Safe Place for Animals (SPA)

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Safe Place for Animals has been awarded a Dog Rescue Award of Excellence by Dog Breeds Info. We are very excited about this award and thank Dog Breeds for this honor. Safe Place for Animals has moved!! We have opened a new facility that houses our shelter, thrift store and low cost grooming center. Our new low cost veterinary wellness center opened in July 2011. It provides low cost preventive care for your furry loved ones. You can call for an appointment. Our new facility is located at 1070 Old Hwy 109 N. in Gallatin, TN. We are looking for all kinds of items to help our new startup such as dog, puppy, cat and kitten food, cat litter, bleach, newspapers, etc. We are very proud of our new facility and it is one step closer to our community center for people and animals. We are in need of volunteers to help at the new facility as well. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please visit our website ( for more information.

Who We Are

Safe Place for Animals (S.P.A) is a non-profit organization founded in November of 2006 to answer the unmet animal welfare needs of Sumner County, Tennessee. Our board members have a combined 80 years of shelter operations experience. Our main goal is to provide a clean, safe, and healthy facility that will temporarily house unwanted, stray, and surrendered animals until they can be placed in the right home. S.P.A will also focus on educating the community on animal issues such as spay/neuter, responsible pet ownership, healthy living for pets and provide post adoption support services to reduce the risk of returned animals. We want to make S.P.A a place where families and pets are proud to visit by offering services such as grooming, obedience training, a dog park, etc. We will strive to work with other rescue groups and animal welfare organizations to improve the overall animal care in our community, state and even the nation. Our efforts are supported by our motto: "It's all about the animals"

Adopting a friend

SPECIAL, SPECIAL, SPECIAL.......... Now at SPA, our S.P.I.N (Special Pets In Need) program. This program was developed to help some of our special animals find forever homes, by reducing the adoption fee to $40 and offering some nice items in their goodie bag at the time of adoption. These animals have either been at the shelter over 6 months, are senior animals over the age of 8 years or have special behavioral or medical needs. The reduced adoption fee helps offset some of the costs to the new owners. Call now to find out about these great animals! The normal adoption fee for our animals is $160 for dogs and puppies and $80 for cats and kittens. This includes spay/neuter, all vaccinations, grooming, and heartworm test for dogs 1 year or older. Check out our website for an adoption application and more information. You can view our list of animals on petfinder, or stop by our facility located at 1070 Old Hwy 109 N. in Gallatin, TN.

Come Visit Us!

Please visit our website at for updates on our facility construction, upcoming events, news and sponsorship information. Currently you can purchase a kuranda dog bed for one of our great dogs at discounted prices. Just click on the link below. Your name will be posted in our shelter to showcase your generous donation and let everyone know how much you care about the animals. Your bed donation is tax deductible and will make a difference in the comfort of our dogs that can be housed in that kennel for many months.
Donate a Bed
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.
Safe Place for Animals (SPA)
1070 Old Hwy 109 North

Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-451-7342

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