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Through our work with both animals and humans, Agape strives to make Middle Tennessee a more inclusive environment where everyone can experience the transformative benefits of responsible, humane pet ownership.

On behalf of all the dogs waiting for a forever family, we thank you for your interest in improving the lives of these deserving animals.


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As some of you may already know, Agape’s founder and executive director, Tanya Willis, was injured in a horseback-riding incident. While she is on the mend and in great spirits, her recovery will involve multiple surgeries and a 9-12 month recovery period. With Tanya’s full support, we are in search of an interim Executive Director to help lead Agape’s important work in the rescue community. To do this well, and to be able to throw the bigger and better Agape Animal Ball we have planned to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we have decided it is best to postpone the ball until we can give it the attention our wonderful community deserves.

We have 3 options for current ticket holders/event sponsors:

1 Let us know you’re still with us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we have the new date secured.

2 Contact [email protected] for a full refund.

3 Change your ticket purchase or sponsorship into a general donation to help support Agape through this challenge and transition by contacting [email protected].

Auction donors are being contacted directly by committee members to discuss next steps.

We appreciate your support and understanding. Without you, Agape couldn’t have forever changed the lives of thousands of dogs and families for the better, and we still have a lot of work to do together.


At Agape, we have seen it all when it comes to man’s best friend. But despite the misfortunes these animals have endured, our commitment to them remains steadfastly clear: to provide loving, emotionally stable, nurturing foster care for them while they wait for their forever homes, for their forever families.

Through no fault of their own, our dogs found themselves in homeless situations. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in these dogs’ lives from the moment they enter our foster program. Our goal is to help these animals in every way we can…emotionally, socially, physically…so that the transition onto their forever homes will be as smooth as possible. We strive to teach our dogs basic obedience skills, including proper leash manners and friendly house manners. And we strive to match our dogs with the best family possible, working through as many applications as necessary to find a home that offers the dog the most fulfilling, enriched life.

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