Volunteers are our greatest asset - we're grateful for their time, dedication, love, and expertise! If you can't adopt but want to help out, we'd love to hear from you!

We always need volunteers. We're currently looking for:

  • foster homes

  • transporters


What is Fostering

We are often asked how we are able to give up our fosters to a new family. The answer is, letting a beloved foster dog go to a new forever family is often bittersweet, but knowing that the animal is going to a well researched, great home where they will be loved for the rest of their life is very rewarding. Letting one go allows us to help the next deserving dog who’s waiting to come into the rescue.

All we require is that a foster home provide the foster dog with adequate shelter, nourishing food, patience, love, and sometimes house training or other behavior modifications and transport to the vet. Fosters may be asked to communicate with potential adopters regarding their foster and contact the director regarding any behavioral or health issues that need to be addressed. All vet care, heartworm and flea preventatives are provided by the rescue. Interested in fostering? Fill out an application here.

What Fostering Isn’t

Fostering is not an opportunity to “try before you buy” a potential new family member. Fosters are not often able to choose which animal they foster. Placements are based on need, location and availability. That being said, we often have “foster failures”, when a foster family just isn’t able to give up their foster dog. We simply ask that families notify the director as soon as they determine that they would like to permanently adopt their foster. All adoption fees will still apply.

What do transporters do?

There are many reasons why we are looking for transport volunteers. We need help transporting dogs throughout Tennessee - transporting them from foster care, to/from the vet, and to their forever family. The rescue can supply crates, leashes, collars, etc.