+Barn Cats - PAWS now accepts sign ups for adoptions of "barn" or "micer" cats! Contact PAWS for more info.
+FREE Spay/Neuter Program - Are you a Rutherford County, TN resident with a cat and/or dog? PAWS is currently scheduling for upcoming, available appointment dates! Visit PAWS to apply & be scheduled, or click here to learn more.
+Adult Cat Special - July 9-22 - Summer is just cooler with a cat! All adult cat adoption fees are WAIVED to forever, loving homes (ages 1 year+)!
+Annual 'Clear the Shelters' Event - August 17 - Mark your calendars... more details TBA!
+Next Volunteer Orientation - September 21, 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. *(Must sign up to attend/reserve your seat).
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
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.