White County Animal Shelter

Page Sponsored and Maintained by: POPS-Pals of The Pooches at The White County Animal Shelter

POPS-Pals of The Pooches at The White County Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.  We are a very small group of individuals dedicated to health and happiness of the dogs at The White County Animal Shelter.  POPS was founded in October 2013.  Our primary goal is ensure the dogs at the shelter receive proper medical care.  We also help provide the shelter with medicines for the dogs and items to enrich their lives while they stay at the shelter. 

Frances The First POPS Dog

POPS is in need of volunteers.  We need help in the areas of social media, fundraising, special events, transporting just to name a few if you would like to help please email Stephanie at pops.stephanie@gmail.com 

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     POPS (Pals of the Pooches)

      Guardian Angel Program

On the fence about adopting?  Want a dog, but the landlord says no way?  Do you want to give a dog a home, but for some reason you cannot at this time?  We have a new program to help the dogs at the White County Animal Shelter find new and loving homes and you are the key.  

Become a guardian angel to a dog at the shelter.  It’s easy, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you help your dog find a new place to call home.  Become an angel to a specific dog, a specific pen, or even a monthly donation will work, too.  

Here’s how it works: We will make a framed photo with your name letting everyone know you are a special dog’s Guardian Angel and hang on the outside of their kennel door.  We will send you an update on your dog when they are adopted and a emailed copy of your Guardian Angel photo plaque.  We can always tweak this to make it work for you.

POPS (Pals of the Pooches at the White County Animal Shelter) is a 501(c)(3) Organization.  All your donations are tax deductible.  

Being a Specific Dog's Guardian Angel

$150.00 - Fully sponsors a dog of your choosing 
  •  Spay or Neuter
  •  Vaccines, plus rabies
  • Heartworm Testing
  •  Fecal - Dewormed if Necessary 
  •  Full Wellness Exam 
  •  Monthly Dose of Flea & Tick and Heartworm Preventative
  •  Adoption Fee

$100.00 - Full Vetting

  •  Spay or Neuter
  •  Vaccines, plus rabies
  •  Heartworm Testing
  •  Fecal - Dewormed if Necessary 
  •  Full Wellness Exam 
  •  Monthly Dose of Flea & Tick and Heartworm Preventative
  • New Family Responsible for Adoption Fee
$50.00 - Adoption Fee Only
The new family would be responsible for the spay or neuter and rabies vaccine.
Other Guardian Angel Options
We have 16 inside kennels (the most used) and 17 outside kennels.  We try to keep the dogs inside as much as possible.  All our kennels are numbered, and you can become the Guardian Angel to a specific kennel.  Choose an option above and anytime a new dog enters the kennel, he or she will get a head start on getting adopted sooner.  
The final option is to become the Guardian Angel by making a monthly donation of $5, $10, $15, $20, $100, or whatever you choose and we will apply the funds to a dog in that kennel or another dog in need of vetting to get them adopted. 
Donations can be made via PayPal which can be found under the donate tab of the website. Just be sure to note that you are a Guardian Angel and the name of your dog, or number of your kennel.

White County Animal Shelter

5600 Gum Springs Mountain Road

Sparta, TN 38583


931-761-3648 (fax)



Monday:         8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday:         8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday:    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday:       8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday:            8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday:       CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Sunday:          CLOSED TO PUBLIC