Welcome to the Tennessee Pet Law Website. We intend this site to serve as an informational resource for anyone concerned about how proposed and existing legislation will affect them or their animals personally. This includes laws that impose unreasonable and unworkable limits on breeding or owning dogs or other pet animals, mandatory spay-neuter and breed specific laws, those which allow warrantless search and seizure, seek to ban the use of animals as service animals, K-9 dogs, hunting or any related legislation. We are animal welfare advocates, and while we endorse laws which promote humane treatment of pets and other animals, we want to clearly establish that we are not an animal rights group.

Choose from the list below to find the information you want. As information is added, links will become active. This is very much a work in progress, so please excuse the mess. If you have relevant information concerning what is going on in your immediate area, or have suggestions for additions or corrections, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for visiting.

United States Government - Use this to find your U. S. Senator or Representative and other government offices.
Tennessee State Government - Information and links to the Tennessee Governor, Legislature, individual legislators, and other state offices and boards.
Local Government

Proposed Local Legislation and Ordinances

News Articles of interest to animal owners.

MSN and BSL - Why Mandatory Spay and Neuter (MSN) and Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) are bad ideas.

Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights - These are very different things.

Write Your Officials

Contact Us


Quick Links

Tennessee State Legislature - Go directly to the Legislature’s site. It is also available off the Tennessee State Government page listed above.