We've compiled a list of helpful pet-related resources for your ease and enjoyment.
Pet Assistance Network - My "pet" project. This is a website which I started to help pets keep their loving homes! It is a resource to provide guidance for families struggling to keep their pets fed and healthy. And, if they are still unable to keep their pet in the family, we help them find a new home for their beloved pets. Rehoming a pet is not an easy decision, so we offer compassionate guidance to help them ensure that their pet goes to a great home. We also have established a "Death Row Fund" to help sponsor pets already in the shelters in an effort to help them find rescue or adopters.
Dogs Deserve Better - DDB Nashville is a great organization which I am proud to be a volunteer member of! This wonderful organization works hard to help give freedom to the chained and penned dogs of Middle Tennessee. They work to embetter the lives of these dogs through education, legislation and action! From working to educate owners, to building fences to get dogs off the chain, to working with local and state lawmakers to improve legislation, finding great forever homes for chained dogs surrendered and abandoned by their owners and so much more! There are many great volunteer opportunities, so if you are looking to get involved, please check out DDB Nashville!
Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue - I also volunteer and foster for Proverbs 12:10. This wonderfull organization has been rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming homeless animals of Middle Tennessee for over 20 years. They hold a large adoption day every Saturday at the Petco in Bellevue. So, if you're looking to add a new furry family member, be sure to check them out!
Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary - I also volunteer as photographer for Freedom Farm. FFAS is a non-shelter, foster-based rescue, meaning that all pets available for adoption have been living in loving foster homes. They hold a large adoption day every Saturday at the Rivergate PetSmart in Madison. So, if you're looking to add a new furry family member, be sure to check them out!
Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue - I volunteer regularly out at The Nest. They are doing amazing great work here in Nashville to save animals in need and give them another chance at a good life! If you're looking for a new member of your furry family, please be sure to check out the many wonderful dogs available for adoption at Robyn's Nest.
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a Forever Foster Home based Sanctuary in beautiful Mount Juliet TN, currently housing fifteen senior dogs and two dogs in recovery at the Sanctuary and others in Forever Foster Homes in the Middle Tennessee area. While providing lifetime homes for senior dogs, OFSDS strives to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with older dogs. We are an all volunteer run, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. We do not concern ourselves with the quantity of time that they have left, rather the quality of the life that we can provide them for that time.
Death Row Doggies - Rescuing dogs from "death row" in local high-kill shelters and helping them find new loving homes.
Humane Society of Dickson County - Doing great work rescuing and advocatin g for animals in Dickson County, TN! And, they are also the rescue that I adopted my girl, Angel from. I also foster for them and volunteer to help them at their Adopt-a-thons at the Nashville West PetSmart. They are there from 11am-4pm the first 3 Saturdays of the month.
Nashville Humane Association - The Nashville Humane Association is a non-profit organization helping to protect the well being of animals in Davidson County. They offer many great services to the Nashville and surrounding communities including a mobile low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic, community pet food bank and much more.
Camp Chaos 37206 - Camp Chaos 37206 is a married couple who has made it a habit to help dogs in need. We have taken dogs off the streets of Nashville, brought them into our home, given them a warm bath, some nutritious food, and gotten them acquainted with our pack. After we figured out that the dog has no one looking for it, the males are neutered, the females are spayed, and all dogs are given vaccinations, Frontline, tested for heartworms & treated if positive or given heartworm preventative if negative.
Training Spot, Tonia Floyd - Training Spot Ranch specializes in teaching you and your family how to communicate by a common language with your canine companion. You will be taught commands and learn how your dog thinks so you can understand why you are working with your dog in a particular way. Following an in-home evaluation, I comprise a training plan tailored to your dogs everyday experiences, the humans that impact their lives and your expectations of your furry friend. Training Spot will set you and your canine on a happy path of understanding and companionship.
PawsFriendly.com - comprehensive directory of Pet-Friendly hotels and vacation rentals throughout the United States.
Blue Ridge GA Cabin Rentals - Our friends at Mountain Getaway Cabin Rentals offer luxury cabin rentals in Blue Ridge, GA at affordable prices. Located in the heart of the North Georgia mountains, their rental cabins offer luxurious amenities including amazing mountain vistas, hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens, game room with pool table, jacuzzi, satellite TV and much more. I've stayed there many times and cannot wait to get back sometime soon! When you book, tell them Pet Assistance Network sent you and they will donate $25 to our pet rescue!
Pet Supplies & Medicines
Davidson Farmers Co-Op - Davidson Farmers Cooperative is your hometown store, locally owned and operated since 1941. The Co-Op is also an extremely pet-friendly business. They not only have a great selection of pet and farm supplies at affordable prices, but they also welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs in the store. Be sure to check them out the next time you need collars, leashes, food, flea/tick prevention, grooming supplies, etc.
Nashville Holistic Pet - it is our mission to ensure each of our guests receives the products and knowledge needed to achieve a holistic approach while caring for their pet. We provide a warm, welcoming place for you and your pet to achieve this goal. We have been your neighborhood holistic pet care, grooming and nutrition experts for 17 years.
Pet Stop of Middle Tennessee - Pet Stop of Nashville, the leader in Electronic Fence Industry, with over 19 years of experience in the Middle Tennessee Area.
Grooming by Christy - Christy Womble is a mobile groomer in Nashville. She is in high demand and for very good reason! She not only does a fantastic job on grooming, but she is extremely gentle and compassionate for the dogs she is working on. She is the only one I trusted with my Rachel, a senior, obstinate (but sweet) chow mix with bad hips. After her grooming sessions with previous groomers, my poor girl couldn't get up or walk well for several days afterward. But that was never the case with Christy, because she allowed her to lie down while she worked on her top and sides and gave her breaks so that she didn't make her stand in discomfort. I always recommend Christy to my clients who ask for a groomer referral.
Nashville Holistic Pet - Nashville Holistic Pet is staffed by knowledgeable experts who are also animal owners and lovers. With a focus on holistic care, pet safety and relaxation, our products and immaculate, sophisticated salon set the standard for grooming.
Parker's Paws Animal Hospital - Located in West Nashville across from Target on White Bridge Road. Dr Klapheke is my personal vet and my dogs and I just LOVE her! I highly recommend her to ALL of my clients. Give her a call and let her know that Sherry Anderson / Parthenon PUPS referred you!
Caudle Veterinary Clinic - Located in the Inglewood neighborhood of East Nashville. Caudle Vet Clinic is a Dog and Cat Clinic/Hospital that prides themselves on providing great medical care and love to their patients. Dr. Pandya is great and he has given great care to my own personal dogs as well as some of my rescues.
Value Vet - Value Vet is the most affordable quality vet care you will find in Nashville. They offer Low Cost vaccinations, spay & neuter, flea, tick and heartworm preventatives and all other healthcare needs for your beloved pets. Value Vet takes great care of all of the dogs for my rescue, Pet Assistance Network.
Franklin Road Animal Hospital, Mark Ingram, DVM - HOLISTIC PET CARE. Dr Ingram has done wonders with my senior dog who has severe hip displasia and arthritis. Conventional vets told me that her only prognosis was amputation of her hind leg to the femur head. With the degeneration in her other hip and the arthritis, amputation really was not a viable option. After only 3 prolotherapy treatments from Dr. Ingram, she is now completely off the Rimadyl and gets around better than ever. Additionally, Dr. Ingram was able to diagnose her with food allergies which has allowed me to change her food and she is no longer suffering from itchy skin and hot spots. I recommend Dr. Ingram to everyone who has a pet suffering from allergies and/or joint, ligament, tendon injuries. Or, if you just prefer a holistic approach to your pet's healthcare, Dr. Ingram is the vet for you and your furry family!
Animal Health Center of Franklin - Great vets and a great staff! I never would have gotten through the death of my beloved Nikki if not for their compassion and kindness. They truly care about your pet and you!
Fellow Pet Sitters
Fur Kids Pet Sitting - My good friend Terri Lane runs a pet sitting service in Blount County, TN. She was also my Rachel's foster mom and is a volunteer with Blount County Humane Society.
Pineapple Pets - Melbourne Pet Sitter Nicole Ryan and her staff service the Melbourne FL area. If you are vacationing or moving to the East Coast of Florida, call on Pinapple Pets for your pet sitting needs.
Lighthouse Pet Sitting of Cape Cod - Professional In-Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking. Lodging visits for vacationers and home security visits also available. Pet first aid and CPR certified as well as an Accredited Pet Sitter.
Dana's Pet Sitting - Dana Serna is an Ansonia, CT Pet Sitter with 22 years experience, vet tech for 20 years, fully insured.
Nashville Dog Parks
Centennial Dog Park - My Crew's favorite place in the whole wide world!
Pet Products, Pet Services and Information Directory
Handicapped Pets - Dog Wheelchairs, Products, Services, and Support for caretakers of elderly, injured, and disabled animals.
Pet Sitter America - National Pet Sitting directory with listings of local pet sitters.
Cartoon Animal Rescue T-Shirts - High Quality t-shirts with fun cartoon messages to help support animal rescue groups. $5 from the sale of every t-shirt is donated to help save more animals!
Groupon.com - If you haven't checked out Groupon yet, you should! Great daily deals! And, it's a great way to try out new places around town on a budget!
If you have a pet-related website which can be resourceful for our Nashville Petsitting clients, then please contact us.