Oak Ridge, TN
Dogs Available for Adoption
Hi, I'm Dixie! I'm a one-year-or-so-old mix of some sort. Everywhere I
go there is plenty of discussion on what I might be, mountain
feist/cur/doberman/miniature pinscher mix of some variety. My foster mom
says, though, that I am 20 pounds of legs and cuteness. I have not quite
figured out what all to do with these long legs and sometimes I'm a
little uncoordinated and hit the wall when playing inside. I was found
wandering in Anderson County, so I don't have much to say about my life
before SARG but I sure am glad to be in a foster home! I get fed
regularly, I learned a doggie door in seconds, and I have foster
siblings to play with. Life is pretty good now. My foster mom walks me
pretty regularly and I keep hearing her tell people I'm a 'dream' on a
leash. I think that must be a good thing as I usually get pets after
that. I LOVE to go for walks. Foster mom says I would be a great
walking, jogging and/or hiking buddy. I'm always ready to go, even at 6
in the morning! I like to ride in the car and will jump in, sit down in
the dog bed and not make a peep til we get "there," wherever
"there" may be. I really enjoy playing with other dogs and I
like to run, so a fenced yard is the best bet for me. I am housetrained,
but SARG really recommends I go somewhere with a doggie door so I can go
outside when needed, or have someone home with me so they can let me
out. I like to go outside a lot. I'm still a bit of a pup, so my
attention span is sometimes that of, well, a pup. I can be a little
timid with strangers and new dogs, but it doesn't take long for me to
warm up and then I'll be your best friend!! Did I mention I like to play
and take walks? I need plenty of exercise to relieve some of my puppy
energy, but then I like to take naps. My foster mom says I'm highly
food-motivated and easily trained. All I know is, I like food, and
occasionally I have to do stuff to get treats. That's OK, it seems to
make my foster mom happy. Please contact SARG if you think I might be
your new best friend.
More pictures of Dixie.
Gracie is an 11-year-old, spayed Dachshund. She weighs 19 pounds. SARG
rescued her from a local veterinary office where her owner intended to
have her put to sleep. She was wetting in the house a lot and was being
treated for UTI. However, it turned out, once our vets examined her, that her
bladder was filled with bladder stones. Since her surgery to remove the
stones, she has not had one accident in her foster home, and she lets
her foster mom know when she needs to go out. Gracie also had a dental,
and a few teeth were removed. She is on a special diet for the bladder
stones, and she will eat moist and dry food. She gets along very well
with both of the 70-plus-pound dogs in her foster home and is sweet,
loving, wags her tail all the time, and likes to give kisses.She also
loves walks and car rides. Gracie will lie down with you as long as
you'd like, but she does have a doggie bed and sleeps in it all night long
without a peep.
More pictures of Gracie.
Tracey is a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix. She was an owner turn-in at the shelter and seemed
friendly with another dog at the shelter. She came in with Bear, with whom she had
been together in their home for about a year. She hasn't been tested with cats yet.
More pictures of Tracey.
Zep is a 7-to-10-year-old rat-terrier mix who came to SARG after being
found as a stray in Anderson County. He is a funny, quirky, chatty
little guy who is what we call in rescue an "easy keeper." He
is almost the perfect dog and no trouble at all. He is housetrained and
doesn't bother anything at all in the house. He likes to go for walks
but does not need to go all that far nor all that fast. He's more
interested in checking out the scene. He rides well in the car and is
always ready to go. He does like to "talk" to you while he is
in the backseat. We think he is asking if we can go by Dairy Queen for a
pup cup. (Yes, Dairy Queen will give out a "pup cup" of
vanilla ice cream.) He will let you know when someone new comes into the
house, but he settles down quickly and will soon be up on his haunches
being cute. He does that, a lot. We are not quite sure why he does it,
but he does it quite a bit along with some grunts, like he is trying to
tell you something. The foster home thinks he is one very special guy
who is very deserving of a great home. He does not ask for much: some
cushy dog beds, good food, some walks and a little bit of attention. He
gets along fine with other dogs and would probably be OK with older
kids. At adoption events he has completely ignored cats.
More pictures of Zeppo.
Nayla is approximately 80 pounds of sweetheart! She's mostly
housetrained with very few accidents -- usually only if she's left alone
for a good while. Her foster dad spends a good amount of time working on
her training. She gets a 2-mile walk 4-5 days a week and does excellent
on a leash. She does still dart after a squirrel, but she's a great
walker. Nayla gets along great with the foster family's dogs and cats.
She does all the things any young dog does and will need plenty of
exercise -- long walks, playing fetch in the back yard, or trips to the
dog park each day to use up her youthful energy. She grasps anything you
teach her quickly when you get her to concentrate. She wants to learn,
please you and be right by your side (or in your lap). Nayla is going to
be a big dog. She dwarfs the foster family's 80-pound pit bull mix (see
her gallery). She's as sweet as they come and a wonderful dog -- wrapped
up in a big box.
More pictures of Nayla.
Elvis is a sweet and loving Chihuahua mix who is approximately 13 years
old. He has a few health issues for which he is taking some medications;
but despite his issues, he is a spry and happy little boy. He loves to
run and play, but he is a cuddle bug too. Elvis lives in a a foster home
with several other dogs and he gets along with all of them. He appears
to be housetrained, but he does have an occasional accident. Elvis is
looking for a loving forever home and a human companion with a big
More pictures of Elvis.
Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending
Tank is a little Yorkshire terrier male whose owner had to give him up
because of her own serious illness. He is about 3½ years old and
weighs approximately 10 pounds. He will be a very handsome little guy
when his coat grows back out.
More pictures of Tank.
DIEGO AND GULLIVER
Diego is an 11-year-old Havanese male, and Gulliver is a 4-year-old male Malti-poo.
They were turned over to SARG by their owner, who is very ill and unable to care
for them. We believe they would be much happier if they stay together, but we're
still evaluating the degree to which they are dependent on each other. The video
linked below shows them in the lobby of the boarding kennel when they were brought
out and got to run around together and check out the toys that came with them from
More pictures of Diego.
More pictures of Gulliver.
Video of Diego and Gulliver.
Lucy is a 5-year-old, spayed red-tick coonhound who weighs 50-60 pounds.
Through no fault of Lucy's, the family who adopted her from SARG in 2016
has had to ask us to re-home her. Lucy is a sweet, loving soul. She is
currently living with foster parents, a small child and another very
large dog. We don't know how she would be with cats. Lucy, being the
hound that she is, will get on a scent and want to track it. For that
reason, we will be asking for a home with a fenced yard. Please consider
giving Lucy the permanent home she so deserves. An application will
start the process with SARG to determine if she could fit into your home
More pictures of Lucy.
We haven't a clue what mix of DNA Brady has in his family history ...
very likely a little bit of everything. He weighs about 20-25 pounds or
so as of now, but he is somewhat underweight. Brady seemed to like other
animals at the shelter ... he wanted to go and meet the other dogs in the
lobby at the time. He seems to have an aversion to going through
doorways -- he could have beeen punished for doing that. He is friendly
and loving but at the same time very submissive when approaching
someone. He will definitely need someone with patience who is willing to
give him time and TLC to train him and help him build his confidence.
And that process is already beginning in his new foster home.
More pictures of Brady.
Chipper is a 6-year-old male Chihuahua mix. If you are looking for a
real lap dog, Chipper is your pup. So many superlatives come to mind:
the sweetest, the gentlest, the most affectionate, the most
companionable, etc. He hasn't had much training, but he is very
responsive to training as he wants to please so badly. Chipper loves to
be with you and hates to be alone. He does well in a household where
someone is home most of the time, and he gets along with small to
medium-sized dogs. He is playful with other dogs and would probably do very
well in a two-dog/multi-dog household. He enjoys walks, being taken
around with you in the car and in a front carrier, and he walks well on
a leash. In the evenings, he is an ideal TV dog, happy to snuggle under
a blanket with you. And at night, he burrows under the covers and curls
up against you.
Another picture of Chipper.
Barkley is a super-sweet, 5-year-old beagle mix, who weighs 16.6 pounds.
Barkley is housetrained. He gets along well with other dogs and appears
to get along with cats. He loves to play with his toys, although some of
them don't live very long. Barkley's favorite game is tug-of-war. When
he is not playing, Barkley loves to snuggle up next to his human to read
or watch television. Barkley has some food allergies and is on a special
diet. He will need to be kept on a limited ingredient food to prevent
ear infections and skin issues from recurring. Barkley is looking for a
special home that he can call his own, and he promises to be a loyal and
More pictures of Barkley.
Bear is a 9-year-old male poodle. He was an owner turn-in at the shelter and seemed
friendly with another dog at the shelter. He came in with Tracey, with whom he had
been together in their home for about a year. We haven't tested him with cats yet.
Another picture of Bear.
Belle is about 5-6 years old and weighs 59 pounds. Our initial guess is
that she is a golden-doodle (golden/poodle mix). Her short hair is the
result of being shaved. There are some "before" pictures in her
gallery. She has a really sweet personality and appears easy to leash walk.
She loves everyone she meets; she hasn't yet been tested with other dogs
or cats, but we plan to do that soon.
More pictures of Belle.
Cammie is 4-5 years old and weighs about 53 pounds. She appears to be a
poodle mix, although the photo doesn't show it, since she had to be
shaved. There are some "before" pictures in her gallery. She is
good on the leash and sweet and friendly to everyone she meets, but is
yet to be tried in close quarters with other dogs or cats.
More pictures of Cammie.
Daisy is a sweet, 50-pound, four-year-old catahoula hound, cattle dog,
Dalmatian, and whatever mix. She is, like Mary Poppins, practically
perfect in every way. She might not be able to fly with an umbrella, but
she is calm, quiet, gentle on a leash and has great house manners. She
is a quick learner and learned the commands, "come" and
"sit" in one day. She almost has "stay" down also.
Daisy was an owner-turn-in whose owner couldn't care for all of her six
dogs when her husband died, so Daisy is used to being in a house with
other dogs, cats and children. She loves being around people and
everyone loves being around her. She doesn't chew, counter-surf, or
shed. Best of all, she is totally housetrained. Did I mention that she
is also beautiful and has the most soulful eyes, ever? Daisy is what her
foster mom calls "an easy dog." Whoever adopts this lovely dog
will be gaining a very special new member of the family.
More pictures of Daisy.
RYDER and RACHAEL
Rachael and Ryder are Yorkie mixes who were rescued from a house where they had been
abandoned together for three weeks with an open bag of food to sustain them. They are
very much bonded with each other and need to find a home together. Rachael is 4½
years old and weighs 14.1 pounds; Ryder is 2½ and weighs 10.4 pounds.
More pictures of Rachael.
More pictures of Ryder.
Wanda is a small Chihuahua-mix female who was found wandering down the
road by herself with a collar that was much too tight for her. She had
no tags, and no one looked for her at the shelter. We currently do not
have a foster home for this little girl, so if you could give her a
temporary home until the forever one comes along, please do let us know.
She is staying at the vet's office for now and is learning to walk on a
leash. She loves to snuggle, and she truly does not like being in the
cage at the vet's office.
More pictures of Wanda.
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