+ Free-Fur-All Fridays - Every Friday! - Supported by Petco Foundation, adoption fees of available, adoptable pets are waived to approved applicants each Friday. Contact PAWS for special details.
-Recently adopt a new companion? Make sure to visit a local Petco with your adoption paperwork to receive special coupons & offers! Click here for special "new pet" tips & suggestions on items to purchase for your new pet.
*NOTE: PAWS is CLOSED November 26-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.*
PAWS is located at 285 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro, TN.
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.
Monday-Thursday, 12-4 p.m. & Friday, 12-2 p.m. via Walk-ins Only
*Pet owner must be present with their government-issued, photo I.D. for vaccinations to be administered at PAWS.
Surrender area is by appointment only. Please call the PAWS Pet Resource Desk at 615-907-DOGS to schedule an appointment to bring in an animal(s). The pet surrender area is closed on Sundays and most holidays - animals can not be accepted at the shelter on such days.
*For emergencies only, please contact your local Police Department or the Sheriff's Office.
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.