OUR SHELTER

Fayette County Animal Rescue is located on 5 beautiful acres in Rossville, TN. We have a small indoor facility that consists of 4 isolation rooms, 12 indoor/outdoor runs, a bathing area for the animals, a bathroom, washer/dryer and storage. The vast majority of our shelter is made up of large outdoor yards. Most outdoor yards contain a carport to provide shelter from the weather in addition to their dog houses.  Each yard also has a swimming pool in the summer, they all have Kuranda beds for the dogs to lay on and all have metal benches for visitors who come to socialize the dogs.  All regular facility maintenance is handled by volunteers.  
 
We have been in our facility for almost 18 years and our shelter has begun to show its age.  Historically we have spent all of our budget directly on the animals and patched the shelter as needed.  We were blessed in 2013 to receive a large
donation specifically for shelter renovations and repairs.  We used that money to complete a mini-renovation.  In Fall 2013 we had all leaks, rotten/chewed wood, holes, etc. repaired inside the shelter.  We installed more durable materials such as tile, hardiboard, metal sleeves, etc. to improve the durability of the facility. We expanded our storage, trim/removed trees, installed new fencing and more. In 2015 we continued our renovation and completely tore down and replaced 15 outdoor yards with heavy duty fencing. We love the calming environment our shelter provides our rescues and the comforting experience it provides them.
 
Although our shelter is beautiful we do still have renovation projects that need to be funded.  Click here for additional information.
Shelter - Front

Shelter - Front

New awning and fresh paint welcomes you to our shelter. Landscaping is still to come!

Bathtub Area

Bathtub Area

We have a small bathing area for the animals. This area was recently renovated to include tiled walls, new paint and leaks fixed!

Indoor/Outdoor Runs

Indoor/Outdoor Runs

Our 12 indoor/outdoor runs were recently renovated. The walls are hardiboard and sealed, the gates are 9 gauge chainlink, and the wood posts are sleeved with steel. All runs have Kuranda beds for the dogs to sleep on.

Holding Pens

Holding Pens

Our shelter is completely cleaned every single day. During cleaning, the dogs inside the shelter are moved to these covered holding pens. The holding pens are 9 gauge chain link, covered by a large carport. We are currently in the process of installing outdoor ceiling fans and lighting under the carport.

Benches

Benches

Each of our outdoor yards has a metal bench so that volunteers can be comfortable as they socialize our rescues.

Office

Office

Years ago a wonderful lady donated this building to our shelter to be used as an office. We have not had the funds to renovate it so the inside is completely unfinished (plywood floors, no drywall, etc.) however we still use it as an office. We may freeze in the winter and sweat in the summer but it works. One day we'll have a "real" office!

Storage Shed

Storage Shed

A fantastic volunteer donated this shed to us and we use it for all of our facility equipment and tools as well as additional storage. Two lofts inside give us space to store fans, water buckets, swimming pools and more.

Main Yard

Main Yard

Newly renovated in 2015, made from heavy duty fencing. All yards have a carport for cover and shade, benches for visitors, Kuranda bed, dog houses with straw in winter, and swimming pools in summer.

Main Yard - Example #1

Main Yard - Example #1

Fifteen of our yards are heavy duty fencing that are 16' x 70' to allow for a high quality environment for the dogs.

Main Yard - Example #2

Main Yard - Example #2

All of the yards have trees and bushes which the dogs love to relax under.

Main Yard - Example #3

Main Yard - Example #3

A good example of a typical yard at our shelter with carport, dog house, Kuranda bed and bench for visitors to sit with the dogs.

Main Yard - Example #4

Main Yard - Example #4

A good example of a typical yard at our shelter with carport, dog house, Kuranda bed and bench for visitors to sit with the dogs.

Main Yard - Example #5

Main Yard - Example #5

A beautiful shaded environment for our rescues.

Main Yard - Example #6

Main Yard - Example #6

Our 2013 shelter renovation installed these 4 beautiful new yards. Bushes in front for shade, trees inside the yards and the blue is to provide additional shade.

Main Yard - Example #7

Main Yard - Example #7

Our 2013 newly created yards provide a high quality environment for our rescues.

First Yard

First Yard

Our "Super Duper" yards - for those that do not play well with others or are ingenious escape artists. Hotwired in the middle and top to prevent climbing and cinder block buried along the fence line to prevent digging.

First Yard - Example #1

First Yard - Example #1

Built for the special dogs that are highly creative escape artists!

The video below of our shelter was taken in 2008, prior to a significant amount of renovation.  A new video is coming soon however we wanted to keep this here so you can see the growth of our facility over the past few years. We would love to give you a personal tour of our amazing facility. Contact us today to schedule! 

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Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN  38066 ~ Physical Address: 555 Clement Dr., Rossville, TN  38066

  

Hours by appointment only.

 

Fayette County Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #62-1836008

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