Tennessee Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Tennessee dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Tennessee pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Tennessee Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Tennessee All All Spay and Neuter Listings
East Tennessee Valley-Blount County All All Animal Rescue and Foster Networks
East Tennessee Birds Parrots Mountain Vista Bird Haven and Sanctuary
Cats Only
Chattanooga, TN 37415 Cats All Cats Are Totally Special
Knoxville, TN 37917 Cats All Happy Paws Kitten Rescue
Cats and Dogs
Brentwood, TN 37024 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of TN
Burns, TN 37029 Cats and Dogs All Proverbs 12:10 Rescue Yes
Butler, TN 37640 Cats and Dogs All Johnson County Humane Society, Inc.
Chattanooga, TN 37415 Cats and Dogs All Pet Placement Center Yes
Chattanooga, TN 37415 Cats and Dogs All McKamey Animal Center
Chuckey, TN 37641 Cats and Dogs All   Forgotten Angels Animal Rescue
Cumberland Plateau area Cats and Dogs All Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue
East Ridge, TN 37412 Cats and Dogs All East Ridge Animal Services
Erin, TN 37061 Cats and Dogs All St. Francis Animal Rescue (SFAR)
Gallatin, TN 37066 Cats and Dogs All Friends of Hannah Rescue
Evansville, TN 37332 Cats and Dogs All Save My Tail AnimalRescue
Franklin, TN 37068 Cats and Dogs All Happy Tails Human Yes
Greeneville, TN 37743 Cats and Dogs All Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society Yes
Hendersonville , TN 37077 Cats and Dogs All Freedom Farm Yes
Hickory Valley, TN 38042 Cats and Dogs All Hardeman County Humane Society Yes
Kingsport, TN. 37663 Cats and Dogs All Journey’s End No-Kill Shelter Yes
Kingston, TN 37763 Cats and Dogs All K9 Lifeline Rescue
Knoxville, TN 37919 Cats and Dogs All Young-Williams Animal Center Almost
Lewisburg, TN Cats and Dogs All Jazzin Around Rescue
Loudon, Tennessee Cats and Dogs All Losdon County Rescue
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 Cats and Dogs All Life House Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation
Madison, TN 37115 Cats and Dogs All Healing Hearts Animal Rescue
Cats and Dogs All Monroe County Animal Shelter
Manchester, TN 37357 Cats and Dogs All Coffee County Humane Society
Maryville, TN 37802 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of East Tennessee
Maryville, TN 37802 Cats and Dogs All ALMOST HOME Animal Rescue
Maryville, TN 37804 Cats and Dogs All ARFNets
Maryville, TN 37804 Cats and Dogs All Blount County Humane Society
Memphis, TN 38125 Cats and Dogs Mostly Cats Kitty City, Inc
Memphis, TN 38104 Cats and Dogs All ALIVE Rescue Memphis
Memphis, TN 38112 Cats and Dogs All Good Dog Rescue
Memphis Cats and Dogs All Guardian Angel Pet Rescue Yes
Mount Juliet, TN 37122 Cats and Dogs All Life House Animal Refuge And Rehabilitation
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Cats and Dogs All On The Fifth Day (animal sanctuary)
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Cats and Dogs All Rutherford County PAWS
Nashville, TN 37211 Cats and Dogs All Metro Animal Care and Control
Nashville, TN 37221 Cats and Dogs All Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue
Nashville, TN 37206 Cats and Dogs All Camp Chaos
Nashville, TN 37205 Cats and Dogs All Nashville Humane Association
Nashville, TN Cats and Dogs All A Tn Rescue for all breeds
Nolensville, TN 37135 Cats and Dogs All Wilson’s Dog Rescue
Oakridge Cats and Dogs All Oakridge Animal Shelter
Oakridge 37830 Cats and Dogs All Shelter Animals Rescue Group
Ooltewah, TN 37363 Cats and Dogs All Helping Orphaned Pets Everywhere
Rutledge, TN 37861 Cats and Dogs All Grainger County Humane Society
Scotts Hill, TN 38374 Cats and Dogs All Best Chance Animal Rescue
Sevierville, TN 37862 Cats and Dogs All Pets without Parents Shelter,
Springfield, Tn. 37172 Cats and Dogs All Robertson County Animal Control
Talbott, TN 37877 Cats and Dogs All Noah’s Arc Incorporated Yes
Dogs All Breeds
Gallatin Tennessee Dogs All JoJo’s DogHouse
Greenfield, TN 38230 Dogs All Karin’ 4 Kritters Rescue Yes
Knoxville, TN 37934 Dogs Retrievers F.O.R. RESCUE (FRIENDS OF RETRIEVERS RESCUE) – TN
Lenoir City, TN 37742 Dogs Retrievers GRReat Dog Rescue
Memphis Dogs All Woof River Animal Rescue
Memphis Dogs All Blues City Rescue
Memphis Dogs All Facebook: The Rescue Way Station
Mount Juliet Dogs Senior Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Yes
Munford 38058 Dogs All Dogs 2nd Chance
Nashville, TN 37206 Dogs All Big Fluffy Dog Rescue
Nashville, TN 37206 Dogs All Camp Chaos 37206
Nashville, TN 37206 Dogs All East C.A.N. (Community Action Network)
Nashville, TN 37229 Dogs All Agape Animal Rescue
Oak Ridge, TN 37902 Dogs Large Breeds Dames for Danes
Savannah, TN in Hardin County Dogs All Hardin Animal Relocation and Transition Team (HARTT)
Tazewell, TN 37879 Dogs All San-Chris Rescue Foster and Adoption Organization
Tennessee Dogs By Breed Listing Freedom Farms Breed Rescue Listings
Tennessee Dogs All Tennessee Humane and Dog Rescues
Whites Creek, TN 37189 Dogs All Robyn’s Nest Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Yes
Dogs By Breed
Tennessee Dogs Akita Heart of Dixie Akita Rescue, Inc.
Tennessee Dogs Alaskan Malamute Sleddog Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Australian Shepherd Southesat Aussie Rescue and Placement
Tennessee Dogs Australian Cattle Dog All Cattle Dog Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Basset Tennesseee Valley Basset Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Beagle SOS Beagle Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Bichon Bichon Rescue, 1623 Hodge Road, New Market, TN  37820
East Tennessee Dogs Border Collie East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue
East Tennessee Dogs Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee Yes
Chattanooga, TN 37363 Dogs Bulldog Chattanooga Bulldog Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Bulldog, English and French Pug Lovers Rescue Yes
Tennessee Dogs Cattle Dogs All Cattle Dog Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Cocker Spaniel Southeastern Cocker Rescue Yes
Tennessee Dogs Cocker Spaniel Southeast Cocker Rescue
Memphis Dogs Collie Memphis Collie Rescue
Nashville, TN 37207 Dogs Dachshund All American Dachshund Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Dalmatian Adopt A Spot
East Tennessee Dogs Doberman Pinscher East Tennessee Dobie Rescue
Tennessee Dogs English Bulldog Smokey Mountains Bulldog Rescue
Oak Ridge, TN 37902 Dogs Great Dane Dames for Danes
Knoxville, TN 37917 Dogs Great Dane Majestic Giants Great Dane Rescue
Smyrna, TN 37167 Dogs Jack Russell Terrier Russell Rescue, Inc. of Tennessee font>
Memphis, TN  38184 Dogs German Shepherd Dog Save Our Shepherds GSD Rescue Yes
Knoxville TN 37938 Dogs Golden Retriever Adopt A Golden-Knoxville
Tennessee Rep Dogs Goldendoodle Doodle Rescue Collective Yes
Knoxville, TN 37917 Dogs Great Dane Majestic Giants Great Dane Rescue
Oak Ridge, TN 37831 Dogs Great Dane Dames for Danes Great Dane Rescue
Knoxville, TN 37930 Dogs Greyhounds Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee
Smyrna, TN 37167 Dogs Greyhounds All About Hounds
Knoxville, TN 37922 Dogs Golden Retrievers Adopt-A-Golden Knoxville(AGK)
Nashville area Dogs Golden Retrievers Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue 615-496-7297
Tennessee Dogs Golden Retriever Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Golden Retrievers Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 865-482-5862
Goodlettsville, TN 37070 Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue of America
Tennessee Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee
Tennessee Dogs Heelers All Cattle Dog Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Hounds Homewood Hound Rescue
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Dogs Husky MidTN Husky Rescue
Eastern Tennessee Dogs Irish Wolfhound Great Creatures Rescue
Memphis Dogs Italian Greyhound Addie’s Safehouse for Italian Greyhounds
Tennessee Dogs Jack Russell Terrier Russell Rescue
Tennessee Rep Dogs Labradoodle Doodle Rescue Collective Yes
Tennessee Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Friends
Nashville, TN 37206 Dogs Labrador Retriever Middle Tennessee Labrador Retriever Rescue
Oak Ridge Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee
Goodlettsville, TN 37072 Dogs Maltese Safe Haven Maltese Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Maltese Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Miniature Schanuzer Schnauzer Lover Rescue
Nashville Dogs Miniature Schanuzer Hashville Schnauzer Rescue
Eastern Tennessee Dogs Pekinese Phone: 423-369-3770
Eastern Tennessee Dogs Pug East TN Pei Bull Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Pug Pug Lovers Rescue Yes
NC, SC, TN, VA Dogs Pug Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue
Knoxville, TN 37934 Dogs Retrievers F.O.R. RESCUE (FRIENDS OF RETRIEVERS RESCUE) – TN
Tennessee Dogs Rottweiler Southern States Rottweiler Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Schanuzer Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic
Tennessee Dogs Scottish Terrier Tennessee Scottish Terrier Rescue
Tennessee Dogs Shih Tzu Bluegrass Shih Tzu Rescue
East Tennessee Dogs Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky Rescue of East Tenn
East Tennessee Dogs Weimaraner Wolf Creek Weimaraner Rescue
Other Animals
Knoxville Guinea Pig All Knoxville Guinea Pig Rescue
Tennessee Potbellied Pig All Shepherd’s Green Sanctuary
Chattanooga, TN 37415 Rabbits All McKamey Animal Center
Columbia, TN 38401 Rabbits All Bunny Rescue
Knoxville, TN 37914 Rabbits All Hops and Lops Tennessee Rabbit Rescue