Shelby County Animal Shelter

Find Shelby 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.


Animal Protection Association PO Box 11471 Memphis TN 38111 901-377-3779


Animal Sanctuary, Inc. 1260 Central Avenue Memphis TN 38104 901-725-4018

Bartlett Animal Control 5220 Shelter Run Lane Memphis TN 38135 901-385-6484

Boondocks Dog Rescue 4005 Covington Pike Memphis TN 38135

Collierville Animal Shelter 559 East South Street Collierville TN 38017 901-457-2670

FOCAS Rescue 6025 North Watkins Road Millington TN 38053 901-412-2627

Germantown Animal Shelter 7700 Southern Avenue Germantown TN 38138 901-757-7358

Guardian Angel Pet Rescue PO Box 280513 Memphis TN 38168 901-358-8700

Memphis Animal Shelter 4160 Park Avenue Memphis TN 38117 901-362-5310

Memphis Animal Shelter 3456 Tchulahoma Road Memphis TN 38118 901-362-5310

Memphis City Animal Shelter 2350 Appling City Cove Memphis TN 38133 901-372-5995

Memphis Humane Society 2238 Central Avenue Memphis TN 38104 901-272-1753

Mewtopia Cat Rescue 1010 South Yates Road Memphis TN 38119 901-503-9328

Muttley Crue 958 Zenith Cove South Cordova TN 38018 901-314-3426

Save Our Shepherds Rescue Memphis PO Box 343401 Memphis TN 38184

Shelby County Health Department 814 Jefferson Avenue Memphis TN 38105 901-222-9000

Sos Animals 518 Goodland Street Memphis TN 38111 901-454-0807

Sunny Meadows, Safe Haven for Pets 4066 New Getwell Road Memphis TN 38118 901-363-7233

The House of Mews 933 Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104 901-272-3777

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.