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Get involved with helping animals

Volunteer, Donate

Adopt or foster a dog or cat

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.

RARE Adoption Process

How to Adopt

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


Featured Pet

Meet Abbott, a striking Pit/Shar-Pei mix with a glossy dark chocolate coat and warm hazel eyes that radiate affection. Beyond his captivating looks, Abbott shines with intelligence, fully crate-trained and house-trained, reflecting his quick wit and adaptability. His charm is matched by remarkable social skills; he's a friend to dogs, cats, and children alike, making him the perfect family addition.

Abbott's unique blend of sweetness and charisma, coupled with his sociable nature, makes him an ideal companion for any home. Whether playing with other pets or cozying up with family members, his loving presence brings joy and laughter. Ready to find his forever home, Abbott promises beauty, companionship, and endless affection.

Eager to make this delightful, sociable dog a part of your life? Abbott awaits to bring love and joy to his new family.

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!

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