Adopt a Pet at MAC

All dogs, cats and bunnies are spayed/neutered (altered/fixed), microchipped, given parasite prevention, and have received age-appropriate vaccinations before leaving the Center with their new owner.

 

Our range of adoption fees helps to support our mission and offset the cost of housing some pets for extended periods of time in addition to those who need life-saving medical care. 

Adoption FAQ's

MAC is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Please refer to our website and Facebook page for special announcements regarding hours – i.e. holidays.

Anyone 18 years of age or older with a valid photo ID is welcome to adopt from MAC. All adopters must fill out an adoption application, be counseled and approved to adopt by the MAC Adoptions Team.

Adoption fees cover the cost of an animal being spayed or neutered, microchipped, up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, given parasite prevention, daily care and enrichment, and other life-saving care as needed.

 

Our range of adoption fees helps to support our mission and offset the cost of housing some pets for extended periods of time in addition to those who need life-saving medical care. 

We do not offer this service.

If you have met a pet you’re thinking might be right for you but you’re not 100% sure, that’s ok! Certain animals are eligible for a 24 hour Adoption Hold (puppies, kittens and designer animals are generally not eligible for Holds, please ask!). Adoption Holds for animals ready to leave the shelter require a non-refundable Hold Fee of half the regular adoption price of the animal at the time the Hold is placed or $50, whichever is greater. Hold Fees for animals ready to leave the shelter are administrative and are therefore non-refundable, not tax-deductible donations, and cannot be applied towards the adoption fee.

We do not put animals on hold over the phone, or email. You must meet the animal in person first.

All adoptions are done on a first come, first serve basis. We do not have a waitlist for certain breeds or ages. We do get highly-desirable breeds from time to time such as Great Danes, Doodle mixes, Retrievers, Siamese, etc.  Our website is the best resource to see who is available for adoption as it is updated real-time.

You do not need an appointment to adopt. All adoptions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Us

McKamey Animal Center

4500 N. Access Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37415

McKamey Animal Center was founded in 2008, serving the pets and people of the cities of Chattanooga, Red Bank and Lakesite, Tennessee. MAC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.