Restricted Adoptions


Manager Approval Adoptions: some breeds of dogs are designated as Manager Approval Adoptions. Our Board of Directors has asked that these breeds have stricter guidelines for adoption.

Please contact the Animal Center if you have questions concerning Manager Approval Adoptions.

PG-8 and PG-13 Adoptions: Sometimes during our behavior assessment, we determine that a dog or cat may not do well around children. If you see this designation on an animal, it means that we will not approve an adoption if there are young children in the home.

Out of State adoptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Adoption Floor supervisor if you are outside of TN.

Please note: we are NOT able to ship or arrange transport for adopted animals.

All adopters must be at least 18 years of age, or 21 years old if it’s a Manager Approval Adoption.