Polk County Animal Shelter

Find Polk 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.


Cleveland Animal Control 360 Hill Street Southeast Cleveland TN 37311 18.4 miles from Polk County 423-479-2122


Dog and Other Animals Welfare Group 135 County Road 464 Englewood TN 37329 20.9 miles from Polk County 423-887-7195

Gilmer-Fannin Humane Society PO Box 1251 Blue Ridge GA 30513 20.9 miles from Polk County 706-632-7711

Athens Animal Shelter 219 Alford Street Athens TN 37303 22.2 miles from Polk County 423-744-2747

Mc Minn Regional Humane Society 219 Alford Street Athens TN 37303 22.2 miles from Polk County 423-744-9548

Murray County Animal Control 571 Highway 52 Chatsworth GA 30705 26.7 miles from Polk County 706-695-8003

Valley River Humane Society 1211 Highway 64 Murphy NC 28906 28.0 miles from Polk County 828-837-6137

Monroe County Friends of Animals 884 Englewood Road Madisonville TN 37354 29.0 miles from Polk County 423-420-3423

Basenji Rescue and Transport 7888 Tranquility Drive Ooltewah TN 37363 29.0 miles from Polk County 901-737-9314

Chattanooga Bulldog Rescue Good Earth Circle Ooltewah TN 37363 29.1 miles from Polk County 423-595-4032

Project PAWS, Inc. PO Box 1646 Murphy NC 28906 29.2 miles from Polk County 828-837-9687

Your Volunteer Humane Society 571 Little Notchey Creek Road Madisonville TN 37354 30.2 miles from Polk County 423-420-0009

Humane Society of Northwest Georgia 1703 Cleveland Highway Dalton GA 30721 31.8 miles from Polk County 706-226-5002

Whitfield County Animal Control 156 Gillespie Drive Dalton GA 30721 33.1 miles from Polk County 706-278-2018

Marble Animal Shelter 7450 U.S. Highway 19 Marble NC 28905 33.7 miles from Polk County 828-837-2304

Sweetwater City Pound PO Box 267 Sweetwater TN 37874 34.3 miles from Polk County 423-337-6979

Cats Are Reason Enough 1278 Phils Drive Chattanooga TN 37421 36.5 miles from Polk County 423-894-4926

Union County Animal Control 41 Hospital Street Blairsville GA 30512 36.8 miles from Polk County 706-439-6052

Humane Society Mountain Shelter PO Box 1252 Blairsville GA 30514 36.9 miles from Polk County 706-896-6116

Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue 1713 Valley Forge Drive Chattanooga TN 37343 36.9 miles from Polk County

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.