Smith County Animal Shelter

Find Smith 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.


Sweet Haven Pet Rescue 19 Larkspur Avenue Lebanon TN 37090 9.3 miles from Smith County 615-679-5727


Shepherds Green Dragonwood Pig Refuge 910 Medley Amonet Road Silver Point TN 38582 12.2 miles from Smith County 931-858-5670

2x2 Ranch and Refuge PO Box 701 Lafayette TN 37083 19.2 miles from Smith County 615-666-8854

City Animal Impound PO Box 275 Lafayette TN 37083 19.2 miles from Smith County 615-666-2194

Lebanon City Animal Control 320 Tennessee Boulevard Lebanon TN 37087 19.4 miles from Smith County 615-444-0825

Upper Cumberland Humane Society 105 Carter Circle Lafayette TN 37083 20.2 miles from Smith County 615-826-3364

Smithville Animal Shelter 535 Shaw Street Smithville TN 37166 21.5 miles from Smith County 615-597-1363

Humane Society of Dekalb County PO Box 18 Smithville TN 37166 21.6 miles from Smith County 615-464-6738

New Leash On Life 507 Jim Draper Dr Lebanon TN 37087 22.8 miles from Smith County 615-444-1144

Cookeville Putnam County Animal Shelter 2105 West Jackson Street Cookeville TN 38501 23.4 miles from Smith County 931-526-3647

Action for Animals 11048 Bradley Creek Road Milton TN 37118 25.4 miles from Smith County 615-273-2853

Sumner County Rabies Control 117 West Smith Street Gallatin TN 37066 29.5 miles from Smith County 615-452-2400

South Paw Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. PO Box 118 Hilham TN 38568 29.9 miles from Smith County

Sisters Grapetail Haven Ferret Rescue and Sanctuary 130 Barry Avenue Gallatin TN 37066 30.6 miles from Smith County 615-788-7652

Gallatin Animal Control 905 Mallard Drive Gallatin TN 37066 31.3 miles from Smith County 615-230-0063

White County Animal Shelter 5600 Gum Springs Mountain Road Sparta TN 38583 32.1 miles from Smith County 931-761-3647

Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter 115 Industrial Drive Mount Juliet TN 37122 32.2 miles from Smith County 615-773-5533

Sparta Animal Shelter PO Box 30 Sparta TN 38583 34.3 miles from Smith County 615-836-3236

Tender Heart Canine Rescue 887 Old Celina Road Allons TN 38541 35.3 miles from Smith County 931-823-8218

Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary PO Box 2482 Hendersonville TN 37077 36.8 miles from Smith County 615-664-2380

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.