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 100 animals in our facility.

We are one of two licensed animal control facilities in Sumner County and receive no goverment financial assistance.  We have a thrift store, 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 in 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.
  • Thrift store to donate items to, or find just what you were looking for at a great price.
  • Animal care and placement for hundreds of wonderful homeless pets.​

Safe Place for Animals ® 1070 Old Hwy 109 NorthGallatin,TN 37066

1070 Old Hwy 109 North
Gallatin, TN 37066

Hours of Operation

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


SPA is looking to expand our low cost veterinary services by adding a piece of medical equipment that will analyze blood and give results within 12 minutes.

Sometimes time is of the essence when diagnosing an illness and this piece of equipment can provide those life saving results in a matter of just minutes.

Help us help the animals of Sumner County by offering quick lab work at a reasonable cost.

This unit costs $11,000 so we are asking for donations to help us reach our goal. Your contribution matters so give now. 

You can donate with the donation button below.


Be one of the first people to own one of these great SPA T-shirts.  Show your support not only for the work SPA does, but for adopting a shelter animal.  You can own this wonderful piece of clothing for just $10!  

Stop by the shelter today and purchase yours!

Safe Place for Animals Has A New Groomer!

Safe Place for Animals is pleased to announce the addition of Michaela Wagner to our staff.   Michaela received her grooming certification from Academy Kennels in Florida, and her dog training certification through Petco.  She has been grooming for 7 years.  Before grooming, she worked for a zoo, and also a veterinary office, so she has had a lot of opportunities to learn and experience many types of animals.

Michaela says “I have enjoyed being able to make a difference in so many animals’ lives, and helping others do the same.”

Call SPA at 615-451-7342 to schedule your next grooming appointment and meet Michaela.