Rehoming orphans of the South

Available Dogs

All Southern ROOTS Rescue dogs are based in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and live in foster homes.
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NAME: Vinny
BREED: Terrier Beagle mix
AGE: 1 years old
HEALTH: neutered, fully vaccinated, micro chiped
More details to come on this sweet boy. He was just rescued!


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?


NAME: Bear
BREED: Belgian Malinois
AGE: 3-5 years old
HEALTH: Neutered, Fully vaccinated, Chipped
BEHAVIOR: House trained, loves other dogs, active, crate anxiety
This gorgeous gentle soul was rescued from Clarksville Tennessee. He has a microchip that traced back to a military vet in El Paso Texas so we think he may have belonged to a soldier stationed in southern Kentucky. He was never reclaimed and was heartworm positive. He has completed treatment and is ready for his forever home, Bear is housetrained, loves other dogs. hates to be crated, and MUST have a active owner that likes to run. Bear craves exercise and can easily run 10 miles a day if given the opportunity. We have no idea about cats.
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BREED:Treeing Walker Hound
AGE:2 years old
HEALTH:Arrived emaciated. Fully vaccinated, will be spayed and chipped once she has more weight on her
BEHAVIOR:Crate trained, loves all people, good with other dog, no to cats, needs a fenced in yard
This adorable girl was kept on a chain with very little food the first 2 years of her life and was severely emaciated when we rescued her. Whitney is very gentle and loving with people of all sizes, even young children. She loves to run and chase scents outside, yet snuggles on the couch and is perfectly behaved in a crate. Whitney likes to chase cats and other small creatures outdoors. She absolutely requires a fenced yard. She is still learning how to be an indoor dog and will have an accident so patience and consistency will be key to her training. Whitney plays very well with other dogs, unless it involves an edible treat. She quickly claims any food left behind and has been fed separately from other dogs to prevent squabbles at meal times. She is a precious and affectionate dog who loves attention, but does very well in the yard with a toy to chew on. She rides well in a car. She's a great watchdog with no aggression. She deserves a very loving home!!! Called 'the people's choice' among all coonhound breeds, the energetic Treeing Walker is perfectly suited for the task for which it was bred - tracking and treeing wild raccoons in their natural haunts. The breed's competitive spirit makes it an ideal choice for competitive coonhound events where the breed excels. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is alert, intelligent, active, courteous, and courageous with extreme endurance and the desire to perform. They are a medium energy level dog that is known to be brave, courteous, and smart.