New Product to feed rescue dogs during lock-down

During this time of medical emergency when more and more cities are locking down and prohibiting travel, it has ripple effects on others, even those far away and not (yet) under mandated quarantine.  For instance, of the 10 dogs currently in residence here at Piney Mountain Foster, 3 have been claimed by a rescue and 1 has been adopted and are ready to move on toward their forever homes.  But they can’t because of travel restrictions.  So they will stay here until the emergency is passed and folks are allowed to venture out enough to claim their new family members.  Will you help us feed them during this time of trouble?

Paw-Print Coasters

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These delightful coasters are hand crocheted from super-absorbent yarn by multi-medium artist Donna Gregg.  They are approximately 5″ in diameter: big enough to protect your furniture from a large mug or even a bowl.  These will be custom made for you in your choice of colors, then shipped directly to you.

These make great gifts for any animal lover, as well as being a useful addition to your own home that helps feed hungry rescue dogs.

$5.00 each or a set of four for $18.00
(with free shipping)

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Donna accepts on-line payments through PayPal.

In the Local Paper

On January 17th Gem Lieser, a reporter for the Newport Plain Talk newspaper came out to interview us about Piney Mountain Foster Care.  She became aware of us when Tourism Director, Linda Lewanski, talked about us and our Dogwood Days festival planned for May 2nd during an “upcoming events” segment on the radio.  She was plugging us because we are Newport Chamber of Commerce members.

The article came out in the paper on March 15.  Ms. Lieser got some of the info about dogs mixed up – but I threw a lot of info at her pretty quickly.  It was Buddy who came here from Cedarwood, not Scout, Scout came from The Friends Shelter.  If you’d like to see the article, I scanned it to JPG files.  Click the thumbnails below:

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Piney Mountain Foster Care, Inc. Earned a Gold Seal of Transparency

Piney Mountain Foster Care, Inc. first earned a Gold Seal in 2019 by providing information on our nonprofit to GuideStar.  Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.  We maintain that information so we keep the Gold Seal through the years.  We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world.

Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

What do you think?  Check out our profile at our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar.  GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.  Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid.  Learn more at

Wrapped Up In Love

Photo by Mandy Neylon. Used with permission

Cold weather is moving in.  Many shelter and rescue dogs will be needing some extra warmth in the coming months.  Fleece blankets are warm, snuggly, and durable.

Wal-Mart currently has a sale on fleece blankets with prices starting at $2.50 each.  We encourage you to purchase a few and donate them to your favorite rescue or animal shelter. also has some great prices on “bulk packs” of fleece blankets that contain anywhere from 12 to 50 blankets and can be delivered to the rescue or shelter of your choice.

If you would like to help Piney Mountain Foster Care keep our residents snuggly warm but don’t want to shop, you can donate here (button to the right), and specify that your donation is to be used for blankets.  We will thank you, and the dogs will thank you.

We do not leave the dogs in outside kennels in the bitter cold.  They are taken inside and crated in the bunkhouse.  The bunk house is kept at 50° to reduce shock when going out to potty after being inside for a long period.  So having warm blankets in their crates is a great comfort to them.  And when it’s warm enough to be outside, putting a blanket on their Kuranda bed makes that nicer to lounge on as well.

Piney Mountain Foster Care, Inc. is a registered (Tennessee) non-profit corporation, and 501(c)(3) recognition is pending.