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These Nashville-based dogs are up for adoption and in need of a good home

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on May 15, 2020.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just gazing at some delightful doggies up for adoption? There are dozens of deserving dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Nashville.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

(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.)


Rosa, chihuahua

Rosa is a winsome female chihuahua dog currently residing at Music City Animal Rescue.

Rosa is eager to make friends, and she'll get along great with your kids, cats or dogs. She is spayed, and she has had all her shots. She is already house-trained.

From Rosa's current caretaker:

I'm a sweet senior gal, but they say you get better with age. I'm so quiet that sometimes my foster mom has to search the house to find me. I would not be a good fit for a rowdy home or with children under 10. My foster mommy gives kisses and cuddles, which I love! Hope to find a loving owner just like her.

Read more about how to adopt Rosa on Petfinder.

Polly, chihuahua

Polly is a darling female chihuahua dog being cared for at Music City Animal Rescue.

She's as friendly as can be and loves other dogs, cats and children. Polly is spayed and vaccinated. No need to worry: She's already house-trained.

Here's what Polly's friends at Music City Animal Rescue think of her:

My foster Mom calls me Polly-Mog. You have to admit it's kinda cute. Sometimes, I'm scared of loud noises like fireworks. That's why I like stuffed toys, because they  bring me comfort. I have a lot of love to give, and I'm hoping to have a home of my own very soon.

Apply to adopt Polly today at Petfinder.

Decker, American Staffordshire terrier mix

Decker is a sweet male American Staffordshire terrier mix being cared for at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

Decker is nothing if not a family dog, and children will love him. No other pets please: He is looking for household without other dogs or cats. No need to worry: He's already house-trained. He's already neutered and vaccinated.

Notes from Decker's caretakers:

This lovable nerd is Decker. He's 5 years old and weighs 55 pounds. A Hurricane Dorian survivor, he has healed from a foot injury and is ready for a forever home. This energetic boy loves playtime, and he will chase a ball until your arm falls off. Since he was never socialized with other dogs, we think it's best for him to be the only dog. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please apply online. 

Read more about how to adopt Decker on Petfinder.

Felicity, Great Pyrenees mix

Felicity is a female Great Pyrenees mix in the care of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

She's happy to keep company with children, cats or dogs. She's mastered her house-training etiquette, has had all of her shots and is spayed.

Notes from Felicity's caretakers:

She is a good girl in need of a family to show her how wonderful the world is. Her ideal home could be with adults or a family with children older than 10.  If you are interested in adopting Felicity, please complete an online application.

Read more about Felicity on Petfinder.

Cruise, border collie mix

Cruise is a darling male border collie mix being cared for at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

Cruise is the life of the party, and he's happy to keep company with cats, dogs and kids. Cruise is neutered, and he has had all his shots. Have no fear: He is already house-trained.

Cruise's current caretakers say:

Cruise is four years old and weighs about 45 pounds. He's doing great in his foster home and loves to snuggle. Cautious around new people, he would do best in a home with kids age 12 and up. If you're a family with teenagers or you have another dog, apply today to adopt him.  

Read more about how to adopt Cruise on Petfinder.

Peggy, Labrador retriever mix

Peggy is a female Labrador retriever mix being cared for at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

She's happy to keep company with kids, cats or dogs. If the is placed with a family, any kids should be age 13 and up. She is already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated.

Notes from Peggy's caretakers:

This mama delivered puppies while in rescue, and all have long been placed in homes. Now, it's her turn. The right home will be securely fenced and have patient people who don't expect her to crawl on their lap the first day she arrives. She also needs a home with a dog or two to help show her the ropes.  If you want a devoted companion, she's your gal. 

Apply to adopt Peggy today at Petfinder.


This story was created automatically using local animal shelter data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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