Help Us Help the Animals! Your tax deductible donations can be made through the Paypal link at the bottom of the page!!

Meows & BowWows Animal Rescue

Adoption Is The Best Option

Meet Our Featured Pet:


Interested in ADOPTION or becoming a FOSTER HOME?

Contact us to set up a Meet-and-Greet:

To set up a private meeting with a foster pet at:
PetSmart in East Memphis
5883 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN
HOURS: We strive to accommodate your schedule!

Meows & BowWows together with Memphis Pets Alive!
PetSmart - East Memphis
5883 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN
Pet the kitties! Play with the kitties!
HOURS: Whenever PetSmart is open!

Hollywood Feed - CORDOVA, TN
1001 N. Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN 38016
Every 4th Saturday of the Month

Updates! Pictures! Information about URGENT pets at other shelters!
Get connected! Join the ONLINE RESCUE COMMUNITY!
HOURS: 24/7! A rescuer never rests :-)!


About our Adoptable Cats and Dogs

All of our adoptable animals have received the following:
  • Heartworm Testing
  • Monthly Heartworm preventative
  • Flea/Tick treatment
  • De-worming
  • Complete set of annual inoculations
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Microchip
  • FIV/Feline Leukemia testing
  • Flea/Tick treatment
  • De-worming
  • Complete set of annual inoculations
  • Spay or Neuter
Note: Many of the cats are also microchipped

How to Adopt

How to adopt a cat or dog through Meows and BowWows Animal Rescue:

1) Fill out our Pre_Adoption Questionaire completely. The PDF file does NOT retain the information. Please PRINT AND SCAN your filled out form.
2) The person who is applying to adopt a pet from Meows and BowWows animal Rescue must be 21 years of age or older.
3) Persons applying to adopt the pet should be the person who will be responsible for caring for the animal.
4) No animal can be adopted as a surprise gift. Adoption information will be required from the person receiving the pet .
5) A comprehensive home visit may be required prior to the approval of the adoption application.
6) An adoption fee will apply. $95.00 for cats and $150.00 for dogs. The adoption fee is fully refundable if the adopted pet is returned to Meows & BowWows within 30 days of the adoption.
7) Cats and dogs are adopted locally. Meows & BowWows Animal Rescue does not transport animals long-distance.
8) Make sure all existing dogs/cats in your home are spayed/neutered. They will all need to be spayed or neutered prior to approval of the adoption application.
9) All animals adopted through Meows & BowWows are spayed/neutered unless the pet is too young. With an approved adoption application, an adopter may foster a puppy/kitten, but the adoption will not be finalized until the pet is spayed or neutered.

Please email your completed application to:

Please be sensitive to the fact that this is a non-profit/volunteer adoption organization. We will return phone calls/emails as quickly as possible, but it may take 48 to 72 hours to receive a reply from us.

How You Can Help

  • Spay and Neuter your pets!
  • Adopt (don't buy) your next pet!
  • Volunteer: Meows & BowWows needs more volunteers to help with fundraising, adoption events, public relations and other activities. Come join us, we always have lots of fun! (Call for Volunteer Application)
  • Foster a cat or dog: Open your home and your heart by fostering an animal. The devotion and care given during this time allows the animal a second chance to be adopted by a loving home. It helps socialize the animals and prepare them for adoption. As a foster family for Meows & BowWows, you will need to provide the day-to-day care for the pet until that pet finds a permanent home. (Call for Foster Application)
  • Donate: Meows& BowWows Animal Rescue needs monetary donations to cover the cost of veterinary care. Please mail your tax-deductible donations to:

Meows & BowWows Animal Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 38141
Germantown, TN 38138-0141

Please make a donation to Meows & BowWows from our wish list:
  • Cat & Dog Food
  • Flea & Tick Protection
  • Litter
  • Cat Scratching Posts
  • Cat Carriers
  • Dog Crates
  • New Dog and Cat Beds
  • Gift Cards (Petco, PetSmart, Hollywood Feed, Wal-Mart, Target)
  • Misc. Cat/Dog Supplies: leashes, collars, food bowls, toys

Please email: for information on where to drop-off donations or how-to schedule a pick-up.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Our spay/neuter policy is required because not having your pet spayed or neutered is part of the reason so many animals end up in our shelters.

All of the animals being adopted through our rescue have been homeless/rescued once and our policies and procedures are designed so that the animals do not become homeless or require rescue services again.

Meows & BowWows Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 38141
Germantown, TN 38138-0141