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  • Your application will be sent to the Adoption Coordinator who will review all applications and interview applicants.  ALL applications will be reviewed and considered. 
  • We reserve the right to approve or deny any application.  Our decisions are based objectively with only the pet's safety, health, and security in mind.  As there are times when we receive multiple applications for one pet, we use our best judgment in determining the applicant most suited to this pet’s requirements. 
  • A home visit may be required.   We do unannounced home visits before or after adoptions to ensure the safety and care of our placed pets.    
  • FOSTER TO ADOPT PROGRAM AND FOSTER PROGRAM - During the 1-week Foster to Adopt period the following will apply as well as to all fosters:
  • The pet remains the property of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue until the adoption process is completed. 
  • If a pet becomes ill or is injured (except in a life or death situation) you must contact the staff of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue at immediately.  When it is deemed necessary, you will be directed to the nearest veterinarian within our network to provide treatment.  We have several vets in the area who work with us, however, you must obtain prior authorization from one of our staff before incurring any medical expenses. 
  • Any vet bill incurred while fostering to adopt or fostering that is not approved in advance is your responsibility.  Proverbs 12:10 will not be responsible for unapproved medical costs.  While we want to provide the best possible care to all of our animals, there are times when an issue can be resolved with out incurring these expenses.
  • If it is an emergency and you are unable to reach one of us via email, contact one of our local vets, they know how to contact us and will seek prior approval:

             Bellevue Animal Hospital (Nashville) 615-646-4545

             Cornerstone Veterinarian Clinic (Dickson) 615-446-9071      

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue would like you to take a minute and ponder the responsibility of adopting an animal.  We seek quality adoptions, not quantity adoptions.    Most of the animals that come through our rescue have not had the best start in life and it may take time for them to adjust to a new environment.  Animals, like many people, do not immediately take to a person or place, however when given time, they adapt quite well. Most animal experts recommend a two week period to allow the animals to adjust to their new home. Proverbs 12:10 wants you to take a few minutes to decide what your  level of commitment will be to the new potential animal.

  • Are you prepared for an accident? 
  • A slow introduction to your family (including other pets)?
  • Are you willing to spend the necessary time with the new pet?
  • Are you willing to work out behavioral issues?
  • Are you prepared to keep the pet if children or other pets are introduced into your home in the future?
  • Are you prepared to keep the pet should you move?


Animals are like children, the more time spent the better the animal.  Animals that are given the time and attention they need are the best pets.  IF you do not have the time, commitment and patience for a permanent family friend, please reconsider your decision to ADOPT a pet and think about FOSTERING one of our many pets that need temporary homes.  This option allows those unfamiliar with caring for a pet to experience the joy as well as the responsibility they bring into our lives. 

Application Process: 

  1. In order to be considered as an adopter, you must be 24 years of age or older and have a picture ID showing your present address.
  2. If renting or leasing your home or apartment you must have the prior consent of your landlord.
  3. The approval process begins with you completing the adoption application. If there is a required question that does not pertain to your application, please enter N/A or does not apply. Submitting your application on-line will reduce the time necessary to complete the adoption process.
  4. Any applications submitted after NOON on FRIDAY will not be reviewed prior to our Adoption Day at the Bellevue Petco on Saturday, but rather be submitted on Monday.  
  5. If we have additional questions or need additional information we will contact you via e-mail or phone to request this information.   
  6. We frequently require a home visit prior to final approval.
  7. Finally, we will contact you to let you know whether you have been approved or denied. Please be courteous to the volunteer that has the task of informing you of this decision. If you have comments, would like to make additional information available or request a second review, please do so by e-mailing us at .
  8. If we feel the pet you applied for is not a good fit for your home, we may conditionally approve your application for another, and will gladly make recommendations of those we do feel would be a good fit.
  9. If you are approved, the pet will be placed ON HOLD for you until NOON during our next Adoption Day at the Bellevue Petco on Saturday. When possible other arrangements will be made for you to meet your new family member!



Our adoption fee is required at the time of adoption,


  • The adoption fee for all kittens and cats is $130.
  • All kittens and cats are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
  • All shots are current up to the time of adoption.


Proverbs 12:10 operates solely on donations and adoption fees.  Refunds are made ONLY if the animal becomes seriously ill within 48 hours of adoption .

LASTLY - Please complete as much of the information as you can.  This information will be used to evaluate your situation and help us assist you in fostering or adopting the right pet.  None of this information will be sold or given to any other organization without your explicit written consent.  All information is completely confidential.


The Staff of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue