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We are so grateful to the Memphis community for working alongside us to get pets to safety amid all the changes happening every day as part of COVID-19. 

Effective Tuesday 3/24/20, Memphis Animal Services will place pets with adopters, fosters, and rescues by appointment only in an effort to reduce staffing to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 transmission in Memphis. Owners of lost pets are not asked to make an appointment, but rather asked to come to the shelter at 2350 Appling City Cove ASAP during our daily hours of 12-4pm (if you aren’t available to come immediately, please contact us via or 901-636-1416).

If you would like to set up an appointment, please email (include your phone number) or call 901-636-1416 and select option 2 to speak to a member of our customer care team, or leave a message and they will return your call.

All guests are asked to wash their hands immediately upon entry in the bathrooms just inside the front door, stay 6 feet away from staff and other guests, and make use of the hand sanitizer placed throughout the building as needed.

Additionally, we are seeking as many fosters as possible to care for pets in their homes until normal operations can be resumed. Should our workforce levels be reduced due to quarantine or illness, having fewer pets requiring care in our facility will be imperative. If you can foster a pet now, please fill out a dog or cat foster application online, or if you have a certain pet you’re interested in fostering, email