Directory of Animal Shelters in Tennessee

Looking for a new pet? Please consider adopting a new dog or puppy from an animal shelter in Tennessee. You’ll find information on all of the animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups we’ve partnered with in Tennessee below. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Tennessee.

Pet Friendly Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center
Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center The Williamson County Animal Center is a public open-intake shelter serving the citizens of Williamson County, Tennessee. Their goal is to increase the save rate, find a good home for every adoptable pet, slow pet population growth, end animal neglect and abuse and be a positive force in the community. See Details
Pet Friendly Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a Forever Foster Home based Sanctuary in beautiful Mount Juliet, Tennessee, generally housing approximately 120 senior dogs at the Sanctuary and others in temporary and Forever Foster Homes. While providing lifetime homes for senior dogs, OFSDS strives to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with older dogs. See Details
Humane Educational Society Pet overpopulation is a national epidemic. Our mission is to educate the public concerning proper care & treatment of all companion animals & to utilize available resources to effectively reduce the number of those animals found homeless in our community. See Details
Metro Animal Care and Control Metro Animal Care and Control is committed to the delivery of humane and responsive animal care and control services to and for the residents and animals of Nashville-Davidson County. They have animals available for adoption every day. If you are looking to add an awesome animal to your family, MACC is the right place to find your new furry friend. We have been matching pets with people for many years, and when you visit, our staff and volunteers will work with you to try to find your perfect loyal companion. See Details
Big Fluffy Dog Rescue Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping giant and mixed breed dogs in need. While they value dogs of all breeds, Big Fluffy Dog specializes in what the name says: big, fluffy dogs. There are volunteers across the United States, but the headquarters is located in La Vergne, TN, just outside of Nashville. See Details
Safe Place For Animals It is the mission of Safe Place for Animals to provide the best care and temporary housing for unwanted animals, while trying to find them the best forever home possible. It is also the mission of SPA to educate the public on responsible pet ownership, promote spay/neuter and provide unique animal services to the community. They have helped over 6000 animals in the past 8 years with a 95% volunteer run staff and no government or local funding. Their dream is to create a facility that offers love and security to homeless animals and offers unique, professional and low cost services to the public and its pets. See Details
Love at First Sight! Pet Adoption Center Love at First Sight! is a puppy and kitten adoption center located right in the heart of Music City, Tennessee. Since 1995 they have adopted over 8,500 pets to loving homes and families in Nashville while emphasizing the importance of responsible pet ownership. The majority of pets are acquired from families throughout Tennessee who have had an unexpected litter as well as local animal shelters who they help assist with the overflow of puppy and kitten litters. See Details
Young-Williams Animal Center Young-Williams Animal Center works tirelessly toward its vision of finding a home for every pet through adoptions, foster homes, rescue organizations, spays & neuters, lost & found resources and the help of our amazing volunteers. See Details
New Leash On Life New Leash on Life is dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in their community through shelter, placement, spay/neuter, education and awareness. Their mission to establish permanent adoption of abandoned cats and dogs is achieved through providing shelter, food, basic medical care and training to each rescued animal. See Details
Nashville Humane Association Nashville Humane Association in Nashville, TN offers a safe haven for at-risk, homeless and adoptable pets. Their dedicated staff members, fosters, and volunteers help promote the humane treatment of animals, find homes for pets in need, and educate the community through local programs. Check out their website for upcoming dog-friendly events as well as training & behavior management resources. See Details
Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee The mission of Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (CAIT) in Knoxville, TN is to improve the lives of companion animals and reduce the homeless pet population in Tennessee by promoting humane education and spay/neuter initiatives. See Details
McCracken Kitty Kat Rescue McCracken Kitty Kat Rescue works to give cats a chance at a new life in areas of Cleveland and Chattanooga, TN. Their organization is dedicated to rescuing and caring for abandoned, stray and homeless cats. Whether you're looking to adopt a new furry family member, donate to their cause or learn about rescues, this organization will have the information for you! See Details
Humane Society-Dickson County Find Fido a new buddy at Humane Society-Dickson County, a nonprofit animal shelter located in Dickson, TN. The shelter features adoptable dogs and cats. The Humane Society often hosts pet-friendly events that allows the community to give back to the shelter. The facility also features a dog park. See Details