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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About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.