At the Shelter

Thursday, August 9, 2018

"Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us." ― Matthew Scully, American author, journalist, and speechwriter.


The number of Shelter residents ready for adoption is 42. Please consider adopting a Pit Bull or Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Some of the sweetest animals at the Shelter are of these breeds. Donít let the negative press about these breeds keep you from adopting a great pet.


The Shelter has a variety of puppies available. These sweet babies come in many colors. They are mixed breeds but as cute as any full-blooded puppy. Mixed breeds frequently do not suffer the genetic problems that often show up in full-blooded breeds.


The Shelter cannot take any more cats at this time. The Shelter will have a sign on the front door if there is no room for more cats. Help the Shelter save more cats by adopting the ones that are there to make room for more.


Kit is a medium-sized mixed breed. She is a lovely tan and white and has a sweet face. Kit is young and can be your pal for years.


Cleo is a Catahoula Leopard dog. Her coat is a mixture of light anddark gray and has the characteristic spots for this breed. As you can see in her picture, Cleo loves having her chin scratched.

Zack is an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is a terrific pewter color with a few white accents and white toes. Zack is large and friendly.

KoKo is a large Shepherd mix. He has the coloring of a German Shepherd. If KoKo is true to his Shepherd DNA, he will be smart and loyal.

Sara is a mixed-breed puppy. She is white with light gray and black accents. Sara has black around her eyes and ears. She is a cutie pie.


Becky is a mixed-breed puppy. She is a dark tan with black accents, especially on the muzzle and ears. Becky would make a super companion to grow up along with a young owner.


Darlene is a mixed-breed puppy. She is black with tan accents. Darlene is especially good at snuggling.


Jackie is a mixed-breed puppy. She is mostly white with a few gray accents. Jackie loves to be held.


Him is a German Shepherd mix. He is dark tan with black accents especially around his muzzle, ears and eyes. Him is large and has a very intelligent look.


Dusty is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is black with a touch of white. Dusty is a sweetheart and ready to steal your heart.


Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Pit Bull Terriers that have been at the Shelter for a while: Tucker (slate gray and white), Donnie (brown and white), Money (brindle), Bo (slate gray and white), Bugatti (dark tan and white), Snow (white)


See these pets and many others on or and type 38024 zip. If you are a Facebook fan please like and share our shelter page, Dyersburg, TN Share for Rescue. The more exposure the animals receive the better the chances for adoption. Stop by The Pet Stop any day of the week to see a selection of shelter cats and kittens offered for adoption.


We are a 501(c)(3) non profit and appreciate any and all donations. Specify who your donation is for with complete address where notification or acknowledgment should be sent and your complete address. We will do the rest. Categories are: The Beagley Fund (heartworm treatment for shelter pets only), General Fund, Champ Lewis Fund (monetary pet adoption assistance), Save a Life Makeover (professional clip and groom to make a pet more adoptable), Nicole Rae Incrocci Memorial Fund, Honorariums and Memorials. Please mail your check to the Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0223. Thank you for helping the animals.


The shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed to the public on Sunday. We are located at 1120 E. Court St. in Dyersburg and phone number is 731-285-4889.