Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

A P.O. Box 150232, Nashville, TN 37215 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Pansy


Female, Young
Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Photo of Augustus


Male, Puppy
Shih Tzu / Beagle

Photo of May


Male, Puppy
Shih Tzu / Beagle

Photo of June


Female, Puppy
Shih Tzu / Beagle

Photo of July


Male, Puppy
Shih Tzu / Beagle

Photo of Hachi (COMING SOON)


Male, Senior
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Nugget


Male, Senior

Photo of Bambi


Female, Adult
Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher

Photo of Gabe - COMING SOON


Male, Senior
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Mambo


Female, Senior
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of Angus


Male, Senior
Labrador Retriever / Pointer

Photo of Arlo


Male, Adult
Labrador Retriever / Border Collie

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1 - 12 of 12 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue Serves

We serve the middle Tennessee and Davidson County area in addition to surrounding counties.

Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Submit our online application first.

2. Meet the Pet

If your application is approved, we will contact you to set up a meet & greet with the dog.

3. Home Check

After you meet the dog, we conduct a home visit. The dog can then go home with you for a 3-week trial adoption period.

4. Sign Adoption Contract

You then officially adopt the dog by completing our adoption agreement & release and pay the adoption fee.

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:

Complete our online adoption application at the link below OR visit our website to access the 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 usually adopt only in the middle-Tennessee area (within an approximate hour's drive of Nashville) and regret that we are unable to do adoptions outside this area or out-of-state.

About Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue

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 Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue's 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:

Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue to help homeless pets find homes