+Barn Cats - PAWS now accepts sign ups for adoptions of "barn" or "micer" cats! Contact PAWS at 615-898-7740 for more info.
+FREE Spay/Neuter Program - Are you a Rutherford County, TN resident with a cat and/or dog? PAWS is currently scheduling for upcoming, available appointment dates! Visit PAWS to apply & be scheduled, or click here to learn more.
+Pit Bull Awareness Month - All-October-long - $10 adoption fee special on all Pit Bull/Pit Bull mixes, to forever, loving homes! Make sure to "follow" or "like" us on Facebook & Instagram, to catch special Pit Bull features.
+Next Volunteer Orientation - Nov. 16, 8 a.m. - Contact PAWS or click here for more info about signing up for the class.. spots fill quickly! *Note sign ups are required to reserve your spot.
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
PAWS is located at 285 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro, TN.
Adoptions*, Reclaims* & Animal Viewing:
Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
*Adoptions and reclaims must be processed 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Please call the PAWS Animal Resource Desk at 615-907-DOGS to schedule an appointment to bring in an animal(s). The pet surrender area is closed on Sundays (& closed holiday dates) & animals can not be accepted at the shelter. Please [click here] for more information.
The shelter is closed most holidays.
Rutherford County Pet Adoption & Welfare Services is working in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for both our citizens and animals through education, adoption and courteous, effective enforcement of the Tennessee Codes annotated relating to animals and the rules & regulations pertaining to control of animals in Rutherford County.