My name is Artie!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Artie
Photo 1 - Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Artie
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Artie's Info...

I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Artie's Story...
Well hello there, thanks for looking in on me… My name is Artie, and I’m a ten-month old terrier mix (mama is not telling who daddy was) with a serious but handsome face. My spotted ears stand up at times and rest at times, which with my black eye makes me look adorable, if I say so myself. I have a playful, happy personality and get along with all the other dogs in the rescue, but I’ve never met a cat. I have short fur and am still growing into a grown up body, but I am well-proportioned and muscled.

I like people - young and old, but my rescue prefers to adopt us rescues to families with children six years and older, not little ones. I’m a sweet boy who wants to please my humans any way I can. My all-time favourite things in the world are to be scratched behind my ears and having my belly rubbed. I am sorry that I’m not housebroken but I am just a baby, after all. Since my rescue, I have lived in kennels, but I learn commands quickly and with a firm, gentle owner, I could learn all the neat things that you want in a dog – housebreaking, walking on a leash, and snuggling real close. Remember that I am to be a house dog.

I know I would enjoy an active, loving family whether it’s a single person or a family with older children, as long as they would spoil me and make me part of their lives forever. Now my rescuers asked me to make sure that you read the following before you ask to adopt me.

For more information on our pets, please contact Louise Vande Wiele at 615 500 3164, or at We will respond as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, please read the following so that you are aware of, and agree with, our process before asking to adopt one of our rescues.

Anyone wanting to adopt a dog from the RARFS is required to fill out an adoption application, provide references, sign an adoption contract, agree to a home visit, and finally to pay an adoption fee. Once the application is received, references checked, and a home visit completed, and everything is satisfactory, families can take their new family member home. Families who rent must provide a letter from their landlord stating that they are allowed to have a dog, and listing any size or breed restriction.

We are located in Cookeville, Tennessee. We prefer that families come and pick up their new family member, but a licensed pet transport is available. Should we need to transport dogs to their new homes, the adopter will need to arrange and pay $150 per dog directly to the transport company.

Should a dog adopted from RARFS need to be rehomed, we ask that the dog be returned to us, or that we approve the new home. We have a no questions asked return policy, but adoption and transport fees will not be reimbursed.

RARFS rescues dogs, not breeds, and we want you to fall in love with the dog you adopt into your family so, as potential adopters, please be aware that the information we provide is to the best of our knowledge. When it comes to breed or age information on a given dog, we must often guess, rely on our knowledge, or go by what we are told by rescuers, vets, and breed experts. If you are looking for a purebred dog, please visit one of the many breed specific rescue organizations on this website.

As a non-profit organization, RARFS relies on your adoption fees to cover costs. We receive no outside funding. Fees help us care for the animals we shelter, and enable us to offer them to you for adoption in a healthy and happy state. Fees cover the costs for spaying/neutering, intake vaccines, de-worming, monthly heart worm and flea/tick prevention, and any other medical expenses. Without these fees we could not continue to rescue animals from abandonment and/or a life of pain and suffering. We’ve been asked these questions before, so: NO, we will not waive or reduce adoption fees; YES, you can further pay it forward by making a larger donation than the requested fee.

Facts about Artie

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Artie, a Cookeville Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) for sale in Cookeville, or seeking a Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) dog from a breeder in Cookeville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cookeville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Cookeville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) breeders who help with Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Cookeville paves the way for another one to be saved.