2012 Activities

2012 Angel Trees 2012 Angel Tree Ornament During the months of November and December SBRET had  Angel Trees  in Knoxville at Agrifeed Pet Supply on Middlebrook Pike, Wild Birds Unlimited on Kingston Pike, Saw Works Brewing Company on Depot, and Mast General Store on Gay St.; in Beardon at Natural Pet Supply and the new Petco; in Farragut at Bark Place Grooming and Petco; and in Oak Ridge at Pet Supplies Plus, Oak Ridge Feed, and Oak Ridge Veterinary Clinic. Once an "ornament" was selected from the tree, the purchase was made and left with the cashier. When the dog selected was already adopted, the item is used for another dog in foster care. Thanks to you our dogs had a wonderful Christmas!

Everyone at SBRET would like to wish a heartfelt thank you for the outpouring of support for our Angel Trees this year. People have been so generous with us and merchants were very helpful in making suggestions and collecting the items sold. All of the items donated to SBRET will be used to take care of our foster dogs throughout the year. At any one time we have about 35-45 dogs in foster care. The items donated through the Angel Tree program are a great way to express our appreciation to the 30 plus SBRET volunteers who open up their homes to our sometimes unmannerly little furry house guests. Rescue groups do not have the funds to buy food, treats, beds, blankets, toys, bowls, shampoo, brushes, and all the other items it takes to take care of dogs while in foster care. These are items the foster families normally have to purchase on their own. Rescue dollars are used to pay for veterinary expenses. So the Angel Tree program is a way for the public to show how much they appreciate what our volunteers do every day by lessening some of the expenses associated with caring for a foster dog. Also, the foster dogs get some really awesome stuff and have a blast with it!! Many of these dogs have never had good food, toys, or cushy beds. Thank you again to all who made this year's Angel Trees such a huge success!

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut on  Saturday, December 29 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Mast General Store - Since 1883 December Mast General Store Fundraising Gift Wrapping Schedule:

Our volunteers wrapped gifts and accepted donations at  Mast General Store  at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN on the following dates in December.
Friday, December 14th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th from noon to 6 p.m.


Mast General Store - Since 1883 Thanks for joining us at  Mast General Store  (located at 402 S Gay St. in Knoxville, TN) for our upcoming adoption event on  Saturday, December 15, from 1pm to 3pm  .

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

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

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Bearden at 4908 Kingston Pike on  Saturday,December 1 from 10 am - 4 p.m.  for their Grand Opening and our upcoming adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday,November 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, November 17, from 1pm to 3pm  .

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

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

The  Comedy Barn  hosted an awesome event to benefit rescue groups on  Saturday, November 3rd from 10-1pm.  The Comedy Barn hoped to break a record of number of dogs in an indoor theater at one time! The money from ticket sales and other prizes went to the rescue that brought the most dogs to this event! Thanks for helping us win this fun challenge by bringing your dog to help us get the most dogs there!!

Only bring one dog per person was allowed and the dog had to be on a leash and up to date on its shots. The dogs also receives cool door prizes, and the Comedy Barn crew performed a great show!

Each ticket bought was entered into the raffle for the grand prize, so the more people each rescue group had, the more chances they had to win! So thanks for spreading the word and bringing your friends, family and of course your dog!! Tickets were $10 a person. Dogs were free! Check out the facebook site for this event at www.facebook.com/ComedyBarnUnleashed.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Morrell Rd. next to West Town Mall on  Saturday,October 27 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, October 27 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event. Mr. Cupcake won 2nd place in the Halloween costume contest. He had some very stiff competition - a cat dressed as a mermaid and a hedgehog dressed as Cousin It!

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 20, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, October 20 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.


Thanks for joining us at A.K. Bissell Park (1402 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN) on  Saturday, October 13 from 11am to 5pm  for  Responsible Pet Ownership Day . See the official facebook site for more information or click here for the officeal event flyer. Silvertoes (aka Carson) won 1st prize in the Costume Contest, we had lots of visitors, and a great time was had by all.

Thanks for joining us at  Young-William's Animal Center's Furry Fall Festival  on  Sunday, October 7th from 11am to 3 pm  at Young-Williams Animal Center located at 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. The event featured: Young-William's Animal Center Silvertoes/Carson was tired after a long day of looking for a new family!

Animal Center pet adoptions promotions
$10 Rabies vaccinations
$10 Microchips (includes registration)
Rescue groups with adoptable pets
Give-aways and treats
More pet-related booths and services
New Kids Zone that included more fun for kids and their families
Silvertoes/Carson was tired after a
long day of looking for a new family!

We walked again this year in the PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation! Thanks to those who signed up to walk with us and to those who couldn't walk with us but but donated instead - the money wnet to a great cause. We have all been touched in one way or another by K9 cancer and this was a great way to support K9 cancer research.

The event was on  Sunday, September 23  at The Cove at Concord Park.

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

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, September 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, September 1 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, August 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, August 18, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, August 18 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, August 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, August 4 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, July 28 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, July 21 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, July 21, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, July 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, July 7 from 1 - 4 p.m.  for a special  Chihuahua adoption event . This was be a Chiahuahua/Chihuahua mix only event to highlight all the Chihuahuas in our rescue who are looking for forever homes. We had information about Chihuahuas and answered lots of questions about the breed.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, June 30 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, June 23 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 16 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, June 16, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at  Bark in the Park after Dark on Saturday, June 9 from 6 - 9 pm  at Market Square. The event was sponsored by the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV). This is East Tennessee's biggest party for dogs and their people. There weree dog contests, shopping and silent auctions. Click here for the official event flyer.

Thanks for joining us at Victor Ashe Park for the  Walk & Wag 2012 Dog Walk on Saturday, June 2 from 10 - 2 pm . The event was sponsored by PetSafe and proceeds benefited the Abby Gibson Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to the walk, there were door prizes, paw prints painting for dogs, face painting, balloon twisting, hotdogs & snacks, and contests for dogs (VOL pride, best dressed, and pet-owner look-a-like).   Click here for the official event flyer.  

Thanks for joining us at Petco in Brooklawn Center next door to Kroger in Farragut on  Saturday, June 2 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, May 26 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.

Thanks for joining us at Dog World Resort, located at 3531 US Hwy 411 S, Maryville, TN 37801, for their one year anniversary luau. It was held on  Saturday, May 19 from 1 pm - 4 pm  at Dog World. They had lots of games for our pooches, as well as great food and music. Small Breed Rescue was on hand with some of our adoptable dogs and PetSmart was also available to talk about their training program.

Thanks for joining us at Village Vet's Pet Fair and Open House  Saturday, May 5 from 11-2pm . This was a very fun event in Farragut! Check out the event flyer for more info!

Thanks for joining us in Gatlinburg at Loco Burro's Courtyard from  4 until 8 on Saturday, May 5  to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We took lots of our chihuahuas and had lots of fun! Check out the flyer for more info!

Thanks for supporting our fundraising efforts at the  2nd Annual "Garage" Sale  on  Saturday, April 28th, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Special thanks to the Loudon County community for your wonderful support of our sale. The event was at the Highland Park Ruritan Building, Highway 321, in Lenoir City, at traffic light number 6, across from Wal-Mart. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards medical expenses for the dogs in the care of Small Breed Rescue. The "garage" sale is our largest fundraiser of the year. We appreciate all the donated items and all the people that came to buy the items. A big thanks to our sale coordinator and her team, and thanks to the folks who stopped by and brought food for our volunteers working on Friday. High paws, tail wags and puppy kisses to Blake at Twin Spires Self Storage in Knoxville for supporting SBRET as we collected and stored donations at his great facility for our garage sale this year. Thanks to Blake for also letting us use his truck to move items on Friday. We would also like to thank the owners of the Comedy Barn for sponsoring our tent rental for the sale and the wonderful audiences of Dawn's Comedy Barn Canines for their donations as well! The event was even bigger and better this year and was a huge success! Way to go SBRET volunteers!!


Thanks for joining us at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7240 Kingston Pike # 164, Knoxville, TN 37919 on  Saturday, April 21 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, April 21, from 1pm to 3pm  .

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, April 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, April 7 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, March 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, March 24 from 1 until 4 p.m.  for our recent adoption event.


SBRET would like to thank all the wonderful folks who stopped by and visited with our rescue dogs at  Women Today Expo  and who also donated to help us with our veterinary expenses. The dogs had a great time meeting everyone and they looked especially cute in the fashion show. Thank you to the wonderful models from Thompson Cancer Survival Center who helped our dogs shine on the runway! A special thanks to Enrichment Federal Credit Union for once again sponsoring our booth--we wouldn't be there without you! Also thank you to all the SBRET volunteers who set up our slide show, decorated our booth, and brought their foster dogs down to the show. This is an event we look forward to every year. This year the event was at the Knoxville Convention Center Friday March 16 - Sunday March 18. Click here for pictures from the event.


Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, March 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, March 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, February 25 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, February 18 from 12 until 3 p.m.  for our recent adoption event. This was a Chihuahua/Chihuahua mix only event to highlight all the Chihuahuas in our rescue who are looking for forever homes. Check out the official event flyer.

Thanks for joining us at PetSmart on Parkside Drive at Turkey Creek on  Saturday, February 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, February 4 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, January 28 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, January 21 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, January 21, from 1pm to 3pm  .

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


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