My name is RED!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - RED
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Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

Facts about RED

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10647588


“Can you love me enough to take me home?” Look into the face of this gentle soul, this old fellow named Red, and ask yourself if you can walk away.   Can you give him a foster or forever home filled with the love and affection he’s been waiting for? 

Mellow, well-seasoned at the love game, and a big fan of stuffed Kongs, you can’t go wrong with Red.  Senior dogs are so much easier to bring into your home.  They know the ropes.  They’ve been around the block.  Their only demands are for comfort, food, and lots of love.  Bottom line:  They make the best companions.

Old Red was rescued from the shelter just in time. His entire body was flea-infested, he suffered from anemia, and his back legs were weak and wobbly.  He’s now been bathed and smells fresh as a daisy. He’s been fully vetted and received the medical care he needed.  And aside from the anemia (caused by fleas), he is otherwise in good health for an 11-year-old senior. 

Red is a 60 pound male Lab mix, about 11 years old, fully vetted, and up to date on all vaccinations.  He really is just about the perfect senior dog…looking for his final & forever home.  Will you be Red’s hero?

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.

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 Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Visit our website to learn about how you can help, support us, foster, volunteer, or adopt.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Events and Meet & Greet Events are held at various times throughout the year at many locations, including the Brentwood Petco at 210 Franklin Road or the Brentwood Petsmart on Moore's Lane. 10:00am to Noon. These are not regularly schedule, so please always check our Facebook page or website to confirm dates and times.

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.