The  Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County was established on October 28, 1993 as an all volunteer, non-profit organization and currently consists of a small but dedicated group. Our programs include guidance to the volunteers who foster homeless dogs; planning and coordinating fund-raising and educational events; supporting adoption events at the Clarksville Petsmart; investigating animal cruelty complaints, including calls for assistance from the local police officers.

The mission of the Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County (HSDSC) is to rescue abused, abandoned and neglected animals and place them into good homes. Our animals are checked by a veterinarian, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and then placed in our adoption program and housed by a volunteer foster parent. We are committed to long-term care and placement of our animals and therefore we do not euthanize as a means of population control or to make room for new animals.

All of our dogs are either in foster homes or being cared for at local pet boarding facilities. Foster homes are preferred as they provide valuable insight into the dog's personality to help us better match the dog with a perfect home. There are many expenses incurred in caring for these dogs (pull fees, boarding fees, vaccinations, spay/neuter, vetting, dog food, transportation, advertising). We rely on adoption fees, fundraisers, and donations to cover our expenses. It is not uncommon for a dog's adoption fee to be less than the expenses incurred while caring for the dog. Any donations received are used to cover expenses incurred while caring for and rehoming the dogs. We have no paid staff. Our rescue does not believe in breed discrimination and welcome all breeds of dogs. Additionally we do not discriminate based on the age or medical condition of the dog. The dogs we have available are all wonderful, loving dogs who deserve a second chance at life and love.

We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization financing our programs through adoption fees, fund raisers and outright donations. We welcome new members and if you would like to help out in any way please contact us.


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PetSmart stores do not sell dogs or cats, but instead allow animal shelters and rescue agencies to use their space to get animals adopted. You will find our volunteers at the Clarksville PetSmart - 2784 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, (931) 906-8069 - with available cats and dogs almost every weekend. A potential adopter should expect to spend some time with the animal in whom they are interested, then complete an adoption application with the assistance of a HSDSC volunteer.

Check out our animals available for adoption by clicking on the dogs below.

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Lost & Found Pets

If you have lost your cat or dog, start by looking here.


Pet Tips

Read "A Dog's Prayer" by Tammy Randolph. Also read about pet euthanasia and what to expect.


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Humane Society Events