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
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.
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.
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.