My name is Chico!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 6 months ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Approve Application


Home Check

Adoption fee: $150

This helps Safe Haven Puppy Sanctuary with pet care costs.

My basic info

Hound (Unknown Type)/Black Mouth Cur
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with Black
2 years old, Young
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
50 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

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

Chico came to us from a desperate situation with his sister Charley and was skin and bones. He has doubled his weight in the last month or so and now is ready to find his forever home.

Chico is very shy and timid until he gets to know you, then you will get his wiggle butt. His ideal home will be calm and with another dog and understanding dog parents who will let him decompress and come out of his shell. He will be an absolute faithful companion and he should bear no responsibility for the crappy hand he was dealt by previous crappy owners. He has overcome so much since he has joined us, we just know what a great dog he is and know he will make the perfect companion dog for the right person. You must have a physically fenced yard and kids over 12 would be preferred.

He was very much outside of his comfort zone in the studio and you can see that in his pictures, but I have also uploaded a little video so you see more of the Chico that we see on the daily. Please open your home and heart to this sweet boy. He is fully vetted, a year old, heart worm negative and about 55 lbs currently. He uses the doggy door to go out when he needs to go outside.

If you meet our criteria and would like to add Chico to your family, please fill out our adoption application on our website at . We are happy to set up a meet and greet for the approved application. His adoption fee is $150.00 and he is being fostered in Cookeville, TN. You must be able to come to Tennessee to pick up if your application is approved.
Safe Haven Puppy Sanctuary

Contact info

Pet ID
Cookeville, TN 38506

Their adoption process


Submit Application

First step in our process is to submit an application through our website. They are reviewed and we contact those who could be a good match



Phone interview to get more information about you, your family and tell you more about the pup(s) you are interested in.


Approve Application

Once we approve an application, we set the status of the pup to "Adoption Pending" and schedule a home visit and meet and greet.


Home Check

We arrange a meet and greet and home visit if within distance. If all goes well we will finalize adoption at the end of this meeting.

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process starts with submitting an Adoption Application which can be found on our website at From there you will be contacted by one of our Adoption Coordinators. Our adoption donations are usually $150 for adult dogs and $200 - $300 for puppies - depending on the animal, breed, etc. We expect that our pets will live indoors, and will be adopted to families who have the desire to add another family member to their home. A vet reference is required.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Right now we are a foster based program. You can check our Events page on our website ( for any local events that we will be attending with our dogs and puppies. You can also find us on Face Book at -

More about this rescue

Safe Haven Puppy Sanctuary is an all volunteer based non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill rescue. Safe Haven Puppy Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned and orphaned puppies. Every dog in our program is current on shots and either spayed or neutered prior to adoption, on heart worm prevention, flea and tick prevention and micro chipped.