Animal related

Piney Mountain Foster Care Inc

Saving dogs, one heart at a time

aka Piney Mountain Foster Care

Newport, TN


Our primary mission is to help rescue dogs from kill shelters. Many of these need health care. Most need training. That’s where we come in: PMFC rehabilitates the neglected or abused. When adoptable, we work with and through canine rescues locally and around the nation to find these dogs quality forever homes. We also promote spay/neuter programs to curb the number of unwanted companion animals dying in shelters every year.

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Marie Bittinger

Main Address

1198 Piney Mountain Rd

Newport, TN 37821 USA


Canine Rescue, Animal Shelter, Canine Training





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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We want to eliminate or at least seriously reduce the number of dogs euthanized for lack of space in shelters. We want to increase the percentage of companion animals that are spayed-neutered. We want to dispel ignorance concerning spay-neuter and animal abuse.

We take in dogs from shelters and local rescues and foster them through medical treatment and recovery and train them to be well behaved companion animals. Thus they are adoptable. Then we work with rescues around the country to transport these animals to area where demand for good family dogs is high (because they have good spay/neuter regulations). We solve our problem and theirs. We anticipate getting grant money so we can underwrite low-cost spay-neuter clinics for low-income residents of our county. We anticipate beginning educational initiatives to make people aware of the need for spay-neuter, and to be vigilant for animal abuse.

Our facilities include a 1/3 acre fenced play yard, 8′ x 10′ chain link kennels on a raised concrete slab with perimeter drains, under a proper roof, with dog houses and raised beds for nice weather accommodations, and a heated bunkhouse with an assortment of crates for foul-weather and short term accommodations of non-housebroken dogs. Each dog gets 3 to 5 play/training sessions each day when they are allowed to run, play, and train in our large, fenced yard. The kennels are cleaned each time the dog is let out, to keep their “rooms” pleasant and sanitary. We normally have seven to ten dogs in residence at a time. Our Facility Manager has a life-time of experience with dogs and lives on-site.

We visit the shelters regularly and know when they are full or have vacancies. We work with rescues that share their annual transport numbers. We track every dog we care for so we know how many we took in, how many transported out, how many were successfully rehabilitated.

To date we have fostered 101 dogs. All but three were successfully rehabilitated and sent on to be adopted. Some of those adopters keep in touch with us and let us know who their new family member is doing. We just built a new kennel building to offer more secure, more sanitary living conditions. More improvements to the kennels are planned as funding becomes available. We want to begin underwriting low cost or no cost spay-neuter clinics in our county. We want to educate people in our county about the need for spay-neuter. Our Board of Directors are looking at several other programs aimed at helping people keep their pets during hard times or have a pet when they are old and fear they may be incapacitated and their fur baby would end up in a shelter.

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