+Barn Cats - PAWS now accepts adoptions for "barn" or "micer" type cats! Contact PAWS or visit the shelter for more info.
+Volunteer Orientation - April 21, 8 a.m.; Can't make this one? No problem! Orientations are held 1/month on Saturday mornings. Click here for more info.
+Fido Spring Fling - April 29, 2-5 p.m.; Bring your leashed pooches for the 3rd annual dog hunt, hosted by Nashville Paw Magazine. [Click here] for more info! Event located next door at Lane Agri-Park.
+Furry Fest - Now May 5, 10a-3p; Join us in celebrating and recognizing the numerous rescue partners of PAWS! Click here for more info.
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
*Please note: PAWS will be closed Tuesday, May 1 for County Elections Day. For emergencies only, please contact the Sherriff''s Dept. or your local Police Dept.
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 Pet Help Line at 615-907-DOGS to schedule an appointment to bring in an animal(s). The pet surrender area is closed on Sundays. 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.