Sgt. Major David R. Hatfield Sr.
Pound #271

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Devil Dogs,


We are now in a New Year. I trust everyone had a good holiday and are getting ready for spring. The growl dates have been set for 2024. They are March 4th, June 3rd, September 9th, and December 2nd. The growl will be held at the Shoney’s on Rutledge Pike.

The elections for the 2024-2025 term will occur at the June 3rd growl. Please consider stepping up for a position in the growl. It is not a lot of work, but having Dogs in each position helps the Pound operate smoothly. The  Kennel library has documentation and videos for the positions and the responsibilities of each. There are also items that pertain to every Dog in the Pound.


It is everyone’s responsibility to help grow our pound! If you have League members that you feel worthy of joining our Order, please fill out an  application for them and submit it at the next Growl. They must have been a League member in good standing for at least two years to be nominated.


I look forward to seeing everybody at our next Growl. Social hour starts at 1730 and the Growl starts at 1830.



4020 Rutledge Pike

Knoxville, TN 37914


Woof, Woof,

PDD Travis Bryan

Pound Keeper

Sgt. Major David R. Hatfield Sr. Pound #271

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Do you know how to sound off??

Stand and salute by raising right paw (arm) bent at a 90-degree angle. With fist closed, saying “Woof-Woof” – remain standing until recognized. ​

When recognized say – “Sir/Madam Pound Keeper”, “Worthy Pack Leader”, “Honorable Chief Devil Dog” or “Fellow Devil Dog: (respectively, depending on what level officer is being addressed). 

Then state – Your Degree (Pup, DD, PDD), Your Name, Dog Tag Number, Pound Name, Pound Number, Pack Name, Current or Highest Title Held, then your reason for barking.

You should have this committed to memory. Practice it!! Sound off load and proud!!

2024 Pound Growls

March 4th   June 3th   September 9th   December 2nd

Held at Shoney’s – Rutledge Pike

4020 Rutledge Pike, 

Knoxville, TN 37914

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Social Hour @ 1730

Menu can be found  here.

Growling starts at 1830

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