Animal Intake


Waiting List for Animal Intake

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are only able to accommodate those pets who reside within Wilson County, Tennessee.

New Leash on Life operates as a no-kill organization. Therefore, we accept pets (cats and dogs) by appointment only. In order for your pet to be placed on our intake waiting list, you will need to fill our the wait list form.

WaitList Placement: In order to be placed on our waiting list, please complete our waitlist form (incomplete applications will not be considered) and e-mail as an attachment to: along with 3 ‘current’ digital photos. You can also come to the Adoption Center Tuesday-Saturday between 12pm-5pm to complete the wait list form. 
Please note the following:

Please note there is an intake fee: $40 per cat or dog (to be collected at the time your pet is relinquished to New Leash on Life). 
A $75 intake fee is collected for litters of puppies or kittens (the mother must be spayed and proof provided to staff at New Leash on Life).
Donations above the stated fee are greatly needed and most appreciated. New Leash on Life is a non-profit and relies on donations.

Pets are accepted on a space available basis only (as determined by staff).
You will be called to bring your pet to the adoption center once staff determines that your pet can be accommodated (determinants might include: size, breed, age, temperament, coat color, etc.).

We cannot accept aggressive, ill, injured, or feral animals.
We cannot accept owner surrenders from outside Wilson County.

If the pet is not spayed or neutered, please contact our low cost clinic, The JOY Clinic 615.281.0664. Pets who are spayed or neutered will receive priority status when space becomes available.

We are not the only animal welfare agency in the area. In addition to being added to our waiting list, please check other agencies (visit or to maximize chances of re-homing your pet.

Dogs older than 6 months of age will be tested for heartworm disease.

Cats older than 6 months of age will be tested for feline leukemia/aids, and cats under 6 months of age will be tested feline leukemia. We cannot accept feline leukemia/aids positive cats.

If you have any further questions please contact:

Phone: (615) 444-1144
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