Home for the Holidays Matching Campaign
We have reached our goal!!!

A generous supporter will match up to $8,000 for donations made from now through December 25th. Please consider donating today so that we can help even more homeless dogs find their forever homes for the holidays!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donations are tax-deductible and 100% will be used to provide veterinary and day-to-day care for our rescues.
Use the button below to donate through Paypal.

You can also mail your donation to:
P.O. Box 22482
Knoxville, TN 37933

We have reached our goal!!! Thank you for your continuing support!!!

A letter from a past adopter...
In 2007, SBRET rescued several dogs from a puppy mill that was shutting down. Little did we know how that rescue would impact our lives. We met baby Salvador at his foster home a few weeks after his rescue.

We fell in love with him the first time we saw him. There he stood with shiny black and tan fur… all 3 pounds and only 8 inches high. He was standing at the top of a steep stone stairway staring down as if he were overlooking his kingdom: batting his big brown eyes with his little tan chest stuck out proud and strong.

Anyone who knew Salvador loved his sweet and loving nature, his gentle human-like eyes, and his slight hint of dachshund stubbornness. We loved our boy with all our hearts. He made our family complete and we loved coming home to him every day after work. Our little Salvador fought a hard and long battle against liver disease before he was taken from us in November 2018. Our hearts were broken, and we continue to miss him every day.

SBRET saved Salvador. If not, he would have spent his entire life in a cage as a breeder dog. We could not imagine this life for Salvador or for any other innocent little dog. Due to the hard work, long hours and countless rescue missions, many little dogs like Salvador have been given a second chance to become part of a family, sharing their unconditional canine love.

We are thrilled to kickoff this matching campaign so that many more little dogs can be rescued and placed into forever, loving homes. We will always be grateful that sweet Salvador was a part of our lives. We hope by sharing our story you will consider donating to this amazing, life-altering rescue program.

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

December 2019 Events

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Harper Acura
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Santa Paws Pup Crawl
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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.

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