Q: Where are you located?
A: We aren’t really “located” anywhere in the classic sense. We have a kennel for quarantine in Nashville, Tennessee, which is not open to the public because we aren’t a shelter and our insurance carrier would have a cow if we let people in that were not our employees. We are based out of Nashville, Tennessee. We have more than 1000 foster homes all across the United States, from Canada to the Gulf Coast states and practically everything east of the Mississippi plus Texas. We can always use more foster homes.
Q: I want to adopt a dog but I live in California. Can I adopt?
A: We have on rare occasions adopted outside our area, but we prefer to refer you to awesome rescues in the area where you live. Transporting dogs by ground is not feasible and air travel is risky, expensive and more of a pain than you can imagine. For those compelled to try, please check locally first in your shelters and rescues. If all else fails and you must have a dog, contact us and we will talk to you about the process. Canada is doable. Europe is not. Sorry friends across the pond.
Q: I applied two days ago and haven’t heard from anyone. How long does the process take?
A: We are a strictly volunteer staff and we all have families and jobs. This means we are frequently very behind in responding to inquiries. Sometimes, we may get 100 applications or more in a day and we struggle to keep up. If you don’t get a quick response, try emailing the coordinator whose name is listed on the Petfinder link. Barring that, post on our Facebook page here and (politely) ask someone to respond. That typically jogs someone to respond. We apologize for being slow and we don’t mean to suck.
Q: I want to rescue a dog in (fill in the blank location) that I saw needed rescuing. Can you help?
A: Rescuing a dog from out of our main areas is tricky. There are rules about transport, licensing and things that you can’t imagine that are regulated. In order to pull a dog in an area where we don’t have volunteers is very difficult. Someone has to get the dog from the surrendering home or shelter, transport it to a vet assuming one can be found, make arrangements and pay for the vet care and boarding for the two week quarantine period and then work out how to get the dog from where it is to where you want it to be. Sometimes, we can help but many times we cannot. It always pains us to say no and we will try to refer you to rescues in that area if possible.