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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.

All our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, receive heartworm/flea prevention, have dental cleaning when required and medical care. Our adoption fees help cover these expenses but we also rely heavily on donations.


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

Upcoming Events

Click or tap on event name for more info

Chihuahuas Versus ShihTzus Online Fundraiser


Chihuahuas or Shih tzus - tell us who has your heart!

THANK YOU to everyone who took part in our silly battle. This argument, which was all in good fun, started among some of our foster familes. It got taken to the streets to try to raise a bit of money online since our in-person events and fundraising have been hampered by COVID. The result?

We can hardly believe the final result and are SO THANKFUL to each person that donated. Rest assured, we'll be putting your donation to good use to provide medical and foster care of at-risk and abused small dogs in East Tennessee.

Ready to find out the winner and the total raised? Check out the video on our facebook page...

Dog Training


Thank you mycuriouscanine.com for helping us with training our rescues! If you are having behavior issues with your dog or would just like some pointers, they are very knowledgeable and quite helpful.

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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