Friends of the Shelter
Simpson County Animal Shelter


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The Simpson County Animal Shelter is open for adoptions Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM CST. Adoption Information: 270-586-3125. Please call to confirm the availability of an animal. We are not always able to update immediately and animals change often.

We will be open for adoptions, animal intakes and owner reclaims. Animal Control is no longer located at the shelter building. We work strictly with the Simpson County Animal Shelter to find homes and rescue for the animals brought to the shelter. The Simpson County Animal Shelter only takes in animals from residents of Simpson County and/or the City of Franklin, KY. For more information on adoptions and general info call 270-586-3125. For ANIMAL CONTROL please call 270-586-8824.

Our shelter is a very small one. We have 18 cages for cats and 16 dog runs. We fill up very quickly and each animal is limited on time. If you are interested in a pet you see at our shelter, please call us. We actively work with rescue groups to move our pets out to save their lives. Many of our cats & kittens are available through several PETCO stores that we work with. They can be seen at the Bowling Green Petco & Hendersonville TN Petco. The Fix Foundation Spay/Neuter Clinic also helps with our cats and has adoption habitats at the Petco stores in Hermitage, Antioch, Lebanon, Brentwood & Murfreesboro TN. Feel free to visit any of these stores to see some wonderful, fully vetted, cats & kittens available for adoption.

We welcome volunteers. There are so many things that can be done to help. Feel free to stop by and see how you can help.

We are a very small all-volunteer NON-PROFIT organization (501c3) and we survive solely on the basis of donations from caring people who want to help us help the animals at our community shelter. This shelter shelter opened in July 2005 and we are always in need of monetary and product donations. All donations are tax deductible and receipts are given upon request, as we are a non-profit 501c3 organization New stainless steel cages have arrived and we are moving forward mproving the lives of the animals in our care.

We are working with The Fix Foundation (another 501c3) which has brought a LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC TO FRANKLIN, BUILT RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE SHELTER!! The Fix Foundation Spay/Neuter Clinic can be reached at 270-586-6600. We are in need of funding to help with the costs of running this low cost spay/neuter clinic. All donations are tax deductible. It is our goal to help keep our shelter population low with an aggressive spay/neuter program, help the community and work with other rescue groups. Low cost vaccinations and microchipping are also available at the clinic. The clinic hours are Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM with low cost vaccinations, heartworm testing, FELEUK/FIV testing and microchipping available on a walk in basis from 2 pm - 4 pm. Flea preventatives and dewormer also available.

We need your help to make this a successful shelter. Volunteers are always needed for many jobs. Foster homes are always needed, walking dogs, playing with cats, and fundraising events are all areas where help is needed. If you are interested, please call 270-586-3125. And please remember that you can make a difference by SPAYING AND NEUTERING YOUR PETS!


We are always in need of supplies and monetary contributions for large items and veterinary care for the animals. Items needed are:
1. Clay cat litter.
2. Purina cat chow, kitten chow & puppy chow.
3. Paper towels.
4. Laundry detergent for HE machines.
5. Towels and bath rugs.
6. Dawn original dish detergent.
7. 13 gallon trash bags.
8. Dog and cat toys.
9. Pet carriers.
10. Dog crates.

Please call 270-586-3125 if you have items to donate.

Remember that your donation will be tax-deductible. This can be mailed to:
Friends of the Shelter
PO Box 910
Franklin KY 42135
All pets will be spayed or neutered before going home! Our adoption fees are $95.00 for dogs/puppies. The Adoption fee includes: Spayed\Neutered, Rabies vaccine (if old enough), Heartworm tested (if old enough), DA2PPV vaccine, Flea treatment, De-worming and microchipped. Kittens are $75.00 if tested for FELV/FIV, $65 for kittens NOT tested for FELV/FIV. Adult cats are $65.00 if tested for FELV/FIV and $55 for cats that have NOT been FELV/FIV tested. This covers the spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming and flea treatment. For information on Adopting please call 270-586-3125.

The first step towards adopting is an application which is required. For those living in rental dwellings we will contact your landlord to make sure they accept pets. We work very hard to place our pets in the perfect situation for them. We want you to love your new family member and it to be a good fit. We would prefer that all of our dogs go to homes that have fenced yards but if that is not possible then an indoor home where the dog is taken out is also fine. We welcome out of state adopters; however, we do not arrange transport for adopted animals nor do we ship our animals at this time. If you live out of state and are interested in one of our pets we urge you to try and find a loving pet closer to home OR if you plan to drive here to pick up your pet then go ahead and ask for an application and we will be more than happy to work with you. We just do not have the resources to be able to facilitate long distance transports and/or shipping our animals.

Come Visit Us!

The Simpson County Animal Shelter is located at 2194 Kenneth Utley Drive (Mapquest & Google maps does not work so please call for directions), Franklin, KY 42134. This location is off of the Truck Route around Franklin known as 1008. We are on CENTRAL time. Shelter Phone Line: 270-586-3125 Animal Control 270-586-8824.

Friends of the Shelter
P.O. Box 910
Franklin, KY 42135
Phone: 270-586-3125 for ADOPTION questions. We are on Central time.

For donation information, spay/neuter information or other general questions please email Ruth Garriott at or leave a message on the adoption line.

For Adoption information you can email us at or call us at 270-586-3125.

If you need to report a stray animal or have an animal that needs to be picked up by animal control or are looking for a lost pet, please call ANIMAL CONTROL at 270-586-8824. Thank you.


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