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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.

The Rainbow Bridge - An Artful Celebration of Life


Our new outdoor art project is a follow-up to our Faces of Rescue wall. During Faces of Rescue, we were frequently asked if people could submit previously taken photos of their beloved dogs who had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Due to the resolution of photos needed for that project, we were unable to include them. But, a new idea was born with great creative help from our partners at The Big Camera!

This project will be dedicated to dogs we have loved and lost. The art installation will feature submitted photos of dogs who have passed. The photos will be overlaid with color and arranged to form a giant rainbow on the outdoor wall at Crafty Bastard Brewery @Emory Place. In addition to the color photos that form the rainbow, we will have available memory clouds to feature your dog's name if you don't have a photo to submit. The clouds will be arranged at either end of the rainbow.

Once finished, we will have a giant memorial rainbow with clouds on the side of Crafty Bastard Brewery @Emory Place to honor our dogs who have passed.


Once again, we give our warmest thanks to Crafty Bastard Brewery @Emory Place for the use of their wall and The Big Camera for their creative talents and production efforts! Please show your love and support to both of these fine organizations!


The wall will be revealed on Sunday, November 7th with the event starting at 2 pm and the dedication ceremony at 3 pm. Once again, we'll be working hard to make this reveal ceremony special, and will be adding more details as we have them.


The deadline to purchase either a photo or name cloud for this art project and the deadline to submit your photo or name via email to SbretRainbowWall@gmail.com is September 13. The rainbow photos will be limited to 80 photos and the cloud names will be limited to 25 names.
Visit https://sbret.square.site to purchase your spot on the wall.

Dog Training

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.

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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