Safe Place for Animals
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Safe Place for Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps thousands of animals every year.  We opened our first shelter in November of 2008 and have been open to the public every day since (yes even holidays!)  We are run by a wonderful group of volunteers that care for the roughly 120  animals in our facility.

We rely on donations from compassionate and caring animal friends...we receive no government financial assistance.  We have a low cost grooming and lost cost animal wellness clinic all under one roof with our shelter.

We are committed to providing the best care for animals in Sumner County while also ensuring a safer community by providing education on responsible pet ownership, low cost spay /neuter and safe animal pick up and after hour drop off services.

Voted Best Non-Profit in Sumner County since 2010.

Our products and services
  • Low cost wellness clinic for preventive care as well as a wide variety of treatments for various illnesses.
  • Low cost grooming to keep your pet looking and feeling wonderful.
  • Animal care and placement for hundreds of wonderful homeless pets.​

Safe Place for Animals ® 905 Mallard, Gallatin,TN 37066

905 Mallard Dr.
Gallatin, TN 37066

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday   11am - 4pm
              Sunday     12pm - 3pm

If you are looking for other pet resources such as other rescues, humane societies, animal control facilities, etc. please click on the following file.
The SPA Community Center for 
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Safe Place for Animals opened in 2008 and has served the community and its animals 7 days a week, 365 days a year ever since. It is the mission of Safe Place for Animals to provide the best care and temporary housing for unwanted animals, while trying to find them the best forever home possible. It is also the mission of SPA to educate the public on responsible pet ownership, promote spay/neuter and provide unique animal services to the community. We have helped over 6000 animals in the past 8 years with a 95% volunteer run staff and no government or local funding. Our dream is to create a facility that offers love and security to homeless animals and offers unique, professional and low cost services to the public and its pets.  

And that dream has now been realized! With the generosity of our wonderful supporters we were able to raise enough money to purchase 4 acres of land and a building off of Belvedere Drive in Gallatin! 

The new facility will offer the following:

                    State of the art indoor/outdoor suites for the dogs and cats
                    Indoor play areas and adoption meet and greet areas
                    Outdoor play areas
                    A full low cost veterinary clinic capable of spay/neuter and other surgeries
                    Low cost grooming clinic
                    Food bank for families that need a little assistance in caring for their pets
                    An information and education area

                    Phase 2 of the community center will offer boarding, coffee shop and dog park!

This will be a facility unlike any other in the Sumner County area, but we need your help!   

There are many opportunities to help from making a general donation to buying a suite or other area of the shelter.  Simply pick the donate button below for the option you are able to help with.  Any of the rooms/areas or items purchased will have a plaque with donors name(s).

Dog Suite
Indoor/Outdoor Play Area
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$1000 each 
Indoor/outdoor dog suites provide sanitary, safe and comfortable housing for our animals until they find their new forever home.
$1500 each
These play areas will allow our pups to get their exercise rain or shine.  Socialization is very important and this allows for fun and training no matter what the weather brings!
$20,000 X-Ray Machine
The X-ray machine will allow us to provide life saving treatments and surgeries.
$2500 Each Table
This heated surgery table is a must for a full service veterinary clinic.
$25,000 Surgery Room
Donating the money for this surgery room will help us become a full service clinic that can provide spay/neuter and other life saving surgeries.
$2500 Each
These indoor/outdoor cat suites offer our cats a chance to socialize and free roam while being able to go outside to get some fresh air and sunshine all in a safe environment.
$500 Each
These cat trees will allow our cats to explore their inner beast by jumping and playing in the safety of their suites.
$400 Dog Kennel 
Buy a dog kennel in honor or memory of a loved one and provide a safe place for a homeless puppy or dog.  Buy the kennel with the easy "buy this" button and fill out the following form and email to:
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We are now in our new facility: 905 Mallard Dr., Gallatin, TN 37066