Sumner County Animal Shelter

Find Sumner 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.


Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary PO Box 2482 Hendersonville TN 37077 615-664-2380


Gallatin Animal Control 905 Mallard Drive Gallatin TN 37066 615-230-0063

Hendersonville Animal Control 1 Executive Park Drive Hendersonville TN 37075 615-264-5355

Loving Kittens 212 Arnetty Drive Cottontown TN 37048

Portland Animal Shelter 123 Morningside Drive Portland TN 37148 615-325-5330

Sisters Grapetail Haven Ferret Rescue and Sanctuary 130 Barry Avenue Gallatin TN 37066 615-788-7652

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

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.