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