2010 Activities

SBRET Angel Tree at Pet Supplies Plustree ornament

During the months of November and December we asked you to please visit the 5 SBRET Angel Trees at Agrifeed Pet Supply in Knoxville at 5716 Middlebrook Pike, Petco in Farragut at 169 Brooklawn St, Wild Birds Unlimited in Knoxville at 7240 Kingston Pike, Pet Supplies Plus in Oak Ridge at 216 South Illinois Avenue, and Mast General Store in Knoxville at 402 S Gay St. We also had an Angel Wreath at Admiral Vet Hospital in Knoxville at 204 N. Watt Road. You were asked to select an "ornament" from the tree or wreath, make a purchase, and leave it with the cashier. In cases where a dog you selected a gift for happened to be adopted the item was used for another dog in foster care. Thank you for giving our resuce dogs a wonderful Christmas!

All of the SBRET volunteers and foster dogs would like to thank everyone who visited our angel trees and angel wreath this Holiday season. The response was overwhelming, and we are so fortunate to be able to provide our foster dogs with new cozy beds and fuzzy blankets, warm jackets and sweaters, fun toys, tasty treats, nutritious food, adorable collars, harnesses, and leashes, chewy chew bones, sweet smelling shampoos, and necessary doggie items like pee pads and cleanup solution. We also received generous donations to enable us to pull dogs from our area shelters, provide flea and heartworm prevention, veterinary care, and grooming for our dogs. Isn't all that amazing! Thank you to everyone who cares about the homeless dogs in our area and to the supportive folks at Agrifeed, Petco in Farragut, Pet Supplies Plus in Oak Ridge, Wild Birds Unlimited, Mast General Store, and Admiral Veterinary Hospital. Click here to see a few pictures of the dogs with their gifts.
Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) on the dates/times listed below for  holiday gift wrapping .
Friday, 12/17/10 from noon - 9 pm
Saturday, 12/18/10 from 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, 12/19/10 from noon - 9 pm
Thank you to everyone who visited with us at our wrapping station at Mast General Store this weekend. We wrapped lots of gifts, told lots of dog stories, heard lots of dog stories, and received some lovely donations to put toward our veterinary expenses. Thank you also to Mast General Store who is always so welcoming to dog rescue groups both to the volunteers and the dogs!

Please join us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, December 18 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our upcoming adoption event. If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please let us know in advance since we don't always take every dog to every event.

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

 THANK YOU AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVIS! 

SBRET wants to send out a special thank you to Davis who chose to have his friends bring gifts for our foster dogs instead of presents for himself on his birthday. Isn't that wonderful? We want to let Davis and all of his friends know how appreciative we are of the monetary donation and the dog care items. Thank you to all of the birthday attendees, and just to let Davis and them know your gifts will help care for the three little puppies we took in the next day after we received your contribution--be watching for Hoss, Little Joe, and Adam!

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, November 13 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 6 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, October 30 from 12 until 3 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 30, from 1pm to 3pm  .

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

Thanks for joining us at the Enrichment Federal Credit Union Member Appreciation Day on  Saturday, Thursday, October 21 from 11 am until 2 pm  at the  Oak Ridge  office located at 201 S Illinois Ave in Oak Ridge, TN. A number of area vendors on a variety of topics and services were at the Oak Ridge office. Plus, there were prizes and hot dogs with all the fixin's!

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, October 9 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Young-William's Animal Center Thanks for joining us at  YWAC's Furry Fall Festival  at Young-Williams Animal Village (at 6400 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919) on  Saturday, October 2 from 11 am to 3 pm . There were lots of activities: Animal Center Pet Adoptions, Tours of PetSafe's Newest Doggie Daycare, Invisible Fence Brand's New Store, $10 Rabies Vaccinations, $10 Microchips (Included Registration), Rescue Groups with Adoptable Pets, Give-Aways and Treats, and More Pet-Related Booths and Services. Click here for pictures from the event.

2 Pug family reunions resulted from the Rescue Reunion. Quincey (formerly Marlon) and Ginger met at the reunion and their families decided to contact the families that adopted the other 4 littermates. They managed to get 5 of the 6 together for a family reunion. Bella was also reunited with 1 of her puppies at the Rescue Reunion. They had a great photo taken to remember the moment. Check out the story and pictures of these Pug family reunions.


Thanks to everyone who attended the 2010 SBRET Reunion on Sunday, September 26 at Pet Safe Village from 2 - 5 pm. There was food, fun, games, prizes, photographs, special guests, and lots of tail wags. There are 4 pages of pictures from the reunion and a story about 2 Pug family reunions that resulted from the reunion.

Thanks for joining us as we celebrated  Bark For Life  with our four-legged friends on  Sunday, September 19, 2010  at Tommy Schumpert Park located at 2065 Rifle Range Road from 3-6 pm. This event was sponsored by the American Cancer Society and honored the care giving qualities of canine companions. This event also helped save lives by raising funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. Activities and contests included:
 
 
  • Jack Russell Terrier Races
  • All-Breed Races
  • Dock Diving
  • Musical Chairs
  • Cutest Trick
 
  • Bobbing for Bones
  • Bubble Feast
  • Paw Prints
  • Concessions
  • Silent Auction
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bark For Life (winners to be featured on the cover of Critter Magazine)
  • Bark for Life Bazaar (a marketplace of pet-related businesses and non-profits)
Registration fee was $20 per dog and included a bandana for the dog and t-shirt for the companion. $5 to register an additional dog. Limit 2 dogs per companion. Click here for the event flyer or visit the Bark For Life website.

Thanks for joining us a the  1st Annual Doggie Dip  on September 11th from 10am to 2pm hosted by the City of Knoxville at Inskip Pool at 4204 Bruhin Rd. The outdoor pool was be open to dogs, and there were also be veterinarians, rescue groups and retailers there to promote their business or to help adopt out pets in need of homes. Click here for the event flyer. Dogs were required to be up to date on shots. Click here for pictures from the event.

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

Thanks for joining us at the West Knoxville location (9200 Kingston Pike at Cedar Bluff Road) of Enrichment Federal Credit Union for their  Pet-A-Palooza  event. Families and their pets were welcome at this fun-filled event on  Saturday, August 28 from 10 am to 2 pm . There were lots of pet-related vendors offering information and discounts, pet photography, and more! Of course, SBRET had  Chihuahua Palooza  as part of this event since we have so many Chihuahuas that need forever homes. Click here for a few pictures from the event.

We'd like to a say thank you to all of our past adopters who stopped by and visited and to the folks who brought their Chihuahuas for a visit. A big thanks to Katy Jett and Enrichment Federal Credit Union for inviting us to their annual Pet-A-Palooza celebration and for all they do for homeless animals in the community. Thanks also go to Spike for being such a good Chihuahua ambassador.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, August 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, August 7 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Christmas in the summertime? It's never too early to start working on your pet's Christmas stocking! Mrs. Wilson (a wonderful past adopter) teamed up with the great folks at Midsouth's Best Sewing Center in the Gallery Shopping Center in West Knoxville to teach two classes in making adorable pet stockings. The dog stocking class was in July and the cat stocking class was in August. There was a $15 supply fee and donations were accepted for SBRET in lieu of a charge for the class. People didn't even have to bring their sewing machines since the nice folks at Midwouth's Best Sewing let them use their sewing machines. All materials were included in the $15 supply fee.  Thank you Mrs. Wilson and Midsouth's Best Sewing Center  for donating the proceeds of the dog and cat stocking classes. Your generosity will help offset the veterinary expenses for our rescue dogs.

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, July 31 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

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

Thamks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, July 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  Saturday, July 3 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

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

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, June 19 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, June 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, June 5 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at  Critter Fest at Pearson Springs park on Sunday, May 23 from noon to 5pm . The official Critter Fest website is www.critterfest.webs.com. There were lots of activities:
  • Olympic games for dogs
  • Children's Area - Games, Crafts, Rides, Prizes!
  • Pet Contests: Pet/Owner Look-Alike, Best Howler, Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Rescue Pet, Sock Hop, Ugliest Critter, and Prettiest Critter
  • Special Guests: Maryville Fire Department and "Sparky the Fire Dog"
  • Blount County Humane Society Avian Branch - Exotic Bird Display
  • Musical entertainment: Avenue C, One Step Up, Dirty Dougs, Valerie Sharp, Southern Backroads
  • Vendors and Rescue Groups


Thanks for joining us at  Bark in the Park after Dark on Saturday, May 15 . The event was sponsored by the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) and SBRET shared a booth with SOS Beagle. This was supposed to be East Tennessee's biggest party for dogs and their people, but the rain caused a few problems. More info is available at www.HumaneSocietyTennessee.com. We had a very soggy, stormy Bark in the Park huddled under our tent, but we sure enjoyed visiting with the few people that did come to 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, May 15, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, May 15 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

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

Thanks for joining us for the Knoxville Track Club's Annual Dogwood Classic Road Race and Fitness Walk and Dog Walk on  Saturday, April 24, 2010  at the west end of Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills! The race began at 8am and the dog walk will begin shortly after that. There was a $15 fee to participate in the dog walk that was along the river in Sequoyah Hills Park!

This event was sponsored by PetSafe Village, and they had many pet related vendors and rescue groups there! SBRET participated as a rescue group from 7 am to 10 pm but did not participate in the walk. Thanks to everyone that visited our booth to meet some of our dogs and purchase dog products to help support our rescue efforts.

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

Thanks for joining us at the Opening Celebration of Village Vet Clinic in Farragut on  Saturday, April 17 from 2 - 5 pm.  We hope you enjoyed visiting with our available rescue as well as the Village Vet Clinic activities: K-9 demo, agility demo, canine artists, catered canine birthday party, other rescue groups, wildlife rehab folks, refreshments, tours, plus freebie giveaways!

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, April 17 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, April 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  Saturday, April 3 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday, March 27 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at Women Today 2010 at the Knoxville Convention Center Friday March 19 - Sunday March 21. Thank you to Enrichment Federal Credit Union for sponsoring our booth at the Women's Expo and to all the wonderful folks who shopped at our booth and visited with our dogs. We would not have had this experience without the support of Enrichment Federal Credit Union and we are very grateful for their sponsorship. Click here to see a few pictures from this 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 20, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, March 13 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, March 6 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, February 27 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 20, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, February 13 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, February 13 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, February 6 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, January 23 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, January 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, January 9 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, January 2 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

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