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Puppies and dogs in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Chattanooga, 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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Jet

American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever

Male, 11 mos
Rossville, GA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Jet, a resilient pup from a homeless camp in Chattanooga, TN. Despite his tough start, Jet's determination helped him overcome challenges and now he's ready for a forever home. This sweet-natured boy embodies hope and adapts well to new situations. His past has shaped a grateful heart, open to forming deep bonds with those who care for him. Eager to start his next chapter, Jet is an excellent companion candidate with a zest for life. His story is a testament to the transformative power of love and the promise of a brighter future with a loving family.
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Cyrus

Newfoundland Rottweiler

Male, 1 yr 6 mos
Rossville, GA
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This huge pup is beautiful, sweet and needs a lot of room to run! He has been given refuge by the lady who found him and he's a lot for her to handle. He does crate beautifully, he's been neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchiped. Our trainer has been working with him to stop jumping and he's learning fast. He needs a big yard and to be able to work some of his energy off. Otherwise he is the sweetest, goofy, water loving Newfoundland pup!
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Hope

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Rossville, GA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hope is 1-2 years old and scheduled to be spayed. She is up to date on shots, great with other dogs, good with cats and leaves our chickens alone. She was found roaming the streets sick and hungry and was nursing puppies somewhere. She was emaciated and covered in fleas and mange. She had no social skills and knew no commands when she was rescued by Kelley at the Fraternity of the 4 Paws Inc. And nobody came looking for her. They never could find her pups. Hope currently knows sit, stay, lay, okay, break, las es (leave it), fus (heal), bring it, off, back-up, drop, walk and wait. She is crate trained. She has not had an accident inside in awhile that I have caught (there are 8 dogs here so sometimes accidents happen). She is absolutely crazy about toys, especially balls, and loves playing fetch. Can be neurotic and possessive with toys so training knowledge on how to manage that behavior is a must, I believe. She is a little weary of men at times and may growl in fear when one approaches, has never shown teeth or aggressive behavior towards them just fear) but warms up after a few weeks with affection and love... And treats. Can be reactive to wildlife and other dogs when on walks but just wants to chase squirrels and play with dogs. Is very well behaved indoors and would prefer to be a lap dog. She likes to stand with her head in your lap when she wants pets and will listen to you talk to her all day if you let her. We are working on being more calm when approaching others, personal space, walking without pulling, and on not destroying toys to pieces as soon as we get them lol!
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Chewie

Australian Shepherd Chow Chow

Male, Adult
Rossville, GA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Chewie was a gift to me around 7 years ago. He lived with me and my parents for most of his life on 7 acres and I now live in a neighborhood with a small yard. His new lifestyle just isn’t the best for him and I want better. He is good with other dogs (we have one other dog) if PROPERLY introduced. Same thing with cats. He needs a proper and subtle introduction with some time. He’s good with kids, but should be supervised as he is a big boy. The most loving dog in the world who just wants all of the love he can get. The perfect family would be a single person with no other animals, or a couple who are planning to get another puppy or kitten down the line that can grow with him.
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Nachos Belle Grande

American Pit Bull Terrier Chow Chow

Female, Adult
Rossville, GA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
She was adopted from McKamey over a year ago when they estimated just over a year old so let's call her age 3ish. High energy has become a problem because I cannot walk her enough every day with my injury. She is very friendly, but will jump right into your face so children may be a problem. She needs a firm hand for additional training from an experienced pet parent with plenty of home time. Greatly enjoys other dogs with rough play. We have another adult dog and kitten and they all play well together. I am looking for a better abled home to improve her quality of life. Sometimes she will still go to the bathroom inside because of missing her walk. She does like being outside part time if you have a high fence. Twice a day walks would be even better. She will remain with me and I will do the best I can if no one better comes along. Thank you for your consideration.
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Sasha

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 5 yrs 4 mos
Rossville, GA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Sasha came to us during a severe cold snap last December. She was lost but she was more lost than we knew. We found the people responsible for her but they no longer wanted her. Sasha had belonged to a man she had spent her entire life with. Unfortunately he had died. She was then given to his brother and sister in law who just threw her outside into a pen. Sasha easily escaped but she was properly secured because they didn't want her to begin with. We can tell from the things Sasha likes to do that her person did everything with her. She loves to ride, share meals, sleep on the couch and just pal around with her person. Right now she is having to live in our outside kennel alone in a run. She is very unhappy but has settled into a routine. Sasha is not a fan of other dogs or cats. She got out the other day and went next door to swim in the ducks pool. She didn't bother the duck or the chickens fortunately. She would be a great companion for an over the road truck driver, single older man or couple. She loves everyone she meets and happy to go along with just about anything your doing. Sasha is being treated for heartworm disease and we hope to see her negative within the next couple of months. Her treatment has been done all ready and she would just need to continue on prevention as all dogs should.

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Dogs Deserve Better / Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN 37405

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Granddogs Rescue and Adoption

701 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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Wet Noses and Wagging Tails

Chattanooga, TN 37405

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Jennifers Rescues

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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SCMR - TN

Chattanooga, TN 37409

Pet Types: dogs

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Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga

4155 Randolph Circle, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Tennessee Valley Cattle Dog Rescue

Chattanooga, TN 37411

Pet Types: dogs

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East Ridge Animal Services

1015 Yale Street, East Ridge, TN 37412

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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