About Us


The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County recently hosted the 2nd Annual 36-Hour Mega Adoptathon presented by Hollywood Feed. We offered greatly reduced adoption fees, stayed open for 36 straight hours, and invited local shelters and rescues to bring their adoptable animals to our grounds. As a result of the event, more than 160 animals from our facility and the other rescue groups and shelters found their forever homes!

Adopting A Friend

Adoption Fees

  • Puppies under 6 months old: $150 (includes one training class with HSMSC dog trainer)
  • Small-breed dogs: $150
  • Dogs/cats 5 years and up: $75
  • All other dogs and cats: $100

(Dogs require an additional $6 fee for the purchase of a rabies tag.)


The adoption fee includes:

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Age appropriate vaccines
  • De-worming treatments
  • Heartworm testing (adult dogs only), FIV/Leukemia testing (cats only)
  • Microchip for permanent identification
  • Humane Society ID tag
  • Follow up calls with our Adoption Counselors to make sure your new pet is adjusting well

Who We Are

About Us

Since 1933, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County has been providing shelter, food and medical care for thousands of injured, neglected and abused animals. And for just as long, people like you have kept us going. Thousands of animals are neglected or abused in Memphis and Shelby County each year. Hungry, scared and injured, these animals face a bleak future. That's where we come in. We are the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.

With support from animal lovers like you, we are able to help prevent and stop animal abuse as well as help injured animals in Memphis and Shelby County. We are able to provide animals with a safe place to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care. On average, we provide sanctuary to over 300 animals at our facility at any given time, with dozens more placed with foster families until they are ready to be adopted.and we are dedicated to giving these animals a brighter future.

We receive no funding from city, state or federal governments. We rely 100% on donations.


Our Mission

  • To offer refuge, medical care, nourishment and an opportunity for a second chance at life to injured and abused animals;
  • To protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness and ignorance;
  • To foster public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward animals and promote responsible pet ownership through humane education; and,
  • To enhance the quality of human life through animal companionship.
Our Intake Policy
At HSMSC, our mission is to rehabilitate injured and abused animals; thus, we are only able to accept animals fitting that criteria and when we have space available. If you have a dog or cat you think fits that criteria, please call our Intake Desk at (901) 937-3916 Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to inquire.




Come Visit Us


935 Farm Road
Memphis, TN 38134
(We are located in the Shelby Farms area on Farm Road just south of Mullins Station.)

(901) 937-3900

Hours of Operation

Adoption Center: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday / 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday / 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday / Closed Monday

Intake Desk: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday / Closed Sunday & Monday

Contact Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County


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