My Second Home Pet Resort Hosts Fundraiser for Agape
My Second Home has gained recognition for being the best-in-class dog boarding, grooming and day care facility in the nation. (read more)
Poo Doo Leash to Benefit Agape
Most dog owners love taking their dogs on walks. Cleaning up after their dogs: not so much. (read more)
"Wutts the Mutt" Breed-Guessing Contest to Benefit Agape
Ever wonder about the breed of your dog? Randy Kohrs did. Kohrs speculated with his wife about the breed of their dog, Coulter, for so long that they finally had the dog’s DNA tested once and for all. (read more)
Agape Partners for Pets Participant
Dog owners spend a lot of time cleaning and grooming. Not that we’re complaining. Each and every rescue dog is well worth it, and most would agree the occasional sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing and steaming is a fair trade for the unconditional love and devotion you get every day from your pet. (read more)
Agape to Participate in Amerigo Wine Tasting Charity Fundraiser
Amerigo has chosen Agape Animal Rescue to take part in its annual charity fundraiser event. If you love Italian food and animals, visit Amerigo in Cool Springs on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for an evening of wine tasting and light appetizers. (read more)
Agape Winner of 2012 “Emma 25” Award
We’ve all heard that to receive should never be a reason to give, but sometimes it just works out that way. We're talking about the recent prize Agape Animal Rescue received from Emma, an award-winning Nashville-based email marketing company with an affinity for giving back to nonprofits. (read more)
Jackalope’s Rainy Day Blues to Benefit Agape
No, we are not feeding our dogs beer. However, for all the thirsty humans looking for a good winter seasonal beer, Jackalope’s Rainy Day Blues is the way to go. (read more)
Agape Welcomes India Stone as Senior Web Editor
Whether it was destiny, divine providence, or just being at the right place at the right time, the arrival of Agape’s newest addition couldn’t have come soon enough. (read more)
Luv My Dog Day Photo Event Right Around the Corner
You’ve got to admit, dogs know how to show serious love for their humans. Their love can be seen pretty much every moment of every day, from the happiness they show when you come home to the longing look of affection they give when you aren’t doing anything at all. (read more)
Agape Welcomes Kellie Force as Foster Program Coordinator
A few months before relocating to Nashville from Dallas, TX, Kellie Force took in her first foster dog. Found on the side of the road after being thrown out of the back of a truck, Rorie is now the "happiest dog in the world," according to Kellie. (read more)
Local Artists Raise Funds for Agape Animal Rescue
Need a gift for the animal lover in your life? Check out RuffLifeArt and MuttShots, two separate collections of dog-inspired artwork created by local artists Jo Sanders and Lucie Rice. Each artist will donate a portion of holiday sales to Agape Animal Rescue to help rescue dogs find good homes. (read more)
Nashville area animal rescue and public safety organizations work to rehabilitate 65 "fighting" dogs from largest dog fighting operation ever in Tennessee
Yet another case of large-scale animal cruelty was discovered last weekend (11/26/12) when firefighters in Ashland City, Tenn. stumbled upon a major dog fighting and breeding operation, thought to be the largest dog fighting bust in Tennessee history, say authorities. (read more)
Pooches For President Campaign 2012!
As the race for the human President heats up, we have decided to showcase some of our own pawlitical frontrunners! For the first time ever, Agape is proud to present our very own Pooches for President Campaign Fundraiser. (read more)
Applebee's Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit Agape Animal Rescue
Agape Animal Rescue would like to say THANK YOU to the Applebee's on Thompson Lane and Harding Place and in Spring Hill for their amazing collaborative donation of over $4,500. (read more)
Donation from Pedigree and Kroger
We are proud and honored to announce that our friends at Pedigree and Kroger chose Agape Animal Rescue on September 12, 2012 to receive a donation in the amount of $4211.00. (read more)
Tennessee has recently seen not one, but two animal hoarding and cruelty busts inside its borders within the past two weeks. Codenamed Operation Freedom, these busts took place in White and Wilson Counties. (read more)
"Operation Sweethearts" Brings Hope to 96 Abused Dogs
On Valentine's Day 2012, 96 dogs were rescued by Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) from horrific conditions and abuse in Wingo, KY. Now safely away from an alleged abuser who had done the unimaginable — fronted as a rescuer herself —ß these animals have now been released to many organizations around Middle Tennessee. As an ARC preferred partner, Agape Animal Rescue has committed to 17 of these dogs whose lives … now … finally have hope. (read more)
Luv My Dog Day
It is time for Luv My Dog Day again! Harmony Designs Photography is hosting this fun-filled picture day to support the dogs from Agape Animal Rescue! We had a wonderful turn out last year, with over 40 dogs being photographed, and we hope to make it even bigger and better this year! (read more)
Welcome Kirsten Floyd to the Agape Administrative Team!
We are very excited to announce that Kirsten Floyd has accepted the position of Office Manager for Agape Animal Rescue as well as a seat on the Board of Directors. (read more)
Nashville Paw Award
We would like to thank the community for voting for Agape Animal Rescue in Nashville Paw Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards! Every year Nashville Paw Magazine holds a contest for various awards in the animal rescue community. Agape Animal Rescue was honored to receive two of these accolades this year. (read more)
Glitter and Glam is here again!
Join us on July 17, 2011, when Kacy Hagerty from WSMV's "Better Nashville" will host Nashville's most unique fashion show of the year. This night of elegance will go to the dogs-literally. That's when Loews Vanderbilt Hotel will roll out the red carpet for the third annual Glitter & Glam: A Wine Tasting and Fashion Show for the Animals. (read more)
Love your dog with Luv My Dog Day Pet Portraits!
On February 5th, from 8am to 2pm, treat your pet to a professional, studio photography session by Harmony Designs Photography ... and help better the life of an Agape Animal Rescue dog! This year features a modern high-key backdrop to capture the expressions that show your dog's personality! (read more)
Listen to our Luv My Dog Day radio spot!
$653.87 Grant Awarded to Agape Animal Rescue by The PEDIGREE Foundation
Our friends at The PEDIGREE Foundation have chosen Agape to receive grant money to help the dogs in our care during the 2011 calendar year. (read more)
2011 Agape Calendars Are Now For Sale!
We’ve put together a smashingly gorgeous 2011 calendar! And it’s now available for sale for just $15! These calendars make great holiday gifts for friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. And, of course, for you too!
The 2011 calendar features 12 Agape rescue dogs, with stories about the dogs’ pasts and their happy adoptions.
Don’t miss out on your chance to buy! Quantities are limited. Order yours today at agaperescue.org, call 615-406-7799 or purchase online through the link below. And there are no shipping charges! We’ll ship to you FREE, wherever you are.
Buy an Agape calendar today … and help save a dog’s life!!
Agape Voted Best Rescue Again in 2010!
Thank you for voting Agape BEST in three categories in Nashville Paw Magazine’s annual 2010 Readers Choice Awards! You voted to make us the #1 Best Rescue and #1 Best All-Breed Rescue in Middle Tennessee! Agape’s director, Tanya Willis, was also named #1 Best Animal Advocate! (read more)
Rock to the Rescue at the Hard Rock Café!
Agape Animal Rescue and Nashville Paw Magazine are excited to announce our first annual Rock to the Rescue on September 18th from 6pm to 9pm, an evening of live music to support local animal rescue and adoption! Come out to the world-famous Hard Rock Café for two live shows on one stage and enjoy fabulous drinks, food and fun. (read more)
Foster Parent Turns Marathon Into Fundraiser
The Miles 4 Mutts campaign raised $1,580 that will help save dogs’ lives, all thanks to the dedication and determination of two amazing runners and Agape supporters, Jackie Stokes and Chris Logan. These two ran a half marathon in San Francisco and dedicated the miles they ran to the Agape rescue dogs!(read more)
Be Part of Something Special:
Attend a Foster Parent Seminar!
Join us at Mars Petcare in Cool Springs for an informal, one-hour seminar and learn all about the wonderful world of fostering. Find out more about the rewarding role of being a foster parent! Become a foster parent for Agape Animal Rescue and find out just how amazing you'll feel about the dog you save... (read more)
Eddie and Taj George Host 2010 Glitter and Glam
It truly was a night to remember! April 18, 2010, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel marked the second annual red carpet event supporting Agape Animal Rescue, a wine tasting and fashion show where models walked the runway in Olia Zavozina designs toting furry, four-legged canines sporting their own doggie fashions from come.sit.stay. This yearís event featured Eddie and Taj George, who attended with their darling son Eriq and two bulldogs, Brooklyn and Philly. (read more)
Luv My Dog Pet Portraits Another
April Hollingsworth of Harmony Designs Photography had a great fundraising idea last year that proved to be a dynamite idea for dog lovers and Agape Animal Rescue: pet portraits for a reasonable sitting fee, with all proceeds donated to Agape.
Because of its enormous popularity, this year's Valentines-themed Luv My Dog Day was extended to a two-day period, February 12th and 13th. Nine hours of photographing over a two-day span and 45 dogs later, the Luv My Dog event brought in $1630! (read more)
Holiday Fundraisers A Huge Success
Agape was very blessed during the 2009 holiday season with several successful fundraisers. Collectively, these fundraisers raised more than $3,000 in monetary and in-kind donations! Wow, that makes for an awesome holiday season, and better yet, for many good things to come for our rescued animals … (read more)
$1,000 Grant Awarded to Agape Animal Rescue by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has distributed more than $900,000 in grants to 198 non-profit organizations in 30 Middle Tennessee counties as part of The Foundationís annual grant-making process. Agape is happy to announce that it applied for, and received, a $1000 grant! (read more)
Local Film Crew Donates Movie to Agape
Read Ridley, known as "Bear" to his students, friends and colleagues, is the Director of Film Crew Technology at Columbia State Community College in Franklin, TN. Every year, Bear picks a new non-profit for his students as a class project, and this year Agape was the Bear's choice (read more)
Mutts Strutt by for Dog Day Festival 2009
They came in all colors, shapes and sizes — mutts and their mutt-meisters — for the 2009 Nashville Humane Association Dog Day Festival and Music City Mutt Strutt at Centennial Park. And this year's Dog Day Festival offered a new sizzle at the Agape booth: a real-life movie crew filming some reality shots of our rescue. (read more)
Agape Attends Commodores in the Community Service Fair
Agape took part in Vanderbilt's Commodores in the Community Service Fair on August 25, 2009, where nearly 1500 freshmen visited booths to learn about volunteer opportunities in the community. (read more)
Summer Series of Dog and Car Washes Fun, Successful
The dog days of summer were much more fun ... and cleaner ... on three Saturdays this year at the Hermitage McDonald's parking lot where dozens
of Agape volunteers sweated away the hours to raise money for their favorite charity
Agape Wins Best Animal
Rescue for 2009!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2009 Nashville Paw Magazine readers' choice poll! (read more)
Glitter and Glam: A Night to Remember
On July 9th, 2009, Agape celebrated its 5-year anniversary at Hotel Preston in grandiose style, with models strutting their stuff in beautiful fashions from local designer Olia Zavozina, accompanied by four-legged pooches donning their own glamorous digs. Glitter and Glam was truly a night to remember ... (read more)
Music City Muttfest a Huge Hit at Loews Vanderbilt
The Music City Muttfest crowd just kept on growing on June 28, 2009 as people and their dogs came out in droves to support Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel's first indoor dog festival and all it had to offer. (read more)
Droopy Takes Third Place in Top Dog Competition
Agape's Droopy, our handsome Lemon Beagle, raised $1,365 and placed third in the 2009 Brown Dog Foundation Top Dog Competition! (read more)
(Photo by Adrian Hitt Photography)
Goodlettsville's Dog Day in May a Hit
Originally scheduled for earlier in May but cancelled due to weather, Goodlettsville's inaugural Dog Day in May was held inside Moss-Wright Park on its rescheduled day of May 30th. (read more)
Agape Helps Kick Off "A Million Ways We Careî Campaign"
Agape participated in the kick-off of CVS/Caremark's "A Million Ways We Care" campaign which officially started on May 5th at the Nashville Metro Center location. (read more)
Puppy Playday at Vanderbilt a Great Event ... Again
Agape was invited to the Vanderbilt Loves Animals Puppy Playday on Saturday, April 26th and we were happy to attend along with three other local rescues. (read more)
Agape Attends Ensworth High School Social Issues Day
For the third straight year, Agape attended Ensworth High School's Social Issues Day Service Fair, held this year on Monday April 20, 2009. (read more)
Luv My Dog Pet Portraits a Huge Hit
When local photographer April Hollingsworth offered to shoot professional pet portraits and donate the $25 sitting fee to Agape Animal Rescue, a fundraising idea was born.
For our inaugural Luv My Dog Pet Portraits event, nearly 40 dogs (and their owners) came for their professional doggy portraits. (read more)
Love Abounds at the Black and White Tie Adoption Day Event
At our annual Black and White Tie Adoption Day, held this year at the Murfreesboro Petsmart on February 14th, Levi, Cotton and JD drew quite a crowd, as people came in droves to see the darling adoptable dogs in their black and white bow ties. (read more)
My Name is Sam
We hear the term "spay/neuter" often, so often we can forget that behind this cause are animals with real names and real life stories. Author Chris Benton poignantly writes a story about a dog who touches her heart and makes her understand the importance of spaying and neutering. (read story)
Agape Featured in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine
The May 2006 issue of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine featured an article about Agape Animal Rescue! Please click here for a sneak peak or get a copy today for the full story!
Fundraiser: Check it Out
Agape is proud to be working with Checks Your Way for a great new fundraiser! Check out how you can be part of this! (click here for details)