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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 16 hours ago

Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Submit Application


Home Check


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $110.00

This helps The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue with pet care costs.

My basic info

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever
8 years 1 month old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
62 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Meet Ryder!!! He is a handsome Lab/Shepherd Mix. Really, he is just an older gentleman who enjoys the simpler things in life, like napping in the sun and begging for treats. He is not very high energy but gets excited for walks and the occasional zoomies during play. Ryder is on a poultry free diet. He would prefer a home with adults or older children and a fenced in yard. Ryder is house trained, neutered, current on vaccines and microchipped.
Skin allergies; cannot have anything with chicken/duck/turkey in it. Has medical waiver the adopter must sign before adopting.
The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
2061 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Please view our pets on line then call to make an appointment to come meet pets. We are doing adoptions by appointment only at this time.


Meet the Pet


Submit Application

Cats can go to adopters same day.


Home Check

Some dogs will undergo a home check if a fence is required. If there is a lot of interest in a particular dog we will take multiple apps.


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

We require an in-person application for all dogs and cats. A home visit will be required for larger dogs, who require a fenced in yard. Our animals are only adopted out after they have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Our adoption fees are $80 for cats and $110+ for dogs. Puppies are $130. Cash, check, credit or debit card are all accepted. Sometimes the fee will be higher for a dog, if it is a purebred. We would like to keep our adoptions local; in the event the adoption does not work out, the animal must come back to us. Adopters must sign an agreement to this effect. We do consider out of state adopters, please phone us before coming. We are a private shelter run mostly by volunteers. Please be patient if we take a little time to respond. Volunteers check emails and respond to phone calls.

Those adopting a cat must bring a carrier to transport the cat home safely.

Go meet their pets

The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue is located at 2061 Highway 75 in Blountville, TN. We are close to the Tri-Cities Airport. We are taking appointments for people to come see animals. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Appointments are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday noon to 4:30 and Saturday noon to 4:00. Please call us to schedule. Latest updates can be found on our facebook page:

More about this rescue

We are a 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to rescue homeless as well as owner released cats and dogs, whose owners can no longer care for them due to difficult circumstances. We give these animals a place to live with compassion, dignity and hope as we work to find our cats and dogs new loving homes.