My name is BUDDY!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - BUDDY
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Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

Facts about BUDDY

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Beagle Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11311356


Oh, Buddy, my buddy. Silly is thy middle name.

“I’m Buddy. I’m happy, I’m lovable, I love giving you kisses, I’m affectionate, I’m a great leash walker, I’m intelligent, I'm eager to please you, and I will learn whatever you teach me.  I love to run really fast and then slide into home plate (or slide onto the sofa, or the chair, or you).

I love balls, I love fetching balls, I love to jump up in the air, and I can climb over just about anything.  I love squeaky things. Did I mention I love giving you kisses? I don’t mind if you want to hold me and cuddle me.  I love other dogs, I love all people, and I love having fun. I’m small but I’m mighty. I’m bouncy, I’m happy, and I’m a social butterfly.”

We can vouch for Buddy. He’s telling the truth and we cannot for the life of us figure out why anyone surrendered this sweet boy to a shelter. Buddy is quite simply THE BEST.

Buddy is 24 pound, 7-month-old, neutered Heinz 57 pup (maybe a little hound, maybe a little beagle), housetrained, fully vetted, and up to date on all vaccinations. 


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,

We rescue shelter dogs from Metro Nashville Animal Control and from municipal shelters in surrounding counties. We often focus on shelters dogs who are overlooked or deemed unadoptable--such as senior and large dogs or dogs in need of immediate medical care.

We are dedicated to providing nurturing care for these 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:

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. Our adoption process is as follows:

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). Once you have made the decision to finalize the adoption, you will complete our Adoption Agreement and Release.

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.