How to Help
Lost & Found
Lost and Found Pets
For stray pets that you would like to care for while searching for an owner, please complete the PAWS Found Pet Form below & follow instructions, or call or email the shelter directly.
The shelter can receive approximately 20 to 60 animals a day, so we strongly encourage you to visit the shelter if your pet is missing, in addition to checking the stray animals page of our website, as often as possible. You should also look in your local newspaper, animal control facilities in nearby counties, and your groomer or veterinarian's office. If you would like to speak to someone about a missing or found pet, please contact the shelter.
You can also use 24Petconnect.com (formerly Petharbor.com) to view postings of found or lost pets reported.
PAWS strongly encourages those who have found a pet, to report it to PAWS ASAP, so we may assist in reuniting pets with their owner. You can fill out the PAWS found pet form below and email to: [email protected] or fax to: 615-898-7994, and please include a photo. Reports stay on file for 30 days.
*If you are unable to fax or email the PDF form, you may send responses
to requested info above to [email protected], or
visit the shelter during business hours. Please include a photo of pet!
Other Helpful Websites & Instructions
Found a pet with a rabies tag on? View the TN rabies tag
list above to begin steps in reuniting the pet with its owner!