About Us


Our website: www.heavencanwaitrescue.org

Adoption application: http://www.heavencanwaitrescue.org/apply.html

Our email: heavencanwaitrescue@q.com

If you have submitted an application and haven't heard from us within 24 hours, please email us at heavencanwaitrescue@Q.com.

Adopting a Friend

Complete an adoption application on our web site at www.heavencanwaitrescue.org
Application link:
Email questions to: heavencanwaitrescue@Q.com

Please complete all items on the application; incomplete applications will slow the process. All applications are reviewed by our Animal Care Manager (ACM). She will contact you as soon as she receives the application to begin the process. Our goal is to make the best "forever home" match possible based upon the pet's needs. Our ACM is also responsible for veterinarian and home checks, and can answer any questions regarding the pet or adoptions. You can make an appointment with her to meet the pet.

Most of our rescues come from county animal shelters, puppy mills, abandoned pets and owner surrenders. Each animal is examined, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, tested for heartworms, de-wormed and receives appropriate medical treatment prior to being offered for adoption. In the rare instance that we place a puppy that is too young for this surgery, we will charge a refundable deposit and monitor the puppy to make sure it is altered as soon as it old enough. At that time, we will return the deposit to the owner.

Prospective adoptive families will be required to complete an adoption application and adoption contract. We will pets by appointment, and be as flexible as possible with appointments. Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is pleased to work with out of state adopters, but prospective adoptive families must come and meet with us and pick up their new family member. A veterinarian reference is required. The safety and comfort of our dogs is essential. Therefore, to protect the pets, we will not adopt to a home that uses tie-outs or electric shock collars (underground and/or invisible fencing). Under no circumstances will we ship pets.

Our adoption fees normally vary from $100 to $250, based upon the vet costs. Although they do not cover the costs, it helps. Most of our small breed mixes are $150.

Who We Are

Heaven Can Wait Rescue and Sanctuary

Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charitable nonprofit organization committed to rescuing and providing safe haven for neglected, unwanted, abandoned, and/or injured  companion animals. 

Most of our rescues come from county animal shelters, puppy mills, abandoned pets and owner surrenders. We spay/neuter all animals as soon as possible. We are fortunate to have an animal care manager who brings a unique blend of 25+ years of knowledge and experience in animal rescue with humane society organizations, rescues, and veterinarians. We are committed to providing the bridge to forever homes for adoptable pets, and sanctuary for those that are too traumatized by past abuse, or are ill or old. We provide whatever they need - medical care, special food, soft dog beds, daily care and feeding and lots of love - for a safe, comfortable and happy life. Ultimately, we are with them for end of life care.

Through education and by example, we will work to encourage respect and compassion for all animals.

Come Visit Us

We are located in central Tennessee, about 40 miles south of Nashville.  Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 681434
Franklin, TN 37068-1434
Phone: 615-587-3974

Please note this phone number is a private home, not a shelter.  Appropriate hours to call are 9am - 9pm.  If you're going to contact us in the middle of the night, please use email.  

Web site: www.heavencanwaitrescue.org
Email: heavencanwaitrescue@Q.com

Contact Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

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