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Jennifer Logan was going through a tough season in life when she first decided to become a foster. Facing difficulties in trying to start a family as well as going through career changes Jennifer was talked by NAS founder Lori Elam into fostering a St. Bernard by the name of Leo.

“That dog changed my life, my marriage and reminded me how good it feels to give back,” says Logan, “We adopted Leo. He served as a nanny dog to many other fosters we cared for.”

Through the fostering process Jennifer was able to reconnect with her own life while also caring for an animal in need. A process that many fosters find to be meaningful and even therapeutic. Still a foster to this day Jennifer is now caring for Keeble, a dog who came into her care at only a year old after suffering abuse and homelessness in East Nashville.

“He needed stability, understanding, and lots of undoing of all his bad habis,” says Jennifer in regards to Keeble, “He is amazing now, has been worth all the work.”

The worthwhile feeling of nurturing a pet in need is a common thread in the world of fostering. Jennifer and other fosters enjoy the benefits of building a relationship with their animal friends, often finding that the process becomes a very important part of their life.

“Fostering is for anyone willing to devote that time,” says Jennifer, “The hardest part is letting go.”

And some fosters never do let go, as adoption is always an option for foster families. However some fosters find that while they to want to give back they only have limited time, this being why the foster process is designed to accommodate those who can only give a short period of their lives. No matter for how short or how long anyone can be a foster, there will always be animals who need it and coming from those who have experienced it, it is certainly a worthwhile experience.

Noah’s Ark Society is always looking for people interested in joining our community of fosters. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at

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New to the NAS family is year old Lab mix Jack. Jack is incredibly friendly and has a kind nature, getting along well with all other dogs. Jack has been house trained and fully vetted, now he is just looking for a foster and potentially forever home! Contact Noah’s Ark Society if you are interested in welcoming Jack into your life.

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Midnight is a new and energetic addition to the Noah’s Ark family who is looking for a good home. Midnight gets along great with other cats and dogs and loves to walk and play. Owner will cover all shots and neutering for Midnight if a good home is found.

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Come to the no-obligation Noah’s Ark Society Foster Orientation event on February 15! See calendar for details.

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Dizzy is a soon to be new addition to the Noah’s Ark Family! She is currently with a foster family with two Great Danes but will be up and available for adoption in the near future. Check the website for updates, she may be making a special appearance at the center sometime soon!

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On Valentines Day 2015 Noah’s Ark Society will be holding a special cat adoption event! Check the calendar for full details.

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“We are excited to announce the newest limited-edition design from the BRIGHT Shop – and this one’s for the dogs (and cats and horses)!  Show your support for our favorite Nashville-based animal charities with our Furry Friends design.  After minimal design and set-up costs, proceeds of this design go towards the Tiny but Mighty Fund and Noah’s Ark Society – both organizations help raise awareness, rescue animals in need and find them forever homes.   We are super excited to be partnering with these great organizations!

You will be able to purchase the limited edition design until Aug 15th.  But why wait?  Show your support (and sport a new tee) all summer!  Click here to peruse all available products in the BRIGHT Shop.  And be sure to like the BRIGHT facebook page if you haven’t already – they will keep you posted on updates and promo codes there.”

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NAS’s massive YARD SALE fundraiser in Green Hills is coming up on March 1st, 2014!

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Keep an eye out for our beloved Rufus, who made his posthumous music video debut alongside The Cadillac 3 this December.

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We are so grateful to everyone who came out to see us at Paws on the Pavement.  We had a great day, and a very successful fundraiser that will help get us out of the red.  Our next goal is to raise some operating funds to pay for some surgeries needed by animals in our care.We do have a couple more events on the horizon, and want to welcome our volunteers to join us again for whichever form of fun they want to!Saturday, September 7th we will be attending the Nashville Food Truck Awards at Centennial Park.  We would love to have volunteers come out to walk dogs and hand out information to those that would like it about Noah’s Ark Society and the animals in our care.  This will be a fun day with food an entertainment in Centennial Park.  We need transport volunteers to help get dogs in from foster homes that have not been able to attend many events, and would love a few friends to take photos for us during the day.

Photo from Last Year’s Street Food Association Awards

If you are able to help at the Street Food Awards, please email LISA@NOAHSARKSOCIETY.ORG

Hope to see you on the 7th!

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Paws on the Pavement is returning this weekend, August 24th at a BRAND NEW location!  Join us, hosted by the Nashville Armory for our biggest event yet!Location: Nashville Armory, 4290 Kenilwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204Noah’s Ark Society is bringing it’s popular “Paws On The Pavement” fundraiser to the Nashville Armory for a giant event complete with local food trucks, pet behavior demonstrations, animal education materials, adoptable animals, and a giant yard sale.You’ll find spectacular deals (Prada shoes for $5 for example!), and the cutest adoptable pets ever.

Adoptable Dog “Hank” will be at Paws on the Pavement!

This time around we are being joined by other rescues as well.  Nashville Pittie, Cheatham County Animal Control and New Leash on Life will be joining the party.

We have food trucks galore:

Campiones Taste of Chicago
Crepe A Diem
Wrappers Delight
Beach Bum’s Java
Nashville Pie Company
Delta Bound


Amiee Stubbs Pet Photographry
Hair Jamz
Kat and Dog Shop
And More…..

Also, register to win a FREE gift basket from Happy Retales worth over $150!  You don’t want to miss this event.  8am to 6pm THIS SATURDAY!
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Please join us Saturday July 13th at the Nashville Pet Expo!
Shop * Learn * Play * Adopt
Tons of Exhibitors

Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged

Adopt! Dozens of Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Event

Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives

Free Nail TrimsAgility

DemonstrationsLive Entertainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings

The Latest & Greatest Pet Products

Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet

The Nashville Pet Expo is at the TN Exhibition Center @ The Tennessee State Fairgrounds (not to be confused with the new Music City Center).  Admission is FREE!!!!!!
We hope to see you tomorrow.
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This Saturday ONLY, 7am to Noon, we are having a huge 1 day blow out garage sale to benefit Noah’s Ark Society. The sale will take place at 3 homes. Just come out to 5609 Seesaw Rd, Brentwood, TN 37211.

Here’s what you will find – racks and racks of high end and designer mens and ladies clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, home decor, exercise equipment, toys, tools, books, cd’s, remodelling supplies and pet supplies. All in gently used to new condition at prices you have to see to believe.

5609 Seesaw Rd, Brentwood, TN 37211. This Saturday, June 22 from 7am to noon.

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Twelve time Grammy-award winning country and folks icon Emmylou Harris is sharing her passion for pet adoption and animal-rescue as she hosts her second annual WOOFSTOCK 2013 through the week of CMA Music Festival on the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.

Woofstock is a charity event, where all proceeds benefit dog-rescue organizations and community outreach program Crossroads Campus, whose storefront operation Shop & Adopt recently opened in Germantown.

On Saturday, June 8th, the general public is invited to a festival on the Fontanel Mansion. This all-day concert event features a performance by Emmylou Harris, in addition to other artists and songwriters including Ella Mae Bowen, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne and many CMA week surprise guests.

Admission is open to the general public and tickets can be bought for a $20 donation either the day of the development or pre-sale by going to and

Children twelve and under and dogs are free.

Woofstock at Fontanel Concert Benefit:
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 11am-5pm
The Fontanel Mansion
4225 White Creeks Pike / Nashville, TN 37189

Noah’s Ark Society will have a special presence at Woofstock in 2 tents.  In one tent, our adoption coordinators will be present with several adoptable cats, kittens, and dogs.  Our second tent will be the debut of Estrella. 

Estrella is a luxury celebrity consignment boutique.  All clothing sold at Estrella once belonged to a celebrity artist, and we will be showcasing and selling wardrobe from such notable names as Sheryl Crow, Brooks and Dunn, Ashley Judd and more!!!!

This is a HUGE event, and one you don’t want to miss! 

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We are having two events this Saturday, May 25, from 10-4. Volunteers will be needed, or you can come out to meet our adoptables! The events will both be held at the corner of Nolensville Road and Thompson Lane in Nashville. The Flatrock Music and Arts Festival will be at Coleman Park and the AutoMart event will be across the street. Email if you can help!

There will be food trucks, vendors, fun for kids, and did we mention adoptable dogs??????

Here’s the music line up to look forward to….

10 AM Grand Opening
10:15 MNPS Mariachi Band
1030 to 12:10 Jack Silverman Ordeal
1130 to 1210 Dana Cooper
1230 to 110 Irene Kelley
130 to 210 Scissormen
230 to 310 A Tribute to the Music of James Taylor” featuring Steve Leslie & the Walkin Man Band

See you there! 

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