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Our Mission

We are a foster based, No Kill, animal rescue in Columbia TN. We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dogs into forever families.
ARROW came about because of experiences we had with other rescues. We saw things we found to be unethical or wrong with regards to decisions about what happened with dogs who were pulled, with the adoption process, and with a sense of competition with other rescues. We thought we could do it better. That is why ARROW was formed.

We look for animals in need on FB in many different threads. We are also tagged by many others in rescue about pups that they can’t take but think might be a good fit for us. We also take owner relinquishments, we contact Craiglist ads for free to good home and those selling the pups for low prices to encourage them to relinquish to rescue rather than selling to possible dog fighters looking for bait dogs. Some pups come from other states due to our connections with various shelters and volunteer rescuers in those states. Some come direct from the shelters, some stay in temp foster homes in the town where they are pulled. They are transported to us or we go drive and get them. We have to get health certificates for dogs traveling to the state prior to their travel. We bring pups in and deworm them immediately and start their travel to health. Most puppies come with multiple intestinal worms and fleas. Lots of dogs coming from animal shelters come with kennel cough, pneumonia, parvo and others serious medical conditions. We have all dogs seen by the vet for an exam and to resolve any issues currently going on. We are located in Columbia, TN. We are a foster based rescue so we have several other foster homes who are taking care of our dogs until they are ready for their forever families. Adoption donation $300. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, fecal tested, dewormed, and flea preventative applied prior to adoption. When you adopt form us you become part of the ARROW family for life. We are here for you to contact for help with any issues with your dog. We welcome Facebook and email updates with photos and of your adopted pooch because we really do care for each and every one of them! We require an application for adoption prior to meet dogs in their foster homes, and a home visit prior to adoption. We try to make your process as simple as possible and typically review applications within 48-72 hours.

Adoption Policy

Adoption Process:
-Email us at to request an adoption application.
-Fill it out completely
(on your phone, tablet or computer or print and by hand) and scan it or take clear pictures of each page and return via email.
-Our volunteers will contact you via email after they contact your references to set up a home visit.
—Once your home visit is complete you are ready to take your new furry friend home! 

Requirements to adopt:
—your current pets up to date on vaccinations and on heart worm and flea preventive year round. 
-provide three personal references who can speak to your ability to care for a pet
-provide veterinarian reference if you have had a pet in past 5 years.
-have landlord or condo approval for pet
-all dogs must live inside with their families
-must have no convictions of violent or sexual crimes against humans or animals
-must make a life time commitment to the dog you want to adopt. 
-You will be required to sign an adoption contract
-Pay an adoption donation at the time of adoption in cash, or via Venmo or Zelle.
-Puppies and adults; $300
-Seniors and special needs:
$adopters choice

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