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We love our doggies, and we hope that you will too.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a "Rescue," and thank you for looking to us for adopting your future, furry, best friend! :) Once one of our babies has tugged at your heart, send us an email with your phone number with the best time to call. From there, we do a phone interview, and an application will be emailed or faxed to you. :) You will also be able to speak with the foster mom of the dog you are interested in to answer any questions and learn even more about them. :) We come to PetSmart in Norwalk CT once a month to do an adoption event . On the day of the event, you will have the opportunity to meet the dog in person and spend some time interacting. If you see it is going to work out well and feel it is the best match, then you will be able to take him or her home that same day! :) No one can come in and adopt the dog out from under you , as this is not a first come first serve type rescue :) The adoption fee is $395 which INLCUDES: all vetting, transportation, updated shots, spay/neuter, flea and tick meds, and bath before being transported. Older dogs or dogs with special needs have a discounted rate. Please understand that our first priority is the care and well being of our dogs. With that being said, if you are looking for a "PERFECT DOG" please look elsewhere. We do not claim to have perfect dogs as there is no such thing as a perfect dog. We try our very best to do what we can in working with our dogs in our foster homes. However, it is important to realize that they will all still need time to adjust to a new home and new situation. So if you have an up coming vacation planned, please contact us for a dog AFTER your vacation is over. :) We will NOT be able to put a hold on any of our dogs. ???? Another thing to consider is allergies. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE- if you have allergies to some dogs, do not look to us for adopting one that MIGHT be ok. We do not want our dogs returned after a few days because of allergy issues that may arise after adoption. We hope that you will respect this request in the best interest of our dogs who have already been through so much. As mentioned already, we are at the local PET SMART in Norwalk CT once a month for the adoption event. Some of our dogs are in CT and some may still be in Tennessee awaiting foster space to come to CT. Sadly, we can not adopt to the state of MA. You can email or call us for an APPLICATION and be sure to watch our Facebook page for updates or email us for the next adoption date!!! To find your "Angel" check out
Our Adoptable Pet List

Cookeville, TN 38501 and Norwalk, CT 06854
Please send an email with your phone number and someone WILL return your call :)

Email: ShellysAngels4u@Gmail.com

Come Visit Us!

We are a 501c3 non profit group. We do not have a shelter. All of our animals are cared for in our own homes. This makes it easier for us to begin the housetraining and get them ready to be in YOUR home. This way, we can also spend more one-on one time with them and see how they behave with other pets, children, etc. If you are interested in one of our pets, send us an email with your number and I will call you for a phone interview and also send you an application the same day. :) We also have transportation and all dogs are brought up privately by one of our foster moms who drives them from Tennessee to Norwalk Connecticut. Our adoption fee's vary from dog to dog. Most our fee's are $395 which INCLUDE, Spay/Neuter, Parvo, Distemper DHHLP shot, Rabies, Bordetella/Kennel cough shot, Heartworm and fecal tested, dewormed, Flea and Tick treatment and it even INCLUDES transportation :) Older dogs and special needs have a lower fee :) You will be informed of them well in advance, so that there will be NO surprises. We also only use Ragland and Riley for all of our vetting, they are a fully equip medical facility, and work with us to give us the best quality care for our rescue babies!! We can not hold any dogs. Once you choose a dog to adopt, we will have to adopt that dog to you that same week, we will not be able to hold a dog until after your vacation or any other plans you had previously made that was already planned, as we have MANY dogs coming in all the time, and it could mean the life and death for a dog waiting to be rescued and needing a foster space, so please be prepared to accept the dog into your home and family the same week.
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The Meaning of Rescue

Now that I'm home, bath, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage,
Least I forget,
There is so much to carry-
So much to regret. Hmmmm...

Yes, there it is, right on the top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my bed, hide Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave-
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I love them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I was not good enough -
for they did not want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Or will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
And never repack?
I pray that you do -
I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?

--Author Unknown

The Meaning of Rescue

I look at all the abandoned & homeless animals all around me,
the cast-offs of human society. I see in their eyes...
love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.
And I get ANGRY! "God I say, this is terrible!
Why don't you do something?"
God was silent for a moment and then spoke softly and said,
"I have my child, I created YOU!!"

Our Happy Tails Section
is our doggies who have
found their forever homes.

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I shall be a believer of all that is good in man
and of all that is deserving in animals.
I shall plead for their lives, campaign for their
safety and uphold their right to a natural death.
I shall seek out the injured and the maimed, the unloved,
and the abandoned and tend to them in their last days.
I shall not forget their place in the hierarchy of life,
nor that we walk in each other's paths.
I shall bear witness to the wonder they bring into
our lives and to the beauty they bestow upon our souls.
I shall renew their spirits when they are waning,
bind their wounds when they bleed,
cradle them when they whimper,
and comfort them when they mourn.
I shall be near them in their hour of greatest need -
a companion and friend when the time has come.
I shall watch over them and console them and ask that
the angels gather them in their arms.
From the creatures of the earth I shall learn the fruits of
compassion and undying love, and I shall be called the beloved of God.
In their company I shall indeed be blessed.
To all the rescue angels "I am an animal rescuer.
I have bought animal food with my last dime,
I have patted a mangy head with my bare hands.
I have hugged those that are vicious and afraid.
I have fallen in love a thousand times,
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body.
I am an animal rescuer. My work is never done,
my home is never quiet, my wallet is always empty-
but my heart is always full. In the game of life, I have already won!"

By: Liz Schiavone

To find your "Angel" check out
Our Adoptable Pet List

Many Thanks!!

I I owe thanks to my mother who, through the years, was always trying to take in all of the neighborhood strays, and for showing me the best way to help a homeless pet. I extend thanks to my father who has always stood behind me in ALMOST everything that I have done, the one exception being the singing phase that I went through, as a child. HA HA.

I would like to say a very warm thank you to my husband who has supported me through this. He loves all the dogs I bring home and makes them feel welcome.

To all the volunteers who are NOT just Volunteers , but a HUGEEEEEE part of this whole team. Pam, Jennifer, Mark, Jimmy, who take care of the dogs and make sure they are fed, watered, medicated and loved. To ALL the Volunteers ( team members), in CT that do SO much on their end to make this a full circle, Theresa, Cindy, Alice, Georgie, her kids, Kate and her mother, Heather, Lucy and sooooooo many more. We couldn't do ANY of of this without them :)

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1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so!

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