+New Year Adopt-a-thon - Jan. 7-14 & 16: $18 dog adoption fees offered! Cats are 'Name-your-own-price'. This event is sponsored by Schwan Cosmetics USA Inc.!
+Barn Cats - PAWS now accepts adoptions for "barn" or "micer" type cats! Contact PAWS or visit the shelter for more info.
+Volunteer Orientation - Jan. 20, 8 a.m.; Can't make this one? No problem! Orientations are held 1/month on Saturdays.
*See holiday closing dates under "Hours & Location".
*Please note: PAWS is closed Tues., January 16 due to weather conditions. January 17 hours are TBD. 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.