My name is 'G' AKA Gus - MISSING, LOST, or STOLEN!

American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Harriman, Tennessee - 'G' AKA Gus - MISSING, LOST, or STOLEN
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East TN Pit Bull Rescue

Facts about 'G' AKA Gus - MISSING, LOST, or STOLEN

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5019245

As of September 14, 2014....

We have heard nothing of G's whereabouts. Lindy's MOTHER said the dog was 'stolen' just a few weeks after Lindy got him. That means he has been missing just over a YEAR! Still have been unable to locate husband Kevin Terrell to see if he has a clue what happened to him. We are not interested in yanking Gus from a loving home. We just want him safe. If you know ANYTHING about what happened to this dog, please contact, email - or call 8652022520...


Just spoke with Lindy on the phone. She says G was stolen from her yard by a guy in a white F150 pick up just a few weeks back. The address there was 663 Lebanon HWY Carthage, TN 37030-2948. ( She swears that she was told Max was dead ...Don't know what to believe BUT PLEASE....If you have contacts in the Carthage area....Share Gus! If you know rescue groups or folks at the shelters...PLEASE share!

PLEASE look at these pictures and then SHARE them with everyone you know.! Gus was adopted by Lindy Terrell. She had previously adopted Max and he always looked great and happy. So I felt G would be safe and in a good home. I could not have been more wrong! Around the first week of June...they told me Max had GRIEVED himself to death when their grandfather died. At that time Max was living at 1924 Shiloh Church Rd in Seymour. Well on Wednesday...I received a phone call that STUNNED ME! The lady on the other end of the phone said...I believe I have your dog...Well in 7 yrs of doing this...I am thinking that could be any one of about 400...I said which dog/?...Max... Well we may have 4 Gracies and a couple of duplicated other names BUT there has only been ONE Max! I said NO WAY! HE DIED THIS PAST MAY!!!!! She says BIG brindle pit with largest head she has ever seen...Then she says...he has special mark...I said YES!!!! The white mark on the back of his neck under his collar! ... So Paula and I bond...I cry/I laugh/I cry...She sends pictures...SO we are so happy about Max and Sylvia Rainey Simpson is bringing him back to Knoxville when she returns from Greeneville, SC . AND THEN IT HITS ME....Where s GUS? They check the folks that had Max...Not there but lead me to family of Lindy Terrell...I said I have called and text her with no answer at this number 8656796966. East TN Pit Bull Rescue wants G back and SAFE! I will drive anywhere I have to to get him. No questions asked. Additionally...The family says she has no business adopting animals because she cannot keep a place to live. I know she adopted a small beagle mix from the McMinn County Humane Society. She does not have that pup with her either. When Max was adopted Lindy and her husband Kevin Terrell lived at 101 County RD 656 Athens, TN. They no longer live there. I tracked them to another address where they had a web site that said they boarded. They have moved from there. Then Lindy said she was living in Cookeville and coaching a college soft ball team. She said her mother lived in the area...Thru ALL of this Lindy refered to the cancer that she was battling. When I tried to get with her to sign adoption papers on Gus...She said her cancer was back and it was bad...She was seeking experimental treatment...I bought the line of BS hook line and sinker. Thank God we are getting Max back...a little worn but still such a testament to his breed...BUT we gotta find Gus! Gus is a blue and white Pit Bull. He weighed 65 pounds and was about 2 yrs old. He has 3 feet with white toes AND HE IS MICRO CHIPPED! PLEASE if you have seen G or know where he is...Contact us here or at or 8652022520


We went to Young-Williams Animal Center to meet this boy and just fell in LOVE with his silly, wiggle-butted ways! We posted him for a week in hopes someone would step up for him. When no one did - we knew we had to! 'G' is so special that we knew he would not last long! He is 1 to 2 years old, neutered, micro chipped, current on vaccinations, and HW negative! He is currently completing Ambass-A-Bull 'U', crate trained and appears to be house trained (no accidents!).  He is approximately 70 pounds and thinks he is a lap dog! He snuggles and gves great kisses! His first outting was the PetSafe K-9 Cancer Walk and he was AWESOME!!!!! Dog and people friendly! GREAT boy!

East TN Pit Bull Rescue adopts out to companion homes only. Adoptions require an application that is verified, a meeting that includes ALL members of the household, a home visit, and a trial period. We do not place our dogs in homes with unaltered pets or homes that have pets but do not have a vet. All of our dogs are placed as inside pets, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, vaccinations current, and HW- or treated within the last 6 months for heart worms by our vet. Adoption fees start at $150 for adults and $200 for pups. If you are interested in offering this pet a responsible and loving home, please fill out the on-line application at

East TN Pit Bull Rescue is a Tennessee Non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Your donations to sponsor pets are tax deductible. If you would like to sponsor this pet, please go to  and make a donation to OR contact Butler's Animal Clinic at 865-531-7311 to make a donation on the East TN Pit Bull Rescue Account. Please be sure to add the pets name in the comments section. Your donations are greatly needed and appreciated.

About East TN Pit Bull Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are East TN Pit Bull Rescue and we search for loving and responsible forever homes for needy pits in the East TN Area. We will consider aid to a dog out of that area if there is not one to fill the spot from our area. We educate on the truth about the breed and responsible ownership of the breed. We help fight Breed Specific Legislation and educate communities on ways to strengthen their dog laws with BSL language. We hold adoption events as well as educational events aimed at redeeming the reputation of this breed. We do these things because we realize that the future of this breed depends on the public and the media seeing the real Pit Bull.

Come Meet Our Pets...

People can see our pets at regualr adoption events around the area like the Tractor Supply in Oak Ridge, TN where we are on the 4th Saturday of each month - OR - by setting up an appointment to meet a specific dog.

Our Adoption Process...

Each dog is spayed/neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated, HW tested and put on preventative. All medical problems are addressed. Dogs are evaluated for 30 days and not placed available for adoption until they meet certain requirements. Once posted for adoption, there is an application that includes phone interviews and a home visit. The fee is $125 unless we are running a special campaign or a dog has a sponsor. There is an adoption contract that states expectations of new owner and that dog will always come back to rescue if new home falls thru.