January 1, 2020: Furever Home Running is now closed. We will remain open for the 2020 Ordinary Marathon registration through mid-May.


Each year, Furever Home Running supports at least two nonprofit animal rescue organizations. During 2019, we support Rhode Island Pet Connection Foundation and Hardeman Adoptable Animals.

Rhode Island Pet Connection Foundation

RI Pet Connection Foundation was founded in 2015 by Stephanie May. We started with the goal of helping any animal in need, but focus on local dogs in need of a home. We don’t discriminate on breed or age of the animals we help. In 2018, we helped rescue approximately 170 animals to include two kitten litters, a cow, a horse, and a few reptiles. We have a support group for all our fosters and adopters to help ensure the dog can be the best it can be. This group includes vet techs and trainers.  All our fosters and adopters are available to help answer any questions anyone may have. Through using this support group, we have significantly decreased the number of adoption returns, giving us the ability to help more animals!

Kailani is one of RI Pet Connection’s current animals being helped. She is a 7 month old Phu Quoc Vietnamese Ridgeback. She suffers from spina bifida and dermoid sinus. She requires spinal surgery for the dermoid sinus. She is one of the sweetest puppies ever. We took her on unaware of her condition. It’s now our mission to get her the surgery required for her to be a happy healthy puppy. She has had an ultrasound that shows that many of the dermoid sinus (she has 7) go directly into her spinal cord. She will be having an MRI in mid January to determine exactly what the surgeon is looking at prior to going in. See a short video starring Kailani here.

You can view the signed charitable pledge agreement between Furever Home Running and RI Pet Connection Foundation here.

Hardeman Adoptable Animals

Hardeman Adoptable Animals, Inc. is a non-profit organization that rescues unwanted dogs of Hardeman County.  HAA is run by volunteers and operates solely on donations and fund-raising. Since its beginning in 2011, HAA has rescued over 4,000 dogs!  HAA takes in strays
and surrendered dogs and finds them new homes. HAA currently resides in a small shelter inside the Hardeman County Landfill.  The building our shelter is in is a converted tire shed that has outlived its ability to humanely living creatures. The building is
made of wood and has a drainage system that cannot handle the building’s current use.  These issues put the dogs at risk of getting sick and having sores on their paws from being in wet kennels. In 2016, HAA began raising money for a new shelter. Since then,
we have held many fundraisers.

HAA has taken many steps towards our dream of moving out of the landfill and into our new shelter.  We have completed Phase One of a five phase plan, which includes making a substantial down payment on a new metal building.  We have signed a long-term lease with
Hardeman County to use the site of the old flight school outside of Bolivar. The County and HAA volunteers (and friends of HAA) have spent time gutting the existing building to make it useable for the shelter’s needs.  Siding has been replaced; holes have been
patched; insulation has been pulled out; and the bathrooms have been gutted. The building still needs a lot of work.

The existing building will house the medical room, meet and greet space, offices for HAA and Animal Control, and a grooming area.  HAA is purchasing a metal building to sit behind the existing building that will house the dogs. As mentioned above, the down payment
for this building has been made.  This building will house all dog kennels, some of which will be connected to individual outside runs. This will help keep kennels cleaner, as many dogs will learn to go outside to do their “business” instead of messing up their kennels.  This will make the environment much cleaner and healthier for the dogs as well as make the daily chores of the volunteers much easier.

If you would like to donate to our building fund or general operating fund, you can mail a check to HAA, Inc at PO Box 513, Bolivar, TN 38008 or donate online at  paypal.me/haadogs or https://hardemanadoptableanimals.org/donate-now/. Please specify where your donation is to be used.   

You can view the signed charitable pledge agreement between Furever Home Running and Hardeman Adoptable Animals here.


Previous Nonprofit Animal Rescue Partners

Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue (San Antonio, TX)

Contact: Sherry Pfau
Executed CPA – 2018 – Wayward Whiskers
Donations ($456.74):
April 10, 2018: $100.00.  This was used to purchase litter for the cats’ litter boxes.
July 5, 2018: $156.74. This was used to purchase litter for the cats’ litter boxes.
October 6, 2018: $100.00. This was used to purchase litter for the cats’ litter boxes.
January 5, 2019: $100.00.

Roman’s Rescue (Round Rock, TX)

Contact: Carole Mitchell
Executed CPA – 2018 – Roman’s Rescue
Donations ($456.74):
April 12, 2018: $100.00.
July 5, 2018: $156.74.
October 6, 2018: $100.00.
January 5, 2019: $100.00.

Why We Do It

In everything we do, we believe we are making a difference in the lives of pets and people. We believe every animal deserves a safe, loving home, is provided healthcare, and has adequate food.

We also believe every person can participate in running sports regardless of perceived ability. We believe everyone’s heath is vitally important and increasing physical fitness can be accomplished by increasing self-efficacy and access to running events.