Our Rescue Partners

It has been said that keeping up with animal rescue is like emptying the ocean with a teaspoon.  When one group of people attempt it all on their own that certainly proves true.  But when various rescue groups, donors, drivers, and event volunteers all work together we can accomplish amazing things!

Listed below are some of the entities we work with so we can keep saving dogs in our area.


Local Affiliations


Bright Hope Animal Rescue

Is a 501(c)(3) charity in Green County TN founded on July 4, 2008. Their mission is to reduce the number of euthanasia’s by their local Animal Control Facility. They promote spaying and neutering programs by educating their community, rescue animals from Animal Control, care for them, vet them and provide them with loving, forever homes through their adoption program. They are advocates for legislation of mandatory spaying and neutering laws

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Cat’s In the Cradle New Life Sanctuary

A non-Profit Animal rescue in Mosheim, Greene County, TN. 
Operating on a large parcel of land with barns and other outbuildings, this animal rescue includes barn cats and house cats, most of which are available for adoption.   Kennels on this parcel are also in use for dogs being fostered. T his rescue works closely with the Greeneville/Greene County Humane Society.  Dogs are fostered until the rescue that has committed to pulling the dog is ready to take it.

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Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital

Cedarwood has been our family veterinarian for many years. P.M.F.C. has provided rehab/recovery care to orphaned dogs brought to Cedarwood for emergency medical attention. NOTE: Cedarwood is not a non-profit, but donations made on Piney Mountain Foster Care’s account at Cedarwood are tax deductible under PMFC’s 501(c)(3) status.


City of Newport Animal Control

N.A.C. runs a limited “shelter” and does accept owner surrenders from residents of the city only.  They do adopt out these surrenders and unclaimed stray animals that are picked up and brought to their holding facility. They also work with several local rescues to save the unwanted animals.

P.M.F.C. works with some of those rescues and has provided short term foster care to some NAC dogs and day-camp training classes to select inmates at N.A.C. in hopes of getting them accepted by Universal K9 which trains pit bulls as police dogs.

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Friends Animal Shelter

The Friends Animal Shelter is now a no-kill shelter that accepts and adopts out all types of dogs and cats regardless of age, breed, or size from Cocke County residents.  They do not euthanize for space in this facility, instead, they seek out all possible ways to put their animals into safe, loving homes.

PMFC has had an on-and-off relationship with this facility over the years due to changes in management and policies.  As of early 2019, things have straightened out again and we are working with them to help save lives.

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C.A.R.E.

Companion Animal Rescue & Education is an open admission animal shelter in Jefferson City TN.

P.M.F.C. has fostered heartworm positive C.A.R.E. dogs during treatment and we have pulled a number of dogs from there who were in danger of euthanasia or were too stressed by shelter life to survive.

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Humane Society of Jefferson County

Their mission is to protect, serve and advocate for the mutual benefit of the animals and citizens of Jefferson County.  This Humane Society is a part of the larger community.  Join them for community wide events and support for their mission.

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Nationwide Affiliations

We work with the following entities to find forever homes for the dogs we rescue locally.


A Pathway to Hope

A foster based rescue in Northern, NJ dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats, with a focus on special needs cases, south to north rescue of northern breed dogs, local rescue of stray cats and all breeds of dogs and community outreach to further the cause of rescue.

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Animal Rescue Network of New England (ARNNE)

Their mission is simple: To create a unified network of shelters and rescue organizations throughout New England, all working together for a common good.  It is common, everyday practice to have to kill dogs and cats in an over crowded shelter to make room for incoming animals.  Meanwhile in another shelter across town or across state borders, there are no dogs available for adoption.  An opportunity to save lives!

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BePaws They Matter Animal Rescue

BePawsRescue as many as possible of of the high kill shelters in Northeast Arkansas, Alabama and everywhere in  between as, well as our local tri-state area shelters, owner surrenders and strays. Give the best health care to each rescued dog. Every penny goes to the dogs. Give a healthy balanced diet of good quality food because it does matter!” No place is too far to save from as long as we have the funds.Work with and treat with respect and kindness other rescues. Educate as many people as we can reach about animal welfare and what it takes to be a “responsible” pet owner. Including spay/neutering-

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Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

O.F.S.D.S. is a rescue service dedicated to senior dogs because senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs.  They house some in their facility/home and Forever Foster some to volunteer foster homes within a 100 mile radius of their facility.  PMFC is too far away to provide foster care for them, but we do support them financially and can occasionally help out with transporting dogs to them from a rescue situation.

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R.O.A.R.

ROAR was founded on the simple principle that we would provide animals in need with the same love, care and compassion we show our own family pets. Since we opened our doors in 2005, we have placed more than 5,000 neglected and unwanted cats and dogs in caring homes throughout Ridgefield and our surrounding towns.

But our mission does not end at our shelter’s door. ROAR’s staff and volunteers are also committed to enhancing the remarkable bond between people and pets through our education and outreach programs, sharing information about the rewards of adopting a pet, responsibilities of pet ownership, and working with student groups in developing ways to “give back” to animals in need.

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Transport Resources

The following is provided as an aid in finding transport.  Inclusion here is not an endorsement of the service as we cannot keep current with the management, policies, and practices of all of these services.  Some of these entries are a listing of other services.

GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative

The GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative moves dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens from overcrowded east Tennessee animal shelters to under-capacity northern shelters.

Most shelters in east Tennessee are perpetually overcrowded due to random breeding by the large number of unaltered pets. Pet overpopulation is generally not a problem in northern states, where spaying and neutering of pets is a routine part of responsible pet ownership.

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H.E.A.R.T.S.

H.E.A.R.T.S., LLC (Hopson Express Animal Rescue Transport Service) is committed to safely and lovingly transporting animals from rescue groups in the South to their new families in the Northeast. This is USDA licensed transport founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Amanda Hopson. Their goal has been to create a transport service that we would feel confident in putting their own fosters on to travel to their anxiously awaiting homes.

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Rescue Road Trips

Is a non-profit that provides low-cost transport service for Rescue Dogs in the Deep South and an Ohio based rescue. They provide loving, humane road trips for homeless, unwanted, unloved dogs, facing assured-immediate death from Southern Kill Shelters. R.R.T. helps move them to Loving “Forever Homes” and a second chance at life in New England and surrounding areas.

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Rescue Express Transport

Since the inaugural transport on February 14, 2015, Rescue Express Animal Transport has saved over 20,000 pet companions that would have been euthanized in shelters.  Rescue Express transports animals from high-kill shelters in over populated areas throughout the southwest with hopes of expanding our reach to the midwest in 2020.

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