The Dixie Pet Underground Railroad serves animals in southeastern Tennessee and Northern Georgia. Rescued pets are placed in forever homes across the United States and Canada via a USDA-certified transport.
Our Adoption Process:
Adoption requires a completed contract, interview, home visit and payment of the adoption fee. All pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered before traveling to forever homes. Dogs are heartworm tested (treated if necessary) and on heartworm prevention before traveling. The Dixie Pet Underground Railroad requires that pets be indoors and part of the family. Our adoption contract for cats requires that adopters not de-claw. The adoption fee depends upon transport requirements for your area of the country.
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.