Roane County Government

Animal Control

Stacy Whittenberg, Director

The Roane County Animal Shelter is an Animal Care and Control Agency that was created by the Roane County Government, which assumes a unique role in the community. As a law enforcement agency, it is responsible for protecting the rights of people against the dangers and nuisances of uncontrolled animals. As an animal care organization and facility, it ensures the legal protection of animals from mistreatment and abuse. The Animal Control Department attempts to administer to the health, safety, and welfare of people and animals by promoting, motivating and enforcing responsible pet ownership.

Phone Number:

P: 865-354-7387 (865-354-PETS)
F: 865-354-8891


296 Manufacturers Road
Rockwood TN 37854


Important Information

The Roane County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Wednesday, October 4, 2024, due to necessary concrete work. You can still call the shelter at 865-354-7387.

Animal Shelter Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
(Closed Sunday & Monday)

Call Central Dispatch for emergencies after 4 pm: 865-354-8045


How to adopt a pet from Roane County Animal Shelter:

  1. Those interested in adopting will view the animal they are most interested in.
  2. If you choose to adopt, you are encouraged to bring pets, children, or other family members to do a meet and greet to ensure that the pet is a good fit for your family.
  3. After your decision has been made to adopt, you will be asked to fill out and adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee. After that is completed, the pet goes home!

Roane County Animal Shelter can provide alteration and rabies vaccination through grant and donation funding for each pet that is adopted.

The staff at Roane County Animal Shelter will answer any questions during the process, work to accommodate any meet and greets and follow up on the adopted pet to ensure that the pet is a perfect fit. Below are some of the animals that are up for adoption right now!