bonaparte's retreat

bonapartes retreatADOPTION


Our mission is to adopt all our rescued dogs into loving and permanent homes. Although we do not adopt on a first-come, first-served basis, we do accept a group of applications from prospective adopters. We arrange for applicants to meet and greet the dog and then we select the best match for both the dog and the individual or family, their home, and their lifestyle. Our goal always is to ensure a forever home for our dogs. Our process is as follows:


  1. You complete and submit our easy online Adoption Application.
  2. Our adoption coordinator will contact you.
  3. If your application is accepted, we arrange for you to meet the dog you have applied for.
  4. If you are still interested after meeting the dog, we will arrange for a home visit.
  5. If you make the decision to adopt, a minimum 3-week trial period begins during which either you or we can change course and cancel the adoption decision. During the trial period, Bonaparte’s Retreat is committed to doing everything possible to assist you and your adopted dog with adjusting to a new home and living environment.
  6. When the trial period ends, you will submit an Adoption Agreement & Release and pay the adoption fee to finalize the adoption. Our adoption fees are $125 OR $75 for a senior or special needs dog. A senior dog is 7 years of age or older.


All our adoptable dogs have been fully vetted, received vaccinations, been spayed or neutered, tested for heartworms and either treated or started on prevention, and are current on flea and tick prevention.


Because of our adoption process, we do not adopt out of state and typically adopt only in the middle-Tennessee area. The reasons are our home-visit requirement and that we work closely with adopters during the trial period to ensure a permanent adoption. We do make exceptions for dogs who have been with us a very long time or who have proven difficult to adopt for any number of reasons. In those cases, we will do anything possible to find a forever home, regardless of location.


2017 Intakes and Adoptions

P.O. Box 150232, Nashville, TN 37215 | Email us at:

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