RCHS Heading


Adoptable Dogs

If you have a pet that you would like to have adopted, please complete a Courtesy Post Contract. Then, please send us the following information. Pet's name, sex, breed, Age (approximate birth date), description, whether spayed or neutered, whether up-to-date on inoculations, housebroken, general personality, how well the animal gets along with other animals and children, whether or not the animal has been de clawed, and whether or not the animal is an indoor pet or outdoor pet, and how to reach you. Send this information along with any other information, as well as photos to mewoof@bellsouth.net

I always prefer to adopt an older dog simply because they are calmer, are over their chewy tendencies, and someone else has usually house trained them for you!!! Carol West - RCHS Webmaster



For all dogs, the adoption fee is $125 for adult dogs and $300 for puppies, unless otherwise stipulated.. This covers the cost of spay/neuter, DHPP, Rabies, Flea, tick, heart worm check, worm treatment and microchip. See special instructions for puppies under 4 months on adoption application.

To adopt, you need to first fill out an application.  Go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/DogAdoptionApplication.html.

(CP) = Courtesy Post
Photo (Click on each photo to see larger Image) Description
Puppies (from one month through the end of the 6th month) The adoption fee is $300.
Dakota Dakota Dakota

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.Dakota is a female shepherd/boxer mix puppy, born on March 1, 2016. She is with us being socialized and learning her basics to get ready for a home! She's a very bright, sensitive and submissive girl. She loves to play with her puppy friends and is a great snuggler. She will be around 50 lbs fully grown could be less. . She is crate trained and very quiet in her kennel all night long. She is looking for a family of her own! The adoption fee is $300. KaylaC

Mai Mai Mai

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog
Mai is a female Lab / Chow Mix born 4/27/2016. She is a happy outgoing and energetic puppy. Mai loves to play. Mai has been very friendly to her foster family and other animals. Mai makes friends wherever she goes and will continue to with socialization. Mai has started basic leash manners, house-training, and crate training. She is very smart and will thrive with continued training. Mai should have a fenced in yard. She requests her new family to buy her a shallow pool as she absolutely loves swim. Mai would love to join your family! The adoption fee is $300. PK



A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Ollie is a male Boxer/Lab mix, born on February 5, 2016.  He is a very friendly, Playful pup. The adoption fee is $300. DN

See Ollie's video at: https://youtu.be/eaveehongdw

Rebel Rebel Rebel

Rebel is a light cream colored male Chihuahua puppy born on May 24, 2016. He is super sweet and very playful. He likes to sleep in bed with someone and loves to give kisses! He is starting to work on house training, but he is smart and will learn quickly. The adoption fee is $300. BG

Older Puppies 7 mos. to one year The adoption fee is $175.
Mishka Mishka

Mishka is a beautiful Blood Hound/Lab mix, born August 30th 2015. Mishka LOVES everyone, especially children and other dogs.  She is used to being around young children. She has been an outside dog, but as she is very smart, she should house train easily. She will stand on her head for a treat. She is also crate trained. (give her a treat when she goes in) She is one of the sweetest dogs ever! All she wants is Love! Mishka has been spayed, is up-to-date on her shots, and is heartworm negative. The adoption fee is $175. RVH

Porter Porter Porter A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Porter is a female black-and-tan Feist/terrier mix, born on February 10, 2016. She is an energetic pup who loves to play with people and other dogs. She knows the commands to sit...come. ...and shake her paw.    She's very intelligent and picks up learning things quickly.....she's crate trained and nearly house broken.  She does not leave my yard unless I do.  Porter is spayed and microchipped.  The adoption fee is $175. NH
Zelda Zelda Zelda

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Zelda is a female black lab mix, born on February 25, 2016.  She has been spayed and is up-to-date on her shots. Zelda is a very playful dog, great with kids, plays well with other dogs her size and smaller, loves to run, play catch and tug of war with anything. She will walk on a leash, and is doing good on her work at becoming house broken, she will signal you as to when she needs to go outside to potty by whimpering or scratching at the door; she will sometimes bark once or twice. She has high energy and loves to play but also just loves to be loved on, to lay on your lap or beside you, she loves attention. Just an all around great dog for any family. The adoption fee is $175. MicP

Zeus Zeus Zeus

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Zeus is a golden male German Shepherd/Chow mix pup, born on November 25, 2015. He is intelligent, and eager to please. He already knows how to "sit", and may know some other commands as well. He's always been with his sister, Buttercup, but they both have strong enough personalities to flourish with individual care. He would make a wonderful companion for an active single or couple!  The adoption fee is $175. KC

Young Dogs 1-3 years

BellaShelton BellaShelton Bella Shelton Bella Shelton is a female foxhound mix, born on August 1, 2014. She is a very good dog who is good with kids, cats, and other dogs. She is not aggressive at all; she will bark when someone comes but wags her tail. She walks well on a leash. The adoption fee is $125. TS
Bradley Bradley Bradley

Bradley is a male Black Lab mix, born in March, 2013. He has been friendly and playful.  Bradley is neutered and up-to-date on his shots. LB

Loretta Loretta Loretta

Loretta is female Shar-Pei mix, born on Feb.2 2013. She is very friendly and gets along with most dogs of all sizes. Loretta loves kids and just people in general. She is crate trained, walks well on a leash and is house-trained. She will gently paw at you for more attention and likes to shake your hand. Loretta is energetic at times and playful, but calm at others. .She is a very sweet girl and minds well. She loves belly rubs and would make a great addition to any family. BarbK

Lucy Lucy Lucy

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Lucy is a female Mountain Cur, born on May 24, 2013.  She weighs 65 #, and has been spayed, and is up-to-date on her shots. Lucy is a very energetic girl who loves to run and play. She is very smart and loves to meet new people and go new places. However, when it comes time to cuddle up at home she loves it too. She does well with other dogs and loves to play tag with them. Lucy is not cat friendly. The adoption fee is $125. FAC

River River

You must have a fenced-in yard to adopt this dog.
Local adoption only!
River is a purebred Doberman Pinscher, born on March 20, 2015. This handsome, well-bred Doberman is the most people loving dog you will find. He is positive, he’s a lap dog, and his vet calls him “an 88 lb love muffin”. His foster Mom is crazy about him, knows him well, and will be specific about the right match for River. While he is utterly charming, he is only 1 1/2 years old and behaves like a very large puppy. He has been an outside dog prior to coming into his foster home, and so hasn’t had much training. River is used to a lot of exercise and has a high energy level. He is incompatible with any other dogs, River loves his people too much and isn’t willing to share them. The right home will have no other dogs, and will not allow River to interact with other dogs. His former home had another dog, and River needs to be the only dog. He isn’t a guy who will be happy being away from his people very much—he is sad when he is away from humans. River is a kissing machine. He also likes to have his stunning face held in your hands and stands quietly while you give him kisses on his long nose. While he wasn’t officially house-trained as a puppy, he has not had any accidents in his foster home. He has learned to “kennel up” and waits for his release word before leaving his crate. Before going outside, he makes eye contact, and waits for his release word. Other than when he sees something irresistible, River walks well on leash. He is highly intelligent and learning life skills very quickly. River is friendly with men, women, and kids, although is likely too rambunctious for small children and could accidentally knock them down. If you want a true loyal and best friend, and are looking for a very special bond, you have found your dog. Neutered and up to date on shots. Adoption fee $300


Rolo Rolo

Rolo is a German Shepherd/Lab mix, born on November 2, 2012.  He is a very friendly dog, good with other dogs, has been doing well around children but is very playful so he may be too big and boisterous for smaller children and might knock them down. Rolo learns things very quickly. If someone took the time to train him, he would do whatever you asked him to do. He has been neutered and is up-to-date on his shots. The adoption fee is $125. MS

Sammie Sammie

Sammie is a female Pitbull mix, born July 1, 2014. She is a very loving girl. Sammie is calm and laid-back for the most part. She has done great with the other dog in her home but has been food aggressive towards other dogs and will need to be fed separately. She is spayed and house-trained. TJ

TobyMac TobyMac TobyMac

TobyMac is a male Chihuahua mix. (18#), born on 4/1/13. He is a sweet and affectionate boy that loves to cuddle. TobyMac is a bit shy at first meeting warms up very quickly and is then very friendly and playful. He makes a great companion as he loves to be around people. TobyMac walks great on a leash, is house-trained, and crate trained. He has been good with other dogs and cats in his foster home. TobyMac has done well with older children (10+ yrs old) only, he is not comfortable with young children.  He is neutered and UTD on his vaccines. TobyMac is ready for a family of his very own! The adoption fee is $125. Local adoption only. PK

Zeke Zeke Zeke

Zeke is a male white American Staffordshire terrier, born in February, 2014. He weighs 56#, has been neutered, and is up-to-date on his shots.  He loves playing, and he walks nicely on a leash, and waits patiently when on leash in public places. Zeke loves people and is a very good family dog, but does NOT like cats. The adoption fee is $125. FAC


Zelda is a female shepherd/red-nose pit mix, born on February 10, 2015. She is friendly and easy going. She loves children and other dogs, but does not do well with cats. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on her shots. The adoption fee is $125. GS

To Top
Baby Girl
Baby Girl Baby Girl Baby Girl is a female Bernese Mountain dog mix, born in August, 2011. She is great with kids and other dogs, but not with cats. She is house-trained.  The adoption fee is $125. BM
Blue Blue Blue

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Blue is a male tan American Staffordshire Terrier mix, born on November 30, 2010.  He is a big, strong boy and weighs 72#.  He has been neutered, and is up-to-date on his shots. He is very sweet and loves to play and jump. Blue loves being both indoors and outdoors, as long as he is with his human companion. He is gentle around children, but has to be reminded not to hug them. Blue likes to go on "little adventures" and sometimes forgets how to get back home so he will always need to be leashed or fenced. Blue does well with other large breed playful dogs. Blue is NOT cat friendly. The adoption fee is $125. FAC

Bronx Bronx

Bronx is a male brindle and white pit/mix. He was born September 30, 2009. He is very sweet, smart, house and crate trained. He gets along with other dogs. He loves children and snuggling with you on the couch. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. KS

Buddy Buddy Buddy Buddy is a male English Bulldog mix, born in July, 2008 and weighs 55 pounds. He is house-trained and very sweet-natured. However, Buddy needs to be an only dog as he is unpredictable around some other dogs. KaylaC
Chance Chance Chance

Chance is a male Yellow Lab mix, born in July, 2013, He weighs 50 pounds. He is a laid back dude and loves all those around him. Chance would like to have a fenced in yard to stroll around in but also does a good job on a leash. Crate trained. Awesome car rider and likes to go places with his foster mom. He's a quiet dog and only barks to alert. Chance loves to be kissed on the forehead and asks for it. The adoption fee is $125, CAH

Dave Dave Dave

Dave is a male Pointer/ hound mix, born in April, 2010.  He is a great guy! He is well behaved and knows his basic commands very well. He does well inside and outside. He loves people and loves to ride in the car.  He crates well is mild mannered and affectionate. Dave needs a calm, yet strong, and experienced owner.  No small children, please! You must have a fenced-in yard to adopt this dog. The adoption fee is $125. KayC

Heidi Heidi Heidi

Heidi is a female Pit mix with a beautiful brindle coat. She is very friendly and likes to spend as much time as possible in the company of her people. Her ears move around as she is trying to figure out what you are saying, and give her face lots of expression. You will always know what she’s thinking! She was born in October 2011 and is dying for someone to teach her all the things it’s great for dogs to know.  She will be attentive and is happy to do what is asked, she just needs someone to help her to learn. Heidi is spayed and up to date on her shots. No Cats please!! The adoption fee is $125.  BarbK

Jake Jake You must have a fenced-in yard to adopt this dog.
Jake is a male yellow lab, born in August, 2011.  He weighs 125 pounds.  He's a real good dog!! I believe that someone who has the time and loves big dogs would enjoy him immensely! Jake has hip dysplasia which does not slow him down but which may need veterinary support later in his life. He needs a home where he can get attention, exercise, and human companionship. The adoption fee is $125. StacS
Skky Skky

Skky is a female black-and-brown Border Collie mix, born on May 1, 2008. She is an indoor/outdoor dog. She is very sweet and gets along well with children and other dogs. Skky has a tendency to chase cats, but has never harmed one. She is spayed, house-trained, and does not chew things. The adoption fee is $125. SS

Sparkie Sparkie

Sparkie is a handsome Blue Tick hound, born on September 30, 2010. Sparkie is very sweet, loyal, and protective of his loved ones. He weighs approximately 50 lbs., has been neutered, and is up to date on his shot. He is a bit shy when he first meets you, but warms up quickly. He must have a fenced yard with plenty of running room. He's never been an inside dog, but could be trained to stay in at night. AnnB

Star Star

Star is a female short-haired Black Lab mix, 6 years old. She is friendly, sweet, loving, and smart with medium-level energy. Loves playing with her toys, playing tug, and catching a ball as well as lying near you. Will turn her head just so as though she is trying to understand you. Loves sleeping with you. Calm passenger on rides. LJ

To Top
Senior Dogs
Recently Adopted and Adoption Pending Dogs
Norris Norris A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.Norris is a male golden Hound/Lab mix, born on Jan. 1, 2016. He is a very special dog, housetrained, crate trained, loves cats, dogs, people. Norris will make a wonderful family pet. He has an unusually mellow disposition. He already weighs 60 pounds but he is not a very tall dog. He is able to climb a four foot fence. He has one light colored eye but he can see fine out of it. The adoption fee is $175. NI
Poncho Poncho Poncho

Poncho is male tan Chihuahua puppy, born on May 24, 2016. He Is super sweet.  He can be a bit shyer and more laid back than his siblings, but he is still playful at the same time. He loves to sleep with someone at bedtime, and is starting to work on house training. The adoption fee is $300. BG

Drew Drew Drew

Drew is a female light cream Chihuahua puppy, born on May 24, 2016. She is super affectionate and very playful. She wants to cuddle in someone’s bed with them at bedtime! She has been around other dogs as well as cats. She is at the beginning of her house training, but she is smart and will learn quickly. The adoption fee is $300. BG

Ditch Ditch Ditch

A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.
Ditch is a male husky mix, born on February 19, 1916. He weighs 45 pounds. He is extremely friendly toward people and dogs; however, he may be too rough on a cat, small dog or small child. He has plenty of potential to become a trained and loyal companion. He is house-trained, has a good appetite, and loves toys and water. The adoption fee is $175. LaurenH

Company Company Company A fenced-in yard is essential if you wish to adopt this dog.Company is a female black Boxer/Dane mix, born on March 15, 2016.  She is super sweet, very interested in people and wants to be good Company for someone special, tall and lanky. She weighed 24 pounds at 16 weeks. The adoption fee is $175. RS

Courtesy Postings - all pets with (CP) under their name.
These dogs and cats are not in the care of Rutherford County Humane Society and are posted as a courtesy to the owners. Unless specifically stated to the contrary, Rutherford County Humane Society has not evaluated, met or in any other way interacted with these animals. Consequently, Rutherford County Humane Society makes no representation as to the temperament, health, or suitability of these animals.

To top


information or a link is wholly responsible for its content, accuracy, and secur