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.

Adoption Stories: Bentley

Recently I asked some of our adopters to write in and tell us how their dogs were doing so we could share them on our site.  Many of our dogs come from rough or unfortunate situations and find themselves awaiting euthanasia.  This is when we step in and if space/funds allow, we come to their rescue.

[caption id="attachment_807" align="alignright" width="168"]Bentley at our vet for his vaccinations, September 29, 2012. Bentley at our vet for his vaccinations, September 29, 2012.

Bentley came to our attention in an email plea from Lebanon Animal Control in 2012.  Their shelter was full and unfortunately they were going to have to euthanize dogs in order to make space for incoming dogs.  We see this often in shelters across Tennessee, as well as many of the other southern states.  There just seem to be more incoming dogs than there are people to adopt them.  Sadly so many wonderful dogs are euthanized every year simply for being homeless.  Bentley came very close to losing his life and we are so happy that we were able to come to his rescue.  It seems like just yesterday I was trying to cut the mats out of his hair.  I'm no groomer by any means so you should have seen the chop job I gave him lol.  At least he wasn't covered in mats anymore!

Bentley's mom Debbie writes:

[caption id="attachment_805" align="alignleft" width="242"]Bentley at our Photo Fundraiser, 2013.  Photo credit: The amazing Kisa Kavass! Bentley at our Photo Fundraiser, 2013. Photo credit: The amazing Kisa Kavass!

"We adopted Bentley in October of 2012 at the TSC in Spring Hill, TN.  We had been looking for several months.  After seeing his picture, I felt the search was over.  He was a little skinny thing with a big black spot on one hip.  Now he has filled out, his fur has gotten thick, the black spot is nearly completely covered in fur.  He is a super happy dog.  My daughter says, "Of course he is happy, he thinks he won the lottery".  He has filled our home with smiles every day at his antics.  We think there is a possibility that he got away from a circus  (it could happen).  He can leap huge distances and walk on his hind legs quite a ways if he thinks he can get a better view with his head held higher.  He sometimes reminds me of a deer when he runs.  In the evenings, he is a super cuddler.  What can I say?  It is a match made in Heaven.  Thank you TDRD".

Thank you Debbie for coming to one of our adoption events and making this sweet baby a part of your family!
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