Adopt, Foster, or Donate? 3 Animal Shelters you can support today!


Adopt, Foster, or Donate? Our furry friends (and the organizations that support them) are also living through this pandemic, which unfortunately means animal shelters and animal adoption organizations are facing difficult times as well. It’s true that many of us have already decided to add a furry friend to our families, however, there are equally as many animals that truly need our support at this time. Even if you are unable to bring one of these lovable creatures’ home, it is important that we keep them in our thoughts and support them with our actions! Here are a few organizations that you can help to support today! Whether you plan to Adopt, temporarily foster, or donate to these organizations, your furry friends will appreciate your care!  

Memphis Animal Shelter:

The Memphis Animal Shelter, located at 2350 Appling City Cove in Memphis, is currently celebrating Clear the Shelters Month! This push to find homes for both dogs and cats that have been taken into the shelter gives you a chance to bring home a furry friend at the reduced adoption fee of only $20 during the month of August!  The $20 adoption fee includes This opportunity to become a pet parent gives you the Currently, the city run Animal Shelter is packed full of pups and kitties who would love nothing more than to become part of your family! The Memphis Animal Shelter also accepts donations, as well as hosts a program for those who wish to foster an animal until a forever home is found!

The Adoption Fee includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations for rabies (if old enough), distemper, parvo, and Bordetella
  • Deworming treatment for hookworms and roundworms
  • Heartworm test
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Customized ID tag


The Memphis Animal Shelter is open for adoptions 7 days a week from 12 P.M. – 4 P.M. and will stay open until 7 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Memphis Animal Shelter

2350 Appling City Cove 
Memphis, TN 38133 
(901) 636-PAWS (7297) 
[email protected]

Memphis and Shelby County Human Society

Founded in 1933, the Human Society of Memphis and Shelby County has provided aide, comfort, and care to thousands of animals. The Humane Society of Memphis’s mission, “Be Human. Be Humane,” extends deeply into the lives of the furry citizens of Memphis by providing the care and love that injured, neglected, scared, and abused animals so badly deserve. The Human Society, a no kill organization that is dedicated to the finding each and every animal in their charge the perfect home, houses no less than 100 animals at any time, providing the best veterinary care, foster program, and adoptions to help bring these abandoned animals back to health, and find the best homes for them.  As an independent entity, The Memphis Human Society relies upon donations and fostering to continue their mission to save these animals from a bleak future. For more information, or to Donate, please visit their website.


Open from Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M.- 4 P.M. Closed Sunday and Monday. Animal Intake hours Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County

935 Farm Road, Memphis TN, 38134

Phone: 901.937.3900

Mewtopia Cat Rescue

Mewtopia Cat Rescue is a not for profit community service that specifically rescues homeless, abused, abandoned or owner-relinquished cats and kittens.  Operating under the Mission of compassionate care for felines, Mewtopia’s mission abides by three main Goals:

  • Placing cats with responsible owners through adoption
  • Helping trap, alter and release stray/feral cats
  • Educating the public on responsible animal ownership

Through the adoption process, Mewtopia does everything in their power to match the perfect kitty with the right family, going above and beyond in order to make sure your new friend is perfect for your life.

Adoption fees start at $100 and help to pay for litter, cleaning supplies, and medical treatment for their rescues.

The adoption fee includes:

  • Spaying/neutering
  • Flea treatment (Advantage or Frontline)
  • Worming for hook and round worms
  • Testing for FIV/FeLV
  • Vaccinations (first round)
  • Ear mite treatment
  • Nail trimming

This organization is fully funded and staffed by volunteers who are passionate about the lives and wellbeing of these cute creatures, however, without donations and adoptions, the Mewtopia Cat Rescue could not exist. 

Please visit the Mewtopia website for more details, about how you can become a proud cat mom or dad, foster a kitty, or Donate to the grass roots organization!


Mewtopia is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 P.M. – 2 P.M. By Appointment Only


1010 South Yates Road
Memphis, Tn 38119


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