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Adoption

Metro Animal Care and Control has animals available for adoption every day.  If you are looking to add an awesome animal to your family, MACC is the right place to find your new furry friend.  We have been matching pets with people for many years, and when you visit, our staff and volunteers will work with you to try to find your perfect loyal companion.

Before adopting, we suggest you do your research on pet care and the right animal for your family, as this is a long term decision.

Animals Available for Adoption

You are just a click away from your new best friend.

MACC Adoptable Animals

Adoption Process

Once you arrive, take time to view all of the animals available for adoption.  Adoption counselors and volunteers will be on site to guide you through every step of the adoption process.  The adoption process includes: filling out an application, counseling session, and interacting with the animal you are interested in adopting. Please be sure to set aside several hours to complete the entire process of interaction and adopting a pet.

MACC believes that introducing a new pet to your home should be a decision that involves all members of the family.  If you have children living in your home, they should be a part of the adoption process.

Please see the adoption requirements.

To ensure that the animals at MACC do not add to Nashville’s population of unwanted animals, MACC requires every healthy animal adopted from our center to be surgically sterilized (spayed or neutered).

If the animal you are adopting has already been spayed/neutered, it will be able to go home with you after your adoption is complete. If not, your pet will need to stay and you will pick him or her up after spay/neuter surgery.

All dogs (6 months or older) have received a behavioral evaluation that provides guidance as to the best home for that animal. To determine an animal’s behavior designation, MACC utilizes observations made during intake and treatment, behavior assessments, animal behavior logs (completed by both volunteers and staff) and when possible information provided from the animal’s previous owner.

MACC Staff are certified to perform SAFER assessments. View more information about SAFER.

Adoption Fees*

  • Dogs: $90
  • Cats: $40
  • Kittens: $60
  • Microchip: $25

*The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, rabies license, and up to date vaccinations.

MACC also has several discounts. View the fee schedule.

Adoption Application

ASPCA SAFER Information