Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Nashville, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Bee, Australian shepherd mix
Bee is a winsome female Australian shepherd mix being cared for at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Bee plays well with others, and she'll get along great with your cats, dogs and kids. She is already house-trained. She is already spayed, and she has had all her shots.
From Bee's current caretaker:
Bee is a beautiful 3-year-old Aussie mix looking for her forever home. She is good with kids cats and dogs that are on the calmer side of things. She prefers dogs that are not always in her face. She can go anywhere we go!
Read more about how to adopt Bee on Petfinder.
Nash, Rhodesian ridgeback mix
Nash is a charming male Rhodesian ridgeback mix currently housed at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Nash gets along well with kids, cats or dogs. He has mastered his house-training etiquette. Nash is already neutered, and he has had all his shots.
From Nash's current caretaker:
Nash is a 2-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He's snuggly, incredibly smart and energetic, and he'd love a family with a yard and a sibling dog to play with. Nash is bouncy and shouldn't go to a home with small or screamy kids (screaming scares him). He's also sweet, loving, and bonds very quickly to whoever cares for him. He loves to play and run. He'd make a great buddy for a hiker or runner thanks to his stamina. He isn't possessive of toys or food, and I can take toys and food from him without issue. He rides okay in the car but will bark at people.
Read more about how to adopt Nash on Petfinder.
Betty, collie mix
Betty is a darling female collie mix staying at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Betty likes to socialize, and she loves other dogs, cats and children. She's already house-trained. She is spayed and vaccinated.
From Betty's current caretaker:
This sweet 3-year-old Collie mix is pretty, fluffy and wonderful and weighs about 60 pounds. Betty is a wee bit shy when meeting new dogs and new people. As with many dogs who have had no life before coming to rescue, Betty is learning how to dog, and will continue to come out of her shell and wow you with her beauty and wonderful personality. Betty loves her people, loves to hang with them, be brushed by them and receive countless pets from then. Due to her calm nature, we think Betty would be best in a home with kids over 10 who are not into mastering the art of Living room soccer, or practicing to be the lead drummer in a Rock band.
Read more about Betty on Petfinder.
Maize, hound mix
Maize is a female hound mix in the care of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Maize loves other dogs, cats and children. Have no fear: She is already house-trained. She already has had all of her shots, and she is spayed.
Here's what Maize's friends at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue think of her:
Maize is as sweet as can be. She is a 9-year-old Hound mix and is bonded to her brother Luke. I have no idea why she was a surrender by her original owner, as she is good with all kids, cats and dogs. She would like nothing better for the Holidays then to have a forever home with her brother, some blankets to cuddle up on and a family to love them both.
Read more about how to adopt Maize on Petfinder.
Bogie, German shepherd
Bogie is a lovable male German shepherd dog being kept at Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue.
Bogie needs special time to bond with you: He'll need a home free of other dogs and cats. He does do well with children.He already has had all of his shots, and he's neutered. Fear not: He's already house-trained.
Notes from Bogie's caretakers:
Bogie is a stunning, black, male German Shepherd Dog. He is approximately two years old and weighs around 70 pounds. He has a moderate energy level and is crate-trained and housebroken. He is good with older kids but is not good with other dogs or cats.
Read more about how to adopt Bogie on Petfinder.
Casper, Akbash mix
Casper is a handsome male Akbash mix in the care of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Casper loves kids, cats or dogs. Good news: He's already house-trained. Casper is neutered and vaccinated.
Here's what Casper's friends at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue think of him:
Meet Casper. He's an Uber handsome Akbash mix who tips the scales at over 101 pounds! We do think he'll fill out and will probably be about 110-120 when all is said and done. He is about two years old. He's sweet, loving and fun. The first thing Casper will do when you meet him is to slowly raise his paw to give me the "Pyr Paw'. It was adorable and endearing, and he demands that you pet him immediately. He is a gentle giant who adores his people.
Apply to adopt Casper today at Petfinder.
Nettie, Jack Russell terrier mix
Nettie is a charming female Jack Russell terrier mix currently housed at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Nettie is a social butterfly — she'll get along great with your other dogs, cats and kids. She already has had all of her shots, and she is spayed. Good news: She's already house-trained.
From Nettie's current caretaker:
Nettie is a 3-year-old, 30 pound Jack Russell Terrier mix who came to us very pregnant, shy and scared. She has a little hitch in her giddiup from a fused back leg. We are not sure what happened to her, but she's not telling. She had a terrible life before she came to us. Nettie's puppies are long since adopted, and now it's Princess Netties turn. Nettie is still a bit on the shy side. It will take her a long minute to adjust to her new family and accept them a the loving kind and quiet humans that you (her adopters) are.
Read more about Nettie on Petfinder.
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