide, giving $1,000 gift cards to 10 shelters and rescues that help senior pets and/or pets with special needs.

TSC’s Nicole Logan, Vice President of Divisional Merchandise Management, said, “MuttNation’s Love Harder campaign to raise awareness for dogs that are less frequently adopted has been an inspiration to all of us at Tractor Supply. We share Miranda’s affection for all shelter animals and wanted to support her efforts during this special time of year.”


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The 10 shelters receiving $1,000 Tractor Supply gift cards are: Blind Dog Rescue Alliance (Boothwyn, PA), Deaf Dogs Rock (Salem VA), Gray Muzzle (Raleigh, NC), Heath’s Haven Rescue (Post Falls, ID), Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (San Francisco, CA), Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Mt. Juliet, TN), Pets With Disabilities (Frederick, MD), Rolling Dog Farm (Lancaster, NH), The Sanctuary For Senior Dogs (Cleveland, OH) and Vintage Paws (Sarasota, FL). 

Lambert is an avid animal lover. She founded the MuttNation Foundation with her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009. MuttNation is a donation-supported 501c(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. MuttNation also works with transport partners to assist and relocate animals during times of natural disaster. 

Fans can learn more about the organization by clicking HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.