About Us
Who We Are

The Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter is a city operated facility with one director, 4 full time animal control officers, and several dedicated volunteers. We take in stray, abandoned, injured, and homeless dogs that are within the city limits of Mt. Juliet. We also take in owner surrendered cats and other small animals. We are unable to take in stray cats. Unfortunately, there is no state law or city ordinance against cats running at large at this time. Our animal control officers are responsible for responding to calls for service relating to dogs at large, dog bites, and animal cruelty. Pet owners, please don't let your dogs roam at large at any time and keep a collar with a current rabies tag on them at all times. Provide your pet with access to food, water, adequate shelter, and vet care, if needed, at all times. This is a state law and a city ordinance. We will issue citations for these violations starting at $193.00. Please be a responsible pet owner.

Mission Statement:

  • To engage the hearts, hands and minds of Mt. Juliet to help abandoned, lost, and stray animals.
  • To educate the community in the humane treatment of animals.
  • To help Mt. Juliet Animal Services maintain a low euthanasia facility through mandatory sterilization of all animals before placement.
  • To promote financial support and volunteerism.
  • To ensure that everybody understands that: "Everything we do is for the animals."