Hamilton County Animal Shelter

Find Hamilton 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.

A Home for Cats 20 Mason Drive Chattanooga TN 37415 423-208-0423

Animal Care Trust, Animal Care and Adoption Center 100 East 11th Street Chattanooga TN 37402 423-425-3750

Basenji Rescue and Transport 7888 Tranquility Drive Ooltewah TN 37363 901-737-9314

Cats Are Reason Enough 1278 Phils Drive Chattanooga TN 37421 423-894-4926

Chattanooga Animal Control 4500 North Access Road Chattanooga TN 37415 423-305-6511

Chattanooga Animal Services 3300 Amnicola Highway Chattanooga TN 37406 423-698-9587

Chattanooga Area Guinea Pig Rescue 404 Ducktown Street Soddy-Daisy TN 37379 423-332-3883

Chattanooga Bulldog Rescue Good Earth Circle Ooltewah TN 37363 423-595-4032

Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue 1713 Valley Forge Drive Chattanooga TN 37343

East Ridge Animal Shelter 1011 Yale Street East Ridge TN 37412 423-664-0271

East Ridge Animal Shelter 1015 Yale Street East Ridge TN 37412 423-664-0271

For the Love of Dogs 917 Rocky Top Lane Sale Creek TN 37373 423-451-0589

Humane Animal Rescue Team PO Box 97 Lupton City TN 37351

Humane Educational Society 212 North Highland Park Avenue Chattanooga TN 37404 423-624-5302

Mckamey Animal Care and Adoption Center 4500 North Access Road Chattanooga TN 37415

Pet Placement Center 5975 Dayton Boulevard Chattanooga TN 37415 423-877-0738

Signal Mountain Adopt A Pet 2801 Kell Road Signal Mountain TN 37377 423-886-6471

Soddy Daisy Humane Animal Shelter 9835 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy TN 37379

Tennessee Animal League 89 South Crest Road Chattanooga TN 37404

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.