My name is Rose!

Black and Tan Coonhound/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Rose

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Rose's Info...

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

Rose's Story...
We are looking for an angel for young Rose – one of five terrified puppies who came to our rescue in July 2015. We recommend that Rose be adopted along with one of her siblings but it is not essential. She will require a lot of patience to get close to humans. She would do very well on a farm and should not be an only dog.

Rose is a beautiful young brindle female, her mom is a hound, and we think her daddy might be a boxer but we aren’t sure. Rose is in need of loads of love and patience. She is nine months old, stands knee high, is quite lean, and weighs around 30 lbs. Rose needs a family who is experienced with dogs, and who will love her and give her time to become a member of their family. She is less timid than her siblings but will need a lot of love and patience to become a regular girl.

When Rose arrived at our rescue she was just a wee baby, and already in very bad shape from hunger and abuse, and was terrified of people. She is now healthy and more comfortable with people. She loves to play with other dogs but she is still afraid of people but less so than her siblings. She does love to lay on the couch, and snuggle with the other dogs. She will approach us to get a treat but she is not a cuddler. Rose is housebroken, crate trained, does not chew, is not a barker, and has wonderful manners. Although she is timid, she is also smart and in need of a firm, patient, and gentle owner who will take the time to socialize her. She is spayed and up to date on shots, and her adoption fee is $100.

For more information on Rose, 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 their 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 Rose

  • Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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