• R.A.R.E. Facebook
  • R.A.R.E. YouTube
  • R.A.R.E. Instagram

Be A Hero In Their Story...

Copy of Dog banner website-6.png

Funds, Supplies, Etc

Get involved with helping animals

Volunteer, Donate

Adopt or foster a dog or cat

Available Dogs & Cats

dog running with toy


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


Cats and kittens, 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

Chance the American Pit Bull Terrier is one of our spunky, sweet adult dogs for whom we've been awaiting a perfect forever home. This goofy boy is almost cartoonish to observe on a daily basis. 

When it's time to go out for potty and play time, Chance begins to excitedly marionette at the door like Geppetto the puppeteer. Everyone has their own impersonation of Chance's "door dance." We love him so much, and we want him to go to a forever home where he will be affectionated, adventured, and appreciated for the uber goober that he is. 


Like a dirtbike in the desert, Chance's evening zoomies bring joy and laughter to the play yard - along with a small cloud of dust. When this stunning ivory stallion is done playing with stuffies, squeekies, and tugs, he enjoys a quality porch-sit and will happily put his upper body in your lap for a nice long hug and some well-placed smooches.


Don't let his age fool you; Chance is just as spirited as many puppies. Recently, his foster parents took him out to a hike where he was able to experience waterfalls, steep terrain, and several strangers (Dogs & Humans). He did amazingly well and had plenty of energy to pull them back up to the trailhead on his harness. Whether you're a young single or couple who enjoys a fun-loving, friendly pup to go hiking and camping with or you're a recent retiree looking for a walking or jogging buddy,


Chance would add so much life, laughter, and love to any family. 


Will you be a Hero in Chance's story?

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 

Covid-19 Statement

RARE is still processing applications, receiving monetary or in-kind donations, and scheduling home introductions for adoptable animals and fosters. We are taking every precaution while still providing the proper care and homing  of our animals. Information on ways to give and help support us at this time can be found on the Ways to Give page.



Animals Need Your Support Today!