Happy Tails from Joe & Liz

Joe and Liz Adopted Snow on 1 12 13.  Snow is great he sure is a daddys boy he sleeps on daddy side of the bed i think he is promble still mad at moma because she took him and got his teeth cleaned and he has not got over it until he wants to eat i love the a.a.r.f program because they take good care of those animals and i would adopt from them again thank you again for snow

Happy Tails from Lauren



Lauren adopted Abby & Cameron in August 2010.  Abby and Cameron are now known as Abby and Gideon.  Abby and Gideon are doing so well! They’ve made my little one bedroom apartment my home and continue to give me all the stories my friends can stand! They’ve grown so much! Especially Gideon. He’s very calm and very into yumz time. He makes me check his food bowl everytime I come home. As soon as I say something like, “You’ve got food” or “I see your food!” he’ll go back to napping. It’s so cute. Abby is a fireball. She’s energetic and generally all over the place! She’s the cat to blame when something falls because she’s always so curious. Sweet in her own way, Abby has her meaness in her, but she’s worth it (or so I tell myself when I’m bandaging a fresh scratch). All in all I’m very happy with my furry children and love that AARF brought us together.

Happy Tails from Tiffany





Tiffany adopted Lilly11/3/2012 .  Tiffany’s new name is now Blondie.  My husband had been wanting another dog since we had lost our lil girl doxie 6 months before. I wasnt ready and I looked at other rescues and he would send me pictures of dogs daily. One day while at home I noticed Bolt just sitting there playing all alone. I figured it was time ….So I started checking out places and when I got to Lilly(Now Blondie) a lab doxi mix I stopped to read her story: Blondie was found abandoned on the side of the road, naked and hairless from mange and suffering from parasites and malnutrition. The person who found her thought she would never recover so they brought her to the vet to be put down. The vet was going to, but then Blondie looked up into her eyes and wagged her little tail. At that moment, the vet knew that Blondie was going to fight to recover. A kind foster home has took Blondie in after the vet got her mostly healthy. She has regained her hair and her life! Once I was done I called my husband and sent him the link to check her out. He fell in love with her. I emailed aarf to see if she was available and to set up a time to see Bolts reactions. Everything was great! She was nervous the first day. We took her to meet family and they loved her too… got a bit spoiled since they had a cookout. Lots of hand outs were given and her grandpa loves his new grandpuppy 🙂 she has now been with us for several months and I dont see how we lived with out the lil stinker. She does great in the car and is rarely nervous.. unless she sees the vacuum. Thank you aarf for helping us find our forever bit of sunshine Blondie.

“AARF Week” at Blue Coast Burrito

AARF Fundraiser Weed at Blue Coast BurritoSunday, August 26th – Saturday, September 1st

Visit Blue Coast Burriot and just say we’re here for “AARF” when you order and they will donate 10% of your sale! Invite your friends, family, neighbors & strangers!
Every “All about Rescue” order helps! Eat with Blue Coast Burrito anytime during the week of
Sunday, August 26th – Saturday, September 1st at the Cookeville location and help support All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc!

Download this flyer to put at your office, church or school!

Blue Coast Burrito
1010 S. Jefferson Ave – Cookeville

A.A.R.F. Purchases Transport Vehicle-Thanks to PETCO Foundation

Thanks to the support of the PETCO foundation, A.A.R.F. has purchased a transport vehicle to assist in relocating animals from the full shelters in the upper cumberland to empty shelters in the north.  Thanks to Cookeville Nissan’s Jeff Lichtle for his awesome service and the GREAT DEAL we received on this van!  We will be having the van wrapped shortly!

PETCO Foundation Awards A.A.R.F. $45,000 Grant to Purchase Transport Vehicle!

A BIG THANKS to The PETCO Foundation for their MORE than GENEROUS $45,000 contribution to fund the beginning of our northern transort program.  Letters of recommendation written by Store Manager Kelly Darty, Assistant Store Manager Megan Arnold and staff at PETCO store 1637 – our grant request was approved, and we are in receipt of the funds for our transport vehicle. 

We expect to transport approximately 3000 animals a year out of the Upper Cumberland to Empty Shelters in the north.  If you operate a rescue or shelter in the 14 counties within the upper cumberland  and need transport assistance, please contact us at info@aarf-tn.com

Dogs Rescued From Hoarding Situation In Cumberland County

Cumberland County Animal Control, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Humane Society of the United Stated led the effort yesterday to rescue 33+ dogs from a suspect hoarding case in Cumberland County.  A.A.R.F. was called late Monday asking for assistance with this case.  Jennifer Farley and Linda Randall were on the scene for most of the day yesterday, assisting with socializing dogs and rescuing 7 dogs into the A.A.R.F. program.  The worst case, “Windy”, is a white pit bull mix who is severely underweight, malnourished, covered in gashes, and has a serious bacterial skin infection. Windy was thought to be 19 years old as stated by the property owners.  Upon further investigation by Dr. Barker with Copeland Veterinary Hospital, also on the scene, it was determined that Windy is just 2 years young!   Jackie Baker with Wags and Whiskers Spay Neuter Advocates is fostering her at the present time.  Others rescued are Bucky, a male beagle hound mix; Daisy Dukes, a female chihuahua; Roxy, a female brindle feist mix; Piper, a female black and white boxer mix; Xorro, a male black and tan chihuahua; and Buck, a male deer chihuahua. 

We are in need of financial support to pay for the needed veterinary care for these animals.  Please visit www.aarf-tn.com/donate to make your tax deductible donations to assist these animals in getting the care that they need. 

Please Donate to help Charity

Charity is a sweet 5 year young female maltese mix that found in rural white county.  She arrived at the shelter there, and Shelter Manager Ronni Connely called in a panic, asking for assistance.  Charity was transported to us immediately.  Upon evaluation, we confirmed that Charity had chewed part of her leg completely off.    She was covered in matts, had multiple flea and bug colonies living in her coat – but when our director picked her up, she cradled up against her and sighed a big, heavy sigh…as if she knew she was now safe. 

Charity went to see Dr. Parker with Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, where it was determined that the leg was severely infected and most of the leg would need to be removed.  In addition, she would need a complete dental as her teeth were in terrible shape, along with the standard spay protocol that A.A.R.F. has.  Ironically, she was already spayed as discovered by Dr. Parker prior to cutting her open! 

Charity recovered from her surgery and became best friends with the Best Friends Staff!  She is very loveable and sweet, and loves to snuggle against you and be carried around.  A.A.R.F. received our $600+ bill and began fundraising plans to save enough money to pay it. 

Shortly thereafter, the Doctor watched Charity walk for the first time since removing her leg – and her achilles tendon in her other leg is not functioning properly.  We are now trying to determine if it is in Charity’s best interest to have a surgical procedure which “freezes” the tendon in place, or if she should just live out the remainder of her life walking as she does.  The surgery is very expensive and will require a lot of after care.  In addition, she will need a wheelchair to get around (a generous donation offer made by Ann Fisher – “THANK YOU!”). 

But regardless of what is done, we must first raise the funds to pay for the original procedure of $605.00.  If you would like to contribute to Charity’s fund, please click the link below to make your tax deductible donation.  As usual, A.A.R.F. puts every penny received directly towards the animals and their care.  This is by far one of the worst cases we’ve seen, and we need your help to continue saving these lives. 


OR – you can drop a donation off at PETCO in Cookeville, TN on Saturday Noon until 6PM.

OR – you can drop a donation off at the Fairfield Glade Arts & Crafts Show in FFG this Saturday and Sunday (5/26-5/27) – Look for the AARF booths!

OR – you can pay on our bill at BEST FRIENDS VETERINARY HOSPITAL in the KROGER Shopping center.

Any amount is appreciated and will help.   You can mail your donations to:

P.O. Box 4074 ~ Cookeville, TN  38502

Or email for more information info@aarf-tn.com

A.A.R.F. and Charity Appreciate your support!

Welcome to Crossville, Central Bark!

Central Bark, our newest grooming friend, has opened a facility in crossville at 11 Irwin Avenue!  Phone Number 931-787-1616.  They do an EXCELLENT job and have assisted A.A.R.F. and The Cumberland County Animal Shelter with many homeless animals thus far!