About Real Good Dog Rescue

Real Good Dog Rescue is based in Memphis, TN. Lisa, the fearless leader of Real Good Dog Rescue, adopts dogs in need from local as well as regional animal shelters. Most come from Memphis Animal Shelter. She selects dogs she can foster herself so they are under 50 lbs with most being in the 20-35 lb range. From time to time we will take an owner-surrendered dog or puppy, depending on the circumstances.

Lisa is assisted by an able band of volunteers. Some volunteers foster the dogs or puppies while they await their new families and forever homes. Some volunteers devote their time to working at adoption events or tackling large and small projects.

There’s always a lot to be done. If you’d like to help us, check out the donate page, where you can read about donating your time and talents, as well as money, to benefit the group.

If you have a story or picture to share about one of the puppies or dogs of Real Good Dog Rescue, send an email to Cindy at cynthiakrussell@gmail.com with the details to have her post it on our blog. Our volunteers and adopters love to hear about your happy tails!

Here's a video that provides some information about Real Good Dog Rescue's current work - and highlights our needs for YOU!

Our motto: The best dogs come in unmarked packages!


Fast facts about Real Good Dog Rescue

  • Founded in September 2004
  • Founder: Lisa Trenthem
  • Goal: Reduce the number of animals euthanized in area shelters
  • 2008: placed 308 animals into adoptive homes
  • 2007: placed < 150 animals into adoptive homes

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