Critter Cavalry Rescue (CCR) is a 501c3 Non-Profit Rescue Organization

Critter Cavalry Rescue Is An Animal Rescue Supported By Dedicated Volunteers

CCR is focused on rescuing homeless dogs & some special cats from high-kill shelters in Tennessee, placing them in loving foster homes until we help them find their perfect, forever family.

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Who Is Critter Cavalry?

Critter Cavalry Rescue (CCR) is a 501c3 Non-Profit Rescue Organization. Over the last 10 years, CCR's dedicated volunteers fostered and found forever homes for thousands of abandoned dogs. 

We are focused on rescuing homeless dogs from high-kill Tennessee shelters, where many loving companions wait in vain for a family to adopt them. On average, CCR rescues over 1,000 dogs every year. CCR does not have a physical shelter. Our dogs depend on foster homes to care for them until suitable, adoptive homes are found.

To help decrease the euthanasia of shelter pets we transport animals from overcrowded rural Tennessee shelters to those communities who are looking for health shelter animals to adopt. Critter Cavalry abides by certain safeguards and restrictions including the legal requirements of each state in order to transport Tennessee Shelter pets to homes in Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania,

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We pride ourselves on doing whatever is necessary and it can often take several months to return an animal to good health. 

When a dog comes into CCR's care, funds must be spent on neutering/spaying, teeth cleaning (if needed), vaccinations, (Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella), screening for Heartworms and a fecal test. Vetting expenses on a healthy small animal can get expensive and even more so with the larger breeds. 

The truth is the majority of found/stray/rescue dogs and cats DO require additional vetting. Deworming is always a necessity. CCR routinely treats Heartworm positive animals, pays to set broken bones, treat illnesses and injuries---providing treatment the original owners either didn't choose or could not afford. It is not unusual for the costs of this care to become extremely expensive.

We succeed only because of the generosity of loving volunteers who take these animals into their homes, who make them part of the family while providing care, training, and love. The foster environment allows the CCR animals to be assessed for behavioral and health issues and have those issues addressed. Then every attempt is made to find the best possible forever family for each animal.  

When you foster, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted. 

Learn more about what it means to be a CCR Foster, view, and complete the application by clicking here.

Download The Foster Application

If you prefer, you can download the application in .word or .pdf format by clicking below. 

After you and complete an application, please email it to or along with a copy of your government issued ID or utility bill with your application for address verification.


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We love our volunteers, foster families, adoptive families, and most importantly our dogs. 

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