About Us


For the Love of Dogs is having a fundraiser during the months of April and May and all you have to do is donate used or gently worn shoes. Any kind of shoe is acceptable - athletic shoes, dress or casual shoes, boots, work shoes, baby or children's shoes, etc. We must collect at least 2,500 pairs of shoes to get $1,000. All you need to do is clean out your closet and kill two birds with one stone. You can call me at 423-488-3471 to pick up shoes or take them to any of the donation box locations listed below. This list will be updated as we add more locations. If you have a business where we can place a donation box, please contact me, and I will bring a box to your location. We appreciate any donation. Since we rescue mostly senior and/or special needs dogs, the money from this fundraiser will go to help medical expenses for these special dogs.

Ramsey’s Produce, 4118 N Access Road, Hixson

State Farm (Donald Kane) Office, 5506 Highway 153, Suite 114, Hixson

Assisted Living in Hixson (formerly Wellington Place), 4515 Hixson Pike, Hixson

House of Pets, 4105 Dayton Blvd, Red Bank

The Terrace at Mountain Creek, 1005 Mountain Creek Road, Red Bank

If It’s Tails Grooming Shop, 8995 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy

Wild Bird Unlimited, 6025 East Brainerd Road #102, corner of East Brainerd/Brainerd Roads, Brainerd

Sequoyah Animal Hospital, 222 Sequoyah Access Road, Soddy Daisy


After many years of rescuing all breeds and ages, For the Love of Dogs is now focusing on rescuing senior dogs. We are still full because there have been so many senior babies left behind when their families can no longer care for them. Our kennels are full and overflowing. We are an all-breed rescue and have mostly middle aged to senior dogs of all sizes. Please consider fostering a dog even if you can't adopt, and please spay or neuter your pets.

PETMEDS has everything we need to keep our pets healthy. Check out their website, www.1800PetMeds.com, to keep your pets healthy.

For the Love of Dogs exists solely through donations. Donations are tax deductible. We rescue mostly senior dogs who may not be adopted as quickly as younger dogs. Donations are necessary to provide medical care for these sweet senior babies through no fault of their own have been surrendered to a shelter.


Adopting A Friend

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs in Tennessee, please send an e-mail to fortheloveofdogs@epbfi.com for an application. The adoption fees range from $100 - $200 depending on age of the dog if adopted locally. Out of area adoptions are $200 plus a transport fee . The fee includes spay/neuter, all vaccinations, heartworm check, deworming, and flea/tick preventative.

For the Vermont Dogs please contact carole.moore@me.com

see us on FB at vermontdogrescue  

For Connecticut dogs, please contact Kim at adoptionsftlod@yahoo.com

Who We Are

For the Love of Dogs was founded because of our commitment to finding permanent homes for dogs tha have been abandoned. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization approved through the IRS.

After many years of rescuing all breeds and ages, For the Love of dogs is now focusing on senior and/or special needs dogs. 

All donations are tax deductible. Funding is strictly through donations. Donations are always welcome and can be in the form of a monetary donation or donations of blankets, sheets, toys, dog treats, etc. For more information about adopting or donating, please contact Pam at forthelovedogs@epbfi.com.



Come Visit Us

Please call for an appointment and directions (private road - not on mapquest). I work full time and am in and out at different times.

Contact For the Love of Dogs


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