Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization. We are a group of volunteers who rescue purebred Labrador Retrievers (and occasional, exceptional Lab mixes) from animal shelters and dogs who are homeless and place them in appropriate, forever homes. We are also involved with educating the public about the Labrador Retriever breed and their characteristics and needs. In addition, we participate in bringing attention to irresponsible breeding and pet ownership and the vast pet overpopulation problem. The Labrador Retriever is consistently included in the top 10 dogs on the AKC's list of most popular breeds in our country, usually, as in 1999, coming in as the number one most popular breed. This has resulted in over breeding and a large number of dogs who need our help. We take in Labs from animal shelters, from owners who can no longer keep their dogs, from puppy mills, and we take in Labs who have been found, abandoned. When a dog enters our rescue program, it is checked by a vet, given appropriate vaccinations, tested for heartworm and put on preventive, and spayed or neutered. Most dogs are then placed in foster homes where they are evaluated, house and crate trained, socialized, and treated as a valued member of the foster family. Many dogs also receive some basic obedience work while they are with a foster family. Occasionally a dog will remain at a shelter or with the person who found the dog while we attempt to place it. Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee always needs volunteer help! We need volunteers who can foster Labs, help with transportation, create newsletters, help with paper work, and provide dog evaluations. We also welcome assistance with our periodic fund raisers. Please contact one of the ET Lab Rescue Contacts
The first step in adopting one of our rescues is to complete the adoption application. After you have submitted your application, we will contact you to make arrangements for you to meet the lab(s) in which you are interested.
Oak Ridge TN 37831 | 1.8 miles away
Dames for Danes is an all-volunteer non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization based in Oak Ridge, TN dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused and neglected Great Danes in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, as well as to other areas in which our resources will allow.
Oak Ridge TN 37831 | 1.8 miles away
Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee, Inc. (SBRET), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding forever homes for displaced or abandoned small breed dogs. We are also dedicated to educating the public about pet overpopulation, the benefits of spaying/neutering, and the horrors of puppy mills. Where We Are All of our available dogs live with foster families in the Knoxville, TN, area
Oak Ridge TN 37830 | 3 miles away
We are a small, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue group, with emphasis on mixed-breed dogs and cats. We adopt primarily from our local animal shelter, although we occasionally take in hardship cases. We also assist individuals in our area by advertising on our website animals they need to rehome, if the animals have been spayed/neutered. We gratefully accept donations, and we need volunteers
Oak Ridge TN 37830 | 4.8 miles away
We are Animal Care and Control for the City of Oak Ridge. The entire staff to care for the shelter animals and answer calls for service consists of three Animal Control Officers and one part-time Shelter Assistant. We really appreciate the hard work and commitment of our Volunteers, who are here seven days a week trying to improve the quality of life for the dogs & cats (and occasional rabbit
Clinton TN 37716 | 6.8 miles away
The Anderson County Shelter houses animals until reclaimed by owners, adopt animals to local families, or transfer animals to rescue organizations. Officers handle routine calls, as well as emergency situations with pets and wild animals, and are charged with enforcing the state’s mandated animal ordinances. They also share educational information about responsible pet ownership and the humane t