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Big Dog Heaven Animal Care

3039 Freeman Hollow Rd, GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 37072

cats, birds, dogs, horses & rabbits at Big Dog Heaven Animal Care
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Areas Big Dog Heaven Animal Care serves

Nashville and all surrounding areas. We will do a home check. During Covid-19 we will waive the home check and require photos and video of your home instead. You must qualify to adopt or foster. Please ask for application at

Big Dog Heaven Animal Care's adoption process


Submit Application

We try to respond withing 48 hours



Question and answer session with the animals direct handler. Proof of all supplies animal needs to be forwarded prior to meeting pet.


Approve Application

You will be notified by email and text if your application is approved or declined typically within 48 hours.


Meet the Pet

If you take home, you will sign adoption contract before transporting. You will also pay and fees etc 2 week Trial foster period begins.


Home Check

You will be the foster family for the first 2 weeks. During this time period the new animal can acclimate to the new surroundings.


Home Check

Daily updates and pictures are required. 2 full weeks are required if you wish to ask for a refund upon return or you can activate adoption

Additional adoption info

Our fees vary depending on the type of animal, age, and if applicable, any special needs animals will have amended adoption fees. We may require a vet reference if you have previously owned a pet, or you may be ask to participate in a quick and simple dog care class and/or volunteer here at the shelter for support. We also provide virtual adoptions for our sanctuary division animals who remain here but you get to visit, get updates via internet, and you help provide necessary provisions just for that particular animal, so if you cant have one where you live but still want to be a part of something very rewarding and heartfelt this option may be for you.

Adoption application

About Big Dog Heaven Animal Care

I have been involved with rescue for 38 years. I have sat as a board member for 2 rescues, I have volunteered with Nashville Humane for 5 years as a public relations representative doing the Pet of The Week series on 2 local TV channels, I started Big Dog Heaven in 1998 personally funding. Now we are a state registered 501c3 Non-profit.

Big Dog Heaven Animal Care's adopted pets

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