2009 Activities




Watch our 12 Days of Christmas video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKuhXPEQuXA


SBRET (Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee) and CCR (Cocker Companion Rescue) had their very own  Rescue Angel Trees   in 6 locations. The trees at Agri-Feed Pet Supply at 5716 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville, TN and Smokey Mountain Feed (located at 317 Gill St., Alcoa, TN 37701 were up in early Novermber. 2 more tree were in place in mid November at Gander Mountain at 11502 Parkside Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 & Pet Supplies Plus at 216 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The last 2 trees were decorated and ready at the end of November at Mast General Store (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) and PetCo (in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut).

Each dog currently in rescue had an ornament on the tree with a Christmas Wish List on the back. There were also addressed envelopes for those who preferred to mail a donation instead of purchasing an item on the wish list. Thanks for including our dogs in your holiday giving while shopping for unique gifts for the animal lovers in your life.

Thank you to everyone who visited our Angel trees this year. Thanks to you, our foster dogs have snuggly beds, fuzzy toys, yummy treats, warm sweaters, chew bones, nutritious food, woolly blankets, cozy crates, flashy collars, pee pads, and donations for heartworm and flea preventative, grooming, and microchips. The outpouring of generosity truly amazed us and it was so much fun to be able to share with our many volunteers items that they normally have to buy themselves. We hope you had as much fun shopping for our furry friends as we did giving them their Christmas gifts. Thank you again for your continued support!

Angel tree at Agrifeed   Angel tree at Gander Mountain   Angel tree at Pet Supplies Plus
Agri-Feed Pet Supply   Gander Mountain   Pet Supplies Plus

Special thanks to the following stores for their support of animal rescue!

Mast General Store - Since 1883

Agri-feed Pet Supply - a breed apart from other pet supply stores!

 
 


Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, December 26 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

December Borders Fundraising Gift Wrapping Schedule:

Our volunteers wrapped gifts and accepted donations at Borders in Turkey Creek and Morrell Road on the following dates in December.
Saturday, December 5th from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Turkey Creek
Saturday, December 5th from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Morrell Road
Sunday, December 6th from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Turkey Creek
Friday, December 11th from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Turkey Creek
Friday, December 11th from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Morrell Road
Sunday, December 20th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Morrell Road
Thanks to everyone who gave donations, and thanks to all the volunteers who worked one or more shifts at our Borders events this year. This is an extremely busy time of year, and we really appreciate those who gave their time to wrap packages for SBRET when they probably had many other things they needed to be doing. The Turkey Creek Borders is located at 11235 Parkside Drive in Knoxville, TN 37934, and the Morrell Rd. address is 202 Morrell Road, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37919

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, December 19, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, December 12 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut on  Saturday, December 5 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, November 28 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, November 21, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, November 14 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut on  Saturday, November 7 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PAWS IN THE PARK on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. at Springbrook Park in Alcoa, TN. Click here to view the event flyer.
Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, October 24 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, October 17, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, October 10 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut on  Sunday, October 4 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  for their Grand Opening.

Thanks for joining us at the annual Pet Fest and Blessing at Grace Lutheran Church of Oak Ridge (www.graceoakridge.org) at 131 W. Gettysburg Avenue on  Saturday, October 3, 2009  from 1:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. The pet blessing was at 3:00 pm.

Festivities included door prizes, photographing of pets, contests, food, bake sale, children's activities, and a special exhibit of children's art in the nearby Woodland School Cafeteria. The group Anna & the Boys performed in the church pavilion. Pet microchipping was done by a veterinarian from 2:00 to 2:45 pm for a small donation. Proceeds above Fest expenses went to an animal charity. Several animal rescue groups also brought animals for adoption or fostering.

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut on  Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  for their Grand Opening.

Thanks for joining us from  8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th  at the  2009 Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest: Cars and Crafts  produced and promoted by The Diner Rats Car Club along with Smokies Stadium and the City of Sevierville, TN. Other sponsors included Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum, The Diner, Precision Rod and Customs, and State Farm Insurance. There were also swap meet, car corral, door prizes, cash drawings, a live band, and plenty of shopping opportunities from auto and craft vendors.

We had a vendor booth at this event to raise money to support our rescue efforts. We only had a couple rescue dogs at this event since the main goal was to raise funds to cover the medical expenses of our rescue dogs. We had items for sale AND a raffle fundraiser with many great gifts (car and dog related). Thanks for joining us for all the fun.

For more information about the event, visit www.smokymtnautofest.com.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, September 26 from 1 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Young-William's Animal Center Thanks for joining us at Young Williams Animal Center's Furry Fall Festival on Sunday, September 19, from Noon - 4 pm at the Young-Williams Animal Center (located at 3201 Division St. in Knoxville, TN). View the event flyer for more information about this event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, September 12 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at the Enrichment Federal Credit Union Adoption Event on  Saturday, August 29 from 10 am until 2 pm . The Enrichment Federal Credit Union is located in West Knoxville in the Cedar Springs Shopping Center on Kingston Pike. Click here to view the event flyer.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, August 22 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Parker, Louise, Hadley and Emmy Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, August 15, from 1pm to 3pm  .   SBRET would like to give Parker a big Happy Birthday wish and a big THANK YOU for sharing his birthday celebration with all our foster dogs. Parker requested that donations be made to SBRET instead of gifts for himself. Parker and his family adopted 2 SBRET puppies named Leo and Sugar.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, August 8 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at the Mulligan's Restaurant Animal Awareness Event on  Saturday, August 1 from noon until 4 pm . Mulligan's Restaurant is located in West Knoxville at 8923 Linksvue Drive (just off Ebenezer Rd.). Click here for more information about the event.

Thanks for joining us at the  Karns Community Fair  on  Saturday, July 25 from 10 am to 3 pm . Click here to see a few pictures from the event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, July 18, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, July 11 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at the  Callahan Drive Animal Hospital Adoption Event on Saturday, June 27 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Callahan Drive Animal Hospital is located at 6800 Barger Pond Way, Knoxville, TN. Many rescue groups were there with adoptable pets. The day included a pet photographer, caricature drawings for pets and owners, a BBQ lunch, a massage therapist, costume contest, owner/pet look-alike contest, raffle drawing, $3 pet ID tags, and much more!

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, June 13 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at the  Hardin Valley Animal Hospital Adoption Event on Saturday, June 6 from 1 - 4 pm.  They provided pet photography, vendor give-aways, food & baked goods, foor prizes, facility tours, and other free stuff. Dog exhibitions included frisbee, field trials, and K9. They also offered 20% off microchips. Hardin Valley Animal Hospital is located at 10017 Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville, TN. You can get more information about Hardin Valley Animal Hospital at www.hvah.com. Click here to see a few pictures from the event.

3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Critter Fest Thanks for joining us at  Critter Fest at Pearson Springs Park on Sunday, May 31 from 11 am - 5 pm.  The event was sponsored by Blount County Humane Society. There were games for the dogs, all kinds of vendors, crafts, consessions, t-shirts, face painting, gourmet dog treats, pet micro-chipping, silents auctions, fun, food, and critters. Click here to see pictures from the event.

Oak Ridge Kennel Club Thanks for joining us at the  Oak Ridge Kennel Club Show with Obedience and Rally Obedience Competitions   on  Saturday, May 23rd, and Sunday, May 24th   at the  East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center   in Harriman, Tennessee. More info about Oak Ridge Kennel Club is available at orkc.blogspot.com and www.discoveret.org/orkc.



Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, May 23 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Valerie and Gracie at Norris Animal Hospital

Thanks for joining us at the  Norris Animal Hospital Grand Opening & Adoption Event on Saturday, May 9 from 10 am to 2 pm . Norris Animal Hospital is located at 2822 Andersonville Highway 61, Norris, directly across from the Museum of Appalachia. There were pony rides, refreshments, and many other rescue groups attended.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, May 2 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, April 25 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, April 18, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, April 11 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Our  Charity Sale    was a huge success - about $2,700 was raised to be split between SBRET and Cocker Companions Rescue (CCR). The sale was held on Saturday, April 4 from 8 am to 2 pm. Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to put this together and to all of our past adopters and supporters who donated some wonderful items and who came to shop. We also enjoyed seeing many of our former foster dogs who came to say hi also. The venue was wonderful and thank you to Larry Click who donated the space right on Kingston Pike - it couldn't have been more perfect. A special thank you to Liz Martin who donated many beautiful items from her store - thanks to Bob and Opal (past adopters) for telling her about us too! Even the weather cooperated for the day of the sale. We counted this fundraiser a huge success for the dogs and we couldn't have done it without you!
Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, March 28 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, March 21, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, March 14 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, February 28 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, February 21, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Visit our Rescue Valentine Bulletin Board! Agri-feed Pet Supply - a breed apart from other pet supply stores! Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee (SBRET) and Cocker Companion Rescue (CCR) had their very own  Rescue Valentine Bulletin Board  at Agri-Feed Pet Supply at 5716 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville, TN. Each dog currently in rescue has a valentine on the board with a Wish List on the back. Donation Cards are also on the board with addressed envelopes for monetary gifts toward continuing expenses of the rescue - flea and tick preventative, spaying and neutering costs, etc. SBRET and CCR rescued and rehomed over 250 dogs in 2008, and with your help we'll rescue even more in 2009.

Thanks for the many generous donations we received as a result of the Rescue Valentine Bulletin Board. Very special thanks go to Agri-feed Pet Supply for their continued support of animal rescue. Agri- Feed Pet Supply is truly "a breed apart from other pet supply stores."

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, February 14 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, January 31 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, January 24 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our recent adoption event on  Saturday, January 17, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, January 10 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

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