TN Death Row Dogs

Our mission at Tennessee Death Row Dogs is to promote the adoption of animals, network and rescue dogs that are scheduled for euthanasia and educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter in reducing the number of homeless animals.

Our Dogs For Adoption - Chevy

Back in October, a follower of our Facebook page went to visit the Cleveland Shelter because there was a special dog there named Lily (at the time her name was #406).  When he walked through the shelter looking at the dogs, a dog named #447 really got to him and he wanted to save him as well.

#447 was surrendered by his owners to the shelter because they had purchased an RV and wanted to travel the country.  Apparently, they felt that #447 no longer fit into their plans, he was no longer convenient.  So like thousands of dogs across the country each day, he was dropped off by his owners at the shelter.  Let me tell you that surrendering a dog to any kill shelter is a death sentence.  People think when they drop a dog off there, they will find loving families and live happily ever after.  Nothing is further from the truth.  When dogs are picked up as strays, there is a mandatory state required hold on them while attempts are made to locate the dogs owner.  If a dog is brought in by it's owner, then there is no need to go through all that.  If we learned anything by watching the live camera's at the old Memphis Animal Shelter that closed a couple of weeks ago, it's that these dogs can be surrendered and immediately taken to the back and put down.  When shelters are full, it will always be the owner surrenders, aggressive and sick dogs that die first.  That is the sad reality.

Matt wanted to save #447 and that is exactly what happened.  He could not foster him, but offered to pay his vetting and board until he found a loving family.  That is when #447 became Chevy, one of our adoptable dogs.


We believe Chevy is a Doberman mix and he weighs roughly 55 pounds.  He is a very friendly dog who loves to play fetch.  Chevy would be a great dog for an active family.  I see him being a perfect companion for someone who likes to fetch or do things outdoors.  He is very playful and honestly very entertaining to watch.

He has been completely vetted to include all of his shots and he is neutered.  He is heart worm negative and has been on preventative while in our care.  We would love to find a foster home for Chevy and would also consider a foster to adopt option if anyone would like to take him on a temporary basis to see if he is a perfect match.

Please contact us if you're interested in Chevy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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