Big black dogs are always the last to be adopted. Why?

Going to the shelter is often overwhelming. Most people tend to pick the dog that stands out, instead of taking the time to get to know the individual dog’s personality.

The majority of the dogs in shelters are black which causes them to get overlooked.

Yet black dogs usually have bloodlines of some of the most intelligent breeds, such as Labradors, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Border Collies, & Dobermans.

So the next time you are at the shelter, don’t overlook the beautiful black dogs.

They have just has much love to give as the white, brown, & spotted dogs.

How to Adopt a Pet

Tennessee Law requires that ALL pets must be spayed or neutered before they can be adopted. All of our animals are already spayed or neutered before ever becoming available for adoption.


Cats are almost always placed as indoor pets there may be a few exceptions with adult cats

Dogs must be kept inside or in a fenced yard

No chains or runlines are accepted

Renters must have approval from their landlords and we will verify that

JMCHS reserves the right to deny any adoptions

JMCHS reserves the right to complete home checks at random prior to and/or after the adoption

Minimum age for adoptees is 18 years of age

We DO NOT adopt out animals if they are to be given as a gift

We can also email or fax you an application – just contact us

Please contact us directly at 731-422-5366

Come by and visit our shelter for more information

We are open Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 to 4:30 for adoptions



How to donate

Mail checks to:
Jackson-Madison County Humane Society
23 Pinnacle Drive, Jackson, TN 38301

Please make checks payable to JMCHS

or call – Lynn Caldwell @ 731-225-5009 for debit or credit card payments or to have automatic deductions taken from your checking account.

Our Wish List

Jackson Madison County Humane Society 2017 Wish List

  • **Non-Clumping Kitty litter** (Paw & Claws at Tractor Supply Company and available at R & J Feed)
  • Purina Kitten and Cat Chow
  • Sportsmix Wholesome cat food (Avail at R & J Feed)
  • Dog Food—We use Sportsmix (Blue bag & Green bag)  (available at both Tractor Supply and R&J Feed)
  • 39 gal garbage bags—black ones
  • Kitchen style garbage bags w/ draw strings
  • Dawn Dish soap (Original Blue-we use this to wash puppies and kittens to get rid of fleas)
  • Flea & Tick prevention (for all size dogs)
  • Bleach, Hand Sanitizer and Odoban
  • Liquid Hand Soap—Refills
  • Toilet paper, Paper Towels
  • HE Laundry detergent for HE Washers
  • Kitchen Mops, Heavy Duty Squeegees
  • Stainless Steel Dog Bowls (all sizes)
  • Wire crates (all sizes) (use them for transport)
  • Towels, Wash Rags, Blankets
  • Manila file folders (3 or 5 tab-doesn’t matter), highlighters, White Out, 3 ring binders (4”), 3M Command Strips
  • Copy paper—color doesn’t matter
  • Leashes (all sizes)
  • Collars (all sizes)
  • Cat toys (balls w/bells in them-one’s that can be bleached)
  • Laminator and Label Maker
  • Air Filters (both sizes) 14×14 and 24×24
  • Set of Pliers
  • Monetary Donations are always needed
  • Lowe’s or Home Depot Gift Cards (for use for repairs)
  • Magnetic Curtain Rods; Regular Curtain Rods


We are open 5 days a week to the public Tuesday through Saturday  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

23 Pinnacle Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 (formerly called Quaker Oats Drive)

Please give us a call at 731-422-5366
or reach us by email – Humane Society – jmchs@eplus.net

Remember, we need your help. We are always in need of Adoptive Families, Bottle feeding Foster Families, Volunteers and Supplies.

If you are interested, please call the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society
at (731)422-5366.