My name is CAGNEY!

Collie/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - CAGNEY
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Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

Facts about CAGNEY

  • Breed: Collie/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9836198


A social butterfly? Sometimes. Unsure of some strangers? Yep, sometimes. But in Cagney’s heart, she wants to rush up to everyone and say:  “Hi, have you met ME?!”  We’re helping her every day with her anxiety and reactivity and we plan to bring out the best in her.  Alert, happy, and vocal, she also likes playing with some dogs, but not all dogs.  She prefers a submissive dog companion.  But she’s not a fan of cats!

Cagney is smart and eager to please and has learned many commands easily and quickly—and she’s highly food-motivated to learn more.  A busy bee of a dog, she LOVES the great outdoors and is energetic and agile and active.  Regular exercise will make this girl a truly happy dog.  In fact, a farm or a nice patch of land would be part of her dream home.  (But she'll also become a Zen dog if you give her a nice, slow back massage.)

Cagney came to us from East Nashville--and a leash is a brand new concept in her world.  We’re working on her leash-walking skills and she makes progress every day.  She is a Smooth Coated Collie/German Shepherd mix, about 55 pounds, and is 2-3 years old.  Can you ADOPT this lovable busy bee?

About Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Named in memory of Bonaparte, her own adopted shelter dog, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and lifelong dog lover Emmylou Harris established Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue in 2004. Located in Nashville, Bonaparte’s Retreat first rescued dogs deemed unadoptable from the Nashville Humane Association. Since those early days, our work and mission have evolved and we now focus on saving adoptable dogs whose time has run out at Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control or from municipal shelters in surround counties.

We are dedicated to providing nurturing care for adoptable dogs when their allotted time at a shelter has elapsed. Our mission is to prevent these wonderful animals from being euthanized and to adopt them into permanent, loving homes.

Bonaparte's Retreat is a small foster-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dog rescue organization. Visit our website to learn about how you can help, support us, foster, volunteer, or adopt.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Because we are foster-based, we do not have a facility open to the public. When you submit an application for one of our adoptable dogs, we arrange for you to meet that dog one-on-one as soon as possible.

Adoption Events and Meet & Greet Events are held at various times throughout the year at many locations. These are not regularly scheduled, so always check our Facebook page or website to confirm dates and times. Better yet, sign up for our e-newsletter at this link and you'll never miss an event or story:

We also participate in several larger special adoption events throughout the year. To learn about our scheduled events, you can check our website (, our Facebook page, or email us at

Our Adoption Process...

Our mission is to insure that all our rescued dogs are adopted into loving and permanent homes. We screen potential adopters and do all we can to insure that you adopt the right dog for your home, family, and lifestyle. At Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue, our adoption process works like this:

Visit our website to access our online adoption application:

If your application is approved, we arrange for you to meet the dog. We then bring the dog to you for a home visit to make sure the adoption is a good fit.

If you make the decision to adopt, a three-week trial adoption period begins during which either you or we can change course and cancel the adoption decision. During these three weeks, we are committed to doing everything possible to assist you and your adopted dog with adjusting to a new home and living environment.

Our adoption fee is $125 (or $75 for special needs or senior dogs, a senior being any dog 7 years or older).

All our adoptable dogs have received vaccinations, been spayed or neutered, tested for heartworms and either treated or started on prevention, and are current on flea and tick prevention. Because of our process, we regret that we are unable to do out-of-state adoptions.