Nashville is a place that is booming. Many people are moving here and many people are starting their lives over here. But, with so much traffic in Nashville, the amount of animals and pets in need rises. Nashville has a huge amount of animal rescue groups who are helping to save these lives through Nashville and find them good homes. The mission of these rescues is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home these pets. Adopting your next pet is the best route to take because you are not only saving the life of the pet you are adopting, you are enabling the animal rescue to take another life that needs their help.
There is a large “pit bull” problem and a lot of the dogs going into rescue are of the “pit bull” breeds (a breed made up of 16 different dog breeds – the term “pit bull” does not refer to any single breed). Luckily, there are many people in Nashville that are dedicated to saving these lives.
Nashville Pittie is a great rescue located in Nashville that takes on the pit bull type dogs specifically and gets them healthy, finds them foster homes and sets them up for success in their forever homes. Through Nashville Pittie, dogs are taken into home like settings and treated for any rehab that is needed to get these dogs healthy and ready for their forever homes. They do great work and have anywhere from 15-30 dogs at a time, depending on the availability of foster homes. You can read more about Nashville Pittie and keep up with them on their Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/NashvillePitBulls
Pittie in Pink is another breed specific rescue that focuses on the “pit bull” type breeds. They are a bit of a larger scale rescue than Nashville Pittie and have around 40 dogs at a time. Pittie in Pink is run by a lovely lady named Laura Love, whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know through my work. Laura and her rescue team are always looking for ways to raise money and help these dogs that are in need of homes and help. If you’d like to keep up with Pittie in Pink, you can visit their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/Pittie-in-Pink-111078782238015/
Another great place where you can find dogs and cats in need of their homes is Metro Animal Care and Control. MACC is located off Harding Place in Nashville and is run by the city. They are an open intake shelter so the amount of dogs and cats that come through MACC is astonishing. They are a low-kill shelter, which means they do not euthanize pets unless they are showing aggressive or ill behaviors. They are doing great things in Nashville and are trying to save as many dogs that come in. This is the shelter where I got my sweet, little pit bull Eisley Jane and I am so happy I went to MACC so I could allow for another dog to make it to the adoption floor. You can follow MACC on Facebook for more information: http://www.Facebook.com/MetroAnimalCare
Another great rescue doing a lot of work in Nashville is Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue. Proverbs 12:10 is a foster based rescue group as well, meaning that all of the animals taken in live in a foster home until they find their forever homes. Proverbs 12:10 rescues dogs and cats, rehabilitates them and finds them their homes. They are a no-kill rescue group that runs off of donation from their followers. Their mission is to end the over population rate and find all animals in need a forever home. To keep up with Proverbs 12:10 and find out how you can help, you can check out their website here: http://www.proverbs1210rescue.org
This is just a small group out of the ginormous amount of rescue groups and people doing good with animals in Nashville. These are some great places to start when looking for your new family member!