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Adopt or foster a dog or cat

Available Dogs & Cats

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Have Your Gift Matched!

Rural Animal Rescue Effort is excited to participate and join in on the fundraising event, The Big Payback, that unites Middle Tennessee each year.

Donate before 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 and your gift will be matched by Allegiant Canine - up to $1,500 - and a pound of food from Nature's Select up to 500 lbs!

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Dogs

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

Cats and kittens for adoption

Cats

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.

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.

RARE News

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