Good Dogs are Waiting on their Christmas Gifts

We thank those of you who have donated money and/or time during this year to the cause of rescuing great dogs and puppies from an uncertain future. At this holiday time, while you’re shopping for loved ones, our dogs and puppies will appreciate anything extra that you can do for them.

We have Fur Angel Trees at 7 locations, including

  • Hollywood Feed Stores at
    • 2013 Union Avenue
    • 4864 Poplar Avenue
    • 1001 N. Germantown Parkway
    • 7085 Highway 64 (Oakland)
  • Ben & Jerry’s at
    • East Memphis, near The Paradiso
    • Germantown, in The Village Shops of Forest Hill
  • Utopia Animal Hospital

We’ve done a little rhyming at this holiday timing and are hoping it’ll help in guiding you to buying some items our dogs and puppies need! Enjoy!

If you need a printout of the above document to take with you to the store, here it is: 12DaysChristmas.

Thanks, again, for all your engagement with the cause of helping dogs and puppies live happy lives in homes where they are safe.

A Very Special Adoption Event as Guinness (Mac) Finds his People

Yesterday we had two simultaneous adoption events! Wow! Were we ever busy!

First was our special event, the Canine Christmas, that was held on the grounds of St. Agnes on Walnut Grove Road. It was a fun time for all who attended, even though the weather finally won out and pushed our time frame for activities there a bit forward. See pics from the day here.

Second was our regular 2nd Saturday adoption event at Hollywood Feed on Poplar Avenue. Three fabulous dogs found their fur-ever homes … including Clint, Piper, and Guinness.

Guinness has an A M A Z I N G story, though. You see, we found Guinness at the Memphis Animal Shelter in March 2009 where he had been brought in as a stray. He was an adorable dog, and an older one. He risked not being adopted and being euthanized because he was older.

Our leader saw his potential, though, and rescued him. It took us a little while to get him placed in what we thought was his permanent home. But then after a couple of months Lisa, our leader, received a telephone call from Tracy Dunlap, a volunteer at Memphis Animal Shelter who knew we had rescued him originally and who scanned for a microchip and saw it was registered to one of our volunteers, Vivian.

Apparently the person who adopted him gave him to someone else who then turned him into the shelter. As soon as we heard he was there, we hurried to the shelter to re-rescue him. We re-committed to finding this very loving dog his permanent home.

Well, at Saturday’s adoption event at Hollywood Feed on Poplar Avenue, a man stopped in that shopping center to eat at Huey’s. As he walked past the door to Hollywood Feed, he glanced in, spied Guinness, ran in and said “that’s my dog”!

Guinness had been lost by his owners last March. They did all the right things – notifying area shelters, putting up posters, and spreading the word. But they never found Guinness.

He called his wife who came as quickly as possible. With tears in her eyes she picked up her Guinness (whose name is actually Mac) and hugged him close. She had gotten puppy Mac in her freshman year of high school. We found out he’s 12 years old and has had a loving life … he can now live out the rest of his life with his one and only meant to be family.

What a wonderful Christmas gift!

Guinness (Mac) and his happy person

Hollywood Feed on Poplar Adoptions!

What a beautiful day for the dogs of Good Dog Rescue…yes, I would say we had such a great day for adoptions. Set up out side to enjoy the day and many came to see our dogs. We had 4 adoptions and several additional applications.

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Adoptions at Hollywood Feed on Union!

What a great day for adoptions…we had 5 great families adopt from Good Dog Rescue today. Seemed like we were busy all day. Many came in to visit and obtain information or adopt. We still have lots of good dogs available to adopt.


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Bindi gets adopted


Marmee gets adopted


Ollie gets adopted


Bunny gets adopted

We have many other dogs that were at the event and still need to be given a great ‘fur’ever home.

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Happy Howl-oween from Hollywood Feed!

Our adoption event at Hollywood Feed on Germantown Parkway was a great success today. The adoption of four good dogs makes for a great day! Not only was it a beautiful day outdoors but also with our great volunteers and their foster dogs. So many people came by to see all the cute dogs in their Howl-o-ween outfits. We had several adoptions (Bixby, Spot, Donna June, and Jo) and many who wanted to see what was going on this Oct. 31st. Here are the faces and adoptions for the day. Click on any of the pics to be taken to the larger version.

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Chilly outside, warm inside, doggies getting adopted – all is well!

Feels like deep fall in Memphis, even though there’s still a lot of green to be seen. Yesterday we felt the cool air outside at our adoption event (stay tuned for a report on this Saturday’s two OUTSIDE events!), but volunteers, dogs, and visitors were cozy inside Hollywood Feed at 2015 Union Avenue.

We finalized two adoptions yesterday – Ellie, the giant Schnauzer, and Hallie, the Brussels Griffon/Shih Tzu mix. Thanks to our two families who spied these cuties and gave them their FURever home.

We were joined by a new dog – Seth. He comes to us from points east of Memphis and is reportedly a Cockapoo. Well, maybe. We think he could be. But beneath his long hair he’s got so much matting that it’s hard to tell precisely WHAT he is! He gets a visit with one of our great vets and a trip to our best groomer and then you’ll see a new Seth. Till then, see his current pics and a video on his Petfinder site at

Rissa visited us – look for a video on her soon. Maggie May helped us out with a video – see her story and video at her site

Have a look at some of our other pics from yesterday. We had some CUTIES with us!

Next events (follow details on website and in blog postings to come):

  • Today, 1pm-4pm @ Hollywood Feed in Bartlett
  • Next Saturday, 8am-12noon @ Downtown Farmer’s Market
  • Next Saturday, 10am-12noon @ Utopia Animal Hospital who is sponsoring a Howl-o-ween benefit for our rescue group

Having a great time on one of our 2 adoptions today!

This weekend is the Showcase of Dogs and Good Dog Rescue is there for the entire event – 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. But this post isn’t about THAT event. It’s about the adoption event we held at Hollywood Feed, 4864 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN from 11am-3pm.

We were joined by some new foster moms – and we greatly appreciated their fostering and help at the event. Vivian, Julie R., Jerry and Cindy were also there. Our doggies included Lenny, Naomi, Donna June, Henry, Guinness, Dotty, and Ridgely.

Two adoptions … Lenny and Dotty. Lots of interest about our other doggies. We’d love to see Ridgely get into his forever home. He is such a sweet black dog – like a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Have fun looking at our pictures. Come join us at our next event: tomorrow at the Showcase of Dogs from 8am-5pm or next weekend at Union Avenue Hollywood Feed from 11a-3p.