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Arizona

Female Adult Boxer

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to lack of time and resources. We are an all-volunteer based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Arizona! All the great things: Arizona is a beautiful 4.5 year old Boxer. She is loving and petite at 45 lbs. She is crate trained and house trained and walks well on a leash. Contrary to the stereotype of most boxers, Arizona is not extremely high energy. She is medium energy, so she can energetic enough for walks and hikes, but can be calm and a couch potato when you want her to be. She is great with children and loves every person she meets! Things to know: Arizona does well with submissive dogs. However, she has shown to be dog selective in the past. She would do great as the only dog or be a good buddy for a sweet. submissive dog. Introductions are always important, which is part of our adoption process. https://ruralanimalrescueeffort.org/adoption-process/ Best Fit: Arizona would love someone to cuddle with her, take her for walks and/or runs and spend time with. She loves people and has loved every person she's met so far and she is great with kids! She could be in a home with another dog, as long as they are submissive and non-reactive. She would do great as the only dog as well. If you are interested in meeting Arizona, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. My adoption fee is $125.00 I am spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, kept on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped prior to adoption. I n order to meet or adopt me, please complete the online application at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Baylor

Male Puppy German Shepherd Dog

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Baylor! All the great things:  Baylor is a gorgeousGerman Shepherd puppy and he is about 12 weeks old and 15 lbs. We cannot guarantee that he is pure German Shepherd, but he sure looks like it so far! He is growing fast and loves playing with his foster siblings. He really thrives from having other dogs around him.  Things to know:  Baylor is still a puppy, so he is currently working on crate and house training. He will need to be let out to potty at least every 3-4 hours to avoid accidents in the house. He is still mouth playing and man are those puppy teeth sharp!  Best Fit:  Baylor would love a fenced yard to play in and he would love to have another puppy or dog to play with. Having another dog in the home or visiting often would be Baylor's preference. It is really important that Baylor's adopter will be willing to continue his socialization and training so that he is a well behaved an socialized adult dog.  If you are interested in meeting Baylor, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $325.00 Baylor is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.  **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.  Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Bella Rae - Pending Adoption

Female Young Terriers (Small) Shepherd (Unknown Type) (mixed)

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org   *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family!   Meet Bella Rae!   All the great things: Bella Rae is simply adorable! This tiny girl is only 18 lbs and is six months old. She will likely not be over 25 lbs full grown. We are not quite sure of her breeds, but if there was such a thing as a miniature shepherd, that would be Bella Rae! She loves all people and loves attention. Her friendly personality will make her the life of the party! She is also crate trained and house trained, though it would be best not to leave her for more than 6-8 hours without a potty break. Bella Rae is mostly quiet, but will bark in her crate if she needs a potty break.  Best Fit: Bella Rae would do best with an adopter that wants to spend time with their dog and she loves to go for walks. She would love a fenced yard, but is not absolutley necessary if she has enough walks and exercise time. She can be extra affectionate at times and jump on your lap for hugs and kisses. She also loves to be on the back of the couch, like a cat. This girl is a hoot! She currently sleeps either in her crate or in her foster's bed so she learns to be accustomed to either.  Things to know: Bella Rae is only six months old, but she was with lived with an elderly couple and has never been around other dogs up until this point. She is doing well with the other dogs in her foster home, but she was initially nipping at them out of fear. She will growl and bark at the other dogs that walk by her crate, but she is learning that the other dogs will not harm her. So, if there are other dogs in the home, they will need to continue with positive reinforcement training with her (ie. giving her treats as other dogs pass by her crate to associate positivity with the other dogs passing by). We are here to help and will walk you through the training!    If you are interested in meeting Bella Rae, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application.   Adoption Fee: $225.00 Bella Rae is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped.   **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for 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 in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property.   An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have.   *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.   **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.   Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE!   *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information.   show less

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Biggie Bear

Male Shepherd (Unknown Type) Rottweiler (mixed)

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Biggie Bear! All the great things:  Biggie Bear is a big lover and although he has a fluffy and luxurious coat, he is not a big shedder. Biggie Bear is around 2 years old and slightly overweight at 78 lbs. Once he sheds some of his winter weight, he should be around 70 lbs. He is house trained and lived with an elderly woman since he was a puppy. Unfortunately, she did not realize this fluffy puppy would be the big boy he is now; so she surrendered him to our program due to her increasing lack of mobility. She did, however, take him to basic training classes and taught him "sit", "lay down", etc. This big bear is looking for love and ready to please! Things to know:  Biggie Bear is good with some dogs and not so good with others. We would perform an introduction with any dogs currently in your family to make sure he would be the right fit. His favorite foster sister is a smaller, playful girl. Best Fit:  Biggie Bear will need a fenced yard since he is on the larger side and loves to run and enjoys the outside. He is house trained and also loves to be inside with his people. He lived with a cat, but sometimes felt the need to chase her. So cats may not be the best match for this big bear. Bear would be great for teenage or pre-teen kids to play in the yard with. If you are interested in meeting Biggie Bear, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $85.00 Biggie Bear is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.  **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.  Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Brady

Male Young Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to lack of time and resources. We are an all-volunteer based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! About Brady: Sweet Brady is looking for a forever home! Many of you remember the hoarding case, during which we helped rescued several dogs . Brady was among them. He is a sweet medium sized shepherd mix, around 1 year old and 50 lbs. Surprisingly, he does not seem to shed very much at all. He has been in a temporary foster in order to let everyone decompress and be assessed. Brady has come out of his shell tremendously since he was first rescued. He loves hiking, would enjoy a playful dog to hangout with and also does well with cats. In fact, he goes hiking with one every day! Having another dog in his home would be necessary for him to keep progressing. He gains confidence from other dogs. Brady is completely house trained. He does not chew and he does not have accidents. He would probably do best in a home without small children, at least for now, as he is still learning that most people are good. He is very scared of people right now, so he needs a patient foster or adopter that can work with him every day and show him that people can be kind and compassionate. He will need to be slowly introduced to new things on a regular basis to keep his progress moving forward. Brady has come such a long way since he first came into our program. If you would like to foster or adopt Brady please visit out website and fill out an application! Please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to view our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. My adoption fee is $85.00 I am spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested, kept on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped prior to adoption. In order to meet or adopt me, please complete the online application at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org **PLEASE NOTE: We are an ALL volunteer, non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Brinley - Pending Adoption

Female Puppy German Shepherd Dog

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Brinley! All the great things:  Brinley is a beautiful German Shepherd puppy and she is about 12 weeks old and 15 lbs. We cannot guarantee that she is pure German Shepherd, but she sure looks like it so far! Her ears are becoming more erect every day and she is one gorgeous girl! Brinley loves playing with her foster siblings and cuddling with her foster hoomans.  Things to know:  Brinley is still a puppy, so she is currently working on crate and house training. She will need to be let out to potty at least every 3-4 hours to avoid accidents in the house.  Best Fit:  Brinley would love a fenced yard to play in and she would love to have another puppy or dog to play with.  If you are interested in meeting Brinley, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $375.00 Brinley is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.  **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.  Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Brooklyn

Female Young Labrador Retriever

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to lack of time and resources. We are an all-volunteer based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Brooklyn! All the great things: Brooklyn is a beautiful Labrador Retriever mix. She is very loving, kind hearted, and great with children and other dogs. She is house trained and crate trained, although she prefers to be in the yard playing with her foster sister. She knows how to use a doggy door and is free to go in and out to her foster home's fenced yard and plays with the other dog at her foster home. Things to know: Brooklyn loves being with a playmate or with her pack of owners. She is playful and very loving. If she is alone and becomes bored, she may chew or get into something so crating or outside playtime while leaving the home works best. Best Fit: Brooklyn absolutely loves to play with other dogs. She enjoys the sunshine and playing outside with toys or a friend in the yard, so a large fenced yard would also be best for Brooklyn. Brooklyn has been living inside a home since a puppy. Unfortunately, her original owner was not able to care for her any longer. She is now in a wonderful foster home with another dog and three middle school age children that she enjoys being with while waiting to find her forever family. If you are interested in meeting Brooklyn, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $145.00 Brooklyn is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Callie

Female Adult American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (mixed)

Hi there, I’m Callie. I’m sweet, sassy and playful.  I’m a little shy, I do not kiss on the first date.  Ok, that’s not exactly true, so... show more

Hi there, I’m Callie. I’m sweet, sassy and playful.  I’m a little shy, I do not kiss on the first date.  Ok, that’s not exactly true, sometimes I DO kiss on the first date.  Sometimes a human walks in and I just instantly know they are “ok” and when that happens, I am your girl.  I’ll sit on your lap, look lovingly into your eyes and ... yes, give you kisses.  I just love when that happens.  But, sometimes I can be shy too.  Sometimes I need time to warm up, but I’m never ever mean.  I don’t have a mean bone in my body - just shy, timid bones.  So, I might hide if I’m unsure about you. Basically I’m looking for a human who understands me and my needs.  My needs include a person who will be patient with me if I need a little time to warm up.  Other needs include stuffed toys and loads of them.  I just love playing with toys (and I need lots of them because my favorite thing is to destroy them!!).   Let’s see I like kids, but I prefer the ones who are above the screaming age - all that crying makes me a nervous wreck!  (So let’s say 5+).  I enjoy other dogs and play nicely with my foster siblings.  Cats, ewwww.  I do not enjoy cats.  People with cats, onto the next profile! I was pulled from a shelter because I was not doing well there.  All the barking and loud noises were absolutely terrifying. They say I came to the shelter as “skin and bones” (let’s just say, I had a rough beginning).  I’ve been living with my foster mom for a long time now and she has really helped me fatten up.  She says I am a very good girl.  I’m very loyal to her and I play nicely with her dogs.  It’s been wonderful living with her, but now I’m ready to find a family of my very own.  So, who’s ready to meet me?  Who loves a shy, sweet, loving and loyal girl?  Because that’s me - Callie. show less

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Chance

Male Adult American Bulldog Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)

My name is Chance! I am a very sweet, loving dog who has so much love to give to a deserving family. I have incredible green eyes and... show more

My name is Chance! I am a very sweet, loving dog who has so much love to give to a deserving family. I have incredible green eyes and a muscular physique! I am 82 lbs and about 6 years old. I love to run and play, but I also think I'm a lap dog and will lay across your lap and just relax. I need a fenced yard for safety and exercise please. I can be good with submissive female dogs, but I have had bad experiences with some dogs in the past. I was great with my sister Blanca. I am and always have been wonderful with people and children. I just really want a family to love! I am a clown and a lover, all wrapped into one. I was originally saved with my sister, Blanca, about 4 years ago. We were both starving and being kept on chains. Blanca has been adopted for over a year now and I am still waiting for my forever home, waiting for you. Chance's adoption fee is $65.00. Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for our Adoption Process and foster and adoption applications. *An application and home visit are required. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Kai

Male Young Husky German Shepherd Dog (mixed)

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Kai! All the great things:  Kai is a stunning German Shepherd/Husky mix. He is around 2 years old and 78 lbs. Kai was surrendered due to his person having to move to a small apartment in the city. He is on the larger side and loves to run and have space in a fenced yard. He really enjoys the outdoors, but he loves to be inside with his people as well. He has lived with children and a smaller dog.  Things to know:  Kai is on the larger side and is normally good for leash walks, but tends to pull on the leash when excited. He will need a strong person to be able to walk him and continue to work on his leash walking when he sees a squirrel or other exciting things along the way.  Best Fit:  Kai would love to have a large fenced yard and to spend time with his person or family. He has always been close to his people and enjoys being part of the family. If you are interested in meeting Kai, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $185.00 Kai is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.  **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.  Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Max - A - Million

Male Adult American Staffordshire Terrier

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Please read my story below. If you would like to meet me to see if I'm the right fit for you, APPLY today at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org! *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to lack of time and resources. We are an all volunteer based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Hey!! Yes, you! Over here! My name is Max. I am a stunningly handsome and stocky Staffordshire Terrier. I do best with puppies and playful/submissive dogs. If you have a young puppy and want an older brother for him or her to play with and show the ropes, I'm your boy! I am about 2 1/2 years old and 65 lbs. I am house trained and all I like to really chew on are my toys! I currently live in a foster home with other dogs, but spend my time with the puppies for the most part. I have had issues with other dominant dogs, especially dominant adult males. Puppies are my favorite because we start from the basics and just start playing and loving each other immediately. We can just play and enjoy each other's company. Whenever a new foster puppy sibling comes in, I'm the most thrilled to meet and welcome them. I am the puppy greeter & the pre-rinse cycle for all dishes and I take both jobs very seriously!!! I also love eating carrots and getting belly rubs. I love all people and children. I know would protect my people if they were ever in danger and they needed my help, but I am very friendly to people who come to visit or that I meet on walks. I am a cat chaser, so no cats please! I am a pretty strong fellow, so if I go on walks I will need to continue my leash training so I don't pull. A fenced yard is a must for me so I can stretch my legs when I need to and not have any unwelcomed dogs roam into my family's yard. I know all sorts of commands and I am eager to learn. You should see me do "sit", "shake", "down" and more! My adoption fee is $85.00. I am neutered, up to date on vaccines, kept on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped prior to adoption. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Miller Light

Male Adult Labrador Retriever

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to lack of time and resources. We are an all-volunteer based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! It's Miller time! He's tall, he's blonde and ever so handsome! With his dashing good looks and award winning smile, Miller is out to steal someone's heart! Miller is a 3-4 yr old Yellow Labrador mixed with something a little on the larger side and weighs 75 lbs. He is great with children. Miller loves meeting new people. He is currently in a foster home with small children who he is amazing with, but they are used to larger dogs. Miller would love a home with a 6ft fenced yard (he can jump over anything smaller) and a person or family to play in the backyard with him. Hanging out in the house is fine too! He also loves ice cubes and belly rubs. Of course, he is always up for some cuddle time. Miller also said he is very eager to show you all the learning he has done. He knows basic commands such as "sit" and "come" and is learning more every day. He is completely crate trained and house trained. Although Miller has never met a person he didn't fall in love with, he is a bit more selective about furry friends. He seems to do well with most medium size dogs but not so well with larger dogs, small dogs or cats. He would do best as the only animal in the home and be your one and only. Miller will be your best friend and he will be more than enough of a companion than ten dogs. You will rush home to see this handsome guy greet you at your door! To apply for Miller, please visit our website: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org Miller's adoption fee is $65.00. He is neutered, UTD on vaccines, and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Paisley Jo

Female Puppy German Shepherd Dog Siberian Husky (mixed)

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Paisley Jo! All the great things:  Paisley Jo is a beautiful, comical 4 month old Shepherd/Husky mix. She loves her foster siblings and has a great time playing and snuggling with her foster parents. She is the happiest puppy, no matter what she is doing. Whether she is outside or inside, she always has a smile on her face. Paisley Jo is crate trained and is house trained with a doggy-door. She is around 18 lbs right now and will likely be around 40-45 lbs full grown.  Things to know:  Paisley Jo gets along great with dogs when off leash and free to play as usual. She is great with her foster siblings. However, when on leash, she will bark and growl and some dogs and needs continued training to eliminate that behaivor. A training session with a profession trainer in the Nashville area will be included in Paisley Jo's adoption to provide proper training for her success. Paisley Jo is still a puppy, but she is crate trained and house trained with a doggy door. If her adopter does not have a doggy door, it will be best to provide bathroom breaks every few hours to avoid accidents in the beginning. She does very well in her crate and is learning commands such as sit, down, come and more!  Best Fit:  Paisley Jo would love a fur-brother or fur-sister to play with. She may be board as the only dog. She is definitley the more dominant type, so a submissive brother or sister would be perfect for her! She also would love a fenced yard to be able to run around in and enjoy the sunshine on nice days. If you are interested in meeting Paisley Jo, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $185.00 Paisley Jo is spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.  **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.  Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Reesie Lu

Female Adult Spaniel (Unknown Type) Hound (Unknown Type) Spaniel/Hound (mixed)

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Please read my story below. If you would like to meet me to see if I'm the right fit for you, apply today at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org! *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! My name is Reesie! I am a gorgeous spaniel mix girl looking for my furever home! I am about 3-4 years old and I weigh 55 lbs. I walk well on a leash; I like to sniff around, but I don't really pull on the lead. I can be chill, but also like to run around in the yard, so I'd like a fenced yard or activities to keep occupied. I had been waiting at the shelter in a remote, rural for 2+ years before coming into the RARE program. I have been in foster care for a few months now and have completely settled into home living. I am fully crate and house trained. I do like to chew when I'm bored, so it's best for me to stay in my crate or outside in a fenced yard with shelter from the elements when my people aren't home. My foster says that I'm cuddly and playful. When originally coming into the program, I had previously exhibited guarding behavior of my food, treats and toys. I have improved on this tremendously and no longer show signs of resource guarding, though still something to be aware of. Small children under the age of 10 in the home will not be a good fit for me; just to be extra safe, since they tend to drop food and toys that I may like as well. I love to go for walks and enjoy fun activities! I give kisses and LOVE LOVE LOVE to be with people. I have gone to parks, on hikes, etc. and I am so well behaved. Please consider giving me a chance at the life that every dog deserves! If you're interested in meeting me and pursuing an adoption trial, please go to our website to read our adoption process page and fill out the Dog application. My adoption fee is $85.00. I am spayed, up to date on vaccines, kept on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped. In order to meet or adopt me, please complete the online application at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Ryker

Male Young Labrador Retriever Husky (mixed)

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Ryker! All the great things: Ryker is a strikingly handsome 1.5 year old Husky/Lab mix. He has one ice blue eye and one "party eye" that is brown with specks of blue. Combine the beauty of his eyes with his sleek black coat and you have one good looking boy! Ryker is good with other dogs and loves people. He is around 55-60 lbs and is full grown. Things to know: Ryker is still a young teenager and is medium to high energy. He will need to have continued basic training (information on local trainers will be provided!). Best Fit: Ryker would love another medium/high energy dog who is more on the submissive side to play with and a fenced yard to stretch his legs in. He has been good with kids, but we would recommend children over the age of 8 since Ryker doesn't always realize how big he is. If you are interested in meeting Ryker, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $185.00. Ryker is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Shorty

Male Chihuahua

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If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to limited time and resources. We are a foster based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Meet Shorty! All the great things:  Shorty is a super friendly little guy who wasn't told that Chi's don't have the best reputation. He is approximately one year old and is only11 lbs (full grown). He is loving, playful and loves people. He is very excited to meet new people and he is definitley a kisser! Shorty is crate trained and house trained. He is crated only when his foster mom is gone for more than a couple of hours. He lives in a foster home with other dogs and he really loves to play with the dogs as well as the people. He also loves toys and to play fetch! Well, he may not always bring it back, but he loves for you to throw a toy or ball for him to chase!  Things to know:  Shorty really likes to cuddle and be with his people. He will sometimes whine when in his crate if he knows you are home and just not giving him attention, but he settles with voice correction. He will want to sleep in bed with you or a dog bed close by you. He will sometimes play the "keep away" game and try to hide on you if he knows it's crate time.  Best Fit:  Shorty would really love another dog to play with, if not living in his home, that visit often or be given play time at a dog park. He also loves people and attention, so having a person or family that would be able to spend time with him would be important.  If you are interested in meeting Shorty, please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to read our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Adoption Fee: $225.00 Shorty is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm tested (and kept on heartworm preventative), and microchipped. **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a LIFETIME COMMITTMENT to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home.  **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption.  Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Suzie Lu

Female Young Staffordshire Bull Terrier Staffordshire Terrier mix (mixed)

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Please read my story below. If you would like to meet me to see if I'm the right fit for you, apply today at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org! *Please understand that applications will be considered before any general inquiries due to lack of time and resources. We are an all volunteer based rescue. The application is important and necessary to help us determine the right fit for you and your family! Welcome! My name is Suzie Lu. My eyes are a little off center and sometimes I look off to the side, rather than looking straight at you. However, that really doesn't make me "special needs" because I can still see just fine. It only makes me unique and more interesting. In addition to my goofy smile, I have a silly personality that you cannot help but laugh at, in a good way! I am still a puppy and I can be a little mouthy when it comes to play, so I need my people to be strict and not let me mouth their hands and arms. I love my toys and they keep me occupied and away from chewing things like shoes or pillows. They are sort of like a pacifier for me at times. I am around 1 year and I am full grown at 43 lbs. I came from a strange situation where several dogs were abandoned, had puppies and then have been surviving on their own for some time. After only a day of being in my foster home, it was like I lived there all along! I acclimated immediately to home living and I am excellent in my crate when my foster mom is at work. I was unsure of the other dog in the foster home at first, but our crates were next to each other and we gradually got used to having each other as neighbors during nap time and our foster mom's work time. Now, we are best buddies and play in the yard like we are siblings! It may take a couple days, or a few minutes, it all just depends on the other dog's personality. A RARE volunteer will make sure the introduction goes well if you have dogs already in your family. I love to cuddle, as you can see in my video! If you would like to meet me and see if I could be your Furever girl, please apply today! RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org My adoption fee is $65.00 I am spayed, up to date on vaccines, kept on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped prior to adoption. In order to meet or adopt me, please complete the online application at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org **PLEASE NOTE: We are a non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 2 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less

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Winkie

Female Adult Boston Terrier

If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and compl... show more

If you're interested in adopting, which includes an adoption trial, please go to our website, review the Adoption Process page and complete the application: www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org Meet Winkie! All the great things: Winkie is an adorable Boston Terrier. She is 4-5 years old and 18 lbs. She is a great lap dog! She loves to go for walks and is a great companion. Things to know: As you can see, Winkie is completely missing one eye. We are unsure what occurred, as it was already removed prior to her coming into our program. Her other eye was completely functioning at that time. Winkie had done well with dogs prior to being adopted in June of 2016. Since then she was attacked by another dog and lost most sight in her remaining eye. She no longer has pupillary light reflex and the optic nerve is gone in the remaining eye, which causes her to have limited sight and bump into things.. However, she still runs after her audible ball, jumping to catch it in mid air, fetches sticks. Since the attack, other animals really overwhelm her and cause her to react negatively towards them. Due to her adoptive family having another dog that Winkie is no longer comfortable around and must be kept separate from, we must find Winkie another home at this time. Best Fit: Winkie loves people, but she needs to be the only animal Winkie loves to snuggle with humans and be the star of the show. Small children can be overwhelming for her though, since she no longer can see as well as she once could. She enjoys being chauffeured around in the car, especially when there is an extra lap she can snuggle on, well she just enjoys a lap to snuggle in. Please visit RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org to view our Adoption Process page and complete the Dog Adoption Application. Winkie's adoption fee is $65.00. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines, kept on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped. In order to meet or adopt me, please complete the online application at RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org **PLEASE NOTE: We are an ALL volunteer, non-profit organization without municipal or government funding. Veterinary/Medical expenses are constant for an animal rescue. Our adoption fees not only help to provide vetting and care for the animal being adopted, but they also help to cover heart-worm treatments and other treatable ailments that many animals, that would otherwise be euthanized, need in order to be made available for adoption. Please understand that adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment to that animal and there will be veterinary expenses throughout their life that can often cost several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (without pet insurance), especially without annual checkups and preventative care. All fosters/adopters must have a fenced yard or be willing and able to walk on leash for potty purposes. As a potential family for this pet you are responsible for their safety and that includes keeping them on your property. An application and home visit/meet & greet are required. A RARE representative (normally the President and/or foster parent(s) will bring the animal of interest to the home in order to ensure the right fit, perform meet & greet and answer any questions, go over vaccination and other vet paperwork etc.. An adoption trial may commence at that time, if RARE and potential adopter(s) are in agreement. Please complete the application on our website www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org and we will call you to explain the adoption process in more detail and answer any questions you may have. *If you are not in the middle Tennessee area, transport can potentially be arranged to approved homes, depending on distance. We normally do not allow adoptions outside of 4 hours driving distance due to limited resources and difficulty ensuring the right match, especially if there are already animals in the home. **All of our pets are, or will be, spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Thank you for choosing to adopt, foster, or aid in the rescue efforts of RARE! *****AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT ARE REQUIRED***** Please visit www.RuralAnimalRescueEffort.org for foster and adoption applications or for additional information. show less