Canine Rescue Partners

Side yardPiney Mountain Foster Care is the name we have given to the dog fostering effort we provide. It is not an official “organization” because it has not been incorporated or applied for 501(c)(3) status.

Unfortunately that means any cash gifts given directly to us are not tax deductible. However, the organizations we work with are 501(c)(3) and donations to them are tax deductible.

Our Partners in Canine Rescue

Steele Away Home – Canine Foster and Rescue

A foster home based canine rescue established in 2016 and located in Newport, TN. Each of their rescues are cared for by a loving foster family as they help them on their journey to a forever home. In addition to saving as many lives as they possibly can, they also hope to bring awareness to the need to have pets spayed and neutered to stop the cycle of the homeless animals. Steele Away Home – Canine Foster and Rescue has been established in part to recognize and honor the work of Jenifer Parry Steele who has worked tirelessly since 2003 to save thousands of animals in Newport and Cocke County.

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Newport Animal Control

The City of Newport opened a small shelter facility in a re-purposed building downtown after the Newport Animal Shelter closed, leaving city and county animal control with no place to house animals picked up.  They have very limited housing for dogs, and Steele Away Home works closely with them to prevent the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs.  We have received many of those dogs here at Piney Mountain.

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The Newport Animal Shelter

This animal shelter in Newport Tennessee was our primary source for the dogs we’ve provided care to from 2012 – 2016.  We worked under the supervision of their medical staff and their adoption coordinator Jen Steele.

This facility was closed in July of 2017 due to local politics.


Dogs in Danger

This is an award winning web site owned and operated by The Buddy Fund Inc. and was founded by two dog lovers. The website was launched in October 2007 with the goal of:

  1. Getting as many of these dogs adopted into loving homes as possible, before their time runs out; and
  2. Raising awareness of the number of dogs being killed in shelters.

The co-founders dedicated their respective skills, The Buddy Fund provided the funding, and the shelters listed the dogs.

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rolling rescue truckRolling Rescue

Rolling Rescue is a nationwide network of volunteers who transport dogs from areas where they are not wanted and in danger of being destroyed to areas where good pets are in demand.

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3 Hearts 4 Paws Animal Rescue

A New Jersey non profit organization comprised of volunteers who give selflessly and open their hearts and their homes, as a stepping stone to the permanent home every rescue animal dreams of. They are not a shelter: each of their rescues are cared for in the warmth of their foster homes, as they help them on their journey waiting for the place they can call their own. This is a frequent destination for The Shelter’s Rolling Rescue van.

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C.A.R.E.

Companion Animal Rescue & Education is an open admission animal shelter in Jefferson City TN.  We share resources between us and SAH pulls dogs from their facility.

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Cedarwood Animal Hopsital

Cedarwood is our general veterinary care provider.  Doctor Sanda O’Connor D.V.M. is also a good friend to our rescue (and others) going way beyond the norm to see to the needs of homeless animals in our county.

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Eleventh Hour Rescue

A volunteer based, non profit, 501c3 organization that literally saves dogs and cats from death row. They rely on the generosity of volunteers to provide loving foster homes for dogs and cats pulled from death row in high-kill shelters. Without you, they couldn’t do what they do, and that is to simply give them a chance. Without you, those animals don’t stand a chance.

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FOWA Rescue

Friends Of Wayne Animals, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) rescue organization based in Wayne, NJ. They are dedicated to the welfare, sheltering and placement of homeless animals. They are committed to educating the public about the humane treatment of animals, preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation and promoting animal welfare. This is a frequent destination for The Shelter’s Rolling Rescue van.

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Fur Friends In Need

A charitable animal rescue, adoption organization servicing Monmouth County, NJ and Staten Island, NY. Their main focus is to find homes for the homeless animals in their care, and to educate the public on the importance of spay/neuter of pets in order to reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters. F.F.I.N., also believes in trap, neuter and return of feral cats who have a responsible caretaker. They are an organization looking to expand foster care homes in order to care for the many animals in need. All of the animals in their care are spay/neutered and receive love, food, shelter and medical care as needed, until a loving forever home is found.

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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. We are 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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Pawsitively Purrfect Rescue

An all volunteer organization dedicated to helping neglected and abandoned dogs and cats in the Carbon, Schuylkill, Northampton, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Luzerne, and Philadelphia areas of PA. It is their mission to rescue and re-home abandoned and neglected dogs and cats. To provide a loving and caring environment while within their care. To provide a positive adoption experience as well as training and educational resources and to encourage responsible ownership.


Peyton’s Place Animal Rescue

Peyton’s Place Animal Rescue is dedicated to rescuing small domesticated animals that come from a variety of situations, be it a kill shelter, partner rescue group or an individual that can no longer care for their pet. They are committed to ensure animals that come into their group are fully vetted and have clean bills of health before finding them the best possible home.

They are a registered 501(c)(3) non profit.  They do not take salaries: every dollar raised goes to the animals.

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S.A.V.E.

Founded in 1941, SAVE is an independent non-profit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals in the greater Princeton NJ area. Through six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education, SAVE focuses on the rehabilitation and successful placement of treatable and adoptable animals. SAVE endeavors to build, foster, and strengthen the human-animal bond.

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