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Safe Place for Animals (SPA)

905 Mallard Drive
Gallatin, TN 37066

Our Mission

Safe Place for Animals (SPA) is a 501c3 nonprofit, no-kill, animal rescue shelter/pet adoption center. SPA is dedicated to helping dogs/puppies and cats/kittens in our community in need. We take in, care for, provide veterinary services and medical care, spay/neuter and find new loving, responsible homes for homeless, abandoned and unwanted pets. We rely on donations and receive no government financial assistance.

Adoption Policy

If you’d like to meet the SPA adoptable pets, and apply for adoption, visit Safe Place for Animals at 905 Mallard Drive in Gallatin, Tennessee during our shelter visiting hours Monday-Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm - no appointment needed unless specified on pet listing, and Sunday - by appointment only.

• Safe Place for Animals does not do same-day adoptions, and adoptions are not on a first come, first serve basis.
• Adoption applications are available for submission in-person only.
• Applying to adopt a pet from Safe Place for Animals does not guarantee adoption approval.

Each pet is unique and they all have different personalities, temperaments and needs. So we work very hard to make sure that each pet is matched with the individual or family that is going to be the best fit for both the pet and adopter. Therefore, Safe Place for Animals does not do same-day adoptions and adoptions are not on a first come, first serve basis.

Each pet receives multiple applications so we thoroughly review each one, including doing veterinary checks and personal reference checks. There is no definitive timeline on the adoption process; it can vary by pet. Applying to adopt a pet does not guarantee adoption approval. We will contact you if your application has been approved. Those not approved may not be contacted due to the volume of applications and the time limitations of our volunteer staff. However, you are welcome to contact us to follow-up on your application status if you have not heard anything by a week after applying.

SPA shelter pets receive the following vetting:
-Up to date, age appropriate, core vaccinations including Rabies, DAPP (dogs) and FVRCP (cats)
-Heartworm test and up to date monthly heartworm preventative (dogs)
-FIV/FeLV test (cats)
-Microchip implantation and registration
-Other medical care, as needed

Adoption Fees:
Adoption fees are noted on each pet's listing.

Shelter Visiting Hours:
Monday-Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday by appointment only

For more information, please visit our website at

  • day hours
    Monday 1-4 pm
    Tuesday 1-4 pm
    Wednesday 1-4 pm
    Thursday 1-4 pm
    Friday 1-4 pm
    Saturday 1-4 pm
    Sunday By Appointment Only
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