+Barn Cats - PAWS now accepts sign ups for adoptions of "barn" or "micer" cats! Contact PAWS for more info.
+Next Volunteer Orientation - Sep. 29, 8 a.m. - Can't make this one? No problem! Orientations are held 1/month on Saturday mornings. Click here for more info.
+Eagleville Fall Festival - Sep. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. - Make sure to visit PAWS & many other vendors at this "kickoff-to-fall" festival! Festival includes live music, various exhibits, jump houses, petting zoo & more. Click here for more info!
+Pit Bull Awareness Month - All-October-long - $10 adoption fees for all available, adoptable Pit Bull/Pit Bull mixes to good homes!
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
*Please note: PAWS will be CLOSED Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. For emergencies only, please contact your local Police Dept. or the Sherriff's Office.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. 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.