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

August 2019 Events

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Dixie Lee Wines
6-8 PM

Knox Brew Tours
6 - 10 PM


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Independence Day Matching Campaign!!
through July 31, 2019

A thank you

Our followers, supporters, volunteers, and adopters never cease to amaze us! We started the matching campaign with $5,000 (thank you to our wonderful secret supporter) on the morning of July 4 and here it is three days later and we have met that goal!

Everyone should feel very proud of that and know that you are part of the life-saving efforts! $10,000 is going to make a big impact on lives saved and you have no idea what a morale booster that is to all of us in the trenches as you are certainly affirming that you think what we are doing is important work and that we are good stewards of your money!

Thank you again and have a wonderful summer and continue to Do a Big Thing by Supporting a Small Dog Rescue!!

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.