My name is Abraham "Abe"!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Franklin, Tennessee - Abraham "Abe"
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I'm being cared for by:
Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)

Facts about Abraham "Abe"

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hello! My name is Abraham, and I was found abandoned and I was taken to very poor dog "pound" with rusty bars and no heat or air conditioning. Luckily, RARE saved me and I am now at the President's home in foster care! How exciting!! My piercing amber eyes are the dreamiest and I have been told that I am even more handsome in person because of my gorgeous, shiny black coat.

I am only about 18 months old, so I am full of energy and absolutely love to play ball, and do all sorts of active, outdoorsy activity, but I am also house trained and will chew on my rope ball, rope bone and other chew toys to amuse myself and keep occupied. I love laying on my dog bed and rolling on the floor to make my foster mom laugh. I am also crate trained. I love other dogs, but sometimes I am a little to exuberant for dominant males. I can be cat tested as well if you have cats in your home and are thinking of making me part of your family, so just email RARE and ask, or even better, "get the ball rolling" and complete an application online today at! I'd love for you to make an appointment to come and meet me, so what are you waiting for?!

I would also like you to know that I am heartworm positive, but RARE will cover my treatment, at no additional cost to my adopter above my adoption fee of $200.00. Heartworms are treatable and dogs can live healthy, fulfilling, and amazing lives after treatment. Please don't let this stop you from considering me as part of your family. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have!

Please visit for foster and adoption applications or for additional information.

All of our pets are or will be spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines prior to adoption. Please complete the application on our website and we will call you to answer any questions you may have.

Our adoption fees not only help the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heartworm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need to be made available for adoption.

Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE!

About Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)

About Our Rescue Group...

Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE) is an organization that is dedicated to saving animals in rural areas, mainly in 'pounds' and shelters, both high-kill and no-kill. There tends to be a higher overpopulation rate in rural areas due to lack of animal ordinances and alteration to prevent unwanted litters. Many animals are 'dumped' on country roads left to parish or end up at the local pound or animal shelter if they have an empty kennel. Many of these animals have a limited number of days before they are euthanized. In addition to placing animals in foster and adoptive homes, networking with rescues to assist in placement and adoption of animals, RARE also performs fundraisers for spay/neuters and other vetting to prevent further overpopulation and promote quality of life for the animals we save.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have an adoption event this Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at Petsmart in Brentwood. Stop by and see us and several adoptable pets!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees cover all vetting for the animals in our care, including vaccinations, Heart-worm test, Heart-worm treatment if needed, Feline Leukemia test, spay/neuter and may vary, depending on species.

Fosters and Adopters will be required to complete an application with personal and Veterinary references. A home visit is also required.
RESCUES, please contact us regarding pull information or pull fee, if any, depending on vetting already provided by RARE.