Canine Rescue

Foster dog care
We are Doug and Marie and we live on a mountainside in Edwina Tennessee where we provide foster care to dogs. Our specialty is caring for dogs going through heartworm treatment, but also take in those with behavior issues.  When adoptable, these dogs are transported to other rescues (mostly east coast) for adoption. See the Canine Rescue Partners page for details.

Our Facility

Our facilities include a 1/3 acre fenced play yard, two 10′ x 10′ x 6′ chain link pens with roofs, deep pea gravel floors, dog houses, and Coolaroo raised beds for nice weather accommodations and a heated building with an assortment of crates for foul-weather accommodations of non-housebroken dogs.

For those concerned about penning dogs: the dog’s do not stay in the pens all the time.  Each dog gets multiple play/training sessions each day when they are allowed to run and play in our large, fenced yard.  The pens are to keep them safe between play sessions and we consider a 10′ x 10′, covered space equipped with comfort measures kinder to them than being crated indoors when we cannot be with them.

Housebreaking is done in our own home.

Our Mentors

Cochise was our first foster dog back in 2012. We fell in love with and adopted him. Blondie was our 5th foster and Cochise fell in love with her (so did we) and convinced us to keep her as well. Together they help us train the foster dogs. They are mentors, roll models, and interpreters. Cochise also tells the Doggy Tales stories you will find here.

Cochise,Posts about Cochise BlondiePosts about Blondie

Past & Present Foster Dogs

Below are photos, names and residency dates of our fosters. Those with a colored background are (or soon will be) available for adoption.

Starting in 2017, each dog gets a Foster Dog Diary page that offers photos and video of each dog interacting with people and other dogs as well as descriptions of their personality and habits. This goes WAY beyond the single photo and basic stats that are generally all shelters and rescue operations can provide. But, they CAN link to these added resources and greatly improve interest in these dogs.

E.H.R. pages are administered by Eleventh Hour Rescue, F.F.N. pages by Fur Friends in Need, P.P.R. site by Pawsitively Purrfect Rescue.  These links are added when a dog goes to these rescues and remain until they are adopted.

Julian
Julian

Apr. 2017 – Here Now

Sylvia
Sylvia

Apr. 2017 – Here Now

Buddy
Buddy

June 2017 – Here Now

Charlie
Charlie

Mar. 2017 – Mar. 2017

Lego
Lego

Mar. 2016 – Apr. 2017

Josephine
Josephine

Apr 2017 – Resident

Valentina
Valentina

Feb. 2017 – Mar. 2017

Ilo
Ilo

Feb. 2017 – Here Now

Joey

Mar. 2017 – Mar. 2017

Bud
Bud

Jan. 2017 – Feb. 2017

Cora

Jan. 2017 – Feb 2017

Spencer
Spencer

Feb. 2017 – Mar. 2017

Fido Steele
Fido

Nov. 2016 – Dec. 2016

Jasmine
Jasmine

Nov. 2016 – Jan. 2017

gator
Gator

Nov. 2016 – Mar. 2017

lulu
Lulu

June – Sept 2016

Millie
Millie

Sept 2016 – Nov 2016

Tinker
Tinker

Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2017

Roger
Roger

Nov. 2015 – Jan. 2016

Volt
Volt

Jan. – June 2016

Jasper
Jasper

Mar. – Oct. 2016

Shortcake
Shortcake

June – Aug 2015

Bristol
Bristol

Aug. – Dec 2015

Kathy
Kathy

Sept. – Dec. 2015

Cogdill
Cogdill

Jan. – May 2015
Posts

Dune
Dune

Jan. – Apr. 2015
Posts E.H.R. Facebook

buster bob
Buster-Bob

May – Aug 2015
Posts

Drake
Drake

Sept – Oct 2014
Posts

Lupa 02
Lupa

Oct – Dec. 2014
Posts

Lancelot
Lancelot

Dec. 2014 – Mar. 2015
Posts

Foster dog Boomer
Boomer

April – June 2014
Posts

foster dog Smokey
Smokey

April – Dec. 2014
Posts

Cattle Dog, foster
Babe

July – Sept 2014
Posts

Handsome Herc.
Hercules

Dec 2013 – Apr 2014

Buster Brown
Buster

Feb – Aug 2014

Retriever/Labrador mix foster
Kingsley

March – July 2014

A rareshot of malachi standing still
Malachi

Oct – Nov 2013
Posts

Rhonda Roo
Rhonda

Aug – Dec 2013
Posts

Cheyanne
Cheyanne

Dec 2013 – Jan 2014
Posts

Jim in foster care
Jim

May – June 2013

Janet in foster care
Janet

June – Aug 2013
Posts

Belle
Belle

July 3013 – died
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Bella in foster care
Bella

Dec 2012 – Jan 2013
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Blondie
Blondie-Bear

March 2013 – Resident
Posts about Blondie

Faith in foster care
Faith

Jan 2013 – died
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Cochise
Cochise

June 2012 to Resident
Posts Facebook

Curry in foster care
Curry

Sept – Nov 2012
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Ruckus in foster care
Ruckus

Nov 2012 – Jan 2013
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