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Our Featured Nashville, TN Partner:

Rookie's Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Nashville, TN 37215
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Rookie's Rescue was founded in memory of my beloved pet Rookie.

Rookie's Rescue is a virtual shelter, meaning all of our pets live in loving foster homes, not a facility/shelter environment. The available pets are located in private foster homes. Some of the homes are located in MA, NY, VA but a majority are in TN

We work with families throughout the northeast, focusing on New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help match the right pet with the right family. Even if you do not live within those states, please still contact us if you are interested in one of our pets. It is our belief that good homes can be found in any area.
Unfortunately, due to logistics, we will not adopt to families who live west of the Mississippi, nor in Canada.

About Our Rescue Group:

Rookie's Rescue is committed to helping abandoned, neglected and abused pets, finding loving homes and
educating the public about responsible pet ownership with a strong emphasis on spaying and neutering. .

Rookie's Rescue is a virtual shelter, meaning all of our pets live in loving foster homes, not a facility/shelter environment. Almost all of the pets available are located in foster homes in TN, VA, NY or PA.

WHERE DO OUR PETS COME FROM?
Rookie' Rescue saves pets from over crowded shelters and animal control facilities, who due to lack of space and overwhelming volume are forced to euthanize thousands of healthy, adoptable pets each year. We will also accept pets from owners who can no longer care for their pet. When the animal enters our program, they undergo a complete health check from a local vet to make sure the pet is healthy. The pet is treated for any medical needs, is brought up to date on all vaccinations and is spayed or neutered. The pet is then socialized and assessed by our behaviorist. When the animal has been determined healthy and socialized, it is placed for adoption.

Come Meet our Pets:

All of our pets are in individual foster homes. The foster homes are located in PA, VA, NY, TN and NH. The pet you are interested in may or may not be in your area. Please contact us to discuss procedures.

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in one of our pets, please contact us at:
the email listed in the posting

When we receive your email we will respond with more information about the pet and our adoption application.

The procedure for adoption is
1) fill out the attached application and return to us via email
2) once we receive the application we will begin discussions to answer any questions either of us have and then decide whether to proceed.
3) If we proceed, a volunteer in your area will be secured to do your home visit and check your references
4) Upon approval of all that, we will finalize the adoption and the pet will be scheduled on the next available transport
5) The adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age appropriate vaccinations, rabies, complete vet check (including fecal, heartworm and preventative de-worming and de-fleaing), health certificate and transport to you

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.