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So many of the animals we rescue are sick and malnourished and have never had anything soft, dry, warm, or a kind touch.
There is good news though -- You can help and it is very easy! There are so many easy ways you can help us.
One easy way you can help us is to join us in our Toy & Blanket Drive Program. As you can imagine, we have a huge Wish List, which we have included at the bottom of this page, but what we really need right now, are toys, used or new, and blankets, towels, and dog beds, used or new, and treats for the many animals that will be in our care and at the shelters we help.
Also, if you don't have time to round up items needed you can always donate through Paypal. It fast, convenient and secure. You can even find a dog or cat on our available list and designate your donation for that particular dog or cat. Click on the DONATE link below
It may not seem like much to you, but an old beat up dog bed, or a stained towel that is worn and frayed, or a stuffed animal that is past it's prime, is a big deal to us and believe me the animals don't complain about them not being new. Being able to provide these lonely homeless animals with toys and blankets actually help us get through the day. You can't imagine how good it feels to cheer up a lonely, scared dog with a ball, squeaky toy, or stuffed animal. Imagine what it is like to give a pregnant dog a nice warm blanket to curl up on to help her get comfortable and settled in. Imagine that you are a skinny, scared dog, that just came in from being on a chain your whole life, you've never had a kind word, or anything soft, and a nice person gives you a cool bath, good food, and a soft blanket, to sleep on. Some of these dogs have lived life on the end of a chain or come from an abusive home and have never had anything soft or warm, a kind word, or someone to love them. It is truly wonderful to see them play with a toy or curled up on a soft, warm blanket. These items can absolutely bring a dog out of it's shell or relieve them of the stress of being in a shelter.
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Potential adopters are asked to complete an application, which includes personal information, personal and veterinarian references, and questions which will help us to determine which pet will fit best into your home and family, and must sign an Adoption Agreement. We are looking for homes that understand that adopting a pet is a 10 to 15 year commitment to love and care for this homeless animal?s needs.
Our adoption fee is $100.00 for dogs, unless noted otherwise. Adoption fee may vary depending on what shelter the posted pet is from. Potential adopters must complete an application and interview with an adoption counselor, and a home visit. Fenced in yards are required, unless otherwise noted by other rescue organizations, who have posted their dogs on this site, or fence requirement is waived by referral.
All animals have had vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing and are current on heartworm prevention, and are microchipped. All dogs are kept in foster homes, inside, and are kennel trained.
Adopting a new family member should involve a well-thought out and deliberate process. This is not an impulse purchase. Please understand that we do not want these animals to be homeless again. We try to complete the process as quickly as possible and appreciate all the applications and will consider each and every one we receive.
*UPDATE* It is almost impossible to return everyone's calls and emails. We do try, but the volume we receive during this time is overwhelming. Voicemail fills up several times a day, and the emails are endless. Unfortunately, sometimes, applicants get caught in the confusion of these calls and we miss them. We are very sorry if we miss responding to you, and assure you it is an oversight and not intentional. For contacting us, email is always better. Some days we get 100 emails just asking us if a dog is available. This is very frustrating for us because we maintain a current website everyday. These emails and calls asking if a dog is available, how much the fee is, etc, consumes alot of our time that could be used in responding to local applicants. Most questions you have can be answered by reading our site. We do sincerely apologize for not being able to get to everyone and are sorry for any inconvenience we cause you.
We know how excited and anxious you are to adopt your new pet. We know it is hard to understand why the adoption process is so lengthy and may seem cumbersome to you. We know it is hard to understand why it can take awhile to get your call returned or your application processed immediately and we apologize for the inconvenience. We ask that you be patient and we ask that you understand that we are volunteers that receive more requests, phone calls, applications, and emails than we can possibly return in a day. We ask that you remember that we are absolutely overwhelmed with the homeless animals that need our care and attention. We ask that you remember that we are gone most of the day rescuing animals from shelters, taking them to the vet, doing homevisits, processing applications, checking references, and doing adoption days and events, and the list goes on and on. One sick rescue can throw us off schedule. Please remember that we have families and pets that sometimes get sick and need our time as well.
Almost always, we receive many applicants for the same dog. In this case, we try to make the best possible match based on the information we have gotten during the application process. Sometimes the dog you're applying for might already have an adoption pending or may actually "fit" better in a different applicant's home. In this case, we will try to notify you as soon as possible and you may choose to consider another available dog or continue with the process for "pre-approval" on a future dog that becomes available. Approved applicants are contacted first.
NOTE: We prefer to adopt in the Mid-South AREA, usually no more than 1-2 hours away in driving distance. It is up to the foster home, how far they are willing to drive. We rarely adopt long distance, but will consider each and every application.
Thank you all for understanding our application process!
We encourage you to send in an application, it will speed up the process.
If you have items you'd like to donate to help us with our sale, please contact us at 901/503-0162, email us at: email@example.com Thank you!
A very kind and thoughtful donation was made by friends and co-workers at Couch and Associates, in memory of Lee and Nancy Steadman's beloved pet, Boomer. "We know how much you loved Boomer and how much he meant to you."
Lee and Nancy Steadman donated a trailer full of items to the Yard Sale for the Animals in memory of their precious dog, Boomer. This donation helped raise money to feed and care for the many homeless animals in our care.
A very kind and thoughtful donation was made by Larry Enis in honor of their beloved pet, Bama.
A very kind and thoughtful donation was made by Iris and D.B. Johnson, in memory of Bama, beloved pet of Elaine and Larry Enis.
Larry and Elaine Enis donated items to the Yard Sale for the Animals, in memory of their beloved pet, Bama, which helped us raise money to care for the many homeless animals in our care.
A kind donation was made by Susan Popham: "In honor of Joseph York, and his adorable rescue dogs - Sniffles, Squiggles, Truffles, Pepper, Samson, and Cuddles - who all bring a good deal of joy to his life and those around him".
Thanks so much -- to all of you who volunteer your time and money and support to us, we can't do what we do without you.
There are so many people to thank that we can't list them all. Please know that you are appreciated more than you will ever know. You are helping to save lives and provide comfort to homeless animals.
Dr. Kathy Mitchener, DVM, with the Angel Care Cancer Clinic for Animals . She has been great! She has done acupuncture on several of our rescues that had debilitating health problems. From dry eye to ruptured disk to paralysis, to behavior problems, she helped by doing acupuncture on these animals. Her compassion and dedication to help make these homeless animals comfortable is truly appreciated. You can read more about her and her acupuncture at www.angelcarecca.org
From great medical care to great customer service, Shelby Center Hospital for Animals is always there for our homeless animals. The staff there really do care about the plight of homeless animals. They treat our animals as if they were their own pets. They treat us with respect and work very hard to help us find homes for these animals. They are wonderful and we highly recommend them. Their clients are wonderful too -- many of their clients have adopted pets from us.
Dr. Amy Cooper, Dr. Jim Morse, Dr. Tammy Wright, and Dr. Parker at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals have been so great over the years. They've helped us through some very difficult decisions, and helped us save many animals. Our adoptors love them and many choose to go there after they see the care their adopted pet received from them. Our rescues love them, and so do we. Their staff is wonderful and so compassionate. They are always so kind and treat our rescues like they were someone's beloved pets.
I don't know what we would do without Pearl & Pam at Pearly Pets Grooming. They donate their time to groom the animals that come in, who are matted to the skin, and need to be cleaned up. This would be a huge expense if it weren't for their support. Manytimes, they also help us find great homes for our homeless animals with their fabulous clients. Thanks Pearl & Pam!
We would like to say a special thanks to Hollywood Feed, who have helped us with adoption days, special orders, discounts, and using them as a drop off site for donations. We appreciate their support and love their staff. They are trained and are the most knowledgeable about what to fed your pet and can help you choose the right food for your pet and budget
Dr. Ruth Wilburn at Olive Branch Animal Clinic is one of my favorite vets. She has helped us through some very hard times and been there for us through it all. Everyone there is so kind and so caring with our homeless animals. The staff really cares and have helped with some very hard to place animals. They have held our hand through some very difficult decisions and I just can't say enough nice things about them. The staff is very rescue friendly, and volunteer and foster and rescue right along with the rest of us. Without their support we could not help treat the animals we rescue.
I hope you are half as blessed as I was to have a friend as kind, funny, patient, and unselfish, as Gail Lambert. She was the definition of grace, and thoughtfulness. She was the most positive person I have ever met. Gail listened with her heart and lived with compassion. She always had words of wisdom, and especially home cooked meals for comfort for those of us in need. If a friend or even a stranger were in need, she would be the first in line to step up and offer help. I was always touched by her sincerity and compassion for those she barely knew. She never forgot anyone, or their dog. She remembered everyone.
Gail never met a stranger. She made friends with everyone she met. Whether it was in line at a grocery store, an adoption day, or a waiting room in the vetís office, she was always making friends. Gail loved people, loved loving them, and loved life.
Gail touched so many people, everyone she met, she greeted with kindness and generosity. I donít think there can be another person to match her, but we should all try. The best way to celebrate Gail's life is to live by her example of love, kindness, patience, generosity, and her dedication to helping others.
She was truly a saint. She cared for her husband and family and friends with complete love and devotion. She was so devoted to her husband Alan and loved him dearly.
My life will never be the same without her in it. I loved and valued her very much. Not a day will go by that I donít think of Gail. Iím a better person for having Gailís influence in my life.
Gail Lambert made the world a better place.