This organization does wonderful work!! They take the time to screen potential adopters to ensure these wonderful pets find their forever homes. My father passed away from a stroke and left us with 2 wonderful dogs to care for. Unfortunately, we were not capable of taking on this very important job and we needed help finding them a loving home. We did not have the resources to ensure that they would find a responsible, loving home and this group stepped up to help us and relieve our anxieties of having to find a home and give up our ‘pet’ family members. A death in the family is difficult enough without facing this horrible dilemma. Thank you for helping with this transition. We couldn’t be more appreciative. Many blessings to all!
Review from Guidestar
Fantastic organization, full of people willing to do whatever it takes to help. The foster families alone do an AMAZING job helping animals adjust and get ready to go to their forever homes. Simply The Best!
I now have an "adopted" baby who was wonderfully trained by a foster family - and another 1 year old boy we're fostering. Love This Group!
Proverbs 12:10 has been such a blessing for us. Our sweet Murphy (fka Ruger) is constantly by my side. He is so loved. ♥ We also had the blessing of fostering 7 beautiful pups (we rescued their mama when she was starving to death and about a week pregnant). We knew Proverbs 12:10 would help us find the best homes for Millie's puppies, and they sure did! We have moved from the area now, so we aren't able to volunteer any more, but Proverbs 12:10 will forever have a special place in our hearts. So thankful for the love that is Proverbs 12:10.
Pictures are of Rookie (Murphy's best friend) and Murphy, Millie, and her litter of babies who were placed through Proverbs 12:10 with amazing forever families
This is an exceptional rescue organization! The staff is well organized, super friendly, and work endlessly for the precious fur babies. I have adopted 3 dogs from them already. I currently foster and have 2 fosters now. The animals that are lucky enough to join the Proverbs 12:10 family will NEVER know anything but love for the rest of their lives. Once a Proverbs baby .... ALWAYS a proverbs baby. Fur babies that have medical issues do not get refused or euthanized without every effort being made to save the fur baby. I have to say .... Proverbs 12:10 have blessed me with knowing angels - both 2 legged angels and 4 legged angels!!!!!
My friend, Kathy Strunk introduced me to the Proverbs 12:10 Rescue site. And, since she doesn't have a Facebook account, I gave this group a 5-star rating for her. The 5 stars are from me too because I see for myself how happy Proverbs has made Kathy with her adoption of a young Choclate Lab girl named Sadie (new name). God surely had His hand in helping the Strunks & Proverbs find one another... And since then, through Kathy's efforts, Sadie has gotten her certification as a therapy dog - Sadie goes to nursing homes and schools and churches and other venues to show her love to people and to also show how smart she is. So, thanks to Proverbs 12:10, there is another smart, pretty, sweet dog in a home where it is needed, wanted and greatly loved. God bless you all at Proverbs!
My journey with Proverbs is an exceptional one. I knew it was time to find a new dog, but I didn't realize how much work was actually done for these animals before I even looked at them. Proverbs vets them, gives them their shots, and loves them until a forever home can be found. I am thankful for this organization and their commitment to finding homes for all of the animals in their care. I would recommend this rescue 1000 times over. My Callie was rescued by them first and I am forever grateful.
We have been fosters for Proverbs 12:10 Rescue for nearly a year. During this time we have fostered 3 adult dogs and 15 puppies (who were born in our home). I initially thought that we were going to help these nice folks at Proverbs. Wow, was I mistaken. Our family has been blessed beyond measure by being a part of the many who work together. Each time I've needed support (as a foster) I have been met with cooperation, answers, and what ever we have been in need of. The commitment of the coordinators and each person down the line has impressed me as heartfelt and sincere. The care and love of the animals is the focus of this rescue. Our family has gained so much more understanding of the true meaning of rescue and lifetime commitment to those rescued. Once a Proverbs baby, always a Proverbs baby. For anyone wishing to volunteer or support this organization, my advice is, "don't wait, step forward now."
I haven't adopted a dog from here but I placed a dog I found in my neighborhood with a foster from Proverbs. Leigh (the foster) was so sweet, kind, and friendly. She made the process very easy and promised to give me updates. It just made me feel totally at ease and I knew I was making the right decision. Highly recommend coming to Proverbs if you're looking to adopt a pet! The volunteers are awesome!
I have been a foster, an adopter and a volunteer for this amazing organization! They truly have the best interests of the animals they rescue at heart. People don't always realize that this organization is run by volunteers, many of which have full time day jobs. Even so, the dedication is unbelievable. Once you experience for yourself the life changing work that is done for the animals that are rescued by Proverbs you automatically want to jump in and help keep it all going and be a part of the group. Further, these are people that I want to be around because of the kindness in their hearts related to how they live their lives generally.
My experience with Proverbs has been as a supporter and some experience as a foster. Both experiences have been very positive. Proverbs is determined to find the best homes possible for the animals that have been lucky enough to have been placed in their care. No expense is spared when caring for a Proverbs baby---from heartworm treatment, to spaying or neutering, to more extensive medically necessary surgeries. Every penny that is donated or raised goes towards the care of the animals as Proverbs is completely run by volunteers. I am thankful for the hearts of this wonderful group of volunteers---keep up the good work!
I adopted my Beagle from Proverbs 12:10 seven years ago. I just recently adopted a second Beagle. It's evident that the volunteers at Proverbs love the animals so much and do their best to save them from high-kill shelters. There is a large network of fosters that come to the rescue and provide a temporary home. But the goal is to find an exceptional forever home for every pet. I'm thankful for the volunteers and that they rescued my dogs so I could adopt them.
Review from Guidestar
We adopted two dogs from Proverbs 12:10 in 2008. Since then we have adopted one more and fostered several as well. This organization is incredibly focused on providing the best possible homes for all of the animals in its care. In fact, in 2015 Proverbs 12:10 placed more than 800 dogs and cats in great homes.
Review from Guidestar
After applying to adopt an animal, we were informed via a facebook post that our application had been denied. No real explanantion was given but it was implied that we were denied because we had no vet references. ??? How would we have vet references if we had no pets? Furthermore, if we did, wouldn't that raise the question as to whether we altready had too many pets? I understand that applicants must be screened, and it is a good practice, but the nature in which our application was handled was horribly unprofessional. The individual who made the post identified themselves as the "director". The text and verbage was very condescending and patronizing, suggestiong that we go to a "kill center" where applicants are not screened as thoroughly. We were only trying to do the right thing. We had looked at buying a bred dog, but decided that there were plenty of animals that needed a good home that we are willing to provide. We would rather have spent our money on the adoption fee and make a donation to Proverbs pet rescue with the diffrence of what the bred dog would have cost us. There seems to be a self righteous, holier than thou attitude associated with this organization. As if they are somehow endowed with the moral authority the dictate to the rest of the world who is and isn't worthy of pet ownership. They have created some sort of private bueracracy that is not serving them or the animals very well at all. They claim to be non profit, but I just wonder if someone among their ranks isn't making some money.... No wonder there are so many homeless pets in the world, people like this are forcing them to stay in "foster" care.
Proverbs 12:10 is an incredible animal rescue program that has held an adoption event EVERY Saturday since 2006 at a pet supply store in Bellevue, TN. They currently place over 700 dogs and cats annually. They are known locally for accepting sick or injured animals declined by other rescue programs due to the cost veterinary care. The animals are placed in foster homes so they are socialized and assessed before placement into their permanent homes. They have 1 paid employee and the rest of the work is done by volunteers. That is simply amazing.