Chops is a handsome, sweet, black, male German Shepherd Dog.  He is approximately 9 years old and weighs around 85 pounds.  He has a low-moderate energy level and is crate-trained and housebroken.  He is good with kids and other dogs but has not been thoroughly cat-tested.  
MTGSR pulled him from Rutherford County PAWS in Murfreesboro, TN, and he tested positive for heartworms when we took him into our program. He has received Immiticide injections, has completed his treatment period and is now available for adoption. He was also underweight when we pulled him and is now at a healthy weight.   

For more information or to request an adoption application, please email us at

ADOPTION: Training (for both the dog and the family) increases the probability of a successful adoption. We feel strongly that training is an essential part of responsible dog ownership and we now require training for every dog placed through the MTGSR program.

Chops' total adoption cost is $250 which includes the $125 adoption fee (reduced senior dog adoption fee) and a reduced training fee of $125 due at the time of adoption. 

For the adoption fee, the dog will be spayed/neutered, current on all vaccinations, current on heartworm/flea-tick preventatives and microchipped. 

The training fee will include a plan tailored to that specific dog and that dog's needs (obedience training, behavior modification, etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: Our philosophy is “Rescue locally, place locally” which means we primarily pull dogs from shelters in the Nashville area AND we prefer to place our dogs in homes within a one-hour drive of Nashville. If you are outside of the Nashville area, please consider adopting a homeless dog in your local community.