Nashville Humane Association
"The Nashville Humane Association (NHA), incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County, is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment.
While our location and logo (Don’t you just love Rover and Fluffy?) have changed throughout the years, our devotion to being a voice to those without one has remained steady and strong.
Nashville Humane Association is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals."
Doug The Pug Foundation
The mission of what Doug the Pug does every day is to bring joy and happiness. Through his visits with children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, it was only natural that Doug the Pug wanted to do more than just bring joy for a few moments. Families and children in treatment for cancer or a life-threatening illness have needs outside of medical support to maintain families, bring joy, and support for the battle they are on.
Rebellion Dog Rescue
"We were just two girls with a big dream.
Strangers up until the beginning of 2019, we both had the same vision for a dog rescue that would help rehabilitate dogs struggling in the shelter system and then place them with foster families, and eventually their forever homes. Individually we had dreams of what our rescue would look like- both excited but burdened by the thought of “where do I even begin?”
It wasn’t until the beginning of 2019 that we met and quickly realized our mission, values, and goals were completely aligned...down to the very last details of what our future building would look like.
Through lots of learning, asking questions, researching and being guided by mentors....we launched Rebellion Dog Rescue. A mission to help break the stereotype of the shelter dog by showing people how amazing these dogs truly are.
A place where we can patiently and individually care for the dogs in our program. And then, after lots of love and confidence....place them with their forever families. We know it won’t always be easy, but these precious animals are worth it. Are you ready to join us?
-Co-founders, Kelsey & Kylie "
Wags & Walks Nashville
"Wags & Walks was founded in 2011 by Lesley Brog, the daughter of a veterinarian, who was devastated by the number of sweet and healthy dogs being euthanized due to overcrowding in LA shelters. Wags & Walks’ main goal when founded was to break the stigma that rescue dogs are damaged goods and to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters by showing the community that you can find wonderful dogs of all breeds and sizes through rescue. That value has remained consistent as the rescue has continued to grow.
Wags & Walks’ success can be credited to a team of dog-loving, loyal and intelligent people that share a can-do attitude as well as a strong network of partners, incredible alumni (as we call our previous adopters) and our value of choosing our dogs on temperament rather than breed. Every Wags & Walks dog has been through a temperament evaluation to ensure we know the best fit for our dogs. Not only is this a way to ensure successful adoptions, but it also helps spread the word that shelter dogs are the best dogs!
Our team drives hundreds of miles each week and spends hundreds of hours to save as many wonderful dogs as we can. With your help, we can save so many more.
In 2018, Wags & Walks saved nearly 1,200 dogs. Since our inception in 2011, Wags & Walks has saved more than 5,000 dogs and now we have our permanent home at the Wags & Walks Adoption Center. Wags & Walks is so excited to have opened our very own adoption center located at 2236 Federal Ave in Los Angeles which is open from 12-8pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends as well as a foster-based chapter in Nashville, TN!"