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Animal Harbor

56 Nor-Nan Rd, Winchester, TN 37398

Contact Jessica Brown
Phone (931) 962-4472
cats & dogs at Animal Harbor

Areas Animal Harbor serves

Franklin County; Winchester, Estill Springs, Sewanee, Decherd, Cowan, Belvidere, Huntland.

Animal Harbor's adoption process


Submit Application



Interview with adoption counselor at our shelter.


Approve Application


Meet the Pet

By appointment


Take the Pet Home


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

Animal Harbor requires a signed adoption contract and a fee to adopt a pet. Adoption fees are $110, for puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens. We can only accept checks written on banks that operate in Franklin County, Tennessee. Otherwise, we request that the adoption fee be paid in cash. All of our pets are vet checked. They are given age-appropriate shots, micro-chipped, and spayed or neutered before adoption. Adult dogs are tested for heartworms and put on heartworm preventive. Cats are tested for FeLV and FIV, then given preventive inoculations. All of our pets are given rabies shots when they are old enough. They are all also treated with a flea preventive and heartworm prevention.

Adoption application

About Animal Harbor

Animal Harbor is operated by members of The Franklin County Humane Society, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The Mission of The Franklin County Humane Society is to:
* Provide health care and temporary shelter for the many lost and homeless companion animals.
* Find new loving homes for these pets.
* Reduce pet overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering.
* Prevent cruelty to animals.
* Educate the community about animal welfare.
* Maintain a no-kill policy except for reasons of mercy or dangerous temperament.

Animal Harbor's adopted pets

Adopt a Pet is the easiest way for you to search for a new pet in Winchester, TN.

Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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.