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Our Mission is Saving Lives

Animal Rescue since 2020

Wet Noses Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit headquartered in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Founded in 2020 by Abe and Tracey Abrams, we are a foster based rescue that pulls animals from high kill-shelters in the Atlanta area and find them loving homes. While we have a variety of breeds, ages, and sizes, we focus on senior, special needs, small dogs, and puppies.

We rely on a volunteer network to help with our lifesaving work. Volunteers provide transportation (aka Freedom Rides) from county animal shelters to the rescue. Once an animal arrives, they receive full medical care, a lot of love, and behavioral support as they adjust to their foster home.

After a decompression period, we start to learn about the animal’s unique personality to help us find a great family match. We are not looking to clear a kennel, but to find the ideal home for each animal. We carefully consider a dog’s needs as well as what an applicant is looking for when they apply to adopt. We are not afraid to suggest an alternate animal to better suit the needs of an adopter.

Cause for Paws

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We are always looking for new fosters, volunteers, donors, and sponsors. It takes a village to save lives!

Rescue, Save, Love

History of Wet Noses Animal Rescue

How it All Began
Tracey & Abe

Tracey and Abe began rescuing dogs in the late 1980s and it all started with dogs found on the side of the road. They would take in the stray dogs and care for them until a loving forever home could be found.

After falling in love with Blue Ridge, GA during a visit in 2007, Abe and Tracey moved to their new home and became involved in a local rescue, Tri-State Pet Rescue. During this time, they ran The Barking Lot, which was a weekly adoption event in downtown Blue Ridge that led in 65-85 dogs being adopted each year.

Wet Noses Animal Rescue & Thrift Store

Building on their passion from volunteering, Wet Noses Animal Rescue was launched in February 2020. After adopting out 250 dogs in the first year, Tracey and Abe haven't looked back. Each year they focus on saving more lives and finding homes for more animals in needs.

New Adoption Center

Wet Noses opened a new Adoption Center in 2023, which provides a safe space for potential adopters and animals to meet without outside distractions. Adoption rooms are set up as home environments with a couch, chair, and end table so adopters can see how the dog functions in a home. Toccoa River Park is located nearby so potential adopters can also take walks with a dog they are interested in adopting.