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.

Having fun at Schechter School

Good Dog Rescue volunteers, Cindy & Jerry Russell, spent part of this afternoon with 7th and 8th graders in Michal Almalem’s class. We talked with them about our great dogs and puppies, how they could get involved in helping advance causes of importance to animals, and about the do’s and don’ts of being with dogs.

Of course, it was a really fun topic and we couldn’t really go wrong, as we brought with us Lindsey (adoptable Australian Shepherd/Spitz mix) and Jessie Wiggles (adopted Shetland Sheepdog/Sheltie mix). Dogs and kids do well together. The dogs really tell their own stories!

We created a couple of things for today’s session and you might enjoy having a look at them.

Good Dog Rescue volunteers are happy to come to schools and other gatherings of people to talk about a variety of issues – humane care, rescue/volunteer work, animals in research, and other topics. Send any requests to the blog mistress and she’ll get back with you!

The Beauty Shop gets a BIG WOOF from the great dogs of Good Dog Rescue

On Sunday, November 23, 2008, Good Dog Rescue received an early holiday gift from The Beauty Shop Restaurant, Greg Belz, Dr. Kathy Mitchener, Jack Kenner, Stellaware, Jeanne Reynolds, Little Miss Maddi Canine Couture, Debbie Richmond, Lil John’s Ani-mall, Seize the Clay, and LOTS of other folks!

All these great folks came out on a cool Sunday afternoon (someone even thinks she saw a snowflake, but Tami could have been hallucinating – smile). All to benefit Good Dog Rescue’s great dogs and puppies.

We had one adoption that day – Scrappy, our fun-loving wirehaired terrier, went to his forever home.

We greatly appreciated the monetary donations that came from dog massage (thanks, Dr. Mitchener), raffles of 3 special baskets of dog goodies (thanks, Tami, Vivian, and Michael), and doggie pictures with Santa Claus.

While we didn’t get many pics of the day, we have a LOT of warm memories of everyone pulling together for the benefit of our deserving dogs.

Thanks to each of you who made this day special for us and our dogs.

Good Dog Rescue’s upcoming weekend events

A BIG weekend coming up for Good Dog Rescue.

Join us on Saturday from 1-4pm at the Cordova Hollywood Feed Store. It’s on the west side of Germantown Parkway, at 1001 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova. View Map

Then, on Sunday, November 23rd, the Holidays are Going to the Dogs!

Come join in the fun from 12-4pm as we Celebrate a Canine Christmas at the Beauty Shop Restaurant & First Congo Church on Cooper just south of Young. View Map

Schedule of activities:

12-4pm Good Dog Rescue will have many of our adoptable dogs/puppies on site, ready to go to their forever homes just in time for the holidays
1-4pm Christmas Market on the north lawn at First Congo Church
2:25 and 3:15 pm Canine Cookie Baking Classes at the Beauty Shop Restaurant
2-4pm Treats for good dogs on the patio at Beauty Shop & Do Sushi
2-4pm Photos with Santa to benefit Good Dog Rescue

Here are some of the great people/things to see and do while you’re there!

Seize the Clay – hands on Christmas ornaments for pets
Photographer Jack Kenner, signing his latest book, Dogs I’ve Nosed II
Pet sitting by Dogs Rule
Scarves for dogs by Stellaware
Art by Jeanne Reynolds
Little Miss Maddi Canine Couture
Holistic Health Care Seminars: Nutrition, Acupuncture & more
Massage Therapy for Dogs
Debbie Richmond Art
Lil John’s Ani-Mall
Dog Caricatures
Adoption by Good Dog Rescue
& more!!

Human refreshments available at the Beauty Shop and Do.

On behalf of all those coming together to donate their time and talents for great dogs and puppies, the volunteers of Good Dog Rescue extend a heartfelt invitation for each of you to attend. The afternoon promises to be lots of fun. You’ll have the opportunity to be inside as well as outside … so don’t worry about the weather forecast for that day!

Hope to see you at one or both of our adoption events this weekend!