Where To Adopt a Pet in Memphis

Everyday, cats and dogs all over the Mid-South are abandoned, neglected, lost, or born to strays. Unfortunately, there is not enough room in shelters for all of the homeless animals out there. If you are considering adding a pet to your family, adopting from a shelter or rescue is a loving and compassionate choice. In most cases, it is also cheaper than purchasing a pet from a breeder.

Below is a list of local shelters and rescues that offer adoption.

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    Girl (8-10) kissing dog
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    Cats and Dogs Available
    No-Kill Shelter

    5220 Shelter Run Lane
    Bartlett, TN 38135

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    Cats and Dogs Available
    Routinely Euthanizes

    603 E. South Street
    Collierville, TN 38017

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    Cats and Dogs Available
    Selectively Euthanizes

    7700 Southern Avenue
    Germantown, TN 38138

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    Cats Only
    No-Kill Shelter

    933 South Cooper
    Memphis, TN 38104

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    Cats and Dogs Available
    No-Kill Shelter

    935 Farm Road
    Memphis TN, 38134

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    Cats and Dogs Available
    Routinely Euthanizes

    2350 Appling City Cove
    Memphis, Tennessee 38133

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    Tipton County Animal Shelter

    Cats and Dogs Available
    Routinely Euthanizes

    8621 Hwy 51 South
    Brighton, TN

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    Photo credit: Holly Whitfield.

    Dogs available for fostering and adoption

    608 S. Main Street
    Memphis, Tennessee 38103
    Email: streetdogfoundation@yahoo.com

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    3-acre dog sanctuary in DeSoto County
    Rescues shelter pets for re-homing
    Dog and cats available for adoption

    P.O. Box 481 
    Southaven, Mississippi 38651
    Email: sfanimalsociety@gmail.com

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    Dogs available for foster and adoption

    Arlington, Tennessee 38002
    Email: soardogrescue@gmail.com

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    Partially funded by and located on the grounds of Southland Park Gaming & Racing
    Greyhound dogs available for adoption
    Kennel houses up to 30 dogs at a time

    1550 Ingram Boulevard
    West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
    Email: midsouthgreyhound@sbcglobal.net

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    Dogs 2nd Chance

    Reunites lost dogs with families
    Places abandoned and lost dogs in foster homes
    Medium and large mixed-breed dogs available for adoption
    Dog foster group (no boarding facility or shelter)

    Email: dogs2ndchance@gmail.com

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    West TN Border Collie Rescue

    Saves neglected and abandoned border collies
    Border collies available for adoption

    Email: thistle540@cs.com

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    Dogs and cats available for adoption
    No-Kill Shelter

    4500 Fox Island Road
    Tunica, Mississippi 38676

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    Sunny Meadows Animal Shelter

    The Mid-South's largest non-profit no-kill rescue facility
    Dogs and cats available for adoption

    4066 New Getwell Rd.
    Memphis, Tennessee 38116
    Email: tnsafehavenforpets@yahoo.com


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    Foster-based rescue
    Dogs and cats available for adoption
    No shelter open to the public

    Email: midsouthpets@aol.com

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    Volunteer-run animal rescue
    Saves dogs from euthanasia in local shelters
    Dogs available for adoption

    Contact via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wilsonanimalrescue/

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    Animal rescue for abandoned and neglected pets
    Dogs and cats available for adoption

Updated by Holly Whitfield February 2017