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 200 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 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 ® 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

If you are looking for other pet resources such as other rescues, humane societies, animal control facilities, etc. please click on the following file.
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You can be a part of a very  exciting opportunity . We want you to know that there is a better choice for animal care and welfare in Sumner County, TN.   Our organization was opened in 2008 with the purpose of providing a safe haven for homeless animals.   We were disgusted and angered by the cruelty that was taking place in Sumner County by the many people that were using illegal and inhumane euthanasia techniques, so we started SPA in an effort to expose the cruelty while at the same time providing a safe option where animals are loved, cared for, and given a second chance to find a new forever home. But we didn’t want to stop there. We realized than many animals are surrendered from loving homes, simply because the owners can not afford expensive medical care, grooming needs or even food. We also know that spay/neuter has to be a part of the strategy in order to stop unwanted animals from being born. So our ultimate goal is to start a community center for people and animals.  

We opened the doors to our first shelter in November of 2008. We were a small operation caring for about 40 cats and 40 dogs. We were run with all volunteers, open 7 days a week, were never closed to the public and assisted citizens with their animal welfare issues as much as we could. We had very little cash, but we made the most of what we had and cared for and found new homes for hundreds of animals in our first year. About a year and a half later we moved into our current location and now have the shelter that cares for 60+ cats and 55+ dogs. We also have a low cost veterinarian clinic, low cost grooming, and food bank all under one roof. We have become one of the premier shelters in Sumner County and offer many low cost programs so that pet owners can afford to keep the animals they love so much. We have been voted best non-profit every year since opening and are very proud of that achievement. We have rescued and helped over 6000 animals in the last 6 years, most of which have experienced severe cruelty and abuse as well as those that have been left behind when owners moved away in the middle of the night.

We have many success stories but have not yet reached our ultimate goal of the community center for people and animals which will house and care for the shelter animals, provide low cost veterinary and emergency medical care for the public, offer services such as spay/neuter, low cost grooming, food bank, dog training and human education on responsible pet ownership, and some fun activities for everyone such as a dog park, boutique and coffee shop. We want the community to have a place where they can use our low cost services to help keep their beloved pet, find a new forever family member, and have a place to come have a cup of coffee or play at the dog park with other pet lovers. 

We have acquired land, have a project manager, started building plans and are in the process of raising money to construct the building and get this unique operation going. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to make this dream happen. Another benefit to this facility is that with SPA being a licensed animal control facility already, we could work with the various cities in Sumner County to use SPA as their choice of animal control and provide the care that these animals deserve and need. 

We have helped countless citizens and animals in Sumner and surrounding counties over the past 6 years, some of which may have crossed your path. Now we are asking for your help. If every person donated only $100 we could reach our goal within a year. If you want to donate more we have many naming rights that are available. If you think a change in animal welfare is needed, donate today. Your donation would make a huge difference in the lives of the animals and the people that depend on our services. All donations are tax deductible. You can send your donation to: Safe Place for Animals, New Building Fund, PO Box 243 Gallatin, TN 37066 or use the buttons below.  For naming rights, please contact Diana Townsend at 615-415-8694.

Help make this dream a reality for the many animals and people that SPA helps to support on a daily basis.

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