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Adopt Bert

Male Beagle /Rat Terrier 


Bert and his 8 siblings were first seen, when they were around 5 weeks old, living under an abandoned home in a not so ideal part of Memphis. Some caring people contacted local rescues to ask for help catching these pups because as they got bigger they were trying to follow mom as she crossed busy streets and traveled the neighborhood. The first trip there we found 7 puppies- Bert being one of them.
Bert is now 10-11 weeks old and being fostered in a home with 1 adult dog, his sister Charlotte and a cat named Hazel. He is great with all of them. Bert is all boy but also a mama's boy. He loves toys and playing but also loves attention. We are unsure of the breeds mixed in this group of puppies but we do expect them to stay pretty small. They are small for their age and their mother is only about 30 lbs.
If you are interested in being the forever family that Bert is hoping for please contact us. His adoption fee is $500 and includes 2 rounds of puppy vaccinations, neuter and microchip, multiple dewormings and all other vetting necessary while in our care, and transport to your area. Please email us at for more information or an application. You can also visit to submit an online application.

Not what you were looking for? You can adopt a different pet in Wilson Animal Rescue is 501(c)(3) based in Memphis, TN. We are able to transport our dogs upon adoption via Road Home Pet Transport. by using our search feature and adjusting the radius. Thank you for helping our animal shelters and rescue groups with pet adoption!


If you have questions about Bert please contact Wilson Animal Rescue - Chicago Transport Chapter



Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
White - With Brown Or Chocolate
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Wilson Animal Rescue - Chicago Transport Chapter

Shelter Description

Wilson Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer-run, foster-based rescue group in Memphis, Tennessee. We focus on rescuing dogs who are in danger of being euthanized at the city's run shelter and other midsouth shelters. We strive to place dogs in loving homes not only locally but in cities in the Midwest and New England areas.

We keep in touch with our adopters - and not everyone who applies for a dog gets one. We say no as much as we say yes. We are looking for people who feel the same way about their dogs as we do - that they are family and bringing one into your home is a major commitment.

We also appreciate it takes a tremendous amount of trust to adopt a dog before meeting - trust on behalf of the adopter and trust from our fosters. They have to trust that we are sending the dog, who they have loved, to a wonderful new home. This trust is ever present in our minds and not something we take lightly, so we are happy to answer adopters questions. Please do, however remember that we are 100% volunteer run - we have jobs and families and we do our very best to respond as quickly as we can to all inquiries and follow up questions.

We have two vets we use primarily - Cloverleaf Animal Clinic and Walnut Grove Animal Clinic - they are both located in Memphis. Please feel free to call either of their clinics if you are interested in a reference for our rescue.

Shelter Driving Directions

All of our dogs are fostered in the Memphis, TN area. We are happy for you to come to Memphis and meet any of the dogs we have available. We are unable to send dogs outside of the Memphis area prior to adoptions.

Areas Served

Wilson Animal Rescue is 501(c)(3) based in Memphis, TN. We are able to transport our dogs upon adoption via Road Home Pet Transport.

Adoption Instructions

We send an adoption application to be potential adopter's, they fill it out and email it back to us. Once we read it over, called references and feel like it may be a good fit, we put the adopters and fosters in contact so they can further discuss the dog. We feel that being completely prepared, and transparent about the dog, is the best way to go. The adopter can ask questions about routine, behavior, etc. We are really looking for a best fit for the dog and adopter. And because all of the dogs are living in homes (no longer in a shelter environment) we really get to know them like they are our own. We get to see who is cat friendly, who really loves having kids around, who may be a little more unsure in new situations, etc.

The adoption application can be found at