Snoopy typingWe are always thrilled to receive relevant comments and feedback from our fans and adopters.  And we will make a valiant effort to answer your questions about Piney Mountain Foster Care and our dogs.

If you are reaching out to get us to take your dog, we can not do that: we are not a shelter.  PMFC is a foster care provider and all dogs who come in here are sponsored by a shelter or rescue.  No owner surrenders.


  • Facility Manager: to discuss facility operations.
  • Adoption Coordinator at to inquire about adopting a dog.
  • Foster Home Coordinator, Helen, at to inquire about becoming a foster home for us.

If you can’t do e-mail, there is a contact form below that will take a message and e-mail it to us for you.  It may need to be forwarded to the proper person, who may be at work, so do not expect an immediate reply.
All spam will be completely and pointedly ignored.


If you are sending physical objects send them to:
Piney Mountain Foster Care, 1198 Piney Mountain Road, Newport TN, 37821


Visitors are welcome but arrange a date and time to be sure someone is here (we sometimes have to go buy kibble or transport dogs) and not in the middle of something difficult to interrupt … and so we can secure the vicious, horrible, man-eating dogs (they’re not really, but they try to sound that way).  If you decide to just pop by while Doug is cleaning kennels, for example, (and are not licked to death by the dogs) expect to be handed a scrub brush and be put to work while you talk. 🙂

(Note that we are NOT actually in Newport, we’re in the mountain-side community of Edwina, but the Newport P.O. delivers to us so they force us to adopt them for addressing of mail.)  
Kennels are at the top of the long driveway.  The gate is at the far end of the mobile home (workshop).

HOURS — 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm Mon – Fri  |  12:30 pm- 4:00 pm on Sat  |  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sun.


Not recommended because all of our “people” are volunteers and have day jobs.  Our Facility Manager’s “job” is here, but he stays busy caring for the dogs or attending to maintenance and upkeep, not sitting in an office – even if we had an office for him to sit in. 


You can use Facebook but again, the Manager’s phone is in his pocket not implanted at the end of his left arm.

If you’re looking for information about us as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, that is on the  Corporate page.

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