+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.
+Next Volunteer Orientation - July 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. *(Must sign up to attend/reserve your seat).
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
*Please note: PAWS will be CLOSED May 27 for Memorial Day. We will reopen May 28. 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.