+Barn Cats - PAWS now accepts sign ups for adoptions of "barn" or "micer" cats! Contact PAWS for more info.
+Mission Mondays @ Altar'd State - Jan. 28 - April 15 - Buy a cute top, pants, accessory, etc. from Altar'd State in the Avenues Mall to benefit the animals of the shelter! Each Monday, now until April 15, 10% of all sales go directly to PAWS. Click here for hours of operation & more info!
+Next Volunteer Orientation - April 13, 8 a.m. - Can't make this one? No problem! Orientations are held 1/month on Saturday mornings. Click here for more info & about signing up.
+Community-wide Rabies Clinic - April 22-26 - Visit PAWS or other local, participating vet offices for low cost or discounted fees on rabies shots! Click here for PAWS' rabies shot hours, pricing & more, including a list of other local vets (note all listed will NOT be participating).
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
*NOTE: PAWS will be CLOSED April 19 for Good Friday. We will reopen April 20. For emergencies only please contact your local law enforcement. Thank you!
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 Animal Resource Desk at 615-907-DOGS to schedule an appointment to bring in an animal(s). The pet surrender area is closed on Sundays (& closed holiday dates) & animals can not be accepted at the shelter. 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.