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If you are interested in adopting one of our little fur babies, please complete our Adoption Application Please make sure you complete ALL areas of the form completely. Any eliminated information or skipped sections may result in a delay of your application or denial. Because we get many applications and cannot hold pets for anyone, a delay could result in someone else adopting the pet of your choice!
Vet exam $15
Heartworm test $20 for basic, $30 for 4DX
Health Certificate $25 (for out of state adoptions; in state health certificate no charge)
One month flea / tick and heartworm preventative averages $18
One month of heartworm preventative averages $10
We average almost $200 for out of state adoptions for small dogs, not including food if they are adopted within the first month. This is something we do for the love of animals. We usually spend more in medical and feeding costs for each animal that is adopted than the adoption fee covers.
We very strongly support spaying and neutering pets to help control the over population problem we have in the south. All pets that leave our rescue will be spayed or neutered with no exceptions, ever. If you ask if they can leave prior to their altering, your application will automatically be denied.
If you're in need of low income assistance to get your pet vaccinated or spayed / neutered, please contact any of the groups listed below or contact us if you aren't in the middle Tennessee area:
Wally's Friends Spay and Neuter clinic, also does low cost vaccinations and heartworm testing with alters. Chattanooga, TN. 423-877-9966
Middle Tennessee Spay Neuter clinic, also does low cost vaccinations and heartworm testing with alters. Shelbyville, TN 931-684-5353
Putnam County Humane Society Spay Neuter clinic, also does low cost vaccinations and heartworm testing with alters. Cookeville, TN 931-372-2728
For help in Warren County for transport, please contact Warren County Humane Society. They have frequent 'clinic days' with these shelters where transport is provided! 931-743-0164
Pauls Clinic, also does low cost vaccination and vaccination clinis, heartworm testing, etc. McMinnville, TN 931-668-2702
We are always looking for foster homes! All medical care is provided for the pet and we can provide food if needed. The more foster homes we have, the more animals we can save, especially until our facility is in operation. If you can provide a safe place for an animal for a short amount of time, even if it’s only on rare occasions, please complete the Foster Application
If you’re able to help financially, the best way to help is almost always to make a donation to the vet’s office in our rescue’s name. We use those funds to vet the dogs we pull from shelters, assist the community with emergency vet care for their pets that would die without it, provide spay / neuter for low income families in the community to help knock down that number of unwanted litters we have in our area, pick up supplies and medications for the rescue dogs, etc. We work solely with Wheeler Vet Clinic in Smithville Tennessee. He will take debit / credit card payments over the phone at 615-597-3770. You can also mail a check or money order to 690 N Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN 37166. Please note that it is for the Tennessee Shelter Dog Program.
If you want to help with supplies, we have a couple options. We have a wish list set up on Amazon at TSDP Amazon Wish List We have a lot of things on the list, some are one time things like an underground fencing system and others we need quite frequently, like laundry detergent, batteries, etc. We can also use vaccines for our fur kids all the time. Their storage life is pretty long so we can always stock up. I also provide them at no cost for people in the community so we know we’re helping keep the animals here healthy, so there’s no worry that they’ll expire. I do suggest paying the extra for ice packs, the cooler and over night air as these are live vaccines and if they get room temperature they’re no good. The last thing we want is to have someone spend money and then have the vaccines be useless. We use Nobivac DAPPv and Bronchi-shield for bordatella for rescues that need to put their pets on a transport that requires it or adopters in states that mandate it. Of course a Gift Certificate from there is always available if you’d like to contribute a partial payment toward any of these things.
Another option is to donate food. We can ALWAYS use food and lots of it. We do not have any specific food that we use, but we do prefer to keep at least some good quality food on hand when we have pregnant or nursing moms or very sick or underweight dogs. Our favorite is Tractor Supply’s 4Health brand. It’s a very high quality food at half the price. We use both dry and canned food for the dogs, depending on their diet plan. WalMart is always a good option as well, as they offer site to store shipping which is very convenient for us. We have two stores near us; McMinnville, TN and Sparta, TN. There is a TSC in McMinnville as well.
We also take donations of blankets and other bedding, leash and collars, cleaning supplies, toys, etc. Anything that can help the babies can be used. Fencing supplies, dog houses, crates and kennels are always needed to make room for more fur kids too.
The last, and by far the biggest need we have is a building. We’ve been given a $10,000 quote to put up a large building to house our fur kids. It will be a concrete floor building with drainage, heat and air, running water, an office, grooming and medication area, and storage. We can house over 100 dogs in there depending on size. We will be putting the building up in stages as the donations come in. The initial stage is going to be $2000 to $2500 for the concrete pad for the building. We have set up a Chip In Account for anyone that can donate.
Thank you for any help that anyone can give!