Search for a pure breed dog or cat to rescue in Tennessee - No breeder needed!

Pure breed adoption is quickly becoming a preferred alternative to finding a local breeder.  Not only do you save a life by rescuing a dog or cat in need, you’re very likely to spend less money on adoption fees than a breeder’s sale price.  
 
Did you know that 25% of pets in shelters and rescues are pure breed animals?  This is partially because of over-breeding, resulting in perfectly good animals either being released in to the wild or being dropped off at local shelters and rescues.  It’s a shame that not all breeders are responsible, but you can out help by adopting one and saving a life.  With 4 million pets being euthanized each year, we can all make a difference together.  It is not an issue of not having enough homes to adopt in to, it is an issue with an over-supply of animals. 
 
If you’re open to the idea of adopting a purebred pet instead of going to a breeder, we also encourage you to consider adopting an adult or senior pet.  Depending on your situation, this may be a better choice.  Puppies and young dogs can be a handful.  Older pets are more likely to be settled down a little bit and are sometimes already housebroken.  Since so many people are looking for puppies, sometimes this group gets overlooked.  It doesn’t mean they’re bad, it just means they’re a little older.   They’ll love you just the same!
 
Here is a list of Wisconsin rescue organizations that focus on specific breeds.  If you know of one we don't have listed, email us and we'll add it to the list.  
 
Breed-specific Organization Name Website City
Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue www.mtbr.org Brentwood
Angels 4 Siberians angels4siberians967.weebly.com Brownsville
Chi Chi's Rescue Team www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN637.html Clarksville
All American Dachshund Rescue www.allamericandachshundrescue.org/ Columbia
West Tennessee Border Collie Rescue www.tnbordercollierescue.com Cordova
East TN Pit Bull Rescue www.etnpitbullrescue.org Harriman
Collie Concern Rescue, Inc www.collieconcern.org/ Knoxville
Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue and Transport www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN545.html Lenoir City
GRReat Dog Rescue www.GRReatDogRescue.com Lenoir City
Boston Terrier Rescue of East TN www.bostonterriertn.org Maryville
Dames for Danes Great Dane Rescue www.damesfordanes.org Oak Ridge
Tennessee Pekingese Rescue www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN402.html Oak Ridge
East Tennessee Bloodhound Rescue www.easttennesseebloodhoundrescue.com Powell
 
Finding the right breed is the first step in getting a new pet in to your home.  You need to take in to consideration everything from their energy level, age, barking, size, exercise requirements, your energy level, among many others.  We’ve got a few links to get you started.  If we don’t yet have information for the breed you are looking for, try tracking down a breed specific rescue to ask questions to. We’ve found that they are a better source of information than general Internet searches because they have the added level of understanding the adoption process and how it generally impacts the breed.  
 

Dogs Dogs Cats
Beagle Shetland Sheepdog(Sheltie) Persian
Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Maine Coon
Golden Retriever American Bulldog Shorthaired Persian
Pug Boxer Siamese
Dachshund Great Dane Abyssinian
English Bulldog Boston Terrier Ragdoll
German Shepherd Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Birman
Poodle Shih Tzu Oriental
Rotweiller Chihuahua American Shorthair
Siberian Husky  Saint Bernard Tonkinese
 
 
Local Cities: Memphis, Knoxville, Powell, Oak Ridge, Nashville, Lenoir City, Maryville, Harriman, Cordova, Columbia, Clarksville, Brownsville, Brentwood

 

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