Find Rutherford 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.
Action for Animals 11048 Bradley Creek Road Milton TN 37118 615-273-2853
Beesley Animal Humane PO Box 1886 Murfreesboro TN 37133 615-890-6878
Humane Alliance of Rutherford County 2115 Shannon Drive Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-890-1400
Rutherford County - Pet Adoption & Welfare Services 285 John Rice Boulevard Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-898-7740
Rutherford County Humane Society PO Box 1686 Murfreesboro TN 37133 615-890-5212
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.