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PLEASE NOTE: ADOPTIONS AT MAS ARE CURRENTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


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Cats at MAS
Other Pets at MAS
Other Pets at MAS
Dogs Before 7/20/20  Cats Before 7/20/20 Other Pets Before 7/20/20 
On/After 7/20/20 Cats After 7/20/20
Other Pets after 7/20/20

NOTE: Memphis Animal Services is currently transitioning our shelter database, and we will temporarily have two different places where our pets are listed: one page for pets who came in before July 20, 2020, and one page for pets who came in on or after July 20, 2020. Please be sure to visit BOTH pages to see every adoptable pet in our care.

$20 adoptions in August
Thank you for your interest in saving a life by adopting a pet! As the only open-intake shelter in Memphis, we bring in 30-50 new pets most days, and we need YOUR help to save them! If you don’t see a cat you’re interested in today, check back tomorrow!

We invite you to browse through our online listings of adoptable pets any time of the day or night, or come see us at 2350 Appling City Cove any time during our adoption hours.

HOW TO ADOPT

Some pets are already available for adoption, and some pets are being held to see if their owner reclaims them. For pets who come in stray, we are legally required to hold them for three days to give a potential owner a chance to reclaim. For pets who have not yet completed their stray hold, you will see a date that they become available for adoption if they’re not reclaimed by their owner. NEW! You can pre-adopt pets who are still on their stray hold. See below for details.

PETS WHO ARE NOW AVAILABLE

For pets who are available for adoption now, make an appointment by emailing mas@memphistn.gov with your name/phone number and the pet's name/animal ID, and a member of our customer care team will reach out to set your appointment time. You’ll need your driver’s license as well as the adoption fee in the form of cash or card (we don’t accept checks).

PETS WHO ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE

For pets who are not yet available for adoption, you can pre-adopt them. Pre-adoptions must be done in person at the shelter and will be canceled if an owner reclaims or anything else occurs preventing the pet from being adopted. Pre-adoption fees are not refundable in the event an adoption isn’t completed, but will remain as a credit on your account toward another adoption. The process is the same as for adoption: make an appointment by emailing mas@memphistn.gov with your name/phone number and the pet's name/animal ID, and a member of our customer care team will reach out to set your appointment time. 


ADOPTION FEES 

$10
Barn cats

$20
Pets on the urgent list

$40
Adult dogs (over 5 months) over 30 lbs
Adult cats (over 5 months)

$80
Small dogs 30 lbs & under
Puppies under 5 months
Kittens under 5 months

Dog adoption ($20-80) includes:
Spay/neuter
Microchip
Vaccinations for rabies (if old enough), distemper, parvo, and bordetella
Deworming treatment for hookworms and roundworms
Heartworm test (if old enough)
Heartworm treatment medications (if heartworm-positive and deemed a good candidate by vet)
Collar
Leash
Customized ID tag

Cat adoption ($20-80) includes:
Spay/neuter
Microchip
Vaccinations for rabies and rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia
Deworming treatment for hookworms and roundworms
FeLV test
Collar
Customized ID tag

OTHER ADOPTION FEES
Horse: $250
Large bird: $40
Pig, Goat: $30
Rabbit, Ferret, Small bird: $20
Hamster, Guinea pig, gerbil, snake, lizard: $10
Chicken, rat: $5

VISITING PETS AT THE SHELTER

Currently due to COVID-19, our adoption process is a little different than usual and an appointment is required (appointments are available seven days a week from 12-4pm). In order to reduce traffic in the facility, we ask that you look through our available pets online and choose one or two that you'd like to meet. Then email us at mas@memphistn.gov with your name/phone number and those pets' names and ID numbers. A member of our customer care team will reach out to make an appointment.

IS THIS PET GOOD WITH DOGS? CATS? KIDS?

It's a good idea to ask what information we have about a pet, but in many cases, we simply don't know. We rely on previous owners and finders to tell us what they experienced with the pet, and the majority of our intakes come in through our animal services officers, who have spent very little time with the pet before bringing them to the shelter. If we don't have behavioral history from the pet in a home, we have to go on what we see in the shelter, which can be very unreliable. If you have pets you'd like to get information on before deciding whether to plan a visit to meet them, email us at mas@memphistn.gov.

We always recommend that you bring all family members to meet any potential new pets. If you're adopting a dog, bring the family including your dog(s) provided they're current on vaccines and in generally good health. If you're adopting a cat, bring the human family but please leave the other pets at home.

Since we have limited information about how these pets are with children and other animals, it's SO important to introduce them properly. We think the information below is really helpful in making great introductions:
Introducing new dog to existing dogs
Introducing dog to children
Introducing new dog to cat
Introducing new cat to dog
Introducing a new cat

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