Davidson County Animal Shelter

Find Davidson County Tennessee animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


All Cattle Dogs Rescue 549 Annex Avenue Nashville TN 37209 615-598-1940


Grape Tail Ferret Rescue and Sanctuary 242 Wilowen Drive Nashville TN 37210

Metro Animal Shelter 311 23rd Avenue North Nashville TN 37203 615-862-7930

Nashville Cares PAWS Program 209 10th Avenue South Nashville TN 37203 615-259-4866

Nashville Humane Association 213 Oceola Avenue Nashville TN 37209 615-352-1010

Regen Holler Rescue Mission 8797 Highway 100 Nashville TN 37221

The Purr Factory 3220 Wingate Avenue Nashville TN 37211 615-331-9274

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.