Michael Powell

Staff Member

Nicole Arwood

Staff Member

A friendly greeting.

We want you to feel at home and welcome you to visit!  


Genuine concern.

Every one of us is a pet-owner. We will treat your pet like it was our own.


Professional service.

Our professional and knowlegeable staff and volunteers will  provide the expert care your family deserves.

We love our loyal sponsors! 

Jennifer Hutchinson-Tracy

Shelter Director

Matt Mateyka

Kennel Manager

Friends of Cookeville/Putnam Co. Animals is a 501c3 non-profit entity. Founded in 2004, our objective is to raise public awareness in tending to lost and homeless animals within the community, as well as educate citizens on the importance of spay/neuter programs. Our overall mission is to:
Raise public awareness of the increasing numbers of unwanted animals being born in our community, initiate and support community education efforts that emphasize the importance of spaying/neutering pets, and promote pet adoptions at the Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter, and support the Shelter and other

Meet the Shelter Staff

Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter

2650 Gainesboro Grade 

Cookeville, TN

(Next to Hyder-Burks Ag Pavilion) 

931.526.DOGS (3647)

Shelter Hours of Operation:‚Äč

Monday - Saturday 

Noon - 6pm

(Closed the first Monday of every month for cleaning)

animal welfare entities in various ways. Our very active and dedicated Board of Directors meets weekly to coordinate activities and events.  Through a myriad of fundraising events, we have been able to donate approximately $750,000 to the building of our new Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter.This includes:
 * The purchase of a 10 acre parcel of property named the P.E.T. Care Campus
 *  The architectural design of the new shelter
 *  All interior office, exam room, pet bathing/grooming furnishings
 *  32 puppy suites
 *  36 kitty condos & kitty playroom
 *  52 doggie dorms

 Our fundraising continues as we support the Shelter Volunteer program and various on-going needs of the new facility.

We are grateful to our City Council, City Manager, County Commissioners and everyone in the community who believed in this project and donated in so many ways to make this $2.1 million dollar, state-of-the-art shelter a reality!

What to Expect when you visit the P.E.T. Care Campus

Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals

Kylie Colter

Staff Member