About Us

Adopting A Friend

The cost to adopt a cat is $35 and to adopt a dog $45. The price includes spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccines, flea treatment, ear mite treatment and deworm. Each cat and dog adopted from our Shelter also receives a free microchip. 

Who We Are

The Elizabethton / Carter County Animal Shelter is a Government operated Animal "Adoption Shelter." We only accept and adopt out domestic cats and dogs from Carter County. We do not accept Feral animals nor wildlife nor farm animals and we do not provide veterinary or euthanasia services to the public. We are a very small shelter and do not kill animals to make space to take in more animals. Just like a hospital, nursing home or human shelter, when we are full we are full. We do have a waiting list and, as we adopt pets out and have room, we will accept new animals.  


Come Visit Us

We are open 12-4p weekdays and 11-2p Saturday. Appointments can be made for adoptions outside of business hours by emailing animalshelter@cartercountytn.gov.

We are located at 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643. 

Local Directions

Turn at McDonalds (left from Johnson City, right from Food City)
Go 0.6miles, turn left on 400S/Watauga Hwy
Go 1mile, turn left on Sycamore Shoals Drive.
We are the 1st paved driveway on the left.

Contact Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter


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