Buddy & Friends Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Pembroke, MA. We are NOT a shelter facility and rely solely on the backbone of our rescue which is fosters and volunteers. We exist to rescue and re-home unwanted, abandoned pets and place them in loving furever homes. We take pride in educating the public on rescue dogs and the spay/neuter crisis in the south. We pull animals from McNairy Humane Society in TN. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). Our end goal is the same of many other rescues to provide a furever happy home to our animals.
All donations to support the rescue efforts are tax deductible. Tax ID # 84-4752460
Sharing our animals that need to be adopted, sharing of your ideas, sharing your contacts or resources, donations big & small, are truly appreciated!
Thank you for helping us save these precious lives!!
Buddy and Friends was founded in 2020 by an experienced rescue team to get unwanted, abused animals forever homes and to help our southern partner McNairy Humane Society,
Buddy is the CEO of our rescue. Buddy was with a rescue but not one of the good ones. We took one look at him and knew we could not leave him there. He was in a kennel too small for him with excessive build up in his eyes. Buddy had multiple health issues that would require lifelong care. Buddy is special to us and really reminded us how many dogs are out there that still needed help. He is one of the most loving, gentle dogs there are. He loves any foster dog that walks through our door. Shows them the ropes of being a dog and that its ok to trust. His sister Snowball who came from an amazing rescue is one of them. McNairy Humane Society is our southern partner which is based in Selmer, TN. McNairy County Humane Society is run by Tina with the support of Debbie and Nancy. What Tina and her team do day in and day out is beyond words. She is truly an angel to the dogs. She is our partner and the true meaning to dog rescue.
Passionate about rescue & Mom to both Buddy & Snowball!
Many years of experience with working for shelters and other rescues and decided to put her knowledge into a rescue of her own.
Michelle has many years in rescue and we are beyond ecstatic she is on our team! She is seasoned in rescue and has the biggest heart especially for our pups that need some extra TLC. She is absolutely amazing!
Lisa is an amazing asset to our team. Not only does she foster but she also oversees all our pups who do not yet have a place to call home. She assists with the special link between a dogs past and their furever home.
Tanya is amazing and has many years of experience with pups. Her true passion is dogs. She also owns and operates a pet sitting/walking business - Perfect Pet Dog Walking and Inhome sitting. We are more than blessed to have her on our team!
Kerri loves dogs just as much as we do! We are very happy to have her on our team. Kerri processes all applications!! She is a great asset to our team.
Kelly is so compassionate and sweet! She believes in the work we do as a rescue and we are so siked to have her on our team! Kelly makes sure everyone truly has their happily ever ever!!
Jeanine loves dogs and has a passion for helping rescue dogs. She is always ready to help and is absolutely awesome. Jeanine is a great volunteer, and we are happy to have her apart of our team!
Emily is absolutely amazing when it comes to bringing bright new ideas to the table. Emily is a true asset to our team. She also happens to wear two hats, as she is also an excellent foster mom! We are so happy she decided to join in on our madness!
State approved Shelter and Rescue Organizations
Do you know who you are adopting from? That should be a question EVERY adopter asks. Have you researched the rescue you are receiving your dog from? We encourage people to review the rescue they are choosing, even us! Part of being a responsible rescue is being sure adopters are well informed. If there is a rescue asking you to meet at a rest stop and is out of state, more than likely they do not follow the proper isolation guidelines that protects your family and resident dog (If applicable) Registered rescues have checks and balances otherwise we answer to the state. Our dogs leave TN on Wed, arrive to Isolation or as we call it Quarantine on Thursday then stay for 48 hrs to be sure they are healthy enough to go home on Saturday. Those organizations who are listed as 'In State' may only adopt out animals which originate from Massachusetts or are surrendered by owners from adjoining states. This is because they do not have the facilities to isolate animals which are brought in from outside of Massachusetts. This is required because the state of Massachusetts has no oversight of these out-of-state facilities. 48 hours isolation in an approved facility is required to allow dogs to recover from the stress of travel so their health status can be more accurately assessed. List is here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/approved-shelter-and-rescue-organizations.