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Puppies and dogs in Tennessee

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Tennessee. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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TX/Scoutie

Brittany

Male, Adult
Soddy Daisy, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
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Meet Scoutie: Your Future Best Friend! Hi there! My name is Scoutie, and I'm on a mission to find my forever home. I'm a 2 ½-year-old, 44-pound bundle of joy, wrapped in a handsome orange and white Brittany coat. Life has been quite the adventure so far, but I'm ready to settle down with a loving family who will cherish me as much as I'll cherish them. A Little About Me: Personality: I'm the definition of well-mannered and easy-going. Whether it's playing fetch in the yard or snuggling on the couch, I'm happiest when I'm with my people. Health: I'm up-to-date on all my vaccines and have a clean bill of health, including being heartworm and tick negative. Housebroken: Yep, no accidents here! I know my way around a house and will be a respectful roommate. Social Butterfly: I get along with everyone—humans, dogs, you name it! My foster mom says I have a heart of gold. Why I'm Looking for a New Home: My original family had to give me up for my safety, but now I'm in a loving foster home. My foster mom is dedicated to helping other dogs find homes too, so she's helping me find my perfect match. What I'm Looking For: A Secure Yard: I love to explore, so a physical fence of at least 5 ft is a must to keep me safe while I patrol the neighborhood. Companionship: While I'd enjoy having a doggy sibling, I'm also perfectly happy being your one and only as long as I'm the center of your world. Ready to make your life a little more wonderful? Let’s get that application started! I can’t wait to meet you and become the newest member of your family. The adoption fee for TX/Scoutie, who lives in Conroe, TX  is $400,  which helps to offset our vetting and allows NBRAN to rescue more of these wonderful family members.  If you are interested in making TX/Scoutie part of your family, please complete the on-line application by visiting www.nbran.org .  Contact the South Central Region Coordinators Chris Wagoner at cwnbran@gmail.com  , Melinde Waddle at macgammy@gmail.com and/or Nancy Walker at nwalker@capecod.net  and then let your state coordinator know so we can get the ball rolling.  A phone interview, home visit and vet check will be required as part of the approval process by your state coordinator, before talking to the foster of Scoutie. Transportation can be arranged up to 1400 miles with the adopter being responsible for at least the last 100 miles.  May 27, 2024, 11:33 am
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Nala

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Riddleton, TN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
I got Nala when she was just a puppy on feb 22, 2022. I just don’t have time to take care of her and I’m looking for a good home for her. Someone who can play with her and take really good care of her. She a really sweet dog and she love everyone! We have her as an outside dog but she does good inside too. She love fetch and going on walks. And she loves going in her kennel at night. I would be cautious what you buy her because she does like the chew on some things lol. And she loves to snuggle!
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Lulu

Labrador Retriever/Husky

Female, Young
Somerville, TN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained,
Story
Lulu is a great friendly black lab husky mix. She is very high energy and is about 3 years old. She has her shots and is fixed. We are looking for an adopter that has a large fenced yard. She needs to run. She knows basic commands and can sit, stay and lay down. The reason we are wanting to find her a forever home is because we don't have a fenced yard and she spends to much time in her kennel. She is a loving free spirit who needs plenty of attention.
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BLACK LAB MIX PUPPIES

Labrador Retriever/Mountain Cur

Female, Puppy
Franklin, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
On March 29th of 2024, twelve of the most beautiful black Lab mix puppies were born to a wonderful Mountain Cur momma dog who has raised them well.  Finally weaned and separated into different fosters homes for more one-on-one attention and guidance, these young, easy going puppies are social, lovingly cuddly and eager to learn what life is all about.  We suspect that dad was a black Lab mix and we know that Momma is a very gentle, even-tempered, affectionate girl that blends in anywhere.  Mom is 45 pounds and we suspect her pups will be 45-55 pounds as adults.  If you are interested in adopting a healthy, happy Lab mix puppy who has not had a traumatic start to their life as most have had in the rescue world, then please email us at ccrtennessee@gmail.com   We are starting the process now to find homes locally in Tennessee and also making them available to be transported to the northeastern region around the last weekend of June!  Boys and girls abound, and they are split up in smaller groups and in multiple fosters homes where their personalities are emerging and being skillfully nurtured by trained puppy fosters.  Don’t miss out on these good natured puppies.  PLEASE NOTE:   Our dogs and cats are fostered in Tennessee and can transport weekly up to the Northeast region.  Request an application and learn more about Critter Cavalry at https://www.crittercavalry.com/adoption.May 27, 2024, 9:18 am
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PETIE

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog

Male, Senior
Franklin, TN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
This adorable guy is called Petie and he is a senior Shetland Sheep mix boy that lost his beloved mom of 8 years just recently.  She passed away suddenly.  Peetie had been a part of the Critter Cavalry Rescue about 8 years ago and we took him back in to keep him safe.  We updated all his vetting and did a much needed dental and bloodwork too!  This happy boy is always smiling and always wants to play.  He acts like a 4-5 year old dog instead of 10 years.   He is not going anywhere for a long time we can tell you that. He is great with other dogs, cats and all people he meets. F fenced yard would be fantastic or a dog park.  Petie is crate trained and loves to vocalize when he knows that people are nearby or even dogs.  All you have to do is say…HUSH PETIE…and he hushes.  We think that an apartment is NOT the right place for this small 20 pound boy.  He is solid as a rock and his gorgeous red and blackish fur is just stunning.  He would adore you to brush him and give him some TLC every few days.  He sleeps in the bed with his foster mom and he greets new foster dogs with enthusiasm and excitement.  If you are looking for a medium energy boy that also knows how to cuddle and snuggle, then Petie is the one for you!  Please email us at ccrtennessee@gmail.com if you are interested. PLEASE NOTE:   Our dogs and cats are fostered in Tennessee and can transport weekly up to the Northeast region.  Request an application and learn more about Critter Cavalry at https://www.crittercavalry.com/adoption.May 27, 2024, 9:18 am

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Shelters & rescues in Tennessee

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Tennessee. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Gibson County Humane Society - S.P.C.A.

140 Dyer Hwy, Yorkville, TN 38389

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Friends of Gibson County Animals TN

PO Box 806, Humboldt, TN 38343

Pet Types: dogs

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Circle Of Hope K9 Rescue

P. O. Box 624, Milan, TN 38358

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, reptiles, small animals

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Beyond Bars Animal Rescue

Medina, TN 38355

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Saving Companions Rescue-TN

Jackson, TN 38305

Pet Types: dogs

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KEG Animal Rescue - West TN

Jackson, TN 38305

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Goofy Foot Dog Rescue - Jackson, TN

Jackson, TN 38305

Pet Types: dogs

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Dyersburg Dyer County Humane Society

1120 E. Court Street, P.O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN 38024

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Saving The Animals Together - TN

PO Box 12537, Jackson, TN 38301

Pet Types: dogs

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The Downtown Dogs Group

Jackson, TN 38301

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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