Memphis Animal Shelter Update

There will be a candlelight vigil Thursday, November 5th, 6 PM in front of the Memphis Animal Shelter.

In light of the news today we feel that some kind of statement needs to be made.

Search warrant photos show starvation at Memphis Animal Shelter (NOTE: be aware that the photo at the link is horrific) –

The meeting time was changed to 6PM in order to give more people time to get there after work.

Please join us and bring friends!

Link to map of Memphis Animal Shelter, located at 3456 Tchulahoma Road, Memphis, TN. It’s near the Memphis International Airport.


A Spooky Howl-o-ween at Utopia Animal Hospital

Thanks so much to Utopia Animal Hospital for hosting their Howl-o-Ween event and inviting Good Dog Rescue to show our pets and raise funds.

Dr. Clay and her young son James V offered blood brew punch and treats. There was trick or treating for dogs and kids at the examining rooms. For those kids who were not faint of heart, there was a surgical suite set up where they could do some gory surgery (on a manikin, of course!).

Outside the dogs bobbed for hot dogs. Some gave up on the bobbing and just jumped in to get the special treats.

The dogs got to dress up and the humans really enjoyed seeing them.

Thanks to Dr. Clay and her staff.

Former Adopter Connie Copeland and her daughter were volunteers along with Julie Clark, Robin Tate, Whitney Forbes, Brandy Schroyer, Vonna and Kathy, and Cheryl Kent.

Here’s a few pics of the event.

Come to Utopia’s Howl-o-ween Benefit for Good Dog Rescue

UtopiaOn Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10am-12noon Utopia Animal Hospital is planning a morning of fun for kids and those of greater age who are young-of-heart to benefit Good Dog Rescue.

Bring your children (human and canine) to Utopia to benefit Good Dog Rescue. There will be trick-or-treating and games, including gross surgery for the kids. Bring your dog to bob for hot dogs. Dogs from Good Dog Rescue will be available for adoption. Costumes, for humans and canine alike, are encouraged.

family-dog-partyGood Dog Rescue greatly appreciates Utopia Animal Hospital’s efforts to help us help more good dogs and puppies.

You can find Utopia Animal Hospital virtually on Facebook. In person, you can locate Utopia Animal Hospital at 1157 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN [view map]. Check out their website at

We hope to see YOU there! If you’ve adopted a dog or puppy from us, drop by to visit!

Success at Wag-the-Tail Garage Sale!

Thanks to all who came out to the Big Countrywood Sale. Our “Wag-the-Tail” Garage Sale went well. Good Dog Rescue collected enough to pay off several vet bills. Thanks to all the great volunteers that helped and donated items to be sold. Good Dog Rescue would really like to thank Cindy and Jerry for letting us hold the event in their neighborhood.  The group will be planning for next year’s event to be bigger and better…so look for Good Dog Rescue Wag-the-Tail Event!

Upcoming Adoption Events for this weekend

Join the volunteers of Real Good Dog Rescue as we have a special double day adoption event this weekend.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Wags & Whiskers

5101 Sanderlin

Memphis, TN

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Evergreen Historic Home Tour

1862 Overton Park

Memphis, TN

We’ll have a great variety of our adoptable dogs and puppies at these events. Hope to see you too! Continue reading

Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling Scores on Adoptions!

Well, yesterday’s event at the Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling at the Agricenter’s Big Red Barn was a fabulous day. We had some fun when some of the scattered storms came thru, but had smartly brought tarps and tarp holders so our dogs (and volunteers) would stay dry.

We’ve got to say, we were ecstatic about the adoptions we got at this event. On Friday, Indy went to her forever home. On Saturday, Chloe, Simone, Ebony, Georgia, Alfie, Macy, Widget, and Duffy/Frankie were adopted.

Unfortunately, technology failed us. We had some great photos of our adopters, the event, and the many folks who stopped by to pet our dogs and puppies. But we got a “memory card failure” as we were taking some final photos. No matter what we’ve tried to do to recover the images, they seem to be gone. Sigh.

Thankfully one of our other volunteers came by part-way thru the event and was able to take some fab photos. We are hoping to be invited back to this event next year, for the 6th annual Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling!

Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling is a Fine Place to Be

Real Good Dog Rescue is at the Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling event with several of our great dogs and puppies. On Friday we had a couple of possible adoptions and we look forward to seeing more people and having more adoptions today! Come join us at the Agricenter’s Big Red Barn from 9am-4pm today.

If you can’t join us today, we’re at Bartlett Hollywood Feed tomorrow, Sunday, March 29 from 1pm-4pm, 6722 Summer Avenue (Highway 70), the corner of Whitten Road & Summer Avenue.