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

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.