August 15, 2022

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Memphis Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Grif, Norman, Molly & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Memphis community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. During the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in the Memphis area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home throughout Tennessee — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for your new friend, consider beginning at a local adoption center like Memphis Pets Alive, where Nigel the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Grif, a Havanese mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Grif
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sunny Meadows Safe Haven For Pets, 4066 New Getwell Road, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Havanese Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Griff is a 1 year old boy that weighs 17 pounds. He was rescued from a flea market and it…” Learn more

  • Name: Norman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mewtopia Cat Rescue, 1010 S. Yates, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Norman. I’m a great looking tuxedo kitty, and I am tons of fun!” Learn more

  • Name: Molly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mewtopia Cat Rescue, 1010 S. Yates, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Description: “I’m Molly. Have you ever seen a prettier Calico? Don’t you just love my little white toes? I’m as sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Nick
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Memphis Pets Alive, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Almost ready for adoption. Please go to www.memphispetsalive.org to complete a “no obligation” application to see if you are a…” Learn more

  • Name: Nigel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Memphis Pets Alive, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Almost ready for adoption. Please go to www.memphispetsalive.org to complete a “no obligation” application to see if you are a…” Learn more

  • Name: Missy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Memphis And Shelby County, 935 Farm Rd, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Shrek
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Memphis And Shelby County, 935 Farm Rd, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Midnight
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Desoto Animal Rescue Society, P.O. Box 316, Horn Lake, MS
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Meet big Midnight, a big dog, who’s really a marshmellow inside. Midnight is fiercely loyal to his family and sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Henessy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Simba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Simba was part of a playgroup with other dogs on 1/1/21. Simba started out friendly, social, playful, and tolerant. Once…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Fox
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Huey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Huey & Lewie are spending time in a foster home. Here’s what their foster has to say about them: “They’re…” Learn more

  • Name: Mona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Friend
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Friend is spending time in a foster home. Here’s what her foster says about her: “Now that all her babies…” Learn more

  • Name: Memphis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Tippy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Gina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Gina went on a foster field trip. Here is what her field trip buddy had to say about her: “I…” Learn more

  • Name: Prairie Dog
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Lewie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Huey & Lewie are spending time in a foster home. Here’s what their foster has to say about them: “They’re…” Learn more

  • Name: Angel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Bilbo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Memphis Animal Services, 2350 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Bilbo recently went on a foster field trip. Here’s what his field trip buddy said about him: “Bilbo is a…” Learn more

  • Name: BOONE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Horn Lake Animal Shelter, 6410 E. Center St., Horn Lake, MS
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Look at this beautiful boy! Boone is such a cutie and so eager to find his forever family. He walks…” Learn more

  • Name: Remy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Horn Lake Animal Shelter, 6410 E. Center St., Horn Lake, MS
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Remy is a beautiful brindle pup, less than a year old. Remy loves people and seems to be dog selective….” Learn more

  • Name: FRAZZLE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Horn Lake Animal Shelter, 6410 E. Center St., Horn Lake, MS
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This goofy, big, & scruffy boy is 1-2 yrs old. He is such an interesting looking dog…he could be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Rain
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Team Memphis Rescue And Support, Bartlett, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rain is a happy go luck type girl. She becomes excited when she meets a new dog or people. Rain…” Learn more

  • Name: Betsy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: West Tennessee Border Collie Rescue, PO Box 2467, Cordova, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet “Betsy”. This beautiful senior girl has lost her family, long time friends of our rescue. We told them we…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Of Hernando Animal Shelter, 957 Hwy 51 North, Hernando, MS
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Boxer
  • Description: “Super sweet, small medium sized girl who has a great temperament and is beautiful. She has an adorable little underbite…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginny Weasley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.” Learn more

  • Name: Cass
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Cass is the sweetest kitten and loves her sister…” Learn more

  • Name: Poe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.” Learn more

  • Name: Barn Cat Semi Feral – Batman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.” Learn more

  • Name: Spirit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Do you need a great working cat? Barn cats…” Learn more

  • Name: Ore Ida
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.” Learn more

  • Name: Michelle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Michelle lost her eye after a virus damaged it….” Learn more

  • Name: Barn Cat (Semi Feral) Batman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Do you need a great working cat? Barn cats…” Learn more

  • Name: Scarlett
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whisker Wishes Rescue, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Pea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Collierville Animal Services, 603 E. South Street, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed Boxer Mix
  • Description: “Sweet Pea is a 1 year old female Boxer/Shepherd mix. She weighs 47 pounds. Back in July 2019, Sweet Pea…” Learn more

  • Name: Frankie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Collierville Animal Services, 603 E. South Street, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Frankie is a 12 week old Pit bull mix puppy. Frankie and his sister Bailey were found abandoned at Suggs…” Learn more

  • Name: Jindo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Collierville Animal Services, 603 E. South Street, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mixed Breed Rat Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jindo is a 3 year old male Rat Terrier mix. He weighs 24 pounds. A nice person found him as…” Learn more

  • Name: Dolly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Collierville Animal Services, 603 E. South Street, Collierville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed Pointer Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Dolly is a female 2 year old Pointer mix. She weighs 47 pounds. Her owners unfortunately had to surrender her…” Learn more

  • Name: Tuck
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Blue Sky Dog Rescue, Byhalia, MS
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tuck is a young dog with a alot of love to give. He’s eager to please, very loyal and gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Morgan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lab And All Breed Rescue Network L Dot Ab Dot Rn, Brighton, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello, My name is Morgan. I am a 6 month old lab/aussie mix boy who weighs about 35 lbs. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Allan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Allan is one of Marika’s puppies. He was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means that…” Learn more

  • Name: Marita
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Marita is one of Marika’s puppies. She was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means that…” Learn more

  • Name: Sconti
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sconti is one of Marika’s puppies. She was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means that…” Learn more

  • Name: Hollie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hollie is one of Marika’s puppies. She was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means that…” Learn more

  • Name: Turner Man
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Turner Man is one of Marika’s puppies. He was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosey Posey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rosey Posey is one of Marika’s puppies. She was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means…” Learn more

  • Name: Dawson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dawson is one of Marika’s puppies. She was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means that…” Learn more

  • Name: Stenzel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fayette County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Stenzel is one of Marika’s puppies. She was born on 12/25/2020 and is available for Pre-Adoption only. This means that…” Learn more