Rehoming orphans of the South

Available Dogs

All Southern ROOTS Rescue dogs are based in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and live in foster homes.
RalphieRalphie 1Ralphie 2


BREED: Wheaten Terrier mix
AGE: 1-2
WEIGHT: Less than 30 lbs
HEALTH: Neutered, full vaccinated, micro chipped
BEHAVIOR: Great will all humans, dogs, cats, house trained. Needs a high fenced in yard (he can jump at over 4 foot fence).
From Ralphie's Foster:
Ralphie is a wonderfully confident, playful active dog that gets along with all other dogs – no matter what their personalities. He is loving and smart and adapts to change quite easily. In my opinion, he will need another playful dog in his adoptive home. We allow him on furniture and he sleeps on the end of our bed at night. He knows sit – have not worked with him on other commands but believe that he will learn quickly, especially if you take him to an obedience class. Loves to ride in the car. If I did not have 5 dogs already, I would adopt this little boy. Have never had a dog adapt so quickly to my pack. Known Behavior Issues: Ralphie jumps like a cat. He cleared the 3’ gate on my porch deck the first day he was here to go bark at some cows across the road from my house. He did come back when called, but adopter will need to understand that he can easily escape low fence/enclosure. I have a four-board horse fence in my back yard and he has never tried to jump it. Ralphie still likes to chew. He needs to regularly be given appropriate chew bones/toys. Some of the chewing may be due to anxiety when his person is away. We are home most of the day, but always crate Ralphie when we are away because he likes to chew. Always give him a KONG or other chew toy in his crate and lock the crate. I have never crated him for more than 2.5 hours. Walks well on leash. He will do a low growl when anyone new approaches but it is not an aggressive growl – more an alert to his person that someone is coming. Likes to jump up on people – not a huge problem since he is so small – but will need work. Good with Cats? We have one older cat who mostly stays under the bed upstairs. Ralphie did sleep in the same bed with the cat for a couple of nights. Don’t know if he might have chased it if it was a young cat.


Hallie is located in Massachusetts
NAME: Hallie
BREED: Black Lab
AGE: 8 years old
GENDER: Female
HEALTH: Spayed, fully vaccinated, chipped
BEHAVIOR: Does okay with other dogs but would prefer to be the only dog, loves all people, couch dog
Hi I'm Hallie! I am an 8 year old female black lab mix girl. I'm very active and healthy for my age. I'm not too big, only about 50 pounds. My previous owner became ill and was no longer able to care for me. I LOVE to run in a big yard. I love my humans but am a little cautious of other dogs .I am currently in a foster home in Massachusetts with other dogs and do ok with them... however I would also love to have all of the attention to myself. I need a home with someone who is dog savvy and can help me with my ongoing training. I am looking for a laid back house where I will have people around most of the time, I want nothing more than to hang out right by your side. So what do you say? I am the girl for you?