Rolling Hills Humane Society

622 jones bend road
PO Box 622
paris, tn 38242
Hours: Mon-Sun 9-2 & others by appointment

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When you adopt a shelter pet you help to save two lives:
the one you bring home and the one who takes its place.

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Adoptable Pets!

Happy Tails!

March 13 Puppy Mill Seizures

27 Dachshunds, 1 Basset hound/terrier mix, and 9 cats were seized on March 13, 2009. Thanks to the help of the community and Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary, they have all found homes!

What to do with unexpected puppies!

We get calls every week from people who have a litter of puppies and cannot keep them. Sometimes this is a result of their own pet not being spayed/neutered. Other times, they were simply trying to do a good deed by taking in a stray who then turns out to be pregnant. Well, what can you do?

Precious Friends Puppy Rescue and Adoption Program in Clarksville, TN with the support of North Shore Animal League of America saves about 5,200 puppies from euthanization each year. "People whose dogs have unwanted litters of puppies can bring in the pups to Precious Friends at the age of 6 weeks, to receive free vaccinations. Then, they can be brought back ten days to two weeks later to be placed up for adoption." So before you make a decision on what to do with those puppies, give Precious Friends a call and discuss your options.

The website Precious Friends can be found here:


It Makes A Difference
by Loren Eisley

A well-known author and poet was working and vacationing on the southern coast of Spain. One morning very early, he was walking along the beach; the sun was just rising. While enjoying the beauty about him, he glanced down the beach and saw a lone figure dancing about.

Fascinated by this other person celebrating the day that was about to dawn, he moved closer. As he came nearer, he realized that the young man was not dancing, but in one graceful movement was picking objects up from the beach and was tossing them out into the sea. As he approached the young man, he saw that the objects were starfish.

"Why in the world are you throwing starfish into the water?"

"If the starfish are still on the beach when the tide goes out and the sun rises higher in the sky, they will die," replied the young man as he continued tossing them out to the sea.

"That's ridiculous! There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. You can't believe that what you are doing could possible make a difference!"

The young man picked up another starfish, paused thoughtfully and remarked as he tossed it out into the waves,

"It makes a difference to this one."

A Dog's Hope

Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of mine.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between blows,
your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music,
as you must know, by the fierce wagging of my tail when the sound of your foot steps fall upon my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet,
for I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet.

Keep my pan filled with water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding to walk by your side and stand ready, willing, and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.
And, my friend, when I am very old and no longer enjoy good health, hearing, and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going.
I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath that I draw
that my fate was always safest in your hands...

I will always be your BEST FRIEND.

Interesting Facts

Don't Breed or Buy While Shelter Pets Die !

Many people who breed say it is alright because they find homes for 'their' animals but many of these animals end up at shelters. ALSO for every home where they place an animal, there is then ONE LESS HOME and this means that ONE MORE DOG AT A SHELTER DIES for lack of a home!!!

According to the Humane Society of the United States, it is estimated that 6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year. Of that 6-8 million, 3-4 million are euthanized every year. So only about 50% of the animals entering a shelter will ever find a home.

Assuming a fertile cat produces 2 litters of 6 kittens each year. We’ll assume half of the kittens born are female and half are male. If none of these kittens get spayed/neutered and none of their offspring get spayed/neutered……

  • Year 1: 12 kittns born = total 13 cats
  • Year 2: 84 kittens born = total 97 cats
  • Year 3: 588 kittens born = total 685 cats
  • Year 4: 4,116 kittens born = total 4,801 cats
  • Year 5: 28,812 kittens born = total 33,613 cats
So if you have a fertile female cat and your neighbor has a fertile male cat, in five years that could result in 33,613 homeless cats.

We have closed, but please continue to read!

As of November 1, 2010 Rolling Hills Humane Society is officially closed. However, we still have a few great dogs who are anxiously waiting for their forever home. The county now has the facilities we were previously operating out of. They have also taken over care of the few dogs that we had still waiting. If you are interested in adopting, please call them! They do not have a website at this time, so we have kept ours operational so our dogs will still be listed. Their number is the same as ours was & is listed above.

We Are Sad to Announce We will be Closing November 1st

I know many of you in Paris already read something about this in last night's paper. We have really appreciated all the support we have gotten from the community the past few years. Hundreds of dogs & cats have been rescued, spayed/neutered, and adopted into loving homes. However, with our small number of volunteers, limited funds, and growing bills, we can no longer continue to keep our doors open. October 31st will be our last day of operations out of the building on Jones Bend Rd. November 1st, the county is scheduled to take control of the building and run a county animal shelter. We need the help of the community right now more than ever. There are still 7 dogs that need a home! So please, if you have considered adopting, come out and meet the dogs we have waiting. Some of them have been with us for a very long time. There are some that are not listed on the website right now...hopefully, I can get them up there in the next day or two. You do not have to come out during regular business hours...If you email us at, we will set up an appointment whenever is convenient for you. Please, help us find these last dogs the forever home they deserve! .

Special Thanks to Ascenith Luker's Pre-Voc Job Skills Class at HCHS !

Rolling Hills Humane Society would like to thank the students in Ascenith Luker's class at Henry County High School. These students are participating in a semester-long service learning project funded by a state learn and serve grant. They are volunteering at our facility two days a week and donated $796 worth of dog and cat food and pet supplies - as well as a couple of dog houses that members of the class helped build. They also held a school-wide fundraiser called "Coins for Critters", which raised $1007 for the project and a donation towards our vet bill. Most importantly, our wonderful dogs and cats are getting extra special attention thanks to these students! The socialization the animals are receiving is priceless!

Upcoming Events!!!

RHHS Annual Yard Sale is being rescheduled due to weather.
Check back for details!

Mission Statement

  • To offer refuge, medical care, nourishment, and an opportunity for a second chance for life to injured, neglected, and abused animals;
  • To protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness and ignorance;
  • To foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward animals and promote responsible pet ownership through humane education; and
  • To enhance the quality of human life with animal companionship.

About Us

Rolling Hills Humane Society was organized in October 2007. An anonymous retired contractor built and donated a well-designed building that has 16 indoor kennels for dogs where they can go inside and outside through their own doggy-door. We also have kennels outside for our larger dogs along with a large fenced in play area for the dogs to interact with volunteers, future families, and other dogs. There is a room inside for cats along with an office, bathing area, and storage room.
We do not take in strays and unwanted pets. We are a sanctuary for abused and neglected animals. We give them a safe, loving home until their forever home can be found.
If you know of an animal that is being abused or neglected, report it!

Adoption Process

"...Saving just one pet won't change the world
. . . but, surely, the world will change for that one pet "

First, you need to come by our facility and meet the animals! Once you find a pet you would like to adopt, you will need to fill out an adoption form. Due to the individual requirements of the pet, a home visit and/or reference checks may be required before the adoption can be approved. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption if we feel necessary. Most of our animals are spayed/neutered as they enter the shelter. The adoption fee covers spay/neuter and necessary vet care while they are with us. If the pet is not old enough to be spayed/neutered at the time of adoption, we will take care of the cost of spay/neuter as soon as they are old enough at one of the veterinarians we use. In order to fulfil your adoption contract with us, your pet must be spayed/neutered. We do follow-ups on all adoptions. Before they become your "babies", they are our "babies"! The length of the follow-up period varies by individual pet, how well the pet is adjusting, age at adoption, and other factors. Typically, you can expect to hear from us a few times within the first couple of months. Adoption fees are as follows:

  • Dogs & Puppies $85
  • Cats & Kittens $65
Our adoption fees allow us to continue to save more animals. When you consider the cost of shots, routine vet care, spay/neuter surgery for each pet, food, and supplies, you will realize that we spend much more per animal than we charge for our adoption fees. Consider these costs when you consider getting a "free" dog or cat. When you get a "free" pet, many times you have no way to know their health, history, or tempermant.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of volunteers!!! There are many different ways you can donate your time. Some volunteer job opportunites are feeding the animals, cleaning cages, walking dogs, socializing and training the dogs with behavior issues, answering the phone, making follow up calls on adopted animals, playing with the cats, and cleaning the office. You can donate as little or as much of your time as you want. The more time the animals can interact with people, the quicker they will adjust to their new home!
We do require that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Special arrangements can be made with the Rolling Hills staff for those ages 16-17 for volunteer opportunities without a parent present. Just contact us by phone or email for more information.

Our Donation Bin Locations

Donations are always needed and appreciated.

  • Kroger 1059 Mineral Wells Ave, Paris
  • EW James Grocery 1301 West Wood Street, Paris
  • Mineral Wells Animal Clinic 1116 Volunteer Drive, Paris
  • Henry County Farmers Co-Op 1211 West Wood Street, Paris

Wish List

  • Money for Vet Bills
  • Dry dog, puppy, & cat food
  • Scoopable cat litter
  • Clean blankets, towels, & mats (new or used)
  • Dog & cat treats
  • Flea & tick treatments & preventions
  • Capstar for cats & dogs
  • Heartworm prevention
  • Toys for cats & dogs
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dog houses
  • Outside kennels
  • Food and water containers
  • Grooming products
  • Inside crate kennels

  • 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 click here.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations can be used as a tax deduction for your records. Monetary Donations are always welcome. They help us make it possible to give all the animals coming through our facility proper vetinary care. Please, do not mail donations to our physical address. Mail monetary donations to:

Rolling Hills Humane Society
PO Box 622
Paris, TN 38242

Or you can donate securely online by using this button:


2008 Pet Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Pet Photo Contest 2008

1st Annual Bark in the Park a Success!!

Bark in the Park 2008

1st Annual RHHS Yard Sale was held October 18, 2008!

Thanks to everybody who donated goods to sell and all who came out and supported us! Without the generosity of the community, we would not be able to continue saving abused and neglected animals. We look forward to seeing you all at next year's yard sale!