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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.

2021 SBRET Wall Calendar


Rescue Dogs. Firefighters. A New Year. What's not to love? ❤️

This calendar features firefighters from The City of Knoxville Fire Department and SBRET rescue dogs.

You can get yours today with a $12 donation to SBRET plus shipping by visiting sbret.square.site or click on the button below:


Or you can pick one up at one of our events!

SBRET Angel Tree


Our first Angel Tree is up! We hope you can find time to stop by the Mast General Store in Knoxville on South Gay Street, select an "ornament" from the Angel Tree, make a purchase, and leave it with the cashier.
Every year we have had generous donations from our supporters and we are hoping you will come through for our rescues again this year!

SBRET T-shirts


Exciting news, we have a limited offering of t-shirts for sale online!
Visit https://sbret.square.site/t-shirts to purchase yours.

Until COVID, we had been selling our shirts in person only, but we're getting a little cooped up. So, our foster parents have volunteered to be shipping elves. And, we've even done a special production of holiday red shirts, too!

We know you're gearing up for holiday shopping, and we hope you'll consider purchasing a shirt and/or our 2021 SBRET calendar to fill your stockings! Both items have been totally created by our foster volunteers and are being sold and shipped by our volunteers, too. That means that all the money, except for minimal production costs, goes right to helping small dogs get much needed medical care so they can go on to find their forever homes!

Check out our SBRET shop at: https://sbret.square.site/!

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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