Main Content Skip carousel of pet photos and or videos

Big Nose Kate (Katie) German Shepherd Dog Bartlett, TN

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium


Friendly, Affectionate, Playful, Smart
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee

Petfinder recommends that you should always take reasonable security steps before making online payments.

Meet Big Nose Kate (Katie)

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE** ... We are so busy with rescuing and caring for animals and can't return everyone's calls. MANY of your questions can be answered by reading all the info below. If you are interested in adopting Katie ... You must fill out the adoption application that can be found in the More About Us section to the right of this section … OR you can cut and paste this link into your browser:

PLEASE READ all the following info about Katie. We do not reply to inquiries asking if the dog is still available, if it is listed here, then it is still available.

**We are looking for a foster home, perm home, or rescue that can take Katie and work with her.**
Katie’s Story: This sweet pretty girl was found hiding under a neighbor's truck on a 110 degree day in rural Mississippi. She is approx 6 months old and weighs 48 lbs as of 9/1/23, (approx birthday 03/01/23). She is thin but gaining weight. Katie is kennel trained, loves toys and other dogs. She loves to play, play, play and loves every dog she meets. She will entertain herself with a toy for hours. We have lots of video available of her playing. This super sweet girl is very shy and timid at first when meeting new people or in new situations, but will play immediately with the other dogs. Katie is so very sweet, and wants to please everyone she meets. She is so smart and learns a routine and schedule immediately. She is very compliant and a perfect house guest and we can tell has been in a home environment prior to being found as a stray, and has not had any accidents in the house or her kennel.

The ONLY PROBLEM the foster home has found, is that if anyone reaches for Katie or looks at her, she has submissive urination. She loves her foster mom and will go over and want petting, but will submissively pee when the foster mom reaches for her. To be clear, she is not afraid of the people she knows, but will do this even when she engages with them on her own. It appears that this is a learned behavior from her life prior before being rescued, and is most likely why she was found as a stray. This hasn't been a big problem for the foster home, once they discovered she had this submissive urination, because they don't have carpet, and Katie is always playing with their dogs. They just make sure not to reach for her if she is on the couch or bed, they simply call her to them from another room, or throw a ball, rather than going over and reaching for her or petting her while she is on the furniture.

**We are looking for a FOSTER HOME who can work more closely with Katie on her submissive urination ... or a PERM HOME that is dedicated to working with Katie to help her over this, or willing to work around it. We will pay for obedience classes with a trainer we approve.** Katie is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative, on heartworm prevention, microchipped, and kennel trained. $150 adoption fee.

ADOPTION APPLICATION: To be considered for Katie, you must fill out the Adoption Application … Filling this out does not obligate you in any way. You can find the application in the More About Us section to the right of this section, OR by copy and pasting this link into your browser …
If this does not work for you then you can email us at


ADOPTION PROCESS: Your inquiry may not get a reply if you have not read the info we have taken the time to provide. PLEASE READ about our ADOPTION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS provided on this site before contacting us. You can find it quickly by clicking on the MORE ABOUT US section in the column to the right of this pet’s description. Many of your questions can be answered by reading the following info provided below. Our pets are fostered in the Memphis Area, a tri-state area, TN/AR/MS. Most are fostered in Red Banks, MS and Bartlett, TN.

We do not allow meetings with any of our dogs until we have your Adoption Application. Adopting a new family member should involve a well-thought out and deliberate process. This is not an impulse purchase. Please understand that we do not want these animals to be homeless again. We try to complete the process as quickly as possible and appreciate all the applications and will consider each and every one we receive.

Filling out the Adoption Application does not obligate you in any way, but simply tells us a little bit about you and whether you and this pet would be a good fit for each other. We will call you after we receive your application and answer all your questions and talk to you about this pet. If you and the foster home feel this is a good fit, and want to proceed with a meet and greet, we will set up a time to bring the pet to meet you and your family and pets or set up a time for you to meet the pet at the foster home.

**WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ADOPTION** Our first concern is the happiness and welfare of the animal. We respect our potential adoptors and appreciate your interest in adopting one of our pets. We care about you too and that you are getting the right fit for your home, lifestyle, and current pets and family members. By following our process, TOGETHER we can make sure you are getting the right pet.**

DISTANCE: We prefer to adopt in the Mid-South AREA, usually no more than 1-2 hours away in driving distance. It is up to the foster home, how far they are willing to drive. We rarely adopt long distance, but will consider each and every application. It depends on the dog, the applicant, what works for one dog, may not be ideal for another.

WHY WE ASK FOR NO PHONE CALLS: Rescue is a full time job every day. Please know because we are so very busy with the dogs along with processing applications, updating webpage’s, rescuing, in many vet appointments, caring for seniors and hospice dogs, etc, etc that we are not able to return phone calls or emails asking if this dog is still adoptable, how much is it to adopt, is it house trained etc … We have included all the info we have on this dog at this current time and update the bio as we learn more about them. We kennel train all the dogs and will indicate if there are housebreaking issues that we have discovered. We update our site regularly so if the dog is listed here they are in fact adoptable, but may have applications coming in on them, so if you are interested, you need to get your application in now.

ABOUT US: MidSouth Animal Rescue League is an all breed, 501c3, non-profit organization that prefer to rescue senior dogs and special cases. WE LOVE ROTTWEILERS ... With over 20 years of experience with our beloved ROTTWEILER breed, and little help for this breed in our area, we try to focus on rescuing them and try not to ever have to turn any away that need us … especially the seniors that end up in shelters. Currently, we have several senior dogs, cats, and rottweilers in our hospice foster program. We always need more fosters so that we never have to say NO to them or other seniors.

We have also started a community relief effort specifically in the Red Banks, MS area not far from us, called The Dog House Project, where we go door to door providing dog houses to dogs on chains and other dogs and cats without proper shelter, including straw in cold temps, as well as food and other supplies as needed. We offer free spay/neuter services to those animals and continue to check on them. To date many have been spayed and neutered and some have been surrendered from their neglected lives on chains. We are making a difference and desperately need your donations to continue this program. We are always in need of igloo type dog houses to continue to provide life saving shelter to these dogs, otherwise they will never get them.

MidSouth Animal Rescue League relies on the kindness, generosity, and financial support of people like you so that we can continue to rescue and care for dogs like this one. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who respond to animals in need in shelters, strays, and from individuals. We receive no federal or state funds and are supported solely by private donations.

Many of the animals we save are in need of special medical care or surgery to bring them back to health before they can be placed. Veterinary care, vaccinations, tests, x-rays, medications, spay and neutering, heartworm prevention, flea/tick prevention, worming, food, kennels, grooming, and other supplies are provided for each dog while in our care.

Recommended Content

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets

Big Nose Kate (Katie)

Big Nose Kate (Katie)

  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Young
  • Female