Tennessee Valley All Breed Rescue, Inc. (TVABR) and Tennessee Valley Doberman Rescue, Inc. (TVDR) are nonprofit organizations that receive animals from various sources, such as people moving, people who cannot afford to keep their pets any longer, pets that have been abandoned, animal shelters, and from cruelty cases that have been reported to Animal Control. Our goal is to place unwanted, abandoned animals in suitable homes.
Once obtained, all animals are immediately taken to the veterinarian for a comprehensive examination. Any illnesses diagnosed at this time are treated. All animals are tested for heartworms. If they are heartworm free, they are given their first series of distemper vaccinations and rabies shots. (It is assumed that the animals have never been given shots.) If the animals are healthy, they are spayed or neutered immediately and then placed in foster care to monitor temperament. After observation, the animals are placed for adoption.
All animals are micro-chipped with an Avid micro-chip. The micro-chip is registered to TVABR/TVDR. If the animal is placed in a shelter again due to age, years after the adoption date, TVABR/TVDR can reclaim the dog.
Potential owners and foster homes are screened very thoroughly. They are required to give a veterinarianís reference as well as pertinent information as to the dogís living conditions. References will be contacted and interviewed to verify a responsible care program was maintained for current and/or previous pets. Next the home of the potential owner/foster care provider will be toured to determine if adequate space is available. The home must have a fenced area for exercise. All of the dogs must be house dogs.†