The Nest is a not for profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who rescue and foster unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs. We are not a shelter. Our dogs are placed in foster homes where they stay as long as it takes to ensure that they are physically and emotionally well enough to be considered for adoption. While in our foster care, we provide the best possible care for the dogs. They live in a regular household with a regular family life. They socialize with other dogs and often become acquainted with cats and children as well. The dogs receive abundant exercise and play time and they always eat high quality food based on their nutritional requirements. But most of all, they experience a lot of love and happiness. We always thoroughly assess every dog’s temperament and individual needs so we can match them with the optimal home. All our dogs receive, as necessary, routine and non-routine veterinary care that includes but is not limited to vaccines, physical exams, tests, and treatments. All our animals are spayed or neutered before going to their new home. We believe that a dog should be considered a family member and be treated accordingly. Adopting a dog is a big responsibility. Please consider every aspect of your life before making the decision of adopting a new companion. Make sure you can provide the environment, time, money and love that every dog needs to live a happy life with you. We are here to assist with questions about behavior modification, nutrition, and many other aspects of caring for your new companion. We are happy to help you in every way we can to choose the right companion animal for you.
We love to be contacted by people who demonstrate excitement and enthusiasm about an animal they saw on our site. It is a frequent reminder of the hope that there are permanent homes out there for the beautiful animals that temporarily pass through our lives. Many of the dogs we rescue come from uncertain if not difficult circumstances. Some are found wandering the streets. Some are pulled from shelters where they would have little or no chance of being taken home. Some are dropped off by guardians that have cared for them for many years but now choose to give them up. Some are purchased at pet shops only later to be relinquished because they have become inconvenient. Some are liberated. At The Nest we believe we must become our animals’ advocates and it is for that reason we take the adoption process seriously and spend a significant amount of our effort ensuring that the homes we find are appropriate for the well-being of the animal. We do this by carefully reviewing applications asking follow-up questions when necessary, by checking references when necessary, and by often visiting the homes of adoptive families. Our goal is to make one final placement. Our goal is to find the perfect match between animal and guardian; a connection that in fact will last the animals’ lifetime. Therefore, we do not accept all applications. Most of the time this is not because the applicant is bad or incapable of caring for the animal. For example, a high energy dog for low energy applicant is not a good match. A big dog for a small apartment dwelling applicant spells trouble. There are many reasons that prevent us from approving applicants with the biggest being, in our best judgment, that the fit is not absolutely perfect. If you would like to take the next step in the process, please fill out the adoption application here thoroughly. Applications that are incomplete will delay the process, so please fill all the blanks. We will review your application quickly and get back to you with any follow-up questions or to set up a meeting with you and the dog and and or a home visit. If we feel it’s a good match and you do too, you will have just found yourself a new lifetime companion.
Bloomington IN 47403 | 4 miles away
A division of the Department of Public Works, Animal Care and Control operates the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter and provides animal control assistance for the City. Bloomington Animal Care and Control's mission is to address and respond to all animal needs in the community through education, enforcement and support in order to build a community where animals are valued and treated with