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Rutherford County PAWS

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

285 John R Rice Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7740

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of Rutherford County including Murfreesboro, Smyrna & Lavergne

About Our Shelter:

This is a county run facility in Rutherford County Tennessee. Murfreesboro is 30 miles SE of Nashville, TN. We get in 30-60 dogs/cats PER DAY. It is full most of the time. We could use donations of unopened bags of dogfood & catfood, towels, small rugs, blankets. Dog/cat toys, cat litter.
This is a dedicated group of people-- both county workers & volunteers who try their best to help the unwanted pets in this county find homes.

Come Meet our Pets:

Rutherford County PAWS
285 John Rice Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Facility is off of I 24 at Exit 78A. Get off the ramp at 78A. Turn right at the first light which is John Rice Blvd.

The building is past Sam's Club and Tractor Supply on the left side of the road. Look for the chain link fencing around a one story brick building.

Adoption Hours: Monday-Friday noon to 6:00 PM. Saturday--11:00 to 2:00 PM.
Closed Sunday

Phone hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Closed Sunday.

Our Adoption Process:

You fill out an adoption application.

Be sure that other pets are up to date on vaccinations. Your vet will be used as a reference.

Pets will be altered before leaving the county.

A pet who will need spay/neuter surgery is $80. That fee includes parvo/distemper vaccination, rabies vaccination, initial worming, heartworm testing if old enough, and surgery.

A pet who is already altered can leave immediately with an adoption fee of $48 which includes parvo/distemper vaccination, rabies vaccination, initial worming, and heartworm test.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.