"A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself." ~ Josh Billings
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
Happy Spring from Lifehouse! We hope 2014 has lots of blessings in store for you and hope that one of them may be a new forever furry friend! Lifehouse Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation is a rescue for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and occaissionally a bird or feret. Lifehouse does not own a shelter, we purely operate out of foster homes. Before we can take any dog that is an owner surrender, we will need medical documentation of a negative heartworm test. For cats and kittens we will need medical documentation of being negative for FIV (Feline AIDS) FeLV (feline leukemia). We currently have 65 pets up for adoption as of April 22nd (3 adult cats, 48 dogs, and 14 puppies). Our next adoption event will be held on SATURDAY, April 26th at the Hermitage Petsmart from 11 to 3. The address is 4642 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN. We will have a great selection of dogs and puppies so plan to come out. However, If you see a pet you are interested in but can't get to one of our events, please still apply on online or call us to set up a meet and greet. We are always open for adoptions!
Please note that we are in need of a few items to keep our rescue running. WE ARE ALWAYS NEEDING FOOD! If you would like to make a donation, just bring a bag of food or a supply item by one our our adoption events held weekly. We are asking for adult dog food, puppy food, canned dog or puppy food, kitten food, collars of all sizes, cat litter, puppy pads, paper towels, or blankets. If you are local please bring these items by the event for our drive or call us at 615-310-5996 and we can schedule a pick up. Thank you for your support!
We would also like to show our support of the K9 Psychology Center, owned by the amazing David Frensley. David is a behaviorist who has worked wonders for so many of our dogs. Not only is he a talented behaviorist but he fights for the underdogs. He is an advocate for shelter animals and stands up for their rights when they have no voice. Please use David Frensley for all of your behavioral needs. They educate owners and Rehabilitate dogs with behavior issues. Visit his website at http://www.k9psychologycenter.com/ or phone him at 615-604-6038
"Many shelters, however, have determined that these dogs are not worthy of their help. They have determined that Pit Bulls do not deserve to live.
The more circumspect among them might not say so publicly. They may couch it in more benign terms, shifting the blame to others, claiming that no one will adopt them, convincing themselves that only a ban and death will keep them out of harm's way, but the end result is exactly the same.
By their actions, words, policies, and failure to speak positively on behalf of pit bulls, they stoke the fire that has at its core only one end: their mass killing. To a breed abused for fighting, victimized by an undeserved reputation, relegated to certain death in shelters, add one more torment: those who should be their most ardent protectors have instead turned against them.
The humane movement has joined the witch hunt. The very agencies whose officers seek out dog fighters and abusers in order to "save" Pit Bulls often relegate the dogs to locked and barren corridors away from public view with no hope of adoption, regardless of their temperament. Ultimately, all of them -- the healthy and friendly ones, side-by-side with the hopelessly sick or vicious -- are put to death."- Nathan Winograd
Life House Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation has been rescuing animals for 14 years this year. We have a core group of dedicated animal lovers, advocates, foster families, volunteers, trainers, and a phenomenal vet who share a common ambition...to help animals in need. We hope to someday make a dent in the ever growing plight of these animals. Lifehouse is currently trying to recruit foster homes for our animals to reside in while awaiting their forever homes. If you are interested in becoming a foster family, please contact us at 615-830-3701. Food donations and monetary donations are also always in high demand in order for us to continue caring for these rescued animals.
Who We Are
Lifehouse is a small organization that works very hard on rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming abandoned, abused, neglected, injured, and stray animals. We focus mainly on dogs but will officially accept a cat or kitten. We are not a shelter with kennels, we rely souly on our foster home network to take in these animals until we find a suitable forever home. All of our animals are completely vetted prior to adoption. We have them spayed or neutered, dewormed, heartworm tested, vaccinated, and groomed if need be. We are strictly no kill unless an animal is beyond treatment, at that point we use humane euthanasia to end any suffering. We will not take in aggressive dogs no ifs, ands, or buts! We temperament test every animal before accepting it into our program. The majority of money used to care for all of our animals comes strictly out of our own pockets, so if you would like to donate old blankets, towels, dog beds, toys, food, cat litter, or make a monetary donation to us or to our account , please click the donate link above .We would greatly appreciate it more than words can express.