Tennessee Animal Rescue Saving Lives: Angels Among Us

Welcome to Featured Rescue Friday, a weekly series where we share with you an awesome rescue that should be on your radar. This week we are featuring the amazing rescue, Angels Among Us!

Angels Among Us is an extraordinary animal rescue based in Tennessee that saves animals from high-kill shelters. Their biggest mission is to inform people about the dangers of animal overpopulation, to encourage people to spay or neuter their animals, and adopt from shelters.

Each animal they rescue is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested and treated if positive, made current on heartworm prevention, and microchipped. They have a variety of breeds up for adoption and house their animals through foster parents.

“Rescue is honestly the hardest, most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever had to do,” says Danielle Constable, a former foster parent for Angels Among Us. “But it’s also the most amazing and rewarding experience I have ever been a part of. It has brought me so much joy and I never regretted a day of it.”


Angels Among Us rescue pup, Lexi

Their policy is “no dog left behind” and they do not discriminate against old or disabled dogs. My dog, Lexi, was rescued by Angels Among Us; she was one day away from being put down. Now she has found her “furever” home with my family and me. In fact, the rescue’s online guestbook is brimming with positive responses from families like mine who adopted dogs:

“The best experiences I’ve had adopting pets have been from rescue groups. Everyone at AAUAR (& Kitty Harbor) put their hearts into caring for these animals to make them the sweetest pets!” – Melissa


“In April of this year we brought Natasha a/k/a Daisy Mae into our home. She is a wonderful, happy, mischievous, energetic addition to our home. We absolutely love her.” -Anne Currin-Russo


“My story began last year after having to put down my best friend, Bailey. She was with me for 15 years and after going through that I did not think I could have another dog. Fate was responsible for me having Bailey and fate again stepped in with Rocky (formerly Simon). When I saw his face, I knew it was meant to be. I am so grateful to Miki and Angels Among Us for allowing Rocky to become part of the family.” – Karin G.

Angels Among Us’ site has a couple neat components to it. There is a “Happy Tails” section where they highlight happy endings for their pets that have found their “furever” homes. Another unique features is their “Rainbow Bridge.” The Rainbow Bridge pays beautiful tribute to animals that have passed and allows you to donate in memory of a certain pet.

Interested in helping Angels Among Us with their rescue efforts? They make it easy to do so by partnering with other organizations to offer many opportunities to donate to by doing everyday activities.  For example, they have a sponsorship with WoofTrax, who donates to Angels when you walk your dog. Another donation opportunity is through BarkBox. Angels Among Us offers a coupon for $10 off a BarkBox, which is a monthly package of dog-related goodies and for every coupon used, BarkBox gives $10 to Angels Among Us. Additionally, they have a partnership with Amazon Smile that gives them a commission on every dollar you spend.