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Available Dogs & Cats

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Dogs and puppies, rescued by RARE and ready for adoption.

Cute Kittens


Cats and kittens, rescued by RARE and ready for adoption.


Small Animals

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, rescued by RARE and ready for adoption.

RARE Adoption Process

How to Adopt

Details about adopting a dog, cat, or other animals from RARE.


Featured Pet

My name is Clark, and I'm an adorable blue (grey) American Staffie eagerly looking for my forever home. I'm approximately 1.5 years old, weigh a sturdy 64 lbs, and have a heart as big as my love for cuddling. If you're searching for a loyal and affectionate companion, I might just be your perfect match! I'm one of those big, goofy, clumsy, love bugs. Despite my size, I firmly believe I'm a lap dog. There's nothing I love more than snuggling up with my humans and showering them with kisses. If you're in need of a warm and fuzzy buddy, I'm your guy!

I must admit, I have a bit of a prey drive, so I wouldn't be suitable for a home with cats or small animals. However, I've done well meeting other dogs while on leash during our neighborhood walks. Although I can be a bit overwhelming for some dogs, I'm learning to improve my social skills with proper guidance and training. That said, I would thrive as the only dog in the household, allowing me to soak up all the attention and love you have to offer.

One of my favorite activities is going on walks in the neighborhood. I'm an excellent walking partner and always enjoy exploring my surroundings. Whether we're strolling through the park or venturing through the streets, I'm sure to make every walk an adventure. Currently, I'm living in a foster home with someone who's around the majority of the time. I absolutely adore having people around, and I'm always thrilled to have company. If you work from home or have a flexible schedule, I would be overjoyed to keep you company throughout the day. Rest assured, I'm both house trained and crate trained. I understand the rules and will do my best to be a well-behaved member of the family. Playing and chewing on toys are some of my favorite pastimes, so having a good selection of toys available is a must in our home.

Dogs for adoption and foster

Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE) is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization based in middle Tennessee with a mission to rescue neglected and abandoned animals in rural areas with extreme overpopulation of companion animals.

We accomplish our mission by :​​
  • Finding fosters and adopters in more populated/metropolitan areas
  • Providing spay/neuter assistance 
  • Transport - Working with rescue partners nationally in order to save a higher quantity of animals more rapidly than we can find fosters and adopters for locally
  • Providing education within communities and schools 



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