Founded in 2004 by Lisa Trenthem, Real Good Dog Rescue ‘s goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in area shelters, primarily the Memphis Animal Shelter. We also occasionally accept owner-surrendered puppies or dogs, depending on the circumstances. RGDR utilizes a team of volunteers who foster animals 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.

If you’d like to help, 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 Lisa (link: with the details to have her post it on our blog. Our volunteers and adopters love to hear about your happy tails!