My name is Perdita!

Boxer/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Knoxville, Tennessee - Perdita
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Friends of Rescue - Knoxville, TN

Facts about Perdita

  • Breed: Boxer/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2077
Meet Perdita! She was named by the staff at a local shelter after a heroine out of one of William Shakespeare's plays, "A Winter's Tale." The character, Perdita, was born in prison, which seems sad, but fitting to her situation. Perdita was picked up as a stray & taken to a local shelter. Her real story, no one knows, but given the shape she was in when she came to the shelter, I can't help but unfortunately think it was a sad one.. Luckily, we can change that now! She was basically a walking rib cage (& honestly, despite how well fed she is in her foster home, is still pretty thin.) It appeared as though she had a litter of pups & all of her nutrition must have gone to her babies. This sweet girl was clearly not provided the proper care she deserved in her former life. Perdita is a pure joy to be around! Even the staff at the shelter knew exactly who she was & were all excited to see her make it out! This happy girl is a prisoner no longer! She is ready to find her FORever family! She loves her companions, both two-legged & four-legged alike! In her foster home, she has three foster brother dogs, a 25 lb terrier mix, a beagle & an 80 lb lab/dane mix.. No matter the size difference, Perdita loves to wrestle, play & snuggle with them all! She also loves her two-legged, human foster brothers.. Ages 2 and 8. Perdita loves nothing more than to snuggle up on the couch with anyone willing to cuddle.. & the noises she makes during the process are the cutest! She happily grumbles & grunts at any sign of affection.. But rarely barks. If her people are busy & unable to snuggle, the next best thing is cuddling with her doggy foster brothers or curling up in a doggy bed nearby. She is a smart girl.. House broken, crate trained & also knows how to use a doggy door. She has expanded the hearts of her foster family in the short time she has been there.. Just imagine the amount of joy & love Perdita could bring to YOUR heart & home! Do you have a spot in your family for this sweet, charismatic, fun, playful, loving girl?! She would love to meet you!! Email

About Friends of Rescue - Knoxville, TN

About Our Rescue Group...

Friends of Rescue is a certified 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2009, consisting of volunteers who are devoted to saving shelter animals that are in danger of euthanasia. Southern shelters have a constant overflow of dogs and cats, little funding, and limited space. Once the animals arrive at the shelter, they have very little time. It is our goal to help save these adoptable animals and find loving individuals/families who will provide committed, FORever homes. We are NOT professional trainers or animal behaviorists; simply volunteers who are trying to save these animals from euthanasia. Each animal in our program is in a foster home and receives all age-appropriate vetting while in our care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals are mostly fostered in northern Alabama. But we have many wonderful adopters who come from the Tennessee area to adopt our wonderful adoptables.

Our Adoption Process...

We have many wonderful dogs and cats looking for FORever Homes!

Our adoption fee covers their complete age-appropriate vetting, spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm/flea prevention, and full medical records. ALL animals are in loving foster homes.

Go to and click on "Adoption" and then "Applications" to apply for the animal you are interested in adopting.

Please email us at with any questions you might have about FOR or our adoption process.