Our Mission

Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee, Inc. (SBRET) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 puppymills.

All our dogs live in foster homes in the Knoxville, TN area and we do not have a shelter facility. We have adoption events almost every weekend. If you are interested in meeting one of our Available Dogs, please see the Events Calendar for location information.

Click or tap here to watch a video about SBRET and learn more about our foster group.

Featured Pet

Click or tap on photo for more info on our featured pet!

April 2019 Events

Click or tap on event name for more info

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1-3 PM

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Crafty Bastard
Fundraiser 2-8PM
Adoption Event 2-4PM

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Mast General Store

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Total Wine & More


Meads Quarry/Ijams Nature Center

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Become A Foster

If you are currently not able to adopt a rescue, consider opening your home and become a foster for a dog in need...[Read More].

Amazon & SBRET

If you are unable to foster, a great way to help SBRET foster dogs is to shop for them from our Amazon Wish List. These items mean a lot to our volunteers and the dogs they care for while awaiting their forever homes. There are items in all price ranges and any items from the list are much appreciated!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to SBRET. Support us every time you shop by bookmarking this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8655367.