Red Fern Animal Shelter

1487 Miles Road
Dresden, TN 38225

Our Mission

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Vouchers

Red Fern Animal Shelter has available low-cost spay/neuter vouchers at limited times throughout the year.  These vouchers are through the Tennessee Animal Friendly License Plate grant and are funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.  If your companion pets have not been altered, and you need assistance, please contact us to see if your income makes you eligible for a voucher.

Red Fern Animal Shelter is a no-kill, non-profit, 501(c)(3) shelter operated by two sisters and located between Martin and Dresden in Weakley County, Tennessee.  Red Fern depends on public donations and personal income and receives no funding from the city, county, or state. 

More than 200 dogs and cats live at Red Fern.  Our animals receive food, water, exercise, and flea/tick/heartworm preventatives.  They also receive the same expert medical attention that our own animals get.  The only thing our cats

Adoption Policy

Adoption Process

Adoption application
Home visit (Home visit may be combined with delivery of dog or cat and finalization of the adoption process.) 
Signed contract
Adoption fee ($100 for cats; $200 for dogs)

If one of our dogs or cats catches your attention and you're considering adoption, please contact us.  You may reach us through our email address, or you may call (731) 332-9116 or (731) 332-0318.  We work full-time, so please be prepared to leave a message.  We will return your call as soon as possible.  If you have not heard from us within 24 hours, please call us again.  You will be asked to complete an online adoption application, after which a home visit will be made, and references will be checked.  If you are a local adopter, we will also ask yo

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