Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? Adopting an animal is gaining a family member for the life of that pet. Our dogs and cats are kept in foster homes with volunteers who share their homes with these animals until the right adoptive home is found. These foster homes evaluate for temperament and also work on basic training with the dogs. Our dogs and cats have been seen by a vet, brought up to date on vaccinations, micro-chipped, heartworm tested, cleared of parasites and spayed or neutered.
The first step in adopting from Middle Tennessee Treasures is to complete an adoption application. Vet references are usually called first. When we contact your vet we ask about current and past pets (both dogs and cats). We ask if all animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, seen on a yearly basis and whether dogs are on heartworm preventative. Personal references are called and finally a home visit is set up. The purpose of the home visit to meet you, your family, and any pets you may have. It also allows us to see what kind of dog or cat would be the best fit for your home.
This screening process helps to ensure that each rescued dog is placed in a loving, safe, and permanent home. We do not place our dogs on a “first come, first serve” basis, but according to the needs of the dog and family.
If you are interested on one of our adoptable pets below, please complete the online application below or print a Dog Application or Cat Application and and mail it to: Middle Tennessee Treasures, PO Box 2460, Shelbyville, TN 37162.
The adoption fees for dogs are $250 for puppies and $200 for dogs over 8 months.
The adoption fee for cats is $75 for Kittens and $50 for cats over 8 months. Vetting includes feline leukemia test, vaccines, micro-chip and spay or neuter.