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Adoption Event @ Petco in Cookeville – 5/18/24 from 11am – 2pm!

Join us at the Cookeville Petco store (377 W Jackson St #11, Cookeville, TN 38501) Saturday, May 18th from 11am to 2 pm. We’ll have lots of wonderful dogs and cats looking for love and ready to go home with families!
Come out and meet some of our dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies for adopt
ion at Petco! Please text us (931-260-8018) or message us to find out if the pet you are interested in will be attending.
We will update profiles to show which pets will be attending this event.
Visit our website to fill out the adoption application and be ready to take home your new friend the same day!

Dog & Cat Adoption Event @ Petco!

This Saturday, February 17th we will be hosting a dog and cat adoption event at the Petco store in Cookeville, TN from 1-4 pm. The address is 377 W. Jackson St#11 Cookeville, TN 38501. We will have marked all the pets who will be in attendance on their listings found here at and always need volunteers, you can sign-up here at  – We hope to see you there! ! ! !

Petco Adoption Event *RESCHEDULED*

Won’t you join us on Saturday, January 27th, for a dog and cat adoption event at Petco in Cookeville? (see address in the image below). We will be there from 1-4 pm, and the dogs and cats who will be in attendance will be marked prior on our website here:

*(This event was originally scheduled for Jan 20th)*

See you there!

2019 AARF Rescue Statistics

All About Rescue and Fixin Inc.
Annual Statistics for Year 2019

Total Rescued         2019             2007-2019
Dogs                        1,479                    14,497
Cats                            776                      4,980
Totals                      2,255                    19,477

Dogs                               6                          32
Cats                                 8                         64
Totals                            14                         96

Passed Away
Dogs                                 5                        77
Cats                                 23                     250
Totals                              28                     327

Reclaimed Dogs              2                       24

Dogs                                375                  3,784
Cats                                 396                  2,215
Totals                               771                  5,999

Escaped                              0                          4
TNR                                      5                        13
Sponsorship                      13                       28

Transfer to Partner Organizations
Dogs                                  1,104             10,372
Cats                                      320                2,194
Totals                                 1,424             12,566

# of Transports Conducted
35                   289
Average # Transported per month
119                   127

* Euthanasia must be recommended as the only humane solution by a licensed Veterinarian before an
AARF Board Member is allowed to authorize such a procedure.


2018 Statistics

All About Rescue and Fixin Inc.
Annual Statistics for Year  2018
Total Rescued 2018 2007-2018
  Dogs 1,715 13,017
  Cats 852 4,203
2,567 17,220
  Dogs 9 26
  Cats 14 56
23 82
Dogs: Public Safety Concerns (1), Parvo (2), Megaesophagus (1), Dementia/Quality of Life/Hospice (1),
Cleft Pallet (1), Hit By Car Injuries/Complications from (3)
Cats: FIP (4), Fading Kitten (5), Bobcat Fever (1), DIC/Clotting Disorder (1), Complications from FIV+ (1),
Cancer/Mass in Chest (1), Lung Disease (1)
Passed Away
  Dogs 8 72
  Cats 65 227
73 299
Reclaimed 4 22
2 Dogs, 2 Cats
  Dogs 361 3,408
  Cats 304 1,819
665 5,227
Escaped 0 4
TNR 2 8
Sponsorship 15 15
Sponsored 15 Dogs from CCAS – PBT and mixes to promote breed awareness
Transfer to Partner Organizations
  Dogs 1,303 9,268
  Cats 481 1,874
1,784 11,142
# of Transports Conducted
42 250
Average # Transported per month
145 128
* Euthanasia must be recommended as the only humane solution by a licensed Veterinarian before an
AARF Board Memberis allowed to authorize such a procedure.

‘THE BIG GAME SHOW’ comes to Crossville in 3rd annual AARF fundraiser

Funds will go towards the purchase of new rescue transport vehicle

AARF (All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc.) is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for their 3rd annual fundraiser. Funds raised go toward a new rescue transport vehicle for AARF. This year’s festivities feature the fun and entertaining “The Big Game Show” – who host corporate events for huge companies such as: Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Delta Airlines and more. They have even been on ESPN hosting competitions before college games.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 24 at the Convention & Events Center of the Cumberlands, located at 5429 Peavine Rd in Crossville. Doors will open at 5:00PM with dinner and the show from 6PM – 9PM. The evening will also feature fun games, awesome door prizes, fun drawings, and live and silent auctions.

The Big Game ShowAARF (All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by a small group of volunteers with a passion for animals. They are a foster based animal rescue organization based in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. They pull animals from high risk situations, such as local animal shelters, and strays from counties who do not have the luxury of having an animal shelter. In addition to their adoption program, they work closely with many local animal shelters to ensure that animals are not euthanized for space. In 2012, they started the AARF ‘freedom ride’ transport program, which relocates homeless animals directly from our local animal shelters to guaranteed adoption facilities in the north. This program has proven successful in reducing euthanasia of dogs and cats in our local shelters from around 80% to nearly 10%.

Founded in 2007, 2017 marks the 10th year as an organization for AARF – and they are hoping to make this year’s event bigger than the last, which raised $10,000 to fund the rescue transport program. Since 2007, AARF has saved the lives of nearly 10,000 pets. The rescue transport program moves animals from our overcrowded shelters to their no-kill shelter partners in the North, where these unwanted dogs and cats will be quickly adopted. Volunteers drive the brightly wrapped rescue transport vehicle on their ‘freedom rides’ and deliver these animals to facilities where they are guaranteed to find homes. The transport vehicle currently has 260,000 miles on the odometer, and raising funds to replace it is the goal of this fundraiser.

If you have a heart for animals, and are looking to help, this is an outstanding way to do so while also enjoying a fun-filled evening at “The Big Game Show.” Tickets are $30 each and limited seats are still available – you can reserve tables of 8 for your group today. Dinner will be catered by Scarlett Catering and will include an entree, salad, rolls, dessert and refreshments, also B.Y.O.B! To get your tickets, call 931-210-3606 or 931-200-6313. Tickets may also be picked up at Bean, Smith & Burnett, which is at 300 Thurman Ave in Crossville, or at Timeless Treasures & Gifts next to the Stonehaus Winery. In Cookeville, tickets can be picked up at First National Bank (details to follow).

2016 Statistics

Stellar Year thanks to the dedication and determination of a lot of hardworking volunteers!

Total Rescued: 2,469
Dogs: 1,644
Cats: 825

Rescued Through Adoption Program 867
Dogs: 480
Cats: 387

Rescued Through Transport Program 1,602
Dogs: 1,164
Cats: 438

Euthanized (A.A.R.F. Only Euthanizes when our Veterinarians determine this to be the most humane course of action) 16
Dogs: 5
Cats: 11

Passed Away: 14
Dogs: 1
Cats: 13

Reclaimed: 2
Dogs: 0
Cats: 2

Adoptions: 487
Dogs: 334
Cats: 153

TNR: 1
Cats: 1

Transported: 1,602
Dogs: 1,164
Cats: 438

Program to Date Statistics

Total Rescued: 12,135
Dogs: 9,568
Cats: 2,567
Adoption Program: 4,535
Transport Program: 7,600

Euthanized: 31
Dogs: 11
Cats: 20

Passed Away: 172
Dogs: 61
Cats: 111

Reclaimed: 11
Dogs: 7
Cats: 4

Adoptions: 3,405
Dogs: 2,262
Cats: 1,143

Escaped: 4
Dogs: 3
Cats: 1

TNR: 5
Cats: 5

2014 Adoptions and Stats

We are thrilled to report our 2014 Statistics! Looking forward to an even bigger 2015!

Dogs: 525
Cats: 228

Euthanized: 6 Felines
Reason for Euthansia: FIP – Un-treatable – Veterinary Directed

Puppies – Failure to Thrive/Fading Puppy Syndrome: 6
Felines – FIP: 10

Dogs – 4
Cats – 3

Dogs: 506
Cats: 192


Dogs: 1,332
Cats: 11

Adoption Rate of Transported Dogs: 98%
Euthanasia Rate of Transported Dogs: 0%
Total Number of Transports Conducted 2012-Current: 98
Average Cost per Transport: $509

Dogs: 1,857
Cats: 239

To our Volunteers, Donors, Veterinarians, Drivers and Rescue Partners – THANK YOU!