President/Founder/Animal Care Manager:  

J. Gouge

Vice President/Director of Operations: 

Teddy Gouge

Board Members: Ashley Thomas, Andrew Hammack & Michelle Howell

Space is limited

Welcome to 

Rustic Rover Rescue & Lodging

Nestled in the country side of Knoxville, TN yet still close to the Smokey Mountains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Rustic Rover Rescue & Lodge is a 501(c)3 not for profit business which offers re-homing, adoption services as well as boarding & overnight stays

Rustic Rover Rescue and Lodge cares about animals in need. We help families needing to rehome pets and offer options via our adoption program. Our focus is owner surrenders because taking your pet to any animal shelter should be your last resort.

Rustic Rover does not require all dogs to be vaccinated to board, however titer test may be required. Puppies are accepted if appear healthy, vaccinated and pre-approved by management.

When you chose to board at Rustic Rover Rescue & Lodge you are helping to provide funding to homeless pets in need. Rustic Rover Rescue & Lodge is dedicated to your fur-babies, by offering customized care and a unique atmosphere. Our kennels offer a low stress environment, making it the next best thing to being home. We are not your typical “kennel” environment.

We believe in providing a safe and loving place for all dogs.

Rustic Rover is committed to on-going education in the animal care and promotes positive reinforcement.

We are relationship focused.

Rustic Rover is an indoor temperature-controlled facility.

Rustic Rover offers pet sitting/ kennels on our farm. To ensure reasonable attention is given to each guest, we have chosen to stay small which enables us to provide proper mental stimulation, socialization and exercise while enjoying the fresh country air. Many of our guests enjoy hanging out in our living room watching TV, listening to soft music, chewing on a toy, cuddling up or just laying on our front porch watching the birds.

Yes, we offer cages for rest and overnight stays as it serves as a safe place. Often dogs find less separation and distress when crated in a “home-like" environment. We also provide calming scents like Adaptil diffusers pheromone, lavender and essential oils for the air to help reduce the stress level an animal may experience.

Rustic Rover is a Proud member of N.A.P.P.S

(The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)

A Customer Said...

I would highly recommend Rustic Rover!

My dog Duke loved it at Rustic Rover!

Lisa Goff  of Northern Kentucky Sept.2017

check out our facebook page for more reviews and pictures

Rustic Rover Rescue & Lodge @ rusticroverknoxville

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