Our Mission: “To provide a clean and safe shelter for animals that have been abandoned or surrendered. Ultimately placing adoptable animals in loving homes or with caring rescues while increasing community awareness of the humane treatment of animals through education, spay-neuter programs, vaccination clinics, and recruit volunteers to promote this mission”.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Animal Shelter of Sullivan County will institute the following guidelines. Please note that it is our priority to be able to continue to provide care for the homeless animals in our region as well as keep our community safe. As such the following guidelines will be put in place.

1. Access to the shelter and grounds will be limited to screened individuals and appointments only outside of announced open adoption hours. All individuals must follow the Sullivan County mask mandate. All intake is done by appointment only or via animal control. Please call 423-279-2741 to make an appointment.

2. Strays MUST be brought in by animal control. No walk ups will be permitted. These calls will be dispatched in a triage fashion, taking into consideration not only the urgent/ emergent nature of the call but also the health and safety of the animal control officers.

3. Petsmart adoptions and small scale adoption events will continue with mask and social distancing. We have lots of animals seeking their furever homes. You can click adopt above to see who we have available for adoption and to fill out an application to adopt.

While we are all eager and ready for return to normalcy, we must do all we can to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers so that we can continue to provide care and attention to the animals in our care. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through this time.

Adoption Process:
1. Please go online to www.animalshelter-sullivancounty.org to fill out an application online.
2. Submit the application
3. Once application is approved a team member will call you to arrange a meet/ greet appointment.
4. If all goes well you adopt and take your new pet home that day.
5. All contracts will be virtually signed, payments can be made by phone, and original documents will be mailed to your home to reduce human to human contact.

Food Pantry:
We will have designated food pantry pick up times and delivery dates! Please contact Appalachia Mission Pawsible on Facebook or at www.ampawsible.com