+Volunteer Orientation - [Dec. 21], 4 p.m.; Can't make this one? No problem! New dates TBA!
+13 Days of Christmas - Dec. 11-23. Thanks to adoption sponsors, The Hensley Group @ Parks, ALL pet adoption fees are at no cost to great homes!
+Barn Cats - PAWS is now accepting sign-ups for recipients of "barn" or "micers" cats. Contact PAWS or visit the shelter for more info.
**Please note holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location"!**
*Please note: PAWS will be closed December 24-26 for the Christmas holiday & December 31-January 2 for New Years. For emergencies only, please contact your local Police Department or the Sherriff's Office. (615-898-7770)*
PAWS is located at 285 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro, TN.
We are open for adoptions*, reclaims* and animal viewing Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. *We have new weekend hours, beginning December 9!: Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
*Adoptions and reclaims must be processed 30 minutes prior to closing time.
We are open for pet surrender Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. The pet surrender area is closed on Sundays.
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.