ANIMAL SHELTERS, RESCUES and SANCTUARIES

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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.


GOVERNMENT FUNDED SHELTERS
Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC)
Mt Juliet Animal Care and Control
Williamson County Animal Center
Cheatham County Animal Control
Robertson County Animal Control
Greenbrier Animal Control
Springfield Animal Control
Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Service (PAWS)
Sumner County Animal Control
Wilson County Animal Control
Maury County Animal Services
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control
Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter
Portland Animal Control
Tullahoma Animal Control
Warren County Animal Control & Adoption Center
Memphis Animal Services
Maryville Animal Control and Adoption Center

MULTI SPECIES

Nashville Humane Association
Humane Society of Sumner County
Humane Society of Clarksville - Montgomery County
New Leash On Life

Animal Rescue Corps
Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue
Noah's Ark Society
Safe Place for Animals
Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary

Love At First Sight! Pet Adoption Center
Critter Calvery Rescue
East C.A.N.
SAFPAW Outreach & Animal Rescue (SOAR)
Willa B. Farms Animal Rescue
RARE - Rural Animal Rescue Effort
True Rescue

DeKalb Animal Coalition
Humphreys County Humane Society
Bunny Puffs Exotic Refuge
Humane Society of Tennessee Valley
Young Williams Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center
Humane Educational Society
Memphis Pets Alive!
Team Memphis Rescue
Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center
Petfinder

DOGS
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Nashville PITTIE
Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue
Big Fluffy Dog Rescue
Agape Animal Rescue
Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue
GiGi's Rescue

Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue
Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue
Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee
Adopt A Golden Nashville
Adopt A Golden Knoxville
Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue
Pittie In Pink
East TN Pitbull Rescue
Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue
Fighting For The Bullys
Russell Rescue of Tennessee
Paws Angels Dog Rescue
Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue
Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
ALIVE Rescue Memphis
Tennessee Death Row Dogs

CATS
Nashville Cat Rescue
The Catio
Catfeine Cat Cafe
FLUFF Nashville

Purrassic Paws Fosters
Healing Hearts Animal Rescue
Nine Lives Nashville
Rutherford County Cat Rescue
Saving Stevie

AVIANS
Exotic Avian Sanctuary of Tennessee

BUNNIES

Clover Patch Sanctuary
Bunny Rescue - Nashville


EQUINE/FARMED ANIMALS
Safe Harbor Sanctuary
Horse Plus Humane Society
Horse Haven of Tennessee
Gracie's Acres
The Gentle Barn Tennessee
Odd Man Inn
4Them Sanctuary
Cows Come Home Farm Sanctuary
Piccolo Farms Animal Sanctuary
Xanadu Animal Sanctuary

Ferrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse & Cat Sanctuary
Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary
Hickory Hill Farm
Steven's Forever Farm Sanctuary 
For Goat Sake Animal Sanctuary
May Farm Sanctuary
Animale Sanctuary
Samma Farm

ELEPHANTS
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

BIG CATS
Tiger Haven

WILDLIFE EMERGENCY AND REHABILITATION
Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
Lillie Birds Wildlife Rehabilitation
Nashville Wildlife Conservation Center
Ziggy's Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Harmony Wildlife Rehab Center
Music City Wildlife Center

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue
Happinest Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue

American Eagle Foundation
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Animal Help Now (locate wildlife rehabilitators throughout the U.S.)

SEE WILDLIFE NATURALLY

Tennessee Watchable Wildlife

LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER AND VETERINARY SERVICES
Spay Tennessee
Pet Community Center
Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance
Williamson County Animal Center
Cheatham County Paws
Rutherford County PAWS
Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare
Beesley Animal Foundation
Humane Society of Clarksville - Montgomery County
People For Animals
New Leash On Life / The JOY Clinic

Humane Society of Putnam County
Dixie Day Spay
McKamey Animal Center
Humane Educational Society
Chattaneuter

FOOD BANKS AND VETERINARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Pet Assistance Network
Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare
NVS CARES Fund
Brown Dog Foundation
Lovie's Legacy
Red Rover
The Mosby Foundation
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation
The Pet Fund

Humane Educational Society
More Information HERE and HERE

LOST AND FOUND RESOURCES
Nashville Area Facebook Groups
Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC)
Williamson County Animal Center

Rutherford County PAWS
Montgomery County Animal Control Lost and Found


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.