Our own animals are just a few of the many reasons I'm so passionate about pet adoption. I'd love to tell you a little more about how they came into our lives!
It all started with Max, the cutest little shepherd-mix puppy. He was my first pet as an adult. We fell in love with his adorable puppy face and he was with us for 10 years.
We adopted our sweet white cat Skywalker from a local PetSmart and he was with us for 15 years. We lost him last year and miss him so much!
Rosie, our 14-year-old Bassett Hound, was adopted from a friend who had her for three years and realized Rosie needed more one-on-one time than she was able to give. We met Rosie, fell in love with her, and now she has all the attention she could possibly want! :)
We also have Buzzsaw, our puma. He is an amazing cat with a very distinct personality, and has been with us for 12 years!
After we lost Max, we decided to start fostering. Our two latest additions, Don Draper and Rollo, both came from East C.A.N. After fostering 25+ puppies and dogs, these two - one right after another - stole our hearts (and each other's, they have a serious bromance going on). Since we have three dogs of our own, we are now primarily fostering kittens!
In my opinion, rescue animals make the best pets! Even if you are looking for a particular breed, there are rescue groups for them all - do some research and find the pet that's right for you and your family.
Here are a few animal related groups we have worked with and feel passionate about supporting. You can click on their names to go directly to their websites.
Williamson County Animal Center - We currently foster kittens with this group! They are a public open-intake shelter serving the citizens of Williamson County, Tennessee.
Agape Animal Rescue - Agape provides foster care for pets while they wait for their forever homes. You can see some of the adorable animals that come through their organization from our post on the holiday fundraiser I did for them in 2017!
Nashville PITTIE Rescue - Nashville PITTIE's goal is to restore the image of pit bulls through education, responsible pet ownership, and spay/neuter programs. I've done photos for their adoptable pets and a fundraiser mini day for them in the past!
East C.A.N. - This organization is comprised of a network of foster homes. They always have lots of sweet pups available for adoption, so if you are looking to adopt please check them out.
Pet Community Center - This wonderful organization has a physical location in East Nashville and provides low-cost spay and neuter services, as well as basic vetting. I can't say enough good things about them, and they can always use support in way of volunteers and donations!
R.A.R.E. - (Rural Animal Rescue Effort) I have been working with R.A.R.E to photograph their adoptable cats and dogs. This organization pulls animals from rural shelters and pounds to get them into new forever homes, and also runs a foster program.
I would be happy to connect you with any of these groups - just let me know how I can help!