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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Bartlett Animal Shelter

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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Collierville Animal Shelter

Cats and Dogs Available
Routinely Euthanizes

603 E. South Street
Collierville, TN 38017

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Germantown Animal Shelter

Cats and Dogs Available
Selectively Euthanizes

7700 Southern Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138

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House of Mews

Cats Only
No-Kill Shelter

933 South Cooper
Memphis, TN 38104

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Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County

Cats and Dogs Available
No-Kill Shelter

935 Farm Road
Memphis TN, 38134

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Memphis Animal Services

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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Streetdog Foundation

Dogs available for fostering and adoption

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

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Southern Friends Animal Society Southern Friends Animal Society

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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SOAR Doggy Rescue

Dogs available for foster and adoption

Arlington, Tennessee 38002
Email: soardogrescue@gmail.com

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Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option

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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Tunica Humane Society

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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Midsouth Animal Rescue League

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

Email: midsouthpets@aol.com

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Wilson Animal Rescue

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

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ALIVE Animal Rescue

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

Updated by Holly Whitfield February 2017

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