+ 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.
+ Pet Food Give-away - July 11, 9-10 a.m. - To support pet owners in need during this time, PAWS will be offering cat and dog food of all types, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those in need who are unable to visit the shelter during these hours, may contact or visit the shelter during business hours for further assistance. We thank all who have donated to help PAWS support pet owners in need! *(Guests must have their I.D. & will sign a brief waiver).
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.