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Puppies and dogs in Knoxville, Tennessee

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Knoxville, Tennessee. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on CHANCE's adoption status with email updates.
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CHANCE

Akita Jack Russell Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 5 mos
Knoxville, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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CHANCE – have you ever seen a more handsome fella? Just a few things about this sweet guy. The vet believes that Chance is between 18mo - 2yrs old and weighs 59lbs. • He is heart worm negative and neutered. •He is super sweet and gentle - wants to cuddle and be near his person. •He is dog-friendly (the foster doesn’t have cats, so we are not certain if he’s cat-friendly) •He is people-friendly to everyone he has met. Foster does not have small children, but he has been fine around children on walks. Due to his size and youth, he might knock down small children, but he is not aggressive. •He is house broken. Even in the rain and snow he has let us know he needs to go out. •He is a little timid to new people at first, but warms up quickly. •He very rarely barks. •He has learned to sit, walk on a leash, and “wait” for his food bowl to be put down. •He is very food motivated, so can be easily trained with treat rewards. He is not reactive when eating. •He can be possessive over certain toys with a low, warning growl if another dog tries to take it from him. •He is not interested in fetching a ball, but loves chew toys and antlers. • He can be very active, but is also happy cuddled up with his person. •He would do great in a house with another dog, but would be fine as an only dog also. Once adopted Chance will travel via private transport (transport cost is $160.00) to a location closest to you. If you would like to make this pretty boy part of your family please follow the link below to our application. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9
We'll also keep you updated on WILLOW's adoption status with email updates.
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WILLOW

Border Collie Australian Kelpie

Female, 4 yrs 3 mos
Knoxville, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Everyone meet Willow. Willow has the most beautiful chocolate coat. She is currently 4 and a half years old and weighs appx 45lbs. Willow is spayed and completely house trained. Willow is out of all the puppy stages and is just a joy to have around. She gets along with all dogs big and small. Willow pulls a bit on leash but loves walks and is a great car riding companion. This girl can’t get enough belly rubs and is usually found walking around with a toy in her mouth. Willow can be a bit timid on meeting new people but it doesn’t take much to get her to warm up. She could use someone who’s going to be patient with her when meeting new people. Once adopted Willow will travel via Rescue Vet pet transport to a location closest to you. (transport cost is $160.00) If you would like to make this adorable girl part of your family please follow the link below to our application. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9
We'll also keep you updated on ADIRI's adoption status with email updates.
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ADIRI

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 2 yrs 3 mos
Knoxville, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Adira was found running at large in Memphis and was subsequently brought to a veterinary clinic by a kind MPD Officer. She was severely emaciated and scared. “Addie” as she has come to be known, quickly made herself at home at her Foster’s farm while she gained weight and recuperated. She is now around 65 pounds and estimated to be 2-3 years old. Addie loves to play ball, go on long walks through the woods, run, ride in cars, and snuggle. She is wonderful for baths, tolerates nail trims, and more than anything, just wants to be anywhere her human is. Although she is high energy when the opportunity presents itself, Addie would make a suitable apartment dog for someone who works from home. Her foster family works from home and she spends the entire workday snuggled on her bed beside her foster mom while she works. Addie is kennel trained, but she is a large dog and would not be suited for kenneling all day while family or individual works. Addie will do best with an active lifestyle and plenty of time for play. She does need to be the only dog as she is an alpha female and does not share her humans or her territory. Addie is deeply loyal and very protective. She is friendly to new people if her person is friendly to them. Once adopted she will travel via private transport Rescue Vet (transport cost is $160.00) to a location closest to you. If you would like to make this wonderful girl part of your family please follow the link below to our application. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9
We'll also keep you updated on TUFF's adoption status with email updates.
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TUFF

Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever

Male, 4 yrs 2 mos
Knoxville, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
This guy! Talk about stunning ! Tuff is a 4 year old registered, full blooded yellow lab. Currently he's in doggy daycare and has proved to be very well socialized. He's gentle, loves to play. Very sweet and super smart! Currently he's in Memphis, Tn. . Once an application has been submitted and approved , his foster mom Emily will be happy to speak with you about him. Once adopted , he will travel on Rescue Vet Transport to his new forever home. They travel each and every weekend to the northeast , leaving Memphis at 6 am Friday and make stops along the way delivering our newly adopted pets. Transport is an additional $185. If you would like to make him a part of your family, please follow the link below to our adoption application. Also, please keep in mind. Our volunteer team is very responsive so please do not submit an application until you're ready to adopt your new forever friend. As always, thank you for adopting. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9
We'll also keep you updated on DONUT AND DAISY's adoption status with email updates.
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DONUT AND DAISY

Dachshund Labrador Retriever

Female, 2 yrs 1 mo
Knoxville, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Daisy and Donut are 2 yrs old. The perfect age as they are all grown out of the puppy stages. They are both housebroken and just the sweetest lovable dogs. They are current on all vaccinations and preventatives and have been spayed and neutered. Daisy is a little more high energy but not excessive. She is wonderful especially if she has a chewy bone or toy. Not destructive, she just likes something to chew on. Donut is lower energy but still loves to chase a ball and play with his sibling. They both know sit and will shake when asked as well. Leash and kennel trained and will sleep in their kennel 8-9 hours with no problems. They are great dogs and their family does not want to give them up but they have had a coupled unexpected deaths in the family and unforeseen circumstances that make it unfair for these two as far as time and space. Their current family would love for them to go together and the adoption fees can be adjusted accordingly if we can find a spot together for them both. We will consider single applications if we can’t find a home together. Once adopted Daisy and Donut will will travel via private transport (transport cost is $165.00) to a location closest to you. If you would like to make this family of two part of your life and home please follow the link below to our application. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9
We'll also keep you updated on REYNA's adoption status with email updates.
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REYNA

Boxer Bulldog

Female, 3 mos
Knoxville, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
LOOK AT THIS PUPPY!!!!! SERIOUSLY😳 true most dreamy eyes on this planet. And do they get any more beautiful than this ????!!!!!! You're probably still mesmerized by those eyes, and we wouldn't blame you!Precious! The only way to describe this little girl.You can imagine as a very young puppy there's not a lot of history to share. We can tell you that he was born in our care, along with her siblings, and that her mom is a stunning black lab. We have named her Raven and she's very sweet. They have been separated from mom and are ready to find their new forever families. They are currently being fostered by Michele in Memphis, Tn. She has a has full of activity, comings and goings so the puppies are super well socialized and used to just about anything. Once an application has been submitted and approved, she would be happy to speak with you about him. Once adopted, she will travel via Rescue Vet Transport to his new forever family. They travel each weekend, leaving Memphis, Tennessee, Friday mornings around 6 AM and traveling as far north as west Greenwich, Rhode Island, making steps along the way delivering newly adopted pets. Transport is an additional $185. Once they get on the road, they start a group chat with the two drivers and everyone who has A Pet on board. If you would like to make this adorable ball of cuteness part of your family. Please follow the link below to our adoption application. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9

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Dog shelters and rescues in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Peaceful Kingdom

PO Box 16230, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Central Veterinary Hospital

1212 W. Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

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Lytle Animal Care & Control - TN transport

Knoxville, TN 37902

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Open Hearts Animal Rescue

Knoxville, TN 37917

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Save A Bully Rescue

Knoxville, TN 37917

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Shizzy's Doggy Haven

Knoxville, TN 37917

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Riverside Veterinary Clinic

1111 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920

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Recycled Best Friends

Knoxville, TN 37919

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Young-Williams Animal Center

3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919

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

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Recycled Best Friends-NY Transport Stop

4040 Forest Glen Dr, knoxville, TN 37919

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