Animal Control Services
As the City of Germantown’s municipal animal shelter, we offer the following animal control services, in addition to animal adoptions.
Dogs running at large are in violation of the City of Germantown’s restraint ordinance. If you see a dog running loose within Germantown city limits, please call us during our business hours at (901) 757-7358. If we are closed, please call the non-emergency Germantown Police at (901) 754-7222.
Dead Animal Pick-Up
If you see a deceased animal on a Germantown public street, please call our office at (901 )757-7358. We cannot pick up dead deer or other large animals, but we will contact Shelby County Roads and Engineering who will do so for us.
We can only accept owner surrenders from Germantown residents, space permitting, for a $50 surrender fee payable in cash only. Be aware that while we try to adopt out as many animals as we can, we are a “kill shelter.” Some animals are simply too ill or aggressive to be adopted and the most humane and safe option (for the animal, and for staff and shelter guests) is humane euthanasia.