We are Animal Care and Control for the City of Oak Ridge. The entire staff to care for the shelter animals and answer calls for service consists of three Animal Control Officers and one part-time Shelter Assistant. We really appreciate the hard work and commitment of our Volunteers, who are here seven days a week trying to improve the quality of life for the dogs & cats (and occasional rabbit or ferret). Please consider filling out a Volunteer application if you've got a half-day free to walk dogs, bathe puppies, do laundry, or help socialize puppies, kittens, and train adult dogs.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm. The shelter is closed on state holidays.
Our Adoption Process...
The adoption fee is $110. This includes the spay/neuter, microchip, first set of vaccinations including Rabies, deworming, and one flea treatment.
We ask that you give your landlord the pet deposit and obtain a permission letter before you take your pet home.
Animals under 2 lbs may have to return for surgery at a later date. Those under 12 weeks will have to return for a Rabies vaccine.
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Oak Ridge Animal Shelter.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.