Animal Control Division
Animals currently in custody can be found here.
"Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic and the State of Emergency declared by County Mayor Anthony Holt, we request that anyone wanting to come look at any animal available for adoption, call the Animal Control Division Office, ahead of time, to set an appointment in an effort to practice social distancing. This appointment-based scheduling will remain in effect until further notice and we will not be accepting any walk-ins at this time. We would also request that while in the shelter, a mask should be worn at all times in an effort to keep everyone in the building safe. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing the mask, please specify when you call to make an appointment so we may properly accommodate your visit."
Hours of operation for animal intake 9:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday - Saturday (excluding holidays)
Adoption hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday - Saturday CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
Note: Hours of operation are subject to availability of staff. Responses to citizen complaints for services in the field take priority over the shelter staffing.
Location: 1033 Union School Road in Gallatin, Tennessee 37066. From the intersection of Dobbins Pike & Albert Gallatin turn onto Dobbins pike and make your 1st right in fromnt of Benny Bills Elementary and behind the Sumner County Health Department. The building also sits to the rear of the Gallatin Civic Center. Telephone: (615) 452-2400
Note: We have an automated telephone system that allows callers to leave a message while our staff is cleaning the facility, showing adoptable animals, unloading supplies and performing other duties outside of the office. Our staff responds to all messages as soon as possible. Should you need emergency assistance, please dial 911.
Sumner County Animal Control has been a Division of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office since 2009. We moved into our new state of the art Animal Control Facility in May of 2011. Our facility has a 51 kennel dog intake, 43 cat kennel intake for a total of 94 intake kennels. On the adoption side. We have 21 dog adoption kennels and 27 cat adoption kennels. As well as a cat play room and visitation room for families to introduce their existing pets to their potential new pets.
Our goals are:
1. To shelter and provide care for stray, abused, and relinquished animals.
2. To reunite lost pets with their owners. However, if the owners are not found we will see if the animals meet the criteria for adoption or rescue.
3. To educate the citizens of Sumner County about the over population of pets and the importance of spay and neuter programs that is available.
Adopting a friend:
The adoption fee for dogs is$100 and $70 for cats. CASH; we do not have a debit card machine at this time. (Please bring exact change if at all possible as staff does not have the ability to give change.) All adoption animals are spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped prior to adoption. We have a simple application process; just bring an ID; fill out an application with a few questions and your pet will go home with you that same day.
Adoptable pets can be also found at Petfinder.com .
Turning in strays and/ or relinquishing your personal pets:
You must provide a current ID (Driver’s License) showing you are a current resident of Sumner county.
We do not accept animals from other counties. Please for the safety of our visitors, adoption pets and staff; leave the animal secured in your vehicle until you come in and complete your paperwork. Once you have completed the paperwork. Staff will come out and retrieve your animal and bring into our intake area. Intake is Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am-4pm.
Our animal control staff members are National Animal Control Association (NACA) trained and certified.
Lt. Joe Matthews
Deputy Glenn Baun
Deputy Marty Cothron
Deputy Stephen McNeil
Special Thanks for donations of supplies, materials and services from:
A Place To Bark Rescue
Beech High School students
Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary
Friends of Hannah at Hairy Moose Pet Retreat
Gallatin High School students
Gallatin Tractor Supply
Glenda's Lab Rescue
Hendersonville Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 2925
Humane Society of Sumner County
Humane Society of the United States
Loving Kittens Rescue
My Menagerie Pet Rescue
Portland High School students
Safe Place for Animals
Sumner County 4-H Club
Sumner County Humane Voters
Sumner Spay & Neuter Alliance
Volunteer Equine Advocates
Animal Control Wish List:
Cat litter (any brand)
Purina kitten food (wet or dry)
Purina adult cat food
Dog soft treats & dental sticks
Dog leashes and collars
Soft blankets or towels for kennels
Gently used pet crates/taxis
Cat toys and treats
Powdered laundry detergent (any brand)
Trash bags (any size or length)
Dawn dish soap
Bleach (any brand)
Help us control the pet population of Sumner County.
Please spay or neuter your pets.