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“Saving just one pet won’t change the world, but the world will change for that one pet!”

I Rescued A Human Today

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I have only the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

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Finding new forever homes for the many homeless, abandoned and owner-surrendered pets that come our way is very challenging! We have partnered with corporate sponsors PETCO and Petfinder to facilitate the adoption process. Loraine Munker, DART Adoption Coordinator, has over 20 years experience matching pets with their new families. All available pets are temporarily housed in foster homes.

Why adopt a pet from DART?

  • spay/neutered
  • current on vaccinations
  • flea & tick free
  • well socialized

Is there an adoption fee?

  • Yes, to help offset the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations & other treatments
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  • Amount varies by individual pet | Read More |

How do I meet the pet I’m interested in?

  • Come to PETCO, Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga – most Saturdays from 2-4pm
  • Many available pets (but not all each time) will be there
  • Be sure to inquire ahead if interested in someone in particular
  • Other visitation arrangements can be made

How do I adopt a pet?

  • Complete & submit online application
  • Contact foster directly for more info & availability of specific pet
  • Adoption fee, payable by check or cash, due at time of Adoption

Some helpful information from The Humane Society of the United States


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