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How to help

  • Foster

    We are always in need of fosters to care for our rescues until they are adopted. Becoming a foster is the same process as an adoption, please refer to the adoption process page. The difference is that we provide supplies and vet costs and the dog only stays in your home short term until it is adopted out.

  • Adopt

    We have so many wonderful dog companions, find your match today! Check out our adoptable pets. You can also read about our adoption process. Also, check out our resources links once you have adopted.

  • Volunteer

    Occasionally we may have a need for volunteers. Possible opportunities could include rescue transportation, dog walking, adoption events, and the like. Contact us by email to see what our current volunteer needs are.

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About Us

Our mission

Our mission is to save dogs from high-kill shelters where they would otherwise be euthanized. The rescued dogs are fully vetted and spayed or neutered, then taken to a foster home where they are treated like family. Fostering allows our team time to get to know the dog’s personality and temperament so we can match the dog with the right family. We then get to know the potential adoptive family to make sure it will be a good fit for all. The dogs have been through enough and we do not want to see dogs bounced back and forth. We also ask that our adopters be willing to work with their new pet to see it through, as adjustment to their new life may take some time and understanding.

Dogingham Palace Rescue is a small ALL VOLUNTEER non-profit rescue in the Nashville, TN area. Our rescue formed because there is always a need to save dogs from euthanasia in high-kill shelters. With the pet population as it is right now, it seems like a losing battle. We save as many as we can and only wish we could save more. It is heartbreaking to not be able to rescue them all, but it is extremely difficult with the numbers we face.

Our rescue pulls dogs mostly from high-kill shelters (Nashville, surrounding areas and other states) and if we have room, we sometimes help the public who want to surrender dogs. We save dogs that we know have a likelihood of a second chance in life. There are so many dogs in shelters, and just not enough homes for them all. Dogs that end up at shelters are there for many reasons and sometimes we never know the real reason why. Our hearts always hurt most for the abused dogs or strays with no families to love them. It is also heartbreaking when owner surrender dogs have no clue why or how they ended up at a shelter. Sometimes they are the first to be euthanized.

Every dog we rescue is fostered in our own personal homes and not in a shelter until we can find them a wonderful new forever home. This helps us get to know the dog better so we can find them the right home. We hope to one day have a facility so we can save more dogs and work on training dogs with behavioral problems.

Our team

  • Jo Founder
  • Tammy Rescuer
  • Trish Rescuer


  • Adopt. Don't Shop.

    "A dog need not be a purebreed to be pure of heart."

    - Author Unknown
  • Rescue animals have great spirit.

    "Rescue animals aren't broken... they've simply experienced more life than other animals. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write; the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don't pity them. Do something. Help to RESCUE. DONATE. VOLUNTEER. FOSTER. ADOPT. And be proud to have their greatness by your side."

    - Author Unknown
  • Change their world for the better.

    “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

    - Karen Davison
  • Be the person your dog thinks you are.

    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

    - Author Unknown

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Some of our success stories

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Dogingham Palace Rescue
Hermitage, TN

(703) 675-6500

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