Community pets

Our Pets listed here are not animals currently at Hartsville Trousdale County Animal Shelter, but they are currently looking for a new home in the Trousdale County area. Please contact each family with questions.


To list your pet on this page, please use

View more tips for rehoming your pets.

1. Prepare Your Pet for Adoption

When you give up a pet, make sure your pet is microchipped and spayed or neutered. This increases the chances of your pet finding a new home. Spaying/neutering your pet helps prevent unwanted behaviors, like humping or marking, in their new home. Sumner Spay and Neuter Alliance has a location in Gallatin TN.  Also, your pet should receive vaccinations, a nail trim, and a microchip during surgery. If your pet has long hair, consider getting your pet groomed and bathed to look their very best.

2. Take a Photo and Write a Bio

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the same holds true for pets. When marketing your pet, you’ll want to use a picture that will capture adopters’ attention.

  • Take a clear photo of your pet with good lighting and free from distractions in the background.
  • Capture their smile and personality. With cats, a simple photo of just their face will do.

Next, write a bio highlighting their best characteristics and personality.

  • Do they like treats or toys?
  • If you know how your pet interacts with other pets or children, include that information.
  • If your pet has concerning behavior or special medical needs, save that information for a conversation with adopters instead of including it directly in the bio.
3. Create an Online Profile

Create an online profile with It’s easy to use and will get your pet’s profile in front of thousands of potential adopters. Adopters who are searching for pets on will see your pet’s profile in their search results.

Use the photo you took and bio you wrote in Step 2 on this profile. Rehome will ask you some additional questions about your pet for their profile. Then, in Step 4 of creating the profile.

4. Market Your Pet

With your photo, bio and Rehome link ready, share your pet with your friends, relatives and co-workers. Post your pet on NextDoor, your neighborhood social media group and your social media accounts. And ask your friends and followers to share with their friends and followers. Ask veterinarians if you can post a rehoming flyer in their clinic.

Spread the word, and don’t be shy! You never know who may be looking to adopt their new pet. You can even take your dog out on walks with an “Adopt Me” harness or bandana to attract potential adopters. Be patient and don’t lose hope. The right family is out there!

*DISCLAIMER* A small listing fee goes back to Hartsville Trousdale County Animal Shelter. However, your adoption fee is collected and given back to the lister.

Please note that the information concerning animals listed on this page was provided by each animal owner(s). No one from the Hartsville Trousdale County Animal Shelter has met or evaluated any of these animals, nor have we confirmed the accuracy of the information we were provided for inclusion on this webpage. As with all prospective animals, you should take reasonable steps to evaluate the suitability of a particular pet for your home and family. HTCAS hereby disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied (including without limitation any implied warranty of fitness, fitness for a particular purpose and/or merchantability) concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability of the information concerning any animal or the suitability for any particular circumstance of any animal listed here for rehoming.