About Us



In most cases, when you come to ERAS and find a new family member, your new pet will be ready to go straight home and begin his/ her new life with your family with no obligation on you to take your adopted friend for the required surgery. This may vary from time to time in respect to puppies and kittens; however, these animals will receive a certificate to cover the spay/neuter and rabies vaccine.

ERAS always welcomes donations of pet food, unscented non-clumping cat litter, rawhide bones, slip leashes, pet carriers and crates, metal food bowls, plastic litter pans. If you are interested in donating specific equipment, large items, or monetary contributions, please contact ERAS at 423-664-0271 or eras@eastridgetn.org



Adopting A Friend

When choosing a new furry family member, please consider adopting from your local shelter. East Ridge Animal Services welcomes you to come by our shelter and visit with our animals. If you find a pet on-line that interests you, please feel free to call our office with any questions you may have, or simply come see us at East Ridge Animal Shelter!

All of our adoptable animals have received initial vaccinations. In most cases, our available pets have also been spayed/ neutered and vaccinated against rabies, as well.


Who We Are

The mission of East Ridge Animal Services, a division of the City of East Ridge Department of Public Safety, is to provide City of East Ridge residents, both human and animal, with courteous, professional, and timely animal care and control services.


To accomplish this mission, East Ridge Animal Services maintains the highest standards in personnel training and standard operating procedures. Ensuring public safety and the humane treatment of animals is paramount in achieving the goals of the Animal Services Division.


Moreover, by promoting animal welfare and humane education in the community, East Ridge Animal Services hopes to engender a culture of compassion in regard to all animals, including pets, strays, and wildlife.


East Ridge Animal Services fulfills its mission to the community by adopting best practices in the animal welfare field, maintaining a highly trained and dedicated staff, and cooperating closely with local veterinarians and animal rescue organizations.






Come Visit Us

We have a bunch of really great dogs and cats and kittens that need your help! Please come visit our pets who are available for adoption, and consider giving one of them a forever home!

 Volunteer opportunities are available at ERAS. Please give us a call or stop by if you're interested!

Contact East Ridge Animal Shelter


Available Animals

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