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.

Ups, Downs and All-Arounds

While embarking on this journey of building a page in an attempt to save dogs, I've gone through a lot of emotions.

There is the determination that I feel to make the site successful.  These dogs depend on us and we have the power to save each and every one of them.  We also have the power to promote spay and neuter, as well as discouraging the purchase of dogs from breeders.  These are the reasons we have such a large overpopulation of animals.  It isn't responsible as a society to keep breeding dogs when we are euthanizing 3-4 million dogs a year.  It is the animals that ultimately pay the highest possible price for our negligence.

There is frustration that some of the shelters I have contacted are more more concerned with their image, then saving the lives of the dogs in their care.  They don't want to look bad and so have made the decision not to post their urgent dogs, even though they have them,as well as the power to help save them from being destroyed.

There is sadness because although people have offered to help me with this project,  some haven't followed through.  As if these dogs lives aren't worth an hour or two of their free-time.  It can be very discouraging.

There is sheer joy when I receive a response from a shelter that is as excited as I am about the site.  Many of our Tennessee shelters are rural and staffed mainly by volunteers.  I have been so impressed and deeply moved by the passion they have to find loving homes for these dogs.  It has helped restore my faith that there are still people that will sacrifice their free time for the greater good.

Everyone can help saves the lives of the dogs in Tennessee.  If you can't adopt a dog, you can foster and provide it a temporary home until a permanent home is found.  You can volunteer at your local shelter or provide dog food or other supplies they may need.  You can advocate for the spaying and neutering of our dogs and cats, ( I actually started a petition for this a couple of months ago, and you can sign it here:

Lastly, you can make sure to always adopt your next pet and not buy it from a breeder.
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Where is the "nice" in Rep. Niceley?
Calling all Tennessee Shelters!