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. If you are interested in meeting one of our Available Dogs, please see the Events Calendar for location information. Or you can fill out an adoption application and if approved, we will arrange a meet-and-greet or home visit.
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.
Click or tap on event name for more info
Check out our Facebook page @SmallBreedRescue for a more up-to-date list of events!
We've met our goal!!! We appreciate everyone's generous support!!!
The rising temperatures bring on the Dog Days of Summer, and boy... rescues and shelters are feeling it! Senior dogs especially are finding themselves abandoned in area shelters in record numbers.
We have an amazing supporter who has seen the need this summer and has launched a Matching Campaign that will go from now through August 13th. All donations will be matched up to $7,500!! Now that is on fire! So help us “Bring the Heat” by making a donation that will be doubled!
It’s Getting Hot in Here so let’s make that donation thermometer rise!! You can go to our Donate page or click on the link below to donate through Paypal.
You can also donate through Venmo:
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.
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].
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!