Founded in 2004 by 13-time Grammy-winner Emmylou Harris, Bonaparte's Retreat is named for one of her own beloved dogs. "Bonaparte was my constant companion for 10 years," & when he died suddenly in 2002, Emmylou's broken heart & personal loss became the genesis of Bonaparte's Retreat. A small foster-based rescue group honoring the memory of her dear companion, we save & nurture dogs whose allotted time at a shelter has elapsed. The first private rescue group to partner with Metro Nashville Animal Control, our focus is rescuing shelter dogs who are overlooked or deemed unadoptable-large & senior dogs, special needs dogs, & those needing immediate medical care. Our mission is to prevent these wonderful animals from being euthanized & to place them into loving & forever homes.