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

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.