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
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.
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.
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.