Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue
  PO Box 681106
  Franklin, TN  37068-1106
  (615) 496-PAWS          Fax: 615-829-8913
  E-mail: MTGRR@rescueagolden.org
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Lost/Found Dogs

Photo is of rescued dog Gracie:

1. I found a dog; what should I do now?

2. I want to adopt a dog.

3. My dog is afraid of storms/firecrackers/loud noises, how can we overcome this issue?

1. I found a dog; what should I do now?

If you have found a dog, first and foremost attempt to locate the owner. If the dog is not wearing tags, you can do the following:

a) Take it to the vet to check for a micro-chip (free and walk-in).

b) Check the "lost pet" listings on:

OR, Check with local agencies to see if anyone has reported a missing pet:
Nashville Humane Association
Metro Animal Control

c) Post "Lost Dog" fliers with minimum information in the area the animal was found. If someone comes forward, ask for proof of ownership, such as pictures, vet records, specific markings or traits, etc. Take fliers to local vets and groomers. They may recognize the pet and/or have a place to post the flier. Ask them for a listing of other groomers and vets in the area.

d) Post a FREE ad in The Tennessean Sunday edition for lost and found pets.

e) Send a picture to mtgrr@rescueagolden.org with specific details about the animal, such as temperament, location found, energy level, approximate age, gender, and physical description.

Locating an owner may take up to 10 days, after which it may be time to re-home the pet. In addition to this list of other rescues, the same fliers, ads, and emails above apply to this process as well. Also, don't forget to use social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to get the word out!

Based on the information you provide to MTGRR, we will determine what further assistance can be provided (if any). In certain situations we will be able to:

a) Send the info. to our limited network of rescue contacts.

b) Distribute it to the MTGRR mailing list in hopes of connecting with possible fosters/adopters.

c) Add a biography and picture as a Courtesy Posting on the Adoptables Page of this website, as well as to MTGRR's Facebook and Petfinder accounts.

d) Include the dog on MTGRR adoption fliers.

e) Include the dog at adoption events (as appropriate).

f) Contact our foster network to find someone willing to foster the dog on your behalf.

2. I want to adopt a dog.

Visit our
Adoptables Page to get more information about adoptable dogs in the program. If you are interested in one of the animals you see, visit the How To Adopt section of our website for further information and fill out an Adoption Application.

*However, please do not make the mistake of of waiting until the dog you want appears on the website, and then contacting us as this can lead to disappointment. MTGRR matches dogs to approved adopters regularly, so some dogs in the “Adoptable Dogs” section may be in the process of getting adopted. If you are interested in possibly adopting, please submit your adoption application, it doesn’t obligate you in any way and gets the ball rolling towards you becoming an approved adopter. Visit the Additional Dogs - Please Read FIRST section on our website (accessible through the Adoptable Animals Page).

3. My dog is afraid of storms/firecrackers/loud noises, how can we overcome this issue?

This is such a common issue for so many dog owners, but there are definitely ways to address this issue. These three articles all discuss the issues and solutions in detail:

Article published in
Fear of Thunderstorms and Noise Phobias

Informational flyer from Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR):
Handling Thunderstorm Phobia in Dogs

Informational flyer from Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue:
Thunderstorm Phobia

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