My name is Gizmo!

Papillon Mix Dog for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Gizmo
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Gizmo's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Gizmo's Story...
Hi there, my name is Gizmo, and I am a one-year-old Papillion mix male and weigh in at 8 lbs. I’m very handsome, smart, and have a great personality (I’m not bragging that is really what my foster mom says). I am also very active and agile, and I can jump over the baby gates without much effort. My long red fur is soft and silky and feathered with black. I’m perfectly proportioned with stand up ears that hear everything.

I had a difficult start in life, and remain afraid of new people. I will need a very patient family who is willing to give me time to get used to them. Because I’d been through a lot, my rescue has been working with me a lot but I’m still very shy and I sometimes hide when meeting someone new, but once I know them I will snuggle with them.

I like people that I know - young and old, but I should be around older teens, not little ones. I would be the perfect companion for a single person or a couple. I am fully housebroken and never chew anything but treats. I get along with dogs but they scare me a little, and I’ve never met a cat. I don’t bark a lot. I am housebroken, crate trained, and walk on a leash.

My dream is to find a 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. I promise to be loyal and loving and to let you pet me all day long. My adoption fee is $150, and I’m neutered, up to date on shots, and very healthy. Now to the boring stuff, my rescue people want you to read the following so that you know what the rules are if you want to adopt me… and, really, who wouldn’t want to!!

For more information on Eddie, 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, deworming, monthly heartworm 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 Gizmo

  • Breed: Papillon Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gizmo, a Cookeville Papillon dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Papillon for sale in Cookeville, or seeking a Papillon 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 Papillon breeders who help with Papillon rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Cookeville paves the way for another one to be saved.