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Nashville, TN 37216

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I adopt out locally, and out of area. It's easier to adopt in Nashville, and the surrounding areas, but I will also do out of area, out of state adoptions, but you must pay a transport fee, or pick up the dog yourself.

About Our Rescue Group:

Due to life circumstances, I am doing rescue on a limited basis right now. I am only taking in dogs, and I am only able to foster one dog at a time, or two if it's a set of two puppies or a bonded pair.
If you would like to be put on a waiting list, on average, I have fosters for 2-3 weeks, so if you can hold onto the dog for awhile, I can put you on a waiting list.

I do have a lot of connections with other rescues, and may be able to help you find another rescue to take the animal in.

If you either find a dog or cat, or need to find a new home for a dog, cat, small animal, or bird, of any size or breed, and it can stay where it is or with you until a new home is found, I will do what I can to help you find it a home. I may be able to help with vetting, and can list the animal, and help you find the best home for it.

Come Meet our Pets:

I'm located in Inglewood/East Nashville.
Dogs are seen on an appointment only basis, all are kept in foster homes, there is no shelter to see them at.
My schedule is very flexible, but the animal may be in another foster home, that I'll need to get it from first, so it may take a day or two to arrange that.
Please contact me if you would like to meet a dog listed.

Our Adoption Process:

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE, ALL DOGS ARE TO BE KEPT AS PRIMARILY INDOOR DOGS!
Adoption fees vary, some come to me already vetted, some are listed for people that found them/can't keep them, and some require expensive vetting. The average adoption fee is $150, but it can be more or less.
Prior to adoption, every dog is: Spayed/neutered, up to date on all shots (puppies have had 2 sets), dewormed, heartworm tested, current on heartworm/flea prevention, and microchipped.
For adoption, I require:
An application, e-mail me, and I'll send you one (sometimes this can be done over the phone), a home-visit, and a contract, and depending on the dog (pit bulls, etc), I may require an in-person follow up, and at the very least, will follow up by phone/e-mail to insure the dog is working out.

Depending on the dog and the children, I do adopt to families with kids.
Although I prefer homes with fenced yards, I don't necessarily require it, some dogs do have to have a fenced yard, just read their bios, if it doesn't state they have to, then it's negotiable.
Most dogs, 15 pounds and under, and all puppies, either can't be left alone for more than 6 hours a day, or must have a potty break in the middle of the day (it's not fair to make a dog that small hold it for longer than that).

Unless otherwise stated, cats can only go to strictly indoor homes, and cannot be declawed (visit declawing.com to find out why).
Most I have are good with other animals and kids, but please read about each individual one as to what kind of home they need.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.