The following is a listing of animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries in Tennessee, including some animal services. This is not a comprehensive list. Please inquire within each organization for adoption, foster, volunteer and donation opportunities.
Please remember, animals are an emotional and financial commitment for their entire lifetime. Don't buy animals, it's exploitative, turning them into breeding machines, with many living in conditions rife with neglect and cruelty, making their lives miserable. Besides, there are millions of animals languishing in shelters waiting on their forever home. *ADOPT NEVER SHOP* Be a responsible animal guardian; adopt, spay/neuter, microchip, feed a healthy diet, follow through with regular vet checks and give lots of love, they are a part of the family, afterall. Other ways to help organizations caring for animals is to foster, volunteer and donate towards ongoing needs.